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Secluded Lakefront Cottage on 5 acres. Very private, family friendly.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Lakefront Cottage, Sleeps 6

Enjoy a peaceful vacation on beautiful Biscay Pond. This lakefront cottage is situated on an ecologically diverse 5 acre lot with 625 feet of private waterfront. A large secluded backyard has plenty of room for Frisbee, badminton, a game of soccer or sunbathing and a quiet barbecue. The front yard slopes gently down to the water’s edge. It’s perfect for children of all ages.

Roomy master bedroom with Queen size bed, two smaller bedrooms with twin and bunk beds. Linens are provided. The kitchen is equipped with dishes and utensils. Large dining room table makes for a festive atmosphere.

Walk to the beaver lodge and beaver dam on the northern boundary of the property. A canoe is equipped and waiting on the shore for a daytime cruise or a moonlight paddle under the stars. Three small coves on the private waterfront provide fishing opportunities as well as swimming.

Quiet country road is perfect for biking, jogging or long relaxing walks at the end the day.

More Details

Jaja Martin
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Jaja Martin

Dave and Jaja sailed into Midcoast Maine after a 15 year circumnavigation on a small sailboat. 'The picturesque coastline, sense of community and numerous attractions of the area were so compelling that we stayed!'

Jaja Martin purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Jaja Martin chose Bremen

After living in various ports throughout the world, we fell in love with the Midcoast Area. When we found this unique parcel of lakefront property we felt that we owned a small piece of paradise.

What makes this cottage unique

Hidden from the road down a winding grassy driveway, this cottage affords the privacy we've always enjoyed. The waterfront includes a small peninsula where loons shelter and beaver swim past on the way to their lodge. We enjoy barbecuing on a warm summer evening, going for a swim, and relaxing as the sun sets.

Guestbook comments from the owner

One of the joys of renting our cottage is the opportunity to meet wonderful people like you! You were excellent guests, so clean and fun to talk with. Thank you for staying with us!

Jun 2016
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Bremen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Roomy Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Lakefront Cottage on 5 acres. Very private, family friendly.
average rating of 4.785714 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Lake Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family vacation at the cottage. It was completely suitable for two grandchildren, two parents and two grandparents. The location was excellent. The cottage was indeed secluded and quiet, without any next door neighbors.

The grandchildren were able to play ball outside in the yard, swing on an old fashioned rope swing and pick berries. The lake was just far enough away for the kids to safely play. The lake was simply beautiful and much larger than expected, perfect for jumping off the dock and taking a swim. The cottage was open, airy and fit six people comfortably.

The cottage was an easy drive from Damriscotta, located far enough away from the traffic and town congestion, but close enough to food shop at Hannafords and restaurant dinning. We discovered a good coffee, ice cream shop and two great lobster shacks in the little village of Round Top.

One of the greatest moments was watching the sunsets over the lake. Great vacation spot and would certainly rent the cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the Lake House. It is a rustic cottage, well appointed with all cooking items needed in the kitchen. It is very clean! JaJa is eager to please and checked in with us by stopping by and by email. She left items we requested....some beach towels, on our porch after an email request. My only suggestion may be to add a dock ladder so it's easier to get back on the dock after jumping in! We made some lovely, old fashion vacation memories. It was wonderful. Love that there is no TV. Internet it available and works well. No washer and dryer, just FYI. It was easy to run to town and do a load of laundry. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were wonderful guests! So fun to talk with. I feel lucky to have gotten to know you. I hope you come back some time in the future! Jaja
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  • 5 of 5

Truly a cabin in the woods. Issy Ossy was a comfortable spacious open place to wake with the sun, sit and listen to the Loons, paddle in the bright sun, and return to for big meals and gorgeous sunsets. It is secluded from other houses down it's long driveway, but close enough to towns and sights to make all the travelers happy. Visit a lighthouse, shop for trinkets, or sit on the dock and do absolutely nothing. Thank you JaJa for a great place and your warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time visiting Bremen, Maine. It was peaceful and refreshing, and encouraged lots of exploring of the property, the area and in the nearby towns. We enjoyed just being together in this "nature preserve" and lovely home and did lots of cooking and even toasted marshmallows one cool night!. A little chipmunk was curious and came to visit us every day. We all had a good time, and the owners were very helpful and accommodating. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Linda. We enjoyed having you and your family stay at our lake house. You were the perfect guests! Jaja
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Great home and a welcoming host!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I couldn't be happier with our choice to stay as Issi Ossi in Bremen. Jaja met us on our first night to welcome us and gave us great advice about activities, driving in the area and even suggested a great country store in Round Pond that our daughters absolutely loved! Our girls (2 and 6) had a great time down by the water and loved the paddleboat. The water is not very good for little ones to wade by themselves, the bottom is mostly large and sometimes slippery rocks. Even so, our little one loved "sliding" down the rocks into the water with my help and my oldest was able to jump off the dock and swim back to the rocks. I would recommend water shoes for traction. The home was spacious and cozy and well equipped with everything we needed from towels to board games and kitchenware. We explored the area every day and would recommend Pemaquid Beach and the Lighthouse, Boothbay Harbor, the aquarium and Botanical Gardens. We also took a short drive to Camden to Mt Battie, which is a short hike (and even shorter drive) up to a beautiful view. We had so many adventures and were so sad to leave at the end of the week knowing there were so many more places to explore. We would definitely recommend renting this beautiful home for an authentic Maine getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great summer retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a summer stay - the lake is gorgeous, the house is fully equipped with everything you need, and the location offers peaceful privacy.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Portland Airport PWM
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Several in Damariscotta
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Hardy Boat to Monhegan
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Several in Damariscotta, New Harbor and Pemaquid
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Biscay Pond Beach
Car: necessary

A canoe, equipped with paddles and life jackets, awaits you at your private waterfront. Visit Monhegan Island by ferry boat to hike to the cliffs, and experience the historical artist community. Enjoy whale watching, seal watches, or an evening lighthouse cruise. Botanical Gardens and nature walks. Kayak tours of lakes, ocean bays and outer islands.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are subject to change without notice until confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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