VACATION IN MAINE WRITER'S PRIVATE COMPOUND

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VACATION IN MAINE WRITER'S PRIVATE COMPOUND

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House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

THIS IS THE COUNTRY VACATION THAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF. The scent of wood smoke and pine. The haunting echo of a loon on a misty, morning pond. Moose wading at the shoreline.

Nestled in a pristine mountain valley, this upscale, waterfront property will take your breath away! The lush (3) acre setting includes, a spacious Grand House, a large New England Barn separate Alpine Style Guest House located on the northwestern tip of the property.

The architecture of the home interiors is an open concept; T&G pine walls, stone and pine floors, high beamed ceilings w/sky lights and lots of glass and decks to enjoy the views. Each season on the Pond is a truly, unique experience. In SUMMER swim crystal clear water; enjoy virgin trout fishing just outside your door. Sail or canoe on the Pond, breathe in the view before an evening cookout. AUTUMN on the Pond is breath taking! A blaze of color reflects upon the mirrored surface on the Pond. It's a perfect time for hiking, Mt. Biking, some late golf or trout fishing: spectacular photography. WINTER? Ski Sunday River or Mt. Abram. It's a snowmobile paradise! Sled from your door across miles of Maine's trail system.

While at the house, build a bonfire, make hot chocolate and skate in the shadow of the mountains on the Pond. Snowshoe or X-Country ski an untouched winter wonderland. Or, just cozy up beside the fireplace with someone special and enjoy the quiet of the winter woods.

Both homes have mountain and water views. Each home is rented separately. Check it out!

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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Ever since I was a boy I had wanted to be writer. I had read everything that Hemingway wrote. I guess I was as caught up in the legend of Ernest Hemingway—who the man was and how he lived his life—as much as I was his crisp, efficient prose.

Neil Young, to me, is to music what Hemingway is to American literature. As that young boy I insistently listened to Neil Young, began to write and dreamed one day of building a place in the mountains, on a peaceful lake in beautiful Maine.

I took my time. I searched to find that idyllic place that I had imagined. That’s how I found Shagg. It is a secluded paradise of green forest, on the shore of crystal clear-spring-fed water. The lake is nestled in a mountain valley. At the northern tip, the granite face of Bald Mountain rises up and reflects down upon the water. The moose… The loons… The massive trout… I built the main house and a guest house and a large New England barn. I invite you and your loved ones to come share a get-away on the lake in Maine I used to dream about.

It’s difficult to decide which season I like best up on Shagg. Of course, Summer is amazing. I love to swim and fish and hike Bald Mountain. The views are breathtaking. I love the wild sounds just before dusk when loons are settling down for the day. Then I want to say Autumn because the lake is ablaze with vibrant color. The sky is that beautiful rich blue. And the air is cool, crisp, sprinkled with the scent of wood smoke. When I think of Winter, I think of stillness. Quiet. Deer tracks in the snow outside the door. Getting on a snowmobile under starlight chasing shadows along a mountain trail.

Now that I think about it, what I like best is when someone like you writes in our guest book, “We had the best time together here.” Then you talk about how you made the mountains and the lake and the house yours. How this place will always be apart of you. How you will always be a part of it. That’s exactly the place I told you about. It’s that place I dreamed of creating when I was a little boy.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.7
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Vacation in Maine Writer's Private Compound
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Woodstock Western Maine
Ohio
4

A GREAT PLACE TO POND-ER

  • 4 of 5
My heart is breaking because last week is now just a memory. Spent the week basking in peace and the sounds of nature. We listened to a pair of hoot owls call back and forth to each other well into the night only to be topped only by the sweet calling of the loons.
We had perfect weather morning to night which made campfires by the shore a complete delight.
We met the nicest couple who shared the property with us whom we now consider to be our friends. Even if we never meet each other again they have added a special moment in our lives.
We are simple people who need very little luxury to satisfy us. That is why we found Shagg Pond to be such a special place. It was homey and filled with the echoes of many who came there before us. Who needs the Ritz when you have simple pleasures all around you?
I wish I could have given the guest house a five rating but I think maybe the cleaning lady should be checked on a bit more. The house was readied up for us but cleaned...oh could be better.
The public swimming area provided delightful and refreshing renewal after a day of touring. The water is so clean and more than deep enough to enjoy the swimming platform. It may be a small area but everyone enjoyed themselves.
Thank you Barbara for sharing a bit of happiness with us.
PS We saw moose in the pond twice during our stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Woodstock Western Maine
Seabrook, Maryland USA
5

THANK YOU FOR A VACATION AND A KIND OF FAMILY TIME WE HAD ALL FORGOTTEN WAS POSSIBLE

  • 5 of 5
On Saturday we arrived excited and just amazed at the property. We had rented both houses and though internet access could be arranged we choose not to at the last moment. A suggestion I strongly recommend. Right away we all felt at home as if we had been here before. The children disappeared exploring everything outside while the adults unpacked the car. Virtually everything we might need was available in the house. Though it was only cool outside my husband started a fire in the great living room. We grilled and ate supper outside that night on the deck. By Sunday we were all relaxed and felt as if we had been there for weeks. All the stress was far away. We all had our favorite routines, the kids out on the pond, Gary swinging in the hammock reading, sometimes with me snuggled up beside him. The sky was so blue there. Peaceful. By Wednesday we had climbed the mountain. Dad and son caught fish. My sister and I traveled to Bethel to play a little golf--I hadn't played in years. We all spent evenings playing old fashion board games and cards, talking and laughing about old stories we shared. Friday night the grown ups went to the casino. It wasn't Los Vegas but we didn't want it to be. What a great night out with husband, dinner and I won $50 on the slot machines. Our last night there we fell asleep listening to the loons calling to each other on the pond. I needed that week more than I realized! We are talking about (my husband and me) returning alone in the fall to enjoy the colors that must be brilliant.
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock Western Maine
Tavares, Florida
4

HAD A WONDERFUL STAY AT SHAGG POND

  • 4 of 5
We stayed in the Great House for 2 weeks and my daughter and her family stayed in the Guest House. The Great house was awesome, beautiful views, large living areas, remote location, but not too far from town. A perfect Maine getaway. Close to the White Mtns of NH, and about 1 1/2 hours to the coast of Maine. We enjoyed the hammock, and the large deck, fishing from the dock and paddling the canoes and row boat. Sleeping with the windows open and hearing the call of the loons.
A group of us hiked to the top of Bald Mtn. don't miss it, if you stay here, the views are worth the climb, spectacular!
The Guest house was also very nice, clean and fresh, a short 50 yd walk to main house. The owner was very nice and providing excellent customer service, we did get our deposits back in a timely manner.
There was no Broadband internet, but we found "The Smiling Moose" in South Paris about 30 min away does have WiFi as well as good food and friendly staff.
Bring your own towels as they are not furnished. Overall,had an awesome vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Woodstock Western Maine
boynton beach, fl
5

GREAT GETAWAY IN MAINE

  • 5 of 5
STAYED IN THE GRAND HOUSE, VIEW OF LAKE BEAUTIFUL--- WE HAD A GREAT VACATION AT YOUR HOME. EVERYTHING COULDN'T HAVE BEEN MORE PERFECT. VERY PEACEFUL WHEN WE WANTED IT AND IF WE WANTED TO GET OUT AND ABOUT PLACES WERE CONVENIENT TO GET TO AND SITE SEEING AS WELL. WENT TO MT. WASHINGTON, JUST BEAUTIFUL AND NICE DRIVE. WE GOT FRIENDLY WITH THE LOONIES, SOOO NICE. THE FIREPLACE WAS GREAT. HAD SOME NICE COOL NIGHTS WITH A BEAUTIFUL FIRE. JUST KNOW, CELL PH SERVICE IS VERY LIMITED (CHK WITH YOUR CARRIER) WE COULDNT GET ANY RECEPTION) ALSO AT THE TIME NO INTERNET, I THINK THEY ARE WORKING ON THIS
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock Western Maine
Concord NH USA
5

UNBELIEVABLE!!! WE JUST HAD THE BEST VACATION EVER

  • 5 of 5
We had to vacation early this year because of my husband's new job. We worried about the weather but summer came early. The lake and the mountain views are breath-taking. This is a very special place. My family rented the Grand House which was simply beautiful. The moment we arrived, it was like we were home. The world back home melted away. There was everything! The beds were made up and the house was spotless. The kids swam and fished. One day the whole family hiked up Bald Mountain and had a picnic lunch looking out over the endless mountains surrounding us. This was the most relaxing time. It was the kind of oldfashion family vacation that I remember as a child. Now my children are already asking if we can go back next summer. My husband and I took in the view everyday from the hot tub on the deck.

We would highly recommend this property to everyone who imagines a perfect, oldfashion, New England summer vacation. Oh-- we saw a MOOSE!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Woodstock Western Maine
Mattapoisett, MA
5

GRAND HOUSE IS GREAT

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the "Grand House", one of two properties on this site. It was what was promised and more. For cleanliness it compared very well, superior, to 4 and 5 star hotels that I've stayed in. The owner had a contractor come to plow the very long drive and shovel us out twice during our 1 week stay. The contractor was polite and conscientious. We were supplied with ample firewood to enjoy a wonderful fieldstone fireplace. The home was furnished very attractively and all the needed amenities were available. We were able to follow the somewhat complicated directions and arrived in the timeframe that was projected for travel. The property owner was friendly while arrangements were made and left contact numbers should we need to reach her during our stay. We have already suggested to friends that we rent both houses on the property for a two family ski trip in the coming months. This was a very enjoyable experience! HOWEVER- WE ARE STILL WAITING ON OUR SECURITY DEPOSIT RETURN. WE LEFT THE HOUSE IMMACULATE. EMAILED OWNER W/O RESPONSE.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Deposit Returned immediately. As I explained , we are so sorry for the glitch that happened. Thank you for the wonderful things you had to say about our property. We're happy you had such a great vacation.
Barbara
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Map

Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Portland Airport (smaller airports closer)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Bethel Maine / Sunday River area
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
There are a number of bars & pubs locally
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Mt. Abram (Sunday River 20 mins)
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bethel Inn & Country Club (many to choose)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Cross Stone Restaurant & Conference
Car: recommended

Each season on the pond is a truly unique experience. In Summer, swim crystal clear water; enjoy virgin trout fishing just outside your door; sail or canoe on the pond; breathe in the view before an evening cookout. Autumn on the pond is breathtaking! A blaze of color reflects upon the mirrored surface on the pond. It's a perfect time for hiking, mountain biking, some late golf or trout fishing. Spectacular photography. What about winter? There's Sunday River and Mt. Abram. It's a snowmobilers paradise! Sled from your door across miles of Maine's system. Build a bonfire, make hot chocolate and skate in the shadow of the mountains around the pond. Snowshoe, cross-country ski a winter wonderland, or just cozy beside the fireplace with someone special and enjoy the quiet of the winter woods.

Other Activities: Snowmobile Trail outside your door Skating on the pond.

Ski: We are 20 minute away from MT Abram, ski area.

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Woodstock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year Round - Guest House
Mar 16 2014 - Dec 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$130
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Woodstock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Mountain ...
  • Resort ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telescope
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking
  • Dialup Access
  • Washing Machine
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bring your own towels...
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Music Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Sailboat
  • Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • museums
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • playground
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • wind-surfing
  • snowboarding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snowmobiling
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • rock climbing
Notes:
* A Private Hot Tub in the Grand House * The new 'OXFORD CASINO' just down the road
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