Maine summer cottage by the lake

Think Summer and Reserve Now!

This traditional Maine cottage offers you the serenity and beauty of life in the slow lane. No telephone, no television, just the sound of water lapping against the dock and memories that will last you and your family a lifetime. The cottage is only 50 miles from Portland, just outside Lewiston-Auburn in Turner. But it is a world away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life.

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  • 300 feet of private water-frontage on the shore of Little Wilson Pond
  • Woods on both sides of property ensure privacy
  • Deck overlooking the water
  • Dock and swim float
  • Swimming, boating, fishing, sunbathing
  • Free use of rowboat and 4 kayaks
  • Indoor and outdoor games, well stocked with books
  • Sleeps 6
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dogs welcome with pet deposit

Images from Little Wilson Cottage

The hammock under the cedar tree

The cottage has 300 feet of private water-frontage on the shore of Little Wilson Pond. Woods on both sides of the property ensure privacy. There is no public boat launch on the pond, so it is quiet, peaceful, and uncrowded.

The elevated deck provides a perfect place to lie back and relax, read a book, meditate, or simply gaze at the water below. Swimmers can jump into the water from the dock, and swim out to the anchored float. Toddlers can wade in the small pebbly beach that doubles as a boat launch. Fish include bass for the serious angler and sunfish for the kids. A rowboat and kayaks are provided. For shore-based fun, you can challenge a friend to horseshoes, play croquet, or compete in a fast-paced game of badminton — or sack out in the hammock hung beneath the cedar tree. Build a campfire in the fire pit and pull up the lawn chairs for a marshmallow roast or a ghost story. Books, puzzles, Scrabble and other games provide indoor entertainment.

Nearby Lewiston and Auburn offer a variety of restaurants and cuisines, a movie theater and shopping for provisions and rainy days. Also nearby are hiking trails, golf course, miniature golf, farms and farm stands, ice cream and antique stores.

Kitchen: Fully equipped with stove, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, blender - even wine glasses! Eat in the kitchen with a full view of the water; watch the morning sunrise on the pond while eating breakfast. Or cook on the gas grill and dine on the deck overlooking the pond.

Bathroom: Full bath with toilet, basin, tub/shower.

Sleeping: 1st floor bedroom with double bed; loft with double at one end and single and double at the other end. Fold-out double futon in living room.

Heating: The cottage is equipped with a hot air furnace for chilly mornings and evenings.

Outdoor accommodations: Deck with outdoor dining, gas grill, dock, fire pit, hammock, lawn for outdoor games.

The pond: Little Wilson Pond is approximately 1 mile long by .5 mile wide, 111 acres in size. Its clean, clear water is suitable for swimming, boating and fishing. No public boat launch. Native fish include bass, sunfish.

Reservations/questions: Email or call (207) 740-4855.
Maximum occupancy: 6
Seasonal rate: $850 a week plus 9% Maine lodging tax (June 18-Sept. 5).
Off-season rate: $700 a week plus 9% Maine lodging tax (May 21 - June 17 and Sept. 6-Oct. 16).
Minimum rental period: 1 week in season, 3 days off season.
Availability: Click here to check our availability calendar
Phone: No.
Pets: Dogs by special arrangement
Smoking: Not allowed indoors
Boats included: rowboat, 4 kayaks

Reservations: 50% of rental due when reservation is made; remaining 50% due 30 days before occupancy. Reservation deposits are nonrefundable unless we are able to rent the property at the same rate and term.
Damage: $200. Will be returned at end of rental assuming no damage.