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Charming Maine Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 4 adults

Charming cottage on a beautiful, pristine 12-mile long lake in Central Maine is just feet from the water and includes all amenities (washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, gas stove, cable television, wifi, ipod dock, wood stove, full bath). Sleeps four adults with one bedroom down and one up, plus an enclosed front porch with futon creates an extra queen bed. Lake lot is private and enclosed with a swimming cove, dock for your boat, two decks, gas grill, circular stone fire pit beside water for evening relaxation. Several islands within paddling distance for picnics and exploring. (Rental includes 16-foot canoe.) Enjoy breakfast in Adirondack chairs at the end of the dock, and be serenaded by loons at dusk. Great fishing. A very special Maine cottage-on-the-lake where a lifetime of memories are born.

Nancy Dykstra
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Winthrop around the Kennebec County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • One bedroom with queen bed is downstairs and the other with a double bed is upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveller reviews)

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Charming Maine Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

If you're looking for a classic Maine lake cottage experience then you will be blown away

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for the last week of June 2017. All we can say is WOW. What a neat place. You are basically living on the lake. From sitting on the dock eating lunch, to by the lakeside fire pit at night, to the sun room with 180 degree lake views, you really feel like you are living on top of the water. The lake is literally 2 steps from the back door. The property is perfect for quiet relaxation and is very private even with neighbors on both sides (the neighbors we met are very pleasant and friendly so that was nice too).

The cottage has everything you need. Just bring your clothes and linens and enjoy everything the cottage has to offer. Kitchen is well stocked for cooking and the lobster pot fits plenty of lobsters and steamers. The gas grill is nice but we went old school most days and bbq'd with charcoal in the fire pit. Bring lump charcoal or buy it while you're there if you're into bbq'ing. The pit has a really nice and large grate for easy cooking.

The dock was perfect for my boat with a secure tie up and nice rub rails. The fishing was fantastic. I did catch a few bass from the dock but out on the lake is top tier bass fishing. It's an amazing natural lake and the water was so clear you could see bottom in 20 feet of water.

My wife and I agreed that we will never stay in a different property on Lake Cobbossee. Nancy is a very pleasant and gracious owner and the property speaks for itself. Absolutely perfect rustic cottage that is well stocked and very clean. Thank you Nancy for a perfect week!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Bob. Looking forward to your next visit. Nancy
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Great Place want to go back hopefully next summer.

  • 5 of 5

Love being right on lake.Quiet spot and pretty private.Very cozy and clean Nancy the owner was very Friendly. We saw lots of nature during our stay.Wish we could of stayed longer. Judi & Chico

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was a cozy cottage ten feet from the lake. It was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on our vacation. We booked on Lake Cobbossee because of it's reputation for good fishing. We were not disappointed and caught many large bass. Several of the largest were caught while standing on the cottage's floating dock. The cottage is located near several islands. We used the provided canoe to visit the islands where we enjoyed fishing and watching the wildlife.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and Dawn are the most amazing fishermen!! They caught a lot of fish because of their knowledge and passion! They kindly taught me some of their tricks. They were wonderful guests and felt more like friends!!
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Quiet and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time at this rustic cottage and the view from the sun porch never gets old. We spent many hours just staring at the lake and it's wildlife, and enjoying the quiet. The sunrises were magnificient too!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Vacation EVER!

  • 5 of 5

Our first Maine vacation was by far the best destination in over thirty years of vacations together. My husband and I loved everything about this cottage, the lake, and surrounding towns! Nancy's home became our home for a wonderful week!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The view is breathtaking. Sitting on the dock looking at the views & listening to the loons was breathtaking. Our family of 4 were very comfortable, it felt like we were home. Very clean, lots of space. Nancy was extremely nice & helpful to us. The town was very close so we had lots to do. But mostly we enjoyed the peacefulness of the lake & cabin. The kids loved fishing every day all day. Great family trip. Thank you Nancy for giving us many great memories of your wonderful place.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Portland ME
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Popham Beach on the Atlantic
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage around the Winthrop,

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7 night minimum stay
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