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Quaint Summer Vacation Home on Beautiful Balch Lake

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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you are looking to escape to a summer getaway... tucked away within the sprawling pine trees and nestled upon a beautiful lake amidst the loons and the flora and fauna that is quintessential Maine ... then look no further. The HI Camp, located on beautiful Balch Lake in the Lakes Region of Southern Maine in the quaint village of West Newfield, is a lovely, newly renovated 1930's two bedroom plus sleeping porch lakefront cottage with lake views, a private dock and 30 feet of shoreline -- all on the property.

The home and grounds underwent a complete renovation in 2009 and while it boasts all of today's modern conveniences, including a laundry room with washer and dryer, updated appliances (even a small dishwasher) and an interior update, it still maintains the antique charm of a bungalow built in the 1930's.

Bring your personal small watercraft to ski, fish or boat, kayak or rowboat to explore the lake (If you don't have your own, there are even a few on the property for you to use), enjoy loon watching, go swimming, hike up Mt. Chicorua in neighboring New Hampshire, go outlet shopping, or take a scenic 30 mile drive to Maine's famous coastline for a lobster dinner. There is much to see and do while vacationing here and it is all nearby. In addition, the Hi Camp is located in a quaint lake community of cottages called Shady Nook, which provides for your unlimited and free use of tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, basketball court and a recreation center that hosts summer events such as community cookouts, parties and celebrations, movie nights, a triathlon in September and even a weekly kid's camp. Or, you could come with a good book, relax in an Adirondack chair and take it all in!

Keywords: Camp, Cottage, Cabin, Lake House, Lakes Region in Southern Maine, New Hampshire

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We welcome family based renters 25 years old and up....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking is allowed in the camp....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Small cats and dogs must be pre-approved by the owners and be subject to an additional $50 pet fee....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom also is equipped with a hair dryer, soaps and shampoo/conditioner....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    There is one home between the property and the lake, however, the property has own lakefront property with 30 ft of shoreline and a private dock....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Faux electrical fireplace generates heat in the family room. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Living room and second bedroom contain heating elements....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Must bring own bed sheets/pillow cases and towels. Linen Service (Sheets and towels) provided for an extra $75 per stay....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Room contains cable TV with a DVD/VCR combo player...moreless

  • Parking:

    When arriving, there is parking for three cars in the back of the home. No parking on the street in the front....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    There is plenty of parking for a PWC or small boat trailer. There is a public boat launch 2 miles away at the local marina....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Must bring own bed sheets/pillow cases and towels. Linen Service (Sheets and towels) provided for an extra $75 per stay....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Signal available from owners' camp next door....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Electric Log heater installed in fireplace...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Property includes a dishwasher, microwave, blender, stove, oven,coffee maker, and other gadgets (such as a Lean Mean Grilling Machine, Lobster Pot, etc...)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and rowboat available free of charge (addl signed waiver required in order to use)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Tennis courts available free of charge at community rec center....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
May 1 - Jun 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$95
$600 $2,142
Fall Season
Sep 3 - Oct 12, 2015
3 night min stay
$95 $110
Fri, Sat, Sun
$600 $2,142
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$850 $3,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $50
  • Linens (sheets&towels) $75
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Base Rate/Summer Season Dates:

Jun 28-Sep 3, 2013

There is no cleaning fee at the Hi Camp, but we ask that you leave the camp neat and orderly upon check out.

The Hi Camp is closed during the winter season:

Oct 13-Dec 31 and

Jan 1- Mid May


Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 04/13/2015
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Location

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: The HI Camp is owned by two sets of related families, one from Georgia and the other from Connecticut.

Why the Owner Chose West Newfield:
Four generations of our families have been 'summering' here, and because of that, the Lakes Region holds special significance to us. As we to continued to foster this nostalgia with our expanding families, it became more difficult for all of us to vacation together. So when the HI Camp became available in 2008, we decided to purchase it as a family investment. When not rented, we will continue to bring future generations of families to Balch Lake to experience this special place.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The advantages to staying at the HI Camp are that you will enjoy the lake views, your own private dock and a private beachfront ... without having to pay lake-front prices.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Front of the house

    Front of the house

  • Another view of kitchen

    Another view of kitchen

  • Bathroom contains a shower and hair dryer

    Bathroom contains a shower and hair dryer

  • Alternate view of sun porch

    Alternate view of sun porch

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Another view of living room, which contains an electric heater in fireplace

    Another view of living room, which contains an electric heater in fireplace

  • Master bedroom with full bed

    Master bedroom with full bed

  • Second bedroom contains three sets of bunk beds (sleeps 6)

    Second bedroom contains three sets of bunk beds (sleeps 6)

  • Outside porch

    Outside porch

  • Alternate view of the dock. Property also contains 2 kayaks and a rowboat.

    Alternate view of the dock. Property also contains 2 kayaks and a rowboat.

  • Entrance to community

    Entrance to community

  • Kitchen contains a dishwasher and microwave

    Kitchen contains a dishwasher and microwave

  • View of kitchen

    View of kitchen

  • View of sun porch

    View of sun porch

  • Another View of sun porch

    Another View of sun porch

  • Another view of living room, which contains cable TV and DVD/VCR

    Another view of living room, which contains cable TV and DVD/VCR

  • Laundry room with washer and dryer. Also contains an iron.

    Laundry room with washer and dryer. Also contains an iron.

  • Alternate view of 2nd bedroom. Also contains a heater

    Alternate view of 2nd bedroom. Also contains a heater

  • Outside porch

    Outside porch

  • Walkway to private lake frontage.

    Walkway to private lake frontage.

  • Loon on Balch Lake

    Loon on Balch Lake

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Property type
    Cottage
Owner
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 04/13/2015
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