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Property Details

Updated: May 18, 2015
Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 6

For many years I searched for the ideal Maine Cabin / Camp and instantly fell in love with The Cabin. Beautifully constructed cabin with half log exterior, large field stone fireplace, beautiful sunsets, westerly views, long dock with easy shallow walk to deeper sections, are just a few of the reasons you'll find this an idea Maine rental.

Messalonskee Lake, also known as Snow Pond, is a pristine body of water 9 miles long. Part of the Belgrade Lake chain, this location offers spectacular views, crystalline waters, towering pines with birch and mixed hardwoods, nesting loons and a plethora of bird life.

If it's privacy you want - you will find it here! The Cabin is the only dwelling on the road, no one is to the left, only woods, and the next camp to the right has a wide buffer of trees between the properties.

Q U O T E S :

'What a great week we had staying at The Cabin... The Cabin itself was so comfortable to stay in. Swimming, kayaking and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit!' Cathy and Lennie

'As soon as we drove down the lane and spotted 'The Cabin' we knew we were in a very special place for our vacation. Upon entering The Cabin our feelings were confirmed! From the comfy beds, shower and gas stove all of our expectations were exceeded... Catching a fish off the dock while watching a beautiful sunset was fun. After a full day, falling asleep each night to the calls of the loons was the perfect ending to a perfect day. We're looking forward to a 'return visit' Dan and Kathy

'What a delightful week! Peaceful, calm and serene are the words that come to mind. The water was refreshing - crystal clear! We appreciated all of the special touches - the videos, the kayaks, the fire pit, the beautiful fireplace, Internet access, etc. Weespecially enjoyed the heron, the bald eagle snatching fish from the lake and the family of loons... Fishing was great! Leaving is the most difficult part. Thanks for everything!' Sue, Matt, Micas, Seth, Julie and David

'The Cabin felt like home the minute we stepped into it - a cozy, relaxed atmosphere full of warmth... We'll be back.' John and Meg

'We enjoyed our stay very much, despite three days of rain. The paddle boat and kayaks were lots of fun. The water was perfect.'

'We had a wonderful week at The Cabin. So relaxing. Our days were filled with kayaking, swimming, cycling, running and lots of reading. The loons were in front most of the time - their calls at night made me smile. The fishing was great! Dad's 20 inch large mouth bass was the highlight of the week (especially his week!) Thank you for everything. We will be back in August 2009.' Heidi and Warren

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I grew on Snow Pond (also know as Messalonskee Lake) in the 50's and 60's and have always loved the lake. I lived for 4 years year round on the lake and was dismayed to see so many of the cottages and cabins being torn down. So I started my search and when I saw the cabin I knew it was the place for me. I purchased it from the original owners with some of the original furniture. Come to find out the man who a build the cabin was my Grandfathers supervisor at a local woolen mill. It's very cool to know my dear grandparents sat in the very chairs I know have. The family camp still exists on the lake and hopefully will last.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our visit from Germany. Thank you so much for the wonderful home. We enjoyed it a lot and had a great time.

The boat trip was very special and unforgettable experience for us. Time was just too short. Back in Germany we will have to tell everybody about this amazing home.
Sep 2014
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The Cabin on Messalonskee Lake
+1 -2073301333
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes
Bridgewater, NJ

Total relaxation

  • 5 of 5
What a relaxing vacation. I really felt that I got the much needed recharging to start the new school year.I was up there with my husband, 7 yr. old daughter and 2 golden retrievers. It was perfect for us. I only left the camp for groceries. I never nap at home, I napped there every day!!! Wonderful!
Quiet, peacful, but offers a lot for all ages. Loved the movies there.Plan on being there again nest year, maybe two weeks this time.

Lisa, NJ
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Portland and Bangor at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Waterville at 12 Miles Nearest Golf : Waterville Country Club at 7 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstates 95 and 295 at 8 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Numerous in Area at 12 Miles Nearest Beach : Various places along the Atlantic at 45 Miles

The property is nestled in a small cove with a sandy bottom about 10 feet out, great for swimming with a gradual walk in, fishing, or just floating. We have a dock for your boat and you are welcome to use our kayak and canoe.

For fishermen, Snow Pond is a dream spot. The lake was named one of America's 150 Best in 2007 according to Field & Stream. Trout, Bass and huge Northern Pike, are all here waiting for you to cast a line.

The Maine Coast or the Western Mountains for exploration or shopping in Freeport (LL Bean) are all within an hour away. Colby College and its fine Museum of Art are less than 12 miles away in Waterville, which hosts the Maine International Film Festival and Sidewalk Art Show every summer.

The local area offers a variety of shopping, dining, golf, tennis, theaters, and medical facilities.

Along with the Belgrade Lakes the Kennebec River offers kayaking, canoeing and fishing. Augusta and Waterville are each an easy 15 minute drive for shopping, restaurants, cinemas and access to I-95.

Public golf courses within 10 minutes drive.

Free live music in the Belgrade Lakes area Wednesday and Sunday nights along the Belgrade Stream at the Village Inn offers excellent foods and a great time. The New England Music Camp is only a mile away and offers free concerts through out the summer.

Hike up French's Mountain (just 1/2 mile along a well defined path) and view the glory of several of the Belgrade Lakes. There are endless ways to enjoy your vacation here!


From $994 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May and June Rates
May 30 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
July and August
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sept - Warm & Beautiful
Aug 30 2015 - Sep 26 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $100.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $500.00
  • Linen fee $75.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 8.0%

By check to make and hold a reservation a deposit of 50% of the rental price is requested and must be received within 7 days of receiving an rental agreement by email. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival, including a security deposit of $500. Security deposit will be returned within ten (10) business days of checking out, if the home is left as you found it.

Check in is on Saturday at 2:00pm, Check out is on Saturday at 10:00am. Maine sales tax on rentals is 8%. You may either bring your own sheets or pay an additional $75.00 for sheets and beds to be made up, as is the custom with Maine rentals.

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From the Owner

I fell in love with the cabin from the moment I saw it. The extra large living room with knotty pine, the huge field stone fireplace, the lovely kitchen and dining room (seating for 10) and especially the enclosed front porch. I could sit listening to the many birds and watching the lakes for hours on end. It really is a very special place.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bear Claw Tub and separate shower area.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double, Bunk Beds
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double, Located on enclosed front porch with direct view of lake.
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Direct View of Lake.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Home includes 3 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, large living room and enclosed full length porch, deck and dock. The living room has a working field stone fireplace and hardwood floors. French doors open up from the living room to the enclosed front porch, which lead to an outside deck. There is a double bed futon on the front porch for alternate sleeping. The full bathroom has a shower and great old bear-foot bathtub. Flat grassy lawn (with some Maine rocks!) close to the lake provides picnic tables, grill, lawn chairs and hammock. Master bedroom had queen size bed, second bedroom has a queen and the third bedroom has twin size bunk beds. There is also a fold out bed (a double) in the enclosed front porch and the couch in the living is quite comfortable for one. Full bathroom with bear claw tub and separate shower. Fireplace used for cool evenings - wood is included. Gas monitor for back up heat. Three A/C units. Fully equipped kitchen includes gas stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee pot, etc. VCR included, as well as a piano. High speed Internet is also included.

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