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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath, 1 Half bath

Description from owner

This charming cottage right on the Lake is a great respite for couples or small families who cherish spending time together and enjoying the sights and sounds of Maine at its best. House and deck overlook a broad expanse on this pristine lake. If you can't find relaxation here, you will never find it anywhere.

This three bedroom home has a queen bed master bedroom where you awake to the beautiful lake right at your window. A second queen bed guest room also has a view of the water, and there are 2 twins in the upstairs loft. We also offer a very popular day bed spot for one person in the lower level. An additional 1/2 bath and finished basement room (with day bed)were added in 2014/15..

The cottage has all the amenities you'd expect in a well furnished, very clean house. The house, deck, 100' waterfront and dock offer excellent privacy. Three kayaks, 2 paddle boards, a row boat, and bicycles are available for your use.

This house is ideally situated on Embden's favored East Shore, which is bathed in the afternoon sun that displays breathtaking sunsets across the lake. Our expanded deck and screened gazebo offer a spectacular view and ideal relaxation spot. Enjoy a friendly game of pingpong, a good novel lakeside, a campfire at the fire pit or TV via satellite dish. Equipped with wireless internet, check on "business" if you must. Young or old, there is something for everyone here.

Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4880774

About the area

Embden has it all: hiking and biking, waterplay, golf (brand new 9 hole course just minutes away), antiquing and more. Nature abounds right outside your door. The Kennebec River is nearby and provides everything from white-water rafting to gentle kayak trips. Embden Lake is the perfect spot for families to re-connect. Family re-unions are common here. Arrangements can be made for multi-house rentals in close proximity.

Owner profile

Anne D.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $100.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3:
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed


  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Bikes
  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (16)

16 reviews

“Lovely stay on the lake”

Reviewed 12 Jul 2016

We so enjoyed our stay on Embden Pond. Anne was helpful and attentive, and was ready to assist when we needed it. The home is very comfortable and much like a home, with all that we needed for our visit. Anne had planted flowers and we enjoyed the beauty, serenity and the location. We hope to return again next year !

“Beautiful cottage on Embden Pond”

Reviewed 24 Aug 2015

The 3bdrm cottage on the pond was beautiful! Cottage was immaculately clean and felt very homey. We went canoeing on the pond each day, visiting the near by island to go swimming. We enjoyed the kayaks, paddle board, and ping pong table. Highly recommended for those who want a peaceful getaway!

Owner's reply: Amy, We enjoyed hearing that your family had a great time relaxing and having fun together. Thank you for your compliments. Anne

“Wonderfully supprised!”

Reviewed 13 Sep 2014

Our stay at the Daly cabin, was one we will never forget! We picked up groceries and never left the cabin again, unless it was to swim, kayak or canoe! The water was crystal clear and wonderfully warm! The accommadations were top notch and spotless! All the amenities made the days fly by and the days were all just gorgeous! The beds were comfortable and cozy and morning coffee on the deck revealed hummingbirds feeding at the flower boxes and flittering around to see who the latest guests were! A female mallard adopted us and kept close enough to hand feed on several occassions, she even followed us when we went out on the water. We have been spoiled by this stay and it has been elevated up to one of our best vacations ever! I only hope the good Lord blesses us with the time to be able to return to this lovely get-a-way again! You will not be dispointed if you decide to give this rental a try! Steve Baumann

“Paradise Found”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2014

I planned a surprise 3-night stay for my husband, a quiet get-away for the two of us. He had no idea where we were going until we were on the property....and of course, he loved it! The Daly's cottage is clean, neat and homey. The kitchen is well-stocked with all the necessary appliances and cookware. There is a gorgeous view of Emden Lake from the living room and master bedroom. The lake was a little colder than I expected in August, but that certainly didn't stop us from swimming and enjoying the kayaks. We had some great strolls down the camp roads and enjoyed watching the numerous hummingbirds at the feeders. We were very impressed with the many amenities and would definitely choose this property again. In just three days, some wonderful memories were created.

“Beyond relaxation - beautiful.”

Reviewed 6 Aug 2013

This was the most relaxing and peaceful vacation. The lake was absolutely beautiful and having access to the owners kayaks and small aluminum boat was an added feature. My family had a great time swimming, kayaking, and relaxing by the shore. Sitting on the shore and watching the sunsets and listening to the loons was great. I have 2 children and this was an excellent spot, as the lake is not busy and there are not a lot of boats speeding by. I would recommend this location to others looking for a great place to kick back and relax. We had one rainy day while there and my kids enjoyed playing board games and making puzzles - all of which where provided, and the kids thought it was great to swim in the rain.

“Perfect spot to relax!”

Reviewed 2 Sep 2012

The Daly cottage is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy one of Maine's pristine lakes. The cottage is well appointed and very clean. Amenties provide for fun on the lake and the deck and screen room are perfect for outdoor meals and relaxation. Sunsets from the deck and dock are amazing! The kitchen has everything you need including a lobster pot! The Dalys have thought of everything to ensure their guests enjoy their time at Embden and feel right a home. We will be back! I grew up nearby and spent many a summer at my grandfather's cottage on the West Shore. Our week at Embden was a wonderful homecoming.

“Rest and Relaxation”

Reviewed 31 Jul 2012

The home was very clean and had just about every little extra thing we may have forgotten to bring ourselves. In fact the owners provided many extras that you don't normally find with vacation rentals. The furnishings also were above average, as it appeared that some recent upgrades had been made. The pond itself was clear, clean, and very refreshing, without being too cold or too hot. The location was very quiet and relaxing. Midweek there are very few motorized boats on the pond, so it was very quiet and peaceful. My wife and I came away from our week's stay feeling stress-free and well rested. It was just what we were looking for, as we didn't want to be on one of the crowded, noisy, more well-known lakes. I will definately recommend this rental to my friends and family.

“Beautiful Vacation”

Reviewed 21 Jul 2012

This vacation was amazing. The owners are extremely professional and the property is pristine. We spent 4 days swimming,fishing,sunbathing and exploring the outdoors. The memories will be unforgettable and the property was enjoyed by all. There were 4 adults and 3 children with plenty of room for all. Thank You to the Dalys for taking such good care of their home.

“Great stay!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2012

Our family of four (2 teen boys) had a magnificent vacation! We were extremely pleased with our stay at this beautiful lake cottage! From the beautiful home to the magnificent surroundings, we couldn't have been more comfortable. The cottage is well stocked with all the little things that can make a difference, from games and puzzles to the seasonings and citronella candles. The kayaks and boats were well maintained and offered hours of fun. Ending our nights by the campfire, or in the beautiful screen room left us with nothing but sweet dreams. Waking to the beautiful views from the master bedroom was amazing. I can say that besides more time, there was nothing we needed.

“Comfortable and fully equipped home & CLEAN lake”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2011

Stayed 2 weeks, 8/20-9/3. What a wonderful, well kept, completely homey comfortable house! There was absolutely nothing we needed to enjoy this beautiful lake that wasn't here. Kitchen completely equipped, COMFORTABLE beds, beautiful deck, crystal clear swimming water, privacy, accommodating owner and internet. That sky at night - felt like if I was just one foot taller I could touch a star! And the lake.. and the loons, and the clean air that felt like it was washing away the dirt of urban life. We love Maine and are grateful our first opportunity to stay here was at this lovely home. Thank you!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Again, we had a wonderful week at your cabin! Your home is beautiful and functional - all we had to bring in was groceries! The crystal clear lake was the best, though, and we spent all our time outdoors on and in the water!!! The ping pong table was a hit with all of us in the evening, and our kids are now bugging their grandma to dig her table out of storage! Our family came home reconnected, relaxed and with great memories!!! We hope to be back next summer!
Ron, Bonnie, Dan, Kevin and Amy

"My brothers and I stayed at the Lake House for a total of three nights,
but with the peace, quiet, and relaxation we enjoyed, when we got back
to the 'real world', we felt like we have just gotten back from a year
long sabbatical. This place is perfect - it's in a great, quiet
location yet the house itself contains great modern amenities. Embden
Pond itself is really a jewel in the middle of Maine - I have no idea
why I had never heard of it prior to the trip. We can't wait to go
Anthony from CT

Thank you for our stay at your lovely cottage. You have beautiful surroundings here. We really enjoyed the moment-to-moment changes in the sky, land, and water. So pretty!
Thank you again.
Margaret & Stephen