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Private Lakefront Home-Hot Tub-Great for Families-Large Yard-Quiet-Shallow Entry

Seamus McGrady

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Private Lakefront Home-Hot Tub-Great for Families-Large Yard-Quiet-Shallow Entry

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Windham House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 10-13, bbq, ping pong, high chair, 2 HDTVs, wifi, AC

This is an Upscale All-Season Vacation Property! This Highland Lake home is on two quiet acres with a small sandy beach, shallow entry to the lake (great for kids), 200ft shoreline, 50ft dock and all the amenities and activities to create memories for a lifetime. Sitting areas, dining, BBQ, hot tub, porch swing, fire pit, and hammock are all overlooking a beautiful 3 mile long lake within 8 miles of Portland, ME. A large yard offers volleyball, croquet, swing set, lying in the sun and more. Enjoy the frogs, turtles, flowers, birds, fish, and more...just outside your door!

This is a home with all the comfortable living amenities as opposed to typical 'rentals' and thus you only see 5 Star reviews.

What to Expect: This wonderful lakefront home offers all you need for a relaxing lakeside vacation. Enjoy, swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing on the lawn, hammock, float or dock. The property comes furnished with 2 kayaks a canoe and plenty of life vests. An 8 person hot tub faces the lake. There is a great dock seat for morning coffee, hammock for that afternoon snooze and fire pit for marshmallows and winding down in the evening. There is no off-season here! The hot tub is on year-round. In the fall you can enjoy some spectacular canoe/kayak rides and the plethora of hiking in the area. In the winter, you can ski Shawnee Peak which is just 45 minutes away or Sunday River which is 1.25 hrs away. Highland Lake offers wonderful ice fishing, skating, cross country skiing and beautiful snow-mobile trails.

C'mon In!: Step in the front door and immediately take in the breathtaking lake views you’ll find along the length of the house through large windows. The living room has several love seats, one that has 2 individual reclining, rocking seats with center console for drinks and the clicker; and an HDTV/DVD/Bose CD Stereo. Two large stuffed chairs overlook the lake and are perfect for that morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise and the birds at the feeder or reading in the afternoon while viewing the kids jumping off the dock and swimming to the float.

The dining table seats 8 and the island has 4 stools. There are two ACs for those hot summer days, a propane fireplace for those chilly winter nights, and everything in the kitchen from lobster cooking supplies to a pancake griddle to Edgecomb Pottery serving dishes and even owner spices, oils, tinfoil and more to use at your convenience.

Lake Information: Highland Lake is 3 miles long and up to 3/4 mile across with depths up to 65 ft deep. Highland Lake only offers a public hand carry boat launch for canoes and kayaks which keeps motor boating traffic low. Fisherman find small and large mouth bass, white and yellow perch, pickerel and the occasional land locked salmon or brown trout. Other lake wildlife includes loons with their beautiful calls in the evening, eagles, ducks, blue heron, turtles, beaver, and more.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Seamus McGrady (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
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About Seamus McGrady

Hello Vacationers! I grew up in the Mid Coast area of Maine and have lived in my lake house since 2000. I absolutely love the Maine experience it offers to both myself as well as my guests creating family and friendship memories.

Why Seamus McGrady chose Windham

I rent other properties and know what is often missing or not working. The lake house offers a different experience as all the home amenities are offered. Upgrades are common as I live here and maintain the home well. There is new carpeting in three of the rooms, a new deck sliding door, a new shed, new linens, new picnic table and more. I love to hear what other items might make your or another visitors stay more enjoyable, so please do share.

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Bedrooms 5
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Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Private Lakefront Home-Hot Tub-Great for Families-Large Yard-Quiet-Shallow Entry
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time on our first trip to Maine! The house was beautiful, with plenty of space for two families plus 1 set of grandparents.

Convenient lake access with 2 canoes and 2 kayaks for guests use. Basement had a ping pong table, which was a big hit with the kids.

Convenient to Portland for lots of dining options.

Owner was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Extreme FUN!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a great feeling of entering a house just as going into your own house. Seamus leaves everything in the house whcih makes everyday very easy living and more important of great fun.

The house is full of fun activities. You can play basketball, baseball, lacrosse, frisbee, pin pon, board games, etc. There is a beautiful bonfire place, children games kayaks, canoes, a very nice beach to swim in a very warm but refreshing water. There are nice place to go with your canoes look for turtles, frogs and fishes.

The location is perfect, you have all kind of shops, restaurant and amusement parks. Highly recommended Funtown and the mini golf.

We live in Chile, very very far away from Maine, but if I could return with my family again I would sure do it. Highly recommended for famiy with children.

Unforgetable summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Home away from Home - with no work

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at your house during our vacation from July 21st to July 28th. From all the activities that were in the area to the amenities at the house, there was never a dull moment to our vacation. In fact, we need a vacation from our vacation. We had our 4 grandchildren from ages 3 to 17. Never once did anyone say “I don’t have anything to do!” From the swing set, to the game room, to the canoe and kayaks, the swimming, the fire pit, and the hot tub everyone was completely in heaven. The house was more than big enough for the 9 people there, as well as the few guests that came to visit. The kitchen was very modern and made it possible to cook anything we desired. We will definitely be back next year! Thank you for your hospitality.

Brenda & Jim O’Brien

Wallingford, CT

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jim and Brenda. As this property is a home rather than a rental property, the additional amenities and upkeep help to make the memories and experiences more enjoyable. And of course, taking in the sights and activities near our Lake House is easy due to the proximity to Portland, Freeport, and other hot spots. We will work to continue to ensure there is something for everyone. Enjoy your vacation from your vacation! :)

Awesome property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a 50th anniversary - 6 adults and 3 children. We fell in love with it the moment we stepped through the door. It comes equipped with everything; the owners thought of it all. Plenty of activities for all ages. Very relaxing, peaceful and secluded yet Portland was only 11 miles away. The calls of the loons in the morning and night were magical! Saw 3 deer making their way across the back lawn in the morning. The boys caught a pretty good size fish too! A nice evening game of croquet followed by smores by the fire pit. Great local trails..even though the majority of the week was humid and we expected mosquitos and bugs - there was very very little of each - quite surprising considering its location. Just great all around and highly recommend to everyone!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Perfect for kids

  • 5 of 5

Our group (4 adults and 3 kids) had a great vacation at this home on Highland Lake. The house was big and well laid out for families with kids (three bedrooms for adults upstairs, and lots of space for 6 or more kids downstairs). The lake was quiet and the kids absolutely adored swimming out to the float and diving off--we even floated a picnic out there on a raft one day! The very shallow around the dock was great for the little kids, although the bottom is a little mucky. We didn't catch anything but tiny fish off the dock, we're definitely not expert fisher-people! It was nice to have the hot tub and the canoes, and even the ping pong table. The grill is up on a deck near the kitchen, which made cooking out really easy. The house was very private, but so close to everything, including the drive-in movie theater!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and opportunity to improve our renter’s experience. Great to hear about the Drive-In experience and “Picnic on the Float” – that might be a first! As far as the fishing goes, keep trying as there are nice large and small mouth bass, brown trout, landlocked salmon and more ready to be caught. There is sand all along the left side of the dock for the kids to play in, but then it turns into clay which can feel squishy. It is great for a nice gray clay mud bath, but takes a little getting used to for some.
West Hartford, Connecticut

A Great Experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as advertised and more. The kitchen was well-stocked (not one, but two lobster pots), the beds were comfortable, and the lake views were fantastic. The facilities, including use of a hot tub, kayaks, and canoe, as well as family board games and HDTV, were much appreciated. There was plenty to do, but you could also just chill in a comfortable chair on the deck or in the hammock. In addition, the owners provided a wealth of information on area attractions, shopping, and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles

At the House: volleyball, basketball, ping pong, keyboard piano, games, swing set, fire pit (with wood) and more!


Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Windham House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Peak Season
Sep 7 2014 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Move-in 3pm. Move-Out by 11am.
Minimum Nights = Minimum Rate - we don't force you to stay extra!
20% Higher Holiday Rates Rates on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and over the New Year.
Winter months (Nov - Mar) have a $25/night heating fee and actual energy usage may incur additional fees if excessive (windows left open, hot tub cover not replaced properly, heat left on, etc.)
Rental Deposit is 50% Due upon Reservation with Balance Due June 1st for all Summer Rentals or 30 days Prior to Rental Date (whichever is soonest)
Maine State 8% Rental Tax
Security/Damage Deposit is $500
$250 cleaning fee
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Windham House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , + comfy cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , tempurpedic mattress, HDTV, walk in closet and bath
  • Sleeps 10 comfortably in beds. Other bedding is the pullout couch and cot in the bonus room to sleep a max of 13. The master bedroom has a King sized Tempurpedic mattress! The kid's den has a Queen sized pull out couch, a Captain's bed (twin that has a pullout drawer with another twin mattress in it), and a Castro-Convertible comfortable twin cot. With the tv and dvd player in this room, it's a perfect room for the kids cousins to hang out together in! If you prefer to bring an air mattress, the laundry room can be used as another bedroom (it used to be a bedroom).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Two Air Conditioners to keep you cool on hot days and plenty of fans available for all other areas to bring in fresh air and the sounds of the lake. A car seat for a 4-10 year old, 40-100 lbs, and 40-57 inch child is available for use. A wonderful Drive-In movie theater just 3.5 miles from the lake house.

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