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Sunrise - Unique private lakefront setting on a serene lake - handicap friendly.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms (1 handicapped), sleeps 8

This new cottage is named 'Sunrise', early risers will see why! Enjoy a North Woods 4-season lakefront cottage fully equipped for use by handicapped individuals, their families and friends. The cottage has ample living space with 2 over-sized bedrooms, connecting handicapped bathroom, and family room/kitchen on the first floor, 2 bedrooms, full bath on the second floor. Ground level entrance to cottage and covered porch. Sit back and enjoy views of the 450 acre pond, woods and mountains or explore the trails on our 40+ acres of woods, bogs and gardens. Everyone will enjoy the ADA compliant rampway to the waterfront. Private dock with complimentary use of canoe and kayak to explore the 11 miles of wooded shoreline on pristine Prong Pond. There could be a moose, beaver, otter or eagle just around the next point! We are located 6 miles from Greenville Village and within shouting distance of Moosehead Lake. When you talk with us we are the owners, not a rental agency.

A note from your hosts: If you are looking for a relaxing, unstructured vacation where the people are honest and friendly, the accommodations are clean and comfortable, and it doesn't cost a small fortune to stay, this is one of the few.

We are your best value in the Moosehead Lake Region. Check our rates compared to others in the region; our rates are all inclusive except for Maine's 9% lodging tax which we must collect for the state. We do not charge extra fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of kayaks/canoes, linens, or cleaning.

Hope to see you here! Pat and Dave

More Details

Owner
Richard Deslongchamps
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

About Richard Deslongchamps

Here at Moosetracks we try to do only one thing and do that well: We provide our guests with comfortable, clean, reasonably priced vacation cottages in a serene pond-side setting. Our guests enjoy spacious fully equipped rustically modern cottages surrounded by acres of private woodlands, wildlife habitat and mountain scenery. All this and only a few minutes from Greenville and all the recreational activities the area has to offer.

Why Richard Deslongchamps chose Greenville

Small towns are unique in that everyone knows everyone and everyone looks out for everyone else. There was a natural gravitation towards Greenville for that reason. Here we know our neighbors, people wave at each other when passing on the road.

What makes this cottage unique

It was luxury starting with a blank sheet of paper. Here we could raise the bar. We could design cottages to take advantage of the unique setting and terrain. We had 40 acres and a half mile of shoreline to play with.

Sunrise, our third cottage, finished in the spring of 2007, was designed to be a handicapped friendly vacation rental retreat from the start. It was built in the 1930’s craftsman style, yet has all of the modern conveniences one expects, including central heating, full baths and fully equipped kitchen. Everything we did in this cottage was with wheelchair accessibility in mind. Not only can a handicapped person live in this cottage independently but others will find it quite functional themselves. Furnishing a “North Woods” cabin required a combination of campy and rustic cedar furniture. Decorations in and around the cottage are definitely in a sunny motif.

The grounds combine existing native trees with open space and perennial gardens tended to by Pat. An ADA compliant ramp winds down thru the woods to a private dock just for this cottage. The sighting of this cottage, tucked in behind some rock ledges, gives one a feeling of total privacy.

The real uniqueness of this property is that over 90% of our ponds shoreline can never be developed thanks to conservation minded land owners. These same landowners allow us to maintain marked trails thru the woods for hiking, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing. Although we are only 6 miles from town the feeling of the pond and woods along with the wildlife makes one think you are much more remote.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Pat and Dave,

Thank you so much for the lovely cottage to rent. We had a wonderfully relaxing week here on Prong Pond. We thoroughly enjoyed the canoeing and kayaking on the pond and the girls enjoyed some swims. We had great fun on a white water rafting trip down the Kennebec River with Northeast Guide Service. We loved all the plantings, fauna and wildlife. Going to sleep to loon calls on the first night was magical. We enjoyed your dog Cera's company, stuffed animals beware! She loved our lab Lilly's flat rabbit. We also enjoyed our neighbors and met up at the fire pit for smores twice, nice company. Thanks again for a wonderful trip. Hope to see you again. The Guarnaccia Family Carlisle, MA
Aug 2010
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Greenville Municipal Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lily Bay Road to State Rte 6/15
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several good restaurants in Greenville Village
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Lily Bay State Park (boat launch to Moosehead too)
Car: necessary

As you leave the endless traffic lights, strip malls and Wal-Marts behind, you will travel thru lightly populated rural Maine to Greenville. Once here you are now in a small outpost town at the edge of the 'Great North Woods'. It is different here; small shops, plaid flannel shirt diners and a couple of wilderness outfitters. Around you are Maine's largest lakes and numerous smaller ponds along with the headwaters of several notable rivers including the Allagash. Mt. Katahdin, just to our north, anchors the northern end of the Appalachian Mtn. chain. Surrounding you are several million acres of working forests, home to the 'American Loggers'. The only traffic jams here are for moose sightings. And this is a recreational wonderland; canoeing/kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, climbing, ATV and snowmobile trails, not to mention fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. We will refer you to our website for detailed turn by turn directions to Sunrise Cottage when needed.

Other Activities: snowmobiling, xc skiing, snowshoeing, white water rafting, wildlife watching

Amenities

Greenville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ADA compliant
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
  • 1st floor bathroom is fully handicapped accessible with transfer tub/shower, grab bars, roll under vanity and adequate turning room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor loft
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st floor
  • All sleeping areas are decorated in cedar log and antique 'camp' furniture. Linens, pillows, blankets and comforters are provided. 1st floor bedrooms are handicapped accessible with adequate turning room and both bedrooms are adjacent to the handicapped bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
This cottage is fully handicapped accessible from the parking area and throughout including an ADA compliant ramp to the water. 2 first floor bedrooms and bathroom as well as kitchen accommodations are designed for use by people in wheelchairs while also being fully functional for others. Complimentary canoe and kayak at your private dock. Towels and linens provided. Pets welcome - well behaved and leashed - please ask. Community firepit - firewood provided. Bring smores makings and meet your neighbors.

Reviews

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Sunrise - Unique private lakefront setting on a serene lake - handicap friendly.
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
West Bath
5

A beautiful and tranquil place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were up in the area for our son’s wedding and needed a place large enough for 8 people to get ready! This place fit the bill perfectly. Only 2 small complaints, very strong sulfer type smell in water, and mirrors, while greatly thought out for wheelchair accessible bathroom, I wish the mirror would’ve extended up farther for people that are not handicapped. Absolutely wonderful accommodations for handicapped people though, much thought, time and effort put into making it accessible for handicapped people, even the dock down to the water! Wonderfully done!

Looking forward to seeing our family pictures photographer took before the ceremony down on the dock.

Would highly recommend this home

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vicki, I am happy you had fun and the home was what you expected. We are redoing the bathroom and the mirror will be at proper height. Sorry about the sulfur in the water this just started and we are putting in a carbon filter system in November. Please come back and stay with us in the future. Thank You Richie
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5

Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed there with three other couples. We had a great time touring the Greenville area, fishing in the pond and visiting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sunrise!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great place to go to spend time with your family very private.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Dennis, Massachusetts - Cape Cod
5

A Heavy Dose Of Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Be prepared for a major dose of serenity, peacefulness and complete silence. "Sunrise" is appropriately named for the amazing sunrises over the mountain. The pond is beautiful, too.

I would say the pictures of the cottage do it no justice. It's way more beautiful, clean and roomy. I think the photos of the house should show the back porch. I was not aware it even existed. A great place to congregate.

If you are looking for wildlife, look no further. The moose are everywhere.

Our week long stay included a trip to Mount Katahdin - long crazy, bumpy dirt road, but worth the trip. About 55 miles. Another trip to Acadia, about 2 1/2 hours for lobsters and a spin around the loop. Cooked lobsters back at the cottage, with beer, wine and lots of laughs.

Greenville is a pleasant little town with good resturants and activities for everyone. Come check out "Sunrise". Maine did not disappoint.

My family and I are from Cape Cod. We will go back again soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! I do have to update the pictures as we finished the addition a day before the first guest arrived this year. It is so nice that you took full advantage of the beautiful area and the crazy dirt road to Mount Katahdin didn't slow you down. Please come back and visit us again. Sincerely Richard and Beth Deslongchamps
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5

Beautiful Lakefront Home, wonderful dock

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this lakefront home. Everything is as described and leaves nothing to be desired. I would really recommend this rental to anyone wishing to explore the area around Greenville and Moosehead Lake. A special bonus was the dock and the complimentary use of canoes. Pat and David were very helpful. Thanks again for sharing your vacation rental

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. We would be remiss if we didn't encourage our guests to explore the 11 miles of pristine shore frontage ,10 miles of which can never be built on, around this spectacular mountain pond. As we expand our fleet of complimentary canoes we have added 1 and 2-up kayaks at each cottage for the enjoyment of the whole family. You will also see us on the pond quite often exploring, watching for wildlife, and taking in the sunsets as well. Pat and Dave
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5

Beautiful, cozy and wheelchair accessible too!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a home away from home, and beautiful and cozy as well. Pat and Dave are wonderful hosts and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay there. It is really hard to find nice accommodations for my husband who is in a wheelchair, so it was especially nice that it was so easy for him to get around, even had a ramp so he could get to the dock! Also, close to town, so fishing and dining were close by and the shops in Greenville were so cute. We enjoyed our stay there so much we are talking about when we can get up there again. I would recommend this cottage to everyone I know!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, Thank you for your review. That we were able to accommodate you and your husband easily is why we built this lovely cottage. I read your guest book comments as well, you both had a busy time while here, fishing and relaxing. I'm always in awe of the very professional services our "Maine Guides" provide that you experienced first hand. Dave
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No extra fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of canoes/kayaks, or cleaning.
Partial weeks may occasionally be available in the summer season, please contact us for the correct daily rate.
2 other cottages available if your group is larger or another cottage suits you better:
Birch Overlook Cabin, Homeaway property #235719 (sleeps 6)
Prong Mountain Cabin, Homeaway property #237826 (sleeps 6)
Check out 10:00am on day of departure - Check in 2:00pm on day of arrival.
During the summer season the weekly changeover day is on Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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