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Fabulous Kezar Lake retreat on 5 private acres

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, outdoor shower,

If you're looking for the perfect home for a family holiday, look no further. This lovely family home treats couples with the best of the yesteryear with the amenities you're looking for. Built in 2008 with an eye towards design detail to make this home look like it's been there for 100 years, Twin Pines, boasts a large grand room that keeps the family together and 4 bedrooms, plus an attached 3-season bunkhouse

Beth Clifford
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Beth,

I've been meaning to let you know how much we loved staying in your charming home! It took me a couple of months of searching for the perfect house for our first-ever Maine vacation. I searched the coast, Acadia, the south until I finally stumbled across your home. And it was exactly what I was looking for for our family and our friends. We felt relaxed and at home from the minute we walked through the door. Kezar Lake was beyond breathtaking. We spent almost all our time at the "beach" and the floating dock. We really wished we had the whole summer to stay there. I'm hoping that we can take a longer vacation next year. All 6 of my family and the 3 friends are sold and want to return!

Best regards,

Aug 2011
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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Fabulous Kezar Lake retreat on 5 private acres
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

Great fun for Sisters weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Every year we do this trip to someplace where we can JUST be sister...not Moms or Wives, with NO responsibilities but to relax and enjoy each other...This lakehouse fit the bill in every way...we had plenty of room to spread out..all the beds were very comfy..bathroom were CLEAN and very up dated...there was very little we needed that wasn't available..the TV was our only problem..none of us could figure it out..but we got around it and were still able to watch the Patriots!!! some web sites don't depict the actual home but this is spot on...really a gem...thanks for a GREAT weekend...

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautiful. The attention to detail within the actual home was wonderful. Big spaces, lots of room (way more than we needed!). Would be a perfect home for large/extended families. The yard was very private and enclosed. It was a bit of a walk to the lake so you need to be sure you have everything with you at the outset (no bathroom down near lake). But, overall peaceful, quiet, clean lake, and, of course....great bowling! Westways is a great community without being "on top of each other" like some others.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, thank you for you review, we're glad you enjoyed the whole community at Westways and our home. Since you didn't find the port-a-potty down at the beach area, I'll update our in house book to show it's location on the map. Hope to see you again at the lake...
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The description says it all "Fabulous Kezar Lake retreat". This is the perfect place if you're traveling with your family. We had 6 adults and 4 children aged 3 to 6 and there was more than enough room. The house was very clean and the yard was great. The bunkhouse had a great screened porch off the back which was perfect for kids. There was also a nice screened room off the living room and master bedroom which is a great place to relax. The kids loved the yard and the adults loved the nice patio and large outdoor dining table where we ate dinner. We drove down to the lake to drop off our stuff and to bring our stuff back to the house. It takes 2 minutes to drive down to the lake, you don't even have to buckle up. The walk to the lake is really nice and my 4 year old was able to do it with no problem. Another great feature of the property is the rec room with the 2 lane bowling alley, ping pong table and pool table. There is a really nice path along the water that goes from the rec room to the lake. The lake is beautiful and perfect for small children. There is a really large grass field with a swing set and a gradual slope into the water. There isn't a big sand area but the kids didn't mind...they still managed to build their sand castles. We took the kids to Story Land which was about 45 minutes away. I would definitely recommend this home to anyone who is looking to get away and spend quality time their family. Beth was very nice and made sure to call on the day we arrived. She was a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to coming back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed Kezar Lake and my home, we look forward to your return next year!
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Great weekend getaway on Kezar

  • 5 of 5

Kezar lake is one of my favorite places in Maine, and this house is a wonderful place to stay. It had everything we needed for a weekend of ice fishing on beautiful Kezar. The house was clean, well furnished, and had all of the amenitiies that we were looking for.

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay on Kezar. The house isn't right on the water, as it is part of an association. However, it is not far from the beach and boat launch area, and was no problem for us getting where we wanted to go. We are looking to go back again next year!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family had a wonderful time at the house for two weeks. It provided everything we were looking for to keep three generations happy, a wonderful great room and kitchen where we spend much of our time. The kids loved the play area and the badminton set and we all enjoyed the porches and patios to hang out in the evenings.

The lake is one of the most beautiful we've every seen, we enjoyed taking the path down to the beach and looking for wildlife along the way. We're so glad our grandchildren were able to have this experience and plan to come back each year.

The grandkids talk about the bunkhouse and the 'dog' room all the time and can't wait to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good Not Great

  • 3 of 5

We love Kezar Lake and had a nice vacation at this home. I had to turn a blind eye to a lot of things that were not up to par. The house was accurately described except for the fact that the lake was a half mile walk instead of "a short walk" as the owner described.

I think because we rented so late in the season that the house was quite messy with other people's stuff and was not very clean. Specifically all kinds of used foods were all over the kitchen and in the fridge. The owner was out of many of the staples that she said were included in the listing as well as no gas for the decreped grill. I was told to go and purchase the gas. For the kind of money that I paid I would have expected a lot more out of this rental. I thought I was renting someone's home who rented out a few weeks during the summer. What I learned is this is truly a rental home…people in…people out.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've rented the home for three years to three new renters each year (we have two families that return each year and we use home the balance of the time) and this is the only 'challenging' time we've experienced. We were sorry that the home didn't meet the renters expectations. This is our personal home lovingly designed, built and cared for over the years with all our personal artifacts celebrating raising our sons on Kezar Lake each summer. We take all feedback to heart - new grill and we check propane each of the weeks now.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Portland Jetport [PWM]
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kezar Lake Golf
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Center Lovell Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Sunday River
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Kezar sandy beach
Car: necessary

Located on the eastern shore of Kezar Lake, along the 'gold coast' with great sunset views over the White Mountains


Rates & Availability

Lovell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 8 2017 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Early
May 21 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 7.0%

Cancellation policy - first payment will be returned if cancellation is received 60 days prior to first day of occupancy of the property, otherwise the 50% deposit is forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Lovell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , first floor
    Main Bath - toilet , tub , first floor - bunkhouse accessible
    2nd floor Bath - toilet , shower , toilet, sink and shower room are separate
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , hot and cold water
  • Bath on second floor is made up of three rooms to allow lots of usage at the same time. Cedar lined shower room, fits two adults/4 kids. First floor baths have antique claw foot soaking tubs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • East Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor next to bunkroom
    Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Master - 1 queen , first floor
    West Bedroom - 1 king , 2nd floor
    Bunkhouse - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Attached building with loft, plus 3 cots in the loft
  • Bunkhouse is attached to the main house through the mudroom, it is 3-season only, no heat, yet has electricity and lighting. Great retreat for a family, three cots in the loft and separate screen porch
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Some amenities available through common area: pool table, bowling alleys, ping pong table, game room, dock boatslip, child swing, clay tennis court. Home is part of an association on the lake, includes 3/4 mile of waterfront, sand beach, streams, 5 docks, 2 boathouses, screen porch overlooking lake, softball field, racquetball court

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