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Concord Pond waterfront retreat, off-the-grid camp but with the luxury of home

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,780 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Second season on the market after exclusive use by our family since built in '07

Welcome to the Loon Lodge. Our home is located on a private peninsula that juts into Concord Pond, offering over 750 feet of waterfront. Find yourself waking to a 270-degree view of this peaceful body of water in the cradle of Woodstock’s beautiful mountains. Panoramic windows ensure that even when you are inside you will be able to enjoy the tranquility of this setting. Come enjoy our two state-of- the-art outdoor grills, picnic tables, a natural jetty, and a fire pit that rests on a rock outcropping next to the water.

Our home embodies the spirit of the eco-friendly area and uses all-solar electrical energy ("off-the-grid" for both electricity and wired telephone service) with a back-up generator and propane for stove and BBQs. The kitchen and bathrooms are refreshingly modern with a large shower and washing machine and dryer. We ask that you try to limit your use with the laundry machine in honor of our eco-friendly theme and our septic system. This home provides accommodations for 9 people and has one and a half bathrooms. A second-floor master bedroom contains a double bed and adjacent, large bedroom contains 3 singles and a bunk bed. A double bed in the downstairs den can comfortably sleep an additional 2 people.

Nature lovers: Among some of the ponds common fauna, we have a mating pair of loons that live and thrive here in the clean ecosystem. It is not uncommon to kayak through the lake and have a loon emerge from the depth right next to your boat, and you will likely get to watch the loons raise their baby if past years are any judge. The loon’s nest is located on the pond's island, is protected, and should not be disturbed. Whether relaxing by the fire or in a kayak at sunrise or sunset, the eerie call of the loon will surely overwhelm. Bald eagles also call on this pond home and transient moose have been seen feeding in the shallow areas.

Adventure lovers: We have kayaks and canoes for exploring the pond and the island (please contribute to keeping the island clean and undisturbed to insure that the owner continues to allow public access). We are surrounded by great hiking trails such as those found on Bald and Speckle Mountains (trail-head only 10 minutes away). You are only a 40-minute drive to Sunday River, an extremely popular ski mountain for New Englanders throughout the winter but in the summer offering adrenaline-inducing as well as leisure activities. Around Sunday River you will find over 20 miles of mountain-biking terrain; zip-lining; golf; a 18-hole disc golf course; and, of course, hiking. For a more leisurely day, you can take the gondola up the mountain and enjoy a picnic with a vista or visit their top ski lodge for lunch and a beverage. We are also within an hour of some of the finest white water rafting and there are multiple ATV companies in the area.

Activities summary, on & around the pond:

• Hiking

• Canoeing (canoe and floats provided)

• Swimming

• Fishing (with license)

• Nature walks

• Nature and action photography

• Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle boarding, Wind-sailing (rent or bring your own)

Activities summary, within driving distance:

• White-water rafting and kayaking, Class II-IV rapids (e.g. ECL Outdoors)

• Mountain biking

• Golf

• Disc golf

• Zip-lining

Excursions:

• 1:40 hours to Portland, ME (Portland Airport, amazing food,

lighthouse tours, breweries, live music, sailing, shopping)

• 2:00 hours to the Maine coast (e.g. Boothbay Harbor)

• 2:00 hours to Kennebunkport, ME (sailing, shopping, restaurants)

• 2:20 hours to Portsmouth, NH (live music, breweries, shopping)

• 3:10 hours to Boston, MA (Logan Airport)

We are happy to greet you or provide you with any information about how to best enjoy your surroundings during your stay. Please feel free to email any questions and, if you intend on staying or entertaining with more than 9 people, we ask that you provide us with some additional basic information.

Absolutely no smoking is allowed in the house. Please leave the home how you found it to prevent any penalty fees. No pollution, no littering.

Accommodation Type

• Vacation Rental

Property Type

• 2-story cabin

• new construction 2007

• 1780 sq. ft.

Theme

• Adventure

• Away from it all

Suitability

• Children Welcome (lots of puzzles, board games, books)

• Non-Smoking Only

• With apologies, this property is NOT wheelchair-accessible

• NOT appropriate for guests requiring 24/7 healthcare apparatus

use due to being "off-the-grid" and the potential of electrical

outages from inclement weather affecting solar-generated power

and possible back-up generator issues.

• Pets Considered

Great Room

• 270-degree views of the pond and mountains

• Full width of the house

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

• Bedroom 1: 1 double bed

• Bedroom 2: 3 twin/singles plus bunk/single

• Bedroom 3: 1 double bed (den on first floor)

Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms

• Master bathroom on 2nd floor: large designer-tiled shower; with

washer/dryer

• Sinks and shower have hot running water and toilet is not

restricted by time of day.

Kitchen

• Cooking & Eating Utensils supplied, well stocked with no need to bring anything

• 4-burner Stove

• Oven

• Refrigerator

• Bar Counter

Dining

• Separate area off the Kitchen & Great Room

• Seating for 8+

Other Amenities

• Electricity via roof-mounted solar panels for lighting, refrigerator, etc.

• Propane for stove/oven and outdoor grills

• Wood stove

• No Phone, bring your cell phone for emergency contact

• Internet is a function of your cellular service but works for us

• No TV reception

• Washer and dryer - no more than one load every other day, please - sunny days only

• Water from the pond is filtered and treated for general washing. Use bottled water for drinking - first case on us.

General

• Activities Guide

• Basic Soaps

• Bottled Water, first case on us

• Local Restaurant Guide

• Paper Towels & Toilet Paper

• Parking on the property

Outside

• Picnic Tables

• Small sandy beach area and natural rock jetty

• Easy access to the pond for kids and older folks

• Canoe with paddles provided

• Outdoor Gas Grills (2)

• Raised, Wood-deck Porch

• Pathway to the pond

Entertainment

• Books for adults and kids, including Maine guides

• CD Player

• Board Games

More Details

Owner
Bill MacMillan
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

Why Bill MacMillan chose World

We purchased this property for its unique location on the pond - a private peninsula with over 750 feet of lakefront - and the fact that it is off-the-grid, away from the maddening crowd. We were going to renovate the existing cabin and decided that a redo was a better bet. So, what we have now is all new from 2007, including solar and reasonable cellular coverage. Peaceful, unhurried, with plenty to do on and off the property.

Amenities

World Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1780 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Telephone service and Internet access is a function of your cellular service.

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Concord Pond waterfront retreat, off-the-grid camp but with the luxury of home
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
5

restful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Loon Lodge is comfortable, spacious--the land and the lake are lovely. Bill is an accommodating and gracious host.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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5

Wonderful. 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful! My family had the best time. Being off the grid was the best. The home was beautiful and the views were extraordinary

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Loon Lodge is a perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Loon lodge is a perfect getaway! My family had an amazing two weeks at this spacious, clean and comfortable lakeside house with gorgeous views from every room. We swam in the lake and explored it on kayaks and canoes that are on the property. We hiked the many beautiful trails to other lakes and a mountain. Enjoyed the amazing sunsets over the lake and the nightly campfires under the starry skies. The house has all the necessary amenities and the solar power provided more than enough electric power to accommodate our family's needs. The property is huge, very private and quiet. Bill is a wonderful host, a pleasure to talk to and very helpful with any problems.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place for a relaxing holiday for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week in Bill's house and had an absolutely wonderful time! The place is simply gorgeous - the best location on the pond - and the house is well maintained and equipped with everything you would need.

We stayed in the house two families together - 4 adults and 4 kids. The house worked well for all of us. The kids enjoyed picking blueberries, fishing and exploring, and we all enjoyed swimming in the lake, paddling in the canoes and kayaks (come with the house), making fires in what must be one of the best located fire pits, reading books overlooking the lake and just hanging around enjoying the beauty & quietness of it all.

We did go hiking in the area a couple of times. The hikes are easy to find and well marked. The pond you can walk around (shagg pond?) is peaceful and beautiful, and the water is very clear. We also recommend hiking to one or two of the peaks.

We particularly enjoyed that the house is truly off the grid. We did get phone signals, but no data access so we were all offline for the week. Just what we needed!

Bill was an excellent host who left us well-informed and prepared for our stay. We hope to visit the house again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great times.

  • 5 of 5

Great times with our grandkids. Money well spent. Would recommend this experience to anyone that wants a peaceful and quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Such a nice spot, great views, loved being able just get on the kayaks and explore the pond and the little island. We even picked fresh blueberries for our pancakes in the morning. The hikes near by had great views also. Would definitely return to this peaceful place. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $100 + Tax

7-night minimum: $1200/week; $100 service fee per stay; approved pets no extra charge; 9% tax.

If Saturday-to-Saturday doesn't work for you, let us know and we will try to work something out....

Owner's cancellation policy: 60-day cancellation policy (100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date); 50% refund at 60 to more than 30 days; none at 30 days and less unless stay rents and at the owners' discretion.

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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