Plan the holiday celebration, family reunion, or summer vacation of your dreams at this four-bedroom Standish retreat, a serene and peaceful lakefront home with two decks, three covered porches, a private dock, as well as kayaks, and a canoe to help you explore your gorgeous Maine surroundings.
Nestled in a grove of trees, this dog-friendly property sits on the scenic shores of Watchic Lake, a 448-acre expanse known for its large populations of bass, perch, and pickerel. You'll be able to swim, fish, and launch boats just outside your door, but you'll also be only two miles from the Field of Dreams Golf Driving Range, six miles south of Sebago Lake, and 20 miles from Portland International Jetport.
With three distinct living areas, three separate kitchens, and refined yet comfortable furnishings, this 4,000-square-foot home offers you and your guests the perfect blend of togetherness and privacy.
Spend your days in comfort in the airy central living space, which features lofty ceilings, plush seating, and windows that frame views of the lake. Light the gas fireplace on crisp fall evenings; choose a book, a game, or a DVD from the shelves; and settle in for the evening by the cable TV.
In addition to two more living areas, you'll enjoy use of three well-equipped kitchens, where guests can easily mingle and help prepare meals. In the main kitchen alone, you'll find double ovens, a gas range, and a dishwasher, as well as casual bar seating and an sunny dining room table.
But it is the spectacular outdoor spaces - including two decks, three covered porches, and a small courtyard - that truly make this home special. Watch for loons, osprey, and eagles as you tend to the gas grill, host a lobster bake with friends and family, and end the evening by roasting S'mores around the firepit.
Take a sunrise paddle in the provided canoe or kayaks, which are easily launched from the private dock. You can also swing in the hammock, put your fishing license to good use, or recline in a beach chair as the kids splash in the shallow buoyed swim area.
At night, this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom retreat will accommodate as many as 10 guests, although it is more ideally furnished for eight. The elegant master suite offers two twin beds that are pushed together to form a king, as well as a private bathroom with a jet tub.
You'll also find two bedrooms with a queen bed apiece, and a fourth bedroom with a set of twin beds. Dogs are even welcome at the Selah Lakefront Retreat, but please note that a small nightly fee applies.
Additional amenities at this lakefront property include WiFi, a private washer and dryer, and a stair lift that connects the first and second floors.
Guests need never leave the property to enjoy the wonders of Watchic Lake, but don't forget about the many other activities this region has to offer! In the wintertime, you'll find lake access for snowmobiles at the end of the road, while the Stone Mountain Arts Center hosts national musical acts that range from folk to opera, Celtic to classical.
And in addition to the restaurants and large grocery store you'll find a few miles away, you'll be just a short drive from Portland's thriving culinary scene, historic old port, and lovely shoreline on Casco Bay.
It doesn't get more quintessentially Maine than this - escape to this beautiful lakefront home today!