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Last updated: 07/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    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

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere on the property....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    Please let us know if you want to use it and we will connect it before your arrival....moreless

  • Games:

    Small ping pong table and some board games are available....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV can't pick up any broadcast stations (Satellite and cable are not available at our location) but has a Netflix account and Roku attached. ...moreless

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table can be extended to seat more visitors....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Bedrooms have electric heat....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Incoming calls and 911 only. Cell phone reception is good....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    We supply firewood....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Jul 2 - Sep 5, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,600
Fall
Sep 6 - Oct 10, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Long Pond Cottage

    Long Pond Cottage

  • Part of living room area with woodstove.

    Part of living room area with woodstove.

  • The hallway to the bedrooms and bathrooms and upstairs loft.

    The hallway to the bedrooms and bathrooms and upstairs loft.

  • Master bedroom with king sized bed and convertible queen sized couch.

    Master bedroom with king sized bed and convertible queen sized couch.

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • One of the two bathrooms.  One has a shower, this one a washer and dryer.

    One of the two bathrooms. One has a shower, this one a washer and dryer.

  • Side deck and master bedroom glass door

    Side deck and master bedroom glass door

  • Front deck and grill.

    Front deck and grill.

  • Our dock and float

    Our dock and float

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • View from master bedroom onto deck

    View from master bedroom onto deck

  • The loft with view toward the lake.

    The loft with view toward the lake.

  • Cottage from the dock

    Cottage from the dock

  • Another view of the side deck

    Another view of the side deck

  • A Great Blue Heron flies over a loon a few feet from our dock

    A Great Blue Heron flies over a loon a few feet from our dock

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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    6
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
    Cottage
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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 07/20/2016
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