"We had a large group of 16 (8 adults and 8 children) with another 5 family members visiting during the stay. This house is not short on space and comfort for both daytime and sleeping accommodations for everyone. The interior is very well done, with excellent attention to detail obvious in the construction and finish work of the home-- if you go with a large group, the master bedroom suite has incredible views to greet each day and will be a popular spot to check out on day 1. Terrific kitchen. The lower level is an excellent recreation area with a TV, pool table etc. The main level has plenty of seating both for dinner and just hanging around, with a beautiful fireplace and ample seating, with an obvious focus on people enjoying spending time together-- thank you for NOT making the TV a centerpiece in such a beautiful spot! Even with 1 rain day during our stay, and every one of 16+ folks that day hanging around, people weren't getting in each others way. The property has an excellent backyard, with space for smaller children to play outside with a good standoff from water if that were a parents concern. The dock, waterfront and lake location are quite ideal with regard to wind, weather and lake traffic. We rented a large pontoon boat and the mooring ball was very easy to approach and connect to. Out in front of the house there is excellent lake room despite the islands for tubing and water skiing. We enjoyed everything from the boat, to standup paddle boards and kayaks. The water was only choppy on the 1 day of rain we had and otherwise was excellent for all of the above water activities. Temperature wise, Sebago is an excellent swimming lake. When we chose to venture out around the lake whether by kayak, canoe or boat, there were excellent places to explore and interesting spots to anchor swim and enjoy. Each evening we relaxed with the whole family around a very safe, spacious fire pit area with an excellent position right by the water, which everyone enjoyed sounds of both the fire and the water in the background. Within a 10 minute drive we had terrific dinners, when we chose to head out -- The Lobster Pound in Naples, ME was awesome! One night we took some of the kids into Portland to watch the Sea Dogs AA baseball team and the drive was a surprisingly direct and convenient 30-35 minutes from door to door. Bring your camera as both the house and surroundings are full of memory making opportunities -- this house might set the standard"
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: September 4, 2015