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WATERFRONT 20' From Lake 20' DOCK 15acres Trails 3Kayaks Canoe A/C FirepitGarden

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom + Loft Sleeps 6-8 2 Baths 40ms 2 Portland Lighthouse Swim Float WiFi

Please contact owner through VRBO inquiry prior to booking to ensure cottage is suitable for your vacation.

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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More Details

Mary Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017

About Mary Davis

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.

Mary Davis purchased this house in 1999

Why Mary Davis chose Sebago Lake

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.

What makes this house unique

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.



Casco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Sleep Sofa (2), Bunk Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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.


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WATERFRONT 20' From Lake 20' DOCK 15acres Trails 3Kayaks Canoe A/C FirepitGarden
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Little Compton, RI

Pure Bliss!

  • 5 of 5

Isla's Will has everything you are looking for in the perfect Maine lakeside retreat. Three kayaks and a canoe, quiet location close to local attractions, cozy home with many amenities, well equipped kitchen, air conditioning for those humid nights, a crystal clear lake just steps away from an amazing deck where you will spend countless hours admiring the view and enjoying the breeze -- all of this and so much more makes this Casco, Maine spot a real gem. For our family it was a terrific vacation rental - pure bliss!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Having a cottage this close to the water is something that can no longer be duplicated and we are smiling from ear to ear to know you found the deck overlooking the water to be special and serene. We look forward to hosting your family again.
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Quiet, Peaceful, Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year here and have already re-booked for next year.

The rental is clean, well maintained and has everything you could possibly need! The owner is beyond helpful and will cater to your needs. Great communication.

There is no beating this view and location. Quiet and Peaceful. The boys are having good luck fishing out on the lake in the kayaks, too!

Short drive to restaurants and grocery stores. Great location for the price.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review Isla's Will, Cheryl. We feel the cottage has a unique location as well: Close to everything from a convenience store, winery, farm stand, movie theatre and a fun park. Yet very private and serene with no close neighbors, so you can totally relax. Thanks for choosing it again for your family's vacation next year.
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  • 5 of 5

This spot was just perfect. We had a very quiet stay to recharge with family. Clean and well stocked cottage it was a true delight. The owner was great to work with and obviously cares about her property and it shows. We hope to return next year.

Thank you Mary and Steve.

Dave and Diane,

Concord, NH

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dave and Diane, It was our pleasure to host such great summer stewards of Isla's Will. We enjoy the tranquility as well and hope you got to hear the loons. Looking forward to hosting you again!
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Perfect Home Away From Away!!!

  • 5 of 5

Property is gorgeous and so relaxing. Everything was absolutely perfect. Owner extremely friendly. Will most definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christy. We think the private location lends itself to relaxing as you take in the smells and sounds of nature. We loved hosting your family and look forward to doing it again.
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Cherry Hill, NJ

Perfect Spot for Healing

  • 5 of 5

When I first drove up the country, shaded, secluded street and looked down at the cottage with the lake in the background, surrounded by large trees with the scent of pine in the gentle breeze, I knew this was going to be the perfect getaway spot. The grounds are rustic but well maintained, rich with diverse flora and very picturesque. The cottage is cozy and charming with a homey feel. Just sitting outside on the deck listening to the loons call while watching the moods of the lake is so healing. It's also situated in an excellent location. You are close to US 302 and only 45 minutes from either Portland, ME or North Conway, NH. Although you feel surrounded by nature, convenient shopping is just 10 minutes away. You will enjoy the hiking trails, swimming in the cool, clean lake, bird-watching, checking out the wildlife, fishing from the dock, or kayaking around Thomas Pond. My friends and I look forward to vacationing at this magical spot every year. If you want a peaceful, secluded, natural setting with all of the comforts of home, and the convenience of nearby attractions, then search no more. The only bad thing that I can say about coming here is the day you have to leave.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dean. Your review really captured the essence of the cottage. Thanks so much for your time in writing it and your continuous patronage over these past 12 ? years or so. We appreciate the care you take of our home and enjoy the special touches that you always add :) We look forward to hosting you again this year. Thanks for choosing Isla's Will every single year! - Mary and Steve
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nature silence

  • 5 of 5

If you want to and find some peace in this world, in early morning come out and just sit on the deck overlooking the water, close your eyes and you will hear only the sounds of nature: water lapping on the rocks, leaves rustling in the trees, a red squirrel scolding you from his nest in the huge tall white pine by your shoulder, then chasing a grey squirrel all over the place, the quaking of ducks passing by just below you, a loons mournful cry for its mate. It is so easy to lose yourself ,the cottage is the best i have been in ,been to 25 in my life time, I have been hesitant to write about this place because it might be taken if I come back but it is so nice I had to comment on the place,I did not go into the various small gardens outside, you will need to go to see them,it was just another touch to make you want to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: No worries. Current renter's always get first dibs. We are happy to share the meditative peace that comes from being close to nature with you.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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