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Grace Josselyn

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

BOOK NOW at Lazy Loon Lakefront Cottage near Camden

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Hope holiday cottage

2BR Private Lakefront. Guaranteed Loon Sightings! Kayaks/Canoe included.

Guaranteed loon sightings at this quiet, private, well-appointed, lakefront cottage just minutes from the coast of Maine, Camden, Belfast, Rockport, and Rockland. Swim or fish in the pristine waters from your private floating dock, or enjoy the abundant aquatic wildlife, and natural shoreline in kayaks or canoe. Watch loon families casually swim along the shoreline as you enjoy your morning tea or coffee just steps away on the spacious deck overlooking the sparkling lake, or just sit quietly at the kitchen table and watch the sun rise over picturesque Hobbs Pond. Explore nearby Camden Harbor, or travel the endless miles of Maine coastline. Hike in Camden Hills State Park, or drive up Mount Battie to experience breathtaking views of inland lakes, the islands of Penobscot Bay, and scenic rocky coast. Go for a sail on a historic windjammer, or pack a picnic lunch and discover the rocky shore at Beauchamp Point. Tour the Owls Head Transportation Museum or visit numerous art galleries, including the world class Farnsworth Museum in Rockland featuring their renowned Wyeth Collection. Visit Cellardoor Winery (mainewine.org) in nearby Lincolnville to wander the vineyard and sample their excellent wares. While at Hobbs Pond, visit the quaint village at Hope Corner which features an authentic, modern-day blacksmith shop, jewelry gallery, art center and True Park. Have lunch at Hope General Store, where you can get delicious sandwiches and pizzas, all your cottage provisions, as well as an impressive selection of imported and domestic beers and wines. Later, you can enjoy a casual dinner at Hatchet Mountain Publick House and Antique Gallery, all located just one mile from Lazy Loon. At days end, relax before our beautiful fieldstone fireplace and allow yourself to be entranced by the peaceful night sounds and hypnotic call of the loon. Consider a visit in September or October and enjoy a front row seat to our spectacular foliage. Enjoy our scenery, our people, our beauty, and our heritage. We are Maine. Join us for a week or two and see what all the fuss is about!!

Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Grace Josselyn (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveller reviews

BOOK NOW at Lazy Loon Lakefront Cottage near Camden
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Excellent location, by a beautiful & quiet pond, yet not too far from Camden. We enjoyed kayaking & swimming in the pond. The cottage itself is very well equipped, and the size was perfect for us (family of five). We could not have picked a better place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stretch out and relax. Also a good place to stay if you like to fish.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoy the outside area which includes the deck, fire pit and dock. The kayaks and canoe were used every day and helped with the number of bass caught each day. Four inch jerk baits and top water plugs worked the best. Morning sun rise from the deck and dock were amazing and the Loons sang to us all night. The chicks hatched while we were there and rode on the backs of their parents when we paddled by. The house met our needs for the group of two couples as this is a true cottage and that is what we wanted. We were close to the big city of Camden for sailing ( Schooner Olad) and eating lunch out and also for shopping. We have stayed in Camden several times, but now that we know where Hobbs pond is, we will be going there to stay and visit the town when we want. We stayed 6-18 thru 25-2016. Bass sizes 8" to 4 lb. 1 fifteen inch brown trout. Would stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic rustic cottage right on the water

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I been here for three years running and it just keeps getting better! This time we came earlier than usual (May instead of July and August) and enjoyed crisp morning sunrises and hikes up the mountain surrounded by the most vibrant greenery. We even caught a glimpse of a sweet little baby fox!

We usually use this week as a time to reset our senses and get back to nature: no television blasting, screens glaring, just us and the loons and the occasional owl. There is a tv and some dvds, but I much prefer, if anything, just throwing on the radio and listening to some oldies.

Unfortunately this past visit my husband was asked to work remotely (he's a software engineer) and was able to use his phone- which had pretty strong service- to create a wireless connection, and so was able to complete his project while we dipped our toes in the lake!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Sublime quiet and beauty at Lazy Loon Lodge

  • 4 of 5

The sound of the loons greets you in the morning and at night while having a drink on the deck. It is a very tranquil setting on a pond with limited boat access and people. We had most meals at home in the newly renovated kitchen and breakfast and lunch on the deck. Reading every night in that relaxed setting was divine. You are only a few miles from Camden, Maine but away from the crowds. It was lovely to tour and take long walks all around the area and then to come home to the peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Beautiful serene location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is exactly as I expected from the photos and description. The place is homey and comfortable; nothing fancy, just the way I like it to relax by the water. There are lots of points of interest to visit within 30 minute drive; also easy day trips to further destinations. Loved watching wildlife such as huge pond turtles and hummingbirds. Only drawback was that there is no privacy on the second level which is like a bunk room and open to the first floor. The kayaks and canoe were great fun! Also enjoyed evening fires at the outside fireplace. Would definitely book again, hopefully for a longer stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lots of Loons!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week here this summer. This was our first VRBO/Home Away rental and we couldn't be happier. The house was exactly as advertised and we found the owner and the rental agent to be very responsive and helpful.

I would note that the one missing point from the description was the propane grill. It is not listed as one of the amenities but there is one available to use.

So here are a few of the highlights of our stay:

The house was clean, comfortable and well stocked. We were ready for a week of "unplugged" but we were pleasantly surprised by good cell phone reception.

Hobbs Pond is crystal clear and deep. There were so many loons, swimming by, calling, we even saw one carrying a baby on her back. Two bald eagles flew by and stopped in the white pine across the pond from the house. We swam, kayaked, canoed and did plenty of fishing (and catching). The house even had the pot and lobster crackers we needed for the obligatory Maine lobster dinner. There were board/card games for the few gray days we had too.

As for the surrounding areas, we explored Hope, Camden, Rockport and Rockland. All were worth the visit. Hope Elephants was very interesting. There is a Hannaford grocery store in Camden for anything you can't get at the Hope general store. Camden was great for ice cream and shopping. We visited Andre the Seal in Rockport. Our favorite was Rockland. We hired Captain Wotten to take us lobstering and had a great tour of the harbor as well. We kept returning for the art galleries, food and to see the harbor seals.

Now we are looking forward to next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Owls Head - Cape Air
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hatchet Mountain Publick House
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Islesboro-Lincolnville Beach / Vinalhaven-Rockland
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Camden - Goose River
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hope
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Camden Snow Bowl
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lincolnville Beach
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Hope, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Pre-Season
6 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,208
 
 
Late Spring
20 May 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,410
 
 
Early Season
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,544
 
 
July 4th week
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,148
 
 
Mid-Summer
8 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,812
 
 
Lobster Festival
29 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$2,215
 
 
Late Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,812
 
 
Early Fall
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
A$1,611
 
 
Foliage
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
A$1,309
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A$1,745
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$269
Tax Rate 8.0%

$900 - $1500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Hope, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Full bath with stall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom, First Floor - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double bed , 2 single bed , Spacious and sunny 2nd floor
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing