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Wrap around porchTable shuffleboard and bumper pool in living space
Rustic Elegant Lake House
Rustic Elegant Lake House
16 guests
7 bedrooms
13 beds
2.5 baths
16 guests
7 bedrooms
13 beds
2.5 baths
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Our beautiful timber-frame style lake house is nestled in southwestern Maine in the foothills of the White Mountains, on the sandy shores of Bear Lake. With incredible views and access to the lake your trip to Maine is sure to be a memorable one!

Just a short drive to ski mountains, movie theaters and local restaurants. Our home is surrounded by hiking trails, cross country ski and snowmobile trails with adventures in every season.

The space

This beautiful post and beam house offers amazing views, in-house games (table shuffleboard, pool table and bumper pool), and access to Bear Lake for swimming, boating, and relaxing on the dock.

Bedroom 1 - 1 King Bed
Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Beds
Bedroom 3 - 1 Queen bed & 1 set of bunk beds
Bedroom 4- 1 Futon bed
Bedroom 5 - 2 single beds in loft space (ladder access)
Bedroom 6- 1 Queen bed (downstairs)
Bedroom 7- 1 Pull out queen bed & 2 single beds (downstairs)

Guest access

Full access to the house and private access to Bear Lake

Interaction with guests

We (The Strauss Family) will do our best to be around to welcome you to town, provide suggestions of what to do in the area, and to make your stay enjoyable. We live right down the road and are available for questions or help whenever it may be needed!

Other things to note

The home is located next to a boys summer camp that operates from June - August. We ask that all music and outdoor activity concludes by 10PM to respect the campers and the surrounding properties.

Manual of house and overview of surrounding area can be found upon arrival. Plenty of parking available and wifi in house.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.
Extra people $54 AUD / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee $136 AUD
Security Deposit $272 AUD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $674 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed, 1 bunk bed
Bedroom 4
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Bedroom 6
1 queen bed
Bedroom 7
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 1PM - 5PM
Check out by 1PM

Please respect our wonderful house!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

22 Reviews

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Dan User Profile
November 2017
This is the 2nd year, we've stayed at this place and it was great for all of us. It never felt cramped with a large group of people.

Alan User Profile
November 2017
The house is better in reality than on pictures. We were 13 people and the house didn't feel crowded at all. Lots of activities possible, beautiful pool table, etc... overall a very nice place for large groups.

Lisa User Profile
October 2017
Fanatic place to stay! We had a girls getaway weekend with 8 of us - plenty of space, the house was super clean and beautiful. Couldn't be happier with the house and host.

Doris User Profile
October 2017
This house is beautiful! Hosts were amazing! Living area is much bigger and open than pictured. We can't wait to return! Plenty of space!

Teresa User Profile
August 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations. Very responsive to all requests. Helped us arrange rides for wedding. Brought canoes over which we had a blast with. The home is stunningly constructed.

Theo User Profile
July 2017
We loved our stay at the alumni house. The house was beautiful, the layout spot on, the porch and grill perfect for summer and supplementing all the great cooking that can be done in the kitchen. The yard was wonderful for lawn games and the water, of course, a real highlight. With campers and their water sports nearby, there is fun to be had with paddle boards and kayaks. The road is seldom used and so the whole thing felt very private. This lovely house can be your own little slice of Maine summer heaven.

Gregory User Profile
June 2017
Very big house with amazing view

Waterford, Maine, United StatesJoined in May 2016
Rachel User Profile

Hello from the Strauss Family!

Our family has lived in the area for over 30 years and are proud to offer this beautiful property to visitors and travelers!

We consider ourselves lucky to live in one of the most exquisite and magical locations of the lakes region. We love to take advantage of the natural setting by taking family hikes, canoe rides down Mutiny Brook, jogs around the lake and gorgeous sunset cruises.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

About the home

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