|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
1st floor has private bedroom and bathroom, open kitchen and den with wood stove. Ground floor den area is adorned with custom wood windows and features a spiral custom wood staircase that leads to 2nd floor open den with sleep sofa and large flat screen TV. Beyond the den is walk in closet, bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and reading parlor. Large walk in closet and stairs to loft bedroom with private balcony. Property features wood sauna, hot tub, fire pit, horse shoe pi, outdoor shower, BBQ and almost 2.4 wooded acres. Also included is Wifi and cable television. Premise is non-smoking
We traveled 6 hours to view property and returned three times thereafter to marvel at it before we purchased it from the original owner, a local artist who built the house and viewed it as a work of art. We hope to continue his vision and share his passion for the intertwining of both a unique architectural structure and nature.
Josh and Gayle Genn purchased this house in 2015
This quiet, relaxing home is perfect for families, couples or friends seeking to find a peaceful getaway in a secluded, picturesque setting. The home is great for unwinding after an active day of Maine Life, recharging your personal batteries, reading or writing your next novel, painting or just dreaming. It is close to all seasonal amenities be it hiking the trails, cycling, all water sports and fishing on Lake Sebago, Winter sports include snowmobiling, cross country and down hill skiing. Property is just 5 minutes from Sebago Lake State Park.
We really enjoyed the house. It was clean upon our arrival, and had no issues like those stated below in the reviews. the lights were well labeled, so we had no problem figuring out which switch was for which light. I do wish it had been a little brighter in the kitchen, though. One thing we didn't realize was that the 2nd bedroom is not only up the spiral staircase, but then you must climb a ladder to get up to the actual bedroom. It was fine for our group for the most part (one small mishap), but if you're not very mobile this may not be the house for you (or plan to only use the downstairs bedroom/bathroom). Overall, it was very quiet and we really enjoyed the home, fire pit, and hot tub!
We loved our stay last weekend and made great use out of the huge fire pit, amazingly comfortable hot tub and plenty of space for multiple lawn games. The owner made it super easy to coordinate everything and we had a great day Saturday at Songo beach which is about 5-10 minutes away at the state park. It was gorgeous out and we had the whole beach to ourselves for most of the day. I definitely would like to come back in the future.
The property was portrayed as an excellent near-luxury house on a beautiful plot of land. The land around the house is beautiful, but there were no comfortable chairs and no chaise lounges or even a hammock. Inside was a nice but not fabulous house filled with a polyglot of used furniture and trinkets and an electrical system (switches for lights) that would challenge an electrical engineer. Eating arrangements were cramped. The two bathrooms were small and inconvenient. The crowning touch: the loft bedroom, which was air conditioned by the loudest window unit I have ever heard, was reachable only by a 90-degree step ladder that was scary to use. I believe that to warrant the rent being charged, the owners should rewire and renovate, replace the step ladder with an inclined one, and put comfortable furniture outside.
Unfortunately I was very disappointed in my vacation at this property. We arrived an were immediately stifled by the heat . Not one window was opened and only two windows actually had screens in the windows and ac units were only in bedrooms. The cleaning people barely touched the place...dog hair was everywhere and my daughter immediately started sneezing and ended up having to leave... The oven did not work and had not been cleaned in months. We had to go out to dinner most nights and ended up having to bring home food we brought . The track lights above the island where you eat were so dusty, and the black canvas seats on the director chairs were covered in pet dander and old food. We contacted the owner who sounded sincere and did try to help by sending us a gift certificate for dinner but we had hoped for some type of refund since our vacation was ruined by uncleanliness and my daughters could not stay with us. If he is paying cleaning people to clean then he is getting ripped off. I would not recommend this property to anyone who likes a clean house. I still get the heeby Jeebies thinking about it. The only bright light was the hot tub but it was 100 degrees outside so that was not enjoyable at this time of the year.
We had a wonderful time! Home had many amenities and we would gladly return for another vacation!
My husband and I were recently here on our honeymoon. Even though it was cold outside, it was so warm and cozy on the inside. The property is beautiful, and the surrounding area is breath-taking. We hope to be able to return some day. The Genns are incredibly accommodating and quick in their responses! Loved our stay :)
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
Pets allowed only with prior consent of owner
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.