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Charming Lake Front Cottage . Family Friendly

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


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 caterer 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

Susan Wons
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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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


Poland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bath with shower, toilet and 2 sinks. 2nd toilet in utility building outside the house.
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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
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


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Charming Lake Front Cottage . Family Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

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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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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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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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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We cannot wait to make this lake house an annual trip!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I really loved it here! We stayed for 5 nights and only wished our stay could have been longer! When we arrived, we immediately felt welcomed and at home. The cottage is so cozy! The cabin was well stocked with towels and kitchen appliances so we felt comfortable. The lake is beautiful! There are two hammocks and plenty of space to lay out, grill or enjoy a fire at night. Sue was very helpful with providing any information we needed regarding local eateries, shops and activities to do. We are very much looking forward to making this a yearly summer trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will look forward to your trips to New England. There is so much to explore and do in Maine...or not if you choose to just relax.
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Simply bliss

  • 5 of 5

We can not express how much fun we had here at the Lake! Aruba North was such an amazing vacation. We had everything we needed and more! The cabin is perfect and you can not beat that view! Every morning started so beautifuly! We traveled and did so many things while we were there! Can't wait to come back again next year! Thanks again, for some great memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your time at the lake. It is ideal for young children with the shallow water and lots of floats. There are lots of adventures to be taken if you choose to leave the water. Thanks for sharing some of your adventures with us and come back to create more memories.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Summit Golf
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Poland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
non prime
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
non prime
May 26 2018 - Jun 22 2018
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 23 2018 - Jun 29 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
non prime
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 21 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Security $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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