A beautiful, cozy 4-season Lake view cottage on Porter Lake, Strong Maine. Two separate living quarters, each with their own bath. Ideal for two couples who want privacy and separate spaces. Two comfy queen size beds, and one 3/4 bed. Fully appointed kitchen (right down to the Margarita Machine!) for those who love to cook! Gas fireplace on top floor and wood stove on bottom level. Free wi-fi and two TV's with cable and DVD machine. Outdoor grill & fire pit. WE PROVIDE WOOD FOR YOUR EVENING BON-FIRE! Cottage has 50 feet of water front with a great dock to swim off or to hook up your boat. Included in your rental fee are two bikes, 3 Kayaks (two single Kayaks and one two-person) and a golf cart. You may ask "What in the world is there to do around "Cavanaugh's Lake View Cottage"? Doesn't it get a little boring when you are in the middle of nowhere?" This is a wonderful place to "get away from it all"!!! A place to relax, swim, go ATV'ing, enjoy the Foliage, hiking, fishing, canoeing, Kayaking, Biking, Cross country skiing, Ice fishing, Skating, golf, Snowmobiling, zip lining and enjoying mountain views! At night, enjoy sitting around the bon fire, having a drink, roasting a few marshmallows, gazing at the stars... is more than enough to to keep you coming back year after year! Upon arrival, we will provide you with a day planner full of ideas of things to do, local facilities and so much more! We do not have air conditioning, however, have ceiling fans over all beds and floor fans on both levels! Please Note: Unfortunately, we are not set up to accept pets or small children at this time. CHECK IN TIME IS AFTER 2:30 PM. CHECK OUT TIME IS 11 AM.
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay1 - 3 nights
Our Cottage is located in the Western Mountains of Maine on Porter Lake.
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 2018
About Alyce Cavanaugh
We are a proud military family who together have served over 50 years in the United States Air Force. So as you can imagine we love to travel, meet new people and share experiences. We would love to have you stay at our beautiful cottage on Porter Lake. Meeting new friends is our passion!
Alyce Cavanaugh purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Alyce Cavanaugh chose Strong
We purchased this cottage in 2014 because we love Porter Lake and wanted to enjoy its beauty. The cottage is a mere 2 miles from our home so we are readily available if you need something. The cottage has been completely restored for your comfort and to capture the beautiful views of Porter lake. Together we have created a sunny, relaxed place for you to enjoy during your vacation time.
What makes this Cottage unique
Porter Lake is a quiet and pristine Lake! A great lake for boating and swimming. We have a dock that you can park your boat if you choose to bring one. There is an Old-Fashioned Rope Swing on the Island that we are sure you will enjoy! The Lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains and views. In winter THIS IS A GREAT PLACE IF YOU LIKE TO SNOW MOBILE, ski or cross country ski. You are just a short distance to SugarLoaf Mountain!!! Beat the high price of SugarLoaf accommodations and stay with us! You can ATV and snowmobile right from our door and there is also ice fishing in the winter. Looking for a good Hike? The Appalachian Trail is a short drive away. Tumbledown Mtn and Mt Blue are both excellent hikes. Looking for something less strenuous? Hike to Daggett Rock or take a short drive to Small Falls and check out the falls and have a picnic. Ride the ziplines at Sugarloaf Mountain! That is great fun! You can't beat Maine for experiencing the beautiful Fall colors and spend time sitting by the bon-fire on a crisp Fall night! Maybe you just want a place to "get away from it all!". Our home has everything you will need for a relaxed stay. Just pack your suitcases and head our way for a memorable stay on Porter Lake!
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Girls weekend could not have been at a better place!
Alyce is so sweet and hospitable. She greeted us upon arrival to give us a tour and an opportunity to ask questions. (There was even a plate of cookies for us) Not only is this home beautiful but it is stocked with literally everything you might need: a hair dryer, every imaginable kitchen utensil, bug spray, games, cards, ice, coffee, spices, marshmallows AND sticks for roasting. My friends and I cooked elaborate meals all weekend and the view from the dining room. All of the beds were extremely comfortable and tee cleanliness cannot be beaten.
Kayaks, paddles and life vests are all in great condition. I really feel that I cannot praise this property and host enough. It's unanimous that we all want to return to the luxury and splendor of Porter Lake and Alyce's home again.
Thankyou so very much! I have to give you praise is well. You left our home in such wonderful condition and we appreciated it! So glad that you had a wonderful time and we do hope that you will return to spend some time getting to know the area. It’s a great little getaway ! Looking forward to seeing you soon. We are a Fourseason cottage so come anytime!😊�
My wife and two boys had a great stay here. House was perfect for us - one floor for my wife and I, and a lower floor for the boys. Great lake - swimming, rope swing on island, kayaking, eagles, loons, fishing, etc. Also very convenient for the other activities we planned - whitewater rafting on Kennebec River, hiking Saddleback and Bigelow Range.
Rest for your soul...
Our lives are so busy. I am like anyone else, constantly plugged into my cell phone through social media and text messages. it was a breathe of fresh air (literally) to come stay at the Cavanaugh’s cabin. Alyce was helpful and wonderful. She left behind a book of wonderful food locations in town and things to do at the lake. We took her up on her advice and kayaked to Porter Lake’s island. We were fortunate enough to see two bald eagles, a momma Loon with her two babies and to experience the pristine lake. It was not only a vacation for my family, but a soul retreat! We would love to come back again....everyone needs to experience this type of vacation.
Thankyou Jennifer....we enjoyed having you as well! Please do come back! We will leave the light on!😊�😊�
It's a very nice cottage. I hope we will have the chance to go back!
We had a great family vacation in a very nice and charming cottage. Très beau chalet rénové et très chaleureux. Jon & Alyce sont très gentils. They are inviting and we have everything we need to have a good expérience.
Thank you and we loved having you! We hope you will come back😊�
Pretty lake house
The house was beautifully decorated and well stocked, and had a really nice view of the lake. Though it was freezing cold when we stayed, the house kept us warm and cozy. The owner was very responsive when we had questions as well. We hope to go back when it is warmer next time.
Beautifully appointed home overlooking the lake with great amenities! As described with well appointed kitchen, comfortable beds and recreational equipment including kayaks, bikes, gas grill, firepit, and golf cart. Great recommendations for excellent restaurants nearby and scenic drives. We loved our stay!
Alyce provided us with all the info we needed to enjoy the area.
Farmington Maine now has an "outdoor" theater!
Additional pricing information
Rates are based on up to 4 people. There is a fee of $25 extra "per person", per night. Cottage sleeps a total of six people. There is a $75 cleaning fee. Note: For long term stays...weekly cleaning is available for an extra $35 per week. We will change sheets, wash towels, clean bathrooms, floors, and dust. Please let us know if you are interested. ASK US ABOUT OUR SPECIAL PRICING FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND RETIRED MILITARY & POLICE OFFICERS! Check-in time is after 2:30 pm and check-out is 11 am.