GREAT LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY VACATIONS, ANNIVERSRIES & REUNIONS.

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Nancy or Derek Eaton

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Sleeps25
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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GREAT LOCATION FOR LARGE FAMILY VACATIONS, ANNIVERSRIES & REUNIONS.

Raymond Lodge Rental Photos and Description

8 Bedrooms, 3 Full & 2 Half baths, Sleeps +25, On the Lakefront

Welcome to Kossow Lodge, our home, a 4-season, private Lodge on beautiful Crescent Lake, in the Town of Raymond Maine. Crescent Lake is in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region of Southwestern Maine. The perfect all season place to hold large or multi-family vacations, college reunions, business retreats, anniversary gatherings, fishing trips, Thanksgiving and winter holidays, and skiing and snowmobiling trips. With eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, the lodge comfortably accommodates twenty five people. It provides both seclusion and serenity, as well as plenty of activities for family and children. With 2.5 acres on 283 feet of private waterfront, on the western shore of Crescent Lake, Kossow Lodge offers something for everyone to enjoy during their stay. A 17-foot canoe, Sunfish and two Kayaks are included in the rental. A 14'/10 HP boat is available to rent. Recent addition is the fully automatic standby generator to power the Lodge.

Pack your bags, Not your home, come and enjoy.: The china cabinet has service for 20+ people and the large dining room with its own stone fireplace can seat your whole multi-family group. The adjacent porch has its own large picnic table.

In summer, the porch (60'x12') with its full length Anderson Casements with screen & glass allow you to enjoy the beautiful lake views. The porch is the ideal gathering spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake views. Venture outside to enjoy the open deck patio with its own comfortable chairs & tables, 2 chaise lounges, picnic table and a hammock.

Travel down the steps to our dock, which has space for your 20-foot boat plus mooring floats. Swim to the float and enjoy the sunshine. Take the kids water-skiing. Or simply keep your eyes and ears open for the loons.

Kossow Lodge provides plenty of outdoor activities for all ages including badminton, croquet, and basketball. The indoor gazebo offers a quiet spot for cards and board games.

Fun for the whole family.: The basement playroom offers a full-size slate Brunswick Pool Table, an Air Hockey table, Foosball and a Ping-Pong table.The great room (24'x30'), with its magnificent stone fireplace, will draw the crowds in winter. It offers a welcoming spot to warm up and relax after a day of skiing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. We supply the firewood for both indoor fireplaces & outside Smores-Pit. Also, firewood for the 'Smoker'

Ski trips are a breeze with Shawnee Peak only 25 miles away and Sunday River just 53 miles away.

Please click on the link directly below that to view our Kossow Lodge website with 50 plus additional photos.

In addition to the supply of regular towels for everyone we also supply large size beach towels. Electrical Generator for back up power when Maine Central Power goes on vacation. It starts up automatically and you are never without electricity. The Lodge is next to a brook and walking trails offer daily exercise.

Crescent Lake lies in the Towns of Raymond and Casco, Maine. It is 4 miles long and 2/3 mile wide at its widest point. The maximum depth is 54 feet and fishing is good year round. Crescent Lake is a good size for moderate boating and is relatively quiet. Crescent Lake connects to Panther pond which then feeds into Sebago. The Tenny River links Crescent Lake and Panther and is navigable.

Recently installed is a Siemens 16 KW Electrical Generator for back up power when Maine Central Power goes on vacation. It starts up automatically and you are never without electricity.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Nancy or Derek Eaton

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Derek & Nancy Eaton

Kossow Lodge Owners

Nancy or Derek Eaton purchased this lodge in 1978

After years of vacationing on the Cape, we decided to try something more secluded, serene and laid back. Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine has provided our family with many enjoyable summer months away from the madding crowd.

Sleeps25
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversries & Reunions.
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversries & Reunions.
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Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Harrisburg, PA
5

Best Reunion Week Ever!!!!! Great House for Very Large Group!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Date of Stay: 07/21/12 Review Submitted: 08/03/12

The Kossow Lodge is a great place for a family reunion or get together. My family(8 brothers and sisters) have not been ALL together for over 15 years, as we are spread out all over the country. I wanted to have a special family reunion for my mother's 80th birthday and we could not have had a more perfect week than at Kossow Lodge. I started planning the week last summer with the help of Nancy Eaton. She was extremely willing to answer any and all questions I had regarding the facility. The lodge far out-weighed our expectations. We had a very large group, over the suggested 22, and we were very comfortable in our accomadations, There were 4 pull-out sofas in the enormous basement for the older children, who liked to stay up late and play games and watch TV! It was a great place for them, because you could not hear a peep upstairs! We had all ages ranging from 8-80, and there was something for everyone, I have a very active family and there were quite a few trails to run and exercise very close by. The lake itself if absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The kayaks, canoe, sunfish and motorboat were a hit with our entire group. The lake temperature was surprisingly warm and the lake itself was not crowded with other boaters at all. We felt like we were the only ones on the lake most of the week. We have had some large family gatherings in the past and have never had a kitchen stocked with so many amenities to accomadate our large number of people. There was also SO much room to actually sit and eat as a family, I have also never rented a house with so much seating for meals. The screened porch was used at night for family reminiscing, and we all fit very comfortably. If you were quiet enough, you could hear the loons every night. We left a few items behind on check-out day, and Nancy graciously sent the items immediately. I had the opportunity to meet both Nancy and Deke Eaton on check-in day and check-out day and there couldn't be two nicer people, who have thought of everything to make the Kossow Lodge an experience you won't soon forget. There are so many activites and sights nearby, I could have spent a month there and not done them all! My 8o-year old mom said it best - "it was the perfect week" I would highly recommend the Kossow Lodge to anyone who wants a week on a lake to remember!

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5/5
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to receive this wonderful positve review. Robin covered so many highlights in her response, we cannot add anything more to this review. Robin and her family are welcolmed back anytime. Nancy and Deke, look forward to having this fine family return.
Helpful votes: 2/3
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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversries & Reunions.
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Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Denver, CO
5

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We had our family reunion at Kossow Lodge -- 24 adults and 7 children (ages 6 and under) and the lodge and the Eatons were wonderful. The lodge is ve...
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
We had our family reunion at Kossow Lodge -- 24 adults and 7 children (ages 6 and under) and the lodge and the Eatons were wonderful. The lodge is very roomy and cozy at the same time and there's tons to do at the house. The kids loved the sandbox, basketball hoop, kayaks, sprinkler and the dollhouse in the toy room. The adults loved the huge porch in the back and the water toys. We also liked the firepit for s'mores. There was more than enough room for everyone and it was amazing that we didn't feel crowded with all the people we had! We'd love to go back! It was truly a memorymaking week for us.
Helpful votes: 8/8
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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversries & Reunions.
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(781) 444-3146 (home)
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Ridgewood, NJ USA
5

Four generation family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
Kossow Lodge was all we hoped for and more. Beside the beautiful lake setting, the kayaks, sunfish and canoe provided hours of wonderful water time, along with the floating dock for swimming. The owners greeted us upon arrival and walked us through the house, explaining where everything was and how everything worked. Having linens included was a huge plus, since there were 22 of us(ages 3 to 88). Even paper goods were supplied. There is a specially made steamer that was terrific for cooking lobster outside. One night we cooked 50 lobster, plus corn, with room to spare. The kitchen was equipped with everything we could possibly need, and there were multiple places to eat (dining room, porch, outside tables).Our eldest member enjoyed her room on the first floor, with a private bath, since stairs would have been difficult. There were lots of games for every age, the young adults esp enjoyed the pool and ping-pong tables. We made s'mores in the fire pit outside, wood was provided. There were plenty of local attractions (miniature golf, lighthouse, zoo, LLBean), but I esp enjoyed the days when everyone went sight seeing and I could enjoy the peacefulness! Food shopping was convenient, and although different groups ate lunch out, we mostly cooked dinner at the house. To us, it is referred to as "The Dream House" vacation.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversries & Reunions.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p215889
(781) 444-3146 (home)
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Vienna, ME
5

Kossow Lodge - Absolutely wonderful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
Our family has been getting together for a reunion every other year for about 15 years. We tried several places that were "OK" but not great. Then, 6 years ago, we booked Kossow Lodge. Everybody loves it! We've been back twice more since then. Nancy and Derek have made sure that the Lodge is exactly what THEY would want if they werre renting somewhere. Plenty of supplies, everything works, the place is immaculate and the hosts are just outstanding. We love it. Back soon!
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversries & Reunions.
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(781) 444-3146 (home)
Raymond Sebago Lakes Region
Toms River, NJ
5

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
This was our 1st Shyne Family reunion which consisted of 7 siblings, their spouses and children. We LOVED Kossow Lodge. Our mother grew up in Portland ME and we spent many summer vacations in ME including a stay on Sebago Lake. Our week at Kossow Lodge brought back many great memories. The house comfortably fit our family of 22. The house is so well appointed. There is something for everyone. We used the lobster cooker, spent many hours by the outside fireplace, playing badmitton and joying the pristine lake. I recommend Kossow lode without reservation. We all want to return soon.
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Kossow Lodge is located on Crescent Lake, in the Sebago Lakes Region of Southwestern Maine (Vacation Land) in the town of Raymond, Maine on the western shore of Crescent Lake. We have 283' of waterfront property within our 2.8 acres of pine forest. The Lodge provides both seclusion and serenity, yet offers something for everybody to enjoy during their stay. Day trips to North Conway, Mt Washinton Auto Road or Cog Railway, Freeport & L.L. Bean, Downtown Portland & Olde Port, Cape Elizabeth and the Ocean with Historic Light Houses, Ferry Boats to the outer Islands of Portland. Shaker Village, Mining for Gem Stones. The normal reponse after the 'kids' have been to our Lodge for 30 minutes is: 'Can we come back next year!'

Other Activities: Basketball, badminton, croquet, full size pool table, ping-pong, air hockey & foosball.

Rent a Pontoon boat and moor it at the Lodge dock.

Rent a water ski boat, several marinas will deliver and pick up.

Golf: POLAND SPRINGS------Poland Spring was the first golf course built at a resort in America and includes views of the White Mountains; fast bent wood greens, beautiful fairways, ponds and tees for all abilities. In 1896 Arthur Fenn designed the first 6 holes, and 1912 Donald Ross added his signature to complete the full 18 holes. He created a championship course that is maintained today. It is the treasure of Poland Spring.

Ski: 'Kossow Lodge' is perfect for the large family groups that downhill ski or cross country ski.

Shawnee Peak is close by and Sunday River is 53 Miles away in Bethel. For those that want to sled or ice fish or snow mobile 'Kossow Lodge' is the place to stay. Shawnee Peak is close by at 23 Miles.

Maine State Lodging Tax is 8%.

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Availability & Rates

Raymond Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Off Season
Mar 1 2014 - May 16 2014
$1,333
$1,333
$5,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Minimum Prorate $4,000 for less than a week's stay    
 
Early Summer
May 17 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$1,500
$1,500
$6,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Minimum Prorate $4,500 for less than a week's stay   
 
Peak
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 5 2014
$9,000
7 nights
 
Notes: NO PRORATE During PEAK SEASON Peak Season Rental is Sat- Sat In at 1 PM & out at 10 AM   
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 17 2014
$1,500
$1,500
$6,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Minimum Prorate $4,500 for less than a week's stay   
 
Off Season
Oct 18 2014 - May 22 2015
$1,400
$1,400
$5,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Minimum Prorate $4,200 for less than a week's stay    
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
$1,600
$1,600
$6,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Minimum Prorate $4,800 for less than a week's stay    
 
Peak
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
$9,500
7 nights
 
Notes: NO PRORATE During PEAK SEASON Peak Season Rental is Sat- Sat In at 1 PM & out at 10 AM   
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 16 2015
$1,600
$1,600
$6,500
3 nights
 
Notes: Minimum Prorate $4,800 for less than a week's stay    

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Notes

  • $5,000 to $9,500/week- Sleeps 25+. Plus 3 Sleep Sofas + Aero Beds Available
  • NO PRORATE During PEAK SEASON

    MINIMUM PRORATES; For less than a week stay the minium prorate varies from$4000 to $4800 depending on the
    season

    Refundable Security/Damage Deposit is $700.00.
    It pleases us to no end that we return your whole $700 back to you when you vacate.

    Check Our Web Site (click on Link at the bottom ) for complete payment schedule & 50+ Photos.

    Cancellation Policy: A $50.00 Administration Fee will be deducted from all refunds.

    PEAK SEASON & WINTER-HOLIDAY: Refund only if re-rented.

    OTHER SEASONS: Refund if cancellation is 30 days or more before arrival.
    If less than 30 days notice given, a refund is only made if re-rented
  • We have available, an adjacent cottage that sleeps six.

    Nancy & I are the owners, not agents. We try to meet all tenents incoming and outgoing.

    We do not accept any 'WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENTS'. We prefer ''two way' telephone contact after your initial email inquiry.

Amenities

Raymond Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Alarm System
  • Fireplace
  • Filtered Water
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • ISDN Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Broadband Access ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 down - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 down - toilet , This is a half bath
    Bathroom 4 up - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 up - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 down - toilet , This is a half bath with toilet and sink basin.
  • Five bathrooms total, 3 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms. The three Bed rooms on the first floor are supplied with 2 Robes each.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 down - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 down - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 down - 2 twin/ single , 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 4 MBR up - 1 king , Full bath/jetted tub.
    Bedroom 5 up - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 up - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 up - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 up - 1 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Basement Playroom
    Bedroom 10 - Basemenrt playroom has 3 sleep sofas and 6 Aero beds
  • Lodge Basement playroom has 3 sleep sofas. We also supply 4 pack-n-plays and 6 plus Aero beds as needed on request. We normally do not supply linen for the several sleep sofas, plan to bring your own sleeping bags or sheets. In the basement area we have an additional refrigerator, this makes for a total of three refrigerators.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Canoe
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Boat ...
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • marina
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • parasailing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • wind-surfing
  • pier fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
Notes:
Automatic backup electric generator 16 KW. We supply a 17' canoe, a sunfish, two kayaks, life jackets & some water skies. We have a 14 ft boat with 10 houtboard motor to rent with favorable rate. A Total of 3 Refrigerators- 2 in the kitchen. The lodge is fully heated and insulated. Kitchen has 3 coffee makers, 2 electric griddles, 3 waffle irons. Outside we have a Weber gas grill, large gas lobster cooker, Texas style smoker, 3 picnic tables, and large child's sandbox & child's wading pool. We have a new outdoor grill/fireplace at the edge of our lakeside patio for s'mores and ambiance at early evening. A children's playroom and doll house inside. Office space with PC router, gazebo room for card games with board games. We do supply many room fans for the occasional heat wave. Other wise the 'natural air conditioning' comes in at 10 PM. We supply all firewood for the fireplaces. We supply all need paper products and spices. You will want for nothing in the well equipped kitchen

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website: