Afterglow Cottage on Great Pond
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
This picturesque lake cottage (Afterglow) is literally 'On Golden Pond' which is actually Great Pond. With 46 miles of shoreline, it is the largest lake in the Belgrade Lakes Chain and is one of the largest bodies of water in the world named 'pond'. The cottage has a rich history from its original owner, acclaimed illustrator and artist, Mary Lane McMillan as the sight of the McMillan School of Fine Arts Vacation School during the 1920s and 1930s.
The great room offers plenty of space to eat at the picnic table, recline in the La-Z Boy recliners, enjoy the WI-FI network, watch TV or a DVD, read or just relax and enjoy the view of the lake. The two story stone fireplace with insert can provide heat on a chilly evening. At night, it is not unusual to hear the enchanting call of loons on the lake, and we have even seen Ospreys perched in the branches just off the screened in porch.
The kitchen was fully renovated in 2012 and it also offers cool delicious well water from our private well. The cottage features a WI-FI network, cable TV and DVD plus three sleeping areas with quiet new ceiling fans and a fully screened porch overlooking the beautiful golden sunsets across the cove. You can enjoy delicious grilled meals from the gas range on the deck. The 32' dock with sitting area and mooring plus the use of two kayaks for our guests at no additional cost provides plenty of ways to enjoy the water! The ocean kayak is incredibly stable and is perfect for first time paddlers while the second kayak is also easy for beginners to master. Several islands are just a short paddle away. A mere 10 minute paddle from your dock 'Darkest Africa' as my childhood friends and I used to call it, awaits your exploration. While the name may be testament to the childhood exaggerations of a youthful perspective, it is still a picturesque little stream where you may catch a glimpse of turtles sunning themselves above the lily pads if you are lucky.
After spending a week at Afterglow, your memories will be ready to harken you back to the time when you experienced first-hand 'The Way Life Should Be' 'On Golden Pond' in Maine.
Keywords: Camp, waterfront, lake, pond, seasonal, lakeside
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Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
32' dock with sitting area. Mooring for boats with renter assuming all risk and liability for boat. Two kayaks included at no cost.. Additional kayaks, canoes or boats can be rented locally....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Per pet/per week $75
- Pet Fee $75
- Taxes Not included
Cancellations: refund available only if cottage is re-rented.
Rentals are Saturday through Saturday. Check-in 2 p.m. Check-out 10 a.m.
Cottage must be cleaned and all items restored to their original locations prior to check-out.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Weekly rate $1295. To confirm a reservation, send a deposit of 50% by mail to owner. Full payment required 45 days prior to rental period. Refundable damage deposit of $150 due with final payment. Additional $75 required per pet per week.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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New England Music Camp in nearby Sidney provides free summer outdoor concerts. Lakewood Theatre in nearby Madison, ME is one of Americas oldest and most famous summer theatres which offers exceptional performances of comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's shows from late-May through mid-September.
Year Purchased: 1981
About the owner: I was born and raised in nearby Waterville, Maine and spent nearly every day of every summer until college barefoot, shirtless and carefree in the white cottage that borders this cottage to the north. My wife and I are retired US Naval Officers and some of my favorite things to do are kayaking around Great Pond, swimming, walking, biking and playing with our dogs and traveling to see new places.
Why the Owner Chose Rome, ME, USA:
I grew up spending my summers next to this cottage and have fond memories of the puppet shows that Mary Lane McMillan used to stage in the great room for the children in the area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Kayaking on the lake, including island hopping, swimming, walking and biking along the roads and even snorkeling along the shore of the lake or out around the islands.
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Cottage from the waterfront. Note screened-in porch.
Fireplace with wood burning insert in the living room
Master bedroom looks out on the lake
Second floor bedroom with three single/twin beds looks out on the lake
One of the many beautiful sunsets
Boaters out on the lake
View across the lake
Our cottage from the waterfront
One of two eating areas in the cottage
Second bedroom on first floor looks out on lake
Boat at our dock
Sailboat viewed from the deck
Float planes occasionally land on the lake in the summer
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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