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 busy 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 that has a boat dock
and sandy beach on Long Pond. The 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
Although rustic looking, this modern cottage is only 20 years old and can sleep up to 7. There are two upstairs bedrooms, one with a new king size bed, the other with 2 new regular size beds. A new fold out couch is in the living room, and a cot with mattress is in the front porch room. 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 folliage season.
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 a very special area with a modern winter 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
*Private sandy swimming beach with a floating dock.
* There are 2 playgrounds with equipment for kids; one at the
swimming beach and another about 3 minutes from the cottage
*motor or sail boating. Boats and tackle can be rented on Long pond
from Castle Island Camps (5 minutes by car). Also there are boat
rental & Sea plane rides at Great Pond (13 min by car).
*fishing (famous for bass/pike/lake trout & land locked salmon)
Tackle as well as bait can be purchased at Day’s village store in
Belgrade Village (see below)
* Golfing - there are several courses in the area. Belgrade Lakes
Golf Club, voted in top 5 best public courses in the US, is just 10
min by car
* there are many hiking trails (detailed map at Day’s store)
* Horseback Riding - riding lessons at Rome Horse Farm.
* Berry Picking - fun activity. In addition to finding berries close
by, there are several fruit farms in the area for strawberry,
blueberry & raspberry and apple picking.
* Antique lovers will not only find an abundance of shops in the area,
but several weekly antique auctions, such as in Burnham, Maine, an
experience not to be missed. The "in-Maine" secret here is that the local auction starts at 7AM, while the tourist/better quality auction begins at 11AM. I usually stay for both.
* Picturesque Belgrade Village, just 15 minutes away by car (or a nice
bike ride) has 3 fine restaurants, an internet Café, Day’s Village
store (food, liquor, tackle, souvenirs, and the New York Times, and
LOBSTER) as well as several souvenir & arts shops. Some of the locals
also sell lobster and crab during the summer.
* Mount Vernon, 12 minutes by car, has a general store with a good supply of hardware, a very nice resturant which features a jazz night once a month. Another general store about one mile from this town (Flying pond store & gas ststaion) has an enormous supply DVD movies. (our house TV has a built in DVD recorder)
* Waterville, Maine (25 min by car)has:
Colby College w famous art museum
1st rate art film cinema
Many different restaurants & interesting shops as well as standard
large stores (large and well stocked super markets, K-Mart, Staples, etc)
*Augusta, Maine (20 min by car)
huge shopping complex
* Freeport, Maine with the Famous LL Bean store and much outlet
shopping is only 45 min away
* In addition there are many seacoast places worth visiting, such as
Camden ,Maine, Rockland, Maine with its famous art museum, etc as well
as smaller eating places on the Atlantic ocean and in picturesque
villages noted for their lobster, seafood and other choices
See note above about off season rentals
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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (US Dollar) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.