Lakefront Cabin on Locke Pond
Welcome to the homepage for this beautiful lakefront rental on Locke Pond in Chesterville.  If you're looking for privacy on a quiet pond in Central Maine, this is the place for you.  If you're looking for jetskis, water skiing, tourism, etc... try the Belgrade lakes region, this house is all about quiet and privacy. 
Construction on this beautiful lakefront home began in earnest around July of '07 and finished up about 9 months later.  To read all about the construction, please visit our construction page to read about this lot and cabin from soup to nuts.
Your Turnkey Vacation
Why bother going on vacation if you have to spend a day packing and unpacking just to settle down?  This vacation rental has everything you'll need to enjoy your week on Locke Pond.  Before your arrival the house is professionally cleaned, sheets, linens and towels are all cleaned and set.  The kitchen is fully applianced with everything you'll need, no worries about whether or not you need to bring a coffee maker and spatula, everything is there.  The waterfront is complete with all kinds of toys to help you enjoy your vacation. 
Kitchen
Dishes & Glasses
Utensils
Cookware
Coffee Maker
Toaster
Blender
Microwave
Electric Range
Dishwasher
Freezer/Fridge
Spices
Granite counter
tops
Cannisters
Bedrooms
Sheets
Blankets
Air Conditioning
Pillows
Wallmount TVs
XBox (in kids room)
Waterfront
Paddle Boat (upon request)
Kayak
Canoe
Hammock
20' dock
Kids toys
Swim Float
Fishing Poles
Furnishings
4 Wall mounted TVs
Satellite TV
Stereo
Leather Furniture
6 Man Hot Tub
Wireless Internet
The Lake Frontage
One of the biggest concerns for anyone vacationing on lakefront is "can I swim in the lake"?  Unfortunately, all too many folks with rental homes assume everyone likes to swim in lilly pads and 6" of muck.  Not the case here, on the left is a picture of the swimming area taken on a beautiful spring afternoon.  The substrate is rocky and sandy, so wear your sandals!  There is muck in this lake, but the swim area is clean and enjoyable.  On the right are the steps leading to the 20' dock, so no worries about older legs having trouble getting to the dock.
The Bedrooms
Most of the furniture in this home was handmade by a local artisan, Dennis Jepson, you will simply fall in love with his work.  In the off chance you're interested in purchasing some of his wares, we can certainly hook youp with him.  Top left, King size bed in the master bedroom, top right, Queen sized bed in the northwest bedroom (great view of the lake!) and on the bottom right, a full/twin bunk bed.  This home sleeps 7 total.
Interior
Top Left, a comfortably appointed living room with wall mounted satellite TV.  Above, local hand made kitchen with granite counter tops.  In the interest of full disclosure, there are some minor inconveniences about the kitchen cabinetry that are being addressed.  On the left, we're all big Boston sports fans around here, so what home would be complete without a sports room?  The downstairs basement is not completed, but has a 47" TV, full sized bar and reclining couch.  In the summer time, this is the coolest spot in the house, with a great view of the lake from the huge picture windows.

This house comfortably sleeps 7, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one bathroom has a full shower/tub, the other has a standup shower.
Deck Space
When you vacation in Maine, you're not there for the TV or the creature comforts, you're there for the great outdoors.  This house is surrounded by decking to make the most of the glories of nature as well as fully furnished.  Top left, the south side deck.  The two giant french doors lead you from the living room to the deck with a six man table and hot tub as well as gas grill at the ready.  Top right, a covered porch on the west side of the house, perfect for watching those sunsets or having that morning coffee rain or shine.  Bottom left, this is the man deck, completely furnished with a bar built into the railings, one small step away from a 47" TV and bar.  Bottom right, the 200 sq ft deck sitting 25' back from the shoreline, perfect for watching the kiddos in the lake, sunsets and listening to the loons.  There is a small firepit nearby that is available but only with a local fire permit (we provide additional information for getting your fire permit).
The Lake & Surroundings
My family has been vacationing on this lake for years, it's hard to imagine a quieter more peaceful place to spend your vacation time.  The foliage in late september and October is the prettiest you're going to see outside of the white mountains and the large mouth bass fishing has always been fantastic.  The night time skies are as clear and beautiful as they get (the photo above is a long exposure photograph of the milky way rising over the pines).  In short, if you're looking for a quiet getaway and are looking for a turnkey vacation, then you will love this vacation spot.
Additional Photos
Top left, Alletta having run in the kayak.  Top right, you can see the swim float, dock, steps to the dock, furniture, paddle boat (available upon request) and canoe.  Bottom left, there's the kiddos in the 6 man hot tub and bottom right, the steepest part of the driveway.  You should have good tires to get in and out of the driveway here.  A 4wd SUV is ideal, but any car with good tires can get in and out.
Absolutely no smoking in the house. 
Small non barking dogs & Pets are OK
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Q&A
Where is Chesterville?
About 15 minutes east of Farmington and 50 minutes west of Augusta

How long does it take to get there from Boston?
3.5 hours

What is there to do around there besides fishing/swimming/hot tubbing/relaxing? 
This is not a tourist area.  The town of Farmington is a college town, so there's lots of quaint shops to go to.  I always take my kids to the waterslide in Bethel, about an hour away.  Also, this home is near the ITS snowmobile system, so you can hike those trails or go mountain biking on them.  There's a cinema and restaurants in town.

Can I launch my boat on this lake?
There's no public launch, so your only way to launch would be if you could lift it.  I could arrange for a rental boat if it's critical for your enjoyment.

Can I go waterskiing/jetskiing on this lake?
no.  The lake is 1 mile long and just under 1/2 mile wide.

Can I swim in the lake?
Yes.  I've been swimming in this lake since buying property in 2001.  The end of the dock is about 6' deep, the substrate is typical maine, rocky & sandy with some silt.  Sandals or reef shoes are recommended. 

What about your water supply?
Artesian well.  Tested and clean. 

Can I have a camp fire?
Yes, we provide a fire pit.
Rates
Please check back to the VRBO or Homeaway ad for current rental rates.
Rentals are Saturday-Saturday, no exceptions.  Rentals crossing rate periods will be pro-rated.  8.5% state of maine tax not included.  $400 security deposit required.
In Closing
In closing, this house was built for two reasons, to provide a great family getaway for our families, plus to share this treasure.  If you're rowdy, please, find somewhere else.  This house is a treasure among tourist traps and is everything that's advertised here and more.  The peace and solitude, and the proximity to mother nature's treasures will recharge you.  There no trick photography here, no surprises, no photography from certain angles to hide something.  About once a year the folks on adjoining lots pitch a tent and spend a weekend there, but that's pretty much the only traffic you may see.  If you love the peace, quiet and solitude of camping out in the middle of nowhere, but have outgrown camping, this house is for you.
Contact Us
Email: rnklanoue2@msn.com
Phone: Rich @ 940-594 3098