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Come and Enjoy a Front Row Seat!!! Lake Views from Every Room!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 8 Sleeps

Come paddle along the beautiful shores or bring your boat and explore over 7 miles of pristine Maranacook Lake. It wouldn’t be long before you spot a loon, osprey, bald eagle, great blue heron or other wildlife. The water quality of Maranacook Lake is exceptional, making for great swimming, fishing and other recreational uses.

My home is located on the east shore so you will enjoy beautiful sunsets. The open concept main floor features great views of the lake from the large living room and from the informal dining area. It also includes a spacious kitchen, formal dining room, and an entry room (with laundry and half bath). From the main floor step out onto the 40 foot wooden deck overlooking the lake: there always is a gentle breeze, keeping it remarkably free of flying insects. A concrete patio (under the deck, at daylight basement level) also runs the entire length of the house. The gazebo is located on the lower deck that offers a table for four and additional seating.

The game room (24 x 16) in the daylight basement offers yet another view of the lake! Enjoy a game of ping pong or move it out of the way for other games. The game room also includes a home theater, and sofa/bed.

The upper level is where all three bedrooms and full bath are located. The master bedroom has a large picture window overlooking the lake with a queen-size bed. The medium size bedroom also has a view of the lake (through the treetops!), with a queen and twin size bed. The third bedroom (largest) offers a full and futon couch (full bed). All three bedrooms have AC. The full bathroom has a separate shower and tub, and two sinks.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Dennis

I have owned my home since 1993. This is my only home, when you arrive, I will be welcoming you. I started renting it to help pay for my son's college education. I rent it out during the summer months and live here the other times of the year. When you rent my home it will feel like you are at home yourself but with a beautiful lake in the backyard with great sunsets. I really enjoy sharing my home and have met some wonderful people and have even made new friends.

Dennis purchased this house in 1993

Why Dennis chose Winthrop

I love to travel and go on vacation. I know how important it is to have those precious weeks away from work and have the place you are renting feel like home and be comfortable. You will be staying in a comfortable home and not in a cabin. This is a very relaxing and serene place on the lake to stay. So many of my guests feel so relaxed that they just don't want to leave...

What makes this house unique

Maranacook Lake is very clean lake. The sunsets are breathtaking. The large open main floor with the kitchen and dining rooms, the two decks or the game room in the daylight basement allows plenty of space for all.


Winthrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Outdoor Quiet Hour 10:00 PM to 7 AM for Respect to my close Neighbors.
  • Max 3 Vehicles. Additional Parking nearby
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , Toilet and Sink
    Bathroom 1 - 2 Sinks
  • 1.5 Bathrooms Bathroom 1 - Upstairs level 2 sinks, full sized bath, separate shower, toilet Bathroom 2 - Main level toilet and sink
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom Overlooks lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Overlooks lake
  • All bedrooms have AC
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Not for those with health issues.

  • 3 of 5

The house itself was nice but the property from the deck to the water is too steep. Going down not an issue but coming back up is extremely difficult for people that have any breathing or ambulatory issues. We will not be going back to this house in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear that you had issues about grade change from the upper deck to the dock. The pictures on the site shows the terraces and the grade difference. I am so sorry that you didn't see that. I also show how close I am to my neighbors. I am so sorry that it impacted your stay. It just breaks my heart. I know how important vacation time is. I wished that I had known about your health issues because I never would have rented my place to you. That is one of the problems with this new way that the website changed things. We are no longer able to talk before making reservations and make sure we are a good fit I truly appreciate how clean you left my home before you left. Thank you.
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House was all right but much too close to the neighbor. The yard is very steep and Hard to access.

  • 3 of 5

Our week at the residence was very pleasant because we were together. There is plenty of room in the house. However the relationship with the landlord’s neighbor made it difficult to function.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The neighbor's complained because the kids were making lots of noise in the parking area late at night. In the rules, I stress the importance of quiet hours begin at 10pm because I am close to my neighbor and it's the Town's ordinance. I was disappointed that you left you left dirty dishes in the sink and left the house messy. In all my years of renting, I have never came back to my home in the condition that you left it.
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Fabulous, well-equipped house and dock with incredible lake views

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this vacation rental. The house was immaculate, spacious and comfortable, fitted out with every possible pot/pan/dish imaginable. Wonderful washer/dryer. Comfortable beds, tons of closet space. Huge, beautiful picture windows throughout the house, providing gorgeous lake views. Multiple deck areas - the top deck with a great grill and ample tables/chairs for outdoor dining. Game room full of things to do, including ping pong! Huge living area with big TV. Terrific dock area, perfect for launching the fleet of kayaks provided. The lake is just beautiful, and the absolute serenity is interrupted only by the unbelievable sound of the loons. The host was remarkable - he provided excellent info and unparalleled assistance from arrival to departure. We really enjoyed exploring the nearby towns and experiencing the local restaurants, and took the easy day trips to Camden/Rockport and to Rockland to catch the harbor towns, lighthouses, galleries, and shops galore. We most definitely will return next year! Thanks Dennis!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Dennis provided a Beautiful, quiet place for us to prepare and relax before and after our wedding. Everyone was so happy to be there. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this property from 8/19/17 until 08/26/17. The home is spacious and clean. Everything we could possibly want was there in order to enjoy our stay. The lake is beautiful and the evening concert by the loons was incredibly relaxing! The owner was very helpful and accommodating, which made the stay even better! We would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Week!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at this wonderful location. Beautiful view, house was very clean, beds were comfortable. I left my blow dryer by mistake, I texted Dennis to ask would there be anyway he would be able to send it to me, within 2 hrs of us leaving to head back to PA, Dennis had taken it to the post office and sent me the tracking number. I was amazed at his kindness!! We will totally rebook this location. Beautiful lakefront home!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Augusta Airport (10 miles) Portland International
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Augusta Country Club
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate I-95
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Peppers Restaurant
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Ocean at Popham Beach, Reid State or Portland area
Car: necessary

All within the immediate area (15-20 minutes). Bike, walk or boat (Town's Boat Landing 2.5 miles) into Downtown Winthrop and enjoy a homemade ice cream at Tubby's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop. Catch a live play at the Monmouth Theatre. The City of Augusta offers shopping malls, movie theater, restaurants, and historic sites. Just south of Augusta and also along the Kennebec River is Hallowell. In Hallowell you will find great restaurants, pubs, antique shops, hike in Vaughn Woods or get on the Kennebec River Bike Rail trail. The rail trail goes along the Kennebec River from Augusta to Gardiner.

Winthrop is located in central Maine, in about 45 minutes, you can visit the famous L.L. Bean and numerous other outlet stores in Freeport. In an hours drive you can head east and visit Maine coastal towns and shorelines or travel to the west for mountain hikes and scenic views. There are many day trip opportunities but at the end of the day you will enjoy coming back to relax and enjoy the sunset at your lakeside stay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A $300 security/safety deposit due at signing of contract that is returned within 14 days after stay if no damage has occurred. Guest normally pay the rental amount in 2 payments or if they prefer to pay in one payment. I prefer check or cash not credit that way it saves you extra fees. Discount for multi-week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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