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Private Lake House On Long Lake (VB Cove)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,580 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


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.

More Details

Diane Futch
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Diane Futch

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!!

Diane Futch purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Diane Futch chose Aroostook County

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Grand Isle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Completely renovated 2012, storage for linen and towels
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath in the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin size mattresses, bureau and closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Vanity table with bench, bureau, closet and half bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
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


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(24 traveler reviews)

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Private Lake House On Long Lake (VB Cove)
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage! It was perfectly cleaned and at a perfect location on the lake. The sunsets are amazing! This is the place to be if you really want to relax :-)) We brought a seadoo while we were there and we really enjoyed the lake with the kids.

I would trully recommend to anyone!!

The property manager, Mike, is a really nice man, very helpful, so are the neighbors, from which we borrowed a tube. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Martine. So happy it all worked out for you and your family. The sunsets are never ending at this lake house. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your words mean more to future guests than anything I can ever say. Looking forward to having you return one day. Diane and Lee
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Mother daughter weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was a perfect place for my me, my sister, and Mom. My Mom has MS so finding a place on one floor was necessary and she loves mornings. This place delivered on beautiful mornings and incredible comfort. All the things we needed were there and the caretaker, Mike, made the stay feel even more welcoming.

We kayaked almost everyday and saw two moose on the road into Van Buren Cove.

If you are considering this place, know that it is immaculate. Very well updated and so very clean. All our beds were so comfortable and the fireplace took the edge off from the cool Fall days.

I want to bring my boys back here. The people are so friendly and the location perfect for reflection and family time.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christine for the review of your recent stay at our lake house. Family is very important to us and so glad your family had an opportunity to enjoy the lake house and it's surroundings. I have to agree that there is no other place on Long Lake that can compare. Thank you for your kind words and look forward to having you as our guests again.
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Amazing vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly what we were looking for with our four year old. The beach area was perfect for her to play and swim. It was nice having a dock for the boar right there. The property and house were clean and well maintained. We appreciated having a propert manager minutes away if we had any questions. Very friendly. Though we brought all that we thought we would need, we were surprised to see how much was provided, like an array of pantry items,etc. we especially enjoyed taking a boat ride and parking it to have lunch at the sporting club. If you are looking for a great, quiet, fun, beautiful vacation rental...this is it. So glad we stayed. We also had very good cimmunization with the owners who were very pleasant and helpful. We plan to book again next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The beach front is perfect for smaller children and maturer adults for getting in and out of the water. Your feedback is important to us and for future guests. You are our best advertisement. We can't make this stuff up. Thank you for taking the time to share your stay at our lake house. Looking forward to having back next year.
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Outstanding view, lakeshore front, Northern Maine woods environment yet near enough for any needs.

  • 5 of 5

description was accurate. Property was clean and well-maintained. Mike Ouellette was awesome and responsive in all ways. I would definitely recommend this property. Love the people from Van Buren and the hospitality of the locals.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your review and reference to the cleanliness! We do our best to make this place spotless and ready for our guests. We welcome you back next time you are in the area. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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It was ideal!

  • 5 of 5

Since I am from Van Buren & have lots of cousins around, I was delighted to have such a pleasant place for my family to stay with me & my husband while we visited cousins. My son hadn't been up there for 16 years & my daughter hadn't been up there for 10 years. Now they want to come again!

We really enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch & loved having morning coffee out there. One night it poured & was rather chilly so the fireplace was a perfect solution to saving that day. (Although, my motto is "there is NEVER a bad day at camp."

The paved driveway was a great help in keeping the house free of mud on the rainy days. The gas grill made cooking for all 6 of us so much easier.

In all it was a TREMENDOUSLY successful vacation. The place was SO clean & the caretaker, Mr. Ouellette, was friendly & very willing to be available for questions or whatever.

Thank you for sharing your little piece of "heaven." The pictures of the place on your website are very accurate. I invited several of my cousins to come in to see the place so they could be comfortable recommending it to folks in their extended circles.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kay, We are thrilled that your vacation with your children was a success. You are welcome to stay anytime. We appreciate you and encourage you to book your next stay before those dates we talked about become unavailable. Thank you again.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view..clean... enjoyed our stay... very nice people.... always answered any questions. Thank you for the stay we all loved the location

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Your reviews are important to us. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Presque Isle, Maine
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Fort Kent, Maine
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Grand Isle Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable No-Smoking $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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