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Light-Filled Log Home, 4 Wooded Acres, Lake Access & Hot Tub

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Front view of log home on a warm summer day

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Last updated: 07/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kents Hill house description

A quintessential Maine retreat, filled with the natural beauty of wood and sunlight and all the comforts you desire. Enjoy your coffee on the deck, breakfast on the screen porch, and a dip into David Pond any time you like just a short walk down the road. Experience the beauty of a mature perennial garden with its lush colored flowers, birds, and butterflies. Treat yourself to true quiet, true darkness, and stars so bright you feel that you can almost touch them.

This beautiful log cabin sits on four wooded acres surrounded by hundreds more, with lakes in every direction. Sunlight streams into the gracious main floor through large, trapezoidal windows above and two sliders out onto the generous wrap-around deck, where your hot tub awaits. The living area is open concept, kitchen-dining-living, with a majestic cathedral ceiling and an adjacent furnished screen porch. Also on the main floor is a bedroom with a double bed, the main bathroom, and a flat screen TV.

Upstairs in the master bedroom, wake up in your comfy queen bed and catch the sunrise through the upper windows. Enjoy your own half-bath, sitting room with loveseat that opens into a single bed, and plenty of room for a pack 'n' play if needed. A high chair and various other baby items are available upon your request. All closets and dressers are fully available for your use throughout the house.

On the lower level, but still above ground, is a large family room (or third bedroom) with a double futon, 32' flat screen TV, and spa quality treadmill. From there, a doorway to the outside takes you to the front lawn on the right, or to the outdoor shower with a freshly constructed wooden privacy screen on the left. If you have never taken a shower under the sky, you are in for a treat. Of course, there is a shower inside as well!

From the house, you can walk, mountain bike, snowshoe, or cross country ski through a beautiful conservation area forest to Basin Pond and beyond. Nearby are many established and maintained, well-marked hiking trails, mountains to climb, golf courses, lakes for boating, and even a wild animal park. You will enjoy the sense of peace and seclusion while knowing that you can still hop in the car and go out to a great coffee spot, if you wish. The Olde Post Office Cafe is only a 10 minute drive north in quaint Mount Vernon village, written up in DownEast Magazine.

Extensive shopping is available at two Augusta exits from I-95, exits 109 and 112 (25 minutes away) as well as a vast array of restaurants and an award-winning health club and spa. Freeport, home of L.L. Bean and a host of other outlet stores, is 45 minutes south. A trip to the coast, or to Portland, or to Sugarloaf Ski Area takes less than 90 minutes. Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Baxter State Park are a bit farther but worth the ride.

You will emerge from this vacation rested and refreshed, having seen stars brighter than you can remember. You will leave the state understanding the highway sign slogan at the border that reads, 'Maine, worth a visit, worth a lifetime.'





Keywords: Beautiful log home, nestled between the charming villages of Kents Hill and Mount Vernon, lake access on pristine David Pond, just south of Parker Pond and west of Echo Lake, near Kents Hill School, Camp Laurel, and the Belgrade Lakes.

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 1620 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25 years old preferred. Being responsible and respectful of property is the primary intention, which is not necessarily determined by age, so younger renters may contact me....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Lots of great activities for children exploring in the woods, fishing, enjoying the shared waterfront with the family....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            One dog, with owner permission. Prospective renters may ask about additional pets....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please, no smoking. If guests smoke outside, please do not leave evidence....moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

            On the main floor, across hall from the full bathroom....moreless

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

            Master bedroom with sitting area in the loft, half bath....moreless

          • Downstairs Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Futon opens into double bed. Flatscreen TV and treadmill. ...moreless

          • Queen size Bed (1) Extra comfortable KingsDown mattress and heated mattress pad (like an electric blanket, but underneath). This bed is in the master bedroom, which is in the loft. Double Bed (1) Extra comfortable KingsDown mattress. This bed is in the bedroom on the main floor., Baby Crib (1) and Pack 'n' Play (1) available upon request. Sleep Sofa or Futons: (1) Full-sized futon in family room. (1) Loveseat in loft sitting room that converts into a single bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 2: toilet

            sink, mirror, vanity, shelves, extra towels....moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            sink, vanity, mirror, extra towels, blow dryer...moreless

          • The bathroom on the main floor has a shower with a corner seat/shelf and is the size of a bath tub. The bath is knotty pine, with one sink and one toilet. Upstairs in the loft is an attractive blue and white 1/2 bath, and outside a second shower for summer use....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Full set of dishes and glasses, new silverware, logo beer glasses, wine glasses, all needed utensils including corkscrews, serving and mixing spoons, knives, can openers, coffee scoop, whisks, and mor...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Dishes, glasses, silverware, pots and pans, and rudimentary food preparation needs are provided for. Mixing bowls, hand mixer, blender, and baking pans for pie, cake, cupcakes, breads, cookies....moreless

          • Dining:

            There are 4 chairs normally at the table, but a smaller table with 2 chairs (which can come in) on the screen porch and two seats at the breakfast bar....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            coffee filters, tall trash bags, hand soap, dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, salt, pepper....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            All appliances including dishwasher, built-in microwave, toaster, toaster oven, and coffee maker....moreless

          • Oven:

            Full-sized gas oven for baking and broiling. Also, a toaster oven on the counter top....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Generous sized, clean refrigerator with freezer below....moreless

          • Toaster:

            New, Cuisinart stainless steel four slice toaster. ...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Built in dishwasher. Diswasher detergent provided....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            New 12 cup drip coffee maker....moreless

          Amenities

          • Heating:

            Heat is provided by a direct vent Empire heater in the family room and a gas stove (with visible flame) in the living area. They easily heat the house. Thermostats are on main level and family room ...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Has a magical, peaceful ambiance, with light streaming in, wide pumpkin pine floors, gas fireplace, and a view in every direction of natural forest....moreless

          • Fitness Room / Equipment:

            A Life Fitness treadmill with Flex Deck (some give for the benefit of your knees) is in the Family Room, with some free/ hand and ankle weights....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            The house has one in the unfinished side of the basement, but we prefer guests to use the thermostats to regulate the heat....moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            Depending upon size and turnaround needs, the parking area at the top of the driveway is really quite large....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Window air conditioner in one bedroom. Generally not needed in Maine....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Ample bathroom towels, spa towels, kitchen towels, beach towels....moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets, down comforters, other comforters, blankets, quilts....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Parking for several cars at the top of the driveway....moreless

          • Fireplace:

            Decorative gas fireplace in living area (see photo)...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace:

            Creates a cozy atmosphere in the main living area....moreless

          • Parking:

            Plenty of parking. ...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Lower level...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Lower level...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Lake Access walking distance for swimming and carry-in boats, Screen Porch, Outdoor Furniture, Life Fitness flex-deck Treadmill, Outdoor H/C Shower, Perennial Garden, Pack 'n' Play, high chair, swing, and an assortment of baby/toddler toys available upon request, Blow dryer, Private, Quiet, Excellent for Star Gazing because there is no light interference....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Games:

                A few games are stacked by a window in the family room, including Monopoly, MasterMind, Bananagram, Scrabble....moreless

              • Toys:

                A few toys can be imported for your use, depending upon the age of your children....moreless

              • Television:

                Smaller flat screen TV in dining area, 32' flat screen TV in Family Room....moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Dish Network with DVR. Feel free to record programs as you wish. ...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                A DVD player and a VCR are provided in the Family Room with the TV....moreless

              • Video Library:

                There is a small video library in the cabinet under the TV....moreless

              • Books:

                Plenty of titles you would enjoy reading on your vacation!...moreless

              • VCR

              Communications

              • Internet:

                Fairpoint provides excellent and unlimited internet service. The password is on the device. ...moreless

              • Wireless Internet:

                Wireless connectivity works well....moreless

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Solana II hot tub with moto-massage jets accommodates two people at a time, located on the wrap around deck on the left side, tucked behind the screen porch....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    A small green lawn and beautiful perennial garden are in front of the house. There is also a wildflower garden on the other side of the driveway. A portable firepit and chairs are out front....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large deck, wraps around the house and is furnished for sitting or eating outside. Large enough to host a cookout!...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    The world famous Belgrade Lakes Golf Course is only 25 minutes away, and open to the public....moreless

                  • Balcony:

                    The deck is at the second story level, so it is also a balcony....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    We can tell you where to rent them....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Gas Grill on the deck....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Romantic
                  • Family
                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities

                  Location & View

                  • Rural:

                    Located midway between the small villages of Kents Hill and Mount Vernon, Maine, about 25 minutes from Augusta....moreless

                  • Ski-Out:

                    Nordic ski directly into the woods from the house!...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Medical Services
                  • Kayaking
                  • Tennis
                  • Hunting
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Hiking
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Zoo
                  • Restaurants
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Sledding
                  • Live Theater
                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Antiquing
                  • Jet Skiing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2014
                  5 night min stay
                  $155
                  $1,015 $3,750
                  Autumn
                  Sep 9 - Nov 10, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $155
                  $1,015 $3,750
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $155
                  $945 $2,850
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $75
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  PAYPAL and checks Accepted!!!

                  Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival forfeit deposit unless re-rented. Non-smoking rental. One dog allowed with permission of owner.

                  $150 Security Deposit to accompany signed rental agreement

                  1/2 Rent/ tax/ cleaning fee due 2 months prior to arrival

                  1/2 Rent/ tax/ cleaning fee due 1 month prior to arrival


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                  Last updated: 07/24/2014
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                  Location

                  75 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Augusta (small airport, 25 min) or Portland (PWM)
                  70 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Portland, Rockland, or Port Clyde
                  49 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Amtrak Downeaster, Brunswick, ME
                  18 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  I-95 at Augusta Exit 109
                  65 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Reid State Park or Popham Beach
                  7.9 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Weathervane, Readfield, ME
                  52 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sunday River Ski Area, Bethel, ME
                  13 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Belgrade Lakes Golf Course, Belgrade Lakes, ME
                  5.9 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Olde Post Office Cafe, Mt. Vernon, Maine

                  Car: Necessary

                  Drive to the coast or to the mountains in a little over an hour. Twenty minutes to the world class Belgrade Lakes Golf Course!

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: I moved to Maine in 2003 in the spirit of simplifying my life, and I have never looked back. I left a high powered position with many employees and a lot of stress, and embraced the Maine people, places, and lifestyle. Maine has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation (the lowest of all for violent crime), people are honest and hard working, and we all seem to value the beauty of our natural surroundings. There is a lot of culture to be found, and plenty of fun outdoors, to be sure. My husband is a retired scientist now editing scientific journal articles, and I work now in higher education. Grandchildren have suddenly become a big part of our lives! We look forward to sharing our getaway with you, as we have moved nearby into our permanent retirement home but cannot let this log home go just yet. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have! Kathie Jameson

                  Why the Owner Chose Kents Hill:
                  I love log homes, and we have actually owned three of them over the years. This one is the most striking because it faces due South and the light is amazing. It has passive solar benefits and just has a great feel. Because it is not all tongue-and-groove inside -- the ceiling and some of the walls are white or other colors -- it is not dark like some log cabins. The angle of the sun was calculated well, since the light streams into the living area in winter and warms the house, but in summer it hits the roof so that it does not overheat the house. It has great cross ventilation with the windows open and is quite comfortable in the summer.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We love the true silence, the sighting of animals, and the stars. I always enjoyed going into the hot tub before bed or when first rising to enjoy the peacefulness of the morning or the stars late at night. We enjoy the opportunities there for outdoor activities of all kinds.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front view of log home on a warm summer day

                    Front view of log home on a warm summer day

                  • When you enter, this is what you see.

                    When you enter, this is what you see.

                  • Perennial garden in early to mid summer.

                    Perennial garden in early to mid summer.

                  • Gas fire in the living room on a cold winter evening.

                    Gas fire in the living room on a cold winter evening.

                  • View of the loft from the living room.

                    View of the loft from the living room.

                  • Master bedroom in the loft, with new LL Bean quilt and shams.

                    Master bedroom in the loft, with new LL Bean quilt and shams.

                  • Second bedroom, on main floor across from 3/4 bath

                    Second bedroom, on main floor across from 3/4 bath

                  • Last angle of view in the main floor bedroom.

                    Last angle of view in the main floor bedroom.

                  • The lake access area at sunset, showing the dock and float available for you.

                    The lake access area at sunset, showing the dock and float available for you.

                  • I like to walk down here in the morning with a cup of coffee to watch the loons.

                    I like to walk down here in the morning with a cup of coffee to watch the loons.

                  • Solana II hot tub for 2 with moto-massage. Very private, outside screen porch.

                    Solana II hot tub for 2 with moto-massage. Very private, outside screen porch.

                  • Log Home in winter, sunrise reflecting in the front windows.

                    Log Home in winter, sunrise reflecting in the front windows.

                  • Aerial view of David Pond.

                    Aerial view of David Pond.

                  • This is where the 'light filled' quote comes from.

                    This is where the 'light filled' quote comes from.

                  • Living room at night

                    Living room at night

                  • Dining area and kitchen.

                    Dining area and kitchen.

                  • Screen porch in summer, sun room in winter.

                    Screen porch in summer, sun room in winter.

                  • Loft sitting area. The loveseat opens into single bed, cedar chest armoire.

                    Loft sitting area. The loveseat opens into single bed, cedar chest armoire.

                  • This bedroom has air conditioning.

                    This bedroom has air conditioning.

                  • 32' flat screen and treadmill in ground floor family room/ third bedroom.

                    32' flat screen and treadmill in ground floor family room/ third bedroom.

                  • Flowers on front deck railing.

                    Flowers on front deck railing.

                  • View from the waterfront area. Picnic anyone?

                    View from the waterfront area. Picnic anyone?

                  • Private location of hot tub behind the screen porch.

                    Private location of hot tub behind the screen porch.

                  • Purple Martin house at the top of the driveway at the Log Home

                    Purple Martin house at the top of the driveway at the Log Home

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                  2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
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