Beautiful Private Lakefront Home with Outdoor Hot Tub(15 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Set On 1.5 Very Private Acres With 250' On Locke Pond
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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Member since: 2005
- 2400 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 7
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Shower, vanity, toilet, washer & dryer
- 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
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 18 - Apr 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 30 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Tax Rate 9%
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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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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Great view of the mancamp from Locke Pond
The downstairs deck overlooking Locke Pond
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!
Your own private dock with swim ladders, kayaks and lounge chairs
The west facing wall as viewed from the kitchen area
View of the house from the driveway
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!
Fun on the paddle boat!
Good wide angle view of the house showing how private it is
The screened in porch overlooking the pond
Here's the view from the downstairs king sized bed
Sammie (the dog) enjoying some late afternoon sunshine in the north wing
(almost) all new kitchen
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 breakfast bar facing into the kitchen and a big screen TV in the sewing room
Your run of the mill Locke Pond sunset
For one glorious weekend in October every year the foliage peeks... ahhhh....
The pontoon boat for rent separately
The front deck overlooking Locke Pond
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017
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