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Entire cottage hosted by Michelle
8 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Clean and tidy
8 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Welcome to The Loons' Lair on peaceful Minnehonk Lake in Mount Vernon, Maine! We hope you and your family will consider making this your vacation home away from home.

The Loons' Lair, a 3-season cottage, is a great place for a spring or summer vacation, or a jumping off point for viewing the fall colors against the backdrop of beautiful lakes and classic New England villages.

The space
When you arrive at The Loons' Lair, you will immediately find yourself unwinding as you listen to the rustle of the trees and the lapping of the lake on the shore, maybe even the haunting call of the loons.

About a 25 minute drive the Maine capital of Augusta, The Loons's Lair is located on quiet dead end road in the small village of Mount Vernon. The year-round and seasonal neighbors along the road friendly but not intrusive.

We created a space that is family friendly for all ages. We have a portable crib and other small child equipment available for your use, as well as books and games for various ages for the occasional summer rainy day.

Minnehonk Lake is a small lake, most suitable for wind or human-powered watercraft, or perhaps a boat with a small trolling motor. This means you don't have to listen to loud power boats all day. The property is on the lake with steps down to the dock. There are a few feet of shallow shore before the depth drops off steeply, so flotation devices are recommended for non-swimmers. A few child sized ones are available for guest use.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 2 single beds

What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Dryer
Patio or balcony
Garden

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4.60 out of 5 stars from 40 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Mount Vernon, Maine, United States

Mount Vernon is a traditional New England village located in the Belgrade Lakes area about 25 minutes from the Maine capitol of Augusta, and the same from University of Maine, Farmington. There is an excellent library, the Old Post Office Café, a general store, an art gallery and a couple antique shops in town (hours vary seasonally). All are about a one mile walk from The Loons' Lair. Every Saturday morning at the community center there is a pay-what-you-can breakfast. It's a great time to meet people, both local and visiting, and learn more about the area. There are also numerous other interesting artists and businesses operated from homes nearby. A current business directory is available at the cottage.

Farther afield you can visit the town of Belgrade for additional dining and shopping (10-15 minutes), or go to Farmington for shopping, a movie or events presented by University of Maine, Farmington. Augusta has most of the services and amenities of a small city, as well as chain and 'big box' stores.

Hosted by Michelle

Joined in October 2018
  • 40 Reviews
These days I am a full-time mom and an occasional musician. I have visited a majority of states in the US, and have been to Canada and Europe. I would love to do more international travel in the future. My family loves the outdoors in its many forms, especially camping. We love dogs, reading and and being silly together. Although we live on the west coast, we purchased our cottage in Maine because of family ties in the area.
These days I am a full-time mom and an occasional musician. I have visited a majority of states in the US, and have been to Canada and Europe. I would love to do more international…
Co-hosts
  • Sandi
  • Colin
During your stay
I will be your point of contact prior to your visit. There is a key box so you can let yourself in whenever you might arrive. Any needs during your visit will be handled by our local property managers Sandi & Jeff Wiles. They operate the Pine Bluff Farm and Farm Store just a couple miles away. Sandi may stop by in the first day or two of your visit to check in.
I will be your point of contact prior to your visit. There is a key box so you can let yourself in whenever you might arrive. Any needs during your visit will be handled by our lo…
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  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £106
Cancellation policy