Luxury lake house on tranquil Panther Pond available for year-round vacation rental. Enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, and relaxing with friends and family on 2+ acres of secluded lake front property and more than 200 feet of pristine waterfront.
We built this property from the ground up with: a beautiful, luxury, custom home; extensive landscaping throughout the property; brand new furniture and linens; and professional decorating.
The house has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and sleeps up to 14. The floor-to-ceiling picture windows overlooking the water offer incredible views of Panther Pond in every season. There are also full or partial views of the lake from almost every room in the house due to our position on a peninsula. The house is just steps away from the waterfront and the lot slopes gently down to the fire pit and dock for easy access to the lake.
Water Frontage and Entry:
The water near the property is crystal clear and excellent for swimming or boating. There is a sandy bottom that starts at wading depth by the shore and gradually deepens to about 6 feet deep at the end of the dock. In addition, we have a small sandy area with granite steps next to the dock as an additional entry point into the water. There is a mooring available for guests that choose to rent or bring a boat
Guests of Raymond Retreat will also have access to the Hawthorne Beach Club, a private sandy beach on Panther Pond about 8 minutes from the house by kayak or canoe.
We have taken great pains to ensure the house is stocked with everything you can think of for an enjoyable stay, and we are always open to suggestions from our guests on items we can add to continually improve each season.
Please Note: Our property turnover day is on Fridays during peak season, which means check-in and checkout times will only be scheduled on Fridays. This allows our housekeeping staff to dedicate their full effort to ensuring Raymond Retreat is in excellent condition for the next renter, rather than rushing to turn over multiple properties on Saturday.
Guests have full access to the entire property
We are always available via phone or text for any assistance needed.
Raymond Retreat is the quintessential Maine luxury lake front camp. Sitting on 2.5 acres of beautiful lake front property with excellent outdoor and indoor space. Very secluded property with convenient access to town and shopping.
Ample parking on the property
We partner with a local chef that can provide pantry stock, cooking parties, catered meals, and private chef services for an additional fee. Booking early is recommended as availability is limited, particularly in the summer months, let us know if you are interested in these services when booking.
Parking & facilities
Parking garage, Parking available, Parking-on-street , Parking included
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed, Suitable for elderly or infirm , Wheelchair inaccessible
Deck chairs, Canoe/Kayak, DVD-Player, Stereo system, TV (Antenna) , TV (Cable)
Lake , Waterfront
Bathroom & laundry
Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub , Washing machine
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace , Heating available
Internet & office
Broadband Internet, Broadband Internet , Telephone
Kitchen & dining
Blender, Children's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner
Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Security system , Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Suitable for elderly or infirm
Check in: 03:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM
Raymond Retreat is a quick 35-minute drive from PWM
airport off of 302. Once you arrive on Giselle Lane, proceed to the end of the street, and turn left onto Gifford Point Rd. Raymond Retreat is the first house
on the right and has a wooden Raymond Retreat Sign with an arrow.
The address of the house is:
12 Giselle Ln
Raymond, ME 04071
Growing up in New England, vacations in Maine are some of my fondest memories: exploring the boardwalk at Old Orchard beach, indulging in fresh lobster and oysters by the dozen in Portland, lake swims and hiking in the summers, and skiing in the winter; Maine really has it all. As an adult, work pulled me far away from home, but I continued the tradition by planning yearly trips with family and friends. When I met my wife in 2012, she too was enchanted by the beauty of "Vacationland". Since then, we have lived in many places and adventured all over the world, but Maine was the one place we always came back to. We continued our yearly trips, and even hosted our wedding in Sunday River. Maine was our paradise, and we were determined to own a piece of it someday. After more than 10 years of renting lake houses from Sebago to Rangeley, we saw an opportunity. We saw more and more of our friends opting out of traditional resort vacations in favor this option. With the right rental, you could have plenty of space for a large group, unique amenities, healthy, home-cooked meals, and the chance to indulge in nature and local culture, but that is only if you find the right property. We have found many lovely places to stay over the years, but with our extensive travel and corporate experience, nothing met all of our requirements or lived up to our exceedingly high standards. What many property owners did not seem to understand was that, in today’s market, a vacation rental is not just a spare property you can use to collect an few extra dollars with little attention, it is a service you are providing to your guests. It is the thing that will make or break somebody’s hard-earned vacation, family reunion, or romantic getaway. Our goal in every decision we have made in building this property was to put together a product that provides the turn-key, relaxing, luxury experience we look for in our own vacations. We hope you will visit us for your next family vacation, getaway, reunion, or special event and experience all of the beauty Maine has to offer.