Waterfront cottage on Lake Sebago's beautiful Frye Island. Includes 85' of private sandy beach and on site laundry. Our cottage is barefoot steps to many island amenities including the US Post Office, ice cream stand, restaurant and general store. Other island amenities include a 9 hole golf course, public tennis courts, playground and community center. Explore this beautiful 1,000 acre island where you can spot deer and moose while picking wild blueberries and blackberries with the kids. Frye Island is a great family friendly place to get away from it all. Sebago Lake covers 47 square miles with a maximum depth of 316 feet, an average depth of 101 fee t and an average summer temperature of 80 degrees. The water is crystal clear and is used as the drinking water source for the city of Portland.
Frye Island Description: A five-minute ferry ride from Raymond Cape will deliver you to Frye Island, Maine. This island community situated on 1000 acres consists of 450 low density vacation homes. Frye Island offers plenty of activities and amenities for vacationers including 13 public beaches, outdoor pool, marina, children’s playground, tennis and basketball courts, softball/soccer field, store, restaurant, ice cream shop, and a 9 hole golf course. Frye Island is a short 15-minute drive to the nearby towns of Windham and Naples provide plenty of shopping, restaurants, boat rentals, amusements and arcades. Or drive a bit further (45 minutes) to the cities of Portland or Freeport for Oceanside dining or outlet shopping. The roads are unpaved, and the speed limit is 20 mph. Road maps are available. Golf carts are the primary mode of transportation on island.
Public Beaches: All the town beaches are available to everyone staying on Frye Island. Mostly sandy, they vary in size from intimate to expansive. West-side beaches offer the magnificent view across Lake Sebago to the distant mountains, including Mount Washington, and sunsets. East-side beaches have a more protected shore, face Raymond Cape and the sunrise, and enjoy sunshine until 1-2 pm. At the south end of the Island, 1200' Long Beach offers excellent water-skiing. There is a marina behind Long Beach, and finger slips are available for rent with cottages. There are also tie-ups in the 'canal' area on the west side of the island. Gasoline and boat rentals are available at marinas in Raymond, Windham and South Casco.
Golf: The Club House for the golf course, is where you check in to play golf. There is a Pro Shop with a fine line of golf supplies and an area to grab a cold drink. While the course has only nine greens, there are two sets of tees (Gold and Silver) that allow an individual to play eighteen holes with a different look on each nine. There is also a set of Red tees for the ladies. Normal USGA rules are used, augmented by a few special course rules. Only soft spikes are allowed on the Frye Island golf course. The course is open to the public.
Fees are as follows:
• Week Day Youth Green Fees (16 years old or younger) $10
• Week Day Adult $18
• Weekend Days and Holidays $28
• Twilight (after 5 PM) Adult $13
• Scramble Fee (e.g. 9 holes Sunday morning) $15
• Use of pull cart per 18 holes (9 holes same price) $4
• Use of rental clubs per 18 holes (9 holes same price) $12
• Use of gasoline cart for 9 holes $16
• Use of gasoline cart for 18 holes $26
Unfortunately we did not have enough days to enjoy all the things that the island has to offer.
We enjoyed the little private beach right in front of the house, used the boats to go on the lake and visited the playground and and tennis court.
It would have been nice to take the children to the teen center and the library or visit one of the many beautiful beaches around the island. The house is in good condition and the kitchen has everything you need.
We also liked the fact that there were board games, toys, child size life vests, and a big screen porch where children could safely play.
It was a great experience and a beautiful place to enjoy with friends and family.
We loved our visit to Frye Island! This house is in such a convenient location. We loved being able to walk to the general store, restaurant and ice cream shack! The kids enjoyed all of the offerings at the community center as well as playing at the fields, beaches, pool and playground. We loved that this house had its own private beach! The screen porch was perfect for hanging out on any time of day or evening. We are looking forward to returning this year!
Our day started with some early morning fishing or a walk around the island.
The location on the water and so close to the ferry, store, ice cream, restaurant / bar is wonderful. We also enjoyed golfing and spent some time at the community center playing tennis and basketball.
This quaint, clean cottage was a perfect setting which fit 6 of us just right.
Nothing bad to say, the house was well maintained and very clean and tidy.
We loved sitting on the front screened in porch, or in the front yard, watching the boats go by or thrill seekers jumping from Frye Leap, just accross the water.
Just a perfect vacation in a perfect spot.
Cozy cottage with a screened front porch that is perfect for early morning rocking (in a chair) as sun rises and ducks glide on calm lake.
So nice to have washer and dryer convenience in cottage. It is just a few steps to the restaurant , small store and ICE CREAM BAR. The Golf cart makes for wonderful trips around the island with stops at the golf course, community center and beaches.
This is a great place for relaxing. Return trips are a must.
We arrived in Frye Island site unseen and were ready for a week of relaxation, friends, and family.
The island has so much to offer. Our highest point of this vacation was renting a pontoon boat and taking it down the Songo River through the Locks from Sebago to Long Lake. We highly suggest this journey, but leave early in the morning as the lake can get quite rough in the afternoon.
We also enjoyed sitting on the dock and taking in the views. Frye's Leap is just across the water from this cottage and you can watch people jumping from it all day. The jump is 30ft high and a highlight of my husband and his brother's time on the island.
The cottage is adequate for a lake/beach style vacation. It could use a bit of TLC, but overall is in fine condition. The location, screened-in porch, and use of the golf cart make up for the shortcomings.
We are already planning our trip back for next year, and are seriously considering purchasing a vacation home on Frye Island. You'll see why when you get there!
Frye Island is located in Sebago Lake and is accessed via a public car ferry from the town of Raymond. Frye Island is comprised of 1,000 mostly wooded acres interlaced with 22 miles of dirt roads. On the island, there are two marinas, various athletic and recreational facilities, 13 public beaches, a convenience store, an ice cream stand, a restaurant with a bar, and a golf club with a lounge that is open to the public. The island is approximately 1.5 miles wide (at the widest point) and 2.5 miles long and has approximately 450 homes.
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
$500 Deposit required to hold a rental. The balance is due 30 prior to the rental period. An additional security deposit of $500 for renters with dogs.