Long Pond Cottage
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Mount Vernon cottage description
Enjoy life in the Maine woods. Sit on the dock or deck and watch osprey and bald eagles fly overhead and loons and great blue heron catch fish. Enjoy a refreshing swim out to the float and lie in the sun. Canoe down the lake to numerous private coves and picnic spots. (There are five cottages south of us then the rest of the shoreline is under resource protection and has no cottages.) End your day snug in bed, listening to the tremolo call of the loons.
Long Pond is a ten mile long lake in Central Maine. It is located in the towns of Mount Vernon, Belgrade and Rome. The cottage is on the southern, quieter, half of the lake. The village of Belgrade Lakes is on the northern half of the lake and is accessible by water if you wish. The two halves of the lake are connected by a narrow passage under a bridge at Castle Island. Fishermen can catch large and small mouth bass, northern pike, perch, pickerel and brown trout in its waters. Fishing boats can be rented at Castle Island Camps a few miles across the lake. Larger boats for water skiing are also available from other locals. There is a state boat landing at Castle Island if you bring your own boat.
The cottage was rebuilt in 1990 with knotty pine paneling throughout. It has a large living-dining-kitchen area with cathedral ceiling overlooking the lake. There are two bedrooms on the main floor and a loft upstairs. The small bedroom has two twin beds. The master bedroom, also with a cathedral ceiling, has a king size bed. The master bedroom also has a triple sliding glass door opening onto the private side deck overlooking the lake. The loft has two twin beds and a day bed. The cottage has two bathrooms, one with a shower and the second with a washer and dryer. There is electric heat in both bedrooms as well as a woodstove in the living area to keep you comfortable on cool summer mornings. You are welcome to use the gas grill on the deck but no other outdoor fires are allowed. The side deck wraps around a large rock and is private because we own the two adjacent lots on that side.
The property includes 300 feet of lakefront part of which is a small sandy beach that is perfect for young children to swim or for launching your canoe or kayak. There is a dock with tie ups for two boats as well as a float to swim to.
The town of Mount Vernon is a ten minute drive. There you can find a gas station, very well stocked country store and the Post Office Cafe for delicious breakfasts and lunches overlooking Minnehonk Lake. There are also several gift and antique shops. Augusta with several shopping malls and supermarkets is about 30 minutes away. There are hiking trails just out the back door of the cottage plus many more within a short drive. The Kennebec Highlands is a network of trails and protected land nearby.
Mount Vernon is nicely situated in an area of hills and lakes. We are a little over an hour frompicturesque coastal communities such as Camden, Boothbay, Pemaquid Point and Portland. We are also a little over an hour from the western mountains such as Tumbledown which is a spectacular moderate climb with a lake on top for a cool dip.
While not close by, visitors to Maine often want to visit Acadia National Park and Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain and most incredible climb. Acadia is about 3 hours east. Katahdin is about 4 hours north.
Keywords: Nestled among towering pines and hemlocks on beautiful Long Pond in Mount Vernon, Maine
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Wood Stove
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
TV only gets public television but has a Roku so you can watch lots of things on the Internet. If you don't have a Netflix subscription we will provide one so you can watch movies. (Satelite and cable are not available at our location.)...moreless
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water Skiing
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Great Vacation House!
Great Vacation House!
My family loved going to Long Pond Cottage! The owners were super friendly and the house was spotless....spotless! If you enjoy lounging around on the lake, fishing, swimming, or boating (boat rentals are on Castle Island Road), this place is for you. Great master bedroom with a huge deck overlooking the lake. Kids loved the loft on the second floor which gave beautiful views of the lake. This place really feels like a home away from home. My family truly loved getting away from it all. The village of Belgrade Lakes is about 10-15 minutes away, where there is a country store and restaurants. Don't forget to stop by the Post Office Vafe in Mt. Vernon for a great breakfast.
- Guest Paul (Media, PA)
- Date of stay 06/25/11
- Review Submitted 04/18/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children.
Available Memorial Day through Columbus Day $1400 per week plus 7% Maine sales tax $1000 per week off season (before July 4th Week and after Labor Day week). $500 security deposit plus references if this is your first time renting from us. Full rental due to hold reservation. This is fully refundable up to 3 months prior to arrival date. After the three months we will refund your money if we are able to rent for your week. Security Deposit due two weeks prior to arrival.
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Another nice coastal town. Beautiful little aquarium. Join Cabbage Island Clambakes for a boat trip to an island and a great lobster feed. You can also take a boat trip to the Burnt Island Lighthouse where guides in period costumes tell you about life of lighthouse keepers and their families....MoreCollapse
Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: We live 10 minutes from this cottage and are very happy to provide advice and assistance in enjoying our small piece of heaven.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Vernon:
We moved to Mount Vernon because it is a beautiful rural town surrounded by lakes, an hour from the coast and an hour from the mountains. We bought this property because we wanted a place near our home for our parents to stay while our children were young. Now that our parents cannot use it, we are sharing it with others.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Peace, quiet and beauty. If you have a canoe or kayak you can explore the shore south of us. After passing 5 cottages, the rest of the shoreline is under resource protection. There are many coves and spots for exploring and swimming.
- Primary: 207-837-2965
Long Pond Cottage
Part of living room area with woodstove.
The hallway to the bedrooms and bathrooms and upstairs loft.
Master bedroom with king sized bed and convertible queen sized couch.
One of the two bathrooms. One has a shower, this one a washer and dryer.
Side deck and master bedroom glass door
Front deck and grill.
Our dock and float
View from master bedroom onto deck
The loft with view toward the lake.
Cottage from the dock
Another view of the side deck
A Great Blue Heron flies over a loon a few feet from our dock
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