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Beautiful Private Lakefront Home with Outdoor Hot Tub

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Great view of the mancamp from Locke Pond

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Set On 1.5 Very Private Acres With 250' On Locke Pond

Welcome to 'The Mancamp'! This beautiful home boasts 250' of private lakefront on Locke Pond. If you're looking to spend a week just kicking back, relaxing in the hammock, fishing, kayaking, and relaxing in the private hot tub, you've found the right place. This home sleeps 7 and has 2 king sized beds, one full size bed and a full/twin bunk. It has one large bathroom on the main floor of living with washer and dryer, and the basement has a small second bathroom with toilet/small vanity/standup shower. This home boasts a beautiful western view and amazingly dark beautiful night time skies. The decks wrap almost all the way around the house to maximize your outdoor living, with a private 6 man hot tub to the north and a screen porch to the south, all with fantastic views of the lake. The house is on a hill as is seen in the photos, so older legs may have a bit of a hard time and that should be a factor in your consideration of this house.

This home comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay, all linens are included and the house is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Included in your rental are 3 wall mounted TVs, DirecTV access, xBox and Wii, 2 kayaks, a paddle boat, a swimming area, and swim float, a standalone air conditioner (not central air), WiFi, etc... the only thing not included is my pontoon boat, that can be rented separately for the week. The house has been designed with the views in mind, all rooms that face the lake are wall to wall glass and the well furnished decks maximize these beautiful views.

The lake itself, Locke pond in chesterville, is a spring fed pond that’s 135 acres total. It is just under one mile long and ½ mile wide. The frontage has a suitable swim area to the right (north), I rake it out every year to keep it clean and swimmable. The water drops off gradually and a swim float is provided. The substrate is a cross between rock, sand and silt, I’ve always worn sandals when I swim here. The lake is primarily a warm water fishery, the large mouth bass fishing has always been fantastic. Other fish that are common are yellow and white perch, catfish and pickerel.

Please note, I offer two types of rentals, 5 night and 7 night, all 5 night rentals are from Sunday evening to Friday evening, and 7 night rentals are Friday – Friday, no exception. I do this to offer a good discount on 5 night rentals, but also to maximize the number of weekends that I get up to use the house.

On a personal note, this home has been a labor of love for me, I purchased a small camp 12 years ago and have been adding to it ever since. I’ve fallen in love with the area, the lake, the wildlife, you name it, I love it. It’s a get away from it all for sure, nice and quiet, very very secluded and peaceful. If you’re looking for a quiet rest away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, then this is your place. The college town of Farmington is only 15 minutes away, so as secluded as this is, it’s also not far away from all the restaurants, movie theaters, quaint shops, etc…

Oh! One other thing, if you’re into cycling, then this is a mecca for you, there are hills everywhere, and if you’re looking for some good challenging rides, then let me know, I’d be happy to share some of the routes I’ve mapped out over the years.

Lastly, pets… if your dog is quiet, then he/she is welcome. I’m allergic to cats so I can’t allow them.
This home comes with everything you need to enjoy your stay, all linens are included and the house is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival. Included in your rental are 3 wall mounted TVs, DirecTV access, Xbox and Wii, 2 kayaks, a paddle boat, a swimming area, and swim float, a standalone air conditioner (not central air), etc... the only thing not included is my pontoon boat, that can be rented separately for the week.
I am willing to rent this house out during the winter time but only to a family that has experience with northern winters and the challenges they bring. Winter time is a remarkably peaceful, renewing, rewarding time in Maine, and if you're knowledgeable about do's and don'ts then it can be wonderful... I will rent the house out for $450/night including snowmobiles or $300/night without snowmobiles, 3 night minimum. If you rent the snowmobiles you will be required to sign a waiver and leave a $1000 security deposit.
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Owner

Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    The lease signer must be 30 or older. I do allow a co-signer for renters under 30....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Because the decks are so high off the ground, if you have a child that is a climber, then this is not the rental for you....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Locke pond is a very quiet community, so quiet dogs that are not perpetual barkers are OK. Because of my allergies, I do not allow cats....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Basement Bedroom: 1 king

    King sized bed in the partially finished basement...moreless

  • Alletta Room: 1 bunk bed

    The Alletta Room has a full bed below and a twin up top...moreless

  • Full sized bed in Loft: 1 queen

    Full sized bed in the Loft...moreless

  • Northern Room King Bed: 1 king

    Lots of windows in this room, definitely for the early riser...moreless

  • The Alletta room and the basement bedroom are quite private, the loft bedroom is an open loft and the northern room has a shutter door and is surrounded by windows, so this room should be for the early riser(s) in your group....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Basement Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Small bathroom, approx 4x8, toilet, stand up shower, vanity...moreless

  • Main Floor Bathroom: toilet, shower

    Full Bath, Washer/Dryer...moreless

  • Shower, vanity, toilet, washer & dryer

Other Amenities

  • Locke pond is a very private lake, it has no public access so the only people on the pond are folks who live here and rent here. The fishing has always been fantastic (large mouth bass and other warm water species). In the winter time, I do allow rentals, but only to self professed 'Hearty' specimens. With a signed liability waiver, I allow use of my two snowmobiles in the winter time....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    DirectTV Gold package...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    2 large screen TVs and a smaller tv in the north wing...moreless

  • Video Games:

    XBox 360 with lots of popular games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    I have some DVDs around the house you're more than welcome to view....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    250' private west facing lakefront...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    250' private west facing lakefront...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is a breakfast bar that seats 4 and an integrated table by the front window overlooking the lake that seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    A window box unit and a stand alone unit...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane...moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi is on the property....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    While I do have two woodstoves, they are not to be used before November 1st or after May 1st....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Gas stove, microwave, fridge, coffee pot, utensils, sink, etc... ...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Boat:

    20' pontoon boat for rent sepately....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Tons of deck space and patio furniture!...moreless

  • Golf:

    Two small golf courses nearby...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6 person hot tub outside on the north deck. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 18 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100
May 2017
Apr 30 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,000
June 2017
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$250
$1,400
Summer 2017
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,800
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$300
$2,100

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

All weekly rentals are Friday 6:00pm check in and Friday 2:00pm check out

All 5 night rentals are Sunday 6:00pm check in and Friday 2:00pm check out

All rentals are subject to an 8% state of Maine lodging tax


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Portland Maine
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Farmington
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wilson Lake Country Club
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-95
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Farmington
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sunday River
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Pond Beach

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: I bought this home in 2000, it was a tiny little camp (this is maine-speak for lakefront, 3 season, no foundation, out house, no indoor plumbing, etc...) and have been working on it ever since. This has truly been a labor of love for me, rebuilding this home from the ground up and I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I live in NH, work in Burlington, MA but spend my weekends in Maine. In that photo, that's me and my trusty silky terriers, Kevin and Tommy, they're pretty well known in the area as I let them run free. I'm a jack of all trades for sure, I work in the software development industry as a development manager for the most successful video editing software in the industry, but I love dressing down, going fishing, having a frosty brew, and working on the house on the weekends. I take tremendous pride in my work and I hope you enjoy what you see when you come to the mancamp.

Why the Owner Chose Chesterville, ME, USA:
The mancamp was a gift from the heavens. I had the good fortune of spending a weekend in August 2000 with a good friend of mine up by flagstaff lake. I immediately fell in love with the area and sought to buy something that I could work on. Along came the mancamp, it was the first house I looked at and I had it purchased by nightfall of that same day. I've been working on it ever since. The house truly has all the comforts of home, but it's in the middle of nowhere and only 15 minutes from civilization. My daughters have pretty much grown up at that house and on this lake, we've spent countless days swimming in the lake, playing on the swim float, fishing for large mouth bass and enjoying the maple syrup that I make from the maple trees on the property. The story behind 'the mancamp'... when my daughter Laura was little, she had a lisp, and she was saying 'Maine camp' but my brother in law always thought she was saying 'mancamp' and that's the name that stuck! As it stands now, the house is pretty much done but I still tinker on it on the weekends... if you come to visit, you'll notice the footprints of a guy not quite done with his house ;-) some trim is not painted, the basement still has some work to do, just things like that. If you come to visit then you'll love it as much as I do as long as you know what you're in for... this is not a place to go for tourist traps, it's a place to go to to relax, commune with nature, take some hikes, etc...


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Great view of the mancamp from Locke Pond

    Great view of the mancamp from Locke Pond

  • The downstairs deck overlooking Locke Pond

    The downstairs deck overlooking Locke Pond

  • Lots of furniture and a 65" TV in the partially finished basement.

    Lots of furniture and a 65" TV in the partially finished basement.

  • The King sized bed in the north wing, surrounded by the great outdoors!

    The King sized bed in the north wing, surrounded by the great outdoors!

  • Your own private dock with swim ladders, kayaks and lounge chairs

    Your own private dock with swim ladders, kayaks and lounge chairs

  • The west facing wall as viewed from the kitchen area

    The west facing wall as viewed from the kitchen area

  • View of the house from the driveway

    View of the house from the driveway

  • We always have loons on the lake, but in 2012 we had babies as well!

    We always have loons on the lake, but in 2012 we had babies as well!

  • My daughters have pretty much grown up on this lake!

    My daughters have pretty much grown up on this lake!

  • Fun on the paddle boat!

    Fun on the paddle boat!

  • Good wide angle view of the house showing how private it is

    Good wide angle view of the house showing how private it is

  • The screened in porch overlooking the pond

    The screened in porch overlooking the pond

  • Here's the view from the downstairs king sized bed

    Here's the view from the downstairs king sized bed

  • Sammie (the dog) enjoying some late afternoon sunshine in the north wing

    Sammie (the dog) enjoying some late afternoon sunshine in the north wing

  • (almost) all new kitchen

    (almost) all new kitchen

  • You and your dog will love lounging out on the dock enjoying the summer sun

    You and your dog will love lounging out on the dock enjoying the summer sun

  • The north deck hot tub with the million dollar view of the lake

    The north deck hot tub with the million dollar view of the lake

  • The breakfast bar facing into the kitchen and a big screen TV in the sewing room

    The breakfast bar facing into the kitchen and a big screen TV in the sewing room

  • Your run of the mill Locke Pond sunset

    Your run of the mill Locke Pond sunset

  • For one glorious weekend in October every year the foliage peeks... ahhhh....

    For one glorious weekend in October every year the foliage peeks... ahhhh....

  • The pontoon boat for rent separately

    The pontoon boat for rent separately

  • bathroom

    bathroom

  • The front deck overlooking Locke Pond

    The front deck overlooking Locke Pond

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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