1. United States of America
  2. Maine
  3. Surry
  4. FAMILY VACATION PARADISE, KAYAK, SWIM, FISH, RELAX

FAMILY VACATION PARADISE, KAYAK, SWIM, FISH, RELAX

3br home
Surry,Maine,United States of America
  • Parking
Excellent10 reviews
airbnb$135 - $251

Description

The Space

This is such a comfortable, big house. The beds are cozy and guests tell us they sleep great with open windows and quiet nights. We provide good quality and well maintained linens, pillows and blankets for your comfort. The house opens onto the lake for those delicious piney breezes. The wildlife is amazing and loons calling across the lake or swimming by will keep you entertained. There are also eagles, ducks, fish jumping, and bullfrogs croaking. It is magical! There are three bedrooms including the private master suite. The master suite is on the ground level. It is equipped with twin, adjustable (and super comfortable) beds arranged in a king configuration. These beds can be made with king or twin sheets, depending on your needs. This room has wonderful lake views and opens onto a private sun deck with teak rockers. It's perfect for morning coffee or late evening solitude with a glass of wine. The private bathroom is conveniently located for your comfort with an easy access shower. The other two bedrooms are on the second floor. These knotty pine bedrooms are perfect for kids, teens, or guests. There is a full bathroom for them with tub and enclosed shower is at the foot of the stairway on the ground floor. Full disclosure - this stairway may not be appropriate for the elderly or infirm. It is safe but narrow with low headroom. The larger of the two upstairs bedrooms has twin beds. The smallest bedroom has a twin bed and can accommodate a twin airbed and one is available if needed. There is a PacknPlay available as well. Both upstairs bedrooms have nice lake views and good cross ventilation. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to fix breakfast, a snack, or a gourmet meal. There is a good assortment of pots and pans, baking and casserole dishes, and cooking utensils. All the small appliances are there too including a blender, hand mixer, electric griddle, popcorn and waffle maker and Keurig. Your family can keep you company as you cook as there is a cozy conversation area in the kitchen. The Rattan chairs and occasional table in that area were wedding gifts my parents received in 1948. The kitchen area and the two bedrooms upstairs were the original camp that was built in the forties. The knotty pine paneled Great Room was added in the 80's and we added the Master Bedroom suite in 2000. The Great Room is the main living space and can accommodate your family easily. The large table belonged to Paul's father, the base came from a shoe manufacturing shop in Lowell, Massachusetts. His dad crafted the top and benches for his large family and then we inherited it about 25 years ago. It makes a great place to lay out a puzzle or game board, or spread out for a family meal. The TVs have DirecTV but most visitors tell us they don't spend much time watching television! They DO spend a lot of time on the screened porch, just enjoying the lake. The wicker porch furniture is comfortable and a great place to relax and just let the cares of the world go. Outside, you will have many options to enjoy the fresh air and lake views. There are benches and seats to choose from as well as a hammock and old, cedar lawn glider. They are all there for you. There are three kayaks and paddles available for you to use. Our guests tell us they appreciate the ability to get out and explore this crystal clear lake. Two kayaks are singles and the other is a double with room for a child in jump seat. There are life jackets but we make no guarantees as to size or condition. We recommend you bring your own, especially for children. The water quality of the lake is pristine, but it is a sandy bottomed lake. The bottom is very soft and water shoes are a good idea. There are lots of swim noodles and floats for water fun. Additionally, our neighbors have a raft that you can swim out to. There is a small beach area by July when the water level had dropped some. The water temperature of the lake is warm as Patten Pond is relatively small, about 3 miles long. Please note that this is a year round home and not a summer cottage. You will welcome the central heat on those cool autumn evenings and mornings. Unfortunately, we cannot allow the woodstoves to be used due to insurance regulations. Our listing states that the home is not appropriate for dogs. We are willing to consider one dog. Please contact us for details and provide some information about your fur baby.

Guest Access

You will have private access to the entire house and property. The kayaks and paddles are in the basement.

Interaction with Guests

Even though we are in Colorado Springs, I am always accessible (24/7) by phone, text (prefered) or email. Do not hesitate to contact me with questions.

The Neighborhood

The house is located on a dead end, private, dirt road. It is always quiet and serene with few passing cars. You will hear night sounds and loons calling and the stars at night are indescribable. The immediate area is safe for walking, running or biking. Please note that fishing licenses are required for those 16 years and older. They can be purchased at the Surry town office, or Walmart in Ellsworth. We are located 12 miles from both Ellsworth or Blue Hill for shopping or restaurants or healthcare. Bar Harbor is an easy 25 miles away. There are so many places to see or go to within an hours drive. Please refer to my AIRBNB Guidebook for shopping and travel tips.

Getting Around

Your vacation home is perfectly situated for local day trips in every direction. Your biggest decision will be whether to take in the sights or stay at home and enjoy the lake. Either way you can't lose. If you decide to strike out, some options are these: Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are 25 miles east. You could spend days there and not see it all. Stop at the information center in Trenton for ideas and attractions. Blue Hill is a lovely little village about 12 miles away. Our favorite grocery store is Tradewinds and you'll find it at the top of the hill past the village. From here you can keep going to Deer Isle and Stonington. These authentic little villages are great places to explore. Take the roads less traveled and you'll come upon beautiful coves, inlets, and fishing boats moored off shore. Bucksport is another interesting place about 30 minutes away. Take in Fort Knox and The Penobscot Narrows Observatory. In another direction you will find Castine, a historic and old (1613) village. Castine is now the home of Maine Maritime Museum. We will provide an exhaustive selection of local ideas and our AIRBNB online Guidebook including places to eat, explore, shop!

Other Things to Note

Please note that this rental is for seven day (one week) blocks except for selected weeks in September and October. In July and August, our turnover day is Saturday and payment is required for the entire 7 days (or weekly multiples). We do offer a discount for rentals longer than 1 week. Please contact me if you have specific questions. For May, September and October reservations we can be more flexible in length of stay and day of arrival. If you are interested in a May rental, please contact me before booking so we can review some details first. Please note that AIRBNB collects the required State of Maine Occupancy Tax in addition to the other fees and charges. Your booking implies that you have read and agree to all of the language in this listing.

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Amenities
  • TV
  • Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Free parking on premises
  • Heating
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Essentials
  • Shampoo
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Self check-in
  • Keypad
  • Private living room
  • Bathtub
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Cooking basics
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • BBQ grill
  • Patio or balcony
  • Garden or backyard
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Cleaning before checkout
  • Wide hallway clearance
  • Flat path to front door
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free access
  • Wide doorway
  • Wide clearance to bed
  • Accessible-height bed
  • Step-free access
  • Wide doorway
  • Fixed grab bars for shower, toilet
  • Accessible-height toilet
  • Wide clearance to shower, toilet
  • Step-free access
  • Wide entryway
  • Waterfront
  • Lake access
  • Handheld shower head
Bedrooms
3
Sleeps
5 - Real Bed
Bathrooms
2

Place's rules

To ensure the return of your security deposit: 1. One dog may be permitted by prior, confirmed agreement only and we will ask details; breed, size, age etc. If we agree to your dog, we may charge an additional $100 via the AIRBNB Resolution center if there is additional cleaning needed. Unfortunately, this is the only way to do this. Your dog is not permitted on beds, carpets, or furniture. Failure to observe these rules will result in forfeiture of all or part of your deposit. We regret these strict policies but the comfort of all guests is important! 2. Upon departure, please strip the beds and start at least one load of laundry. 3. The refrigerator must be emptied of all perishable foods and trash placed into receptacles. 4. The dishwasher must be left empty and all kitchen articles in their places. 5. We provide a Roomba vacuum cleaner and request that it be used occasionally to help keep the floors clean. 6. If the house is excessively dirty requiring more than the usual amount of cleaning or if there is damage, we reserve the right to retain the security deposit. 7. Please leave the home in the same condition you found it. You'll also find initial supplies of dish soap, paper towels, and toilet paper upon arrival. We ask that you replenish these during your stay. 8. Renters and their guests use the property at their own risk and agree to hold the owners harmless for any accidents including death, injury, insect bites leading to disease or injury, or other incidents occurring on the property. Guests are advised to monitor children at all times in or around the water and/or rock wall. There is a children's swing that can be used at your own risk. Kayak use is at your own risk and the owners make no guarantee about the suitability life vests on the premises. Renters are encouraged to bring their own approved flotation devices and use them whenever on the water. 6. Small outside Pit fires are allowed only in the site provided. The use of the home's fireplaces are not allowed due to insurance regulations. 7. Your maximum overnight occupancy is the number of guests you provided in your booking reservation and a maximum of six. If something changes or you have an unexpected guest, we understand but please communicate with us if you need to change this number for more than one night. 7. State of Maine fishing licences are required for all persons age 16 and above. 8. There is a drilled well that is suitable for drinking but some guests dislike the taste of the water. Subsequently we provide gallon jugs of spring water for cooking, drinking, and coffee.
Checkin time
3:00 PM
Checkout time
10:00 AM

Reviews & Ratings

Overall Score: Excellent100% - 10 reviews
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