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20 ' from Water 20' Dock Private15 Acres Kayak Canoe a/C Firepit Checks Ok Nofee

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Private Quiet Retreat Close to Fun Park, Malls, Winery Gift Shops Kayaks Canoe

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Last updated: 02/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, Sleeps 6-8, 4 swimming venues

Please contact owner prior to booking to ensure cottage is suitable for your vacation. We will send lengthy description and photos to you. We will REFUND THE VRBO "SERVICE" fee for online booking of $120 with the return of your security deposit at the end of the rental. We accept cash via paypal (and credit cards for an additional $50) and checks. If you would like to pay the fee to use VRBO online payments, that is up to you.

Imagine watching the reflection on a lake of an orange sun rise over a wooded hill; You breathe in the aroma of the towering pines that is quintessential Maine and decide to walk the trail along the 1000 feet of marshland and then explore the marked trails on 15 acres of woods: Welcome to Isla’s Will; A cottage at the end of a private child safe road, tucked in the woods just 20 feet from the water’s edge.

A lake house like no other, Isla’s Will sits at the beginning of a 15 acre National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the walking trails along a marsh, bog and eventually a stream, picking blueberries along the way if the season is right. You will re-enter the world relaxed and refreshed.

Spend your days diving off your private swim float, then eat lunch at the picnic table or deck. Fish off the dock, explore the nearby winery or catch a movie if the weather is inclement.
Top off the day with a camp fire toasting s’mores on the fire pit.

Waterfront Amenities: There is 100 feet of direct lake front and an additional 1000 feet along the marsh. There are 3 steps with a railing to a sandy bottom waterfront. Ideal for the young or elderly. The water temperature for the top 18 inches is 70 degrees by the end of June.

As part of a private association, Isla’s Will offers 2 other swimming venues in addition to your own private lake front. There is also a boat launch facility and a private 20 foot dock where 2 kayaks and a canoe are available for your use only (a $700 rental value). Loons, turtles and ducks will be your constant water companions.

Cottage Amenities: Beds for 7 plus the possibility of two more using the pull out sofa in the living room ($100 more per person over 6). Queen bed in master bedroom, twin beds in loft. First floor bedroom has a double in the lower bunk bed and a single up.

The gourmet galley kitchen is fully outfitted (food processor, dish washer, microwave, 2 lobster pots, blender, waffle and crepe maker etc) has Pergo floors and hand painted tile backsplash. There is an unusually large kitchen table with 2 leaves that has room for 6 chairs. Additional seating with 2 bar stools at the breakfast nook. Both bedrooms and family room have wall to wall carpet. Loft has highly varnished original pine boards.

Other amenities include: High Speed Internet, Box fans, air conditioning and a ceiling fan in the family room, DVD player, CD player, washer and dryer, cable TV, family games, life jackets, over 300 family videos and DVDs to choose from. Picnic table.

Area Highlights: While very private, the location is not remote. A local winery is 2 miles away. Windham's Fun Park with go carts, sky swing and mini golf, movie theater and mall are 15 minutes in one direction while Naples with a game arcade, old fashioned ferry ride around Long Lake, miniature golf and water sports is 15 minutes in the other direction.

Day trips under 2 hours: Portland is a great walking city from which you can tour the outer Maine islands via the mail boat. Freeport and North Conway for outlet shopping, Maine Wildlife Park in Gray or Sabbathday Shaker Village in New Gloucester is the last active Shaker village in the US. Hike any variety of mountains including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton where there is a wonderful park along a stream, antique shops and art galleries to browse or nearby Hacker’s Hill with mesmerizing views of Sebago Lake in one direction and Thomas Pond in the other.

About the lake: Thomas Pond covers 533 acres and has a maximum depth of 64 feet. It is about 1 mile long and a mile wide with nooks and crannies to explore. Very quiet and private; a 30 second walk through the woods brings you to a quiet shallow and sandy cove, just for a change in venue from your own waterfront. The surface temperature of the water in the summer is 78 degrees. There are 14 different kinds of fish living in the pond including: Brook and Brown trout, white and yellow perch as well as bass. In 1989, the largest smallmouth bass ever caught in Maine came from Thomas Pond. In the morning you can see the fish from your bedroom window.

Yard Amenities: A private lot is extremely rare in the Lakes Region. Being at the end of a cul de sac provides opportunities to play catch, soccer or street hockey. Children will enjoy playing in our pesticide/herbicide-free yard. Lots of potted flowers and perennial beds with garden ornaments give the feel of a bed and breakfast. An herb garden is yours for culinary experimentation. Book lovers take notice. We have a large assortment of books for children and adults with topics to please all tastes.

Fine Print: Rental includes light cleaning service after check out.

$500 security deposit non refundable after March if unable to rent the week, is due to hold reservation. Maine 9% hospitality tax will be added to your invoice.

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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of board games and DVDs. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    1st floor bedroom and bathroom but doors are narrow and won't fit a wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 2 kayaks, 1 canoe, life jackets, dock for 30 foot boat, swim float, perennial and herb gardens, 15 acres of walking trails beside marsh and eventually you come to a stream. CANCELLATIONS – A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than sixty (60) days prior to the arrival date will not lose the security deposit or rent deposit if I am able to re-rent the week. Cancellations that are made within 60 days of arrival will lose the security deposit even if the week is rented as I incur additional advertising charges to get the week filled. Rent monies will be returned....moreless

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    2 box fans...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    No long distance but land line for 911 purposes and emergencies....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    High Speed Internet...moreless

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Cook's kitchen: Blender, Food Processor, Selection of Cutting Knives, Waffle Maker, Crepe Maker, Lobster Pot, Pancake Griddle...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Enjoy morning sunrise with coffee on deck facing lake....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 decks one faces woods, the other the lake. Deck with grill has cafe table so you can enjoy your cocktail with company while you grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Spring
Apr 15 - May 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$169
Spring
May 27 - Jun 16, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,500
Early Summer
Jun 17 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850
Summer
Jul 1 - Aug 18, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,000
Late Summer
Aug 19 - Sep 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,850
Fall
Sep 2 - Nov 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,400
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$169

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • refundableDamageDeposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

Contact owner to pay by check or paypal, avoid "protection" fee or any other Home Away "service" fee.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: We are avid cooks, gardeners and readers which the cottage reflects. Our intent was to create an atmosphere less hotel chic and more cozy bed and breakfast. Rooms display original oil paintings and whimsy. Every care was given to ensure that your vacation will be a dream vacation.

Why the Owner Chose Casco, ME, USA:
My husband went to camp in this area and has fond memories of his summers here. We sent our son to camp on Panther Pond. This location is a gem and we bought it on the spot - not setting a foot off the property until a P&S was signed. For privacy and convenience in this area, it has no peer. The cottage is named Isla's Will and can be seen on you tube by typing in that name. Interior shots available.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sunrises and mist rising off the lake make for a magical moment. The call of the loons throughout the day remind you of the beauty of nature, tranquility and simplicity. The smell of the pine forest is the best aromatherapy that I know of. House is 20 feet from lake which can not be duplicated with today's environmental laws. 15 acres of walking trails will not be found in any other listing on vrbo and ensures a private vacation experience.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 02/10/2017

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Photos

  • Private Quiet Retreat Close to Fun Park, Malls, Winery Gift Shops Kayaks Canoe

    Private Quiet Retreat Close to Fun Park, Malls, Winery Gift Shops Kayaks Canoe

  • Lake Sunrise over Thomas Pond from Cottage rear deck

    Lake Sunrise over Thomas Pond from Cottage rear deck

  • Cable TV in the Family Room though there are 200 Videos and Stacks of games

    Cable TV in the Family Room though there are 200 Videos and Stacks of games

  • Maine Style en suite master bath

    Maine Style en suite master bath

  • A boat ride at sunset

    A boat ride at sunset

  • 15 private acres are yours to explore. Several trails meander thru the forest.

    15 private acres are yours to explore. Several trails meander thru the forest.

  • Peaceful fall scene looking at sandy cove for extra swimming venue steps away.

    Peaceful fall scene looking at sandy cove for extra swimming venue steps away.

  • This fish was caught off the end of the dock in 2015.

    This fish was caught off the end of the dock in 2015.

  • A Gourmet kitchen Breakfast Bar for 2 plus Dining Table that sits 6

    A Gourmet kitchen Breakfast Bar for 2 plus Dining Table that sits 6

  • Stream at the end of the 15 acres.

    Stream at the end of the 15 acres.

  • Fall asleep to the gentle cry of the loons. Photo taken from end of the dock.

    Fall asleep to the gentle cry of the loons. Photo taken from end of the dock.

  • 15 acres of walking trails make this property one of a kind in the Lakes Region.

    15 acres of walking trails make this property one of a kind in the Lakes Region.

  • View to secluded cove that offers a second sandy shallow entry

    View to secluded cove that offers a second sandy shallow entry

  • Spectacular sunrises for the early bird.

    Spectacular sunrises for the early bird.

  • Even cloudy days are full of sun at the lake

    Even cloudy days are full of sun at the lake

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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