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The PERFECT house for a stress free family vacation. Full amenity house!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,016 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bdrm, 2 bathrm, sleeps 8, sandy beach, lakefront, kayaks/ canoe, dock, mooring

Ours is a four season home on 1.75 acres. The house boasts 100 foot private waterfront, with a sandy beach area. Snow Pond or Messalonskee Lake, (it is know by both names) is 9 miles long. It boasts great fishing for pike, salmon, large and small mouth bass, black crappies and all water sports. It is one in the chain of connected Belgrade Lakes. While we have a private well on site, Snow Pond is the fresh water supply for the town of Oakland.

This four season house sleeps 8, with 1 queen, 2 full, 2 twin, and a sofa bed, in family room. It is a three level, beautifully decorated, inviting, comfortable home. Two bedrooms, a laundry room and bathroom with tub, an open concept kitchen, dinning room and living room with wood and tiles floors through out comprise the first level. The fully carpeted second level has a master bedroom with views of the lake and a second bedroom, and full bath. The carpeted family room on the ground floor is fully finished with sliding glass doors to a patio for play and entertainment and lovely lake views and access.

A gas Webber grill is waiting for your use on the deck along with a comfortable patio set. The deck is accessible from two double sliding glass doors off the living and dining rooms. It offers the perfect place to start or end the day and for your outdoor lake view dining.

Your home away from home has: a full kitchen with gas stove, stainless steel appliances, including oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. For your food prep is a coffee pot, toaster, crock pot, lobster pot, all dishes, glasses, including plastic glasses and a set of melimane dishes for outdoor use, utensils, cook and serve ware. Other amenities included are: toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, common kitchen spices, all towels and linens, (bath and kitchen towels only, please bring your own beach towels for the waterfront use) laundry soap, an iron and ironing board, and washer and dryer in the laundry room. Should you need them there are cleaning supplies, a first aid kit and two fire extinguishers.

For your indoor entertainment a flat screen tv with dvd is on the wall in the kitchen.

A large flat screen TV is in the family basement room with a DVD player, Chromecast and Bose sound system. Broadband WiFi and Cable are included. We also have a desk for your computer in the family room and board games and movies for a rainy day.

Enjoy the sounds of the lake and lake front views from the kitchen, dinning room, living room, master bedroom and family room! Walk into the lake from the sandy beach or jump in from the dock. Kayaks and canoe are provided, but bring your own boat for the lake mooring in front of this charming house. We include for your safety, 4 Adult, 2 Youth, 2 Child and 2 Infant size life jackets. If you need more of a size, please remember to bring them.

Enjoy meals on the deck, and evenings by the fire at the water's edge the fire pit. Adirondack chairs grace the lawn for your sitting and watching the kids play or enjoying the sunset over the lake. This is the perfect place to create summer memories and relax with your family.

The house is a private home, at the end of 3/10s of mile camp road. It is a short drive to the town and the turnpike. Nearby attractions include, Colby College, The New England Music Camp, Waterville Opera house, museums, tennis, miniature golf, a world famous golf course and batting cages, with Gifford's Ice Cream! There are three supermarkets, churches and a synagogue close by and movie cinemas, plus a multitude of fine dinning choices are available. Local farms stands abound for fresh food and there are many choices for take out delivery.

Enjoy your day, fishing, swimming, golfing, boating and relaxing. If you are looking for a well appointed, charming, fun, family lake house, then you will not be able to find a better setting. It is a four season delight, fully and comfortably equipped, clean and inviting.

More Details

Michael Jancovic
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Michael Jancovic

The owners, transplants from Long Island, NY, have lived and raised their family in Maine since 1978. The house was in the family for 4 years, was sold and when is came back on the market, 7 years later, we bought again in July of 2014.

Mike is a retired Charter Boat Captain and a current Maine Guide.

Michael Jancovic purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael Jancovic chose Oakland

This is a beautifully appointed four season house. Three floors, yet cozy. We have worked hard to make this your home away from home. All you really need to bring are you own personal items to begin you vacation in our lake front home. We have provided all the items a house needs to be comfortable and to run smoothly. Bring your own things, to make it your home for as long as you stay.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Oakland, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2016 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two full bathrooms. One with tub/shower on first floor. Second floor bathroom just has a shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms. One with Queen size bed. Two with Full size beds. One with 2 Twin beds. Electric fans in each.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping services may be available during your stay, for an additional fee, please contact owner prior to rental.


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The PERFECT house for a stress free family vacation. Full amenity house!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Clean, well kept property with great sunset views over Messalonskee Lake. Great for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

As with last year’s visit, our family spent a week at the lake house. Whether sitting on the dock, relaxing on the hammock on the lawn, or eating supper on the deck, the property allows for great views over Messalonskee Lake. Their are plenty of activities that we enjoyed. The house is clean and well-kept. We have no complaints, just as last year!

  • Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lake. The owner Mike was in touch throughout and very accessible to address any problems...of which there were none. We had everything we needed. We also appreciated the kayaks, canoe, and life jackets, which added a lot to the trip. The location is fantastic. Hopefully we can make it back again!

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cottage was very clean and had everything we needed including baby gates and booster seat.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year and we will return again.

  • Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described: the perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at "Family Tyme" in late July with four adults and four kids, and the property exceeded our expectations. The house has comfortable bedrooms, a well stocked kitchen, convenient laundry, and fast internet (for those who had to get some work done). The sloping lawn down to the water is perfect for sunbathing and playing. There were more than enough boats for our crew (4 kayaks, a paddle board, and a canoe), and we had fun trying them all. Loved having a fire pit, hammock, and Adirondack chairs. Grocery store was only 15 min away, which was helpful. The runners in our group enjoyed some beautiful scenery on their jaunts. The owner was gracious and took the initiative to call us before check in and check out. The only minor things to be aware of are: some fast-moving boats out on the water (wasn't clear if they were violating a no-wake zone) and some loud morning noises like a train and loons (nothing earplugs couldn't fix). In short, this is a lovely part of Maine and an ideal lake house! I can see why many families visit every year!

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our visit to the house was great. Wonderful lake views, plenty of room to spend with family.

  • 5 of 5

The house if perfectly kept and the property is set up to relax and enjoy the scenery of Messalonskee Lake.

  • Submitted: 14-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home with a lovely location.

  • 5 of 5

Great location, lovely home. Owners were so helpful. Great proximity to Colby College, perfect for commencement weekend. Well stocked and nicely maintained.

  • Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colby College

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New England Music Camp

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Maine State Museum

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Oakland, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2018 Rate
Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Standard pricing

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$449.3
Departure cleaning fee C$192.56

*There is a $150.00 departure cleaning fee. This fee is payable at time of booking.
*Other housekeeping services may be available, during your rental period, please contact owner.
*Winter rental is available. Please contact owner for rates and dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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