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Quintessential Maine Lake House, sandy beach, boat house, great house!

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights


Bridgton House Rental Photos and Description

5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Right on Highland Lake beautiful spot, sandy beach, boathouse, great house but close to town to walk or swim to town for an ice cream. This house was built in 1930 as a hunting lodge/camp but has been tastefully modernized. Everyone that stays in the house falls in love with it. Great kitchen, big trestle table that seats 12, large field stone fireplace, fire pit outside, boathouse, great, dock, nice sand, 2 kayaks, 1 canoe for your use

Local Attractions: Drive-in movies; Live music of all types, Live theater Live comedy; Kids programs; Cinemas; Fairs and Carnivals; Parades; Foot races; Auto races; Exhibits (art, antique cars, classic boats, quilts, etc.); Festivals (e.g., beer, blues, fishing); Restaurants and Pubs; Tours of artist studios, gardens and historic buildings; Covered bridges, Guided nature hikes, Water slides (natural and man-made); Whitewater rafting, Wildlife (bird sanctuary, wildlife preserve and fish hatchery); Workshops (acting, art, gardening, songwriting, woodworking, etc.); Horseback riding; Ice skating year round; Shopping (unique gifts and outlets); State-of-the-art hospital; Top-of-the-line grocery store; etc.

The best thing about this beautiful house hands down is you feel very private but in 5 minutes you can walk to town and get an ice cream. It really is an ideal spot on an ideal lake. The lake is quiet but big enough to explore for hours.

What is great about this place is that when people think of a Maine house this usually fits the bill. It is comfortable, not too fancy but all the amenities. Campy to a degree but great layout. The house itself has a great energy and many laughs and reunions, new friendships have come through this house. Whether it is sitting by the fire pit at the edge of the lake roasting marshmallows or having a crew for dinner while listening to the loons this is really the spot :)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Pam Fullerton
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2016
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About Pam Fullerton

I live in Mass, mother of two kids. Growing up we rented a house in Franconia, NH and it was my fondest memories so when my kids came along I wanted to share that same experience with them. I have renters that have been renting the same weeks for the 12 years I have owned the house and it makes me feel good that they are creating their own memories at the lake house too.

Pam Fullerton purchased this house in 2002

Why Pam Fullerton chose Western Maine

The house has great bones and when it was built in 1930 the craftmanship was at its peak. It to me is the epitome of a Maine camp. I feel in love with the layout and location on the spot. Ironically, everyone who visits the house all feel the house has such a good feel to it. There have been many laughs for many renters in the house

What makes this house unique

Boathouse, rare to find in Maine

Walk to town but a very private feel


based on 10 traveler reviews

Quintessential Maine Lake House, sandy beach, boat house, great house!
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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Quiet, clean and fantastic setting

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I came up mid-week on the recommendation of a friend and it was a lovely weekend where we went paddling, walking in nearby Pondicherry Park, we swam, and hiked up Jockey Cap which provides beautiful views of the white mountains of New Hampshire and the lakes of Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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call me dissapointed- not what was promised

  • 2 of 5

I have had rented many great places on home away and VRBO in the past. Unfortunately this was not one.

We recently rented this property from Pam Fullerton. The lakeside setting was nice but the property was somewhat disappointing. During our stay we encountered too many examples of owner inattention. The place needs some upkeep what was billed as a quintessential lake house was really a large cabin.

Over the ensuing days we found The stove filthy with caked grease and food.the freezer had food caked in it. Many pans were greasy. dog hair was apparent in floor vents and was everywhere. We actually found dirty underwear and socks in bedding! Yuck.

On every day we seemed to be surprised with something else. One night we were awakened by some squirrels scattering around and nesting in blankets beside the big hole in the closet. At 4:30 am we were on the hunt with a net! The owner seemed unfazed and minimized our concerns.defensive is my best description of her.

The note on the refrigerator says the boathouse should not be used, though it is advertised as "for your use to tuck a boat in". A local builder said it should be condemned.

Admittedly I did not call the owner initially as some of the issues were not apparent until we started cooking or using bedding. I did email her and heard nothing for 2 days- possibly a wireless glitch but after the squirrel incident I called . The owner was defensive and said it was all my fault for not calling sooner- she kept saying I called on the 6th day . I assure you it was before that. She agreed to return a portion of the amount paid for cleaning and now has reneged on her agreement.

Though there were good times I would NOT recommend it. It is not as advertised , The property manager agreed that there are issues with owner and property.

Perhaps the place was a great place in years past but it needs a bit of love and the owner needs a lesson in being a responsive property owner.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I pride myself on my attentiveness, kindness and quick response to my renters. I texted, called and emailed all week to see how her Sat to Sat rental was going. By Weds I even called my caretaker to go there and see if they were even there but no response back. On Thurs (6 days into the rental) I got a call from her that the cleaners missed the oven and there was some popsicle juice in the freezer. Had she called me on Sat I would have had the cleaners come right back and remedy those two items. She said to have them come back now would be too disruptive which I totally understood. I offered her $50 back and she wanted more. Her saying I was unfazed is wrong. The whole exchange has been extremely upsetting. She demanded her security deposit back when I actually never took a security deposit. I have taken up my concerns w/ VRBO As for my caretaker it is ironic that he supposedly said "there are issues with owner and property" . He is my first rental of every year! He loves the house and comes every June with his family. And of course the developer said the place should be condemned, it is one of the best spots on Highland Lake and I am sure he would love to get his hands on it. I keep the boathouse locked for safety reason but if someone is bringing a boat I will give them the combo. She rented a boat apparently for one day but never mentioned it. I would have gladly given her the combination had I known. Once she was ranting about "flying squirrels" I took caution because I wasn't sure what was real anymore or not, I would apologize for that although I have never seen one. The day she left I had another group come that afternoon. After their week they booked the house for 3 weeks next summer. The house has provided wonderful times for a lot of families and I care a lot about my renters and the house very much. Some of my renters have been coming longer than the 14 years I have owned the house. Admittedly our conversation did not go well when first thing out of her mouth was "if I were a lawyer I would sue you" definitely put me on the defensive. I am sorry they were not satisfied but had they let me know earlier than 6 days into an 8 day rental I would have rectified any and all issues they had right away. This has been a horrible experience and I am sorry we are using this forum to air our differences.
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cozy family home

  • 5 of 5

I just want to first say thank you to Pam for sharing your wonderful home with us. What a blessing that vacation was to us and family. You have a great home. The view is amazing. The kids fished off the dock in front of the house everyday for hours. The kayaks were a big plus too! I loved that I could walk to all the antique shops and grab a smoothie at the new place down the street. We did not want to leave. I would recommend this to everyone. Thanks again and enjoy your summer. Rob and Jane Willwerth of Saugus MA

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane and Rob it was a pleasure to rent to you. I am so glad you had a great week! Pam
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Great space for family reunion

  • 4 of 5

All 11 of us really enjoyed this Maine home. Bridgton is such a terrific town and we have vacationed here for many years. Lots of space for all of us with plenty of room to be alone, too. Pam was very helpful with any issues that arrived...there weren't very many!! The lake was wonderful and we were able to truly enjoy family time. The place could use some updating but for a Maine "cabin" it was very good. The place was clean and well maintained. The listing description was accurate.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quite a lovely property!

  • 4 of 5

This property fit our needs perfectly! My family does an annual trip with between 8-12 people, and we slept, ate, and relaxed comfortably in this lake house! The kayaks were perfect for a mid morning exercise, and the whole home was wonderful. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is really cozy, well equipped. Pam was super flexible. Nice walk to town, coffee, breakfast.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport (PWM)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Tannery Pub
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Bridgton Highlands Country Club
Nearest Train
40 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Beth Cafe
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Coast of Maine
Car: recommended

Golf: Highland Golf course 5 min away

Ski: Shawnee Peak 5 mins away

Water parks, adventure parks 30 mins away


Rates & Availability

Bridgton House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Fall wks
Sep 10 2016 - Jun 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Tax Rate 5.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Bridgton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd fl
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 1st fl
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Room 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , day bed in sun room
  • 4 bedrooms are upstairs that include 1 queen, and 3 bedrooms with 2 twins in each room, one bedroom has 2 twins and a double bed with a crib. It makes a great kids room. There is a full bath on the second floor with shower and double sinks. On the first floor off the living room is a large bedroom with a queen bed and an additional full bath with a shower.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kitchen is equipped with everything you need Great family home, safe and clean for little ones. The soft sandy beach is perfect for little ones too as they can gradually get into the water. Fish off the dock,tuck your boat in the boathouse,enjoy sitting around the firepit toasting marshmallows

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