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This extended-family compound is 3 ½ secluded acres of shoreline pines, with views across the six-mile-wide main body of water to the Saddleback and White Mountains. Centered along the 450’ waterfront is an Adirondack-style 3,000 square foot Log House with a Great Room (anchored by a large fieldstone fireplace and spacious enough for lounging and Dining with a party of twelve or more) and a Bedroom Wing (three Bedrooms). This home is fronted by a 60’ long porch, open to Sebago just 40’ away and screened off at its wrap-around end for Porch Dining (or the 4th Bedroom). An adjacent 1,000 square foot Guest House has its own view of the lake from its Living Room and two Bedrooms. **The 3rd house, which is optional, has 3 bedrms and 2 bathrms. The property comes with 3 canoes, 3 kayaks, an aluminum row boat, and a small sailing sloop with cabin. Outdoor activities include skipping stones, shoreline-boulder-jumping, horseshoes, badminton, cookouts on the broad pine-needle covered front yard...
Location: Thirty miles to the northwest of Portland, Sebago Lake (8 miles wide and 12 miles long) is the stepping-off point to the foothills of the White Mountains to the West. This Adirondac-style Log House is on the eastern side of the main body of water, where these hills and mountains populate the western vistas and sunsets of a lake-centered vacation life. For point of reference, the girl's camp, Wohelo, is two coves to the south and Migis Lodge is about one mile to the north along the shoreline. Despite the secluded nature of this property (accessed by a half-mile-long private dirt road through dense pine woods), Portland Jetport is about a forty minute drive from the house, while Maine Turnpike’s Exit 48 is thirty-five minutes away. Even Fenway Park is only a two-hour drive away.
Vacationland: For about 150 years, summer residences have dotted this Sebago shoreline, providing respite from the sweltering urban climates to the south: traditionally, whole families make the trek up at the beginning of summer; the husband soon returns to his work, leaving the often extended family and friends to fend for themselves; toward the end of the summer, he returns for his own vacation and the family makes the trek back home together. This encapsulates the nature of this and neighboring properties. Those of us who have spent our childhood summers here treasure our memories of the “camp” experience, “roughing it” in the Lake Region outback without phones and TV, cooling off in the crystal-clear Sebago, and warming ourselves at night in front of a roaring fire. This is our family's vacationland.
'The Pond': Despite the term that some of the Mainers affectionately use for this extraordinary body of water, Sebago dominates the world, here. There’s nothing like the excitement of watching a storm approaching from the Saddleback and White Mountains to the west, blackening the lake as it makes its way across the open water, and then slamming into our shoreline with such fury. If we’re lucky, the electricity will be knocked out for a few hours, and we will have to rely on candles and fire-light. Even on calm days, whether it’s the early morning call of a loon on the glassy surface or the magic of a golden late-afternoon, Sebago effortlessly takes the place of the issues and concerns one might have been dwelling on at first arrival.
In the 'Peak' summer weeks, 2 houses (i.e. the Log House and the Guest Cottage) can be rented, reducing rental rates and max. occupancy to 13. For non-Peak weeks, the single Log House can be rented, reducing rental rates further and the max. occupancy to 8.
The 'Guest Cottage' and the 'Neighboring Property' house are two and three bedroom independent units, each with with their own Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room. The Guest Cottage is immediately adjacent to the Log House. The third house on the neighboring property is accessed by a short private path through the woods.
Whether renting one, two, or three houses, the occupant has exclusive access to the entire property with the unrented houses remaining locked....moreless
Early Summer May 21 - Jun 12, 2015 3 night min stay
Pre-Peak Summer Jun 13 - Jun 26, 2015 4 night min stay
Peak Summer Jun 27 - Sep 4, 2015 7 night min stay
Post-Peak Summer Sep 5 - Sep 18, 2015 4 night min stay
Late Summer Sep 19 - Oct 16, 2015 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$750
A completed Rental Application and Agreement is required before any Booking.
Whether one, two, or three houses are rented, exclusive access to the entire property is granted to only one family at a time, the exception being the unused houses which would remained locked for the duration of your stay.
Prices listed are for 3 houses; less 1/5 for 2 houses; and less 2/5 for 1 house.
5% discount for multiple week reservations.
Reservations require a deposit of 25%. A second 25% deposit is usually required in February or March, with the balance due six weeks prior to arrival.
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Bray's Brewing Company, Naples (also an eatery)
Freedom Cafe, Naples
Pebble Beach and Dingley Beach, part of property
Our lodge is on the western side of the Raymond Cape and looks out on the six-mile-wide main body of Sebago Lake to the west. The western horizon includes the Saddleback and White Mountains with Mount Washington and the Presidential Range rising above all to the northwest.
Year Purchased: 1922
About the owner: Five generations of the Stroud and Pyle familes have spent our summers vacationing here.
Why the Owner Chose Raymond Cape: Large, entertaining, captivating, and peaceful enough to enthral the youngest and oldest of an extended family.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Sebago Lake combines the majesty and untamed nature of an Atlantic Ocean shoreline with the warmth and sparkling fresh water of a secluded New England lake.
Speaks: english, Japanese
Primary:+1 908 343-4371No calls between 11:00 PM - 8:00 AM