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Libby Mitchell

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
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Breathtaking Log Home Getaway on Kineo

4 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Moosehead Lake House Rental Photos and Description

- 4 BR, Loft, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 10.

Get away from it all at Mt. Kineo on Moosehead Lake. Beautiful log home is on the Kineo peninsula situated in the woods, on the water, under a mountain, and between two fairways! Views of both water and the phenomenal sheer rock face of Mt. Kineo. Perfect escape for family and friends. 3 fully finished floors, over 2,500 square feet, Massive cedar deck, 4 bedrooms (1 full, 1 full, 1 queen +3 kid singles, 1 queen + 1 kid singles), Loft with futon, 3.5 baths, Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, slate counters/island, and custom cabinets, Open living room with stone chimney fireplace, Washer/dryer • Wireless internet (dial-up), Golf carts available (best way to get around on Kineo), Pets OK.

Historic Mt. Kineo!: Visit this website for further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moosehead_Lake

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Libby Mitchell (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Breathtaking Log Home Getaway on Kineo
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Ipswich, MA
5

Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

My family spent the week recently and this place is AMAZING. The home is spacious, immaculate and luxurious (even nicer than the pictures show) and the island itself is magical.

The family was so helpful in getting us in and situated and we really appreciated that. They were always just a phone call away w/ any questions we had. The locals were also very friendly and very helpful.

Our children (ages 2-19) really enjoyed the golf cart rides and exploring the island, looking for wildlife. We sat by the fire, made smores, BBQ'd, played board games, watched DVD's, went for walks, fished, boated, golfed, hung out at the clubhouse, ate at fantastic restaurants and much more. Believe it or not, there was lots of peaceful down time too. We all got to catch up as a family w/out computers, TV, cellphones, texting and all the craziness. It was a very special time for us.

Kineo Island is almost surreal in it's beauty. We've never seen such a place. There are so many memories that'll last us a lifetime. We long to get back there and you can bet we will.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
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5

The house was fantastic and Mt Kineo is magical

  • 5 of 5

This is a new house on a great island on Moosehead Lake. We meet some of the owners when we got there and they were so gracious. All that we needed for a wonderful 2 weeks was present-great kitchen, lots of towels and bedding, comfortable chairs, open space to hang out, and of course the fun golf cart and ATV. This house is made for family get togethers and really fits a lot of people. The finished basement or "kids cave" has 4 bunk beds, comfortable sofas and a full bath. We had some hot days and it was so cool in the basement.

Mt Kineo is a place to relax and re-connect. The golfing is wonderful. We canoed frequently, climbed the mountain, and took great walks around the island. My favorite was our twice daily swims at pebble beach-crystal clear, brisk-so refreshing- I miss it. Paul who is the supervisor at the golf course is so helpful and his wife Mary is the greatest baker- try her woopie pies at the clubhouse and you can order the most divine carrot cake. Fridays the lobster truck comes into Rockwood which is a treat.

So it was a magical stay and I would highly recommended it we will be back.

Mary

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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5

A+ House and Amenities

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation! It rained a lot so we spent more time than expected in the house. The house design was perfect for our family of 9 (6 adults, 3 kids) plus one dog. The house is cozy and quiet with plenty of room for everyone to have a comfortable place to sit and read, play games, watch movies, take naps, etc. We loved the camp fire for s'mores and ghost stories. Although we used the indoor fireplace more due to the rain. The kids had a great time on the rope swing down on Pebble Beach, the guys got in a golf match, we climbed Kineo and went blueberry picking! The house is very clean and is more than adequately stocked with towels, sheets, paper goods, etc. The only things we had to bring were clothes and food. The kitchen was fully equipped. Thank you for sharing your home. We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
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Hooksett, NH
5

My New Favorite Place in the World

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 2 kids (ages 10 and 13) had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful home last week and we had a wonderful time. We've been to Disney World (twice), have done cruises, California, Florida (Gulf Coast), Cape Cod, etc. but this for me was much more relaxing and enjoyable than any of those as it truely was a 'get away from it all' vacation.

The house sits on it's own pond in the middle of a very picturesque and challenging 9-hole golf course (i.e. your 'driveway' connects to the 2nd fairway) and you get around in a golf cart and the Pro Hauler - which my kids loved tooling around on. Mount Kineo Isle itself is quite fascinating in that it housed very large and popular hotels from the 1880's through a few years ago and there's a lot of history there, including some of those original structures.

In addition to golf, we did

* swimming (beaches at the base of Kineo are minutes away by golf cart)

* boating (a private slip as well as tube is provided)

* hiked up Mount Kineo (beautiful views)

* fishing (obviously), and

* built bonfires to make S'mores (firepit on pond shore in front of house)

We also prepared all but one meal there in a fantastic kitchen (this never happens at home) and even got to read some books. The lack of connectedness to the civilized world was really a big plus in that we all sat and watched movies together which, again, doesn't happen very often at home.

Yes there are some logistical challenges if you don't have a boat (which we didn't - we rented a couple of times and it is pricey ($200-$500 per day) to do so) but the locals are very friendly and helpful in getting you to the house.

All in all I look forward to returning in the next few years with other family members and friends who saw our pictures and expressed a strong interest in going. Highly recommended for 'crazy busy' families like ours who are constantly going in separate directions and need a place to reconnect.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
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Map

Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Bangor International

From this location 20 miles north of Greenville, Maine in the Center of Moosehead lake, you’ll find hiking, walks, breathtaking Kineo views, golf, privacy/solitude, and of course lake fun including boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. And in winter we are right on major snowmobile trails, plus cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and more… *This house is accessible over water, so requires a boat in summer or snowmobile in winter. Rentals for each can be arranged, and a boat slip will be provided. For an additional fee, we can arrange transfer to/from the Rockwood Dock to the house. Travel on Kineo itself is by golf cart or on foot. Extras available, including ‘helping hand’ arrival service, golf package, more…

Other Activities: Hiking, moose safaris, float plane rides, golf, whitewater rafting.

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Rates & Availability

Rockwood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 24 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 9.0%

Shorter stays may be negotiated with a three-night minimum. There are no restaurants on Kineo proper, so groceries for all meals should be brought with you to the house.
Linens and towels provided. Shuttle service from Rockwood to Kineo. A golf cart and utility vehicle available for your use.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Moosehead Lake House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , second floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , first floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , basement
  • Upstairs bathrooms are each accessible from the bedrooms and from the hallway. First floor bathroom is accessible from the hallway and near each of the bedrooms. First floor bathroom has a claw footed tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3 child bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Pullout - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The two upstairs bedrooms each have en suite bathrooms - one full and one half bath. The child beds are custom cushions on benches along the walls. The second floor bedroom on the cliff side has a balcony. There are two first floor bedrooms which each have double beds. One of the downstairs rooms has glass doors leading directly onto the massive cedar deck with breathtaking views of our pond and Moosehead Lake. There is also a loft area upstairs with a futon that sleeps two. If there are kids, the maximum number of guests might be increased to as many as 12, but a surcharge may be added.
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Our house on Kineo provides an extraordinarily comfortable and private experience in a truly unique setting. It is spectacular, but it does require a bit of effort. Kineo Peninsula is only accessible by boat -- from the Rockwood dock, it is a 5 minute boat crossing to reach our boat slip. Once on Kineo proper, our home is a 5-10 minute golf cart ride from the docks. We can provide a helping hand arrival service that includes transfer from Rockwood to the house itself. Our golf cart and pro-hauler are both available for rent for your stay, and there is a nearby marina that can provide boat rentals. A boat is recommended, but it is not necessary as there is a public ferry, The Kineo Launch, which makes the crossing between Kineo and Rockwood several times a day. No cars are allowed on Kineo. Besides Rockwood, the nearest town is Greenville - a 20 minute drive from Rockwood. There is a major grocery store and outdoor gear store in Greenville called the Indian Hill Trading Post.

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