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Quiet Lake Serenity Just 10 Miles from Portland!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,664 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Why Janet Weinstein chose Mountains & Lakes

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.

Amenities

Windham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • 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 ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Lake Serenity Just 10 Miles from Portland!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
Hartford Ct
5

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: Jun 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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5

Great house, serene setting, great owners

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a wonderful stay. We really enjoyed your place and the pond. we canoed on the lake twice. We thought the kitchen was well appointed; the rooms and furniture were very comfortable and relaxing; the dock, balcony and screened in porch were wonderful options for enjoying the outdoors, as were the kayaks and canoe, and the setting was very serene. You and Pam were wonderful to deal with. We'd be happy to recommend your place to friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your taking the time to share those things that you enjoyed during your stay at our house. Thanks so much!
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5

Peaceful Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Incredible view, peaceful pond, beautiful foliage, and great walking trails across the pond. The house is beautiful and very well kept. All the comforts of your own home, but in a beautiful secluded location. Our two year old loved it as well, great for children! Especially loved the convenience of a pack n play being on site and the beautiful second floor deck has a gate to keep adventurous little ones safe! Wonderful stay, highly recommend and we will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. We're so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay.
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5

Perfect house on a beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the Little Duck Pond house experience. The lake is beautiful, picturesque, secluded, and peaceful. The house was perfectly clean with every convenience that should be expected and more. Great common areas upstairs and down, with several spaces to get away. We spent time on the dock, upper deck, screened porch, canoe, hammock, and walking trail. There are books to read, board games, Internet, satellite TV, and a fireplace for chilly nights. Grocery stores and other restaurants in Windham 10 minutes away. Downtown Portland is about 20-30 minute drive.

The owners and property manager are great communicators. This is a well run and maintained property. We have rented other VRBO houses in the past, but Little Duck Pond is our favorite!

Recommendations:

(1) Little Duck Pond is a secluded lake. The private road is 3/4 mile long and a little rough in a couple places. If you are renting a vehicle, I highly recommend an SUV. At the very least, avoid renting a low profile car.

(2) Don't spend all your time inside. The woods, lake, and surrounding areas are beautiful.

(3) In Portland, eat at Holy Donut, Standard Baking Company, and Slab.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

Absolute gorgeous place inside and out! The screened in porch was my favorite room! 👍🏻😀

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and the screen porch in particular. Thank you.
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Forest Hills, NY
5

quiet, lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week's stay at Little Duck Pond. The long dirt road to the house is intimidating, but once you've arrived, it feels as if you've escaped the world. The house has every amenity you could need and was comfortable and very clean. The owners were very accommodating, and the property manager was thoughtful and kind. The pond itself is a treasure...crystal clear and quiet and full of wildlife. We had no luck fishing, but I think that had more to do with our fishing skills. :) We took the boats out, swam every day, and made good use of the proximity to Portland. Everyone in our party enjoyed our time on Little Duck Pond, and we wouldn't hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Portland
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Portland
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Portland
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.