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Chelsea-Forest Lake House

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,160 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Beautiful, pristine spring water lake, less than 5% developed. 30 miles to Canadian border, 15 miles to Machias Maine, 25 miles to Eastport Maine. 

Quiet, private road. 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, year-round cottage.  Excellent for swimming and boating.

The Space

Spacious home that looks out on Eastern and Northern section of Cathance Lake from its East-West sun exposure. This lake is surrounded by natural habit and is home to Atlantic Landlock Salmon and small-mouth bass. It also has the sounds of many beautiful loons, frogs, deer, moose, and crickets.

Guest Access

Boat, kayak, and canoe rentals. 

Gazebo, lawn chairs, and fire pit. 

Property has natural boat slip. 

Calais/St. Stephen's area: Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Chocolate Museum, St. Croix historical island, many hiking and walking trails, Rails to Trails for fore-wheeling and biking, Walmart, and downtown shopping. 

Eastport area: sailing with the F/V Sylvia-Beal, whale watching, commercial fishing, ferries to Canada, mustard factory museum, art studios, many oceanfront dining opportunities and shopping. 

Lubec/Campobello area: President Roosevelt cottage, National Park Service, Lubec/Quaddyhead Lighthouse, Summer Keys Music Program and Recitals and oceanfront dining. 

Machias area: Jasper Beach, Burnham Tavern historical site, University of Maine at Machias, shopping and restaurants, blueberry barrens, south to Wild Blueberry Land, and further south to Ellsworth and Bar Harbor to Acadia National Park. Travel time to National Park, 1 1/2 hours.

The Neighborhood

I love the quiet, peaceful, clean air, the sounds of the loons, and the smell of the pine forest.

Getting around

No public transport. Must have own car.

Other Things to Note

The people are friendly and helpful. There are visitor centers located in Calais. Border crossing requires passport or Birth Certificate and State ID for people under 18.

More Details

Marie Emerson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 April, 2018

About Marie Emerson

Retired college professor, active wild blueberry farmer, and co-business owner of Wild Blueberry Land bakery and gift shop. Wife, mother, and grandmother to large local family.

Marie Emerson purchased this house in 1988

Why Marie Emerson chose Cooper

This property is our family's lake cottage. Our children grew up here every summer.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, peaceful, serene. Loons calling. Extraordinary clean water and air. Good fishing, swimming, and boating. Within many area attractions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Cooper in East Central Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2160 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 / Check-out: 14:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First floor, also washer and dryer
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , master en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Second floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor, green room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Second floor, blue room
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Second floor, hunter orange room, bunk-beds
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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(1 traveller review)

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Chelsea-Forest Lake House
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews


  • 4 of 5

The lake views are beautiful! The lake itself is so clean and quite, except for the loon calls, morning and night, beautiful. We brought some kayaks, and we were the only ones out there. The house is comfortable for the most part, but I wouldn't say it actually sleeps 8. We were told of a downstairs room, and there is one, but it's damp and mildewy. We didn't need it in the end, so that was good. The bunk beds are very solid, and there isn't a ladder to get to the top bunk, or a rail on the top bunk. There is a risk of bumping your head if sleeping on the bottom bunk, especially if you are an adult. The room was dusty. The other beds are doubles, except for the master bedroom, that is a queen size. It also has an onsuit. The bed downstairs is not very comfortable for two people. The hall light upstairs didn't work, and the ceiling fan in one of the upstairs bedrooms didn't work unless the overhead light was turned on, therefore not being able to run it while sleeping. The outside furniture was dirty, and the cushions had to be located when we arrived. I had to wipe down all the chairs and sweep the decks/patios and make it comfortable. The hammock was missing an S hook, so we found a rope and rigged it so it would work. The seating around the fire pit, down by the water, is nonfunctional. There are two ways to access the lake, a set of rickety stairs that are not recommended, and a sort of narrow ramp, that is about 10 feet long, no dock set up. It's fairly steep from the house to the lake, and the stairs down the side of the yard has some spikes sticking up from the sides to be watching out for. Overall, the house was not as clean as I would hope for. Sheets were clean, toilets and showers, but I had to wash a stained coffee pot and a greasy pan was left in the draining rack. The freezer door kept popping open, and we had to put duct tape on it to keep it closed. You might also want to consider bringing laundry detergent, soap and a roll or two of toilet paper, supplies were low. The clothes dryer is old, and takes some watching after. The screen on one of the doors was duct taped in and evetually came apart, while the other screen door started to slam shut. Yes, there are imperfections, and for the money, you'd expect these things could be addressed with little intervention and time. We had a marvelous vacation with friends!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your 4 star review and for your thoughtful feedback. We want our guest to love this special place as much as we have for 3 generations. I am taking to heart all of your points and so wish you would have called us through the week to remedy anything little thing to make your stay a 5 Star Stay..... We were not far away and would happily meet your needs, and I would have been pleased to meet you. I was disappointed that you overlooked the no pet policy as I had calls from neighbors down the lake about your dog running loose. I love dogs too, but we just put new rugs, hardwood floors and new mattresses. Thank you again for your 4 star review and detailed notes. Sincerely, Marie and Dell
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Cooper, Maine

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Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £57.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.35
Property Damage Protection £44.92

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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