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Luxury Lakefront Estate: Ideal for Family Vacations/Reunions, Corporate Retreats

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Nawandyn Estate's Main Beach and iconic Boat House

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  • Minimum stay:1-9 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This spectacular, 41-acre Maine estate draws guests from around the world to its peaceful, private, park-like setting on clear, warm Highland Lake with comfortably elegant, newly refurbished homes and various resort facilities. Built as the dream home of an opera superstar in 1915, the Main House was designed by a prominent architect at the behest of Norway's King to provide amble space for entertaining and perfect acoustics for gatherings of world renown musicians. The estate was purchased and expanded by a shipping and banking magnate who added resort facilities and additional buildings to create a family compound complete with 2 sandy beaches, part of an island, a giant, overwater boathouse (with ballroom), clay tennis court, pier, acres of gardens, sports fields, and woods. Guests may golf across the street. More information is available at www.MaineLakeEstate.com.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are 3 bedrooms with adjoining bathrooms on the ground floor of the Guest House....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    in buildings or on grounds...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32, Beds for 28-32

  • MH Blue Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • MH Pink Suite Bedroom: 3 twin/ single

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  • MH Yellow Room: 1 king

    Can be converted into 2 Twins...moreless

  • MH Green Room: 1 king

    Can be converted into 2 Twins...moreless

  • CH NW Bedroom: 1 king

    Can be converted into 2 Twins...moreless

  • CH SW Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Can be converted into 1 King...moreless

  • CH Living Room/3rd Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • GH Upstairs Master Suite: 1 king

    Can be converted into 2 Twins...moreless

  • GH Downstairs Master Suite: 1 king

    Can be converted into 2 Twins...moreless

  • GH Captain's Quarters: 1 king

    Can be converted into 2 Twins...moreless

  • GH Sail Room: 2 twin/ single

    ...moreless

  • MH Master Suite Bedroom: 1 king

    Adjoining sitting room has view, fireplace and can sleep 2....moreless

  • GH SE Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Can add 2 twin inflatable beds to sleep a total of 4....moreless

  • The Main House is normally configued to sleep 12 guests, the Carriage House sleeps 6 guests, and the Guest House is normally configured to sleep 10 guests. Up to two additional guests may be added to both the Main House and Guest House for an additional fee. Each bedroom has cross ventilation, a fan and a heater....moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • MH Master Suite Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • MH Pink Suite Bathroom: toilet, tub

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  • MH Blue Bathroom: toilet, tub

    Shared by Blue and Yellow Rooms...moreless

  • MH Hall Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • MH Main Floor Bathroom: toilet

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  • CH Bathroom: toilet, tub, shower

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  • GH Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • GH Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • GH Nautical Suite Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Bathrooms are stocked with soaps, toilet paper, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths and bath mats. All have safety grab bars. The tubs have anti-slip mats. The Main House Master Bath and the Guest House Nautical Bath have ceiling fan/light/heat units. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Main House occupants have exclusive use of the 2nd floor of the boathouse & roughly 2 acres of grounds surrounding the Main House. They have shared use of the resort facilities and most of the remaining 41 acres, including 2 sandy beaches (1 with a gas grill & picnic table), a 40-foot pier, a swim raft, part of an island, 930-feet of mainland waterfront, a clay tennis court, many acres of gardens, fields & forest. They may play golf at the 18-hole course just 1/4 mile away. Fishing poles, tennis rackets, croquet, a tandem kayak, a row boat, foam float mattresses, life preservers, buckets & shovels for making sandcastles, etc. are available. Power boats & water skis may be rented locally. Weekly housekeeping is provided; additional housekeeping may be arranged. The services of a private chef or caterer &/or separate rooms in local restaurants may be arranged. Each bedroom has extra blankets, a fan & a heater. See www.MaineLakeEstate.com for more details....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Each residence has a wide collection of adult and children books....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player:

    1 DVD Player & 1 Blu-Ray Player...moreless

  • Game Room:

    The 2nd floor of the Boathouse has a ping-pong table, piano, games & puzzles plus card tables, a lounge area and 3 changing rooms....moreless

  • Games:

    INDOOR: cards, poker chips, board games (adult & child), puzzles (adult and child); OUTDOOR: Volleyball, badminton, croquet, soccer, bean bag toss, etc....moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Piano

Theme

  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beachfront:

    2 sandy beaches on property...moreless

  • Lake
  • Lake View:

    Enjoy sunset, lake and mountain views from the vantage of this western facing lake property...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    1,100 feet of waterfront plus part of a nearby island...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    View of Pleasant Mountain, White Mountain Range & Mt. Washington...moreless

  • Resort
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    The Main House seats 26 in the Dining Room plus 6 in the kitchen & 6 on a screened porch. The Guest House seats 12 in the kitchen plus 12 on the screened porch. There are outdoor tables & chairs too....moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 26 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer:

    2 clothes dryers (1 in Main House, 1 in Guest House) plus anti-static dryer sheets...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    There are 3 wood-burning fireplaces in Main House and 1 in Guest House...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    sheets, pillows, blankets, comforters/bed spreads, dish towels and table cloths...moreless

  • Living Area
  • Living Room:

    The Main House's 35'x20' Living Room and adjoining porches are configured to seat 40 people, even more, when the 26 dining room chairs are added. The Guest House has both a living room & great room....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is available near each residence and the beaches....moreless

  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Each guest receives a beach towel, bath towel, a hand towel, and a washcloth....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    2 washing machines (1 in Main House, 1 in Guest House) plus laundry detergent...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    High-speed wireless internet is available in all of the residences and across the landscaped grounds and tennis court....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    3 coffee makers, 2 food processors & 2 blenders...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Baking pans, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, graters, potato peelers, electric egg beater, salad spinner, spatulas, BBQ Utensils, lobster pots, hot pads, etc. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    48 place settings of china/pottery dishes, crystal wine glasses, stainless steel eating utensils plus comparable numbers in plastic. All items are dishwasher safe. Serving dishes are provided too....moreless

  • Oven:

    4 electric ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fresh mint, salt, pepper, coffee filters, candles, picnic baskets, coolers, thermos, trash bags, paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    4 refrigerators, including 2 with ice makers...moreless

  • Stove:

    14 electric stove burners ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toasters handle 8 slices of bread at a time. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Carriage House has balcony with a bistro table and 2 chairs with lake, mountain and sunset views....moreless

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    Bicycles may be rented. A bicycle rack is provided....moreless

  • Boat:

    A row boat is provided along with fishing poles. Power boats may be rented and tied up to our 40' pier. Sailboats may be rented too....moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Deck / Patio:

    3 terraces with lawn furniture...moreless

  • Golf:

    Our guests have access, at discounted prices, to an 18-hole course, designed by Tillingham, and a golf driving range within 1/4 mile of the estate's entry....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 kayaks (including 1 for two persons) are provided. Canoes and more kayaks are available for rent....moreless

  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden:

    There are many gardens, acres of lawns, even more acres of fields and woods. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are 3 gas BBQ grills each with a separate gas burner, 1 of which is located at the waterfront along with a picnic table and benches....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda:

    3 screened porches plus 1 with roof but no screening....moreless

  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis:

    A clay tennis court, rackets and 1 can of balls are available onsite. Four hard tennis courts are available for rent nearby....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    There is a large swim raft, a paddle board, foam float mattresses (7 adult & 5 child-size). Life preservers are available in adult, child and infant sizes. Sand buckets & shovels are provided....moreless

  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Guest Hse $715, Main $1k/night
Aug 29 - Sep 7, 2015
9 night min stay
$715

Rates are based on 10 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Fall-Full Property
Sep 8 - Sep 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,999
$12,999

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,857 Nightly


Rates are based on 28 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Full Property Peak Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Aug 19, 2016
7 night min stay

$14,999

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,143 Nightly


Rates are based on 28 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Full Property Late Summer 2016
Aug 20 - Sep 2, 2016
7 night min stay

$13,999

Changeover Day: Saturday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $2,000 Nightly


Rates are based on 28 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Fall 2016 - Full Property
Sep 3 - Sep 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$1,999
$12,999

Changeover Day: Sunday


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,857 Nightly


Rates are based on 28 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

A signed Rental Agreement required. Base rental price covers a maximum guest count of 28. Up to 4 more guests may be added for max. overnight head count of 32. For groups >32, additional accommodations may be obtained nearby. No online payments accepted at this time. Contact owner for details.


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

42 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Tannery Pub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bridgton Highlands Country Club
40 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, ME
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 302 and Highland Road
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Beth's Kitchen Cafe

Car: Necessary

Nawandyn Estate is located in Bridgton, Maine, the town described by Down East Magazine as “warm and welcoming,” “peaceful and scenic,” “authentic [Maine]” and “the best kept secret in Maine.” Nawandyn Estate has a prime location with panoramic views of Highland Lake, mountains in both Maine and New Hampshire and sunsets.

Between the wide array of facilities at Nawandyn Estate and the activities available nearby, there is something to engage everyone.

National Geographic has picked the mountains seen from Nawandyn Estate as one of the 10 best fall vacation destinations in the world!

Other Activities: Many additional activities are listed on the Resort Features and Local Attractions pages of Nawandyn Estate's website: www.MaineLakeEstate.com. Also follow us our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NawandynEstate, for the latest updates, photos, local events, and links to local businesses.

Golf: The Bridgton Highlands Country Club is located 1/4 mile away from Nawandyn Estate. Our guests receive a 10% discount on Golf, and can book tee times up to three days in advance.

 

Owner info

Why the Owner Chose Bridgton:
This is where those who really know Maine choose to go. Bridgton is a peaceful, scenic, small town with authentic Maine flavor. Yet, it offers the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area including a state-of-the-art hospital and top notch grocery store. Unlike other towns in Maine's Lake Region, Bridgton has a sense of community and genuinely welcomes visitors. It is centrally located between the ocean and mountains and continues to be a hub for artists and musicians. Nawandyn is situated in the area's premier location on Highland Ridge virtually across the street from an 18-hole golf course, with panoramic western views of mountains and sunsets.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Nawandyn Estate's Main Beach and iconic Boat House

    Nawandyn Estate's Main Beach and iconic Boat House

  • The Main House - dream home of a music superstar designed by famous architect

    The Main House - dream home of a music superstar designed by famous architect

  • The Main House Dining Room with fireplace seats up to 26.

    The Main House Dining Room with fireplace seats up to 26.

  • The Main House Lake Porch has sunset, mountain and water views.

    The Main House Lake Porch has sunset, mountain and water views.

  • The spacious Main House Blue Bedroom is part of a 2-bedroom with bathroom suite.

    The spacious Main House Blue Bedroom is part of a 2-bedroom with bathroom suite.

  • The Guest House

    The Guest House

  • The Guest House Living Room has a stone fireplace plus lake and garden views.

    The Guest House Living Room has a stone fireplace plus lake and garden views.

  • The Guest House has a ground level master suite with windows on adjoining walls.

    The Guest House has a ground level master suite with windows on adjoining walls.

  • Two Carriage House bedrooms have panoramic views and balcony access.

    Two Carriage House bedrooms have panoramic views and balcony access.

  • Nawandyn Estate's clay court is ringed by flowering shrubs.

    Nawandyn Estate's clay court is ringed by flowering shrubs.

  • Nawandyn Estate's Entry

    Nawandyn Estate's Entry

  • The 2nd floor of the Boathouse provides a great venue for gathering and games.

    The 2nd floor of the Boathouse provides a great venue for gathering and games.

  • An aerial view of part of Nawandyn Estate

    An aerial view of part of Nawandyn Estate

  • The Main House Living Room was designed for music and entertaining.

    The Main House Living Room was designed for music and entertaining.

  • The spacious Main House kitchen is well equipped.

    The spacious Main House kitchen is well equipped.

  • The Master Suite includes a large sitting room, bathroom and dressing area.

    The Master Suite includes a large sitting room, bathroom and dressing area.

  • This is part of the panoramic view that the Main House enjoys in the Fall.

    This is part of the panoramic view that the Main House enjoys in the Fall.

  • The Guest House features a large screened porch with living and dining areas.

    The Guest House features a large screened porch with living and dining areas.

  • The well equipped Guest House kitchen seats 8-12.

    The well equipped Guest House kitchen seats 8-12.

  • The estate's Formal Garden overlooks the Carriage House and Pleasant Mountain.

    The estate's Formal Garden overlooks the Carriage House and Pleasant Mountain.

  • Acres of lawn, gardens, and fields create plenty of space for outdoor activities

    Acres of lawn, gardens, and fields create plenty of space for outdoor activities

  • The Main Beach is large enough for large groups to spread out and enjoy.

    The Main Beach is large enough for large groups to spread out and enjoy.

  • Nawandyn's Cove - a secluded sandy beach with a pier for boat docking & fishing.

    Nawandyn's Cove - a secluded sandy beach with a pier for boat docking & fishing.

  • Nawandyn Estate's westerly facing view creates the scene for amazing sunsets.

    Nawandyn Estate's westerly facing view creates the scene for amazing sunsets.

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  • Sleeps
    32
  • Bedrooms
    13
  • Bathrooms
    8.5
  • Property type
    Estate
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/29/2015
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