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Charming Lake Front Cottage . Family Friendly

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,136 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms 1+ Baths With A Sundrench South Easterly View Of The Lake.

The feature we all look for foremost is proximity to the water and accessibility. This home has it all. It faces south-east and is drenched in sunlight from the moment the sunrises to mid/late afternoon. There are beautiful, unobstructed views of the lake, nearly level lot- no steep steps or high embankments. There is a gradual grade to your own private sandy beach. Enjoy the 56ft dock where you will find a small aluminum row boat , great for fishing or just checking the lake out. You will also find kayaks, an Old Town canoe and a stand up paddle board to cruise around and enjoy the sun and water. I do supply life vests for children and adults. They are required in the state of Maine. When you are done playing in the water, have lunch or refreshing beverage at the outdoor bar on the patio. Or just take a snooze in the hammock. We have outdoor games such as Bocce, bean toss or maybe a game of horseshoes . We abut a seasonal camp ground. The same people are there all season long. This is not an isolated location as there are neighbors in fairly close proximity as with many waterfront communities, but is an excellent waterfront location. There are safe dirt roads for the kids to ride bikes and several hundred feet away is the Hemlock camp general store. Convenient if you forgot an item or two or just go down to get an ice cream or snack. We cater to the family vacation and not large groups.

When you step inside this cottage everywhere you look will remind you that you are in Maine. From lighthouses to Loons, bears and moose there is no doubt where you are. Fishing décor is present throughout the house as it is a very popular past time on Tripp Pond all year round. For those interested in fishing the lake is very shallow and is a warm water lake. It is phenomenal for Bass fishing. The kitchen is a large open concept area with plenty of storage and work area. The kitchen is very well appointed with utensils, dishware, pots and pans, and newer small appliances. The oven is gas and there is a full size refrigerator which is 1 of 2. (the other is in the utility building just outside the house). A water dispenser is also supplied for your cooking and drinking needs. The house water is drawn from the lake and is not meant for consumption. The Kitchen extends to the dining area near the large windows overlooking the lake. The dining table is custom made pine post furniture that is present throughout the cottage. The living area is cozy, has a tongue and groove pine ceiling and a sliding glass door to the patio area. Large windows also overlook the lake. The bathroom is on the first floor (shower/ no tub). There is also a second half bath in the outdoor utility building, great for your needs when on the beach or for emergencies. There is a bedroom on the first floor. It has bunk beds with a twin upper and a full size lower bunk. There is also a roll-away bed in this room. Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The main bedroom has a beautiful rustic pine post Queen size canopy bed. Large windows afford you a great view of the lake and the sunrises. The second bedroom has a rustic pine post Full size four post bed. It offers the same great views of the first bedroom.

If the weather is less than ideal we have several board and card games. You will also find a DVD player and a VCR. We do have a small library of DVD and VHS movies, but feel free to bring your own.

More Details

Owner
Susan Wons
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Susan Wons

I recently purchased this property and am very excited about it. I live in Massachusetts but have been a property owner in Maine for a very long time. My family owned a camp in North Windham which eventually became mine. I spent all of my summers there as a child. About a dozen years ago I sold it. Something has been missing from my life since. So back to Maine I have come. I have always dreamed of owning a waterfront home here. I am recently retired and am looking forward to spending time in my vacation home. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Susan Wons purchased this cottage in 2013

Amenities

Poland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1136 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bath with shower, toilet and 2 sinks. 2nd toilet in utility building outside the house.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Bunk is twin upper, double lower. single bed is a rollaway.
  • 1st bedroom 2nd floor - queen size 2nd bedroom 2nd floor- full size 3rd bedroom 1st floor- bunk beds, twin upper, full lower. also a rollaway bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
There is no housekeeping fee as long as the premises are left reasonably tidy, broom clean and rental ready. Towels and sheet will be provided upon request for an additional fee of $50 per week. Towels are not for the beach, please bring your own beach towels. Pet beds are provided. This is a family cottage. Gatherings involving unregistered day guests must have prior approval. Arrangements to remove any trash resulting from such gathering must be made by guest (through owner or privately). NO UNREGISTERED OVERNIGHT GUESTS

Reviews

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(21 traveler reviews)

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Charming Lake Front Cottage . Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Just awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Simply put...THE best place my wife & I have rented for a summer family vacation in the VT/NH/ME region. Susan's cottage has everything you could need/want. We will be back without a doubt!

Ryan & Elena Hennessey

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. Thank you for that endorsement. It brings me great pleasure knowing your vacation experience went so well. I look forward to seeing you again.
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5

Loving life in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Susan, I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at Tripp Lake. You supplied us with so many things. The outdoors was supplied with a grill, rafts, kayaks, a small boat, to a paddle board and plenty of sitting. The house was very comfortable. The views from the house were something made for a picture. I miss waking up in the morning turning over, and the first things I saw was the beautiful lake. Thank you for the blueberry coffee cake and the beautiful welcome letter that made us feel like we were home at least for the week. It was our first adventure in Maine, and I don't think it will be our last.

Thank you so much.

The Phillipo's, Salvucci, and LeClair's

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Maine is a great state with so much to explore. I hope you do come back some time and you are most welcome to make "Aruba North" on Tripp Lake your destination.
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5

GREAT cottage with many amenities and excellent waterfront!

  • 5 of 5

Loved all the extras....2 wonderful kayaks, 1 stand up paddleboard, canoe, rowboat, many floats!! It was a fantastic beach and waterfront for our grandchildren. And about 15 feet from the house! There was even a toilet in the shed so they didnt have to go into the house each time while playing outside. Susan even had sand toys and yard games there. The beds were comfortable and there was a spring water cooler available in the house for our drinking water. Firewood and tinder was supplied for the great fire pit outdoors where we roasted marshmallows .

Plenty of chairs and seating outside.

She was a wonderful hostess and very receptive to our questions and to suggestions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to anyone who loves to visit a camp in Maine!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. When my guests enjoy themselves I feel I have achieved my goals. Thank you for being such wonderful guests.
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5

Perfect Maine Lakefront Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at several different lakefront homes in Maine and this one was the best so far! I loved Tripp Lake and clean sandy swimming area. The water is crystal clear and the fishing is great! The home is a classic Maine camp that is beautifully decorated with all the necessities needed to enjoy vacation! The outdoor space is very accommodating with boats, tables, chairs, hammocks, outdoor bar, lighting, fire pit and grill! The outdoor bathroom/laundry shed with extra fridge was terrific in making it very easy to spend the day outdoors! The location of Poland, ME is really good with a variety of excursion destinations and other lakes just a short drive away. I would recommend this rental to family and friends and in fact, already have! Susan was a pleasure to deal with and showed a genuine concern in making our stay comfortable and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful endorsement. Your description of the many offerings at the cottage is very thorough. Our goal is to make your stay as enjoyable as we can. It was a pleasure to have you as guests (including the 4 legged family members).
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5

Beautiful, Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great time we had in Poland, Maine at the cottage! Susan was very accommodating and everything we needed was supplied for us at the cottage. The kids had a great time swimming, fishing, and learning to paddle board! We took a day trip to Storyland (about a 1 hour drive). The men enjoyed golfing at Poland Springs Resort! We had a wonderful time and definitely look forward to another visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There are many things to do at the cottage and in the area. The beach is perfect for youngsters and there are several golf courses within a few miles. Your family seems to have enjoyed many of these attractions. You were great guests and are welcome back any time.
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5

Perfect cabin for a relaxing stay on Tripp Pond!

  • 5 of 5

This property was by far the best choice we could have made for our family vacation. The cabin was very clean, well maintained and completely stocked with everything you could possibly need. Our 3 teenagers enjoyed the kayaks, canoe, SUP, peddleboat and floats. The sandy beach was the perfect place for our dog to play fetch and for my husband to launch his small sailboat. When we weren't on the water, we enjoyed lounging in the hammocks and sitting by the fire pit. We also enjoyed listening to the loons and watching families of ducks. The location of this cabin was central for day trips into local towns for sight seeing or shopping. I would highly recommend this rental. The owner was wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. I am very happy that you all got good use of the many amenities at the cottage as you re-acquainted yourself with Tripp Lake. Your family was delightful and I hope you will make "Aruba North" your destination again sometime.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Summit Golf
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Cyndi's Dockside in Poland
Nearest Ski
29 Miles
Sunday River
Car: necessary

There is so much to explore in this area of Maine if you should choose to get out of the hammock or put down the fishing rod. There are 2 golf courses right in Poland, the Poland Springs Resort and the Summit Golf course. The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray could also be a good take as is the Shaker Village in Poland. For family fun try the Oxford Plains Raceway on Rt.26. They have everything from auto racing to monster truck competitions to demolition derbies. For grownup fun try the Oxford Casino also on Rt.26. Go for a seaplane ride in Naples. Bridgeton has a very unique movie theater and bar. Windham and Oxford also have movie theaters. Sea coast Fun park on Rt.302 in Windham will give you a thrill. If you love to shop then Freeport (45mins.) home of LL Bean is a must. Also horseback riding at the Carousel horse farm in Casco There are plenty of Antique and thrift stores to keep you busy. As you can see there is something for everyone, all you have to do is look.

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Currently payment is only accepted in the form of a personal check, bank check, money order or electronic bank transfer. Reservations made less than 40 days in advance will require a certified bank check for payment in full. Cancellations - Fully refundable if cancellation is received 90 days prior to arrival. 30-89 days 50% of rental fee will be refunded, less than 30 days rental fee is non refundable.

Rentals will run from Saturday to Saturday. Check in time is 4:00pm check out is 10:00am. Rates are subject to state lodging tax of 9% and a $300 refundable security deposit. 50% of the rental fee + the security deposit are due within 10 days of a confirmed reservation. The balance of the rental fee, sales tax and towel/linen fee (if applicable) 30 days prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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