Feedback

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Mountains & Lakes reviews

  • Clean, rustic home on a sweet little pond

    "The Mr and I spent a week at Haley Hideaway with our 4 kids, dog and 4 of our own kayaks this July. HH gets an easy A from us, for a bunch of reasons: 1. Everyone fit in the house, which doesn't always happen with a family our size. 2. It was clean, like really clean; the windowsills didn't have dirt or bugs between the screens and the windows, which a lot of owners overlook, based on my experiences renting lake houses in Maine. 3. It's an exceptionally peaceful, quiet area. Other than some brief noise from nearby ATVing on the first day, we were left to enjoy the silence. The house is in great shape and had everything we needed. The other reviewers didn't lie. I brought things I didn't need, like my Vitamix (they have a decent-looking blender there), my velour bedspread (what, I hate other people's bedding! However, I never used it because the master bedroom has a...wait for it...really nice velour bedspread.) We enjoyed having 2 TV areas, and brought our PS4 (video game thingy), and had an easy hookup since both TVs are from the HDMI 1 and 2 era. I never played air hockey, but I can still hear the echoes of it because the kids ran to it every time we entered the house. You know what's really nice about this house? The mud room. That is just brilliant in a rental cabin. We had everyone leave their shoes there which kept the place pretty tidy. On the last day, I noticed there's a vacuum cleaner in the master closet. Oh well. The pond appears to have been formed by a dam, which makes for some interesting kayaking scenery. Submerged trees twist and protrude from the clear water around the edges. On some of the banks, there are fields of rocks and boulders presumably left over from glacial activity. We spotted several baitfish traps and spoke with the fisherman tending to them. I think he was the only other person any of us encountered on the pond itself! The kids liked being able to paddle from HH directly to Pine Tree Frosty for lunch and ice cream. There is an easy place to pull in the boats next to the picnic table area. We also tried the "Thai" place next door, which turned out to be more of an Asian cuisine place, but the food was ok. The kids enjoyed Rangeley Lake State Park & Smalls Falls. I enjoyed the reliable wireless signal. Our only dislike was the grill, which didn't get hot enough. To be fair: my husband is uniquely bad at grilling & I didn't bother to help. He said the grill is dumb. Do with that what you will. A+ Haley Hideaway!!!"
    Guest: kate g. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 17, 2016
    View listing
  • Absolute Perfection

    "We have just returned from spending an idyllic week with our children and grandchildren at Sylph Lodge, a truly authentic Sebago Lake camp. You know you have discovered a very special home when, within 24 hours of your arrival, you book your 2nd family visit for August 2017. Andy greeted us as we drove down the driveway and his tour of the Lodge made us feel instantly at home. The accommodations were very comfortable for 6 adults and two, young children. My first memory was walking through the kitchen to the dining room and spotting the basket of homemade blueberry muffins (secret family recipe) on the table. They were delicious and enjoyed by all. We wasted no time in finding our way down to the beach. We not only had 30 feet of beachfront but a dock and a float. Our grandsons are 1 and 3 years old so the gradual entry into the water was perfect. By the end of our visit, our eldest grandson had taken a supervised "swim" out to the float. There is a large outdoor deck with a stone fireplace. It became a gathering spot for chatting/reading during the day and roasting marshmallows and making s'mores in the evening. Our children and grandchildren are very precious to us and to be able to spend a week together in this incredible setting was a blessing. What memories we made during these seven days. Now, we will begin to plan for our return next summer. Our children and their families live in Minnesota and Tennessee so this may very well become an annual family tradition. Andy and Christopher, thank you for being the MOST AWESOME hosts anyone could ever hope for. You went out of your way to make sure we had everything we needed and we sincerely appreciate your kindness."
    Guest: vicki s. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 4, 2016
    View listing
  • The best vacation we have had in years!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "We rented both the Grand House and the Guest House for our family. The houses were perfect-pine, stone, sunken living room, decks, windows everywhere and views. Even internet service, HBO Etc. But we didn't watch a lot of TV. We swam and sat by a campfire on the shore at night. There are boats and canoes. We climbed Bald Mountain with its spectacular views. But most of all it was so darn relaxing. We did go to the Oxford Casino one night and won $500. That was just a small bonus compared the wonderful family vacation we had in Maine. Thank you for the memories. We are definitely coming back. And our friends are also renting the Guest House in 2016."
    Guest: World Traveler Date of Stay: August 2015 Review Submitted: January 5, 2016
    View listing
  • 4th of July in Maine

    "Nice location. Very private ,quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed kayaking , fishing and swimming . The description was accurate. The house was great , we had everything we need. Thank you ."
    Guest: Natalia Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 20, 2016
    View listing
Sponsored Advertisement