Alexander house rental - Your own private natural sand beach, with hammock, picnic table, and kayaks.
Your own private natural sand beach, with hammock, picnic table, and kayaks.
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
 

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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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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

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.

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

2 Reviews of Property 999753 in Alexander, Maine

4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
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4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p999753
+1 978 254 1765
Alexander Downeast and Acadia
5

Completely satisfied.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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 surroundingsā€¦
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...
Helpful votes: 2/2
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4 Season Home on Meddybemps Lake. Sandy Beach.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p999753
+1 978 254 1765
Alexander Downeast and Acadia
5

Meddybemps cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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.
Helpful votes: 4/4