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Valancy Harlow

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Lake Front Splendor, Multi Level Decks, World-Class Fishing

33 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Waterboro House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lakefront Splendor, Multi-Level Decks, World Class Bass Fishing.

Grandview 14 provides everything on your waterfront wish list! Imagine the loon calls echoing in the still night air and soft lake breezes. Imagine quiet walks among the grand-daddy pines.

One of Southern Maine's nicest lakes, Lake Arrowhead is known for its world class bass fishing. The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has recently named Lake Arrowhead as the only Trophy Base Lake in Maine and it regularly plays host to some of the areas biggest bass fishing championships. In fact, NESN and ESPN's emmy award winning Charlie Moore, aka, 'The Mad Fisherman', can often be seen filming his show on our waters. Watch for his bright orange boats! It is an 1100 acre lake, ideally located between Portland, Maine and North Conway, New Hampshire. It is known for its crystal-clear water, perfect for swimming and boating. It is full of coves, islands and inlets which make for some nice exploring with the canoe,or kayaks provided with your rental.

Grandview 14 is one of the nicest waterfronts on the lake with just the right balance of trees and open views to make it beautiful. The main house and guest cottage are nestled only 50 feet from the water's edge on 163' of waterfront.

Enjoy the hammock or the cozy swing down by the lakefront, a great place to 'catch some rays' or watch the sunset. There is a private dock for mooring your own boat or personal watercraft. Fishing rods, a canoe, rowboat, pedal boat and 2 kayaks are available for use during your stay with us. Additional kayaks available for rent for $50/week, delivery included.

Play some tennis or shoot a few hoops at the community courts, just a 5 minute walk from Grand View 14. As our guest you have access to the private clubhouse that offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a game room. There is a large grassy space to play croquet and the entire property has exquisite perennial gardens that provide all season colors. There is a children's play area with monkey bars and swings. There is also a little tykes play center and sand box for the younger ones.

Custom built for the owners, Grand View 14, has a fully equipped kitchen and breakfast nook. A great room with flat screen TV and gas fireplace, a cozy loft, a master bedroom suite with jacuzzi tub all contribute to your perfect New England vacation. Master bedroom has Queen bed and fireplace, 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed and loft has a Queen pull-out. There are 2 baths, one on each level and a full size washer and dryer on the main level. There is over 700 square feet of two-tiered decking, all with panoramic lake views.

Owners have a guesthouse with sun room on the premises that will sleep an additional three persons. It is available with the main house rental at an additional weekly cost. Please call for more details on the Guest house.

Summer finds you ideally located for a day trip to the fabled Maine coast. Old Orchard Beach offers 7 miles of sandy ocean beach with an amusement park and is a 40 minute ride. Kennebunkport, a classic Maine village and summer home to our former President, George Bush, is also a 40 minute ride. In less than an hour you can be in Freeport, home to the world famous LL Bean Store that is open 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Leaf Peepers, nothing beats the glorious colors of Autumn in Maine. A kayak or canoe trip around the lake offers a unique perspective on the season. Fall is the perfect time to visit one of Maine's famous country fairs or to visit the quaint shops and antique stores in the area. Maine's largest Agricultural fair is only 45 minutes from Grand View 14 and has a reputation known throughout North America. The 163rd Fryeburg fair starts September 29 and runs through Oct 6, 2016.

Also a perfect winter retreat, you can take on the challenge of ice fishing right from your doorstep. Grand View 14 is located right on the local snowmobile trail network. Both alpine and x-country skiing are nearby. Shawnee Peak, the longest running ski resort in Maine and 'home of the most night skiing trails' is within an hour. Snow tubing at Seacoast Fun park with lift serviced tubing hills is only 30 minutes away.

WHY CHOOSE US?? We manage all our bookings personally, giving you individual service and sharing our knowledge of the local area and advice on things to do. We rent only to private individuals so we can maintain the property at a very high standard and also offer you the best rates by booking directly with us. Don't just take our word for it, please check the review section to see what our guests have to say about the Lake house and their vacation experience.

Please note as of October 2015, the wood-fired hot tub that is mentioned by some of our guests in their reviews has run out of life. The company who built it for us is no longer in business and we are unable to get parts.

PACK YOUR BAGS AND COME TO LAKE ARROWHEAD! RECHARGE FROM THE BUSTLE OF BIG CITY LIFE AND BE REMINDED OF 'THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE.'

You must be 25 YEARS OR OLDER to rent this property. $500 SECURITY DEPOSIT required, returned in 7 days if no damages incurred or no extra cleaning required.

If you prefer an Oceanside vacation, check out our stand alone Beach House, VRBO listing # 66663.

Keywords: Lake House, Lakefront, Waterfront, Sandy Beach, Kayaks, Canoe, Pedal boat, Rowboat, Views, Dock, Hammock, jacuzzi, fireplace, lake, pool, tennis, sandbox, dock, boat, fishing, bass fishing, swimming, southern Maine, Maine, Lake Arrowhead, Waterboro, North Waterboro, cabin, sunfish,

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Valancy Harlow (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Valancy Harlow

Steve is a Chartered Financial Consultant and Valancy is a dental hygienist and a certified group exercise / water fitness instructor.

Steve is a native Mainer and Valancy grew up in New Brunswick, Canada.

We have one son, who is a recent college graduate in Civil Engineering. Our son has played hockey since age 4 so these are our first winters not spent living at the rink!

Valancy and our yellow lab, Samson, have become quite the team on the dog agility competition circuit. You may see Samson practicing his jumps off the dock.

We love skiing and we love the lake!

Why Valancy Harlow chose Southern Coast of Maine

Steve stumbled across the property while teaching in the local school district back in 1980. It's location on the deepest end of the lake and the level/gentle sloping lot with 173' of direct lakefront made it too good to pass up. He used his summer time off to build out the large garage into an in-law guest house, which allowed his parents to move into it when they retired in 1985. While constantly updating the property every year, it now bears little resemblance to the large chalet camp of 1980. After moving to Saco in 2006, we decided to share Grand View 14 as a rental property unlike any other you will find in the area.

What makes this house unique

Being a grandfathered property, we are lucky to have our home located only 50 feet from the water, with a gentle slope on the lakeside with a flat grass play area inside the circular drive on the street side. We also love the serenity of all the hidden coves on the Lake.

The perfect start to a day is to paddle around in the kayaks watching the sunrise.

Reviews

5
based on 33 traveler reviews

Lake Front Splendor, Multi Level Decks, World-Class Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 33 reviews
Farmington, CT
5

Fantastic Lake House on Lake Arrowhead

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Valancy and Steve's wonderful Lake House, and definitely won't be our last. The home is absolutely fully appointed, and complimented with everything possibly needed to relax and enjoy your stay there. Valancy and Steve are super hosts and extremely accommodating. For sure, one of our most favorite lakes for kayaking, also some of the best bass fishing in all of the Northeast. We stay at many nicer cabins and homes each year, and this Lake House is on our list of favorites for sure. Already looking forward to our next stay.

Fred & Susan Pasler

Farmington, CT

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great lake front house

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday at this great lake front house. The house was well equipped enabling us to cook and barbecue every night. It was clean, comfortable and well maintained, with plenty of space for a family of 4. A great big kitchen and living area with lovely full height ceiling. Great showers too!

Obviously the best part of the house was outside! Lovely and secluded with kayaks and a pedal boat (which one son loved!). Absolutely gorgeous to sit on the jetty enjoying the sunshine, peace and tranquility of this lovely area. The boys loved fishing, although not very successfully and toasting marshmallows around the fire pit in the evenings. We wished we had stayed 2 weeks instead of 1!

We had never been to this part of the USA before, so really enjoyed exploring the local area. We visited Portland, Ogunquit, Kennebunkport and Freeport and Cape Elizabeth. All were an easy drive.

We had booked this lake house stay in between 2 city sightseeing trips and it was a very welcome break. I would definitely recommend this house if you are looking for a relaxing holiday. With 12 and 14 year old boys it was the perfect place, they loved being outside to fish, go in the boats and the water but also, very importantly for them, it has great wifi connection and plenty of tv channels! It keeps everyone happy! My favourite part... sitting on the jetty with a book and a cup of tea before everyone else was up in the morning, perfect!

Our thanks go to Valancy and Steve for a fantastic rental house, they were very helpful via email to answer our queries before our trip and whilst at the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Great Lake Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the lake. The house was clean and comfortable, and the views were amazing. They also had all we needed to play outside-- the place is designed for family fun. Valancy and Steve were warm and welcoming-- my son did not want to leave! Would highly recommend staying there.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Ultimate Relaxation on the Lake

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a fantastic time at the lake house. It had everything we needed, including a nice large kitchen. In fact, we ended up staying at the house for most meals, because we just loved eating out by the lake. The outdoor area is fantastic---boats and floats are lots of fun, and we used the fire pit most nights. If you have kids, be sure and paddle the kayaks to the rope swing on the lake---lots of fun---the kids wanted to go each day. One of the best things about the lake itself is that it is fairly warm compared to other northern lakes, which are often very cold. You could be in the lake swimming for a long time.

A great vacation, and we would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful home on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our 3 young children (5, 2 & 7 months) spent a week in this lovely home! It was the most relaxing and enjoyable family vacation we have ever had. We fished (dozens and dozens of fish), we swam, went out on the kayaks & enjoyed nightly fires with the fire pit. We grilled most of our meals and enjoyed them outside on the deck. The kids loved the swings and sandbox! The house itself was very functional with a full kitchen, washer and dryer, tub to bathe the kids, etc. We will absolutely plan another vacation at Grandview 14!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

House is very comfortable and spacious. Owners are very nice!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Portland International Jetport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Woody's
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Casco Bay Terminal
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Salmon Falls
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Saco, ME
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Saco, ME Exit 36, ME Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blast From The Past
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: necessary

2017 weeks are booking quickly. Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy a RELAXING vacation week on the water's edge!

One of Southern Maine's nicest lakes, Lake Arrowhead is known for its world class bass fishing. The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has recently named Lake Arrowhead as the only Trophy Base Lake in Maine and it regularly plays host to some of the areas biggest bass fishing championships. In fact, NESN and ESPN's Emmy award winning Charlie Moore, aka, 'The Mad Fisherman', can occasionally be seen filming his show on our waters. Watch for his bright orange boats! It is an 1100 acre lake, ideally located between Portland, Maine and North Conway, New Hampshire. It is known for its crystal-clear water, perfect for swimming and boating. It is full of coves, islands and inlets which make for some nice exploring with canoes or kayaks.

Other Activities: Boating, shelling, wildlife park, alpine skiing, basketball court, shopping

Golf: Salmon Falls Country Club offers very affordable golf and is only 13 miles away in Hollis. There are another 5-10 courses within 25 - 40 minutes, including Deep Brook in Saco, Province Lake Golf Course in Parsonsfield, Sables Oaks in South Portland, Nonesuch Country Club in Scarborough, Dunegrass in Old Orchard Beach, Biddeford-Saco Country Club in Saco, and the Sanford Country Club, to name a few.

Ski: XC ski right out your back door! Enjoy the open space of skiing Lake Arrowhead itself or head for the cover afforded skiers on the many available trails nearby.

Downhill skiing is only 50 minutes away at Maine's largest night time skiing facility, Shawnee Peak. Looking for a bigger challenge? Sunday River is one hour and forty minutes away, an easy day trip for the die hard skiers in your group!

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Rates & Availability

Waterboro House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Fall Foliage
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 14 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
Fall Fantastic
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
From
$199
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
$169
From
$199
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,050
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Spring
Apr 15 2017 - May 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
$159
From
$179
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
2017 Early Summer
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
$995
 
 
Pre Peak Week
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
2017 Peak Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
2017 Labor Day Week
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
2017 Late Summer/Fall Foliage
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
2017 Fall Fantastic
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
$169
From
$199
Fri,Sat,Sun
$995
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$199
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Maximum Occupancy is 6 at anytime(4 adults)
Nightly rates available in early and late season only. Minimum stay of 3 nights required. Nightly rates based on 2 adults.
Additional guest charge applies ONLY to rentals of less than 1 week.
Travel insurance is recommended and is available on the vrbo website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waterboro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Ski-In
  • Ski-Out
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Jacuzzi tub in master suite bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) New queen mattresses in both master suite and second bedroom. Returning Guests please note, 2nd bedroom now has queen sized bed also. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sized LL Bean sleeper sofa, comfy egg crate mattress pad provided.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sailboat
  • Sand Box
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Canoe, 2 Kayaks, Rowboat, Pedal boat and Sunfish Sailboat (available on request for experienced sailors). Swings and monkey bars, Fishing Poles. Iron, Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, Radio/Alarm Clocks Pillows and Blankets are provided. Please bring your own towels and bed linens (linen package available for a nominal fee).

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