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Private Lake House On Long Lake (VB Cove)

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,580 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, wrap around porch with Lake Views, Private boat ramp&dock

While it’s easy to confuse Long Lake as there are over 25 lakes so named within the borders of Maine, this Long Lake is closely associated with St. Agatha surrounding portions of the lake with Caribou 25 miles, Van Buren 8 miles, Fort Kent 30 miles, Presque Isle 38 miles. Long Lake is the deepest of the Fish River chain of lakes and covers 6000 acres with a maximum water depth of 163 ft., and over 7 miles long. The surrounding land is primarily forest land and agricultural.

The 1600 sq. ft. Lake House sleeps 6 adults (additional guests require cost increase and prior authorization from owner) comfortably in addition to basement space offering a pool table, piano, and lakeside level access. The cottage has a fully-equipped kitchen with all appliances including microwave, convection oven, stove, warming drawer, and coffee maker. Other features include Canadian rockers, a king Master bed with comfortable mattress/pads/linens attached to a half bath. The 2nd Bedroom is a queen size with comfortable mattress/pads/linens. The 3rd bedroom offers full size bunk beds with comfortable mattresses/pads/linens. A 2nd full bathroom is furnished with bath and beach towels.

A wraparound deck allows for full lake visibility and lounging. A screened in gazebo on deck allows for outdoor dining, relaxation, happy hour, reading, bird watching, chess matches, etc. A large propane-fueled grill is located on the deck near an adjoining door to the kitchen.

Other amenities include a private boat-launching ramp, high-speed internet, ceiling fans, a/c, radiant heat fireplace, washer and dryer, satellite TV, family games, life jackets, pool table, windsurfer, outdoor fire pit, hammock, croquet set, and a piano.

This vacation Lake House sits in a coved area on Long Lake, ideal for viewing bald eagles and fishing daily in front of the cottage. It is situated in a private location, which requires access to this part of the lake via private road or water. There is no thruway traffic!

This year round Lake House could not be duplicated today being a mere 20 feet from the water’s edge. It features water views throughout the lakeside of the cottage. It is a bird watcher’s haven with a bald eagle nest around the bend. Located in a peaceful and quiet part of the lake, the property is surrounded with an international twist of camp owners, both French Canadians and Americans. Acadian and Irish Settlers were the first to inhabit the area with a strong Native American presence. The small-town spirit and appreciation for their heritage is quite evident today as the French language is commonly heard.

There is a 40’ private dock for fishing, swimming, lounging. The lake has a shallow entry from the shoreline with a gradual increase in depth that is ideal for children and older adults. Ducks, loons, eagles will be constant water companions.

Salmon, brook trout, trout, rainbow smelt are the principal fishery. The lake supports a sport fishery for brook trout and landlocked salmon of statewide significance with salmon averaging 16” in length. Ice fishing is open January 1 through March 31.

Closest grocery store is 8 miles away in Van Buren, Maine. Nearby guide services and rental equipment for winter and summer activities are available. (Snowmobiles, snow skis, kayaks, canoes, boating, jet ski, etc.)

Rates: $1500/wk USD

Saturday 3pm check-in - Saturday 9am check-out

Daily rate $275/day USD 4 day minimum stay

Contact owner for monthly or long-term rates

Security deposit 50% USD due promptly

Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival otherwise reservation will be cancelled with no refund.

Time is critical in vacation rentals, and your reservation will hold this home off the market for a period of time. If you cancel for any reason after we have confirmed your rental, no amounts paid will be refunded unless the home is re-rented. If it is re-rented, 80% will be returned. (minus 20% service charge) The earlier you tell us you may need to cancel, the more likely we will be able to re-rent. We encourage you to get Travel Insurance to cover forfeited rental payments in case you have to cancel your rental.

Winter Months: Some of the best snowmobiling and ATV trails in the country can be seen on the other side of Long Lake. With Canada a stone’s throw away, bring your passport. There are US and Canadian well-maintained downhill and cross-country ski trails to choose from. Or you can decide not to travel that day and snowshoe or cross country ski on the lake.

Can Am Crown 250 Sled Dog Race (qualifier for Alaskan Iditarod Race)

World Cup Biathlon Events (qualifier for Olympic competition)

Summer Months

French Acadian heritage events

Diner on Blanc Edmonston

International Muskie Derby Competition

Ployes Festival

Near by US and Canadian golf courses.

More Details

Diane Futch
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Diane Futch

One of the owners is originally from northern Maine. We enjoy the friendly atmosphere, French heritage with both Americans and Canadians. We are outdoor advocates, enjoy water activities, outdoor environment, outdoor winter activities, wild life, and bird watching particularly the bald eagles. Love it!!

Diane Futch purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Diane Futch chose Grand Isle

This property has one of the best views of the lake. With clear weather, daily magnificent sunsets are a regular occurrence. With large windows wrapped around the lakeside, views are continuous throughout the day from the kitchen, family room, sitting and dining areas. It is easy to become mesmerized by the views and forget about projects needing attention.

What makes this cottage unique

Just being in Maine is a 'unique benefit' in and of itself. Best of all, the lake house is a gem and provides the kind of retreat from the pressures of daily life. What's more, it is a haven for children. It is centrally located amongst French communities in the 'The Valley'. With two Universities within 45 minutes from the cottage and the Canadian border less than 6 miles away. Short or long excursions can take you to Quebec City 3 hours away or Olympic trials for biathlon ski competitions 40 minutes away. For snowmobile activist, one of the main trails is located on the other side of the lake. Fisherman and boating enthusiasts have a private boat ramp with opportunities for brook trout, lake trout fishing, and ice fishing at their fingertips.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Grand Isle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1580 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Completely renovated 2012, storage for linen and towels
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Half bath in the master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin size mattresses, bureau and closet.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Vanity table with bench, bureau, closet and half bath.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Private Lake House On Long Lake (VB Cove)
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Fantastic Fall Follage

  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best VRBO I've stayed in! The property is beautiful, well maintained, and filled with plenty of amenities. The floor to ceiling windows provided an amazing view of the lake and follage. The property manager, Mike, made our stay even more pleasant and Diane, the owner, is quick to respond to any need. If I could give this house more than five stars, I would! It is everything and more that you could possibly want in a vacation home!

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your business Donna. The foliage is to die for in northern Maine. So pleased that it was more than you were expecting. Thank you for your kind words. Regards, Diane
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  • 5 of 5

Look no further for perfect home to enjoy your getaway! This home exceeded our expectations - so well equipped, absolutely spotless and so comfortable. This place has it all - great beds, fantastic view, and all the amenities you could be looking for. Mike was wonderful and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions. We hope to be able to visit this lovely location again!

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ellen. You and your family were wonderful guests and always welcome.
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August Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house and location was everything we had hoped it would be, the house is very nice and the views out over the lake are exceptional. The property supervisor, Mike, is very helpful and personable and was available if anything would have gone wrong however we didn't need him due to everything working well. I would rent this property again if we ever vacationed there again. The owner of the property was prompt and courteous in all my correspondence with her. Overall a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kevin, Thank you for your kind comments wrt to our Lake House. I have to agree, the views are breathtaking and become part of the memories of your vacation at our Lake House. Thank you for your business. Regards, Diane
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Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage! It was perfectly cleaned and at a perfect location on the lake. The sunsets are amazing! This is the place to be if you really want to relax :-)) We brought a seadoo while we were there and we really enjoyed the lake with the kids.

I would trully recommend to anyone!!

The property manager, Mike, is a really nice man, very helpful, so are the neighbors, from which we borrowed a tube. We will be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup Martine. So happy it all worked out for you and your family. The sunsets are never ending at this lake house. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your words mean more to future guests than anything I can ever say. Looking forward to having you return one day. Diane and Lee
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  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay! Really clean cottage with all the appliances you need! Neighbors are also very nice, we even borrowed a tube from one of them. I would recommend to anyone who wants peace and quite!

Thank you Diane :-)

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for responding. We enjoyed having you as our guests.
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Perfect getaway and a gem on the lake!!

  • 5 of 5

Long Lake, Northern Maine is the perfect getaway! Clean, fresh air, beautiful sunsets, clear starry nights and an escape from the usual fast-paced hassles of daily life. Diane's camp is a gem on the lake with beautiful, unobstructed views from one end to the other. The deck of the house juts out to the edge of the water and makes it feel like you are sitting on the deck of a boat. From the deck we watched numerous birds and ducks swoop into the water catching fish. Our favorite visitor was a nearby bald eagle who flew by nearly every day. Besides the fantastic views, Diane's camp had all that we needed for a memorable vacation. Plenty of games for the kids to play, a kayak to use on the water and all the amenities of home. Kitchen supplies were plentiful as were linens and laundry items. Thank you, Diane, for sharing your place and providing guests with all they need for a perfect getaway. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are looking forward to many more!

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your comments, especially the views, and being able to de-stress from the hustle and bustle of life. Your comments are important for others to understand and appreciate our listing. You and your family were wonderful guests. Looking forward to your return.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Presque Isle, Maine
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Fort Kent, Maine
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Discounts on back-to-back weeks contact owner
For monthly or long-term rates contact owner
Absolutely no smoking and no pets.
Maximum occupancy - 6 adults. Contact owner for additional guests authorization.
Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to arrival otherwise reservation will be cancelled with no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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