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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Sebago Lake Cottage - Colorful Fall Foliage and Events

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Sebago Lakes Region Cottage Rental Photos and Description


2016 - $1675/WEEK, June 18 - Sept. 3, 2016.

$ 975/WEEK, Sept. 3 - Oct. 29. 2016



We asked the people who have rented our cottage during the months of September and October why they liked to come during the fall. Their responses were varied and informative. Below are some of our renters favorite activities:

Enjoying a walk or hike in one of the many parks or oceanfront paths in nearby towns and cities. (Rachel Carlson's Wildlife Refuge, Marginal Way in Ogunquit, and Fort Williams Park in Portland to view Portland Headlight).

Taste sampling the many seafood eateries or the fine restaurants in Portland. One guest last year attended Harvest on the Harbor, a five-day festival of food in Portland.

Some of our guests enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairs at the cottage and observing the brilliant foliage reflecting on Sebago Lake and hearing the call of the loons. Others took day trips. The first two weeks in October are usually the best weeks for viewing in southern Maine but the colorful foliage lasts to the end of October.

Many attended fairs and festivals. Some of the most popular were the Fryeburg Fair, Fall Festival in Freeport, and the Cumberland County Fair.

Others took boat trips to various islands from Portland or Boothbay. Many brought their own boats or rented them and fished and explored the beauty of Sebago Lake.

Most of our guests commented on the fact that the crowds were gone and they could spend time shopping, dining, and attending events without waiting in lines or in traffic.

Our fall guests feel that the fall is the best time to visit Maine.

Marian and I love to explore roads we haven't been on and to see again those we have traveled before. One day we found a large field just packed with colorful yellow sunflowers. There are picturesque barns, animals, farm equipment, lighthouses, beaches, surf crashing on a rocky coastline, and all sorts of scenery on Sebago Lake which guarantees exciting pictures to take home to show your friends.

PLEASE READ OUR GUESTS' REVIEWS to see the many things they did and enjoyed.

No smoking or pets allowed on the property.

Owner limits overnight guests to 2 people for 1 - 2 nights only. No more than 6 people on the property at any time. No gatherings.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Marian (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

About Marian

Marian and Bob Wright are proudly pictured with some of their grandchildren.

Marian purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Marian chose Sebago Lakes Region

We take great pride in our cottage and keep it in immaculate shape and clean. Another one of our goals is to supply guest renters with an experience greater than what they expected.

The cottage is located on an acre of land with lots of flowers and a grassy lawn. There's a sandy beach and a deep-water dock for a boat.

We bought this property because it borders our next door home. Waterfront properties such as this don't come on the market frequently. Plus it has a beautiful view and is a level acre of land.

What makes this cottage unique

We consider this location on Big Sebago Lake as 'Paradise', which is why our home is located next door.

Please read the many reviews by guests who have stayed at the cottage.

Due to our guests' allergies we do not allow pets or smoking in the cottage or on the property grounds. Marian and I personally clean the cottage, and groom the flower beds to make things as tidy and attractive as possible. The lawn is mowed by a service company usually on a weekly basis or as needed. The neighborhood is very quiet therefore only a maximum of 6 people are allowed on the property or in the cottage at any time.

Enjoy visiting the lighthouses that line the rocky coast. Spend a day shopping in the Old Port, exploring the natural habitat, dining in one of Portland's famous restaurants, and attending a concert in the evening. Attend the Boat builders Show, Portland Museum, or the Portland Flower Show. Take a cruise on the bay or in the harbor. Visit the Maine Wildlife Park or one of Maine's State Parks. Fish, canoe, or kayak on Sebago Lake.

See the Sea Dogs, the AA affiliate of the Red Sox play at, Hadlock Field. Attend one of L.L. Bean's spring work shops or visit the shopping outlets in Kittery, ME, Freeport, ME or North Conway, NH. Spring skiing at Sunday River may even be possible.


and explore the abundance of Maine's natural, cultural, and recreational activities.

Vacation land awaits.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to thank you for the super week at your cottage! We had a great time! The lemon pie was awesome and didn't last long! My children, ages 12 and 5, had a blast and spent plenty of time in the water and on the beach. This was our first time renting a cottage and we were very surprised how well stocked it was. The hospitality gift was very nice as well! I enjoyed the beautiful flowers as well! We hope to visit again!! Thank you again! We left you a "Blueberry Buckle" made this morning with my home-grown blueberries.
Jul 2016
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Sebago Lake Cottage - Colorful Fall Foliage and Events
average rating of 5.0 based on 96 reviews
New Hampshire

Serene and Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming here for several years with our granddaughters and never tire of this lovely spot. The cottage is always immaculate, well stocked, and you can count on a pie waiting for you in the refrigerator. The owners always greet us and make us feel welcome. The large manicured lawn and beautiful flower gardens make sitting outdoors a pleasure. When we tire of swimming, we fish off the dock, go boating, or just relax on our private beach. The view by the waters edge is wonderful and this year we watched fireworks around the lake from the comfort of our lawn chairs!! Shopping and eating out are nearby when we want it and this pleases our teenagers. If you prefer to BBQ, a grill is located on the beach. All in all, this rental property offers us everything we are looking for. When we are here we want for nothing and arrive home rested and happy with memories of another vacation well spent.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Chris and Ralph, Thank you for your kind review. This is the fourth year you and your granddaughters have spent two weeks with us. We look forward to your arrival each year. This year the weather was picture perfect almost every day. We also enjoyed seeing the fireworks display right from our beach. It was a great show, and it beats trying to find a parking space and spending time in traffic trying to watch the displays in the neighboring towns. We also want to thank you for the nice way you left the cottage. It is really appreciated. Bob and Marian Wright
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Charleston, SC

Quiet peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Probably the best VRBO rental we have ever done. The cottage was beautifully furnished and spotless clean. We especially enjoyed the rocking chairs outside right on the lake. The "super" moon came up one night right over the lake and was spectacular. The cottage was centrally located so we did day trips for a week and visited the coast of Maine and the mountains of New Hampshire within a one hour drive. The owners, Marian and Bob, provided some excellent tips for travel and spots to eat. All were excellent choices. They also provided blueberry pie and vanilla ice cream for us to snack during the week. Overall one of the best vacations we have ever had.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wilma and Andy - We are so appreciative that you took time to write such a nice review. We worried about your return home in the midst of the terrible floods, and we were so pleased when you phoned us to say you had arrived safely. We are delighted you had such a great stay, and we thank you for sharing your experiences in Maine. We look forward to your next trip to Maine. Best, Marian and Bob
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Paradise Found!!

  • 5 of 5

After a several hour drive from Connecticut we arrived at our cottage. We were immediately drawn to spectacular Sebago Lake. After a few moments we turned to unpack the car and were welcomed by Bob and Marian. Bob said "Welcome to Paradise". Within 24 hours we knew exactly what he was talking about. The cottage was pristine. We walked in to an overflowing vase of flowers and a fresh baked blueberry pie in the fridge. Oh and I can't forget the vanilla ice cream to go with it. We brought my 14 year old daughter and niece. They loved hanging out in the loft and on the lake. It was quiet, peaceful and relaxing. The perfect retreat from our crazy lives of nonstop running. We are hoping to go back next year. The cottage, yard and view are better than pictured! We made many memories that we will cherish for a very long time.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Linda - Thank you for the nice review. Bob and I feel so fortunate that our cottage is located on beautiful Sebago Lake and the views from our property are magnificent. Most of the renters venture down to the beach even before they enter the cottage. When our families have preteen or teenagers they always mention how the kids enjoyed the loft. It seems to be a private cozy place to relax, read, play games, or just talk. Our guests often comment about the pie and ice cream They seem to provide a nice break between unpacking and heading out for food. We appreciate your leaving the cottage so clean, and we are pleased that you'll be with us again next August. Bob and Marian Wright
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A place to soothe your soul!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four enjoyed a beautiful week at this delightful cottage. Everything you could want and more is here, from your own private beach and dock to a sprawling yard to explore! Our two sons especially loved the loft sleeping area and made it their camp while we visited. The owners, Marian and Bob, go out of their way to make you feel welcome including baking a delicious blueberry pie. I can not rave enough about this special place. We would love to come back again soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that your family had the opportunity to enjoy our Sebago lake cottage. From your note in our guestbook, as grandparents we can easily visualize the boys waking up in the morning, bounding down to the lake, and jumping in for a refreshing swim. We enjoyed your comment that as parents, this lovely vacation was absolute therapy for your soul.
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Sebago Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this cottage was everything we expected and more. The house was immaculate, the property was lovely with gardens, and the hosts were generous and welcoming right down to their apple pie and ice cream gifts. We felt comfortable and everything we needed was right there. The outdoor seats gave us a great view of Jordan Bay. We would surely return to this fantastic getaway on Sebago.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sue and Bob, We certainly enjoyed having you and your family stay with us this past summer. It would be wonderful having you folks visit again when it is convenient. We enjoyed the conversations we had together. You are always welcome. The homemade pie, beautiful flowers, and our welcome await your return. Warm regards, Bob and Marian
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Immaculate cottage at the water's edge

  • 5 of 5

My family of four rented this cottage last summer, and I regret that I am only writing the review now. The home and grounds are kept in wonderful condition. (It is quite possibly the cleanest and best maintained rental property I have come across.) The grassy lawn and sandy beach were private and suited our needs perfectly. There is seating on the deck, down at the bottom of the lawn, as well as on the beach, giving you ample opportunities to take in the view. Bob and Marian make their guests feel welcome and well taken care of. Although we weren't able to coordinate a trip to the cottage this year, we hope to return next year and make it an annual getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Danielle, Thank you for your review, and we look forward to having you folks with us in the near future. You mentioned the lawn and sandy beach. Many of our parents have mentioned how relaxing it is to be able to sit by the lake and still be able to watch their children play on the close to an acre of lawn. The gradual sloping beach to the lake, grill, toy box, chairs, picnic table and rowboat seem to provide all the entertainment needed for all ages. We are so pleased you are looking forward to returning, and we look forward to welcoming you again and again. Bob and Marian
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route #302

Please read vacationers' "reviews" of staying at our cottage. The guests' testimonials will give you good ideas of things to see and do.

There are so many activities available: Car Shows, Kayak and Canoe Racing, festivals, home and garden shows, boating, spring-skiing, hot air balloon festival, circus, concerts, fishing, etc.




Rates & Availability

Sebago Lake Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Off-Peak
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

All payments are made to our rental agent. There are taxes, a booking fee, and fee for linens if required. Any questions, please call the owners, Marian and Bob, at 203-762-9046 or 207-655-2430.

one-half payment is due upon booking and the remaining payment is due before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Sebago Lakes Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a full-tub which also has a built-in shower. There is a sink, mirror, hair-dryer, soap, two robes, and some starter towels. The toilet is also in this space. There is a small closet which has a variety of helpful items.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • One Queen-sized bed is in the master bedroom. Two bunk beds (upper and lower) are in the bunk bedroom. Two double-bed mattresses are in the open loft, which is accessible by a permanent wooden ladder. Please see the guests' reviews and how the kids just love the loft area. It's their special place.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Linens and towels may be rented, Plasma TV, Cable HDTV, and Direct Internet Connection.

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