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Peaceful lakefront cottage nestled among towering pines and hemlocks!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Enjoy life in the Maine woods. Sit on the dock or deck and watch osprey and bald eagles fly overhead and loons and great blue heron catch fish. Enjoy a refreshing swim out to the float and lie in the sun. Canoe down the lake to numerous private coves and picnic spots. (There are five cottages south of us then the rest of the shoreline is under resource protection and has no cottages.) End your day snug in bed, listening to the tremolo call of the loons.

Long Pond is a ten mile long lake in Central Maine. It is located in the towns of Mount Vernon, Belgrade and Rome. The cottage is on the southern, quieter, half of the lake. The village of Belgrade Lakes is on the northern half of the lake and is accessible by water if you wish. The two halves of the lake are connected by a narrow passage under a bridge at Castle Island. Fishermen can catch large and small mouth bass, northern pike, perch, pickerel and brown trout in its waters. Fishing boats can be rented at Castle Island Camps a few miles across the lake. Larger boats for water skiing are also available from other locals. There is a state boat landing at Castle Island if you bring your own boat.

The cottage was rebuilt in 1990 with knotty pine paneling throughout. It has a large living-dining-kitchen area with cathedral ceiling overlooking the lake. There are two bedrooms on the main floor and a loft upstairs. The small bedroom has two twin beds. The master bedroom, also with a cathedral ceiling, has a king size bed (two twins bolted together so can be separated if you wish). The master bedroom also has a triple sliding glass door opening onto the private side deck overlooking the lake. The loft has two twin beds and a day bed. The cottage has two bathrooms, one with a shower and the second with a washer and dryer. There is electric heat in both bedrooms as well as a woodstove in the living area to keep you comfortable on cool summer mornings. You are welcome to use the gas grill on the deck but no other outdoor fires are allowed. The side deck wraps around a large rock and is private because we own the two adjacent lots on that side.

The property includes 300 feet of lakefront part of which is a small sandy beach that is perfect for young children to swim or for launching your canoe or kayak. There is a dock with tie ups for two boats as well as a float to swim to.

The town of Mount Vernon is a ten minute drive. There you can find a gas station, very well stocked country store and the Post Office Cafe for delicious breakfasts and lunches overlooking Minnehonk Lake. There are also several gift and antique shops. Augusta with several shopping malls and supermarkets is about 30 minutes away. There are hiking trails just out the back door of the cottage plus many more within a short drive. The Kennebec Highlands is a network of trails and protected land nearby.

Mount Vernon is nicely situated in an area of hills and lakes. We are a little over an hour from picturesque coastal communities such as Camden, Boothbay, Pemaquid Point and Portland. We are also a little over an hour from the western mountains such as Tumbledown which is a spectacular moderate climb with a lake on top for a cool dip.

While not close by, visitors to Maine often want to visit Acadia National Park and Mount Katahdin, Maine's highest mountain and most incredible climb. Acadia is about 3 hours east. Katahdin is about 4 hours north.

Keywords: Long Pond, Mount Vernon, Maine,

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Larry Liebling
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Larry Liebling

We live 10 minutes from this cottage and are very happy to provide advice and assistance in enjoying our small piece of heaven.

Larry Liebling purchased this cottage in 1980

Why Larry Liebling chose Mount Vernon

We moved to Mount Vernon because it is a beautiful rural town surrounded by lakes, an hour from the coast and an hour from the mountains. We bought this property because we wanted a place near our home for our parents to stay while our children were young. Now that our parents cannot use it, we are sharing it with others.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace, quiet and beauty. If you have a canoe or kayak you can explore the shore south of us. After passing 5 cottages, the rest of the shoreline is under resource protection. There are many coves and spots for exploring and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a beautiful week in June at this cottage. During our stay, we kayaked the lake and saw loons, otters, herons, eagles, and turtles. The house itself was immaculate, with ever possible need foreseen. The owner has thoughtfully provided everything from linens to boardgames to reading material. He was gracious and welcoming. We would definitely return to Long Pond Cottage!
Jun 2013
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Mount Vernon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Peaceful lakefront cottage nestled among towering pines and hemlocks!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Media, PA

Great Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

My family loved going to Long Pond Cottage! The owners were super friendly and the house was spotless....spotless! If you enjoy lounging around on the lake, fishing, swimming, or boating (boat rentals are on Castle Island Road), this place is for you. Great master bedroom with a huge deck overlooking the lake. Kids loved the loft on the second floor which gave beautiful views of the lake. This place really feels like a home away from home. My family truly loved getting away from it all. The village of Belgrade Lakes is about 10-15 minutes away, where there is a country store and restaurants. Don't forget to stop by the Post Office Vafe in Mt. Vernon for a great breakfast.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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State Boat Ramp
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Castle Island Camps
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The Village Inn Restaurant
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Post Office Cafe
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The Kennebec Highlands
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The Emporium Restaurant
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Hannaford Supermarket
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L. L. Bean
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Brunswick Music Theater
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Tumbledown Mountain
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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse
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Boothbay Harbor


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.