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Lee Howard

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

Private Waterfront Chalet on Wilson Pond 3.5 Mile long BASKETBALL COURT&TENNI

Bedrooms 9
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Androscoggin Lake Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 8 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 24)

Imagine waking up each morning with the tranquillity of loons calling. 250 feet of serene waterfront, located on Wilson Pond (3.5 miles long), & a huge wrap-around deck to enjoy it from.

This Non-Smoking, cedar chalet has whirlpool baths three of its' bathrooms. A fully-equipped kitchen overlooks the great room and two-story fieldstone fireplace. Tongue and groove cedar interior. Sliding glass doors surrounding deck, including from the master bedroom. The view of the lake through each room is spectacular.

Wilson Pond is a very clean and quiet lake 3.5 miles long, great for swimming and fishing! The Chalet is located one mile down a private road surrounded by 120 acres of wooded property. Includes dock and a large float with waterslide. Also includes patio furniture on upper & lower decks that can handle 30 people comfortably. Enjoy your meals in the dining room overlooking the beautifully glistening lake or on the decks.

Includes FREE use of 10 kayaks & two canoes. Pontoon boat rental (SEATS 17 )at $950.00 per week with Mercury 4 Stroke Engine.(4 Stroke engines burn straight gas. NO MIXING OIL IN GAS). Book now availabilty is limited and rents quickly in the spring and summer months! If you like what you see book now before your availability is gone!!! We will book up to 24 months in advance if desired.

Keywords: Chalet Home upper & lower level

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Lee Howard (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Lee Howard

My father was from Maine. We would come to Maine for summer vacations. Our favorite Aunt had a cottage on a small island. We would stay there with many of our cousins. Just had such great Maine memories had to get a place for my family. Built the Chalet in 1994 with a friend from Wisconsin who I grew up with. He brought his crew and constructed the Chalet on Land my grandfather owned. Traveled to Maine from Madison, Wisconsin with my family for many summers. Now the kids grown up they still come to Chalet for summer vacations.

Lee Howard purchased this chalet in 1994

Why Lee Howard chose Androscoggin Lake

I built the Chalet on land my grandfather used to pasture his cattle on in the 1920's. He would cut timber and use it to build our relative's houses. In addition, he would cut ice out from the lake and he stored it using saw dust in the ice house at his farm in Leeds, Maine. He would sell the ice in the summer months to cool milk.

What makes this chalet unique



Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Private Waterfront Chalet on Wilson Pond 3.5 Mile long BASKETBALL COURT&TENNI
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews
Wayne PA 19087

Beyond Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

The word wonderful fall far short in describing this place for terrific vacation. The house, the boats , the fishing ,the lake, the trails, the hills , the streams and every other activity you can imagine are here .Most of all the love of our 16 member family.All came to this beautiful Howard's home and everyone loved it so much.The memory created by this week together is forever affixed in time.

Blessings to Ali

The Kellers

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad to hear the Keller family had a great vacation. We hope to have the Keller family return again. Thank you, Lee Howard & Family
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Venice, Fl

our family reunion

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location for our family reunion! All the amenities we could ask for were there, especially for our 11 young grandchildren. It was just a ball the whole time and would definitely go back again. I loved the remote woodsy location, and listening to the loons. Access to the lake with the available kayaks and pontoon boat was really the highpoint. Our athletic family requires a variety of activities and they were all there!! I loved that we didn't have to leave the property for anything except food.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear your family enjoyed the Chalet and all it offers. Thank you, Lee Howard
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4 0

From age 2 to 78, all loved our family vacation week.

  • 5 of 5

This remote place was perfect for our extended family of 24, 11 of them children under 7. No neighbors were close by to be disturbed by the 6 two-three year olds that took turns with crying. The playground swings and merry-go-round were used daily. We enjoyed practically everything:canoes, kayaks, water slide, pontoon boat, game room tennis court, basketball court, volleyball, and the campfire area for S'mores. The lake was comfortable for swimming(not too warm or cold in mid-August) and the islands fun to explore. I loved the loons, easily seen and heard. The kitchen was convenient with plenty of dishes to feed the gang. The chalet was clean with comfortable furniture and plenty of room to spread out or be together. Lee Howard, owner, was easily reached during the week, and eager to make sure we all had a good time. We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your family enjoyed the Chalet for your vacation. Glad to hear the little ones made use of the playground. Sounds like your family really got out exploring in the Kayaks. Come see us next year. Thank you Lee Howard & Family
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Exeter, New Hampshire

Room for all and a TERRIFIC week!

  • 5 of 5

There is no other place to assemble a large active family in the northeast that we have discovered. Only 60 miles from Portland Jetport, this Shangri-La is accessible for ALL of my siblings and their progeny scattered across the country. I am the oldest of 6 children and there are 36 members of our extended family.

If you need a FANTASTIC spot to bring your family together...THIS IS IT!

This chalet has everything we need to keep a very active family engaged and looking forward to the next year.

Clean, comfortable, well appointed and relaxing while providing opportunities for daily fun and games.

Kayaks, canoes, game room, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball/Kan Jam court, well-stocked fire pit for nightly camaraderie all situated on a gorgeous point of land.

The wrap around deck is perfect for outdoor eating and evening laughter. The available pontoon boat is great for cruising the pond (REALLY a lake from MY perspective) and my nephew was able to launch his fishing boat and caught many fish during the week for all who wanted to go out (and had a fishing license!).

Mr Howard is a gracious and conscientious host who is attentive to our needs on a moment's notice.

The greatest compliment I can give is that after our second year here, we have decided as a family to do this yearly.

THANK YOU for another memorable week!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad everyone enjoyed the Chalet. Glad to hear your booking in again next year. Thank you for your business. Lee Howard & Family
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northern VA

Best Family Vacation Spot in Maine Ever !!

  • 5 of 5

Sad to be back to life in the fast lane.Every other year we look for a large home to rent around the Augusta area as we have extended family all around Maine . We had 23 people travel from northern Virginia this year to rent this home from the Howard's. We have rented several different homes in the Belgrade lake area,Cobbossee,Androscoggin, and China lake .I have no doubt that I will look no further, as this home will be our final resting place on a lake in Maine to vacation . I was in contact with the owner on several occasions .He always got right back to me regarding any question or concern . Mr Howard even let my family meet him at the house to tour it while he was there winterizing it.

The Howard's home is absolutely perfect for a large group of all ages.We ranged from ages 1 -75. Even with such a large group we NEVER felt crowded or bored here no matter what the weather happened to be .

The house was VERY clean upon arrival.Nice leather furniture.The kitchen was awesome with an incredible Viking stove.All the bedrooms were very comfortable with nice sheets. The water pressure in all the showers was outstanding.The loft was huge and just perfect for all our teenagers. The upper and lower deck was great for a outdoor dining together. The game room always had someone in it. Pinball machines were a blast. Very neat and organized.The outdoor sport activities were endless! The little ones loved the playground as well. Go the extra mile and rent the new Pontoon boat . It was a huge highlight to be able to take family cruises every day. Mr Howard also allowed us to bring our bass boat and jet ski. Loved having all the kayaks so everyone could get a better view of this quiet beautiful lake. We picked blueberries from one of the small islands and saw lots of loons, hawks, turtles, deer and a bald eagle. One of our favorites things to do in Maine is fish. We had a family tournament between us and the winner caught an almost 4 lb. large mouth bass . The fishing was not a disappointment. Lots of good size fish.My personal favorite feature besides having my family and friends under one roof in such a great place would have to be watching everyone go down the waterside . Sheer Joy !

If you have a large group of people who are not uptight, love to live life as it should be. Can relax ,appreciate good company , can have fun and enjoy many aspects of the Maine outdoors than this is your place. So glad I found it . Thank You Mr & Mrs. Howard we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad your family enjoyed the Chalet. It was appreciated to get an honest review. It is families like yours we like to rent to. People that appreciate all the activities for & amenity's we have put together for you to enjoy. Thank you and feel free to come see us again. Lee Howard & Family
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10 0
southern virginia

Beautiful place, needs TLC

  • 2 of 5

Recently stayed w 20 family members ranging in age from 15 to 82.

After traveling for 15 hours we arrived to a filthy dirty house. Spent the first 3 hours of vacation cleaning the just the kitchen. Countertops, floor, stove covered in dust and grease. Pots and pans all needed to be cleaned before use. Viking stove awesome but dirty. Commercial waffle makers awesome but dirty and tripped electrical fuses.

Humidity in the house was unbearable. We sweated for 2 days. Commercial fans and dehumidifier inadequate. The 3 bedrooms with window AC units were comfortable. The rest of us just sweated. Ceiling fans in several rooms didn't work. The large fan in main area just blew a tremendous amount a dust around.

Dining Furniture was dirty.

Outside grill has NEVER been cleaned. Years of grease and dirt.

Deck chairs covered in black mold. Children's playground covered in mold. Deck was growing mold and other plant life. Trees completely obstructed view of lake on upper deck.

Sport court fine. Volleyball court covered in overgrown weeds.

Pontoon boat filthy dirty. Another cleaning project! Broke down twice. Had to self paddle back to dock. Was fixed but lost 1.5 days and no refund.

Three TV's but only one hooked to cable.

BR's were clean. Towels of good quality but musty. Beds comfortable.

Overall, not worth the money. Not worth 1/2 the money. Too bad, it's a beautiful spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The review has several false and misleading criticisms. Although we encourage notification of something not to a guests liking. This review just isn't an honest review. Please read reviews over several years and you will have a clear picture of how things really are. With that will try to address each point of review. 1.The house has a professional cleaning crew clean after each rental. I seriously doubt the characterization had to clean entire house & kitchen. 2.The kitchen stove, floors, counter tops, pans are all cleaned thoroughly and given extra attention because that's where cooking activity & messes occur. 3. The waffle makers probably have Pam on cooking plates. That is something that we normally don't clean because it is heated up before use and any Pam or residue on cooking plates is sterilized. 4. Yes the circuit breaker for kitchen wall outlets tripped. They called me to complain of this. I asked what they had plugged in they said 2 waffle makers, 2 coffee makers, & double toaster. Yes with that overloading a 20 amp circuit breaker did what it is designed for trip so as to avoid a wiring fire. 5. Yes humidity in summer probably did cause them to sweat? Be glad it's hot in summer!!! Two dehumidifiers are located in lower level walkout. If allowed to operate will do the job. The flexible drain hose was kinked on one and couldn't drain. Caused by renters moving it. 6. All ceiling fans in bedrooms dining rooms worked fine before this group arrived and after they departed. Fans are controlled by wall switches. SOME have a pull chain. They pulled the chain thus turning it off manually & this disables wall switch. Nothing wrong with fans. OPERATOR ERROR!!! 7.The large floor fan in Great Room provides air movement adequately. Fan has 3 speeds. We usually operate it on low or medium to provide adequate air movement. There is absolutely no dust being blown around from carpeted floor and leather furniture. 8.We provide two large oak dining tables on main floor inside. Tables are clean. 9.we provide large Weber grill & gas grill. Would agree their is debris in bottom of grill. Cooking grates are what you would expect. Grill brush provided. 10.Deck hairs are clean. Yes could have black marks from a pine tree dropping needles on them. Cedar deck has green staining from pollen. It isn't mold. 11.We do have a view of dock & lake AND WON'T CUT OUR TREES. TOTALLY RIDICULOUS COMPLAINT. 12.New 30HP Honda on outboard. Apparently blew fuse twice. Fixed in hours.
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sunny Brook Golf
Nearest Train
58 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Wayne hwy 133
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

FULL SIZE OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURT, TENNIS COURT, Tetherball, Volleyball, Badminton. Playground with swings slide tree fort, HOWARD PARK little kids love playground. Don't CONFUSE playground tree fort with the LARGE TREE FORT IN WOODS by big shed.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pontoon Boat $950 Weekly $950 + Tax
Caretaker Fee $350
Tax Rate 8.0%


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Androscoggin Lake Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 baths 3 have whirlpools built in. 6 foot glass enclosure keeps you warm.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located lower level walk out connected full bath/whirpool
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , located lower level walk out with patio door lake view
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Located lower level walk out with patio door lake view
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen , Located lower Level has large window woods view
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Main Floor Master bedroom/ full bath/whirpool & patio door
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , Main Floor woods view & uses main floor hallway full bath
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Main floor king size bed uses main floor hallway full bath
    Bedroom 8 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Has Full Bath/ Located in very large Loft
  • King size beds (6) Queen size Beds (4) Double bed (1) Single Bed (2) Fold out Bed (1) =double
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Playground for children tree fort, swings, slide, merry go round, digger shovels(2), plus another treehouse in the woods with loft and deck, Volleyball, tetherball, horse shoes, FULL SIZE BASKETBALL COURT, TENNIS COURT, game room with air hockey, pin ball machines (2), bumper pool, ping pong table, water slide off dock, fire pit by lake with plenty of wood, WATER SLIDE OFF DOCK!!! There are enough activities to keep everyone (all ages!) busy!

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