6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
About Lori Miller
My late husband and I bought our vacation home in March of 1990. We chose it based on the unique meandering layout, rustic character and proximity to either mountains or coastline within an hour’s drive. We had absolutely no clue how special that snow-covered site was until we made our first trip back from Philadelphia the following June. When we saw our gorgeous view (brilliantly blue Trickey Pond lapping up against our private waterfront with nothing but natural shoreline on the opposite side) we practically did cartwheels in our new back yard. I still feel that thrill – glee mixed with gratitude – when I first arrive, even after 29 summers.
Lori Miller purchased this House in 1990
Why Lori Miller chose Naples
Trickey Pond is renowned as one of Maine's cleanest lakes. The opposite shoreline is still wild and untouched as far as the eye can see. The road is paved and lined with homes, runners, walkers, cyclists, baby stroller-pushers...it's a real neighborhood and everyone's friendly. In contrast, the back yard is extremely private, while offering expansive views of the lake. The north end of the lake has 2 islands, one hosts a returning loon couple, the other has a rope swing only reachable by boat...or kayak...or canoe...or stand-up paddle board!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:30
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100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Perfect family vacation spot
Lori’s lovely house on Trickey Pond was absolutely perfect for our annual extended family vacation week. Our group ranged in age from 6 months to 76 years and this house had everything we needed for everyone to have a fantastic time. The lake is beautiful, with a perfect sandy entry for young kids. The included paddle boards, kayaks and canoe and beautifully maintained backyard area kept everyone so entertained that we barely felt the need to leave to explore the surrounding area (though I am sure there would have been plenty to do if we had). On our one rainy day there was enough indoor common space (plus board games & even puzzles for the little kids) for 8 adults, 4 kids and 3 babies to hang out without getting cabin fever. The kitchen was well stocked with all the equipment we needed to make family meals. Lori was very easy to work with and the house was amazingly well organized. Overall, the ideal spot for a family week in Maine.
Christina, we feel so fortunate that you picked Leaning Pines for your special family reunion week. Please come back again!
Wonderful Lake Property!
Leaning Pines was a beautiful and comfortable vacation spot. The house is spacious, well equipped and has amazing views from almost every room. Lori was great to work with and answered quickly when I texted her. We had extended family there and we did not feel crowded at all. We like to cook and the extra kitchenette was really great.
The yard and lake front was perfect - we used the fire pit several nights, ate out on the deck and made full use of the paddle boards, kayaks and canoe.
We also loved that it is a quieter lake - motorized boats but no jet skis. The neighborhood was great for walking but we were still close to a lot of restaurants/ice cream stands, etc.
Great property worthy of 5 stars across the board.
Thank you Lori!
The location and amenities of this property were wonderful. It was well equipped, rustic, and the location directly on the water made for a peaceful, and beautiful stay. We really enjoyed recreating our childhood memories for our own children. Our stay at Lori’s property was everything we were hoping for. Thank You!
Thank you for your warm words, Brietta. It was a pleasure to host your family. I'm so happy you chose Leaning Pines for your special gathering.
Heaven on earth
Our stay at Leaning Pines was perfect in every way. The house was beautiful, well equipped and incredibly clean when we arrived. We had eight people with us and there was more than enough room for us all. Trickey Pond is a very special place! The water clarity is unmatched, perfect for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. We especially enjoyed watching the family of loons in the day and hearing their calls at night. We loved our stay and hated to leave! Thank you, Lori, for sharing your special retreat with us!
Thank you, Mary. You and Paul are part of the history of Trickey Pond. So glad you were able to come back and spend some time there!
Trickey Pond retreat is a Maine treat.
This was our second time at Leaning Pines and this week was even better than the first! The first floor layout is perfect for the whole gang to enjoy and spread out. All rooms are generous size with lovely comfortable furniture. All linens and supplies are new or in great condition.
The second floor is a unique layout but everything is very comfortable, especially the great fans provided for a hot evening. Hoping in time it will be updated like the first floor- then it would be just perfect.
The Kitchen has just about everything you need - we spoil ourselves and travel our own waffle maker, breakfast griddle, can opener and sheet pans which make dinner prep and clean up a snap.
Thanks to great weather, the lake was perfect! Warmer than I expected being earlier in the season for us. Kayaks and Paddle boards used every day. Loved hearing the Loons call in the evenings.
Lori is wonderful to work with . She is accommodating and very attentive if a question comes up.
Thanks again Lori for sharing your home with us.
- One of your fans from Milford CT !
Thanks so much, Joanna. Glad you came back and I’m thrilled for your great weather week. Hope you’ll visit us again!
The house was everything we had hoped for and more!!! It is the perfect rustic cottage!!! Lori is absolutely the nicest person to work with. We rented it for our wedding weekend and she was so sweet!!! Her home made our special day so perfect!!! If you are looking for the perfect spot on the most perfect lake..... Leaning Pines is the home for you!!! There is so much space and so much to do! It's absolutely breathtaking and perfect. Thank you Lori for helping us begin our wedding memories!!!
Diana, I am so pleased that our house was the perfect location and situation for you and your wedding party. The fact that you connected with all that I also hold so special is heartwarming and makes my own journey that much more meaningful. I hope it works out for you to come back for your First Anniversary next fall!