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Songo River Lodge: Access to Sebago, Brandy Pond,long lake

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house


About the property

6 bdrms,3 baths,2 lvng rms,brkfst porch,p-pong game rm,river frontage,sleeps 15,

Large Lodge with 6 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 living rooms, 1w/ a wood stove & 2nd w/ fireplace, large screened rec room w/ping pong, 3 season breakfast porch. swim from dock into the deep water frontage. Located on Songo River-Brandy Pond/ Long Lake side of Songo Locks. 2 vehicle passes to beautiful Sebago Lake state park (5 minute ride). Large yard w/ outdoor fire pit,picnic table,hammock, indoor-outdoor games. 3 canoes provided. 2 great golf course within 5miles. Just a wonderful retreat for the extended family. Create some lasting memories. The summers are beautiful, spring & fall are always peaceful as summer vacationers have returned to their other lives. The traffic is less- leaving more freedom to wander wherever the road may take you. Winter months, you may ski locally- 20 minutes to Shawnee Peak (Pleasant Mountain), or for Big East skiing- 50 minutes to Sunday River- 35 minutes to N. Conway -skiing, shopping, eating. We are 2 hours from Boston. Smoke free lodge; **no pets please**

John McKenna/Andrea McKenna
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, Russian and French translaters available
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About John McKenna/Andrea McKenna

John bought the lodge as a Bed & Breakfast in August of 2001 and got engaged to Andrea the next year. The first year they ran the bed and breakfast while taking bookings and commuting from Ma. Then our first child was born in 2003, Kylie and from then on they began full week rentals, year round by turning the lodge over to larger groups and the extended family, sleeping up to 15 persons. John continues to be a full time police officer in Reading, Ma. while Andrea practices her trade of hair dressing and raises their 3 charming little girls. The snack bar is open from Memorial day to just after Labor day and run by 'Missy' a Naples resident and a great short order cook, selling tasty sanwiches ice cream and cold beverages.

John McKenna/Andrea McKenna purchased this house in 2001

Why John McKenna/Andrea McKenna chose Naples

John was attracted to the property because he vacationed at the Sebago State park grounds as a youngster with his parents and 4 brothers and sister. The memories were permanently engraved as kids and the beauty of the area has not changed much. John and Andrea enjoy having the extended family get together and reminis about the old days of camping at Sebago Lake and Brandy Pond.

What makes this house unique

This lodge is ideal for the larger group of professionals for business retreats or festivities and the extended family right down to the grandkids. Everyone can find something unique to do that fits their personality, from swimming, canoeing, relaxing in the hammock, watching the boats go by or just finding a private place to read, nap or relax. There is always a ping pong game challenge going on in the 2nd floor screened in game room. The winters are picturesque and serene. Again a place of peace and tranquility. You can also choose to find any number of winter sports such as skiing, tubing, snow shoeing, or other favorite winter past times. The lodege has been modernized with new carpet, wood floors, windows and general interior improvements. The exterior was professionally landscaped and a beautiful brick patio was added in 2009. We have planned on pasing the lodge down to the next generation, so the improvements will continue as needed and as funds permit.

This is a beautiful lodge for any larger group to create some fond and lasting memories.


Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
1.Brays Pub 2.Ticki bar 3.Causeway Landing
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Frye Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
1.Point Sebago 5 miles 2.Naples public course
Nearest Motorway
24 Miles
I-95 Portland
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
1.Brays Pub-3miles;2.Sydney's-3 miles; 3.Landing
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
1.Shawnee Peak 17 miles 2.Sunday River -50 minute
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sebago Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Sebago-Long Lake region is a major attraction in the summer. Big time boating and camping with the causeway landing a popular attraction for people watching and fine restaurants. There is a double feature drive-in just 15 minutes away. Winter skiing is just 20 minutes to Shawnee Peak (Pleasant Mountain), 50 minutes to Sunday River, or cross country right out the door to the state park. 35 minutes to N. Conway - skiing, shopping and eating. 30 minutes from the Portland waterfront & 2 hours from Boston. The rooms are spacious with 2 bathrooms on the 2nd floor and a master bedroom and bathroom on the 1st floor. Watch the boats pass from the breakfast porch, kitchen or at the dock side. During the summer months the party comes to you. Have fun in the ping pong room playing cribbage or cards and enjoy the afternoon serenity on the hammock. This is the all around family lodge.


Naples House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - combination tub/shower
  • 2 bathrooms on second floor w/showers. 1 bathroom on first floor with shower - tub combo
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom - 1 king , fan
    Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , fan
    Bedroom - 2 double , fan
    Bedroom - 1 king , fan
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double , fan
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , fan
  • 6 - private bedrooms: 3 - full bathrooms 5 bedrooms - 2nd flr w/ 2-baths; 1st flr - 1 bedroom - 1 bath
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
3 kings, 2 queen, 3 full. 1 twin, 3 canoes; game room with ping-pong table, 3 season breakfast porch with sliding storms & screens, hammock, outdoor fire-pit, horseshoe pit swimming from dock area and 2 beach passes to nearby state park.


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Songo River Lodge: Access to Sebago, Brandy Pond,long lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Songo River Lodge - The Best Rental in the Sebago Lake Area!

  • 5 of 5

We have family all over the United States (NH, ME, NY, VA, FL, KY, and AZ), so when we started discussing where to hold the family reunion we decided on Sebago Lake State Park. That was the easy part! Who knew there were so many vacation rentals in the Sebago Lake area -- not to mention we had no idea the proximity of these rentals to the Park. The deciding factor for our family renting Songo River Lodge was the accommodations -- 3 king beds, 2 queens, 3 doubles, and 1 twin. Most of the other rentals had double and queen beds and no kings! That coupled with the 3 bathrooms made it an easy decision. Little did we know we had selected the best rental property in the Sebago Lake area!!

John and Andrea were very accommodating and made the whole rental process very easy. They greeted us upon our arrival, showed us around the property, and made us feel right at home. Not only does the Lodge have all the wonderful living/sleeping space; but the dock, fire pit, hammock, grill, and picnic tables allowed our family to enjoy the great outdoors. The biggest hit with our family was corn-hole – we had many fun hours spent playing this game! We also enjoyed visiting with the many boaters who were waiting for the lochs to open and even had one boater try to pay us the $15 fee for passing through the lochs!

We have many special memories of this family reunion and most of them are at the Songo River Lodge! Thank you John and Andrea!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessie and Wally. We really appreciate the kind comments on our lodge and we especially love hearing the story of an extended family coming to our lodge and creating the best of family memories as could be had on any family re-union. You were terrific guests and cared for the lodge as if it were your own, amazingly clean and kept as it was when you arrived. Thank you and may you have many more opportunities to create great family re-unions and memories. We are glad to have made your list of lasting memories. John.
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Great place for a family vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

From the start, the owners were friendly and helpful to assist in planning the vacation. They were eager to share their knowledge of the area and help you find closest grocery stores and area activities. When we arrive we found the lodge to be very clean and welcoming. There are lots of activities for all age groups (our family consisted of ages 4 – 85 years old). We held card and ping pong tournaments , canoe the river, swim off the dock, fishing, bike riding and relaxing around the great fire pit roasting marshmallows. The place is large enough that if you wanted to just relax and read a book, you are sure to find a quiet place. I recommend this place to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

we were nervous renting a home without seeing it first but we were pleasantly surprised. the lodge is very nice and big enough for the 13 of us! Not only was there plenty of space but everything you could need is there. The house is on the river but the Sebago state park is right down the street. the dock is lovely to sit out on and watch the boats go by. catch some rays, read a book or enjoy a cocktail! the canoes were great for getting around on the water. we enjoyed the fire pit almost every night! Loved the antique stores everywhere and the closeness of any kind of store you need. would recommend to large families or a group of friends. if you have a boat it would be perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $525
Tax Rate 9.0%

maine lodging tax of 9% is added to base rate and a security deposit of $525 is required and returned if lodge is returned in condition it was received. *** Any special requests or needs must be presented before rental and agreed to in the contract.

payment is in the form of a personal check or money order; Payable to the owner
peak season is June 18 - September 10, 2016 = Rate is $457 per night
Off season rate is $400.00 from April 2nd - June 20th and the fall from September 7th - April 1st.
The winter rate is $22,00.00 from November 1st - April 1, excluding the Holiday weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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