|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
A quintessential Maine retreat, filled with the natural beauty of wood and sunlight and all the comforts you desire. Enjoy your coffee on the deck, breakfast on the screen porch, and a dip into David Pond any time you like just a short walk down the road. Experience the beauty of a mature perennial garden with its lush colored flowers, birds, and butterflies. Treat yourself to true quiet, true darkness, and stars so bright you feel that you can almost touch them.
This beautiful log cabin sits on four wooded acres surrounded by hundreds more, with lakes in every direction. Sunlight streams into the gracious main floor through large, trapezoidal windows above and two sliders out onto the generous wrap-around deck, where your hot tub awaits. The living area is open concept, kitchen-dining-living, with a majestic cathedral ceiling and an adjacent furnished screen porch. Also on the main floor is a bedroom with a double bed, the main bathroom, and a flat screen TV.
Upstairs in the master bedroom, wake up in your comfy queen bed and catch the sunrise through the upper windows. Enjoy your own half-bath, sitting room with loveseat that opens into a single bed, and plenty of room for a pack 'n' play if needed. A high chair and various other baby items are available upon your request. All closets and dressers are fully available for your use throughout the house.
On the lower level, but still above ground, is a large family room (or third bedroom) with a double futon, 32' flat screen TV, and spa quality treadmill. From there, a doorway to the outside takes you to the front lawn on the right, or to the outdoor shower with a freshly constructed wooden privacy screen on the left. If you have never taken a shower under the sky, you are in for a treat. Of course, there is a shower inside as well!
From the house, you can walk, mountain bike, snowshoe, or cross country ski through a beautiful conservation area forest to Basin Pond and beyond. Nearby are many established and maintained, well-marked hiking trails, mountains to climb, golf courses, lakes for boating, and even a wild animal park. You will enjoy the sense of peace and seclusion while knowing that you can still hop in the car and go out to a great coffee spot, if you wish. The Olde Post Office Cafe is only a 10 minute drive north in quaint Mount Vernon village, written up in DownEast Magazine.
Extensive shopping is available at two Augusta exits from I-95, exits 109 and 112 (25 minutes away) as well as a vast array of restaurants and an award-winning health club and spa. Freeport, home of L.L. Bean and a host of other outlet stores, is 45 minutes south. A trip to the coast, or to Portland, or to Sugarloaf Ski Area takes less than 90 minutes. Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Baxter State Park are a bit farther but worth the ride.
You will emerge from this vacation rested and refreshed, having seen stars brighter than you can remember. You will leave the state understanding the highway sign slogan at the border that reads, 'Maine, worth a visit, worth a lifetime.'
Keywords: Beautiful log home, nestled between the charming villages of Kents Hill and Mount Vernon, lake access on pristine David Pond, just south of Parker Pond and west of Echo Lake, near Kents Hill School, Camp Laurel, and the Belgrade Lakes.
I moved to Maine in 2003 in the spirit of simplifying my life, and I have never looked back. I left a high powered position with many employees and a lot of stress, and embraced the Maine people, places, and lifestyle. Maine has one of the lowest crime rates in the nation (the lowest of all for violent crime), people are honest and hard working, and we all seem to value the beauty of our natural surroundings. There is a lot of culture to be found, and plenty of fun outdoors, to be sure. My husband is a retired scientist now editing scientific journal articles, and I work now in higher education. Grandchildren have suddenly become a big part of our lives! We look forward to sharing our getaway with you, as we have moved nearby into our permanent retirement home but cannot let this log home go just yet. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we have!
Kathleen Jameson purchased this cabin in 2008
I love log homes, and we have actually owned three of them over the years. This one is the most striking because it faces due South and the light is amazing. It has passive solar benefits and just has a great feel. Because it is not all tongue-and-groove inside -- the ceiling and some of the walls are white or other colors -- it is not dark like some log cabins. The angle of the sun was calculated well, since the light streams into the living area in winter and warms the house, but in summer it hits the roof so that it does not overheat the house. It has great cross ventilation with the windows open and is quite comfortable in the summer.
We love the true silence, the sighting of animals, and the stars. I always enjoyed going into the hot tub before bed or when first rising to enjoy the peacefulness of the morning or the stars late at night. We enjoy the opportunities there for outdoor activities of all kinds.
Was in a nice secluded but conveint area no issues at all the place even has spices and condiments for cooking 10/10 beautiful home
My husband and I stood at the log cabin this past week. It was the best home away place we have stayed at. The log cabin was huge the pictures do not do it any justice. Kathy keeps the cabin very clean and fully stocked. The cabin was so cozy it really felt like home. The house is in a private area which is great. We spent many evenings on the deck (which is huge) having a BBQ or just sitting outside enjoying the peacefulness. The hot tub was so relaxing at night looking up at the sky full of stars. We brought our two little dogs with us and they really enjoyed swimming in the lake which is right down the road. Overall this was the best trip by far and we really hope to return again soon!
My husband and I were looking to spend some time with our two children off the beaten path, someplace quiet and relaxing. This place met our high expectations. The home is very clean, well kept, beautifully decorated, and fully equipped. Located relatively close to many ponds or lakes for swimming or fishing, we enjoyed putting our electronics down and just enjoying the beautiful scenery and sounds that surrounded us. Definitely going to visit this lovely home again.
Lovely cottage with all the convenience of home but puts a pause on routine.
We stayed at the log cabin to be able to spend some time with our college age daughter on her days off from a nearby summer camp where she is a counselor.
To say we were impressed is an understatement! Kathie has done an amazing job with this cabin from its immaculate appearance to the charm of the decor. A real treat tucked away in the Maine
woods. It felt so cozy and home like.
We took several day trips to explore the beauty of Maine and always felt relaxed pulling up at the end of the day.
It was very close to the camp where my daughter works so it was perfect to meet her during her times off.
All in all, we loved the log cabin and would love to stay again. Kathie is a wonderful person who emailed promptly with great information about the area and answers to any questions I had.
Everything was perfect and homey and in perfect working order! Thank you for a wonderful stay in the great state of Maine!
We stayed at Kathie's place for a weekend in November. When we pulled up, we were blown away by how beautiful the place was. Kathie was nice enough to make sure that when we arrived (after dark), the lights were on in the house and we could easily make our way inside. The house was warm and welcoming and we were so excited to check out all the space. It's exactly what we wanted for a little getaway weekend and had everything you may need right inside. The decor is perfect and the bathrooms are spacious (as is the rest of the house)! We got to bring our two small pups and they enjoyed the place as much as we did. The hot tub was perfect for the two of us and the wrap around deck with gate was perfect for sitting outside with a cup of coffee and the dogs. The house has plenty of outdoor space with two fire pits! We loved that. We also made use of the grill and had a nice dinner in one night. The walk to the lake is a little far but we didn't mind and since it was November, we weren't really staying here for the lake access. The setting was quiet and serene, perfect for unplugging. We didn't want to leave! We would highly recommend this house and we can't wait to come back next year! It was exactly what we wanted and the photos don't do it justice! Perfect host and perfect house!
Drive to the coast or to the mountains in a little over an hour. Twenty minutes to the world class Belgrade Lakes Golf Course!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Ask about weekly and monthly rates. I stopped listing them because it affected my "average nightly rate".
Credit Cards, PayPal, and checks Accepted, as well as "Book It Now" on the website.
Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival forfeit deposit unless re-rented.
One dog allowed with permission of owner. Ask about additional pet(s).