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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This Rental includes a Grand House and/or a separate Guest House

********************** VIEW OUR VIDEO TOUR ABOVE **********************
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THIS IS THE COUNTRY VACATION THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF. The scent of wood smoke and pine. The haunting echo of a loon on a misty, morning pond. Moose wading at the shoreline. Visit our website link below for a lot more photos, video and information.

Nestled in a pristine mountain valley, this upscale, waterfront property will take your breath away! The lush (3) acre setting includes, a spacious Grand House, a large New England Barn separate Alpine Style Guest House located on the northwestern tip of the property.

The architecture of the home interiors is an open concept; T&G pine walls, stone and pine floors, high beamed ceilings w/sky lights and lots of glass and decks to enjoy the views. Each season on the Pond is a truly, unique experience. In SUMMER swim crystal clear water; enjoy virgin trout fishing just outside your door. Sail or canoe on the Pond, breathe in the view before an evening cookout. AUTUMN on the Pond is breath taking! A blaze of color reflects upon the mirrored surface on the Pond. It's a perfect time for hiking, Mt. Biking, some late golf or trout fishing: spectacular photography. WINTER? Ski Sunday River or Mt. Abram. It's a snowmobile paradise! Sled from your door across miles of Maine's trail system.

While at the house, build a bonfire, make hot chocolate and skate in the shadow of the mountains on the Pond. Snowshoe or X-Country ski an untouched winter wonderland. Or, just cozy up beside the fireplace with someone special and enjoy the quiet of the winter woods.

Both homes have mountain and water views. Check it out!!!

Keywords: Lakefront, Waterfront, lake, Mountains, boats, fireplace, snowmobile, trout fishing, rock climbing, honeymoon, family, vacation, moose, hiking, biking, price, weekend, rental, house, cabin, Bald Mt., private, upscale, pet, nonsmoking, swimming, beach, romantic, quiet, relaxing, wifi, internet,

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • * The new 'OXFORD CASINO' just down the road

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A large library...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (2) Both houses HBO...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Enjoy the boats and canoes, swim, fish and explore this mountain spring fed Maine pond. ...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain:

    Climb Bald Mt. with a picnic lunch and take in the panoramic views of Maine's White Mountains all around you. See the photos......moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Surrounded by mountains, the Pond is nestled in a remote valley bringing you and your family back to a classic Maine when life was much simpler. Enjoy the Swing at the water's edge and daydream....moreless

  • Resort:

    Oxford Casino only 20 minutes away!!!! Visit the link to discover all of the features Oxford Casino offers. The best of both worlds. A private retreat in the mountains with a casino down the road....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    300' of private shoreline with mountain views and Moose, Loons, sunrises, green forest....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Room

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access:

    Available upon request...moreless

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage:

    Large Barn Grand House...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WIFI...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    are provided which includes all bedding (sheets, pillow cases, blankets and comforters). Towels are not included. ...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    (3) Large feildstone in Grand House Living Room, Grand House Master Bedroom and Guest House Living Room...moreless

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    (2)...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Guest House Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Boat:

    there row boats, sail boat and canoes...moreless

  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2) both houses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$140 $150
Thu, Fri, Sat
$975 $4,095

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $35
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

At time of Rental Agreement, $400 security/damage deposit to reserve your dates . Total rent is due 60 days prior to your rental date.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 08/06/2016
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Location

58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Airport (smaller airports closer)
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
There are a number of bars & pubs locally
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bethel Inn & Country Club (many to choose)
10 Miles
Nearest Train
Bethel Maine / Sunday River area
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cross Stone Restaurant & Conference
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mt. Abram (Sunday River 20 mins)

Car: Recommended

Each season on the pond is a truly unique experience. In Summer, swim crystal clear water; enjoy virgin trout fishing just outside your door; sail or canoe on the pond; breathe in the view before an evening cookout. Autumn on the pond is breathtaking! A blaze of color reflects upon the mirrored surface on the pond. It's a perfect time for hiking, mountain biking, some late golf or trout fishing. Spectacular photography. What about winter? There's Sunday River and Mt. Abram. It's a snowmobilers paradise! Sled from your door across miles of Maine's system. Build a bonfire, make hot chocolate and skate in the shadow of the mountains around the pond. Snowshoe, cross-country ski a winter wonderland, or just cozy beside the fireplace with someone special and enjoy the quiet of the winter woods.

Other Activities: Snowmobile Trail outside your door Skating on the pond.

Ski: We are 20 minute away from MT Abram, ski area.

 

Owner info

About the owner: Ever since I was a boy I had wanted to be writer. I had read everything that Hemingway wrote. I guess I was as caught up in the legend of Ernest Hemingway—who the man was and how he lived his life—as much as I was moved by his crisp, efficient prose. Neil Young, to me, is to music what Hemingway is to American literature. As that young boy I insistently listened to Neil Young, began to write and dreamed one day of building a place in the mountains, on a peaceful lake in beautiful Maine.

Why the Owner Chose Woodstock, ME, USA:
I took my time. I searched to find that idyllic place that I had imagined. That’s how I found Shagg. It is a secluded paradise of green forest, on the shore of crystal clear-spring-fed water. The lake is nestled in a mountain valley. At the northern tip, the granite face of Bald Mountain rises up and reflects down upon the water. The moose… The loons… The massive trout… I built the main house and a guest house and a large New England barn. I invite you and your loved ones to come share a get-away on the lake in Maine I used to dream about.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
It’s difficult to decide which season I like best up on Shagg. Of course, Summer is amazing. I love to swim and fish and hike Bald Mountain. The views are breathtaking. I love the wild sounds just before dusk when loons are settling down for the day. Then I want to say Autumn because the lake is ablaze with vibrant color. The sky is that beautiful rich blue. And the air is cool, crisp, sprinkled with the scent of wood smoke. When I think of Winter, I think of stillness. Quiet. Deer tracks in the snow outside the door. Getting on a snowmobile under starlight chasing shadows along a mountain trail. Now that I think about it, what I like best is when someone like you writes in our guest book, “We had the best time together here.” Then you talk about how you made the mountains and the lake and the house yours. How this place will always be apart of you. How you will always be a part of it. That’s exactly the place I told you about. It’s that place I dreamed of creating when I was a little boy.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • This is the Maine vacation your family dreamed of Click on Video Above for Tour

    This is the Maine vacation your family dreamed of Click on Video Above for Tour

  • Grand House and Barn

    Grand House and Barn

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Can't you smell the scent of the forest all around you?

    Can't you smell the scent of the forest all around you?

  • When was your last good night's sleep?

    When was your last good night's sleep?

  • The Guest House.

    The Guest House.

  • Guest House Kitchen

    Guest House Kitchen

  • Guest House Master Loft

    Guest House Master Loft

  • There's boats, canoes and a small sail boat

    There's boats, canoes and a small sail boat

  • Enjoy the solitude of mountains, the pond by day.. A little excitement by night!

    Enjoy the solitude of mountains, the pond by day.. A little excitement by night!

  • Experience nature just outside your door.

    Experience nature just outside your door.

  • Enjoy lunch looking down over the water's edge along your mountain retreat.

    Enjoy lunch looking down over the water's edge along your mountain retreat.

  • View from Bald Mt.

    View from Bald Mt.

  • Enjoy breakfest with a view

    Enjoy breakfest with a view

  • Enjoy the comfort, peace and quiet of a vacation on the Pond.

    Enjoy the comfort, peace and quiet of a vacation on the Pond.

  • Grand House Living Room

    Grand House Living Room

  • Grand House Bed Room

    Grand House Bed Room

  • View from the Guest House to the Grand House. This is your retreat.

    View from the Guest House to the Grand House. This is your retreat.

  • Guest House

    Guest House

  • A spring fed mountain pond.

    A spring fed mountain pond.

  • 5 lb Brook Trout taken from our dock

    5 lb Brook Trout taken from our dock

  • Check out the video. Chances are you will see a moose during your stay.

    Check out the video. Chances are you will see a moose during your stay.

  • Make a day of the 45 minute trail up Bald Mt. and experience the view around you

    Make a day of the 45 minute trail up Bald Mt. and experience the view around you

  • So many memories to share for years to come.

    So many memories to share for years to come.

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This listing was first published here in 2001.

Date last modified - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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Speaks: english
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