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David

Member since: 2013
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Quintessential Lakefront Cottage on Private Southern Maine Lake

18 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Lyman holiday cottage

3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathroom, Sleeps 6 (linens provided for 6)

Cozy, renovated, lakefront cottage on the shore of crystal clear, Swan Pond. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the payment and down the tree canopied cottage road. Swan Pond is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed pond. The cottage is perfectly situated on 2 acres of land, in the middle of the pond, on the east shore facing west for picturesque sunsets. Sit on the deck or around the lakefront fire pit and listen to the loons serenade you. Located only 95 miles from downtown Boston, 19 miles from Portland,17 miles from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, ME and only 10 miles to shopping and restaurants. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, shopping and some of the best homemade ice cream you've ever tasted. Home has three bedrooms and one bath. There is a detached storage shed with another refrigerator and another half bath that we affectionately refer to as the 'Man Cave.' Amenities include: new docks, swim raft, kayaks, hammock for two, gas grill, fire pit, fishing rods, large basketball sport court, horseshoe pits, large open field for sports activities, picnic tables, deck, flat screen TV with satellite.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
David (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

About David

Maine native. Grew up on a lake in Maine and wanted to recreate my childhood for my children.

David purchased this cottage in 2007

Why David chose Southern Coast of Maine

We put a lot of thought into the location of our vacation home and this is a secret gem. I grew up in Maine and never knew these lakes/ponds existed. Close to EVERYTHING. Beach, Boston, Outlets, Airports, Restaurants, Antiquing, Amusement Parks.... we were looking for a property on a private lake (no campgrounds, no public boat launch). Water quality was a major priority (everyone comments on how crystal clear it is) and we had to be on the East shoreline for the fantastic Maine Sunsets (you have direct sunshine for more of the day). Being situated in the middle of the lake provides views of the entire lake so you can always keep an eye on your kids. A smaller lake means the water never gets too choppy and is typically warmer than a large lake.

What makes this cottage unique

The views are spectacular. There's nothing like waking up, sitting on the deck with a coffee and listening to the wind and the loons... well, taking a nap in the hammock (listening to the wind and loons) is pretty special too.

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveller reviews

Quintessential Lakefront Cottage on Private Southern Maine Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

A Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

In the middle of our ten-day vacation, my nineteen-year-old daughter stepped into the kitchen and announced: I think that I just had the most perfect day." Her remark pretty much sums up our family experience at this wonderful lakefront property. We so enjoyed our stay on this property: the lake water was warm and clean, the two kayaks great for tours around the lake (and although I didn't try the paddle board, everyone else in my family did and thought it was terrific fun), the hammock was comfortable for resting and reading, and the view...the most lovely view of the sun reflecting off the pier. Life doesn't get better than this. My husband was truly sad to leave; his only consolation was my promise that we would return next year. Needless to say, I can't recommend this place enough. Even booking was easy! David was a super responsive host. He texted me to ensure that we arrived safe, and again during the trip to make sure everything was coming along. He also won the hearts of my kids when they discovered graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolates for s'mores for the fire pit. Thanks, David!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Wow, your daughter's comment! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to create some great family memories. That's what the cottage is all about. Thanks again for choosing it for your vacation. Take care!
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5

Wonderful Vacation in Southern Maine

  • 5 of 5

Oooooh I would rather keep this cottage a secret! We had a great time on Swan Pond. The water was clear and warm. The floating dock, kayaks, paddle board, and hammock were fabulous. The kids had fun playing basketball and toasting s'mores at the fire pit. My family of 5 fit perfectly in the cottage. We explored the lake and had fun visiting familiar places nearby. It was nice and quiet during the week while we were there as well. Hannaford grocery store is just 8 miles away. Kennebunkport is just 17 miles away. We ate at Pine Point which is always a favorite. I had to pick up my husband at the airport late one night and it is very convenient to drive to PWM. I have nothing negative to say about our stay! Friends who stopped by (some of them on kayaks!) thought the cottage was just adorable. I hope to stay there next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time to comment on your stay. Sounds like you had a full week of fun. When we originally bought the cottage, we looked long and hard for the perfect spot convenient to transportation, major cities and everything the Southern Maine Coast has to offer. I'm glad you found it to be just as convenient. Have a great rest of 2016!
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

The property and cottage are picture perfect. No detail is missed! Homey, modern and every amenity you could possibly need. The lake is incredible, clean and great for swimming! Can't wait to go back ;-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra, I'm glad you enjoyed you stay! Have a great rest of 2016. Thank you!
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Our visit was fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time in this beautiful, very clean and well maintained home! The pond is absolutely gorgeous with its clear water and quiet atmosphere. The owners were very attentive to our needs and helped us plan our activities. I would highly recommend renting this home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie, thank you so much for choosing our cottage as your vacation rental. It was a pleasure having you stay at the cottage. Please think of us for your future trips to Maine. Have a great rest of 2016! -David
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Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house and location! My husband and I, along with our five-year-old daughter and my mother, stayed for a week, and found that the house met all of our needs. Our daughter loved being in the lake, the house was perfectly appointed, and the lake was gorgeous. It's a nice, quiet spot with plenty to do including lake activities, fire pit, hammock - we rarely felt the need to leave! When we did however, we were close to Portland and the beaches and places to explore. We hope to come back soon!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Donatelli cottage on Swan Pond. Last year my wife had a one week stay and enjoyed it so much that this summer we made it a two week stay. As a bonus we were able to have our daughter and two grand daughters, ages eight and eleven, with us for a few days. It was great.

This place has everything you could want for a perfect vacation. The kids loved the kayaks, dock and float to jump off into the water, and the basketball court. and when they were worn out they could relax in the nice rope hammock. The same went for us adults. There is a beautiful bike trail less than ten miles away so my wife and I were able to take several nice rides on our bicycles. In fact everything including restaurants, the ocean, shopping, and even a golf course is within a fifteen mile radius of the cottage.

We have rented many lakeside cottages but this cottage on Swan Pond is by far the one that had the most on site facilities for a complete vacation whether you tend to be active or just want to relax. I would recommend it to anyone and my wife and I hope to return next year.

Bob C

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so glad to have you back! Thank you for the review and the great tip on the Eastern Trail (easterntrail.org). We've been wanting to do it for years! So much to do in Southern Maine, so little time. Have a great year and thanks again for choosing our cottage for your vacation. - David & Tracy
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Map

Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Woody's Sports Grill
Nearest Ferry
29 Miles
Maine Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Dutch Elm Golf Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Hummingbird Farm Restaurant
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: recommended

New to rental market. Family retreat. Cozy, renovated, lakefront cottage on the shore of crystal clear, Swan Pond. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the payment and down the tree canopied cottage road. Swan Pond is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed pond. The cottage is perfectly situated on 2 acres of land, in the middle of the pond, on the east shore facing west for picturesque sunsets. Located only 95 miles from downtown Boston, 19 miles from Portland,17 miles from Kennebunkport and Old Orchard Beach, ME and only 10 miles to shopping and restaurants. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, shopping and some of the best homemade ice cream you've ever tasted. Amenities include: new docks, swim raft, kayaks, hammock for two, fire pit, fishing rods, large basketball sport court, horseshoe pits, large open field for sports activities, picnic tables, deck, flat screen TV with satellite.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Lyman, Maine

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7 night minimum stay
A$2,681
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$672
Cleaning A$168
Tax Rate 8.0%

Security deposit is refunded 7-10 days after rental, after unit is checked for damages.

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 Lyman, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Man Cave
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , Super comfortable pillow top mattress.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Super comfortable pillow top mattress, folding sleep cot.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing