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Summer 2018 Waterfront Getaway!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Escape to Maine’s picturesque mountain region in this meticulous, lakeside cabin in charming Bridgton.

Docked on crystal-clear Highland Lake; swimming, canoeing and fishing are just a few steps from your doorway. Enjoy the spectacular mountain lake view from one of the decks perched outside the living room or upstairs master bedroom.

The lake offers swimming, jet skiing, tubing and boating. Pleasant Mountain is visible from your window, and the community offers hiking, golf and antiquing for active vacationers.

Amenities:

Your warm and inviting home is tastefully furnished, with whispers of its hunting lodge roots. Prepare gourmet meals in the ample kitchen or outdoor grill. Spend an evening relaxing by the fire pit, watching a movie on satellite TV or playing a board game while the sun dips behind green mountain peaks.

Comfy beds and the faint song of loons floating through the crisp mountain air melt away stress and invite you to fall asleep.

Bridgton and Beyond:

The friendly town features a quaint main street with storefronts and an historic movie theater. Nearby shops, markets and restaurants combine local flare and convenience.

In an hour’s drive, you can sit in the shadow of a working lighthouse, traverse Maine’s famed rocky shoreline, stroll through Portland or visit the outlet village in Freeport.

Thank you for taking the time to explore our rental opportunity. This inviting home is the perfect getaway for a couple or family in search of serenity and lasting lakeside memories. Many of our guests enjoy the experience so much, they make their stay on Highland Lake a tradition, and we look forward to welcoming them back each year.

Keywords: Lakefront cottage with sandy beach

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017

About The Owner

For over three generations our family has been coming to Bridgton, ME, traveling from Boston, New York City and Florida to vacation with one another.

Our family has grown up on this lake swimming, boating, water-skiing and tubing.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is the perfect place to bring family and friends together for some summer fun and much needed R&R.

The front porch just off the living room is the central gathering point of the house, which starts with coffee in the morning as the sun rises and the warmth of the day builds.

At any point during the day you have your choice of shade or the direct rays of the sun on the porch. The direct access and shallow sandy beach allow you to comfortably wade in the water or take the plunge into the clean lake water.

As the sun sets and the lake stills, it's happy hour on the porch with a glass of wine and great conversation. The smell of the grill fills the air and the only sounds are the loons on the lake, the crickets and laughter.

It's our escape from city life, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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3 miles from Bridgton Highlands a 18 Hole Public Golf Course with driving range, 31 miles to North Conway NH or 45 miles to Portland, ME for restaurants, shopping (no sales tax in NH!), ski areas, golf, and hiking

Amenities

Bridgton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom (1st Floor) - *Towels not provided
    Half Bathroom (2nd Floor) - *Towels not provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom (2nd Floor) - 1 king , *Linens not provided
    Bedroom (2nd Floor) - 1 queen , *Linens not provided
    Bedroom (1st Floor) - 1 queen , *Linens not provided
    Sleep Sofa (Living Room) - 1 queen , *Linens not provided
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Ceiling fans in all rooms, outdoor furniture for porch, stationary 20' dock for securing your boat or jet ski and a canoe with paddles (life jackets not provided)

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Even better than last year!!

  • 5 of 5

Just lovely

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic rental

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this rental property. The home is very clean and the kitchen is well stocked with anything you would need for the week. The unobstructed view from the deck and living room is beautiful as the house is only about 10 ft. from the water. The furniture seemed brand new and was very comfortable. The location is very quiet and while the property manager lives next store, she was never intrusive and she and her family were very kind to our dogs. I would highly recommend the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding lakefront getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and was better than expected. Very much looking forward to getting back there next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our Highland fling

  • 5 of 5

We rented this Highland Lake house in July because we love the area and we wanted to spend some time with our grandchildren. We all had a great time. My son and his family paddled on a new paddleboard while my wife and I kayaked. When we were not on the water we were in it. The sandy beach was our hangout. The cabin was ideal. There was plenty of room for four adults and three children. We ate all our meals on the large deck and melted our smores around the fire pit on the beach. We all agreed that e would like to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd Review & Another Great Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughters & I had another great vacation staying at this house! This house feels like a 2nd home to us. This time, my eldest daughter caught a bass right off the dock! My other daughter caught a smaller bass & both were happy. This house has everything you need, except your bed linens & towels (as stated in description).

If you decide to rent this property, you will NOT be disappointed!! my 1st review is titled, "absolutely wonderful"! My daughters & I will be going back again next year! Can't wait!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience in Everyway

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this cottage. The location was wonderful, away from town and at the quiet end of the lake. There is a sandy beach we walked to in addition to using the sandy beach in front of the cottage

The sandy beach in front of the cottage was perfect for the younger ones. They could use the stairs and play in the shallow water. We could sit in the furnished lawn chairs while the children safely played.

The dock was perfect for the boat we rented from Long Lake Marina. We rented a pontoon boat with tubing equipment. They delivered to the public boat launch. Everyone was very busy with tubing, kayaking and canoeing.

Mornings were very peaceful. We ate breakfast on the deck overlooking the serene water. At night we listened to the loons. A bald eagle swooped down and caught a fish right in front of us. Warblers were singing in the area at the end of the lake, near enough to walk around this area. The sunset was beautiful.

Inside we had all the amenities we needed. The internet worked great for all those who couldn't break away from their electronic devise. The kitchen was nicely furnished so we were able to prepare the limited meals we chose to serve. The fire pit was great for s'mores.

The cottage was clean and everything was in working order. The only suggestion would be for a way to rent linens and towels instead of having to carry these items on airplanes.

One day we went to Storyland in NH. Another outing was to Pie Tree Orchard for Maine maple syrup and fruit picking, but the rest of the time was spent on the lake. We did make a trip to the Gazebo for ice cream daily. Hiking and geocaching in the area were a nice change of pace for those who wanted to do something away from the water.

The owner sent emails with all necessary information, making it easy for us to know what to do and expect. The nearby property manager was friendly and unobtrusive.

Overall, this was a wonderful experience. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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