|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Visit our renovated camp-style cottage with pine floors and walls, custom cabinetry and slate counter tops.
The second floor has one private bedroom with a double bed and one large bunk room with two sets of pine bunks, a double bed and open space. There are two bathrooms (one up, one down).
Relax in this cozy, old world-style, two story cottage situated just 20 feet from water's edge on lovely North Pond with views of surrounding mountains and islands. Enjoy our sunsets, wade-in lake entrance, pillared porch and dock to relax on as part of your vacation experience. 30 minutes to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and only 15 minutes to Sunday River Resort.
Our happiest guests are families using the lake boats and fire pit and enjoying time together. We are close to RT 26 so there will be some road noise.
We do not have a landline or TV. Cell phones work fine and some have downloaded an app to get internet through their phones.
Keywords: Lakeside Cottage
We live in southern Maine and love the mountains no matter the season.
Sharron purchased this cottage in 1999
Our house is 5 minutes to Mt Abram and 15 minutes to Sunday River and 20' from the lake. Who could ask for more. I bought the property so my family could move from Mt. A. to SR as they grew. 'Rock Island' in the middle of the lake is truly fantastic and a gathering place for vacationers around the lake. We have met great people and enjoyed many hours just hanging out there. I bought the house after renting for 2 days... and that was when there was no shower or bath!!
'the camp' as we call it has been our second home for many years. My kids grew up skiing at Mt. Abram and then Sunday River and swimming and boating on the lake. Their first boat, the Blue Lube, is the pedal boat and they were responsible for it when just 6 and 8 years old. They had to clean it and make sure it was tied up every night.
We all love hanging out on rock island and jumping off. I usually bring a beach chair from the shed or make a soft spot with a few life preservers. We have even cooked marshmallows over a fire out there. Ice fishing and walking on the lake at night in the winter is marvelous. The stars are so bright.
My husband and I stayed here for a few nights as part of our honeymoon in mid-October. The owner was excellent with communicating with us and even called me before our stay to let us know that the summer had been dry and there was a possibility of the water running out during our stay(the cottage runs on well water). The water did run out on our last night there, but we had jugs of water from the spring down the road to use so it was no issue. It was a little chilly during our visit so it was nice to have the wood stove in the living room; we had a few fires during the night and would sit by it playing some of the many games provided in the cottage. The location is great as it is right on the pond and is not too far from town or Sunday River Resort (which I assume many people go to when they are in that area). There is hiking near by and lots of things to do if you want to leave the coziness of the cottage! I would recommend this place to friends and family and may even stay here again if we visit family in Maine next year!
wonderful cottage on the lake. We had delightful weather and enjoyed our stay. Our family came from the other end of the lake in their motor boat towing 7 blow up floats & rafts. They wondered what was taking so long....a cinder block attached to the last raft as an anchor. We had lots of fun in the sun and enjoyed the paddle boat. Many memories as my family rented this cottage when I was a child & I also stayed with my young children.
I've visited this house with my own family and with friends' families multiple times over many years. Every time we enjoy the small cottage feeling on the lake no matter what time of the year. As a kid, the bunk beds were the best part and always what I looked forward to, although the paddle boat my be a close winner. Now as a young adult, I look forward to the homey feeling sitting around the fire (outdoor or indoor!) at night sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the serenity of Maine. The owner always makes this an easy getaway and has the house in great condition and clean when we arrive.
We stayed at this cottage in July of 2010. Yes, 2010. Strange that I'm just now writing a review but I was just looking for rental property in the area again and found this page. The cottage is super cute. Just as pictured. We loved that about it. The mudroom is fab and the kitchen is wonderful. The beds are comfortable too. We are a family of 4 and at the time had a 10 yr old and a 2 yr old. While the cottage it self is great there are some factors that the owner can not control that if we had known we (with young kids) would not have rented here. It was our worst vacation by far. The July we visited was blistering. The cottage was SO hot we had to keep the kids up well into the night to get any rest as there was zero breeze. I believe at the time the cottage had one fan ( or did we bring one?) If we weren't roasting we were kept up by the noise. You can not be downstairs and even whisper w/out everyone upstairs hearing you. The cottage while it says it has 2 bedrooms (I believe a bedroom has to have a door on it to be considered a bed room). This cottage has a huge loft area at the top of the stairs. The one bedroom ( with a door) is off the loft next to the bathroom. The cottage is VERY close to Rt. 26. We were kept up late into the night by Harley Davidson Riders with their loud bikes screaming at top speed down Rt. 26. If it wasn't the motorcycles it was the neighbors to the left ( if you are facing the lake). They had a huge family reunion and were up late whooping hollering and drinking & yelling swears across the lake and up early doing the same.
None of these things are in the control of the owner-I understand that but they all added up to a sleep deprived vacation and little quiet. We were joking that it was a miracle that the few seconds of silence we heard in between the neighbors and motorcycles that we even heard the loons.
So my sum up for this place is CUTE as a button-perfect for families with teens or older kids that all go to bed and rise at the same time. Great boats, dock for fishing and blueberry bushes off the side of the house. Location-questionable and risky. Glad to read others did not have the same experience we did. Although we're only the 3rd review.....?
Wow! The 4 of us (all adults) had a fabulous stay at this cottage. The weather was perfect, and the lake water just right for swimming. We never got in the car to go anywhere. The cabin was just right in many ways - kitchen well equipped, great windows for letting in lots of fresh (great zzzzzzs in comfy beds), late afternoon sunsets on the front porch were spectacular (the lake a sea of diamonds), and loved the loons and canoe expeditions. We had next to no mosquitoes until dark. We are already talking about a return visit. Thanks!
We were excited to stay here, and we had a wonderful time! The cottage is just as it looks in the pictures, and the upstairs area is very nice with lots of sleeping space! The family of ducks was quite friendly, as were the chipmunks:) We saw and heard loons frequently and enjoyed a lot of time in the canoe (provided) fishing in the lakes (so many areas to fish-- many are linked and you can just work your way to all kinds of different areas). Just my husband and me were there for a week in June, but you could really easily sleep 8 upstairs, no problem, so a whole group of people could go. We loved it!!! It's also only 25 miles or so from awesome hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and there's just so much to do in the area if you love the outdoors. If it rains (which it did for 2 days while we were there), you can just stay inside by the fire, play games and read and relax, and take in the view from all the windows. We had a great time!
We are close to Rt 26 and in the "open window" months there will be some road noise.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Nov 24 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
If you are interested in a WINTER/SEASONAL rental call to chat. I am looking for someone who wants to share the house this winter. Us, half and You, half, we can work something out that suits both of us. SPRING and FALL off season rates are 2 night minimum except long holiday weekends.