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

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1620 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    22 years minimum age. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only:

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

  • Pets Considered:

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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

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

  • Books:

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

  • DVD Player:

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

  • Games:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

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

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

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

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • 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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Broadband Access:

    Reliable service...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Lower level...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Decorative gas fireplace provides heat and atmosphere in living area (one of the photos shows the fireplace burning in the living room)....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

  • Gas Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    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

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

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

  • Mobile Phone:

    Good cell reception....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

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

  • Telephone:

    Good cell signal...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

    Lower level...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless connectivity works well....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New 12 cup drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans, lobster pot, mixing bowls, hand mixer, blender, and baking pans for pie, cake, cupcakes, breads, cookies....moreless

  • 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

  • Dishwasher:

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

  • Kitchen:

    All appliances including dishwasher, built-in microwave, toaster, toaster oven, blender, and coffee maker. Refrigerator and gas range are brand new, stainless steel....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Built in above stove....moreless

  • Oven:

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

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel, full sized refrigerator with freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Full-sized, new stainless steel gas range....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Cuisinart stainless steel four slice toaster. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

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

  • Kayak / Canoe:

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

  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill on the deck, two pair of Snowshoes and two sets of grippers for your boots provided for guest use in winter. Lawn chairs, beach chairs, table with umbrella and chairs on deck. ...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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
May 22 - Sep 7, 2015
5 night min stay
$175
$1,155 $3,600

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $165 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $120 Nightly

Autumn
Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
3 night min stay
$175
$1,155 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $165 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

Winter
Dec 15 - Mar 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$189
$1,190 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $170 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$155
$994 $3,000

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $142 Nightly; 30 nights or more: $100 Nightly

* 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:

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


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Location

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

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 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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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • The Log Home on a sunny summer day.

    The Log Home on a sunny summer day.

  • Aerial view of David Pond. The Log Home neighborhoodis on the far end, left side

    Aerial view of David Pond. The Log Home neighborhoodis on the far end, left side

  • Looking from living area to the sun room/ screen porch

    Looking from living area to the sun room/ screen porch

  • 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 the bathroom.

    Second bedroom, on main floor across from the bathroom.

  • A third angle in the main floor bedroom.

    A third angle in the main floor bedroom.

  • Family room TV watching area.  You can also see the treadmill on the left.

    Family room TV watching area. You can also see the treadmill on the left.

  • The shared lake access lot at sunset, showing the dock and float available.

    The shared lake access lot at sunset, showing the dock and float available.

  • Pathway to the shared lake access lot.  You can keep your kayak there!

    Pathway to the shared lake access lot. You can keep your kayak there!

  • Log Home, newly stained, with fire pit and Adirondack chairs.

    Log Home, newly stained, with fire pit and Adirondack chairs.

  • View from the waterfront area. Picnic anyone?

    View from the waterfront area. Picnic anyone?

  • Private location of hot tub behind the screen porch on the far side of house.

    Private location of hot tub behind the screen porch on the far side of house.

  • This is why the Log Home is filled with light!

    This is why the Log Home is filled with light!

  • This is what you see when you walk in the door from the screen porch.

    This is what you see when you walk in the door from the screen porch.

  • The kitchen with proud new appliances!

    The kitchen with proud new appliances!

  • Loft sitting area. The love seat opens into single bed; cedar armoire.

    Loft sitting area. The love seat opens into single bed; cedar armoire.

  • This bedroom has air conditioning.

    This bedroom has air conditioning.

  • This is a screen porch in summer and a sun room in winter!

    This is a screen porch in summer and a sun room in winter!

  • Life Fitness spa quality treadmill with "flex deck" for your knees.

    Life Fitness spa quality treadmill with "flex deck" for your knees.

  • Flowers on front deck railing.

    Flowers on front deck railing.

  • 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.

  • Perennial garden in early to mid summer.

    Perennial garden in early to mid summer.

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