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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


Last updated: 08/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4-5

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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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/15/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • 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


  • 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


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:


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

    Canoe, paddles, lifejackets provided...moreless

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


Write a review 4.5
from 6 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Sunday

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 8%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 08/15/2016
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International and Bangor International
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Rockland - to Vinalhaven or North Haven Island
50 Miles
Nearest Train
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 family always came to Maine to visit my grandparents and we stayed in a simple cottage on a lake in Union and I fell in love with the sounds of loons serenading me to sleep and spending my days swimming and floating in the water. My parents moved a lot after I was in high school, but the cottage was always home. When they had to stop renting the cottage in 1996, I needed to continue to find that sense of home. I found it in this sweet, simple, cottage in Washington.

Why the Owner Chose Washington, ME, USA:
I fell in love with this cottage before I ever stepped foot inside of it. I stood on the shore, looking at the sunset illuminate the tips of the trees across the lake and knew it was home. I now live in a house nearby and have three teens so do not often get a chance to stay there. But when we do, I am enchanted and intoxicated by the mornings of coffee on the dock, with sunglasses to shield my eyes from the warming sun so I can read my book; the simple afternoons of floating on the lake talking with friends; and evenings of stories by campfire, and the sweet songs of the loons.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
If you want a pristine modern cottage with themed furniture, this is not the place for you, but the price reflects that. If you love open beams, the smell of wood, a comfortable bed with the amenities of a warm shower, toilet, and a sink and full galley kitchen...this is it. Our water comes from the lake, so you have to bring your own. We do have internet so you can post your pictures of the amazing sunrise and calm waters. There is a small tv with dvd/vhs player, with a small library of movies I have deemed cottage fun. I have found this perfect to entertain children at night while still maintaining the quaint cottage feel. We have a canoe and three small sit on top kayaks, oh and a hammock. This cottage offers simple charm and beauty and peace and honestly when I stay here, it is incredibly hard to leave.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 08/15/2016

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  • 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.

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