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The Little Gatsby House is a charming elegant treasure built in 1907, and still has some of it's original furnishings. Once you step over the threshold you feel like you are entering into the past. A time when life was simpler, slower, and more relaxing. This cottage has close proximity to everything, 100 feet of Lake frontage with beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, and the call of the loons. The enclosed porches which surround the cottage on three sides provide warm and dry living conditions in case of inclement weather as well as an open-air environment when the weather is fine. They span two stories and provide lots of area to enjoy dining, games, sleeping, reading, or quiet conversation. Everywhere you look are beautiful views. The lake itself is so peaceful and private, you'll be happy just to sit on the shore with a good book and a cup of tea.
Large full bath with garden tub on 2nd floor...moreless
Easy access to Portland, Old Orchard Beach and the ocean, 60 minutes to outlets and White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are also only 10 miles from St. Josephs College.
Both sun and shade areas. Large lawn area, Parking area for 4 cars, dock, Gas Grill, Fire Pit, Picnic table, Adirondack chairs, Lounge chairs, Life preservers, canoe, and 2 kayaks.
100 feet of private waterfront including a 20 foot dock. Sandy and rocky beach areas out to sand bottom– 4 stairs to water— retaining wall—clear water-(there is no marshy, grassy, slimy stuff)—gradual drop-off. There is a large public sand beach on the other side of the lake, accessible by boat or car.
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
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Cross Country Skiing
In addition to the small round table in the kitchen itself, there is a full size dining room attached to the kitchen and additional eating areas throughout the various porches, and lakeside....moreless
Foliage - Fall Colors Sep 13 - Nov 22, 2015 3 night min stay
$260 Thu, Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate 3 night min stay
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Year Purchased: 1907
About: After Eric worked as an Engineer for 25 years and Patty worked as a Systems Analyst/Manager for 29 years, they decided to change career paths and started their own Construction and Property Management Company. We would love to have you visit! Patty & Eric
Why Standish: Eric and Patty own the cottage next to this one and talked the owners into offering The Little Gatsby House to others so that they may enjoy the Lake cottage experience and build family memories to last a lifetime.
The Unique Benefits at this House: The Little Gatsby House has plenty of history. It was once the site of the ice house for the area. Ice was cut out of the lake, stored in sawdust, and loaded onto horse drawn carriages to be used in home refrigerators. It was once used as a boys camp called 'The Porches', where boys from 5 to 10 years of age came for the summer to escape the city life.
The Countess Da Gama (a descendent of the explorer 'Vasco Da Gama') and her son lived here during World War II.