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Peaceful, Spacious Lakefront Home with Great Swimming!

Otisfield, ME, USA
  • House1900 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 8), 2 Baths, screened porch, large deck

Our spacious, year-round home is comfortably furnished for weekly rental on beautiful, serene Saturday Pond. Envision a classic cabin with screened porch combined with modern features including a large deck and open concept kitchen/living/dining area with skylights. It is a great place to 'unplug', connect with family, enjoy nature, explore antique shops, stargaze, listen to the loons, read a book in the hammock and relax. Features include a dock with shallow, sandy entry, canoe, rowboat, two kayaks, fire pit, washer/dryer, 2 full bathrooms and beds for 8. We intentionally have no internet access and only local television channels in order to be able to fully escape and appreciate our time away from the rat race. There is a DVD player and some movies as well as a local library in Casco, should urgent business require you to temporarily 'connect' (and we hope it doesn't:).

Summer Relaxation and Cool Down - This location on the pond is great for days full of... casual swimming, barbeques on the deck, canoeing or rowing, playing a game of catch in the yard, blueberry picking, taking a walk down the road to the marsh for birdwatching, taking a trip to Casco for ice cream and enjoying an evening fire in the firepit. The 'great room' connected to the deck with stairs leading to the path to the water makes it all feel like one big indoor/outdoor room. For a change of pace, take an easy day trip to Portland, Freeport or North Conway, NH, all a 50 min. drive.

Fall and Winter Recreation and Fun - There is a great family apple orchard 20 minutes away, with a nice hike up Rattlesnake Mountain across the street. For great hiking views, visit Mount Tire'm in Waterford or Pleasant Mountain (Shawnee Peak) in Bridgton, only 30 minutes away. In the winter try cross-country skiing at Carter's in Oxford, or skiing/riding at Shawnee Peak or Sunday River (50 min. drive). Saturday pond freezes every winter for fantastic skating and there are some fun cross-country ski/snowshoe trails on nearby snowmobile tracks and along the pipeline.

Owner

Eric & Hildi Arnold

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within two days
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Eric & Hildi Arnold

We are a family of four and have varying interests. We all enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, sailing, and skiiing. We enjoy exploring new places, but love coming home to Maine to connect as a family without distractions.

Eric & Hildi Arnold purchased this House in 2002

Why Eric & Hildi Arnold chose Otisfield

We were looking for a quiet, beautiful lakefront home with minimal distractions and easy to access on weekends.

What makes this House unique

We love getting away from the rat race and doing things we don't typically do at home: play cards and board games, do puzzles, enjoy bonfires, kayak, hike, ski, snowshoe, pick apples or blueberries, and spend our days outside.

Amenities

    • Pets Welcome
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        4 twin/ single, 2 bunkbeds
      • Queen size Beds (2), One portable Pack 'n Play, , Bunk Beds (2)

      Bathrooms

      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Washer and Dryer are located here
      • Full tub and shower

      Location Type

        • Lakefront
          House is 120 ft from waterfront. Swim off dock or use 3 stairs to walk off dock into shallow, knee deep water with sandy bottom. All rooms have a view of lake.
        • Rural
          Saturday Pond is located in the Lakes region of Maine with rolling hills, blueberry fields, and lots of wildlife.
        • Waterfront
          We provide a rowboat, 2 kayaks, a canoe, life jackets, and beach chairs for endless hours of exploring or relaxing.

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Sports & Activities

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                      May be provided for additional cost - please inquire.
                    • Mobile Phone
                      Coverage varies
                    • Parking
                      No more than three cars please
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                    • Telephone
                      local calls only; bring a phone card for long distance
                    • Washing Machine

                      Kitchen

                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen is open to large family room including dining area and living room.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          basic spices
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                          electric
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              There is room for two more people to sit if needed.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Pool Table
                                  There is a 'mini' game table.
                                • Books
                                  There are many books in the living room and two of the bedrooms.
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  There is a closet full of various games and puzzles for all ages.
                                • Music Library
                                  There is a stereo with an iPod cord connection.
                                • CD Player
                                • Stereo
                                  there is an iPod connection cord
                                • Television
                                  local channels only
                                • Toys
                                  There are boogie boards, kickboards, trucks, and various other toys for tikes.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  There are several videos and DVDs at the house - some for kids and some for adults.

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck with picnic table and glass top table with 4 chairs and an umbrella. Two lounge chairs and several beach chairs are also available.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      We have 2 kayaks, a canoe and a rowboat for your use including life jackets.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      There is a small lawn in the back of the house
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal grill available

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Attractions

                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • sledding
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • ice skating
                                                        • cross country skiing
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snowboarding
                                                        • snowmobiling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Canoe, rowboat and 2 kayaks w/ lifejackets (including kids' sizes), hammock in yard. There is a small game table that includes foosball, air hockey, pool, shuffleboard, and other games.

                                                              12 Reviews

                                                              Wonderful4.9/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Beautiful, amazing exceeded expectations!

                                                              Solange L.

                                                              In August 2017 our family had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful, spacious, clean and well appointed lakefront home. We were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine from Eric and Hildi and started by relaxing. All the water toys, kayaks, rowboat and canoe were available and well maintained and enjoyed. The swimming was great with the sandy bottom lake and dock to relax on. The loons were present daily and magical!! We discovered an amazing farmer's market close by with local vegetables, fruit and other locally sourced foods-all very fresh and nourishing!! Eric and Hildi were easy to communicate with and timely in responding to questions. We highly recommend this beautiful lakefront home!! We had such a great experience and have reserved a week this summer of 2018!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Dear Solange, We are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay on Saturday Pond! It is a pleasure to share our home with people who love it as much as we do. May your 2018 vacation be equally as fun and relaxing - please don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything we can do to help make it so!

                                                              Hildi and Eric

                                                              A wonderful, peaceful getaway

                                                              Mark B.

                                                              Our stay on Saturday Pond followed a week along the coast, and it was truly the best part of our vacation. Clean, spacious, comfortable, wonderful! Plenty of space for everyone, a lovely open kitchen/living room, a wonderful sun porch for reading and naps, spacious and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms, a wonderful picnic/fire pit area, and a great dock and waterfront. Puzzles, games, all of the necessary water accessories -- we did not feel the need to go anywhere once we arrived. Eric and Hildi were very responsive to every communication we had with them. It truly was one of the most relaxing vacation weeks we have had in a very long time, and the best rental we have had. We would love to rent this house every year!! Thanks, Eric and Hildi!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and hope that future renters will continue to have a similar experience! It gives us great joy to know that other families enjoy the relaxation, peace and quiet that our home on Saturday Pond provides. We can't wait to get back up there again ourselves!

                                                              We had a wonderful time on Saturday Pond!

                                                              Vickie W.Scarborough Me

                                                              The lake was beautiful and the house was delightful -full of lake charm. We loved hearing the loons! My grown children were happy to sit in the dock, kayak or canoe it have fun playing lawn games!! Very peaceful and relaxing!! Our dogs spent the week in the water and were happily exhausted by the end of the week. We hated to leave❤️

                                                              Lakeside Relaxation

                                                              Rather be in MainePhiladelphia

                                                              Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful vacation home. Whether kayaking on serine Saturday Pond, occupying a rainy day doing puzzles on the dining room table, or using it as a home base for travels up the coast, this wonderful home met and surpassed all of our expectations.

                                                              A Special Place

                                                              TN NorthernerRogersville, TN

                                                              Saturday Pond and your home are both special places. Our extended family enjoyed our vacation very much. Even though the weather was rainy for most of the week, we had a wonderful time. The fishermen/women in our family were well satisfied with their catch. Both my husband and my daughter caught their biggest fish ever! We enjoyed the watercraft and the swimming on the days that weather allowed us to use the lake. The yard was big enough for a great lobster feast without smelling up the inside of the cottage! The beds are comfortable and the cottage is well stocked with everything necessary to cook. We also took advantage of the well stocked game/puzzle/toy closet on those rainy days. There is enough space in the home for everyone to find a place to be without being on top of one another. We felt right at home from the moment we entered your place...comfortable, cozy and clean. We were looking for a quiet lakeside place where we could fish and visit and enjoy our family and we found it! Thanks for a great vacation! We hope we get to come back!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              We appreciate the thoughtful review! We love to hear from people who enjoy our home as much as we do. It's the perfect place to escape from busy schedules, unwind, and relax. Sorry the weather didn't cooperate for you, but at least the fish did :). Come again!

                                                              Beautiful getaway

                                                              MoWestern suburbs of Boston

                                                              The house on Saturday Pond provided us with an idyllic location and a spacious, family-friendly home in which to vacation. The area is quiet and peaceful - a true escape from the hectic pace of everyday life. We had three generations in the house at one point, and this beautiful spot pleased everyone. I would highly recommend a stay here for quality family time. Nothing like smores over the the fire pit to bring people together! And the haunting call of the loons early in the morning is a wonderful way to start the day.

                                                              Location

                                                              Otisfield, ME, USA

                                                              Oxford Speedway is 20 minutes away, Maine Wildlife Park is 45 min. away. Power boats and jet skis are available for rent in Naples, 25 min. away. Deertrees theater in Harrison features music, comedy and plays just 30 min. away. There are inexpensive movie theaters in Oxford and Bridgton. Blueberry and apple picking are nearby, as are various antique stores. There are great road biking routes in the Oxford Hills, as well as hiking. We're happy to help you find what you're looking for.

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                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              9%

                                                              Cleaning fee is included, but the house must be left in the condition you found it (dishes washed, trash in outside bins, etc.)

                                                              $193avg/night
                                                              12 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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