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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!!
WE DO NOT ALLOW ANY FUNCTIONS AT THE HOME INCLUDING WEDDINGS, ANNIVERSARIES, TENTS, ETC.
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.
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.
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,
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 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!
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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.