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Private setting Sparkling Lake Sebago

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

Swim in Sebago Lake, one of the cleanest lakes in the US. This property has been owned and used as a private vacation home for 50+ years by the same family. This is not hotel or company managed vacation space.

Cozy, clean, NON SMOKING, surrounded by Sebago Lake State Park. 1 of 7 cottages sharing a private beach, easy 1 minute walk along the road between homes in front of our cottage. Entry is gradual, water level is high in early summer. (Note: high water level in early season may result in no beach.) Water shoes are helpful, footing is a mixture of small rocks and sand. Walk 5 minutes to a large, long, sandy State Park beach with picnic facilities, snack bar, bathrooms, volleyball and playgrounds. Trails run throughout the Park and link the beaches. A trail runs right behind our cottage. Our State Park Season Pass is provided.

Horseshoe pit, screened porch and decks, charcoal barbeque and wood firepit. A great vacation spot for a family with young children, offering a bit of safety in distance from water. There's space; you won't feel bothered by neighbors.

Drive 5 minutes to Point Sebago Golf Course; 5 minutes to Naples. Park on the causeway and walk in any direction to find things to do. Portland is 30 minutes away. Children's Museum, Art Museum, Old Port - great restaurants, unique shops, tours and cruises. North Conway, NH, heart of the White Mountains, tax free outlet shopping is 50 minutes away.

Walking, swimming, kayaking, evenings by the fire. Lots of DVDs, board games and a foosball table. Bring your mountain bike to ride the Park trails.

Sorry, NO mooring or dock for a boat. The State Park boat launch has overnight parking and is 1/2 mile away. Additional fees to State of Maine may apply for overnight boat storage.

4 bedrooms will sleep 7 people. Two additional cots in open upstairs loft area.

Level one contains:

- a large screened porch - eating area, hammock, seating and a swing;

- living area, dining area, equipped kitchen;

- bedroom with double bed;

- large full bathroom with washer and dryer.

1/2 level up: huge master bedroom with California king bed and full sized crib (we supply these sheets).

Level two contains:

- loft with foosball table and 2 cots;

- bedroom with double bed;

- small bedroom with twin bed;

- large full bathroom.

Please bring your own bath & beach towels. Bring your own double and twin sheets, any of our sheets you use must be laundered and returned to storage for your 10 AM departure. There are extra sheets and blankets. Each bed has a quilt and pillow(s).

Weekly rentals run Saturday 3pm - Saturday 10am.

Minimum required rental: 1 week in summer, 3 nights in fall.

Discount for multiple weeks.

No Smoking anywhere on the property.

Keywords: Sebago, cottage, beach, kayak, hike, woods, lake, picnic, trails

More Details

Scott Fershleiser
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Scott Fershleiser

Pam and Scott, second generation owners, live in western Massachusetts. We can't spend as much time as we'd like at the lake.

Scott Fershleiser purchased this house in 1963

Why Scott Fershleiser chose Sebago Lake

Great private setting for families. Safe distance from water. Miles of well maintained hiking trails out our back door. Miles of awesome kayaking. Crystal clear swimming.

What makes this house unique

Sebago is a large, very clean lake. We kayak on it and the rivers that feed it. Great beach and trail walks through the State Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great Location! The State Park locks the gate at night - so don't forget your key. Well equipped cottage, we made bread in the breadmaker.
Jul 2009
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Casco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor, single sink, full size washer & dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor, single sink, closet with mix and match sheets
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor near bathroom with laundry
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , very small room near 2nd floor bathroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd floor
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 2 30x72 cots, 2nd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1/2 flight upstairs, CAking sheets provided, curtain divider
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Shared (7 cottages) private gradual swimming area. Access to large state park beaches, easy walking distance. Use of our kayaks (1 single, 1 tandem) and a canoe. Plenty of electric fans. Adult size (4) life jackets provided. Restaurant style highchair (1), wooden, rated for child 33 pounds or less.


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Private setting Sparkling Lake Sebago
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews

roomy and private

  • 4 of 5

Ample space for my family and visitors. Especially enjoyed nearby state park beach but not the private beach which wasn't really a beach. And the Cub Cove beach was occupied.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for feedback. The private beach is subject to the state's raising and lowering of Sebago Lake. Usually the high spring water level is lowered to a point that creates our private beach by early July, but this year lake level was not sufficiently lowered until mid July. Glad the nearby state park beach was enjoyed.
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Portland, Me and Santa Monica, Ca

A wonderful place to enjoy Sebago State Park!

  • 5 of 5

This home is perfect for a family vacation. It has everything you need from BBQ to games to multiple comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, washer and dryer, indoor and outdoor gathering places. A quick walk to the beach with picnic fixings makes a perfect day! No details were overlooked to ensure maximum hospitality. I would definitely book again...and again.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to ensure every detail at our vacation home meets our guests' needs. We'll continue to maintain the highest standards, even as we look for new features and services to make the experience even better. We're honored by and appreciative of all our guests: past, present and future.
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This Cottage and the owners are amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this lovely cottage for a week to be with our daughter, her husband and our grand baby. The accommodations were just perfect and Scott and Kathy had us meet their caretaker Scott who was also so helpful! There is plenty of room and although you are not right on the water you are merely steps away to a secluded beach on a cove. We had a wonderful time and will be returning next year! Thank you again to Scott and Kathy for sharing your wonderful cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Fun and relaxing lake vacation!

  • 5 of 5

It's not often that I write reviews, but this place was fantastic. It was the best of both worlds: we had just enough seclusion and privacy, but with easy access to the beautiful beach at Sebago State Park. The kids absolutely loved using the kayaks and the fire pit, and the state park was perfect for family get togethers. The house was clean and very well maintained, and so many small details and conveniences were thought of by the owners: charcoal, lighter fluid, dish detergent, sponges, toilet paper, etc. The house was stocked with plenty of games (indoor and outdoor), DVDs, and books to keep the kids occupied when in and around the house. The overall location is ideal since it's a short ride into town for ice cream, shopping, restaurants, and other amusements. There's a drive-in movie theater and the Seacoast Adventure Park all within a short driving distance, although we didn't need to take advantage of these since the weather was perfect and the kids were enjoying the beach so much. I wish we could have spent two weeks there instead of just one!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding week by the Lake!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently rented the cottage for the week along with our two sons (10 & 12) and four of their friends. The Cottage is tucked back at the end of a private road in Sebago State Park along with only 6 other cottages. Private & quiet but not isolated.

Being right in the park was ideal. Kids had access to miles of nearby trails and a choice of 3 spots to enjoy the lake. The main state park beach was only a 5 minute walk and there are clean bathrooms, picnic tables and grills that you can use. However, the spot that everyone loved was the small beach that was literally a minute walk directly behind the cottage. The kids played beach soccer, football, floated on the inner tubes we brought and did what 12 years olds do-run around non stop. We had the beach mostly to ourselves the entire time.

The cottage itself had plenty of room for everyone to relax. Four bedrooms and a large room with comfortable cots provided the kids multiple sleeping options. Two full bathrooms/showers along with complimentary shampoo/conditioner kept the kids smelling (relatively) fresh.

In the cottage, the owners Scott and Pam thought of every detail, large and small to make for an enjoyable stay-Split firewood for the firepit, charcoal and ligher fluid for the grill, horeshoe pit, canoe, kayaks, hammock, plenty of outdoor furniture and the "little" things like new sponges, dish detergent, clothes detergent and even flashlights that the kids used on their night hikes were greatly appreciated. We particulary loved the large DVD collection. The kids watched a different movie each night and was a great way to get them to have some down time. The other highlight was our nightly "smore" making party as we relaxed and talked about the day.

The location to other towns/activiites/restaurants is excellent. We went to a nearby amusement park one day played a few rounds of mini golf another and grabbed ice cream at the Naples Causeway. We ate out a few times but cooked at the cottage the majority of the time. The nearby Umbrella Factory Supermarket(Tony C's) while small, was perfect for stocking up on supplies.

Communication with Scott and Pam was prompt and professional at every stage of the process. Extremely pleasant and helpful. Their efforts in making sure we had what we needed did not go unnoticed.

If you are looking for a true lake cottage expereince where you can spend some quality time with friends or family this is the ideal place.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanover, MA

A peaceful retreat on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with my two children and four adults and it was perfect! The location is ideal because you get access to the beach but the house is very private. It has all the ammenities you need for a vacation from soaps and shampoos to linens. We had a wonderful stay and fell in love with Sebago Lake so will surely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Point Sebago Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
private or State Park
Car: necessary

Full access to Sebago Lake State Park and admission to all other Maine State Parks with our supplied vehicle pass.


Rates & Availability

Casco House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
labor day week
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
columbus day weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
late autumn
Oct 10 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Damage Deposit $600

Please inquire about weekend rentals in September and October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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