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6 BEDRMS, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 12 Waterfront

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Space 1,728 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 12

Major renovations in 2011, 6 bedroom Lakeside home on beautiful Thompson Lake. Brand new Kitchen appliances with fully equipped Kitchen (dishes and cookware for large family). 'The Charleston room' (Master Bedroom) with King size bed and gorgeous view of water on first floor. 'The Caroline's Castle room' with Queen size bed on first floor. Full bathroom is on first floor. Great water views from all lakeside facing windows. Four bedrooms are upstairs with bathroom (NEW IN 2017, A SHOWER IS INSTALLED ON 2ND FLOOR). Large wrap around deck with two large tables and seating along the entire length of the deck. Front lawn is large enough to play some outside games (croquet or badminton). Home is on a very quiet road that is great for children that want to ride their own bikes. Enjoy using our two kayaks and canoe to explore the gorgeous lake or you can bring your own boat. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the Lake! The water is gradual entry so is nice for children. Much to do within 10 minutes to an hour's drive.

Telephone, Cable TV and wireless internet are included. No pet and No smoking property. Our home is very well appointed, you will have everything that you need to cook a meal either inside or out on the large gas grill. Enjoy eating either at the dining room table (can seat 8) or out on the large deck that has a tremendous amount of seating area. There are many movies to watch, outside games for children and adults plus a basketball hoop. Enjoy toasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs on a stick over the lakeside fire pit.

When I was a child, our family owned property on Thompson Lake. This experience created so many wonderful memories including swimming and boating, sitting by the fire telling stories, and eating a picnic by the lake. I dreamed of owning a waterfront property on this wonderful lake and now I can share my dream with you and provide an opportunity for you to create your own special memories.

You may find you never want to leave the lake once you are here, but Maine is beautiful and has much to offer. We would be happy to suggest day trips and things to do in the area. We want this to be your home away from home.

~Mindy and John Davis, owners.

More Details

Owner
Mindy Davis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 30, 2017

About Mindy Davis

Growing up in Maine ourselves, and experiencing family time at the lake, we really wanted to be able to offer similar opportunities to other families. Being able to share memories and stories while sitting around a fire toasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs, can be one of the best memories that you can experience with your family and/or extended family and friends. Having a fun BBQ and enjoying the outdoors while seeing loons, birds, and other wildlife can be most enjoyable when you are taking a break from your very busy everyday life.

Mindy Davis purchased this house in 2011

Why Mindy Davis chose Oxford

We love Thompson Lake in Maine. It is the lake that we grew up with. It is one of the cleanest lakes in Maine. It is a large lake yet is quiet as most folks that use the lake are living on the lake.

Amenities

Oxford House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1728 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second Floor bath - toilet , shower , New in 2017, Shower installed on 2nd floor
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 'The Charleston room' - 1 king , 1st floor facing lake
    'The Caroline's Castle room' - 1 queen , 1st floor facing road
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor facing lake
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2nd floor facing lake
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2nd floor facing road
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 2nd floor facing road
  • TV in each of the first floor bedrooms. Bureau in each of the bedrooms. Pillows, blankets and quilts provided as part of the rental contract. Bed sheets and towels available upon request at an additional charge (Please inquire). The second floor bedrooms all have ceiling fans and all bedrooms have an additional fan available for your use.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The stairs leading up to the four bedrooms on the SECOND floor are slightly steeper than standard stairs. Smoking in the home or on the site is prohibited. No Pets. There is a storage area available to store some bikes if needed. We have two kayaks and one canoe with paddles for your use. We have 4 adult life jackets available. The kitchen has two coffee makers ('Krups' coffee maker 12 cup) and a 'Keurig' coffee maker (one cup 'K' cup) for your use. NEW WASHER AND DRYER INSTALLED IN 2011 TV / Game Room in unfinished basement for children. Air Hockey Table The cove is shallow and should you rent or bring your own Motor Boat, you do have to be VERY careful getting to the dock. The main part of the lake is great for boating. Our cove however is fabulous for kayaking as it is quite calm.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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6 BEDRMS, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 12 Waterfront
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews
New York State
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

What an outstanding week at "a lakeside dream". Perfect in every way.

All the amenities, location, super clean and you can't go wrong being on Thompson Lake.

We were 5 adults and 3 children (8,7 and 6) and the house was still spacious. The wraparound deck and the dock area proved to be our favorite areas and lucky for us, the weather cooperated so they were used daily. Having the use of 2 kayaks and the canoe were a hit as well. We even found ourselves having a badminton challenge on the front lawn which became extremely competitive. (I did not win) It also was nice spreading out on the large sectional at night and chatting about our day.

Mindy was very professional and responsive to any questions throughout the whole rental process. She was a charm to work with.

Our overall experience was what we had hoped for and we would love to return in summer 2018 for sure.

Thank you again Mindy.

Cindy and family

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it that our guests share their cherished memories that they have at our vacation home. Thompson Lake is a wonderful spot to enjoy nature at its finest, while taking the time to relax from busy lives and spending quality family time together. We truly hope you will be able to return next year. ~Mindy and John at a lakeside dream
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5

It was wonderful over all and a very nice clean and well equipped house!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent house- very clean. We enjoyed the dock, the outdoor tables where we ate each meal, the fire pit, and 2 of the 3 available boats.

The location on the lake was good in some ways and perhaps not ideal in others. It was quiet most all week -except for us and a large party going on nearby our first (Saturday) night! The cove was good for swimming and kayaking but so shallow and full of stumps so needed to be very careful with our other small motor boat. It was about a half hour ride down to the other end of the lake where we rented a pontoon boat one day and were able to explore more of the larger part of the beautiful lake.

We would definitely recommend this property and Thompson Lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments and for staying with us. Our cove has it's advantages: generally quiet and usually lots of wildlife, the shallow depth making it a bit easier for young children to go into the lake; but also the disadvantage of it being shallow and a little tricky with bringing in a motor boat. We of course review this information with our guests prior to their decision to determine if our home is a great fit for your family. We do enjoy being able to explore the rest of this very large lake as well and often will anchor a boat out in the deep section of the lake to go swimming and sometimes enjoy a lunch while watching the boats and wildlife. Hope you return again another year! ~Mindy and John at a lakeside dream
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5

Well-cared for home. Owners wanted to make guests so comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Home was so comfortable for everyone. Kitchen was so well equipped. The owners really thought about their guests when they set this home in motion. We felt so "at home" here. The lake was beautiful. They just thought about everything. Kudos to them. Thanks for a great week.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We often travel as well and rent homes which guides us to know what travelers might prefer. We are happy that you had a beautiful vacation and hope that you will return again someday! ~Mindy and John at a lakeside dream
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5

Dream come true

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect getaway we were dreaming of for the family this past year.

The lake in the back was just the right depth that we felt comfortable with the kids swimming and relaxing in the raft or cannoe. All the Amenities of home and Wifi service had us feeling like we were home. The owner was quick to answer any questions we had and very helpful in giving us tips on dining. I recommend this home to a friend who may visit Maine next year. The water is crystal clean. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests! We love the depth of our cove particularly for younger children and do try to provide all of the comforts of home. We hope you stay with us again soon! ~Mindy and John at a lakeside dream
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5

Wonderful Location, Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. The owners were very professional and responsive and a pleasure to rent from. The property, and the lake, are both beautiful. The lake is very peaceful - nice to kayak and enjoy the wildlife. The home itself is lovely, has everything you need, is very comfortable and is obviously lovingly cared for by the owners. I highly recommend renting this home and would do so again myself.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us!! We also enjoy the warmth of our home and the peacefulness of the cove as well, and love sharing it with others to enjoy the time away from busy lives. We hope that you will return often! ~Mindy and John at a lakeside dream
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Annapolis, MD
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A Great Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

We have a great time at Lakeside Dream. The home is well maintained and was equipped as advertised. The owners are very professional and were a pleasure to rent from. Thompson Lake is a lovely spot. Quiet and relaxing with clear water, lots of wildlife to watch and fish to catch. We spent a couple of days at Boothbay Harbour before arriving which was great but packed with the expected tourists, including us. Thompson lake was a nice contrast and provided more of a local experience. We would rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests and hope you return again someday. The quietness of the lake and area is exactly what we enjoy the most when we need to getaway from the busyness of life! ~Mindy and John at alakesidedream
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Map

Car: necessary

Thompson Lake is located in Oxford, Otisfield, Casco and Poland. It is spring-fed by the Poland Spring Aquifer and is considered one of the most pristine lakes in Maine. The lake is 12 miles long (4426 acres) and can be over 100 feet deep in some areas. The shoreline is fun to explore as it has many characteristics depending upon where you are. Some of the lake's shoreline is rocky, some beaches, some undeveloped areas, and there are many varied lake houses and cottages that are fun to view from a boat, canoe or kayak. It's also fun to see the sailboats finding their way around the lake. Use our canoe or kayaks to explore the lake, or the close by marina has boats for rent. Also, snorkeling can be such an adventure! Nature is at it's finest when you spot the ducks, deer, eagles, various species of fish, and enjoy the sight and sounds of loons on the lake. So, bring your own or rent a motor boat and enjoy this quiet beautiful lake. Enjoy the sunrises and sunsets on the Lake!

For those of you that enjoy a little gambling, we are located about 10 minutes to the brand new Casino in Oxford!

There is a local movie theater in Oxford and a drive-in theater that is in Bridgton. There is Candlepin Bowling 15 minutes away.

Our home, 'a lakeside dream', is in the country yet is a reasonable drive to so many WONDERFUL destinations. Maine is known for it's fabulous four seasons.

In the summer, enjoy scenic hikes, riding bikes, fishing (with license), boating, several nearby golf courses, walking trails, antiquing, go-karts/mini golf, not to mention shopping adventures that are less than an hour's drive. Freeport is home of the famous LL Bean Store and many national brand outlets. Old Port shopping district in Portland (with many unique shops) is a cruise ship destination. North Conway, NH shopping outlets are also about an hour's drive. The Portland Museum of Art and the Portland Children's Museum are also great day trips as well as watching a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game; The Sea Dogs are the Double-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Splashtown/Funtown Amusement Park is about an hour and 15 minutes drive. For those that are race fans, there is our nearby Oxford Plains Speedway (10 minutes away) that has races all summer.

The ocean with beautiful beaches and fabulous restaurants (a Maine Lobster Roll is a must!)is also less than an hour, yet you are also within an hour's drive to the mountains. Mount Washington is a wonderful adventure on a clear beautiful day! Fall is a time for apple picking and the fabulous leaf season. Fall foliage in Maine is spectacular! The bright colored leaves are beautiful on a sunny fall day, especially when reflected on the lake. Many take a day trip and enjoy beautiful scenic drives or for those hikers, there are hiking trails with spectacular views.

Maine is famous for its' many agricultural fairs that begin in late summer and early fall. The Fryeburg Fair in October is a favorite!

If what you are looking for is some time to rest, rejuvenate, enjoy peace and quiet time...whether it be to read a book on the large wrap around deck or watch the flames of the fire at the lakeside fire pit, enjoy some outdoor cooking, going for long walks, sitting on the dock with your toes in the water, then this really is the home to come to. Our home is yours to enjoy a lakeside dream and leave with many wonderful memories and with plans to visit us again soon!

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $500

From $995.00 per week in non peak months.
Maine Lodging Tax of 9% required.
Security deposit of $500.00.
Peak season: Saturday is arrival and departure day.
Dock may not be in water from September through most of May.

50% of Rental Week plus Maine State Lodging Tax of 9% paid at time of signed Rental Agreement to reserve your vacation week. The remainder of the 50% of Rental plus Maine State Lodging Tax of 9% as well as $500 Security Deposit will be due 30 days prior to Rental Week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund