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Private 5 BR Waterfront Home on Maranacook Lake

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bath, sleeps 10

Our Maine retreat is set amid the pines on the shore of Maranacook Lake. The location is ideal, a private spot at a tip of the lake to swim, fish and enjoy nature, yet close to Augusta for restaurants and shopping and an easy drive to many of Maine’s coastal attractions. Take time to enjoy your morning coffee on the large screened porch overlooking the lake. The porch is large enough for friends and family to enjoy a lobster dinner while the setting sun glistens off the lake.

The first floor master suite has a queen bed with a private full bath. and a washer/dryer. A second master, 3 more bedrooms and a full bath are on the second floor. The first floor has a recently remodeled kitchen, dining room, living room with cozy stone fireplace and a second living room with TV and DVD. A rowboat and two kayaks are provided, or bring your own boat and dock it in our boathouse or at our dock.

Journey's End sits on 32 acres comprised of rolling lawn and pine forest. With over 2500 feet of shoreline on one of Maine's most beautiful lakes, it's a perfect setting for exploring, swimming, boating as well as relaxing. There is a dock and float; and a rowboat and two kayaks are included with the rental.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishes and cookware. A gas grill is located outside.

A large screened porch stretches across the front of the home to enjoy views of the lake. A picnic table and plenty of seating make it the perfect spot for family gatherings.

Cable TV with DVD is located in one living room. The second living room has two couches and a fireplace to curl up with a good book. Wireless internet is also included.

Blankets and pillows are provided, bring your own bed linens and towels.

Swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, golfing, bird watching. 2 golf courses are a short drive a way. The many antique and craft shops of Hallowell are a short distance away. Augusta, Maine's capital, is 8 miles away. Popular attractions within a 45 to 90 minute drive: LL Bean, Freeport, Camden, Rockport, Pemaquid Point, Boothbay Harbor, Portland as well as ferries to Monhegan Island.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017


Winthrop House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private 5 BR Waterfront Home on Maranacook Lake
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Grand stay at a grand place!

  • 5 of 5

Step back in time to when places like this were called "cottages". Journey's End offers a combination of old time charm, modern convenience and a truly beautiful and private spot on one of Maine's best lakes. The stone fireplace and panelled library were beautiful signs of the craftsmanship of a bygone era. There's also plenty of space to swallow your whole extended family. Book now!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place with plenty of room. Favorite place was screened in porch overlooking the lake.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house, amazing view, amazing owner.

  • 5 of 5

We rented Journey's End for our daughter's wedding taking place at the YMCA camp in Winthrop. As we entered the home, my son turned to me and said "Mom, you did it again, this place is AMAZING!!" That seemed to be the term from everyone who came in throughout the weekend. The entire wedding party stayed with us Friday night and enjoyed "My big fat Greek Wedding" in one living room while I enjoyed a roaring fire in the second living room, going over my mental wedding checklist. My daughter contacted the photographer to change plans and arrival time and asked to have all her before pictures taken at the house. The photographer could not stop snapping pictures. My daughter was wearing a great aunt's dress from 1947 which fit right in with the older style of the house. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to anyone. Walter the owner, was extremely accommodating as well. Although the house is secluded, you are minutes away from food and stores.

Thank you for sharing this very special place with us.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Annual Fishing Trip

  • 5 of 5

Great property, been renting homes throughout the region and this is by far the best. Location on the lake is great with access to both the top and bottom basins. Home is large and kitchen is modern and well stocked. Fireplace was perfect way to unwind after being on lake. Walt (owner) made the entire renting process seamless from beginning to end. Fantastic trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been coming here each year for a long time.

It is well supplied ,clean, and spacious. Each year it is a little better than the year before.

It is private and has the most beautiful view of the lake. Sunsets,no matter what the weather are spectacular. Winthrop is a cute little town with anything you may need as well as being a few minutes from Augusta.

We love it and hope to continue our anual visits.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family vacation home

  • 5 of 5

This is the third vacation home we have stayed in on Maranacook and the best by far. The home is large enough for our family of 8 ages 5-55 with room to spare. The kitchen is well equipped and the washer/dryer are nearly brand new and nice quality. The screened porch is huge! We had great luck fishing right off the dock and bank however the dock is a bit small for such a large home. Plenty of chairs for outdoor seating. We didn't use the fire pit as much as other homes, it is in the back of the house and not much level space for chairs. That did not stop us from enjoying everything else this home has to offer. The kayaks and row boat are in good shape and there are plenty of adult life jackets. We had a minor problem and the caretaker and owner were very responsive. The whole group agreed this was a great place to spend our week and we look forward to next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $500

From $1500/wk

Weeks run from 4pm Sunday to 11AM Sunday.

$500 refundable security deposit, plus 50% of your rental rate and cleaning fee ($125) will confirm your rental. The balance is due 4 weeks prior to your arrival date.

July, August $2200/week plus 9% tax
May, June, September, October $1500 / week plus 9% tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund