|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.
My husband and I spent some time at Kathleen's place after Christmas with our nine month old boy and our Goldendoodle. Kathleen was very responsive, helpful, and kind in all of the correspondence. The home is even better than the pictures and was gorgeous in the snow. It was warm and cozy but very spacious with a well appointed kitchen and plenty of space to lounge and relax. The electric stove as well as the hot tub definitely added to the relaxation. We would love to stay here again and highly recommended it to other couples or families.
My boyfriend and I drove up from Boston for a long weekend in early December, and we absolutely adored Kathie's home. She really thought of everything—the furnace gave the illusion of a fire going at all times, the kitchen had every utensil and piece of cookware we needed, and the whole home was outfitted with comfortable beds and plenty of blankets. We cooked a big meal both nights and found the kitchen to be perfect. But really the highlight was the second day when we got 8 inches of snow. Kathie had yak trax we put on to walk down by the lake, after which the hot tub beckoned. Kathie was so responsive and helpful leading up to our stay, as well as our last morning with the weather. Just overall an incredibly relaxing, beautiful winter weekend. Thank you, Kathie! We'll definitely be back.
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.
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).