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Twin Oaks from the Road

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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom Cottage 'on Golden Pond'

This picturesque lake cottage (Twin Oaks) is literally "On Golden Pond". The golden pond of movie fame is actually this great pond. With 46 miles of shoreline, it is the largest lake in the Belgrade Lakes chain and the largest body of water in the world named 'pond'. The cottage belonged to my grandfather who purchased it in the 1930s.
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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Owner

Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed for $75 per pet per week. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Bedroom window and door to roof offer lake views....moreless

  • Back Bedroom: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Shares half bath with Master Bedroom...moreless

  • New double memory foam sofa bed in family room on first floor.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs half bath: toilet

    Master and back bedrooms share this bathroom upstairs....moreless

  • Full bathroom is on the first floor. Second floor has a half bath.

Other Amenities

  • Tenants have to bring their own linens, paper products, including toilet paper and paper towels. Cottage must be thoroughly cleaned, trash bagged and placed in outdoor trashcans and all items restored to their original locations prior to check-out....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    High Definition premium Cable TV is included....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Beautiful views of the cove from the large screened in porch or the master bedroom....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    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:

    A view of forested hills where the sun sets is visible across the cove. It really is a hill rather than a mountain....moreless

  • Village:

    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

  • Water View:

    You will love it!...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    A nice landing with chairs and lounge chairs for relaxing at the water and enjoying a closeup view of the lake. Our WiFi network provides a good strong signal on the landing and the dock. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a small dining area in the kitchen which seats 4 people. There's also a larger table and chairs on the very large screened in porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Heating:

    Electric heaters in bathroom and living room, plus a portable space heater...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi Internet with high quality router that reaches all the property including the dock and waterfront. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Bedspreads, blankets and pillows are provided. You will need to bring you own sheet, pillowcases and towels, including kitchen, bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    New for 2016 is 2 new LA-Z-Boy recliners and a double sofa bed with memory foam mattress....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking off street....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Includes coffee maker, toaster, microwave provided. Dishes and fully equipped for up to 5 people...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Very large screened in porch. Landing at the lake....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two kayaks with paddles and life preservers are included at no extra charge....moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,195

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Pet Fee $75
  • Fee per pet per week $75
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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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Last updated: 12/07/2016
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Location

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 12/07/2016

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Photos

  • Twin Oaks from the Road

    Twin Oaks from the Road

  • Living Room (New for 2016 LA-Z-Boy recliners and memory foam sofa bed not shown)

    Living Room (New for 2016 LA-Z-Boy recliners and memory foam sofa bed not shown)

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Full Bath

    Full Bath

  • Dock showing stairway with railing into the water

    Dock showing stairway with railing into the water

  • Floatplanes on Great Pond are not uncommon.

    Floatplanes on Great Pond are not uncommon.

  • Fall Foliage

    Fall Foliage

  • Twin Oaks from lake side looking back at Crystal Spring Lane

    Twin Oaks from lake side looking back at Crystal Spring Lane

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Second Bedroom

    Second Bedroom

  • Screened-In Porch Looking from kitchen door toward the lake.

    Screened-In Porch Looking from kitchen door toward the lake.

  • The view of the dock and lake from the landing.

    The view of the dock and lake from the landing.

  • Sunset on Great Pond

    Sunset on Great Pond

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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