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Mark & Cindy-Lou Fearis

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Secluded Waterfront Family Cottage on Tranquil Lovejoy Pond

9 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Albion Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeper Sofa, Sleeps 6, Washer-Dryer, Huge Screen Porch

This is an adorable Maine cottage with all the amenities. Located at the end of a private lake road nicely situated on a semi-private, 1/2 acre lot w/ 174’ of waterfront and a dock where your family could happily spend time boating, kayaking or enjoying the excellent fishing.

A nature-lovers dream great for family vacations, romantic get-a-way or just to un-plug from it all! Sit on the large screen porch and enjoy relaxing waters while you view the gorgeous Maine countryside across the pond. Relax w/ a good book alone or with family & friends while you listen to the songbirds, bullfrogs and loons.

The cottage is single floor, open layout with a kitchen, dining rm, and living rm and a ¾ bath and 3 brms (2 Q beds + 2 T bunk-beds) located in the back that sleeps 6 plus a sleeper sofa. Lay out is ideal for one family, but two small families could happily vacation together. The kitchen is fully equipped and the adjoining dining area seats 6 with an addtl large picnic table on porch.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark & Cindy-Lou Fearis (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mark & Cindy-lou,

Thank you for letting us stay at your cottage. We really enjoyed ourselves. The grand-kids had a great time and the canoe was put to good use. Nate and I even took the kayak out. The cottage had everything we needed and is very comfortable. It also made a great base for our day trips!
Aug 2013
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Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Secluded Waterfront Family Cottage on Tranquil Lovejoy Pond
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 11 reviews
4

We like it!

  • 4 of 5

Great for our dogs. Nice and relaxing.

The only drawback was the algae bloom on the pond, which prevented us from using it to its full extent.

The listing is accurate, and every year there are new additions.

We would highly recommend this property (and will visit again and again).

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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5

Wonderful stay overall!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed comfortably at the cottage in late September and loved every minute of it. We put the heater to good use, as the temps were low at night, and we were sufficiently warm. During the day we took full advantage of the canoe and saw tons of wildlife. Mallard ducks, loons, fish, bald eagles, and coyotes in the distance. We even woke up to a snowy egret right in front of the cabin on Sunday morning! The campfire was a huge hit also. It was really nice to have wood available in the shed. Most of all we were so thankful to have a fully equipped kitchen! The kids loved sitting on the spinny bar stools, and we ate as a family each night at the dining room table. We hope (hope hope hope) we will be welcomed back to the cottage next fall, as it really was a perfect spot in which to enjoy time away! THANK YOU for such terrific accommodations.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Restful vacation with family

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this quiet cottage for a week this summer. It was close enough to shop in Waterville but it felt like we were far away from any hustle and bustle!

Teenagers loved being able to fish from the flat bottom boat and hubby and daughter loved the canoe! Evening campfires and lots of room inside and outside for 6 people and 2 dogs. Went to Lake St. George swimming 2 times and loved it! Beautiful clear water. Free pass very nice as well.Day trip to Belfast for great food and shopping.

Great location for just un-plugging and doing lots of reading and puzzles.

Hosts were very helpful and the cottage is well stocked. Great to have washer and dryer in the cottage as well.

We never even watched a movie. The birds were so amazing! Eagles,Blue Heron and Osprey kept flying right by every day.

Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Wonderful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Mark & Cindy Lou, A big fat thanks to a wonderful, restful, and relaxing week in the camp. With four kids and a puppy out can be hard to relax and even harder to find a place that happily accommodates us all. We took full advantage of every bed, boat, card and board game, and more than a few nights on the porch. Everyone caught at least one fish, even me at 33 caught my very first fish! Our new puppy loved being able to run around and especially loved playing in the muck....glad you had a hose! We took our boat out on China lake 4 or 5 times and took out down to Coppacotacpeeexyz (can't remember or spell!) Lake for one day.

Sadly, there was one casualty of us playing games on the porch while our pup "slept" inside. Apparently she really liked one of your throw pillows (so sorry!)

At any rate, just wanted to say thanks for a great week away and we will happily recommend the cottage to others. We appreciate how well stocked the kitchen was, and besides the mucky water, our only recommendation for improvement would be a hammock! Mommy lives to take naps in the sun :) -Penny & Tim

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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5

Peaceful and relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this cottage on beautiful Lovejoy pond. The cottage is at the end of the road, and for most of our stay, we felt as though we had the pond to ourselves. The owners have included just about everything you would want to have in the cottage--both for cooking and for entertaining the kids. According to our kids, the only thing missing was the Internet, although we (the adults) were happy not to have it during our vacation. We spent many happy hours cooking, playing games, reading on the screen porch, and exploring the pond in the kayak or the canoe. We enjoyed watching the birds that make the pond their home, including a family of eagles. The owners were very friendly and helpful in answering any questions that we had about the property and the area. We were able to do a lot of things that were within approximately an hour's drive from the house, including hikes in the Belgrade Lakes area, visits to the shore towns of Camden and Freeport, and swimming in Lake St. George. Waterville is about 20 minutes away and is where we did most of our shopping. We also played golf at a local course in Albion as well as a course in Augusta. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Soooo Quiet and Peaceful !!

  • 5 of 5

Mark & Cindy Lou

Our expectations were over met. This is a true blue beautiful cottage, you just need to bring yourselves, personal belongings ....and don't forget your stress....because you can happily leave that behind...it will wander out into the woods and fortunately get lost..:) We will happily be back for some more peace...Thank you Mark & Cindy Lou for thinking of everything including a very clean cottage to make one feel at home out in the peace full beautiful natures surroundings......did I mention Peaceful???? ? Mike & Kathy

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
85 Miles
Augusta at 25 Miles; Bangor at 47 Miles; Portland
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Pointe Afta
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Vassalboro
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-95/Waterville
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
China Dine-ah
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Lincolnville
Car: necessary

This cottage is located on Lovejoy Pond in Albion, ME, nestled 15 minutes from the historic town of Waterville and 45 minutes from the coastal town of Belfast. It is easily located 1.5 hrs. from Portland, ME, 2.5 hrs. from Portsmouth, NH or 3.5 hrs from Boston, MA. Albion is the quintessential collage of picturesque Maine farms, towns and lakes. It is located 10 minutes away from the China Lake recreational region which is home to boating, fishing and relaxing with several golf courses located within 30 minutes. The town of Unity, ME located 10 minutes north is home to a wonderful weekend farmer's market and the Common Ground Country Fair celebrating rural life, Maine organic produced foods, crafts and livestock exhibits. The fair is held in mid-late September. Another area fair is the Windsor Fair. A large progressive fair with extensive agricultural, crafts and art exhibits with a large midway, animal pulling events and harness racing. It is a great family fair located 30 minutes away and held in late August/early September.

Day trips can be made to the quaint coastal towns of Searsport, Belfast, Lincolnville, Camden, Rockport & Rockland ranging between 1 to 1.5 hrs away. All boast excellent restaurants, shopping and antiquing along with being renowned for their spectacular coastal scenery. Lincolnville has an open beach for ocean swimming and kayaking whereas Camden is home to the Camden Hills State Park, where visitors can hike and enjoy the stunning views of the harbor and nearby islands. Camden is considered as having one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. Further to the South is Freeport, ME located 1.5 hrs away and home of L.L. Bean. Nearby is Boothbay Harbor for whale watching and New Harbor with Pemaquid Lighthouse. And the spectacular Acadia National Park/Bar Harbor area is an easy 2 hrs. away to the East.

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Rates & Availability

Albion Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Aug 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$900
 
 
Fall
Oct 2 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
$120
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

$900 Peak
Rentals run Saturday to Saturday
•Check-In: 3 PM; Check-Out: 10 AM. Call if exceptions are required
•Maine lodging tax of 9% will be added to all rates
•In lieu of a refundable security deposit, we prefer to utilize the Damage Protection Plan offered through HomeAway. This consists of a one-time, non-refundable payment for a universal coverage insurance policy. Rates vary.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Albion Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Town
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 48 inch shower
  • The bathroom was remodeled in 2011 and contains a new 48 in shower stall. The washer & dryer are also located in this room.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size sleeper sofa
  • All 3 bedrooms are located at the opposite end of the screen porch/waterfront end of the cottage providing a very nice separation between relaxation and entertainment.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The cottage has everything required for a very pleasant vacation. As we remodel and update the cottage during the off-season, we are constantly looking to add new features and amenities that would benefit our guests.

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