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Afterglow Cottage on Great Pond

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Last updated: 09/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belgrade Lakes cottage description

This picturesque lake cottage (Afterglow) is literally 'On Golden Pond' which is actually Great Pond. With 46 miles of shoreline, it is the largest lake in the Belgrade Lakes Chain and is one of the largest bodies of water in the world named 'pond'. The cottage has a rich history from its original owner, acclaimed illustrator and artist, Mary Lane McMillan as the sight of the McMillan School of Fine Arts Vacation School during the 1920s and 1930s.
The great room offers plenty of space to eat at the picnic table, recline in the La-Z Boy recliners, watch TV or a DVD, read or just relax and enjoy the view of the lake. The two story stone fireplace with insert can provide heat on a chilly evening. At night, it is not unusual to hear the enchanting call of loons on the lake, and we have even seen Ospreys perched in the branches just off the screened in porch.
The kitchen was fully renovated in 2012 and it also offers cool delicious well water from our private well. The cottage features cable TV and DVD, three sleeping areas with quiet new ceiling fans and a fully screened porch overlooking the beautiful golden sunsets across the cove. You can enjoy delicious grilled meals from the gas range on the deck. The 32' dock and mooring and use of a tandem ocean kayak for our guests at no additional cost provides plenty of ways to enjoy the water! The kayak is incredibly stable and is perfect for first time paddlers. Several islands are just a short paddle away. A mere 10 minute paddle from your dock 'Darkest Africa' as my childhood friends and I used to call it, awaits your exploration. While the name may be testament to the childhood exaggerations of a youthful perspective, it is still a picturesque little stream where you may catch a glimpse of turtles sunning themselves above the lily pads if you are lucky.
After spending a week at Afterglow, your memories will be ready to harken you back to the time when you experienced first-hand 'The Way Life Should Be' 'On Golden Pond' in Maine.

Keywords: Camp, waterfront, lake, pond, seasonal, lakeside

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            Swimming off dock. There are stairs from the deck area to the dock and swimming area,...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            Pets permitted with advance notice to owners. Responsible and neighbor friendly behavior requested. $50 per pet per week required....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Convertible bed(s)

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          • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in each of first floor bedrooms., Twin or Single Beds (3) Three twin/single beds in the second floor bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) located in living room....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Entertainment

          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Television

          Attractions

          • Cinemas
          • Live Theater
          • Restaurants

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing

          Location Type

          • Lakefront:

            32' dock provided. Mooring for boats with renter assuming all risk and liability for boat. Kayak included at no cost.. Additional kayaks and canoes can be rented locally....moreless

          • Mountain View:

            Forested hills are across the lake....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Jet Skiing
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling/Diving
          • Swimming
          • Water Skiing
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Enjoy your meals at the picnic table in the Great Room, at a smaller table off the Great Room or on the screened-in porch...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 8 people

          General

          • Linens Provided:

            Bedspreads, blankets and pillows provided. You need to bring your own sheets and towels, including towels for the kitchen....moreless

          • Living Room
          • Mobile Phone:

            Newly erected cell tower nearby should provide excellent reception for multiple carriers....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Limited parking available for small boat trailers....moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            Fireplace with insert. Limited amount of firewood available....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            Newly remodeled. Includes coffee maker, toaster and microwave provided. Dishes and and fully equipped for up to seven people....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            Screened-in porch and open deck. ...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Tandem kayak available for your use....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,195

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Cancellations: refund available only if cottage is re-rented.

          Rentals are Saturday through Saturday. Check-in 1 p.m. Check-out 10 a.m.

          Cottage must be cleaned and all items restored to their original locations prior to check-out.

          Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

          Weekly rate $1095. To confirm a reservation, send a deposit of 50% by mail to owner. Full payment required 45 days prior to rental period. Refundable damage deposit of $100 due with final payment. Additional $50 required per pet per week.


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          Last updated: 09/29/2014
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          Location

          childNew England Music Camp in nearby Sidney provides free summer outdoor concerts. Lakewood Theatre in nearby Madison, ME is one of Americas oldest and most famous summer theatres which offers exceptional performances of comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's shows from late-May through mid-September.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 1981

          About the owner: I was born and raised in nearby Waterville, Maine and spent nearly every day of every summer until college barefoot, shirtless and carefree in the white cottage that borders this cottage to the north. My wife and I are retired US Naval Officers and some of my favorite things to do are kayaking around Great Pond, swimming, walking, biking and playing with our dogs and traveling to see new places.

          Why the Owner Chose Belgrade Lakes:
          I grew up spending my summers next to this cottage and have fond memories of the puppet shows that Mary Lane McMillan used to stage in the great room for the children in the area.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Kayaking on the lake, including island hopping, swimming, walking and biking along the roads and even snorkeling along the shore of the lake or out around the islands.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Afterglow Cottage

            Afterglow Cottage

          • Cottage from the waterfront.  Note screened-in porch.

            Cottage from the waterfront. Note screened-in porch.

          • Fireplace with wood burning insert in the living room

            Fireplace with wood burning insert in the living room

          • Master bedroom looks out on the lake

            Master bedroom looks out on the lake

          • Second floor bedroom with three single/twin beds looks out on the lake

            Second floor bedroom with three single/twin beds looks out on the lake

          • One of the many beautiful sunsets

            One of the many beautiful sunsets

          • Boaters out on the lake

            Boaters out on the lake

          • View across the lake

            View across the lake

          • Our cottage from the waterfront

            Our cottage from the waterfront

          • Living room

            Living room

          • One of two eating areas in the cottage

            One of two eating areas in the cottage

          • Second bedroom on first floor looks out on lake

            Second bedroom on first floor looks out on lake

          • Boat at our dock

            Boat at our dock

          • Sailboat viewed from the deck

            Sailboat viewed from the deck

          • Float planes occasionally land on the lake  in the summer

            Float planes occasionally land on the lake in the summer

          VRBO #403382

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          This listing was first published here in 2012.

          Date last modified - Wednesday, October 08, 2014

          $1,195 per week (USD)
          4

          3 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
          Sleeps 7

          View calendar: Updated 09/29/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Member since: 2012
          Speaks: english
          • Calendar last updated 09/29/2014
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