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Wooded Highland Lake Waterfront Cabin - Great Beach and Dock

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax in our charming 2 bedroom 'Maine Camp' lakefront cottage, which sits on 1 and 1/2 heavily wooded and secluded acres and is only 45 feet from 125 feet of private lakefront. The lakefront and has its own private small sandy beach as well as use of adjacent large sandy beach, which is shared with owners.

Very large private L-shaped dock with boat tie downs suitable for power boat. Use of additional floating swim platform shared with owners. Exclusive use of rowboat, canoe, and two kayaks. Small Sailboat is available and shared with owner. Life jackets, paddles and all watercraft accessories are provided. Sunset view of Mt. Washington from the dock.

Cottage is open plan and has beautiful pine planked interior and vaulted ceilings. Fully equipped kitchen, screened in porch plus open deck. Each bedroom contains a double bed with queen sleeper sofa in the living room. High speed internet with wireless access and cable TV are provided. Comfortable furniture with tables for eating in the cottage, on the screened porch and on the exterior deck.

Firewood is provided for the outdoor fire pit. There are also four wood adirondak chairs around the fire pit and a hammock near the water. A full size washer and dryer are also in the cottage. There is electric baseboard heat that is adjustable by room and the cottage is insulated and has thermopane windows. Ceiling fans are in each room as well.

Cottage is walking distance from Bridgton town center, 30 minutes from N. Conway and shopping outlets, and 1 hour from Portland and the Maine coast.

Nearby second cottage also available for rent (list # 357563).

Keywords: sandy, beach, dock, deck, waterfront, private, secluded, wooded, heat, porch, internet, cable, pets considered, boats provided. Outdoor fire pit, hammock. Nearby cottage also available (list # 357563)

More Details

Tom Bush
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Tom Bush

Owners live in adjacent cottage year round after using the combined properties as summer lake homes while raising our children. We have actively enjoyed both summer and winter activites for many years. As 'water people' we have enjoyed the property for sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and swimming.

Tom Bush purchased this cottage in 1993

Why Tom Bush chose Mountains & Lakes

Fell in love with the Lakes Region in 1983 while vacationing in the area. Have summered or lived here since that first visit.

What makes this cottage unique

Quiet and relaxing atmosphere with privacy where we can enjoy the water and be able to be in the sun or in the shade while at the waters edge.


Bridgton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Small three quarter bath with stall shower, toilet and vanity sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Beds (2). There is one double bed in each of 2 bedrooms, Sleep Sofa (1). There is a queen size sofa bed in living room. Cottage is small so use is most comfortable for two couples or a family of four. More than four adults is tight and four adults with two children also pushes the limits in terms of comfort.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Canoe, row boat and two kayaks complete with paddles, ores and life jackets are included. There is also a 14' sailboat available to renters that is shared with the owners. Picnic table, adirondak chairs, ceiling fans, baseboard heat, coffee maker, toaster, toaster oven, waffle maker, crock pot, blender, popcorn popper, lobster pot and full compliment of kitchen equipment. Nearby second cottage available (list # 357563).


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Wooded Highland Lake Waterfront Cabin - Great Beach and Dock
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews

Two More Great Weeks!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been renting this cottage since 2013. Some things get old and worn with time. Not this cottage!

The cottage was perfect for our vacation. In fact, this year we rented for the week of June 17 AND the week of July 22. As always, the cottage was immaculately clean, the beds were very comfortable and the location was perfect. The kitchen was well stocked with equipment, there is a charcoal grill, a picnic table with umbrella, a lakeside hammock and a fire pit with LOTS of wood. There is even a washer and dryer! This year the owners put in a new road to the compound that is a huge improvement over the shared road that we used to drive down.

We felt like we were a million miles from anywhere, but it was only a 10 minute drive to the supermarket. If you like to walk, downtown is about a mile away, so there is no need to take a car.

The waterfront is a sandy bottom with a mini-beach that allows easy access. It is perfect for young children or people like me that don't like to jump into the water. The dock was large and has a swim ladder, chairs and a bench. Rich caught a few small bass from the dock. There was a rowboat, canoe, sailboat and kayak for our use. Everything was very well maintained. Every year the owners have made improvements to the property. It's obvious that Tom and Rita really think about what will make their guests comfortable.

When we are on vacation we like to relax and not sight see, so I can't offer any insight into activities in the area. However, the owners provided a binder of brochures and restaurant info. We were happy to sit and watch the loons.

The owners are delightful, the perfect balance of attentive without being intrusive. They truly treated us as guests, not as "renters".

Thanks so much, Tom & Rita. We will see you next year!!!

Rich and Terri

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I don't think I could hire anyone to write a comprehensive review like you just did. Thank you very much for the time and effort that it took to write such a complete description of your experience with us. We have enjoyed meeting you both and are very grateful for the care that you give our cottage. Your efforts to leave it as you have found it are very much appreciated. Of course we are delighted to have you back at any time. Tom
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Beautiful spot to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views. Right on the water.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you found our cottage relaxing and enjoyable. We appreciate the care that you gave to our property and would welcome you back at any time.
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A lovely little cottage for a get away

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were greeted by music and flowers on the table! This was just the beginning. This sweet little cottage is meticulously maintained and has everything you could possibly want or need. We loved fishing from the dock, watching the sunset over the white mountains, making a fire (all the wood you need provided), making lobsters (all the supplies are here!), and playing games at night! We cannot wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a complete and complimentary review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our cottage as much as we do. You were great guests and we would welcome you back at any time in the future. Also are thanks for taking such good care of the property!
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Beautiful and peaceful lakeside cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time here for a quick lakeside getaway. It is the perfect place for a small family or even 5 adults (which was us!) The views from the cottage were fantastic and the place had everything we needed. We started a campfire in the fire pit every night and utilized the canoe and kayaks multiple times a day. This cute cottage has all the little details that makes it feel like home. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time and so promptly writing a review of your experience. We are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and that it worked for your extended family. You had beautiful early fall weather. We appreciate your full review of the cottage and would of course welcome you back at anytime. We appreciate the care that you gave to our place and thank you again for leaving it so clean and orderly.
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Amazing lakeside cottage with "the little things"!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! This was our 2nd year staying here. It is the perfect place for a small family or for anyone who wants a relaxing vacation. The views from the cottage are amazing. The swimming and fishing right out in front of the cottage are both great, especially for little kids. The big difference between this place and other places on Highland lake is "the little things" the owners do to make this place special. From literally everything you need to cook a meal, to s'mores sticks, providing firewood with a fire pit with an a view, an amazing hammock, candles, multiple boats, etc. This place has it all!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your stay. We very much appreciate the thoughtful comments and the detail to which you have gone to describe the "little things". We like to make it as we would ourselves like a place to be when we rent. Thanks for being great guests!
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Perfect lakeside cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location with everything you could want to make it a great vacation. Immaculately clean, with well equipped kitchen for cooking. Lovely screened porch where I enjoyed coffee and meals, with a view of Highland Lake. Used the kayak every day I was convenient to have this provided. Sunsets over the White Mts. from Adirondack chairs on the dock were just delightful. Easy walk into town to enjoy all that Bridgton has to offer. Highly recommend for a restful, yet active vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for the comprehensive and positive review. We appreciate your time and effort in writing about your experience and we thank you for the positive review. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to your return in the future.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland, ME (PWM)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Highland Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Rt 302
Car: necessary

A second cottage, 2 properties away is also available for rent. Please see VRBO #357563.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

For 2016 the off season rate is $1075.00 per week or a nightly rate of $175.00 with a two night minimum. The summer season rate is $1275.00 per week with a 7 night minimum. All weekly rentals are Saturday check in at 3 PM or later and departures on are Saturdays by 10 AM.

50% of rental rate is due at time of reservation. Final 50% of rent plus 7% state tax, optional linen/towel service and refundable security deposit is due 30 days prior to arrival. Deposit is refundable for cancellations 90 days prior to arrival less a $50.00 cancellation fee. No refunds if cancelled 30 days or less of arrival except for the security deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.