relax by the water in comfort and beauty, country living, lobster

  6 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  1500 sq. ft.

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1 Main Level
1 Queen
Bedroom 2 Main
1 Queen
Bedroom 3 Lower Level
2 Twins


If you saw the movie, On Golden Pond, this pond is reminiscent of that tranquil setting. Listen to the Loons. Watch the lake smoke drift. Take in the colors of the sunrise. Breathe. Relax. Renew. De-stress. That is what this house by the water on private, exclusive Dexter Pond is all about!

The perfect setting for a girl’s weekend, a family retreat or your new favorite vacation spot, Duck Inn is a privately-owned, professionally managed, year-round house located on Dexter Pond, a 182-acre body of water. Two kayaks and a row-boat come with the property. Launch, swim or fish from your private dock and offshore swim float.


Comfortably furnished with all the conveniences you could need for six (6) people. The home sits on 6 acres with 300 feet of waterfront. There is a dock (with 6 feet of water), steps walking into the water and a swim float with ladder moored 100 feet offshore. Bring water shoes.

One adult kayak, one child kayak, and one rowboat are included. Enjoy the stillness of the morning mist as it rises from the lake, and listen to the loons talk to each other. Adirondack chairs and sunny flowers await you on the dock. Your goal for the week: relax and de-stress!

With easy access to Lewiston (16 miles) and Augusta (12 miles, there is plenty to do if you feel like exploring the world beyond your little slice of peace and quiet.


THE HOUSE (purchased in 2006): The fully-equipped kitchen has new stainless appliances, a nicely decorated formal dining room and an invitingly comfortable living room with large windows overlooking the lake. The living room has a 60" smart TV/DVD/VCR, air conditioning, a DVD library, and free WIFI. There is a BBQ grill just off the open deck. The yard surrounding the house can accommodate a Bacci game or croquet. Horseshoes and a croquet set are available.


On the main level, you will find the kitchen, dining room, living room and access to the deck and yard. There is also a Queen Bedroom with en-suite bath with shower as well as a Queen Bedroom with large windows for waking up overlooking the lake.


The lower level has a family room with second TV/VCR/DVD, a small kitchenette, and the third bedroom with two Single beds that can be pushed together to make a King.

BEDROOMS: 1st Floor: two bedrooms each with a Queen Bed. One has an en-suite bathroom. Lower Level: one bedroom with 2 Singles or a King. Linens (sheets, pillowcases or towels/bath mats) are provided.


BATHROOMS: 1st Floor: two bathrooms, one is a 3/4 with a shower the other is a full bath with jetted tub. Lower Level: one 3/4 bathroom with a shower.

About one owner:

My husband and I both have great memories of spending time on the water. I have fond memories of spending summers on a small lake in Maine from the age of five. My brother and I would swim and build tent houses beside the water, float on inner tubes (big black tire tubes inflated at the local gas station) and go water skiing with the neighboring kids. After a full day of playing in and around the water we would get changed and go for ice cream that was made locally...it tasted so good. We wanted our daughter to have this Maine lake experience.


Why the Owner Chose Wayne:

My husband and I were on a date back in 1993 visiting our friends who owned the property next door. We were on their boat and we saw this house. We both loved it. Little did we know that this house would be put on the market in 2006 and we would buy it.


This is a peaceful pond most of the time. The sunrises are amazingly beautiful. Loons often spend the summer on the pond along with many other birds and wildlife. The yard has lovely gardens and a place to play badminton and croquet. The dock has steps to walk into the lake slowly and there is a swim float anchored offshore. Wayne is a lovely town and day trips are easy. Tubby's for ice cream and the Saturday morning Farmer's Market are both wonderful! This place is magical and restful.



Vacation Rentals. Privately Owned. Professionally Managed. Trusted since 1993.

Cottage Connection was one of the first vacation rental companies in the Mid-coast region of Maine. Jeff and Audrey Miller, who own three vacation rental homes themselves had an aha moment when they realized they could not find anyone who ‘got it’ to manage their rentals for them. Since 1993 they have been trusted by homeowners and vacationers to “connect” each family with the perfect cottage for their vacation. As Audrey puts it; “The home they stay in becomes a personality, a part of their lore when a family connects with the right cottage. Whether they want a rustic cabin in the woods or a high-end ocean bungalow, the right setting sets the tone for the entire vacation.” Learn more about how Cottage Connection can help make your vacation perfect!


-Pet-Friendly (with permission and a fee)
-Open Deck
-Private Dock and Float
-Private Swim Float
-14' Rowboat
-2 Kayaks (1 adult, 1 child)
-Picnic Table
-Gas Grill
-Cable TV
-Internet - Free Wi-Fi
-DVD & VCR Player
-A/C in the living room with a ceiling fan to push air throughout the house
-Washer & Dryer
-Iron/Ironing Board
-Linens (sheets, pillowcases or towels/bath mats) are provided 

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Fredericton, CA
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2019
Property Manager
Houston , US
Reviewed: Sep 30, 2018
Property Manager
Lake Elsinore, US
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2018
Property Manager
Greensboro, US
Reviewed: Aug 12, 2018
Property Manager
Whitingham, US
Reviewed: Jul 22, 2018
Property Manager
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2017
What a great week we had! The weather was beautiful and what a wonderful, peaceful week! The kids had a great time, swimming and fishing, and your lake home is beautiful. We always stay in Boothbay so this was new to us being further away from the ocean, but, all of us loved it. Thank you again, Gary, Fran, Spencer, Sydney, Mackenzee and Alijah
Reviewed: Oct 27, 2017
All we can say is "WOW"! Amazing vacation, awesome views, love the loons, and saw a bald eagle! "WOW"! So relaxing and our best family vacation ever! Thank you for the inviting home, didn't want for a thing. Ordered lobster from Four Winds Lobster Company everyday except one when we headed to the Rockland Lobster Festival. We are now experts with soft & hard shell and Jumbo! So love, Tubbys too, everything including the lobster grilled cheese! We will miss Wayne Maine and Duck Inn! Thank you! Bella, Maggie, Samantha, Chuck, Frank, Donna
Poolesville, US
Reviewed: Aug 14, 2017
Property Manager
Everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Perfectly peaceful beautiful location, great house
Dalmatia, US
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2017
Property Manager
Travers CIty, US
Reviewed: Sep 13, 2016
Property Manager
Very friendly. I had a welcome call and then another follow up at the end of the week for a check out question. It was the perfect amount. :-)
We truly enjoyed spending time with family. There was plenty of room for adults and children to enjoy each other without feeling cramped. The watercraft was perfect for everyone to take turns. The floating dock was great fun for the children. :-)
Auburn, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2016
Property Manager
They were responsive, although we had some issues with emails not being received, but we were able to identify the problem and all set moving forward.
This house had everything. We loved how there was space for everyone. The boats were an added (and fun) plus. I do wish there was more to do in Wayne Me. A small downtown area would have been great, but overall it was everything we were looking for.
Warwick, US
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2016
Property Manager
Our original reservation through Home-away fell through (homeowner double booked) and we were desperately looking for a property that would allow pets. Cottage Connection has excellent reviews online and we were so happy to find them.
This home was really comfortable and has a gorgeous view of the lake! Loved how very relaxing our stay was!
Warwick, US
Reviewed: Dec 14, 2015
Property Manager
Very friendly and helpful - thank you!
A perfect property to kick back, relax and soak in nature. Then when you feel like it, the touristy centers are not that far away.
Southington, US
Reviewed: Dec 11, 2015
Property Manager


-Check-In Time: BEGINS 4:00 PM
-Check-Out Time:  No Later Than 10:00 AM
-Town/Body of Water: Wayne / Dexter Pond (freshwater)
-Type of Waterfront: Swim Float, Dock Stairs into the water, bring water shoes
-Swimming Area Rating 4/5: Easy water access, maybe a pebble beach or grassy shoreline. Still good for all ages, but young children may want water shoes.
-Privacy Rating 4/5: Private location, protection from trees, neighbors a comfortable distance away, not close to any roads.
There is no public boat ramp at this lake.  There is a boat ramp on Wilson Pond 1 mile away.  Or join the Androscoggin Yacht Club or just launch at the public launch for Androscoggin Lake in Wayne, Maine  http://aycwayne.org.  The rowboat that is provided can have a motor put on it (boat is rated up to a 15 hp engine) and can be used on this lake.  Dexter Pond is a smaller, more tranquil lake, more suitable for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and paddle boats, swimming and fishing.
Linens are provided for your stay but we do encourage our guests to bring their own beach towels and life vests.

Smoking and  Fireworks Are Prohibited on this Property Managed by CCM

Cottage Connection of Maine represents a wide variety of quality vacation rentals throughout the Mid Coast Region of Maine. Individually and privately owned, each vacation rental reflects the taste of its property owners. Every effort has been made to ensure that the descriptions and amenities listed are accurate. However, occasionally changes are made by the owners to furnishings, amenities, and equipment. Once a change that has occurred is brought to our attention, we will update that webpage. If you have any specific questions not addressed above or are in search of specific criteria, please contact us.


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