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Little Red Cottage in Maine!

Bedrooms 3
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms + sleep sofa (sleeps 6-8), 1 bathroom, sandy beach lakefront + dock

Cozy lakefront cottage with easy access to beaches (York and Kennebunk) and salt ponds (Biddeford) as well as shopping outlets (Kittery and Freeport) and quaint Maine towns (Ogunquit, Orchard Beach). “Rustic” 3-bedroom cottage with modern kitchen & bath. Great deck with panoramic view of the lake. Cathedral ceilings, air conditioning units in each room. Raft with slide. Fishing, swimming, campfire, relaxing!

Analee Wulfkuhle
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

Why Analee Wulfkuhle chose Sanford

Cozy cottage with a great deck & panoramic view of the lake. Spend your days playing (raft with slide!); swimming from the dock to explore the islands; biking; fishing in the rowboat OR explore nearby Kennebunkport (great restaurants and playgrounds), salt ponds (Biddeford), beaches (Old Orchard, York), theatre (Ogunquit), museums (Portland), and shopping (Freeport, Kittery). Close to town (10-15 minutes) for necessities, golf/mini golf, movie theatre, parks, and Shane’s of Maine ice cream!


South Sanford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a top-of-the-line futon and VERY comfy!
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Bed
  • Cathedral ceilings with openings in two of the bedrooms. Central ceiling fan gives good air circulation (although air conditioners are throughout the cottage, if needed.)
  • Games
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Dock with raft and slide!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Little Red Cottage in Maine!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews

Lovely cottage, beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! Very roomy cottage with three bedrooms, and room to sleep at least 8, although there were just the two of us. The house was clean, and the owner was very anxious to solve any issues we had. (Analee is great!) The lake is beautiful, and there is a small beach with a dock and a floating slide for the kids to play in the water. There is also a small boat with life jackets and fishing gear if that is your desire. Our grandchildren loved the place - it's close to town, with shopping available within five miles or so. We recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was cozy, clean, and had amazing views of the lake.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived the cleaning crew was just finishing up. They were courteous and friendly. The cottage was very clean. It rained the entire time we were there but the large windows and sliding doors provided wonderful views of the lake and the vacation was very relaxing. The porch was especially nice. The beds were comfortable. We'll definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfectly placed on the lake! Absolutely loved everything about this place. 10-15 minutes away from Shaw's and Walmart which was very convenient. Also the seller was so nice and made everything so easy! I will absolutely be going back here!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakefront bliss!

  • 3 of 5

If you want seclusion on a lake this cottage has it! Absolutely lovely Estes Lake. My kids loved swimming, kayaking and fishing in it. The best part was it was very quiet and we felt we had the lake to ourselves. The sunset on the lake in the evening was lovely as well. There is a wonderful elongated dock that is not shown in pics that allow access into lake. There is also a very large deck. The home was about 25 min from Kennebunkport. The cottage was fine for the 4 of us. There is a list of things you need to bring that the owner informs you of when you send your deposit in. There was no cleaning service so we had to clean ourselves upon departure in order to receive deposit back. Which was not a big deal. But if you don't want to clean while on vacation, you may want to inquire. It would be nice to have a deeper professional cleaning in between renters as when we arrived it was tidy but could've have been a bit cleaner. The kitchen utensils could also use a bit of updating. Overall, we did have a wonderful time due to great weather and lake access.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “Lakefront bliss” is a frequent reaction! I’m posting a panoramic view of the deck to give a better preview. I’ve also bought some new pots/pans/etc. I often get feedback on the “well-equipped kitchen,” but the new items are a little less “Maine camp” and more “vacation retreat.” I also have done a deep clean and have arranged for professional cleaning between renters, so arrival for a great stay should be guaranteed. Analee
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A small piece of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever want the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere on a serene picturesque lake; but know that you 5 minutes from many amenities and 15-20 from charming Maine seaside villages? Than this is the place for you. The owner goes out of her way providing you with a wealth of information regarding the property and surrounding areas. The cabin itself is charming and gives you a warm feeling of being home. The large deck overlooking the lake is perfect for your first sip of coffee in the morning, to having a beer or glass of wine while the sun sets over the lake. If I could give the cabin more stars I would, it is the perfect location to find peace with nature and be centrally located around Southern Maine's hot-spots, ranging from outlet shopping on Route 1 in Kittery, seaside villages of Kennebunkport to Portland's bustling food and craft beer scene. With easy access to Route 1 and Interstate 95 you can get anywhere in the state with ease.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been going to this home for three years. It is right on the water which you can't find with newer camps. Our kids love the slide and dock. We also take the rowboat out to the island and look for blueberries. The fishing is great right from the dock and we got a "huge" bass. The owner is lovely to work with and we have never been disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Sanford, Southern Coast, Maine, USA (15 Minutes from Kennebunk and the beach)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

South Sanford Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 14 2017 - Sep 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning $75

I ask my travelers to leave the cottage “broom clean”. Thank you!
FYI, in my 10+ years of renting the cottage, I have never needed to keep the refundable damage deposit. Great renters!!!
100% refundable (rent+cleaning+damage+ HomeAway fee) if cancelation within 60 days of booking; 50% if within 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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