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Eric & Hildi Arnold

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Peaceful, Spacious Lakefront Home with Great Swimming!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Otisfield House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Eric & Hildi Arnold (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

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 Western Maine

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)
Peaceful, Spacious Lakefront Home with Great Swimming!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
5

A wonderful, peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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!
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Scarborough Me
5

We had a wonderful time on Saturday Pond!

  • 5 of 5

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❤️

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lakeside Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rogersville, TN
5

A Special Place

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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!
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Western suburbs of Boston
5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great camp for summer vacations with private dock and great lake

  • 5 of 5

I needed a spacious and airy house for my family reunion. We had multiple families with varying ages and everyone found it comfy and easy to relax in. Having the dock and a beautiful lake was like having our own private playground for the kids and the adults.....peaceful, casual, memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Jetport Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Oxford, ME
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Casco Bay Ferry Lines
Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Bridgton or Poland Springs
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Rt. 302
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Casco sandwich and ice cream shops
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Shawnee Peak Bridgton, ME
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Saturday Pond Beach
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Otisfield House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

linens and towels $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

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

Upon confirming date availability we will send you a contract. Upon receipt please return a copy to us with a check and the deposit to hold your dates. 50% of the rental fee will be due 3 months prior to the first day of rental with the remaining 50% due 1 month prior to the first day of rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Otisfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - Washer and Dryer are located here
  • Full tub and shower
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)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • 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.

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