5/25-6/1, 6/1-8: $600, 6/29-7/6 $700, 8/3-10 $800! Waterfront cottage on Sand Pond in the beautiful western Maine mountains, rustic but newly modernized, fully furnished kitchen, linens provided. As a new owner in 2008 I've made it cozy and welcoming and the first 3 seasons' renters raved about its comfort, fishing, and value. It is small (756 square feet) but sleeps 3-6 adults comfortably cot. Downstairs bedroom has a ceiling fan; 2 upstairs bedrooms and each has a floor fan and cross-ventilation. This is a quiet (except during snowmobile season) winterized camp with a shallow (average depth 13 feet, 23 feet at its deepest point), warm, sandy pond, 40' cedar dock, across a dead-end dirt road (and snowmobile trail, fun for mountain biking and hiking), so it may not be suitable for toddlers; other camps' residents do use this road. State certified as a Lake Smart house in August 2009, use of eco-friendly products required. Generator installed 2012 for the all too common power outages of rural Maine. NEW FOR 2013: hammock, high chair, brand new fridge and clothes washer, land-line phone with unlimited calling.
BOATING AND FISHING:
You cannot see a neighboring camp, the pond is known to be full of largemouth bass and white and yellow perch, and loons serenade each summer evening. 1 older but sound kayak, 2-person canoe and 5-person pedal boat provided. 7 life vests. No large motorboats are present on the pond. Fire pit and picnic table at the water's edge.
PLEASURES AT THIS CAMP:
This is a very rural area, not for those who want constant entertainment, but great for reading on the front porch (completely screened in during April 2009, only first picture reflects this) overlooking the pond or on the large octagonal dock or sitting in front of the wood stove. There is also a propane heater for the colder months (year-round, insulated cottage). Most popular activities: listening for the loons' serenades, sunset watching, swimming, boating, and hiking, berry picking, chilling in a porch rocking chair, lobster grilling, gathering with friends around the fire pit after sunset. Cell phone reception is good on the porch. Satellite tv/high speed WiFi internet installed June 2009; tv reception cannot be guaranteed during cloudy weather.
THINGS TO ENJOY NEARBY:
You can quickly find small town life 10 miles away in Farmington and at the University of Maine, shopping, a movie theatre, summer concerts, a couple of interesting restaurants, three independent bookstores, an ice cream stand and a summer farmer's market. 15 minutes to pick strawberries and blueberries in season and buy freshly caught lobster. Half an hour to Mt. Blue State Park, 45 minutes north to scenic Rangeley with brilliant fall foliage and dramatic mountain views (and you may see moose!), local skiing ast Titcomb Mountain, 50 mi north to skiing at Saddleback, Sugarloaf, and 50 mi west at Sunday River. Sand Pond is about 3 1/2 hours from Boston. 10 miles to Farmington and U. of Maine campus, 70 miles NW of Portland.
PRIVATE BUY NOT "OFF THE GRID"
While you cannot see a neighboring camp, noise is amplified over water, so if someone nearby puts 20 people around their fire pit and has a party, you are going to hear it. This does not happen often, it's not a frat party area, mostly owner occupied, but absolute quiet cannot be guaranteed. Also, this is not the last camp on this dead-end road: 7 neighbors farther down the road do use it, so cars, trucks, ATVs, bicycles, people walking or running with their dogs do come right in front of the cottage.
WEEKEND OR PARTIAL WEEK RENTALS CONSIDERED IN SPRING AND FALL ONLY; WINTER RENTALS MAY BE AVAILABLE BY THE MONTH
Weekly Sat-Sat January-March 2014 $750 includes heat
Weekly Sat-Sat April-June, September 2013 and 2014 $700
Weekly Sat-Sat July-August 2013 and 20 $900
Call for special weekend rates for Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Columbus Day
Also available Jan-May for writer's retreat or academic sabbatical at $1000/month heat, TV, internet, phone, electric, and plowing included.
All rates are subject to 7% Maine State lodging tax and a $400 security deposit.
$400 deposit to hold reservation, plus a $400 security deposit on all rentals.
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