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LOON'S REST on ANNABESSACOOK LAKE MAINE Relax on Peaceful Sandy Private Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 BDR 2 BATH lake home with awesome views

Peaceful, private home on beautiful lake, with own private sandy beach. Centrally located in Maine to all areas. Spectacular scenery, great swimming, boating and fishing. Dock and boat mooring available.2 kayaks and canoe available. Beachside fireplace for evenings by the water. Deck with barbecue grill and furniture. Beautiful sloping lawn to water. Very comfortable and well maintained home, sleeps up to 8 comfortably. High speed Internet service, satellite TV, DVD, VCR, books and games. Annabessacook Lake is known for it's quiet beauty. Much less boat traffic then nearby lakes. Listen to the loons at night, watch the moon dance on the water and the beautiful sunrises over the water. No neighbors within sight. Shallow beach entry, great for young and old alike. Clean water, beautiful woods and lawn. If you want to relax and reconnect with family and nature this is the place, but close to all the amenities and activities Maine has to offer. Only an hour to the ocean and to the mountains

Get Away From It All: This is the ideal place to relax and unwind from the pressures of our fast paced life. While private and peaceful, you are still right in the center of all the great activities and special attractions that Maine has to offer. From your lakeside home you are less than 2 hours from 90% of the most popular attractions.

The beauty and serenity of this property will have you yearning for a return visit. Perfectly set up for large families or family and friends. Play horseshoes, badminton, frisbee, swim, fish, boat, waterski, jet ski, kayak, canoe or just lay on the shore and soak in the sun and sounds of the lake.

In the evening toast marshmellows, make samores, tell stories or sign songs by the campfire on the shore of Lake Annabessacook. Listen to the loons or watch the moon dance on the water. Sit on your private deck or balcony and sip coffee or tea while watching the sunrise over the lake. Pull up a chair and good book and get lost in another world.

More Details

Property Manager
Bradford Smith
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 2, 2017

About Bradford Smith

Semi retired professional, preparing for retirement and part time missionary work.

Bradford Smith purchased this house in 2008

Why Bradford Smith chose Winthrop

Beautiful views of Lake Annabessacook, private sandy beach, quiet peaceful vacation time, large lawn, comfortable 3 bdrm house. It just is nice and relaxing to be here.

What makes this house unique

Private, quiet, peaceful, but close to town and the highways. You are only an hour from the coast, mountains, Portland so access to everything Maine has to offer, but the quiet beauty of the lake at your fingertips.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"Great place for spending the Summer of 2011. This year around lake home on Lake Annabessacook is surrounded by rolling lawns and woodland habitat offering plenty of privacy. Expansive windows and decks offer multiple views of the lake, islands and wild life. During our stay we saw loons, Canadian Geese, fox, muskrats, wild turkeys as well as a doe and her two fawns. We were able to play golf at three area golf courses as well as attend the Monmouth Theater's professional plays, all within a 15 minute drive. The Maine Coast, LLBeans's, and Portland are all within an hour's commute. The property's beach area and dock were ideal for young children, and the Kayaks and canoe allowed for lake exploration. We really enjoyed the paddle to Great Island for swimming and walking the nature trails. This vacation home was well furnished and the owners were quick to respond if anything was needed."

Scott and Eileen
Jun 2011
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Winthrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 ground floor - toilet , shower , single vanity
    Bathroom 1 2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanity lots of space and towels
  • Towels are included for bathing, recommend you bring your own beach towels or beach blankets. No shampoo or soap supplied, bring your own personal items. One hair dryer included.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , awesome view from bed of lake, private deck overlooking lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed with futon that opens into a double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , great view of lake, private deck overlooking lake with table
  • The 1st floor king has own private deck with great views of lake and 2nd floor king has private balcony and also great views of lake.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Living room has double french doors leading to a spacious deck overlooking the lake. Movie library, book library and family games for rainy days or evenings. Foosball, ping pong, badminton, and horseshoes available for active games. Large lawn for play, bring your frisbees, football, or baseball glove and ball. DIRECTV service with TV's in each bedroom and living room. Computer work station with wireless Internet access and computer capable of email and internet surfing. Full kitchen including a large George Foreman Grill, electric skillet and toaster oven. Martini glasses, drink mixer, beer mugs, wine glasses and wine cooler on hand. Salt, pepper, and initial supply of paper products like paper towels, napkins, paper plates and dish detergent on hand. Bring your own favorite cooking spices. Beach side fire place for night time fun by the lake, plenty of local sources for fire wood. Two kayaks and one Old Town 16 foot canoe available.


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LOON'S REST on ANNABESSACOOK LAKE MAINE Relax on Peaceful Sandy Private Beach
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Loon's Rest this summer. The rental house was clean, spacious, private, and had all the "comforts of home". Even though the lake level was low this year (not much snow this past winter and not much rain this summer), the grand kids still had lots of fun catching fish off the dock and chasing frogs at the end of the beach. The lake was perfect for the kids first time tubing behind a boat...they also loved roasting marshmallows over the fire-pit.

Plenty of golfing nearby and some great farm stands and restaurants in the surrounding towns of Winthrop and Monmouth.

This was a very enjoyable family vacation; great weather, great place to stay, and a great time had by all!

The Hinds Family

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind thoughts. It was a very low snow fall this past winter, so the lake level was lower than normal to start and the lack of rain fall did add to the lower than normal lake level, but even with that decreased water level, the clarity and quality of water was still very good and the fishing, swimming and boating was still great. Glad you and the family had a great summer vacation time.
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Perfect Maine Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house and location! The house had all we needed, plus some extras like water toys and puzzles that our girls enjoyed playing with. The shallow, sandy beach area was great for the kids. We enjoyed the deck, rising early to catch a beautiful sunrise on the dock, and canoeing to the big island for a little exploring. The location was great for an ocean day trip to Reid State Park (beautiful), hiking Monument Hill Trail in Leeds, and picking berries at many of the local raspberry and blueberry farms. The home has great seclusion, yet is not far at all from many amenities. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this vacation rental. The property is very private and peaceful. The rental is great for younger children. The lake is very quiet and easy to navigate with the kayaks and canoe provided with the rental. Make sure to explore the big island in the middle of the lake. The property has easy access to a Hannaford grocery store right in Winthrop. Make sure to visit Fast Eddies Drive In restaurant and the quaint town of Hallowell. Brad is a fantastic host who is always available to help in any way necessary. We have stayed here two years in a row and hope to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mesa, AZ

Summer in Maine

  • 4 of 5

We have rented this property three times and always enjoy our time. It is a beautiful location with privacy and comfort. The water front is shallow, but with a sandy bottom. We had a great time and would rent again. Brad is great to work with and really cares about providing good customer service.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Freeport, Maine


  • 5 of 5

Great location! Perfect shallow and private beach area for kids. House had plenty of room for 8 people and was in a private location. The lake is quiet and fun to putt or paddle on. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation! The private sandy beach was perfect for our children (2,4). This house is very private and the large backyard is great for outdoor family activities. The kayaks and canoe were nice for exploring the lake. Big Island is a must see. The kids enjoyed the beach and walking trails on the island. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed and more. Thanks again for a great week!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2010
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Car: necessary

Only minutes to the center of Winthrop Maine, but right on the lake with privacy on both sides, looking out on beautiful Annabessacook lake with islands, loons, and many other wildlife. Great lawn extending down to your own private sandy beach.

Other Activities: boating, swimming, fishing, movies, shopping, eating out, golfing, tennis, bowling.

You are in the heart of central Maine's lake district with many nearby lakes to choose from. Excellent fishing, boating and swimming. Annabessacook Lake is only minutes to Cobbossee Lake and Maranacook Lake.

Golf: Only 15 minutes from golfing at three different courses and 45 minutes from at least a dozen courses.

Beaches: Only an hour to the coast of Maine with many, many beaches and attractions.

Shopping: only 15 minutes to a nearby mall, about and hour from the Portland Maine Mall and about 45 minutes to LL Beans and Freeport Maine.

Ski: An hour's drive to Sugarloaf, Saddleback and Sunday River ski areas; some of the best sking in New England.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly Off Season Rate covers internet, phone, satellite tv service and electric. It also covers plowing. Oil heat is not covered, the tank is filled at the start and renters pay as they need it and fill the tank before leaving and pay for that oil, leaving the tank full like they found it. Much like a rental car. If that is not done then the oil cost is deducted from the security deposit.

Security Deposit of $350 is required to hold the reservation, 50% is required by check or money order 90 days before the first day of your stay with the balance due 30 days before the first day of your stay. The deposit of $350 becomes a damage security fee when you arrive and is returned within 14 days of your stay should there be no damage.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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