Special Secluded Cottage 3 Min Walk to Long Pond; ALL YEAR

Special Secluded Cottage 3 Min Walk to Long Pond; ALL YEAR


Property Details

Updated: Oct 22, 2014
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 7 Sleeps

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.


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

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  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome

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Activity and Interests

*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)

*State capital

Local airport

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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Updated: Oct 22, 2014

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

    Weekly Rate: $550 - $695

    Monthly Rate: $1900 - $2500

  • NOTE: because of the current financial crisis we are keeping the rates for 2013 close to the 2011 level; Very popular-it is the bargain of the area. See comment by Sally from Florida. There are special rates for lengthy stays (longer than 1 month)
    SEASONAL (July & August) $875 per week, $1,350 for 2 weeks, and $2,900 for a month. A 7% Maine lodging to be added + $75 cleaning fee

    OFF SEASON (April, May, June & September, October, November ) $775 per week, $1,250 for 2 weeks, $2,500 for the month; *special rates for lengthy stays.
    WINTER (December, January, February, March) $775/week, $1,450 for 2 weeks, $2900 per months. Includes added heat and snow plowing
    Rentals begin at 2PM on a saturday and end at 10AM on a saturday unless other arrangements have been made. This is the standard time in the Belgrade Lakes and gives the cleaners at least 4 hours between our rental guests.
    Please email for further details or questions
    Payment by certified check or Paypal
    A local property manager will be available with keys and any other
    assistance needed.
    Please email or call for any inquiries and/or to make a tentative
    reservation. Use the email above or call us in London, UK. The number
    from the USA is 011-44-20-8523-0017. You can leave a message with your
    number if we’re not in and we will return your call. We are 5 hours
    ahead of Eastern Standard Time.
    To confirm a reservation, a signed Rental Agreement and 50% of the
    rental rate must be received within 10 days of the tentative
    reservation request. The balance of rent, a $300 security deposit, and the
    $75 cleaning fee is due 30 days prior to your arrival. The security
    deposit will be returned within 14 days of your departure assuming
    the home is left as you found it.
    Cancellations: All money, minus a $50 cancellation fee, will be
    returned if cancellation occurs more than 30 days prior to your
    scheduled arrival. If cancellation is received within 30 days of your
    arrival, security will be returned and we will attempt to find a
    replacement tenant at the same rent. If a replacement tenant is
    found, all other money minus a $50 cancellation fee will be returned.
    If not we will retain the cancellation fee plus 75% of the rental fee.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • * Modern kitchen w electric stove, refrigerator, toaster, microwave, coffee maker * All cooking pots/pans & utensils including a lobster pot ***WASHER AND DRYER*** * Electric baseboard heat + large wood stove * Full large bathroom with shower and tub; towels, etc * Living room has cable TV, DVD, Stereo *** Wireless internet *** * 2 small work/study desks for us retired academics. We use cell phones as there is no regular phone hookup * There are 2 upstairs bedrooms, one with 2 single beds, the other with a large king size bed with a tempur-pedic mattress. There is a queen size fold out couch in the living room and a futon in the front enclosed porch. All have blankets & pillows. * Sizable outside backyard deck w a table, lounge chairs, and a charcoal grill (bbq) * Tree shaded front yard (parking for 3 cars and/or a boat) and a very nice grass backyard.(see photo) * Lawn maintenance is provided
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