- No smoking - No pets -
Our House can accommodate large groups (10-15). We're in the best spot in town you can walk to everything; Theatre, beach, Boating, Fishing, Antique Shopping, Snowmobiling, Golfing, Tennis, Trails, Skiing, Canoeing and more..
This spacious Colonial offers 3-4 bedrooms to sleep 10 + people, 1-bathroom. Perfect for a multi-family vacation or reunion. This home features a large kitchen and living room with gas fireplace and a partially stocked kitchen which accommodates dining for 6, plus seats 6 in formal dining room. The 3rd floor offers 3-twin size beds, and kid's recreation room (Enjoy foosball, drawing table, radio and TV). 2nd floor offers 3-bedrooms; 2-for adults (Full-size bed in each), 3rd bedroom has multi-sleeping capacity including; 1- Full, 2-twin, 1-single and 1-bunk. We also have 2-nice blow up mattresses for your use (1-queen and 1-twin size), which is located in the closet along with additional pillows, blankets and sleeping bags. Please note the house was built in 1869, its quite charming and we have done many upgrades to the first floor. Although you can enjoy modern day living, the house only has one bathroom, and doesn't have central heating. It might seam odd or inconvenient if compared to newer homes, but it's Maine, its the way it was back in the day. Its pretty easy to manage if you remember your on vacation, and then relax and enjoy your time away from the rush back home. Please note in the winter months, we provide a space heater in each room. with the door closed it gets quite toasty and very comfortable. We also have a living room gas fireplace and wall mounted units for added comport. and plus we have plenty of throw blankets for cuddling : )
You'll have the whole house, 3-floors. The house is right near downtown in the heart of Bridgton. We hope you leave your car parked, because you can walk to the beach, or the main street (RT-302). Bridgton is host to so many things to do Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall; fishing, boating, canoeing, golfing, antiquing, shopping, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, sledding, tubing, snowmobiling, too much to list it all.
Interaction with Guests
Enjoy the house as if it were your own. call / text me anytime if you need something, and I will do my best to arrange what you need or tell you where to find it. Also, if something is broken or missing.. please let me know, and I'll get someone right over to address your needs.
You can walk to everything, Highland Lake beach and boat launch ramp, which features swimming at a sandy beach, playground and picnic area plus restrooms. bring your boat, launch at Highland Lake boat ramp. Stevens Brook Trail is right across the street, walk down to trout fishing. We love animals, but we cannot welcome pets... sorry. Central to so much within a short walk. We hope you enjoy the great location. Feel free to use what you need from partially stocked cabinets. You can purchase what we don't have at Reny's or other local stores; Food city, and Hannaford's or just go to the Variety store and Big Apple store / gas station at the end of the street (Big Apple has everything; juice, milk, coffee, drinks, beer, wine, food, groceries and prepared foods).
Again go for a walk; lake beach, theatre, shopping, stores etc. Bridgton is host to so many things to do.. more than I can list here. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. Always a fun place to take the family. fishing year around is the best both lakes and streams. Call Uncle Lunkers for fishing bait and tackle (tell Larry Charlie sent you), he'll give you the scoop on fishing tips and fishing derby's for kids and adults. boating, canoeing; many lakes to choose from or walk to Highland lake. 18-holes of professional golfing is just down the street, and tennis, antiquing, shopping again walk to many shops by the theatre in either direction, downhill skiing at Shawnee Peak (night skiing is awesome), and hiking. plus North Conway NH has Brenten woods and Attitash and Sunday River is also close by. Apple picking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at 5-Fields Farm. take a picture of a moose, its worth $500 bucks, dog sledding events at the same place. Snowmobiling; Bridgton is within a 600-mile groomed trail system that connects going north. The walking trails behind the Magic Lantern Theatre are great. And of course The Magic Lantern Theatre is open with the latest movies, and a huge screen TV pub (great for watching sporting events). Hunting, Hiking, Tubing. Basketball, and ice skating at the recreation center. You can also go indoor swimming. Ever go to a Drive-in Theatre? Bridgton has one. How about old fashioned home made meals, go to Ricky's Dinner tell em Charlie sent you.. you'll get the most warm welcome from the wait staff.
Other Things to Note
Please take your shoes off when you come in the house. leave them by the front door entrance you'll find a carpet, and closet, which provides lots of space for shoes, boots and to hang jackets. The first floor is mostly newly renovated, including the kitchen. so make yourself at home, cook up a storm if you please.. or just kick back and stay comfortable.
Please NO Smoking inside the house, NO food or drink on 2nd and 3rd floors.. Thank you. Keep it as you found it. Please treat our house as if it were your mothers; take your shoes off, relax, she loves to have you visit. : ) But clean up after yourself. We provide most everything, please bring a beach towel if your going swimming, linens are for the house only. thanks
The house is in a great location right off the center of town with plenty of restaurants, stores and entertainment available. Everything in the house was as advertised in the ad, and we had a great weekend up in Maine! There were plenty of towels, linens, kitchen materials, etc available, and whatever we needed or used was easy to grab from Hannafords down the street.
Charles was extremely responsive, and a great help for the few questions we did have. He left a great guidebook in the kitchen with all of the information we needed for the the house and the area. If I was heading back into the area with a large group, I would not hesitate to stay in the house again!
Everything was really good, the house is even better from what I saw in the pictures, really clean. Everything is very well equipped and also addressed so you can just quickly find whatever you want.
Everything work just fine, the only thing is that the third floor rooms may be cold in winter times and if you just use the accomodated heater it will be very good and charming. We were 13 adults and 2 kids and one infant there at everything was really good for us.
Cons: There is just one bathroom so be patient :D
Ask Charles to adjust the heat for you because it was on 80 for us and it was more than enough.
Finally: Charles was very friendly and a good host.
I give his place 5 stars.
Overall good experience. We loved the place. Neat & clean... Same as described on site.
The 10 of us had a great 2 night stay at the cottage. The location of the spacious house is fantastic - clean, easily located on the GPS, with plenty of space in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms. It's location by the lake is definitely an additional bonus! Fantastic views.
The only minor problems that we had was with the washroom. There's only one washroom available for the 10 of us. That was slightly inconvenient. If the number of washroom cannot be increased, it would at least be slightly better if the toilet and shower were separated. The heating in the house was slightly inadequate as well. Some of the linens in the bedroom were not very clean - slightly damped when we arrived.
Overall, we had a really great stay at the house. It's a close to perfect house for a group of university students going on a weekend road trip.
Dear Guests, "close to perfect house is pretty good" right? please note our goal is to improve each stay. The main thing to remember is to communicate. its the only tool to enable me to serve you well. please read everything about our space, it clearly says "one bathroom", and our photos are pretty revealing. We provide space heaters in each bedroom for added comfort. and the gas fireplace can be left on during the evening for added comfort. We provide extra fresh lines, in the washroom clearly marked for your use. so if your not 100% satisfied with linens, your welcome to change them. If you find any issues, it's best to communicate / text me, so I can instruct you. we hope to host you soon, thank you. your Host.
The house is confortable and really clean, and everything you need to cook, BBQ or simply hang out with your friends is in perfect working order. Really spacious, with lots of rooms and beds. It made a great place to enjoy the weekend with some friends.
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