Summer 2016: Book Now Maine Lakeside Log Cabin, Hot Tub, Boats, Fishing and More
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
August 2016 almost gone, July moving briskly! Don't miss out! Contact us now to ensure a reservation for your preferred week in summer 2016.
And do consider the fall season. By far the most beautiful, this year it is more glorious than ever in Maine. Yes, the hummingbirds have gone and only a few loons remain - they're busy checking under the beds and in the closets to be sure nothing has been forgotten, as they head to their coastal hangout until spring returns once more. The migratory birds are passing through, the chipmunks are scurrying around with the pressure of cooler weather driving them to stock their winter larders and the ducks are gathering daily for their end-of-season party before they head in a warmer direction. The human population has gone down to the very small number of people who live here year round. But the peace and quiet is the same as ever, the full moon and the stars are even brighter and the fall sunshine makes the trees into towers of translucent color.
Log House amenities: Vacations are special in your well-designed, cozy log house on almost two private acres of lawn and woods. The spacious Kiwi Lodge kitchen has every appliance; 2 types of blenders, 2 types of coffee maker, mixer, waffle iron, toaster, microwave, full range of cookware. Lots of pantry items - flour, sugar, oil, rice, condiments, many spices, tea, coffee - for your convenience. There is a herb garden to the right of the main entrance as well. The long solid wood hand-made dining table overlooks the lake, easily seats 8 guests.
All beds are Maine artisan-made with top-of-the-line mattresses, pillow top on both sides. On upper level, there is one king bed room, the other has a queen and a full bed and there's a full bathroom on this level too. The third bedroom with double/twin bunk bed and a family room are on the garden level.
The main level has a second full bathroom as well as living room and kitchen with a large dining area overlooking the lake.
On the garden level, beyond the sliding doors to the lawn are the hot tub, volleyball/badminton net, pickle ball, horseshoes, croquet, 55' dock and swim raft anchored in lake. Our fleet currently includes a paddleboat, large canoe and two individual hard-sided kayaks. Life jackets in all sizes are in the bin on the garden level patio, right behind the Mexican style hammock.
Living room and family room have large, flat screen TVs; Internet/WiFi, cable, Roku, X-Box Kinect, Wii (bring your own games), free calls in US from landline ‘phone. There are many board games, movies, books, CD player.
There are washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner, hand vacuum; cleaning supplies, dishwasher soap, and generous initial supplies of paper goods.
Linens and towels are supplied. Please bring your own swim/hot tub towels.
On the deck are a gas/charcoal grill, picnic table and Adirondack chairs. Coming soon: a Costa Rican chair hammock, to be positioned for prime reading enjoyment.
Local Area: Kiwi Lodge is on a small, secret lake in Western Maine; a few minutes from the charming university town of Farmington: shopping, restaurants, movies, golf courses, wonderful hiking, and great lobster, of course! We provide lots of recommendations for what to do, where to go, where to eat. Take one of the easy day trips to the delectable restaurants of Portland, plus lighthouses, observatory; outlet shopping in Freeport; hiking up Bald Mountain (hike is 3.5 miles R/T) near Rangeley, and so many other hikes including a short, super-easy walk in the woods, half an hour away, manageable for even small children; a boat trip on Moosehead Lake in Greenville: Western Maine opportunities for recreation are endless. Drive further north at dawn or dusk to see deer or moose, once we saw a small bear cross the road.
The lake at Kiwi Lodge: You will hear loons, ducks, bullfrogs (in June especially); you may see beavers, muskrats (usually swimming across the lake at dusk) and turtles; bald eagles often hover. The fish come so daringly close to the lake edge, their dorsal fins are above water. Guests fish off the end of the dock. Birds wake early; porcupines stroll the roads at midnight.
The canoe, paddle boat and two kayaks are all included with your rental. Life jackets available in all sizes.
Contact us; booking now for the glorious Maine fall season and summer 2016.
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- 2000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Children love the bunk bed in the lower bedroom! The water around the dock is shallow, ideal for smaller children. Life jackets available for all child sizes. The two smaller kayaks are popular with 7-8 year olds (and adults)....moreless
- Pets Considered:
There is a ramp for access to the main level of the house and the deck. The property is accessible, and is regularly used by, those in wheelchairs. May not be suitable for motorised wheelchairs. Call for details....moreless
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- One of the bedrooms on the upper level has a King size rustic style bed, hand-crafted by local artisan from Maine cedar wood. The other bedroom has a Queen size and a full size bed, both also hand crafted by a Maine artisan, from quarter sawn oak, in classical style. The lower level has another rustic style bunk bed, full size lower level and twin size upper level. It is heavy and totally stable, with wide steps to the top bunk which has a side rail. There is also a futon in the living room, and a sleep/play pen for a small child. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The property is almost two acres; the house is surrounded by a wide lawn on all sides that slopes gradually towards more than 100 feet of lakefront. There are no neighbors on one side, and a thick screen of pines, birch, oak, ash, maple and other trees give complete privacy on the other side. Lake is in front, and another screen of trees is between lawn and road. The new 55 foot dock is four feet wide, opening out to an octagonal area that has space for seating while you are surrounded by water. This is a green oasis in summer; in fall the colors of the leaves are glorious, a wall of brilliant yellow, red, scarlet, spreading up the hills from the lake....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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Spacious living room on main floor and a family room on lower level, with comfortable couches and love seats. Both with large flat screen TVs and cable. Many books and family games available....moreless
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All essential cooking utensils, and more, are provided - set of saucepans, set of frying pans, baking dishes of all sizes, microwave cookware, cast iron dutch oven and, of course, the lobster pot!...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
Full range: Fiestaware dining set, glasses, wine glasses, mugs, cups, serving bowls of all sizes, salad bowls, servers, plastic dinnerware to use outside, cutlery set, knives, cooking & grill utensils. ...moreless
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Large kitchen extending to dining room with view over deck and lake. On the other side of this open plan floor is the living room with view of lake and screen of trees that provide privacy. All walls, beamed ceilings and the living room floor are of a warm honey colored pine....moreless
Many items: flour, rice, pasta, oatmeal, oil, salt, pepper, sugar, variety of spices and condiments, all kept within expiry date. Guests say Kiwi Lodge has the best-stocked pantry they've ever found....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Wrap-around deck on upper level, with two doors opening off main floor of the house. The lower level has a patio opening off the family room. The hot tub is on this lower level, as well as storage container for boating equipment and supplies....moreless
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May 1 - Jun 18, 2016
3 night min stay
Jun 19 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Sep 4 - Nov 12, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Service fee $60
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 9%
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About the owner: Maine has the same beautiful green hills as our native New Zealand, and the same friendly simplicity of life amongst a small population. The people have time to be helpful. They are happy to chat with you and love to share their knowledge of the area, but will not intrude if you prefer to remain in peaceful solitude. The woods and lakes and rivers give endless opportunities for outdoor recreation or time to quietly reflect and catch up with yourself. If that is not enough, the coast is not far away with the lighthouse near Portland echoing with history, world class restaurants and fun shops. There is no better place for decelerating during a summer vacation.
Why the Owner Chose Farmington:
The moment we saw the house, we felt the attraction of its appearance and surroundings. The moment we stepped inside and saw its charm and excellent design, we knew that this was the special family retreat we had dreamed of. The location is quiet and private, but the local people are very friendly neighbors if you want to be sociable. It is easy to get to other interesting places in Maine, if we can drag ourselves away from having fun on the lake. We can go fishing, or float in the kayak and watch the fish. We can walk around the lake, through the woods, or paddle around the shore in the canoe. Each year, we discover different hiking trails, meet new people, find fun shops in Farmington, more sightseeing spots and even better restaurants.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
The house was designed for year-round living. Perhaps this is why you feel immediately at home there. There is endless enjoyment from having breakfast on the deck, watching the early morning mist rise from the water. Then there is the decision on whether to have the canoe-kayak race or go fishing or try to get that perfect photo of a loon, or go over to Freeport for some outlet shopping and a bowl of lobster bisque at nearby Harraseeket Restaurant - so fresh and good! We can do a few lengths out to the swim raft and back, then go into Farmington to get some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers' market and an ice cream from Giffords. Tomorrow we will go hiking - or maybe just sit in the water hammock and not do too much at all!
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Fall reflections, during the peak October period of glorious foliage.
Kiwi Lodge for your Maine vacation: beauty, comfort, peace: so much to do, see!
Well-equipped kitchen, every amenity for the family chef. Stocked pantry too!
Living room with desk/internet, reading corner w/futon. Broadband Wifi, TV
Hand made cedar king size bed with top-of-the line mattress, all made in Maine
Second floor bathroom, tub/shower, double sinks, large storage closet, hairdryer
Family room downstairs also has cable plus Wii, XBox Kinect
Another hand-made cedar bunk bed, full size lower level, twin upper. Lake view
The dock is 55 ' long and 4' wide. Lighthouse is symbol of Maine
Kiwi Lodge: clear lake, 2 kayaks, canoe, paddle boat, swim raft, great fishing!
Deck overlooks lawn, lake. Watch loons, ducks on lake, hummingbirds at feeder
Wildlife photography by Johnna Haskell - such shots need high skill, experience
The perfect family vacation house: log house hidden in the trees, private space
Wide angle view of spacious dining area & living room. Note Orcutt print on wall
Hand made solid maple table easily seats 8, plus antique oak pew
Cable, Roku, dvd player, movie and game collection
Queen and full size oak beds, also hand made by Maine artisan, as are mattresses
Grill has gas and charcoal sections; large picnic table seats 8.
More comfortable couches in family room
Kids love these zippy kayaks; Kiwi Lodge has two, included with your rental
Dock w/paddleboat, canoe & kayak, Maine stove & firepit
Swim raft beyond dock. The Maine stove is great for wood-fired pizza too!
Watch for these scenes in July, August
Bald Mountain hiking trail near Rangeley - only 1.75 miles to summit & 360 views
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Monday, November 30, 2015
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