2 bedroom Cottage in Sunday River
2 bedroom Cottage in Sunday River
The cottage sits on Labrador Pond (a true lake) in the rolling hills of a scenic wooded farm area in Oxford County, Maine. The lake is about 3/4 by 1 mile in size, located 25 miles northwest of Lewiston (about 40 miles south of Augusta.)
Labrador is an unusually pretty lake, spring-fed, clear and mirroring the sky and distant hills.The cottage is built on a rise overlooking the lake with a western view of mountains and sunsets. It is about 100 feet from the water just across a small blacktop country road which leads to good hiking around the lake.
The western shore of the lake is a wild bird preserve, offering habitation to ducks, Canadian geese, loons, as well as the occasional moose. Canoeing through the reeds here reveals the wildlife, as well as the best fishing spots.The cottage has a large living room with views of lake and woods. An open kitchen dining area faces west.
There are two large bedrooms and a roomy bathroom with a tub/shower. The master bedroom has a double bed and woodstove and the second bedroom has two twin beds. A woodstove gives heat on chilly evenings and mornings. The cottage is fully furnished with dishes, cookware, bed linens and towels.
The main living area has two attractive sofas and comfortable chairs. Books, cards, puzzles and games are available. There is a CD/Tape/Radio player. You may bring (or rent locally) a TV/VCR for rainy day videos.
Off the kitchen a long screened porch allows for pleasant lounging during the glorious sunsets. For barbecues, there is a Weber grill and picnic table. A flat grass lawn off the porch offers outdoor play space, then slopes to the beach.
Stairs from the front door also lead to the beach. The kitchen and bath have hot and cold sweet running water pumped from a spring-fed well. A phone is provided for incoming and local calls.
Swimming is excellent. The long narrow sand beach has a wide shallow water swimming area just across from the cottage. The water stays shallow (two to four feet) at least 50-60 feet out from the shoreline, providing a safe area for children and non-swimmers. There is a swimming float and inner tubes are available for floating. The canoe is docked off the pier.
The lake abounds with food for the fisherman: plentiful bass, lake trout, perch and pickerel. Many trout streams are nearby. Large mouth bass hide out in the reeds at the far south (left) end of the lake.
Oxford County is justifiably renowned for its mineral mines for rockhounds,
beautiful colonial houses, churches and historical sites (Abe Lincoln's first vice-president, Hannibal Hamlin, was from nearby Paris Hill, seven miles away.) There is a full schedule of weekly auto races, summer fairs, antique places by the score, summer theater and auctions. This area is definitely an antique collector's dream. Be sure to visit the antique stores in Hallowell if you drive up to the Augusta area for fairs or a trip to the lovely state capital. There is a summer theater en route to Augusta in Monmouth, the Shaker Village. At least seven or eight movie theaters are within a 25 mile drive, as well as a mini-golf course at nearby Bear Pond. Lobsters can be bought in Paris or Norway, and the seashore offers a tempting side trip.
High Season Price : $1100 per Week
Cottage rentals go from Saturday noon to Saturday noon for one week or two week or longer periods. The cottage is cleaned on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. between renters. A pet is welcomed with prior arrangement and a $100.00 cleaning deposit. The pet must be free of fleas and kept off furniture and linens (use a towel!). $75.00 will be returned to you if there are no cleaning or damage problems.
From June 1 to Labor Day the rental rate is $1100/week, which includes the new Maine State tax on casual rentals. September rentals are $800/week. A non-refundable deposit of one half the rental fee is required to book the reservation. The balance must be received by June 1st.