This picturesque lake cottage (Twin Oaks) is literally "On Golden Pond". The golden pond of movie fame is actually this great pond. With 46 miles of shoreline, it is the largest lake in the Belgrade Lakes chain and the largest body of water in the world named 'pond'. The cottage belonged to my grandfather who purchased it in the 1930s.
It is not unusual to hear the enchanting call of loons on the lake, and we have even seen ospreys perched in the branches just off the screened in porch and there is at least one Bald Eagle that can be spotted on this end of the lake.
Cool delicious well water from our private well offers a no cost alternative to bottled water. The cottage features quiet new ceiling fans, WIFI Internet, HI-DEF flat screen TV with dvd and premium cable service. A huge fully screened porch overlooks the beautiful golden sunsets across the cove. You can enjoy delicious grilled meals from the gas grill in the yard. The 32' long 6' wide dock and landing with a fantastic 5' wide stairway with handrail into the water facilitates enjoying the water for people with limited mobility issues The use of two single kayaks for our guests at no additional cost provides plenty of ways to enjoy the water! The kayaks are stable and perfect for first time paddlers. Take lunch and picnic on the pond! Several islands are just a short paddle away. A mere 10 minute paddle from your dock 'darkest africa' as I used to call it, awaits your exploration . While the name may be testament to the childhood exaggerations of a youthful perspective, it is still a picturesque little stream where you may catch a glimpse of turtles sunning themselves above the lily pads or a blue heron fishing the shallow water if you are lucky.
After a stay at Twin Oaks, your memories will be ready to harken you back to the time when you experienced first-hand "The Way Life Should Be" "On Golden Pond" in Maine.