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Lakefront Cottage in Scenic Midcoast Maine on Beautiful Crystal Lake

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View from Avonlea Cottage toward Crystal Lake

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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Avonlea Cottage is off the beaten path in the town of Washington (about 30 minutes from Camden and Augusta). There are approximately 150 feet of frontage on clear, clean Crystal Lake - a rural, quiet, peaceful area with minimal motorboat activity. The cottage sits on a 1/2 acre wooded property with path to water, which is about 100 feet from cottage. There is good swimming with a shoreline combination of small rocks, gravel and sand. Also available is a public beach down the road at the boat launch (carry-in only). There is good fishing with a chance to catch brook and brown trout as well as small and large mouth bass. There are pretty views across lake to undeveloped land. Neighbors are shielded from view by foliage. Canoe, picnic table, chairs, gas grill and dock are included. Guest must bring bottled water. Rental dates are Sunday to Sunday.


Lake Description: Crystal Lake is approximately 100 acres and has very little development. It is a quiet lake with minimal motor boat activity. Jet skis are banned from the lake and the public access is limited to carry in only. Wildlife includes nesting loons and families of ducks. Bald eagles can be seen occasionally. For anyone interested in fishing, the lake is stocked yearly with brown and brook trout. It also contains plenty of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, and sunfish.

Comments from previous renters: I enjoyed your place by Crystal Lake very much. You got me thinking of purchasing my own place by a lake some day.

We had a great time! We had a nice sunny week so got a lot of swimming and canoeing in.

We had a very peaceful week of swimming, sunning, reading, and writing! Your cabin is perfect.

I love this wonderful place. It's peaceful, beautiful, and comfortable.

Thanks for you interest: Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    pack and play available...moreless

  • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    new double size futon in living area...moreless

  • The Queensize bed in the bedroom was purchased new in 2005. The living room has a full size futon couch that folds down into a bed. This was purchased new in May of 2006....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen has a full size refrigerator/freezer. The cottage sleeps two comfortably in the new full-size bed in the bedroom. A new futon couch is in the living room and can be used for a bed, such that the cottage can sleep four people. (Our family of five often stays at Avonlea, so it can potentially sleep five.) Paddles and various life jackets are provided. There is a picnic table and fireplace outside. Window fans are available. The bathroom has a flush toilet and a shower. With the switch to digital, the tv no longer gets reception except for occasionally PBS. - The water is drawn from the lake, so renters must provide their own drinking water. - Linens can be provided for a fee of $40. - Rental runs from Sunday to Sunday....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Television:

    This is intended for watching DVD's of VCR's. There is no reception for watching television shows....moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace:

    There is a firepit outdoors....moreless

  • Garage:

    This is a detached garage and used for storage, tools, kayaks, life jackets, etc....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric base board heat and space heater...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    We have a 4 cup and 6 cup coffee maker. In addition we have a coffee maker than can use K-cups....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    This is a full kitchen with full size refrigerator, sink, and full size electric stove (stovetop and oven)....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    (2)...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe, paddles, lifejackets provided...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.6
from 5 traveler reviews
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season Spring
May 17 - Jun 14, 2015
7 night min stay

$495
Off Season Fall
Sep 13 - Oct 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$495
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$620

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Rentals are from SUNDAY, 2 p.m. check-in through SUNDAY, 10:00 a.m. check-out.

Off Season may be available for less than 7 days - inquire.

You can pay $150 refundable security deposit or $49 non-refundable damage protection.


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Last updated: 04/21/2015
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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International and Bangor International
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Union
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rockland - to Vinalhaven or North Haven Island
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Brunswick
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
route 17 and rt 220

There is excellent fishing, swimming, and boating on Crystal Lake as well as on numerous nearby bodies of water. There are many excellent hiking trails such as the Georges Highland Path or various trails at Camden Hills State Park. It's only a short drive (about 30 minutes) to the ocean and scenic coastal towns such as Camden, Rockland, Rockport, or Belfast. These towns offer fine shops, golf, galleries, museums, movies, and fine and casual dining, ferry service to Vinal Haven, North Haven, and Isleboro Islands. Midcoast Maine offers many opportunities for indoor activities and outdoor adventures.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: My wife and I are from the area and currently live nearby. I grew up in the area. She moved to Maine as a teenager, which is where her mother is from. Her family spent every summer at a rented camp on a local lake.

Why the Owner Chose Washington:
We moved away from Maine for work. We missed Maine and would always come back for summers and stay at a rented cottage. We thought it would be nice to have our own cottage. Shortly after we bought it we moved back to Maine and this became our first home.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • View from Avonlea Cottage toward Crystal Lake

    View from Avonlea Cottage toward Crystal Lake

  • View of Avonlea and portion of yard

    View of Avonlea and portion of yard

  • Facing Avonlea from near the shore

    Facing Avonlea from near the shore

  • Canoe that comes with rental

    Canoe that comes with rental

  • dock (since replaced and upgraded), float, and canoe on a calm day

    dock (since replaced and upgraded), float, and canoe on a calm day

  • Wood stove

    Wood stove

  • Futon couch / bed in living area

    Futon couch / bed in living area

  • exterior view from lake towards cottage

    exterior view from lake towards cottage

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • New Aluminum Dock.  Float is in the background.

    New Aluminum Dock. Float is in the background.

  • Beautiful sunrise

    Beautiful sunrise

  • Dining table and picture window

    Dining table and picture window

  • View across Crystal Lake

    View across Crystal Lake

  • Full moon rising July 2011

    Full moon rising July 2011

  • Good fishing right from the dock!  (we have new aluminum dock now)

    Good fishing right from the dock! (we have new aluminum dock now)

  • Queen bed in bedroom

    Queen bed in bedroom

  • Summertime storm rolling in

    Summertime storm rolling in

  • exterior view from driveway towards cottage

    exterior view from driveway towards cottage

  • Front door of Avonea cottage

    Front door of Avonea cottage

  • Looking towards front door - kitchen is in the corner.

    Looking towards front door - kitchen is in the corner.

$495 - $620 per week (USD)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    5
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 04/21/2015
Email owner

+1 207 763-4840

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