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One Of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet From Waters Edge

Mount Vernon, ME, USA
  • Cottage1200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath+Privy, Open Kitchen Floor Plan, Large Windows, Screened Porch

As you enter the private gated entrance to The Cottage On Ingham Pond and descend through our fields, you will be in awe at the most picturesque vista in the Belgrade Lakes area. So beautiful a sight that it has been featured twice in Down East magazine.

Located 10 feet from the waters edge on pristine Ingham Pond, The Cottage On Ingham Pond offers easy boating access to Long Pond and Belgrade Lakes Village. A kayakers heaven!! Standup paddle boarder's heaven!! Fisherman's heaven!!. We have a lot to offer. Comfortable, cozy, peaceful, private, bright and cheery with all the amenities best describes The Cottage On Ingham Pond. The western exposure provides awesome sunsets across the water.

Tastefully decorated to sleep 8 with a first floor queen size bedroom. The second floor has 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a full size bed located directly under a large skylight so that you can enjoy the starry nights. The other bedroom offers a full size bed and bunk beds.

Spacious first floor bathroom with a shower. An outside privy is also in place if so desired. The open floor plan with large windows includes the kitchen, dining area and family room with a Direct TV flat screen. WIFI is in place and can be utilized while sitting in the Adirondack chairs on the large T shaped dock or in one of the hammocks.

We have a deep drilled well that provides some of the best cold drinking water that you ever drank. No need to buy bottled water. Linens and towels are provided along with a washing machine and dryer for your personal use.

There is a covered front porch and a large screened porch. The screened porch has a table with chairs and rocking chairs so that you can enjoy the evenings outside bug free listening to the loons and owls. Every year Ingham Pond is home to a loon family that likes to hang out in front of The Cottage and entertain our guests. WE STRICTLY FORBID JET SKIES AND WAKEBOARD BOATS. For your boating and swimming pleasure we offer 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, a paddleboat for the kids or young at heart and a swim float. Fishing boats can be rented from Castle Island Camps and Belgrade Boat Rentals. If you bring your own boat you can launch it at the public boat launch on Long Pond and take the scenic cruise down Long Pond and Ingham Stream back to The Cottage.

Ingham Pond is a prized fishing area known for its large Pike, Large and Small Mouth Bass and Black Crappie. The record Black Crappie for the State of Maine was caught in Ingham Pond in 2013!

Smoking is not allowed inside any of our buildings. Any butts must be disposed of in the outside fireplace. Besides the outside fireplace and woodshed there is a charcoal grill for barbequing.

While staying at The Cottage On Ingham Pond, you should go up to the field on a clear night and check out the Milky Way Galaxy. It will appear directly overhead and is really something to see.

Centrally located on the several hundred acres of our property, we offer vast undisturbed water frontage and miles of private gravel roads, trails and breath taking views to make your Maine stay memorable.

Check in is anytime after 2pm. Check out is 10am.

Owner

Roger & Elaine Karabin

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018
About Roger & Elaine Karabin

I grew up coming to this area for vacations. My father and uncle bought the old Ingham Farm in 1953 which was about a mile from the Cottage. Every summer vacation and long weekends we traveled up from Connecticut to be here. My wife and I grew up in Plainville, CT. We married in September, l981. Having an appreciation for preserving old things we purchased a 1780 Cape in Plymouth, Ct that needed much restoration and tender loving care. The labor of love began and continued in Maine with the purchase of the Cottage. 'Work details' with friends and family were ongoing through holiday weekends and vacation time. Everyone contributed their talents combining outings and pleasure with everything we experienced. The camaraderie of our friends and family runs deep in the fabric of the Maine experience and what made the Cottage such a special place. We began renting the Cottage in 1994 during the months of July and August. Many families return each year making their own special memories. They thank us for sharing a piece of heaven and that they feel like they are coming home. Now that we are retired, we spend a great deal of time year round at our other home on Ingham Pond.

Roger & Elaine Karabin purchased this Cottage in 1975

Why Roger & Elaine Karabin chose Mount Vernon

When I purchased the Cottage in 1975 it did not look anything like it looks today. After getting married in 1981 we started to fix it up. We had no power or running water and the only way to get to it was by boat. We hauled everything by boat. Food, water, propane for the gas lights and gas refrigerator, along with runs to the emergency room were all done by boat. Many times these trips were made at night in the fog and rain. Some of the best northern lights sightings we experienced were spotted on clear nights during these trips. Once our sons arrived we purchased the property behind us and decided to build a road and bring in power. That was in 1991. The following year the old camp was dismantled [except the front wall where the picture window is located]. We designed and built the present day cottage. The fields that you travel through on the way to the Cottage were not there when we purchased the property. It was all woods. An ole timer told us that when he was a kid the entire side of the hill was pasture and that the view was fabulous. So in 1994 we clear cut the land and brought it back to fields. This was a massive undertaking but the finished product was well worth it. Through the years we acquired adjacent properties to increase our holdings and prevent any potential development. In 2001 we purchased an old camp to the east of the Cottage. We dismantled the old camp and designed and built an Adirondack style home on the site. This is a year round home and home to our youngest son. We all greatly enjoy the peace and serenity of the Ingham Pond area.

What makes this Cottage unique

One cannot fully explain all the benefits that the Cottage has to offer. You really have to experience being here. One feature that our guests like, is the ability to be able to drive right up to the Cottage. For someone with difficulty walking, being able to walk in from the driveway without any steps is a plus along with a first floor bedroom and bathroom. This is why we have many guests that have returned every year for the past 15-20 years!! 2015 was our first year advertizing with VRBO.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 bunk bed
      • Bedroom 1- First floor bedroom has a queen size bed, bureau and closet. There is a large window over looking the pond and electric heat if needed. Bedroom 2 - Second floor bedroom has a double size bed that is located directly under a large skylight. There is also a closet, two bureaus and large window over looking the pond. Bedroom 3 - Second floor bedroom sleeps 4. There is a double size bed and a bunk bed. This bedroom has a closet and a large bureau. All bedrooms have small fans.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1+
        toilet, shower, There is also a clean, modern outside privy.
      • Besides a large bathroom there is also a large clean, updated outside privy. The privy is located in the storage shed which is adjacent to the house. Inside the shed is a separate room that houses the privy which is bright, cheery and looks like a room in the cottage. This is not your "run of the mill" normal outhouse.

      Location Type

        • Rural
          The Cottage is located in a rural area offering you some of the best that Maine has to offer.
        • Water View
          With it's close proximity to the waters edge, you can enjoy beautiful water views from every window. Having a western exposure you will enjoy awesome sunsets across the lake
        • Waterfront
          The Cottage is located 10 feet from the waters edge.

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      There is a large shed that can be used to store excess items. Inside the shed is an air compressor that can be used to pump up tubes and floats.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Both woodstove and electric baseboard.
                    • Internet
                      WIFI in place and can be accessed while sitting on the dock.
                    • Fireplace
                      Outside stone fireplace that can be used for barbequing and evening camp fires.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Stove
                      Stove has a glass front so that guests can enjoy the ambience of the fire.

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                          Mr Coffee
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Microwave, small gas range, table that will seat 8 comfortably, blender, toaster, Mr Coffee, wine & martini glasses,
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Spices, coffee filters, basic staples,
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          Small gas range
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Large table directly in front of a picture window affording a magnificent view of the lake and surrounding area. An antique stained glass window and ceiling fan are over the picture window.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Board games and puzzles.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Direct TV
                                • Stereo
                                  CD player also.
                                • Television
                                  Flat screen
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Boat
                                      Rentals available at Castle Island Camps on Long Pond or Belgrade Boat Rental. Belgrade Boat Rental will deliver and pick up. Their phone is 207-485-6953.
                                    • Golf
                                      Located 8 miles away.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      2 kayaks, 1 canoe and paddleboat. Life preservers located in the shed.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas grill, stone fireplace and charcoal grill

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Attractions

                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • marina
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • hunting
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Good fishing right from the dock. Miles of ATV trails that can be accessed directly from The Cottage for those guests that care to bring their own ATVs and do some exploring. LL Bean and the coast are only a one hour drive from the Cottage. Mount Washington is 2 hours away. Colby College and Thomas College are less than 30 minutes away. Kents Hill School is 15 minutes away.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              12 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.9/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              A best kept secret that hopefully remains a secret

                                                              Matthew M.

                                                              How can you describe perfection? We arrived through the gates to a view that made my wife yell at me to stop the car so she could take pictures of the gorgeous water view as you enter the property. Driving down the lane to the cottage you slowly go back to a simpler way of life. A wonderful week of good food from the kitchen and grill, great sunset views, and communing with nature especially the family of Loons that visit daily. Great kayaking in Ingham pond, swimming, floating in the inner tubes and most importantly taking the paddle boat out for sunset on the pond. Great views of the water from the cottage which is decorated to share a family history of warmth and love from not only the owners but from everyone that has visited. The diary of those that have had the privilege to stay here reads like a non fiction novel. You get a rare insight into those that have stayed and grown up on this lovely property. We only hope we are able to visit once again.

                                                              Beautiful location, impeccably maintained and furnished house.

                                                              Lori C.Natick, MA, USA

                                                              One of our favorite places on the planet. The whole family loves it. Can't wait to return next year.

                                                              A Perfect Maine Getaway

                                                              Gideon Z.

                                                              We spent a long weekend at this beautiful cabin in the Maine woods and we were heartbroken to leave. The pond is pristine. The Loons are fascinating. The fresh air is marvelous. Roger and Elaine could not have been more welcoming or helpful. The cabin is extremely comfortable and very well appointed. Everyone in my party agreed that we need to get back to this extraordinary destination as soon as possible. This is really a special find.

                                                              Beautiful drive from the front gate all the way down to the pond complete with loons and fishing

                                                              Adam B.

                                                              No complaints at all, spacious and had all the conveniences we could expect. Owner Roger was very gracious and offered us an extra canoe that we needed. Loons called morning and night. Paddle to long pond was manageable, overall a great experience!

                                                              Fantastic Spot and Hosts!

                                                              Todd A.

                                                              We had a great stay. The location and accommodations are very nice; perfect blend of secluded camp feel, but with all the necessary amenities and features. The cottage is in excellent condition and really well maintained. This is real treasure!

                                                              Wonderful relaxing place!

                                                              Catherine S.-

                                                              Really enjoyed our two nights! The house is spotless and had everything we could need. The lake is beautiful and peaceful. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all, this is your spot!

                                                              Location

                                                              Mount Vernon, ME, USA

                                                              Often referred to by our guests as "one of the areas best kept secrets" because of it's tranquil private setting, western exposure for beautiful sunsets and feeling like you are in a wildlife sanctuary. The private gated road leading through our fields to the Cottage offers the one of the best views in the Belgrade Lakes area. With the Cottage being situated on several hundred acres, we offer miles of private gravel roads and trails for mountain biking, walking the dog or taking a peaceful stroll and clearing the mind. Ingham Pond offers some of the best Pike, Large and Small mouth Bass and Black Crappie fishing in the Belgrade Lakes area. The Maine state record for Black Crappie was caught here on Ingham Pond.

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Pet Fee
                                                              $100
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              $59
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              9%

                                                              Any cancelations will be refunded all monies only if we can re-rent your scheduled stay period. [Per case basis] Upon approval of your reservation, a Rental Agreement will be emailed to you for your signature and return.

                                                              $325avg/night
                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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