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Large Rustic Lakeside Cabin In Southern Maine, Family Friendly Pets Welcome

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Large Lakeside Cabin

Large Family Friendly Lakeside Cabin on secluded private road sleeps 11 people comfortably. Step off the porch and it's less than a dozen steps to the water. Large open fire place and a wood stove for those cool New England fall nights. Lots of nearby activities. hiking, swimming and fishing. Blueberry, strawberry and apple picking is close by in season. Abundant opportunities for antiquing, county fairs and festivals throughout the summer and fall. It's only a short drive for golf, mini golf, go karts, ropes course/zipline, and bowling(candle pin). Easy day trips to Portland, Maine coast, outlet shopping or Mt Washington. Also check us out on facebook: 'A Shady Get Away'

Lori McGinley
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Lori McGinley

My family built this camp as our summer retreat from Long Island where I grew up. Since I live in beautiful NH now, even though I am closer, it seems we just don't use it as much as we should. That is why we are renting it. My hope is that people will enjoy it as much as we do, as a peaceful, fun, unplugged break from our busy lives.

Lori McGinley purchased this cabin in 1970

Why Lori McGinley chose Western Maine

This is my family's camp and I grew up spending summers here. So many friends have enjoyed it that they thought it would be appreciated by others if we rented it. Ideal for families.

What makes this cabin unique

This is the opposite of going to Hampton Beach. Private lakefront, a bit of woods between our camp and the neighbors, the sound of loons, families on their docks, and screen doors. Plenty of options for day trips when people get antsy, then come back, have a fire, make s'mores. All good.


Parsonsfield Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Main floor off living room
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , 1st Bunk room in Loft, Sleeps 3, Bunk bed and a single
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , 2nd Bunk room in Loft, Sleeps 3, Bunk bed and a single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single , Large screened porch w 3 singles plus table/chairs, rockers
  • Bedroom on main floor with double bed, Two bunk rooms upstairs each with a bunk bed and a single. Three single beds on large screened-in porch with lake view. We fight over the porch beds, beautiful to see the night/morning sky/lake, fresh air = good sleeping! Plus, as a kid I always had to sleep upstairs ;)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Most phones have service here, but other than that, you are generally unplugged ;) ENJOY!


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Large Rustic Lakeside Cabin In Southern Maine, Family Friendly Pets Welcome
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Quaint and cozy getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year and it was absolutely amazing. Cottage is spacious and clean,many new updates added. New bathroom floor and new pots and pans-we loved the pot holder!!!!Very quiet and peaceful- I got to play my guitar on the porch. Caught so many bass our wrists hurt from reeling.We love this place and would highly recommend to anyone looking for that perfect getaway.Thanks for everything Lori!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful scenery and great fishing too. Loaded with big largemouth and smallmouth bass

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I've vacationed a lot in Maine and this house is the epitome of a perfect lake cabin. Gorgeous fireplace we slept in front of, peaceful and beautiful Lake. You must eat at Krista's at least once! Lori is a wonderful and accommodating host.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles

Classic camp

  • 5 of 5

Lori's family cabin is classic in so many ways: beautiful setting on the lake, wonderful fireplace, screened-in porch across the whole rear of the house, high ceiling and loft bedrooms; I want a place just like it some day. I didn't find anything inaccurate in her description, didn't find anything that didn't work, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I would gladly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weymouth, Ma

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect spot for a perfect family vacation! The cabin is everything it is describe to be and more. Well appointed. Clean, cozy, inviting. So much to do and so little time. A week is not enough. Our host Lori, could not be more accommodating or more available. We have been renting in Maine for the past four summers and this by far has been our best experience! The lake is beautiful! We swam, fished, kayaked, canoed, paddle boarded, and just floated by the swIm dock. Beautiful area of Maine! Secluded, but close enought to all the conveniences. The Porch! Our favorite place! Thank youn Lori!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bridget! The porch is always my fav too!
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melbourne, fl

Our favorite place to be

  • 5 of 5

The memories we've created at the camp are priceless. Beautiful lake, cozy cabin and the best hostess! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful place with us. We love, love, love it! Already planning for next year's trip:)

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family is one of our favs! There pictures and notes just always remind me of our family growing up there ;)
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Indian Mound or Province Lake
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Krista's is the BEST
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Cape Elizabeth down to Ogunquit Area
Car: necessary

A small, fairly quiet area. Lakefront living, and lounging with all the necessary amenities. Located about halfway between the North Conway shopping/Mt Washington area and Portland seacoast/city life area. Great base for day trips to Storyland, Cog Railway, Portland concerts, canoe/kayak the Saco river etc. There are only 8 cottages on our side of the lake so fairly private and quiet.


Rates & Availability

Parsonsfield Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Week/Weekend
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Fall Foliage
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Weekend
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pricing in US Dollars

Security Deposit will be returned 7 days after departure if there is no damage or fees deducted.

Security Deposit fees:
$10.00 Excess Trash:: We supply two, 30 gallon, trash receptacles. Due to our rural location, the population of raccoons, and lack of access to any dump/transfer station, any excess trash would have to be transported by cleaning crew which adds to hourly cost.
$10.00 Excess Recycling/Returnables: Maine has a 5 cent deposit law. Please consider buying your beverages in Maine and then returning the bottles for the deposit. We have recycle pick-up but it is only 2X a month. If the recycles exceed our containers then the cleaning crew must sort and return them which adds an hourly cost.
$25.00 Litter, there is just no place for this at the lake. It's such a beautiful spot that any cans, cigarette butts etc are just painful to see, and require time to clean-up and properly dispose of.

Our guests have been awesome and we operate on a little bit of a pay-it-forward policy. If one of the floats pops while you are using it, simply replace it with a comparable one. If you use up the last of the garlic powder, re-stock it...we try to keep it so that people have the basics available. It's nice to have coffee, half-n-half and sugar already there especially if you are arriving at night! Who wants to have to buy every condiment just for a week? IF SOMETHING more consequential is lost or broken.....such as a lost paddleboard paddle or light fixture, those WE NEED TO KNOW about that and we'll figure out a solution that won't negatively impact the following renter. Changeover is tight AND on a Sunday so we need to KNOW AHEAD of time.

Litter (esp in the lake), outdoor smoking evidence, lost/popped floats, trash in recycles, pet waste...$25/incident
Neighbor complaints of excessive noise/safety/out of control fires, lost paddles, any severe damage.....$250/full dep. loss

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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