Wonderful swimming & boating in crystal clear water, 4 bedrooms, 2+ baths
About P.G. Hine
My family and I live in Connecticut most of the year, where I teach at a local college. I grew up the child of a career naval aviator, and my summers in Sebago where a wonderful touchstone to counter frequent moves. My children are almost grown now and busy, but for them, too, it is the place we always come back to.
P.G. Hine purchased this House in 1990
Why P.G. Hine chose Sebago
This house stands on land that was purchased by my great-grandfather in 1895, and he ran a summer camp here until the 1929. The old buildings that housed the boys' and girls' camps still stand, one to each side of our house and occupied by extended family. We decided to start renting the house because the taxes have become astronomical and we can't bear to sell it - spend even a short time here and you'll understand why!
What makes this House unique
The property is close enough to the fun of Portland and Freeport to make a trip easy, and just as close to world class hiking and scenery that can't be beat. It is an easy drive to the spectacular coast, but by being 15 miles inland, you will see more sun/less fog and temperatures that are usually considerably warmer in summer. The house itself is a joy to live in. I designed this house myself, starting with the kitchen sink and stovetop, which I placed so I could see the view and talk to friends and family while I worked there. Next came light (there had to be a lot) and air flow (cross ventilation to let in the breeze and the scent of the pines). Bedrooms and baths needed to accommodate plenty of guests, without them having to hear each other snore or needing to stand on one foot waiting for the bathroom. The view had to visible from everywhere. I particularly love to read while lounging in a chaise on the deck or screen porch. I like the wild thunderstorms that roil the lake and thrash the treetops as I watch from the loft. Probably best of all, I love to swim in the early morning, when the water's like glass and sun's warm on my back. It is a magical place.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We loved our stay at the yellow house! Perfect for families
We can’t say enough about our time here. We had two elders, 4 family members and two very happy kids all week. The house was great for all of us and included first floor bedrooms, which we needed. The kids played all day in the lake and my son had a great time fishing on Sebago. The deck was a wonderful place to gather and we enjoyed the screened-in porches at night. The kitchen was well- stocked and we didn’t want for anything. Naples was a short drive away and we enjoyed the Causeway as well. Would definitely rent again!
Thanks, Bunker - it was a pleasure to have you stay at our home. Hope to see you again!
PERFECT cottage for any occasion
Wow, this cottage is superlative in every aspect. We had eight adults and two tiny persons (four families gathering from all over the country), the four bedrooms are large and perfect for all possible requirements, the kitchen is large and attractive and had everything imaginable that anyone would need, a room with washer and dryer and utility tub, dining table huge, living area so comfortable with many places to sit, the entire layout was amazing, the huge deck is to die for, the long stairs to the lake add to the charm and magical nature of the cottage's location, well made and sturdy and attractive, and just fun to look at and use. The shoreline is so pretty with the clear water and huge rocks and boulders scattered along the beach, the millions of rocks/pebbles to explore and find special ones, so picturesque. Located nestled far back from any noise, in the woods, so peaceful, but with other cottages nearby which adds a nice feeling of security. Many huge skylights let in amazing light and a ceiling that goes up incredibly high, such a beautiful home. The outside screened porch is so darling and welcoming. Bathroom areas are perfect for a gathering of people with the toilet areas separate from the sink areas, tubs and showers set up the same way. So very user friendly. The owners were so warm and responsive to all inquiries before and after our stay there. The supplies in all the closets and rooms had everything anyone would need. HIGHLY recommended. (A great restaurant is The Galley in Naples.) Libby Adams, Arlington, WA
Thanks for the detailed review, Libby - it's much appreciated. Come back anytime!
Relaxation at it's finest.
The home is beautiful. It is very comfortable and invites you to just hang out and relax. We had plenty of room for everyone. Friends and family came to visit. We barbequed every night and played games before bed. Bring your favorite DVDs. I strongly recommend renting a boat from a nearby marina. Days were spent on the lake and evenings were spent at the house.
Great Family Time!
Thanks, Joia. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
A bar-pub and a small local grocery store with deli/pizza, fishing gear, groceries, beer & wine are 2 miles away. Bigger grocery store, more restaurants, golf, bank with ATM are 10 miles away in Naples. Cinemas and larger (chain) stores, and an emergency clinic, are 15 miles away in North Windham. Portland, the coast, a large mall, old town, etc. are a 35-40 min. trip. Travel to the Freeport outlets and LL Bean (or same in North Conway N.H.) takes about an hour, and White Mountains National Park or Reid State and Popham Beach State Parks are 75-90 minutes depending on traffic. There are many local ponds and streams for fishing, in addition to the lake. The house has a copy of the Maine Atlas & Gazetteer which lists attractions (indoors and out) all over Maine and includes precise maps.