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Private, Kayaks, Nature Lover Retreat, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private Waterfront Cottage - 2 Bedrooms & Loft

This open designed Maine camp is on the lakeshore of David Pond. This private pond connects via a small stream to Parker Pond, but it is mostly undeveloped. David Pond has very few motorized watercraft and lends itself more to a quiet serene paddle of a kayak or canoe.

The kitchen is newly built with granite counter tops and custom made birch and cherry cabinetry. Modern amenities include microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. Counter space includes a large island with a cutting board counter top for easy meal preparation.

The living room is an open concept to the kitchen with a small dining table. From the living room you can see the water through the trees beyond the full length porch. There is a CD player and board games in the living room. The loft houses the TV with a DVD player.

The bathroom is recently upgraded with again fine cabinetry. A shower and plenty of towels are available for use.

The master bedroom offers the comforts of home with a double bed, bureau and closet space. The second bedroom has bunk beds for the kid in all of us.

The loft space is made for someone appreciating an open concept. The half railing is designed to look like a bridge span in keeping with the same presentation on the porch railing. The loft has a double bed.

An open porch with roof sits high above the ground making for a beautiful view and an incredibly peaceful space. You can look out to see large hemlock and oak trees that lead to the waterfront. A propane barbeque grill is available for use. There are chairs with side table and lamp for quiet appreciation of loons and owls in the evening.

The path through this private land is through woods along a well marked trail. At the waterfront you'll find a new dock - perfect for launching your kayak or lounging in a lawn chair. There is a small deck with stairs to the water’s edge. The pond bottom and shore is bedrock, not sandy. We recommend water shoes as the rocky ground of the pond can be slippery. Fishing is easily done from the dock, or you may prefer going out further in your canoe or kayak for fishing, which can include bass, trout, white perch and pickerel.

A kayak ride or walk through the woods takes you to Basin Pond, a glacier-formed marvel more than 100 feet deep, stocked with splake trout, a brook/lake trout hybrid.

The gravel driveway and parking are available for up to 3 cars easily.

More Details

Property Manager
Merline Douglas, Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

Why Merline Douglas, Property Manager chose Fayette

We designed our camp to appreciate the setting of woodland Maine besides a quiet contemplative pond. We want to share this special place with those of the same appreciation for Maine's beauty. We are committed to being good stewards to our land and pond and have been awarded as a LakeSmart site. Please enjoy our place and build memories.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We really enjoyed staying here for the week! Our kids (ages 5 and 9) had a blast swimming and kayaking everyday! It is such a quiet and peaceful setting. We also enjoyed watching the hummingbird almost every afternoon fly by the porch window! All around a great place to come and relax and "get away from everything"!
Aug 2015
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Fayette Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Loft
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private, Kayaks, Nature Lover Retreat, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 18 reviews


  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet and restful vacation, this is the place. The cottage is on a very quiet lake with few cottages and most of them empty. The interior of the cottage is open concept and very clean. You are about 45 minutes from Augusta and shopping which was not a problem for us as we enjoyed reading our Kindles, swimming, and fishing. Except for the last check-out day, we did not set alarms and let the loons and the other birds gently wake us up. We'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. David Pond is certainly peaceful and relaxing and we wish more people knew about this lovely cottage. We are looking forward to having you stay again next year.
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Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

David Pond is great kayaking and swimming. The house is great -- we really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful House and Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for two weeks in August and absolutely loved it. The house is new, modern, and very comfortable. There is comfortable seating in the main room, back porch, loft, and down by the lake. The bed in the main bedroom was quite comfortable. The house is really well stocked and a step up from many of the camps we have rented in the past. We kayaked every day and loved how quiet and peaceful the lake is. We enjoyed watching the bald eagles, loons, osprey and wood ducks that we saw daily. Although we spent most of our days down at the lake, there is a lot to explore with farmers markets, antique shops, and hiking trails nearby. There were many farm stands nearby so that getting fresh vegetables, bread, and dairy was quite easy. A trip to the coast to explore was only an hour away. We will definately return to this great rental!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The home was well-equipped and had everything we needed to enjoy the long weekend. The pond itself is wonderful, and filled with beautifully-clear water. The kayaks were a big plus, and were great for exploring the pond.

Things were clean and ready for us when we arrived. There's little to no cell reception at the house, which was nice. You could leave your phone in the other room for a few days -- haha. The provided binder had suggestions for things to do, and places to eat in the area, but we ended up staying put all weekend and didn't leave the house.

We'd love to come back sometime.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed a week and enjoyed every minute. The water was warm, we loved the quiet. The house was perfect, not any complaints, spent our vacation reading, swimming, listening to music, the best.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat

  • 4 of 5

An excellent, clean house on the lake. We enjoyed the tranquil setting and mornings on the lake with the loons. The property is quite remote, however. Do your research and find the groceries in Mount Vernon before you leave. There is no information provided in the cabin as to grocery/convenience stores and no maps provided.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Eric, So glad you enjoyed your stay! Yes, this is a quiet, remote cabin where you can just relax and get away from the rest of the world. We are sorry that you may have missed the binder that is left at the cottage which the owners put together for their guests. In the binder we have a lot of information on the area as well as maps. We'll make sure all guests know it's there. Thanks for your positive review and we hope you pass the word about our beautiful get away!
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Weathervane restaurant
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Readfield Emporium
Car: necessary

Nearby towns offer many other adventures. Mount Vernon has a country store, a hardware store, gift shops, and a great spot for breakfast or lunch, the Old Post Office Café. Kents Hill offers a wonderful store, the Apple Shed, which offers home cooking to bring back to camp, gelato, fine baked goods and other Maine products. Belgrade Village is home to a couple of restaurants, and a highly rated golf course. These towns are all less than 20 minutes away. Within 45 minutes are larger cities, including Farmington, with shopping, an excellent movie theater, and restaurants, as well as Augusta, Hallowell, and Waterville.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $125
Damage Deposit $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Renters must sign a rental agreement and liability waiver for use of the kayaks. $300 damage deposit will be returned within a week of departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.