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Quaint Summer Vacation Home on Beautiful Balch Lake

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, and sunroom (Sleeps 8)

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 , including a small dishwasher, internet access, HD cable TV and an interior update... it still maintains the antique charm of a bungalow built in the 1930s.

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 a single and double kayak and a rowboat 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

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

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

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
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
SPRING
May 27 - Jun 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$100
$700 $2,600
FALL Season
Sep 5 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$100
$700 $2,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150
$900 $3,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee-at checkout $50
  • Pet Fee $50

Notes:

We ask that you leave the camp neat and orderly upon check out.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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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, Newfield, ME, USA:
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
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/03/2017

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Photos

  • Living room equipped with flat screen HD TV, with HD cable and DVD player.

    Living room equipped with flat screen HD TV, with HD cable and DVD player.

  • Another View of sun porch

    Another View of sun porch

  • Kitchen contains modern appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave

    Kitchen contains modern appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave

  • Another view of kitchen

    Another view of kitchen

  • Alternate view of master bedroom. Also contains two large closets.

    Alternate view of master bedroom. Also contains two large closets.

  • 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.

  • View of dock from lake. The property has 30 ft of shoreline.

    View of dock from lake. The property has 30 ft of shoreline.

  • Entrance to community.

    Entrance to community.

  • View of the back of the property... plenty of parking.

    View of the back of the property... plenty of parking.

  • View of sun porch. Sofa converts to small bed.

    View of sun porch. Sofa converts to small bed.

  • Alternate view of sun porch. Home equipped with WiFi.

    Alternate view of sun porch. Home equipped with WiFi.

  • Alternate view of kitchen

    Alternate view of kitchen

  • Master bedroom with a queen size bed.

    Master bedroom with a queen size bed.

  • Bathroom contains a shower and hair dryer

    Bathroom contains a shower and hair dryer

  • 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.

  • Loons are a familiar site on Balch Lake

    Loons are a familiar site on Balch Lake

VRBO #300867

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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