MAINE LAKE COMPOUND

Ron Blouin

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Sleeps24
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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MAINE LAKE COMPOUND

Dexter Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 10 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 6 Baths, (Sleeps 20-24)

Splendidly secluded on four-mile-long Lake Wassookeag, this exceptional waterfront compound comprises approximately four acres of wooded and open lawns. Capturing spectacular lakefront views, this retreat includes a Maine Residence, Lake House, Court House and fenced tennis court. Approximately one third miles of private paved roadways and a parking area serve the property. Along the sweeping 300 foot waterfront with western views of great sunsets a dock offers direct access to Lake Wassookeag boating and fishing.

Maine Residence: Complementing its lakeside setting, a distinctive contemporary residence contains 3000 square foot with four bedrooms/three baths, fully equipped kitchen/dining island, living room with fireplace, a stunning 900 square foot Solarium family room with heated Mexican tile floor and completely enclosed with thermal-pane glass, and walking out to a 600 square foot lake view deck.

Court House: A spacious knotty pine paneled 1600 square foot cottage with three bedrooms, two baths, kitchen, dining room, living room, family room, located close to the tennis court.

Lake House: The quaint knotty pine paneled 1000 square foot lakeside cottage with three bedrooms, one bath, kitchen/dining area, living room, and an awesome view of the lake.

Lake Wassookeag in Dexter, Maine is approximately 35 miles from Bangor and 45 miles from famed Moosehead Lake. Air service is available from Bangor International Airport and a regional airport in Dexter.

For the Winter snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, this home is located in the heart of Maine's snowmobile and ATV country with easy access to groomed trails including ITS 84 which gives you access to virtually the entire state. Downhill skiing is available within 30 miles.

White water Rafting trips on the West Branch of the Penobscot, Dead, and Kennebec Rivers are all in close proximity.

Keywords: 3 Homes Family Compound

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered

Ron Blouin

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Three Sisters who grew up in Maine

Ron Blouin purchased this estate in 2003

Family friendly where you can also have your own space.

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Maine Lake Compound
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Maine Lake Compound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51428vb
(708) 385-1508(Illinois, USA)
Dexter Maine Highlands
Sacramento, CA
5

OUR STAY AT

  • 5 of 5
Our children and grandchildren wanted to learn about their "roots", so we took them back to Maine. The "Three Sisters" property was the ideal location for our three daughters and their families. Everyone enjoyed the crystal clear water in the lake, use of the kayaks and canoes, and playing pickleball on the tennis court. We even hosted a family reunion during our 2 week stay, so the kids could meet all their cousins. Everyone agreed that this was the best reunion ever, because the location was just perfect! The sunsets were fantastic!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great comment.
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Maine Lake Compound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51428vb
(708) 385-1508(Illinois, USA)
Dexter Maine Highlands
Minocqua, WI
5

GIRLS GETAWAY/COLLEGE REUNION

  • 5 of 5
Three Sisters was the perfect location for a "Girls' Getaway". My college friends meet annually at a different location to renew friendships and catch up on each other's lives. We have been doing this for 20+ years and Three Sisters was the most accomodating, friendly, beautiful and fun location we have ever encountered. It allows privacy, if you want it.....as well as a beautiful "Maine" house where all can congregate for coffee, cooking, laughing or whatever.... THREE SISTERS IS THE BEST!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
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Maine Lake Compound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51428vb
(708) 385-1508(Illinois, USA)
Dexter Maine Highlands
Cambridge, Massachusetts
5

FAMILY GATHERING AT THREE SISTERS...AND A WEDDING!

  • 5 of 5
My new husband and I booked the Three Sisters for a family getaway, inviting 18 family members to meet us in Dexter for some fun, relaxation, and a wedding, which we held on the property. While it was a long drive for our guests from Ontario, once they reached the property everyone thought that the trip was more than worthwhile.

This property is even more beautiful than we could have imagined. It has beautiful wood features and cottage touches with modern amenities thrown in (wireless internet, satellite TV, dishwasher, washer/dryer). The gathering room in the Maine House is enormous and easily allowed for a simple reception meal after our wedding ceremony (which was conducted outside beside the lake). The other two houses are also lovely. With three different meeting areas, our guests were able to spread out and have both together and alone time.

The deck is also huge with beautiful views of the lake. We spent most nights sitting out on the deck enjoying the gorgeous sunsets and then making our way down to the bonfire pit beside the Lake House where we made smores and enjoyed the calls of the loons. Surprisingly, the bugs at night (and during the day) were scarce.

The lake is extremely clean and was a pleasure to swim and play in. We rented a couple of boats from a local rental shop and skied, tubed, and fished all week. We also took a couple of trips by water to the local seafood shack which is located on the smaller side of the lake. We all piled into the small fishing boat, the canoe, the kayaks, and paddle boats and enjoyed a yummy dinner and ice cream on the water. On the way back, the lake was usually calm and it was awesome to experience the sunset from the water.

As other reviewers have noted, Dexter is small but has all needed amenities. Bud's Shop & Save is great, as well as Reny's. Guests could easily purchase forgotten items in town and be back to the cottage in about 15 minutes.

We took a single day trip up to Millinocket to go white water rafting with Three Rivers Outpost on the Penobscot river. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLY FUN!!! While there were a few Class V rapids, we all felt safe and had a great daylong excursion. The river also afforded great views of Mount Katahdin.

Needless to say the end of the week came much too quickly. Hopefully we will be able to return to the Three Sisters for another family vacation in the future (maybe for our 10 year wedding anniversary).

Thanks for renting your beautiful property!
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Maine Lake Compound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51428vb
(708) 385-1508(Illinois, USA)
Dexter Maine Highlands
The Midwest
5

THIS PLACE HAS IT ALL!

  • 5 of 5
Fabulous place to stay for families of all ages! There were 19 of us and we never felt crowded. Kids (and the young at heart) were swimming, canoeing, kayaking and playing tennis & soccer all week long. Sunsets over the lake are beautiful and the sound of the loons at night is magical.

We took a short (20 minute) road trip to Dover-Foxcroft for the annual Whoopie Pie Festival and experienced a true slice of Americana along with the Whoopie Pies! Another jaunt was to Moosehead Lake in Greenville. It's only 45 minutes away and worth the drive. However, it is hard to leave the 3 Sisters because there is os much to do there and it is so comfortable! All of our material needs were easily met in the local stores of Dexter: Bud's (groceries) Reny's (everything--and I mean everything--talk about another slice of Americana) and a Rite-Aid.

After hearing about the trip and seeing the photos, many of my friends are interested in gathering their families in Maine. I do not hestitate to recommend it to anyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Maine Lake Compound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51428vb
(708) 385-1508(Illinois, USA)
Dexter Maine Highlands
Freiburg, Germany
5

MEMORIES FOR YEARS TO COME

  • 5 of 5
Our week at Three Sisters fulfilled all of our expectations. Considering the fact that our group consisted of individuals ranging in age from 5 months to 83 years with equally diverse interests, that is saying a great deal. Even the weather cooperated. The fact that our large group of family members and friends could spread out over three separate and distinct houses was a godsend. The property's location provided lots of privacy for our group, while at the same time giving easy access to the town of Dexter, where we found the Shop 'n' Save well-stocked for our normal grocery needs as well as offering Maine specialties like lobsters. We also found TJ's restaurant (that used to be called Giovanni's and which is on the far side of town)--a nice place for a large group to have a decent dinner. Three Sisters' scenic lakefront setting with its dock and swimming platform--as well as the the kayaks, paddle boat and small electric motor boat that were provided--made the lake not only accessible to the swimmers in our group, but also the nature watchers (loons, eagles, otters, ducks, etc.), anglers, and boatsmen. Some of us also used the property as our base to hike one of the mountains near Moosehead Lake, others to ferry out to an island at Moosehead/Greenville, and still others to explore the very small town of Dexter--both its past (Grist Mill and Abbott Museums, the Maple Street and 1843 cemeteries, the abandoned Dexter Shoe factory, etc.) as well as its present (Reny's, the Abbott library, Bingo on Wednesday night at the American Legion, the redemption center for recyclables, etc.). (If you decide to try your hand at Bingo on Wednesday at the American Legion or on Friday at the Knights of Columbus, be sure to avail yourselves of the dabbers that we left in the Maine house for future guests!) Our two campfires at the campfire ring near the Lake House--which included the mandatory hot dogs, corn grilled in its husk, smores, and watermelon as well as the campfire songs to create the atmosphere--were also definite highlights of our stay. And as an aside, we found the owners and their maintenance person very attentive to our needs and concerns. I am sure that all 18 of us have taken home memories from Three Sisters that will last for many, many years if not for a lifetime.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Maine Lake Compound
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p51428vb
(708) 385-1508(Illinois, USA)
Dexter Maine Highlands
Blue Island, Illinois
5

DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE...

Didn't want to leave...
  • 5 of 5
My family had the best vacation ever this summer...we truly did not want it to end. My first thought as I arrived and strolled the property and toured the homes was that the posted pictures truly do not do this place justice. You must see it to appreciate its beauty and the love that has been put into this place. My teenagers had the best time taking the boat out on the lake and just had fun hanging out...going into town...and seeing the local sights. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay carefree and enjoyable. The boats are waiting for you feet away, the hammock is perfect for an afternoon nap, grill is ready for your favorite steaks (or seafood!), lifejackets, floating pier, tennis courts, game tables, even a baby crib and stroller if you need it! I did not even mention the view! Perfect. Even the Maine night sky gave you billions of stars to enjoy. Great local restaurants are minutes away as well as cute shops in town. I would highly recommend this resort and would go back the first chance I get!
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
interstate 95
Nearest Beach
Lake Wassookeag we are on the Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
In town
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Moosehead
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Dexter
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
in town
Car: recommended

Lake Wassookeag is a beautiful spring fed body of water with all water sports activities, swimming, fishing, boating, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, and 2 public boat launches.

Dexter offers a 9 hole golf course and there are others in the area.

A canoe and 2 kayaks are available for your use.

The area also offers canoeing/kayaking, whitewater rafting, cross-country skiing, hiking trails, biking trails, hunting, bird watching(loons, bald eagles, cormorants, ducks, etc.), moose watching. For the Winter snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, this home is located in the heart of Maine's snowmobile and ATV country with easy access to groomed trails including ITS 84 which gives you access to virtually the entire state. Downhill skiing is available within 30 miles.

White water Rafting trips on the West Branch of the Penobscot, Dead, and Kennebec Rivers are all in close proximity.

Ocean shore locations are within 40 miles; Bar Harbor is approx. 70 miles.

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Availability & Rates

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Dexter Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May/June
May 1 2014 - Jun 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,404
 
 
September/October
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,600
$5,404
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning $350.00
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes In the event of cancellation of this lease contract, refund will only be made to the extent that a replacement tenant is found to occupy this vacated property reserved under this contract. LESSEE shall give at least 90 days notice of written cancellation via certified US Mail.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Dexter Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Covered Parking
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Living Room
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Oven
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Master Maine House
    Bathroom 2 - Maine House
    Bathroom 3 - Maine House
    Bathroom 4 - Lake House
    Bathroom 5 - Court House
    Bathroom 6 - tub , Court House
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Maine House Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Maine House
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Maine House
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Maine House
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Court House Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 6 - 1 bunk bed , Court House
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Court House- bunk bed (single top queen bottom)
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double , Lake House Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Lake House
    Bedroom 10 - 1 bunk bed , Lake House
  • Maine House: 4 bedrooms (Master bedroom 1 queen bed, bedroom 2= 1 double bed, Bedroom 3= 2 twin beds, Bedroom 4= 2 twin beds), 3 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, solarium family room, outdoor BBQ grill, private boat dock, private beach, tennis court. Courthouse: 3 bedrooms (Master bedroom=1 queen bed, bedroom 2=1 bunk bed (2 twin), bedroom 3=1 bunk bed (twin top, double bottom)), 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, deck. Lake House: 3 bedrooms (Master=1 double bed, Bedroom 2=2 twin beds, bedroom 3=1 bunk bed (2 twin), 1 bathroom, living room/ kitchen/ dining room, deck
Entertainment:
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Tennis Court
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • boating
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • mountaineering
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • kayaking
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • rafting
  • cycling
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • jet skiing
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • sailing
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