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Light-Filled Log Home, 4 Wooded Acres, Lake Access & Hot Tub

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,620 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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/sun room. 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, crib, toddler bed, 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 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.

More Details

Owner
Kathleen Jameson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Kathleen Jameson

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!

Kathie Jameson

Kathleen Jameson purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Kathleen Jameson chose Echo Lake

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Amenities

Fayette Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , sink, mirror, vanity, shelves, extra towels.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink, vanity, mirror, extra towels, blow dryer
  • The bathroom on the main floor has a shower with a corner seat/shelf and is the size of a bath tub. The bath is knotty pine, with one sink and one toilet. Upstairs in the loft is an attractive blue and white 1/2 bath, and outside a second shower for summer use.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with sitting area in the loft, half bath.
    Downstairs Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon opens into double bed. Flatscreen TV and treadmill.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , On the main floor, across hall from the full bathroom.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Extra comfortable KingsDown mattress and heated mattress pad (like an electric blanket, but underneath). This bed is in the master bedroom, which is in the loft. Double Bed and Bunk (1) Extra comfortable KingsDown mattress and a twin mattress on a bunk above.. This bed is in the bedroom on the main floor., Baby Crib (1) and Pack 'n' Play (1) available upon request. Sleep Sofa or Futons: (1) Full-sized futon in family room. (1) Loveseat in loft sitting room that converts into a single bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Lake Access walking distance for swimming and carry-in boats, Screen Porch, Outdoor Furniture, Life Fitness flex-deck Treadmill, Outdoor H/C Shower, Perennial Garden, Pack 'n' Play, high chair, swing, and an assortment of baby/toddler toys available upon request, Blow dryer, Private, Quiet, Excellent for Star Gazing because there is no light interference.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Light-Filled Log Home, 4 Wooded Acres, Lake Access & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 54 reviews
Seattle, WA
5

Perfect cabin in the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin and property. We loved our stay here. Everything has been thought through for the perfect guest experience. Everything we needed, spotless, comfortable. plus beautiful furnishings and decor. It even smells great! The stars are indeed amazing. We've never seen so many. Loved listening to the forest sounds at night. Thank you. We hope so much to return!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

Wow! My husband and I were in search of a peaceful, romantic weekend getaway and this cabin was more than we hoped for. It was clean, comfortable, well stocked and impeccably maintained. We felt the stress of our busy lives roll off our shoulders as soon as we pulled up to the property. We spent plenty of time in the hot tub and had nightly fires in the fire pit outside. The deck is a great place to unwind with coffee or a glass of wine and watch the stars come out. We purchased meals at The Apple Shed Bakery so after a day of exploring a few surrounding towns and the beautiful scenery, we were able to come back to the cabin and heat up a delicious dinner. Kathleen was wonderful to deal with. I had emailed her a few days before our stay with a question regarding kayaking in the area, and she answered me right away with the names, information and phone numbers of nearby companies, and where the best places to kayak are. Our weekend ended too soon, but we are already planning to return in the very near future!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful experience with our first Home Away vacation! The property's owner was friendly, and precise with her expectations and requirements. It was exactly what we were looking for!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Dover, NJ
5

Great Cabin in the Woods-Near Lake

  • 5 of 5

Your host is wonderful and responsive to your needs. The home is clean and has everything you need for a great time.

We ventured to Boothbay Harbor for a great day on the bay and ambling around the adorable town. Restaurants abound there.

We also went to Hallowell where we toured a 17th century army barricks compound. Very interesting. Visit a brew pub while you are in downtown Hallowell.

We found the Fayette cabin is the perfect base for our great vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful & we had a great time. It's so quiet around here you feel like you are on your own private mountain. We were only here for 2 days & definitely didn't want to leave! Kathie was great to deal with & our expectations of the property were exceeded. I am not sure we will ever make it back to Maine but if we did we would stay here!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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tiverton ri
5

Great cabin very clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Went for 3 days for a wedding and not disappointed. Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Augusta (small airport, 25 min) or Portland (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
7.9 Miles
The Weathervane, Readfield, ME
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Portland, Lincolnville, Rockland, or Boothbay
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Belgrade Lakes Golf Course, Belgrade Lakes, ME
Nearest Train
49 Miles
Amtrak Downeaster, Brunswick, ME
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
I-95 at Augusta Exit 109
Nearest Restaurant
5.9 Miles
Olde Post Office Cafe, Mt. Vernon, Maine
Nearest Ski
52 Miles
Sunday River Ski Area, Bethel, ME
Nearest Beach
65 Miles
Reid State Park or Popham Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Access
Nearest Point of Interest
Conservation Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Basin Pond
Nearest Point of Interest
Camp Laurel
Nearest Point of Interest
Kents Hill School
Nearest Point of Interest
Olde Post Office Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Parker Pond Trail
Nearest Point of Interest
The Apple Shed Bakery
Nearest Point of Interest
Belgrade Lakes Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Pond Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Wild Animal Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Belgrade Canoe and Kayak
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

NO PARTIES OR EVENTS
Cancellations made within 30 days of arrival forfeit deposit unless re-rented.
Non-smoking rental.
One dog allowed with permission of owner. Ask about additional pet(s).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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