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
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 the two Augusta exits from I-95 (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.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
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) if needed. 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 Cribs (1) Pack 'n' Play available upon request., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-sized futon in family room. Loveseat in loft sitting room that converts into a single bed....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
Dishes & Utensils:
Full set of dishes and glasses, new silverware, logo beer glasses, wine glasses, all needed utensils incluing corkscrews, serving and mixing spoons, knives, can openers, coffee scoop, whisks, and more...moreless
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- 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
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Pool & Spa
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- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
Dalila and Jeremy
Dalila and Jeremy
Exactly what we were looking for. Our stay was quiet and relaxing. Owner was responsive and very nice.
- Guest Jeremy C.
- Date of stay 01/02/14
- Review Submitted 01/14/14
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Thank you, Kathie, for opening your house to us! The log home was a perfect getaway, and a great way for us to experience Maine for the first time. We loved being able to have our dogs with us, and they loved it too! The house was perfectly clean and we had everything we needed. The hot tub was wonderful after long days of hiking. The porch was great to sit out and look at the stars at night, and enjoy wildlife in the morning with a cup of coffee. We were a pretty good distance away from all of the sights we wanted to check out while in Maine, but it was just as it should have been for a relaxing vacation. Thank you again! -Sandra & Carl, Jake & Tucker
- Guest Sandra V. (Wading River)
- Date of stay 10/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/10/13
My husband and I have always wanted to visit Maine. This was the perfect place to make that happen! Kathie was so accommodating and helpful. She made sure we had everything we needed when we stayed at her Log Home. The home was clean, spacious and quiet. The hot tub on the deck was awesome. This home was far enough away from the main towns to be private but close enough if you wanted to take a trip to the coast. We were able to walk to David Pond and canoe on around the pond with canoes Kathie arranged for us to borrow. We will definetly be back to Maine and would love to stay in the Log Home again!
- Guest Karie I.
- Date of stay 09/04/13
- Review Submitted 09/13/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Great spot to stay
Great spot to stay
Very nice home, great location
- Guest Craig (Milford, NH)
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, families with teenagers.
Owner response: Thanks, Craig! Great to have you, and I hope you come again. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit!
Quaint and quiet
Quaint and quiet
We had a great time staying in Kent's Hill last week. Despite it being the hottest week of the year, the pond and the breeze kept us comfortable and able to enjoy our quiet surroundings. Our dogs loved their little adventure in the woods :) Kathie has been incredibly helpful from the go with timely responses and great suggestions on food and fun. We visited the Liberal Cup, The Lighthouse and The Red Barn, all of which were phenomenal! Highly recommended spot to visit to get away from it all!
- Guest Verissa C.
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 07/22/13
Owner response: Thanks so much! Glad you had fun and enjoyed the woods and some of our favorite local haunts. I hope to see you again!
A great month in Maine....seeing Maine
A great month in Maine....seeing Maine
My boyfriend and I had such an AMAZING month in Maine. We have been able to travel all through Maine and the cabin in centrally located in the state. Kathie was tremendously accommodating. She responded to emails and texts promptly. She was so genuine and sweet—we really couldn’t have asked for more wonderful host. The property is absolutely lovely. We spent a good amount of time in the outdoor hot tub, built a bonfire in the fire pit, and worked some days via internet. Everything we needed—from grill, internet to chopped wood—was provided! All that was required of us was to listen to the chirping birds, soak up the sun, and enjoy being together. It was wonderful! The house was perfect. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed, including a coffee maker (thankfully), and the bedrooms and bathrooms had clean linens and towels. Everything we wanted or needed was RIGHT THERE. Thank you SO MUCH, Kathie, for a worry-free, private, tranquil, and memorable month. We definitely will be back! :-)
- Guest Margie (Greggory, Texas)
- Date of stay 06/15/13
- Review Submitted 07/16/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thanks, Margie! It was so nice having you there for whole month! You were wonderful visitors and I appreciate the care you took of the Log Home and your helpfulness. I hope you really will come again!
Comfortable Cabin In The Woods
Comfortable Cabin In The Woods
We enjoyed our stay in this very clean, comfortable, well stocked cabin. The owner was very helpful in every way. We would recommend this property to friends and family. We have always loved the Old Post Office Grill (Café?) in Mt. Vernon and it is quite convenient to the cabin. A nor'easter blew in during our stay, but we were warm and cozy. Hope to see the sun next time!
- Guest Wini (Georgia)
- Date of stay 05/22/13
- Review Submitted 05/30/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you, Mini! Yes, you should come back! Maybe you'll have better weather this time. It was great having you visit nonetheless! Looking forward to seeing you some other time!
Great time had by all!
Great time had by all!
We had a great weekend at this beautiful, super clean log home! Kathie, the owner, was super helpful and concerned with our comfort. All the comforts of home in the middle of the Maine woods! I would highly recommend this rental.
- Guest jennifer d.
- Date of stay 05/03/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Owner response: So glad you enjoyed the weekend, liked the Log Home, were comfortable, and especially that you had wonderful weather!!! Thanks for coming and for taking the time to write a review as soon as you got home! Come again!!!
My husband, dog, and I spent a week in this cabin and enjoyed all the amenities that the cabin had to offer. The deck captures sun most of the day and the privacy of the cabin was just what we were looking for. The location of the cabin was ideal for day trips and coming back to the cabin to enjoy the hot tub was so relaxing. The fireplace was attached to the thermostat and we enjoyed many nights with the warmth and relaxation of the fire. The owner was easy to work with and even let us borrow one of her acoustic guitars:). We would highly recommend this cabin for those who want quiet, relaxation, and romance.
- Guest Margie (Grand Rapids, Mi)
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/09/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.
Owner response: We are so glad you enjoyed your week! Glad to help out with the guitar -- just lucky I happen to have one. You inspired me to get new strings and to play again myself. I'm glad you enjoyed the fireplace and the hot tub, and that you found it convenient to travel to some of the beautiful villages on the coast. I was very impressed that you drove all the way to Maine from Michigan for your vacation! Do come again!
Amazing Honeymoon Location
Amazing Honeymoon Location
We stayed at the log home for our honeymoon and could not have asked for a better location. The cabin was just as described and very cozy. The location is great as it is secluded but only 1-2 hours from many of the port towns and adjacent large cities making for easy day trips. The owner was absolutely amazing. She was so helpful and went above and beyond her role as the owner to see that we were taken care of. Our favorite eating/drinking establishment that we visited was The Liberal Cup in Halowell (about 30 mins away), which was recommended by Kathie. The food was amazing and we found the local people very enjoyable company. For anyone looking for a secluded cabin with beautiful surroundings I would highly recommend this cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
- Guest Owellsun (Texas)
- Date of stay 02/03/13
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
Owner response: Thank you for your review! I will never forget that you chose our cabin for your honeymoon! I know you got a healthy dose of winter, and yet you really enjoyed your time here. Thank you so much for making our home a part of such a special memory. And thank you for the beautiful card with the picture of the cabin on it. You did a beautiful job designing your cards. I hope we will have you again someday!
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Jun 1 - Sep 8, 2014
5 night min stay
Sep 9 - Nov 10, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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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
- Cleaning Fee: $75
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $150
- Pet Fee: $25
- Tax Rate 8%
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: I moved to Maine in 2003 in the spirit of simplifying my life and 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. There is a very low crime rate in Maine, 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 still work 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 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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Log Home in winter, sunrise reflecting in the front windows.
Screen porch in summer, sun room in winter.
This is where the 'light filled' quote comes from.
When you enter, this is what you see.
Master bedroom in the loft, queen sized bed, armoire, 1/2 bath, sitting area.
Bedroom on the main (middle) floor across from 3/4 bath. Double bed, air.
Ground floor family room or bedroom with double futon, treadmill, flat screen TV
A touch of Maine on the landing.
Purple Martin house at the top of the driveway at the Log Home
Perennial garden in early to mid summer.
Path down to the dock at the waterfront lot.
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.
Front view of log home on a warm summer day
Aerial view of David Pond.
Dining area and kitchen.
Loft sitting area. The loveseat opens into single bed, cedar chest armoire.
32' flat screen viewing area in ground floor family room/ third bedroom.
Life Fitness spa quality treadmill with flex deck for your knees.
The lake access area at sunset, showing the dock and float available for you.
Log Home in Autumn, ready for a campfire.
Flowers on front deck railing.
Our dock and float at David Pond shared waterfront lot.
View from the waterfront area. Picnic anyone?
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