A 4 season home made mostly from reclaimed materials, offers a rustic feel, yet provides modern conveniences. On our private wooded lot w/@ 367ft water frontage on serene Fahi Pond, you can come to get away from it all, sit back & relax, reduce stress & find your zen. Or, if it’s outdoor adventure you prefer, start w/touring the pond on our kayaks, while listening for the loons & watching for a deer out for a stroll. The Fahi Pond Retreat has something for everyone!!! Find more details below...
The Fahi Pond Retreat has it all, with the added bonus of gazing out at peaceful Fahi Pond just steps away from the house, while listening to the loons and possibly seeing an eagle fly over. This home in Embden, Maine, nature’s paradise, will provide you with the options you are seeking, whether they be adventure based or about lazy days reading or writing a book and finding peace in the solitude that this vacation retreat offers. If it is solitude you seek, this home is perfect for artists, writers, yoga, meditation and just enjoying “being” here and absorbing all that the natural surroundings offer. Either way, you’ve come to the right place as you’ll also find leaf peeping, skiing, golfing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, ATVing and even riding in a seaplane, much of which are doable just steps from our front door, with others only being a short drive away!
What’s great about our year round home home is that you feel as though you’re remote, but you have so many things available to you within a short drive from our fully equipped home. There are multiple grocery store options, LOTS of outdoor activities, some great restaurants, bakeries, antique stores, eclectic shopping & breweries, arts, theatre, all in nearby towns like Skowhegan, Waterville, Bingham, Madison and Kingfield.
About the house itself… Our 1,400sf home is located on a 3+ acre wooded lot, with approximately 367ft of water frontage on Fahi Pond. The home is quite unique being that it is a newer home built in 2009, but has the character of a home from the 1700’s. It’s like taking a step back in time while still having modern conveniences, so you get the best of both worlds. The home was built with many refurbished items like built in cabinetry and window boxes and reclaimed wood. The home sleeps 6 with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, one with a tub on the 1st floor and the other with a shower on the 2nd floor. One bedroom is on 1st floor w/a queen bed, while two additional bedrooms are on 2nd floor, one w/a queen bed & one w/a twin bed and daybed. The home is fully equipped to the point that you should be able to pack your bags & bring your groceries and just show up and start enjoying your time at The Fahi Pond Retreat!
Embden is located in Central Maine, surrounded by two picturesque rivers (the Kennebec River and the Carrabassett River) and bordered by the following towns and territories: Anson, Concord, Lexington, New Portland and Solon. Although our home feels remote, it is accessible within less than 2 hours from Portland, ME and less than 3.5 hours from Boston, MA.
If it’s fishing you desire, Fahi Pond has a strong wildlife habitat offering 196 acres of shallow waters. Fahi Pond is a Wildlife Management Area managed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, where you could test your luck at hooking a white perch or pickerel, just a couple of Fahi’s common catches. Motorboats with more than 10 horsepower are prohibited on Fahi Pond, which contributes to the serene atmosphere of the area. Within less than a 10 minute drive you can be at Embden Pond with a public boat launch, well known for its great fishing (even land-locked salmon) and pristine deeper waters. This pond is not only larger at approximately 6 miles, but it has a heavier activity level with motorboats and many homes around the pond.
Skiing is another favorite activity for many. One of Maine’s premier resorts, Sugarloaf, is less than 35 miles away. In the Sugarloaf area you can also take on many other winter sports like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and fat biking, all available through the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center where rentals are offered. Sugarloaf is also well know for their award winning golf course which is not only challenging but offers stunning mountain and river views. The list goes on of what you can find all season long, even ziplines and segway tours!
And speaking of golf, there are other courses just minutes from The Fahi Pond Retreat! The closest is Diadema Golf Club, less than 6 miles away, a 9 hole course with gorgeous fairways. There is also a restaurant on site offering many yummy items. Lakewood Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 course in the town of Madison, less than 15 miles from The Fahi Pond Retreat. According to the Golf Digest website, Lakewood has “great holes that are challenging and lots of fun to play. Some like to call this a hidden gem.” This course also includes Maine’s only par 6, in addition to fantastic scenery.
Renting our home is a new concept for us so we hope that you find everything you need and enjoy our home as much as we do, but please reach out with any questions so we can ensure you fully enjoy your stay!
Television (Apple TV device allows use of NetFlix or other subscriptions, but no cable service provided)
Landline telephone (mainly for emergency, or for collect calls or use w/calling card)
Towels (bath, hand and face) are provided for both bathrooms
Single ply toilet paper (requirement for septic system)
Paper towels (starter rolls provided but bring extra if needed)
All beds are made with premium Tommy Bahama or DKNY sheets
Additional blankets are provided
Additional pillows are provided
Iron & ironing board
First aid kit
Shampoo & soaps/body-wash are provided for both bathrooms
2 hair dryers
Kitchen is fully stocked with multiple pots & pans including a lobster pot
Electric stove with oven
Jars for cooking grease (located under kitchen sink)
Keurig coffee maker (some k-cups provided) & regular coffee maker (filters supplied)
Utensils for cooking, serving and grilling
Sugar, salt, pepper and many spices for cooking & baking
Dishes, bowls, glassware including wine glasses (wine & bottle openers supplied)
Cutting boards and knives (sharpener supplied)
Broom, vacuum, hand-vacuum
Washer & dryer
Gas grill w/propane tank & backups
2 kayaks (1 equipped for fishing), 2 adult life jackets, 2 paddles
Oil heat by baseboard, dual zone
Additional parking available at top of driveway for additional vehicles, trailers, ATVs, boats, etc.
Picnic table, chairs & fire-pit at pond-front
Dock for use with kayak drop-in
The home is located steps away from Fahi Pond, in a gorgeous & serene area where it’s not unusual to not see anyone else, but when you do it’s likely a passerby on a kayak or someone fishing from a small boat (10 horsepower restriction adds to that serenity). Our home is unique in that it was built in 2009 but on the inside it appears to be from another era as it was built from repurposed materials & reclaimed wood. A newer home that looks old but has the conveniences of modern day, the best of both worlds! It’s lovely to sit by the water and listen to the sounds of nature, especially the loons, and hopefully get to see an eagle fly overhead. The area really is a nature’s paradise!
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