4 SEASON HOME ON MEDDYBEMPS LAKE. SANDY BEACH.

Jean or Rob

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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4 SEASON HOME ON MEDDYBEMPS LAKE. SANDY BEACH.

Alexander House Rental Photos and Description

Family friendly, 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeps 6, dogs considered

7 private acres on Meddybemps Lake, Alexander, Maine backed by 300+ acres of conservation land. Property has its own sandy beach extending far into the lake (one of few natural freshwater beaches in Maine). Year round residence built in 2003 has right to use adjacent 300+ acres of conservation land private to neighborhood. Kayaks equipped for four paddlers (one double and two singles). Home has two upstairs bedrooms with double beds with shared full bath and downstairs bedroom with kingsize bed and private bath. Eat-in screened sunporch. Gas fireplace. Handicapped friendly (first floor bedroom and bathroom, lever door handles, wheelchair wide doorways and ramp access to house, second floor staircase dual railings to help with balance).

Fall foliage and winter cross country skiing and ice fishing.

Jean, one of the owners, grew up spending vacations on the lake. A favorite spot of hers, and her father and his brothers before her was a remote sandy beach you could only access by boat. When the property came up for sale many years later, she and her husband Rob bought it. Working with a local conservation group, the character of the land has been preserved, but now the beach is a short walk away - and private to their property. It's a very quiet spot, and remains, to many, the loveliest spot on the lake.

Great swimming and boating. Gas grill and picnic table, hammock and beach chairs on beach. Kayaks are provided or bring your own boat and beach it on the white sand. Eat-in heated sunporch. Grocery stores, golf, hospital, restaurants 15 minutes away. Fish for bass (no limit), landlocked salmon, or white perch. Ice cream stand and restaurant 1.8 miles away. Championship golf course at world famous Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, NB, CA, 45 minutes away, is open to the public. 15 minutes to Calais Golf Course. Located in the St. Croix River Valley, there are numerous river and lake trips minutes away. Two border crossings into New Brunswick Canada are 15 minutes away.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Jean or Rob (Owner)
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About Jean or Rob

Jean and Rob like to kayak, cross country ski, hike, and read. Both are Mainers by birth and choice. Jean is a retired engineer currently teaching mathematics at the high school and college level. Rob is a semi-retired attorney. Rob is originally from northern Maine and Jean's family is from the area where the cottage is located. Shown in photograph are Jean and Rob and their three kids, Sonya (daughter-in-law), David, and Robby. David is a chef, Sonya a veterinarian and Robby a hospital manager. All love Maine, but jobs have taken them away ;-(

Jean or Rob purchased this house in 2003

Why Jean or Rob chose Alexander

Meddybemps Lake is where Jean's grandparents built a cottage in the 1920s and where both she and her father spent many happy summers growing up.

What makes this house unique

Traditional summer vacation spot. Lovely in the fall. A winter wonderland with Ice fishing, cross country skiing.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
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Alexander Downeast and Acadia
5

A Very Peaceful Time

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé, and I along with our two Wheaten Terriers just returned from a very relaxing week on Meddybemp cottage. The cottage was well represented and all the basic supplies needed were there. My dogs enjoyed swimming and loved the freedoms of being able to run around all day without being leashed.

Internet, cell phone service were not very good. The TV did not get any stations, but we rented movies at night from the convenience store down the road. For us it as a nice break from the busy corporate lives we live. I would highly recommend this cottage if you are looking for a place to relax without technology for a week. We feel so relaxed after our week on the lake.

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to stay at your home
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm very sorry for your trouble with the internet. We didn't know you were having a problem. I should have checked in with you the day after you arrived to make sure everything was working well. The next guests called us when they arrived and couldn't get it working. With help from the service provider's tech support, the guests were able to reset the modem and the problem was resolved. So sorry you had to live with it. Usually when it goes down, turning it on and off brings it back. We are glad you and the dogs had a good time. Sorry we didn't get to meet them (and you).
Jean
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Alexander Downeast and Acadia
4

Lovely but buggy. With wind, PERFECT!

  • 4 of 5
The house was exactly as pictured. We enjoyed the sandy lake; the water was crystal clear, fishing was good, and we especially enjoyed the supplied kayak's.

The house required about 4 hours of cleaning prior to using the facility which was a huge inconvenience after driving 11 hours to get there.

Be prepared if going in July with plenty of bug spray. The mosquitos were relentless.

I would recommend going to Cutler (do not take Rt 1) to get Lobsters from Little River Lobster Company. We purchased enough for the week and enjoyed them fresh out of the water.

The Nook and Cranny Resturant is a must as the food was perfect and the environment quaint.

Thank you for the stay Meddybemps Lake.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
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Alexander Downeast and Acadia
5

Completely satisfied.

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was exactly as described by the advertisement.
There was even more special attentions, as a GPS, the provision of canoes, a coffee machine very useful, lots of information on things to do and places to visit in surroundings…
Everything was very well maintained and clean, we enjoyed our vacation immediately.

The owners were very helpful, efficient and very caring. We have not had the chance to meet us, but everything was perfect and very professional. I hope to return soon to the cottage of Jean and Rob, and I already recommended this place to all my friends in France and the USA.

There is a small equestrian center 2 miles away from the cottage (city of Alexander) where my daughter stinks horseback riding with the owner named Audrey. This is a friendly place and Audrey is a very nice person.

We also found in Eastport (7 Sea Street, ME 04631) A place where You Could buy very good lobsters and eat them in front of the ocean on nice picnic area, for a great price. This is the Quoddy Bay Lobster.

Finally those who love fishing can have fun with a direct and private access to the lake, but also on the ocean located 30 minutes from the cottage.

Everything was perfect and it was very hard to leave...
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
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Alexander Downeast and Acadia
5

Meddybemps cottage

  • 5 of 5
Expecting a cottage, I was pleasantly surprised at the spacious, sunny home I found. It was well equipped and comfortable, with large bedrooms and baths. The upstairs can be shut off by a door for privacy. The location is sheltered--one cannot see neighbors though they can at times be heard. The sandy beach and the view up the lake draw one to sit there in the shade or to kayak or swim in the lake. There are nearby towns and places to explore, including the seacost town of Calais. A nearby restaurant, the "Nook and Cranny," offers surprisingly fine dining. I hope to return and would certainly recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Nearest Ferry
38 Miles
Ferries to Deer Isle and Campobello
Nearest Beach
Private natural sand beach on property
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Nook and Cranny
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Calais ME., St. Andrews NB (Championship course)
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Nook and Cranny
Car: necessary

Lakefront. Private natural fine white sand beach on property. Surrounded by forest. Large clear lake. Cross country skiing and ice-fishing in winter. In Summer, swim, paddle or fish (salmon, bass, white perch, lake trout, or pickerel). Nearby shopping in border towns Calais and St. Stephen, NB, Canada. Scenic Bay of Fundy, Campobello Island (summer home of Franklin Roosevelt), and St. Andrews Grand Hotel, golf, and shops within 45 minute drive. Use of adjacent 300+ acres of private conservation land with hiking trail.

Websites below provide more information.

City of Calais 12 miles away:

http://www.visitmaine.com/region/downeast/calais/

Cutler, A beautiful drive and a great destination to buy lobster

http://www.downeast.com/magazine/2011/september/bold-coast

Visit St. Andrews by the Sea

http://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/T/Town-of-St-Andrews.aspx

38 miles down scenic Route 1 to Eastport

http://www.eastportchamber.net/

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Availability & Rates

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Alexander House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
winter
Nov 1 - Apr 30
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$200
$1,400
$5,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Alexander House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Lake ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Local Maps
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Basic Soaps
  • Free Local Calls
Kitchen:
  • Lobster Pot
  • Grill
  • Coffee Grinder
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Freezer ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , first floor, private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Linens and bathroom towels included. Beach towels provided. One fold-out cot in addition to 3 beds. For multi-week guests, housecleaning can be arranged.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Large Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • ice skating
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Two single kayaks and one two-seater kayak with adult life jackets and paddles. Beach equipped with beach chairs, hammock, picnic table. Beach is good for all, but good place for small children to safely play in water that gets deep very gradually and stays sandy as you go out. Wireless internet. Handicapped friendly - ramp to sunporch entrance, wide doorways, lever door handles.
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