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Dave Barr

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Charming lakeside cottage on pristine Great East Lake - Smoke Free

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lakes Region Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms (2 on ground level & 1 Loft), 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

The cottage is a private stand alone structure nestled in a woodland setting with a full kitchen, cozy living area and private bath. All four cottages and the main lodge enjoy wonderful views of Great East Lake from the privacy of your own space or join in community events just a short distance from your back door.

Outdoor Events might include sailing the 2 sunfish, paddling the 6 kayaks or 2 SUPs (stand up paddle boards), playing volleyball, basketball, badminton, bean bag toss, or swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and floating. The game room offers ping pong, pool, cable TV and a great place to relax and read a book or play a board game.

Please inquire about accommodations for larger groups. Check HomeAway #367203 & #953896.

Smoke Free - both INSIDE & OUTSIDE

FIREWORKS are prohibited due to the high risk of fire and personal injury.

Within a 45 minute drive, you can enjoy a scenic drive and hike along the Kangamangus Highway, hike Mount Washington, bring the kids to Storyland, visit the Hertiage Museum or have a splash at the water park in Portsmouth.

After all the day's activities, nothing beats relaxing around the fire pit and tasting smors over a roaring fire.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dave Barr (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Dave Barr

MB & I live in Newburyport, MA with our Golden Retrievers, Sushi and Mini. We enjoy entertaining, spending time with friends and traveling.

Dave Barr purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Dave Barr chose Lakes Region

It's hard to describe .... that feeling when you know something is just right. Sounds crazy that we bought lake property in February but it felt so good and has been even better than we dreamed.

What makes this cottage unique

The Lodge was built in 1889 and the Cottages were added in the early 1950's so there is yesterday's rustic charm and today's conveniences. The sunsets, clear water, stars above the fire pit and the loons make us all warm & fuzzy.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Charming lakeside cottage on pristine Great East Lake - Smoke Free
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

It was a truly fun vacation!

  • 5 of 5

A sign in the bathroom reads “What happens at the lake stays at the lake”. The cabin we stayed was about 50 feet from the water on a gentle slope, cheerfully decorated with signs like this and other nautical relics. From the bedroom windows, we could see the lake through the trees. The owners have an artistic taste when it comes to interior design and we appreciated the rustic lake house ambiance and the colors of the accent walls.

We spent the Memorial Day weekend here, which turned out to be among the best vacations we have had. The hosts, Dave and MB, happened to be there as well, which was very helpful. Dave showed us around the property when we first got there: a collection of kayaks and stand up boards, a paddle boat, a playroom with a pool table and ping pong among other games.

The morning on the lake was tranquil and soothing. As it faces west, the lights were not so bright, and it was very comfortable for reading. Sitting on one of the colorful Adirondack chairs, having feet up on a bean bag cube, you knew you’re really on vacation. A day would go by quickly as there were many things to do: kayaking, stand up boarding (which was our first time), and swimming (the water was a little cold but sobering – like having a chilled beer on a hot day). To dry up, we played pool and ping pong in the playroom, which is above the boat house, with a balcony facing the lake. Several colorful wooden chairs are on the balcony, where one could sit comfortably to watch the sunset at the lake.

The water was super clear so we could easily see the rocks on the bottom. Sitting on a swing over the water was another small treat not to miss, which was good any time during the day. Dave and MB would come by, and we would exchange some pleasantries about the day, the weather, and the life on the lake. Mini and Sushi, the two lively animals you can see from owners’ picture, would often come along and play with us. Mini is the younger one, intelligent, very friendly and playful.

The nearest “town” is about four miles away and the only supermarket there has an excellent meat department (for the grill), as well as everything else one may need for the weekend. The place is far away from the suburban life we want to escape but also has all the necessary conveniences to feel connected.

To our hosts, Dave and MB, thank you! And we will certainly come back to see you in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Florida, USA

Ultimate Lakeside Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This vacation is the first of two I will spend this summer at this truly charming lakeside cottage. We had an amazing two weeks of relaxation and adventure. The cottage is beautifully decorated; and equipped with everything you need to feel at home. Our family enjoyed kayaking, visiting with our Lake Family - Hosts Dave and MB; and other visiting families, listening to loons, swimming, paddleboarding, relaxing to spectacular sunsets, singing by the bonfire at night, day trips, 4th of July on the lake, and great weather. We look forward to our return in August; and have already booked next year! Dave and MB have created a beautiful property with the cabins and lodge; are delightful hosts; and have become true friends. This is my ultimate vacation choice; and I savor every summer on the lake.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The official start of summer is when you arrive at the lake and we look forward to seeing you again in August. Meeting lots of nice folks at the lake is a big plus for us but the real bonus is seeing them again year after year.
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Wonderful, relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Charlotte cottage in mid-June and had an absolutely fantastic time! The property was charming and had everything we needed for a quick weekend getaway from the city. It was a quiet, relaxing stay but provided plenty of activities to keep us entertained - kayaks, paddle boards, a game room, a tiki bar, a grill, or even just some Adirondack chairs to sit and look out over the peaceful lake. Dave and MB were excellent hosts. I would highly recommend this listing for anyone looking to get away and enjoy a relaxing but entertaining weekend or longer stay on the lake. Thanks again Dave and MB!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: MB & I really enjoyed meeting you and we are so glad you enjoyed your lake time. Meeting nice folks like you is such an bonus ...... please come back and visit when your schedule allows. We can't stop thinking about those biscuits !!!!
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Mansfield Center, CT

Truly Special Place

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at the cottage at Great East Lake and we simply love it. The location is gorgeous and peaceful; the owners and other vacationers are accommodating and friendly; and the cottage itself is tastefully decorated, fully equipped, and spacious. It is a home away from home for us and nearly impossible to leave after a week! We cannot wait for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Florida, USA

Lovely cabin for family-friendly vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I had such a great time on my first vacation this summer that I came back for a second vacation in the same cottage in August! We thoroughly enjoyed "lake family" time with owners, Dave and M.B.; and reunited with friends from previous vacations. Our adventures on-site included kayaking with frequent loon-sightings, paddleboarding, boating, board games, cookouts overlooking the lake with its spectacular sunsets; followed by restful nights drifting off to sleep to the song of the loons. Off-site, my adventures included a covered bridge dance, several art festivals, fireworks, concerts (indoor and outdoor), wildlife park, and shopping outlet deals. I am already counting down to next year's vacation here! This is a family-friendly vacation that is sure to provide relaxation and lots of fun whether you're a family of one or six!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
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Owner's Response: We are always sad to see you drive out the lane but feel good knowing we'll see you again next year.
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Mount Vernon


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as cute and comfy as can be. It really felt like home and had plenty of room for two friends to stretch out. We could have easily invited a third and if you like cozy, there's technically room for six. The beds are comfortable, the bathroom and shower updated, and everything you need is pretty much there. It was all newly renovated and you can tell. One night we enjoyed cooking on the grill and having dinner at the little table outside. Not surprisingly in Maine, the property is rather isolated and feels very private but it's unique because it also has a sense of community. The four cottages and house are grouped together and share a dock with sunning chairs, tiki bar, game room, and porch swing so like it or not, you'll be meeting the other people staying there, and if they have kids, you'll be hearing them. For us, that was a positive thing and we really enjoyed being part of a "neighborhood."

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Poor People's Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Province Lake Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt 16
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Poor People's Pub
Car: necessary

Crystal clear lake, Several golf courses within 30 minutes, Lots of nearby hiking, 18 miles to Wolfeboro, NH, 2 hour drive from Boston, Less than an hour drive to the Maine seacoast or North Conway (noted for it's tax free outlet shopping).


Rates & Availability

Great East Lake Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Summer
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 5 2016
7 night minimum stay
2016 Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 2 2016
2 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 19 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 3 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $90
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Normally, most folks provide their own bed linens and bath towels however some travel conditions hinder transporting such items. These items are available for a fee of $20 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Lakes Region Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Loft
  • Normally, guests provide their own bed linens and bath towels. However some travel conditions hinder transporting such items so the Landlord will provide these items for a reasonable fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Sailboat
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Smoke Free Community - Inside & Outside .........NO EXCEPTIONS Fireworks are prohibited due to the high risk of fire and personal injury.

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