Waterfront Cottage


Entire cottage hosted by Jessica

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The Waterfront Cottage is a classic and charming lakefront cottage directly on Messalonskee Lake (10 minutes from Colby College and downtown Waterville and half a mile from the Music Camp). Large screened windows allow you to hear the waves and loons at night. The private and hidden front deck is perched right on the edge of the water next to a beach great for swimming or launching the kayaks. You also have your own fire pit, private dock, and outdoor soaking tub overlooking the water.

The space
Carefully restored classic lake cottage with full kitchen, small bathroom with shower, bunk room (full-size futon on bottom and twin-size mattress on top), and queen-sized bed in the open-concept main room with exposed pine beams. Enjoy the private fire pit area tucked into a pine tree forest next to your own private dock with an outdoor cast iron soaking tub overlooking the water.

On the other side of the cottage there is a sandy beach area that is great for swimming and boating. Kayaks are available for use (two single person kayaks and one two-person kayak). We also have a paddle board for guest use and lots of floaties! The beach area is between my father's house next door and the Waterfront Cottage and is shared with the Barn Loft listing.

There is a smart TV with Netflix and Hulu. There is also a record player with a bunch of records to listen to in the evenings. Wi-Fi is also available in the cottage.

Loons, otters, and bald eagles have been spotted from the cottage windows! We also have the very best sunset views.

If you need more space for your group, consider booking with our Barn Loft, which is located on the same property.

Photography by Sarah Sullivan at Story Silo.

What this place offers

Lake view
Free parking on premises
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Sidney, Maine, United States

The Lakefront Cottage is located next door to our summer home, which has been in the family since 1968.

Hosted by Jessica

  1. Joined in August 2011
  • 124 Reviews
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My husband and I live in Maine and I help my father rent his beautiful summer cottage on AirBnB. I'm an online college professor and my husband runs ultra-marathons of 50 to 100 miles. We have two cats named Walnut and Mr. Pinkleton. We love good food and interesting new places!
My husband and I live in Maine and I help my father rent his beautiful summer cottage on AirBnB. I'm an online college professor and my husband runs ultra-marathons of 50 to 100 mi…

During your stay

My father (Robert) lives next door in the Main Lodge and is available in-person for any questions or concerns, and I live nearby and can always be reached via AirBnB message, text, or call.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy