WATERFRONT 20' From Lake 20' DOCK 15acres Trails 3Kayaks Canoe A/C FirepitGarden
Please contact owner through VRBO inquiry prior to booking to ensure cottage is suitable for your vacation.
Imagine watching the reflection on a lake of an orange sun rise over a wooded hill; You breathe in the aroma of the towering pines that is quintessential Maine and decide to walk the trail along the 1000 feet of marshland and then explore the marked trails on 15 acres of woods: Welcome to Isla’s Will; A cottage at the end of a private child safe road, tucked in the woods just 20 feet from the water’s edge. Away from it all but super close to area amenities: Fun Park, Movie Theatre, and most importantly, ice cream and gourmet deli salads and sandwiches.
A lake house like no other, Isla’s Will sits at the beginning of a 15 acre National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the walking trails along a marsh, bog and eventually a stream, picking blueberries along the way if the season is right. You will re-enter the world relaxed and refreshed.
Spend your days diving off your private swim float, then eat lunch at the picnic table or deck. Fish off the dock, explore the nearby winery or catch a movie if the weather is inclement.
Top off the day with a camp fire toasting s’mores on the fire pit or dine at a hip restaurant in Portland with every cuisine imaginable just 40 minutes away.
Waterfront Amenities: There is 100 feet of direct lake front and an additional 1000 feet along the marsh. There are 3 steps with a railing to a sandy bottom waterfront. Ideal for the young or elderly. The water temperature in the top 18 inches is 70 degrees by the end of June.
As part of a private association, Isla’s Will offers 2 other swimming venues in addition to your own private lake front. There is also a boat launch facility and a private 20 foot dock where 2 kayaks and a canoe are available for your use only (a $700 rental value). Loons, turtles and ducks will be your constant water companions.
Cottage Amenities: Beds for 6 plus the possibility of two more using the rollaway on the second level and a futon in the bedroom on the first floor. There is a pull out queen sofa in the living room. Queen bed in master bedroom, twin beds in loft. First floor bedroom has a queen and the aforementioned futon twin.
Bathrooms on both floors. 1st floor was remodeled with granite counters and sit down shower. 2nd floor is ensuite and has clawfoot tub.
The gourmet galley kitchen is fully outfitted (food processor, dish washer, microwave, 2 lobster pots, blender, waffle and crepe maker etc) has Pergo floors and hand painted tile backsplash. There is an unusually large kitchen table with 2 leaves that has room for 6 chairs. Additional seating with 2 bar stools at the breakfast nook.
Other amenities include: High Speed Internet, Full spectrum cable selection, box fans, air conditioning on both floors via a heat pump / mini split system and a ceiling fan in the family room, DVD player, CD player, washer and dryer, cable TV, family games, life jackets, over 100 family videos to choose from. Picnic table.
Just 10 ways we are a cut above the competition.
1. Our linen service includes making the beds and striping them. It also includes beach towels which the competition does not.
2. Lot is landscaped by a Maine certified Master Gardener.
3. We provide a 11 am checkout, to reduce the stress of packing up.
4. A land line is provided for safety. The police or fire department will know where you are.
5. Flat panel TV with full cable and high speed internet. Also 50 movies on DVDs are provided.
6. Air conditioners on both floors and 2 box fans to help with circulation if needed.
7. Re-booking policy will hold your rate for 2 additional seasons.
8. Shampoo, soap, etc are there if you need them.
9. Receive 10% discount on an Ocean Charter out of Falmouth (45 minute back country road to get there).
10. Waterfront entry is via 3 steps down safe metal stairs with railing to sandy entry. No rocks, no weeds.
Area Highlights: While very private, the location is not remote. Windham's Fun Park with go carts, sky swing and mini golf, movie theater and mall are 15 minutes in one direction while Naples with a game arcade, old fashioned ferry ride around Long Lake, miniature golf, water sports, and plane rides is 15 minutes in the other direction.
Day trips under 2 hours: Portland is a great walking city from which you can tour the outer Maine islands via the mail boat or explore Peaks Island via golf cart. Freeport and North Conway for outlet shopping are an hour away. Family outings might include visits to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray or the Sabbathday Shaker Village in New Gloucester which is the last active Shaker village in the US. Hike any variety of mountains including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton 45 minutes away; an artsy town where there is a wonderful park along a stream, antique shops and art galleries to browse. Closer to the cottage, 5 minutes away is Hacker’s Hill with mesmerizing views of Sebago Lake in one direction and Thomas Pond in the other.
About the lake: Thomas Pond covers 533 acres and has a maximum depth of 64 feet. It is about 1 mile long and a mile wide with nooks and crannies to explore. Very quiet and private with just one neighbor on one side with trees in between. The surface temperature of the water in the summer is 78 degrees. There are 14 different kinds of fish living in the pond including: Brook and Brown trout, white and yellow perch as well as large mouth bass. In 1989, the largest smallmouth bass ever caught in Maine came from Thomas Pond. In the morning you can see the fish from your bedroom window.
Yard Amenities: A private lot is extremely rare in the Lakes Region. Being at the end of a cul de sac provides opportunities to play catch, soccer or street hockey. Children will enjoy playing in our pesticide/herbicide-free yard. Lots of potted flowers and perennial beds with garden ornaments give the feel of a bed and breakfast. An herb garden is yours for culinary experimentation. Book lovers take notice. We have a large assortment of books for children and adults with topics to please all tastes.
$500 security deposit non refundable after March if unable to rent the week, is due to hold reservation. Maine 9% hospitality tax will be added to your invoice.
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- Guests provide their own meals
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Lawn / Garden
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- pets not allowed
- Dining Area
- wheelchair accessible
- children welcome
- Towels Provided
- non smoking only
- DVD Player
- Broadband Access
- Cooking Utensils
- Wireless Internet
- Coffee Maker
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Iron & Board
- Video Library
- Hair Dryer
- Dishes & Utensils
- Living Room
- Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
- Deck / Patio