Twin Oaks on Great Pond(4 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 Bedroom Cottage 'on Golden Pond'
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 and there is at least one Bald Eagle that can be spotted on this end of the lake.
Cool delicious well water from our private well offers a no cost alternative to bottled water. The cottage features quiet new ceiling fans, WIFI Internet, HI-DEF flat screen TV with dvd and premium cable service. A huge fully screened porch overlooks the beautiful golden sunsets across the cove. You can enjoy delicious grilled meals from the gas grill in the yard. The 32' long 6' wide dock and landing with a fantastic 5' wide stairway with handrail into the water facilitates enjoying the water for people with limited mobility issues The use of two single kayaks for our guests at no additional cost provides plenty of ways to enjoy the water! The kayaks are stable and perfect for first time paddlers. Take lunch and picnic on the pond! Several islands are just a short paddle away. A mere 10 minute paddle from your dock 'darkest africa' as 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 or a blue heron fishing the shallow water if you are lucky.
After a stay at Twin Oaks, 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.
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Member since: 2012
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
- New double memory foam sofa bed in family room on first floor.
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Full bathroom is on the first floor. Second floor has a half bath.
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Lake View:
32 foot long six foot wide dock & ramp with 7 bumpers and a tandem kayak rack for the two kayaks we furnish at no extra cost. Wide stairway into the water with railing for easy water access....moreless
- Mountain View:
The Town of Belgrade Lakes on the opposite end of the lake offers a quaint atmosphere, several nice eateries and Day's Store has the best whoopee pies on the planet plus groceries, hot food and deli....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
No towels are provided, you need to bring any kitchen, bath or beach towels you think you will need. Also, bring toilet paper and paper towels, plastic bags or baggies that you think you need....moreless
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Pet Fee $75
- Fee per pet per week $75
- Taxes Not included
Cancellations: refund available only if cottage is re-rented.
Rentals are Saturday through Saturday. Check-in 3 p.m. Check-out 10 a.m.
Cottage must be thoroughly cleaned, trash bagged and placed in outdoor trash cans and all items restored to their original locations prior to check-out.
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Weekly rate $1095. 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 $100 due with final payment. Additional $50 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 outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Lakewood Theatre in nearby Madison, ME is one of Americas oldest and most famous summer theaters which offers exceptional performances of comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's shows from late-May through mid-September.
Year Purchased: 1935
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 at this cottage. I left Maine for upstate New York for high school when my parents closed the Elmwood Hotel in Waterville, Maine and went to college at Cornell University. A Navy career took me around the world, but now I am looking forward to retiring back to Maine in late 2016. My wife and I are both retired US Naval Officers. Some of my favorite things to do are kayaking around Great Pond, swimming, walking, biking, playing with our dogs and traveling to see new places.
Why the Owner Chose Rome, ME, USA:
My grandfather, Richard W. Begley originally purchased this cottage approximately 80 years ago. I was born and raised in nearby Waterville, Maine and spent nearly every summer until college at this cottage. I have fond memories of fishing off the dock and the puppet shows that Mary Lane McMillan held at the camp next door ("Afterglow") for the children in the area.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The huge screened in porch and nice landing that you can sit and enjoy the lake from are definite pluses. Kayaking on the lake with the 2 kayaks included with your rental at no extra cost is a relaxing way to enjoy and explore the lake. Island hopping, swimming, walking and biking along the roads and even snorkeling along the shore of the lake or out around the islands are fun ways to spend time on the lake. The lake also offers great fishing having been featured on national television shows for its great bass fishing.
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Twin Oaks from the Road
Living Room (New for 2016 LA-Z-Boy recliners and memory foam sofa bed not shown)
Dock showing stairway with railing into the water
Floatplanes on Great Pond are not uncommon.
Twin Oaks from lake side looking back at Crystal Spring Lane
Screened-In Porch Looking from kitchen door toward the lake.
The view of the dock and lake from the landing.
Sunset on Great Pond
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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