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Renovated cabin only 12'ft away from water. Shawnee Peak Ski Resort 10 min away.

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
Cabin Holiday Rental
Getaway this winter to relax, snowshoe, snowmobile, or ski at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort (with night skiing) just minutes away. Update as of March 2, 2019: There's currently close to 3'ft of snow on the ground and winter is not leaving Maine anytime soon. I’ve dropped my nightly rate from $399 down way below for this end of winter special. This is one of my full-time homes and selective with who I let stay here, as you would in your own home. Not suitable for large groups. Come enjoy the timeless beauty of the Maine woods & water—plus all the modern amenities—in this historic log home located just 12’ from the shore of Woods Pond in Bridgton, Maine. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind, and make memories with friends and family. I want to make sure my home and surroundings are going to b...Getaway this winter to relax, snowshoe, snowmobile, or ski at Shawnee Peak Ski Resort (with night skiing) just minutes away. Update as of March 2, 2019: There's currently close to 3'ft of snow on the ground and winter is not leaving Maine anytime soon. I’ve dropped my nightly rate from $399 down way below for this end of winter special. This is one of my full-time homes and selective with who I let stay here, as you would in your own home. Not suitable for large groups. Come enjoy the timeless beauty of the Maine woods & water—plus all the modern amenities—in this historic log home located just 12’ from the shore of Woods Pond in Bridgton, Maine. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind, and make memories with friends and family. I want to make sure my home and surroundings are going to be a perfect fit for your vacation needs, so please use the “Contact owner” to start a conversation with me before clicking the blue “Book now” button. PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS • Renovated log home with all the amenities • Quiet, secluded surroundings • Unobstructed lake views including gorgeous sunsets • Abundant wildlife: Loons, Eagles, the Great Blue Herron, Moose, and more • Two private sandy swimming beaches • Large wooden dock with canoe • Recessed, firebrick-lined bonfire pit • Dug well with crystal clear drinking water • 4 miles to shopping, dining & entertainment in Bridgton THE EXPERIENCE Start your day with a cup of coffee and a quiet paddle on the flat calm, glass-like waters of early morning. Play all day on the pond or check out the attractions in historic Bridgton, then come back to grill out on the deck, watch the sun set over the water through a frame of 100-year-old pine trees, and roast marshmallows over a bonfire while the fireflies and the stars sparkle all around. Collapse into a comfortable bed and get ready to do it all over again. GUESTS BEST SUITED FOR THIS PROPERTY Responsible, mature guests looking to get away and relax in peace and quiet are welcome. This includes small families, couples, and friends in groups of 6 or fewer. The property is suitable for guests of all ages including babies and children, though I do require that the person booking the listing be at least 30 years old. As much as I love wildlife, no pets are allowed. My home is nestled in a serene neighborhood with 5 great neighbors I’ve known for over 20 years. Most of my neighbors are retired and enjoy the quiet pleasures of lake life, so it is important that guests be respectful and limit their noise level during the day and evening. There are also some non-human “neighbors” who also appreciate peace and quiet, such as the Maine loon who nests 1,000 feet away and the eagle who fishes around the pond daily and sometimes pulls a catch out of the water right in front of the property. If you’re looking for a place to blast your radio, yell like Tarzan, and generally run wild, I can recommend some great rental homes on larger lakes more suited to your vacation needs. Please do not exceed the 6-guest limit for the property or unfortunately you will be asked to leave. HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY Woods Pond is named after Bridgton’s first surveyor, Solomon Wood, who came to the area in the fall of 1776. In 1935 and 1936, my grandfather visited and made his own careful study of all the open land around the pond, searching for just the right spot to build his dream camp. He settled on a location that received the most sunlight throughout the day and had the perfect sunset view directly across the pond every night. Built in two phases, the original camp on the property was one of the first structures on Woods Pond. My grandfather started out by building the summer home’s living quarters in 1936. Later, a large porch was added. The porch was actually taken from a storefront in town, loaded into an ox-drawn sleigh, and brought across the frozen pond to the property in wintertime. When spring arrived, my grandfather attached the porch to the main structure. He built the first dock out of tree trunks in 1938. In 1995, my family built the existing log home on the site of the original camp. I’ve spent the past 4 years renovating the home and property to create a getaway retreat. ABOUT WOODS POND Woods Pond is 2 miles long by ¾ of a mile wide and 29 feet deep in the center, giving you ample space for your favorite lake activities including swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. Woods Pond is home to Maine’s most magnificent wildlife: loons, bald eagles, the great blue herron ospreys, black bears, deer, and the most photographed animal—the Maine moose. For the angler, the pond is stocked with large and small mouth bass, brown trout, rainbow trout, salmon, and many more species.More
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About the Owner
Todd M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:91%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:December 2014
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GUESTS BEST SUITED FOR THIS PROPERTY Responsible, mature guests looking to get away and relax in peace and quiet are welcome. This includes small families, couples, and friends in groups of 6 or fewer. The property is suitable for guests of all ages including babies and children, though I do require that the person booking the listing be at least 30 years old. As much as I love wildlife, no pets are allowed. When you arrive, I will personally meet you and give you a complete walk-through of my home and property.
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
A Winter Sun Getaway
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Private Fishing Lake/River
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Skiing: Property Is In A Ski Resort
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Woods Pond is 2 miles long by ¾ of a mile wide and 29 feet deep in the center, giving you ample space for your favorite lake activities including swimming, boating, water skiing, sailing, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing. My home has two private sand beaches for swimming and lake lounging. One beach is 16 feet wide and you can walk out onto the sand directly from the lawn. The other beach is 20 feet wide, located down a few stone steps from the bonfire pit. These sand beaches are very special and unique—all the newer properties on the pond have rocky shores.
Getting around
Bridgton features 2 grocery stores (Hannaford’s and Food City), restaurants (Vivo Italian Kitchen & Bar, The Black Horse Tavern, Campfire Grill, Venezia, Mack’s Place, Ruby Food, House of Pizza, and more), places to get fresh seafood and Lobster (Hannaford’s and Highland Seafood), a golf course and tennis courts (Bridgton Highlands Country Club), public beaches, nature trails for walking and exploring (Pondicherry Park), a bait and tackle shop (Uncle Lunkers), and 2 movie theaters including a restored drive-in (Bridgton Twin Drive-in) and a rebuilt 'historic landmark' indoor movie theater (Magic Lantern Movie Theater & Pub).
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