Little Gatsby House, Historical Lake Front Cottage - 100 Feet Frontage

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The Little Gatsby House is a charming elegant treasure built in 1907, and still has some of it's original furnishings. Once you step over the threshold you feel like you are entering into the past. A time when life was simpler, slower, and more relaxing. This cottage has close proximity to everything, 100 feet of Lake frontage with beautiful views, peaceful surroundings, glorious sunsets, gentle breezes, and the call of the loons. The enclosed porches which surround the cottage on three sides provide warm and dry living conditions in case of inclement weather as well as an open-air environment when the weather is fine. They span two stories and provide lots of area to enjoy dining, games, sleeping, reading, or quiet conversation. Everywhere you look are beautiful views. The lake itself is so peaceful and private, you'll be happy just to sit on the shore with a good book and a cup of tea.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Half Bath off the kitchen on the 1st floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Large full bath with garden tub on 2nd floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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. OUTSIDE FEATURES: Both sun and shade areas. Large lawn area, Parking area for 4 cars, dock, Gas Grill, Fire Pit, Picnic table, Adirondack chairs, Lounge chairs, Life preservers, canoe, and 2 kayaks. BEACH AREA: 100 feet of private waterfront including a 20 foot dock. Sandy and rocky beach areas out to sand bottom– 4 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. ...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    In addition to the small round table in the kitchen itself, there is a full size dining room attached to the kitchen and additional eating areas throughout the various porches, and lakeside....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    There is a firepit outside....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Rowboat with safety vests...moreless

  • Golf:

    There is a driving range within walking distance and many golf courses within the area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoe and Kayak with safety vests...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.8
from 5 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Foliage - Fall Colors
Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$200 $260
Thu, Fri, Sat
Apr 1 - Jun 24, 2017
4 night min stay
$200 $260
Thu, Fri, Sat
Summer 2017
Jun 25 - Sep 10, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 8%

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 09/22/2016
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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
PWM-Portland International Jetport, Portland Maine
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Maine Street Grill, Standish, Maine
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Portland, Maine
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Driving Range, Standish Maine
20 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Downeaster, Portland Maine
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 113
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Inlet, Standish Maine
32 Miles
Nearest Ski
Shawnee Peak Ski Resort, Bridgeton, Maine
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kiawanis Beach on Watchic Lake

Car: Recommended


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1907

About: 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 and Property Management Company. We would love to have you visit! Patty & Eric

Why Standish, ME, USA:
Eric and Patty own the cottage next to this one and talked the owners into offering The Little Gatsby House to others so that they may enjoy the Lake cottage experience and build family memories to last a lifetime.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Little Gatsby House has plenty of history. It was once the site of the ice house for the area. Ice was cut out of the lake, stored in sawdust, and loaded onto horse drawn carriages to be used in home refrigerators. It was once used as a boys camp called 'The Porches', where boys from 5 to 10 years of age came for the summer to escape the city life. The Countess Da Gama (a descendent of the explorer 'Vasco Da Gama') and her son lived here during World War II.

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Speaks: english



  • Front/Side View

    Front/Side View

  • Historic Arial View

    Historic Arial View

  • Picnic Table Area - Lakeside

    Picnic Table Area - Lakeside

  • Kitchen Towards Lake

    Kitchen Towards Lake

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen Entrance from Porch

    Kitchen Entrance from Porch

  • 1st Floor Lakeside Porch

    1st Floor Lakeside Porch

  • Master Bedroom - King Bed

    Master Bedroom - King Bed

  • 2nd Bedroom Full & Twin - Lakeview

    2nd Bedroom Full & Twin - Lakeview

  • Bedroom - Lake View -Queen Bed

    Bedroom - Lake View -Queen Bed

  • 2nd Floor Porch - Lakeside

    2nd Floor Porch - Lakeside

  • 2nd Floor Porch - Lakeside - Lots of Windows

    2nd Floor Porch - Lakeside - Lots of Windows

  • Front View Paved Driveway

    Front View Paved Driveway

  • Dock Area - Lakeside

    Dock Area - Lakeside

  • Kitchen Entrance

    Kitchen Entrance

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • 1st Floor Side Porch

    1st Floor Side Porch

  • 1st Floor Lakeside Porch with lots of windows

    1st Floor Lakeside Porch with lots of windows

  • Master Bedroom - Lakeview

    Master Bedroom - Lakeview

  • 2nd Bedroom Full & Twin

    2nd Bedroom Full & Twin

  • 2nd Floor Porch - Lakeside - Lake Views and Trundle Bed

    2nd Floor Porch - Lakeside - Lake Views and Trundle Bed

  • Lake view 2nd story porch

    Lake view 2nd story porch

  • 2nd Floor Porch - Driveway side - Twin Beds

    2nd Floor Porch - Driveway side - Twin Beds

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, September 26, 2016

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Standish, ME, USA #445638

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