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Maine lakeside log cabin, 3 bd/2ba, hot tub, boats incl. Book now, summer 2017

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
lodge
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Chesterville Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Maine lakeside log cabin: charming, comfortable house & every possible amenity

BOOKING now for summer 2017 - plan early to guarantee getting your preferred dates. Each season there are enquiries from those who missed out, wondering if we have any cancellations.

AMENITIES of the log house and property: see below

LOCAL AREA: see below, and we send you lots of information also

PAYMENT: credit card via Paypal - super easy, or personal check, as well as via the vrbo.com bookings. Contact us to discuss your options.

Log House amenities: Vacations are special in your well-designed, cozy log house on almost two private acres of lawn and woods. The spacious Kiwi Lodge kitchen has every appliance; 2 blenders, 2 coffee makers, mixer, waffle iron, toaster, microwave, full range of cookware. Lots of pantry items - flour, sugar, oil, rice, condiments, many spices, tea, coffee - for your convenience. There is a herb garden to the right of the main entrance to enhance home-cooked meals. The long solid wood hand-made dining table overlooks the lake, easily seats 8 guests.

On upper level, there is one king bed room, the other has a queen and a full bed and there's a full bathroom on this level too. The third bedroom with double/twin bunk bed and a family room are on the garden level. All beds are Maine artisan-made with top-of-the-line mattresses, quality bedding.

The open plan main level has a second full bathroom as well as living room and kitchen with a large dining area overlooking the lake.

On the garden level, beyond the sliding doors to the lawn are the hot tub, volleyball/badminton net, pickle ball, horseshoes, croquet, 55' dock and swim raft anchored in lake. Our fleet currently includes a paddleboat, large canoe and two individual hard-sided kayaks. Life jackets in all sizes are in the bin on the garden level patio, right behind the Mexican style hammock.

Living room and family room have large, flat screen TVs; Internet/WiFi, cable, Roku, X-Box Kinect, Wii (bring your own games), free calls in US from landline ‘phone. There are many board games, movies, books, CD player.

Available for your use are washer, dryer, vacuum cleaner, hand vacuum; cleaning supplies, dishwasher soap, and generous initial supplies of paper goods.

Linens and towels are supplied. Please bring your own swim/hot tub towels.

On the deck are a gas/charcoal grill, picnic table and Adirondack chairs.

Local Area: Kiwi Lodge is on a small, secret lake in Western Maine; a few minutes from the charming university town of Farmington: shopping, restaurants, movies, golf courses, wonderful hiking, and great lobster, of course! We provide lots of recommendations for what to do, where to go, where to eat. Take one of the easy day trips to the delectable restaurants of Portland, plus lighthouses, observatory; outlet shopping in Freeport; hiking up Bald Mountain (hike is 3.5 miles R/T) near Rangeley, and so many other hikes including a short, super-easy walk in the woods, half an hour away, manageable for even small children; a boat trip on Moosehead Lake in Greenville: Western Maine opportunities for recreation are endless. Drive further north at dawn or dusk to see deer or moose; once we saw a small bear cross the road.

The lake at Kiwi Lodge: You will hear loons, ducks, bullfrogs (in June especially); you may see beavers, muskrats (usually swimming across the lake at dusk) and turtles; bald eagles often hover. The fish come so daringly close to the lake edge, their dorsal fins are above water. Guests fish off the end of the dock. Birds wake early; porcupines stroll the roads at midnight.

Contact us; booking now for a wonderful Maine fall season in 2017.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Kay
Member since: 2011
Speaks: spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 30, 2016
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About Kay

Maine has the same beautiful green hills as our native New Zealand, and the same friendly simplicity of life amongst a small population. The people have time to be helpful. They are happy to chat with you and love to share their knowledge of the area, but will not intrude if you prefer to remain in peaceful solitude. The woods and lakes and rivers give endless opportunities for outdoor recreation or time to quietly reflect and catch up with yourself. If that is not enough, the coast is not far away with the lighthouse near Portland echoing with history, world class restaurants and fun shops.

There is no better place for decelerating during a summer vacation.

Why Kay chose Mountains & Lakes

The moment we saw the house, we felt the attraction of its appearance and surroundings. The moment we stepped inside and saw its charm and excellent design, we knew that this was the special family retreat we had dreamed of. The location is quiet and private, but the local people are very friendly neighbors if you want to be sociable. It is easy to get to other interesting places in Maine, if we can drag ourselves away from having fun on the lake. We can go fishing, or float in the kayak and watch the fish. We can walk around the lake, through the woods, or paddle around the shore in the canoe. Each year, we discover different hiking trails, meet new people, find fun shops in Farmington, more sightseeing spots and even better restaurants.

What makes this lodge unique

The house was designed for year-round living. Perhaps this is why you feel immediately at home there. There is endless enjoyment from having breakfast on the deck, watching the early morning mist rise from the water. Then there is the decision on whether to have the canoe-kayak race or go fishing or try to get that perfect photo of a loon, or go over to Freeport for some outlet shopping and a bowl of lobster bisque at nearby Harraseeket Restaurant - so fresh and good! We can do a few lengths out to the swim raft and back, then go into Farmington to get some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers' market and an ice cream from Giffords. Tomorrow we will go hiking - or maybe just sit in the water hammock and not do too much at all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The only thing I did not like about Kiwi Lodge is..leaving. On the last morning my husband had to pry the canoe paddle from my fingers. We really had a wonderful time, always something to do..The boys could pop in and out of the boats easily, they were successful at fishing, the hot tub, big screen T.V.s were great, we hiked, rode bikes, loved the fire pit, star gazing at night on the dock was amazing. The lodge was immaculate. Writing brings back great memories. How I wish we were back there.
Jul 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Maine lakeside log cabin, 3 bd/2ba, hot tub, boats incl. Book now, summer 2017
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 40 reviews
5

Peaceful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at the Kiwi Lodge with our sons, ages 11 and 13. It was our first trip to Maine and I looked at hundreds of properties before finally selecting Kiwi Lodge. And it did not disappoint! We spent most of our trip on the lake in the kayaks and peddle boat. The kids loved jumping off the dock and we all enjoyed the family of ducks that visited daily. We ate every meal on the porch, played badminton, relaxed in the hot tub, battled it out on the Xbox Kinect and did a few puzzles. Farmington is a cute town and there are plenty of places for a family hike. Portland/Freeport are a great day trip. But when you leave, you'll really just want to be back on the lake! There were a few days where we had the entire lake to ourselves! I highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Meerbusch
5

Just one word - Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Paradise must be located on a Pond in Maine.

Very Nice Landscape, House is Perfect, Owner very Nice and well Organized.

We Loved to Spend a Great Time on Kiwi Lodge.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kiwi Stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Kiwi Lodge along with our 2 daughter's the first week of July. Everything you could need for family fun on the lake was provided. Two kayak's, canoe, paddle boat, and an inflatable row boat. The dock was perfect to sit back at night and watch the fireworks on the lake. Kay was an absolute pleasure dealing with throughout the whole booking process. Kay also provided very detailed directions on how to get to the cabin. Along with instructions for the provided wifi, tv access and so forth. Plus took the time to highlight some points of interest that are close to the cabin. The house has all the amenities a family would need. Full kitchen, washer, dryer. Vacation was totally relaxing on the lake. With some days our family being the only one's using the lake. Would stay at the Kiwi Lodge again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome time a the Lake

  • 5 of 5

Kiwi Lodge was fabulous and the owner was great! This was our first trip to Maine and the kids made sure I knew that they wanted to go back! Crystal clear lake (I could see the bottom 10 ft + down) with good bass fishing. Big enough to kayak around in but small enough to feel safe letting the kids take the boats by themselves.

Highly recommend Mosher's Meats and Seafood for lobster rolls and the meat specials. Gifford's Ice Cream for a sweet treat (try the Maple Sunday... you won't regret it). Acadia was a nice day trip from here... went over to go on a whale watching boat and tour the place, but was happy to get back to Kiwi Lodge.

We weren't lacking for any kitchen utensils/pots/pans/etc. Rental came with canoe, 2 kayaks, and padlle boat which we used liberally. Lots of life jackets in various sizes for all of our groups shapes and sizes.

We had a great time and when we head back to Maine, you can be sure we will be checking to see if Kiwi Lodge is available!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Vandi Thrall

  • 5 of 5

Kiwi Lodge is the perfect place to watch the fall colors...absolutely beautiful!! The lodge has a terrific dock with plenty of water activities. The lodge is appointed with all the amenities we needed and more. We were there for 2 weeks and never needed anything. If you visit in the fall, there really is an abundance of beauty . A special thanks to the owner for answering all of our questions and supplying so much information about the area!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Serenity

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week at Kiwi Lodge in late August and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Located on a smallish crystal clear lake with a private dock and swim raft (and a canoe, kayak and pedal boat) wihere the call of the loons will lull you to sleep, it's a perfect, private retreat. The house is beautiful and well equipped, There's a hot tub, an outside deck for morning coffee/lunch/dinner, and TVs upstairs and down. Kay was easy to work with and everything was exactly as promised. Her suggestions for dinner/lunch/ice cream helped us easily navigate the area. We'd loved to return, and if we do, we hope to stay at Kiwi Lodge again. Thank you, Kay!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And thanks to you too, Diane, and your husband, for choosing Kiwi Lodge! You have described many of the key features that make this property such a wonderful retreat. Every year we add more amenities but the Western Mountains and Lakes area is really enough all by itself, with so many options for outdoor enjoyment. We have promised ourselves to do more new hikes next season, instead of giving in to the pull of the old favorites. So hard to choose!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Farmington
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Wilson Lake Country Club, Wilton
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Route I-95, at Auburn
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Farmington
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Titcomb Slopes, near Farmington
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Just down the lake shore from Kiwi Lodge
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Chesterville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,360
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,760
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$245
$1,360
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$245
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

We also accept credit card and echeck payments via Paypal

Please note arrival/departure day is Saturday, even though rate period may indicate Sunday.

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Amenities

Chesterville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom on the upper level has tub/shower combination and twin washbasins, plus a large closet for towels and personal items. Hair dryer provided. The bathroom on the lower level has a shower. There is a large laundry closet, with washer, dryer and shelving holding laundry supplies.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • One of the bedrooms on the upper level has a King size rustic style bed, hand-crafted by local artisan from Maine cedar wood. The other bedroom has a Queen size and a full size bed, both also hand crafted by a Maine artisan, from quarter sawn oak, in classical style. The lower level has another rustic style bunk bed, full size lower level and twin size upper level. It is heavy and totally stable, with wide steps to the top bunk which has a side rail. There is also a futon in the living room, and a sleep/play pen for a small child.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The property is almost two acres; the house is surrounded by a wide lawn on all sides that slopes gradually towards more than 100 feet of lakefront. There are no neighbors on one side, and a thick screen of pines, birch, oak, ash, maple and other trees give complete privacy on the other side. Lake is in front, and another screen of trees is between lawn and road. The new 55 foot dock is four feet wide, opening out to an octagonal area that has space for seating while you are surrounded by water. This is a green oasis in summer; in fall the colors of the leaves are glorious, a wall of brilliant yellow, red, scarlet, spreading up the hills from the lake.

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