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Property Details

Updated: May 21, 2015
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

There is nothing like a vacation spent on Beautiful Messalonskee Lake, part of the famous Belgrade Lakes chain. Our cottage is located steps away from the waters edge- great for swimming, boating, watching fabulous sunsets or simply listening to the loons.

The cottage is a 3 bedroom, 1 bath with cozy, knotty pine interior and has a large porch great for eating and relaxing- several porch rockers to take in the sights and sounds of the lake. Hammock outdoors for those late afternoon naps...

For the fisherman, Messalonskee offers Trout, Bass, and phenomenal Northern Pike- all are here waiting for you to cast a line.

This is the destination that will give you that special lake vacation experience....

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets welcome

Recent Review

About the Owner

My name is Laurie, and my husband Mark and I are the 2nd generation owners of Shady Cove Cottage. We have 3 grown children, 2 cats and a lovable golden retriever. We are both from MA and grew up vacationing in Maine and surrounding areas.

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3 Reviews

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Shady Cove Cottage- a place to come home to...
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes
West Paris, ME

Amazing Holiday Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We had such an amazing time!! The cabin was very clean, had everything we needed and more,,,very well stocked kitchen, bedrooms good sizes, clean bathroom. The owner was so good to deal with from the beginning and even while we were there:) The lake was great, kids caught many, many fish! Sunsets were some of the best I've ever seen. Loved the location, 10 miles to Augusta or Waterville-rained one afternoon so went and did some shopping! We definitely plan on going back next summer.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Shady Cove Cottage- a place to come home to...
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5
My family as well as another family rented this little slice of heaven a few weeks ago. I fell in love the second I drove up to the cottage. It was warm and inviting with plenty of parking. It had a wonderful fire pit across from the camp with plenty of chairs already set up around it. The lake was just amazing, we rented kayaks and the 2 kids both 12 had a blast using them. The lake was very quite and did not have a ton of boat traffic so I was not really worried with the kids going off to explore on their own with the boats. We were able to bring a boat to take the kids fishing, and tubing. The fishing was amazing and my husband was up early every morning to catch pike right off the dock.
Laurie and Mark did a great job of having everything there that we needed for the week. But it was close enough to the stores that if we needed to run out it was a quick trip down the road.
I would recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking to get off the beaten path a bit, and relax. It is great for families and there is lots of stuff to do if you like the outdoors. We were able to bring our Black Lab who loved his daily swims, and playing in the water.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Shady Cove Cottage- a place to come home to...
Belgrade Belgrade Lakes

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5
This is a lovely home and the owners have gone out of their way to make it cozy and comfortable, yet it feels very spacious. I visited with a teen and there was always plenty to do. There is a great dock for fishing or relaxing, nice hammock under the trees, and chairs wherever you might want them. There are kayaks for a small fee. Inside, there is a "bonus" room with a nice table for a big group. The room is rustic and has large picture windows all around. The kitchen/sitting area is large and bright. Couches, chairs and beds are very comfy. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a grill and even a fire pit. I didn't watch TV but there is a VCR and you can bring DVD or other things to plug in. There are lots of books and games and good maps to help you get around. My little dog loved it too - my only regret is that I didn't have a little hand vac to fully take care of things. The surrounding towns are lovely, there are farmer's markets, craft galleries, and spectacular views. I saved the best for last - the sunsets over the lake are beautiful. Each night was a little different but it capped off a great day.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Will be adding a little hand vac- great idea! Thanks!


From the Owner

Shady Cove Cottage has been in the family for almost 40 years- 3 generations have enjoyed fishing, swimming and boating (as well as great bbq's!). Its a place we all come home to, to create new memories and remember the old. We would love to share that experience with you! It brings us so much happiness when we hear how other families have made their stay special. A lot of laughter, good times and yes, even peace and quiet have taken place here!

Activity and Interests

The Maine Coast, Western Mountains and L.L. Bean are all within an hours drive. Augusta and Waterville are about a 20 minute drive and offer shopping, restaurants, cinemas and golf courses.


From $800 Per week

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My Standard Rate
Sep 13 2014 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 4 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $25.00
  • Cleaning fee $25.00

50% required at time of booking- balance due 30 days before confirmed rental date. We accept personal checks.

Weekly Rate: $800 - $1000

$800 per week for May and June. $1000 for July and August. September is also $800 per week.Cleaning fee is mandatory charge. Kayaks and linens are optional- pets must be approved first.

Check in: Saturday 2:00 PM Check out: 10:00 AM (No later Than!)

We require a booking deposit of 50% to confirm reservation, with full payment received 30 days prior to arrival.

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Updated: May 21, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Family


  • Dining Area


  • pets considered


  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • -2 queen size beds -1 double/ bunk bed -futon -fully equipped kitchen/ gas stove, microwave, coffee maker, refrig, cookware and dishes -tv and dvd player -private dock -gas grill -ac unit -woodstove -Boat launch 3 minutes away -cell phones work in area -Linens: blankets and pillows provided, bring your own sheets and towels

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