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Tranquility on beautiful Crystal Pond

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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5 nights


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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6 plus sofa bed

Our secluded home has an exceptional south facing, sunny, location right on the lake edge, not set back in the trees as many lake side homes are. You really feel as though you're on the pond even when indoors. Crystal Pond is an amazing spot with nature all around you, hidden coves to explore in the pedalo, turtles and beavers to look out for and fantastic swimming in warm clear water. We love watching the sunsets, listening to the call of the loons or the lapping water on the shore, which are the only sounds you’ll hear in this peaceful setting.

Our home has many windows and is light, airy and all the rooms have a view of the lake. It was completely rebuilt in 2009 and the interior is finished to a high standard with modern equipment and furnishings.

Come and enjoy this beautiful and tranquil location with your family and friends.

Please be aware that changeover day is saturday.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Peter Underdown
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 30, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

A week to remember for the tranquility, beauty, no email and not to mention the fishing. Lake House was comfortable, clean and had everything we needed for a perfect vacation. The puffin excursion from Port Clyde was amazing and the lobster pot was put to good use with the lobsters we bought. The other towns we visited were quaint and interesting.

Thank you so much for a wonderful week. Now back home with memories to last a long time.
Jul 2012
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Tranquility on beautiful Crystal Pond
average rating of 4.75 based on 9 reviews

Nice setting, nice house--but not a screened-in porch.

  • 3 of 5

We had a nice time at the house, which is quite lovely. However, the porch is not screened except for three panels on the side. The five lakeside panels are all blurry plexiglass, which meant no breezes and impaired views of the pond. This might be OK on a chilly day, but not in the August heat. It rendered the porch useless. Also check on your cell service's compatibility with the area; unless you have certain services you will not be able to communicate directly by phone in case of emergency.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Peaceful and relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Our adult family of four enjoyed our stay very much. It was relaxing and peaceful. We found the house and location as advertised. The house was clean, warm and cozy with plenty of space for each of us to find a our own nook. The central location allowed us to visit many places from Freeport to Belfast in an hour or less. With two cars, each of us could do what we wanted and go where we wished. A wonderful house and great water view. We left recharged and revitalized.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed Lakeside Home

  • 5 of 5

We were impressed with the thought and detail that went into each room. It was a pleasure to find that it was everything Peter said it was.

My grandson Alex enjoyed "ponding" in the pedal boat.

The lake was beautiful and serene. It's only about a half hour drive to surrounding cities and tourists attractions.

We enjoyed the duck family in the lake outside our door every morning along with the loons and a surprise spotting of a beaver swimming.

Great place to relax, recharge, and reconnect!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Perfect Lake House

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, the setting was serene and gorgeous, everything you would want for a Lake vacation. The house is private, clean, well stocked with everything needed and great layout for a family. All the bedrooms face the lake and there are two loons that swim around all day to peek at from the screened in porch. We loved the dock, the paddle boat and location. We spent a day at the Union Fair and the rest of the time just enjoying the lake. It was like someone painted me a slice of paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Great Lakehouse. Just as it looked in the picture

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time at the lake house. It was just as it was described on the website. Peter, the man who rents the house was great and answered any questions I had quickly. If your looking for a great getaway in the middle of the woods with kids this is a great place. Thanks a lot Peter

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at the lake-house we were so happy to spend a whole week in this beautiful house in this great surrounding. The house is equipped with everything you need and to feel comfortable. We loved the view over the lake, adults and kids enjoyed several swims a day and in the evenings we listened to the loons and watched the meteor-showers. We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
I95, Gardiner
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

On the first floor is the kitchen, bathroom, living room / dining room and queen bedroom both with patio doors straight out onto deck and the amazing view. Upstairs there is a twin room, another queen and a full bathroom, all with views over the lake. The house sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms and there is also a sofa bed in the living room

The lake is very shallow outside the house and is suitable for children to swim from the lake side or adults to swim from the dock. We suggest bringing your own kayaks or using the pedalo supplied with the house. The house has a private dock in front of it with space for an 18-20 ft boat and there is a nearby boat ramp for launching. Alternatively try out your fishing skills from the pedalo or the dock.

Despite the quiet location, the house is well situated for visiting the coastal towns of Camden, Rockland and Belfast which are only 30-40 minutes drive. There are many options for entertainment from shopping, art galleries, day sailing on a traditional Maine schooner, puffin watching, hiking in Camden Hills State Park, day trips to the islands, historic houses, lighthouses, golf courses and museums. Come and visit some real Maine summer fairs: Maine Lobster Festival (Rockland) 31 Jul-4 Aug, Maine Boats Homes & Harbours Show (Rockland), 9-11 Aug, Union Fair (Union) 17-24 Aug, Common Ground Fair (Unity) 20-22 Sept.

Once you're exhausted from sightseeing you know you have a welcome and relaxing home to return to.


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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% deposit on booking, balance payable 30 days in advance
Damage deposit $300
Saturday to saturday rentals
Check in 4pm, check out 10am

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Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Heating
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Newly fitted
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have a lake view, the master bedroom has patio doors leading out onto the deck.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
There is 1 childrens bicycle and a selection of outdoor / water toys. The TV is only for watching DVDs, there is no TV service.

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