100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Labor Day Weekend Escape
First time VRBO experience.
Great communication with the Owner, lovely cottage, beautiful lake, and a very relaxing weekend.
Jean thank you so much for the kind words! you were a wonderful guest and I would love for you to visit again!!
Another wonderful visit.
This was our second stay here (two weeks this year!) and it was as marvelous as the first. Lots of lazy relaxing as well as time in the canoe and kayak watching the loons and chasing good photos of the resident eagle. And we came late enough in the season this time to enjoy fresh raspberries from the bushes on the property (and the huge patch on the ATV trail nearby). All positive sentiments from our first review still stand. Thanks for another fantastic vacation!
Thank you Mel, have a great year and come again!!
We stayed twice as long this time!
Since my family had such a wonderful stay last year, we reserved for two weeks this summer. It was just as fantastic. We finally got lots of views of the resident eagle, and got to enjoy the local recreational trails and wild raspberries, as well as plenty of time in the water and enjoying the canoe and kayak. We had a wonderful time, and the house once again had everything that we needed. Thanks again!
Thank you Mel!!! so glad you keep coming back! have a great year!!
Another great stay!
This was our second stay at this cabin. And we enjoyed it just as much as last year! The location is perfect, and the lake is absolutely beautiful. The cabin has everything you need, all the basics. And the owner, kelly is nearby if you ever have questions or need anything. We can’t wait to go back again next year!
Thank you! come again!!
Very nice place and great location for outdoor activities
Very nice place and great location for outdoor activities.
Thanks! come again!!
Needs A Major Update
We stayed here all of September and October,2018.
First, the “view” of the lake is almost totally obstructed due to the overgrowth of brush and trees.
Plus, it is a lengthy walk to the beach from the house, and a gravel pathway would be a useful addition.
Once at the beach, there is a very little dock with no cover. Some brightly painted Adirondack chairs would help to enjoy the view.
The beach firepit is a nice addition, but no little neat pile of firewood was left for us to use, just some big tree limbs sitting there, uncovered.
The front deck is badly in need of painting, and the chairs there are just cheap. There was no cover on the grill, nor was the propane tank full. The citronella candle on the porch was almost used up .
Every bed in the house needs a new mattress. The three upstairs mattresses are just tolerable, but the two downstairs mattresses are like lying on plank boards. The beds just have old, dark colored blankets on them, not attractive covers or bedspreads. The other furniture in the house looks like it all came from a thrift store decades ago. About half of the lights didn’t work - either the fixtures were bad or the bulbs were missing or burned out.
Both sofas and the large chair are worn out. The ottoman is caved in.
What would really make this cabin attractive in a major way is a fireplace, or, barring that, a wood stove.
Though the furnace heat worked well, the non-functioning electric heaters in the rooms are rusted and unpainted and look very tacky. The electric heater system should be fixed and painted or just ripped out. The floor registers are rusty, too.
The washer and dryer could be moved out of the basement and to the kitchen upstairs and put under the counter shelf.
The upstairs would easily hold at least a half bath. Otherwise, getting up in the night to use the bathroom downstairs is a perilous journey down the steeply sloping stairs. Like getting to the W/D.
The kitchen pans provided were not stick proof - more junky thrift store stuff. Plus, the only spatula was metal. The microwave is rusted, and it was not cleaned off.
There were no instructions on what to do with trash. Also, the trash cans still had trash in them when we arrived.
In summary, the view is frustrating, the general appearance is run down, the furniture was worn out years ago, and the cabin and property are not made welcoming to a new renter.
Well bless your hearts!!! I would encourage potential guest to read ALL of the great reviews that we have received. Look at the pictures and make their own decisions.
Great fall, summer, and spring vacation destination. Silver Lake is a spring fed lake located in the small rural town of Lee. The cottage is tucked into a quiet cove of the lake and is surrounded by hills. Local mixed deciduous forests provide colorful fall foliage viewing mid-September to mid-October. For those of you looking for a place to spend your days relaxing at the lake floating on a tube, paddling a canoe, sailing, swimming, fishing, or hanging out on the dock and deck, this is the place for you.
For those who wish to explore northern natural areas in the middle of a working forest, there are hundreds of miles of gravel logging roads and structured ATV trails to explore by auto, mountain bike, or ATV. For those who delight in taking day excursions to places of interest, this area is central to historical landmarks and recreational sites such as the Black Mansion and Kings Landing; state and national parks such as Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park, and Roosevelt Campobello International Park; the Canadian border provides exploration to the North; and there are also extensive Maine coastal regions.
This area is also a popular location for hunting and fishing enthusiasts. The gin-colored waters of this spring-fed lake hold bass, pickerel, white perch, and ice out trophy brook trout. These varied species of fish support a healthy loon population. For the hunting enthusiast, there is moose hunting by lottery, bear, deer, partridge and duck hunting. There is open season on coyotes year-round.
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Lee Post Office, Local general store, Restaurant, Hiking Mount Jefferson, Lee Historical Society with the Lee Museum housing a large collection including Civil War artifacts, a piece of the Hindenburg, a birch bark canoe, many antiques, and a horse drawn hearse and Mallet Hall Museum a restored hotel with tours by appointment and the location of public Baked Bean suppers.
looking forward to meeting you!
Kelly and Mike