Sunset Lodge” a Maine Lakefront Cottage with Additional Guest House(7 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Lodge has 3 BRs, 1 bath, sleeps 6. Guest House sleeps 4 with own bath, pond view
A private dock, sandy entry and canoe are yours to enjoy all Howard Pond has to offer - boating, trout and salmon fishing, swimming or just lazing on the dock . Sunset Lodge basks in the sun all day and catches the final rays and dramatic sunsets.
The nearby Mahoosuc and White Mountains provide world-class hiking while the Androscoggin River in Hanover village offers outstanding fly and spin fishing for trout and bass.
Sunset Lodge: Experience “Sunset Lodge”, the quintessential Maine lakefront summer cottage on pristine Howard Pond, a breathtakingly beautiful, mountain-encircled, deep water lake in western Maine. Just 1 ½ hours from Portland and 20 minutes to Bethel (fine dining, shopping, groceries, movies) this accessible yet secluded vacation spot will take you thousands of miles and 100 years from your everyday life.
Nearby Hiking and Fishing: The nearby Mahoosuc and White Mountains provide world-class hiking while the Androscoggin River at the foot of Howard Pond Avenue offers outstanding fly and spin fishing for trout and small mouth bass. Fishermen will enjoy both wading and drift boating. Guide services are available and a public landing is located behind the Town Hall.
Howard Pond: A private dock, beach and canoe are yours to enjoy all Howard Pond has to offer – boating, fishing (trout and land locked salmon), swimming or just lazing the afternoon away on the dock with your toes in the water. The aptly named “Sunset Lodge” basks in the sun all day and catches the final rays and dramatic sunsets from its western facing porches and dock.
Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
- Bedroom 1: first floor master bedroom facing pond. Bedroom 2: second floor spacious sleeping loft with double and two twins and lots of space to play. Bedroom 3: the lakeside 'Pump House' is the perfect rainy day playhouse or converts to sleeping for two additional people. In addition, open den converts to a sleeping area for two people on a futon. For those tenants who choose to also rent the Guest House there is additional sleeping for 4: one double and two twins....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Autumn Foliage
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scenic Drives
- Mountain View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Seating for 10 people
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Cleaning $75 + tax
- Tax Rate 8%
A charming guest house is available for rent with the cottage for an additional $500. Guest house sleeps 4 and features a downstairs bedroom/living room/bath and upstairs sleeping loft. Front porch with pond views. Minifridge, coffee pot, toaster, gives your guests/extra family members freedom to relax in their own space. The Guest House will not be rented to another party during your stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Howard Pond is a mountain lake, nestled between Plumbago, Dimmock and Howard mountains in Western Maine. A one mile trip up Howard Pond Road brings you to the clear fresh waters of the 140-acre pond that reaches depths of over 100 feet. The pond is beautiful for swimming, canoeing, kayaking and fishing for trout and land-locked salmon. The pond is stocked annually by the State. At the foot of the hill is the Androscoggin River with nearby opportunities for float trips and shoreline fishing for bass and trout. The Appalachian Trail and Grafton Notch State Park are all within a half hour's drive. Shorter hikes can be found out the front door or within a few minutes drive. Nearby Bethel is a year round center for tourism in Maine with numerous restaurants and shops as well as traditional and health food groceries. The Sunday River Resort offers spa services year round. Rumford offers an excellent Hannaford grocery store and several restaurants. Mt. Washington Observatory, an hour and a quarter drive from Howard Pond, is the highest spot in the Northeast.
Other Activities: hiking
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We own our own camp next to Sunset Lodge and have enjoyed Howard Pond since 1990. In our free time, when not relaxing at the pond, we enjoy traveling and have had the chance to stay in great apartments and homes around the country and overseas. We bring back from our travels ideas about how to improve Sunset Lodge and always welcome feedback for improvements, too.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Gorgeous lake and mountain views, and spectacular sunsets from the dock or porches.
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Sunset Lodge's private dock; Howard Pond in autumn
New kitchen including microwave, DW, large pantry
Outdoor and sun porches facing pond and sunsets
Master bedroom with views of Howard Pond
Loft double bed
Sunset Guest House is available for an additional charge. Please see rates.
Sunset Guest House Living Room/Bedroom with Ladder to Sleeping Loft
Ahhhh . . . .
Quiet morning on the pond
Dining and Living Rooms with chimney and woodstove
Cozy kitchen eating area with lovely morning sun
Sun porch: screened windows open to summer breezes
Loft twin beds
The 'Pump House': a play house or extra sleeping
Sunset Guest House viewed from Sunset Lodge.
Howard Pond loons.
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