Peaceful Lakefront Cottage Nestled Among Towering Pines and Hemlocks!
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- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
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Member since: 2008
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
Two of our parents spent many summers at the cottage while they were confined to wheelchairs. The cottage and deck are accessible with thresholds at the outside doors. While wheelchairs fit through all the doors, we have widened the small bedroom door and the half bath door for easier maneuverability. It is a bit tricky getting wheelchairs from the parking lot to the cottage but I did it for many years. ...moreless
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player:
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 27 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 1 - Sep 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 10 - Oct 9, 2017
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Tax Rate 9%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Another nice coastal town. Beautiful little aquarium. Join Cabbage Island Clambakes for a boat trip to an island and a great lobster feed. You can also take a boat trip to the Burnt Island Lighthouse where guides in period costumes tell you about life of lighthouse keepers and their families....MoreCollapse
Year Purchased: 1980
About the owner: We live 10 minutes from this cottage and are very happy to provide advice and assistance in enjoying our small piece of heaven.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Vernon, ME, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.
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Long Pond Cottage
Part of living room area with woodstove.
The hallway to the bedrooms and bathrooms and upstairs loft.
Master bedroom with king sized bed and convertible queen sized couch.
One of the two bathrooms. One has a shower, this one a washer and dryer.
Side deck and master bedroom glass door
Front deck and grill.
Our dock and float
View from master bedroom onto deck
The loft with view toward the lake.
Cottage from the dock
Another view of the side deck
A Great Blue Heron flies over a loon a few feet from our dock
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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