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Perfect Family Vacation: Dragonfly Cove Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 9)

Located on Sand Pond in Chesterville, 20 minutes from downtown Farmington in the heart of west-central Maine, this charming waterfront cottage offers a peaceful retreat to relax and play. It has an open living area with beautiful stone fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with cathedral ceilings and ¾ bath.

Bring your entire family - this retreat sleeps nine with 2 first floor bedrooms, one upstairs bedroom and a loft. Have your meals or just relax in the enclosed porch overlooking the water. Kayak, canoe, swim, fish or simply watch the loons from three levels of decks or the dock. Shallow swim area great for children. Seasonal float in deep water great for cannonballs.

At the end of the day, take a hot inside or Outside shower.

Farmington is a college town with quaint shops and restaurants, and a large cinema for those rainy days.

Keywords: Waterfront Camp

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Chesterville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Double Beds (2) Two bedrooms are on the main floor. One double bed in one bedroom and one double and a twin in the other bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) There is also an upstairs bedroom accessed by ladder and a loft with two twin beds in each.
  • CD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Indoor and Outdoor hot shower, shallow swimming area. Seasonal float in deep water. Outdoor fire pit. Wood at $4 per arm load.


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Perfect Family Vacation: Dragonfly Cove Cottage
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews

Relaxing at Dragonfly Cove Cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Dragonfly Cove Cottage was amazing! The property is great for kayaking and fishing and the owners really made sure to provide everything we could possibly need. They even have an outdoor shower for washing up after you swim. The pond is so quiet and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Private & Serene!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Dragonfly Cabin! What a beautiful spot and the loons are amazing to watch and listen to! The pond is very shallow so if you want to swim it's best to go out to the float. It's also very shady around the cabin, (which is great on hot days) sun worshippers have to go out on the dock for sun. It would be awesome if there was a larger end piece on the dock to fit more that 2 lawn chairs at a time. It rained almost every night we were there so we couldn't use the firepit and we did puzzles instead! The TV is smaller than a laptop screen and plays VHS tapes which we resorted to also. I wish there was a flat screen TV and WiFi so Netflix could have been an option. The cabin is clean, cozy, private, comfortable and so serene! Even though I felt safe, It was brought to my attention that the door off the porch is a storm door and not very secure. My son loved the loft bedroom with the doors, however the second loft's ceiling isn't for taller people. Overall, we loved Dragonfly Cabin and would definitely rent again! Thank you Carl for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearly perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We cannot rave enough about Dragonfly Cove! The owners are very accomodating and helpful. We found the place to be clean, comfortable, well stocked, charming, peaceful....nearly perfect! (Just have to time the plumbing use properly.) The lake is great for swimming, fishing or just admiring. GREAT fishing! We all caught very nice small and large mouth bass. Even the fire pit was awesome! We saw everything from a hummingbird to a bald eagle. Would (and have) recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Quite, peacefull, beautiful accomodations, more than what we expected. The pictures of the place do not do it justice... Our kids had a amazing time.. both 11 years old.. Highley reccomended..

If you get cabin fever, Farmington is not far for movies, shopping, icecream whatever...

On the last day we headed over to Sunday River and did some ZipLining... yahhoooooo - And most important, my dog learned to swim..

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Family Time

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage last summer ( 2011 ) and had a really nice, fun relaxing time. We are planning on returning this summer. We are a family of 5 with two dogs and each of us had plenty of room to spread out and do our own thing or get together and do a puzzle or play a game. The cottage is roomy and very comfortable and all appliances & bathroom ( & outdoor shower ) worked great. There are several options to sit back and take in the pond including the indoor porch and the many outdoor deck options. The water was clean and warm and we did lots of canoeing, swimming and fishing. We had fun following the loons, checking out all the different kinds of dragon flies and even got to watch some turtles wrestle for a while in a shallow part of the pond.

At night we sat on the porch and took in the stars and even a nice light show one night from a distant storm. The dirt road surrounding the cottage was a great place to take the dogs for a walk or do bike rides with the kids.

This cottage is highly recommended by all five of us :)

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Dragonfly Cove Cottage" is truly a special getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem of a place! This cottage is cozy but very roomy at the same time. There seems to be numerous spots available to "chill" even if you have a full house, which we certainly did!

If I were to narrow down my favorite things about this cottage they would be:

AMAZING VIEWS from every room of the house. Numerous multi-level decks. Easy access to the water, great dock. Beautiful artistic fireplace, it was not a "working" fireplace when we were there, however it was beautiful to look at. FUN HOUSE FOR KIDS- safe ladders to the upstairs loft style bedrooms. VERY private and quiet location.

Staying at the Dragonfly Cove lends itself to a feeling of having truly gotten away. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Deposits and payment is made by cash or check through the US Mail. Damage/pet deposit(s) should be mailed with the signed contract to hold the quoted dates. Final payment is due two (2) weeks prior to arrival. Deposits will be returned within two weeks prior to stay, less any damages incurred.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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