|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Center Pond Retreat is located on the north shore of Center Pond in the Town of Sangerville with easy access over a 2 mile well-maintained gravel road. The camp is located on the water with beautiful views from the living room and both bedrooms. It is only 8 miles from Dover-Foxcroft, 14 miles from Dexter, and 7 miles from Guilford. There is a hammock, outdoor fire pit, charcoal grill, 2 picnic tables, a 30' aluminum dock with stairs, and 2 kayaks available at no charge. The camp has a small bedroom on the first floor with a twin/ full bunkbed, and a large loft area on the second floor with a king size bed & sitting area. There is one full bathroom on the first floor, and 1/2 bathroom on the second floor. The camp also has a fully-equipped kitchen including a gas range/stove, large refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, and all of the smaller applicances you may need to enjoy your stay. There are plenty of dishes, flatware and utensils. A stacked washer/ dryer is on the first floor. There are two flat screen LED TVs (42' & 32') with DIRECT TV. And free WiFi! All linens, bath towels, and kitchen towels are provided. For chilly nights in Maine there are two wall-mounted gas heaters.
There is a public boat launch on Center Pond for those who wish to bring their own boat.
All amenities provided, beautiful waterfront, hammock, two kayaks provided, free Wifi.
Beautiful home, great access to the lake, wonderful area, nice people in the community. Thanks again Ralph.
Hope to do this again sometime.
We enjoyed the wonderful cabin. Best equipped "camp" I've ever been to. Everything was as presented in description. The towns near Center pond are inhabited with friendly folks. Music, food at Stutzman's Sunday brunch, Thursday night music and lobster roll at Monson's Lakeside cafe and a performance at Dover-FoxCroft's Centre Theater were unexpected delights.
Picture camping in the wilderness - but not staying in a tent but a beautiful and tastefully decorated cabin.
Our family (including two teenage children) really fell in love with Center Pond. From fishing (no great whoppers - but hundreds of bream, bass and a few trout) to kayaking across the lake to see the eagles (This was the greatest of all - directly across the lake there is a nest and a roost where there are two immature bald eagles and one of the parents - they fish and watch you kayak - but let you know they are there with their screams) - it was one of the most relaxing places that we have ever been.
There are some nice local restaurants around - nothing fancy - but just good all around Maine countryside food.
Great sunrises (and photo ops) off the dock.
Never needed the air conditioner (though available) and not sure if we even turned on the tv - we spent a lot of time outdoors.
We came to Center Pond from Acadia - about 1.5-2 hour drive - and it was a welcome change to get away from the crowds there (yes it is beautiful - but if you go do so early in morning or after 5 pm to avoid the crowds).
By the way - there is an extremely friendly (or curious) chipmunk that shows up in the morning - I was quite sure that if I had a few peanuts with me he would have jumped in my hand to eat them as he climbed down from the tree and ran up to within about 2 feet of me without appearing scared.
We hope to visit again - and would love to see this place in the fall - I can only imagine the colors!
Great owner communication - extremely helpful and complete instructions for everything - plus very easy to work with - of the 10 or so VRBO rentals we have done around the world these owners have done it better than any other we have dealt with - THANK YOU!
My family and I spent a week here and had an amazing time. We enjoyed the quiet pond everyday! We were almost always the only ones in the water. The kayaks we such a wonderful bonus. Still close enough to get what you need but secluded enough to relax and not worry about the rest of the world. We had one of our best vacations here.
The cabin was beautiful and cozy! ! The pond was so serene and warm!! We kayaked around the pond almost everyday!! Definitely a relaxing, quiet family vacation!!
If you're looking for a rural getaway, this is the place for you. My wife and I spent a week here with our 8 month old daughter and got exactly what we were hoping for. We only left the house a few times. We were more than content to lay in the hammock, take the kayaks out, read, swim (water shoes are encouraged... the pond's bottom is rather murky), sit by the campfire and cook ourselves big meals. We meant to go for a hike one day, but were too content with our activities at the house. The surrounding towns (Dover-Foxcroft or Dexter both about 15-20 minutes away) are somewhat limited in what they offer, so if you want to lay by the pond by day and go out lavish dinners at night, this may not be the place for you. That being said, there are a few absolute gems in the area. We fell in love with a farm stand that had great pizza, excellent produce and top-notch baked goods. Also, there was an ice cream stand in D-F that left us impressed, and ice cream is an area of our expertise.
The house itself is in great condition and Ralph was extremely accommodating. We were very pleased with our stay and would highly recommend it to others.
Center Pond Retreat is located in the small Town of Sangerville, and is within reasonable driving distance of world class destinations including Acadia National Park, the Moosehead Lake region, the 100-mile Wilderness section of the Appalachian Trail, which begins in Monson and terminates at the top of Mt. Katahdin. Mt. Katahdin is also located in Baxter State Park, a 200,000 acre park containing 46 mountain peaks and known for its remote hiking and paddling opportunities. Center Pond Retreat is also near other significant natural resources, including the 839-acre Peaks-Kinney State Park located on Sebec Lake, a 10 mile-long lake with cold water fisheries. Park has a beach with picnic and grill sites. There is also Little Moose Public Reserved Lands located in Greenville, a 15,000 acre forest with backcountry hiking and fishing opportunities, and the 15,628 acre Seboeis Public Reserved Lands forest with many miles of shoreline on Sebeois Lake, a lake that supports a cold water/ warm water fisheries. This area is known for its abundant wildlife, and offers opportunities to photograph the famous Maine moose. For those with off road bikes, there is the Four Seasons Adventure Trail, a State-owned linear multi-use trail that begins in Newport and ends in Dover-Foxcroft. The Maine Audubon Society oversees the Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary, a 1,600 acre nature preserve, with a hike-to Nature Center, examples of old growth forest, and crystalline ponds, and hiking trails. Center Pond Retreat is located near the towns of Dover-Foxcroft, Sangerville, Guilford, and Dexter, all towns with cultural and historical significance, and all typical of a rural Maine community, self-reliant, great food, and friendly people.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Property can be rented only on a weekly basis from Saturday to Saturday
2-week maximum, unless otherwise approved by owner
Check-in at 3:00 pm on day of arrival, and Check-out at 10:00 am on day of departure
Rental agreement will be provided and signed by renter
Deposit will be returned if cancellation is made 60 days prior to scheduled arrival