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Quiet Lake Serenity Just 10 Miles from Portland!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,664 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms+, 2 baths lakefront home sleeps 8

Built in 2005 on peaceful Little Duck Pond in Windham, Maine, this hidden gem is 10 miles from Portland yet is secluded on a 44-acre spring-fed pond. The property is over an acre with 262 feet of waterfront. A private dirt road leads to our home on the pond. Just steps away from the water, it has a deck, screen porch, an outdoor dining table and gas grill. The waterfront has a dock, a sandy bottom entry for wading or swimming and a separate boat area with 3 kayaks, a canoe and pedal boat. The full-width deck, well-equipped kitchen, dining area, living room with fireplace, full bath, master king bedroom and screen porch are on the upper level. Twin-bedded and queen bedrooms, bath with stall shower, washer & dryer, and family room with a wet bar/mini-fridge/microwave, HDTV and queen pull-out couch are on the lower level. Sheets, bath towels, beach towels and kitchen towels are included. You are also welcome to bring your own.

Property Manager
Janet Weinstein
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

Why Janet Weinstein chose Windham

We have vacationed in Maine for most of the last 30 years. We rented this house in the summer of 2013 and fell in love with it! The setting on the lake, the peace and quiet, yet so close to Portland and the coast are a hard-to-beat combination. And we fell in love with the house itself. We have renovated a lot of properties and recognized the great workmanship and quality of materials used in this house.

What makes this house unique

The wall of windows in the living room/dining room area just brings the lake inside. On a visit in October it was breathtaking! Being so close to the water allows such easy access to the house and dock. If you forget something, it's no big deal to go back and get it. And the mini-refrigerator on the lower level is such an added bonus. When we are there we keep it full of water bottles--no need to traipse through the whole house to refill. It's an easy in and out from the dock. As past renters, we have tried to think of the "little things" that make a rental special and convenient. For that reason, we provide sheets and towels, basic bathroom products (shampoo, conditioner, soap, tissues, etc.), kitchen basics (salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, flour, napkins, paper towels, dish soap), laundry detergent, etc.


Windham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1664 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full vanity, with hair dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , vanity with drawers and shelving unit
  • Beach towels as well as bath towels in first floor bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Pull-out queen sofa in family room. Portable crib available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Quiet Lake Serenity Just 10 Miles from Portland!
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews
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Peaceful, comfy home on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Great house which seems more like a family home than a rental property - very well furnished kitchen and good quality furnishings, etc. And such a glorious pond (for those of us preferring kayaks to jetskis) and surprisingly warm for swimming by end of June. Nice bit of sand by the dock also and water there not weedy. Barely saw or heard others around the pond - more noise from the jumping fish and the bullfrog!

Easy drive into Portland or to shopping, no problem driving the long track in our Subaru outback. and a little Mazda cleared the bumps fine as well.

thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the house, pond, and access to Portland.
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House was great!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the location and the house was very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy it all worked out for you. Please join us again!
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A delightful surprise!

  • 5 of 5

This home was a delightful surprise with everything we could have needed or wanted. Thank you for sharing your pure space with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you found our house a delightful surprise! Glad it worked out so well for you. Come share our space again.
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Lovely experience

  • 5 of 5

House was a lot roomier that expected and is very well ventilated. Enjoyed the silence tremendously. Very peaceful experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we needed

  • 5 of 5

The Little Duck Pond house was a wonderful place to stay. Our kids spent a lot of time paddling around the pond, access to the kayaks and paddle boat was a delightful bonus. The beds were comfortable and the place was very clean. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Six of us stayed for Memorial Day weekend. We loved it. The house is clean and has lots of room. We loved the owner even left a coffee Keurig pots pans and all u would need. If u love the lake and a peaceful time this is the place for you This property is a mile into the woods it was cool. . My only downfall is lots of bugs cuz it’s in the woods. Oh and 20 minutes or so to everything which is a plus

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so happy you enjoyed the house, the pond, and location. May can be a tricky time with small black flies in Maine—their presence can vary year to year. We hope you will come again during the summer or fall when the black flies are usually not around.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Car: necessary

When at the lake house you feel secluded and in the woods, yet Portland and all it has to offer (great restaurants, art museum, ferry trips, whale-watching, shopping) is less than 30 minutes away. There is a fun center with mini-golf and zip-lining 15 mins from the house. The beaches, light houses, and state parks of the Maine coast are a short drive as well. LL Bean and the Freeport outlets are an easy drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Security deposit of $500 due with second payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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