41-ACRE LAKEFRONT, LUXURY ESTATE BUILT FOR MUSIC SUPERSTAR

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Sleeps32
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights
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41-ACRE LAKEFRONT, LUXURY ESTATE BUILT FOR MUSIC SUPERSTAR

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3 homes combine to sleep 32; or rent individually to sleep 6, 12, & 14

This spectacular, 41-acre Maine estate draws guests from around the world to its peaceful, private, park-like setting on clear, warm Highland Lake with comfortably elegant, newly refurbished homes and various resort facilities. Begun as the dream home of an opera superstar, the Main House was designed by a prominent architect at the behest of Norway's King to provide amble space for entertaining and perfect acoustics for gatherings of world renown musicians. The estate was purchased and expanded by a shipping and banking magnate who added resort facilities and additional buildings to create a family compound complete with 2 sandy beaches, part of an island, a giant, overwater boathouse (with ballroom), clay tennis court, pier, acres of gardens, sports fields, and woods. Guests may golf across the street. More information is available at www.MaineLakeEstate.com.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility

Diane Darneille

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This is where those who really know Maine choose to go. Bridgton is a peaceful, scenic, small town with authentic Maine flavor. Yet, it offers the amenities of a much larger metropolitan area including a state-of-the-art hospital and top notch grocery store. Unlike other towns in Maine's Lake Region, Bridgton has a sense of community and genuinely welcomes visitors as well as new residents. It is centrally located between the ocean and mountains and continues to be a hub for artists and musicians. Nawandyn is situated in the area's premier location on Highland Ridge near the country club and semi-public golf course, with panoramic western views of mountains and sunsets.

Sleeps32
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate Built for Music Superstar
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate Built for Music Superstar
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Bridgton Western Maine
5

Breathtaking grounds, wonderful home, quaint town

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our very large family vacations in Maine every year and have enjoyed many lakeside rentals. Nawandyn definitely earns top marks! Diane, the owner and caretaker, is lovely and accommodating. Her love for the estate and passion for planting is obvious as the property is home to several stunning (and enormous) English gardens. The beautifully manicured pine stands house countless birds and provide cool relief on the hottest of days. (We experienced this first hand - 95 all week!) The views are spectacular from each of the buildings we occupied during our weeklong stay.

The beach is found downhill from the houses - a 3-4 minute walk through the woods. There are kayaks to explore Highland Lake, a BBQ, picnic table, deep sand and a great dock for fishing. Really comfy lounge chairs and floats, too. The boat house is to die for. I walked in and squealed. It feels antique and magical and crafted. Just right. Diane stocked the boat house with toys, boats and even beach towels. Very easy to spend all day down there.

The homes are well equipped with kitchenware, games and books. We had everything we needed. The views from the houses are gorgeous. The rooms have a vintage feel and are well appointed. The dining room is arranged for 30 or so diners but there are more intimate spaces around the property to have a bite. A favorite spot for me was the back deck overlooking the gardens and mountain.

Bridgton is a great little town with an organized shopping center. There are some great shops, movie theatre, good restaurants and a great little playground downtown. The center is just down the street - maybe 2 miles from Nawandyn. The area in general is terrific for antiquing and bike riding.

This is a wonderful property in a gorgeous part of New England. A real gem.
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate Built for Music Superstar
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5

The perfect place for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our group of 5 families just returned from a fabulous family reunion vacation at Nawandyn Estates.

The 1st thing that attracted me to Nawandyn Estates was the flexibility in the number of people that can be accommodated. We ended up with 25 in our group but we could have had up to 32.

A 2nd thing that attracted me was that the estate feels very private. It was a great treat to have the beach area to ourselves.

The estate has 3 beautiful houses. The main house is where we would gather in the evening to prepare meals and enjoy each others company. It is a mix of early 20th century charm and modern conveniences. The kitchen has 2 large refrigerators, 2 stoves, and 2 sink areas which make preparing meals easy. One very nice feature of the main house is the large dining room with enough space for everyone to eat together.

The estate has a remarkable variety of landscape environments. You enter the estate through a long hedge lined driveway. Before you get to the houses there is a huge lawn, a formal garden, a stand of giant trees and a tennis court. Below the main house is a steep hill with a very large flower garden. On the hill sloping down to the lake is a forest. And on the lake is a sandy beach.

The estate is on a 4 miles long lake. The beach was the main focus of our daily activities. On one side of the beach is a boat house containing 3 kayaks and a row boat. We took full advantage of these as well as the floating swimming dock. We also had our own dock to park a rented motor boat. We used the motor boat for water skiing. For those of us that do not water ski we had a large inflatable float which we pulled behind the boat. This gave and exciting ride for people clinging to it.

Bridgton Highland Country Club is one-quarter mile away and some of our group played golf and tennis there. Bridgton Main Street is just a 5 minute drive. It has lots of charming stores and it is a nice place to spend a few hours wandering and shopping. More important for me was the two grocery stores which makes shopping for groceries quick and easy.

Our family holds a reunion vacation every two years. What made our vacation at Nawandyn stand out from the others is that there is so much available to do on the estate that family members chose to spend more time together than in previous vacations.

Diane, the owner of the estate, and here son Bob were very friendly and helpful. In all I would highly recommend Nawandyn Estates.
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate Built for Music Superstar
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Bridgton Western Maine
5

Fantastic Fall Getaway with Friends

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Just spent a fabulous weekend at Nawandyn Estate with good friends! The Carriage House was perfect for our small group! I loved being able to step out of my bedroom onto the balcony and look out over the lake! There’s also plenty of room if you have a larger group, family get-together, or business retreat with the additional residences on the property.

We had a great time exploring the beautiful gardens, hiking the path through the woods down to the Boathouse, and simply enjoying the peace and quiet. Lucky for us the lake water was still warm so we took the kayaks out daily – what better way to see everything come alive than from the water early in the morning?! And the food!! The first night we wanted the Maine lobster experience and the owner, Diane, suggested a great little place in town where all we had to do was pick up our made-to-order lobster dinners! The next two nights she suggested two absolutely wonderful local gourmet restaurants in nearby towns (76 Pleasant St in Norway and Oxford House Inn in Fryeburg) – creative choices for a deliciously unique dining experience!

Overall, a truly fantastic experience! If you are looking for an ideal place to get away, I highly recommend Nawandyn Estate! Definitely hope to visit again soon!
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate Built for Music Superstar
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Perfect Family Reunion Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
In celebration of our parents' 50th wedding anniversary, we traveled to Nawandyn for a family reunion this past August -- all 23 of us (with ages ranging from 7 to 76). It would not be an exaggeration to say that it was the perfect place for such a celebration. The property has lots of space for people to rest and relax, as well as many wonderful gathering areas. The kitchen and dining room are well suited for a crowd, the living room is perfect for game nights or family talent shows, and the private beach is absolutely spectacular. Everyone in our group enjoyed the kayacs and dock and simply romping on the lake, and we rented a motor boat for the week (which the owners of Nawandyn helped us find) and spent a considerable amount of time waterskiing, tubing, and wake boarding. In addition to water activities, the area is also wonderful for cycling and hiking -- a real outdoor treasure. We truly loved our time at Nawandyn and hope to be able to return either next summer or the following!
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate Built for Music Superstar
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Bridgton Western Maine
Charlotte, NC
5

Gorgeous estate with abundant flowers.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My extended family stayed at Nawandyn for a family reunion and couldn't have been more pleased (in fact we are coming back next year). The lake is pristine and we enjoyed paddling, swimming, fishing and tubing. The grounds are sprawling with beautiful gardens and many acres of natural woods. There is a wide range of available activities in the surrounding area: in addition to the water fun, members of my group enjoyed hiking, birding, golf, photography, and shopping in town. The buildings on the estate were quite charming and comfortable with plenty of space to accommodate our large group. The grand piano in the living room was put to good use by the musicians in my group and the acoustics were wonderful. The kitchen was quite well equipped and we were able to prepare meals for 35+ people (with a great deal of planning on our part!). I highly recommend Nawandyn!!
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Map

Nearest Airport
42 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 302 and Highland Road
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Tannery Pub
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Bridgton Highlands Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Beth's Kitchen Cafe
Car: necessary

Nawandyn Estate is located in Bridgton, Maine, the town described by Down East Magazine as “warm and welcoming,” “peaceful and scenic,” “authentic [Maine]” and “the best kept secret in Maine.” Nawandyn Estate has a prime location with panoramic views of Highland Lake, mountains in both Maine and New Hampshire and sunsets.

Between the wide array of facilities at Nawandyn Estate and the activities available nearby, there is something to engage everyone.

National Geographic has picked the mountains seen from Nawandyn Estate as one of the 10 best fall vacation destinations in the world!

Other Activities: Many additional activities are listed on the Resort Features and Local Attractions pages of Nawandyn Estate's website: www.MaineLakeEstate.com. Also follow us our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NawandynEstate, for the latest updates, photos, local events, and links to local businesses.

Golf: The Bridgton Highlands Country Club is located 1/4 mile away from Nawandyn Estate. Our guests receive a 10% discount on Golf, and can book tee times up to three days in advance.

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Availability & Rates

Bridgton Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Main House 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 20 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$999
$6,993
3 nights
 
 
Full Property Summer 2014
Jun 21 2014 - Aug 22 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$13,996
7 nights
 
 
Full Property with Labor Day
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Monday
$1,999
9 nights
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 4 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
$1,999
$1,749
Thu,Fri,Sat
$11,999
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Rates start at just $67 per person per night for a group of 32.
Normally, the full estate is rented to one group; however, individual Estate homes may be rented separately with shared use of the facilities @ $1,999 for Carriage House, $4,999 for Guest House & $6,999 for Main House per week.
A neighboring home may be rented to increase capacity to 40.

Rates include cleaning & linens.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes To hold a reservation, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required.
Rental balance is due 90 days in advance.
A refundable security deposit of $3,500 is required for a full property rental.
Additional charges for extra guests above normal occupancy caps.
Additional fees may apply for special events.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
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Amenities

Bridgton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Lake
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Telephone
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Catering Available
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 38 people
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • MH Master Suite Bathroom - toilet , shower
    MH Pink Suite Bathroom - toilet , tub
    MH Blue Bathroom - toilet , tub , Shared by Blue and Yellow Rooms
    MH Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    MH Main Floor Bathroom - toilet
    CH Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    GH Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    GH Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    GH Nautical Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms are stocked with soaps, toilet paper, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths and bath mats. All have safety grab bars. The tubs have anti-slip mats. The Main House Master Bath and the Guest House Nautical Bath have ceiling fan/light/heat units.
Bedrooms:
  • 13 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
  • MH Blue Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    MH Pink Suite Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
    MH Yellow Room - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 Twins
    MH Green Room - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 Twins
    CH NW Bedroom - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 Twins
    CH SW Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can be converted into 1 King
    CH Living Room/3rd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    GH Upstairs Master Suite - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 Twins
    GH Downstairs Master Suite - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 Twins
    GH Captain's Quarters - 1 king , Can be converted into 2 Twins
    GH Sail Room - 2 twin/ single
    MH Master Suite Bedroom - 1 king , Adjoining sitting room has view, fireplace and can sleep 2.
    GH SE Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can add 2 twin inflatable beds to sleep a total of 4.
  • The Main House is normally configued to sleep 12 guests, the Carriage House sleeps 6 guests, and the Guest House is normally configured to sleep 10 guests. Up to two additional guests may be added to both the Main House and Guest House for an additional fee. Each bedroom has cross ventilation, a fan and a heater.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Raft
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Terrace
  • Tennis Court
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 28 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • water sports
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • gambling casinos
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • rafting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Main House occupants have exclusive use of the 2nd floor of the boathouse & roughly 2 acres of grounds surrounding the Main House. They have shared use of the resort facilities and most of the remaining 41 acres, including 2 sandy beaches (1 with a gas grill & picnic table), a 40-foot pier, a swim raft, part of an island, 930-feet of mainland waterfront, a clay tennis court, many acres of gardens, fields & forest. They may play golf at the 18-hole course just 1/4 mile away. Fishing poles, tennis rackets, croquet, a tandem kayak, a row boat, foam float mattresses, life preservers, buckets & shovels for making sandcastles, etc. are available. Power boats & water skis may be rented locally. Weekly housekeeping is provided; additional housekeeping may be arranged. The services of a private chef or caterer &/or separate rooms in local restaurants may be arranged. Each bedroom has extra blankets, a fan & a heater. See www.MaineLakeEstate.com for more details.
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