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Lakefront Cottage - private dock, 3 large decks, large fire pit

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,852 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Your family and friends will love this lakefront retreat on the shores of Watchic Lake! Enjoy lazy afternoons on the water with the help of a private dock, three decks, and a separate cozy three season sun room on the oversize deck near the water.

This 4 bedroom home is located directly on the lake. It is great for swimming, fishing, floating, or just sitting by the fire pit and relaxing. In the winter you can enjoy ice skating, snow shoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing.

The main level is an open concept living area combining the dining, kitchen, and living room. There are two large bedrooms on the second floor. The master bedroom has a private balcony. The other room contains a full and twin size bed. There are two small bedrooms in the basement (one does not have a window) and another cozy family room.

We have a selection of games and DVDs for rainy days or nights at home. Light a fire in the fire pit near the water and enjoy views of the lake

Just twenty miles from Portland International Jetport. 35 minutes to Funtown/Splashtown and 40 minutes to Old Orchard Beach. North Conway NH and outlet shopping make for a nice midweek day trip.

Fall leaf peeping, the Fryeburg Fair, hiking and biking are all within a close proximity. Winter rentals provide access to ITS trails and bountiful ice fishing.

***Please note this home is in close proximity to adjacent neighbors. Some neighbors have been known to throw parties and play loud music on the weekend.***

More Details

Rob Richardson
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Rob Richardson

I grew up in the area around where the house is located and moved to Boston in 2010. We have family that live in the area and we were looking for a vacation home that we could stay at and have family gatherings when we are in town.

Rob Richardson purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Rob Richardson chose Standish

This house checked off everything on our list. We wanted a place that was on the water for swimming and boating. We wanted it to be big enough to have family and friends stay over and we wanted it to be close enough to Portland so that it was easy to get to. We didn't want to spend half the weekend traveling to and from the house.

What makes this cottage unique

In the warmer months, the loons will sing to you from the water, which is fantastic. In the winter months, the sounds of the ice on the lake will lull you to sleep at night. Truly, this is an authentic Maine experience no matter the season.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage around the Standish around the Cumberland County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1852 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Outdoor Shower (available June - October) - Outdoor Shower
  • There is one small bathroom that contains a toilet, shower, and sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master Bedroom w/Private Balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Basement room with windows
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , Large upstairs guest room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Basement room - No Window
    Family Room in basement - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • ski
  • swimming


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Lakefront Cottage - private dock, 3 large decks, large fire pit
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Great place on the lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed to relax on the lake!

The owner is very responsive. We used the paddle boat and kyack!

Great time roasting marshmallows at the campfire, and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this place. Good location. Clean. Comfortable. Would have really liked to experience all this place has to offer in the summer months. But it still kept us warm in April.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to unwind.

  • 4 of 5

Place was great. Neighbors on right as you look at lake were cool. Party animals. Neighbors on the left threatened to call the cops on us. So a mixed bag. Overall it was a great time

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious and Accomodating; Overall Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Rob's property with a group totaling 10 people. Although we never actually met face to face, he was available by phone or email at any point. The house had ample space to accommodate the large group size between the four bedrooms and available couch space. Beyond that, I'll try to be brief; the summer house / oversized patio / fire pit / dock / water are all amazing. The pictures don't really do the property justice for the amount of fun that can be had in a variety of ways. The house is cozy, but keep in mind there is no central A/C, so it can get pretty warm in the summer. Thankfully, the nights were relatively cool, there's a number of box fans available to circulate air, and windows are abundant.

Standish itself isn't much to see if you're touring, but a 35 minute drive from Portland (actually a really nice, small port city) makes it a great location. We also drove to Boston for a day (~2.5 hours), as well as Acadia National Park (~3.5 hours). All-in-all, it was the perfect location for my group's needs for the 4th of July.

I would definitely recommend staying here, and look forward to again should I ever return to Maine.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 4 of 5

Clean, great location! Lots of space! Loved the bonus room by the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The house is nice, warm, clean, and cozy.

We had 10 people and there was more than plenty of room to sleep.

The lake access with outdoor fireplace is a great bonus.

Lots of privacy.

Communication with owners was easy and timely.

Will be looking to come back in summer.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £380.55

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.