One of Belgrade Lakes Best Kept Secrets, Very Private & 10 Feet from Waters Edge(6 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath+Privy, Open Kitchen Floor Plan, Large Windows, Screened Porch
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.
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.
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Member since: 2015
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 8
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Pets are allowed with prior oral or written approval only. There is an additional fee for pets. If you bring a pet without advising the owner beforehand, you will be charged a $300 deep cleaning fee. Pets are not allowed on the furniture. Pets are to be free of mud and dirt prior to entering the cottage. You are responsible to pick up and properly dispose of all pet waste. If you do not, you will be charged $50 for cleaning up after your pet. You are responsible for your pet at all times. You are not allowed to use The Cottage as a daycare facility. There is a local pet daycare facility available. Please contact the owners for additional information....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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....moreless
- 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....moreless
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
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....moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $100
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 9%
Any cancelations will be refunded all monies only if we can re-rent your scheduled stay period. [Per case basis]
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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.
Year Purchased: 1975
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Mount Vernon, ME, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
One cannot fully explain all the benefits that the Cottage has to offer. You really have to experience being here. This is why we have many guests that have returned every year for the past 15-20 years!! 2015 is our first year advertizing with VRBO.
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Awesome Views Of Ingham & Long Pond From Private Road And Fields
Cottage From Dock
Large Dock, Kayaks, Paddleboat And Raft
View From Front Porch, Relax And Put Your Feet Up
Large Screened Porch To Enjoy Bug Free Evenings Outside, Exquisite Lighting!
Looking From Kitchen To Family Room, Glass Door Wood Stove For Cool Evenings
Awesome Views From The Family Room, Windows Every Where!
Downstairs Bedroom With Queen Size Bed
Upstairs Bedroom With Skylight, Enjoy The Stars From Bed!
Private Road With Park Benches Leading To Cottage, Enjoy A Scenic Peaceful Walk
Calm Morning On Ingham Pond, Superb Foliage In October!
Gated Private Road Leading To Cottage
Ingham Pond And Stream Leading Out To Long Pond And Belgrade Lakes Village
Comfortable Hammocks And Old Town Canoe
Several Comfortable Adirondacks Chairs For Enjoying A Book Or Enjoying Nature
Fireplace And Charcoal Grill
Large Kitchen Table With Great Views
Looking From Family Room Toward The Kitchen, Large Flat Screen TV And Stereo
Large Bathroom With Shower
Upstairs Bedroom That Sleeps Four
Large Dock And Swim Float, Beautiful Fall Foliage On Ingham Pond
Boating Up Ingham Stream To Long Pond, Stream Can Handle All Freshwater Boats
Nice Bass Caught Right From The Dock
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017
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