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Perfect Sebago Lake Summer Camp & Sandy Beach (Jordan Bay, Raymond, Maine)

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Sebago Lake at its finest:

SUMMER RENTAL---please see calendar

This three bedroom, one bathroom knotty pine cottage is 20 miles from Portland and the quintessential Maine summer camp. Situated on a beautiful sandy beach with gradual lake entry, swim raft, extensive landscaping and spectacular views of Sebago Lake. Fully-furnished, knotty pine cottage with leather chairs and couch, washer/dryer, dishwasher, cable TV, DVD player, and high speed WiFi internet (you provide the laptop). An outdoor gas grill is provided and perfect for cookouts. The fire pit on the beach is perfect for smores and beers. This is a wonderful place for a vacation. Maximum occupancy: 6 people. Pets negotiable

WINTER Availability: . 9/4/2018-6/3/2019 rate $1400.00/month. There is no tax for long term lease.

Fully refundable $200 cleaning/security deposit when left as clean as you find it (cleaning service available upon request with enough notice: $125, approx)

Please contact: George Gordon @ 207-749-3849

Keywords: flat, bungalo, house, beautiful, sunsets, sand, beach, sandy, amazing, great, gradual entry, fishing, lake, sebago, big sebago lake, big sebago, raymond

More Details

Owner
George Gordon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

About George Gordon

My wife and I purchased the house in the early 1970’s on Sebago Lake, and this property is very near and dear to our hearts. We own two homes next to each other on the lake, and rent this one out throughout the summer. I (George Gordon) am a retired periodontist and my wife, Bobbie Gordon, is a retired educator and consultant. We look forward to your visit and will be more than happy to help steer you to some of the great local restaurants, lobster pounds, and places of interest to your family.

George Gordon purchased this house in 1973

Why George Gordon chose Raymond

We bought the house on Sebago Lake for a retreat from life in Cape Elizabeth (suburb of Portland, Maine) during the summer. Our four boys were raised at the lake and we have many fond memories that were solidified while vacationing at Sebago Lake. Our grandchildren are now building up their own Sebago Lake memories.

Amenities

Raymond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Lakefront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) for a total of 6, with the potential for 7 upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Perfect Sebago Lake Summer Camp & Sandy Beach (Jordan Bay, Raymond, Maine)
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
5

Peaceful and Welcoming

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a wonderful week at this cottage. The location of the cottage was away from the main roads, just a few footsteps from Sebago Lake with a breathtaking view of the lake. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for... vintage, yet welcoming, clean and comfortable. The grounds were well kept and the Owners and their family were very friendly and helpful in making sure that our stay was perfect.

Eric & Audrey

NH

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Coffee & morning sun

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I took this lovely cottage for a week in early June. We had family & friends join us throughout our stay. There was plenty of room for us all, though we spent most of our time outside. The beach front is terrific, especially in the morning. Facing east, the rising sun warms us as does our coffee. Our hosts, the Gordons, are very gracious & accommodating.

Their entire family pitched in to make us feel welcome. As remote as this cottage feels, with many species of birds flitting about in the tall trees or paddling in the estuary, it's close enough to have a pizza delivered from the local village or a short drive for Thai food.

The youngsters in our crowd found plenty of activities from water themed adventures to hiking and more but my bride of 30+ years and I most enjoyed the quiet time and sunny mornings on the beach with our coffee. As for the return to this slice of paradise by the water, it's just a matter of when we can all get away together.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Idyllic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

I've just returned from an absolutely marvelous week at this glorious property and cottage on Lake Sebago. I had grown up summering on a lake but had been spending more time on the ocean in recent years, but never again. A lake... especially this lake and house...are the place for me. The cottage is rustic, with beautiful knotty pine walls and comfy leather couches and chairs for time spent in the house. The house was fully equipped with all one needs for an easy and comfortable stay, and the sandy beach was only about fifty paces away. Wifi, fire pit, raft, grills...everything was as advertised and working perfectly. I have rented houses for many years and this was the best in terms of supplies for kitchen , bathroom. etc. The owners, who live in a house close, are helpful, friendly and unobtrusive....but when we did get together for a barbecue it was a delightful evening. The house was very comfortable for 4 adults and 2 teenagers, and additional guests were so impressed they want to rent for next year. The lake is marvelous...quiet, clear and peaceful, a perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the wonderful Maine scenery . When you turn off the main road to get to the cabin you will find a tranquil and secluded cottage in a beautiful setting just 3 minutes away from civilization and all that you might need. Everything in the ad is true about this property but you will find much more to make your vacation memorable. I recommend this perfect spot for anyone who wants a wonderful Maine vacation. I am definitely going back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation (w/ 3 Teenagers)

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, well-stocked, well-loved lakeside cottage exactly as advertised - sandy beach, swimming dock, excellent wifi/cable, good laundry (in basement), charcoal grill and gas grill, perfectly comfortable for our family of 5 (including 3 teenagers). Kitchen was thankfully outfitted with every conceivable pan, pot, strainer, knife, etc. Enjoyed s'mores on the beach using the firepit (ample firewood provided by owners) - Adirondack chairs were comfortable, plentiful and easy to move around the sand for perfect sun. One fun side note - there's a small island (really just a huge jumble of glacial granite boulders with a tree and some vegetation) about 300-400 yards off the beach - amazingly fun to swim out with snorkles and goggles to explore two sunken barges, schools of fish and rock formations (water only about 8-10 feet deep). Owners George and Bobbie were delightful - checked in on us as needed but not at all intrusive. To be fair: you are sharing a house on their (immaculate) property - so if you want absolute and total beach privacy this might not be an ideal choice. But for a family we couldn't have asked for a much better arrangement. 15 mins drive to good local restaurants, markets, Segago Lake State Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, MA
5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (parents plus two young daughters) just returned from this property a couple of weeks ago and we give it eight thumbs up! Actually twelve thumbs up as we had two visitors while we were up there. We couldn’t have had a more perfect vacation.

The property came just as advertised. We’ve rented properties all over Lake Sebago and nearby lakes the last five years and before that lakes in NH and VT. This is definitely one of the top rental properties in terms of the physical aspects – sandy beach on a clear, fresh-water lake, child/toddler-friendly landscaping, a clean and well-equipped house (bedding and towels must be supplied by guests) large enough to accommodate our family and visiting friends and relatives. But what really makes this place special is the people (and dog!). The owners, George and Bobbi, live next door and they were the most attentive and generous “landlords” we’ve ever had the pleasure to deal with (from the moment we contacted them via this website to the time we got our deposit check back). Just as a small example, at one point my wife needed a sieve for cooking as our kitchen, which was otherwise well equipped, did not have one. She asked George if they had one to borrow. George came by next day with one. He never even mentioned it, but it was clearly bought new just for us. He could have just said he didn’t have one and that would have been the end of it, but he went out of his way to get it for us.

We also very much enjoyed his grown up children and their children. Sharing the beach may be a put off for some, but the property and certainly the lake are large enough to accommodate all. In fact, our seven year old got along fabulously with one of the grandchildren. On this vacation we never heard the oft complaint from past years -- “Dad, there’s nothing to do!” (other than swimming, building sand castles, going on canoe rides, catching critters and fish, roasting marshmellows, etc., etc. – all of which we did). Having a friendly golden retriever also was a huge hit with our children.

We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA
5

Quickly Becoming a Family Tradition

  • 5 of 5

We are writing to express our complete satisfaction with this wonderful property on Sebago Lake. We are a family of six, including three children, ages 8, 6, and 3, and a 9-year old Golden Retriever. Recently, we returned home from our annual family vacation, the third consecutive year that we have stayed at this property. It has become one of the highlights of our year.

The description and photos in the posting are accurate, if not understated. The cottage is rustic, but fully furnished and very comfortable with all the amenities of home. It easily accommodates our family and guests, and it is quite child and pet friendly, things that are extremely important to us.

That said, we do not rent the property for the cottage, per se. We spend nearly every waking moment outdoors. We rent the property for the absolutely beautiful beach just a few feet from the front door, the child friendly water access, and the stunning views. You simply will not find a nicer, more private or child friendly beach for the money. Frankly, the posted photos do not capture the essence of the property. My kids (and dog) spend all week playing on the beach, swimming back and forth to (and jumping off of) the large raft, and exploring along the rocks on the water's edge. Our last night culminated with us all wearing our headlamps and hunting for creatures; we successfully caught a frog, a fish, and nearly caught a crayfish!

The negative review of this property should be taken within the context of one's needs and expectations, which obviously differ from person to person. The owners do live next door. We are not intimidated or uncomfortable in any way by their occasional presence. In fact, we enjoy their family to the extent that we have shared a meal or two together over the last 3 years. They have a very friendly Golden Retriever, which is free to wander the property, as ours is during our stay, and that works out beautifully. We have never had a problem with their dog, or with the septic tank. We have seen ants, and we have even seen evidence that mice have visited, but neither are deal breakers for us. This is a rustic cottage in Maine! Importantly, the owners afford us ample privacy, while availing themselves to us if/when needed. We have never felt that the property was misrepresented.

We plan to spend our vacation at this property again next year, our fourth. We have unforgettable memories from our time here, and we anticipate this becoming a longstanding family tradition.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
PWM
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Sebago Cafe
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Point Sebago
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Portland Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
302
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Out your front door.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

cleaning deposit $200.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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