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Beach house rental on Sabbathday Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Lake front home on sandy beach that is just steps away from the house

The Whip O Will is located in a sandy cove on Sabbathday Lake in New Gloucester, Maine, home of the nearby Sabbathday Lake Shakers.

This sandy lake front beach house offers the best of both worlds: an oasis of peace and quiet that is still within striking distance of Portland, Freeport, the White Mountains, and the Maine coast. Listen to the loons every morning and night while enjoying direct access to the private association-shared swimming sandy beach.

You can use the house as a home base to enjoy Maine's blue skies in the summer, peep at spectacular foliage in the fall, Ice fish or ski and snowmobile in the winter.

The kitchen features a full gas stove, refrigerator, and microwave and is stocked with all the necessary cookware and tableware.

There is a bright and airy dining and living room with a 180-degree view of the lake and the great outdoors. We provide a canoe, a gas grill for outdoor cooking, and everything you'll need for your getaway, including linen and towels.

The main house has full a bath, one bedroom with a queen-size bed, and a sleeping loft with one queen-size and one twin-size futon sofa.

There is a washer and dryer, Wifi, and Flat screen smart TV.

A separate studio apartment with a private entrance has an open-concept layout with 3/4 bath, one full-size bed, and a pull-out full-size couch.

We have plenty of parking. There is also plenty of outdoor beach seating with an outdoor firepit. A 30 foot dock for docking your boat.

Together, both units sleep eight comfortably.

Bookings are from Saturday to Saturday. Check in is at 3:00 PM and check out at 12:00 PM.

Places to visit:

Oxford Casino - 16 Minutes

Pineland Farms - 13 Minutes

Sabbathday Shakers - 4 Minutes

Thompson Orchards - 7 Minutes

Maine Wildlife Park - 8 Minutes


Auburn - 19 Minutes

Falmouth - 26 Minutes

Gray - 10 Minutes

Lewiston - 22 Minutes

Portland - 33 Minutes

Taking bookings for 2019 now.

Weekly rates are $1750.00 a week from June through August.

For the month of September, we do offer two night minimum rentals.

We require a 50% deposit to secure your reservation. We must have a $575.00 security deposit, which is quickly returned, minus a $75 cleaning fee (barring any issues). The remaining payment is due 30 days prior to your arrival. For cancellations within 72 hours of check-in a $200.00 fee will apply.

Click here for more info about our beautiful lake.

More Details

Peter Yue
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Cantonese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018


New Gloucester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is in the main house
    Studio Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Sleeping Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep Sofa is full size
    Studio Apt - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size bed and full size sofa couch
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(16 traveler reviews)

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Beach house rental on Sabbathday Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Well provisioned, comfortable, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The cottage is very comfortable and the lake is very close. I had to drag the kids out of the lake most days. Great location close to Portland, Freeport, the western mountains, etc. Clearly the owner understands what people want in a vacation place and he has provided it. Thanks for a great two weeks.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake life at its best!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped out of the car and saw the lake view, we knew we were home! The location is perfect, just a few steps from the beach. The house is immaculate and well stocked with all the essentials. We literally only needed to bring our own shampoo, clothing, food, and a few good books (although there is a drawer full of paperbacks to choose from if you forget!) The downstairs studio apartment is very private and comfortable - when we had visitors with young children, we stayed there and gave them the run of the main house, which was awesome for a toddler. Peter has seen to every detail and is readily available, living only a few houses away. He is friendly and welcoming, but gives his guests complete privacy.

The lake is pristine and quiet. We saw bald eagles and loons and beautiful sunsets. We were here for two weeks and hardly left the lake - I had originally thought we would spend more time in Portland and Freeport, but truly had no desire to leave this fabulous retreat. However, if you have little kids, the Maine Wildlife Park is just a few minutes away and great fun for all!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a great review! I enjoyed meeting you and your family! Hope to see you again soon and thank you for the note and presents.
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Fantastic location, amazing accomadations

  • 5 of 5

We came back after a short rental last year for a longer stay this year and were not disappointed! What was a perfect property has been improved on as the owner has added yet another patio, beautiful landscaping and attention to every detail.

The beautiful sand beach was impeccably maintained, with a new fire pit and ample wood stacked nearby ready to be used. A new dock was there this spring, along with our old favorite paddle boat and new tubes and floats for the kids.

The main house and apartment were spotless and well stocked and the owner checked in with us regularly to make sure we had everything we needed.

We'll see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful House!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful, well maintained, clean, and stocked better than any other rental house we have ever stayed in! The owner, Peter, lives close by and is very welcoming and at the ready to help should you need anything; he really made us feel like family during our stay. One night we were going to grill and the propane tank ran out; Peter came by with a new tank in no time and we were on our way to enjoying burgers. We are looking forward to the chance to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed meeting you and your family.
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This a beautiful property on a clean, quiet lake.

  • 5 of 5

Peter’s property is nicely updated with tasteful decor and is well stocked with everything you could need; from kitchen supplies, to beach towels, even beach toys for the kids. The lake is clean and quiet and the beach in front of the property is large and great for kids to play on. We enjoyed multiple meals with our large extended family on the outdoor eating spaces. Having a grill to use was awesome. Peter was attentive to all our needs. Thank you Peter for an amazing vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I enjoyed meeting you and your family. You took such great care of my place as if it was your own. I appreciate you and your family.
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I had a wonderful time. Great place for a couple vacation or whole family. Great atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

It was a relaxing stay. My kids loved the walk out access to the beach. The best part of our stay was hearing the loons.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I look forward to seeing you next year.
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Nearest Airport
24.7 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5.6 Miles
Cyndi's Dockside
Nearest Ferry
28.6 Miles
Caso Bay Lines
Nearest Golf
4.9 Miles
Poland Spring Golf Course
Nearest Train
24.5 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster
Nearest Motorway
7.5 Miles
Gray Me Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5.2 Miles
Cole Farms
Nearest Ski
16.4 Miles
Lost Valley
Nearest Beach
Sabbathday Lake
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $250
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.