WOW Nature Lover Camp LAKESIDE 4Sn

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Partridge Ln, Poland, ME 04274, United States

Central Maine USA! Toasty, a Nature Lover's Paradise camp for staying quiet to play hard sports. Boston 3 hrs near Portland - Get A Ways Rustic Retreats. 4 Sn. firewood, sleeps 7+. Sprring and Summer vacations booking now! See Pics!

The Space

Check it out! "Nature Lovers Paradise Lakeside" is a comfortable and cozy FOUR SEASON COTTAGE...right on the water's/ice edge! A Really Cool Place near 7 ski areas plus snow tubing and ski or snowmobile from lake onto trails right now.

Only 3/4 hr. No. of Portland, ME. USA(Ocean)
What to do here? Lots: This camp/cottage is centrally located. The drive times are 10 minutes to about an hour: Inland you can x country ski or snow shoe on the Carters X country ski trails nearby (15 kilometers of trails with a warm up lodge and equipment rentals,) In addition...Ski at Lost Valley, Shawnee Peak, Conway {Tourist Shopping and Cranmore Mtn. (Ski etc), Mt. Abrams, Sunday River, and a day trip to Sugarloaf (website hidden) hearty; but I go, and it is my favorite resort and ski area. Snow Tubing is close and fun too. Right out the door of my camp... I walk, x country ski or snow shoe on the dirt roads, into the forest or on the lake when it is frozen. You can snowmobile from here too. There are some some snowmobile woods trails a short quick drive or walk up Rt 11 from my driveway. Those trails are snow mobile trails so they are usually packed and good for walking, X country and snow shoeing too.. I can also go skating if someone clears the ice off. I have a big snowblower on site. Outside on the lower deck is a deck fireplace chiminea, for sitting around outside on cushioned lawn chairs and basking in the winter sun. Being on the lakeside in the winter is so..beautiful when the sun pours in, to relax.

There are many local restaurants (5 min. pizza, half hour/hr. almost anything you want) within many driving times for decent food so you do not have to cook in all the time. Yet, I have a fully equipped kitchen and there are three grocery stores plus health food stores etc. Driving to everything around here plan on only 5 min. to a half hour to 1 hour one way. The camp has inside: Dish TV, and a great big video library. Play video, dvd and cd's, lots of games and cards. Feed a cozy wood stove, It also has wifi and modern appliances. Hope this helps with your planning.

The place easily sleeps four, has 7 beds (3 beds sleep 2 people.)

The cost is 115 per night plus a 65 cleaning fee. A 100 deposit is held on your cc about a week before arrival. When you book, you pay in full plus some small AIRbnb fees. Since I do not know those air fees I can not quote them to you. Look for them on the screen. My June, July, Aug.&Sept nightly booking rates goes up to 135 per night. I hope you are OK about the summer rates going up to 135. They used to be 168, so I feel they are fair; but you can always ask for a special rate if you feel a need too. At initial inquiry, please include estimate number of guests. Thank you!

More planning details: You have just discovered a 1907 East Shore piece of PARADISE in the famous Poland Spring Area of Maine, USA, It is a cozy 1907's renovated camp; surrounded by "old growth pines and water." It is easy to get too. It's situated on popular Tripp Lake. On maps Tripp Lake is referred to as "Tripp Pond" But locally everyone calls it Tripp Lake. It is only a 3/4 hour North from Portland, it's 10 minutes from a Casino, and 15 minutes plus, to many attractions.

For 67 years, our family's camp has slowly been maturing into a nicer little cottage, resting its old timbers only 22 feet from the water/ice. A "Great Place" for booking your vacation week, short stays, week end getaways or monthly retreats. The Casino is just up the road. Maybe you need a ski camp close to Boston for weekends or longer? (The Fall, Winter, Spring monthly rate is $1950, Summer June/July./Aug/Sept. monthly rate is $2950.)

More about what to do there? This camp is centrally located between several great places: The drive time is 10 minutes to about an hour: You can snow shoe on the Carters X country ski trails nearby (15 kilometers of trails , and 2 hrs. to Sugarloaf for Regee week end in March/Apr.

I have a fully equipped kitchen and there are three grocery stores plus health food stores etc. Driving to everything around here plan on only 5 min. to a half hour one way. The camp has inside: Dish TV, a great big video library, plays video, dvd and cd's, lots of games and cards and a cozy wood stove, It also has wifi and modern appliances. Hope this helps with your planning.

The weekends are now at 295 plus small Air fees. A week is 805 plus Air fees. For six people or less. Many concierge services can also be available with pre-discussion and agreed upon additional fees. Just inquire, discuss and request to help you relax and safely arrive in a strange place to you.

RELAX is the word here. Easy Does It! Enjoy the huge old wood stove's heat for fun. For some people the brain shift to doing some camping and breaking the everyday routine is relaxing. This fun and funky place can do that for you, but you will have to leave the critic at home and bring a sense of humor.

This NLP Lakeside cottage is THE site for EASY CAMPING METHODS: running lake water, hot running water, shower and tub, modern appliances, soft carpeting, wood beams, wood stove, computerized furnace, many beds and a lot more. "Lets camp and, deal with camp kind of stuff-just do something different! " LET"S HAVE SOME DYNAMICS! It is so PERFECTLY "not perfect," camping with the "fun in funky" that's still alive.

Think of this central location this way: This paradise lakeside location is a four-season rest and recreation camp. You can easily STAY and PLAY or Go and PLAY. You can STAY and swim, water ski, hike, ATV/UTV, X Country ski, skate, kayak, canoe, hike, bike,cook, read ... do a lobster feed etc. Or GO AND PLAY to nature walks/ golf at the Poland Spring Resort's course, walk the Preservation Park Nature Trails, do Agriculture Family Fun stuff, eat out, summer playhouse theaters, gamble at Oxford Casino, tourist shop Freeport, Portland or Conway, drive to the OOB pier & ocean and arcade, do snow sport day or night ski trips to Sunday River, Sugarloaf Ski Resort (s), Shawnee Peak, Lost Valley, Conway, tourist the White Mtns (N.H.), go to Fryeburg Maine's huge Country Fair (end of Sept), Plus, close to the cottage is the Poland Spring's STATE PARK beach too, if you wanted a feel of a bigger than your own private beach with lots of sand, during the summer.

Non Potable Water: Though certainly "A Chef's Paradise for cooking supplies" and cooking gear! We are used to the camp's cooking and showering with, but do not tend to drink, the LAKE WATER, though; right now. The Owner Does Supply lots of fresh spring water... or feel free to bring your own label. This cottage and its running tap lake water is located on top of the famous and pristine Poland Spring aquifer's healing waters.

Called "Nature Lovers Paradise- Lakeside!" You would be staying at a site between lake water, with a camp up on slightly higher ground, and a vernal pool (bullfrog, fairy shrimp and bird sanctuary) behind the camp. Eventually, way out back are woods and higher ground. It is a somewhat of a perfect Feng Shui landscape site for resting. For summer, keep in mind that due to breezes people say "this is NOT a "mosquitoes galore " buggy kind of place at all.

Enjoy all kinds of Nature's critters and plants. Fish from the dock, and if you see a flea inside, feed it to a frog outside. (Just kidding of course.) Be real about camping expectations though. Please arrive and depart with an attitude of gratitude about Nature's little creatures. Try to leave your professional critic at home or in the office. The owner humbly wants you to know that simply due to the NATURE OF CAMPING please come prepared for a "true nature of camping." There is no tar, or grass to mow here. If you are a tuned in reality camper, great, read on..because this is a GREAT PLACE for either hanging out or going and exploring!

The cottage is not only bright in the morning, as it faces East for Morning sun, it faces West where Sunsets are Born.

Enjoy, Nature Lovers Paradise Lakeside... With its' pristine East Shore setting...159' waterfront beach area, a dock, canoes, kayak sandy bottom, lake grasses, sandy beach, fishing and lakeside views. Relax with 3 DECKS: one beautiful large deck on the West side with charcoal or gas BBQs, an East side deck with a breakfast cafe table and charcoal BBQ. The 3rd lower level deck over the waterfront area (or skating rink,) has a deck fireplace and chairs. The lake and wharf style dock accommodates your water ski boat. Plus a big lakeside fire-pit gives the wood burning smells of camping.Yet, indoors the modern gas range ups your camp into a fully equipped cottage kitchen.,

Atmosphere Description: A single lane, wooded, private gravel drive curves toward the cottage in a family vacation minded neighborhood. Professional, family style NEIGHBORS, other renters, and the owner's bunkhouse/office- studio are close by. People, including the owner, quietly come and go. It is a private driveway, yet there are buildings and people nearby doing stuff: campfires, fishing, swimming, boating, relaxed campfire talking, laughing, fireworks, children noises and mostly pretty quiet fun playing around types of activities. It is a "close/caring" and friendly neighborhood type of atmosphere, with weekly changing groups of company. In addition are the joyous sounds of the ELITE "Tripp Lake Camp" from across the lake during July and August only.

Right now approaching Thanksgiving it is very quiet. Summer and the forth of July week is the noisiest. Though a private setting, due to large yard and 150' beachside, it is usually a lot more quiet Sunday night on, during the week and after Labor Day weekend through leaf peeping season. In the winter it is pretty much a silent retreat. This is a 4 Season "Paradise" Rental!

Now, come on.. take a tour INSIDE this comfortable, antique style cottage. It has an open floor plan. The main room is the 180 degree Lake View living room, which is framed with large rough beams, earth tones, wall to wall carpeting, splashes of color. The seating includes double bed convertible couch, rocker/recliner, huge overstuffed chair with matching ottoman, glider and a twin bed along the windows; overlooking the lake to rest your toes; while you rest your soul.

Stepping out of the living room toward the fully equipped kitchen you will find pine slab counter tops, oak floors, a cozy dining area with a bay window facing the lake's sunsets in a cafe-like setting. A huge and wonderful wood stove, along with all the wood supplies, heats the whole place in the winter (along with a monitor- computerized furnace.) Welcome good heart campers and tired travelers!

There are TWO BEDROOMS, one up and one downstairs.
1.The first downstairs bedroom comes with a bunkbed and Queen memory foam bed. It is located off the living room and walks into a 3/4bath; An open concept space that goes into the living room is closed off by the old, not working piano and video library shelves. Due to its open concept, with the movable piano, this downstairs bedroom can be possibly considered or converted to HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE upon request.
Video TV is also in this bedroom along with a large video library.

2.A short, steep stairway leads upstairs to the other bedroom, complete with a double futon, single bed, Victorian chair, ceiling fan, windows overlooking the lake plus an ancient claw foot tub; with its gold painted toe nails- enticing you to REST YOUR TRAVELING TOES AND SOULS! There is a DVD and Video TV upstairs too. You can "watch" it while; in the tub. Or just lay back and relax, then dry off and flop into bed.
3.The Living Room has a double bed couch and a 3/4 memory foam (two mattresses) bed with DISH TV.

DISH TV , WIFI, DVD, Video and an extensive Video library are on site.
High speed internet is wired into the main cottage. WIFI Internet is available but not guaranteed to your liking. A router is beamed over there at this time. It works fine on most equipment. Owner is available to do best to get you connected if you are willing to work together and get it done.Expect rural not city communication dynamics.)

Camp games: Darts, horse shoes, bad mitten, puzzles, bingo, books, and cards and several board games.

Nature Lovers Paradise is located in the Poland Springs Area , near Portland and other surrounding towns such as Norway, Paris, Oxford, Naples, Lewiston/Auburn. located between the ocean and the mountains. Located between the Ocean and Mountains, the Poland Spring Area is famous for its "Healing Waters and Historical Golf Course;" A Nature Lovers Paradise is sitting up on land above the Poland Spring aquifers on Tripp Lake or Tripp pond (on some maps.) Maybe you have heard of the famous bottled Poland Spring Water which has been purchased by Nestles?

Port city is Portland, the largest city in Southern Maine, plus "Freeport," the hometown of LL Bean's- famous outlet shoppers paradise, are only 45 minutes away. And so is the Desert of Maine. OOB is Old Orchard Beach. It is only about an hour away. Ya!.... Skiers, hikers, bikers and climbers this place is your Nature Lovers Paradise to go to and from. Sunday River Ski Resort, Golf and a Casino are only 4 to 40 miles away. Check out Harvest Hill Farm's Pumpkin Land web site, Skin Divers Paradise and Wind surfing lessons are available too. Trip Lake is 3 miles long and 1/2 mile wide, It is ideal for bringing your motorboat, canoe, or kayak and is a good fishing lake year round.

Driving your car is your best means of transportation. Public transit is cab services. Yes there are local restaurants.

Maine, known as "Vacation Land" awaits.. come and enjoy NOW!

Guest Access

Guests have access to the main camp/cottage building, three decks, firepit, deck fireplace, lawn/deck furniture, boats etc, parking lot, private driveway with owner, 60' beachfront, dock for your boat, ice and beach in season, walking trails, shopping and local attractions.

Interaction with Guests

Your host will orient you to the camp's fun in funky ways for your convenience. Other interaction is simply your choice. She has a small camp next door and usually may or may not quietly come and go. Romantic Getaways require privacy, yet cultural exchanges are good social fun sometimes. As a guest, just let Trudy know what you need and want from her. She is very respectful of your privacy and yet very happy to help your stay give you accommodations to full fill your guest time, to save you time, and giving you comforts.

The Neighborhood

Atmosphere Description: A single lane, wooded, gravel drive privately curves toward the cottage. It is located in a family vacation minded neighborhood. Professional, retired, family style NEIGHBORS, other renters, and the owner's bunkhouse/office- studio are close by. People, including the owner, quietly come and go at their camps. Though the camp you are renting has its private driveway, there are buildings and people nearby doing stuff like: fishing, swimming, boating, relaxed campfire talking, laughing, fireworks, children noises and mostly pretty quiet fun, playing around types of activities. It is a "close/caring" and friendly neighborhood type of atmosphere, with sometimes weekly changing groups of company. In addition are the joyous sounds of the ELITE "Tripp Lake Girls Camp" from across the lake during July and August only.

Getting around

Driving your car is your best means of transportation. Public transit is cab services.
If you need Trudy to pick you up etc. at the Bus Station or Airport, you can always Ask!

Other Things to Note

A unique, warm and cozy rural camp like setting.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 7
Extra people: $15 / night after 4 guests
Monthly Price: $3222 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Had a wonderful stay at Trudy's! Though the lake was still frozen, this is an eclectic and charming cottage hidden in the woods of Maine just 2 hours north of Boston. Wonderful kitchen for cooking and literally feet from the water. Recommend!!

    April 2014
  • We had a lovely stay at the cabin this spring over a long weekend. The lake and surrounds are stunning, and the cabin is very cozy. Trudy was a wonderful, very attentive host, and made sure we were warm and comfortable. The property really is directly on the lake, which makes for an amazing view from the balcony. The kitchen was fully stocked and has a nice new gas stove and oven. If you're looking for a natural retreat in a quaint, cozy cabin, then this is for you!

    April 2014
  • As a group of 4 and 1/2, we had a wonderful weekend at Trudy's cabin. She is a very mindful, caring and considerate host. If you need privacy, she'll grant it. If you need information, she'll have it. If you want to chat, she can be there.

    The place is directly by the lake and could generally be described as cosy and well equipped. If you want a lot of space inside, this is not for you. If you want lots of cooking opportunities (grill works in any weather) and be directly by the lake, this is certainly for you. Overall, another wonderful airbnb experience.

    March 2014
  • A beautiful setting. Trudy was very helpful.

    March 2014
  • The "Ride/Ski Nature Lovers Lakeside" is a small, old, rustic cabin with warm cozy feel, decorated to the last inch..Located just 5 yard from the lake, it offers beautiful views. Although there are several beds (potentially can sleep up to 8 people), it is better to come with smaller party to feel comfortable.
    Trudy is a very attentive and helpful host, living just across the yard.
    We had few fantastic sunny days of skiing at Sunday River (1h away) and snow tubing (just 10 min away). .
    Thank you,Trudy, for making this happen...

    February 2014
  • We had a ball at Trudy's Cabin in the woods, in a wintry, relaxing weekend. We hiked here and there, we enjoyed fueling the wonderful huge wood-burning stove (big as a furnace and totally effective at keeping us toasty), we anticipated a big snowfall but got just a dusting on top of the plenty of snow that was already everywhere. The lake is inches away, big, quiet, gorgeous, and was covered in ice and a deep layer of snow. Gorgeous views from multiple spots inside the house. Down the road a bit you can see ice fishing, and you see (but rarely hear when outside and not at all when inside) the occasional snowmobile. Inside, the place is cozy, lovingly kept, full of games and videos and every form of electronics to entertain, but the emphasis is on relaxation and ease of living. Trudy has a fully equipped kitchen, and we cooked marvelous meals. The cabin is a classic camp -- every generation seems to have added a room and so the effect is that a LOT of people can sleep in a pretty small overall square footage - we were three adults and we were very comfortable and never crowded -- I could imagine two couples with kids doing just fine. Rates extremely fair.

    Keep wondering what it would be like in summer -- with all the water to swim and boat in, and the trees all green. Tempted to go back and find out!

    Trudy herself is a sweetheart, totally thorough and painstaking -- she thinks of everything. She also provides the MOST complete account of what is on offer on the Airbnb site -- check it out. Totally recommend this spot and this host!

    February 2014
  • This cozy retreat is fantastic. The cottage was artistic, impeccably clean & just as pictured. We enjoyed the tub by the bed, the frozen lake and freshly fallen snow right. The wooden stove wood was a nice touch to the place, it reminded me of my grandpas house back in my village! We walked to the middle of the lake and slept in the snow for sometime in the sun around noon, trust me it's worth it. Trudy kept the driveway clean from snow & ice. She was very kind to lend her ski equipment to use on the ski trails. She respects privacy & was quick to respond if there was a question or a problem. She was also very flexible with the checkout time since no one reserved the day after. The view on the frozen lake was just great. If you're debating about making reservations here stop hesitating & just plan your trip - you'll enjoy it!

    February 2014
  • Had a amazing week in the cabin highly recommended. Trudy was extremely helpful and hospitable! Thanks Trudes!!

    January 2014
  • Right on the lake, quiet and very comfortable! Trudy is a great host, she really cares that you enjoy your stay. We look forward to going back.

    December 2013
  • We had a great time. The cabin was very charming and I loved the wood stove, which kept us very warm even though it was in the teens outside. Trudy gave us a great welcome, showed us around the cabin, and took care of us well. She even put up a Christmas tree for us! I would recommend this place to others and I would consider coming back again.

    December 2013
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