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Winter deals. Stone fireplace! Luxurious, secluded lakeside log home.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Custom built log home 133' private waterfront. 3 Bedrooms/2 Baths. Dogs welcome

Enjoy our charming log home hide-away on the shore of pristine Sandy Pond. Tranquility awaits you on this secluded 107 acre pond in Central Maine. Our home is complete with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and plenty of space to relax with family and friends. Sandy Pond is a hidden gem, one mile by 3/4 miles in area, it is stocked annually with brown trout by the State of Maine and also boasts many other species for your fishing adventures. Sandy Pond has no public boat access and a 10 horse restriction on boat motors making it peaceful even in the height of the summer season. Enjoy your morning coffee on our private dock or spacious deck with spectacular sunrise views accompanied only by the cry of one of our nesting loons.

Swimming is safe and enjoyable for all ages as the entry to the pond is gradual the water warms up nicely in the summer. The water is located 130' from the house. In the evenings enjoy conversation by a campfire in the fire pit. Or relax in the hot tub which has a spectacular waterview!

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Joanna Bulger
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Joanna Bulger

Andrew and I are life long natives of Maine. We take great pride in our log home. Andrew is a master carpenter and general contractor by trade. Together we lovingly built this log home for our family being sure to add all the small touches that make a house a home. We love sharing the home with our guests and hearing about how the setting allows them to enjoy time with their family and friends in peace and quiet. We own and manage two other properties located at the award wining Point Sebago Golf and Beach Resort in Casco Maine. 790755 and 790754. Check them out!

Joanna Bulger purchased this house in 2002

Why Joanna Bulger chose Embden Lake

You will love it! Nearly every guest that we have hosted has told us that "the pictures do not do justice" to the beauty of the home.

What makes this house unique

Our cabin has all the comforts that we have come to rely on and more, yet provides a classic rustic feel (without the sacrifices!). It's far enough "away from it all" to provide our guests with the opportunity to decompress from daily life, yet it is not too far from stores, hospitals and other necessities.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Winter deals. Stone fireplace! Luxurious, secluded lakeside log home.
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable, welcoming!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our Thanksgiving stay in this beautiful log cabin. It was everything we hoped for, and then some.

The cabin is very warm, comfortable, and inviting. We were greeted with a basket of goodies (including some dog biscuits for our dog), candies by the pillows, and a personal message at the bar. We felt very welcomed.

We traveled about 45 minutes to Daggett Rock for a short hike and some rock climbing. Other than that, we spent the entire weekend in front of a fire in the fireplace, doing jigsaw puzzles, reading, eating and just completely relaxing. We brought our Thanksgiving dinner and there were enough pans and dishes to accommodate everything and everyone (5 adults.)

We spent Black Friday in the hot tub overlooking the water - which was fantastic! At some point on Friday, it was snowing lightly and 2 deer crossed the backyard between the cabin and the lake. So beautiful!

We thank you so much for sharing your wonderful cabin with us. We definitely hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful and relaxing time. It was a wonderful birthday weekend. The cabin is so beautiful and very clean. Joanna is wonderful to deal with. We would love to stay here again. We didn't want to go home. I highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

I booked last minute as my other destination was cancelled due to construction problems. Joanna was more than accomodating and the booking was easy! We arrived to a beautiful and private home on a gorgeous lake. The home is clean and has everything you could need! My husband and I enjoyed the fireplace, hottub and having breakfast on the deck overlooking the lake. Communication with Joanna was fast, she was easy to get ahold of any time we needed. We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a great lake getaway, this place is for you! Midweek, fall, we had the lake to ourselves. The owner, Joanna, was very communicative prior to our trip, provided excellent directions and recommendations in the area. While the house is properly tucked away, we had all of the comforts of home and more. Thoughtful touches were discovered at every corner including DVDs and a game cabinet. The hot tub was out of this world! A great way to cure sore muscles and relax. We had a lovely time and cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Roxbury, New Jersey, USA

R & R at it's finest.

  • 5 of 5

Joanna and Andrew have a real gem here. The Log Cabin is Rustic, yet modern, and full of all the amenities you could possibly need and want. Communication with them was really great from our first inquiry about the property all the way to promptly receiving our deposit back after we arrived home.

We were a family with 3 generations looking for a special place to spend some time together. The layout of the cabin enabled us to all have our privacy. 86 year old grandma was in a bedroom on the main floor so she didn't have to climb any stairs. Grown children enjoyed their own space in the loft. We (the parents) had our own suite on the ground level.

The openness of the common areas gave us a place to gather, prepare meals, play games at night, and just hang out. It was very comfortable.

Another reason we chose this property was the Lake front, dock, and swimming area. We wanted Grandma to be able to make it down and sit on the dock. The gentle slope from the house to the water made for easy walking. We enjoyed many hours together by the water, summing, kayaking around the pond, sunbathing on the raft, reading, or just enjoying the peaceful setting. There are only a few houses on the Pond, and no big boats, so it is really quiet and peaceful.

The setting of the cabin on Sandy Pind is amazing. I have never seen such incredible sunrises and sunsets in all my life. One morning before 5 am I sat out on the dock and enjoyed the light show happening before me. Before I knew it, an hour had passed. I love photography and captured it all on camera in an incredible sequence.

Town is about 20 minutes away where you can find anything you need. We tried Ken's Family Restaurant twice. The Fried Scallops were so delicious, we went back a second time later in the week. We also frequented the Ice Cream Parlor a few times.

We waited for the perfect weather and took at day trip to Mt Washington. The drive was a little over 2 hours but the amazing views were completely worth it!! We were brave and drove our own car up. All I can say is WOW.

We highly recommend Joanna and Andrew's place on Sandy Pond.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Oakland, ME

Beautiful Peaceful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a fabulous week long summer vacation enjoying this little slice of heaven. The Hideway cabin is absolutely beautiful and very spacious. Joanna & Andrew have done an amazing job designing this cabin, down to every last detail. The cabin provides everything you could ever need during your stay, including 2 coffee makers, popcorn maker, blender, kitchen aide mixer, full size appliances, laundry, not to mention an extensive library of DVD’s, board games and CD’s for the stereo. Sandy Pond was so calm and beautiful. The family of loons added to its tranquility. Each morning we began our day with coffee on the deck, spending most of our time on the water and ended each day with a camp fire overlooking the pond and relaxed with the luxury of the hot tub. We loved our stay so much we are already planning to return next summer!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Andrew and I put a lot o thought into providing a high quality setting for our guests. Thank you for your comments. Joanna
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Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Ski
21 Miles
Sugarloaf USA
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Boating/swimming.

* Fishing/ice fishing.

* Snowmobiling/4 wheeling.

* Hiking.

* Hunting.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Relax in the hot tub.

* Enjoy a nice fire.

* Fishing.

* Swimming.

* Board games.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Swim/fish/paddle/boating.

* White water rafting.

* Snowmobiling/4 wheeling.

* Mini Golf.

* Theater.

This vacation destination is right smack in the middle of nature's play ground! Steps from our door enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, 4 wheeling, cross country skiing and snowmobiling. Within a short ride you will find skiing or golf at Maine's premier mountain, Sugarloaf. A public boat launch with easy access to Embden Pond is only one mile away. Embden Pond is 6 miles long and stocked with land locked salmon by the State of Maine's largest hatchery, located right on the water’s edge. Bingham is 20 minute ride and hosts some of Maine’s best white water rafting. Day trips include a trip to Greenville to explore Moosehead Lake-the State's largest lake, or check out the local antique mall in nearby Fairfield. If you are a hunter this area is full of the richest wildlife that Maine has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Embden House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter/off peak
Jan 7 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning dep(refundable) $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

$150 Cleaning deposit, $ 500 damage deposit are refundable within 10 business days of check out. Maine State tax (9%) applies to the rental fee. A $50 Hot Tub fee applies to 3 day rentals days if applicable. A $100/week hot tub fee applies during the off peak season for rentals of more than 3 days if applicable. Linens are provided free of charge. Guests are strongly encouraged to launder and fold any linens that are used during their stay.
Pets are welcome with prior approval and $15/day non refundable pet fee per each animal.

A non refundable $350 Booking Deposit is required to reserve your dates. Remainder of the rental fee, taxes and deposits are due no later than 60 days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Embden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Features antique claw foot tub
    Guest bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • First floor bedroom - 3 twin/ single , Single bunk beds plus one single bed. 42' Flat screen TV/DVD
    Guest bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 52' Flat screen TV with DVD and roku
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Flat screen TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Kitchen: * Gas stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, pots/pans, dishes, cooking and eating utensils (dishwasher dish soap, & (1) roll of paper towel included) Dining Room: * Breakfast bar seats (4), dining room table seats (6-8) ceiling fan Living Room: * Double reclining sofa, reclining chair, fire place, stereo w/CD player, ceiling fan Bathroom #1: * Full size shower stall, claw foot tub, vanity sink, toilet, (towels and starter roll of toilet paper included) Bathroom #2: * Shower stall, vanity sink, toilet, (towels and starter roll of toilet paper included) Laundry Room: * Washer/dryer, central vacuum, (laundry soap included) Bar: * Wet bar, Glassware, shot glass, bar utensils (BYOB) Outdoors : * Gas grill, covered porch, full wrap-around deck w/tables and chairs * fire pit * 30' dock with seating area * Spacious front and rear yard * (1) 2 person kayak & (1) canoe ($75 rental) * (2) 1 person kayak ($50/each rental) * Parking with plenty of room for trailers

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