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Lakeside luxury cabin, private, deck, hot tub, dock, canoe, kayaks, paddle boat

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Private luxury log home, level access to lake, outdoor hot tub, boats included

Beautiful log cabin renovated with granite kitchen counters, new appliances, flooring, two full baths, three comfortable bedrooms and futon, living room plus a family room, outdoor hot tub, chef-equipped kitchen. Wrap-around deck. Large dock, boats, peace and privacy, surrounded by almost two acres of lawn and woods. Deep drilled well, pure drinking water.

House amenities: Big kitchen with all appliances, everything for cooking, baking, including lots of pantry items. We come here often and our family chef insists on a fully loaded kitchen! There's even a herb garden right outside the kitchen door. View loons, ducks, beaver from the solid maple hand-made dining table or the large oak picnic table on the deck.

Two full bathrooms, main level bathroom has large closet with washer, dryer. Two large TVs, cable, internet, wifi, Roku, X-Box Kinect, Wii (bring your own games), landline ‘phone with free calls in US. Board & card games, movies, books.

Beds: All hand-made by Maine artisans. One king size, one queen, one full and on garden level, a bunk with full size lower and twin size upper. Luxury mattresses, quality bedding.

Property amenities: outdoor hot tub, hammock, volleyball/ badminton/pickle ball net, horseshoes, croquet, 55' dock and swim raft anchored in lake. Rental includes paddleboat, large canoe and two one-person hard-sided kayaks. Life jackets in all sizes. Gas grill on lower level.

Linens, towels provided, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, all cleaning supplies incl. laundry, d/w detergents. Please bring your own swim/hot tub towels. Paper goods provided too.

Local Area – less than an hour

Farmington is a charming university town with shopping, restaurants, movies, golf courses, wonderful hiking, and great lobster, of course! We provide lots of recommendations for what to do, where to go, where to eat.

Many other small towns, like Wilton (eat at Calzolaio’s), Hallowell (antiques, restaurants), Auburn/Lewiston (eat at Fish Bones or DaVinci) and don’t forget the farm visits – Turner’s own Nezinscot Farm even has a café, highly rated for breakfast, brunch.

One-Two hours - Too many to list!

Maine Botanical Garden on Boothbay Pensinsula - a seaside botanical garden! Go a couple miles more to Boothbay town for lobster rolls. Portland – we could go on for many pages. See-do-eat in our detailed guide for guests. Camden and Rockport are both postcard-perfect, impossibly scenic. Boat tours from many places on the coast, for whale watching, island visiting. Missed the moose? Maine Wildlife Park at Gray has them, bears too, and much more. Hiking? Bald Mountain, 3.5 miles round trip, countless others. Paddleboat trips on Moosehead Lake in Greenville. Freeport outlet shopping (6 LL Bean stores!), and harborside Harraseeket restaurant, choose your own lobster.

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Member since: 2011
Speaks spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Kay

Growing up on a dairy farm gave me a longing to see the world outside a small country district. I left my native New Zealand with plans to travel widely but did not get any further than the Caribbean and North America before settling down in the northeast of the US! After the hectic years of child rearing and establishing a career, it was a joy to find this wonderful log house in the western mountains and lakes region of Maine. There is similar scenic beauty and relaxed outdoor lifestyle to that of New Zealand, as well as friendly and helpful neighbors. And the seafood is outstanding! The Maine culinary and farm cultures are constantly evolving, enhancing the quality of life. The woods and lakes and rivers give endless opportunities for outdoor recreation or time to quietly reflect and catch up with yourself.

Why Kay chose Farmington

The moment we saw the house, we loved it! As soon as we stepped inside and saw its charm and excellent design, we knew that this was the special family retreat we had dreamed of. Peace and privacy and quiet, with super friendly neighbors as well - it's an unbeatable combination. We've been here almost ten years now and every year we enjoy it more! Every year we find different hiking trails, meet new people, find more historical and sightseeing spots and even better restaurants.

What makes this cabin unique

What could be better than breakfast on the deck, watching the early morning mist rise from the water and a string of ducklings following mother to their own breakfast. Then there is the decision on whether to have the canoe-kayak race or go fishing or try to get that perfect photo of a loon, or go over to Freeport for some outlet shopping and a bowl of lobster bisque at nearby Harraseeket Restaurant - so fresh and good! We can do a few lengths out to the swim raft and back, then go into Farmington to get some heirloom tomatoes from the farmers' market and an ice cream from Giffords. Tomorrow we will go hiking - or maybe just swing in the hammock and not do too much at all!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The only thing I did not like about Kiwi Lodge is..leaving. On the last morning my husband had to pry the canoe paddle from my fingers. We really had a wonderful time, always something to do..The boys could pop in and out of the boats easily, they were successful at fishing, the hot tub, big screen T.V.s were great, we hiked, rode bikes, loved the fire pit, star gazing at night on the dock was amazing. The lodge was immaculate. Writing brings back great memories. How I wish we were back there.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Farmington, Maine

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Trash bins go up drive to area on Sand Pond Rd opposite mail boxes on Wed evening for Thursday collection, or $100 deduction from security deposit
  • Thurs-Sunday trash goes to local dump on your departure or removed by cleaners for $45 deduction from security deposit. Directions in house info.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • cell phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom on the upper level has tub/shower combination and twin washbasins, toilet and large closet with ample supply of towels. Hair dryer provided. Lower level bathroom has shower, washbasin, toilet. There is a large laundry closet, with washer, dryer and shelving with laundry detergent, stain remover, cleaning cloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upper level bedroom: King size rustic style bed, hand-crafted by local artisan from Maine cedar wood. Second upper level bedroom: Queen and full size beds, also hand crafted by a Maine artisan. Lower level bedroom: rustic style bunk bed, full size lower, twin size upper. Wide steps to top bunk which has side rail. Also full size futon in living room, plus Graco sleep/play pen for a small child.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The property is almost two acres; the house is surrounded by a wide lawn on all sides that slopes gradually towards more than 100 feet of lakefront. There are no neighbors on one side, and a thick screen of pines, birch, oak, ash, maple and other trees give complete privacy on the other side. Lake is in front, and another screen of trees is between lawn and road. The new 55 foot dock is four feet wide, opening out to an octagonal area that has space for seating while you are surrounded by water. This is a green oasis in summer; in fall the colors of the leaves are glorious, a wall of brilliant yellow, red, scarlet, spreading up the hills from the lake.


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Lakeside luxury cabin, private, deck, hot tub, dock, canoe, kayaks, paddle boat
average rating of 4.860465 based on 44 reviews

As Always Everything was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

It was my third time staying here. Usually it is with my husband and another couple, this time it was a girls weekend, with my old friends from college. They are now all huge Kiwi Lodge Fans too. We had incredible weather, and never left the property. Thank you so much for a fabulous time, once again!

  • Submitted: 24-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie, we are delighted to know that the girls' retreat went so well! There is so much to do in the surrounding area but for a group of friends who are combining a career outside the home with caring for a family, it is a wonderful thing to take time off to reconnect and enjoy the beauty, peace and comfort of Kiwi Lodge in the process! We look forward to seeing you again. Kay and the Kiwi Lodge team
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Lovely fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time celebrating a milestone in our marriage at Kiwi Lodge. The cabin is beautifully laid out, clean and on a lovely lake. Though it was just two of us, it would have easily accomodated many more. The long dining table off the really well stocked kitchen would have been a great place to congregate, but there was also lots of other space so it would not feel crowded even with a house full. The area around Kiwi lodge is stunning in the fall.

Kay was especially easy to work with and she even left us a special surprise to help us celebrate! So thoughtful!

  • Submitted: 15-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is very good to know that the two of you enjoyed that important anniversary, Carla! We do have lots of guests who come for a special occasion. The property is a very special place for our family so we like to make sure others have the same experience - and we work hard to ensure that. We look forward to having you visit again! Kay and the Kiwi Lodge team
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Enjoyable,very clean house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 recently spent a week at Kiwi Lodge. The house was very clean and had everything we needed. With two teenagers and a 9 year old, the house was plenty big enough to give the older kids their space when they wanted it. We all enjoyed the hot tub, kayaks and played games at the large dining room table. Kay was very accessible and got back to use immediately via phone and email when we had a question. We've been to the Farmington area many times and always enjoy eating at The Harvest House. We also went to the movie theater in town and 3 of us watched a movie with popcorn and drinks for under $30 - a great bargain! One day, we drove to Auburn to play miniature golf at Tabers Golf and Restaurant. The course is right on a lake and a lot of fun to play. While there, we went to Mac's Downeast Seafood for a good lobster dinner. A couple of us tried out the public golf course in Wilton as well as Diadema Golf Course in North Anson. Kiwi Lodge is in a great location with plenty to do at the house or within an hour or so drive.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, your review is so helpful in giving the highlights of experiences that your family enjoyed. We are delighted that you enjoyed Kiwi Lodge as well as the countless things to do and see in the area, and hope to see you all again.
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Great Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

We rent a vacation camp annually and found Kay to be one of the most pleasant owners to deal with. She called the evening we checked in to see if we had any questions or needed anything. I've never had an owner do this. The camp was one of the most well stocked we've ever stayed at. It's a beautifully decorated and roomy log cabin....beautiful furnishings. It's a very quiet area. My family enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for sharing your vacation cabin with us Kay.

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheila, you and your family were definitely high on the list of our most appreciated guests! We do aim to have the house as comfortable as possible; it is great to get your confirmation that we met our goals.
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Peaceful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at the Kiwi Lodge with our sons, ages 11 and 13. It was our first trip to Maine and I looked at hundreds of properties before finally selecting Kiwi Lodge. And it did not disappoint! We spent most of our trip on the lake in the kayaks and peddle boat. The kids loved jumping off the dock and we all enjoyed the family of ducks that visited daily. We ate every meal on the porch, played badminton, relaxed in the hot tub, battled it out on the Xbox Kinect and did a few puzzles. Farmington is a cute town and there are plenty of places for a family hike. Portland/Freeport are a great day trip. But when you leave, you'll really just want to be back on the lake! There were a few days where we had the entire lake to ourselves! I highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for a great family vacation.

  • Submitted: 3-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just one word - Amazing.

  • 5 of 5

Paradise must be located on a Pond in Maine.

Very Nice Landscape, House is Perfect, Owner very Nice and well Organized.

We Loved to Spend a Great Time on Kiwi Lodge.

  • Submitted: 2-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Wilson Lake Country Club, Wilton
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Route I-95, at Auburn
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Titcomb Slopes, near Farmington
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Just down the lake shore from Kiwi Lodge
Car: necessary

As highlighted in information provided to guests before arrival, this region has much to see - if you can tear yourself away from the comfort and peace of relaxing at Kiwi Lodge!

Farmington has lovely walking paths through the woods. SugarWood Gallery in Farmington has wonderful handcrafted furniture and many other locally made items of beauty and interest. Visit the library, in a beautiful centuries old building with an unusual glass floor on the upper level.

Kingfield has John Orcutt's Schoolhouse Gallery that displays his excellent photographs of Maine; Halowell is a historic riverside town with good restaurants and great antiques shops.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Farmington, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
May 15 2018 - Jun 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2018
Jun 17 2018 - Sep 8 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2018
Sep 9 2018 - Oct 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2018
Nov 3 2018 - Dec 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2019
Jun 16 2019 - Sep 8 2019
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2019
Sep 9 2019 - Nov 3 2019
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add C$39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$128.78
Cleaning C$64.39
Plow/heat Oct-Dec only C$77.27
Refundable Damage Deposit C$515.12

All guests will receive, by email, travel/GPS directions, information on how systems in the house work (incl. Wifi, TV, Roku, trash removal, etc.,), and recommendations for what to do, see, where to eat in the local area, about four weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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