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Best Sunsets & Fishing @ Waterfall Cottage! Discountd weeks May, Sept &Oct avail

Bedrooms 4
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Our 4 bedroom CLEAN Cottage is perched by a peaceful waterfall overlooking Lake

Still have some long weekends avail in May and we have Mid September thru mid October avail (best time to go to Maine with the foliage) at our charming home we call THE WATERFALL COTTAGE. June & July & Aug and 2 weeks of Sept ALREADY booked!

About The Waterfall Cottage: Our lake home has the best of both worlds! Located in Belgrade Lakes, where the iconic book “On Golden Pond” was written. The area is out of a story book, and is the main reason we started summering here over 15 years ago! Our four bedroom cottage is perched between a waterfall and Long Pond—one of the best locations in the area for its fishing, walking distance to town and amazing sunsets!. With all your needs a stones throw away, from mom & pop shops, casual & fine dining, 5 star golf course, Blueberry Hill trails, French mountain (hiking) and the famous "Days Country Store" (where you can find everything from fishing tackle, coffee/ newspaper, to all your won't need to even leave the area during your vacation. But if you must (LOL), our lake home is conveniently located 15 mins from Waterville (Colby college), 15 minutes from Augusta (state capital), 45 mins from Freeport/outlets/LL Bean and just over 1 hr to Portland/jetport and many of Maine's mid COASTAL area. These points of interest are ALL “day trips while visiting The lake.

The Waterfall Cottage sits on pristine Long Pond and is by far the most peaceful of all the 7 lakes in Belgrade lakes region. You will see more kayaks and canoes then fast boats and water skiing... so you can relax and enjoy swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing on this 12 mile long lake. Whether its a bbq on the water's edge on the communal fireplace, taking in the most beautiful SUNSETS, or falling asleep to the sounds of the loons and the waterfall on the side of the house, our home will create long lasting memories for your family.

Our home is part of a PRIVATE “shared” waterfront known as The Village Camps, established in 1940s and once owned by the Wrigley’s of Wrigley field. This private waterfront has 7 Independently owned cottages that each have their own land/private dock. We share 350 feet of additional water frontage and an acre of land including a communal boat slip/marina for larger boats, unlimited wood in the wood shed, trash removal service, maintenance of lawns. Our private large Dock has stairs that lead down into sandy shallow bottom with about 3 1/2 to 4 feet of water (when water is high) which is great for kids. We have kayaks and canoes and space to tie up your own boat if binging one under 18 feet.

RESERVATIONS: Summer of 2018 is already booked for June and July weeks. We still have a few weeks in late May, and a few weeks in August and September through October. Reservations are taken on first come first serve and held with a 50% deposit of the weekly rental. Please see my rates and calendar availability. I do consider three night minimum’s only in May and September and October months. My weekly calendar in the summer typically is a Sunday thru sunday.

CHECK-IN: Check in anytime after 2 pm and CHECK-OUT 10am sharp!!. Looking for quiet families who will treat home like their own. Since there is only one full bath, we recommend no more than seven persons But the home will sleep eight.



Keywords: Lakefront Cottage steps away from quaint village of Belgrade Lakes with the most spectacular sunsets and great fishing and kayaking. Home comes with two kayaks and canoe.

More Details

Amanda Zink
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Amanda Zink

We have owned their vacation home since 2002. I am originally from Maine (the Augusta area) currently living in Jupiter Fla with husband and 2 children (now 7 and 9)and spend some summer weeks at their home as they can.

Amanda Zink purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Amanda Zink chose Belgrade Lakes

You will experience summer on the Lake in Maine the way it should be! No need to drive ANYWHERE once you arrive. Sit back, fish, swim, roast marsh mellows and create memories that will last a lifetime.

What makes this cottage unique

Located next to a wonderful waterfall that drowns out any noise, and steps away from the quaint little town of Belgrade Lakes Village, wherethe kids love walking over to'Days Country' store for their evening ice cream or a slice of pizza. Catch an outdoor movie on the Lake too....Parents can grab their morning coffee and paper. Shopping and dining at the Village restaurants are with in a short walk too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hello Amanda,

We had a wonderful time at the cottage this weekend, no problems whatsoever. The location is perfect, gorgeous views and do convenient to everything. Dinner at Wing's Hill was fantastic. We would love to stay again in August if you're amenable to renting it to us. Well, you have a great place, and I hope we can work something out for the summer. Thanks a bunch.

Dec 2002
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Belgrade Lakes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small bathroom with a new TUB, located on ground floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 queen
    Twin beds suite - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Loft bedroom queen - 1 queen
    Loft bedroom twins - 2 twin/ single , Loft bedroom twins
  • Master bedroom has a queen (ground level), second bedroom 2 twins (ground level), day bed in front porch (ground level) and upstairs spacious Loft has 2 twins on one side and a queen futon bed on other side. There is privacy in the loft from each sleeping area.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Keep in mind this is a shared private waterfront with 7 other cottages. So we look for respectful quiet renters who enjoy the peacefulness of Long Pond and natural beauty of this property and Village next door. If you want total privacy, not the right place.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Quincy, MA


  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented the waterfall cottage for the 2nd time this past august and enjoyed it more than last year. The kids were so excited to go back because of all the fun they had last year and could not wait to fish and swim off the dock and have fun. The cottage is so clean and kid friendly and the sound of the waterfall is relaxing. Cant wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quincy, MA


  • 5 of 5

This place is AMAZING!!. My family and I stayed here in August, It was our first time to the Waterfall Cottage but our Millionth time to Belgrade Village. I just want to say that it was such a beautiful cottage inside and outside, the kids had a blast swimming and fishing off the dock and the adults had a blast being able to relax and and enjoy the laughter of the kids.. It so close to the little town and Days store. We all loved it and wish we could of stayed longer..

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tivoli, NY


  • 5 of 5

July 2013 will be my third vacation at the Waterfall Cottage. I think it's ideal, the perfect mix of a quiet lakeside retreat and easy access to the village. The water temperature is perfect for long swims. There's a canoe to paddle across the lake and look for loons, ospreys and eagles. Day's Market, where you can get everything from Bloody Mary fixings to great lobster rolls, is a short walk over the bridge. The front porch of the cabin is a wonderful, peaceful place to have morning coffee and read, write and think. There are four comfortable sleeping areas- two with queens and two with twins. The bedrooms downstairs have doors. The upstairs areas are separated by the balcony walkway - and cushioned by the white noise of the waterfall. I stay upstairs and find it private and comfortable. The shared area in front of the cabin is rarely used by the other residents of the Gilman Loop - so it's private and offers a large open area for picnics and cookouts.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tivoli, NY


  • 5 of 5

The Waterfall cottage is ideal for friends and family. It's right on long pond. It sleeps eight comfortably. There's an outdoor picnic table that's great for dinner. I spent my time on the dock, in my kayak, in the canoe and in the water. It's also close to town and to Day's Market where you can get anything. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Hi Amanda: Just want to tell you that your cabin was fabulous. What an incredible location. We were wondering if you rent in September, later, after Labor Day when the crowds think. The weather was amazing for May in Maine. Actually hot away from the lakes.

Tom and I went canoeing on Parker Pond and spent over a half hour with a pair of loons not 5 feet away from us. It was incredible. I have never been that close to them. They even called to us. I think it was my black and white striped top I had on. I have to wear it next time and see. Guess I was the biggest loon they ever saw!!!!

Anyway, thank you. Have a great summer and hope we can get back up there in September. I bet the view is amazing in the fall.

Take care,

Claire and Tom

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2007
  • Stayed: June 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Biddeford, Maine

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the WaterFall cottage. It was very peacefula nd Quiet! Our grandson loved the swimming, and spent his days in the water. The water was quiet too, there were some boats, but not an influx of them. The cottage was very comfortable, there were little notes everwhere to cover any problems that may arise. WE had a great two weeks in Belgrade, and loved the country store down the street.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2002
  • Stayed: August 2002
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If you like the luxery of walking to the Country store, and little shops, you will love this place. If you are looking for a cottage in the middle of no where...we are not the place.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Belgrade Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Village Inn
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Popham Beach (ocean)
Car: necessary

Belgrade Lakes is famous for it's chain of seven lakes with great GOLF, swimming & water activities. Hiking, Fishing (we are located on the best fishing spot in all of Belgrade Lakes) catches include pike, salmon, bass, trout--CHECK WITH BELGRADE TOWN OFFICE ABOUT BRINGING YOUR OWN BOAT AND REGISTERING IT--IT'S EASY), & Whitewater Rafting. 5 STAR golf course 1 mile away, golfers dream. LL Bean and Coastal area's only 30 miles away, THE WATERFALL COTTAGE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!!! E-MAIL FOR RESERVATIONS!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Linen and Towel Rental $25 + Tax
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

July 1-Sept 1 WEEKLY rates are $1700 per week +. We Only rent Sat-Sat from end of June thru Labor day. Additional fee's are .09% maine state sales tax, $200 for security deposit, $100 for Pet deposit, $65 for maid fee (turn over cottage at your departure) and $30 for linen and towel rental fee (all beds made up and 12 towels left out).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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