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Rafal Subernat

Member since: 2015
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Speaks english, polish

Rustic Luxury Lake Home on Sebec Lake with Private Waterfront and Amazing views!

39 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Bowerbank holiday house

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom waterfront home with modern amenities.

Welcome to our luxurious and rustic, lakefront property situated on Sebec lake. One of Maine's most pristine and prettiest lakes. The three bedroom, 2 ½ bath home is finished with custom details throughout including brand new stone fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor fire pit area. Completely furnished with all the amenities you need to be as comfortable as possible during your stay, including washer and dryer, linens and towels, and a full kitchen, equipped with all the necessary cooking appliances for whipping up your favorite meals.

Other special details throughout the house include radiant heat, deck fire pit, indoor/outdoor bluetooth speaker, wireless internet, DirectTV and phone. Finished basement with a walkout to the lake. Dock available for use with a floating island and kayaks. Public boat launch is less than ½ mile away. Fish all year long including great ice fishing in the winter!

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Boat rentals--party barge, fishing boats, waterskis and wakeboards are all available at Tim Merrril & Co across the lake in DoverFoxcroft. Water temperature reaches almost 80F degrees in the summer months, so great for water activities. The water is unbelievably clean and clear. Daytime temps in the summer months range from 75-90F, with the evenings 50-70.

Other Activities: There are 4 nine hole golf courses within a 25 mile radius. Eighteen hole courses, some very nice about an hour away. There is great fly fishing and whitewater rafting on the Penobscot river 1 1/2 hours away. Shopping and restaurants are in Dover Foxcroft 1/2 hour away. Great hiking can be found at Boarstone Mountain, Baxter State Park, and Gulf Hagus. Peaks-Kenny State Park is part of Sebec Lake. Also within a half hour are tennis courts and horseback riding. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor make for a nice day trip from the lake house about 2 hours away.

More on Sebec Lake:

Located in central Maine's Piscataquis River Valley, Sebec Lake is surrounded by a land of recreational opportunity. Whether you come to relax in New England's rural countryside or accept the challenge of the Appalachian Trail, Sebec Lake has it all. Boating, fishing, hiking, hunting, canoeing, scenic drives and wildlife viewing are among the many activities found in the Maine Highlands region that surrounds Sebec Lake.

A scenic 45-mile drive northwest of Bangor takes you to the rolling hills and wooded shoreline of Lake Sebec. The 11-mile long lake is formed on the Sebec River by the Sebec Dam. Twice a year Sebec Lake's water level is lowered from its average depth of 42 feet to encourage the salmon spawning.

More than 800 properties are tucked among the trees surrounding Sebec Lake. Whether you select a lakeside or countryside vacation rental, the lake will provide the perfect home away from home. Here you can wake to fresh mountain air, plan your daytime excursions, and relax to the calling of loons at the end of a perfect day. Visitor needs are served by the quaint communities of Dover-Foxcroft, Bowerbank, Milo, Willimantic and Sebec.

Peaks-Kenny State Park is near the community of Dover-Foxcroft. Here you will find 813 acres offering campsites, picnic areas, restrooms, showers, a bathhouse and beach. Several public parks and ramps can be found along Sebec Lake's shoreline, concentrated in the communities of Dover-Foxcroft, Sebec and the village of Sebec Lake. The Milo Public Boat Landing provides access to Sebec Lake from the Sebec River.

Maine's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department places Sebec Lake in Region E (Moosehead Region). They state that the pristine waters of Sebec Lake are one of the original homes of landlocked salmon in Maine. Stocked lake trout can also be found along with smallmouth bass and white perch.

The dramatic view that spans Sebec Lake's horizon includes Mount Katahdin. At 5,267 feet, it is Maine's highest mountain and the end of the Appalachian Trail. To the north of Sebec Lake is Borestone Mountain. Here you can hike the trails of the 1,640-acre Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary or visit their interpretive nature center. Located within the shadows of the mountains are Moosehead Lake, Maine's largest lake, and Baxter State Park, where you can enjoy hiking, climbing and camping.

Whether you choose to canoe, kayak, bike, hike or drive into Sebec Lake's countryside, the scenery is spectacular. Not to be missed are the nineteenth-century Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site and two National Natural Landmarks. The first is Gulf Hagas, a 3.5-mile long gorge that is part of the Appalachian Trail. In contrast to the rugged bedrock of the gorge, "The Hermitage" holds 35 acres of Maine's oldest white pines and is protected by the Nature Conservancy.

Summer is not the only busy season at Sebec Lake. When "leaf peepers" arrive to view the spectacular color around Lake Sebec, thoughts turn to camping, hiking and the chance to hunt. Among the wildlife to be found in the forests or game preserves are black bear, moose, deer, elk and game birds. During the winter, Sebec Lake residents can expect to see temperatures approach zero with area snowfalls averaging 85 inches annually. This is the season for ice fishing, snowmobiles, skis, snowshoes and dogsleds. No matter the season or choice of recreation, a stay at Sebec Lake will place you central to it all.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rafal Subernat (Owner)
Member since: 2015
Call Owner
Speaks english, polish

About Rafal Subernat

Jenn and Raf are Maine lovers who enjoy spending time at this serene and peaceful property. Bringing their twins to the lake house is one of the most relaxing times and they cherish the memories made at this beautiful spot. Jenn is originally from Maine and spent most of her life in the Bangor area. Raf fell in love with Maine many years ago and calls this property a "piece of heaven".

Rafal Subernat purchased this house in 2012

Why Rafal Subernat chose Maine

Lake house has all of the modern amenities, but also charming rustic feel to it. It has a beautiful stone fireplace, hot tub, and is luxuriously appointed. Waterfront location allows for amazing views and spotting of wildlife. Listening to loons and peepers at night is very relaxing while sitting by the fire at night time.

What makes this house unique

Quiet, private, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, wildlife, amazing views to name a few...


based on 39 traveller reviews

Rustic Luxury Lake Home on Sebec Lake with Private Waterfront and Amazing views!
average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Great Stay at Camp Subernat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a phenomenal time at the lake house on Lake Sebec! The house is stunning and it has every available amenity needed for a great stay! The beds were comfortable and the sheets/towels were excellent quality. We were able to enjoy some great family time and even got to see SNOW! It was a fantastic trip and we are looking forward staying again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you back in the near future. Thank you, Raf and Jenn
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The house looked small online but it's a decent size. It was clean and has everything you needed so you don't have to bring much. The inside were beautiful and my kids really enjoyed our stay there. The only downside for us was the closest regular store are about 35 minutes away (we didn't have to do since we brought everything that we needed and the other thing was the weather was kind of cold and windy. So we couldn't really enjoy the outdoor fire pit and kitchen much. The indoor fireplace was lovely and RAF did supplies us with woods which is a big plus!! Overall we love the house and hope to return to it again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and loved the house. We hope to see you back in the future. Thank you, Raf and Jenn
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Perfect lake house rental!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a long overdue review for such an amazing rental on lake sebec. We were lucky enough to rent this house last thanksgiving since we have family in the area along w a camp. The house was absolutely immaculate & the property management company does a great job! The owner was so accommodating and responsive with our needs. He answered the phone and my texts late when i could not figure something out. Linens included which were good quality were so appreciated. One less thing to pack considering I had to bring the thanksgiving dinner. The house set up was fantastic for us and everything was stocked that we could of needed. The lake view and location is the best and very private yet close to Dover for shopping needs. hot tub under the stars after a long day in the chilly weather was such a nice end to the day. The floor to ceiling stone fireplace is wonderful as well! We used it constantly. The location is close to moose head lake, mt Kathadin, Bangor, Dover foxcroft and even Acadia. You could not ask for a better rental especially for view amenities and the rate. Many thanks & we plan on coming back throughout this winter! I can not wait!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had such a great time and we are looking forward to having you back this year. Thank you, Raf and Jenn
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Lake home experience

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful lake home, steps away from lake. It was quite and peaceful, allowing plenty of time for leisure. We sat on the deck every night to have our dinner in front of a fire. We had beautiful weather that allowed an absolutely stunning view of the stars. The hot tub as a perfect place for this star gazing. The house itself is well done and in great shape. We loved our time at Sebec lake, and really hated to go.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you had a great stay and enjoyed the lake house. Thank you, Raf and Jenn
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Overall Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything and more! I would recommend it to anyone by far. There was absolutely everything included. All the extras we brought we thought we might need, was a waste. There is everything included. Everyone had such a great time and it was so relaxing. The outback is very nice especially since we had kids. The house is gorgeous inside and the views at night at the house are beautiful. I'm really at a loss of words how much this house impressed me. The Loons are another great thing that we got to see and hear everyday. The house was very clean and maintained when we got there. Raf is also a great person to deal with. He answered so many questions I had and was such a great help. We traveled back to Dover-Foxcroft and got fresh lobsters and brought them back to the house and steamed. Everyone loved that! We just basically sat at the house because it was so perfect! Again I would recommend this house to anyone and everyone!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much and loved the house! Thank you, Raf and Jenn
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Great lake cottage with all the immenities needed for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

My wife 3 children (12,8 and 8), spent the last weekend in August and first week of September at this spectacular cottage. All you need is to provide food and everything else one would need is already available. We enjoyed viewing eagles and Loons each day. Fishing off the dock kept the kids entertained. The kayaks were nice to go out and enjoy the lake too. The only problem was we could only stay a week. The people in Dover Foxcroft were very welcoming. We look forward to visiting again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay and we are looking forward to having you back in the future! Thank you, Raf and Jenn
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Nearest Beach
Peaks-Kenny State Park on Sebec Lake
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Bowerbank, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016/Spring 2016
6 Nov 2016 - 27 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer Season/Peak
28 May 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$168
Refundable Damage Deposit A$336
Tax Rate 9.0%

Property Damage: Refundable Damage Deposit of $250.

Rental fee: 50% due at booking and 50% due at least 30 days before occupancy.

Cancellations: 100% refundable until 30 days before occupancy. No refunds within 30 days of occupancy.

Must be at least 21 years old to rent.

VRBO/HOMEAWAY Just implemented a SERVICE FEE for all rental. This has nothing to do with the owners this is a fee that they charge. This is the info they provided about service fee

What is the service fee?

The service fee is a fee charged to the traveler and is calculated on a sliding scale of 4% to 10% of the total booking. The charge applies to the cost of the rental and will not exceed $499. The service fee helps cover the cost of running the HomeAway websites, including features such as 24/7 customer support and marketing efforts to ensure a quality experience on our sites for both travelers and owners.

Travelers pay the service fee by credit card or eCheck through the checkout flow or payment request, no matter how they pay the owner. The service fee is charged to the card once the booking has been accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Bowerbank

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1872 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Main floor full bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Downstairs full bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Loft 1/2 bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , On the main floor with queen size bed, night stands, closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Loft bedroom with queen size bed,sleep sofa,1/2 bath, TV,fan
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, full bath, closet, fan.
  • Total 3 queen beds, 1 sleeper sofa. Sleeps 8 in beds. 4 couches available for any guest beyond 8. (Max 10 guests).
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
All year round home! Amazing summers, beautiful fall and even great ice fishing in the winter!