Absolutely beautiful, clean, magnificently built log home! As many others have written, the pictures simply do not do this home justice! Comfortably and attractively furnished and decorated, too! Comfy beds, fully stocked kitchen, great appliances, lots of books and games, and loads of room for a large group. Our party included four adults, three teenagers, and three children; there was plenty of room to be together, yet also plenty of room to spread out for privacy, too!
We simply cannot say enough about the wonderfully maintained waterfront. Best we have ever experienced during our stays in Maine! The shallow, clean entry was especially terrific for our one year old grandson to be able to sit by the water's edge with his beach toys. Our 5 and 11 year old grandchildren enjoyed the gradual entry for swimming and snorkeling as well as jumping off the swim raft. The kayaks, two single and two tandem, were a hit and used all week long. This was the 11 year old's first experience kayaking, and he absolutely loved it. He was a pro by the end of the week! Even the baby enjoyed sitting in one and being pulled around in it at the shoreline!
Six of the seven nights we enjoyed the fire pit on the home's beautiful stone patio while enjoying a great view of the lake and the sounds of the loons. We also spotted several eagles during our stay.....many times flying right overhead! We were initially hesitant to book because the water is across the road, and we were concerned about trekking all the little ones and their gear; however, the water is right there, actually closer than other rentals we've stayed at where there isn't a road between the house and water! Nice level lot and walk to the water, too!
We visited downtown Bridgton (great shops), Ebeneezer's in Lovell (delicious lobster rolls and yummy homemade pickles), and Black Diamond Steakhouse and Sunday River Brewing Company in Bethel are the restaurants we enjoyed in the area (within 30-40 min).
Janelle, the owner, is a breath of fresh air. We have rented for the past four summers in Maine, and Janelle has been the first owner to check in with us shortly after our arrival. She makes you feel very comfortable and encourages her tenants to contact her at any time during their stay.....even provided her cell phone number! Thanks again, Janelle, for sharing your home and allowing our family to experience it!