CLASSIC MAINE CAMP ON QUIET PANTHER POND IN RAYMOND MAINE

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CLASSIC MAINE CAMP ON QUIET PANTHER POND IN RAYMOND MAINE

Raymond Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 1 bath, fireplace/woodstove, sleeps 8

This newly renovated cottage, with a charming deck, is set just twenty five feet from the water. Panther Pond, a mile wide and two miles long, remains quiet, with limited boating, even at the height of summer. There's a deep water dock, and mooring, a sandy bottom and swimmers raft. Boats available include a kayak, canoe and 12' John boat and paddles and life jackets. Crescent Lake can be accessed by the Tenny River. Rattlesnake Mtn trail leads to a great view of the Lakes Region and the White Mountains. Eagles and loons fish for land-locked salmon and lake trout.

The cottage is a classic Maine camp, with V-groove pine paneling, a fireplace and woodstove and a great southeast view of the lake. The sunny morning kitchen is fully equipped. You can watch your children dive off the dock from the kitchen table.

Raymond is adjacent to Windham and Sebago Lake and is convenient to stores, restaurants and recreational sites.

Central heating allows for year round rental.

Year round fun: This cottage is ideal for four season activities. Enjoy the lake house as a water front retreat or explore the area for adventures. The lake shores and rural back roads are beautiful during Fall foliage. In winter try ice fishing, snowmobiling and alpine and cross country skiing at nearby mountains. Sunday River Ski area is just a 45 minute drive. Watch Spring arrive as ice retreats and open water fishing and boating resumes.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered

Tony Beattie

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
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4.7
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Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
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Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
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+1 978 877-7545
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Worcester, Massachusetts
5

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY GREAT FOR A GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We picked this place for memorial day weekend getaway with a bunch of friends. Really beautiful pond and great for fishing. We caught everything from land locked salmon too perch and small mouth bass. Talking with some of the locals he claims there are some 7+lb large mouth bass in the area as well but we didn't get a chance to snag one. We did allot of kayaking as well. The house has an old maine feel to it, its warm, welcoming and clean. Be sure to try mosquito ice cream which is right down the street . Thanks Tony.

Anthony Brown
  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184132
+1 978 877-7545
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
New York City
4

WEEK ON PANTHER POND

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our week on Panther Pond, Raymond ME. The house is right on the water -- a lovely lake--and conveniently located. Unfortunately while we were there, there was an algae bloom which made the swimming less appetizing but we still had fun kayaking and sailing. The house was simple but adequate for our needs and it was wonderful grilling and eating outside (We live in NYC). Nearby there were woods where I was able to walk my dog. If you want to hear the cries of the loons, stay here. All in all, a very enjoyable week!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184132
+1 978 877-7545
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
4

NICE MAIN COTTAGE -

  • 4 of 5
Our family had a really good time in spite of 2 rainy days. We have 10 yr old girl/boy twins and they really enjoyed their 1st Maine vacation experience. We spent lots of time, boating, swimming, jumping off the docks and just exploring the area. Games, movies and the wood stove saved the day along with Antique shops in the area and good seafood on the water in Naples during the rainy days. We had friends visit and stay one night with their teenage son - and we still had plenty of room and the three kids had a blast on the water. The kitchen had everything needed for meal preperation.
The only thing that wasnt pleasant is the double bed downstairs-we found it to be very small & uncomfortable. Other than that, the outdoor view, deck and fire pit where great! We would consider a return visit. Tony - the owner was very nice to deal with...which made planning our summer vacation easy.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
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+1 978 877-7545
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Franktown, CO
5

IDEAL MAINE CAMP

  • 5 of 5
This charming Maine camp was an idyllic spot for our family's summer vacation. The house had every amenity necessary to enjoy a week on a lake. We especially loved the three boats(canoe, kayak, rowboat) and the blow up toys for water play. Our three kids, aged 12, 10, and 9 thoroughly enjoyed the 'swimming wharf' that they could swim/paddle to and jump off of and push each other off of! We loved the outdoor campfire area, roasted marshmallows there with the kids and friends. We are former Maine residents and rented this house so that we'd have plenty of room to invite our friends for meals, lake play, and sleepovers. There was plenty of space for two families to hang out for the day with lots of seating inside and out. There were also lots of extra beds for the kids' friends to sleep over. The children loved the HUGE DVD and video selection to choose from. We had one really cold and rainy day, it was so nice to have games and puzzles and movies to enjoy, along with the woodstove inside. I can't say enough good about this place. It's certainly not a 5 star hotel or decorated with the latest fashions, but in my opinion, a Maine Camp shouldn't be. It fit our needs perfectly and we'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184132
+1 978 877-7545
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
5

PERFECT FOR FALL STAY TOO!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cottage near the end of September and found it to be quite comfortable. It's location is great with N. Windham nearby with a Super WalMart and every other store or restaurant you could need for supplies, etc. We also found the location to be close enough to Portland and to Freeport (LL Bean) that they made nice day trips.

The dogs loved the water (even though it was a bit too chilly for us to swim) and jumping off the dock. We really liked the deck out back with grill, picnic table, long bench and campfire pit plus room to set up our hammock. I think we were out there every night just looking at the stars and listening to the loons (and the quiet!). The cottage was nicely furnished and had more than enough seating for us in every room (but there were only 2 adults). The downstairs is all knotty pine and beautifully renovated. Upstairs was a bit more rustic, but was classic camp. I stayed in the upstairs bedroom with the wall of windows overlooking the lake and found the bed to be quite comfortable.

One of best parts of this rental was that there is TV with cable, internet hook-up (which we couldn't get to work, but Tony did offer to troubleshoot for us--I LIKED the week away from work!), and all other "creature" comforts. This way if you wanted to focus on the pond, nature and the quiet you could. But if you wanted to sit and veg in front of the TV for a while, you could do that too!

There are houses on both sides of the cottage, though when we stayed, only one side was occupied. I think we would have liked a bit more of a remote location in that aspect, especially with the dogs running around. Plus one house was having a new tile floor laid and the workers liked loud music the entire time they were there.

We were surprised that we went through about 10 gallons of bottled water for the week. The kitchen was nicely stocked with dishes, etc., and there were extra paper towels and rolls of tp available. The dishwasher is a blessing!

Tony was very easy to deal with and was accessible if needed. The cottage was a great girls' retreat--we felt very safe (of course, the dogs were there and my best friend is a former Army MP). We planned to fish, but never got to it. One of the best parts was that the dogs could join us--something that's not too easy to find!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Classic Maine Camp on Quiet Panther Pond in Raymond Maine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p184132
+1 978 877-7545
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Maine
4

PANTHER POND - A PLEASANT PLACE

  • 4 of 5
Panther Pond is lovely and relatively quiet (not too much motor boat activity). It is a great place for kayaks and the pond is clean for swimming. The swimming float was fun to have off the dock.

The cottage was nice, with a clean, serviceable kitchen (a little lacking on hard goods (drinking glasses, silverware, utensils, etc.) to cook and eat with. It was handy to have a dishwasher. We were not phased about having to buy bottled water to drink, our family of five went through about 12 gallons in a week (some of which was used for cooking).

There were four pleasant bedrooms; and one of them on the second floor had a great view. The house was clean enough (it was left dusty and the upstairs floors were not swept) and the bathroom was clean. The bedrooms were sparsely furnished, but that was part of the "cottage charm." The biggest problem with this property was that all of the beds are uncomfortable and the pillows were also not particularly good. It was tough for anyone to get a good night's sleep, which really detracted from our experience. The futon in the TV room was the best bed, but it made for uncomfortable TV watching/sitting....and there was only one other chair in that room. Most of the blankets smelled musty.

On a positive note, the two kayaks were a nice perk, and the rowboat (which had a slow leak) was also handy for fishing (which was not too plentiful). We did not use the canoe, as the seats were both broken.

If the owner replaces the mattresses and fixes the issues with the boats, we would think about recommending the place and about going back. Short of those improvements, I do not think we will go back to that specific property......but we would like to go back to Panther Pond.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear guests,

My 9 yr. old daughter and her friends love nesting in their very soft upstairs mattress. But I understand adults might find it too soft. I'll make changes to ensure more support and replace the pillows, as good sleep is essential to enjoying lakeside life.

I've added a clothsline for airing blankets. Extras are in the drawer. I'm planning on replacing the canoe with a newer, more durable and lighter one.

I've enjoyed hearing praise from many families and I value guests suggestions, especially as this property is available for rent for the first time.

Now if I could only ensure sunshine for every guest!

Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Car: necessary

Raymond and Panther Pond is a quiet retreat and is adjacent to the exciting Sebago Lake area, with numerous recreational sites and tourist attractions. Nearby conservation areas, accessible by boat or hiking offer great hiking and nature watching. Explore the rural back roads and find antiques, a Quaker Village, farm lands, streams and ponds. In Casco you can go horseback trail riding. Panther Pond is home to numerous summer camps and you can sometimes hear taps being played from across the lake in the Boy Scout camp. Loons will call you to sleep at days end.

Windham, ten miles away offers unlimited shopping, restaurants and theaters. Naples, ten miles North, is a quaint village with marinas and cozy restaurants.

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Raymond Cottage Rental Rates

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Tax Rate 7.0%

Notes

  • 1200per week 183 per night
  • 4500 per month 1200 per week 366 per weekend

Amenities

Raymond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • The television room has a futon couch/bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Video Library
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Canoe
  • Boat
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • marina
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
Notes:
A ten foot by twenty foot storage shed is available for storage.