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Sebago Lake Basin, Close to Portland, Great Family Retreat, 3 Cabins

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Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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North Windham Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Cabins near the shores of Sebago Lake Basin, 4 bedrooms sleeps 8+

Three cabins located near the shores of Sebago Lake Basin. The property is near the heart of North Windham and provides easy access for vacation needs at the local Wal-Mart, Shaw's and Hannaford. The cabins have been fully modernized and were renovated in 2012. This location represents the closest point to Portland's downtown and travel centers on Sebago Lake.

It is a wonderful family location. Nearby for rainy days are movie theaters and on sunny days adventurous activities from hiking to swimming to boating and the amusement parks. For parents, the cabins are nearby the JCC day camp.Maybe a little bit more of a vacation for you?

The main cabin sleep arrangements include a master bedroom with a large closet and deck access for views of the lake. The sun room has deck access and a door to the main living area. Both the main living area and the sun room have comfortable full sized futons.

The guest cabins can be used for a separate family or as a bunk house for the kids. **NEW** We will have pictures posted to this website in April of new bunkhouse and bathroom. The bunkhouse is being renovated and the sleeping quarters and new bathroom will now be located on the 2nd floor.

You must include a working telephone number with your inquiry or you will receive a reply that the property is unavailable. We've found the best renters have a telephone number.

Prices do not include state tax which is 9%.

IMPORTANT: Our peak season pricing is based on occupancy of 8 guests. You can bring more guests and we will charge extra, please see the cost calculator. Failure to properly report the number of guests staying in the property constitutes a violation of the Rental Agreement and we will at our sole discretion ask you to leave the premises without warning or notice.

NOTE: We do not allow the storage or usage of fireworks on the property. Storage and usage of fireworks will be considered to be a breach of the rental contract and we will ask you to leave the property before the end of your stay without a refund. We appreciate your consideration with this matter.

A list of Association and Cottage rules are furnished with the rental. Service Dogs with documentation are permissible. Dogs are prohibited from the association beach..

Managed to the American Management Group(R) standard. This standard indicates that this real estate service is of high quality, provides good value rentals and prompt maintenance/service. American Management Group standards apply to nightly, weekly, interim and long-term rentals. American Management Group is a registered trademark of Blacktree Holdings LLC.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Scott Cohen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, Korean
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
July 6, 2016
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About Scott Cohen

We've been buying, renovating and renting properties since 2010. We currently offer for rent on HomeAway 5 properties located in Maine and Arizona.

Scott Cohen purchased this cabin in 1952

Guestbook comments from the owner

This home on Sebago Lake not only has three bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom with shower, living/dining combination, and a deck shaded by trees, it has a one-bedroom guest house. It’s a perfect combination for a couple with children who want to include their parents or in-laws. The home is modernized, spacious, and streamlined with everything you need (including washer/dryer, charcoal grill, canoe). The beach is within a short walking distance and is private, peaceful, and gorgeous. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Jun 2010
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Sebago Lake Basin, Close to Portland, Great Family Retreat, 3 Cabins
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for the kids

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Comfortable, cozy property!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 15 fit perfectly! The house and cottages were clean, well equipped. We built a campfire nightly. The beach was beautiful, we hung there daily and had a so much fun!!!

I recommend this spot to anyone, especially large families like mine.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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A wonderful family friendly home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I grew up in Windham. We were so happy when we found your home online. We had been searching for a long time to find a location on the lake that would accommodate our own family (we have three children) as well as visits from our large family and close friends. Your home allowed us to enjoy every moment during our stay at the lake,l. We had several generations gathered around the fire pit almost every evening. Even on the rainy days we loved spending time together in the main house. Thank you so much for providing everything that we needed to make our visit enjoyable, and truly hassle free!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Great family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We visited from Texas. This property was a great retreat from the August heat. There are three very comfortable and well appointed buildings on the property. All are situated under old growth pines surrounded by maples, oaks, etc, the lake just a few steps away. There is a great beach which was very private. Often times we were the only ones there! The cabins are incredibly equipped, complete with incredibly high speed wireless that was also enjoyed all the way down on the beach. Other amenities that can be enjoyed include a huge fire pit for memorable evenings sitting around a fire, starry night skies, the call of loons coming off the lake, fishing, boating, and swimming. While there you get the feel of a very secluded and remote location, however a full service supermarket and Walmart is just some 5 or 6 minutes away. As well a number of restaurants featuring the best of seafood that Maine is famous for can be found within a short 10 to 15 minute drive. Even so you'll most likely never want to leave the serenity and comfort of the property. As for the cabins, all are very comfortable and accommodating. The main cabin can easily sleep 7 or 8, while the smaller cabins can sleep up to 5 or 6 adults and children. Scott, the owner also checked with us to make sure all our needs we're satisfied. I highly recommend this location as your next vacation destination! Thank you Scott!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting this Summer. We are hoping to see you again next year.
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Great Vacation on Sebago Lake Basin

  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our vacation at the Gene's property..great place to spend a week. Close to swimming area for the kids . Cottages very neat and clean. Nice fire-pit to sit around at night and roast marshmallows.. I would highly recommend this rental . You also have Patrick who is the caretaker. He is very helpful with all your questions, and is there whenever you call. Cutos to Patrick.

And the owner is also very much interested in your stay, calling to see if anything is needed. Great time....

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us this year. We hope that you will return next year.
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Currently, I reside in Sugar Land, a Houston suburb.

Great Property in Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

This property has three separate units equipped with their own bathrooms and living areas including TVs, perfect for providing a little privacy during a multi-family visit. With the peace and quiet here, you wouldn't know that you were only two minutes from the bustle of Route 302. The property is a 30-second walk from a very nice beach. The owner and property manager are extremely attentive and keep the property in excellent working order, assuring your stay will be a wonderful one.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again next year.
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Nearest Airport
17.8 Miles
Portland (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Gilbert's Chowder House
Nearest Ferry
10.1 Miles
Frye Island Ferry
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Portland (POR)
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Gray Maine
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Gilbert's Chowder House
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Association beach
Car: necessary

The Sebago Lake Basin is a great place to vacation with the family. Plenty of local daytime activities including the JCC Day Camp. Nearby attractions include several movie theaters and amusement parks. This property is located within 1 mile of Wal-Mart, Hannaford, Shaw's, Dunkin' Donuts and Gilbert's Chowder House. Recently, Lonely Planet published an excellent guide to the Greater Portland Maine area.


Rates & Availability

North Windham Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Early 17
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Peak 17
Jun 23 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest
Low Late 17
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

The latest update of the Rental Agreement will be in the property. If you need your own copy or would like one sent prior to arrival, contact us via email.

No smoking and No pets. Common sense (e.g. don't climb on the roof or urinate anyplace except for a toilet) and courtesy applies.

We have a rental agreement that is posted in the house. If you violate the agreement at our discretion we will determine how to enforce it which MAY INCLUDE ASKING YOU TO LEAVE EARLY WITHOUT A REFUND. We've been renting properties for close to 9 years...only once (in 2016 at our AZ properties) had to remove a tenant and we don't want to continue with you, so please abide by the terms.


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North Windham Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1420 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main - toilet , shower , tight fit
    Bathroom 2 - Guest - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - Bunkhouse - toilet , shower , New Summer 2014
  • None of the bathrooms are handicap friendly. The main cabin bathroom is space challenged -- not too small, but you need good mobility. The main cabin bathroom features include a window, vent fan and heat lamp. The guest cabin has a window, vent fan and heat fan. The bunkhouse has vent and heat fans.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Sun Room - Main - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size futon
    Living Room - Main - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size futon
    Main Room - Guest - 2 sleep sofa /futon , full size futon + full size sleeper couch
    Master Bedroom - Main - 1 queen , memory foam pad and electric blanket
    Child Room - Main - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , bunk beds max cap. top bunk is 200 lbs
    Bedroom - Bunk - 1 queen , queen size
    Living Room - Bunk - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full size futon + full size sleeper couch
  • The cabins (main, guest and bunkhouse) could sleep 17 people --- 6 couples and 4 children. A more realistic combination is 12 total with 5 to 6 people in the main cabin (1 couple + children), 3 people in the guest house (1 couple + 1 child) and 3 people (1 couple + 1 child) in the bunkhouse. The children's bedroom has 1 twin mattress with a Tempurpedic top and 1 air mattress. All buildings have shower stall bathrooms. Only main and guest have kitchens. Parents should take note that the electric stove can be unplugged in the guest cabin. All cabins have telephones, television and broadband WiFi. Total square foot calculation is based upon combined footprints of all cabins.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The camp has deeded rights to the 'shores of Sebago Lake.' It is less than 140 foot walk to the sandy beach which is visible from the main cabin porch. There are no houses between the main cabin and the lake. Renters have access to the boat ramp and a mooring is available. All cabins have undergone extensive modernizing with new roofs, decks, windows, carpets, tile, etc. New furniture and other modern amenities have been added. The location is about 20 minutes from Portland. It is a perfect summer retreat. Features to keep you connected with the ongoing world include cable and high speed wireless internet. A new firepit was added Summer 2012. There are chairs nearby to enjoy an evening by the fire. An optional back up generator (pull start) is available upon request. Amazing afternoon sunsets with unobstructed, natural western view of the west shore of the Sebago Lake Basin!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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