Imagine waking up each morning with the tranquillity of loons calling. 250 feet of serene waterfront, located on Wilson Pond (3.5 miles long), & a huge wrap-around deck to enjoy it from.
This Non-Smoking, cedar chalet has whirlpool baths three of its' bathrooms. A fully-equipped kitchen overlooks the great room and two-story fieldstone fireplace. Tongue and groove cedar interior. Sliding glass doors surrounding deck, including from the master bedroom. The view of the lake through each room is spectacular.
Wilson Pond is a very clean and quiet lake 3.5 miles long, great for swimming and fishing! The Chalet is located one mile down a private road surrounded by 120 acres of wooded property. Includes dock and a large float with waterslide. Also includes patio furniture on upper & lower decks that can handle 30 people comfortably. Enjoy your meals in the dining room overlooking the beautifully glistening lake or on the decks.
Includes FREE use of 10 kayaks, 6 paddle boards & two canoes. Pontoon boat rental (SEATS 17 )at $1250.00 per week with Mercury 4 Stroke Engine.(4 Stroke engines burn straight gas. NO MIXING OIL IN GAS). Book now availabilty is limited and rents quickly in the spring and summer months! If you like what you see book now before your availability is gone!!! We will book up to 24 months in advance if desired.
|CareTaker Fee : $350
NO REFUNDS ON DEPOSITS OR RENT FOR ANY REASON!!! NO REFUNDS ON DEPOSITS OR RENT FOR ANY REASON!!! C
Our group of 23 recently spent a week at the chalet and had a great time. While the house was large enough to sleep all of us, we might have benefited from another bathroom or two, due to our large group size. The best part about our stay at the chalet was the water access. We spent hours swimming, sliding into the water off the dock, kayaking, and boating on the pontoon boat. One of our boys even caught a fish right off the dock. Our group played basketball, tennis, and went for a few runs during the week. We also made a lot of use of the ping pong table. We also enjoyed the nearby hike to Mt. Pisgah and the lobster rolls from Tubby's. Lastly, the owner Lee was easy to work with and very responsive. We had a couple maintenance issues (and a power outage) and Lee and his caretaker were quick to help us. I would recommend this rental for large groups looking for a down to Earth, comfortable, spacious lake side home that has excellent water access.
We just returned from a great week in Maine thanks to Lee and Mary and Mary Howard. This was our second year renting the house. We had all of our kids, spouses, grandchildren and my 90 year old Mom - 19 of us. The house is a perfect fit for us - especially the lower level where the little ones could play and watch videos and give the adults a break. The kitchen has everything you could want or need in the way of utensils and appliances. Lee added a full length basketball court this year and we all enjoyed it. The pontoon boat is the highlight for our family. We take it out at least once a day with all the kids so that they can swim and dive into the lake and even do a little fishing. The Howard's have done everything possible to make our stays fun and memorable
The chalet in Wayne was the perfect setting for our mini-family reunion centered around our daughter's May 2014 graduation from Colby College. With 15 of us representing four families (ages 10-55), the chalet's expansive layout provided lots of lovely gathering spaces, yet privacy when needed. With two full kitchens and three refrigerators, we were able to easily feed our large group. Nearby downtown Winthrop had everything needed to supplement our stay--a Hannafords grocery store, a pharmacy, a yummy ice cream shop and cute diners. The location was reasonably central to the Portland airport, shopping in Freeport, golfing in Belgrade Lakes and Colby College where we participated in fun family graduation festivities like the Lobster Bake and the Family Ball. Although the weather was still a bit crisp in late May, we enjoyed kayaking on Wilson Pond, a pick up game of basketball on the sport court and a BBQ on the deck. As importantly, the home was very clean and well maintained with comfy beds and a fully stocked kitchen. The owner, Lee, was a pleasure to work with and accommodated our needs with regard to the Colby graduation (including making sure it was ready for occupancy prior to Memorial Day weekend). Our guests/extended family all commented on what a wonderful Maine experience it was! Hope to have the opportunity to return again.
There is no other place to assemble a large active family in the northeast that we have discovered. Only 60 miles from Portland Jetport, this Shangri-La is accessible for ALL of my siblings and their progeny scattered across the country. I am the oldest of 6 children and there are 36 members of our extended family. If you need a FANTASTIC spot to bring your family together...THIS IS IT! This chalet has everything we need to keep a very active family engaged and looking forward to the next year. Clean, comfortable, well appointed and relaxing while providing opportunities for daily fun and games. Kayaks, canoes, game room, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball/Kan Jam court, well-stocked fire pit for nightly camaraderie all situated on a gorgeous point of land. The wrap around deck is perfect for outdoor eating and evening laughter. The available pontoon boat is great for cruising the pond (REALLY a lake from MY perspective) and my nephew was able to launch his fishing boat and caught many fish during the week for all who wanted to go out (and had a fishing license!). Mr Howard is a gracious and conscientious host who is attentive to our needs on a moment's notice. The greatest compliment I can give is that after our second year here, we have decided as a family to do this yearly. THANK YOU for another memorable week!
Sad to be back to life in the fast lane.Every other year we look for a large home to rent around the Augusta area as we have extended family all around Maine . We had 23 people travel from northern Virginia this year to rent this home from the Howard's. We have rented several different homes in the Belgrade lake area,Cobbossee,Androscoggin, and China lake .I have no doubt that I will look no further, as this home will be our final resting place on a lake in Maine to vacation . I was in contact with the owner on several occasions .He always got right back to me regarding any question or concern . Mr Howard even let my family meet him at the house to tour it while he was there winterizing it. The Howard's home is absolutely perfect for a large group of all ages.We ranged from ages 1 -75. Even with such a large group we NEVER felt crowded or bored here no matter what the weather happened to be . The house was VERY clean upon arrival.Nice leather furniture.The kitchen was awesome with an incredible Viking stove.All the bedrooms were very comfortable with nice sheets. The water pressure in all the showers was outstanding.The loft was huge and just perfect for all our teenagers. The upper and lower deck was great for a outdoor dining together. The game room always had someone in it. Pinball machines were a blast. Very neat and organized.The outdoor sport activities were endless! The little ones loved the playground as well. Go the extra mile and rent the new Pontoon boat . It was a huge highlight to be able to take family cruises every day. Mr Howard also allowed us to bring our bass boat and jet ski. Loved having all the kayaks so everyone could get a better view of this quiet beautiful lake. We picked blueberries from one of the small islands and saw lots of loons, hawks, turtles, deer and a bald eagle. One of our favorites things to do in Maine is fish. We had a family tournament between us and the winner caught an almost 4 lb. large mouth bass . The fishing was not a disappointment. Lots of good size fish.My personal favorite feature besides having my family and friends under one roof in such a great place would have to be watching everyone go down the waterside . Sheer Joy ! If you have a large group of people who are not uptight, love to live life as it should be. Can relax ,appreciate good company , can have fun and enjoy many aspects of the Maine outdoors than this is your place. So glad I found it . Thank You Mr & Mrs. Howard we will be back!
This was a perfect location for our family reunion! All the amenities we could ask for were there, especially for our 11 young grandchildren. It was just a ball the whole time and would definitely go back again. I loved the remote woodsy location, and listening to the loons. Access to the lake with the available kayaks and pontoon boat was really the highpoint. Our athletic family requires a variety of activities and they were all there!! I loved that we didn't have to leave the property for anything except food.
This remote place was perfect for our extended family of 24, 11 of them children under 7. No neighbors were close by to be disturbed by the 6 two-three year olds that took turns with crying. The playground swings and merry-go-round were used daily. We enjoyed practically everything:canoes, kayaks, water slide, pontoon boat, game room tennis court, basketball court, volleyball, and the campfire area for S'mores. The lake was comfortable for swimming(not too warm or cold in mid-August) and the islands fun to explore. I loved the loons, easily seen and heard. The kitchen was convenient with plenty of dishes to feed the gang. The chalet was clean with comfortable furniture and plenty of room to spread out or be together. Lee Howard, owner, was easily reached during the week, and eager to make sure we all had a good time. We would definitely return.
The word wonderful fall far short in describing this place for terrific vacation. The house, the boats , the fishing ,the lake, the trails, the hills , the streams and every other activity you can imagine are here .Most of all the love of our 16 member family.All came to this beautiful Howard's home and everyone loved it so much.The memory created by this week together is forever affixed in time. Blessings to Ali The Kellers
The Howard home was more than we expected for our family vacation. The house is fully stocked, sheets, towels, pillows, etc., even the kitchen has essentials and then some, I always bring tons of stuff from home, cheese grater, wine opener, etc., none of it was necessary, they think of everything! This is all on top of paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, pontoon boat (which was great to cruise around in and swim in the pond from), games, grounds, etc. The amount of space in the house was more than we needed, but it was nice to have space to spread out. There was something for everyone to do and the little town of Wayne does not disappoint either. Super cute general store and you MUST go to "Tubbie's" for ice cream, we admittedly went more than once. Mr. Howard was available on a moment's notice for questions and guidance while we were there. Terrific experience and super grateful that we had the time together as a family. Thank you from the Doug & Stacy Gooding & Family, Beverly, MA.
If anyone has seen Grown Ups, you will understand. This place was even better than the pictures. We had 24 people in the house, 7 next door, and 5 in another house but we all hung at the chalet everyday. The lake was clear and perfect with tons of fish and of course the daily sighting of an American Eagle! We had 15 teenagers and our friends had 6 little ones and they were all entertained at all times. They were either fishing, swimming, paddle boarding, playing in the game room or playing at the playground. Hannafords grocery store is close by and of course Tubbys and Fast Eddies for ice cream and lobster rolls. We go to Maine every year and find a house to rent but have never found the house that we want to go back to until now. We have already booked next year.
My family and I stayed there and held our family reunion there. Was an amazing unforgettable week - and this rental was perfect - plenty of room and activities for everyone. We have already booked for next year again.