Enjoy a memorable family getaway on the shores of Sebago Lake Basin at this Windham cottage, a renovated Maine retreat with a deck that overlooks the lake, an outdoor fireplace, and an expansive piece of property just a few steps from a deeded beach.
This charming summer cottage sits on nearly an acre of land, creating a wonderful space for family gatherings and tented events. From this spot on the eastern banks of Sebago Lake Basin, you'll be less than a mile from Walmart, Hannaford Supermarket, and other shops and restaurants in the heart of North Windham.
Recently renovated and relatively new to the rental market, this cottage is classic and comfortable, with hardwood floors and bright white walls. Kick off your shoes by the door and take a seat on one of the plush futons, where you can spend the afternoon reading, playing board games, or watching cable shows and Roku favorites (if you have your own account) on the wall-mounted flatscreen TV.
You'll feel right at home each morning as you fry bacon and flip pancakes in the full kitchen, which offers modern appliances and an eat-in table for four that is bathed in natural light. Read the comic section with your kids, use the high-speed WiFi to post a few photos of your vacation, and grab your bathing suits and towels to prepare for a day on the lake.
Walk one minute down the road to find the beach and a tranquil buoyed swimming area on the shores of Sebago Lake Basin. You can sunbathe, take a dip, or launch your own kayak for a morning paddle (this cabin has deeded rights to a boat ramp and mooring buoys for boats), returning home to light the gas grill and set the two picnic tables for an al fresco lunch on the private deck.
Linger outdoors to play tag with your children, read in the sunshine, and watch spectacular lakefront sunsets through the trees. You'll even have an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm as you stargaze, roast marshmallows, and tell ghost stories late into the night.
New Marblehead Lodge will accommodate as many as nine guests, and a private washer and dryer are also available. Have a larger group? Genes Lodge, right next door, can also be rented to accommodate even more people.
Whether you're a resident Mainer or an annual visitor to this beautiful pocket of New England, you'll fall in love with the charm and convenience of Windham. When you're not swimming in the cool waters of Sebago Lake Basin, you'll be just two miles south of the aquatic playground and other amusements at Seacoast Adventure, and even closer to Smitty's Cinema for rainy days and fun-filled nights.
Take a morning drive 14 miles north to Sebago Lake State Park, where you can fish, hike through woodlands and bogs, and lounge on sandy beaches in the park's 1,400-acre expanse. And just 17 miles south is the center of downtown Portland, offering guests easy access to the historic Old Port and acclaimed local restaurants such as The Honey Paw and Eventide Oyster Co.
You'll be talking about this summer in Maine for years to come - don't wait to book this lovely Windham vacation cottage!