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Tranquility on beautiful Crystal Pond

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Peter Underdown
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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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Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews
Swansboro, NC

First experience of Maine - awesome, we hope to come back!!

  • 5 of 5

Coming from the heat and humidity of eastern North Carolina, the Maine experience was quite a difference! The house is very modern, located on a very cool little lake (full of largemouth bass), has super-friendly neighbors, and includes most every amenity a family needs on a week-long vacation. The house is clean, uncluttered, open and sunny (when the sun was out), providing a warm, positive, cheery feel. There are several challenging hiking trails within 30 minutes drive with countless breath-taking views and ripe huckleberries (wild blueberries)! Acadia National Park is less than 2hrs drive, so we did a day-trip there - unbelievable views and even a sand beach. Camden and Rockland are quaint (but crowded) little coastal villages with shopping and good restaurants - we had to eat some lobster of course. True to the name, the lake has crystal clear water with a pair of loons, kingfishers, two families of mallards, eastern kingbirds (with a nest right by the dock), a pair of beavers on the far side, turtles, a mammalian critter of some sort (otter, muskrat??) that ate our bass off the stringer (don't leave them hanging off the dock overnight - go ahead and clean the fish), and lots of frogs. Toss in a couple of chipmunks by the house and there's plenty of wildlife to keep you entertained. We're seriously considering coming back next year, but will plan to fly this time. It was two full days of hard driving....about 18 hours total. You don't have to pack as much clothes as you may think, there is a washer and dryer, but do bring some cool/wet weather clothing. We had one day that was rainy and didn't get over 54 degrees - in mid July. Crazy stuff! Finally, do have some bug spray handy - there are black-flies, deer-flies, and ticks when you are "out and about," and the occasional big black ant in the house.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for drawing my attention to the polycarbonate panels on the south side of the porch, I had not noticed that they had degraded to the point of being blurry as I had been working abroad for a year prior to this. I shall make a point of changing them this spring. The east and west walls are screened and in most conditions give a suitable amount of ventilation and cooling and the polycarbonate panels lets you avoid the wind that often blows off the lake and any rain that also tends to come from that direction. The period that you were there was an unusual heatwave, water levels in lakes throughout Maine were very low due to lack of rain and the unusual heat. Anybody that has lived in Maine during the summer will know that there is usually about seven days a year on average when the heat gets oppressive and the rest of the season is pleasant and can be quite cool at night. It was unfortunate that it was so warm for your stay, but Maine is also quite capable of serving up rain and fog.... I hope this gives a good explanation as to why the panels are there and I shall endeavour to keep my word and change the panels for nice clear ones so the view can be enjoyed in an unobstructed manner. With regards to cellular coverage, I can only vouch for US Cellular and Verizon working, as they are the two providers that I have experience with. Most of Maine is still CDMA not GSM and companies like AT&T and Sprint do not have retail stores in the midcoast Maine area, which I believe is because their coverage in the area is minimal despite their coverage map claims. I am not an expert on this but I believe what I am saying is fairly accurate.
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Unionville, PA

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Washington House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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