svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay pets
Feedback

Private Lake House in Northern Maine

(23 Reviews)

The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more

Calendar

Last updated: 08/22/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, wrap around porch with Lake Views, Private boat ramp&dock

While it’s easy to confuse Long Lake as there are over 25 lakes so named within the borders of Maine, this Long Lake is closely associated with St. Agatha surrounding portions of the lake with Caribou 25 miles, Van Buren 8 miles, Fort Kent 30 miles, Presque Isle 38 miles. Long Lake is the deepest of the Fish River chain of lakes and covers 6000 acres with a maximum water depth of 163 ft., and over 7 miles long. The surrounding land is primarily forest land and agricultural.

The 1600 sq. ft. Lake House sleeps 6 adults (additional guests require cost increase and prior authorization from owner) comfortably in addition to basement space offering a pool table, piano, and lakeside level access. The cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen with all appliances including microwave, convection oven, stove, warming drawer, and coffee maker. Other features include Canadian rockers, a king Master bed with comfortable mattress/pads/linens attached to a half bath. The 2nd Bedroom is a queen size with comfortable mattress/pads/linens. The 3rd bedroom offers full size bunk beds with comfortable mattresses/pads/linens. A 2nd full bathroom is furnished with bath and beach towels.


A wraparound deck allows for full lake visibility and lounging. A screened in gazebo on deck allows for outdoor dining, relaxation, happy hour, reading, bird watching, chess matches, etc. A large propane-fueled grill is located on the deck near an adjoining door to the kitchen.

Other amenities include a private boat-launching ramp, high-speed internet, ceiling fans, a/c, radiant heat fireplace, washer and dryer, satellite TV, family games, life jackets, pool table, windsurfer, outdoor fire pit, hammock, croquet set, and a piano.

This vacation Lake House sits in a coved area on Long Lake, ideal for viewing bald eagles and fishing daily in front of the cottage. It is situated in a private location, which requires access to this part of the lake via private road or water. There is no thruway traffic!

This year round Lake House could not be duplicated today being a mere 20 feet from the water’s edge. It features water views throughout the lakeside of the cottage. It is a bird watcher’s haven with a bald eagle nest around the bend. Located in a peaceful and quiet part of the lake, the property is surrounded with an international twist of camp owners, both French Canadians and Americans. Acadian and Irish Settlers were the first to inhabit the area with a strong Native American presence. The small-town spirit and appreciation for their heritage is quite evident today as the French language is commonly heard.

There is a 40’ private dock for fishing, swimming, lounging. The lake has a shallow entry from the shoreline with a gradual increase in depth that is ideal for children and older adults. Ducks, loons, eagles will be constant water companions.

Salmon, brook trout, trout, rainbow smelt are the principal fishery. The lake supports a sport fishery for brook trout and landlocked salmon of statewide significance with salmon averaging 16” in length. Ice fishing is open January 1 through March 31.

Closest grocery store is 8 miles away in Van Buren, Maine. Nearby guide services and rental equipment for winter and summer activities are available. (Snowmobiles, snow skis, kayaks, canoes, boating, jet ski, etc.)

Rates: $1200/wk USD
Saturday 3pm check-in - Saturday 9am check-out
Daily rate $225/day USD 4 day minimum stay

Contact owner for monthly or long-term rates
Security deposit 50% USD due promptly
Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival otherwise reservation will be cancelled with no refund.

Time is critical in vacation rentals, and your reservation will hold this home off the market for a period of time. If you cancel for any reason after we have confirmed your rental, no amounts paid will be refunded unless the home is re-rented. If it is re-rented, 80% will be returned. (minus 20% service charge) The earlier you tell us you may need to cancel, the more likely we will be able to re-rent. We encourage you to get Travel Insurance to cover forfeited rental payments in case you have to cancel your rental.

Winter Months: Some of the best snowmobiling and ATV trails in the country can be seen on the other side of Long Lake. With Canada a stone’s throw away, bring your passport. There are US and Canadian well-maintained downhill and cross-country ski trails to choose from. Or you can decide not to travel that day and snowshoe or cross country ski on the lake.
Can Am Crown 250 Sled Dog Race (qualifier for Alaskan Iditarod Race)
World Cup Biathlon Events (qualifier for Olympic competition)

Summer Months: French Acadian heritage events.
August 8-24, 2014 Congrès Mondial Acadien
International Muskie Derby Competition
Ployes Festival
Near by US and Canadian golf courses.
Send email

+1 3185488320

Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1580 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no pyrotech fireworks on property. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 bunk bed

    Twin size mattresses, bureau and closet. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Vanity table with bench, bureau, closet and half bath. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Completely renovated 2012, storage for linen and towels ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Half bath in the master bedroom. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Games
  • Pool Table:

    Not a professional table, but adequate for rainy days. ...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Ski-In:

    Cross-country skiing...moreless

  • Ski-Out:

    Cross-country skiing...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    It seats comfortably 4, with a coffee table for young adults and children. Portable table available, 4 collapse tray tables. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Heating:

    Oil burning heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    DSL - Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens are high quality products...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and sitting areas all visible. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Large asphalt driveway with excessive parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Both beach and large bathroom towels, wash cloths...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Basement...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    wood burning stove in basement...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Rentals available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    4 local golf courses available, Birch Haven, Fort Kent, Grand Falls NB, Presque Isle...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Rentals available ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Rentals available...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 23 traveler reviews
Loading...
 
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2016
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$225
$1,200
2017
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$225
$1,200
2018
Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2018
4 night min stay
$225
$1,200
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$225
$1,200

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable No-Smoking $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Discounts on back-to-back weeks contact owner

For monthly or long-term rates contact owner

Absolutely no smoking and no pets.

Maximum occupancy - 6 adults. Contact owner for additional guests authorization.

Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival otherwise reservation will be cancelled with no refund.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Travel with peace of mind.
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
 

Calendar

Last updated: 08/22/2016
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

View Guide powered by:
30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Presque Isle, Maine
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Fort Kent, Maine

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: One of the owners is originally from northern Maine. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere, French heritage with both Americans and Canadians. We are outdoor advocates, enjoy water activities, outdoor environment, outdoor winter activities, wild life, and bird watching particularly the bald eagles. Love it!!

Why the Owner Chose Square Lake, ME, USA:
This property has one of the best views of the lake. With clear weather, daily magnificent sunsets are a regular occurrence. With large windows wrapped around the lakeside, views are continuous throughout the day from the kitchen, family room, sitting and dining areas. It is easy to become mesmerized by the views and forget about projects needing attention.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Just being in Maine is a 'unique benefit' in and of itself. Best of all, the lake house is a gem and provides the kind of retreat from the pressures of daily life. What's more, it is a haven for children. It is centrally located amongst French communities in the 'The Valley'. With two Universities within 45 minutes from the cottage and the Canadian border less than 6 miles away. Short or long excursions can take you to Quebec City 3 hours away or Olympic trials for biathlon ski competitions 40 minutes away. For snowmobile activist, one of the main trails is located on the other side of the lake. Fisherman and boating enthusiasts have a private boat ramp with opportunities for brook trout, lake trout fishing, and ice fishing at their fingertips.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 08/22/2016

Send email

 

Photos

  • Water skiing from the dock

    Water skiing from the dock

  • Dining area or game table.

    Dining area or game table.

  • Radiant fireplace

    Radiant fireplace

  • Bedroom #1 King size bed with half bathroom

    Bedroom #1 King size bed with half bathroom

  • Bedroom #2

    Bedroom #2

  • Full bathroom

    Full bathroom

  • Sunset water skiing

    Sunset water skiing

  • 'Home Plate', peaceful, quiet, well-kept Lake House

    'Home Plate', peaceful, quiet, well-kept Lake House

  • Typical sunset

    Typical sunset

  • LL Bean hammock

    LL Bean hammock

  • Pre-Iditarod Race qualifier nearby, Fort Kent, Maine

    Pre-Iditarod Race qualifier nearby, Fort Kent, Maine

  • Bald Eagles nest nearby

    Bald Eagles nest nearby

  • Galley kitchen

    Galley kitchen

  • Bird watching

    Bird watching

  • Bedroom #2 Queen size bed

    Bedroom #2 Queen size bed

  • Bedroom #3 Full size bunk beds

    Bedroom #3 Full size bunk beds

  • Piano recital with some of our Canadian neighbors.

    Piano recital with some of our Canadian neighbors.

  • Windsurfing is a must

    Windsurfing is a must

  • Photo taken from the Lake House deck. Boat not   included in rental.

    Photo taken from the Lake House deck. Boat not included in rental.

  • Another sunset view from the Lake House

    Another sunset view from the Lake House

  • Standing on Long Lake in the winter time to take this photo. :)

    Standing on Long Lake in the winter time to take this photo. :)

  • Ski slopes at Fort Kent, Maine and Edmunston, NB.

    Ski slopes at Fort Kent, Maine and Edmunston, NB.

  • Mother bald eagle fends off photographer

    Mother bald eagle fends off photographer

VRBO #501017

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 08, 2016

Partner Offers

Enter dates to see accurate pricing

Minimum stay 4 nights
Dates are unavailable
Please enter travel dates
Please enter # of guests
Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
This listing requires that rentals start on a .
Request to Book

Send email

Booking confirmation within 24 hours

Get an Instant Quote

Pay with confidence
 please wait... When you book through the VRBO website, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee Learn more