Beautiful home nestled in the pines on a peaceful lake in Casco, Maine
Why Lawren Quigley-Jones chose Casco
We bought this house because it feels like vacation the moment you step onto the property - maybe it's the stunning view and huge wraparound deck or the large windows and fireplaces, but it's relaxing and rejuvenating every time we visit.
What makes this House unique
The house is fairly close to Portland yet you get a unique feeling of privacy. The gorgeous lake is large with crystal clear water, and never crowded like other lakes in the area. You may see someone in a kayak or a pontoon boat from time to time, but the neighborhood is nice with large lots and people who live there year round. The house has 145 feet of water frontage and is surrounded by tall pines, giving it privacy and a feeling of floating in the trees.
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A beautiful quiet escape!
My family stayed for a week in July and thoroughly enjoyed it! Our weather was fantastic, and we absolutely loved sitting and having our morning coffee out on the deck. The house was beautiful and amply supplied for all you can need from the kitchen to the bedrooms and bathrooms. We played the games that were there and even completed the 1000 piece puzzle of ME they have in the house. The dock and canoes were great as was the fire pit. The views and sunsets were beautiful. Stores and town were conveniently located to walk, shop, and have a nice lunch out. We used the grill every night to make dinner. People in town were friendly and helpful, we bought some firewood there for the fire pit. We would not hesitate to rent here again!
Quiet spot, nice house and location looking over the lake.
Heavily wooded location on lightly developed lake, well removed from main road so no road noise and nice view of lake and forest beyond.
Had great time at lake house with family and friends. It is a beautiful, quiet setting.
The house was clean and inviting. If it were my house I would have swept the cobwebs out of the eaves and off the deck. Some outdoor lights didn't work. Neither I nor a techie relative could get the TV or the DVD to work. Would like to have had a banister (for seniors) going down to lake. But the overall setup and location made up for the minor deficits. There was a beautiful fireplace but it was too warm to consider using it. Aquatic equipment was more than adequate to enhance utilization of the lake.
Great Time at the Lake
It sure does have a great view! Four from Philadelphia stayed the week of August 4, The lake is great for swimming and very quiet. We swam out to both islands which is a fun adventure. The canoes are really easy to use. Easy to get in and out since there is a little beach area by the dock. The main floor deck really does give you a great view, like your suspended in the trees. It's a nice walk at a pretty steep hill to get down to the water but no one in our crew had any accidents but you better have good knees. The fire pit is really nice also and lots of fun. We didn't have much luck fishing but the loon seemed to be doing ok. There is no washer/dryer so plan ahead. There is also no cable or satellite TV if that is important to you. The home does need a little TLC/refresh. The picnic table on the main deck is not in the best shape and the one on the walk out deck is not useable and there were no inflatables other than the canoes. All in all we had great weather and a great time.
A peaceful pond, loon magic and activities nearby
Our family of 2 couples and one single adult stayed here quite comfortably in mid July. We were pleased to find the kitchen fully equipped, including a coffee grinder and waffle maker. Sleeping arrangements provided us all with privacy as each couple or individual occupied a different level. The mattresses were quite comfy, even the sleep sofa in the basement gave us a fairly good night's sleep. But the gem of the house is its bird's eye view of the pond and the wrap around deck. That is where we ate our meals, read, and just relaxed. The hemlock forest gave us the feeling of being in the wilderness and screened us from the neighboring homes on either side. The beautiful huge stone fireplace, the centerpiece of the living space, begged to be used, which we did even though the night temps were comfortable. And the sound of the loons every night was enchanting. As canoeists, we enjoyed the small size of the pond with no more than one or two motor boats cruising around at any one time. With the temps in the upper 80's most of the week, we took full advantage of the dock to swim in the crystal clear waters. This is a great family vacation home though not for the physically disabled due to the steep path to the water.
If you're looking for more activities, Naples is only 4 miles away. There we played mini golf at Steamboat Landing - a fun course with a Maine theme and lots of shade. The wild mushroom ravioli at Merced's Italian restaurant was excellent, and the Seaplane Adventures tour gave us a terrific view of the lakes and mountains in the area. Naples also has a marina with jet ski and boat rentals, a river boat cruise and more. The Songo Lock, a few miles further down the road, is also an interesting historical site that shouldn't be missed. Though my husband and I were content to stay in the local area, our children found the 45 minute drive to Portland convenient for a taste of the ocean, shopping, and more dining options.
In summary, this property is a peaceful lakeside retreat with options for other activities nearby. We look forward to returning again!
We had a great 4th of July weekend at this awesome home. The lake is beautiful. We enjoyed using the canoes that were provided. The home is about 15 minutes drive to town and there are several places to eat close by, many offering delicious lobster rolls!
Very spacious property. The kitchen could use some upgrades/updates.
Overall a gorgeous place and superb location! We are definitely going back next summer!
Maine's Lake Region with dozens of beautiful lakes and hills, small towns with shops and restaurants, under an hour from Portland, Maine or North Conway, NH - both amazing places to visit. Just a few minutes from the house you can enjoy apple picking, a local winery, shopping, antiques, restaurants, lovely lake beaches, golf, go karts, tubing and snow tubing, ziplines and more.