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Property Details

Updated: May 22, 2015
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

Spend a week or more at Star Point, and experience summer in Maine, the way life should be! Our comfortable cottage is situated at the wide end of Messalonskee Lake (aka Snow Pond), in the famous Belgrade Lakes chain.

Located at the waters edge, our camp was built in 2004 and features an open floor plan with 180 degrees of lake views from our deck on the point. Two decks and a porch offer plenty of outdoor seating in the sun or in the shade - where you will enjoy spectacular sunsets, the call of the loons, and gorgeous night skies.

Inside, the kitchen is a cook's delight and you can't beat those views. If you would rather just toss something on the grill as you toss a salad, that will work too! The main bedroom is on the first floor, with a king-sized bed, 2 dressers, and large closet. The bath is small but efficient, and is also on the first floor. Kids enjoy the loft bedroom with its cozy nook where they have a birds-eye view of the lake and first floor. The loft has a queen-sized bed a Twin Size Bed and room for sleeping bag or two.

The property is nestled in a small cove with a sandy bottom, great for swimming, fishing, or just floating. We have a large dock for your boat and easy access stairs off the dock leading to a nice sandy spot.

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

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We are both born and raised in Maine and love the outdoors. We live and work less than 15 miles from the cottage. We have an intimate knowledge of the lake, the surrounding area and Maine.

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3 Reviews

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Star Point on Snow Pond in the Belgrade Lakes
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5
Star Point is perfect in every way! A beautiful vacation spot with all the comforts of home. The master bedroom is heaven with views of the water everywhere you look; the kitchen is made for the gourmet chef; the living room and dining area have great views and comfort. Wi-fi and DISH TV are very nice to have. The house was spotless and has such nice touches and a fully stocked kitchen. The wrap around deck is the perfect spot for breakfast or to listen to the lake splash against the rocks. The sitting dock is beyond perfect for late day relaxing, sunset watching and listening to the loons. This was the perfect house for our last vacation with our 12 year old son who loved the loft bedroom. We are dreaming of Star Point right now -- 6 months away and can't come soon enough! P.S. Owner Lauren was wonderful as well!
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nancy,

We love it when people enjoy this place as much as we do. Thank you for your thoughtful and glowing review.

Tim & Lauren
Star Point on Snow Pond in the Belgrade Lakes
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes

Beautiful cabin in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5
This is a new and well-appointed cabin. We had everything we needed in the kitchen. Comfortable bed for us and a neat loft for the kids upstairs. Our daughters (5 and 8) enjoyed swimming off the dock. Good fishing off the point. The owners were helpful. We would definitely return some day soon.
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a great place for kids to swim and play king of the float, fish off the point and take long walks on the camp road and in the surrounding woods. I know this because this property has been in our family since 1972 and I once was that kid. Thank you for your review, we hope to have you back this year.

Star Point on Snow Pond in the Belgrade Lakes
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes


  • 5 of 5
Wow!! I cannot say enough good things about this rental! My boyfriend and I stayed for a week of R&R during the third week of August and it was incredible!! The real thing more than measured up to the pictures online. The cabin was neat, clean and comfortable, and had everything you could want on vacation and more. Between the fabulous king bed (just the right mix of firm and soft) and the just-perfect-for-lounging reclining chairs in the living room, we felt like royalty. The best part though, was the gorgeous nature that envelopes the place. The views were to die for. The cries of the loons were haunting and beautiful. The sunsets were amazing. The water felt fantastic, and we loved having coffee on the deck every morning, joined by our "friends" the chipmunks and the ducks. We miss it already!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

This property has been in Tim's family since 1972 so we are the second generation of owners. Several family members and friends live near or own cottages on the lake so Star Point is often the site of choice for family gatherings for celebrations and lobster feeds.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Augusta State Airport at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : Silver Street Tavern in Waterville at 12 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ferry to Islesboro in Lincolnville at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Belgrade Lakes Golf Club in Belgrade Lakes at 15 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Downeaster in Brunswick at 42 Miles Nearest Motorway : Interstate -95 in Augusta at 9 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Village Inn and Tavern in Belgrade Lakes at 15 Miles Nearest Ski : Sugarloaf Mountain in Kingfield at 75 Miles Nearest Beach : Popham Beach State Park in Phippsburg at 65 Miles Car: recommended

The Maine Coast and Beaches or the Western Mountains and the Appalachain Trail for exploration or shopping at LL Bean in Freeport are all within an hour away. Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville and the Maine State Museum in Augusta are both less than 12 miles away. Waterville hosts the Maine International Film Festival every July. Along with the Belgrade Lakes the Kennebec River offers Kayaking, Canoeing and fishing. 15 minutes to Augusta or Waterville with shopping, restaurants, cinemas and to I-95. Several public golf courses within 30 minutes drive. Great local Hiking, Biking and Walking Trails abound at Kennebec Highlands, KM Trails, Augusta Trails and Viles Arboretum.


From $200 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Rate
May 2 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 25 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Rate
Sep 26 2015 - Oct 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

Occupancy: Six (6) people maximum
Check-In: Saturday after 3:00 PM
Check-Out: Saturday no later than 10:00AM
Well Mannered Pets allowed with Permission and a $75.00 Pet Fee
Per town ordinance, dogs must be on-lead at all times when outside.
Domestic Water is drawn from the lake and is NOT recommended for drinking.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Total estimated amount
Updated: May 22, 2015


From the Owner

Star Point is actually one of five points on a peninsula that sticks out into the widest part of this nine mile long lake, locally referred to as Snow Pond. We are at the end of our camp road so there is little to no car traffic. The shoreline is rocky and the front deck sits high on a ledge and we have a private dock with stairs leading into the water.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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  • DVD Player
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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront


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

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet, shower, Oversize Shower
  • The water is pumped from the lake and is NOT recommended for drinking but is fine for bathing and dental care


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
  • Second Floor Bedroom/Loft - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


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  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Master bedroom has a king size bed w/Pillow Top Mattress The loft bedroom has a queen bed Full bathroom with oversized shower 2 large closets Rinnai Gas Heater for those rainy days and cool summer evenings Fully equipped kitchen with gas cook top/electric oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator w/ice dispenser, cookware, flatware, kitchen knives and dishes Flat Panel TV w/DirecTV and DVD player High Speed Internet access with wireless internet Outside you will find a deck, gas grill, picnic table and more Canoe with life jackets and paddles Private dock Public Boat launch area is 3 minutes away Cell phones work well in area. Linens: blankets and pillows provided, bring your own sheets

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