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Superb Lake Waterfront, Beautiful Sunsets, and Spacious Great Room.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Located on one of the great Maine Lakes!

Enjoy a 5-star vacation home and your favorite freshwater activities - swimming, kayaking, fishing off the dock, or just sitting by the water. Our dock can handle large boats, and if you don't have one to bring, a rental boat can be delivered to Little Sebago so you can enjoy lake cruising, water skiing and boarding, tubing, and fishing.

Beyond the property itself, it's only 25 miles to Freeport and Portland for great dining, shopping, and cultural experiences. The fall is a great time of year to be at the lake with apple picking, hayrides, nature walks, and a great foliage season. Rattlesnake Mountain is 30 minutes away and has beautiful hiking (and no rattlesnakes). During the winter months, snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country-skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating (if the conditions are right) are all available out the front door, and we are within reasonable driving distance of some great downhill skiing.

The house (we call it “The Lakehouse”) sits close to the water and features a large dock, float, two kayaks for your use, and a private sand and pebble beach with a very gradual descent into Little Sebago’s great water. The lower level walks out to a large flat grassy area, ideal for sunbathing and lake-watching. The home was completely rebuilt in 2009 and is surrounded by lovely landscaping and mature trees. The main level features a large great room with big windows on three sides that enable nice summer breezes and provide an unparalleled view of the lake. (And there is a retractable awning to provide shade when needed.) Also on the main level is a modern kitchen designed for multiple users, a full bath, and a bedroom with a Queen bed and a beautiful view of the lake. The lower level includes two additional bedrooms with Queen beds and nice views of the lake, and a fourth bedroom with a view of the sandy beach. All four bedrooms have white built-in cabinetry for storage, and there are wood floors throughout. Also on the lower level is a compartmentalized bathroom with one room with a countertop lav and a stacked full-size laundry set, a second room with a toilet, and a third room with a tub/shower and another countertop lav.

The waterside of the home faces west, and it sits on a peninsula on the southeast edge of Little Sebago Lake’s large central basin and across from Spider Island. The driveway, which slopes down from the road toward the home, is paved, and there is plenty of parking. You can walk from the parking area to the home entrance (and further down to the waterfront) by either stairs or a paved ramp. The driveway is shared with a neighboring cottage that we also own (but don’t rent), and the buildings are nicely spaced for privacy.

More Details

John Newlin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About John Newlin

This property is now jointly owned by four branches of our family; "middle son" John is now doing most of the rental management. Family members rented this property for several years before we purchased and renovated it, inside and out, in 2008-2009. "Middle sister" Jan was in charge of the project, and her love of Maine and simple, clean design is woven throughout. She lost her battle with cancer just before it was completed, so this place carries special meaning to all of us. We treasure it and we hope you will grow to love it as well!


The Extended Newlin Clan


Gray House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upper Level - toilet , tub , shower , wheelchair-accessible
    Lower Level - toilet , tub , shower , 3 separate rooms for lav/laundry, toilet, and tub/shower/lav
  • We provide at least "starter" amounts of toilet paper and hand soap in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , One queen sleeper sofa and two partially elevated bunk beds
  • Bedroom 4 has a wall-mounted TV, two elevated half-bunk beds, and a queen-size sleeper couch that sleeps two people.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Renters will need to provide their own beach, bath, hand, and kitchen towels, but there is a good washer/dryer set, so there's no need to bring lots of extra towels.


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Superb Lake Waterfront, Beautiful Sunsets, and Spacious Great Room.
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Wonderful family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Just finished a fantastic family vacation week on 8/26/17 and wish the place were available again next year in August but, no joy. Couldn't recommend the place too highly.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at our vacation home, and thanks for the great review!
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A great spot on a wonderful Maine lake!

  • 5 of 5

A spotless, beautifully-decorated lakehouse!

Sunny yard and dock. Relaxing and fun!

We didn't want to leave!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review of your stay - glad you enjoyed it!
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this house. John was very accommodating and responsive. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer! It's the best of both worlds, lakefront and also only 30 minutes from Portland. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review - we hope to see you again!
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Lovely Home on Little Sebago!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here Mother's Day week. The home is beautiful, updated, beautiful floors and spacious! The kids loved Kayaking out to Spider Island. Would definitely recommend this beautiful home for anyone thinking of vacationing in the area. The owner was super nice and gets back to you right away and provides for your necessities for the house. Great stay, thank you!

Kevin & Kelly and family, NJ

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that I was able to be helpful! We look forward to seeing you again!
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Wonderful time at Little Sebago!

  • 5 of 5

Great family reunion with lots of games & puzzles & chilling by the lake. Very modern home away from home that was so comfortable. Only challenge for a few of the seniors was the steep drive access to the house but well worth it, the lake views were awesome .

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear you all had a good time! And thanks for mentioning puzzles - that's a big part of "the lake" for many in our family,
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The property was beautiful! The views in the morning on the lake were spectacular!

  • 5 of 5

The house accommodated 4 families and was very comfortable! It was updated and modern and had all the amenities. We would definitely come back and stay at the house again!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review - you were great guests and we're delighted that you have inquired about staying with us again next year!
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Nearest Airport
23.6 Miles
Portland Jetport, 30 Minutes Away
Nearest Ferry
23 Miles
Casco Bay Lines 36 Minutes away
Nearest Golf
6.8 Miles
Spring Meadows Golf Club 13 Minutes Away
Nearest Train
28 Miles
Downeaster 33 Minutes Away
Nearest Motorway
6.1 Miles
Maine Turnpike Gray 11 Minutes Away
Nearest Ski
35.5 Miles
Shawnee Peak 54 Minutes Away
Nearest Beach
Beach on Property
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $365
Damage Deposit $550

• Rentals for less than the minimum number of nights may be available - please feel free to inquire.
• We will rent only to persons age 30 or older. The person agreeing to the Rental Agreement must provide a legible copy of their driver's license or other government-issued photo ID.
• We will tentatively reserve your time slot as soon as we receive notice from you that you will be sending us this Agreement (signed by one or two members of your group) and a payment.
• If you choose to use HomeAway’s online payment system, please pay the full amount (entire rental, fees, taxes, and refundable damage deposit) as per instructions on the website. Then please send us the signed Agreement via email scan or regular mail.
• If you choose to pay the old-fashioned way, please mail us your signed Agreement, ID copy, and a deposit check (personal or bank) for 50% of the total amount, by the end of the next business day via USPS Priority Rate, which is usually about $6 (or via a faster method if you prefer), and provide us with a tracking number for that mailing. If we don't receive a tracking number for this mailing from you by the end of the next business day (by phone, text message, or email), your tentative reservation will be subject to cancellation. (By the same token, if you use the check method of payment, we will send your damage deposit check back to you via USPS Priority Rate, and we'll send you a tracking number for that mailing.) The remaining 50% will be due upon your arrival on the Check-in Date.
• Once we receive your payment, signed Agreement, and ID, we will sign the Agreement, acknowledge receipt of your payment on the Agreement, and return a scanned copy to you.
• If you cancel a booked reservation, for any reason, we will attempt to re-rent the timeslot, and any amount of time re-rented will be refunded to you, pro-rata, less a service charge of 20% of the 50% deposit. We encourage all renters to purchase traveler’s insurance.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund