House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 6
Sonya O Rose
About Sonya O Rose
We are retired professors who taught at Colby College & Bowdoin College so we know & love this part of Maine.. We currently live in Sarasota, Florida being too old to enjoy the snow in Maine where during the winter there is skiing & ice fishing. and it is difficult for to travel the rest of the year. Our loss is your gain.
Sonya O Rose purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Sonya O Rose chose Rome
It is a quiet fantastic spot for reading, writing & relaxing as well as the usual lake activities( swimming, boating, fishing, etc) but avoids potential noisy vacationers. One advantage of being near but not on the lake (3 min walk) is that our beautiful forest spot is constantly visited by friendly wildlife: birds, chipmunks, the occasional deer, a wandering flock of wild turkeys,& we still hear the wonderful sounds of loons on the lake..
What makes this Cabin unique
There are many activities in the area from water activities, to hiking,to antique hunting & especially to seafood eating. See the full list on this site
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
so many loons! <3
This is a lovely, well kept, secluded cabin just a quick walk down to the coziest boat launch. I appreciated the laundry machine, great water pressure and heat, good beds (GREAT king memory foam), and the well equipped kitchen. We spent an entire afternoon just sitting on the swings/hammocks at the boat launch down the road, watching the kids figure out the kayaks, it's that nice there. The public beach is a quick paddle or drive away too. Be sure to hit a grocery store well before Belgrade lakes region, and bring charcoal and fluid for the grill! Thank you so much for a lovely weekend!
We feel as though the ad was deceving because the house was not on the lake as picture shown in the ad. It was only lake access. The cleaning company was great coming over to clean late night and maintaience guy was great fixing the what was need to be fixed.
Great off the beaten path location. Easy to relax. The loudest noise was when a Prius drove past.
On Long Pond in early June
This is a great cabin in a wonderful location. In the woods, a short walk from the lake. It is well equipped and the owners have excellent taste in art work, furniture, etc. It is just the right size for two people who need separate bedrooms, or for 3-4 people if two share the king size bed; there are two twins in the other bedroom. The foam mattress on the king was very comfortable. The baseboard heat was adequate, there was plenty of hot water, and multiple places to sit without it feeling too crowded.. Casement windows and a back porch.
Well equiped cabin, great owner communication
My family and I have rented on Long Pond for eight years. We have stayed in the same cabin throughout that time, but this year it was not available. I found this cabin which happens to be three houses up from our old cabin. I trailer a 22 foot boat with me to the lake and this cabin's driveway had ample space to leave the trailer for the week. This cabin was perfect for my family of five. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you would ever need to cook, the house has four ceiling fans on the first floor which circulate the air wonderfully. It was very hot and humid during our stay and I always felt cool in the cabin. The back deck and grill were great for relaxing after a long day on the lake. The kids enjoyed the large grass covered back yard and the fast Wi-Fi. My wife's number one requirement was laundry at our cabin and found the machines to work well. Finally, the master bed was extremely comfortable. My wife and I both commented that it was more comfortable then our own bed.
This was my first experience with HomeAway and I was unsure of the process. The owners effectively communicated throughout the entire rental and provided all the required directions. Although my family intends to rent a cabin on the water next year, I would certainly recommend this cabin to any family who would like to enjoy Long Pond at an affordable price.
*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, Belgrade village)
* 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)
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