A wonderful secluded cottage surrounded by trees yet very close to Long Pond, the finest of the Belgrade Lakes, known for its pristine water for swimming, boating and fishing. The third largest of the Belgrade Lakes it is 12 miles long and covers 2,557 acres,
We are retired academics (Colby College/U of Michigan & Bowdoin college) and picked this beautiful spot because it is quiet (away from too noisy vacationers) for reading, writing, and relaxing as well as the usual lake activities. Most of the year we live in Sarasota, Florida having recently moved there from London, England.
The bargain rental rate is because the cottage is not ON the lake, just a 3 minute walk away.
Our place is part of a large private association (Wildwood)
that has a sandy community swimming beach with a floating dock and swings for the children. A boat dock is a 3 minute walk and the swimming beach.is a 8 minute walk from the cottage along a well maintained dirt road.
One advantage of being near, but
not on the lake, and surrounded by beautiful forest is that we are constantly visited by friendly wildlife: birds, chipmunks, the occasional deer, a wandering flock of wild turkeys, etc. And of course we can hear the wonderful sound of the loons in the evenings.
Although rustic looking, this modern well insulated cottage is only 25 years old and can sleep up to 7-8. There are two upstairs bedrooms, one with a new king size posturepedic mattress bed, the other with 2 new regular size beds. A new fold out couch/futon is in the living room, and a futon with mattress is in the front enclosed porch room used in the summer months.
We are 1 hour drive from the Portland, Maine Jetport, 3 hours from Boston, 5 hours from New York, and 5 hours from Quebec, Canada. All the amenities and local towns & activities are listed below.
**FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN AN OFF-SEASON OR WINTER RENTAL:
In late September-October is the famous fall foliage season. with its magnificent colors. The locals call it 'leaf Peeking:
In the WINTER there is great cross country skiing right in the area with down hill skiing 27 miles away. One of the best down-hill skiing areas in the USA is at Sugarloaf , 49 miles north which has 138 trails, the longest being 3.5 miles from summit to base. There are 15 lifts. Then there is skating & ice fishing on Long Pond, a 3 minute walk from the cottage where you can catch Northern pike, wide-mouth bass, salmon, & trout.
It is a very special area with a modern winterized cottage heated by excellent baseboard heat and/or a superb wood stove.
Please click on the 'availability calendar' for open dates.
If you wish to bring a pet please email the details (age, size, disposition, trained, etc). The yard is not fenced & visited by deer, turkeys, etc.
Here is a comment from a 2 season renter:
'I have rented the Rose cottage for the past two summers and it has been delightful. It's peaceful and quiet; the only sounds you hear are tweets from the birds. The kitchen is very well equipped, from lobster pot to rolling pin. Cottage is very well furnished, with comfortable beds and internet connection. And there is a great variety of things to do in the area. Sally from Florida'