Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Idyllic Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Mid Coast Lake

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

Enjoy an idyllic Maine waterfront vacation nestled in the serene woods of Mid-Coast Maine with convenient access to the restaurants, arts and amenities of Camden, Belfast, Rockland & Augusta.

Awake to beautiful sunrises and the call of loons in our four bedroom, three full bath vacation home which accommodates up to eight people.

Swim, fish, canoe or sail on Sheepscot Pond (1200-acre lake). Or BYOBoat for water-skiing. Picnic on our park like 1.5 acres or sunbathe on 200 ft of private lakefront with sandy beach.

All the comforts of home & then some: Wrap around deck with screened porch with TV, 5 TVs in all; 6 person Hot Tub, Downstairs Recreation Room with pool table (for non serious players) and ping pong table.

Dock for swimming or sunbathing and swim platform; Hummingbirds & Owls included.

Keywords: House

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Richard

Original residents of NYC, my wife and I were lured to Maine by its natural beauty, lakes and easy coastal access. Our vacation home on Sheepscot Lake captures all of these elements while providing convenient access to the sophisticated dining and shopping of Camden/Rockland and Belfast. Sheepscot's serenity and beauty will provide the ideal get away vacation and may result in you too seeking permanent residency in Maine as my wife Stephanie and I did. In 2002, we became permanent residents, making Portland our year round residence, providing convenient access to Sheepscot.

Richard purchased this house in 1999


Palermo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3), Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Idyllic Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Mid Coast Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
New Jersey

This place is wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for small children and everyone else. We really enjoyed every part of this home. You can tell that the owner loves this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

A Spectacular and Rare Find!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely PERFECT vacation. We walked into this home and we were all instantly in love with it! The house is gorgeous, quite spacious- and yet very comfortable and cozy. Our party of 7 adults along with 3 pets had plenty of room!

The views are absolutely beautiful- inside and out! The woods, lake and the landscaping- perfect! The wildlife was abundant. The hummingbirds were super social and always at the feeders. It was so peaceful to sit and watch the large variety of birds coming and going at the various feeders. The owners have spent considerable time on the landscaping and the various plants all over the property make you feel like you are living in a very private fairy tale setting.

The kitchen was very well stocked – and we had dinner nightly outside on the deck. The locking gate was super helpful with the dogs!

Many nights were spent around the large stone fire pit followed by games at the wonderfully large dining room table. Some nights we played cards in the screened in porch while enjoying cool breezes and the sounds of the resident owl, loons and frogs. So peaceful!

Several of our family members took advantage of the hot tub. We had one day of rain and they went for a swim in the lake and came back to warm up in the hot tub.

The large private waterfront sandy beach is amazing. The entry to the water was gradual and smooth- this was a fun surprise for the member of our party with a knee injury! The water was very clear and we spent much time just swimming around the lake with the dogs. We also enjoyed kayaking, canoeing and lounging on the various swim floats. We rented a boat at the local marina and spent time tubing around on the lake as well.

We had so many day trips planned but we were so reluctant to leave our peaceful and relaxing setting that we decided to put some day trips off for next time. We took Richard’s advice and spent some time in Camden- and I am so glad we did. What a picturesque village- with so many unique fun stores to shop in.

Richard was incredibly kind and accommodating and eager to provide any info we may need. Our deposit check was returned within days.

This house is truly perfect. The care the owners put into this house really shows. Beautiful home, breathtaking views, gorgeous landscaping, crystal clean water. I love photography and this was a photographer’s paradise! It is hard to really put into words how truly perfect this house is! Thank you so much for sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Tewksbury, MA


  • 5 of 5

I almost hesitated to write this review because I want to keep this place a secret! My family and I had such a wonderful vacation that here we are 3 weeks later and still raving about it. The house was perfect, the deck was perfect to just sit and watch the lake, the kitchen was well stocked with everything you need and there were towels for days! The pictures truly do not show this house justice. We enjoyed swimming in the lake, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and the hot tub was a nice added bonus! As a Mom of two young boys, I was nervous about 'baby proofing' but upon arrival I was happy to see the railings of the deck were re-done and a rolling gate to block off the stairs! Richard really has everything covered. The lake is extremely quiet and Richard's house has the perfect 'beach' area for little ones! If you are looking for a place to relax and peace and quiet this is it! I cannot say enough about how easy Richard was to work with and how amazing our stay was! We plan to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We were here for the week of the fourth and the minute we walked in, we fell in love with house. It was roomy but kozy at the same time. Three bedrooms upstairs with an open kitchen/dining and living area with a wrap around deck facing the pond. Downstairs was another bedroom and living area with ping pong/pool table. The kitchen is fully equipped with all you need. There is an outdoor fire pit that we enjoyed a couple of evenings just a few feet away from the water. There is a dock with some pretty good fishing. I have some great pictures of my son pulling out a few nice bass! There are also chairs on the dock to sit and watch the loons. There are two kayaks and two canoes that we used several times during the week. My wife and daughter had never kayaked before and they loved it. This is also pet friendly and it was great to have our pup along on vacation with us. We actually took her for a ride in the canoe and had her in the water swimming for the first time. I think she liked the canoe better than swimming! She roamed around the house like she owned it. Bird watching was amazing at all times if the day. We enjoyed it here so much that we didn't take any day trips, we stayed at the house and relaxed! Richard was great and patiently answered all of our questions. We will certainly stay here again. We're already looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

George L.

  • 5 of 5

We can't begin to describe how much fun we had while staying at this rental property! Richard was very kind and accommodating throughout the whole rental process. There was a little bit of construction going on at the lake house next door, but they were very nice and made sure to be respectful during the morning hours.

There was plenty of games and activities available to keep our kids busy for weeks! The dock on the lake provides a great spot for enjoying sunrises, fishing, kayaking, etc. Can't wait to visit again next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Alexandria Virginia

Perfect place for the whole family to relax

  • 5 of 5

This was our second summer with two week stay at this wonderful house. It is such a peaceful, fun place to be. The kitchen is well stocked, as others have mentioned, with staples like salt, sugar, trash bags, paper towels, etc. and plenty of cookware and utensils. Our three kids (16, 12 and 10) loved the first floor space which opens onto the hot tub and has ping pong/pool table and TV. We parents enjoyed the upper level with screened in porch, deck with lake views, bird watching and great spots to eat/relax. The lake is clean, warm and beautiful, the loons are busy there. We really enjoyed the kayaks and canoes, which are in good condition. The kids swam all day, inventing games jumping off the dock. And our dog loved his time swimming in the lake! Neighbors are nice, they brought us a basket of local blueberries while we were there! The house is nice and well maintained, but not fussy, so we felt very relaxed there. We did a few side trips to Camden, Belfast, Freeport and Acadia National park, but really were happiest at the house. Richard the owner is very helpful. We hope to be back again! We love it.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Lodging Tax of 8% is Added to Weekly Rate
Security Deposit of $500--returned subject to no damage within 2 weeks after the rental

50% due upon signing of Contract;
50% + Security Fee due 2 weeks prior to your rental;

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.