Light-Filled Log Home, 4 Wooded Acres, Lake Access & Hot Tub
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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.
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- 1620 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- 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
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
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- Gas Fireplace:
- Hair Dryer
Heat is provided by a direct vent Empire heater in the family room and a gas stove (with visible flame an) in the living area. They easily heat the house. Thermostats on main level and family room....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
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- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
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- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
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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
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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
- Outdoor Grill:
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Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
May 20 - Sep 6, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Pet Fee $25
- Cleaning Fee $75
- Tax Rate 8%
Credit Cards, 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 and a $25.00 pet fee.
Credit cards, PayPal, and checks are accepted.
$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
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Don't feel like cooking? Wonderful home cooked meals, pastries, and brownies available at the Apple Shed, as well as eggs, butter, and occasional fresh produce from local farms. They also have dips, salsas, desserts, crostini, Vermont cheddar cheese cut from a huge wheel. A wonderful spot! About 6 miles away....MoreCollapse
Drive to the coast or to the mountains in a little over an hour. Twenty minutes to the world class Belgrade Lakes Golf Course!
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 Cabin:
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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The Log Home on a sunny summer day
Looking through the living room toward front deck
Looking through kitchen toward front deck
Master bedroom in the loft, with new LL Bean quilt and shams.
Second bedroom, on main floor across from the bathroom.
Family room TV watching area. You can also see the treadmill on the left.
Aerial view of David Pond The Log home neighborhood, is on the far end, left side
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.
Perennial garden in early to mid summer.
The log home is very popular in the winter!
This is where the "light filled" comes from!
Sofa and stairway to loft
The kitchen with proud new appliances!
Looking up toward the loft master bedroom and sitting area
Loft sitting area. The love seat opens into single bed; cedar armoire.
This bedroom has a window air conditioner
The shared lake access lot at sunset, showing the dock and float available.
Walking down to the shared waterfront lot
View from the waterfront area. Picnic anyone?
Private location of hot tub behind the screen porch on the far side of house.
Screen porch with hot tub outside and potting shed in the distance.
You can see loons in David Pond and hear them calling from the Log Home
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015
- Property typeCabin
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