MONMOUTH - WINTHROP - FOR FALL & WINTER

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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MONMOUTH - WINTHROP - FOR FALL & WINTER

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House, 3 Bedrooms , 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8)

AN IDYLLIC AND PEACEFUL SETTING TO SPEND A MAINE FALL AND WINTER --$1250 A MONTH on one of Maine’s hidden treasures – Annabessacook Lake in Winthrop and Monmouth, a one and a half hour drive from Portland and 15 minutes from the state capitol of Augusta. The “Loon’s Nest” is a three-bedroom, year-round home nestled on a gradual sloping lawn to the water’s edge. In addition to the three bedrooms, the first floor features a full kitchen, living room with basic cable TV and open dining area with a cathedral ceiling where you can enjoy your morning coffee and watch the sun rise over the lake or sip an evening glass of wine and look at the moon over 'Big Island'. Bathed in sunlight on the second floor are another bedroom and a reading nook, complete with dozens of paperbacks and a single bed that overlook the water. The bathroom features a large tub and separate shower. The first floor laundry room has a washer and dryer and a second single bed, which is ideal for one of the kids.

The 100 feet of deep-water shore frontage features a dock for fishing, swimming, diving, sunning or listening to the loons. Two kayaks, a paddleboat, an aluminum row boat and a couple of old fashioned inner tubes also await you at water’s edge. You are also welcome to bring your own canoe or powerboat. At night, start a camp fire in the lakeside fire pit , roast marshmallows and watch the glow of the fire as you reflect on the day and plan the next.

Annabessacook Lake features a boat-launching ramp 1/4 mile from the “Loon’s Nest” and the quiet lake is full of bass, pickerel and pike for the adults, and plenty of perch and sunfish for the kids. Several pairs of loons live on the lake and their beautifully haunting call can be heard day and night. In addition, a couple of eagles also reside on the lake and wild turkeys live in the nearby woods and occasionally visit.

The “Loon’s Nest” is 3 miles from downtown Winthrop, with small-town shopping, a few restaurants, a laundromat and a large Hannaford grocery store; 4 miles from the town center of Monmouth with its renowned summer theatre; five miles from the nearest golf course; 15 miles from the state capitol of Augusta with its shopping, cinemas, restaurants and the State of Maine museum for those overcast days , and only an hour away from LL Bean and the outlets of Freeport.

Keywords: Lakefront Year-round House

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Steve (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Steve

That's a five pound bass I caught. I'm the one with sunglasses !! I purchased the 'Loon's Nest' in 2009, but continue to spend the summers in a smaller lakeside camp a mile away where I've spent the past 25 summers.

Annabessacook Lake is 3 1/2 miles long with great fishing, many loons, eagles, cranes and other birds that do an occasional flyby.

A typical summer weekend rarely has more than a dozen power boats on the lake, unless there is a bass tournament. The 'Loon's Nest' is where I plan to retire but in the meantime I'm sharing this quiet piece of Maine.

Steve purchased this house in 2009

Why Steve chose Monmouth

I've spent every summer on the Annabessacook Lake since 1988 at a camp a mile away from the 'Loon's Nest'. The Lake is 3 1/2 miles long with great fishing, many loons, eagles, cranes and other birds that do an occasional flyby, plus turkeys visit often. A typical summer weekend rarely has more than a dozen power boats on the lake, unless there is a bass tournament. I purchased the 'Loon's Nest' as a future retirement home, but the meantime I'm sharing this quiet piece of Maine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Came to Maine for a family wedding and were just hoping for a rental house close to the rest of the family. What we got with the "Loon's Nest" was so much more! Great place to stay --peaceful and relaxing retreat with all the amenities you might need. Couldn't keep the kids out of the lake. Thank you for a great vacation." (from the guestbook - 7/18 to 7/25, 2010)
Jul 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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MONMOUTH - WINTHROP - FOR FALL & WINTER
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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MONMOUTH - WINTHROP - FOR FALL & WINTER
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Monmouth Kennebec
Smithfield, RI USA
5

Loved the Loon's Nest!

Loved the Loon's Nest!
  • 5 of 5
The Loon's Nest provided our two families with a wonderful place to kick back, relax and unwind for our summer vacation. The house was spacious and beautiful. The kitchen was easy to work in, a/c helped on the hot days, the grill was brand new, washer and dryer were so good to have, and we had all the firewood we needed for evening campfires. The view of Lake Anabessacook was spectacular. We fished, kayaked, swam, and explored the lake. The loons' call was beautiful...a peaceful and ghostly sound. We enjoyed seeing the loons and all the nature around the house. I definitely recommend this property for rental. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Monmouth Kennebec
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
5

peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed at the loons nest 4 or 5 times now and it is always a lovely time for kids and adults. We loved listening to the loons call all over the lake and playing on and off the dock. Lots of fun water toys and a great yard for picnicking and running around. Lots of fun activities around, however once I'm at the loons nest I'm hard pressed to think of a place I'd rather be. Kids honed their swimming skills and it was peaceful and beautiful. So glad to have had the opportunity to stay in this sweet home!
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Monmouth Kennebec
San Antonio, TX, USA
5

Perfect summer getaway

  • 5 of 5
This is the second time we've stayed at the Loon's Nest and it was even better than we remembered. The location can't be beat - Lake Annabessacook is large enough to offer lots of recreational opportunity, but small enough to feel very private. Steve has outfitted the property with kayaks, a rowboat, big innertubes, a paddleboat and plenty of life vests for all sizes - we emailed to let him know that a gasket was missing from the paddleboat and he brought a new one over two days later! The back yard is perfect for get-togethers, the dock is clean and comfortable and the water was gorgeous with a couple of loon families who swam right along with us and sang to us at night. We brought stand up paddle boards with us and had a blast. The house has plenty of room with a light and airy layout and fantastic views of the lake, very clean, well-stocked kitchen, gas grill, plenty of towels. Great location, 5 minutes from the grocery store, within an hour's drive of Freeport, several coastal beaches and plenty of other Maine beauty. Definitely recommend and will plan to stay again.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Monmouth Kennebec
Grasonville, MD
5

A Wonderful Stay at Loon's Nest

A Wonderful Stay at Loon's Nest
  • 5 of 5
We just got home from a delightful week at Loon's Nest. The house is very roomy and comfortable and does not have the feel of a "typical" rental property -- instead it felt like we had been invited to stay in someone's home for a week.

The lake is gorgeous and we made great use of the kayaks. We caught a bunch of largemouth bass and perch as well as a few smallmouth bass. The eagles, osprey and loons were always around to provide entertainment. There are also a bunch of really nice trails nearby if you are inclined to so some hiking. All in all, it was a wonderful stay and we wouldn't hesitate to do it again.
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Monmouth Kennebec
5

An excellent stay

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I rented the Loon's Nest for a two week period in late July and August,; we then invited our kids and their spouses (and grandkids) to join us for all or a portion of the stay.
Spectacular success. Read the listing carefully: what you see is what you get (except that the photos do not do justice to the inside of the house).
Steve McCausland is a great host. He was available during the entire stay, by telephone and email.
This is the real thing, located in one of the prime areas of the lake country. Annabessacook itself is one of the premier lakes and the Loon's Nest puts it at your doorstep.
Do this with confidence.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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MONMOUTH - WINTHROP - FOR FALL & WINTER
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Monmouth Kennebec
5

The Perfect Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect place for our 2 families to share. The house is so much larger than we expected and great for everyone to have their own space. Very comfortable and clean! The lake was full of fish big and small and we loved listening to the loons. We can't wait to come back again next year! Thanks for being so helpful with everything!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

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Monmouth House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $995-$1445/wk
  • US Dollars
  • SUMMER OF 2014 RATES -- JULY AND AUGUST $1595 A WEEK -- JUNE & SEPT $995
  • 8% Maine sales tax is added to each rental fee.
  • $350 security and cleaning deposit is also required and if there is no damage and
  • no extensive cleaning required-- all but $100. will be returned.

Amenities

Amenities

Monmouth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with whirlpool tub and a separate shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Loft - 1 twin/ single
    laundry room - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) 3 Queen beds in 3 separate bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) a single bed in the second floor reading nook in the front of the house and another single bed In the first floor laundry room in the back
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • golf

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