This is an Upscale All-Season Vacation Property! This Highland Lake home is on two quiet acres with a small sandy beach, shallow entry to the lake (great for kids), 200+ ft shoreline, 50ft dock and all the amenities and activities to create memories for a lifetime. Sitting areas, dining, BBQ, hot tub, porch swing, fire pit, and hammock are all overlooking a beautiful 3 mile long lake within 8 miles of Portland, ME. A large yard offers volleyball, wiffle ball, frisbee, swing set, lying in the sun and more. Enjoy the eagles, frogs, turtles, flowers, birds at the window feeder, fish, and more...just outside your door!
This is a home with all the comfortable living amenities as opposed to typical 'rentals' and thus you see the many 5 star reviews.
What to Expect: This wonderful lakefront home offers all you need for a relaxing lakeside vacation. Enjoy, swimming, kayaking, or just relaxing on the lawn, hammock, float or dock. The property comes furnished with 2 kayaks at least one canoe (two if I am not using one) and plenty of life vests. An 8 person hot tub faces the lake. There is a great dock bench seat for morning coffee or watching the swimmers or wildlife, hammock for that afternoon snooze and fire pit for marshmallows and winding down in the evening. There is no off-season here! The hot tub is on year-round. In the fall you can enjoy some spectacular canoe/kayak rides and the plethora of hiking in the area. In the winter, you can ski Shawnee Peak which is just 45 minutes away or Sunday River which is 1.25 hrs away. Highland Lake offers wonderful ice fishing, skating, cross country skiing and beautiful snowmobile trails.
C'mon In! Step in the front door and immediately take in the breathtaking lake views you’ll find along the length of the house through large windows. The living room has several love seats, one that has 2 individual reclining, rocking seats and an HDTV/DVD/Bose CD Stereo. Two large stuffed chairs overlook the lake and are perfect for that morning cup of coffee watching the sun rise and the birds at the feeder or reading in the afternoon while viewing the kids jumping off the dock and swimming to the float, playing on the swing set, playing croquet on the lawn, or laughing in Hot Tub just below. Perhaps a change of venue moving to the shade outside on the porch swing under the deck or to the hammock listening to the waves splash gently on the beach. Taking an outdoor shower is a "must" during your stay as you enjoy the sounds of nature and view of the beautiful lake.
The dining table is large and there is an additional folding table to extend even further. The island has 4 stools for drinks and chatting while making a meal in the kitchen. There are two ACs for those hot summer days, a beautiful gas fireplace for those chilly winter nights, and everything in the kitchen from lobster cooking supplies to a pancake griddle to serving dishes and even owner spices, oils, and more to use at your convenience. Since this is a home while not rented, there will be all the extras needed that you won't find in a bare bones "rental".
Lake Information: Highland Lake is 3 miles long and up to 3/4 mile across with depths up to 65 ft deep. Highland Lake only offers a public hand carry boat launch for canoes and kayaks which keeps motor boating traffic low. Fisherman find small and large mouth bass, white and yellow perch, pickerel and the occasional land locked salmon or brown trout. Other lake wildlife includes loons with their beautiful calls in the evening, eagles, ducks, blue heron, turtles, beaver, and more.