Maine Writer's Private Compound: Grand House and/or Guest House(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Main House and Guest House, 4 Bdrms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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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!!!
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Member since: 2001
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- You will want to bring your own towels...
- * The new 'OXFORD CASINO' just down the road
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake 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
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
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Dining Room
- Alarm Clock
- Broadband Access:
- Ceiling Fans
- Dialup Access
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Local Activities Guide
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Boat Dock
- Boat With Paddles
- Child's Swing
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Sand Box
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat
Changeover Day: Saturday
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $35
- Refundable Damage Deposit $400
- Tax Rate 8%
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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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.
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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This is the Maine vacation your family dreamed of Click on Video Above for Tour
Grand House and Barn
Can't you smell the scent of the forest all around you?
When was your last good night's sleep?
The Guest House.
Guest House Kitchen
Guest House Master Loft
There's boats, canoes and a small sail boat
Enjoy the solitude of mountains, the pond by day.. A little excitement by night!
Experience nature just outside your door.
Enjoy lunch looking down over the water's edge along your mountain retreat.
View from Bald Mt.
Enjoy breakfest with a view
Enjoy the comfort, peace and quiet of a vacation on the Pond.
Grand House Living Room
Grand House Bed Room
View from the Guest House to the Grand House. This is your retreat.
A spring fed mountain pond.
5 lb Brook Trout taken from our dock
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
So many memories to share for years to come.
This listing was first published here in 2001.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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