Charming Maine Lakefront Cottage 2 hrs from Boston

Deck with view of lake
Deck with view of lakeMaster bedroom with view of lakedining on the deck with a viewtwin bedroom with TV/DVDbright open living areaPeaceful and quietpath to lakeauthentic MaineHidden gem of a lakeUpdated bathroom with showercottage detail and twin roomcottage kitchenplenty of parking and flat front lawn for gamesnature at its bestboating fun in a canoe or a kayakOct at Lake Sherburnemorning coffee with a view
“ Excellent ”
24 Reviews

From $175 / night



Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $175 - $225
Per week: $850 - $1,500
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Waterboro vacation cottage rental
This popular year round cottage sits on a small "hidden gem" lake in Southern Maine. Decorated in a comfortable cottage style, it has a romantic antique pineapple four-poster double bed with quilts in the master bedroom, a second bedroom with two captain's twin beds, an extra cot and a sleeper couch and sleeps 4-6 comfortably.

The beautiful sun porch overlooks the lake from all sides and the wrap-around deck is perfect for morning coffee or afternoon drinks with a 180 view of the water through the pines.

Stay includes use of canoe, two kayaks (with child and adult life preservers), two adult bikes, floating chairs, gas grill, fire pit and 75 ft waterfront for swimming, boating and fishing, including a private dock and a shallow wade in beachy area. Since the house is set up high in the pines, the path to the dock and lake is downhill, but there is a sloping switchback path to make the less-than-a-minute walk easier.

There are many activities from to choose from depending on the season: swimming, boating, biking, hiking, snowmobiling, ice skating, cross country skiing and ice fishing are at your doorstop or nearby.

We offer high-speed internet for those who want to logon, although the cottage is a great place to unplug and swim, fish, hike, bike, boat, read, cook, play games and reconnect with each other. There is a DVD, VCR on two TVs and a good selection of movies, games, puzzles, books and speakers for an IPod for rainy days. There's also a Roku box for streaming video content through Netflix, Amazon or other provider which you may have a membership to.

The cottage is located on a dead-end dirt road with miles of hiking and biking trails to explore - a perfect getaway - just two hours from Boston. The neighbors are a laid back mix of "year rounders" and vacationers, many with modest family farms with vegetable plots and chickens.

Pets allowed on a per case basis with a pet fee and damage deposit outlined on this site. Please ask.

The online calendar is up-to-date on a weekly basis so feel free to check it to see if the dates you are looking to reserve are available.
Area Information
The cottage is centrally located evenly between the coast and ocean in the summer and the mountains for skiing in the winter, making it a perfect base for day trips all around.

It is 30 miles from Kennebunkport, 35 miles from Portland, 30 miles from Old Orchard Beach, and 35 miles from Wolfeboro, NH. It's very near York, Biddeford and 45 miles from Kittery and Portsmouth, NH.

The area around Lake Sherburne is pastoral with rolling hills and vistas, local farms, bakeries, restaurants, antiques, quaint towns and other lakes. The Nature Conservancy's Waterboro Barrens are nearby with miles of protected trails to explore.

Cherry Knoll Farm is just up the road from the cottage and a favorite with all our renters who have stopped by. Ray and Carol sell fresh organic produce, eggs, cheese and meats, home made breads as well as lobsters and delicious crab cakes right from their farm Maine kitchen.

Oak Street Bistro in Alfred is nice year round restaurant with a stone fireplace, a martini bar and live music on the weekends.

Willowbrook 19th Century Village nearby has lots of events, an old-fashioned penny candy store, a merry-go-round, great restaurant and farmers markets on the weekends though October.

Shaker Pond Ice cream is a local pride and open all year round.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 25 2016 May 31 2016 $175 $225 $850 - 2 Nights
May 31 2016 Jun 14 2016 $175 $225 $950 - 2 Nights
Jun 14 2016 Jun 28 2016 - - $1,200 - 1 Week
Jun 28 2016 Aug 30 2016 - - $1,500 - 1 Week
Aug 30 2016 Sep 13 2016 - - $1,050 - 1 Week
Sep 13 2016 Sep 27 2016 $175 $225 $950 - 2 Nights
Sep 27 2016 Jan 03 2017 $175 $225 $850 - 2 Nights
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Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10% Maine Lodging Tax
Deposits: 50% due upon booking with balance due 60 days before arrival. Reservation would be refundable minus a $50 cancellation fee if cancelled 60 days or more in advance of arrival and if the week can be rebooked at the full rate. Pets allowed on a per case basis with the following: $100 pet fee and $100 refundable pet damage deposit.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: Primary renter must be over 25. $300 refundable security damage deposit required with each stay. Rentals are a week minimum and run Sat - Sat during the summer. There is a two night minimum on the shoulder season.



  • Beds

  • 1 Double Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lakefront
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Towels
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Lake)
  • Bikes
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Canoe
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Snowmobiling
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (5 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
  • Water Skiing
  • Live Entertainment
    (5 miles)
  • Beach
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (10 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
    (2 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (10 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Sailing
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Clean, warm lake - perfect for swimming, boating and fishing.

Rental comes with linens, towels, use of canoe, kayak - adult and kid sized (and life preservers), water chairs, fishing rods, two adult bikes, and an extensive book, games and movie library.

Reviews (24)

Reviews for this vacation cottage rental in Waterboro, Maine

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“ Excellent ”
24 reviews
Robert Blackwell

Robert Blackwell

Winfield Park, New Jersey, USA

Beautiful Fall in Maine

October 16, 2015

The weather was crisp and cool, the sky bright blue and the cabin just as described. The cabin was clean and comfortable and contained all the amenities needed for a great stay. My husband had a great time fishing right from the dock catching large mouth bass and pickerel. We watched as the leaves changed color on the trees and reflected in the lake. We were there in time to observe the lunar eclipse which was spectacular. We will definitely keep this cabin in mind for our next return trip to this area.

Robert Madore

Owner's reply:

We're so pleased you had such a great visit! Thanks again for choosing us. We look forward to your next visit!

Elizabeth Keith

Elizabeth Keith

Chester Springs, Pa USA

Wonderful memories of our stay

August 25, 2015

The cottage is is nestled into the pines above Lake Sherburne and as you walk to the side to enter you gasp at the stunning view with decks on the side and front and then you open the door to walk inside to a quaint open plan living area perfect for the beautiful view of the lake. We spent a wonderful week with our 13 year old daughters. We swam, went kayaking, bicycling, had a creek walk down below the dam, caught some fish though there weren't many and realized that there was a river Otter around the bend which explained a lot. :) Our girls both 13 had a wonderful time and we even had fun with a photo shoot of them jumping off the dock. Went hiking at the Waterboro Barrens (don't believe the satellite map) and saw a beautiful deposit of sand at the stream left by the glaciers some 150,000 years ago and had a discussion with a wild Grouse who followed us to our girls delightand had day trips to Kennebunkport and Ogunquit. We were sad that we met Carol and Ray of Cherry Knoll Farm the day before we left. We did not realize they were there. Make sure you knock and ring the bell loudly at their door. They are a treat and have a wonderful New England farm house to show you are tell wonderful stories. We brought home bacon and sausage that Ray made. All natural. Sweet memories we have and our girls will talk about this trip when they bring their kids to Maine as adults! That is priceless! Thank you for sharing Dragon Fly Cottage.

Robert Madore

Owner's reply:

Dear Betsy,

Thank you for the lovely review. We're thrilled you had such a memorable visit to Dragonfly Hill! If you're not a professional writer, you missed your calling. We should have you write up all of our collateral in the future with such eloquence!

Hopefully see you again in the future.

Warm Regards,


Daig Xu

Daig Xu


Excellent cottage in a wonderful location

August 14, 2015

The place is excellent just as described. We, a family of 4 with 2 young kids 10 and 13, enjoyed our stay there very much both inside the house and outside on the lake, swimming, kayaking, cannoeing or just sitting on the floating chairs. It was the quietest lake we have been to, with so much rowing to do and so many turtles and dragonflies to see. It was indeed a wonderful experience that we look forward to having once again. Many thanks also to the owner, who was so responsive and flexible.

Robert Madore

Owner's reply:

We're so pleased you had such a wonderful visit. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Christopher Sternthal

Christopher Sternthal

Minneapolis, MN USA

Comfortable and Relaxing

November 4, 2014

We stayed at the cottage for 3 weeks during peak foliage and it had plenty of room to get together with family and friends to enjoy the scenic view from the decks. The cottage was welcoming and very comfortable with everything we needed for an extended stay. This cottage sits between the White Mountains and the beautiful Maine coast which allowed us to visit both within an hours drive from Waterboro. We will gladly stay again should be get the opportunity.

Robert Madore

Owner's reply:

Dear Christopher and Carolee,

Thank you for the lovely review. We're so happy you had a great visit to the cottage. We'd love to see you back any time!

Warmest Regards,


jen giles

jen giles


dragonfly house

August 9, 2013

Charming quiet lake



Brooklyn, NY USA

Two Words: Awe Some

June 10, 2013

I was searching for a great way to celebrate my girlfriend's college graduation when I stumbled upon The Dragonfly Hill Cottage... boy, am I glad I did! I reached out to the owner early in the morning after reading a few reviews and google mapping the location... I kept my fingers crossed I would hear back in at least 24 hrs and boom in about 20 minutes my phone rang with the good news that we'd be able to be accommodated even on short notice! The drive from NYC flew by and we arrived to find our lake house in pristine condition with everything right at our fingertips... Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Canoeing, you name it we crushed it.... With helpful tips from the owner we also cooked every meal courtesy of Cherry Knoll farms which is just up the street... the owner's there are this awesome old Boston couple and the bacon is worth the trip for sure... I think I saw maybe 2 other people on the lake the whole time we were there (granted it was mid week) but it seems like a pretty quiet place... Sunrise and sunset from the dock was awesome and so was the view from the master bedroom and the breakfast table... We'll be back for sure... you don't know until you go ... so check it out...

E. Johnson

E. Johnson

Cambridge, MA

Great weekend getaway!

May 13, 2013

My boyfriend, dog, and I decided to get out of Boston for a couple of days and found Dragonfly Hill Cottage! Valerie was super accommodating of our last minute request and we spent two lovely nights at the cottage. The lake is absolutely beautiful, the cottage is immaculate and adorable and it has everything you could possibly need to cook, relax, and enjoy your stay. It's only two hours outside of Boston and definitely a "hidden gem." We also enjoyed the nearby Cherry Knoll Farm-- delicious steaks, bacon, eggs, and produce!, hiking Abbot Mountain, and yummy BBQ nearby. We were already trying to figure out when we could return before we left! Overall a great experience.

Tina Salvatore-Morrissette

Tina Salvatore-Morrissette

Brookfield, CT

What a great week!

January 3, 2013

It was our first Maine vacation and it didn't disappoint. The cottage was clean and beautiful! The kids loved the kayaks and the canoe and my husband was able dock our boat. We had fun exploring the area and meeting the locals. I loved the fact that we were able to enjoy all the benefits of a lake vacation while being so close to the ocean. Day trips to the beach and shopping were a plus. It also worked in our favor that the weather was great the whole time!

Diande Flacker

Diande Flacker


Dragonfly Hill Cottage

September 26, 2012

My wife and I spent a week in September at the cottage and truly enjoyed the tranquility that it offers. The lake is beautiful and so clear that it reflects the tree lined shores during the day and the stars at night. The lake also offer great fishing. Live bait is available at the Landlocked Lobster where you can also purchase lobster which they are happy to cook for you free of charge. Enjoy the lobster on the decks overlooking the lake and the rustic crowing of the free range roosters residing along the dirt road. There is a supermarket reasonably close to purchase supplies. The best review we can give the cottage is that we are looking forward to visiting again.

Francine Ryan

Francine Ryan

Syracuse, NY

Peace and Quiet!

September 5, 2012

We rented this cute cozy cabin along with our five children and loved every minute! It was so nice not to hear a sound other than us and a few roosters. I especially enjoyed the use of the kayaks and canoe for myself and the kids. They fished from dawn until dusk right off the dock. My daughter was proud to have almost caught the famous large mouth bass that resides in the lake. The cottage is close to lots of towns to visit. Wells, Oqunquit, Portland, are all close and make great day trips. We visited the farms that were recommended and they brought many smiles to our faces.

graziella vercaigne

graziella vercaigne


like the pictures...

July 29, 2012

the cottage looks really like the pictures on the website, with all equipment required. Our pleasure:going with the canoë to the left side of the lake, it's more beautiful and wild, and less inhabited, with silence you can make a turtles's safari...At your right, you have others cottages..Around, a lot of things to visit: Portland, Porstmouth... and we make a remake of "the road of Madisson", we visited a lot of covered bridges near the whites mountains. We spent a good week.

Rachel Ferguson

Rachel Ferguson

Bangor, ME

Promises of Great Fishing....

June 20, 2012

We stayed at Dragonfly Hill Cottage for 4 nights. I would have to stop to count the number of fish the four of us caught. The biggest was a 6# large mouth bass that took a dive into the deep pulling up with it a mushroom of mud and weeds but well hooked. What a thrill for the 3 of us who witnessed this catch. (We release, so it is still there unless caught again)...many bass large and small mouth, pickerel, yellow perch....and a sunfish that was spared being hooked. We had all we needed. The washer/dryer was a nice plus...but the gas grill really helped us BBQ some great meals. We made good use of the canoe and one of the kayaks. We watched a few movies. A good time was had by all who enjoyed the view and set up.

Narayana Raghupathy

Narayana Raghupathy

Norwood, MA

Great Cottage!

May 18, 2012

The cottage is very nice and well equipped for a short as well as a long stay - a lot of attention to minor details. The location is perfect, overlooking the lake, ideal for a tranquil and relaxing stay. Boating on the calm lake is very refreshing.

Robert Madore

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much

Priscilla Auburn Wheeler

Priscilla Auburn Wheeler

New York

Weekend Get away

November 9, 2011

We were looking for a place to stay when we visited our daughter at UNE. We have a small dog that we wanted to bring as well for the visit. I found this place and fell in love before we even got there. It was cozy and quaint, comfortable and had everything we needed. There is an abundance of things to do and we didn't really get to take advantage of that or the food as we were busy with our daughter. We would definitely stay again.

Ned Tillman

Ned Tillman

Columbia, MD

The perfect Retreat

November 2, 2011

We wanted a place to get away to celebrate our daughter's 30th. We fished, we canoed, we hiked, we biked, we cooked and we slept in - just what we needed for a great escape. Beds and chairs were comfotable. Kitchen was well stocked. Even enjoyed the fooseball in the rec room and the firepit - where we cooked the bass and pickerel that we had caught.

Kathy Tillman

Kathy Tillman

Columbia, MD

Great Weekend Getaway!

October 27, 2011

My husband and I flew to Portland to join our daughter for a 30th birthday weekend. We stayed at Dragonfly Cottage and had a wonderful time. The fall colors were beautiful, and the way the cottage is situated on the lake makes for a lovely view. The cottage is clean, comfortable, has everything you need, and felt like a home away from home. The three of us went out in the canoe and caught a 16" bass, a yellow perch, and a pickerel. The last morning we were there, my husband and I went out in the canoe at sunrise - me with my cup of coffee in the bow and my husband paddling in the stern - a magical steam rising off the water as we slipped through the water. We will definitely return!

Chris Kottke

Chris Kottke

Boston, MA

The perfect Columbus day weekend getaway

October 12, 2011

We had a wonderful time at the cottage! The weather was simply perfect, and we took our dog for his first-ever canoe trip, which was such fun. We visited with Ray and Carol at Cherry Knoll Farm and picked a great assortment of apples at Raven Hill Orchard and we had a very nice dinner at Bar Lola, thanks entirely to the recommendation. We spent hours hiking around the Barrens on Sunday and made s'mores Sunday night, then finished off the trip by spending almost all day yesterday wandering around Portland . All in all it was the perfect combination of relaxation and activity! Thank you again so much for everything, Valerie. Your kindness, hospitality, and wonderful recommendations (and, of course, your lovely cottage) made this a vacation to remember.

Mary Kay Cavanaugh

Mary Kay Cavanaugh

Philadelphia, PA USA

Beautiful cottage, thoughtfully appointed

October 7, 2011

My husband and I just returned from a 5 day stay at Dragonfly Hill, and the cottage was absolutely wonderful! So many details were attended to from the books, games, toothbrush supply, and videos. I was a little nervous about booking on line, wondering if the cottage would match up to the photos on the website. Not only did the cottage meet expectations, if anythiing it was better than expected. The views from the cottage were beautiful and my husband was able to take some really cool photos of the lake reflections. I would HIGHLY recommend Dragonfly Hill. What a peaceful place in a crazy world.

Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy

Plainfield, NJ

Outdoor activity, nature and relaxation!

October 4, 2011

We spent a week in late September in this cottage and really enjoyed ourselves. This place is great due to its proximaity to Boston and the coast. The decor is nice and the house is updated and comfortable. We cooked most meals in the house and found the kitchen adequately equipped. The highlights were kayaking under a bridge into a connected quiet lake, hiking a summit in the White Mountains, laying on the dock at night looking at stars, getting milk from a dairy and buying organic produce for a local farm that we rode bikes to. The area is beautiful and peaceful. We chose this place because of the kayaks, canoe and bicycles which gave us plenty of activities to choose from. I would recommend this rental to anyone who loves to be on a lake, in beautiful countryside, with plenty of activities.

Jacqueline Radcliffe

Jacqueline Radcliffe

Sarasota, Florida


September 29, 2011

Having found so many cabins available in Maine on the computer, for some reason I kept being drawn back to Dragonfly! I found out why. Everything was as Valerie had said, and even more! We had a little hard time finding it, (roads not marked quite as well as an out of town person would hope for), but, upon driving up to the cabin just took all my tension and cares away. The cabins view of the lake is beautiful, and the cabin it's self is very well supplied with just about everything you need. Decorated nicely and quaint. I love to fish and brought my fishing gear, even though there were some poles provided in the shed. It was a little warm for this time of year for us but there were plenty of fans available. I believe things happen for a reason! Not only was the cabin a great place to relax, do a little fishing, look at the start of the leaves changing color, BUT, even more meeting Ray and Carol at their Cherry Knoll Farm was the BEST!!!!! From the moment we walked into their country kitchen we felt like we had known them all our lives!!! They welcome you in offer you a glass of wine, fresh cheese and crackers. And, before you know it your eating something Carol has been cooking on the stove all day. Ray makes all the breads and is eager to share that with you also. You can buy much of what you want to eat at the cabin from Ray. I may of not caught any fish at the cabins lake, HOWEVER, WE CAUGHT 2 of the "BEST PEOPLE" you could ever befriend. It was a perfect few days, Dragonfly is within so many nice places to visit and of course go and eat lobster!! We look so forward to another stay in Maine. You can't possible go wrong with this place. Thanks Valerie for all your information you gave us on places to go and see. I was very helpful. Jacqueline and Brian Sarasota, Florida



upstate New York

Lovely stay

September 26, 2011

We had a beautiful week at the Dragonfly cottage. It's extremely well equipped and a very relaxing place to be. The kayaks and canoe were a great addition, and the dock was a great place to hang out in the mornings and evenings. Valerie was easy to reach and very thoughtful about providing information on the area. We'd recommend the cottage to others looking for a vacation on a small, quiet lake.

Cynde Marshall Hartmann

Cynde Marshall Hartmann

Windham, NH

Great place to relax and unwind

September 12, 2011

Thank-you for a great week. We enjoyed looking at the lake each morning when we woke up and even managed to have breakfast and coffee outside a few mornings. Having use of the kayaks and canoe was an added bonus and the lake was so easy to navigate. A trip to Ray and Carol's is well worth it if you are looking for fresh meats and vegetables. We ended up cooking many more meals at the cottage than planned between what Ray had to offer and the Notre Dame bakery which was also excellent. The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed to make dinner. The owner of the property (Valerie) was very attentive and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed during our stay. Both my husband and I already miss the ability to walk out to the dock and read or swim whenver we wanted to. I highly reccomend this property if you are looking to relax.

Donna Meller

Donna Meller

Northampton, MA

Go enjoy Dragon Hill cottage

August 30, 2011

Stayed here with my partner and two teenage nieces for a week in August of 2011. We had an excellent time at this cozy, very private, comfortable cottage with plenty to do and see in the area. The views are spectacular from the cottage and there is a large two-tiered deck for sitting and dinning as well as an indoor dinning area with views to enjoy. We were very glad to have a full kitchen to use and had several prepared meals with goods provided by Cherry Knoll Farm (do stop here first and meet Ray and Carol). We also stopped at bakery Notre Dame, excellent baked goods with proceeds benefiting local food pantries. Plenty to do at the lake we swam and kayaked everyday. The cottage is also well located for day trips to many hot spots in the area. We visited Ogunquit ME, Wolfeboro NH and Portland ME. Much more to do and see that we did not fit in would definitely return again to explore the area more. Great relaxing time, thanks!!



Glastonbury, CT

Pleasant, peaceful

March 2, 2011

We found the cottage to be as peaceful and comfortable as the picture and even more open and the views more captivating. Set back comfortably on a quiet dead end road, access into the house is shaded, flat and easy to unpack (especially all the winter gear we brought). The mud room provided ample space to store gear to keep the cottage uncluttered. Multiple use tables let us prepare food, have puzzles going, and dine comfortably. The beds were comfortable and the entire feel was casual and comfortable with a Pottery Barn and April Cornell feel. The recommendations for Harris Farm xc skiing and Cherr Knoll for local gourmet items were perfect. We felt like treasured old friends. Thank you for sharing!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Just wanted to say thank you and let you know that I had a really nice time at the cottage. Trey and I were very comfortable and the location was just right.

I just wanted to thank you and let you know that we had a wonderful time at Dragonfly Hill Cottage. The house was lovely and had everything we could need. It seems like it is well taken care of. We also very much appreciated not only your email with suggestions but also the binder and guest book filled with information and tips from the other guests. It was a very relaxing and fun week and we were sad to have to leave at the end of it.

We loved the cottage. we utilized the campfire pit and the canoe as well as the kayaks. We love the view and it was so close to many area attractions. I have to say it was near perfect - my husband didn't catch any fish, otherwise it was perfect.

We had a wonderful time at Dragonfly Hill Cottage! You have such a cute, cozy and clean place. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, utensils and plates/ cups and we did quite a bit of cooking and barbecuing. The supplied linens and towels were a great addition. We were also thankful to have the washer/ dryer available to us. We all enjoyed fishing and canoeing every day. My son and husband caught half a dozen fish each but my daughter and I didn't catch anything. Next time, I suppose...but we did enjoy our daily mother/ daughter canoe rides around the lake. To the far left of the lake is a fairly large log floating on the lake where about 10 turtles bask in the sun most of the day. We dubbed it Turtle Island and it was our favorite spot to visit each day. One day we even saw a bald eagle on that same log. It was amazing and the first time I have seen one that close up in the wild. We stopped our canoe and watched it until it flew away. Totally majestic! We did enjoy a few evenings out by the fire pit roasting marshmallows with the kids. We visited Cherry Knoll Farm to stock up on a few supplies. Ray and Carol are truly wonderful people. We visited Willowbrook Village and had a few dinners at The Oak Street Bistro. The kids were amazed at the VHS tapes and viewed quite a few of them. We also enjoyed playing the various games. Thank you for sharing your cottage and making it so welcoming. We can tell you take pride in the cottage and it shows!

Our stay at Dragonfly Hill cottage was one of the most enjoyable adventures our family has ever enjoyed! We fished in the lake every day, catching three large bass (which become three great dinners) and many pickerel and other small fighters, and canoed and kayaked the lake end to end several times. The cottage was exceptionally clean, very well stocked, and we wanted for nothing during our seven-night stay. We paid Ray and Carol at Cherry Knoll Farm three visits (mom's favorite part of the trip!), and ate well the entire stay thanks to their generosity and family-like welcome. Valerie was easy to contact if we had needed anything from her, and was very quick to reply to any questions we had before and during our stay. While staying at Dragonfly Hill, we visited Wells Harbor for some fishing with Cap'n Satch, spent a day exploring Boston and going to a Sox game, took in the Atlantic at Scarbourough, and found some outstanding food at Otto's Pizzeria in Portland, The Flatbread Company in Portsmouth, had ice cream at Shaker Pond in Alfred, and enjoyed our breakfasts overlooking the lake from the cottage. We are looking forward to the next chance we get to visit Maine and Dragonfly Hill Cottage, and have told our friends and families about our new home away from home. Everything about the property was fantastic. I don't think the home itself is more than about 10 years old, and is in immaculate condition. It was very clean, and well supplied for us to keep it clean and leave it clean. Having a washer and dryer, with detergent, was a huge bonus: we didn't have to pack as many clothes, and could return home without a stack of laundry to do as soon as we returned. The only complaint I can think of has nothing to do with the cottage itself, but the last few hundred yards of the road to the cottage were extremely rough. Our kids referred to it as "Test Track" from Disneyworld's EPCOT ride. We have three kids; 13, 9, and 7. Everyone loved the space. The beds were super comfy. SUPER. It was quiet except for several mornings of a Rooster announcing he crossed the road. 13 miles to the nearest Walmart. We felt very safe here and again, the owners are super easy to contact. Enjoy your stay!

We did enjoy our stay at your cottage. You have a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Hope to visit again sometime in the future!


The cottage is really lovely! We also really enjoyed visiting Carol and Ray's farm. I bought quite a bit, chatted quite a bit, and the kids enjoyed a tour from Ray. What a special place.

Erin - Maine

We had a wonderful time in Maine at the cottage. It was peaceful, relaxing and so much fun! We shared with the children the joys of canoeing, boogie boarding, fireflies and driving down winding country roads with the windows down and the radio up. All five of us enjoyed our stay quite a bit.

Jane - MA

First of all I want to say that you have a lovely cottage with beautiful views of the lake. I loved waking up in the morning and having my morning coffee in the sun room enjoying the views and the quiet. We spent many hours out on the lake in the canoe and my son (16 yrs old) loved the kayak. He and my husband fished quite a lot too. The weather could not have been better.

I want to thank you for letting us enjoy your home and have the memories of a really wonderful vacation.

Marilyn - MA

I wish I had booked two weeks. We had a great time!

On Saturday I went up alone and enjoyed the peace and quiet until Sunday on my own. I stopped at Ray and Carol's around 1:45 and met Ray out back in the garden. We talked a bit about the garden and he gave me a handful of fresh garlic from the ground. Then he brought me in, showed me around the house, We talked about where I was from and amazingly enough had friends in common! I got some wonderful ribeye steaks, eggs, potatoes, cheese, coldcuts, bread, onions, fruit, veggies and of course crabcakes!! We had some wine and more chat and I finally got to the cottage around 4:00pmish.

It was a gorgeous day/evening, the cottage was perfect! I loved the master bedroom and the window looking out to the lake.

On the first day of summer we had a steak barbeque, a canoe ride, fishing, a campfire, samoas,and get this - saw our first lightening bugs of the season.

Welcome summer! You have a gem of a place there!

Julie - MA

Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your Maine cottage!

We had a wonderful, RELAXING week. The modern amenities are fabulous. We had everything we could possibly need.

I particularly enjoyed the view from the porch and the fact that the only things to hear were birds and frogs! The 'silence' was golden.

My kids loved fishing in the lake. They caught so many bass that we lost track of counting them.

The lake water was fabulous..warm..clean! The boating was excellent as well. We spent lots of time on the kayaks exploring the lake.

The cottage is perfectly located. We took many day trips. Portland Head Light. Old Orchard. Ogunquit. The wild animal park in Gray. Smitty's Cinema in Sanford was a favorite spot as well... great to enjoy a meal or dessert while watching a movie!

Speaking of movies, your collection is perfect! Something for everyone...lots of classics!

Thanks again for everything! If we make another trip to Maine, we will surely want to stay at Dragonfly Hill Cottage!

Bambi - PA

Thank you for such a nice week - the weather was kind of miraculous, and your house is lovely. We had a very nice time and hugely enjoyed the lake and all your thoughtful touches included with the rental.

Marybeth - Maine

Dragonfly Hill is a lovely, little cottage on a quiet dirt road, over-looking the lake. The name isn't just cute and catchy, there was a dragonfly everywhere I looked!

When we got there and settled in, we immediately wandered onto the back deck. Suddenly, everything seemed quiet and all we could hear were the birds chirping. I took it all in, and at that moment I knew it was going to the best vacation ever!

The inside of the cottage was bright and very clean. The view from the sun room was amazing. I think we could have moved in and never left! The bedrooms are adorable, and the decor has an old country feel.

We spent our mornings sitting at the dining table in the sun room, drinking our coffee and enjoying the scenery. After lunch we would go down to the dock and either sit with our feet in the water or make good use of the canoe that is available during the stay.

We loved the canoe and we spent hours on it. There are a lot of fun places to discover and we even found a real beaver dam! There are also a lot of hiking trails and great views in every direction!

In the evening, we went out to the Oak Street Bistro, which was delicious! Excellent lobster bisque! The other nights we cooked from home in the cottage's fully stocked kitchen. The super market, Hannafords, is just a 15 minute drive from the house.

There are also a lot of local farms where you can buy all of your fresh produce and meats, many of them using an honor system. We found that everyone was very friendly and laid-back.

I would definitely encourage anyone who's looking for a romantic, peaceful and/or adventurous vacation to visit Dragonfly Hill. It has everything you need to feel at home, and you will wish you could stay just a little longer.

Giana - MA

"Relax in the beauty of a lakefront Maine cottage in the woods."

I arrived with my two boys ages 11, 14 after a quick morning drive from Boston. The cottage is adorable, and walking in to see the view of the lake brought big smiles to the boys. We walked down to the lake and enjoyed the tall trees, green and quiet. The cottage has everything you need. We hung out on the porch, had meals and played games. Went kayaking and canoeing in the lake to explore. Went for a swim too. Went to places nearby for local food and produce (yum!) did some antiquing too. Wonderful place to read, catch up with family and friends and play in the lake. All in all its two thumbs up, we will definitely be back!

Ann - CA

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at the cottage?
A: Swimming, fishing and boating in the lake
Q: What makes the cottage special?
A: Dragonfly Hill Cottage has many nice touches for a comfortable stay - books, games, binoculars, cook books, cooking supplies, life jackets, bikes, boats etc.

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