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Family Lakefront vacation destination on beautiful Embden Pond (Lake).

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Four bedroom, 2 bath, three floors of living space.

Has queen master bedroom, and two bedrooms have bunk-beds, and single beds. Also single bedroom located on middle floor. Large deck with picnic tables and also screened in porch. Campfires on the water with s'mores and loon calls. Large dock over 40 feet long that allows you to enjoy the sun and all water activities. The home is equipped with FREE WIFI. Full furnace heat, Air conditioning are all provided for. Has nice shore frontage as can be seen from the pictures. The front lawn can be used for a number of fun activities. Large kitchen loaded with appliances like gas cook stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave. The place has a walkout basement, and an additional cement deck under the porch. Boat and jet ski rentals may be available at certain times of the year for additional fees. The area has some of the best hunting and snowmobile trails in Maine. Snowmobilers have access to all the major trail systems through the entire state. If you like to fish, fish from the canoe, or rent a boat from us. Rule number one is to relax, and rule number two is enjoy.

Wifi Available

More Details

Owner
Mark Paine
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Mark Paine

Camp was built in 92, but older camp that was there has been in the family since the early 60's. Local family that grew up in central Maine and know and appreciate how very special this location is.

Mark Paine purchased this cottage in 1992

Why Mark Paine chose Kennebec Valley (Central Maine)

This has lake is always listed in the top cleanest lakes in all of Maine. This is a very valuable property based on this.

What makes this cottage unique

Picture yourself grilling steaks on the front deck while the kids are jumping off the dock. After enjoying the Lake all day, start a fire in the pit near the water, and just bond as a unit. Clearly special times that our family has enjoyed, and now are letting others enjoy it as well.

Amenities

Embden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • One full bath Upstairs with shower and washer/dryer. One half bath on main floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Family Lakefront vacation destination on beautiful Embden Pond (Lake).
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
5

The house was amazing with perfect lake views. The water was crystal clear, good for swimming!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week! There were 3 adults and 6 boys ranging from 10 months to 12 years old. This house accomadated everyone! Our biggest concern when renting a lake house is the swimming. It was perfect, the water is crystal clear, and with water shoes the small rocks on the beach are no problem. The dock is huge and the boys spent hours jumping into the water and fishing off it. At night we made s'mores in the water side fire pit. During the day we grilled food on the deck and relaxed by the water. We did have some rain while there but the abundance of games in the house helped pass the time. Biggest bonus for my sister and myself was the Nintendo hahaha, brought back some funny childhood memories on the rainy days! Overall we loved the house, and the area. The neighbors are super nice and helpful. we had a quick, fierce storm come through that lead to some water in the basement and lots of hail! The neighbors came running to help immedately, which says a lot about the owner of the house (he's super nice and very accommodating!) Mark (owner) once notified, said he'd be there as fast as he could (lives within a couple of hours) but we told him not to worry. With the neighbors quick response and the flip of the sump pump water was gone. (Water is not normally a problem but we had such an intense storm, also not normal, lead to some water in the basement. Which in no way had an impact on where we were in the house at all, we just wanted to help) There is a grocery store not far and place to buy adult beverages too! Everything was in the house that you could think of, from linens to those wicker paper plate holders which helped a ton when serving 6 hungrey boys outside! There is a fun local zoo about 45 min drive which the kids loved if looking for fun things to do. Again we loved this place and will hopefully be back in the future! You won't regret staying here, all you take from it are wonderful, lifelong memories! 😊

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great get-away with a terrific host

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent the first days of July at this very comfortable home / camp. No agenda other than to find someplace on a lake that would let us both just unwind for a couple of days. Could not have been happier than to have connected with Mark, the owner.

Mark was easy to find in the couple of conversations leading up to our visit and a wealth of information of the area. Mark even met us upon arrival to show us around and answer any questions. Made us feel very welcome right from the first contact.

The place is built for outdoor entertainment from the large deck / picnic tables to the sizable screened-in porch to the fire pit to the well secured dock. Spent hours reading on the dock and enjoying the tremendous views. We got a great fireworks show from all the people around the "pond" on the 4th and we never had to leave the dock.

Embden Pond is really a lake. Water quality / clarity is great and the water is about 5' deep at the end of the dock. Bottom will begin to drop off a short ways from the dock, but lots of room from the shore to the end of the dock for little ones to play.

Groceries easy to find right in Embden. Another option is a larger grocery store about 5 miles north on Rt. 201 as you enter the town of Bingham (Jimmy's).

Well equipped and roomy kitchen. Had most of our meals at the house. Hard to beat an omelet on the screened in porch while looking at the water! The grill was certainly a part of a couple of our dinners as well.

Scenic drives no matter which way you wander. This is small town Maine all around Embden and we loved it.

Did go to Madison (the larger town south of Embden on Rt. 201) one evening to see a show at the Lakewood Theater - Maine's longest running theater of 115 years. The show was a lot of fun (changes fairly frequently). Great restaurant located right across from the theater that had a nice "adults dinner" feel to it. Food and service were excellent.

Finding the theater was confusing for a couple of minutes, but we were winging it. If you go, look for Theater Rd right off of Rt. 201. Theater Rd is a right at a small golf Pro Shop with carts visible in the front. When we first turned onto Theater Rd we thought "this can't be right". A short distance on the road and it opens up to reveal it's own compound right on a pond.

Highly recommend renting from Mark. Our days went by much too quickly and we look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Boat and Jet ski rental may be available. Summer activities are lakefront living, with large dock for swimming and fishing. Fall hunting weeks are available. Winter includes direct access to all snowmobile trails statewide.

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Rates & Availability

Embden Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer rates
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Fall
Sep 15 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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