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Nancy or Derek Eaton

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Raymond Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 BR + sleeping loft +1st Floor sleep sofa. + Porch Bunk bed. Sleeps 8 1 Bath

Please check our availability calendar. The A-Frame is seasonal rental.

If you're looking for a peaceful, relaxing, summer vacation rental on a tranquil lakefront setting in the Sebago Lakes region of southwestern Maine, consider the rental of our very secluded A-Frame-style cottage. It's situated in a cove on the western shore of Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine. The aframe cottege home is just three-eights of a mile from the main road (RT-85), along with only three other private homes. It's a fantastic location for couples or families with small children to reconnect. We supply your family with a canoe and two ride on kayaks.

On the first floor of this modern is a small but fully functional kitchen, an enclosed porch, a large deck overlooking the lake, a living room/dining area, and a full bathroom. The second floor has 2 BR, plus a 3rd Floor sleeping loft for 2 with two twin size beds. The living room has a sleep Sofa and Child's Screened Sleeping Porch has a Bunk Bed which accomodates two children.

The A-Frame has under gone major renovations in the spring of 2010 and 2011. The roof is new, the deck and railing is all new, all the windows have been replaced with double hung windows for better ventilation and viewing out. The Loft has all new pine paneling. The bunk beds in the loft have been replaced with larger twin beds. New wall to wall carpeting in the first floor, second floor and the Loft.

Best of all we remodeled the bathroom. The tub and shower are all new.

We have added a bunk bed on the side sleeping porch and have received many kudos from the kids. The whole A-frame has been resided and painted.

The second floor offers a master bedroom with a queen-size bed and lake view, and an open second bedroom with two twin beds. The third-floor loft has two twin beds. (The loft is not recommended for small children due to the steepness of the staircase leading up to it.)

This lakefront summer vacation rental offers fun for every member of your family. The sandy beach allows for a shallow entry into the lake. The L-shaped dock can accommodate your own 18-foot boat. Included in this summer rental is a 17-foot canoe and two Kayaks. We also provide a mooring bouy to park your own larger water craft.

There is a outdoor fireplace to gather around while toasting marshmallows in the evenings. The swimming in the clean, clear water is wonderful. The kids will enjoy the swim platform! And our well water is good to drink.

Bring your fishing gear, the fishing is great! Many bass tournaments are held during the year. We have two small

motorboats available to rent.

The lake and local area is wonderful for hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, or just plain relaxing. The view over the lake is simply beautiful; the loons are both audible and visible. A kayak ride down the Tenny Rivwer conects you to Panther Pond, which is about twice the size of Crescent Lake.

Choose 'A-Frame of Mine' and experience a tranquil setting for your next summer vacation!

.Please Note: State of Maine Lodging Tax increases to 8% starting 10/1/2013

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
July 4 thru July 11, 2009

What a beautiful place, we wake up to 3 families of wild turkeys walking by the front - by the lake. The weather was hit and miss,the fishing not so good, but we had a fantastic time! What a fantastic place for family fun. Thanks for sharing all your equipment,kayaks and motorboat,life jackets etc.

This is a place we would happily return to. Thanks

Nickie, Pat, Nolan and Sam
Jul 2009
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Nancy or Derek Eaton

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Speaks english
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
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:
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Reviews

4.7
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Secluded and Serene Location for Families to Reconnect
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WEEK GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
I can't even begin to explain how much fun our family had. It was amazing from start to finish! The house was the perfect size and had everything you need for a relaxing week. I am already looking to book for next summer. We spent lots of time on the dock fishing and swimming and even kayaking. The fire pit was fantastic for cooking and enjoying cool nights. The deck was amazing with gorgeous views. We enjoyed dinners in and out and lots of shopping at local stores. We will back for sure, great for kids of all ages. Thanks so much it was just what we all needed!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Rochester, MA, USA
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PERFECTLY RELAXING!

  • 5 of 5
The A-Frame was just what we had hoped for - a nice, simple place to enjoy a week on the water. Two of our sons joined us, along with their girlfriends. The sleeping arrangements are best for one set of adults and multiple children, as there's only one queen bed and the rest are twins.

We had terrific weather and made use of both kayaks and the canoe. If you want to rent one of the owner's aluminum boats, be sure to reserve early as we didn't realize that they have another larger cottage (the Lodge) next door and they also can reserve the boats.

We were thrilled to discover a bald eagle nesting just across the lake and at one point it sat in the pines right above the A-Frame! We also saw a porcupine, coyote and turtles - along with a few fish that my husband was happy to have caught.

A very relaxing vacation - with everything you need right there.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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WONDERFUL LAKEFRONT HOUSE FOR A WEEKEND GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
This A-frame house is absolutely perfect for a weekend getaway! The house is located on a quiet sidestreet and is just a few steps from serene Crescent Lake. The deck, yard, and dock are very private, and the house comes with free use of a canoe, kayak, or Sunfish. The owner Nancy provides a personal touch by giving recommendations for restaurants and suggestions on where to go fishing. The house itself is nice in terms of accommodations, with standard kitchen facilities, an up-to-date bathroom, and a comfortable bed with a great view of the lake. At only a 2.5 hour drive from the Boston area, this house provides an ideal weekend getaway for relaxation and fun in the sun. We can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
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Owner's Response: We look forward to this young couple's return.
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Buckland, MA
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WONDERFUL VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful time at the A-Frame. The A-Frame was clean, we were very pleased with the outdoor deck. It was large and the view from the deck was incredible. The sunrise was fabulous. I have wonderful pictures to enjoy for years. My husband, myself and our 3 sons, plus 2 girlfriends enjoyed our stay. We went swimming and boating. We loved having fires in the firepit and just sitting around talking and laughing. The weather was beautiful. There were plenty blankets, pillows and beds. The bunk beds on the porch were a hit with the boys. The A-frame was well stocked and I can't think of anything that the owners failed to think of for supplies, etc. The owner made us feel very welcome and was there when we arrived and also there the day we departed asking if there was anything they could improve on. I could not think of anything. What a wonder, peaceful location. We would definitely recommend the A-frame to our friends and family.
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Kingston, MA
5

ANOTHER GREAT WEEK!

  • 5 of 5
Nancy and Deke -

Thanks again for another great stay at the a-frame! We couldn't have asked for better weather and love the new additions to the house. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, beautiful sunrises, and the full moon coming up over the lake. Went out fishing every night in the motor boat and enjoyed a campfire on our return. Looking forward to 17th summer at the a-frame!
Donna, Dick, Laura and Tom
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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Oley, Pennsylvania
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MAINE VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 6 decided to visit a Maine lake this year in lieu of Lake George, NY for something different. After reading all the reviews, we were certain this was the spot for us and after experiencing it for ourselves we were NOT disappointed.

We had a fabulous time and the A-frame was the perfect size for us. Considering we visited Maine during a heat wave and had extreme temperatures of 95 and above with little relief in the evening, but we placed fans in front of the windows upstairs to bring cool air in prior to bedtime and they worked out just fine.

We have two teenagers, a 7 and a 5 year old that loved the lake. They swam, kayaked, and canoed each day and could not get enough. We are not a big fishing family, so I cannot comment on the fishing aspect of the trip, but the floating dock was the highlight of their trip. Jumping and swimming off of the dock was the best part of their trip.

We also took many trips around the area to get the most out of Maine since we are from Pennsylvania. We went gem hunting in West Paris, which we absolutely loved. We saw the Snow Falls Gorge and visited Portland as well since it was within driving distance for us. We went to one waterpark in Saco (Aquaboggan) which the kids enjoyed and we still had time to sit by the campfire when we returned. .

We visited Wyndham and had one or two nice dinners out to enjoy the Maine cuisine, but mostly the kitchen had plenty of room for our normal family cookouts that we enjoyed each night.

Overall, we had a great time. We travel often along the entire east coast, and we would definitely stay here again if we decided to travel to Maine again.

In addition, the owners met us upon arrival and departure and we were impressed that they travel up from MA to do so for each of their tenants, it was a very personal touch to our vacation. I had a few questions before and during our stay and they were always very attentive and efficient with getting us anything we needed.

We enjoyed the opportunity to visit at a very reasonable and affordable price! Thanks

Dawn W (Oley, Pennsylvania)
Dawn
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Portland International (PWM)
Car: necessary

Our A-frame is located on Crescent Lake, Raymond, ME. 04071. This is the 'Sebago Lakes Region' of Southwestern Maine. Maine is known as the 'Vacation Land' for good reason. Our cottage sits on the western shoreline in a secluded cove with only 3 other cottages on the 3/8 mile road, Kossow Lane. People find our rental to be most secluded, relaxing, serene and just great for small families to reconnect with each other. Sit outside at evening by the fireplace (wood provided), listen to the loons and cook marshmallows. There are many outside activities and we supply a listing of all that there is to do.

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 Lake which then feeds into Sebago. The Tenny River links Crescent Lake and Panther and is navigable.

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Raymond Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
Notes: No ProRate during peak Summer -- rental is from Noon Saturday till 10 AM following Saturday   
 
LATE SUMMER
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$333
From
$333
$1,400
 
Notes: Minimum Pro-Rate for less than a week is $999    
 
FALL FOLIAGE
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 20 2014
3 night minimum stay
$250
From
$250
$1,100
 
Notes: Minimum Pro-Rate for less than a week is $750 =====CLOSED 10/21/2014------04/30/2015   

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Notes

  • $800 to $1900/ week. in 2014.
  • Please note: As of October 1, 2013 Maine Lodging Tax will increase from 7 to 8%

    Aframe is unavailable from Oct 19, 2013 till May 2, 2014

    Aframe is unavailable from Oct 18,2014 till May 2, 2015

    Minimum Prorate is for time that is less than 1 week
  • No prorate during peak season.

Amenities

Raymond Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , First floor
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , MBR overlooking lake
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , sleeping loft
    Sleeping Porch/ Bunk Beds - 2 child bed , sleeping porch
    Living Room Sleep Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeping loft steps are steep and not suitable for young children. A sleep sofa is located in the living room. Bunk Bed located on sleeping porch with 2
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding