LIGHT-FILLED LOG HOME, 4 WOODED ACRES, LAKE ACCESS & HOT TUB

Kathleen Jameson

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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LIGHT-FILLED LOG HOME, 4 WOODED ACRES, LAKE ACCESS & HOT TUB

Kents Hill House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A quintessential Maine retreat, filled with the natural beauty of wood and sunlight and all the comforts you desire. Enjoy your coffee on the deck, breakfast on the screen porch, and a dip into David Pond any time you like just a short walk down the road. Experience the beauty of a mature perennial garden with its lush colored flowers, birds, and butterflies. Treat yourself to true quiet, true darkness, and stars so bright you feel that you can almost touch them.

This beautiful log cabin sits on four wooded acres surrounded by hundreds more, with lakes in every direction. Sunlight streams into the gracious main floor through large, trapezoidal windows above and two sliders out onto the generous wrap-around deck, where your hot tub awaits. The living area is open concept, kitchen-dining-living, with a majestic cathedral ceiling and an adjacent furnished screen porch. Also on the main floor is a bedroom with a double bed, the main bathroom, and a flat screen TV.

Upstairs in the master bedroom, wake up in your comfy queen bed and catch the sunrise through the upper windows. Enjoy your own half-bath, sitting room with loveseat that opens into a single bed, and plenty of room for a pack 'n' play if needed. A high chair and various other baby items are available upon your request. All closets and dressers are fully available for your use throughout the house.

On the lower level, but still above ground, is a large family room (or third bedroom) with a double futon, 32' flat screen TV, and spa quality treadmill. From there, a doorway to the outside takes you to the front lawn on the right, or to the outdoor shower with a freshly constructed wooden privacy screen on the left. If you have never taken a shower under the sky, you are in for a treat. Of course, there is a shower inside as well!

From the house, you can walk, mountain bike, snowshoe, or cross country ski through a beautiful conservation area forest to Basin Pond and beyond. Nearby are many established and maintained, well-marked hiking trails, mountains to climb, golf courses, lakes for boating, and even a wild animal park. You will enjoy the sense of peace and seclusion while knowing that you can still hop in the car and go out to a great coffee spot, if you wish. The Olde Post Office Cafe is only a 10 minute drive north in quaint Mount Vernon village, written up in DownEast Magazine.

Extensive shopping is available at two Augusta exits from I-95, exits 109 and 112 (25 minutes away) as well as a vast array of restaurants and an award-winning health club and spa. Freeport, home of L.L. Bean and a host of other outlet stores, is 45 minutes south. A trip to the coast, or to Portland, or to Sugarloaf Ski Area takes less than 90 minutes. Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Baxter State Park are a bit farther but worth the ride.

You will emerge from this vacation rested and refreshed, having seen stars brighter than you can remember. You will leave the state understanding the highway sign slogan at the border that reads, 'Maine, worth a visit, worth a lifetime.'

Keywords: Beautiful log home, nestled between the charming villages of Kents Hill and Mount Vernon, lake access on pristine David Pond, just south of Parker Pond and west of Echo Lake, near Kents Hill School, Camp Laurel, and the Belgrade Lakes.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Kathleen Jameson

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I moved to Maine in 2003 in the spirit of simplifying my life, and I have never looked back. I left a high powered position with many employees and a lot of stress, and embraced the Maine people, places, and lifestyle. Maine has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation (the lowest of all for violent crime), people are honest and hard working, and we all seem to value the beauty of our natural surroundings. There is a lot of culture to be found, and plenty of fun outdoors, to be sure. My husband is a retired scientist now editing scientific journal articles, and I work now in higher education. Grandchildren have suddenly become a big part of our lives! We look forward to sharing our getaway with you, as we have moved nearby into our permanent retirement home but cannot let this log home go just yet. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have!

Kathie Jameson

Kathleen Jameson purchased this house in 2008

I love log homes, and we have actually owned three of them over the years. This one is the most striking because it faces due South and the light is amazing. It has passive solar benefits and just has a great feel. Because it is not all tongue-and-groove inside -- the ceiling and some of the walls are white or other colors -- it is not dark like some log cabins. The angle of the sun was calculated well, since the light streams into the living area in winter and warms the house, but in summer it hits the roof so that it does not overheat the house. It has great cross ventilation with the windows open and is quite comfortable in the summer.

We love the true silence, the sighting of animals, and the stars. I always enjoyed going into the hot tub before bed or when first rising to enjoy the peacefulness of the morning or the stars late at night. We enjoy the opportunities there for outdoor activities of all kinds.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
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Light-Filled Log Home, 4 Wooded Acres, Lake Access & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews
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Kents Hill Kennebec
Jackson, Michigan
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WOLVERINE FAN

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Log Cabin at Kents Hill. The cabin was extremely well maintained and very clean and comfortable. We could not have asked for more. The owner was very pleasant to deal with and very helpful. The surroundings were beautiful and very peaceful. We would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to "get away from it all" for a week or two. We made the trip to visit our daughter and her husband and our new born grandson. The stay at this beautiful cabin turned out to be another bonus to the trip.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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5

DALILA AND JEREMY

  • 5 of 5
Exactly what we were looking for. Our stay was quiet and relaxing. Owner was responsive and very nice.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kents Hill Kennebec
Wading River
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you, Kathie, for opening your house to us! The log home was a perfect getaway, and a great way for us to experience Maine for the first time. We loved being able to have our dogs with us, and they loved it too! The house was perfectly clean and we had everything we needed. The hot tub was wonderful after long days of hiking. The porch was great to sit out and look at the stars at night, and enjoy wildlife in the morning with a cup of coffee. We were a pretty good distance away from all of the sights we wanted to check out while in Maine, but it was just as it should have been for a relaxing vacation. Thank you again! -Sandra & Carl, Jake & Tucker
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AWESOME!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have always wanted to visit Maine. This was the perfect place to make that happen! Kathie was so accommodating and helpful. She made sure we had everything we needed when we stayed at her Log Home. The home was clean, spacious and quiet. The hot tub on the deck was awesome. This home was far enough away from the main towns to be private but close enough if you wanted to take a trip to the coast. We were able to walk to David Pond and canoe on around the pond with canoes Kathie arranged for us to borrow. We will definetly be back to Maine and would love to stay in the Log Home again!
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Kents Hill Kennebec
Milford, NH
5

GREAT SPOT TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
Very nice home, great location
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks, Craig! Great to have you, and I hope you come again. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit!
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QUAINT AND QUIET

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time staying in Kent's Hill last week. Despite it being the hottest week of the year, the pond and the breeze kept us comfortable and able to enjoy our quiet surroundings. Our dogs loved their little adventure in the woods :) Kathie has been incredibly helpful from the go with timely responses and great suggestions on food and fun. We visited the Liberal Cup, The Lighthouse and The Red Barn, all of which were phenomenal!
Highly recommended spot to visit to get away from it all!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! Glad you had fun and enjoyed the woods and some of our favorite local haunts. I hope to see you again!
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Augusta (small airport, 25 min) or Portland (PWM)
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Portland, Rockland, or Port Clyde
Nearest Train
49 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-95 at Augusta Exit 109
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Reid State Park or Popham Beach
Nearest Barpub
7.9 Miles
The Weathervane, Readfield, ME
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Sunday River Ski Area, Bethel, ME
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Belgrade Lakes Golf Course, Belgrade Lakes, ME
Nearest Restaurant
5.9 Miles
Olde Post Office Cafe, Mt. Vernon, Maine
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Conservation Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Basin Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Camp Laurel
Nearest Point of Interest
Kents Hill School
Nearest Point of Interest
Olde Post Office Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Parker Pond Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
The Apple Shed Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Belgrade Lakes Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Pond Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Wild Animal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Belgrade Canoe and Kayak
Car: necessary

Drive to the coast or to the mountains in a little over an hour. Twenty minutes to the world class Belgrade Lakes Golf Course!

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Availability & Rates

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Kents Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 8 2014
5 night minimum stay
$155
$1,015
$3,750
 
 
Autumn
Sep 9 2014 - Nov 10 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
$1,015
$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$155
$945
$2,850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75.00
Refundable damage deposit $150.00
Pet Fee $25.00
$150 Security Deposit to accompany signed rental agreement
1/2 Rent/ tax/ cleaning fee due 2 months prior to arrival
1/2 Rent/ tax/ cleaning fee due 1 month prior to arrival
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes PAYPAL and checks Accepted!!!
Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival forfeit deposit unless re-rented. Non-smoking rental. One dog allowed with permission of owner.
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Amenities

Kents Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink, mirror, vanity, shelves, extra towels.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink, vanity, mirror, extra towels, blow dryer
  • The bathroom on the main floor has a shower with a corner seat/shelf and is the size of a bath tub. The bath is knotty pine, with one sink and one toilet. Upstairs in the loft is an attractive blue and white 1/2 bath, and outside a second shower for summer use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On the main floor, across hall from the full bathroom.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with sitting area in the loft, half bath.
    Downstairs Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon opens into double bed. Flatscreen TV and treadmill.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Extra comfortable KingsDown mattress and heated mattress pad (like an electric blanket, but underneath). This bed is in the master bedroom, which is in the loft. Double Bed (1) Extra comfortable KingsDown mattress. This bed is in the bedroom on the main floor., Baby Crib (1) and Pack 'n' Play (1) available upon request. Sleep Sofa or Futons: (1) Full-sized futon in family room. (1) Loveseat in loft sitting room that converts into a single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
Notes:
Lake Access walking distance for swimming and carry-in boats, Screen Porch, Outdoor Furniture, Life Fitness flex-deck Treadmill, Outdoor H/C Shower, Perennial Garden, Pack 'n' Play, high chair, swing, and an assortment of baby/toddler toys available upon request, Blow dryer, Private, Quiet, Excellent for Star Gazing because there is no light interference.
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