Cozy rustic cottage with three bedrooms, one bath, a large deck overlooking a private sandy beach on a quiet end of Highland Lake. Beautiful airy interior with clerestory windows and skylights. Cottage is cedar wood ranch-style house. Bedrooms are 1 double, 1 king (made up of two twin beds), and a bunk bed/twin room. Laundry in unfinished basement. Wooded lot, private association with boat access and association beach close by. Dock can accommodate boat up to 19 feet. Float is 25 yards offshore for optimal swimming. Beach has shallow sloping access, great for kids. Outdoor woodstove on deck, fire pit at lakefront, grill, hammock. Quiet location, serene and relaxing.
Three bedroom one bath lakefront cottage with large deck in private association
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 3, 2018
We are a family of five plus two dogs. We are renting it this summer as our children are heading off to college and we are busy preparing. Bridgton has so much to offer, and the The cottage magically slows down the pace of every day life, provides a a beautiful location to refresh and renew, a real vacation!
Caroline purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Caroline chose Bridgton
Beautiful rustic cottage on a quiet end of Highland Lake. Wooded private lot with a large deck 35 feet from water. Dock, float, fireplace, canoe and kayaks available. Dog friendly. Close to many activities like hiking, golf, fishing. Near Moose Pond, Long Lake, and Sebago, Kezar. 30 minutes to North Conway.
What makes this Cottage unique
Located on the Highland Lake waterfront, in Highland Pines Association, with boat launch, association sandy beach, quiet neighborhood.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
My family and I enjoyed our stay and admired the lake view very much.
Extremely disappointed - had to leave early
We were very eager to come to this lake house having spent vacation on the lake (at a different house) we knew the lake and area. We also were glad they would accept dogs and knowing that it's a 'camp' expected some rustic-ness and quirks but nothing quite prepared us for this place. That's saying something as I grew up rugged on a dairy farm - nothing really eeks me out. Note, we've been renting via VRBO for 10 years without a single major issue but this left me exasperated and I have dwelled on whether to write a review as not sure as whether it would post given that this property was 5 out of 5 when we booked and our experience was the opposite. Where to start. Overflowing garbage (from prior renter) and dehumidfier in basement left stink and moldy smell, the grill had mold on it and the rugs in the living room were very dirty - so much so that our dog walked around areas where clearly some prior dog had marked. So we cleaned/vacuumed everywhere. Day two - on top of stove, which we hadn't used, we found mouse droppings, looked by the stove, more mouse droppings. Texted owner, no mouse traps in house they quickly responded. We went out bought 3 traps. We proceeded to move fridge and cupboard and found mess (took pics) and sent to owner. They said they'd send a cleaner (but we had already scrubbed everything) and they were sorry we were disappointed. We then proceeded over the next 6 hours to trap 6 mice -clearly an infestation in the dead of summer. We texted owner not much they could do from far away or were willing to appease our concerns. We slept that last night and the thought of hearing more mice necks snapping in the traps or running across our toes put us over the edge. We left Tues only 2.5 days into our 7 day rental - me, my kids and husband - displeased with owner handling, beyond exhausted and grossed out.
Felt very disappointed in the overall condition of the place. Very misrepresented.
I have been in “rustic” cabins before, as the cabin was described, but this place has been neglected and needs plenty of repair work- which left all of us feeling very disappointed. Our first impression walking in was an overwhelming smell of mold and mildew that lasted almost all week! It was in everything from the rug to the furniture and beds, which a constantly running dehumidifier might have easily remedied. The list of the cabin “quirks” was an understatement. Things like a back door that needed to be lifted to close and lock it. A broken bottom shelf in the refrigerator that had been duct taped yet was still broken. There was only one kitchen cabinet for the dry food we brought that had a missing glass door. The microwave was on top of the refrigerator so if you’re over 6’ you’d be all set, unlike us 5’2”-5’5” women. The pictures show a sunny front lawn and dock but the sun was only on it until 12:30pm every day. We were told a canoe could be taken out to the raft 50 yds out but the canoe was hanging under the deck and had to be lifted down and carried down to the water, which clearly 3 women-a 71 yr old, 1 with 2 recent wrist surgeries and me using a rolator, were not able to manage. It was not left down by the water where it could have easily been dragged in as shown in the pictures. Neither were the 2 kayaks that were in the even worse smelling basement up the hill. What pushed us over the edge was the WiFi was out one day and without it you couldn’t even get service to receive calls or email. We called the owner in the morning and she eventually informed us the bill hadn’t been paid? and that it should be on “shortly” which didn’t happen until after 5pm. One of our guests was on call with her patients and had to go into town to get service. Unacceptable! So many inexpensive little contributions could have been made to make things more pleasant such as fans in the rooms instead of one industrial kind only in the living room. Or how about a plastic mirror on the wall for 2 of the 3 bedrooms so 4 women could get ready without having to share the bathroom and someone else’s bedroom. And perhaps cushions on the wrought iron deck chairs that weren’t old and thicker than 1/4”. Even the water wasn’t as described. The sandy bottom beach was a slimy descent into the lake while fighting your way out among lily pads and water grass. I gave this place 2 stars- 1 for the beautiful view and 1 for the large deck- just bring your own cushions! Sad!
Hello Lenore, it is unfortunate you did not enjoy your stay. Our rustic camp is very accurately described in the listing, and is ideal for active outdoor-oriented guests. It is true, we only have three mirrors. If it rains a lot, as it did for some of the days you were there, the cottage can feel damp. There is no mold or mildew. I believe we discussed the timeline of sun on the deck before you rented. The canoe is pictured under the deck in the listing. Wifi may have been lost for an afternoon but it was not because the bill was not paid. Once informed I responded immediately and it was resolved by 5:00.
Although I was transparent and you were fully informed, your decision to rent our camp was not the best. Your review has inaccuracies and mis-characterizations that could affect future rentals.
Fabulous vacation at Camp Morgan
We had a wonderful stay at Camp Morgan. Awesome cabin, amenities and the lake! We highly recommend!
Beautiful and quiet
Very nice, exactly as described! I could live in that hammock too! There were a ton of fish in the lake, lots of little ones to catch off the dock because it’s shallow for a ways. Would be great for kids! Bigger fish to be caught if you have a boat(or take out the canoe). We were literally sitting and watching fish jump out of the water, so funny!
a little gem
Our kind of place, comfortable, laid back, quiet, waterfront.
Nice area, close to everything, everything you need. For us,
a great off-season retreat. Thank you.
Additional information about rental rates
Dogs are welcome with prior permission, and pet fee will apply per pet.