4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 half bath, sleeps 9 plus full basement
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Private and Peaceful
We have rented in Maine for over 30 years. Most recently, the last 12 years, at the same house on Weber Pond. Circumstances on the owners behalf prevented them from renting this year. Although we are very familiar with McCurdy Pond, we have never rented on it.
The overall experience was superb. The house and property more than met all our expectations. We are especially grateful to renters who allow dogs. We have two and they ARE our family. They enjoyed the place maybe even more than we did. It's a wonderful location-very private, pristine water and canoes too!- and the house is open and spacious and had many amenities. I would have given 5 stars but the cleaning was less than desirable. The bedrooms and baths were tended to well... but... the kitchen appliances (toaster oven, microwave and coffee maker)and outdoor grill were dirty and need to be cleaned. The outdoor grill was basically unusable and we ended up buying a portable Weber grill to use. Also some of the furniture had blue magic marker on it and the dining room table and seat cushions had dried egg yolk under the glass and on the seats. Needless to say our first morning was spent in cleaning! The property manager, Marty, and his son were very responsive to the refrigerator and washing machine repair resulting from the previous renters.
All in all we LOVED the place. Loved it so much that we have already booked it for next year!
Peaceful stay on beautiful property
We had a wonderful time, canoeing on the pond, swimming and watching loons. The owner accommodated our unexpected arrival a day early, which was very kind, and the property manager was responsive and efficient. We hope to be back next year.
Family reunion vacation
The house and property were perfect. Lovely, quiet setting with a view of the lake and a short walk on a lovely wooded path to the lakeshore. There were no motor boats on the lake and it was quiet and warm. Great fire pit. Owner was extremely responsive and when we had an issue with one of the door latches, the property manager arrived to address the problem within an hour. Great spot for a family vacation in Maine!
Our family just returned from a very relaxing week long stay in this beautiful home. The house is furnished with everything we needed to enjoy our vacation. Our youngest members swam by the rock and fished and our older folks enjoyed canoeing around the pond. The location is perfect for all mid coast Maine activities from visiting Pemaquid Point to the Maine Coastal Garden In Boothbay. At night we all enjoyed campfires. Our family of eight, six adults and two children would love to return! The owner was very responsive which we greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend this house
Bad management and cleaning crew
The house location is appealingly get-away-from-it-all rural and woodsy. But, neither AT&T nor Consumer Cellular cell service is available at residence; no clue about other providers. Nearest service is 10 minutes away at McDonald's. If there's an emergency during your stay - fire, break-in or medical, you may have no access to 911.
We arrived early October; nightly temps were in low 40's. The baseboard heating worked only in the MB. The entire upstairs and remainder of 1st floor were icy cold. Contacted property manager, Marty, immediately. Never heard back from Marty. Ever. Owner e-mailed that he'd get on it "asap", but he lives in South Florida, was dealing with Cat 4 hurricane Michael. We're elderly, made effort not to be pesky about the heater. Heater wasn't repaired during our stay. Mornings were particularly brutal. Wore all the clothing we had, but the biting cold gnawed to our marrow, confining us to the MB and small TV room where we used a space heater we purchased locally.
Suffering the cold from the broken heater turned other flaws into issues: Two bags of long-rotting, past-tenant garbage on garage floor stunk up the garage - and the car if it were parked there; I moved the bags to a can outside. Dust bunnies and light debris were abundant under MB bed and headboard; same with sofa in small TV room. Reddish-tinged mold was in corners of MB shower. Stovetop cooking coils don't fit properly, causing pans placed on them to tip at an angle; make using stove awkward. The provided canoe has a broken seat. Etc.
At 6 days, we exceeded our tolerance for the frigid house when my wife fell ill with a URI (from the chill?). Paying a fee to change our flight, we left for home on the 7th of 10 scheduled days. Owner Dominick promptly refunded the 3 days we didn't stay, plus the price of the space heater we bought for the TV room. No comps or apologies for 6 days of icy house due to broken heater.
Our intent for Maine was to unwind, relax at the property, enjoy the pond and bucolic surrounds. Ends up, we hated every moment in that less-than-clean ice house where the air and every surface were perpetually cold. Possibly worse was being utterly disrespected and ignored by management that also leaves rotting garbage, a messed up stove and busted canoe. The house could be a pleasant, wooded getaway near a pond - if it's clean and everything works, but definitely needs new property management and a new cleaning crew. We cannot recommend it as is.
Lovely, tranquil, comfortable, very clean house
We had a wonderful stay at McCurdy Pond. The house is so comfortable and conducive to a group. It is also well equipped, has a beautiful deck that looks out over the pond, which is great for swimming, and was very clean and tidy. The lake is lovely and quiet. Easy access to town and surrounding areas. The property manager was great to worth with and gave excellent instructions. I would definitely recommend this property.
Other Activities: 1/2 mile to private beach area on the lake, blueberry picking
Golf: Thank you so much for the generous use of your home this past week.
It was my fist trip to New England and your home provided a comfortable, convenient and enjoyable point from which to explore Maine.
Thank you again!
M. Wallace, Florida
We loved staying at the Maine House! Our 2 families of 4 were very comfortable. Rainy days afforded us relaxation with games and movies. This is a great place to unwind, especially at night, listening to the loon calls off the pond. The beach, lighthouses, whale watch and especially the Muscongus Bay Lobster Pound are a must! (The MBLP is also just up the street for a quick steamah and lobstah run for that midday craving!).
Walsh and Scaltreto Families-Massachusetts.
Ski: 'Have you ever previously rented a cottage or house only to arrive at the
location and say, 'what a horror show!' Well, it won't happen with this
rental. This lovely home has everything to offer - comfort, plenty of room,
clean!! - every amenity you would ever ask for when renting a home. We
brought along our two felines who had plenty of room to roam and plenty of
windows to view the outdoors. We brought along our kayaks which we covered
with a tarp and left down by the edge of the water. McCurdy Pond is
fabulous for kayaking - not boring, and calm enough to enjoy without fear of
tipping. Having washer and dryer available was definitely a plus. Being
able to put our vehicle in the garage was great given the fact that
unfortunately we had mostly rain for the two weeks we were there. You can
walk from the garage into the rear foyer - great for carrying in groceries
with the kitchen right around the corner. If you want peacefulness, this is