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Analee Wulfkuhle

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Maine Lakefront Cottage 90 Minutes from Boston!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 6-8+)

Cozy lakefront cottage with easy access to beaches (York and Kennebunk) and salt ponds (Biddeford) as well as shopping outlets (Kittery and Freeport) and quaint Maine towns (Ogunquit, Orchard Beach). “Rustic” 3-bedroom cottage with modern kitchen & bath. Great deck with panoramic view of the lake. Cathedral ceilings, air conditioning units in each room. Raft with slide. Fishing, swimming, campfire, relaxing!

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Analee Wulfkuhle (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 11 traveler reviews

Maine Lakefront Cottage 90 Minutes from Boston!
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Lakefront bliss!

  • 3 of 5

If you want seclusion on a lake this cottage has it! Absolutely lovely Estes Lake. My kids loved swimming, kayaking and fishing in it. The best part was it was very quiet and we felt we had the lake to ourselves. The sunset on the lake in the evening was lovely as well. There is a wonderful elongated dock that is not shown in pics that allow access into lake. There is also a very large deck. The home was about 25 min from Kennebunkport. The cottage was fine for the 4 of us. There is a list of things you need to bring that the owner informs you of when you send your deposit in. There was no cleaning service so we had to clean ourselves upon departure in order to receive deposit back. Which was not a big deal. But if you don't want to clean while on vacation, you may want to inquire. It would be nice to have a deeper professional cleaning in between renters as when we arrived it was tidy but could've have been a bit cleaner. The kitchen utensils could also use a bit of updating. Overall, we did have a wonderful time due to great weather and lake access.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: “Lakefront bliss” is a frequent reaction! I’m posting a panoramic view of the deck to give a better preview. I’ve also bought some new pots/pans/etc. I often get feedback on the “well-equipped kitchen,” but the new items are a little less “Maine camp” and more “vacation retreat.” I also have done a deep clean and have arranged for professional cleaning between renters, so arrival for a great stay should be guaranteed. Analee
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A small piece of tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Have you ever want the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere on a serene picturesque lake; but know that you 5 minutes from many amenities and 15-20 from charming Maine seaside villages? Than this is the place for you. The owner goes out of her way providing you with a wealth of information regarding the property and surrounding areas. The cabin itself is charming and gives you a warm feeling of being home. The large deck overlooking the lake is perfect for your first sip of coffee in the morning, to having a beer or glass of wine while the sun sets over the lake. If I could give the cabin more stars I would, it is the perfect location to find peace with nature and be centrally located around Southern Maine's hot-spots, ranging from outlet shopping on Route 1 in Kittery, seaside villages of Kennebunkport to Portland's bustling food and craft beer scene. With easy access to Route 1 and Interstate 95 you can get anywhere in the state with ease.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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I love this place.

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been going to this home for three years. It is right on the water which you can't find with newer camps. Our kids love the slide and dock. We also take the rowboat out to the island and look for blueberries. The fishing is great right from the dock and we got a "huge" bass. The owner is lovely to work with and we have never been disappointed.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing here at the cottage 7 years now and cant wait for next year to come. The place is very clean, comfortable and quiet. Great place for your family to have fun in the sun! The customers service is top notch, she is pleasant, cordial and very helpful when needed. I couldnt imagine vacationing anywhere else. Great resturants and sights close by. Many attractions or just sit and relax and enjoy that gorgeous veiw. I highly recommend this vacationing spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven

  • 4 of 5

If you are looking for a comfortable place on a lake.... THIS IS IT!. It has a large, railed deck overlooking the lake with a nice gas grill and plenty of furniture. The raft is attached to the dock, so you can slide into the water. They have a row boat and inflatables for the water and wood for the fire pit. The swimming area is gradual and has a sandy bottom out quite a ways. They've thought of everything. The kitchen is well stocked, there are games and puzzles for a rainy day. We loved the open living/dining/kitchen area where we could visit, cook, dine and relax all together. It has a washer and dryer. The owner sends a great list of required items like linens and suggested items to bring which fills in for anything they don't provide. The cottage is located on a quiet dirt road culdesac great for bike riding with areas of woods to explore. Even though you are in a quiet, relaxing area, there are department, hardware, and grocery stores, mini golf, movie theatre, ice cream stands, and much more within a 15 minute drive. You are also within 25 to 30 minutes of the many Wells beaches, in case you wanted to go to the ocean for a day. For golfers the Sanford Country Club is within 20 minutes and the famous Links at Outlook, South Berwick is within 30 minutes. If you have a private plane, the Sanford airport is also within a 15 minute drive. You are also less than 1 hour from Portland and less than 1 1/2 hours from Boston if you wanted to take in some sites or museums. The White Mountains of New Hampshire are also less than 2 hours away. They say location is everything, but this has that and SO MUCH MORE.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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20 mins away from some beautiful places

  • 3 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Saw all types of wildlife, our favorite was the blue heron that visited the beachfront area. Kids caught fish all evening- bass & crappies. We brought kayaks and paddled around every day- the view here is really quite spectacular. 3 little islands out in front of cottage were exciting for the kids to explore. Felt very remote as well, but Walmart was just 10 mins down the street. The cottage was clean and had what we needed. The bedrooms have no "ceilings" - post and beam through the place, so we could say goodnight to eachother right from bed. Visit to Ogunquit was the highlight of our trip- tubing down the tidal river as the tide went out & walking the Marginal way. This was a great home base for us to sight see southeast Maine. If we had stayed at a resort the kids wouldnt have been able to kayak and paddleboard, fish & explore. It was nice to have them away from television and electronics for a week! Enjoyed our stay! Thank you

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Maine Turnpike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Sanford, Southern Coast, Maine, USA (15 Minutes from Kennebunk and the beach)

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Horseshoes, Miniature Golf


Rates & Availability

Sanford Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Oct 17 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

$150 save-the-date/cleaning/damage deposit, refundable at end of stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Sanford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is a top-of-the-line futon and VERY comfy!
    Bedroom 3 - Bunk Bed
  • Cathedral ceilings with openings in two of the bedrooms. Central ceiling fan gives good air circulation (although air conditioners are in the cottage, if needed.)
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Rowboat - dock with raft and slide! - campfire pit!

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