HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Elegant lakefront chalet and Maine's Blue Sky Summer = Perfection!

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 Person Maximum Occupancy

Welcome to Pikku Suomi or 'Little Finland', your very own, ’Summer getaway!’ Floor to ceiling windows look out on evergreen & birch woods to a beautiful & secluded cove just beyond. This all-season house features a custom-built kitchen by Fine Artist of Perry, Maine & a luxurious open floor plan that rises to a large master bedroom. Summer in Maine is indeed, ' The way life should be.' Pristine sunsets over a forest of green. Over an acre of land & 200 feet of waterfront provide a wonderful sense of privacy & contemplation. The 6,675 acres of Lake Meddybemps support some of the best fishing in the state of Maine. You will love looking out of the massive a-frame window onto the view of the lake. The seacoast of Maine is nearby for dining on lobster or whale-watching. So whether you are a birder, paddler, swimmer, fisher, fall foliage enthusiast or cross-country skier, in whatever season that you visit, you will love returning to “Little Finland”- truly a Maine vacation paradise.

Other Amenities: Bose sound system for radio and CD (plays MP3s as well.) Broadband wireless. Parking for boat/snowmobile trailer. Boat launch for larger boats nearby. Lots of books for reading and some board games as well. Telephone is on regional plan so please bring a calling card for long distance calling. Pikku Suomi is a wonderful location for autumn and winter activities - biking, hiking, snow shoeing, bird-watching, paddling, ice fishing, star-gazing.

More Details

Owner
Stephen Erwin or Patricia Caya
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
13 December, 2017

Location

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nook & Cranny
Nearest Ferry
37 Miles
Eastport Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Calais, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 9 (Airline Road)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nook & Cranny
Car: necessary

Lake Meddybemps borders the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, site of one of the largest birding areas in North America and a premier spot to observe the fall migration, and vivid autumn colors! The seacoast of Maine is 40 minutes away, and you won’t want to miss visiting wonderful towns such as Eastport and Lubec where you can sample our world-famous lobster and downeast hospitality. The bold, rockbound coast is nearby and accessible by many public and private park trails. You can make day trips to St. Andrews by-the-Sea or Campobello Island, both in New Brunswick, Canada. Known for its hiking and cross-country ski trails, Campobello is the site of Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home. Less than 10 miles away is the border town of Calais for shopping, antiquing, movies, and restaurants. Autumn features many local harvest festivals in the nearby small towns, where you can buy everything from home-made pies to quilts to locally produced art, crafts, and other products.

Other Activities: Ice fishing, snowmobiling

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Alexander in North Washington

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Owners reserve the right to review booking info up to two days before accepting booking. It is best to call to go over information. 207-214-7755.
  • No parties, family reunions, wedding or funeral gatherings, or any other large groups or events are allowed at our property.
  • No smoking inside or outside on the property. No marijuana. No illegal drugs.
Location Type:
  • lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King-size bed features a 'memory foam' mattress providing the most comfortable sleep you'll ever experience. Downstairs queen bed has futon mattress with memory foam and plush mattress topper.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Barbecue ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dogs are considered on a case by case basis. No cats, please. Here are the dog requirements: 1. All dogs must be spayed or neutered, current on their shots, and flea-free. 2. Dogs must be crated when left alone in the house. 3. Dogs are not allowed on beds or furniture. 4. Dogs are not allowed to roam freely outside without supervision or without the control of the owner. Leashing is advised unless you have great control of your dog. There are other homes in the vicinity of our home, and renter's dogs must not become a nuisance to neighbors. 5. Dogs are not allowed to be left outside on a tether, chain, rope, etc. whether the owners are home or away. 6. Dog owners need to keep dogs from digging - the house and grounds are within a conservation protection area, and the ground is easily damaged. 7. Dog owners will take full legal and monetary responsibility for damage or injury caused by their dogs. 8. There is a $100 non-refundable dog fee, $50 for a second dog, two dog maximum.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

92% Complete
0% Complete
7% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Elegant lakefront chalet and Maine's Blue Sky Summer = Perfection!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Philadelphia, PA/Los Angeles, CA
5

WInter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our winter vacation at Pikku Suomi! The house was very clean and comfortable and the view of the frozen Meddybemps Lake was beautiful. Gazing up at the stars over the lake at night was one of our favorite things to do. We went snowshoeing on the lake and also at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge nearby. The peace and quiet were exactly what we needed to break away from city life. The nearby town of Calais had everything we needed to stock the pantry as well as a few good restaurants to dine out. We were also close enough to take day trips to Bar Harbor, Eastport and Lubec. There were a few shops open in the off season, but the scenery and coastal drives were well worth the trip. Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery in Bar Harbor is definitely recommended!!

We would love to return again someday to Pikku Suomi. It has been one of our most scenic vacations by far!

Hope to see you again!

Heather and Sid (January 2010)

Philadelphia, PA/Los Angeles, CA

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2010
  • Date of Stay: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Heather and Sid We hope we will see you again- winter, summer, spring or fall!! Steve and Patricia
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
3

Fair

  • 3 of 5

(Aug 1-8, 2015) The location was beautiful. The house was not clean. We washed all the bed sheets before using them. We did the same with the dishes. The floor was dirty. Based on our experience since this rental, I would not recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Since we have only 5 star reviews from our renters we were very surprised by this review, posted over a year after the fact. This renter never discussed or left any note showing their displeasure. If so, we would have worked to make the rest of their stay as wonderful as possible. To be clear, we work very hard to make sure our renters have a pleasing, relaxing stay and we would never leave dirty linens or dishes.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful tranquility

  • 5 of 5

GORGEOUS chalet! It was very clean, well kept and it has everything you need. We enjoyed snowshoeing on the lake, the neighbours were extremely friendly! The in-floor heating was a great feature. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. We would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be back!

Thank you Steve & Patricia !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, folks. See you next time!
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week away from the bustle of the city. This lovely house in the middle of the woods, opens up onto the most stunning lake. The water was delicious and pristine. The area is remote but everything we needed was a quick drive away in the next town. Northern maine is a natural paradise. If you like to hike, swim, eat losbsters, or canoe you will be in paradise.

Steve and Patricia were extremely helpful and responsive to questions and our needs. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the quiet and beauty of Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, folks! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Pikku Suomi (Little Finland.)
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Total Relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away from our busy lives and enjoy some silence, sun, water, and nature. We got this in spades. The house is wonderfully surrounded by trees, giving you the ultimate in privacy. While we were there, virtually no one was out on the lake, so we felt we had it all to ourselves to kayak and swim. Moreover, this contributed to the quiet we craved. The house itself is wonderful: amazingly equipped with everything you need to settle in for the week, beautifully decorated, and immaculate. We definitely felt like "guests" rather than just "renters." There's a lot of great hiking/mountain biking/running areas close by and a trip to nearbye Easport avails some amazing seafood, whale watching (which was awesome), and street shops. Steve and Pat were wonderfully communicative and accommodating. This place is a gem. I'm sure we'll be back.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1
5

Quiet, relaxing, beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as promised. Kitchen was surprisingly well-equipped for a rental and the book selection is great. There is good hiking nearby in the Refuge. The trip over to Campobello Island is really easy and worthwhile. We also took a drive along the Bay of Fundy in Canada. Owners were helpful and responsive, including mailing me a jacket I'd left behind.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Alexander, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£835
for 7 nights
£835
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.1
Pet Fee £75.05
Cleaning £37.53
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals