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MAGNIFICENT LAKE FRONT RETREAT

Karen Andrews

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Karen Andrews

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MAGNIFICENT LAKE FRONT RETREAT

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Farmington Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6)

Located on Locke Pond in the Western Mountain and Lake region, this secluded get-away is the perfect place to reconnect with nature. This beautiful owner-built camp is nestled on two acres of land with 320 feet of shore frontage. Tastefully decorated by the antique store owner, the home features a wrap-around porch, huge fireplace, sleeping loft, cathedral ceiling, full bathroom, and eat-in kitchen.

Locke Pond is 134 acres and perfect for fishing, swimming, or just watching the sunset from the dock. Owners have kayaks, canoe, and pedal-boat on site for use. This vacation home's setting is quiet and tranquil on a dead-end road with only the loons call to break the silence, yet also close to the University town of Farmington for great shopping, restaurants, and cinema.

Mount Blue State Park and Webb Lake are located nearby. Sugarloaf, Saddleback, and Sunday River (waterpark) ski areas are within a reasonable drive.

Lakefront: House is situated on 2 acres of land with 320 feet of water frontage. It's set back 100 feet from Pond. Natural landscaping with view through trees. Cleared path from house to Pond. Shallow entry into water from shore with gradual drop-off. Pond water is clean and refreshing.

The property managers are a few camps and a phone call away, Very friendly and helpful people, Mike and Stephanie, are close by to greet and help you with any concerns you may have, also ceiling fans in great room, loft, and master bedroom, and hairdryer provided.

Smoking Not Allowed: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING IN THE HOUSE! OWNER IS ALLERGIC TO SMOKE. Smoking ONLY allowed outdoors, debris MUST be picked up or a cleaning fee will be charged.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Andrews (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Manager
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Speaks: english

About Karen Andrews

We both have businesses on Long Island in New York. We try to get to Maine every couple of months to enjoy our camp and relax, however, now that our son is grown, we're finding that it's getting less use, so we've decided to rent and let others enjoy it as well!

Karen Andrews purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Karen Andrews chose Farmington

We started as renters ourselves, first renting a camp on neighboring Sand Pond. In 1996 we purchased our land, and in 2001 we broke ground on the house. Construction took us five years to complete, but it was well worth the time spent! The house is gorgeous!

What makes this cabin unique

We love unwinding from our busy lives at Locke Pond, especially relaxing in front of a roaring fire, or hiking around the pond, or paddling about in the kayaks. We also have the best neighbors on Locke Pond, very friendly and very helpful!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386523
-6317472082
Farmington Western Maine
5

Lovely & Secluded!

Lovely & Secluded!
  • 5 of 5
First I must mention Karen was a pleasure to work with! She made it very easy to accommodate and book our family vacation. She was wonderful which made booking our vacation hassle-free.

The Andrews home on the pond is beautiful! Very clean and very comfortable! The charm and appeal of the home was amazing. The layout/design made it unique to the lake. Love how the master bedroom had its own slider to the wraparound porch. Plenty of room for our family of five. Beds were very comfortable and house was tastefuly decorated. This home is also truly secluded. Very few neighboring homes and the peace and quiet allows you to hear the loons while you relax & de-stress.

Our kids swam to the raft everyday except one (rain day). We kayaked and took in the peace and beauty of the pond each morning. We had ping-pong games, played cards and enjoyed the DVD/VHS movies as well. We also roasted hotdogs and made s'mores :-) The trail to the dock was awesome - the bridge over a tiny creek was the same design as the wraparound porch of the home. = very nice.

We enjoyed the nature too. The kids were fascinated with the loons. The brochure you had about them on the desk was quite informative. We saw frogs, fish and spiders.

Thank you for a wonderful vacation! This home is well-managed, beautiful and a serene place to enjoy!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386523
-6317472082
Farmington Western Maine
Joliet, IL
5

Too Good

  • 5 of 5
It was my wife and I and my three teenagers who visited the property. It is just far enough away from civilization without being too far. Walmart was an easy 15 minute trek. You just melt into it when you get there, because it is just so beautiful. I titled this "Too Good" because it made me imagine living this way full time, which makes it hard to go back to the hustle and bustle. We spent an average of 4 hours a day paddling around the lake. Fishing was a great time, especially for my kids who never really caught anything before. I took pictures of some beautiful types of mushrooms growing on the property.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386523
-6317472082
Farmington Western Maine
Brooklyn, NY
5

A Perfectly Relaxing Getaway.

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had such an amazing time at this little piece of paradise. I can't decide what was the best part! The house is so clean, comfortable, and well decorated. From the outside it is looks like a traditional rustic cabin and the inside is an elegant home curated with everything you need to relax in comfort. With a great board game, movie, and book collection I don't know how anyone could be bored. The ping pong table downstairs was wildly fun and we felt like kids again after some serious competitions. We had coffee on the dock watched loons on the pond when we could tear ourselves away from games. But if we couldn't we would open the windows and listen. Their calls are so beautiful and we saw five of them swimming together one morning! The boats are clean and there is a nice swim raft if you like to swim. The huge wrap around porch was perfect and we both took unexpected naps in hammocks at times.

Wilton had their annual blueberry festival during our visit and we also hopped over for a day to Rockland for their lobster festival. We found a 'U Pick' wild blueberry field and came home with quarts and quarts of beautiful berries. There are enough restaurants in the surrounding towns to satisfy an urbanite for a week or two if you don't like to cook and although we didn't get there there is a bowling alley that looks like it's packed.

We had a raucous thunderstorm with non-stop lightning and both fell asleep on the porch watching it roll by. For the rest of the week we enjoyed a babbling brook that emerged overnight to direct the runoff toward the pond. Gorgeous! We met Mike, who is the caretaker for the house fixing the road after the storm. He was very nice and friendly and gave us some great recommendations for places to go and some good insights into the area. It was nice to know that he lived so close by in case we needed anything, but he didn't bother us even once!

This place is truly serene and relaxing for two, but I could also see a gaggle of kids running around with enough things to do that Mom could just sit in a hammock all day while the kids run past and occasionally ask if they can have another snack.

I highly recommend this home and would go back tomorrow if I could. I can’t imagine a better or more authentic Maine vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386523
-6317472082
Farmington Western Maine
5

Tranquility and comfort abounds

  • 5 of 5
Everything that has been written about this lake front retreat is completely true. Karen was extremely helpful and flexible. Her home was spotless and the porch is not only a work of art but a place that invites one to simply linger and take a big exhale. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Fran. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386523
-6317472082
Farmington Western Maine
5

Truly Magnificent Lake House!

  • 5 of 5
I cannot say enough about this beautiful, hidden gem in the woods of Locke Pond! We were looking to escape from reality for a weekend without having to fly to a cabin out west and we found that in this lake front cabin. The stillness of the environment and quietness of the surrounding woods was unlike anything we would ever be able to experience back home. From the incredibly crafted cabin to the firepit overlooking the lake...this place was beyond peaceful!! The best part about it was that we could explore the town and mountain trails around the area, but then escape back to our cabin when we wanted...all within close proximity! To top it off, the property managers, Dawn and Dennis, were incredibly helpful and thoughtful, making every personal detail of our trip possible. We look forward to returning to this magnificent lake front retreat!
  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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We are so excited to read what a great time our guests had. Each one is very special to us!! And what means a lot is that they are kind enough to take the time to tell you about their fantastic experience. On our VRBO/Home Away website we have lots of picures that show the beauty of the location and home, but nothing means more to us that the kind words of a guest who has enjoyed their stay and would like to come back. So thank you very much for taking your time to write this complimentary review. Dawn Jepson, Property Manager
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Magnificent Lake Front Retreat
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p386523
-6317472082
Farmington Western Maine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5

Great Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5
My family and I spent the last 2 weeks of summer in this beautiful Maine cabin in the woods. The house was immaculate, comfortable and offered everything needed to swim, fish, canoe, roast marshmallows, grill or prepare a meal in the kitchen. My children loved exploring the pond in the paddle boat, fishing from the dock, catching frogs and playing ping pong. We all enjoyed the peacefulness of the wrap around porch, laying in the one of the two hammocks, or rocking in one of the rocking chairs, listening to the loons and watching the birds, including the humming bird we saw on several occasions. At night we would fight over who was going to lay in the window seat to watch one of the many movies available. We took day trips to Bar Harbor, Bangor, Portland and Rangely (in search of moose that we never found), but what we really enjoyed most, was staying on Locke Pond relaxing, playing games and enjoying nature. Dennis and Dawn are wonderful caretakers of this gorgeous home and were available if we needed anything. I would highly recommend this home for a family vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Car: necessary

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Cross Country Skiing, Downhill/Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa

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Rates & Availability

From $1,495 Per week

Farmington Cabin Rental Rates

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Winter Holidays
Nov 22 2014 - Jan 3 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,995
 
 
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7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $1495.00
Rates do not include ME state sales tax. Tax is currently 8.0%.
Rates do not include $400 security deposit.
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Amenities

Farmington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Ski-In ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Other - 1 twin/ single , Built in window bench/bed next to fireplace in living room.
  • King Bed: Sliding glass doors from master bedroom open onto wrap around deck. Queen Bed: Located in a spacious loft area. Cozy wall-to-wall carpeting in the loft. Twin/Single Bed: Built in window bench/bed next to fireplace in living room. Comfortable custom made foam mattress. Convertible Beds: Two portable fold-out cots
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
Notes:
Washer: Both washer and dryer are conveniently accessible in the kitchen Linens Provided: Mattresses and linens are new and of high quality. Off Street Parking: Plenty of space for 2 cars at the foot of the driveway next to the house. Additional parking at the top of the driveway. Wood Fireplace: Romantic fireplace located in the living room adds warmth and charm. Firewood must be purchased on site ... available at reasonable prices Video Library: Lots of VHS tapes and DVD's Also board games Deck/Patio: Deck is covered, accessible from living room, master bedroom and grounds. Wraps around front of house overlooking Pond. Has rocking chairs, tables and hammocks.

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