Chalet, 8 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 24)
About Lee Howard
My father was from Maine. We would come to Maine for summer vacations. Our favorite Aunt had a cottage on a small island. We would stay there with many of our cousins. Just had such great Maine memories had to get a place for my family. Built the Chalet in 1994 with a friend from Wisconsin who I grew up with. He brought his crew and constructed the Chalet on Land my grandfather owned. Traveled to Maine from Madison, Wisconsin with my family for many summers. Now the kids grown up they still come to Chalet for summer vacations.
Lee Howard purchased this Chalet in 1994
Why Lee Howard chose Wayne
I built the Chalet on land my grandfather used to pasture his cattle on in the 1920's. He would cut timber and use it to build our relative's houses. In addition, he would cut ice out from the lake and he stored it using saw dust in the ice house at his farm in Leeds, Maine. He would sell the ice in the summer months to cool milk.
What makes this Chalet unique
Quiet and peaceful setting with great scenery. MANY ACTIVITIES ON SITE. FULL SIZE BASKETBALL COURT & TENNIS COURT, GAME ROOM, VOLLEY BALL, TETHER BALL, HORSESHOES, SWIMMING, WITH WATER SLIDE OFF PIER DOCK FLOAT, CAMP FIRE BY WATER WITH PLENTY OF FIREWOOD, KIDS PLAYGROUND, TREE FORT WITH WALK AROUND DECK, LOFT & ELECTRIC LIGHTS!!!
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My family and I stayed there and held our family reunion there. Was an amazing unforgettable week - and this rental was perfect - plenty of room and activities for everyone. We have already booked for next year again.
Brooke glad you and the family had a great vacation. Looking forward to seeing you in 2019.
Lee Howard & Family
If anyone has seen Grown Ups, you will understand. This place was even better than the pictures. We had 24 people in the house, 7 next door, and 5 in another house but we all hung at the chalet everyday. The lake was clear and perfect with tons of fish and of course the daily sighting of an American Eagle! We had 15 teenagers and our friends had 6 little ones and they were all entertained at all times. They were either fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, playing in the game room or playing at the playground. Hannafords grocery store is close by and of course Tubbys and Fast Eddies for ice cream and lobster rolls. We go to Maine every year and find a house to rent but have never found the house that we want to go back to until now. We have already booked next year.
Maddie the Howard family are glad your families and friends gathering was a great one. Looking forward to seeing everyone next year. Its always good to have a responsible group!!!
Thank you Lee Howard & Family
More than we expected...
The Howard home was more than we expected for our family vacation. The house is fully stocked, sheets, towels, pillows, etc., even the kitchen has essentials and then some, I always bring tons of stuff from home, cheese grater, wine opener, etc., none of it was necessary, they think of everything! This is all on top of paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, pontoon boat (which was great to cruise around in and swim in the pond from), games, grounds, etc. The amount of space in the house was more than we needed, but it was nice to have space to spread out. There was something for everyone to do and the little town of Wayne does not disappoint either. Super cute general store and you MUST go to "Tubbie's" for ice cream, we admittedly went more than once. Mr. Howard was available on a moment's notice for questions and guidance while we were there. Terrific experience and super grateful that we had the time together as a family. Thank you from the Doug & Stacy Gooding & Family, Beverly, MA.
Thank you Doug & Stacy for being great guests. We are glad to hear your family had a wonderful time at the Chalet. Please come back and see us again. Lee Howard & Family
The word wonderful fall far short in describing this place for terrific vacation. The house, the boats , the fishing ,the lake, the trails, the hills , the streams and every other activity you can imagine are here .Most of all the love of our 16 member family.All came to this beautiful Howard's home and everyone loved it so much.The memory created by this week together is forever affixed in time.
Blessings to Ali
We are very glad to hear the Keller family had a great vacation. We hope to have the Keller family return again.
Lee Howard & Family
From age 2 to 78, all loved our family vacation week.
This remote place was perfect for our extended family of 24, 11 of them children under 7. No neighbors were close by to be disturbed by the 6 two-three year olds that took turns with crying. The playground swings and merry-go-round were used daily. We enjoyed practically everything:canoes, kayaks, water slide, pontoon boat, game room tennis court, basketball court, volleyball, and the campfire area for S'mores. The lake was comfortable for swimming(not too warm or cold in mid-August) and the islands fun to explore. I loved the loons, easily seen and heard. The kitchen was convenient with plenty of dishes to feed the gang. The chalet was clean with comfortable furniture and plenty of room to spread out or be together. Lee Howard, owner, was easily reached during the week, and eager to make sure we all had a good time. We would definitely return.
We are glad your family enjoyed the Chalet for your vacation. Glad to hear the little ones made use of the playground. Sounds like your family really got out exploring in the Kayaks. Come see us next year.
Thank you Lee Howard & Family
FULL SIZE OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURT, TENNIS COURT bring own racquets & balls), Tetherball, Volleyball, Badminton. Playground with swings slide tree fort, HOWARD PARK little kids love playground. Don't CONFUSE playground tree fort with the LARGE TREE FORT IN WOODS by big shed.