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Rich Lanoue

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Private Lakefront Luxury Log Cabin with Outdoor Hot tub!

18 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Maine Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths (Sleeps 7)

Welcome to the great escape! This property can best be described as 'in the middle of nowhere, but with all the comforts of home, and then some'. This well appointed log cabin sits 100' back from the shores of Locke Pond in Chesterville Maine. The home has 170' of private frontage, but no nearby lots are developed so you have complete seclusion from the world at this house. If a car drives past the access road to this house, then that could be considered a busy day.

This home is ideal for families who love camping, but are not all that fond of sleeping on the ground. There is a tent platform provided, sitting 25' back from the water. This cabin faces west over Locke Pond, providing beautiful sunsets on a regular basis. There is a large dock (20' long) to access the water from, and the swimming area is raked and cleaned annually.

The swimming area is sandy and rocky, typical Maine, bring your sandals! The water is about 5' deep at the end of the dock, perfect for diving and cannonballs. There is also a swim float about 100' offshore for your enjoyment. At the shore you'll find a canoe, 2 kayaks all for your use at no extra charge. There are no weeds in the swim area. The house itself is 2800 sq ft with 1200 sq ft of deck space. On the top deck is a 6 man hot tub, patio furniture, outdoor table and porch swing facing west. Make sure you turn off all the lights, jump in the hot tub on a clear dark evening and spend some time stargazing, the skies are incredible! The front deck is covered, perfect for enjoying a cup of coffee on those occasional quiet rainy mornings. On the lower deck is a gas grill and built in table area, perfect for watching sunsets and listening to the loons. Most of the interior furniture has been hand built by a local artisan, you'll just fall in love with his work.

The kitchen is completely filled with all you'll need to enjoy your week, pots, pans, skillet, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, ice maker, blender, etc... There are 4 LCD TVs wall mounted throughout the house. Clean sheets and linens are provided as well as a washer and dryer. To be very clear, this house is NOT in a tourist area, this house is a grand escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, that's the beauty of it. If you're not comfortable with being one with nature and need ice cream stands and go-cart racing, then this house is not for you. This house is unique among other rentals, you can't see a neighbor on any side of the house, the only houses visible are across the lake from the shoreline. Worry not, civilization, downtown Farmington, is only 20 minutes away with restaurants, golf, yes, an ice cream stand, a cinema, Walmart, and quaint college shops.

Locke pond is generally a very peaceful quiet area, we ask that our guests respect this. The house has been built on the side of a hill, but grades off nicely between the house and the lake, the last few feet to the lake drop off quick, so we've built stairs to access the lake. Also, the driveway is quite steep, you will not be able to get in and out with rear wheel drive, you'll need 4-wheel drive or front-wheel drive to get in and out. You can always just park at the top of the driveway and walk the last 100' to the house. The lake is a quiet gem in central Maine. Locke pond is 1 mile long and .4 miles wide. It is 135 acres total area and 20' at it's deepest. Guests can bring up to a 25-horsepower motorboat, but no larger. There are no jet boats or jet skis on this lake. There is no public launch, so you must be able to carry your boat to launch it. In the autumn, the foliage from the maples is incredible. And since everyone asks, the water is drawn from an well, clean a drinkable. For those who cannot do without, wifi internet is provided.

Please note that at one point I had a paddle boat for use by renters, I can no longer maintain it. If you want to rent one I can arrange to have one delivered for $75/week.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rich Lanoue (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 18 traveler reviews

Private Lakefront Luxury Log Cabin with Outdoor Hot tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Guilford
5

Beautiful, private place!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in mid June of 2016 and what a wonderful week it was!

Things we LOVED

The privacy, you can't see another house from any angle of the home/yard. The lot is steep, but beautifully wooded. The house it set well off the road.

The dock was thoughtfully done, the area down by the water is wide enough to accommodate several chairs, and in our case a couple of sleeping dogs. The floating raft 15 feet out is a wonderful addition.

The decks! This home actually has three, one level with the top floor of the house with a nice hot tub, large outdoor table, a grill, and a smoker! The lower one is set up so you can walk right out of the basement. The third is set down by the water with a fire pit.

The setup of the home. Two of the three bedrooms have TVs, and the living room has a comfy couch and a recliner, also with a TV. The basement has an awesome bar set up, a couple of great recliners and another TV. It was great for us as we had two couples who couldn't agree on what to watch on a rainy night.

They provided two Kayaks and a canoe. Hang a right off the dock and go to what looks like the end of the lake there is an amazing swampy/boggy area that is awesome to explore! Especially if you are a bird watcher. The loons have no fear of people and when you stop paddling and just float quietly they come surprisingly close. We also saw red wing blackbirds, painted turtles, snapping turtles, and ducks we couldn't identify.

It really is a home. The kitchen has what you need. There are a few baskets of books, board games and a PS3 in the children's (bunk bed) room.

Rich, the owner, is a nice guy. Excellent communication and helpful!

The best part of this home, it's pet friendly. It's very easy to gate off the upper area of the porch so they can hang out with you. The hardwood flooring makes it easy to sweep up pet hair before you head home.

Things to keep in mind if you rent this property.

There are lots of stairs! Might not be the best choice for grandma and grandpa. This is a log home, anyone who has experience with them knows that they "settle" with time. A few of the interior doors don't stay shut very well. The driveway is STEEP. They aren't kidding about that. Unless you are jumping off the dock there isn't an easy way into the water and if you are a big baby like me you will need water shoes, the ground is mucky. In the owner's defense they may groom it more later in the season.

Overall we LOVED this cabin and would be happy to return!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Simply AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

This is a true turnkey vacation! The place is immaculate, picture are true to the condition of the property! As others have commented, I had reservations about sending money for a property I was unable to physically see...rest those worries! Rich, Mike & Steph are phenomenal and do an amazing job at up keeping this place! The home is larger than it appears and has an extra bed in the game room so more than enough space inside and out for everyone to relax! Please hear Rich's caution regarding the driveway, the pictures do not capture how steep it really is...do not make the mistake of under estimating it. The place far exceeded our expectations! We can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This is a true turnkey vacation! The place is immaculate, picture are true to the condition of the property! As others have commented, I had reservations about sending money for a property I was unable to physically see...rest those worries! Rich, Mike & Steph are phenomenal and do an amazing job at up keeping this place! The home is larger than it appears and has an extra bed in the game room so more than enough space inside and out for everyone to relax! Please hear Rich's caution regarding the driveway, the pictures do not capture how steep it really is...do not make the mistake of under estimating it. The place far exceeded our expectations! We can not wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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5

The most relaxing Vacation we have ever had

  • 5 of 5

This Cabin is everything the pictures show and more. We had the most relaxing Vacation here. From the Canoe and Kayaks to the fishing and swimming. Everything was clean and neat when we arrived. This place is Amazing and we hope to be back soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Quarryville,PA
5

AWESOME PLACE

  • 5 of 5

This place is everything is says it is.We had a wonderful time on the pond with kayaks canoe. It was close to good food and stores to get supplies. Spent every evening in hot tub and watching the smoker make supper. We were the only people on the pond all week that made the week awesome. Would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything listed and so much more!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip using Home Away. I was nervous about sending money to TX, for a lake house that I had never seen, and was a state away considering it was a sizable amount of money. But Rich, the owner, was 100% genuine and understanding. It turned out to be an Amazing trip. Rich and Kim have outdone themselves with this place!! It's remote, peaceful, and more beautiful than the pictures could ever capture. Even being tucked away, the grocery store, wal-mart, ect is only a 20 min. drive. My wife, dog, and I enjoyed our time on the "pond" (even though its more lake sized, than pond), swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and just relaxing. We live a full, hectic life and its was GREAT to unplug. But Rich and Kim have set up every amenity out there. Hot-tub, high-speed WIFI, HD TV, Gas BBQ, Smoker, Refrigerator, Bar, Beer Tap, Fire Pit, Patio, Covered Porch, the List goes on...Just EVERYTHING. Was a true home-away from home. Really a GREAT place to relax, refresh, and escape. Also, a HUGE shout out to Mike and Steph (the "property managers"), they were incredibly helpful and just good people!

We also rely loved the loons and the stars. What a memory!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland (PWM)
Car: recommended

For GPS navigation use Locke Pond East Rd, Chesterville ME.

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Rates & Availability

Farmington Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Post Season
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$1,550
 
 
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Off Season
May 20 2017 - May 31 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Pre Season
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

For partial weeks during Pre/Post/Off season use/cost of hot tub will be negotiated
Rates do not include 8.0% Maine state sales tax and $400 security deposit. If you want use of the paddle boat I can have it delivered for $75.

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Amenities

Maine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • 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 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bedroom bathroom has stand up shower, toilet, and vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Full/Twin Bunk
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Many supplies you will find already in the cabin, paper towels, laundry detergent, but no guarantees... For items like this I recommend stopping by the cabin before going shopping. I have provided a portable fire pit with wood for your enjoyment. For rainy days I have a PS3 on site with a few games. Downstairs is the sports room, all fans welcome! Enjoy watching your favorite team or step out on the deck and watch the sun set. Recently Hi-Def was added to the living room tv and the basement sports room. You'll love watching the Sox's on NESN in crystal clear Hi-Def. Also added ESPN sports package.

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