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Private Waterfront & Float 15 Acres Woodtrails 3kayaks Canoe A/C Firepit Garden

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
14 reviews


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Kettle Cove
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Panther Pond
    9 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Point Sebago Golf Resort
    9 min drive
  • Airport
    Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport)
    41 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Casco, this vacation home is near theme parks and on a lake. Seacoast Adventure is a local attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Range Ponds State park and Thomas Pond.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Kettle Cove - 6 min drive
    • Panther Pond - 9 min drive
    • Point Sebago Golf Resort - 9 min drive
    • Rattlesnake Mountain Trail - 10 min drive
    • Songo River - 13 min drive

    Getting around

    • Portland, ME (PWM-Portland Intl. Jetport) - 47 min drive

    About this property

    Private Waterfront & Float 15 Acres Woodtrails 3kayaks Canoe A/C Firepit Garden

    Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
    Please contact owner through VRBO inquiry prior to booking to ensure cottage is suitable for your vacation. Imagine watching the reflection on a lake of an orange sun rise over a wooded hill; You breathe in the aroma of the towering pines that is quintessential Maine and decide to walk the trail along the 1000 feet of marshland adjacent to your own sandy entry waterfront and then explore the marked trails on 15 acres of woods: Welcome to Isla’s Will; A cottage at the end of a private child safe road, tucked in the woods just 20 feet from the water’s edge. Away from it all, but super close to area amenities: Fun Park, Movie Theatre, and most importantly, ice cream and gourmet deli salads and sandwiches. A lake house like no other, Isla’s Will sits at the beginning of a 15 acre National Wildlife Management area purchased by the owner to save it from further logging a decade ago. Explore the walking trails along a marsh, bog and eventually a stream, picking blueberries along the way if the season is right. You will re-enter the world relaxed and refreshed. Spend your days diving off your private swim float, then eat lunch at the picnic table or deck. Fish off the dock, explore the nearby winery or catch a movie if the weather is inclement. Top off the day with a campfire toasting s’mores on the fire pit or dine at a hip restaurant in Portland with every cuisine imaginable just 40 minutes away. Waterfront Amenities: There is 100 feet of direct lake front and an additional 1000 feet along the marsh. There are 3 steps with a railing to a sandy bottom waterfront. Ideal for the young or elderly. The water temperature in the top 18 inches is 70 degrees by the end of June. As part of a private association, Isla’s Will offers 2 other swimming venues in addition to your own private lake front. There is also a boat launch facility and a private 20 foot dock where 2 kayaks and a canoe are available for your use only (a $700 rental value). Loons, turtles and ducks will be your constant water companions. Cottage Amenities: Beds for 6 plus the possibility of two more using the rollaway on the second level and a futon in the bedroom on the first floor. There is a pull out queen sofa in the living room. Queen bed in master bedroom, twin beds in loft. First floor bedroom has a queen and the aforementioned futon twin. Bathrooms on both floors. 1st floor was remodeled with granite counters and sit down shower. 2nd floor is ensuite and has clawfoot tub. The gourmet galley kitchen is fully outfitted (food processor, dish washer, microwave, 2 lobster pots, blender, waffle and crepe maker etc) has Pergo floors and hand painted tile backsplash. There is an unusually large kitchen table with 2 leaves that has room for 6 chairs. Additional seating with 2 bar stools at the breakfast nook. Other amenities include: High Speed Internet, Full spectrum cable selection, box fans, air conditioning on both floors via a heat pump / mini split system and a ceiling fan in the family room, DVD player, CD player, washer and dryer, cable TV, family games, life jackets, over 100 family videos to choose from. Picnic table. Just 10 ways we are a cut above the competition. 1. Our linen service includes making the beds and striping them. It also includes beach towels which the competition does not. 2. Lot is landscaped by a Maine certified Master Gardener. 3. We provide a 11 am checkout, to reduce the stress of packing up. 4. A land line is provided for safety. The police or fire department will know where you are. 5. Flat panel TV with full cable and high speed internet. Also 50 movies on DVDs are provided. 6. Air conditioners on both floors and 2 box fans to help with circulation if needed. 7. Re-booking policy will hold your rate for 2 additional seasons. 8. Shampoo, soap, etc are there if you need them. 9. Receive 10% discount on an Ocean Charter out of Falmouth (45 minute back country road to get there). 10. Waterfront entry has a bench and is 3 steps down safe metal stairs with railing to sandy entry. No rocks, no weeds. Area Highlights: While very private, the location is not remote. Windham's Fun Park with go carts, sky swing and mini golf, movie theater and mall are 15 minutes in one direction while Naples with a game arcade, old fashioned steamboat ride around Long Lake, miniature golf, water sports, and plane rides is 15 minutes in the other direction. Day trips under 2 hours: Portland is a great walking city from which you can tour the outer Maine islands via the mail boat or explore Peaks Island via golf cart. Freeport and North Conway for outlet shopping are an hour away. Family outings might include visits to the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray or the Sabbathday Shaker Village in New Gloucester which is the last active Shaker village in the US. Hike any variety of mountains including Shawnee Peak in Bridgton 45 minutes away; an artsy town where there is a wonderful park along a stream, an old time movie theatre, antique shops and art galleries to browse. Closer to the cottage, 5 minutes away is Hacker’s Hill with mesmerizing views of Sebago Lake in one direction and Thomas Pond in the other. About the lake: Thomas Pond covers 533 acres and has a maximum depth of 64 feet. It is about 1 mile long and a mile wide with nooks and crannies to explore. Very quiet and private with just one neighbor on one side with trees in between. The surface temperature of the water in the summer is 78 degrees. There are 14 different kinds of fish living in the pond including: Brook and Brown trout, white and yellow perch as well as large mouth bass. In 1989, the largest smallmouth bass ever caught in Maine came from Thomas Pond. In the morning you can see the fish from your bedroom window. Yard Amenities: A private lot is extremely rare in the Lakes Region. Being at the end of a cul de sac provides opportunities to play catch, soccer or street hockey. Children will enjoy playing in our pesticide/herbicide-free yard. Lots of potted flowers and perennial beds with garden ornaments give the feel of a bed and breakfast. An herb garden is yours for culinary experimentation. Book lovers take notice. We have a large assortment of books for children and adults with topics to please all tastes. $500 security deposit non refundable after March if unable to rent the week, is due to hold reservation. Maine 9% hospitality tax will be added to your invoice. Google 'Isla's Will' for a video on U tube. Keywords: water front, lake front, waterfront, water view, house,camp,cottage,lake house, lakeside residence, place to stay, room, rental, 15 acres of woodland walking trails, Isla's Will, Maine, Southern Maine, private
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Property manager

    property manager

    Mary Davis

    Property amenities


    Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    Onsite parking


    Coffee/tea maker


    3 bedrooms
    Bed sheets provided
    Sofa bed


    2 bathrooms
    Shower only
    Towels provided
    Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    Living room
    Dining room


    TV with cable/satellite service
    DVD player
    Video library

    Outdoor areas



    Washing machine and dryer


    Air conditioning


    No pets allowed


    Wheelchair accessible
    Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    Near the ocean
    On the lake

    Things to do

    Hiking/biking trails nearby
    Sailing nearby
    Kayaking nearby
    Water skiing nearby
    Parasailing nearby
    Theme parks nearby


    Sleeps 8
    Unit size: 1400 sq ft (130 sq m)



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Property payment types


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.


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    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent

      Peace and Beauty

      A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beauty of lake and forest. Mary was easy to work with and very caring.

      5/5 Excellent

        Beautiful Property

        This is a homey, well maintained very clean cottage right on the lake. We enjoyed our stay here. The owner is very accommodating and a pleasure to work with. There is one quite large bedroom, one medium sized bedroom and a loft which offers no privacy but is suitable for children or family members. Highly recommended for a quiet, private getaway that is not far from Portland.

        5/5 Excellent

          Picture perfect setting

          This home is everything it said it was and more. Plenty of room for our family of 8 to be enjoying the inside and activities of the outdoors. Home was perfectly attended to with all our needs met and absolutely spotless. The setting outdoors was quiet and exactly what we all were looking for. Kids took a late September swim and used the kayaks then walked the trails. The host, Mary, was easy to email before the trip with area details and suggested activities. She is very kind and attentive. Didn't need to contact during the stay-we had everything we needed. We absolutely suggest this home and would love to return. Thank you!

          5/5 Excellent

            Serene location on a beautiful lake

            If you are looking for rest and relaxation in a peaceful, picturesque setting - this is the place for you. The property is lovely and we were able to take advantage of nearly everything it offers - canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing, sitting out by the fire pit and simply enjoying the view from the porch. The house is very convenient to services but the best part of the location is that it is so private and quiet. We plan to visit again next year.

            5/5 Excellent

              So much more

              Isla’s Way was everything it was advertised to be and so much more! Our family had one of our best vacations ever here. The cottage was pristine when we arrived, so clean with some very high end updates and lots of special touches. The kitchen had everything you could need including lots of counter space. The cottage is spacious inside, comfortable furniture and has so much outdoor space on the 2 decks, 2 docks and beautiful yard with fire pit. The grounds are lovely and well taken care of with beautiful plants and flowers everywhere. It is so private and peaceful!! The lake was amazing the water was refreshing but not cold and crystal clear. The fishing was amazing!!! My son went out every morning at dawn and said he caught a fish about every 5-6 casts, even caught a very large one right off the dock. My daughter and I went kayaking every morning and with the large lake we had plenty of places to explore. At night we played games, did jigsaw puzzles, played cards and watched movies, all of these come with the cottage. And a few nights we had fire pits and roasted marshmallows. The owner was so easy to work with and really cares about this property! Lots to do in the area, hiking, day trips and shopping. We took the ferry from Portland to Peaks Island for a day trip and highly recommend that. You can rent golf carts there which is a great way to see the island. I highly recommend Isla’s Way and hope to return soon!!

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