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Ideal 2-family, Huge Main Room, Great Beach, Screened Porch/Patio with Fireplace

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6+ Bedrooms, 4+ Bathrooms, Sleeps 14, Located on one of the great Maine Lakes!

Enjoy a 5-star vacation home and all of your favorite freshwater activities - swimming, kayaking, playing on a sandy beach, fishing off the dock, or just sitting by the water. Our dock can handle large boats, and if you don't have one to bring, a rental boat can be delivered to Little Sebago so you can enjoy lake cruising, water skiing and boarding, tubing, and fishing.

Beyond the property itself, it's only 25 miles to Freeport and Portland for great dining, shopping, and cultural experiences. The fall is a great time of year to be at the lake with apple picking, hayrides, nature walks, and a great foliage season. 30 minutes away is Rattlesnake Mountain, which has beautiful hiking (and no rattlesnakes). During the winter months, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country-skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating (if the conditions are right) are all available out the front door, and we are within reasonable driving distance of some great downhill skiing.

The house (we call it “The Lodge”) was built in 2013 with LEED-Platinum construction standards in mind. It was built on the same spot where our extended family’s first Little Sebago “camp” used to sit. It was hard for some of us to see it go, but the design of the new Lodge was based on many years of vacationing together in this exact location, and our whole family thinks it’s great!

The property has beautiful landscaping and mature trees. The waterside of the property has an outside granite stairway with a stainless handrail that winds down from the main floor’s screened porch to a terrace where there is another entrance, directly into the lower-level hallway. The stairway then goes a few more steps down to a partially-shaded grassy area - an ideal spot to spend time near the water, lounging or lake-watching. Nearby is a large waters-edge deck, an extra-large dock, a storage shed holding six life jackets of various sizes (and with room for your stuff), and two kayaks for your use. But the main outside attraction, for many, is the great private beach, with nice natural sand and a very gradual descent into Little Sebago’s great water. A float completes the waterfront, and the swimming is excellent in both directions.

The heart of the Lodge is the great room, which features a modern kitchen that can handle a crowd with ease, a large island with 6 bar chairs, a 12-person dining table, a round table for games and puzzles that seats 6, plenty of comfy furniture for lounging, and big windows for light, views, and breezes. There are beautiful wood floors and finishes throughout.

The Lodge’s bedrooms come in two basic types, “large” and “flexible”. There are 2 “large” bedrooms. The large bedroom on the main level is wheelchair accessible and has great sound insulation from the the rest of the house, so it can be good for folks who don’t want to deal with stairs or who may want to go to bed earlier than others. It has a two extra-long twin beds that we can cinch together for you to make a king bed, great storage, and a compartmentalized full bath (3 lavs) that can be made either private or accessible from the great room. The other large bedroom, on the upper level, is actually a “suite” that occupies that entire floor. It has the same twin/king bed set-up, great storage, and its own full bath. And it also has a “nook” room with two regular-length twin mattresses on the floor for children, if needed.

The four “flexible” bedrooms are on the lower level, which has a center hallway and a pair of these rooms on each side. These four bedrooms are the same size, and each has its own door, 2 extra-long twin beds (that we can also cinch together to make a king bed), 2 night stands on rollers, and 2 wardrobe closets on rollers. The wardrobe closets that sit between each pair of rooms create a moveable wall that provides a good visual barrier (but not as much sound privacy as a real wall). For each pair of lower level bedrooms, this makes it possible to put 2 extra-long twin beds in each bedroom, or 3 extra-long twin beds in one bedroom and 1 in the other if you prefer. And any two extra-long twins can be made into a king.

Also on the lower level are two compartmentalized full bathrooms. One full bath has one room with a stacked full-size laundry set and countertop lav, which leads to another room with a toilet or a third room with a shower. The other full bath on the lower level has one room with 3 countertop lavs, which leads to another room with a toilet or a third room with a tub/shower.

The top part of the driveway is paved and is fine for parking, but it also has a heavy-duty adjustable basketball hoop and court (balls are provided). From there, the driveway slopes down toward the Lodge where there are at least 5 parking spaces close to the main entrance. (There are also 3-4 "upper"' parking spaces, except in the winter.) The waterside of the Lodge faces west (great sunsets), and it sits on the southeast edge of Little Sebago Lake’s large central basin and across from Spider Island.

All that said, many of us think the best part of this house is not really in the house or completely outside - it’s the screened porch. This porch features a vaulted ceiling, two ceiling fans, a stone fireplace, and screen “walls” on three sides that roll up or down, from the floor into the ceiling, at the touch of a button. It is often enjoyed all day and then well into the evening for outside dining, fireside chatting or singing, and s’mores!

More Details

Owner
John Newlin
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Gray, Maine

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Level - toilet , tub , shower , Total of 3 lavs, large countertop, wheelchair accessible
    Upper Level - toilet , shower
    Lower Level 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Compartmentalized - total of 3 lavs
    Lower Level 2 - toilet , shower , Compartmentalized, includes full-size laundry set
  • We provide at least "starter" amounts of toilet paper and hand soap in each bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main Level - 2 X-long Twins separate or make King; full bath attached
    Upper Level - 2 X-long Twins separate or make King; full bath attached
    Lower Level - SE - 2 X-long Twins separate, or together to make a King
    Lower Level - SW - 2 X-long Twins separate, or together to make a King
    Lower Level - NW - 2 X-long Twins separate, or together to make a King
    Lower Level - NE - 2 X-long Twins separate, or together to make a King
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is no TV, but there is a big pull-down screen in the great room for "movie night" (bring your own projector), and there are lots of games and a great sandy beach! For 2018 rentals, a partner company, LSL Services, will rent sheets and pillowcases for an additional fee of $18 per Twin and $24 per King (paid by separate check made out to LSL Services at time of check-in).

Location

Nearest Airport
23.6 Miles
Portland Jetport, 30 Minutes Away
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Casco Bay Lines 36 Minutes away
Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
Spring Meadows Golf Club 13 Minutes Away
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Downeaster 33 Minutes Away
Nearest Motorway
6.1 Miles
Maine Turnpike Gray 11 Minutes Away
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chute's Family Restaurant (Breakfast/Lunch)
Nearest Ski
35.5 Miles
Shawnee Peak 54 Minutes Away
Nearest Beach
Beach on Property
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Gray, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May-June 2018
May 4 2018 - Jun 15 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$484
From
C$596
Fri,Sat
C$1,936
C$4,840
 
 
Mid-June 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Jun 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$546
From
C$658
Fri,Sat
C$2,730
 
 
Newlin Family 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Jul 19 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
1 night minimum stay
C$5,975
 
 
Carton Reunion 2018
Jul 20 2018 - Jul 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$5,975
 
 
5 Nights in Late July 2018
Jul 23 2018 - Jul 27 2018
5 night minimum stay
C$854
 
 
Main Peak Season 2018
Jul 28 2018 - Aug 24 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$5,975
 
 
6 Nights in Late August
Aug 25 2018 - Aug 30 2018
6 night minimum stay
C$854
 
 
Labor Day Weekend 2018
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$854
 
 
2 Weeks in September 2018
Sep 4 2018 - Sep 16 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$546
From
C$658
Fri,Sat
C$2,730
 
 
Snow 2018-2019
Dec 1 2018 - Jan 6 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$546
From
C$658
Fri,Sat
C$2,730
C$6,825
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$465
From
C$571
Fri,Sat
C$2,327
C$5,817
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,613.3
Booking Fee C$74.46 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$527.42 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

• We rent only to persons age 30 or older. The person agreeing to the Rental Agreement must provide a legible copy of their driver's license or other government-issued photo ID.
• We will tentatively reserve your time slot as soon as we receive notice (via email, phone, or text) from you that you agree with the Rental Agreement and will make a payment.
• If you choose to use HomeAway’s online payment system, please pay the full amount (entire rental, booking fee, cleaning fee, taxes, Homeaway Service Fee, and refundable damage deposit) as per instructions on the website, but you don't need to send us a signed Rental Agreement because that is implied by your online payment.
• If you choose to pay the old-fashioned way, by the end of the next business day please send us scans or photos of: a pages 1 and 2 of your completed and signed Agreement; 2) your ID; and 3) your first payment personal or bank check for 50% of the total amount, and then please send the check via regular mail. If we don't receive receive the scan/photo items from you by the end of the next business day, or if we don't receive your check within 3 additional business days, your tentative reservation will be subject to cancellation. Once we receive your payment, signed Agreement, and ID, we will sign the Agreement, acknowledge receipt of your payment on the Agreement, and return a scanned copy to you. The remaining 50% will be due upon your arrival on the Check-in Date.
• If you cancel a booked reservation, for any reason, we will attempt to re-rent the timeslot, and any amount of time re-rented will be refunded to you, pro-rata, less a service charge of 10% of the Total Due. We encourage all renters to purchase traveler’s insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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