4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 12
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Overall this was a wonderful vacation. The house is beautiful and was in very clean condition. Highland Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes in southern Maine and very clean and clear.. The private beach in front of the house is a gem. Very gradual sandy entry to water. We all absolutely loved it.
Minutes from the downtown area of Bridgton which is one of my favorite towns. Restaurants, shops, two very good grocery stores, and the security of having a small hospital should one be unfortunate enough to need it.
Four kayaks, some water toys and a peddle boat are provided. We had a great time paddling around with the kids. We and they loved it. We did not catch a lot of fish - but one that we did catch was a huge bass, which dragged the kayak around for several minutes before it could be netted. Great fun.
Cell phone reception was spotty but wifi was strong and consistent.
Based on what I saw from other reviews, there have been some changes to policies/rules for this property that are worth noting. Renters are no longer required to transport trash to the town dump. Someone now comes by each week to pick up trash - which is a big improvement. The other issue is that bed linens are no longer provided. The owner informed us of this with just a couple of days prior to the start of our vacation. We had to buy sheets at the last minute for 7 beds!
Two other issues of note: there is some poison ivy on this property. Not a big deal, nor that uncommon but would have been good if owner posted signs about this, for those people who may not know what to look for.
The other is that though the property is in very good repair there is a large gap between two of the planks, running the whole length of the deck. Big enough for a child's foot to go through - which happened twice to one of ours.
I do recommend this property for its overall excellent condition, location, beauty and convenience. And the beach!!!
Perfect Family Getaway
We had a lovely time at this beautiful lakeside home! Heather was great to work with and responded in a very timely manner to answer any questions we had. This was the perfect place for both young and old alike. We had our 7 year old b/g twins and their 82 year old grandparents. Lots of open space and the side porch and basement were great went it rained a few nights. The lake is beautiful! Thanks for a great vacation.
The Phinney Family 2018
Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at the lake. Hope to have you again sometime.
Beautiful property on the lake.
Just returned from an amazing week at this property. House was perfectly sized for our 11 people (6 adults and 5 kids) kitchen was well stocked for cooking meals. Island was great size too. Private beach was perfect for.our kids (and us) to enjoy. We rented a boat for the week and utilized the dock so that was great to have there. Water was shallow enough for the little ones. Fire pit was great for evenings. Very little boat traffic. We got good use from the kayaks and peddle boat. All in all a great property and would highly recommend it!! Thank you Heather!!
Stayed July 7th-14th
Our family enjoyed our stay at this house. Heather was great to work with, answered all questions timely and was very accommodating. The house is beautiful, fully stocked, and met all our needs. We had many great days at the lake and hope to return next year. Two thumbs up!
Thanks for you review Sue. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and want to return. We have had several repeat renters over the years, which is very nice. Thanks for taking good care of our place!
Well maintained and stocked with plenty of room. The only issue was second year in A row when ran out of gas for grill even though there were 3 tanks. Beautiful location with plenty of privacy.
Beautiful lake rental!
We stayed at this property for a girls get-a-way and it was truly exactly what were looking for! We sat on the beach during the day, and by the fire pit at night! It was absolutely perfect! Heather, was great working with and she was helpful and kind when we had questions. I would recommend this property to anyone! Such a lovely experience! 5+STARS!!!
Thank you Andrianna, I am glad this weekend worked out for you all. Wish I had more girls weekends there myself:) Thanks for taking good care of our place.
Charming downtown Bridgton is only a 10 minute walk (1/2 mile) with galleries, shops, antiques and craft stores, quaint restaurants and a fabulous library. There's also an old-fashioned drive-in theater right in Bridgton. Enjoy three local golf courses that are nearby. Drive only 10 miles and spend a relaxing afternoon on the 'Songo River Queen' on Long Lake. Or enjoy one of the many restaurants on the Naples Causeway. You can even take a plane ride right from Long Lake and see all the local scenery.
There's outlet shopping in nearby tax-free North Conway, New Hampshire which is only 30 minutes away. This is a great area for water skiing, sailing, canoeing, tubing, jet skiing and kayaking. There is a public boat ramp (which is free) only half a mile away. Perfect location for skiing and snowmobiling. 5 miles to Shawnee Peak/Pleasant Mountain and 30 minutes to Sunday River.
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