2 Bedroom Cottage "On Golden Pond"
Tom and Maureen McAvoy
About Tom and Maureen McAvoy
I was born and raised in nearby Waterville, Maine and spent nearly every day of every summer until college barefoot, shirtless and carefree at this cottage. I left Maine for upstate New York for high school when my parents closed the Elmwood Hotel in Waterville, Maine and went to college at Cornell University. A Navy career took me around the world, but now I have retired back to nearby Sidney, Maine. My wife and I are both retired US Naval Officers. Some of my favorite things to do are kayaking around Great Pond, swimming, walking, biking, playing with our dogs and traveling to see new places.
Tom and Maureen McAvoy purchased this Cottage in 1935
Why Tom and Maureen McAvoy chose Rome
My grandfather, Richard W. Begley originally purchased this cottage approximately 80 years ago. I was born and raised in nearby Waterville, Maine and spent nearly every summer until college at this cottage. I have fond memories of great fishing off the dock and the puppet shows that Mary Lane McMillan held at the camp next door ("Afterglow") for the children in the area.
What makes this Cottage unique
The huge screened in porch and nice landing that you can sit and enjoy the lake from are definite pluses. Kayaking on the lake with the 2 kayaks included with your rental at no extra cost is a relaxing way to enjoy and explore the lake. Island hopping, swimming, walking and biking along the roads and even snorkeling along the shore of the lake or out around the islands are fun ways to spend time on the lake. The lake also offers great fishing having been featured on national television shows for its great bass fishing.
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Pets allowed for $75 per pet per week.
Cancellations: refund available only if cottage is re-rented for same rate. Rentals are Saturday through Saturday. Until confirmed, rates are subject
• No ground fires. • Please leave cottage as you found it
Trash pickup is Saturday. Please have all of you trash in trash bags and in the outside trashcans by 10 A.M. Saturday morning.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our family had a wonderful and relaxing time at Twin oaks. I have been coming every summer to Great Pond for the past 30+ years and this is one of the nicest camps I have stayed at. The location on the pond is quiet and beautiful. The newly renovated kitchen is a big plus for this camp. The dock areas and use of the kayaks were a favorite of my kids and great for swimming or morning coffee. The star of this camp is the wrap around porch. It is huge and provided a great space for us to host a small family dinner party and a sleep over for our two kids and their cousins. Tom and Maureen were super helpful during our stay and easily reachable when we had questions.
We loved staying here
Great camp for family, friends, and boating
This camp is exactly as shown in the pictures. The 2 bedrooms are up some curvy stairs from the living room, and are airy and comfortable. Each bedroom had a ceiling fan, plus there were stand fans to keep things cool. My favorite part of Twin Oaks is the great wrap-around screened porch. It is huge and has a dining table plus plenty of chair for just hanging out and enjoying the view of the lake. Be aware that the neighbors are sensitive to people having a good time (aka, talking and laughing) on that screen porch if you're out there too late. So take the fun inside to the living room where there's plenty of seating and a TV with all the cable channels for those rainy days. The kitchen is very functional and has everything you need. There's a gas grill outside for those summertime meals. The dock was amazing and was plenty big enough for our 22 ft. pontoon boat. It was cool to explore Great Pond for the first time. We saw a family of eagles and also 2 different osprey families. The fishing wasn't great but we went in late August so I guess that's to be expected. All in all we had a great time! Thank you!
Screened in porch was good.Stairway very difficult to maneuver to go upstairs.
Pictures on line are deceiving. Small interior. Kitchen extremely outdated. Not all appliances in working order. Lights throughout home not always working. Musty smell throughout. Although the screened in porch is great, most of outside is not kept up except for dock. Stairway to second level is very unsafe due to steepness. Not handicap accessible by any means. Step up to bathroom on main level not safe.
Fantastic location, beautiful view, porch and dock are amazing and we appreciated a lovely note and gift from the owners upon arrival
Lovely lake getaway
I love this little camp. My parents used to rent this camp every year for about twenty years, and it was nice to be back.
The wraparound screened-in porch is its shining feature. The loons on the lake were active, and the kayaking is great. We brought friends with us who had never been to Maine, and they enjoyed it. Tom and Maureen are wonderful.
New England Music Camp in nearby Sidney provides free outdoor concerts throughout the summer. Lakewood Theatre in nearby Madison, ME is one of Americas oldest and most famous summer theaters which offers exceptional performances of comedies, dramas, musicals, and children's shows from late-May through mid-September.