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Ken Pyle

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Japanese

Sebago Lake Waterfront, Trad. Extended-family Summer Home

15 Reviews
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 14 nights

Overview

Sebago Lakes Region Lodge Rental Photos and Description

9 Bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, sleeps 18

This extended-family compound is 3 ½ secluded acres of shoreline pines, with views across the six-mile-wide main body of water to the Saddleback and White Mountains. Centered along the 450’ waterfront is an Adirondack-style 3,000 square foot Log House with a Great Room (anchored by a large fieldstone fireplace and spacious enough for lounging and Dining with a party of twelve or more) and a Bedroom Wing (three Bedrooms). This home is fronted by a 60’ long porch, open to Sebago just 40’ away and screened off at its wrap-around end for Porch Dining (or the 4th Bedroom).

An adjacent 1,000 square foot Guest House has its own view of the lake from its Living Room and two Bedrooms.

**The 3rd house, which is optional, has 3 bedrms and 2 bathrms.

The property comes with 3 canoes, 3 kayaks, an aluminum row boat, and a small sailing sloop with cabin. Outdoor activities include skipping stones, shoreline-boulder-jumping, horseshoes, badminton, cookouts on the broad pine-needle covered front yard...

Location: Thirty miles to the northwest of Portland, Sebago Lake (8 miles wide and 12 miles long) is the stepping-off point to the foothills of the White Mountains to the West. This Adirondac-style Log House is on the eastern side of the main body of water, where these hills and mountains populate the western vistas and sunsets of a lake-centered vacation life. For point of reference, the girl's camp, Wohelo, is two coves to the south and Migis Lodge is about one mile to the north along the shoreline. Despite the secluded nature of this property (accessed by a half-mile-long private dirt road through dense pine woods), Portland Jetport is about a forty minute drive from the house, while Maine Turnpike’s Exit 48 is thirty-five minutes away. Even Fenway Park is only a two-hour drive away.

Vacationland: For about 150 years, summer residences have dotted this Sebago shoreline, providing respite from the sweltering urban climates to the south: traditionally, whole families make the trek up at the beginning of summer; the husband soon returns to his work, leaving the often extended family and friends to fend for themselves; toward the end of the summer, he returns for his own vacation and the family makes the trek back home together.

This encapsulates the nature of this and neighboring properties. Those of us who have spent our childhood summers here treasure our memories of the “camp” experience, “roughing it” in the Lake Region outback without phones and TV, cooling off in the crystal-clear Sebago, and warming ourselves at night in front of a roaring fire. This is our family's vacationland.

'The Pond': Despite the term that some of the Mainers affectionately use for this extraordinary body of water, Sebago dominates the world, here. There’s nothing like the excitement of watching a storm approaching from the Saddleback and White Mountains to the west, blackening the lake as it makes its way across the open water, and then slamming into our shoreline with such fury. If we’re lucky, the electricity will be knocked out for a few hours, and we will have to rely on candles and fire-light. Even on calm days, whether it’s the early morning call of a loon on the glassy surface or the magic of a golden late-afternoon, Sebago effortlessly takes the place of the issues and concerns one might have been dwelling on at first arrival.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Ken Pyle (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Japanese

About Ken Pyle

Five generations of the Stroud and Pyle familes have spent our summers vacationing here.

Ken Pyle purchased this lodge in 1922

Why Ken Pyle chose Sebago Lakes Region

Large, entertaining, captivating, and peaceful enough to enthral the youngest and oldest of an extended family.

What makes this lodge unique

Sebago Lake combines the majesty and untamed nature of an Atlantic Ocean shoreline with the warmth and sparkling fresh water of a secluded New England lake.

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Sebago Lake Waterfront, Trad. Extended-family Summer Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Amazing get away

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do it justice! This property blew us away with its beauty and functionality. We has such a great time and caught such beautiful May weather. There is so much to do, there is no need to leave the property. We were exhausted each night and what better way to relax then by the lake on a hammock or by the fireplace??

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston, Massachusetts
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property is the perfect summer getaway. Plenty of space to enjoy with friends and family, but also not feel on top of one another. Tons of activities on the property plus obviously the lake. Ken is the perfect host. Everything you need is on site and ready to go. Couldn't have asked for a better place to host a large group.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Teaneck
5

We had an amazing week

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Raymond lodge. The property is beautiful and very spacious. Quiet, private, and perfectly located with beautiful sites of Sebago Lake and the mountains to the North and West.

The private little pebble beach is a real gem. So easy to go in and out for a swim, and well-equipped with canoes, kayaks, and a row-boat to travel the lake. There's a wonderful deck to swim to and bask in the sun. Many great spots along the property to sit on benches, hammocks, or chairs, and relax while watching the landscape.

We made use of the table tennis, the volleyball area on the grass, and both the outside grill and the bonfire area. It made for a diverse vacation of activities and relaxation.

Both the log house and the winter cabin are comfortable and spacious. 15-minute drive to supermarkets and shopping areas made our daily cooking easy and convenient.

Truly a special place - we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Teaneck
5

Peacefull Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Raymond lodge. The property is beautiful and very spacious. Quiet, private, and perfectly located with beautiful sites of Sebago Lake and the mountains to the North and West.

The private little pebble beach is a real gem. So easy to go in and out for a swim, and well-equipped with canoes, kayaks, and a row-boat to travel the lake. There's a wonderful deck to swim to and bask in the sun. Many great spots along the property to sit on benches, hammocks, or chairs, and relax while watching the landscape.

We made use of the table tennis, the volleyball area on the grass, and both the outside grill and the bonfire area. It made for a diverse vacation of activities and relaxation.

Both the log house and the winter cabin are comfortable and spacious. 15-minute drive to supermarkets and shopping areas made our daily cooking easy and convenient.

Truly a special place - we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cleveland, Ohio
5

Wonderful property for making beautiful memories.

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem and the owner treats the property and guests with care. We had everything we needed and more for our whole group. Our guests ranged from 6 months to 86 years old and everyone was so happy there! We appreciated all the activities and supplies. The little baby enjoyed the bouncer/walker. The kids loved monopoly and daily kayak and canoe rides. We all have our beautiful collection of stones from the pebble beach. We never wanted for anything and we created beautiful memories and utilized every part of the property!! Thank you to the owners for keeping such a beautiful property!! You will enjoy the gorgeous landscaping, sights and amenities.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yarmouth, Maine
5

60th Birthday Party

  • 5 of 5

When looking for a truly special place to celebrate my 60th with family and friends, we found Shay-Ak-Bee. We were immediately smitten by the natural beauty and privacy of the property. Ken, the owner, spent a great deal of time ensuring that we had absolutely everything we needed to enjoy the property, as well as host a gathering on what promised to be a soggy Saturday. Mother Nature smiled, though, and we all enjoyed warm weather and a magnificent sunset as guests swam, paddled kayaks and canoes, and played many games of horseshoes, badminton, and ping pong. It was a magical, memorable weekend, one we hope to repeat every fall for years to come.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bray's Brewing Company, Naples (also an eatery)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Point Sebago
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Portland Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 95
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Freedom Cafe, Naples
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Shawni's Peak
Nearest Beach
Pebble Beach and Dingley Beach, part of property
Car: necessary

Our lodge is on the western side of the Raymond Cape and looks out on the six-mile-wide main body of Sebago Lake to the west. The western horizon includes the Saddleback and White Mountains with Mount Washington and the Presidential Range rising above all to the northwest.

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Rates & Availability

Raymond Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer-14
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 12 2016
14 night minimum stay
$8,300
 
 
Peak Summer-b
Aug 13 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$8,300
 
 
Post Peak Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 16 2016
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,850
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 14 2016
3 night minimum stay
$785
$5,500
 
 
Early Fall
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
$630
$4,400
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,850
 
 
Late Fall
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$630
$4,400
 
 
Xmass/New Years
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$980
$6,850
 
 
Early Summer
May 6 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$825
$5,775
 
 
Pre-Peak Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,020
$7,140
 
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2017 - Sep 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$8,700
 
 
Post-Peak Summer
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,020
$7,140
 
 
Late Summer
Sep 16 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
$825
$5,775
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,020
$7,140
 
 
Late Fall
Dec 2 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$825
$5,775
 
 
Xmas/New Years
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 13 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,020
$7,140
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $0
Refundable damage deposit $750
Tax Rate 8.0%

A completed Rental Application and Agreement is required before any Booking.
Whether one, two, or three houses are rented, exclusive access to the entire property is granted to only one family at a time, the exception being the unused houses which would remained locked for the duration of your stay.

Prices listed are for 3 houses; less 1/5 for 2 houses; and less 2/5 for 1 house.
5% discount for multiple week reservations.
Reservations require a deposit of 25%. A second 25% deposit is usually required in February or March, with the balance due six weeks prior to arrival.

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Amenities

Sebago Lakes Region Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Log House
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Log House
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Guest Cottage
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , Neighboring prooperty available
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , Neighboring prooperty available
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Log House
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Log House
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , L.H. with wood stove
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , Guest Cottage
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , Guest Cottage
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king , Neighboring property optional
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , Neighboring property optional
    Bedroom 9 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Neighboring property optional
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , L.H. Screened Porch
  • In the 'Peak' summer weeks, 2 houses (i.e. the Log House and the Guest Cottage) can be rented, reducing rental rates and max. occupancy to 13. For non-Peak weeks, the single Log House can be rented, reducing rental rates further and the max. occupancy to 8. The 'Guest Cottage' and the 'Neighboring Property' house are two and three bedroom independent units, each with with their own Living Room, Kitchen and Dining Room. The Guest Cottage is immediately adjacent to the Log House. The third house on the neighboring property is accessed by a short private path through the woods. Whether renting one, two, or three houses, the occupant has exclusive access to the entire property with the unrented houses remaining locked.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
For wheelchair-bound and the elderly, several issues arise that need to be discussed. Please ask if applicable to your needs.

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