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Sandy beach in cove on Lake Sokokis, 30 min to ocean beaches

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrm, 2 bathrm, living rm, lge kitchen, enclosed porch, washer, dryer

Enjoy your vacation in our home directly on beautiful 192 acre Lake Sokokis, located in a small, friendly Town and within easy commuting distance to Portland, Orchard Beach, flea markets and waterparks, and Biddeford or Sanford. The most direct route is from Maine route 95 at exit 32. And be sure to visit Bay Haven seafood restaurant in Cornish Maine or have breakfast or lunch at the Hungry Hollow in "downtown" Limerick.

This location is 35 - 40 minutes from Orchard Beach and waterparks there, and equidistant from Naples, or Windham, Maine making it a central point for many enjoyable activities. JC's ice cream on route 25 make summer rides especially enjoyable and delicious. Within approximately 10 miles, you will find Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Hannaford's or a flashback 50's style restaurant, Blast from the Past, in Waterboro that provides a Friday Night car show. There is a family run supermarket/liquor store within easy walking distance of the house as well as an Ace Hardware and a Catholic Church.

Our beach and house faces southerly, providing plenty of sunshine during the day, with shady areas along the sides for those who prefer less sun! The beachfront provides a sandy, graduated entry to the lake that our grandkids liked both for sandcastles or swimming.

The tap water comes from the Town water supply, not from the lake, a nice feature that many vacationers may not even think to ask.

In addition to the four bedrooms, guests can sleep on a queen sized pullout bed in the living room, on a rollaway bed that is available in the twin bed room, or on a futon available on the enclosed porch.

Bring your jet ski or boat! The public boat launch is right around the corner! Many come to fish in the many coves on the lake. According to information available online, the lake is home to largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and chain pickerel.

This lake community is a lot of summer fun packed into a small Town atmosphere! Enjoy a cookout on the beach or takeout seafood right around the corner.

If you have extended family, BRING THE RV for extra space (extra charges may apply). Plug into 30 amp service, water and sewer right on the property making family vacation an extra pile of fun!

The vacation home includes basic television channels, VCR, full kitchen, washer/dryer, two king size beds, one double, one twin and a rollaway (sleep 8 in beds), and as mentioned earlier, plus a pull-out bed in the couch in livingroom and a futon on the enclosed porch if needed, providing sleeping for up to 4 more.

The driveway allows parking for several cars making family get togethers easy! Come for your vacation and have as much fun here as we have had with our family!

More Details

Barbara Dunham
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 11, 2017

About Barbara Dunham

When my husband and I retired together, we frequently traveled in our RV to Florida during New England winters, and spent much time each summer enjoying our Lakehouse in Maine.

Carroll was a retired contractor who has done significant remodeling work to the Lakehouse and loved puttering around making improvements each summer and Fall. He recently lost a long and difficult battle with cancer. Barbara is a retired Massachusetts public school superintendent and has made the decision to rent the Lakehouse so others might enjoy it as we have.

We have a house in Massachusetts as well.

Barbara Dunham purchased this house in 2006

Why Barbara Dunham chose Southern Coast of Maine

We looked long and hard to find a house on a level, sandy beach and that might be used year round and was large enough to accommodate us and our children and grandchildren for vacations. It was important to us that the water supply was not pumped out of the lake and that the house had a furnace for cool nights. We were delighted to find this house, in a small and friendly Town on a "lagoon" that was safe for our grandchildren to swim without being hit by boats or large waves.

What makes this house unique

The house is located conveniently not far from Old Orchard beach, downtown Portland, Fryeburg and Cornish Maine. You will have the unique experience of privacy without being remote.

While visiting, vacationers should be sure to visit Bay Haven restaurant in Cornish, Maine for the best seafood around!

There is a well-supplied grocery store, ACE hardware, Cathoilic church and other small town businesses such as the "Seafood Shack" within walking distance. Hannaford's and Dunkin Donuts are within a short 10 mile trip.


Limerick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom first floor - toilet , shower
    Bathroom second floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • First Floor king - 1 king , Large bedroom with closet, dresser, small television.
    second floor king #1 - 1 king , includes dresser and night stands
    Second floor King #2 - 1 king , king size bed, nightstand, two storage units with shelving.
    second floor twin - 1 twin/ single , includes night stand and one dresser.
    Roll-away bed on Enclosed porch - 1 twin/ single , For guests
    Living room Couch opens to queen size bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , For Guests
    Futon on enclosed porch opens to double - 1 sleep sofa /futon , For guests
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
There is room on the property for a 36' or smaller RV to park and hook up to 30 amp service, sewer and water. Driveway is gravel. This can be used with a rental of the house and signed RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. Additional sleeping areas are available on the enclosed porch (futon) and in the living room on a fold out queen size bed. There is a roll-away bed also available, raising potential sleeping spaces from 7 to 12.


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Sandy beach in cove on Lake Sokokis, 30 min to ocean beaches
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

It was an awesome place to relax and have fun with the family

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with our stay at the Dunham's. There was plenty of room for us to relax and enjoy. We stayed with extended family and our fury friends and they could not have had a better time. The fact that the cottage was right on the waters edge was a plus. We were with our Grandmother who is 83 and it was easy access to the water for her and into the house. They have everything you need to make your vacation exactly what you want. We loved that fact that the linens were included in the rental. That is very unusual and it helped to not have to think about that aspect of the vacation. Barbara thinks of everything when you stay there. There were even extra toothbrushes in the draws in the bathroom if you were to have forgotten one. Overall it was a great experience and we would do it again.

Christine Conte

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Summit County, Colorado

Great for family retreat and kids!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time on Sokokis Lake at Barbara's house! So glad there were toys and my 3.5 year old son loved jumping off the dock into the water! We spent a lot of time just hanging out on the beach by the water and playing card games in the shade. The house is located in a very peaceful cove where there are not a lot of motor boats and the beach gets sun all day. The large trees surrounding the house were great for creating shade when we wanted to get out of the sun. The house really suited our needs as we had family come up and visit throughout the week from Boston, very convenient location. Limerick is a charming little sleepy town. Would defintely visit again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was delightful, nestled in a quiet cove with a wonderful dock and sandy beach.

  • 5 of 5

When I selected this home I was searching for a spot that my grandchildren would enjoy. They are southerners and familiar with our warm ocean. I remember the wonderful times I spent at lakes in Maine as a child and wanted my "grands" to have the same fond memories. As a former resident of Limerick I wanted to be close to "old" friends and this lake house was even better than I had hoped. The kitchen was equipped with all that was needed and I was amazed there were so many towels (bath sheets actually). Everything we needed was right there! I would (and did) recommend the property to my friends. The grandchildren loved their Maine lake experience. After a day of swimming, fishing, and boating they were content to settle down to watch a movie; there was a wonderful selection from which to choose. A lovely touch was the chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmellows Barbara left for us to make s'mores. I honestly cannot think of any need that wasn't met! I loved my stay at the Dunham's lake home!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lakefront house in maine

  • 4 of 5

It was everything owner said it was. Beach was large and was sunny all day. Swimming was perfect. It had a large dock for jumping and securing a boat. Lake was big enough for my kids to tube and wake board and not overcrowded with boats. The house was maintained very well and had plenty of sleeping. Spent most of our time outside. There was a gas grill for cooking. They allowed us to have our dog which was a big asset. It was a quit cove, the neighbors only came on weekend and we're nice. The swimming was great for kids of all ages. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stafford Springs, CT

Fantastic Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic rental!!!

Set on a quiet privet beach right on the water!

The house is set up perfectly and has ample room for large families... We also took advantage of the RV parking and hook up and had even more family members enjoy our vacation...

This is a rare rental and if you are able to stay in Carol and Barb's home you will not be disappointed...

Thank you for all the great memories!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear your family enjoyed the property as much as our own family has over the years. We took great pleasure in seeing how excited your children were when you first arrived and hope that each guest coming to our rental property has a great time! Thank you!!
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Portland Jetport (Or Lmerick piper cubs (?)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
25 Miles
Route 95 Maine exit 32
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Peppermill or Sokokis Seafood Shack
Nearest Beach
29 Miles
Old Orchard and other nearly beaches
Car: recommended

A Veterinarian is also within 2 miles of the house on route 11.


Rates & Availability

Limerick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

A signed Waiver of Liability form and House Rules are required at check-in. ADDITIONALLY:

Rates are subject to change until Reservation is confirmed.
• Rental requires signed waiver of liability agreement.

• Pets are allowed with prior written approval. No animals or pets of any kind will be brought onto the property without prior written approval. Pets must have up to date vaccinations and be free of fleas.

• 10% discount for stays greater than two weeks. Stays greater than 4 weeks will receive a 20% discount.

** This rental can include parking for an RV up to 36' with an additional $200 charge for the week. This includes 30 amp service, water and sewer hookup for family members who are also renting the house.

• There shall be no refunds of rents due to shortened stays or ruined expectations because of weather conditions.
• It is the Renter’s responsibility to learn about safety precautions, warning signs of water conditions, and safety procedures concerning swimming in or being around the lake. Renter agrees to have a responsible adult supervising minors while they swim in the lake. Renter is hereby notified that the lake can be dangerous and accepts fully the risks involved.

• Smoking is permitted outside the home. There shall be no smoking inside the home.

• Owner shall provide towels, linens, cups, knives, forks, spoons, dishes, pots and pans and other items as commonly used by the Owner’s family.

The Owner shall also provide limited amounts of toilet paper, soap, and dish detergent. Laundry soap, shampoos, and other consumables are to be purchased by the Renter.

No reimbursement will be made for unused consumables left at the premises.

If consumables exist at the premises when the Renter arrives the Renter is free to use them.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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