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Elegant lakefront chalet and Maine's Blue Sky Summer = Perfection!

Bedrooms 2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

Welcome to Pikku Suomi or 'Little Finland', your very own, ’Summer getaway!’ Floor to ceiling windows look out on evergreen & birch woods to a beautiful & secluded cove just beyond. This all-season house features a custom-built kitchen by Fine Artist of Perry, Maine & a luxurious open floor plan that rises to a large master bedroom. Summer in Maine is indeed, ' The way life should be.' Pristine sunsets over a forest of green. Over an acre of land & 200 feet of waterfront provide a wonderful sense of privacy & contemplation. The 6,675 acres of Lake Meddybemps support some of the best fishing in the state of Maine. You will love looking out of the massive a-frame window onto the view of the lake. The seacoast of Maine is nearby for dining on lobster or whale-watching. So whether you are a birder, paddler, swimmer, fisher, fall foliage enthusiast or cross-country skier, in whatever season that you visit, you will love returning to “Little Finland”- truly a Maine vacation paradise.

Other Amenities: Bose sound system for radio and CD (plays MP3s as well.) Broadband wireless. Parking for boat/snowmobile trailer. Boat launch for larger boats nearby. Lots of books for reading and some board games as well. Telephone is on regional plan so please bring a calling card for long distance calling. Pikku Suomi is a wonderful location for autumn and winter activities - biking, hiking, snow shoeing, bird-watching, paddling, ice fishing, star-gazing.

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Stephen Erwin or Patricia Caya
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Elegant lakefront chalet and Maine's Blue Sky Summer = Perfection!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Philadelphia, PA/Los Angeles, CA

WInter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our winter vacation at Pikku Suomi! The house was very clean and comfortable and the view of the frozen Meddybemps Lake was beautiful. Gazing up at the stars over the lake at night was one of our favorite things to do. We went snowshoeing on the lake and also at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge nearby. The peace and quiet were exactly what we needed to break away from city life. The nearby town of Calais had everything we needed to stock the pantry as well as a few good restaurants to dine out. We were also close enough to take day trips to Bar Harbor, Eastport and Lubec. There were a few shops open in the off season, but the scenery and coastal drives were well worth the trip. Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery in Bar Harbor is definitely recommended!!

We would love to return again someday to Pikku Suomi. It has been one of our most scenic vacations by far!

Hope to see you again!

Heather and Sid (January 2010)

Philadelphia, PA/Los Angeles, CA

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2010
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather and Sid We hope we will see you again- winter, summer, spring or fall!! Steve and Patricia
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  • 3 of 5

(Aug 1-8, 2015) The location was beautiful. The house was not clean. We washed all the bed sheets before using them. We did the same with the dishes. The floor was dirty. Based on our experience since this rental, I would not recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since we have only 5 star reviews from our renters we were very surprised by this review, posted over a year after the fact. This renter never discussed or left any note showing their displeasure. If so, we would have worked to make the rest of their stay as wonderful as possible. To be clear, we work very hard to make sure our renters have a pleasing, relaxing stay and we would never leave dirty linens or dishes.
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Beautiful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

GORGEOUS chalet! It was very clean, well kept and it has everything you need. We enjoyed snowshoeing on the lake, the neighbours were extremely friendly! The in-floor heating was a great feature. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. We would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be back!

Thank you Steve & Patricia !

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, folks. See you next time!
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Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week away from the bustle of the city. This lovely house in the middle of the woods, opens up onto the most stunning lake. The water was delicious and pristine. The area is remote but everything we needed was a quick drive away in the next town. Northern maine is a natural paradise. If you like to hike, swim, eat losbsters, or canoe you will be in paradise.

Steve and Patricia were extremely helpful and responsive to questions and our needs. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the quiet and beauty of Maine.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, folks! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Pikku Suomi (Little Finland.)
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Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away from our busy lives and enjoy some silence, sun, water, and nature. We got this in spades. The house is wonderfully surrounded by trees, giving you the ultimate in privacy. While we were there, virtually no one was out on the lake, so we felt we had it all to ourselves to kayak and swim. Moreover, this contributed to the quiet we craved. The house itself is wonderful: amazingly equipped with everything you need to settle in for the week, beautifully decorated, and immaculate. We definitely felt like "guests" rather than just "renters." There's a lot of great hiking/mountain biking/running areas close by and a trip to nearbye Easport avails some amazing seafood, whale watching (which was awesome), and street shops. Steve and Pat were wonderfully communicative and accommodating. This place is a gem. I'm sure we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, relaxing, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as promised. Kitchen was surprisingly well-equipped for a rental and the book selection is great. There is good hiking nearby in the Refuge. The trip over to Campobello Island is really easy and worthwhile. We also took a drive along the Bay of Fundy in Canada. Owners were helpful and responsive, including mailing me a jacket I'd left behind.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nook & Cranny
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Eastport Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Calais, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 9 (Airline Road)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nook & Cranny

Lake Meddybemps borders the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, site of one of the largest birding areas in North America and a premier spot to observe the fall migration, and vivid autumn colors! The seacoast of Maine is 40 minutes away, and you won’t want to miss visiting wonderful towns such as Eastport and Lubec where you can sample our world-famous lobster and downeast hospitality. The bold, rockbound coast is nearby and accessible by many public and private park trails. You can make day trips to St. Andrews by-the-Sea or Campobello Island, both in New Brunswick, Canada. Known for its hiking and cross-country ski trails, Campobello is the site of Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home. Less than 10 miles away is the border town of Calais for shopping, antiquing, movies, and restaurants. Autumn features many local harvest festivals in the nearby small towns, where you can buy everything from home-made pies to quilts to locally produced art, crafts, and other products.

Other Activities: Ice fishing, snowmobiling


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Fall-Winter-Spring
Oct 5 2016 - Jun 10 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Second dog $50
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Alexander Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • King-size bed features a 'memory foam' mattress providing the most comfortable sleep you'll ever experience.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dogs are considered on a case by case basis. No cats, please. Here are the dog requirements: 1. All dogs must be spayed or neutered, current on their shots, and flea-free. 2. Dogs must be crated when left alone in the house. 3. Dogs are not allowed on beds or furniture. 4. Dogs are not allowed to roam freely outside without supervision or without the control of the owner. Leashing is advised unless you have great control of your dog. There are other homes in the vicinity of our home, and renter's dogs must not become a nuisance to neighbors. 5. Dogs are not allowed to be left outside on a tether, chain, rope, etc. whether the owners are home or away. 6. Dog owners need to keep dogs from digging - the house and grounds are within a conservation protection area, and the ground is easily damaged. 7. Dog owners will take full legal and monetary responsibility for damage or injury caused by their dogs. 8. There is a $100 dog fee, $50 for a second dog.

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