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Great Pond- Rustic, charming Log Cabin

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

About the property

Charming log cabin in the woods less than a minute's walk from the water.

This cabin is one of few remaining original structures from the once popular cottage community called "Log Haven". Located a very short walk from the shores of Great Pond, "Cabin 8" is your home away from home. Sitting in the living-room or on the screened front porch one can see reflections off the lake. The log cabin is sunny, inviting, spacious, and homey. The three bedroom, one bath "camp" is the perfect place to spend your days reading and relaxing. Or you can hang out on your personal lakeside dock for swimming, boating, or counting the loons. Because of our location on Great Pond's prime eastern shore, most evenings are spent dockside watching the golden sunset; henceforth, the nickname for Great Pond as being “Golden Pond.”

The log cabin was originally built in the 1950’s. Walls came tumbling down when we renovated Cabin 8 in 2011. Now a large great room combines the living, dining, and kitchen spaces. A new wood stove has been placed within the old stone fireplace. The camp is cozy and elegant, tastefully decorated without being stuffy. There is a screened porch that has a sitting area as well as a dining table. One can sit on the porch to read, have a meal, or listen to the birds. An additional outdoor deck gives space to sip morning coffee in the sunshine.

The master bedroom has a queen size bed. There are two additional bedrooms each outfitted with a set of twin beds. All three bedrooms open to lovely views of the Maine woods. The bathroom has a full shower.

Great Pond is known for the quality of its water. The lake is pristine. The topography of the shoreline at our camp allows children to easily swim along the rocky shallows of the lake. There is a gradual slope to the lake bottom so the water is shallow enough for children to easily swim, yet at the end of the dock the water is deep enough to allow for easy access for a power boat to get in and out from the dock. Kayaks, canoes, row boats, sailboats, power boats and pontoon boats are all welcome. Many a smallmouth bass has been caught right from the dock or from a boat trolling the lake. Fishing is fun on Great Pond.

We are located 15 minutes from Waterville or 20 minutes from Augusta. One can find fine restaurants, shopping, and other amenities in both locations. Local airports are Augusta (20 minutes away) or Portland (one hour fifteen minutes away).

Talk to us about discounts for renting successive weeks.

More Details

Owner
Cricket
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently stayed here during our daughter's Colby graduation and had an absolutely wonderful time. The picture of the outside of the cabin does not convey what a charming place this is -- every dish, rug, quilt, curtain, and piece of artwork is just adorable. The cabin is very comfortable and has everything you need--including a large screened in porch--so relaxing! The lake is beautiful and you have your own dock to sit on and take it all in. Cricket is the most welcoming of hosts. Thank you-- we really enjoyed our stay.
May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Augusta -20 Minutes; Portland 1hour 15minutes
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Belgrade Lakes Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
95
Car: necessary

The Belgrade Lakes region is home to excellent boating and fishing. Boats can be rented from various places around the lake. The nearby Kennebec Range is a great location for a scenic drive or hiking. The Village of Belgrade Lakes has an assortment of churches, quaint shops and lovely restaurants. In Waterville, fifteen miles away, Colby College has an interesting museum. In Augusta, the state capitol, there are numerous historical sites to visit. There are cinemas in both Waterville and Augusta.

Amenities

Belgrade Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Remodeled in 2011, the bathroom has a walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Tenants supply their own linens including their sheets, towels, and beach towels.
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
All of the water for the camp comes from the lake. All drinking and cooking water must be purchased. Guests provide their own linens. Laundry facilities are located in town an easy 10 miles away.

Reviews

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Wonderful, quiet vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had such a nice experience staying at the cabin. Cricket was warm and welcoming, and the cabin was immaculate upon arrival. We appreciated all the amenities included in the kitchen-we were able to make a number of wonderful meals. The water was a hop, skip an jump down a short path, and we rented canoes and went on daily short trips and saw loons on the pond. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Awesome relaxing family vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had the most peaceful relaxing vacation. The cottage was incredible and exactly like the pictures. The owner was so sweet and helpful. We are planning to book for next year. Perfect location because it was close to Waterville and Augusta. But you really do not need to leave the cottage because the lake is relaxing and beautiful. We would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maine Lake Idyll!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here during our daughter's Colby graduation and had an absolutely wonderful time. The picture of the outside of the cabin does not convey what a charming place this is -- every dish, rug, quilt, curtain, and piece of artwork is just adorable. The cabin is very comfortably and has everything you need--including a large screened in porch--so relaxing! The lake is beautiful and you have your own dock to sit on and take it all in. Cricket is the most welcoming of hosts. Thank you-- we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner'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.

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