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Lakefront Stress-Eraser

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8

Our 'Casa Two' is a unique 1920’s cottage (classic Maine “camp”) in Monmouth, Maine. This is a seasonal property - only open end of May through early October. On Sand Pond, one of five small lakes in the Tacoma Lakes chain - crystal clear water, shore about 6' from lakeside porch, wade in is sandy. Quiet weekdays, some motor boat traffic weekends. Enjoy cool nights, and warm days perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking walking, reading, writing, thinking, not thinking, and deep relaxation. Breakfast on the porch, lunch outside, dine at a fine restaurant in Lewiston/Auburn, and return for a bedtime lullaby sung by loons.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    And, of course a sink....moreless

  • Bathroom 2

    Actually a WC (toilet) upstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We don't pretend to offer luxury, but if all you need is all you NEED, we think you'll find everything you need on our peaceful lake....moreless


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    About 6' from lake side porch. Wade in sandy for about 10'. Gets deep quickly. Chrystal clear water. Watch loons, heron, osprey. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Small country store with basics about 2 miles. ...moreless

  • Village:

    Monmouth about 5 miles with wonderful local summer theater....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Eat-in kitchen or lakeside enclosed porch. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people



  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    As is typical for many Maine lake homes, water in the house is pumped out of the lake. Filtered UV sanitized water is available from our other house next door; or bring bottled water for drinking. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Screened windows that can be opened....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 small flat water kayaks, with owner's permission and instruction. Life vest (provided), must be used....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill...moreless



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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


Rent by week only in July and August with weekly turnover on Saturdays. Check out by 10:00 a.m. Check in after 4:00

$150 deposit per week to hold space, not refundable. The balance due upon arrival.

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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50 Miles
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Lewiston or Hallowell
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portland to Nova Scotia & Casco Bay, Rockland
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Three closeby
45 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland (and Brunswick closer)
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
95 & 295
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lewiston (also Hallowell, Brunswick, Portland)
30 Miles
Nearest Beach
Popham and Reid State Parks

Car: Necessary

Live summer stock theater is close by in village of Monmouth; with even more to do in Lewiston/Auburn, or Augusta/Gardiner, Brunswick/Freeport (LL Bean) and Portland all within 45 min drive or less. Scenic seashores, and spectacular mountains are close enough for easy day trips. In Lewiston is Bates College with a top notch summer dance festival, a hot air balloon festival in August, largest bird sanctuary in n'east - Thorncrag. Common Ground Fair in Unity 3rd weekend of September about a 1.5 hour drive. Leaf season usually early October.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: I live in Maine year-round, in Auburn which is about a 30 minute drive away. A sister and her family are in Raleigh NC and a brother and his family in the DC area. Together we own two cottages side by side - rent this one and use the other next door. I am the Executive Director of a small non-profit that is a day-drop-in center for women in the inner city of Lewiston.

Why the Owner Chose Monmouth, ME, USA:
Our parents purchased the property from the original owners who built the houses in the 1920s. They are traditional, simple Maine “camps.” Our family has enjoyed them now for just over 30 years. We bought the first house in 1981 and various family members continue to use it each summer. We bought the house next door in 1987, so we would have a protected little compound. That's the one we rent. We have good neighbors on either side, and a small patch of woods between the houses and the road. Our parents spent 6 months of every year there, grandchildren grew up there, creating wonderful memories and good Karma.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Tacoma Lakes are off the beaten path, and less crowded than the bigger lakes. Being spring fed, they are known to be some of the cleanest in Maine. They warm up well and offer great swimming, and fishing – including bass. We regularly see osprey, heron, loons, kingfishers, an occasional eagle and of course loons. A branch of the Thorncrag bird sanctuary (centered in Lewiston, and one of the largest in New England) is about a half mile down the road. The lake has a sandy bottom where you enter, until about knee deep. There is a small dock and a cozy hammock between two sturdy pines by the lake – the best place for reading and napping. I or another family member is usually in the house next door, to greet you when you arrive and if you should have questions or needs. We'll also bring new renters blueberry muffins! The summer Dance Festival at Bates College in Lewiston, and the Monmouth Theater a few miles away, are both top quality events, and there is music and theater in Brunswick. Further, but still easy day trips are ocean beaches or mountains: Popham and Reid State park for beaches, Camden, Rockland/Rockport seaside towns, Owl's Head and Popham favorite light houses. Portland has a great art museum, incredible restaurants, and the Old Port and lighthouse, just a bit over an hour away. Freeport and LL Bean is just 45 minutes away. Quaint village of Hallowell about a 20 min drive with Vaughn Woods there for a great walk. A good country store with all the basics is about 2 miles away. Full grocery stores are in Gardiner (10 miles), or Lewiston, (15 miles). And then there’s Reny’s – “a Maine invention!” – also in Gardiner.

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Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/04/2017

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  • View from lakeside porch

    View from lakeside porch

  • 1/2 pf kitchen

    1/2 pf kitchen

  • Kitchen looking into living room

    Kitchen looking into living room

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Living Room (candles only in fireplace)

    Living Room (candles only in fireplace)

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View from shore

    View from shore

  • Entrance


  • Other half of kitchen

    Other half of kitchen

  • Bedroom 1 is 2 twins/king, lake side windows

    Bedroom 1 is 2 twins/king, lake side windows

  • Bedroom 2 - full bed

    Bedroom 2 - full bed

  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twins, lakeside windows

    Bedroom 3 - 2 twins, lakeside windows

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Lakeside porch

    Lakeside porch

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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