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Rustic Maine Lakefront Cottage. Family Retreat. Close to Portland.

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Sleeps 8 (linens provided)

Wonderful family retreat with 250 feet of waterfront. Retaining wall with step down into sandy bottom. Gradual entry into lake; ideal for children. Cozy, rustic cottage on the shore of serene, Highland Lake. Leave your cares behind as you drive off the pavement and down the tree canopied cottage road. Highland Lake is a private (no campgrounds or public boat access), deep water, spring fed lake. The cottage is perfectly situated on 1 acre of land centered on the west side of the lake, facing east for picturesque sunrises. Sit on the screen porch or around the lakefront fire pit and listen to the loons serenade you. Located only 112 miles from downtown Boston, 11 miles from downtown Portland and 20 miles from Pine Point Beach. Location is convenient to area beaches, amusement and water parks, restaurants, theaters, and shopping. The cottage has four bedrooms and one bath. Amenities include: dock, kayaks, hammock for two, charcoal and gas grill, fire pit, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, screen porch, TV with DVD player.

Jeff Grabarz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 2017

About Jeff Grabarz

As residents of New York, our parents purchased this camp in 1973 for our family to have a vacation destination. Now, 4 generations of our family have created lasting memories here! We all fell in love with Maine so much that our entire family moved to the Portland area. All of us have lived in Maine for about 40 years and we spend every summer and even winter months 'upta camp!' Now we would love to share our family retreat with others.

Jeff Grabarz purchased this cottage in 1973


Windham Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • And of course a sink!
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Rustic Maine Lakefront Cottage. Family Retreat. Close to Portland.
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Seattle, Washington

The Way Life Should Be!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous experience from beginning to end! This cottage is the perfect Maine experience and I hope to stay again! Beautiful lot and location on the lake. Well stocked home that was spotlessly clean. New shower put in before our stay was a great update. Spent countless hours on the beautiful screened-in front porch enjoying the light breeze in the evening. Lots of parking for my family and friends to pop in and say "hi". Shout out to the caretaker of the house, Joe, who was very nice and responsive by texts! Thank you Graberz family for allowing this former Maine girl to use your home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments. You are welcome to return anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

Lived up to it's "rustic experience" description as we had no TV or computers for a week and we absolutely loved it! The kids had a blast in the lake and we found the house to be well equipped with everything we needed for an enjoyable stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Really happy you enjoyed your time at Highland Lake!
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Wonderful place to enjoy your family!

  • 4 of 5

Lovely camp with very attentive hosts. You'll enjoy the little touches that make you feel so welcome.

We are a family of six and we had plenty of space. The bedrooms have lots of charm and everything is very neat and tidy.

The lake was warm and clean and the kids enjoyed swimming and fishing each day. We had plenty to do even on the one rainy day we experienced.

We look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic camp, lots of room, highland lake 😄

  • 5 of 5

Nice 3 bedrooms for adults, bunk bed room for kids, open concept for dining and living room. Lots of land for kids to play. Highland Lake very nice. Not crowed with boats and jet skies. Watched eagles and Loon families. Very, clean comfortable and quite. Highly recommend for families.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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good rustic cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family had a great time here. If you're looking for luxury of any kind, go elsewhere. This is simply an old cabin, but it's got charm, a great screen porch, a large, treed-in, private property, and great lake access with good swimming and kayaking/canoeing. It's maybe slightly overpriced given the rudimentary nature of the accommodations, but we would go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Rustic, but too much money for water you can't drink (lake water) and the bathroom olos much too small with a shower that can't fit anyone over 5'-10"

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Portland Jetport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Bruno's, Portland
Nearest Ferry
11 Miles
Casco Bay Lines, Portland
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Riverside G.C., Portland
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Amtrak, Portland
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Frog & Turtle, Westbrook
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Pine Point Beach, Scarborough
Car: necessary

Highland Lake is located 10 miles from downtown Portland and 10 miles from North Windham and Sebago Lake area.

A renter's handbook is available at the cottage for our best recommendations.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Please note, there is a cancellation fee. Inquire for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.