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Spectacular Views and Privacy Maine Northwoods Lakefront Paradise

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Bowerbank Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Two cottages, 6 bedrooms 5 full baths, sleeps 14, great for large families

Spectacular sunsets, total privacy, peace and quiet await you at this impressive lakefront property on 10 mile long beautiful Sebec Lake in central Maine. Here you are likely to see moose, deer, and hear the call of loons on our 30 acres and 1000 ft. of bold shore frontage. Spend your days relaxing in the sun, fishing for lake trout and salmon, exploring the lake by boat or kayak, swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, hiking, or mountain biking. The cottages are rustic knotty pine with fully applianced kitchens including washer and dryer. A large screened in porch along the west end of the cottages make for incredible sunset dinners. Other features include a gas grill, a campfire pit near the water, and a protected boat dock and swimming area. Boat rentals-Party barge, fishing boats, kayaks, and jet skis are available for rent at nearby marinas.

Other Details: In the peak summer. July and August, we require that both cottages be rented at once. It is great for large families. Plenty of room to spread out. In the Spring or Fall periods, the cottages can be rented alone. Never are the cottages rented simultaneously to unrelated parties. The fishing is best in the Spring and Fall. The foliage is spectacular beginning Sept 15-Oct 15. The lake is also very quiet and peaceful during the fall as well. Boat rentals--party barge, kayaks, fishing boats, waterskis and wakeboards are all available at Tim Merrril & Co across the lake in DoverFoxcroft. Water temperature reaches almost 80F degrees in the summer months, so great for water activities. The water is unbelievably clean and clear. Daytime temps in the summer months range from 75-90F, with the evenings 50-70.

Property Overview: This impressive property consists of 30 acres of woods and 1000 feet of bold shore frontage that extends out into the lake,(Canoodlin Point) offering southern exposure (all day sun) with both quiet morning sunrises and truly spectacular sunsets. There is a fire pit out on the point that is perfect for evening campfires under millions of stars while listening to the call of the loons. The photos just can't capture the spectacular setting of the whole thing. Although the cottages are somewhat rustic, they are very comfortable with all the modern conveniences except internet access. There is no air conditioning because it is rarely ever needed. There are ceiling fans in almost all the rooms for the warmest days. The water from the 475 ft well is safe and excellent for drinking.

Other Activities: There are 4 nine hole golf courses within a 25 mile radius. Eighteen hole courses, some very nice about an hour away. There is great fly fishing and whitewater rafting on the Penobscot river 1 1/2 hours away. Shopping and restaurants are in Dover Foxcroft 1/2 hour away. Great hiking can be found at Boarstone Mountain, Baxter State Park, and Gulf Hagus. Also within a half hour are tennis courts and horseback riding. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor make for a nice day trip from the cottages about 2 hours away.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Norman or Terri Hill
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Views and Privacy Maine Northwoods Lakefront Paradise
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Classic Maine Dream

  • 5 of 5

Simply an amazing place. Norm was a great host- and has the most amazing place in all of Maine! It is everything you dream for a family reunion- we had my husband and myself with our 5 children, their spouses and 3 grandchildren. That's a lot of people and when you looked around there were so many activities going on at the same time in the same place! From cookouts, fun swimming off the rocks and boating and fishing, (the fish is wonderful tasting b/c the water is so clean)! An eagle swooped down off the point trying to catch a fish- great daily entertainment... I would recommend renting a pontoon boat for the week- fabulous for fishing, getting to the beach across the lake and evening sunset cruises.

We also hiked Gulf Hagus, hiked Mt at the end of the lake-fabulous (but can't remember the name). Everyone was thrilled! Thanks Norm! Katie and Mike

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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MA south of Boston
5

Autumn at Sebec Lake

  • 5 of 5

Before heading back to Florida, Mom wanted a taste of Fall. We actually got in a last swim on our first day & then we got FALL! The owner helpfully stopped by to make sure the heater was working for us. It was great for hiking and we bundled up for our rides in the rented pontoon boat. It's a great unspoiled lake that we didn't have enough time to explore all of.

The kitchen had everything we needed as we switched to hot apple pies and hot chocolate!

There was plenty of room for everyone, but when it was whittled down to just three at the end, it didn't feel too big either.

Everyone looking forward to a return trip. The plan is to tackle that mountain!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, FL
5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife, my 12 year old son and I stayed a little over a week at the start of the 2010 season. The entire experience was great. The owners were very accommodating, down to earth, pleasant, and easy to deal with. The property was in excellent shape, and the caretaker was wonderfully attentive. Photos don’t do the place or the surroundings justice. It was our best vacation to date. When it rained, we spent time playing fooseball in the fully screened porch (no bugs—not a one!), and we played cards on the huge table on the screened porch, and in the dining room. We also did the puzzle of Maine that was on the porch. That brings me to our biggest complaint. The puzzle was missing one piece! That’s right, we all compared notes and we have identified that as the biggest problem with our vacation-a missing puzzle piece. That should give you a good idea of how much we enjoyed our stay.

We took turns swinging on the hanging swing on the screened porch which was one of my son’s favorite spots to read. When it wasn’t raining, we were outside doing all kinds of stuff. We fished from the floating dock. Great night fishing when the thin layer of fog blanketed the lake and we heard the distant cries of god knows what from across the lake. You could see so many stars in the night sky. My son caught his first eel, his first catfish, and his first perch. I didn’t get snagged on the bottom while sinker fishing a single time. During the day we rented a pontoon boat from the marina across the lake for a very reasonable price, and that was great fun. My son absolutely loved climbing the rocks along the edge of the lake (we kept him from the water’s edge and there are plenty of huge rocks). We had 2 weenie and marshmallow roasts in the fire pit which was a first for our son. The bugs really weren’t bad, but the cabin was stocked with head nets and plenty of bug spray anyway. It was very private, peaceful, and a wonderful place for us to reconnect as a family. I think my favorite parts were after showers and before bed when we sat in the TV room (with the TV unplugged) and just talked about whatever. No cell phones ringing, no email, no distractions, just the sound of the woods coming in through the open (screened) windows and our own voices. We highly recommend this place for any family that wants (or needs) to spend some time reconnecting!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Long Island NY
5

Wonderful home !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed the week of 7/11-18/09. Our family was a group of 9 (5 teenage boys) .The home upon arrival was more than what we expected , CLEAN , big , everything and more you could want. The grounds are amazing , sunsets and thunderstorms amazing ! Would recomend to you , but only you , as we dont want too many people to find this gem (LOL).One thing I would recomend is to bring a cooler of food from your favorite big store , as the local grocery store is supplied but limited. Lake is very nice and big and so clean. Have a great week here you will not regret it. Thanks Norm & Terry hope to see you next year

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor Maine (BGR)
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Bear's Den The Pub AlleyOop DoverFoxcroft
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Foxcroft Golf
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
DoverFoxcroft
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Peakes-Kenney State Park (across lake)
Car: necessary

Experience Maine's 'Northwoods' at its best! You are at the end of the road, the edge of civilization. North of here lies nothing but lakes,mountains, and woods. So relax, or go hiking in Baxter State Park, or Gulf Hagus (called the Grand Canyon of Maine), try whitewater rafting on the Class 4 Penobscot River, or ride the historic Kate on Moosehead Lake in Greenville. It's an enjoyable day trip to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor less than 2 hours away.

Other Activities: Baxter State Park, Acadia National Park

Golf: Golf course- Foxcroft Golf Club-DoverFoxcroft Piscataquis CC-Guilford Dexter Municipal-Dexter Several in Bangor Area 45 miles away

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Rates & Availability

Bowerbank Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jul 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$358
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee both camps $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

The main camp is $1500 +9% sales tax $125 cleaning fee for the early summer and fall seasons and sleeps up to 10
for larger groups the small camp can be added for an additional $600+ tax + $50 cleaning fee
In the summer season, both camps must be rented $2500 + 9% Maine tax + $175 Cleaning fee

Refundable $500 reservation/security deposit due with rental agreement
Rental fee, Sales tax, and cleaning fee due 30 days before arrival

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Amenities

Bowerbank Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bd rm up
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main cottage up
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Main cottage dn
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master guest cottage
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , guest cottage
  • Main cottage: Master bedroom private bath and another shared bath up, 1 shared bath down. Guest Cottage: each of 2 bedrooms has private bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main cottage
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , main cottage
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , main cottage
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , main cottage
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , main cottage
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , guest cottage
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , guest cottage
  • Main cottage: 3 bedrooms up, 1 bedroom and sleep sofa down. 2 full bathrooms up and 1 full bath down Guest cottage: 2 bedrooms. Full bathroom with each bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
No Internet access. Have to walk around property to get good cellphone service. There is a landline phone. Bring your own towels and linens. We try to have paper towels and toilet paper to start you off, but would appreciate you replacing what you use for the next group. We recycle much and will have bins to separate your items. All drink containers are five cent deposit in Maine. We remove your trash and recyclables for you.

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