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'The Shire' a Charming Waterfront Cabin on Rangeley Lake

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy a romantic moon rise over the mountains and lake while sitting by a campfire with a drink and your loved one(s)! What could be better? Located just a few feet from the lake,it has everything one would need to enjoy a stay in the Rangeley Lakes area.

The first floor consists of a living area with a gas viewing stove and large windows with window seats that open out towards the lake and a bedroom with a queen size log bed.

There is a deck on the rear with a gas grill and table set. 2 Kayaks, water floats and a canoe are available at no cost.

2 built in single beds (built in with reading lamps) and a double complete the loft. The yard is large enough for games (we have boccie and badminton on hand).

We are within walking distance to restaurants, groceries, ice cream shop, boat rentals, tennis, plus hiking trails; and only a few miles from the quaint town of Rangeley, and Saddleback Ski Area.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, ice maker and gas cook stove, bath also serves as a laundry with front load washer and dryer.

There is a floating dock with a swim area and plenty of room to tie up your boat.

The natural beauty and wildlife are abundant. Wildlife spotting trips are a favorite pastime either by car or kayak. Listen to the loons at night under a star filled sky; away from light pollution, it amazing! Relax, get away from it all, put your feet up or get them to take you up Bald Mountain Trail. The view is incredible!

This cabin is perfect for a couple, or groups (families) of no more than six. We look forward to working with you to provide information about the area and to ensure you have everything you need to make your stay delightfully memorable. Check us out on facebook! The Shire Rangeley Maine.

Dock space is available for your boat, trailer storage can be arranged at no cost. Boating/skiing/snowmobiling/ swimming/hunting/fishing/hiking/wildlife viewing is what this area is all about. Snowmobile from your door, swim or sunbathe by the lake, keep the boat handy, what ever your choice, you'll find our cabin clean, comfortable, well stocked and a good value for your money.

Listen as the loons soothe you to sleep, watch beautiful sunrises,moon rises, kayak in the peaceful (most of the time) waters of Oquossoc cove. You will love this cabin! it's immaculate, has nice bedding, books to lend, and a lovely view

Have a campfire lakeside, or move the table to dine lakeside as well. This is an escape from the everyday to a world of beauty and serenity.

There are ceiling fans up and down, windows placed for utmost privacy.

Long term winter rates available. Please call.

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More Details

Owner
Jeannine
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Jeannine

We call it 'The Shire' because it is green and peaceful, the kids named it after the idealistic area in the Tolkien trilogy! They (now adults) always talk of returning to 'The Shire'; like it's magical name, it is a place one yearns to return to. Originally from R.I. I grew up craving to live in Rangeley, as my family has vacationed here since the 1940's. I have always been in love with the town, the surrounding natural beauty and the activities available in the area. Bob fell in love with it as well, prompting us to buy this unique property. It is an ideal location, with one of the best views on the lake. Close to amenities but yet away from it all. We love to snowmobile, ski, travel, play with our little dogs, attend music festivals and playing games. Campfires are the favorite pastime on summer evenings as well as dinners lakeside, watching the moonrise to the songs of the loons. It is truly magical.

Jeannine purchased this cabin in 1985

Why Jeannine chose Rangeley Lake

After working hard for many years, there was no choice when it came to selecting Rangeley for our second home. It's pristine beauty offers 4 seasons of outdoor fun. It's remote, yet close to hiking trails, snowmobiling, boating, fishing, Rangeley is a very special area, it has so much to offer, beauty, peace, fine dining, outdoor sports and indoor fun as well ( Moose Alley-bowling,pool, darts etc...) for those rainy days. Just the smell of the fresh clean mountain air is enough to make you want to stay; not to mention the view from the property and the wildlife surrounding us. Don't be surprised should you see a moose swimming across the cove, or see a deer leap through the woods. It's always exciting to be visited by our furry friends!

What makes this cabin unique

The lake frontage, the view is fantastic, hearing the water and loons at night through open windows, lulling us to sleep. The endless starlit sky, is just amazing. Access to snowmobile trails system, xcountry ski from the door on the lake if safe! When the temps are high,swim out to the huge raft, get in, relax! Let the little ones play in the boat slip. Put an air mattress on the ground on a clear night and stargaze! https://www.facebook.com/theshirerangeleymaine

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay! I wish we could have met you, but I hope you enjoyed your weekend away as well. The cabin was beautiful. The pictures on the internet do not do it justice. Your parents were so sweet. Please tell them we are sorry we didn't say goodbye. I didn't see movement in the house when we left and I didn't want to disturb them.



Thank you again. If we come back to the area we will be touch!



Best,

Martha & Shawn
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Oquossoc Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower only, no tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) Log queen bed with side tables and lamps., Double Beds (1) Double bed in loft., Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 built in single beds in loft area with built in storage underneath and wall lights for reading. So cozy!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Free use of on site kayaks (2) and canoe when available (usually they are waiting for a paddler)! Lake frontage provides an opportunity for x- country skiing or snowmobiling from the door. Swimming is excellent as well as fishing and boating. We also have a Big Mable to tow behind your boat or just float around and other water floats. Lawn games are available as well.

Reviews

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'The Shire' a Charming Waterfront Cabin on Rangeley Lake
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 32 reviews
5

Everything we wanted

  • 5 of 5

What a special place. I have been visiting the Rangely area for over 30 years and have rented at over 25 places. This place was at the top. The attention to detail was evident . Even though our stay was for only 2 nights we know we'll b back.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed our rental. We try very hard to make sure our guests have a good, if not wonderful experience. Looking forward to seeing you both again!
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5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

An adorable place with everything you would need. If you don't have something, all you need to do is ask the owners Bob and Jeanine. We had many wonderful evenings by the fire pit having a a few cocktails, while the kids made s'mores...the days were filled with lakeside lounging and naps in the hammock. We also ventured to Smalls Falls, and ate in some great restaurants! Just the place to recharge. Can't recommend highly enough:)

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you taking the time to review. I'm so glad you stopped at Small's Falls,so pretty. It was great meeting your wonderful family and we hope to host you once again someday. And fun was had by all,Cheers!
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5

Gorgeous, accurate description

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't have asked for a better stay at the Shire. Such a nice, clean, "camp" feel. Everything was as described in the listing, the view was great, and our company was pleased as well. Jeanine was great through the process, and very friendly in person as well. We will 100% be back. This place was exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! We aim to please! It feels great when we get a nice review as we try very hard to provide our guests with a most pleasurable experience. The view and natural beauty, that's mother nature's work. Providing a clean, comfortable shelter so you can enjoy our beautiful surroundings is our job. Hope to see you again soon! All the best and many thanks, Jeannine and Bob
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5

Perfect Lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the Shire. The cottage was immaculate and had everything we could have wanted. It was a little chilly and damp on our journey up, but upon arrival, Jeannine had the cottage comfy and warm and so inviting. We unpacked and fell into a most comfortable bed. We awoke to the sound of Loons and a beautiful sunrise. We spent seven glorious days looking for moose, which we did see two, kayaking several mornings on water smooth as glass, and three days fishing out of a sweet little boat we rented from Jim at Saddleback Marina. I cooked several meals in the well-equipped kitchen and we enjoyed several meals out. The 45th Parallel, right up the street was very good, also Parkside (nice view) and the Red Onion in Rangley (really good pizza). We spent our final evening with our hosts and enjoyed every minute of it. We left the next morning, feeling rested, refreshed and knowing we would be back again. Thank you Bob and Jeannine for sharing your lovely cottage on the lake, it was simply perfect!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Debra. We enjoyed hosting you and Mike! Actually we enjoy hosting! We've met so many wonderful people we otherwise would never have met. It's really been a pleasure. We also find joy in sharing our little piece of heaven and enlightening our guests to all the region has to offer. We want each and every guest to leave feeling like you did. Thank you for sharing!
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5

Perfect Lakeside Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely perfect stay at The Shire. The cabin is cozy, clean and very well-equipped. We slept very well on the comfortable beds and really enjoyed the warm gas stove. The location is fantastic - right on the lake with a great dock for swimming or just hanging out on the water. It was really cool to hear the loons at night. Jeannine and Bob (and Jack and Bear) are the best and were amazing hosts. We really enjoyed getting to know them during our visit. We'll be back as soon as possible!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Adam!!! You must visit when the lake is a bit warmer and we have the floating toys in for summer relaxing and fun. I'm so glad you enjoyed. It was our pleasure to host you, Bonnie,Onion and Ashleigh. Hope to see you again soon!
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5

Cosy wee hideaway.

  • 5 of 5

Our five nights at the bunkhouse at The Shire were truly lovely. When we were there ( early May) it was a "between season " local holiday, however it did not distract from our enjoyment overall.

The cabin is super cosy and a welcomed home from home feeling is evident throughout. The beds are very comfortable and there was lots of extra blankets etc provided.

We loved the canoe, kayaks and rowing boats there which meant we could go fishing.....well, allowed us to take some bait for a swim!!!

We saw a huge range of wildlife and met a few charming locals in the local hostelry, The 45th Parallel, which gave us a real home from home feeling.

Would definitely recommend this as a holiday destination.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Miles
PWM
Nearest Barpub
0.07 Miles
Gingerbread House
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mingo
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
95
Nearest Restaurant
0.07 Miles
Gingerbread House
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Saddleback
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Rangeley State Park
Car: necessary

4 wheeling, Wildlife Tours, Kennebago River Wildlife Viewing Trips, stargazing at our beautiful dark sky free from most light pollution!, Moose watching, The best Fly Fishing and guides in the area available. Dog sledding can also be arranged by appointment. Moose Alley provides entertainment on cold rainy days, lots of fun for adults and kids. Lake tours by boat. Massage therapists are available in town or by booking well ahead they will come to the cabin for a completely relaxing and private experience. Campfire ring, lakeside. There are many concerts and festivals going on throughout the region all summer, check the Rangeley Chamber on line for listings.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $250

Cancellation policy in brief: 61 days prior, no problem, full refund of deposit and any payments. 60-31 days prior, forfeit 1/2 payment and deposit. 30 days prior, does not warrant any return of funds. However, we are willing to work with our guests! Without making a promise, we will try our best to rent for the time you reserved if you must cancel. If possible we will refund your $$$$ in full if we can rebook! $20.00 per day fee per guest over 4 people. $10.00 per day pet fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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