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Sebago Lake Waterfront, Trad. Extended-family Summer Home

Raymond, ME, USA
  • Lodge6200 sqft
  • Bedrooms9
  • Sleeps18
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

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.

Owner

Ken Pyle

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
90%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, Japanese
Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
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 Raymond

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.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Accessible
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
      • Bedroom 9
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, Neighboring property optional
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Log House
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, Log House
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double, 1 twin/ single, L.H. Screened Porch
      • Bedroom 8
        1 queen, Neighboring property optional
      • Bedroom 5
        3 twin/ single, Guest Cottage
      • Bedroom 6
        1 double, Guest Cottage
      • Bedroom 7
        1 king, Neighboring property optional
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, L.H. with wood stove
      • 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.

      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

        Location Type

          • Lake
            Sebago Lake, twelve miles long by eight miles wide
          • Lakefront
            450 feet of Sebago Lake shoreline, including two beaches

            Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Bottled Water
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Filtered Water
                      • Fireplace
                      • Firewood
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Laundry Soap
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Local Maps
                      • Backpack
                      • 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

                          • Microwave
                          • 4 Ring Stove
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Lobster Pot
                          • Blender
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster

                            Dining

                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Room
                              • comfy seating for 18 people

                                Entertainment

                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Games for Kids
                                  • Books for Adults
                                  • Radio
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR

                                    Outside

                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Binoculars
                                      • Boat
                                      • Boat Dock
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Canoe
                                      • Golf Clubs
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Raft
                                      • Screen Porch / Veranda
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water
                                      • Water Skis
                                      • Wood Deck

                                        Suitability

                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Attractions

                                              • marina
                                              • autumn foliage
                                              • cinemas
                                              • forests
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • churches
                                              • 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

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • fly fishing
                                                          • freshwater fishing
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • jet skiing
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • mountain climbing
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • 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.

                                                                16 Reviews

                                                                Exceptional5/5

                                                                Latest reviews

                                                                ENCHANTING PROPERTY

                                                                Shawna Y.Scottsdale, AZ

                                                                Stayed at this cabin with my family in May 2011. The cabin was beautiful, the lake view was spectacular. I couldn't imagine a better spot for a relaxing vacation. The house and main living room were really impressive, I was in love with the main fireplace. There were so many spots in the house that when the group wanted their quiet space everyone could escape to a different part of the house and it was like you were there alone. The canoes were a lot of fun to use and some of the best sunset shots I've taken involved the awesome Hammock between the big threes by the water. Can't wait until I can go back!

                                                                Amazing get away

                                                                Matt S.

                                                                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??

                                                                Perfect Getaway

                                                                Dan M.Boston, Massachusetts

                                                                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.

                                                                We had an amazing week

                                                                Lule S.Teaneck

                                                                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.

                                                                Peacefull Vacation

                                                                Lule S.Teaneck

                                                                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.

                                                                Wonderful property for making beautiful memories.

                                                                Lauren K.Cleveland, Ohio

                                                                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.

                                                                Location

                                                                Raymond, ME, USA

                                                                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.

                                                                Rates & Availability

                                                                Additional information about rental rates

                                                                Pet Fee
                                                                $100
                                                                Tax Rate
                                                                9%

                                                                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.

                                                                $1,038avg/night
                                                                16 Reviews
                                                                Exceptional 5/5
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