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Booking now for Summer 2018!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Please be aware, our response rate appears low because we book the property outside the VRBO process. Your email inquiry will be received and responded to asap.

This is a year-round chalet style home on gorgeous Highland Lake in Bridgton. Built in 2004, this home is designed for comfort and spending time with family and friends. The open concept great room and loft provide beautiful lake views through the floor-to-ceiling wall of windows. There is a gracious screened porch and large deck as well as lots of lake access at the water.

Bridgton is a lovely small community just an hour from Portland with all the amenities you need for a great vacation. There is a real sense of community here with local restaurants, pubs, shopping, and recreation. This home is just minutes away from grocery stores, hospital, and drug stores just in case you forget anything you need.

This house is truly designed and located for enjoyment throughout the year. There are two bedrooms on the main floor next to the great room with a large full bath. Upstairs is a full master suite with queen size bed and full bath including a jet tub. The master has floor-to-ceiling windows looking out on the lake for a glorious morning view. Downstairs is a pool table/play room and bedroom with bunk beds (F+twin) plus a half bath and laundry area.

During the summer, lake living is the focus. Highland Lake has exceptional water quality, and at 1400 acres, it is great for all kinds of boating, from sailboats to powerboats to canoes and kayaks. There are lots of options for hikes in the area as well, and big hikes in the White Mountains are a short drive. In addition, the attractions in North Conway, Jackson, and Pinkham Notch are close by. Waterfront is beautiful and crystal clear.

In the fall, the legendary New England colors are the big attraction. With a beautiful lake framed by the mountains, this is a wonderful place to experience one of nature’s greatest displays.

In the winter, the most popular activities are skiing at Shawnee Peak or Sunday River. Shawnee Peak offers tremendous terrain with impressive night skiing at some of the most affordable prices in New England. Sunday River is one of the premier destination ski resorts in the East. There are also lots of options for other snow sports, with cross-country skiing and an extensive network of snowmobiling trails nearby. To fight the winter chill, come home to a cozy fire in the fieldstone fireplace. The radiant heating throughout keeps the whole house toasty warm. Since the house was built in 2004, you will not have trouble staying warm in this modern abode.

Keywords: 10 min. to Shawnee Peak, walk to town, beautiful views of Mt. Washington and the sunset, boats

More Details

Donna Gandt
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Donna Gandt

We bought this home as a vacation property for ourselves in 2010. We welcome you to enjoy one of our favorite places and rest and relax with family and friends.

We value our return renters and the great feedback we have received. We always try to be responsive to questions, needs, and ideas to improve our guests' experience!

Why Donna Gandt chose Bridgton

We've been coming to the Bridgton area for years to visit family and friends. We love the proximity to Boston and Portland as well as the incredible range of activities for year round fun.

What makes this house unique

Open floor plan, amazing dock system and water access, beautiful views, access to local attractions.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bridgton in Cumberland County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2): Q on main floor bedroom 1, Q in master suite; Twin or Single Beds: (2) Two twins on main floor bedroom 2, Daybed with trundle in loft Bunk Beds: (1) bunk bedroom in basement with bath (partially finished)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful cedar interior, hardwood throughout, custom gourmet kitchen with granite and double oven, screen porch, multiple docks and swimming platform, sandy bottom, fire pit, large deck overlooking the lake, cozy fieldstone fireplace with firewood provided


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Gorgeous lake home with fantastic waterfront!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful lake home and property! Gorgeous sunsets inside and down at the water. Great docks & float at the water, plus boats. Plenty of space for all to enjoy the water. Clean, clear water with sanding bottom...deep off end of dock...not for little ones, but our kids loved it (age 5-16). Everything about the home and property was fantastic!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted you enjoyed the docks, water access, and beautiful views! This is one of the best views on the whole lake due to location, quality of the water and waterfront, and dock set up (which is grandfathered larger than is allowable in today's zoning). Return guests are always welcome back!
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Perfect lake location!

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped, large, comfortable home, great lakefront spot with spectacular views! Nothing like a dip in the crystal clear lake whenever our hearts desired, and the yard and dock are perfect for hanging out, eating, napping (best hammock EVER!) We kayaked and canoed every day. And so nice to walk to town, great shopping and Vivo Restaurant a must for dinner. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you found the property relaxing and restorative! There is nothing like a beautiful week on the lake during a Maine summer!
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Washington, DC

Great location, lovely home

  • 4 of 5

The house is located within walking distance to town and the local beach and boat launch. The sunset views were spectacular and the dock area is open and really user friendly. I loved that the home felt like a home and not a rental. It had plenty of plates/pans/utensils, etc. and the living area was cozy and open. The only reason I give this house 4 stars is the basement area with the bunk beds, pool table, and 3rd bath is only partially finished and it felt that way so we didn't use it except for laundry. That being said, we had a fantastic time and plan on returning next summer.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your stay! You are correct, the basement is a partially finished space. The bedrooms referenced in the listing include a master on the second floor, a bedroom with a queen bed on the main floor, a bedroom with two twins on the main floor, and a daybed with trundle in the loft. Many guests have chosen to use the sleeping space available in the basement as well; there is a partially finished bedroom and bath on the lower floor. We have plans to finish the basement at some point in the near future!
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Mattituck, New York

Maine Trip

  • 5 of 5

This year I had an amazing time at this house. We had many great laughs and we all had a great time. We got to go skiing at the nearby mountain, Shawnee Peak. There were no broken bones like last year, so that was a plus. We all had a great time hanging out in the basement shooting pool, and just laughing. The sunrise over the lake is beautiful, and so is the sunset. The house is very close to the nearby town ice rink, which was also a lot of fun. We have had many great memories at this house, and hopefully more to come.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are grateful for our guests that return year after year and enjoy the space and beauty provided by this home. So happy to hear you had a great time during your stay this year!
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West Palm Beach, Florida

Toby Harbeck

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house !!! Great location !!! Extremely relaxing - everything was great !!! Even with it being a little warm, we still managed to keep cool in the lake. Donna and David did a great job with this house . Will definitely consider doing it again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our New Family Tradition

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to David and Donna! Our 3 generation family had a most wonderful time at this beautiful lakeside home. The house is modern, well equipped and comfortable. The outdoor ammenities are outstanding. We appreciated the owner's attention to detail and their desire to make our stay enjoyable. We have a new family tradition now and will be back for more next year.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments! We work hard to make sure the home has all the amenities our guests need (and want) from kitchen gadgets to kayaks and life vests. We are always open to suggestions to help make your stay even better. We hope this is a home-away-from-home for many years to come!
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Bridgton Highlands; Kezar Lake Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Camp Fire Grille; Beth's Kitchen Cafe
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Shawnee Peak; Sunday River

5 minute walk to downtown Bridgton, town beach, and public boat launch

10 minutes to skiing at Shawnee Peak and 35 minutes to Sunday River

Summer: swimming, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, mountain biking, golf, sailing, boating, waterskiing

Winter: alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, ice skating


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bridgton, Maine

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £375.95
Property Damage Protection £44.36

No rentals September-April. Available for Spring and Summer rental.

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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