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Quintessential Lakefront Cottage with Wonderful Views!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 - 7 nights

About the property

Gorgeous Newly Remodeled Cottage Sits Right On The Shore Of Long Pond!

A classic Maine vacation destination! Ernest Thompson stayed on Long Pond while writing his 1979 play "On Golden Pond". We are located on the south shore of this famous lake, and you can take in one of the nicest views on the lake from our large enclosed screen porch. This cottage features a master bedroom with attached half-bath, a lakeside bedroom with a king bed that can be converted to two twin beds, and a pull out queen sleeper couch for an extra guest or child. Every aspect of this cottage has been designed and built to create a unique look and feel that is not easy to find. Our property is set in a quiet location away from any busy roads, yet close to the quaint vacation towns of Belgrade Lakes and Mt. Vernon, where great dining and shopping are available. Belgrade lakes are famous for their quality fishing and pristine waters, perfect for kayaking or boating. We offer great swimming, your own dock and swim platform, and of course Wi-Fi.

Scott and Loraine Bernard
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Scott and Loraine Bernard

Our favorite lake in the Belgrade Lakes chain is Long Pond. When we had the opportunity to purchase this property in 2012 we could not resist! After a full year of extensive re-design and renovation we are pleased to offer this wonderful cottage for rent.

Scott and Loraine Bernard purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Scott and Loraine Bernard chose Kennebec Valley (Central Maine)

This lake is our absolute favorite in the Belgrade Lakes chain for it's pristine look and feel. Bald Eagles, the largest local population of Loons you will find anywhere, and beautiful stretches of undeveloped shoreline are the hallmark of this beautiful pond.

What makes this cabin unique

Quiet and seclusion, we are at the end of a very long and beautiful country road, perfect for jogging and walking your dog. Our end of the lake also boasts great stretches of undeveloped shoreline that is a pleasure to boat or kayak. When you get to our property you are at the end of the road, there is no busy road running behind us. The lake in front of our cottage is perfect for swimming. There are no weeds, some gravel, and a gently sloping depth. You have your own large floating dock and your own swim platform as well. Plenty of parking for boat trailers with room to turn around is a plus.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Quintessential Lakefront Cottage with Wonderful Views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Just spent the last 3 nights at this nice little cabin. If you like to get away from it all this is the place, it's so peaceful here. The cabin was clean and cozy. The owner sent out a nice detailed document about the who, what, when and where's of the cabin and the local area which was very helpful. The pond and the views were just beautiful. We rented a canoe to paddled around the pond and explore. It was cool this time of year and the heat worked flawlessly. Everything was as stated on VRBO and have no complaints. We loved it here, and would love to come again during the summer, but it looks booked.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow.. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This place takes you away from the hustle & bustle and puts you right in Mother Nature's back yard. Being right on the water is the best part!

The cottage was very clean and comfortable! Lorraine and Scott were awesome and informative. The fishing couldn't have been better. Will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great way to get away from it all. Very quiet and peaceful. This time of year beautiful weather. Fishing of the doc was awesome. The canoe we rented was well worth it to get some exercise and sight seeing along the lake. We did spot a beautiful bald Eagle.

The cottage itself was just as the photos portray. Very comfy and roomy. The view every morning was so beautiful and peaceful. The fire pit location is perfect. Smoke never got in your eyes and the view of the lake is beyond it. We enjoyed the fire every night. The last day we were there a full moon and lit up the lake. The sunrise was tough to see because there was fog but if you look for it you see it right out your window.

We loved this place and hope to go again next year!

Thank you,

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away from it all vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our stay here and if you are looking or a quiet, private vacation, this place will not disappoint. The cabin is well kept and perfectly decorated for a Maine vacation. We especially enjoyed the location on the lake as it is still quiet but we had a nice vast view of the lake. My favorite part was the screened in porch that overlooked the lake. Our lab, Tucker, enjoyed it too! I took pics of the sunrise every day (with Tucker in tow) and each picture of more beautiful than the next. It was a perfect way to start the day. We also enjoyed just sitting on the dock in the nice Adirondack chairs provided and just relaxing with a glass of wine. The back roads to access the property were perfect for running or walking without encountering much, if any car traffic. Also, we were very happy with the service provided by Scott and his wife. The information they provide prior to your stay is extremely thorough and helpful. They were very good about getting back to me when I had questions and made us feel as though we were a valued tenant. We would book again in a heartbeat with them.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Having never been to the Long Pond/Mount Vernon area I was going on just how beautiful the cabin was by it's pictures. The cabin is wonderfully decorated and I spent a lot of time just admiring all the details. Like other reviewers have written, the screened in porch was by far my favorite place to sit and enjoy the view. Our 10 yr old Labrador was so in love with it, she would go and lay out there without us! My families favorite activity was sitting and swimming off the dock. The house is in a great location and the pond is clean and quiet. My two boys enjoyed catching fish right from the dock and even trying while they were swimming as well. The only thing that would have made this vacation perfect would have been to rent a boat or kayaks. I would recommend doing that to fully enjoy the water. Augusta is a short drive away, where all your shopping needs are pretty much met. We will definitely be back! Thanks Scott for providing such a beautiful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My favorite spot at our cottage is the screen deck too, and our dogs love it as well! I appreciate your kind feedback and am looking forward to a few days myself on beautiful Long Pond this fall when the leaves are blazing on the lake shore and surrounding hills. Can't wait!
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Friends recommended this cottage who have stayed on Long Pond for many years. The view was simply amazing with the island right in front! The cottage is as cute as you will find and right on the shore, but the real joy for me was being able to sit on the screen deck with my Golden Retriever and watch my kids swim and kayak. The screen porch has lots of room and even a table for meals. Every inch of the cottage is wonderfully decorated, the beds were comfortable and the place was spotless on arrival. A real pleasure after some of the "camps" we have stayed at in the past. Owners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Portland, ME
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Mount Vernon Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Foilage Weeks
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 3 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Most rental amounts broken down into two or three payments, with the final payment due NO LATER than 30 days prior to your scheduled date of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Mount Vernon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Toilet and shower with sink in this bathroom. Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet and sink only. Attached to Master bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed can be turned into tow twin beds
  • Queen bed in Master bedroom with attached half bath. King bed in bedroom two is lake facing and can be switched to two twin beds at your request. We also have a new Queen sleeper couch in the living room for extra guests or extra children.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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