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Spacious 1890s Waterfront Home on Pristine Maine Lake

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View of the house with the lake just beyond.


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 11 (1 king, 1 queen, 7 twin).

Turn back the clock to a simpler time without compromising your modern conveniences! This waterfront home features high ceilings, original wood paneling, an immense fireplace, wavy-glass windows and period furniture (including a piano) along with a fully updated gourmet kitchen, extra-comfortable mattresses and 3.5 luxurious bathrooms. View the crystal-clear lake from the sunset deck, lakeside porch or third-floor balcony; the water is literally 30 feet from the house. Bathrooms feature a jacuzzi tub and steam shower. Enjoy breakfast around the kitchen table, which comfortably seats eight and offers stunning views. The kitchen features deluxe appliances and extensive equipment. Swim out to the raft, sail the sunfish, kayak, go fishing, or just read a book on the porch. The house is just an hour away from beautiful Ogunquit Beach on the Maine coast, and the charming town of Kennebunkport, while New Hampshire's White Mountains can be reached in an hour and a half.

Living on the Lake: The Great East Lake experience is one of simplicity, calm, and connection with your loved ones. It is not Disneyland! There is plenty to do (sailing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing, cycling, ping pong, playing pool, watching DVDs on the big TV, board games, piano-playing, reading, sunset watching, blue berrying), but this is not a fast-moving, high-tech environment. The options for eating out are limited and movies are 45 minutes away. However, the lake offers loon songs every evening, beautiful sunsets, more stars than you've ever seen in the night sky, days that seem to just roll out apart from any particular schedule, and an opportunity to get back to the basics. Those desiring endless action should not come here. But for those who want to build family memories or great friendships or just reconnect with nature, this is the place! Take a skinny dip, have a steam shower, cook a great meal together...soon you won't even care about what's on TV!

Location on the Lake: This house was one of the first to be built on the lake and the original owners chose the best possible spot! There is no better place to watch the sunset and there are multiple decks and porches from which to enjoy it. It is also well located for both sailing and kayaking as it sits at a point where both the broad and the narrow parts of the lake are easily available. Finally, its underwater rock formations have made it well-recognized as one of the premiere sites on the lake for bass fishing. You will have to bring your own fishing tackle, but you can fish from shore or use the larger kayak. Also, if you bring your bikes, there is a wonderful 17-mile ride around the lake, and we can provide you with a map.

In Maine there are water quality standards that qualify a lake as 'pristine.' Great East Lake's clarity ratings are twice as good as the top category. Many people on the lake still use the lake water to drink, although our well water is probably safer and tastes delicious

Nearby activities: The house is located approximately one hour west of the Maine coast. There, you will find charming towns like Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, with great restaurants and unique shops, as well as beautiful sandy beaches. If you travel west from the house, you will reach Wolfeboro, NH, another charming town right on Lake Winnepesaukee. Heading north, you can reach Mt Chocorua, the southernmost mountain of the White Mountain range, in about an hour. There are great hiking trails here, with 'Champney Brook' offering a fairly easy yet beautiful experience. If you continue north on Route 16, you can reach North Conway, NH, where there is both extensive outlet shopping and a quaint town. This is the gateway to the Whites, which offer excellent hiking and great scenery. You can even drive to the top of Mt Washington in your car. If you need a theme park to make your vacation complete, 'Storyland' in Glenn, NH can fit the bill and it is only an hour and a half north.
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 4500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    pillow top mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    trundle bed...moreless

  • All high-quality, new mattresses. Great views from every room. Period furniture and art. Very limited closet space or space for hanging clothes, however, plenty of drawer space....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    steam room...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    off master BR...moreless

  • Great attention was paid to the bathrooms which were renovated in 2001. The downstairs bathroom features a slate-lined shower, unusual 'pebble' motif floor and Arts & Crafts vanity. One bathroom upstairs has a jacuzzi tub with shower spray, lined in tumbled stone with a mural of fresh water fish. It also has an Arts & Crafts vanity with unusual cast iron fixtures and a comfy cork floor. The largest bathroom (12x12) boasts a 7x7 steam room, with dual European shower heads and intricate tile pattern, even on the ceiling! Lie down on the two long benches, crank up the steam and let all the tension leave your body! This bathroom also includes a chair and reading lamp as well as a bronze above-counter sink on an antique vanity. The half bath is located between the master bedroom and a twin bedroom and can be used by both or restricted to the master....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen was designed for someone who really loves to cook and prefers to do so communally. There are two sinks, a 48' Viking stove, sub-zero fridge, and best of all, a large table where appreciative eaters can congregate. Dishes are a combination of antique and new and there are ample, quality utensils and equipment. Music is limited to a portable CD player but there is wireless internet and great cell coverage. There is no cable TV, but there is a large flat screen TV on the third floor and a DVD player. Specific water equipment includes one double and one single kayak (although more singles could be loaned from next door), a sunfish sail boat, and a swim raft moored out front. Fishing and biking are great but you would need to provide your own equipment. The place is simply perfect for family reunions but does not offer a first-floor bedroom for seniors....moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Forests

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lake
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Mobile Phone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat With Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Shower


from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


50% deposit for booking; the balance due one month prior to arrival. Payment by check.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Other Activities: kayaking, blueberrying in season, hiking


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Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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  • View of the house with the lake just beyond.

    View of the house with the lake just beyond.

  • Watch the sunset from this roomy porch.

    Watch the sunset from this roomy porch.

  • Living room with huge fireplace.

    Living room with huge fireplace.

  • Kitchen table: seats 8 comfortably.

    Kitchen table: seats 8 comfortably.

  • Twin beds ideal for family reunions.

    Twin beds ideal for family reunions.

  • 7x7 Steam shower in luxurous bathroom.

    7x7 Steam shower in luxurous bathroom.

  • A beautiful spot for a wedding!

    A beautiful spot for a wedding!

  • The dock.

    The dock.

  • The peaceful pleasure of a lake vacation.

    The peaceful pleasure of a lake vacation.

  • View from the lake

    View from the lake

  • Dining room table and piano

    Dining room table and piano

  • King pillow-top bed in master BR.

    King pillow-top bed in master BR.

  • Slate-lined corner shower and custom vanity.

    Slate-lined corner shower and custom vanity.

  • Best spot for sunsets on Great East Lake.

    Best spot for sunsets on Great East Lake.

  • 3rd floor pool table with access to Eagle's Nest.

    3rd floor pool table with access to Eagle's Nest.

  • View from the front porch.

    View from the front porch.

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