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Private Lakefront Getaway With Outdoor Hot Tub!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

This lakefront, chalet-style home is located on the shores of Great Moose Lake in Hartland, Maine. Great Moose Lake covers 3500 acres and is a popular destination for those looking to find a quieter off-the-beaten-path place to vacation. The home is located on Great Moose Lake's huge northeast cove, providing easy access to the main body of water but not as busy to boating traffic.

Located just over three hours north of Boston, this home is ideally situated for spring, summer and autumn vacations. There is 125 feet of very private rocky/sandy frontage on the lake with a 25 foot dock to access the water from. The frontage itself is deep water with a small sandy access area for smaller kids and deep-water from the end of the dock. There is a public boat launch available, however, if you can lift your boat, you can back your small boat right up to waters edge and launch from this homes waterfront.

On Great Moose Lake, you will enjoy swimming, boating, windsurfing, water-skiing, tubing, sunning, fishing, or simply cruising around the lake exploring all this lake has to offer. New this year is a huge floating dock and swim float, the perfect place to spend a lazy summer day soaking up the sun. Also on sight is a 6 man outdoor hottub. If you do not have your own boat, I do have an 18' pontoon boat for rent (click on the link for my web site below for details). Fishing is open year round and you can expect to catch Brown trout, large & small mouth bass, white and yellow perch and Brookies in the tributaries.

For the autumn vacationers, October holds some of the most beautiful foliage outside of the white mountains you'll ever see and November on Great Moose Lake is a hunter's paradise. There have been several good sized bucks taken over the years by the hunters who have stayed at the house.

The interior of the home is simply beautiful. Most of the interior was custom built in knotty pine and the hardwood maple floors simply light up the home. There is an open and airy loft overlooking the living room with huge glass windows overlooking the deck and lake. The finished basement holds the fourth bedroom and has sliders directly facing the lake. The fully-equipped kitchen is available for your home cooked meals. A washer and dryer are also provided. The first floor master bath is full sized and the upstairs bath is a 3/4 bath. The home has approximately 2600 square feet of living space. There is a full-size soft and fluffy futon in the loft, so if you are the kind of person who likes to wake up to an expansive view of a pristine Maine lake, then you will want to claim that as your bed!

Nearby you will find restaurants and golf courses, as well as a guide service which will cater to your needs, be it fishing, photography or simply exploring. If you love good microbrewed beer, be sure to ask about the Oak Pond breweries tour.

Please note, dogs are welcome with one exception, they must be quiet, i.e. no perpetual barkers. Folks who live and vacation on Great Moose Lake do so for the peaceful serenity of the area, so please respect that. If you have any questions regarding this policy please don't hesitate to contact me.

In-season (May-Nov) housekeeping is provided prior to your arrival along with sheets and towels. While I am open to discussions regarding off season long term (2+weeks) rentals, I have no set policy. I typically shut the house down for the winter in December, but would keep it open for a longer term rental.

Keywords: Chalet

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John Lanoue
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About John Lanoue

Hi! I hope you've enjoyed reading all about this vacation home and all it has to offer. I hope at this point, you have come to the realization that if you choose to rent my home, that I want you to have a great time! I want to be as perfectly honest about what the home has to offer... no trick photography, no sweeping imperfections under the rug, no deception. Just like you, I'm a consumer and I abhor those who are not honest and upfront about their product. I'm sure you can tell by reading the reviews of this house, there have been several years of very happy visitors. I realize that picking a place to vacation with your precious one or two weeks of vacation a year is a nerve wracking process, I will do everything in my power to help you decide. I've had 100% occupancy from June-October for 10 years now, so I have no problem filling vacancies, my motivation is to make sure that this home is well suited to your needs.

John Lanoue purchased this chalet in 2003

Why John Lanoue chose Hartland

I fell in love with Maine in 2001 when I had the good fortune of being invited up to my friend Greg's lakefront log cabin which could be described as 'in the middle of nowhere'. Shortly after visiting his place, I bought a small camp on a local pond for my family. After vacationing as frequently as I could at the family camp, I ran across the house you're looking at now and decided to buy it, I've never regretted doing so and I've thoroughly enjoyed the new guests, the returning guests, and the guests I've yet to meet!

What makes this chalet unique

A good friend of mine who stayed at the house, Jacqui Loring, best described this house with the following words... 'it's in the middle of nowhere, but has all the ameneties of home... wait, it's actually better than my home!'. I pride myself on providing a turnkey vacation, everything you need to enjoy your stay should be there at Great Moose Lake house, and if it's not, I'll do my best to provide it.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We wanted to vacation in an out-of-the-way location and we got it. The house is very nice and comfortable. It is also well-maintained. The view from the deck and from the loft in the house is magnificent. The lake is the bluest blue and the surrounding hills were spectacular. If you are a kayaker, the lake is great to go out and explore. If you are in need of some shopping areas, Freeport is only 90 minutes and Bar Harbor is about the same. And you have a Walmart Superstore (with lobsters) only 20 minutes away in Newport. The year-rounders are friendly and will stop and chat. And yes, we would rent again in a heartbeat. Oh, yeah, what the owner says about the darkest night skies is absolutely true. The stars are beautiful and if you are lucky enough to get a full moon over the lake, make sure you have your camera.
May 2005
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Hartland Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Kids Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Spare Bedroom - 2 double
    Basement Beds - 1 bunk bed
    Loft - 1 queen , Best view in the house! Overlooks the lake facing east.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Phone (local service only), LCD flat panel TVs, Paddle boat, one man kayak, two man kayak, 16' canoe, windsurfer, DVDs, kids water toys, lawn chairs, patio furniture, XBox & games, hammock, Windows PC with XP & DSL, 12' Gazebo, port-a-crib, portable high-chair, baby swing, 6 man hot tub, in-season housekeeping prior to arrival (May-Nov), sheets & towels. Also, I have a 18 foot 40hp pontoon boat for rent, $400 for the week, If there's something you need to make your stay more enjoyable, but don't see it on this list, ask and if I don't have it, I'll do my best to provide it! House is cleaned on Saturdays between guests, no additional housekeeping is provided.


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Private Lakefront Getaway With Outdoor Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 19 reviews

Relaxing, fun place

  • 5 of 5

Lots to do here. We had a great time. It's a quiet lake and very scenic.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleasure Hosting you and your group Nathan, you're welcome back anytime!
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Felton, De, USA

Brilliant Fall Colors

  • 4 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was nice. We got there just in time to have brilliant fall color. Couldn't have asked for more color. The owner should add more pictures. The upstairs loft offers beautiful views during the day & night. We even had a fire in the pit two nights, which would have been a little more enhanced if some of the shrubbery by the lake was groomed. Took the boat out for a chilly but exhilarating ride and got beautiful pictures of the lake & shore line.

There's really not much in the way of restaurants close by. You have to drive about 30 minutes away. Which wasn't a problem, we cooked in and enjoyed the quiet of the lake.

We choose this cabin due to it's location. We wanted to be in the middle of things so we could do day trips no further than a couple hours drive away. The location was prefect for us! We went to Bar Harbor and ate lobster in Southwest Harbor. Had dinner in Rangeley Lake after a beautiful 3 hour drive in the mountains, looking at the autumn leaves! GORGEOUS! Took a 4 hour ATV Riding Tour in the mountains! First time for either of us. Can't wait to do again!

The main reason I only gave the cabin a four star rating is it needs a little TLC. That's what our monies help pay for.

The owner offers a lot for the price. A LOT. The cabin is absolutely gorgeous! Well worth your vacation time.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs

Beautiful, private location on the lake with great views!

  • 4 of 5

This was our first-ever trip to Maine so we were so glad to be there for the great fall colors, and it was nice to see them change around the lake during our week. We loved the views of the lake from the deck and "great room" in the house. The open floor plan was also nice for our group of 8 adults to have room to gather to have coffee in the morning, watch football or play cards in the evening, and the kitchen was a perfect size for our group (the dining table only had seats for 6 so 2 sat at the counter). We enjoyed having the canoe and kayaks available, along with using the hot tub and fire pit. We really appreciated the quick response when the hot tub needed more work, as John made sure the maintenance guy, Arend (who lived close and was super accommodating and friendly) came back Sunday evening to follow up after working on it Saturday when we arrived. It started working correctly after Sunday and we were able to use it the rest of the week. There were a few issues - many lightbulbs were burned out, some pots/pans were dirty and some need to be replaced/upgraded as they were hard to use and the oven was dirty. We liked having internet access and the 2 big screen tvs were great. We didn't have kids in our group but could see how this property would be ideal for families with children as the dock and swimming area looked like it would be nice for the summer months. It was also nice to have Nettie's restaurant and a good grocery store in the town of Hartland. We found people in the area to be extra friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway by the lake

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property. Home is very well kept and supplies all you need for a wonderful getaway. For boaters there is a great dock with power available to recharge your batteries overnight. Very accessible well kept gravel road to the home and room enough to turn a boat around in the driveway. Public launch across the lake and easy to bring your boat around to the dock. Great views of the lake, a fire ring for campfires at night and nice quiet waters to fish on. Great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing vacation

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from Moose Lake House and I am already missing it so much! We lucked out and had perfect weather every day! The entire week was full of awesome moments - waking up to the sunrise over the back deck, walking down to the dock with a cup of coffee and watching my dog enjoy her daily morning swim, reading a book outside with only the sounds of the loons, going for boat rides and tubing in the perfect lake, finding a cool river that made us feel like we were in the Florida everglades, watching three bald eagles flying overhead, using the paddle boat and canoes - I could go on and on. I really wish I could just live there.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portsmouth, NH USA

A1 - The Best - Wow!

  • 5 of 5

I've been going to this beautiful lake home since 2011. The owner John could not be more accommodating. Just when I think I've had a perfect vacation, I return the following year to have an even better vacation! Not only is John fantastic, but the folks that he has in Hartland that help him with the property are also top notch. Everything from the comfortable beds, to the large flatscreen TVs, to the great kitchen that has everything you could possibly need, to the big awesome hot tub, it is all just fantastic! I would highly recommend going to the Sunrise Grill for breakfast, Joanne is a fabulous waitress, and everything is homemade and delicious. I would give this property and this owner 10 stars if I could. Oh-don't let me forget about the beautiful landscaping and the fact that everything is so private and beautiful. This is a great place to just get away or to go as a family or with a group of friends. I just know that I will submit this review and realize I have forgotten something, but there are just so many great things about this place that I'm bound to miss something. If you are thinking about renting here, I highly recommend it. Have fun and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Sunrise Cafe
Nearest Ski
60 Miles

hottubbing on sight


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pontoon boat is $400 for the 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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