|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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
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
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.
Quiet and peaceful setting with great scenery. MANY ACTIVITIES ON SITE. FULL SIZE BASKETBALL COURT & TENNIS COURT, GAME ROOM, VOLLEY BALL, TETHER BALL, HORSESHOES, SWIMMING, WITH WATER SLIDE OFF PIER DOCK FLOAT, CAMP FIRE BY WATER WITH PLENTY OF FIREWOOD, KIDS PLAYGROUND, TREE FORT WITH WALK AROUND DECK, LOFT & ELECTRIC LIGHTS!!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The chalet in Wayne was the perfect setting for our mini-family reunion centered around our daughter's May 2014 graduation from Colby College. With 15 of us representing four families (ages 10-55), the chalet's expansive layout provided lots of lovely gathering spaces, yet privacy when needed. With two full kitchens and three refrigerators, we were able to easily feed our large group. Nearby downtown Winthrop had everything needed to supplement our stay--a Hannafords grocery store, a pharmacy, a yummy ice cream shop and cute diners. The location was reasonably central to the Portland airport, shopping in Freeport, golfing in Belgrade Lakes and Colby College where we participated in fun family graduation festivities like the Lobster Bake and the Family Ball. Although the weather was still a bit crisp in late May, we enjoyed kayaking on Wilson Pond, a pick up game of basketball on the sport court and a BBQ on the deck.
As importantly, the home was very clean and well maintained with comfy beds and a fully stocked kitchen. The owner, Lee, was a pleasure to work with and accommodated our needs with regard to the Colby graduation (including making sure it was ready for occupancy prior to Memorial Day weekend). Our guests/extended family all commented on what a wonderful Maine experience it was! Hope to have the opportunity to return again.
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.
|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
|Pontoon Boat $950 Weekly||$950 + Tax|
$3000.00 DEPOSIT PAID BY CHECK IS REQUIRED TO BOOK CHALET. (NO REFUNDS ON DEPOSIT OR WEEKLY RENT)
BALANCE OF PAYMENT DUE 90 DAYS PRIOR TO STAY or IF RESERVATION LESS THAN 90 DAYS AWAY FULL PAYMENT DUE. (NO REFUNDS ON DEPOSIT OR RENT, NO REFUNDS ON DEPOSIT OR RENT, NO REFUND ON DEPOSIT OR RENT, NO REFUND ON DEPOSIT OR RENT. THESE ARE THE TERMS OF RENTAL.
PONTOON BOAT RENTAL $950.00 WEEK