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Nancy or Derek Eaton

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversaries & Reunions.

36 Reviews
Sleeps25
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Raymond Lodge Rental Photos and Description

8 BR, 5 Baths, Sleeps 20 + in 13 beds + several more in s/sofa & 10 AERO BEDS

Please be advised that we desire two way phone conversation with all prospective tenants.So if you send an inquiry, please, include your phone contact numbers Further we have what we call a MPR= Minimum Pro Rate of $ 4290, which comes from our 5 night minimum stay at $858 per night. During the peak summer month of summer we go from Saturday to Saturday (one week).at $9,500 per week. During the off-season we have our minimum stay of 5 nights., which costs $4290 and a full week costs $6,000.

When sending an inquiry please do not click on the link; MY DATES ARE FLEXIBLE..This only complicates HomeAway publishing of pricing details. Call us directly at 781 444-3146.

Welcome to Kossow Lodge, our home, a 4-season, private Lodge on beautiful Crescent Lake, in the Town of Raymond Maine. Crescent Lake is in the heart of the Sebago Lakes Region of Southwestern Maine. The perfect all season place to hold large or multi-family vacations, college reunions, business retreats, anniversary gatherings, fishing trips, Thanksgiving and winter holidays, and skiing and snowmobiling trips. With eight bedrooms and five bathrooms, the lodge comfortably accommodates twenty five people. It provides both seclusion and serenity, as well as plenty of activities for family and children. With 2.8 acres on 283 feet of private waterfront, on the western shore of Crescent Lake, Kossow Lodge offers something for everyone to enjoy during their stay. A 17-foot canoe, Sunfish and two Kayaks are included in the rental. A 14'/10 HP boat is available to rent. Recent addition is the fully automatic standby generator to power the Lodge.

Pack your bags, Not your home, come and enjoy.: The china cabinet has service for 20+ people and the large dining room with its own stone fireplace can seat your whole multi-family group. The adjacent porch has its own large picnic table.

In summer, the porch (60'x12') with its full length Anderson Casements with screen & glass allow you to enjoy the beautiful lake views. The porch is the ideal gathering spot to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake views. Venture outside to enjoy the open deck patio with its own comfortable chairs & tables, 2 chaise lounges, picnic table and a hammock.

Travel down the steps to our dock, which has space for your 20-foot boat plus mooring floats. Swim to the float and enjoy the sunshine. Take the kids water-skiing. Or simply keep your eyes and ears open for the loons.

Kossow Lodge provides plenty of outdoor activities for all ages including badminton, croquet, and basketball. The indoor gazebo offers a quiet spot for cards and board games.

Fun for the whole family.: The basement playroom offers a full-size slate Brunswick Pool Table, an Air Hockey table, Foosball and a Ping-Pong table.The great room (24'x30'), with its magnificent stone fireplace, will draw the crowds in winter. It offers a welcoming spot to warm up and relax after a day of skiing, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. We supply the firewood for both indoor fireplaces & outside Smores-Pit. Also, firewood for the 'Smoker'

Ski trips are a breeze with Shawnee Peak only 25 miles away and Sunday River just 53 miles away.

Please click on the link directly below that to view our Kossow Lodge website with 50 plus additional photos.

In addition to the supply of regular towels for everyone we also supply large size beach towels. Electrical Generator for back up power when Maine Central Power goes on vacation. It starts up automatically and you are never without electricity. The Lodge is next to a brook and walking trails offer daily exercise.

Crescent Lake lies in the Towns of Raymond and Casco, Maine. It is 4 miles long and 2/3 mile wide at its widest point. The maximum depth is 54 feet and fishing is good year round. Crescent Lake is a good size for moderate boating and is relatively quiet. Crescent Lake connects to Panther pond which then feeds into Sebago. The Tenny River links Crescent Lake and Panther and is navigable.

Recently installed is a Siemens 16 KW Electrical Generator for back up power when Maine Central Power goes on vacation. It starts up automatically and you are never without electricity.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nancy or Derek Eaton (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english

About Nancy or Derek Eaton

Derek & Nancy Eaton

Kossow Lodge Owners

Nancy or Derek Eaton purchased this lodge in 1978

Why Nancy or Derek Eaton chose Sebago Lakes Region

After years of vacationing on the Cape, we decided to try something more secluded, serene and laid back. Crescent Lake in Raymond, Maine has provided our family with many enjoyable summer months away from the madding crowd.

What makes this lodge unique

We do not accept or use credit cards.

After initial inquiry we prefer personal phone contact with our prospective tenants.

Avoid booking with HomeAway and stay clear of their 4-10% Service Cjharge.

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 1st weekend 2009- Girls weekend 17 women who have been friends since childhood-even though some of us are sisters- we overlooked that fact and had a complete blast! Thank goodness these walls can't talk!! Thank you eaton family!!
Apr 2009
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Great Location for Large Family Vacations, Anniversaries & Reunions.
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews
Harrisburg, PA
5

Best Reunion Week Ever!!!!! Great House for Very Large Group!!

  • 5 of 5

Date of Stay: 07/21/12 Review Submitted: 08/03/12

The Kossow Lodge is a great place for a family reunion or get together. My family(8 brothers and sisters) have not been ALL together for over 15 years, as we are spread out all over the country. I wanted to have a special family reunion for my mother's 80th birthday and we could not have had a more perfect week than at Kossow Lodge. I started planning the week last summer with the help of Nancy Eaton. She was extremely willing to answer any and all questions I had regarding the facility. The lodge far out-weighed our expectations. We had a very large group, over the suggested 22, and we were very comfortable in our accomadations, There were 4 pull-out sofas in the enormous basement for the older children, who liked to stay up late and play games and watch TV! It was a great place for them, because you could not hear a peep upstairs! We had all ages ranging from 8-80, and there was something for everyone, I have a very active family and there were quite a few trails to run and exercise very close by. The lake itself if absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The kayaks, canoe, sunfish and motorboat were a hit with our entire group. The lake temperature was surprisingly warm and the lake itself was not crowded with other boaters at all. We felt like we were the only ones on the lake most of the week. We have had some large family gatherings in the past and have never had a kitchen stocked with so many amenities to accomadate our large number of people. There was also SO much room to actually sit and eat as a family, I have also never rented a house with so much seating for meals. The screened porch was used at night for family reminiscing, and we all fit very comfortably. If you were quiet enough, you could hear the loons every night. We left a few items behind on check-out day, and Nancy graciously sent the items immediately. I had the opportunity to meet both Nancy and Deke Eaton on check-in day and check-out day and there couldn't be two nicer people, who have thought of everything to make the Kossow Lodge an experience you won't soon forget. There are so many activites and sights nearby, I could have spent a month there and not done them all! My 8o-year old mom said it best - "it was the perfect week" I would highly recommend the Kossow Lodge to anyone who wants a week on a lake to remember!

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5/5

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so nice to receive this wonderful positve review. Robin covered so many highlights in her response, we cannot add anything more to this review. Robin and her family are welcolmed back anytime. Nancy and Deke, look forward to having this fine family return.
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  • 5 of 5

We had our family reunion at Kossow Lodge -- 24 adults and 7 children (ages 6 and under) and the lodge and the Eatons were wonderful. The lodge is very roomy and cozy at the same time and there's tons to do at the house. The kids loved the sandbox, basketball hoop, kayaks, sprinkler and the dollhouse in the toy room. The adults loved the huge porch in the back and the water toys. We also liked the firepit for s'mores. There was more than enough room for everyone and it was amazing that we didn't feel crowded with all the people we had! We'd love to go back! It was truly a memorymaking week for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal lodge with spectacular views for family vacation and family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at Kossow Lodge for a long family reunion weekend. We were a group of 22. We could not have asked for a better experience. From the incredibly attentive owners to the fully (and I mean fully!) stocked house, everything was better than advertised. Even the weather in Maine in April cooperated. I would highly recommend to anyone seeking a great location where multiple families can stay together and enjoy one another's company while still having plenty of room and activities for everyone. The amenities were fantastic - we used the grill, the firepit, the sand box, basketball hoop and multiple seating areas. We look forward to coming back and using the dock and boats in the summer. We have stayed at many VRBO spots and this by far has been the best. Well done Eatons!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your kind review. We are not only happy that you enjoyed all the items we offer but that you left the property in such great condition. You are welcome back any time!! Nancy and Derek Eaton
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Philadelphia, Montana, Boston
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Great place in a beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place, just as advertised. We've rented a lot of places over the years, and Nancy and Deke could not have been nicer or easier to deal with, and are really pros at renting out the lodge. The site on the lake is beautiful -- great for swimming, boating, and fishing -- and the house and grounds big enough for large groups. We had extended family of 17 there, with 8 kids, aged 3-11, and it was our most fun/successful group vacation ever. There's room enough to stay out of one another's hair, let the kids play, and all eat dinner together (inside or outside). We caught fish, hiked the nearby Bri-Mar trail, napped, ate well, some played golf, etc. All had a great time, and all would do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Great place for a family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 19 with ages of children from 2 to 22. There were activities available for all age groups. Everyone reported having a wonderful time. The bedroom arrangement worked well for our family. We especially enjoyed the outdoor fire pit for s'mores in the evenings; the lobster steamer was superb for cooking lobster dinners; the children loved swimming in the lake, playing ping pong, air hockey, kayaking, and shooting basketballs.

The indoor playhouse and outdoor sandbox was enjoyed by the younger children.

The owners were wonderfully accommodating and pleasant to work with!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: Nancy & I thank you for the very nice review, Look forward to your return in the future.
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Fabulous Spot

  • 5 of 5

We have done several home rentals over the years, even though some were a little fancier this one seemed to have everything we could want. The setting was perfect and peaceful (except for the one night when there was a party next door). Which we understand only happens once a season. Everyone enjoyed having the boat and kayaks. We have never had so many items provided for us, whenever we looked for an item in the kitchen it was there.

It was so nice to have someone to meet us and show where everything was. Everyone said they wouldn't mind going back again, and hopfully we wil.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for the fine review and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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Kossow Lodge is located on Crescent Lake, in the Sebago Lakes Region of Southwestern Maine (Vacation Land) in the town of Raymond, Maine on the western shore of Crescent Lake. We have 283' of waterfront property within our 2.8 acres of pine forest. The Lodge provides both seclusion and serenity, yet offers something for everybody to enjoy during their stay. Day trips to North Conway, Mt Washinton Auto Road or Cog Railway, Freeport & L.L. Bean, Downtown Portland & Olde Port, Cape Elizabeth and the Ocean with Historic Light Houses, Ferry Boats to the outer Islands of Portland. Shaker Village, Mining for Gem Stones. The normal reponse after the 'kids' have been to our Lodge for 30 minutes is: 'Can we come back next year!'

Other Activities: Basketball, badminton, croquet, full size pool table, ping-pong, air hockey & foosball.

Rent a Pontoon boat and moor it at the Lodge dock.

Rent a water ski boat, several marinas will deliver and pick up.

Golf: POLAND SPRINGS------Poland Spring was the first golf course built at a resort in America and includes views of the White Mountains; fast bent wood greens, beautiful fairways, ponds and tees for all abilities. In 1896 Arthur Fenn designed the first 6 holes, and 1912 Donald Ross added his signature to complete the full 18 holes. He created a championship course that is maintained today. It is the treasure of Poland Spring.

Ski: 'Kossow Lodge' is perfect for the large family groups that downhill ski or cross country ski.

Shawnee Peak is close by and Sunday River is 53 Miles away in Bethel. For those that want to sled or ice fish or snow mobile 'Kossow Lodge' is the place to stay. Shawnee Peak is close by at 23 Miles.

Maine State Lodging Tax is 8%.

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Rates & Availability

Raymond Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
PEAK SEASON 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 
 
OFF SEASON 2016-2017
Sep 10 2016 - Jun 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
$858
$6,000
 
 
PEAK SEASON 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 
 
OFF SEASON 2017-2018
Sep 9 2017 - Jun 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
$858
$6,000
 
 
PEAK SEASON 2018
Jun 16 2018 - Sep 14 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$9,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
RESERVATION FEE $500 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $700
Tax Rate 9.0%

MAINE TAX will increase from 8% to 9% , starting January 1, 2016
DURING PEAK SEASON WE ONLY RENT BY THE FULL WEEK--- (middle of June till TO, Mid September)
OFF SEASON : MINIMUM PRO RATE IS $4290 for 5 nights. OFF SEASON FULL WEEK is $ 6000
PEAK SUMMER SEASON-.(7 nights) rent is $9,500 ARRIVE Saturday Noon---DEPART following Saturday at 10 AM
We require a $ 500 dollar reservation deposit, followed by 50% of remainder 60 days before arrival, and last 50% 14 days before arrival.

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Amenities

Raymond Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 down - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 down - toilet , This is a half bath
    Bathroom 4 up - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 up - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 down - toilet , This is a half bath with toilet and sink basin.
  • Five bathrooms total, 3 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms. The three Bed rooms on the first floor are supplied with 2 Robes each.
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 25
  • Bedroom 1 down - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 down - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 down - 2 twin/ single , 1/2 bath
    Bedroom 4 MBR up - 1 king , Full bath/jetted tub.
    Bedroom 5 up - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 up - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 up - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Basement Playroom
    Bedroom 10 - Basemenrt playroom has 3 sleep sofas and 6 Aero beds
    Bedroom 8 up - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Lodge Basement playroom has 3 sleep sofas. We also supply 4 pack-n-plays and 6 plus Aero beds as needed on request. We normally do not supply linen for the several sleep sofas, plan to bring your own sleeping bags or sheets. In the basement area we have an additional refrigerator, this makes for a total of three refrigerators.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Automatic backup electric generator 16 KW. We supply a 17' canoe, a sunfish, two kayaks, life jackets & some water skies. We have a 14 ft boat with 10 houtboard motor to rent with favorable rate. A Total of 3 Refrigerators- 2 in the kitchen. The lodge is fully heated and insulated. Kitchen has 3 coffee makers, 2 electric griddles, 3 waffle irons. Outside we have a Weber gas grill, large gas lobster cooker, Texas style smoker, 3 picnic tables, and large child's sandbox & child's wading pool. We have a new outdoor grill/fireplace at the edge of our lakeside patio for s'mores and ambiance at early evening. A children's playroom and doll house inside. Office space with PC router, gazebo room for card games with board games. We do supply many room fans for the occasional heat wave. Other wise the 'natural air conditioning' comes in at 10 PM. We supply all firewood for the fireplaces. We supply all need paper products and spices. You will want for nothing in the well equipped kitchen

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