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USA Maine Southern Maine Sanford Listing #10631

The Retreat at Little Pond - Sanford, ME

17 reviews
Max occupancy: 5 (3 adults) 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
82 Grace Ln., Sanford, ME 04073

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Enjoy peace of mind with flexible, no-fee options for trip changes and cancellations.

You can reschedule your trip, cancel it and receive 100% credit for a future stay, or cancel it for a refund (minus the booking fee) at least 30 days before check-in.

Note: If your trip starts after August 31, you have these options as long as you change or cancel your trip at least 30 days before check-in.

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Lakefront home w/ private dock & deck - close to trails & ocean beaches too!

Retreat to the scenic shores of Little Pond at this two-bedroom Sanford home, a lakefront property with a private dock, a wrap-around deck, and a wonderful location for hiking, snowshoeing, or lounging on nearby ocean beaches.

This cheerful red home sits on 100 feet of lakefront on the eastern banks of Little Pond, offering a private pier for kayakers and a floating dock for swimmers. Take morning strolls to explore the hiking trails in the 600-acre Fenderson Wildlife Commons, spend an afternoon or two antiquing in downtown Wells nine miles east, or take an 11-mile drive to sunbathe and swim in the ocean at Ogunquit Beach, Crescent Beach, or Footbridge Beach.

An ideal escape for summer vacationers or fall foliage enthusiasts, this quiet home offers casual comfort with views of the lake and forest. Begin each morning with homemade pancakes in the full kitchen (with a dishwasher) and six-person dining space, use the free WiFi to check the day's weather report, and grab the two beach chairs as you head down to the water's edge.

Spend the day paddling Little Pond in your kayak, sunbathing on the floating dock, and retreating to the wrap-around deck to read, play board games, or share an al fresco lunch. Watch a spectacular sunset over the lake before moving indoors to enjoy the flatscreen TV, DVD player, and one of the two wood-burning fireplaces. (Please note that the two floors of this home are connected by a narrow spiral staircase, but that baby gates are provided for your peace of mind.)

Make yourself at home on the shores of Little Pond - begin planning your Maine vacation today!

*This home is in a family-friendly, very quiet neighborhood with homes in close proximity to each other. Vacasa quiet hours of 10 PM to 8 AM are strictly enforced. Large, loud gatherings or parties are frowned upon and not tolerated. This property is perfect for a quiet getaway. Thanks!

**A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Baby gates

Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling


Partial AC

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining











DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Board games



Beach chairs


17 reviews

Alison J. Jul 2020
The house is perfect location on a small pond. Very peaceful and quiet. Ton of extras in the house which was very helpful, full kitchen to cook with. Air-conditioning in the upstairs downstairs was cool with fans. There was also some floats which the kids enjoyed. Only like a 20 minute drive in to Oguinquit, Wells and the beaches. Overall great place, we will surely book again
Christine C. Jun 2020
Well appointed cottage on a beautiful little pond. Everthing we needed.
Alicia P. Jun 2019
The house was comfortable, clean and nicely located on the lake in a very peaceful neighborhood.
Faith B. Dec 2018
Situated on a picturesque pond, and tastefully but minimalistically decorated.
Wendy W. Oct 2018
My wife and I went for her birthday. It was quit and beautiful. We enjoyed playing chess by the fireplace.
Pamela H. Sep 2018
We loved that everything was there and we didn't have to bring dishes,linens ,towels. It was on a great little pond with an outdoor fire pit. It was clean and comfortable however someone before us were smokers, there were cigarette butts where we parked and by the side of the house next to the deck, my niece cleaned them up so we wouldn't be charged extra as it is a nonsmoking facility. We were 5 adults so we had 2 vehicles and it was plenty of parking. We weren't there a lot during the day but at night it was a nice quiet place . My whole family enjoyed it. Great little vacation off the beaten path. Thank you for your hospitality
Jason B. Sep 2018
We were a family of 4 with 2 friends staying together and had plenty of sleeping and shared space. Nice living rooms upstairs and down. Right on the lake. Stairs a bit tight to get down and an extra bathroom would be nice,but still really enjoyed our stay!
Rebecca C. Sep 2018
Loved this spot on one of our favorite Maine lakes!
Jillian S. Jul 2018
This house was exactly what we needed! Very clean, lots of space, and convenient to the wells and ogunquit area!
Nicole H. May 2018
Me and my family loved this house. So clean and comfy. We high recommend this home and hope to come back again some day.
Maria C. Feb 2018
Everything about the home was wonderful. I had absolutely no complaints on anything.
Betsey L. Sep 2017
Nice quiet place to relax.
Marissa S. Sep 2017
I was so pleased with Vacasa and the house we stayed in!! My boyfriend, our daughter and our friends and their daughter all stayed the weekend in this lovely house!! You could tell that it's been maintained well and kept clean. It's set in a beautiful, quiet area of Maine with a dock and the pond. Only about 20 minutes from the ocean which was great!! We highly enjoyed are stay! The only thing I would complain about is the water had a really weird smell, kind of musty and iron like, but other than that it was great!! Would defintely stay again !!
Heather S. Sep 2017
The photo of the dock is accurate but neighbors are extremely close on the right & left of the house. Voices carry with ease so hearing neighbors children having temper tantrums comes with the territory. The pond/lake is rather small but beautiful. Traveling back & forth to Wells, Beach was a good 20 min drive one way and it meant we spent that much more time in the car going to and from are daily destinations. The fact that there is only one bathroom is a negative, plus the toilet was not working properly! The spiral stairs are fine if you are good with that. On a positive note the house was spotless, the reverse osmosis system was great because you knew the water was good for drinking. In closing we felt this house was over priced and due to all the things listed above we will not return.
Manager response:
Maintenance has fixed the toilet so it is now working correctly. Thank you!
Alex D. Aug 2017
The lake is very beautiful and the neighbours were very kind!
Jennifer G. Aug 2017
My husband and I wanted to get away for a long weekend with our 2 year old daughter. Overall the property was absolutely wonderful!! Super clean, quiet location, just beautiful. Our only grievances were that the TV was on the lower level which is accessible via a very narrow spiral staircase which was hard to maneuver with a 2 year old. There is also one bedroom upstairs and one downstairs so we ended up all having to stay in the same room upstairs. Also, beware that the pond has leaches (we found this out the hard way). I'd recommend only boating :) Other than that seriously great place to stay, especially if you have older children.
Lavanya K. Aug 2017
We found this property to be very peaceful and loved that we could wake up to a a view of the pond and sleep in silence. It was nice to enjoy our morning coffee outside. The location is a bit of a drive to Portland, Kennebunkport, etc. but we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the house also. Only other thing was it was a little creaky and the shower water smelled a bit.