Affordable cozy waterfront cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6), pet friendly
Carol Anderson owner
About Carol Anderson owner
I'm a university administrator in New York City but need peace and quiet to balance that life. My great-grandfather bought a lakefront cottage in western Maine in the 1880s and I spent part of every summer of my childhood falling in love with this part of Maine and learning why generations of my family, mostly born in Jersey City, kept coming back to this very special place. Of course I brought my daughter here as a child to make sure she fell in love with it too!
Carol Anderson owner purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Carol Anderson owner chose Chesterville
Sand Pond is 10 miles from a university town with some intellectual life, two good bookstores, a few good places to eat including a memorable ice-cream stand, a fresh-from-the-ocean lobster store, shopping for all the essentials, but not a mall in sight. It's too small for big noisy boats. There are only 30-odd camps on the pond and a similar number on Locke Pond right behind it off the same private road. I like the curvy country roads (in summer anyway), the warm shallow pond for swimming, the fact that I can't see or hear a neighbor but know several friendly folks are a phone call or a 2-minute drive away.
What makes this Cottage unique
Compared to the last rental I took before buying, where a neighboring camp sounded like a remake of Animal House every weekend, this place is pristine and quiet. Loons serenade their partners every night. I like being able to build a fire in the wood stove, cook for my friends, sit on the porch with a glass of wine and a book, or on the dock with one hand in the pond. You can boat around the pond and never see another human, or wave to children on a floating dock. Most of these cottages have not been gentrified or razed and replaced by McMansions, so it feels like a step back to a saner time and simpler pleasures--board games, jigsaw puzzles provided. If this scene makes you smile like it does me, you'll enjoy a stay here.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great accommodations! Loved it!
The cabin was perfect, had everything we needed, and more! We enjoyed kayaking, relaxing in the hammock and on the dock, the screened in patio was perfect to enjoy our morning coffee and read a book. My husband, father and I were very comfortable in this quaint, clean cabin in the woods. Heard loons every day, even saw a couple. Also saw a duck with 8 ducklings! Would recommend this cabin, and would definitely stay here again!
Very relaxing, Love hearing the Loons. Enjoyed Kayaking, swimming hiking.
Delighted to have this return guest find her second visit as restorative as her first. We have few loons on this pond, but they are very vocal. The new kayaks have been well received. So glad to know!
The cabin was very peaceful and quiet. Just what we needed! Thank you!
The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. I would highly recommend it to those who are looking to get away from the crowd.
Appreciate your comments. You were a thoughtful, considerate, attentive guest. I chose this cottage a decade ago precisely for its peacefulness and quiet, and along with my local property manager and housecleaner, work hard to ensure every guest finds it clean, welcoming, and well equipped. Do come back!
We liked the upgrades my boys had a great time with the kayaks and the canoe on the pond had a fire by the pond liked new chairs . looking forward to coming back in the future
Wonderful Maine camp!
This is the second September that my husband and I have spent at Pinehurst Too on Sand Pond. We love it! The camp has everything we need, and even kayaks and a canoe. Our dogs love it too. There are very nice hiking trails just steps away, and of course they love the water.
Hopefully we'll be back next year as well!
There is no better endorsement of a vacation rental than a returning guest, and I am delighted that the attention I and my property manager and house cleaner pay to keeping Pinehurst Too immaculate and well outfitted makes for satisfied guests. It's a mutual effort--these are wonderful guests.
Beautiful little cottage overlooking Sand Pond. Loved reading on the screen porch and dinner at the picnic table watching the loons.
Thank you for a review that illustrates the quiet ambiance, the feeling of being in a peaceful, beautiful retreat. Exactly what guests choose Pinehurst Too for.
Guest passes to U. Maine at Farmington's gym with exercise equipment are available for purchase. On snowmobile trail ITS 82 and in the summer we see an occasional ATV. While you cannot see a neighboring camp, noise is amplified over water, so if someone nearby puts 20 people around their fire pit and has a party, you are going to hear it. This does not happen often, it's not a frat party area, mostly owner occupied, but absolute quiet cannot be guaranteed. Also, this is not the last camp on this dead-end road: 7 neighbors farther down the road do use it, so cars, trucks, ATVs, bicycles, people walking or running with their dogs do come right in front of the cottage.