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Brand new luxury lake house on tranquil Panther Pond in Raymond, Maine.
3200 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Mark
14 Guests . 4 Bedrooms . 3.5 Bathrooms

Overview

Raymond Retreat is a luxury lake house on tranquil Panther Pond available for year-round vacation rental. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, and relaxing with friends and family on 2+ acres of secluded lake front property and more than 200 feet of pristine, private waterfront.

We built this property from the ground up in 2017 with: a beautiful, luxury, custom home; extensive landscaping throughout the property; brand new furniture and linens; and professional decorating by My Sister's Garage. We spent years doing research and renting properties in the region ourselves and have worked tirelessly to make Raymond Retreat a luxurious escape above and beyond your typical rental camp.

House Details:

The house has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and sleeps up to 14. The floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking the water offer incredible views of Panther Pond in every season. There are also full or partial views of the lake from almost every room in the house due to our position on a peninsula. The house is just steps away from the waterfront, and the lot slopes gently down to the fire pit and dock for easy access to the lake.

Water Frontage and Entry:

The water near the property is crystal clear and excellent for swimming or boating. There is a sandy bottom that starts at wading depth by the shore and gradually deepens to about 6 feet deep at the end of the dock. In addition, we have a small sandy area with granite steps next to the dock as an additional entry point into the water. There is a mooring available for guests that choose to rent or bring a boat

Guests of Raymond Retreat will also have access to the Hawthorne Beach Club, a private sandy beach on Panther Pond about 8 minutes from the house by kayak or canoe.

Amenities:

We have taken great pains to ensure the house is stocked with everything you can think of for an enjoyable stay, and we are always open to suggestions from our guests on items we can add to continually improve each season. We also provide full linen service included in our weekly cleaning fees. This means we provide bath towels, swim towels, and all bed linens (including quilts and covers), which are professionally cleaned and turned over offsite after every rental. We do not ask our guests to spend hours washing linens before checkout, or to make their own beds at check-in after a long day of travel. Our cleaning and laundry services take care of everything for a truly turn-key experience.

Some other unique amenities you will not find in every rental property in the area include: onsite trash pickup, so there is no need to cart your trash to the end of the driveway or anywhere else. Our trash service will come right to the house and empty bins in the garage after your stay; We also provide a full supply of firewood for your stay. There is no need to stop and haul firewood to the house or even down to the fire, we keep a large supply onsite and make sure there is always a pile set up near the lakeside fire pit; Basic consumable supplies -- we always make sure to have at least an initial supply of items like trash bags, toilet paper, hand soap, detergent and other basic supplies available for guests, so you can settle in before running out to the store. Our goal is to make sure your stay is as relaxing and stress free as possible, and we are just a phone call away if there is anything else you need.

Please Note: Our property turnover day is on Fridays during peak season, which means check-in and checkout times will only be scheduled on Fridays. This allows our housekeeping staff to dedicate their full effort to ensuring Raymond Retreat is in excellent condition for the next renter, rather than rushing to turn over multiple properties on Saturday.
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Suitability

Family/Kid Friendly
Pack and Play, high chair, and children's life jackets available. Crib can be provided by special request.
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
Garage and driveway available to guests
No Pets Allowed
Pets are not permitted on the property. Violations will result in loss of security deposit. Service animals must be disclosed prior to booking and must meet ADA definitions.
No Smoking Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Any event or gathering on the property exceeding the maximum number of guests in the contract must be approved by owners and requires a separate signed agreement. Unapproved events will result in loss of security deposit and eviction.

Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Gas Fireplace (Indoor)
House Safe
Patio
Gas Grill
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Alarm
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Activities

Sailing
Water skiing
Jet skiing
Water tubing
Kayaking
Skiing
Snowboarding
Snowmobiling
Ice skating
Sledding
Hiking
Golf
Swimming
Fishing
Walking
Nature Viewing

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Reviews (31)

Excellent based on 31 Reviews

Directions

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Host

Mark
Owner
Growing up in New England, vacations in Maine are some of my fondest memories: exploring the boardwalk at Old Orchard beach, indulging in fresh lobster and oysters by the dozen in Portland, lake swims and hiking in the summers, and skiing in the winter; Maine really has it all. As an adult, work pulled me far away from home, but I continued the tradition by planning yearly trips with family and friends. When I met my wife in 2012, she too was enchanted by the beauty of "Vacationland". Since then, we have lived in many places and adventured all over the world, but Maine was the one place we always came back to. We continued our yearly trips, and even hosted our wedding in Sunday River. Maine was our paradise, and we were determined to own a piece of it someday.

After more than 10 years of renting lake houses from Sebago to Rangeley, we saw an opportunity. We saw more and more of our friends opting out of traditional resort vacations in favor this option. With the right rental, you could have plenty of space for a large group, unique amenities, healthy, home-cooked meals, and the chance to indulge in nature and local culture, but that is only if you find the right property. We have found many lovely places to stay over the years, but with our extensive travel and corporate experience, nothing met all of our requirements or lived up to our exceedingly high standards. What many property owners did not seem to understand was that, in today’s market, a vacation rental is not just a spare property you can use to collect an few extra dollars with little attention, it is a service you are providing to your guests. It is the thing that will make or break somebody’s hard-earned vacation, family reunion, or romantic getaway.

Our goal in every decision we have made in building this property was to put together a product that provides the turn-key, relaxing, luxury experience we look for in our own vacations. We hope you will visit us for your next family vacation, getaway, reunion, or special event and experience all of the beauty Maine has to offer.
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Policies and Rules

Check In 3PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

Check-in is at 3:30 pm and check-out is at 10:30 am. These times have been set to maximize our cleaning time and ensure the property is in perfect shape for your stay. Depending on reservation schedule and time of year, we may be able to accommodate earlier check-in times, but please contact us in advance if this is needed. Early check-in or late check-out without prior approval may result in guests being charged for an additional night. Specific check-in instructions and door codes will be sent via email 48 hours before check-in. Detailed check-out instructions will be provided with your rental contract.

House Rules
A signed rental agreement and copy of government-issued photo ID is required within 3 days of booking and must be received at least 24 hours prior to check-in. Credit card used for booking must match the ID attached to the rental agreement.
Payment Policy
Raymond Retreat accepts multiple payment methods including checks, credit cards, and PayPal. To confirm your reservation a 50% payment is required at the time of booking with the remainder due 45 days prior to check in.
Refundable Damage Deposit
Security deposit will be refunded within a week of check-out if no damage or rule violations resulting in additional fees have occurred.
Cancellation Policy
We unfortunately cannot offer refunds for cancelled bookings. We highly suggest you pursue trip insurance to protect against any unforeseen travel changes.
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Raymond Retreat is a Vacation Home located in Raymond, ME, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 14 guests
Raymond Retreat has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Jan 2018

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