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Sandy Beach & Privacy & Canoe At waters edge

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 8 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Beautiful, recently renovated, Architect designed, 3 bedroom, lakefront cottage, with 168 feet of waterfront privacy and sandy beach, (depending on lake water level), on Highland Lake in Bridgton in the Lakes Region of Maine. Bridgton is at the base of the White Mountain Range in the southwest part of the state. Highland Lake is one of the prettiest lakes in the region and is famous for excellent fishing. Bring your own boat or use our Canoe. Great fishing, boating, and water skiing on Highland Lake.

The cottage sleeps up to 8 comfortably and is directly on the water. The large deck literally hangs out over the lake and you have a private beach (depends on lake level), and private dock. Take your boat to the Bridgton town dock for breakfast and shopping, or just lounge in the sun on the large waterfront deck. The views from the deck are simply incredible!

The cottage is new inside as of 2006, with an Architect designed, open floor plan, with amazing views out the expansive front windows. The master bedroom has 1 new Queen bed and private full master bath, the second bedroom has one Full size bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. Both of these bedrooms share a bathroom. There is also a pull-out full size sleeper in the living room. A double sided fireplace will warm you, if you have a cool Maine evening.

No smoking is allowed in the cottage. One pet, dog or cat, is allowed for an additional non-refundable $300 fee per week. Cottage uses lake water. Bottled water recommended for drinking.

NOTE: This is a seasonal cottage only available to rent for the months of May thru October.

Keywords: Lakefront Cottage with Sandy frontage

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John Donahoe
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John Donahoe

I am a licensed architect and professional musician. You can find me playing saxophone and electric violin at Brays Pub in Naples in the southern Maine lakes region nearly evey Sunday night during the summer season. Stop by and say hello.

Why John Donahoe chose Mountains & Lakes

When I saw this property it was like the cottage sat 'in' the water. The large deck sits at water's edge and has a superb view down the lake. I re-designed and gutted the inside of the cottage and rebuilt it in the Maine 'Knotty Pine' style, but with modern appliances. This is a peaceful, private location with sunshine from early morning till mid to late afternoon. You'll love it!

What makes this cottage unique

Super Quiet Peaceful and private setting with incredible expansive views down length of lake. Hear the water lap up on the shore from your large private deck!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Sandy Beach & Privacy & Canoe At waters edge
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Wonderful week on the lake

  • 5 of 5

My family could not have had a more peaceful, beautiful week. The weather was perfect, sunny days and cool nights. We spent a lot of time on the huge deck that practically sits on the water. We didn’t do a lot of cooking but the kitchen seemed well stocked. The cabin is very comfortable, the ceiling fans worked great for the hot days. There was more than enough room for the three of us. The owner was very responsive but not intrusive. Highland lake is beautiful. The sandy entrance made for great swimming. The location is perfect. Because it’s at the very end of the road it has the quiet and privacy we wanted but it’s only about a 10 minute drive from the center of town. Bridgton has a movie theater and a drive in. We enjoyed breakfast at Beth’s Kitchen and dinner at the Gastropub. We saw a mother deer and her doe crossing the road in front of the cabin. Unfortunately we didn’t see loons but we did hear them. We all wished we rented for two weeks instead of one. Looking forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed our little slice of heaven. Our goal is to always make our renters comfortable and very happy. Thanks!
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Gloucester, MA

Great Place!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd time staying at the lake house on Highland Lake. Loved it last year and loved it this year! Great location, quiet, private and room for two families. Loved being at end of a dead end street and far away from the action. Yet, there a lot of fun things to do within a short car ride such as, hiking, mini golf, Song River Queen, drive-in movies, etc. The owner John, we great to work with, very responsive. We hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming back to our little slice of heaven and for your kind review. We hope to see you again next summer.
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wonderful 2 weeks on the lake

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks at Highland Lake, Bridgton, Maine. We had our 4 year old Labrador with us and we thoroughly enjoyed the lake, the canoe and the deck. We walked the dog through the neighborhood, which was fun as it is Christmas Shores and all of the streets are named Sleighbell Lane or Kris Kringle or Santa Clause and met several friendly neighbors. The house was well outfitted with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a dining room, living room and working wood burning fireplace and plenty of plates and glasses and cookware. We cooked out on the grill and ate on the picnic table on the back deck most evenings. We used the loungers on the deck as there was not much sandy beach at this time. We had several lovely meals in town, one night at Venezia, 1 nights at Vivo, 1 night at the Gastropub. The lobster place at the rotary has wonderful lobster rolls. I recommend reservations for Venezia and Vivo. We saw a couple of movies at the theater and enjoyed trivia in the pub attached. The washer and dryer came in handy, but they are not full size and the washer needs to be hooked up to the sink so I was pleased that we overpacked as usual so that I did not have to rely on them. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to make our guests happy. So glad you enjoyed your stay at our cottage.
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Boston, MA

Lake house

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this house for 6 summers now and absolutely love it. We have 3 boys and they look forward to going year after year. You can't beat the location and the view of the lake. We tube, ski, fish, canoe, swim, snorkel and go on countless boat rides. Our family loves to sit on the deck anytime of day. The center of Bridgton is great and close by. This cozy cottage suits a family of 5 just fine from babies to preteens. We always look forward to going back!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and your love and care for our cottage. We hope to see you come back for many years.
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New Jersey

Very close to heaven

  • 5 of 5

Never in my life have I ever been so relaxed or have enjoyed such peace as I do at your place. We had such a wonderful time and I came home entirely energized for whatever was awaiting me. We were a family that ranged from 80 years young to 16 years old. Everyone felt the same.

I rented this cabin last Oct during the peak of fall foliage season. I had a wonderful time. I wanted to experience the lake during the summer. We rented a speed boat and tube, took out the canoe, fished and swam. In the evening those sunsets were like something out of a dream. I was in awe of them. I have never really known lake life, I've always been a skiier and beach person. My eyes have been opened to lakes.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey

Relaxing, beautiful, quiet, woodsy

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the most relaxed I have felt in a long time. I went up by myself to get away from it all, and I felt like I was in heaven. It was the quiet and serene beauty of the area during the fall foliage season, that made me want to come back again this summer. The cabin and grounds are beautiful. The large deck sits almost in the water. Sitting and relaxing in a chair with a cup of tea, reading on the long dock was wonderful. I recommend this wholeheartedly.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Frye Island
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Highland Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 302
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Venezia Italian Restaurant
Car: recommended

Swimming, Boating, Fishing, virtually any and all watersports, activites on Highland Lake. Take your boat or our Canoe, which is provided, to the Bridgton town dock and eat at one of the restaurants, or go shopping for antiques. Nearby is the Saco River for rafting trips and canoe excursions. Enjoy Fly-fishing in the area streams, Hiking and Cycling in the Mountains, Shawnee Peak is just 5 minutes away. Loads of Antique Dealers in Bridgton, Harrison, Norway and Naples. Outlet Shopping nearby, tax free in Conway, New Hampshire. The Causeway in Naples, which is 15 minutes drive away, has everything for the kids such as Arcade games, Library, Sea-plane rides, Riverboat Cruises, Shopping and lakefront Resturaunts. There is Live Theater at Deertrees in Harrison or try the Bridgton Twin outdoor drive in Theatre, just like the old days! In the fall, you will enjoy the best Fall colors in New England, and the famous Freyburg Fair in nearby Freyburg. Sit by the fire and take in the amazing view


Rates & Availability

Bridgton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fryeburg Fair
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $300
Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Signed rental lease from owner is required.
9% Maine Tax required
Cleaning fee of $150
CANCELLATION POLICY: More than 120 days prior to arrival ... full refund minus a $300 rebooking fee. Less than 120 days prior to arrival there is no refund allowed.
Pets allowed with additional pet fee.

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Bridgton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet and sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Tub, Shower & sink
  • One full bath and one half bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1) Brand new bed and mattress set., Double Beds (1) New mattress set., Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size pull-out sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Dock, Canoe, Paddles, Life Jackets, Beach which depends on lake level, Lobster Pot, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, Fireplace, ceiling fans in all rooms, TV, DVD, free wireless internet, Games, Cards, Outdoor Furniture, Gas Grille, Picnic table on deck, Dock, Waterfront Deck, washer and dryer, private Sandy Beach (depends on lake water level), Private parking.

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