A beautiful, cozy 4-season Lake view cottage on Porter Lake, Strong Maine. Two separate living quarters, each with their own bath. Ideal for two couples who want privacy and separate spaces. Two comfy queen size beds, and one 3/4 bed. Fully appointed kitchen (right down to the Margarita Machine!) for those who love to cook! Gas fireplace on top floor and wood stove on bottom level. Free wi-fi and two TV's with cable and DVD machine. Outdoor grill & fire pit. WE PROVIDE WOOD FOR YOUR EVENING BON-FIRE! Cottage has 50 feet of water front with a great dock to swim off or to hook up your boat. Included in your rental fee are two bikes, 3 Kayaks (two single Kayaks and one two-person) and a golf cart. Added this summer is your very own large SWIM PLATFORM WITH A SLIDE to get the most out of our beautiful Lake!!! You may ask "What in the world is there to do around "Cavanaugh's Lake View Cottage"? Doesn't it get a little boring when you are in the middle of nowhere?" This is a wonderful place to "get away from it all"!!! A place to relax, swim, go ATV'ing, enjoy the Foliage, hiking, fishing, canoeing, Kayaking, Biking, Cross country skiing, Ice fishing, Skating, golf, Snowmobiling, zip lining and enjoying mountain views! At night, enjoy sitting around the bon fire, having a drink, roasting a few marshmallows, gazing at the stars... is more than enough to to keep you coming back year after year! Upon arrival, we will provide you with a day planner full of ideas of things to do, local facilities and so much more! We do not have air conditioning, however, have ceiling fans over all beds and floor fans on both levels! Please Note: Unfortunately, we are not set up to accept pets or small children at this time. CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 3 PM. CHECK OUT TIME IS 11 AM.
Our Cottage is located in the Western Mountains of Maine on Porter Lake.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 21, 2019
About Alyce Cavanaugh
We are a proud military family who together have served over 50 years in the United States Air Force. So as you can imagine we love to travel, meet new people and share experiences. We would love to have you stay at our beautiful cottage on Porter Lake. Meeting new friends is our passion!
Alyce Cavanaugh purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Alyce Cavanaugh chose Strong
We purchased this cottage in 2014 because we love Porter Lake and wanted to enjoy its beauty. The cottage is a mere 2 miles from our home so we are readily available if you need something. The cottage has been completely restored for your comfort and to capture the beautiful views of Porter lake. Together we have created a sunny, relaxed place for you to enjoy during your vacation time.
What makes this Cottage unique
Porter Lake is a quiet and pristine Lake! A great lake for boating and swimming. We have a dock that you can park your boat if you choose to bring one. There is an Old-Fashioned Rope Swing on the Island that we are sure you will enjoy! The Lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and views. In winter THIS IS A GREAT PLACE IF YOU LIKE TO SNOW MOBILE, ski or cross country ski. You are just a short distance to SugarLoaf Mountain!!! Beat the high price of SugarLoaf accommodations and stay with us! You can ATV and snowmobile right from our door and there is also ice fishing in the winter. Looking for a good Hike? The Appalachian Trail is a short drive away. Tumbledown Mtn and Mt Blue are both excellent hikes. Looking for something less strenuous? Hike to Daggett Rock or take a short drive to Small Falls and check out the falls and have a picnic. Ride the ziplines at Sugarloaf Mountain! That is great fun! You can't beat Maine for experiencing the beautiful Fall colors and spend time sitting by the bon-fire on a crisp Fall night! Maybe you just want a place to "get away from it all!". Our home has everything you will need for a relaxed stay. Just pack your suitcases and head our way for a memorable stay on Porter Lake!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Everything we could have asked for and then some!
Our stay at Jon & Alyce's "cottage" was absolutely wonderful. We spent 4 days at the cottage (over Christmas) with our two college-age children and had a great time. We were thrilled to discover a beautifully decorated Christmas tree in the living room when we arrived. Such a nice touch! The view of the mountains and Lake Porter as we ate breakfast in the dining room each morning was spectacular. Plenty of places to hike, ice skate and enjoy the outdoors. We spent most evenings enjoying the full moon and star filled sky. If you need to escape from the hustle and bustle, then you must visit this property. We plan to visit during the summer next time. We've heard that "Cavanaugh's Pub" is the hottest spot in town.
Beautiful, quiet vacation home!
Our stay was wonderful! We had lots of snow with great views of the lake to enjoy it by.
We were able to cook Thanksgiving dinner and did not need for anything. Highly recommend, especially if you are looking for peace and quiet! A+
It is a perfect get away for 2 couples or even just one. It snowed when we stayed but that didn’t kill our time! We had so much fun just playing games inside and cooking!
What a great place!! Everything we needed was there. Beautiful cottage. We would recommend to all our friends and family!
Property was very very nice!
This cottage was much better than expected, even from all the reviews I had read! Everything imaginable was furnished, the owners definitively went above and beyond to make this place feel like home.
The only reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars was the downstairs area was quite musty, needs a really good air purifier or dehumidifier.( I developed a sinus thing that I hadn’t experienced in at least 10 years). But - on the plus side the cottage was very clean, and the beds were wonderful. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you could possibly want, even spices! You can’t go wrong booking this wonderful property!
I’m so sorry to hear that! We do have a humidifier for downstairs and have never experienced this before but we certainly will check it out! Our goal is to provide the very best environment and experience for everyone who stays with us! Thankyou for your feedback and looking into this will be our priority!
Girls weekend could not have been at a better place!
Alyce is so sweet and hospitable. She greeted us upon arrival to give us a tour and an opportunity to ask questions. (There was even a plate of cookies for us) Not only is this home beautiful but it is stocked with literally everything you might need: a hair dryer, every imaginable kitchen utensil, bug spray, games, cards, ice, coffee, spices, marshmallows AND sticks for roasting. My friends and I cooked elaborate meals all weekend and the view from the dining room. All of the beds were extremely comfortable and tee cleanliness cannot be beaten.
Kayaks, paddles and life vests are all in great condition. I really feel that I cannot praise this property and host enough. It's unanimous that we all want to return to the luxury and splendor of Porter Lake and Alyce's home again.
Thankyou so very much! I have to give you praise is well. You left our home in such wonderful condition and we appreciated it! So glad that you had a wonderful time and we do hope that you will return to spend some time getting to know the area. It’s a great little getaway ! Looking forward to seeing you soon. We are a Fourseason cottage so come anytime!😊�
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on up to 4 people. There is a fee of $25 extra "per person", per night. Cottage sleeps a total of six people. There is a $75 cleaning fee. Note: For long term stays...weekly cleaning is available for an extra $35 per week. We will change sheets, wash towels, clean bathrooms, floors, and dust. Please let us know if you are interested. ASK US ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICING FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RETIRED MILITARY & POLICE OFFICERS! Check-in time is after 3 pm and check-out is 11 am.