Shangri-La is the quintessential Maine lake house. The drive down the sun-speckled lane transforms you, relaxes and prepares you for just the kind of vacation you have been so looking forward to.
Travel down a winding lane with tall pines opening on a newly renovated cottage sitting so close to the water’s edge, a stone dropped out the living room window would land amongst the lily pads.
This cottage was one of the first to be built on Crawford Pond (really a lake, but known locally as such) and, according to the owners, has always been known as Shangri-La.
The recent and full renovation didn’t alter the charm of the original design – but thoughtful upgrades have made this cottage more comfortable for modern living. With two bedrooms, 1 bathroom with a full sized washer and dryer, a modern kitchen, WIFI and cable TV Shangri-La has everything you need and all the things you don’t.
You’ll hear loons all day long, the occasional boat (this is a private lake so boat traffic is limited), the dipping of a paddle as a kayaker passes by and the water lapping the shore.
The first floor has a fantastic covered porch overlooking the yard and the waterfront. With plenty of comfortable seating, this is a great place to read, take a nap, have coffee in the morning or a glass of wine as the day settles down.
The kitchen has a gas stove and oven, a full-sized refrigerator, dishwasher and a microwave. It is fully equipped with a large amount of counter space, ready to prepare meals of any size. Outside on the deck is a propane grill as well.
The dining area seats 4 -6 people and is open to the living room. The front of the cottage is all windows and regardless of where you are, it’s hard to tell that there is any land between you and the lake. The living room has a large, flat screen television with cable connection.
Upstairs, the master is at the front of the cottage with a queen bed. The windows offer unobstructed views of the lake and have blackout shades to block the early morning summer sun. Thoughtful elements like bedside table with good reading lamps, a full-length mirror and closet space make a difference.
The bathroom is located between the two bedrooms and is clean. modern and efficient with a shower, vanity and a stacked washer and dryer.
The second bedroom is at the back of the cottage, overlooking the wooded back yard. With two twins, a bureau and a closet there is plenty of room to move around.
The waterfront is lovely and friendly with a dock. The water level gradually gets deeper and this is a great place to launch a kayak from. Off the dock is a float with built in lounge chairs…an easy swim from the end of the dock.
While peace and quiet abound here, the large cities of Rockland and Camden and towns like Tenants Harbor, Port Clyde and Owls Head are a 15-minute drive away and day trips to Bar Harbor, Boothbay, Portland are convenient.
Bedroom 2: 2 Twins (second floor)
Bathroom: Toilet, Sink, Shower. (second floor)
Linens and Bath Towels are provided
House water is fine for washing. NOT for DRINKING. You will want to bring drinking water.
Water Access: Direct access with dock and swim float. A canoe is available for experienced persons. (No Kayaks are available)
Cable TV & Wifi (*service cannot be guaranteed due to our remote location)
Outdoor fire pit available
Brew Coffee maker
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Rates* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
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While some properties do have internet connection that is more “modern”, many properties are in locations that only allow for DSL or satellite connection which can be slower and at the mercy of weather, whole network connectivity and the like.
Please be aware SummerMaine cannot guarantee the speed or accessibility of the internet at any of our properties during your stay.
Outages of any type are not the basis for a refund. We cannot guarantee repair times or repair person availability.
With that said, if you have certain needs regarding the internet, please let us know and we will indicate the properties providing the service that best meets your needs.
All linens and towels are provided.
Dogs may be considered with owner approval, non-refundable fee and pet policy agreement. Please inquire.
No boats, kayaks or other watercraft are provided due to insurance restrictions. Please contact Port Clyde Kayaks for rental options.
Limited Household Consumables and items: The following items are typically found at the properties to get you started.
- Bathroom tissue/toilet paper 2 rolls per bathroom per guest turnover.
- Paper towels for kitchen 1 starter roll
- A few trash bags
- Coffee filters
- Propane or Charcoal for Grill. Grill tools- scraper/steel brush, spatula, tongs, fork. Oven Mitt.
-Dishwasher, liquid soap for sink dish washing, washing machine detergent. (limited amounts)
- New Kitchen sponge per guest turnover.
- All purpose counter cleaner
- All purpose bathroom cleaner
- Hand soap for Kitchen & bathroom
You should plan to bring with you or purchase shortly after arrival:
- Groceries, coffee, condiments
-Some properties will have dry spices and other items. We are not able to inventory these things…if you will want to have something special to cook with we suggest bringing it with you.
-Additional paper towels, toilet paper, paper/plastic ware etc.
-Shampoos, body soaps and other personal hygiene products.
-Beach gear- beach towels, chairs, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
-Baby equipment (you can always rent equipment from our friends at Mid-Coast Family Rentals)
Clothing: The weather can change dramatically from one day to the next. You will want to dress for the season. It is best to be prepared. Even in the warmest days of summer the nights can get cool. In the fall it is always a good idea to have a sweatshirt or jacket with you.
IN ADDITION TO THE RENTAL AMOUNT the following fees and tax apply
A CLEANING FEE, DOG FEE (if applicable),
9% TAX on Rent, Dog Fees and Cleaning Fees,
A Processing Fee of 9% of the rental amount.
*ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
*A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF 1/2 OF THE RENTAL AMOUNT IS DUE UPON RESERVATION.
Cleaning requirements before check out: Please leave all used towels in the tub. Please remove all items from the refrigerator and wash dishes. All furniture and furnishing MUST be returned to the original location they were in upon check in. Please bag all trash and leave in receptacle provided.
Check in and out times: Check in is 4:00 PM and Check out is 10:00 AM. Early check in/out is not allowed in the high season. Guests who have not vacated by 10:00 AM will be charged $25.00 every 15 minutes after 10:00 AM.