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Lovely Cottage with Privacy on a Pristine Southern Maine Lake

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Last updated: 07/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedroom + Loft, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

NOT RENTING IN 2016. Few lakes in southern New England are as clean and attractive as Long Pond in Parsonsfield, Maine. This property is located at the end of the road on the east side of the lake, surrounded by towering pines. If privacy and tranquility are what you seek, this rental property is for you.

Parsonsfield is located one hour west of Portland, two hours north of Boston, and just 45 minutes south of Conway, NH. Access to the property over the last half mile is over a well-maintained dirt road. The property includes 250 feet of lake frontage with a dock. The property is very private, surrounded by woods with numerous walking and cycling opportunities.

The Cottage
The cottage was built in 1979, is fully insulated, wired for electricity, and has a concrete foundation. It accommodates 8 people comfortably. Features include the following:

* large, open living/dining room with fold-out couch
* full kitchen with electric range, oven, microwave, toaster over, and utensils

* master bedroom with queen sized bed and private half bathroom
* second bedroom with full sized bed
* full bathroom with shower and tub
* loft with three single beds
* large deck with picnic table and benches and access to the lakefront
* screened porched with picnic table and benches
* full basement with boats available for use
* washer and dryer
* wood stove
* fully enclosed hot outdoor shower
* charcoal grill
* hammocks, rope chair, folding chairs, etc
* kitchen includes refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster oven, full oven/range
* fresh water well with tested water

Long Pond boasts some of the cleanest water in southern Maine. The lake, measuring about 1 1/2 by 1/2 miles, is relatively sparsely populated, and motor traffic is minimal compared to most New England lakes. There is a boat launch on the southeast extreme of the lake, to which directions can be provided.

Access for swimming and boating is via the dock. The pond bottom is rocky and drops off at a medium grade from the shoreline. There is a public beach at one end of the lake which is sandy and deepens very gradually, excellent for children. Water temperature in the summer is very pleasant, typically in the high 70's.

The lake is host to typical indigenous fish species including Large and Smallmouth Bass, Pickerel, Yellow Perch, Sunfish, and Crappies. Nesting loons have been seen over the last twenty years. Great Blue Herons are frequent visitors, and various raptors, including Bald Eagles, have been spotted on the lake. Fishing, birding, and wildlife viewing are exceptional.

Trails and dirt roads circle the lake and merge with paved roads. Opportunities for hiking and biking are abundant.

The cottage includes the use of several boats, including a canoe, two kayaks, a sailboat, and a windsurfer.

The cottage is located about 5 miles from the towns of Cornish and Kezar Falls, both of which have supermarkets, restaurants, and other amenities. Lobsters and fresh farm produce are available as well.

Check-in time is after 3pm on Saturday, and check-out by 11am the following Saturday. This gives us time to get the place tidied up for the next group.

Use Google Maps for driving directions. Google Maps does not include the entirety of East Shore Road (the final road leading to the cottage). Make sure to continue to the very end of the road where you will see the cottage, marked as #131.

Lake Health
Through the monitoring efforts of the Long Pond Association, the lake has been kept free of invasive species. Should you trailer or carry your own boats or gear to the pond, please review and follow the procedures described in the links and help us keep Long Pond pristine.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/13/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • Games


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


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking on driveway....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Landline available for incoming calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood stove for heating only....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Adequate for party of eight....moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator


  • Boat:

    Use of a canoe, kayak, sailboat, and (older model) sailboard....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Some life jackets available. Bring your own to be safe....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1966

About the owner: My name is Dwight and I have been going to Long Pond with my parents and brothers since my folks had the good sense to buy the property in 1966. I live in New Hampshire and manage the property for my folks, who live in Massachusetts.

Why the Owner Chose Parsonsfield, ME, USA:
This place holds a special place in our hearts. The folks who live and summer here are passionate about the lake and about preserving the quality of the water and the surrounding nature. We actively monitor the lake to ensure water quality and the absence of invasive species. It's hard to imagine a more caring group of people.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Whether your tastes swing toward swimming, fishing, walks in the woods, curling up with a book in the hammock, exploring the nearby White Mountains, or taking a side trip to eat lobster in Portland, there's always something to do. For me, the best part of the day is sitting on the deck as the sun drops west, listening to the gentle lap of the water against the shore, and smelling the burgers cooking on the grill.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 07/13/2016

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  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Extra Bedroom with Fullsize Bed

    Extra Bedroom with Fullsize Bed

  • Living Room with Fold-Out Bed

    Living Room with Fold-Out Bed

  • Master Bedroom with Queensize Bed

    Master Bedroom with Queensize Bed

  • Kitchen


  • Loft with Four Twin Beds

    Loft with Four Twin Beds

VRBO #553518

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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