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Lake & Mountain Paradise - This Is Our Front Porch View!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This is the most charming lake & mountain cottage you may ever encounter. And yes, the view is literally from our front porch. The walk from the front door to the lake side takes 22 seconds.

The mountain lake is crystal clean and fully drinkable. The most amazing swimming experience of your life. In fact, the lake has been called on of the 7 most beautiful in the world by none other than National Geographic Magazine. The views of the White Mountain range is incomparable.

The cottage has two full-size bedrooms with fireplaces, bath, and private entrances. The common room with cathedral ceiling has a bedroom loft, fireplace, wood stove, fully equipped galley kitchen, dining area, and sitting area. This main room has huge picture windows that look out upon the lake and mountains.

The porch wraps around the full front of the cottage.

The two original log cabins were built in 1898, and then connected via the large main building in 1976.

There is a rear entrance with a car park for three vehicles.

Included in your rental is: full use of the dock for swimming, full use of both white sand beaches, full access to the 4-star on-site dining room, full access to the tennis court and basketball court, and long private driveway to the cottage.

Church and General Store within walking distance. 18 hole golf course 2 miles away.

45 minute drive to North Conway, NH and 30 minute drive to Sunday River Ski Resort.

15 minute drive to Shawnee Peak, and 2 hour drive to Portland, ME.

More Details

Monroe Mann
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, italian, mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2018

About Monroe Mann

Hello! I'm the one sitting on top of the humvee in Iraq in 2005.

My name is Monroe Mann, and my mom asked me to help her manage the property rentals of the house I grew up in, and of course, I said yes!

My parents bought this home in 1977, the year I was born. I spent almost every summer I can remember up here, and then my mom and little sister moved up here full-time in the 90s.

I adore this house so much, because it truly is a home filled with wonderful memories. I know that you and your family will create many wonderful memories here too!

Monroe Mann purchased this cottage in 1977

Why Monroe Mann chose Lovell

My mom had the choice to purchase virtually any home at Severance because 1977 was about the time when all the homes went up for sale as private residences.

My mom narrowed it down to "Windemere Lodge", or the island home across the way "Everbreeze".

While she loved them both, she chose this one for one primary reason: the pipes wouldn't freeze in the winter (whereas on the island, all the pipes freeze around November/December).

We are all glad she chose this one: I wouldn't trade my memories in this lake house for anything!

What makes this cottage unique

1) Best view hands-down on the entire lake

2) Most charming and authentic cottage you will find at Severance Lodge

3) A super fun loft and ladder that is fun for kids of all ages

4) Easy access to the beaches, tennis courts, and docks

5) Easy walking distance to the clubhouse dining room


Lovell 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: 7
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • CLUB RULES: * No towels draped on porch * No cars parked in front * NO ALCOHOL on dock, beach, or grounds--only on front porch * Keep voices down
  • CLUB RULES (Continued): * Dogs NOT allowed for renters * No fireworks * No boat trailers kept in back--talk to manager to find storage place
  • ADD'L RULES: * Do not use fireplace, wood stove, or smoke inside or on porches * Do not remove any of the items from house (obviously) * Keep it clean
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lake & Mountain Paradise - This Is Our Front Porch View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The house we rented from Monroe Mann was perfect for my husband and me. Located in the prestigious Severance Lodge Club complex, it offered unobstructed views of the beautiful Kezar Lake right across the road. The rustic cottage is well equipped with modern appliances and just about everything one might need on vacation. A plus is was the layout with large master bedroom suites on either end with the great room in the center. We enjoyed a Sunday brunch and several gourmet dinners at Severance Lodge. Our neighbors were friendly and Monroe was very responsive to our needs. We were delighted to have found Windemere.

Phyllis Marsilius

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Location and Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

We knew we wanted to find a property on Kezar Lake to enjoy some family time together with our two grown children. We love Kezar Lake area but felt so lucky to have found this property. The owner, Monroe, was incredibly responsive and worked with me to make sure we had everything we wanted/needed for a fantastic week at his property. The adorable house is a classic Maine camp type house with every needed amenity all on one floor. The two very large suite bedrooms (comfortable beds) on either side of the house each have a nice, clean bathroom. The loft over the kitchen is perfect for a couple people. For us it worked ideal to have the 2 separate bedroom spaces for privacy but connected with the living room, kitchen and dining space. We actually spent every meal on the front porch which has a nice set of adirondack chairs and dining table and chairs and wonderful view of the lake and mountains across. Again, a large space across the whole front of the house. Plenty of room for everyone. It's also important to note that this is a private community experience with shared docks, tennis court, beach/water access, etc. There's a classic club house that has community cocktails and dinner nightly as well as Sunday brunch that you are welcome to if that appeals. We brought a large daysailer and were welcome to use the dock for mooring and easy on/off the whole time. Monroe provided a kayak for us which we enjoyed tremendously. We swam, sailed, rode our bikes, played tennis, hiked the whites, and generally did everything we wanted in the area and on the lake. I can't say enough how wonderful Monroe was and how peaceful and easy staying at his house and in this community was. A great memory for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

We recommend:

--Taking the kayak (that we provide) under the island causeway

--Swimming off the front dock

--Walking 5 minutes to the beach behind the clubhouse

--Having dinner at the clubhouse dining room (business casual for all)

--Finding the famous sign with all the internationally named Maine cities (30-minute drive)

--Visiting the awesome town of North Conway, NY (45-minute drive)

--Trying to find the flat rock off the canoe dock that you can stand on!

--Swimming at midnight off the dock! (Keep your voices down of course)

--Hiking up Mt. Sabbatus, which is a 5-minute drive from the cottage, and seeing the amazing 250 degree view of the lake and mountains!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Property Damage Insurance $79

* Renters are NOT allowed dogs, per club regulations. I'm soooo sorry about that.
* You may not have open containers of alcohol of ANY type on the grounds. Only on the front porch.
* No towels or clothing may be draped over any of the porch railings.
* Quiet rules are always in effect on the grounds: no repetitive screaming, yelling, shouting (children OR adults).
* If you bring a boat, the trailer must be stored in coordination with club manager. Do NOT leave it in the back parking lot.
* No cars may be parked in the front. Please keep all vehicles in the back parking lot.
* You may not EVER use the fireplaces; the wood stove can only be used in the off-season, and only after receiving instructions from the owner.
* There is a one-time amenities fee assessed by the club that you must pay to the club upon arrival of approximately $100.
* The club requires that you sign a separate rental agreement, which we will provide to you after booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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