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Fabulous Kezar Lake retreat on 5 private acres

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, outdoor shower,

If you're looking for the perfect home for a family holiday, look no further. This lovely family home treats couples with the best of the yesteryear with the amenities you're looking for. Built in 2008 with an eye towards design detail to make this home look like it's been there for 100 years, Twin Pines, boasts a large grand room that keeps the family together and 4 bedrooms, plus an attached 3-season bunkhouse

Beth Clifford
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 30, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Beth,

I've been meaning to let you know how much we loved staying in your charming home! It took me a couple of months of searching for the perfect house for our first-ever Maine vacation. I searched the coast, Acadia, the south until I finally stumbled across your home. And it was exactly what I was looking for for our family and our friends. We felt relaxed and at home from the minute we walked through the door. Kezar Lake was beyond breathtaking. We spent almost all our time at the "beach" and the floating dock. We really wished we had the whole summer to stay there. I'm hoping that we can take a longer vacation next year. All 6 of my family and the 3 friends are sold and want to return!

Best regards,

Aug 2011
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Lovell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , first floor
    Main Bath - toilet , tub , first floor - bunkhouse accessible
    2nd floor Bath - toilet , shower , toilet, sink and shower room are separate
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , hot and cold water
  • Bath on second floor is made up of three rooms to allow lots of usage at the same time. Cedar lined shower room, fits two adults/4 kids. First floor baths have antique claw foot soaking tubs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • East Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor next to bunkroom
    Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Master - 1 queen , first floor
    West Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bunkhouse - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Attached building with loft, plus 3 cots in the loft
  • Bunkhouse is attached to the main house through the mudroom, it is 3-season only, no heat, yet has electricity and lighting. Great retreat for a family, three cots in the loft and separate screen porch
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Some amenities available through common area: pool table, bowling alleys, ping pong table, game room, dock boatslip, child swing, clay tennis court. Home is part of an association on the lake, includes 3/4 mile of waterfront, sand beach, streams, 5 docks, 2 boathouses, screen porch overlooking lake, softball field, racquetball court


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Fabulous Kezar Lake retreat on 5 private acres
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews

Great location! Hard to contact owner.

  • 4 of 5

The property is in a great location. House was not numbered and GPS sends you further than driveway is. (First house on the street) Easy drives to Fryeburg and North Conway. Arrival information was not given and there was no way to access the property. After driving down the road to find cell phone service to contact owner we were told there was a key hidden but key was not where it was reportedly hidden. Once we got in the house was gorgeous.tons of space and nice wood beam ceilings. A short walk down to the lake with the rec hall. Loved the bowling alley and docks!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we're very sorry for the initial impression and thankful for the lasting impression. Our property manager dropped the ball on this one and we've put controls in place to make sure it doesn't happen again. Thank you for staying at Twin Pines!
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Easy to get to and a very comfortable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this rental house.

Beautiful place.

The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is, shower situation is not very convenient.

No place to put your towel, no towel hooks, the one bathroom sink as well as kitchen sink is not secure and the whole faucet turns if you're not careful. The coffee maker leaked all over, and unless you like old, flat pillows... bring your own.

Also, it wasn't clear where the rec building was, or if we had access to the canoes and kayaks. My email wasn't responded to for us to find out.

The place is clean, roomy and comfortable though.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Lake House

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely home, but there were a few quirks that kept me from giving this house five stars.

Firstly, Kezar Lake and the Westways association (where the house is located) is a magical place to stay. The lake is a gem - pristine and clean.

The house is not on the lake, but is a short walk to the waterfront area that the association members use. The couple days that we spent on the lake we drove all of our "stuff" down for a day by the water.

The recreation hall, which as an association member, the house has use of, was amazing. Our kids loved it. The bowling alley was enjoyed by all of us, from age 5 to 75!

The house itself is quite large and didn't feel cramped at all for nine of us. There were plenty of beds, and then some, for everyone.

There is only one shower in the house, which is upstairs. The shower stall room is off the main bathroom (which has no door on it), and has two sinks in it. The shower area has a sliding barn door so you have privacy while showering. We found, upon arriving at the house, that both lights in the shower area did not work, so we could not close the door to the shower area because it would be too dark to see. And since the main room to the bathroom had no door on it, we did not have total privacy showering. I emailed the owner to let her know this on about our second or third day, but never got a response back. The bathroom is also sorely lacking in hooks and towel racks as well as shelving. There was one hook and one towel rack in the shower area. Considering there were 8 of us showering, there was just no where to put towels, toiletries etc.

The house was well equipped with tons of bathroom and beach towels and sheets for the beds.

The kitchen was a bit quirky - only about 3 cereal bowls but enough mixed plates, plenty of flatware but a lot tarnished/rusted looking, and a weird mix of glasses with only about 2-3 wine glasses. Not a big deal but when your're paying over $4000 per week I would expect a better. There was also a lot of leftover dry goods from other renters I'm assuming. Good supply of dried herbs and spices for cooking. Suprisingly, no microwave.

The outdoor shower would have been lovely to use after the beach but was not working, which we also notified the owner about.

Lastly, the Homeaway app lists checkout as 11 but the housekeepers showed up at 10 to clean, so we had to rush out.

Overall, we very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to going back to Kezar.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great fun for Sisters weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Every year we do this trip to someplace where we can JUST be sister...not Moms or Wives, with NO responsibilities but to relax and enjoy each other...This lakehouse fit the bill in every way...we had plenty of room to spread out..all the beds were very comfy..bathroom were CLEAN and very up dated...there was very little we needed that wasn't available..the TV was our only problem..none of us could figure it out..but we got around it and were still able to watch the Patriots!!! some web sites don't depict the actual home but this is spot on...really a gem...thanks for a GREAT weekend...

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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North Granby

Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful. The attention to detail within the actual home was wonderful. Big spaces, lots of room (way more than we needed!). Would be a perfect home for large/extended families. The yard was very private and enclosed. It was a bit of a walk to the lake so you need to be sure you have everything with you at the outset (no bathroom down near lake). But, overall peaceful, quiet, clean lake, and, of course....great bowling! Westways is a great community without being "on top of each other" like some others.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, thank you for you review, we're glad you enjoyed the whole community at Westways and our home. Since you didn't find the port-a-potty down at the beach area, I'll update our in house book to show it's location on the map. Hope to see you again at the lake...
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The description says it all "Fabulous Kezar Lake retreat". This is the perfect place if you're traveling with your family. We had 6 adults and 4 children aged 3 to 6 and there was more than enough room. The house was very clean and the yard was great. The bunkhouse had a great screened porch off the back which was perfect for kids. There was also a nice screened room off the living room and master bedroom which is a great place to relax. The kids loved the yard and the adults loved the nice patio and large outdoor dining table where we ate dinner. We drove down to the lake to drop off our stuff and to bring our stuff back to the house. It takes 2 minutes to drive down to the lake, you don't even have to buckle up. The walk to the lake is really nice and my 4 year old was able to do it with no problem. Another great feature of the property is the rec room with the 2 lane bowling alley, ping pong table and pool table. There is a really nice path along the water that goes from the rec room to the lake. The lake is beautiful and perfect for small children. There is a really large grass field with a swing set and a gradual slope into the water. There isn't a big sand area but the kids didn't mind...they still managed to build their sand castles. We took the kids to Story Land which was about 45 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who is looking to get away and spend quality time their family. Beth was very nice and made sure to call on the day we arrived. She was a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed Kezar Lake and my home, we look forward to your return next year!
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland Jetport [PWM]
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kezar Lake Golf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Center Lovell Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kezar sandy beach
Car: necessary

Located on the eastern shore of Kezar Lake, along the 'gold coast' with great sunset views over the White Mountains


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Cancellation policy - first payment will be returned if cancellation is received 60 days prior to first day of occupancy of the property, otherwise the 50% deposit is forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund