MOONDANCE COTTAGE - Town of Hope - Lermond Pond

LOCATION: Hope, Lermond Pond, Newly Renovated Quaint Cottage with Great Water Access & Modern Amenities

  8 guests
  4 bedrooms
  2 full bathrooms
  1800 sq. ft.

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Sleeping Arrangement

First Floor
1 King
First Floor
2 Twins
Second Floor Loft
2 Twins
Basement Area
1 Queen

Property Info


Main Level: Kitchen, living area with usable wood fireplace and TV with Roku, dining area for 6-8 people, bar area with stools, full shared bathroom with double sinks and shower/tub, king bedroom with closet space, 2 twin bedroom that can be converted into a king upon request (default is 2 twins)
2nd Floor Loft: Reading nook, 2 twin bedroom that can be converted into a king upon request (default is 2 twins)
Basement Lower Level: Queen Bed, Full bathroom, laundry area

DOGS PERMITTED? No, unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at this property.

Moondance Cottage is a newly renovated home nestled on the beautiful 170 acre Lermond Pond at the end of a quiet dead end road. This half acre tranquil escape has beautiful views of Lermond Pond and all the modern amenities needed to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable vacation. The cottage sleeps 8 comfortably with 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The open concept of the living room, dining, and kitchen with cathedral ceilings allows the beautiful morning sunlight as well as views of the water. The main living area also now is complete with air conditioning to make you comfortable on warm days.  This cottage is large enough for families but also intimate for a romantic getaway.  The wood burning fireplace in the living room is perfect to take the edge off chilly nights. Curl up with a book or cocktail on the front deck while the loons sing and dance in the evenings. 

The main level has 2 bedrooms, a king bedroom and then second bedroom has 2 twins that can be converted to a king. Both rooms have nice closet space. The full bathroom has double sinks as well as a tub/shower combination. The loft on the second floor has a cute reading nook as well as 2 twin beds that can be converted to a king upon request in advance. Comfort and attention to detail are noticeable throughout the house - from family board games, TV with Roku for streaming movies, to multiple-seating areas throughout the house for privacy, guests will love the comfort of staying at Moondance Cottage. 

The basement was recently finished off for an additional living area, queen bed, and now will have a full bathroom with stall shower which is accessible via stairs from inside or outside ground level access for ease when swimming or grilling. The laundry area is also in the basement and it all had AC. 

Lermond Pond offers great fishing and recreation. Please be aware of the town ordinances for watercrafts and rules to keep Lermond Pond clean and safe for everyone. Union is a short drive from the house where the Union House of Pizza has a variety of takeout food while Sterlingtown Public House has a beer garden and locally sourced farm-to-table menus. The Common Market is the closest grocery shopping store located in Union. Rockland and Camden are both 20 minutes from the cottage which have great dining, shopping, and waterfront views. Moondance Cottage is centrally located for a day trip to Bar Harbor (2 hour drive from the cottage). 

Lermond Pond Fishing & Water Information.


BOATS INCLUDED? None, however if you are looking to rent kayaks, Maine Sport or Ducktrap Kayaks offer those and can deliver them to the Property. Personal Watercrafts (jet skiis) are not permitted on Lermond Pond. Power boats are allowed on Lermond Pond but there is a public launch at Alford Lake, which is a 6 minute drive from the cottage. The pond is great for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and SUP's and easily launched from the cottage. 

FISHING TRIPS: This is a great property to go fishing from. Maine Guide Mike Kinney can take Guests fishing and will pick them right up at the dock in his boat. Contact Mike through his website at to reserve a guided fishing trip on Lermond Pond.

LINENS & TOWELS: The rental of this property includes all bed linens and towels. Beds will be made up upon arrival and there will be one bath towel and wash cloth per listed occupancy, one hand bath towel per bedroom, one bath mat towel per bathroom, and two kitchen towels in the kitchen. Additional bath towels can be rented.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: No, the owner of this property does not require a security deposit, however, guests are still financially responsible for non-accidental damages at the property. On the Water may require a refundable security deposit if the Guest does not have an established history with the agency. 

Cleaning: The property will be cleaned before and after the rental. Above normal cleaning charges will be billed to guest at current hourly rate.
Air Conditioning: Yes, in the main living room and basement area (Heat/AC pumps). Ceiling fans and/or other fans are in each bedroom.
Heat Source: Baseboard 1st floor, loft bedroom and bathrooms are heated by forced hot air, main areas and basement are heat pumps, basement bathroom has electric baseboard heat on a timer. Wood fireplace in main living area.
Washer & Dryer: Yes, in basement
Dishwasher: Yes
Coffee Maker: Yes, standard automatic drip with filters
Internet Access: Yes, Wi-Fi
Beach towels: Yes, the owner does provide beach towels for guest use

TV: TV in living room and basement have Roku with a login to personal streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, etc.. There is also a DVD player in the basement.
Grill: Propane gas grill
Usable Fireplace: Yes, wood fireplace. Owner supplies enough firewood for a couple fires per renter. 
Outdoor Firepit: Yes, propane firepit on lower patio. No wood fires are allowed on the property except for the fireplace inside the house. 
Water Source: Well water, OK to drink from tap.
Trash Removal: Included with rental on Friday mornings
Closest Shopping Village: Union, 3.8 miles, Camden, 11 Miles, Rockland, 13 miles.
Number of Restaurants within 10 miles: 20+
Water Frontage: Yes, directly on Lermond Pond.
Beach Access: No.
Property good for boats: No, there is a a public launch at Alford Lake, which is a 6 minute drive from the cottage. The water access from the property is great for kayaking, canoeing, and SUP launching. 
Dock/Pier Access: Yes, private dock.
Additional Amenities: Minimum Standards List

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Write a Review
Portland, US
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2023
Property Manager
It was easy and everyone was very pleasant!
It was better than expected, and the additional "suite" in the basement was excellent! Favorite feature was how nice a swimming area it was. Also loved the firepit and deck.
San Francisco, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2023
Property Manager
OTWF helped us find the perfect properties for our family. The website and staff was well organized.
We loved Moondance's location, landscaping, and interior finishes. The kitchen and house in general were super organized.
New York, US
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2022
Property Manager
The stay was great. We loved being very close to the water and the views from the living room, the tranquillity of the lake, kayaking, watching the loons, the many hikes available and towns to visit.
Doylestown, US
Reviewed: Aug 21, 2022
Property Manager
I was very impressed with and appreciative of the team at OTWIM. Every question was answered before being needed to ask!
Moondance Cottage was simply perfect. Again, completely organized and well appointed. The setting was picture perfect. We loved the quiet refuge of the house and the sound of the resident loons.
Tampa, US
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2021
Property Manager
Your team is terrific and very helpful
We loved the house and the location. Very relaxing and comfortable.
Medford, US
Reviewed: Aug 19, 2021
Property Manager
The staff at On the Water was wonderfully accommodating. They responded to my emails quickly and answered were able to communicate promptly with the owners of the property and our needs were met beyond our expectations.
This was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations we have had. The property was so comfortable and peaceful. We loved having coffee on the deck in the morning, watching the mist rise from the pond and saying hello to the boaters passing by.
Boston, US
Reviewed: Aug 13, 2021
Property Manager
It has been a pleasure to work with the team. They are friendly, responsive and efficient.
It's a lovely property, peaceful and cozy. I especially love the deck overlooking the water.


Smoking Is Not Permitted anywhere on or inside of any of our rental properties nor are those who may partake in tobacco smoking allowed to occupy any of our properties.

Occupancy may not exceed what is posted for each home. Maximum occupancy could include infants and children.

Amenities offered through On the Water in Maine Inc. are not available at all the properties we offer for rent. Boat Rentals through Maine Watercraft Rentals Inc. are offered Sunday morning to Friday after 4pm and include free delivery to the property. Check with an agent to find out what boats are available to rent at this property, or, when you process the booking here online, only the boats available for the property will be listed as available to rent.

Please see our Rental Guidelines Page for further questions regarding how to book this property and additional charges and fees. Contact a reservation agent for more details or to ensure you are booking the right property for you.

Town Info - Union, Hope & Warren

Union, Hope & Warren
The town of Union lies about 15 miles west of Rockland on Route 17, at the center of Knox County's inland agricultural region. Union is noted for its blueberry fields, dairy farms, winery's, apple orchards, wood lots and sparkling lakes and ponds a distinction it shares with the neighboring towns of Hope & Warren.
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