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Sebago Lake Waterfront, Trad. Extended-Family Summer Home

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

9 Bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, sleeps 18

This extended-family compound is 3 ½ secluded acres of shoreline pines, with views across the six-mile-wide main body of water to the Saddleback and White Mountains. Centered along the 450’ waterfront is an Adirondack-style 3,000 square foot Log House with a Great Room (anchored by a large fieldstone fireplace and spacious enough for lounging and Dining with a party of twelve or more) and a Bedroom Wing (three Bedrooms). This home is fronted by a 60’ long porch, open to Sebago just 40’ away and screened off at its wrap-around end for Porch Dining (or the 4th Bedroom).
An adjacent 1,000 square foot Guest House has its own view of the lake from its Living Room and two Bedrooms.
**The 3rd house, which is optional, has 3 bedrms and 2 bathrms.
The property comes with 3 canoes, 3 kayaks, an aluminum row boat, and a small sailing sloop with cabin. Outdoor activities include skipping stones, shoreline-boulder-jumping, horseshoes, badminton, cookouts on the broad pine-needle covered front yard...

Location: Thirty miles to the northwest of Portland, Sebago Lake (8 miles wide and 12 miles long) is the stepping-off point to the foothills of the White Mountains to the West. This Adirondac-style Log House is on the eastern side of the main body of water, where these hills and mountains populate the western vistas and sunsets of a lake-centered vacation life. For point of reference, the girl's camp, Wohelo, is two coves to the south and Migis Lodge is about one mile to the north along the shoreline. Despite the secluded nature of this property (accessed by a half-mile-long private dirt road through dense pine woods), Portland Jetport is about a forty minute drive from the house, while Maine Turnpike’s Exit 48 is thirty-five minutes away. Even Fenway Park is only a two-hour drive away.

Vacationland: For about 150 years, summer residences have dotted this Sebago shoreline, providing respite from the sweltering urban climates to the south: traditionally, whole families make the trek up at the beginning of summer; the husband soon returns to his work, leaving the often extended family and friends to fend for themselves; toward the end of the summer, he returns for his own vacation and the family makes the trek back home together.
This encapsulates the nature of this and neighboring properties. Those of us who have spent our childhood summers here treasure our memories of the “camp” experience, “roughing it” in the Lake Region outback without phones and TV, cooling off in the crystal-clear Sebago, and warming ourselves at night in front of a roaring fire. This is our family's vacationland.

'The Pond': Despite the term that some of the Mainers affectionately use for this extraordinary body of water, Sebago dominates the world, here. There’s nothing like the excitement of watching a storm approaching from the Saddleback and White Mountains to the west, blackening the lake as it makes its way across the open water, and then slamming into our shoreline with such fury. If we’re lucky, the electricity will be knocked out for a few hours, and we will have to rely on candles and fire-light. Even on calm days, whether it’s the early morning call of a loon on the glassy surface or the magic of a golden late-afternoon, Sebago effortlessly takes the place of the issues and concerns one might have been dwelling on at first arrival.
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 6200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Log House...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Log House...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king

    L.H. with wood stove...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 3 twin/ single

    Guest Cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    Guest Cottage...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 king

    Neighboring property optional...moreless

  • Bedroom 8: 1 queen

    Neighboring property optional...moreless

  • Bedroom 9: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Neighboring property optional...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    L.H. Screened Porch...moreless

  • In the 'Peak' summer weeks, 2 houses (i.e. the Log House and the Guest Cottage) can be rented, reducing rental rates and max. occupancy to 13. For non-Peak weeks, the single Log House can be rented, reducing rental rates further and the max. occupancy to 8. The 'Guest Cottage' and the 'Neighboring Property' house are two and three bedroom independent units, each with with their own Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room. The Guest Cottage is immediately adjacent to the Log House. The third house on the neighboring property is accessed by a short private path through the woods. Whether renting one, two, or three houses, the occupant has exclusive access to the entire property with the unrented houses remaining locked....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Log House...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Log House...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Guest Cottage...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

    Neighboring prooperty available...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Neighboring prooperty available...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For wheelchair-bound and the elderly, several issues arise that need to be discussed. Please ask if applicable to your needs....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake:

    Sebago Lake, twelve miles long by eight miles wide...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    450 feet of Sebago Lake shoreline, including two beaches...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Summer
Apr 21 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Pre-Peak Summer
Jun 10 - Jun 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Peak Summer
Jun 28 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

Post-Peak Summer
Sep 5 - Sep 15, 2017
4 night min stay
Late Summer
Sep 16 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 - Dec 1, 2017
4 night min stay
Late Fall
Dec 2 - Dec 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Xmas/New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 13, 2018
4 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $0
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $750
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 9%


A completed Rental Application and Agreement is required before any Booking.

Whether one, two, or three houses are rented, exclusive access to the entire property is granted to only one family at a time, the exception being the unused houses which would remained locked for the duration of your stay.

Prices listed are for 3 houses; less 1/5 for 2 houses; and less 2/5 for 1 house.

5% discount for multiple week reservations.

Reservations require a deposit of 25%. A second 25% deposit is usually required in February or March, with the balance due six weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Jetport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bray's Brewing Company, Naples (also an eatery)
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Point Sebago
25 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland Amtrak
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 95
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Freedom Cafe, Naples
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Shawni's Peak
Raymond, ME, USA
Nearest Beach
Pebble Beach and Dingley Beach, part of property

Car: Necessary

Our lodge is on the western side of the Raymond Cape and looks out on the six-mile-wide main body of Sebago Lake to the west. The western horizon includes the Saddleback and White Mountains with Mount Washington and the Presidential Range rising above all to the northwest.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1922

About the owner: Five generations of the Stroud and Pyle familes have spent our summers vacationing here.

Why the Owner Chose Raymond, ME, USA:
Large, entertaining, captivating, and peaceful enough to enthral the youngest and oldest of an extended family.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Sebago Lake combines the majesty and untamed nature of an Atlantic Ocean shoreline with the warmth and sparkling fresh water of a secluded New England lake.

Contact us

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Pebble Beach on Turtle Rock Cove

    Pebble Beach on Turtle Rock Cove

  • Northwestern View toward Wharf & Battle Ship Island

    Northwestern View toward Wharf & Battle Ship Island

  • Shoreline Hammock

    Shoreline Hammock

  • View of Log House from Dingley Brook

    View of Log House from Dingley Brook

  • Living Area End of Great Room

    Living Area End of Great Room

  • Dining Area End of Great Room

    Dining Area End of Great Room

  • Porch-side Bedroom

    Porch-side Bedroom

  • Guest House / Ice House

    Guest House / Ice House

  • Ice House Dining Room

    Ice House Dining Room

  • Winter Cabin Living Room

    Winter Cabin Living Room

  • Boat House / Ping Pong Pavilion

    Boat House / Ping Pong Pavilion

  • White Mountain's Presidentials

    White Mountain's Presidentials

  • Pebble Beach View to Stone Wharf

    Pebble Beach View to Stone Wharf

  • Pine Needle Front Yard (Turtle Rock Cove beyond)

    Pine Needle Front Yard (Turtle Rock Cove beyond)

  • Seawall in front of Porch

    Seawall in front of Porch

  • Porch Sitting Areas

    Porch Sitting Areas

  • Modular Dining Table (4 sections, 18 seats max)

    Modular Dining Table (4 sections, 18 seats max)

  • Kitchen with view of Front Yard and Lake

    Kitchen with view of Front Yard and Lake

  • Porch-side Bedroom

    Porch-side Bedroom

  • Ice House Living Room

    Ice House Living Room

  • Winter Cabin

    Winter Cabin

  • Winter Cabin Dining Area

    Winter Cabin Dining Area

  • Boat House on Digley Beach

    Boat House on Digley Beach

  • Ice breaking up in April, Saddleback Mountains beyond Battleship

    Ice breaking up in April, Saddleback Mountains beyond Battleship

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