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Seamus McGrady

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Private Lakefront Home-Hot Tub-Great for Families-Large Yard-Quiet-Shallow Entry

15 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Sebago Lakes Region House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 10-13, bbq, ping pong, high chair, 2 HDTVs, wifi, AC

This is an Upscale All-Season Vacation Property! This Highland Lake home is on two quiet acres with a small sandy beach, shallow entry to the lake (great for kids), 200ft shoreline, 50ft dock and all the amenities and activities to create memories for a lifetime. Sitting areas, dining, BBQ, hot tub, porch swing, fire pit, and hammock are all overlooking a beautiful 3 mile long lake within 8 miles of Portland, ME. A large yard offers volleyball, croquet, swing set, lying in the sun and more. Enjoy the eagles, frogs, turtles, flowers, birds at the feeder, fish, and more...just outside your door!

This is a home with all the comfortable living amenities as opposed to typical 'rentals' and thus you only see 5 Star reviews.

What to Expect: This wonderful lakefront home offers all you need for a relaxing lakeside vacation. Enjoy, swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing on the lawn, hammock, float or dock. The property comes furnished with 2 kayaks a canoe and plenty of life vests. An 8 person hot tub faces the lake. There is a great dock seat for morning coffee, hammock for that afternoon snooze and fire pit for marshmallows and winding down in the evening. There is no off-season here! The hot tub is on year-round. In the fall you can enjoy some spectacular canoe/kayak rides and the plethora of hiking in the area. In the winter, you can ski Shawnee Peak which is just 45 minutes away or Sunday River which is 1.25 hrs away. Highland Lake offers wonderful ice fishing, skating, cross country skiing and beautiful snow-mobile trails.

C'mon In! Step in the front door and immediately take in the breathtaking lake views you’ll find along the length of the house through large windows. The living room has several love seats, one that has 2 individual reclining, rocking seats and an HDTV/DVD/Bose CD Stereo. Two large stuffed chairs overlook the lake and are perfect for that morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise and the birds at the feeder or reading in the afternoon while viewing the kids jumping off the dock and swimming to the float, playing on the swing set, playing croquet on the lawn, or laughing in Hot Tub just below. Perhaps a change of venue moving to the shade outside on the bench swing under the deck or to the hammock listening to the waves splash gently on the beach. Taking an outdoor shower is a "must" during your stay as you enjoy the sounds of nature and view of the beautiful lake.

The dining table is large and there is an additional folding table to extend even further. The island has 4 stools for drinks and chatting while making a meal in the kitchen. There are two ACs for those hot summer days, a beautiful gas fireplace for those chilly winter nights, and everything in the kitchen from lobster cooking supplies to a pancake griddle to serving dishes and even owner spices, oils, tinfoil and more to use at your convenience. Since this is a home while not rented, there will be all the extras needed that you won't find in a bare bones "rental".

Lake Information: Highland Lake is 3 miles long and up to 3/4 mile across with depths up to 65 ft deep. Highland Lake only offers a public hand carry boat launch for canoes and kayaks which keeps motor boating traffic low. Fisherman find small and large mouth bass, white and yellow perch, pickerel and the occasional land locked salmon or brown trout. Other lake wildlife includes loons with their beautiful calls in the evening, eagles, ducks, blue heron, turtles, beaver, and more.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Seamus McGrady (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Seamus McGrady

Hello Vacationers! I grew up in the Mid Coast area of Maine and have lived in my lake house since 2000. I absolutely love the Maine experience it offers to both myself as well as my guests creating family and friendship memories.

Why Seamus McGrady chose Sebago Lakes Region

I rent other properties and know what is often missing or not working. The lake house offers a different experience as all the home amenities are offered. Upgrades are common as I live here and maintain the home well. There is new carpeting in three of the rooms, a new deck sliding door, a new shed, new linens, new picnic table, new fire pit furniture, and more. I love to hear what other items might make your or another visitors stay more enjoyable, so please do share.

Reviews

5
based on 15 traveler reviews

Private Lakefront Home-Hot Tub-Great for Families-Large Yard-Quiet-Shallow Entry
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Impeccable rental experience

  • 5 of 5

Ive been meaning to write a review (which I rarely do) since we had left our vacation because of how much we enjoyed our time and the experience I had dealing with Seamus was nothing less than perfect, he is helpful in every way possible without being over bearing. After dealing with some very unreasonable renters in the past I cannot express my appreciation more when it came to the rental process.

We had a blast on our time away and the house was perfect for a large group of adults and 3 little ones. As many others commented as well the pictures do not do it justice.

One plus I wanted to point out was the house came equipped with everything you would need in a kitchen so we did not need to bring anything besides food. Also the closets were stacked with extra bedding if needed and not to mention all the fun water vessels and toys we were aloud to use. A++ from everyone in our group! We look forward to coming back!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lauren, for your review. A vacation should be an opportunity to relax and enjoy time with family and friends without the worry of where you are going, who you are dealing with, and what you may need to bring. I'm so glad you and the rest of the gang enjoyed the lake house as much as I hope my guests do. Not sure what to do to make the pictures represent the home better, but your review helps a lot! This is a home...not a "rental". I want my guests to enjoy my home as much as I do. The location, the energy, the privacy, the opportunity to do what you want and experience something you may not have even thought of is what I want my guests to experience. Again, thank you for your review and I look forward to having you return.
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5

Beautiful family-friendly vacation home!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful and very well-maintained property that was everything that our large group could have asked for. Seamus, the homeowner, was very responsive, kind, helpful and did everything possible to make our vacation special. We had a group of 12 adults and a little one (1 year-old), and the property was perfect - we spent our days playing games in the back yard, relaxing on the lake on the canoes and kayaks, fishing off the huge dock (and caught 8 fish off the dock!), rode our bicycles into Portland and visited a few of the local breweries, and even rented a pontoon boat on nearby Long Lake. We spent our nights hanging outside, relaxing by the fire pit and the hot tub. This home is very well maintained and the pictures don't do the property justice - the bedrooms are spacious and there are plenty of sleeping areas even for our larger group of adults. The location is secluded, very peaceful and the lake is beautifully serene without much motor boat traffic. Thank you, Seamus, for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Friendcation success!

  • 5 of 5

Immediately after leaving we started talking about when we could come back. This house is wonderful, from the big things (hot tub! kayaks! ping pong table!) to the little things (spices in the spicerack, every chair being comfortable enough to nap in, games and puzzles for a variety of ages). The only reason I can think of to not give 5 stars would be to prevent other people from booking it so I could come again.

Seamus is great, the house is great, just bring great people and you'll have a great time.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best time EVER

  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived Seamus made us feel so welcome it was like we were staying with Family. When we arrived he showed us the property and went over everything and then left us to enjoy the place but he was always reachable by phone or text.

The house is just amazing. Secluded enough so that you have your privacy but close enough to the main roads so that getting around wasn't a problem at all. The master bedroom has a temperpedic bed that is so comfortable that my brother-in-law wants to know which model it is so he can look into buying one. The other bedrooms were equally nice and the kitchen/living room upstairs were fantastic. Speaking of the kitchen we had a private chef come out (Edesia Maine, https://www.facebook.com/EdesiaMaine) to cook us a special birthday dinner for my mother-in-law and she said the kitchen was just perfect for all her needs. We went kayaking and canoeing on the lake, used the gas grill as much as we could, and had our coffee with some beautiful sunrises.

This place was amazing and we look forward to coming back soon.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation house

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time on our first trip to Maine! The house was beautiful, with plenty of space for two families plus 1 set of grandparents.

Convenient lake access with 2 canoes and 2 kayaks for guests use. Basement had a ping pong table, which was a big hit with the kids.

Convenient to Portland for lots of dining options.

Owner was very friendly.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Extreme FUN!!

  • 5 of 5

It is a great feeling of entering a house just as going into your own house. Seamus leaves everything in the house whcih makes everyday very easy living and more important of great fun.

The house is full of fun activities. You can play basketball, baseball, lacrosse, frisbee, pin pon, board games, etc. There is a beautiful bonfire place, children games kayaks, canoes, a very nice beach to swim in a very warm but refreshing water. There are nice place to go with your canoes look for turtles, frogs and fishes.

The location is perfect, you have all kind of shops, restaurant and amusement parks. Highly recommended Funtown and the mini golf.

We live in Chile, very very far away from Maine, but if I could return with my family again I would sure do it. Highly recommended for famiy with children.

Unforgetable summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
95

At the House: volleyball, basketball, ping pong, keyboard piano, games, swing set, fire pit (with wood) and more!

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Rates & Availability

Windham House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Off Peak Season 2016-17
Aug 28 2016 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
$2,400
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$425
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $225
Tax Rate 8.0%

Move-in 3pm. Move-Out by 11am.
Minimum Nights = Minimum Rate - we don't force you to stay longer than you want!
20% Higher Holiday Rates: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and over the New Year.
Winter months (Nov - Mar) have a $25/night heating fee and actual energy usage may incur additional fees if excessive (windows left open, hot tub cover not replaced properly, heat left on, etc.)

Rental Deposit is 50% Due upon Reservation with Balance Due June 1st for all Summer Rentals or 30 days Prior to Rental Date (whichever is soonest)
Maine State 8% Rental Tax
Security/Damage Deposit is $500
$225 cleaning fee

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Amenities

Sebago Lakes Region House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
    Outdoor - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , tempurpedic mattress, HDTV, walk in closet and bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Also Twin Cot, Twin beds are Extra Long and Pullout is Queen
  • Sleeps 10 comfortably in beds. Other bedding is the pullout couch and cot in the bonus room to sleep a max of 13. The master bedroom has a King sized Tempurpedic mattress! The kid's den has a Queen sized pull out couch, a Captain's bed (twin that has a pullout drawer with another twin mattress in it), and a twin cot. With the tv and dvd player in this room, it's a perfect room for the kids cousins to hang out together in! If you prefer to bring an air mattress, the laundry room can be used as another bedroom (it used to be a bedroom).
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Raft
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Two Air Conditioners to keep you cool on hot days and plenty of fans available for all other areas to bring in fresh air and the sounds of the lake. Plenty of flowers outside to cut and bring inside. You can typically see eagles, turtles, loons (and hear them), fish jumping, birds at window feeder, blue heron and more wildlife.

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