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Private Upscale Waterfront Maine Cottage Lake House Walking Trails

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Private Quiet Retreat Close to Fun Park, Malls, Winery Gift Shops Kayaks Canoe

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Last updated: 12/13/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Thomas Pond house description

Google 'Isla's Will' for more photos. Your ideal vacation home sits at the end of an upscale year round private association neighborhood; Watkins Shore. Bordering Thomas Pond in Casco Maine, this property has an unique location abutting 15 acres of owner owned conservation land (woods, marsh, swamp and stream) that will evoke childhood memories of summer camp. Property encompasses 100 feet of direct waterfront, with an additional 500 feet of marshland and an additional 400 feet of shared waterfront with other road owners via ROWs to the water that include beach and picnic tables.

While very private, the location is not remote. Gift shops and local winery are 2 miles away; Windham's Fun Park, Movie Theater and Mall are 15 minutes in one direction and Naples with a game arcade, miniature golf and water sports is 15 minutes in the other direction.

This year round cottage could not be duplicated today being 20 feet from the water's edge. It features water views from most rooms and sleeps 6+ ($100 more per person over 6). Queen bed in master bedroom, twin beds in loft, bunk beds in first floor bedroom, double bed down, single up.

Gourmet galley kitchen fully outfitted (food processor, dish washer, microwave, 2 lobster pots, blender, waffle maker etc) has Pergo floors and hand painted tile backsplash. There is an unusually large kitchen table with 2 leaves that has room for 6 chairs. Additional seating with 2 stools at the breakfast bar. Both bedrooms and family room have recent wall to wall carpet. Loft has highly varnished original pine boards.

The comfortable master bedroom on 2nd floor has walk in closet plus an armoire. Master bath has clawfoot tub. Loft with twin beds has large window and skylight. Lower level has bedroom with bunk beds with the bottom bunk being a double. Pull out sofa bed in family room. Downstairs bathroom has a shower.

Decks front and back insure wherever the sun is, you can lounge there. There is a charcoal grill on the front deck with a bistro set to enjoy a drink while grilling.

Other amenities are: 5 ROWs in neighborhood for water access including a boat launching facility with picnic table and a sandy entry beach.

High Speed Internet, Box fans, a ceiling fan, DVD player, CD player, washer and dryer, cable TV, family games, life jackets, over 200 family videos to choose from and some DVDs. Picnic table.

Thomas Pond covers 442 acres and has a maximum depth of 64 feet. Very quiet and private; a 30 second walk through the woods brings you to a quiet shallow and sandy cove, just for a change in venue from your own waterfront. The surface temperature of the water in the summer is 78 degrees. There are 14 different kinds of fish living in the pond including: Brook and Brown trout, white and yellow perch as well as bass. In 1989, the largest smallmouth bass ever caught in Maine came from Thomas Pond. In the morning you can see the fish from your bedroom window.

There is a 30’ dock for fishing and a swim float for lounging. Sandy shallow entry via 3 stairs with rail for unsteady children and older adults. 2 kayaks and a canoe are provided for exploring the marsh, a tiny island and a larger island right next to property. Loons, turtles and ducks will be your constant water companions.

Boat can be launched from the association's boat launch with access gained by key at cottage.

Sandy Association beach at the beginning of the Association Road.

Children will enjoy playing in our pesticide/herbicide-free yard. Lots of potted flowers and perennial beds with garden ornaments give the feel of bed and breakfast. An herb garden is yours for culinary experimentation. Book lovers take notice. We have a large assortment of books for children and adults with topics to please all tastes.

Day trips under 2 hours: Portland is a great walking city from which you can tour the outer Maine islands via the mail boat. Freeport and North Conway for shopping, Maine Wildlife Park in Gray (45 minutes), Sabbathday Shaker Village in New Gloucester - the last active Shaker village in the US, or hike any variety of mountains including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton. This town also boasts a drive in theater, art galleries, antique shops and good restaurants.

Rental includes light cleaning service after check out.

$300 security deposit non refundable after April, is due to hold reservation. 50% due in April, remainder due June 30th. $100 discount for renting multiple weeks. $100 discount off Fall rental if you rent in the summer. Maine 8.5% hospitality tax will be added to your invoice.






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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of board games and 200 videos and DVDs. ...moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            1st floor bedroom and bathroom but doors are narrow and won't fit a wheelchair....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            1st floor bedroom and bathroom but doors are narrow and won't fit a wheelchair....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, life jackets, dock for 30 foot boat, swim float, perennial and herb gardens, 15 acres of walking trails beside marsh and eventually you come to a stream....moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR

              Attractions

              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Lakefront

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Water Skiing

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    2 box fans...moreless

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Telephone:

                    No long distance but land line for 911 purposes and emergencies....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    High Speed Internet...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Cook's kitchen: Blender, Food Processor, Selection of Cutting Knives, Waffle Maker, Crepe Maker, Lobster Pot, Pancake Griddle...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Enjoy morning sunrise with coffee on deck facing lake....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    2 decks one faces woods, the other the lake. Deck with grill has cafe table so you can enjoy your cocktail with company while you grill...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  First 3 weeks of June
                  Jun 1 - Jun 26, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,400
                  Summer
                  Jun 27 - Aug 21, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,800
                  Fall
                  Aug 22 - Sep 30, 2015
                  7 night min stay

                  $1,500

                  Changeover Day: Saturday


                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Tax Rate 7%

                  Notes:

                  $300 deposit to hold the reservation until April 1st when a 50% deposit is due. Remainder of deposit due June 1st.


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                  Last updated: 12/13/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1999

                  About the owner: We are avid cooks, gardeners and readers which the cottage reflects. Our intent was to create an atmosphere less hotel chic and more cozy bed and breakfast. Rooms display original oil paintings and whimsy. Every care was given to ensure that your vacation will be a dream vacation.

                  Why the Owner Chose Thomas Pond:
                  My husband went to camp in this area and has fond memories of his summers here. We sent our son to camp on Panther Pond. This location is a gem and we bought it on the spot - not setting a foot off the property until a P&S was signed. For privacy and convenience in this area, it has no peer. The cottage is named Isla's Will and can be seen on you tube by typing in that name. Interior shots available.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Sunrises and mist rising off the lake make for a magical moment. The call of the loons throughout the day remind you of the beauty of nature, tranquility and simplicity. The smell of the pine forest is the best aromatherapy that I know of. House is 20 feet from lake which can not be duplicated with today's environmental laws. 15 acres of walking trails will not be found in any other listing on vrbo and ensures a private vacation experience.


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                  Photos

                  • Private Quiet Retreat Close to Fun Park, Malls, Winery Gift Shops Kayaks Canoe

                    Private Quiet Retreat Close to Fun Park, Malls, Winery Gift Shops Kayaks Canoe

                  • Cable TV in the Family Room though there are 200 Videos and Stacks of games

                    Cable TV in the Family Room though there are 200 Videos and Stacks of games

                  • PRIVATE shallow sandy bottom cove next to Lake House

                    PRIVATE shallow sandy bottom cove next to Lake House

                  • Lake Sunrise over Thomas Pond from Cottage rear deck

                    Lake Sunrise over Thomas Pond from Cottage rear deck

                  • Waterfront Dock for Kayaks or your boat Abuts Conservation Land Adirondeck Chair

                    Waterfront Dock for Kayaks or your boat Abuts Conservation Land Adirondeck Chair

                  • A Gourmet kitchen Breakfast Bar for 2 plus Dining Table that sits 6

                    A Gourmet kitchen Breakfast Bar for 2 plus Dining Table that sits 6

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                  This listing was first published here in 2009.

                  Date last modified - Monday, December 15, 2014

                  $1,400 - $1,800 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

                  View calendar: Updated 12/13/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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                  • Calendar last updated: 12/13/2014
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