100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
An Idyllic Lakeside Retreat Made for a Great Vacation
After years of spending our two-week summer vacation on the ocean we decided try something new - lake life - and boy were we pleased with our decision. We found the beauty and laid-back lifestyle of the north end of Great Pond to be a refreshing change. We rented a boat at Great Pond Marina (also 5-stars) to fish, cruise, swim and explore the lake. We absorbed the beautiful sunsets by sitting on the dock or in the large screened porch and did the same in the mornings, listening to the call of the loons. We swam and fished off the dock from sunup to sunset every day.
The house is exactly what’s described in the other reviews – a marriage of rustic, antique charm (the first floor living area and second floor bedrooms) and a fresh, renovated wood-finished kitchen and bathroom. The cottage is well equipped with most everything a kitchen needs, modern technologies (if you choose to use them), games, books, variable-speed fans, etc. and the grounds offer a dock, Adirondack chairs, beach chairs, kayaks, a hammock, a moored swim raft, floatation devices (safety jackets and “pool toys”), a masonry fire pit and gas grill.
Carol and Karen couldn’t have been more responsive to our questions and truly care about their guests’ experience. They have created an idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and we can’t wait to return.
Quintessential Maine Cabin
The property was one of the best cabins my family has rented on Great Pond. We loved it! The lake, the loons, and the magic that is a Maine camp. The owners really have a gift for making the camp comfortable as well as beautiful. It was very well equipped with everything you need except that sheets and towels were not provided although the listing stated "linens provided". Our hosts were very helpful and responsive to questions. We enjoyed the Kayaks and floats provided. We highly recommend this rental for anyone who wants to rest and unwind. We didn't want to leave. We love to rent it again. Thank you so much.
Thanks so much Brenda, we are so glad your family had a good time on the Lake! You were great guests. Apologies for the misunderstanding about the linens, the information on the site was not accurate and did not match the information we provided to you. We sure hope you can come again, we would love to have you back!
Sunset Cotttage - a PERFECT lakehouse vacation!
We were especially excited to spend a week at Sunset Cottage, as this was the same cottage my husband vacationed at each summer for 15 years throughout his childhood. So to go back to the house, along with all our children and grandson, was a trip down memory lane for him, and an introduction to Maine for the rest of us. He couldn't wait to share with us all the wonder and beauty of Maine! Needless to say, we absolutely fell in love with both Maine and Sunset Cottage!
We couldn't have been more happy with our stay. It was a perfect week, in a perfect lakefront house! From the beautiful views from the enclosed porch, the peaceful lake surroundings, the beautiful rustic house itself, the kayaks, the fishing, the swimming, all provided us with a week we'll never forget. I've told friends and family since, if you're looking for a perfect Maine lake house vacation, look no further. You will not be disappointed.
And, Carol and Karen couldn't have been more welcoming to us. We so appreciated their kindness and hospitality.
We will be back for certain.
Mary & Bob Wilcox
We loved having your family, and helping rekindle Bob's great childhood memories! Thanks for being great guests, and hope to see you on a future vacation!
The cottage was clean and plenty of space for 5-6 people. The rustic decor was beautiful.
Loved the place and would return for another vacation. Karen and Carol were great to work with and they add a personal touch to make everything perfect.
So happy you had a great vacation, we loved having you! You were wonderful guests and left the cottage just like you found it - thank you! And thanks for booking again next year, we look forward to it.
The property is exactly as promised with a perfect blend of modern and rustic.
The property is appropriately named as we sit on the dock and watch the sunsets every evening. The swimming is great off the dock with a float moored a short distance away. The boys love being in the water. The kitchen and bathroom are modern and well supplied. The furniture is appropriate and comfortable. The porch is a great place to hang out, dine, and play games. The bedrooms are neat, clean, and comfortable. The cottage hits on all points for us.
The owners are also a pleasure to work with as they are very responsive and want you to enjoy your time there.
Clean, great location, well-stocked for comfort
Had a great time. The downstairs has been redone and is very comfortable. My only suggestion would be to add a ceiling light/fan to each bedroom. The rooms were very dark, and the ceiling fan would be very helpful on those hot and muggy nights.
Thanks so much for the 5-star review, we’re so glad you had a great time! Hopefully the twin reversible airflow window fans in each bedroom helped provide relief from the very unusually muggy weather during your stay. We hope to see you again!