41-ACRE LAKEFRONT, LUXURY ESTATE-NOW ACCEPTING RENTALS FOR SUMMER/FALL 2015!

Diane Darneille

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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-NOW ACCEPTING RENTALS FOR SUMMER/FALL 2015!

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

Come join us as we celebrate 100 years at Nawandyn Estate in 2015! 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. Built as the dream home of an opera superstar in 1915, 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:
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
Diane Darneille (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Why Diane Darneille chose Bridgton

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.

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Sleeps32
Bedrooms 13
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 9 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate-Now Accepting Rentals for Summer/Fall 2015!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate-Now Accepting Rentals for Summer/Fall 2015!
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Bridgton Western Maine
San Francisco
5

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5
Nawandyn is a true treasure. Every member of our family reunion of 19 people ranging from 5 to 77 years old loved our week in gracious charming Nawandyn. We loved kayaking to the island, swimming to the float, croquet on the lawn, walking through the grounds, singing in the spacious living room, ping pong and tennis, having one dinner seating, quiet spots to read a book and more. We hope to be able to return again and again.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate-Now Accepting Rentals for Summer/Fall 2015!
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+1 240-687-4080
Bridgton Western Maine
Maryland
5

3rd Consecutive Family Get Together at Nawandyn

  • 5 of 5
Need not say more than 3rd consecutive. Wonderful estate that is very well maintained and improved as needed. Centrally located in the Lake District of Maine though there is more than enough to keep you occupied on site. Private beach on a quiet lake is a true delight. Handles large groups well and the three buildings allows alone time when desired. Also a very adequate golf course across the street. Yes, we are planning to return for a fourth year!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate-Now Accepting Rentals for Summer/Fall 2015!
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+1 240-687-4080
Bridgton Western Maine
Cumberland Foreside
5

Wonderful private place for our family reunion!

  • 5 of 5
We could not have found a better place to have a family reunion - all 30 of us - rangeing in ages from 2 - 75. The grounds and buildings are well cared for, the beach was perfect as well as the clay tennis court and the amenities were more than ample. Nawandyn was the perfect spot to meet the individual needs of everyone. The owners were available to fulfill any and all requests or answer any questions that we had. The mainhouse, the carriage house and the guest cottage provided us all with privacy when desired and large spaces in which to gather. Need I say more???
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bridgton Western Maine
5

Perfect vacation destination

  • 5 of 5
Our family is always in search of the perfect vacation spot, a place where we can sit back, relax and recharge. Nawandyn Estate provided us with all that and more... Between the morning kayaking, exploring the beautiful lake with the loons, fishing, swimming, floating on the water mattress, reading on the zero-gravity lounge chair, enjoying the magnificent sunsets, stargazing... we could not get enough. If you get tired of water activities, there is also the tennis court, badminton, bocci, croquet or just exploring the gardens galore...We stayed in the three bedroom Carriage House with a nicely equipped kitchen and thoroughly enjoyed the comfort and privacy. Everything was very clean, tastefully decorated, well-maintained and thoughtfully organized ( picnic basket, lamps, candles, grills, puzzles and books for rainy days or evenings,...) We had the pleasure of meeting the property owners and their commitment to provide their guests with the best possible accommodations was outstanding. We also recommend exploring the quaint town of Bridgton with its wonderful downtown shopping and restaurants. Our hope is to be back in Nawandyn Estate next year.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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41-Acre Lakefront, Luxury Estate-Now Accepting Rentals for Summer/Fall 2015!
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Bridgton Western Maine
5

Wonderful property; ideal family reunion estate

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at Nawadyn Estates, which was the location of our family reunion of around 27 people. We had so much fun here that I saw less of Maine than I expected---no one wanted to leave. I highly recommend this as a relaxing destination with plenty to do. Highlights include:
1) the property is clean and well-maintained. The grounds include beautiful flower beds. You'll want to spend time on the property itself to take it all in. This is not a place where you come to sleep and spend the rest of the time somewhere else.
2) there is so much to do on site. There is a full-size tennis court, a ping pong table in a well-maintained, clean game room, fishing equipment, kayaks, paddle boat, a row boat and a great area to swim. There is equipment for tennis, badmitton, croquet and more.
3) there are 3 well-sized kitchens, with the main house having a large kitchen that can feed the entire group. Often staying in a house with history such as this means cramming into a tiny kitchen, but that is not the case here. The kitchens are well stocked.
4) Diane is on-site and always available to help or answer questions.
5) a charming town is nearby that features a nice, clean movie theater and fun shops. We also enjoyed a one hour trip on a cloudy day (so I could peel the younger set away from the breach) to Storyland in New Hampshire--an amusement park geared to children 12 and under.
In total, we had a fantastic time and hated to leave. My children made memories to last a lifetime (including my youngest catching his largest fish to date). I highly recommend this location to others, especially those looking for a good family reunion site.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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5

Breathtaking grounds, wonderful home, quaint town

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Bridgton Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Full Property with Labor Day
Aug 23 2014 - Sep 1 2014
Changeover Day: Monday
9 night minimum stay
$1,999
 
 
Fall 2014
Sep 2 2014 - Oct 4 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$1,999
From
$1,749
Thu,Fri,Sat
$11,999
 
 
Full Property Mid-June 2015
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$12,999
 
 
Full Prop. Early Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 24 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$13,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 28 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest
 
Full Property Peak Summer 2015
Jul 25 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$14,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 28 guests; add $71 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes The base rental price is based on a maximum guest count of 28. Up to four additional guests may be added to the rental for an additional $500/person to reach the rental maximum of 32 guests. Larger groups may rent additional nearby properties, and may have day guests on the property for an additional $200/person. Please contact owner for further details.
To hold a reservation, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required.
Rental balance is due 90 days in advance.
A refundable security deposit is due 15 days in advance: $500 for Carriage House, $1,000 for Guest House & $2,000 for Main House.
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

Amenities

Bridgton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 10000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Lake
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
General:
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Security System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 26 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
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 28 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • water sports
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • outlet shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
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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