Beautiful lakeside property with full amenities

Auburn, Maine

This lovely lakeside home features three bedrooms and sleeps seven comfortably. There is a large open living room overlooking the lake with a parlor propane stove in the corner and a dining area leading out to the upper deck. The spacious kitchen has a gas stove top, an electric oven, a microwave, a free-standing island, and is fully loaded with all the cooking equipment you'll need. The master bedroom on the first floor sports a king-sized bed and a direct entry to the upper deck. The master bath is newly-renovated, with a tub/shower combination. Upstairs are two more bedrooms containing two queen-size beds and a single, with another bathroom between them.

This home comes with air conditioning (yes, occasionally even desired in Maine!), cable, and wi-fi. The upper deck just outside the dining area connects to a lower deck, which is practically on the water. From there it's a few steps to the dock, where you can jump in or launch the two kayaks provided.

Many people think of a "pond" as being a small swimming hole. But Taylor Pond is a pristine Maine lake about a mile and a half long and three quarters of a mile wide. It's big enough for swimming, boating and fishing, but small enough to be not crowded with large motor boats or jet skis. Although you'll feel like you're "away from it all" here, you are only 10 minutes away from local shopping, cinema, golf and mini-golf. Also within easy reach are restaurants of every variety, from fast-food to elegant. The Bates College campus is also only 10 minutes away. Come enjoy the best of both worlds!



  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Boating


  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind-surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Sailing


  • Fitness Center
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat


  • Museums
  • Health/beauty Spa


  • Lake


  • Necessary


  • Lake View


  • Dining Table
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Kettle
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen Island
  • Toaster

Suitability Chkbox

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Events Allowed


  • Air Conditioning
  • Living Room
  • Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Paper Towels


  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only


  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck/Patio
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Porch/Veranda


  • Toys
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable


  • Romantic
  • Family

Dining Checkbox

  • Dining


  • Dining Area

Houses Rules

  • 04:00 PM
  • 11:00 AM
  • No parties/events
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets allowed
  • Children allowed
  • Max occupancy: 7

Moderately-sized get-togethers are permitted. Please check with owner prior to arranging. Quiet rule after 10 pm in effect.

Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

17 Reviews

    Wonderful home in a beautiful location

    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2021
    Submitted Jun 26, 2021

    In the middle of nowhere, yet convenient to everything. Wonderful hosts and a beautiful, well equipped home. We would be delighted if everything aligned for us to stay here again. Really, really great place!

    Great Lake House

    5/5 Stayed May 12, 2021
    Submitted May 24, 2021

    Love this house! Susan and Woody are fantastic to deal with. I will be back to this property every time I come to visit my daughter and grandkids.

    Charming cosy house on the lake shore. Great hosts.

    5/5 Stayed Feb 13, 2021
    Submitted Feb 20, 2021

    We highly recommend this house! We got there by chance. A host of a house in New Glouster cancelled our reservation on the arrival date. We were very lucky to speedily find a replacement lodging for our long planned vacation. Susan was great to communicate with. She answered immediately and agreed to prepare the house for us on the same day. The house exceeded our expectations. It is very cosy, exceptionally clean, thoughtfully and beautifullly designed, very comfortable, fully equipped and lovingly maintained. We were doing cross country skiing in Pineland Farms and though it was 27 min driving to and from the ski center, it was not tiresome and we spent a great week in the house. Susan and Woody are great hosts, available any time you need there help, like snow melt, for instance. In summer it must be even better as you could enjoy the benefits of the house location just on the lake shore

    Beautiful location, relaxing visit

    5/5 Stayed Oct 30, 2020
    Submitted Nov 5, 2020

    We enjoyed our stay, and will come back if we are in the area again.


    5/5 Stayed Jun 20, 2020
    Submitted Jun 30, 2020

    Wonderful family getaway.... swimming, kayaking, games etc

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    4/5 Stayed Mar 19, 2020
    Submitted Apr 19, 2020

    The cottage is lovely - right on the lake - and it looks exactly as it is. The owners, Susan and Woody Trask live next door and it is clear that they love this home and take good care of it. The ONLY reason it has four instead of five stars is that the shades in the living room fell on me when I opened them. Woody immediately came to fix it but the shades are quite delicate. Also, the house while clean, was a bit dusty (shades, top of furniture). BUT it is a lovely cottage and I’d stay there again if I have the opportunity. Great property - we were there end of winter and the lake was still frozen - once thawed it will be AWESOME!

    Taywood Cottage

    5/5 Stayed Oct 11, 2019
    Submitted Oct 20, 2019

    Well maintained and managed, with wonderful lake view

    Taywood Cottage

    4/5 Stayed Aug 3, 2019
    Submitted Aug 21, 2019

    We traveled to from California to Maine for a family reunion. Taywood Cottage was a great home base for us. The setting on Taylor Pond is a perfect spot to relax in the morning with a cup of coffee and enjoy the day swimming and kayaking. The reason I gave it four out of five stars is because the cottage could use some improvements. One of them being that the master bathroom does not have a shower. This was really inconvenient. Other than that, our stay was very enjoyable.

    Relaxing by the lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 27, 2019
    Submitted Aug 10, 2019

    We had a lovely visit. This is a perfect place to relax and enjoy a lake vacation. Susan and Woody were very responsive and friendly too.

    Great spot on a picturesque Maine lake

    5/5 Stayed Jul 21, 2019
    Submitted Jul 27, 2019

    Excellent property located on a spectacular lakefront location. The house (cottage) was clean and comfortable...and the owners were excellent hosts who were accessible and helpful with suggestions and guidance on local activities and day trips. Would recommend this property to anyone who wants to really experience all that Maine has to offer !!

    Lakefront Oasis

    5/5 Stayed Jul 13, 2019
    Submitted Jul 24, 2019

    Beautiful setting on quiet pond. The home was well maintained and the owners were very attentive to details. The kitchen was stocked with some basic to get you started (e.g. salt and pepper and coffee). The linens were nice - clean crisp towels and even beach towels available! Kayaks were provided which was really nice as we were on the water every day! Would have loved to stay 2 weeks!

    Lakeside Paradise

    5/5 Stayed Jul 6, 2019
    Submitted Jul 22, 2019

    We could not have been any more happy with our stay at the Taywood Cottage. We are from the area originally and being able to come visit our families with our own beautiful home base was amazing. the view is out of a storybook. Susan & Woody were incredibly kind and welcoming. Everything was clean, comfortable, spacious and perfect!

    Peaceful and relaxing

    5/5 Stayed May 24, 2019
    Submitted May 27, 2019

    We had a wonderful time at Taylor Pond. Susan was very friendly and helpful, and the home is in a very pretty setting on Taylor Pond, and very well equipped.

    Beautiful property.

    5/5 Stayed May 15, 2019
    Submitted May 18, 2019

    Our family had a great time at this home. Beautiful view, good fishing, friendly & helpful owners.


    5/5 Stayed May 9, 2019
    Submitted May 17, 2019

    We loved the Taywood Cottage, comfortable, picturesque and convenient to access Androscoggin State Park. It had everything we needed and more!

    What a gem!

    5/5 Stayed Jul 22, 2018
    Submitted Aug 28, 2018

    Our family has visited Maine several times and we like to stay in new areas of Maine each time we visit. However, we will definitely consider coming back to this lake house. The owners, Woody and Susan were welcoming hosts and accessible. The house was well equipped, spacious, comfortable and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed kayaking and swimming daily in the extremely peaceful, Taylor Pond. The location was perfect and convenient. We were within ten minutes to restaurants, stores and an urgent care facility that we unfortunately had to visit our last night. Our excursions ranged from 30 minutes to an hour and a half away. They included Freeport, Portland, Maine Wildlife Park, Camden and the beautiful Popham Beach. This property exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend it.

    Beautiful views..Comfortable cabin..Fun water activities

    4/5 Stayed Jul 12, 2018
    Submitted Jul 25, 2018

    Our family made so many memories on Taylor Pond! Many hours were spent kayaking in the quiet, calm water. The two decks were perfect for enjoying the beautiful weather, the water activities, and bird watching. The kitchen was well equipped and the Keurig was a nice extra. We took advantage of the many food options in the area..The Italian Bakery, Cole Farms and Sams Pizza and Italians, all delicious! The location of Taywood Cottage is perfect..very quiet and serene with plenty of trees and greenery; but shopping and restaurants are just minutes away. The beds and bedding are very comfortable. We appreciated the special touches... large fluffy bath and beach towels, large washer and dryer, fresh flowers.. The love that Susan and Woody have for Taylor Pond is evident! They live next door and we enjoyed meeting them. They are there if you need them but otherwise give you privacy. We appreciated their concern that our stay was enjoyable.


      Auburn, Maine

      Rates & Availability

      17 Reviews
      Minimum Stay 4 Nights

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