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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate-Now Accepting Rentals for Summer/Fall 2015!

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Nawandyn Estate's private, long sandy beach abuts the estate's boathouse.

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  • Minimum stay:3-9 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bridgton estate description

Come join us as we celebrate 100 years at Nawandyn Estate in 2015! 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.

Property Type

  • Estate
  • 10000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Catering Available

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Concierge

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only:

            in buildings or on grounds...moreless

          • Low Allergen Environment
          • 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

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          • 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

              • Television:

                4 televisions...moreless

              • Books:

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

              • Toys:

                beach toys...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Games For Kids
              • Piano
              • Ping Pong Table
              • DVD Player:

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

              Theme

              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities

              Attractions

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Beachfront:

                2 sandy beaches...moreless

              • Lakefront:

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

              • Mountain View:

                View of nearby Pleasant Mountain...moreless

              • Beach
              • Mountain
              • Resort
              • Town
              • Lake
              • Lake View:

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

              sports and adventure activities

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

              catering options

                  • Catering Available

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • 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

                  • Seating for 26 people

                  General

                  • Linens Provided:

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

                  • Washing Machine:

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

                  • 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

                  • Towels Provided:

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

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Parking:

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

                  • 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

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Firewood
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Security System
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Living Area
                  • Thermos Bottle
                  • Telephone

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove:

                        14 electric stove burners ...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

                      • Pantry Items:

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

                      • Coffee Maker:

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

                      • Toaster:

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

                      • Kitchen:

                        There are 3 well-equipped kitchens (1 per house)....moreless

                      • Dishwasher:

                        3 dishwashers plus dishwasher soap...moreless

                      • Refrigerator:

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

                      • Freezer:

                        4 freezers...moreless

                      • Oven:

                        4 electric ovens...moreless

                      • Microwave:

                        2 microwave ovens...moreless

                      • Blender
                      • Lobster Pot
                      • Catering Available

                      Outside

                      • Terrace
                      • Tennis Court
                      • Outdoor Entertainment Area
                      • Beach Chairs
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Boat With Paddles
                      • Large Cooler
                      • Small Cooler
                      • Raft
                      • Wood Deck
                      • Boat Dock
                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                      • Walkway To Water
                      • Balcony:

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

                      • Bicycles:

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

                      • Tennis:

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

                      • 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

                      • Lawn / Garden:

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

                      • Kayak / Canoe:

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

                      • 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

                      • Deck / Patio:

                        3 terraces with lawn furniture...moreless

                      • Porch / Veranda:

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

                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Full Property Summer 2014
                      Jul 19 - Aug 22, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,996

                      Changeover Day: Saturday

                      Full Property with Labor Day
                      Aug 23 - Sep 1, 2014
                      9 night min stay
                      $1,999

                      Changeover Day: Monday

                      Fall 2014
                      Sep 2 - Oct 4, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,999 $1,749
                      Thu, Fri, Sat
                      $11,999

                      Changeover Day: Sunday

                      Full Property Summer 2015
                      Jun 20 - Aug 28, 2015
                      7 night min stay

                      $13,999

                      Changeover Day: Saturday


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Tax Rate 8%

                      Notes:

                      The base rental price is based on a maximum guest count of 28. Up to four additional guests may be added to the rental for an additional $500/person to reach the rental maximum of 32 guests. Larger groups may rent additional nearby properties, and may have day guests on the property for an additional $200/person. Please contact owner for further details.

                      To hold a reservation, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required.

                      Rental balance is due 90 days in advance.

                      A refundable security deposit is due 15 days in advance: $500 for Carriage House, $1,000 for Guest House & $2,000 for Main House.

                      Additional charges for extra guests above normal occupancy caps.

                      Additional fees may apply for special events.

                      Rates are subject to change without notice.


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                      Last updated: 07/21/2014
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                      Location

                      42 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Portland International Jetport (PWM)
                      40 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Portland, ME
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Route 302 and Highland Road
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Tannery Pub
                      0.2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Bridgton Highlands Country Club
                      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 as well as new residents. 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 near the country club and semi-public golf course, with panoramic western views of mountains and sunsets.


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                      Photos

                      • Nawandyn Estate's private, long sandy beach abuts the estate's boathouse.

                        Nawandyn Estate's private, long sandy beach abuts the estate's boathouse.

                      • 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 has extensive gardens.

                        The Guest House has extensive gardens.

                      • 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.

                      • 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.

                      • 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.

                      • The estate includes acres of lawns and fields for outdoor play.

                        The estate includes acres of lawns and fields for outdoor play.

                      • 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.

                      • Nawandyn Estate's Entry

                        Nawandyn Estate's Entry

                      • 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.

                      • Enjoy spectacular fall colors and loons at Nawandyn Estate.

                        Enjoy spectacular fall colors and loons at Nawandyn Estate.

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

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

                      • 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.

                      • Large groups may gather at the long sandy beach.

                        Large groups may gather at the long sandy beach.

                      • 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.

                      $1,749 - $2,000 per night (USD)
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                      13 Bedroom / 8.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 32

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                      Minimum stay: 3-9 nights
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