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Extremely Private Luxury Waterfront Home on Crystal Clean & Clear Bunganut Lake

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

Home features 6 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 2 Large Living Areas and Sleeps 18

This is the perfect location to get away from it all but still be close to everything. The home is set on 2.5 private acres on Prestine Bunganut Lake & offers 250 Feet of Waterfrontage and only one house in sight. Even across the lake from the house there is not a home in sight so you really feel like the lake is your own! Everything is new in the home for the summer of 2011 since this is a new home for us & even the 1500 Square Foot Patio facing the water is brand new & features a firepit, comfy patio furniture, &a wrought iron dining set. The 'Maine' level of the home features hardwood floors,a 40 foot Stone Fireplace in the living room and an open concept living, dining, & kitchen for easy entertaining. You can also relax on the 1st level of the home which features another stone fireplace, pool table, foosball table, bar area, large table for a round of cards, 50 Inch Flat Screen HDTV and 3 Leather Chaise Loungers for the ultimate in comfort & fun. 3 Kayaks & 14' Aluminum Row Boat

Location, Location, Location!: The home is located only 2 miles from the intersection of Routes 4/111 and 202 which provides you with a great location to everything Southern Coastal Maine has to offer. The beaches at Wells, Ogunquit, Moody, Kennebunk, and Biddeford is just 20-25 minutes away if you want to spend some time at the ocean and sandy beaches. There is also shopping located 10 miles away in Sanford and the Crossings at Biddeford which offers all the typical box stores plus some more or drive south to Kittery for some outlet shopping. If you would like to spend a day on the golf course Sanford Country Club is located 10 minutes away. Looking to bring the kids to a waterpark or amusement park? Funtown/Splashtown USA and Aquaboggin Water Park are located 20 minutes away in Saco.

Prestine Bunganut Lake-Swimming,Boating,Fishing!: Crystal Clean and Clear Bunganut Lake is located in the quaint County seat of Alfred on one side of the lake and Lyman on the other side. The lake is 1.5 Miles long and has no boat restrictions and is a pretty quiet lake. The home is located near the end of the lake which provides a lot more privacy than if the home was located right in the middle. There are no homes across the lake from us and you can only see one neighbor through the woods on our side which allows for tons of privacy and the feel that the lake is your own since we are near a protected cove area. This makes our location perfect for swimming and jumping off the 30 foot dock into the water! The dock has anchor points of you to bring your boat or you can simply use the 3 brand new single kayaks provided at the house to explore the lake. We also provide life preservers and paddles. The fishing at the lake is great, we simply fish off the end of the dock and there are plenty of fish to keep the kids busy for hours! NEW TO 2012: We have a 14 Foot Aluminum Row Boat included in the rental!!


Wildlife, Wildlife Everywhere! Eagles Nests &Moose: The home is located on 2.5 private acres in a very quiet wooded area of the lake. The home is located down a long driveway and we own the land across the road also which allows for lots of exploring in the woods if you choose. There are 2 large eagles nests near the home--one being outside the window of Bedroom #4 and the other is in the wrap around driveway. There are also 2 Moose that roam the area and like to make appearances now and then. There are also lots of deer and other typical Maine wildlife to experience. We also leave Mountain Bikes at the home so if you do want to explore by bike you have those provided.

More Details

Property Manager
Pam Maxon
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 3, 2017


Lyman Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub and a Multiple Jet Stand Up Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located Between Bedrooms 2&3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located Between Bedrooms 4&5
  • The Master Bathroom features a Large 2 Sink Vanity Area, 2 Person Jacuzzi Tub, and an Extra Large Stand Up Multiple Jet Shower with another jacuzzi tub at your feet for the ultimate shower experience! Bathroom #2 is located off of the living area of the home and features a pedestal sink and an oversized tub and shower combination. This bathroom is between Bedroom #2 and #3. The third bathroom is located on the top floor of the home in the hallway between bedroom #4 and #5 and features a large vanity area and another oversized tub and shower combination.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Located Off Kitchen Area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located off Living Room
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Located off Living Room with 2 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Located in Large Loft Area
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , Located on Large Loft Area
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Located on the 1st Floor off of the Entertainment Room
  • The home is very well set up for multiple families with bedrooms on each sides of the 3 levels of the home for lots of privacy between the rooms. All rooms are very spacious providing lots of room to move and 5 of the 6 bedrooms have beautiful lake views. The room without the water view is the bunk bedroom and it looks out at the driveway and front yard of the home. The Master Bedroom features a large walk in closet, Flatscreen Plasma TV, large sliders looking out at the waters edge and patio area below, and a Master Bathroom to die for! The Master is located off of the kitchen area and occupies the right side of the home. Bedrooms #2 and #3 are also located on the main level of the home but are on the opposite side of the home from the Master. There is a full bathroom located between #2 and #3 and is located off of the living room side of the home. Bedroom #4&5 are on the top floor of the home and have another full bathroom and Bedroom #6 is on the 1st floor of the home.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
We try and provide as much for our guests as possible so all you really need to bring to enjoy your vacation is your clothing, your linens, and your food! We do provide all the comforters, pillows, and blankets but guests do need to bring their own sheets for the beds and towels. The kitchen is very well stocked and offers plenty of dishes, cookware, and utensils along with a dishwasher, conventional and convectional oven, microwave, side by side fridge with a ice and water machine, and a large 5 burner gas stove. We have plenty of outdoor chairs, children's toys, a sand box area under the deck facing the water located off the patio area allowing for kids to play while parents enjoy the sun on the patio, and 3 kayaks with paddles and life preservers to explore the lake. There is also a new 30 foot dock at the waters edge for your boat and there is a launch across the lake. We have 4 small children so plenty of toys/books and movies are also provided.


4.3/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Extremely Private Luxury Waterfront Home on Crystal Clean & Clear Bunganut Lake
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Great home for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had family coming from North Carolina and Wales, UK and We were lucky enough to spend our Christmas at this beautiful home. The photos are great and It was a nice surprise to find the house bigger than the photos show. With 13 people this house was perfect for us. The weather was so warm over the weekend that we had the opportunity to use the row boat and fire pit. The house itself was so well equipped that we were able to cook and eat our holiday dinner with ease. The owners were wonderful to work with and I would recommend this property to anyone with a large group.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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cannot accommodate the group it states

  • 3 of 5

Though we had 5 separate families staying in this house, and it met most of our needs the owners were less than accommodating. the communication prior to our stay was great, however some of the "selling" features were not as stated. The boat that was provided had a leak and we were not able to use it. 2 of the 3 kayaks were useful. The loft area posed a problem however we did have a large grp most of which had small children and the noise from the main area traveled and made that space very difficult. The "sandbox" was a small patch of dirt located in the back outdoor space and none of us were able to use it. The grill broke during our stay and we emailed the owner and days went by before it was rectified, having 5 families a grill was our main source of cooking for a large group, very difficult as the kitchen space is much smaller than shown. We were told on our last night that there had been multiple noise complaint, of which we were never made of aware, we received an email notification that if were too loud on out LAST night the police would be called. again we had five families all with multiple children who played outside. Yes the house was nice but surely can not accommodate the amount of people stated. We were also told to prepare for trash pick up mid stay and end of stay, this never happened. With a large group trash collects rather quickly and it was never picked up until our last day. with 5 families, with 5 small children in diapers on hot summer days the trash became nearly unbearable. Again yes it is a nice space but can not accommodate the number of people stated,

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like anyone reading this review to focus in on the fact that these were not renters that anyone would ever want in the future! They had WAY MORE PEOPLE than they were suppose to have, THE POLICE WERE CALLED numerous times over their week with noise complaints and they TRASHED THE HOME, including the GARAGE with broken bottles both inside the garage and outside the property. There was messages left on all their numbers provided on their contact (they had given their HOME NUMBERS so there was no way to get in touch). IF YOU ARE AN OWNER OF A HOME, please SAY NO to all these renters in the future. To note, even though the place was left dirty and they had more than stated I did not hold any security deposit. As for the boat, its a small aluminum boat that works just fine--this is the first complaint I have ever heard. The grill was an issue because they had tons of people using it and didn't clean it and it did take a day to get a new one delivered and the sandbox comment is actually funny since its not dirt…its sand and my kids love it (along with everyone else's--see other comments). And there are actually 4 kayaks there and they are all perfect so not sure what this comment is about. As for the trash, they did have a TON SINCE THEY HAD WAY MORE PEOPLE THAN WE ALLOW and it was not picked up mid week since most people don't have lots of trash and its held in a separate garage that is usually just for garbage so if they weren't having parties in the garage every night until 5AM then the smell of garbage wouldn't have been an issue. YOU WILL NOTICE IT HAS TAKEN THEM SINCE JULY when they stayed to post this…if they really had all these issues, they would not have taken almost a year to post a comment. TAKE THIS WITH A GRAIN OF SALT, THATS ALL ITS WORTH.
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What a spot !!

  • 5 of 5

The first line in the description mentions a perfect location and this couldn't be any more accurate. This vacation home has everything you could need. It's well appointed, spacious and has every amenity that one could want. We had 5 couples stay and each had their own bedroom with plenty of space for more. The house is big enough for us to all eat meals together and the home feels like a lodge situated on a secluded lake. The 1st level family room has seating for everyone around a big screen tv and adjacent fireplace & bar...if we had only used it more. We found ourselves out around the fire pit for hours which is attached to a fantastic patio overlooking the lake. One review mentions their disappointment with the upstairs bedrooms. Well it's a loft and it works out just fine. Pam was great to deal with and we hope to get back there next year.

The Hogan's

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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An absolute GEM of a vacation rental

  • 4 of 5

The reason I gave it 4 stars vs 5:

1) the 2 loft "bedrooms" while large and well appointed, do not have doors and one wall of each is half open to the living room so that sound travels very easily in both directions. The folks sleeping in the loft BRs got a little less sleep than the rest of us but they didn't complain (much).

2) there is no washing machine/dryer, which in itself isn't necessarily bad, but i think this fact should be mentioned in bold in the description of home amenities; we sullied up our clothes nice and good enjoying the Maine outdoors and required a couple trips into town (20 min one-way) to do laundry.


My family ranging in age from 5 to 75 years old had a spectacularly lovely time at this vacation home. It is very well appointed and stocked with toys for the kids and toys for the adults; really enjoyed getting my pool game back! The fire pit outside was the center of our stay and we spent most of every day out back on the porch or in the water (they provided kayaks that we enjoyed tremendously). My husband caught his largest large-mouth bass ever and the loons...oh the loons...

We all agreed we'd rent this place again in a heart beat. You should, too!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Sanford, Maine
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Downtown Alfred
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sanford Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 95 at Wells or Biddeford
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Various Options
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Wells, Kennebunk, or Biddeford
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Lyman Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Has Sprung!
Apr 30 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Summer FUN!
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Foliage!
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are based on up to 10 people, each additional person over 10 people is $100 per week or $25 per person per day. ALL PEOPLE AT THE HOME NEED TO BE ON THE RENTAL CONTRACT! 50% at time of booking and the remaining portion 30 days prior to your arrival by personal check. We also ask for a refundable security deposit of $500 which is refunded to you with in 7 days of your departure.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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