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Newly Renovated Victorian Lakefront Cottage-100 Ft of Frontage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

Discounts for Return Customers!

We completely renovated this Victorian Cottage on Watchic Lake, Standish, Maine, to preserve the cottage experience while still enjoying modern conveniences. We provide all the amentities, so you don't have to worry about bringing them.

Watchic Lake is a very clean, spring fed lake, with plenty of wildlife to enjoy. Enjoy kayaking and canoeing, loon watching, eating a traditional Maine lobster feed, or just reading a book in the hammock by the Lake. The cottage is in a great location, and is the last house on a private road.

Less than a half hours drive you can visit the Old Port on Portland’s waterfront for great shopping, music, theaters and some of the best restaurants in all of Maine. You can even catch a movie at a nearby drive in theater. There is easy access to the Ocean (Old Orchard Beach, Funtown, Splashtown), the White Mountains of New Hampshire, great shopping areas, and LL Bean in Freeport. Plan to shop at nearby farms for fresh vegetables and fruit. Take the family to pick fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and apples at several farms in the area. We are also only 10 miles from St. Josephs College. 32 Miles from Shawnee Peak Ski

Enjoy the peaceful seclusion of this relaxing and clean year round cottage, 40 feet from the waters edge, with local supermarkets, restaurants, and lots of fun shopping at antique shops, art and craft galleries, clothing and gift shops. All within 10 minutes of the lake. Golf driving Range within walking distance.

Join us for my favorite time of year, Fall Foliage Season. A great time to attend the many Apple festivals, Fryeburg and Cumberland Fairs, and other harvest celebrations while surrounded by the magical Maine foliage colors. Maine is the most heavily forested state in our nation. Maine's fantastic fall foliage is unique because of the wide variety of species, totaling over 50 native types.

The cottage features a large full kitchen with open dining area. There is “pass through” window access to adjacent custom designed bar area that overlooks the lake. The living room is large with a gas fireplace, and there is a sitting room which overlooks the lake that can also serve as a fourth bedroom. This cottage has lots of large windows with great views of the lake.


Both sun and shade areas. Large private lawn area, Parking area for 4 cars, dock, Deck, Gas Grill, Picnic table, 4 Adirondack chairs, Chaise Lounge chairs, Life preservers, canoe, 2 kayaks, fire pit , and horse shoes.


100 feet of private waterfront including a 20 foot dock. Rocky beach out to sand bottom– 3 stairs to water— retaining wall—clear water-(there is no marshy, grassy, slimy stuff)—gradual drop-off. There is a large public sand beach on the other side of the lake, accessible by boat or car.

Keywords: Standish, Watchic Lake, Sebago, vintage, Lake House, Lake Cottage, Maine, Quiet, private, great location, convient, peaceful, camp, lakefront, lake, Portland, home, Victorian, St. Josephs College, Sunday River Ski Resort, Shawnee Peak Ski Resort

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Patty Taylor
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Patty Taylor

After Eric worked as an Engineer for 25 years and Patty worked as a Systems Analyst/Manager for 29 years, they decided to change career paths and started their own construction company.

While in the process of searching for a property to renovate we came across this

cottage on Watchic Lake.  The beautiful views, cleanliness of the Lake, peaceful surroundings, 100 feet of Lake frontage, and the close proximity to everything, was

too much to resist.  We purchased the cottage with a plan to renovate it and sell it for profit.  In the process of renovating we fell in love with magic of the place and decided to keep it.

Now we offer it to others so they may enjoy the Lake cottage experience, and have the opportunity to wind down from such busy lives.

We would love to have you visit!

Patty & Eric

Patty Taylor purchased this cottage in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our favorite adventures: Kayaking with my mom and my daughter. Jumping in the lake fully clothed with my dad like he used to do 30 years ago on the first day of vacation. Campfires and having the teenagers teach me line dancing.

I am so grateful to have had this time with my parents and my daughter. This place is heaven for us.

Thanks for everything!
Jun 2012
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Standish Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • With Tub/Shower unit on the First Floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Lots of windows with many views of the Lake
    Guest Bedroom - Lakeside - 1 queen , Lake and Sunset views
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Bunkbeds with real twin mattresses
    Sunset Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Sunset Room on the first floor has a queen sleep sofa.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, picnic table, canoe, fire pit, gas fireplace, horse shoes, croquet set, chaise lounge chairs, adirondack chairs, Hammock, large private lawn, private dock, life preservers


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Newly Renovated Victorian Lakefront Cottage-100 Ft of Frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Idyllic lake retreat

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Patty's lake house. It made for a perfect relaxing vacation with kayaking and BBQs galore. It is also only about a half an hour from Portland and Cornish so we ventured into town for some dinners several times as well. We'd definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice Place for Daily ME Excursions

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay the the cottage it was clean, well maintained. House has a nice layout and good water frontage. We liked it for going out to explore all that the Portland, Peaks Island, Sebago Region has to offer.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Liz! It was great seeing how much you took advantage of being in the area and seeing all that you did! We hope you visit us again. You are more then welcome to be our guests anytime!
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Midland Park, New Jersey


  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from this perfect cottage. All we can say is WOW! This well-equipped home had anything and everything we could possibly want. From kayaks to clean linens and slipcovers to parchment paper in the kitchen drawer! Even found

a few night lights to put around so we wouldn't trip over anything in the dark! Binoculars to watch the loon and her babies swimming on the lake were hanging there for our use. Patty and Eric provide everything! We have 3 pre-teen/teen children and they were totally entertained with swimming, kayaking around, playing board games and taking pictures of the beautiful scenery. We are so glad we found was a little piece of heaven :-). Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the praise! We like to make your stay as carefree as possible, and want guests to feel relaxed as soon as you step over the threshold. It's funny how the young adults arrive and immediately start using their cellphones, Ipads, and computers. Within a couple of days the electronics are left behind and everyone is out sharing the fresh air, clean water, sunsets, and observing wildlife together. It has been a pleasure to have you visit. Please come again!
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Lebanon, PA, USA

Heaven On Earth

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing on Watchic Lake for over 50 years. We have stayed at 5 different cabins/camps during that time and have loved them all. This year we began a new tradition at Patty and Eric's beautiful cottage on our favorite lake. It is impeccably equipped and appointed with all the amenities anyone could want, while still being charming and quaint. Our children and grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the boat, canoe, kayaks and floats which were provided. The best feature came from nature in the form of spectacular sunsets, star gazing and loon watching. Leaving was difficult, but we are looking forward to next year's two weeks in paradise. Thank you Patty and Eric for sharing your treasure, which far exceeded all our expectations.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review and for taking such great care of our cottage! We're glad to see you noticed how much more beautiful the stars look at night at the Lake house. Most people don't ever look up! We look forward to having you visit every summer and share your stories about the lake, since you have been staying there many more years then we have!
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Plymouth, MA

Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been happier with our time spent here. Every amenity you could think of both inside and outside the house, a gorgeous place tucked right against the water gives you the feeling that you are in the middle of nowhere while still being such a quick 25 minute ride from Portland. This beautiful place had everything we need to keep coming back each and every year. Our only regret was not being able to finish that puzzle. Hopefully the next guests finished it off!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review! Our goal is to provide the Maine cottage experience while still enjoying modern conveniences and a good location. We make improvements at the requests of our customers resulting in a better vacation experience for all. We are so happy to share our place with nice families like yours. Please come again! Still working on the puzzle.....
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Love it!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this for my daughters Graduation from St. Joe's College....and we were very happy with the house. Everything that we needed was there...and even more. The house was very nice and the area was quiet and peaceful. I loved sitting at the beautiful bar just looking out the window at the water.....while my husband loved watching the bruins in the other room! We would absolutely consider renting this house again. Patty and Eric have thought of everything to make this a wonderful rental.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review and for taking such good care of our place. We love having families of graduates from St. Joe's College as guests. Such an important event to celebrate! It is a pleasure sharing our cottage with your family. Please come and stay with us again!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Portland Transportation Center
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Driving Range, Standish
Nearest Train
17 Miles
Portland Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 25
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Shawni Peak
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kiawanis Beach
Car: necessary

Easy access to Portland, Old Orchard Beach and the ocean, 60 minutes to outlets and White Mountains of New Hampshire. We are also only 10 miles from St. Josephs College. 32 Miles from Shawnee Peak Ski


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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