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Lakes Region - Lakeside cottage on pristine Great East Lake - Smoke Free

Bedrooms 1
Space 420 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms (1 on ground floor & 1 loft), 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

The cottage is a stand alone structure nestled in a woodland setting with a full kitchen, cozy living area and private bath. All four cottages and the main lodge enjoy wonderful views of Great East Lake from the privacy of your own space or join in community events just a short distance from your front door.

Outdoor Events might include sailing the 2 sunfish, paddling the 6 kayaks or 2 SUPs (stand up paddle boards), enjoying the pedal boat, playing volleyball, basketball, badminton, bean bag toss, or swimming, snorkeling, fishing and floating. The game room offers ping pong and pool while offering a great place to relax, read a book or play a board game.

Please inquire about accommodations for larger groups. Check out HomeAway #367203 & #366812.

Smoke Free - Both INSIDE & OUTSIDE

FIREWORKS are prohibited due to the high risk of fire and personal injury.

New Hampshire Rental Operators License #054360

More Details

Dave Barr
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Dave Barr

MB & I live in Newburyport, MA with our Golden Retrievers, Sushi & Mini. We enjoy entertaining, spending time with friends and traveling. MB's triathlons require lots of training but there is still time to watch the sunsets.

Dave Barr purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Dave Barr chose Sanbornville

It's hard to describe .... that feeling when you know something is just right !!! Sounds crazy that we bought lake property in February but it felt so good and has been even better than we dreamed.

What makes this cottage unique

The Lodge was built in 1889 and the Cottages were added in the early 1950's so there is yesterday's rustic charm with today's conveniences. The sunsets, clear water, stars above the fire pit and the loons make us all warm & fuzzy.


Sanbornville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 420 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Loft has two twin beds
  • The bedroom on the first floor has a queen bed while the second bedroom in the loft has 2 twin beds sleeping a total of 4. Normally, guests provide their own bed linens and bath towels. However, some travel conditions hinder transporting such items so the Landlord will provide these items for a reasonable fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Smoke Free - both INSIDE & OUTSIDE Fireworks are prohibited due to the high risk of fire and personal injury.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Lakes Region - Lakeside cottage on pristine Great East Lake - Smoke Free
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful - couldn't be better !!!

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage was clean and equipped with everything we needed. We really enjoyed the kayaks, SUPs, ping pong, playing pool, swimming, watching the sunsets and just relaxing. It was great to have indoor activities for when the weather wasn't exactly perfect as well as the evenings. The owners were very accommodating and helpful. Our only problem was a week was too short of a stay - thinking about two weeks next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to write your review. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (2 adults, 2 kids aged 9 &14) spent a week at Dylan Cottage 2 summers in a row. We LOVED it! The cabin is so comfortable with everything you could possibly need. It's a quick walk down to the lake and all the lake toys - kayaks, SUPs, small sailboats, floats, etc. The boathouse with pool, ping pong, foosball, etc is fun for the kids, too. The tiki bar and adirondack chairs are fun for the adults. The water is warm and clear. The owners, Dave and MB, are awesome people - warm, friendly and welcoming! My daughter adored spending time with their 2 friendly and adorable dogs :) We are taking a break for a vacation out West next summer, but know we will be back to Dylan Cottage again one day!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have enjoyed sharing lake time with your family and hope to see you again. Mini keeps waiting outside your cottage for Avery to come play. All the Best !!!!
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Peace Tranquility and Nature

  • 5 of 5

The attention to detail at this location is stunning. The cottage is worthy of a magazine spread as you will note in the pictures. From the sparkling clear lake endless water toys and morning kayak trips to our evening tour of the lake ( compliments of Dave) when we spied an amazing rainbow this property did not disappoint.

If you are looking to relax, retreat or reconnect with your family this location has all the ingredients. We saw numerous loons and heard their calls as well as an owl.

Thank you MB and Dave we will be back.

Debbie and Bill Boatwright

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. One of the joys of the lake is meeting new friends and sharing the whole lake experience. We look forward to seeing you again next year.
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A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

I contacted Dave back in February of this year about the availability of the Dylan Cottage for two nights in June when we were planning to attend my nephew's wedding. He was not only prompt and helpful in getting back to me, but he was also very funny as he periodically regaled me with stories through e-mail about getting through one of the worst winters ever experienced in New England. Dave and his wife MaryBeth are not only some of the nicest and gracious people we have ever met, but the whole complex is a real gem. They have obviously put a lot of thought into the entire set-up, and being located on Great East Lake is a bonus as the water is very clear and clean. We loved staying in the Dylan Cottage. It was tastefully decorated, very comfortable, and clean and had everything we needed. Plus we loved the screened-in porch! The cottage and property are well cared for, and we highly recommend staying here as it's such a relaxing and enjoyable place. We do have two regrets: the first is that because we were so busy with wedding activities, we did not have the time to take advantage of the kayaks and SUPs (and the boat ride with Dave); and the second is that we did not stay longer. However, the good news is that when we come back to visit my brother and his wife, we have a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words ..... it was so nice meeting you and we are so glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Hope to see you again.
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Beautiful lake, lots of loon and a full moon!

  • 5 of 5

A great place from moment one! We were greeted by David and Golden Retrievers Sushi and Mini. David made sure to introduce us to other guests, making us feel like part of the family. We were shown into our lovely and cozy cabin. Cabin was very clean and beautifully done with lots of nice touches - extra fuzzy throw blankets, raccoon and bunny slippers, a s'mores kit and monogrammed tote bag to take home! Then a tour of the complex including boat house, beach front and tiki bar. Lots of wonderful shared amenities.

David and MB were often around to chat, check on our stay and offer tourism advise and directions. Mini and Sushi gave us our dog fix!

The loons sang us to sleep most nights. We had multiple sightings of a mother and father loon with their chick.

Highly recommend booking when a full moon is due. Paddling in the moon light is spectacular, especially when the loons are calling.

Great spot for families, retirees, couples - anyone! We'd love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again. Good luck with your adventure in Ohio. The loon babe is growing like a weed !!!!!!
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  • 5 of 5

My family rented the lodge and this cottage for a week. In a word everything was "perfect". The cottage was comfortable and very clean. It is obvious the owners put some thought into how the cottage was decorated as well as making all their guests comfortable. The amenities they provide for playing in the water and on land were much appreciated. We agreed early in our stay that we could not leave before we confirmed that we would be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't wait to see you again next year !!!!!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Poor People's Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 16
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Poor People's Pub
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Normally, most folks provide their own bed linens and bath towels however some travel conditions hinder transporting such items. These items are available for a fee of $20 per person. shows a different perspective of the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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