Spacious 1890s Waterfront Home

From $500 / night

Acton, ME
Spacious 1890s Waterfront Home
5 bedrooms
11 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3.5
Sleeps: 11
Type: Home
Per night: $500
Per week: $3,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Acton vacation home rental
Turn back the clock to a simpler time without compromising your modern conveniences! This waterfront home features high ceilings, original wood paneling, an immense fireplace, wavy-glass windows and period furniture (including a piano) along with a fully updated gourmet kitchen, extra-comfortable mattresses and 3.5 luxurious bathrooms. View the crystal-clear lake from the sunset deck, lakeside porch or third-floor balcony; the water is literally 30 feet from the house. Bathrooms feature a jacuzzi tub and steam shower. Enjoy breakfast around the kitchen table, which comfortably seats eight and offers stunning views. The kitchen features deluxe appliances and extensive equipment. Swim out to the raft, sail the sunfish, kayak, go fishing, or just read a book on the porch. The house is just an hour away from beautiful Ogunquit Beach on the Maine coast, and the charming town of Kennebunkport, while New Hampshire's White Mountains can be reached in an hour and a half.

Living on the Lake: The Great East Lake experience is one of simplicity, calm, and connection with your loved ones. It is not Disneyland! There is plenty to do (sailing, kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing, cycling, ping pong, playing pool, watching DVDs on the big TV, board games, piano-playing, reading, sunset watching, blue berrying), but this is not a fast-moving, high-tech environment. The options for eating out are limited and movies are 45 minutes away. However, the lake offers loon songs every evening, beautiful sunsets, more stars than you've ever seen in the night sky, days that seem to just roll out apart from any particular schedule, and an opportunity to get back to the basics. Those desiring endless action should not come here. But for those who want to build family memories or great friendships or just reconnect with nature, this is the place! Take a skinny dip, have a steam shower, cook a great meal together...soon you won't even care about what's on TV!

Location on the Lake: This house was one of the first to be built on the lake and the original owners chose the best possible spot! There is no better place to watch the sunset and there are multiple decks and porches from which to enjoy it. It is also well located for both sailing and kayaking as it sits at a point where both the broad and the narrow parts of the lake are easily available. Finally, its underwater rock formations have made it well-recognized as one of the premiere sites on the lake for bass fishing. You will have to bring your own fishing tackle, but you can fish from shore or use the larger kayak. Also, if you bring your bikes, there is a wonderful 17-mile ride around the lake, and we can provide you with a map.

In Maine there are water quality standards that qualify a lake as 'pristine.' Great East Lake's clarity ratings are twice as good as the top category. Many people on the lake still use the lake water to drink, although our well water is probably safer and tastes delicious.
Area Information
Nearby activities: The house is located approximately one hour west of the Maine coast. There, you will find charming towns like Kennebunkport and Ogunquit, with great restaurants and unique shops, as well as beautiful sandy beaches. If you travel west from the house, you will reach Wolfeboro, NH, another charming town right on Lake Winnepesaukee. Heading north, you can reach Mt Chocorua, the southernmost mountain of the White Mountain range, in about an hour. There are great hiking trails here, with 'Champney Brook' offering a fairly easy yet beautiful experience. If you continue north on Route 16, you can reach North Conway, NH, where there is both extensive outlet shopping and a quaint town. This is the gateway to the Whites, which offer excellent hiking and great scenery. You can even drive to the top of Mt Washington in your car. If you need a theme park to make your vacation complete, 'Storyland' in Glenn, NH can fit the bill and it is only an hour and a half north.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Oct 16 2016 May 30 2017 $500 - $3,500 - 1 Week
Jun 01 2017 Oct 15 2017 $500 - $3,500 - 3 Nights
Lodging tax: 8.0%
Deposits: Refundable damage deposit $500
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Pet Fee $50



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Ping Pong Table
  • View (Lake)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Pool Table
  • Appliances

  • Coffee Maker
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (2 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
The kitchen was designed for someone who really loves to cook and prefers to do so communally. There are two sinks, a 48' Viking stove, sub-zero fridge, and best of all, a large table where appreciative eaters can congregate. Dishes are a combination of antique and new and there are ample, quality utensils and equipment. Music is limited to a portable CD player but there is wireless internet and great cell coverage. There is no cable TV, but there is a large flat screen TV on the third floor and a DVD player. Specific water equipment includes one double and one single kayak (although more singles could be loaned from next door), a sunfish sail boat, and a swim raft moored out front. Fishing and biking are great but you would need to provide your own equipment. The place is simply perfect for family reunions but does not offer a first-floor bedroom for seniors.
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