|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Price includes $200 discount for booking a week for 2017 in January. GREAT WINTER GET-A-WAY, SKI WEEKEND, OR CASINO FUN. CLOSE TO SUNDAY RIVER, MT. ABRAM, SHAWNEE PEAK, CARTERS XCOUNTRY with direct access to the trail, (unadvertised land access) or by lake if it's frozen. We have lots of antique co-ops near us.
This private year-round home on Norway Lake is perfect if you love nature and enjoy outdoor activities. It has simple decor and uncluttered living on three levels. Take advantage of the game room with bumper pool, ping pong, darts, card table for eight and x-box 360 with 4 player Rockband (optional), main floor has karaoke, cowboy guitar, radio-cd player small blue-tooth.
We saved the older TV which has a built in DVD & VCR player because we have plenty of children's VCR tapes and various DVDs. This TV can be moved to the best location for your needs. Kids room, game room, living-room.
The partial shaded surroundings in this newly developed neighborhood helps keep this home hidden from view and it's just a short walk to the town center. It’s luxury living in the heart of Maine’s lake region with all the comforts of home. Close enough to the ocean and Portland, but far enough to be alone and at peace with nature. No city noises; no ringing phones-- unless it’s yours. You can open up the walls of French doors and feel like you’re living outside, but without the bugs. You can turn on the radio, TV with cable, or access the WIFI to check your emails, but still hear the peepers and the loons. You can cook everything in the wood fired pizza oven, over the fire pit, use the convection/microwave, or regular oven. Grill inside the pizza oven, out on the gas Weber grill, or over the fire.
Norway hosts many local fairs and events: Christmas parade, fishing derbies, Art festival on Main Street-July 8, 2017 & Triathlon, snow festival in February, etc. We’re in Oxford County , come for the fair September 13-16, 2017 or the Casino, or Oxford Speedway. We’re not far from the Fryeburg Fair, October 1st-8th, 2017, a great time of year for fall foliage. Auburn Hot Air Balloon Festival August 18-20, 2017
This art loving community has down to earth living with friendly people who smile when you say hello.
Sleeps 8-10, two additional twin air mattresses and plenty of couches. Linens & towels included. 1 first floor master bedroom with queen bed, full bath, open concept luxury kitchen/dining/fireplace living room,
2nd floor has 3 Bedrooms all with queen beds, another full bath with laundry. Fireplace living area with large flat screen LED-HD TV with cable & extra speakers, wireless internet and printer.
Lawn area, fire pit with plenty of chairs & firewood, beautiful gardens, double swing by the lake, dock with seating area. Picnic table & rod iron table with 4 chairs. Covered area for bike and snowmobile storage.
We’re on the quiet side of the lake, great for floating, canoeing, sailing, fishing and privacy with easy boat access to the deep water. We have two canoes and 2 kayaks. Crystal clear water but only about 5 ft deep at end of the dock. Bring your own motor boat or rent from one of the local marinas. White’s Marina directly across the lake offers boat rentals & supplies gas.
The public beach is located near Lake Store and boat launch, 2 miles away. We do not have a beach. We have a small shaded sandy section for small children & canoe entry. This home is a wonderful place for an adult retreat, casino or girls/guys weekend, a vacation spot for those who enjoy different activities, a perfect home for multi-generational family gatherings, or great central location for area activities.
Here are our favorite things about Maine: The sunset from the dock and going across the lake to Boomers for lunch via boat, float, skis, ice skates, or snowmobile. Sitting under the porch during a rain storm or feeding the tamed chipmunks. We are at one with nature, but so close to civilization; we see otters, deer, lunar moths and the green frogs that stick to our windows, but could shop at major grocery stores right down the street.
We listen to the loons and the peepers on a warm summer night but could go to the casino, county fair, or drive-in movie instead. We enjoy clam bakes and Lobster meals over the bon-fire, followed with marshmallow roasting and baked apples. We love the view of the hemlocks covered in snow and a visit to the Poland House to enjoy holiday shopping and wonder at Steve’s talent for decorating, or walking downtown early morning to pick up the paper and a coffee. The indoor yard-sale, Pa’s Trading Post, antiquing, auctions, walking to the farmers market on Thursday afternoon, or to listen to a local artist at the pub.
Stepfalls is one of our favorite hikes because you climb up the waterfall. It’s only about 35 minutes from the house. You could even bring along your gold pan, or stop to mine for tourmaline on the way home. The kids/adults love to spend the day water tubing/fishing, or sledding/tubing/skiing, followed by a pizza party where everyone makes their own favorite pizza. There’s plenty to do at night: watch a movie, play board games, sing to karaoke -4 microphones, or head up town to local shops that offer knitting, beading and local musicians. (varies daily)
We’re close to several golf courses: Norway, Poland Springs & Sunday River and have direct access from the house to the snowmobile, ATV and cross country ski trails. (not publicly advertised) There’s great skiing and snow tubing, at many local resorts. During the winter (snow permitting) we usually have a sledding hill from the back porch down to the lake. (at your own risk, we have plenty of sleds) There is also a skating park in Norway, we have assorted skates and cross-country skis that you're welcome to use at your own risk.
We try to visit Portland at least once a month. The community is very supportive of the arts. Portland hosts open Gallery night the first Friday of every month; all the galleries are open until midnight. Try a boat cruise or deep-sea fishing; take the Down-easter Train to Old Orchard Beach for the day, one of the few remaining amusement parks on the ocean. You could take the train to Boston and enjoy the historic city without needing a cab once you get there and for less than you’d pay for gas and tolls if you where driving.
We try to buy local because we know what we’re getting. Each farm is different, some have petting zoos, corn mazes, pick your own veggies and fruit, pumpkin patches, maple sugar huts and many have fresh lobster, seafood, natural meats, eggs and milk.
We build huge memories here with friends and family. That’s why we love it. We think you’ll love it, too!
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I'm a Mother of two grown children, one an artist and another a biologist. I've owned my own business for over 25 years, Gardens Galore: a Gallery, Gift Store in Woburn, MA and sell Real Estate in Massachusetts for RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services in Stoneham, which is just north of Boston.
I'm also very active in the horticultural community and love Iris flowers. I share my passion for gardening with presentations to garden clubs, volunteering and designing landscapes. I'm a member of many organizations including the Maine Iris society which holds their annual shows and meeting less than 30 minutes away in Auburn, ME.
I have a busy schedule and no intention of retiring anytime soon. My heart is here in Maine, but my wallet is in MA.
Eventually, I'd love to own one of those shops downtown and have a design studio/gift shop. Norway looks like the picture perfect ski town and eventually I'll be a part of it. I'm waiting until my student loans are paid off.
I have a few hobbies, sewing, beading and creating leaded glass art.
My family is spread throughout the country, Oregon, Colorado, North Dakota, Virginia, MA and Maine. We get together once or twice a year, for a celebration, or family reunion.
Linda Corapi purchased this house in 2003
My family and I helped to build our dream home, with Joe Healey, a craftsman from Bridgton Maine, owner of Old Time Timber Framing. The kids and I lived in a tent during the summer with a solar shower and portable facilities. My sister's lake house is only 20 minutes away, so if we needed a break it was easy. My Brother's in-laws live in Fryeburg, so he's close, too. We all enjoy each others company and have similar interests so it just made sense to build a home here. Luckily I have a flexible schedule so I'm able to spend time here and in MA working remotely.
When I was moving from my primary home to Maine, I happened to find a box of old cookbooks from my Grandmother. I knew her as living in MA, she passed away when I was 16 and I was too young to ask her about her history. I was shocked to see a cookbook from Norway Congregational Church but even more so when I saw her name on the label. Looks like I've come back to my roots.
My Father loved to fish and when I was a child we rented cottages across the country. We never worried about seat belts and the station wagon had a folding seat way in the back. So we fit 6-7 kids, Mom, Dad, Nana, my aunt and the dog. Along the way we'd stop for lunch and if there was water Dad was fishing. I can vividly remember the raccoon raiding our campsite and Dad's evening catch from the bucket.
The first summer this house was built, my son and his school friend took the canoe out fishing. They were about 9. They were determined to try under the dock at the marina. Next thing I know I see them coming back in a hurry creating a wake behind the canoe. It wasn't speed that created the wake it was the big large mouth bass they couldn't take off the hook. I'd say maybe 6 lbs, (by their standards)nice and fat anyway. I learned to turn the barb down on the hook after that. It's too bad my Father wasn't around to see this home and that fish. He would be so proud.
We never expected to love the pizza oven as much as we do. We hardly ever use the regular oven. It's the center of every party. I treat myself to grilled fish, steak and small little baked dishes. My Son loves to cook ribs with his special barbecue sauce and my Daughter has mastered my Brother's pizza dough recipe. We've made the entire Thanksgiving dinner in the one oven. Including the pies. It stays hot for hours. You can use all the leftover pizza toppings for quiche the next morning and usually it just takes a small fire to bring it back up to 375, if it's not hot enough. One year I hosted my Nephews wedding party, we had about 50 people and served 22 pizzas and a few calzones.
The first winter we were here it snowed almost every day. (this year has been about the same) We love it. We live on a private road so I can cross- country ski on the trails in our neighborhood without worrying about snowmobiles being on the same route. The snowmobile trail goes down our road and across the street, or across the lake depending on the direction you're headed. You can access route 89 a major snowmobile route in the state. It's breathtaking to see the forest covered in snow, especially riding through a pine grove, or crossing a bridge in the swamp on a warm winter day, or the view from the hill on the golf course that overlooks the lake. Sometimes the snow is so deep it almost touches the porch roof.
During the summer when the kids were young all I did was tow them on the big water tube. Luckily we don't have a lot of boating traffic and there's enough room for everyone to have their own space.
As far as nature is concerned: the last couple of years we've seen eagles nesting and a family of otters moved in near the dock. The loons usually nest somewhere near our house, and the occasional Great Blue Herring will perch near the water. We have a range of woodpeckers, from Pileated to Flickers. Our feeders keep the finches, nuthatches and chickadees happy
For our annual family vacation, we stayed at a beautiful log house in Norway, Maine. Our immediate family consists of my husband and myself, three daughters, two spouses and three grandchildren. The house was located on a beautiful part of the lake while being located within very close walking distance of downtown Norway.
The house is lovely and furnished with any conceivable appliance, linen, toiletry, as well as an over abundance of spices and staples. All we needed to complete our vacation was our bathing suits and meat and vegetables to prepare meals.
The lot gently slopes to the water where the whole family enjoyed the nice deck, deck chairs, kayak, canoe and 8-man float. We did not use the fishing gear because the children were too busy with water activities.
The large dining area is where we usually congregated to eat and play games. (There was every game you could possibly imagine.). We never once turned on the large flat-screen tv or used the gaming videos or movies. Everyone enjoyed the ping pong table and darts in the basement.
Through no fault of Linda's and not to take away from our total experience, we really needed one more bedroom and bathroom-although, it worked for us because there were at least three inflatable mattresses.
Our family all gave this years vacation experience a strong five-star rating.
My name is Suzanne and I am from the Netherlands. I was working for 6 months in Boston as a researcher and went to this amazing house with my collegues. First of all, the owners of the house are very kind hearted people. Their customer service is absolutely unbeatable. We had such a great weekend!! The location of the house is beautiful. Around the house there is a lot of nature including a beautiful and peaceful lake. The house is fully equipped and it offers a lot of nice activities such as canoeing, swimming, table tennis, darts, tv, pizza oven, bbq and so on. We had a lot of fun making pizzas aan bbq'ing. The house has very pleasant ambiance. The furniture is from very good quality and the house is nice and clean. The house is perfect for visitors of all ages. I am definitely going back here.
Concluding, nothing but praise!
Thank you very much Linda and Kevin for the amazing stay in your house.
Almost everything was as describes and shown on the website. The whole property was clean and the rooms were very comfortable. The house is well decorated and contains everything to enjoy the weekend at the lakeside.
Customer service was unbelievably good and I highly recommend this place.
we had a great trip - the house is beautiful, and Linda is by far the most helpful owner i've ever dealt with.
We had a fantastic week. The house is beautiful, and the pizza oven made dinner a fun, family activity. The lake is pristine and surprisingly quiet, we even had it to ourselves on several days. The town is quiet, yet there are several restaurants that allow parents to have a nice "adults-only" dinner, which we took advantage of one night. Overall, a great vacation!
This is a beautiful post-and-beam home located within walking distance of one of the most charming little towns in Maine: Norway.
The kitchen is extremely well-stocked, the bathrooms were thoughtfully supplied with every lotion and potion you could think of, the mattresses are comfortable, the flat-screen TV works (and gets all sorts of channels) and best of all, there's a pizza oven that makes pizza taste better than any you've bought at Dominos. The grounds are gorgeous, rustic and shady, and there's a short, pine-needled path to the lake. Linda was quick to get back to us when we had questions. Be aware that the house sits on a small cove on Norway Lake where the water is only 4-5 feet deep. And the bottom of the lake is mucky. If you want to swim in crystal clear water, you have to drive to the public beach about 1/2 away.
The home on the lake was very much as pictured. It was clean, quiet, well maintained. It was a short walk into town. Town is very cute. Coffee shop, brew pub, pizza place. Not far at all from other larger shopping areas with Hannafords/Walmart. The pizza oven was fun. The bedrooms are small, but comfortable. Two nice full bathrooms. Bonus sitting area with TV on second floor. Partially finished basement was nice with ping pong table and darts. We traveled with our children (15-23) and it was perfect. Our only disappointment was that the spot on the lake in front of the house was only about 4 feet deep - max. So if you want to do any swimming, you really need to rent a boat to get you to the main part of the lake - which is very deep and lovely with mountain views. We had one for most of the week and it worked out fine.
Centrally located between North Conway, NH and Portland Maine. Close to many ski areas including Sunday River. Many public golf courses including one in Norway & Poland Springs. Oxford County Fair grounds, Oxford Casino, Oxford Speedway. Things to do in the area: http://bit.ly/1jFHUf1 Approx. 45 minutes to Fryeburg Fairgrounds and Portland
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
No Pets Please. My family has allergies. No Events without permission/Fees apply. Smaller payments after the initial deposit can be arranged.
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