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Charming Knotty Pine Maine Lake Cottage - Sleeps 4 - 2 Hrs North of Boston

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms 1 Bath Vintage Cottage with access to relaxing lake and woods.

Accommodating happy, relaxed guests for 8 years. Relax, unwind among tall pine trees, fresh air, clean lake! Get away from the crowds! Balch Lake borders NH/Southern Maine. The perfect size for 2-4 guests Maximum. Swim, canoe, kayak, or go fishing on our clean, refreshing lake! We are in a non-commercial area, that allows you to truly unwind! Eat outdoors or in, relax on our deck overlooking lake.

AMENITIES: FREE Use of Canoe for two with life jackets. FREE WiFi, 32" Flatscreen TV. Basic Cable TV/DVD/FREE Netflix access. Cottage includes all a cook's needs in Kitchen. Coffee machine, microwave, toaster oven, dishes, cookware. Or grill on our deck! 1st Bedroom has Queen size bed. 2nd bedroom has 2 bunk beds. Please bring along ALL bedding, bed linens, all towels + paper goods for kitchen/bath/beach. Waterfront is across a small private and very quiet road only a few steps from the cottage - a 30 second walk, 100-150 feet from property. We have a "right-of-way access" to shared dock - private shore on 700-plus acre lake. Go fishing from our dock or Canoe! Cottage resides on this quiet, private road - great for walkers, runners, or bicycles. Small Rec Center in our private association includes access to tennis courts, basketball, swing sets. Even an area to set up a Pro Size Volleyball Net. We are a non-smoking cottage. (We now provide TRASH REMOVAL - Trash receptacle on site.) Previously guests had to remove trash at our town facility. A small (under 15lb) well-behaved dog will be considered with add'l pet fee of $110 per week with owner's PRIOR permission and screening. Want to do a day trip?...We are about an hour or less from these great areas BELOW! THE BEST ACCESS TO BOTH THE SEA AND MOUNTAINS!


Access Restaurants, outlet stores, hiking, walking, touring, exploring

THE SEACOAST OF MAINE: Ogunquit, The Yorks, Kennebunkport, Wells, and the city of Portland. - Seafood, restaurants, beaches, shopping.

FREEPORT, MAINE: The home of L.L. Bean and many other outlet stores, restaurants

WOLFEBORO, NH: Lake Winnipesaukee - visit Shops, Restaurants overlooking scenic Wolfeboro Bay


More Details

Paula and Ron Sawyer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Paula and Ron Sawyer

We have owned out cottage since 1987 and have enjoyed renting to guests for the past 8 years. Balch Lake is beautiful and relaxing during the summer months.

Paula and Ron Sawyer purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Paula and Ron Sawyer chose West Newfield

If you want to get away from the crowds, and truly RELAX - this is the place to take your vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Tall pine trees, no traffic, clean lake, and gorgeous sunsets


West Newfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Modern, clean bathroom has standup shower, Toilet and Sink. Please bring all bath + beach towels. Toilet paper and personal paper goods are not provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed Sleeps 2. Bunk Room has two beds. Bring along ALL BEDDING, bed linens+pillows. We provide mattress covers ONLY. Bring along ALL TOWELS and paper goods for Kitchen, Bath + beach.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
The private road you are on allows access for walkers, runners, and bicycles. Access and use of “Davis Recreation Center” with Tennis Courts, Basketball court and swing sets. OUR COTTAGE IS 2 HOURS NORTH OF BOSTON: DAY TRIPS-ONLY ABOUT AN HOUR OR LESS 
AWAY... THE WHITE MOUNTAINS/NORTH CONWAY AREA Drive up Route 16 North To restaurants, outlet stores, hiking, touring, exploring THE SEACOAST OF MAINE Ogunquit, The Yorks, Kennebunkport, Wells, and the city of Portland. Seafood, restaurants, beaches, shopping FREEPORT, MAINE The home of L.L. Bean and many other outlet stores WOLFEBORO, NH (only about a half hour away) Lake Winnepausakee Shops, Restaurants on scenic Wolfeboro Bay WANT TO GOLF? PROVINCE LAKE GOLF CLUB/COURSE on Route 153, Parsonsfield, Maine


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Charming Knotty Pine Maine Lake Cottage - Sleeps 4 - 2 Hrs North of Boston
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews

Enjoyed the cabin and woods. Got to hear the wonderful song of the loons at night!

  • 4 of 5

Loved the cabin. just the right size. A bit dark, but it made the view from the deck must more enjoyable. No, we didn't see/hear any bears only birds and one lonely mouse. Walking the road and being down by the water was wonderful. The canoe was such a lovely way to see the lake - even my dog, Leon, love it. Neighbors were really nice and I felt comfortable being there. The dog runs were just perfect and Leon took advantage of both. Thank you we had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice spot for a relaxing week next to the water

  • 4 of 5

Rustic cabin is right across the road from the lake. Beautiful and secluded beach is only a five minute walk away. Tranquil neighborhood with friendly neighbors which is nice for walking, jogging, or bike riding. Cabin is all wood paneled and therefore is pretty dark inside, even at midday, but is equipped with all manner of lights to remedy. Nice deck off dining room with grill and partial view of water. Property is elevated from road and walking up rocky incline could be difficult for elderly or disabled.

Have been here three times now and would come again. Did day trip to Portland, ME (1 hour drive) on cloudy day.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay as a repeat guest. As mentioned, there are a few great beaches on our lake. And also, for more convenience, a beach path to water with dock about a 30 second walk (steps from cottage) with water view with tall pine trees from deck. Our knotty pine walls do give you that "vintage cabin" feel. We try to provide plenty of lighting for reading, cooking and just relaxing!
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Love the place don't like that I have to take out my own trash because its far.

  • 4 of 5

It was still very good no Complaints 👍

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for feedback and your review. We have since established and provided a large guest trash receptacle on our property so our future guests DO NOT have to drive to our Town Facility with their trash at the end of their stay. Our sincerest apologies and glad you let us know how to improve our future guest's experience! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay otherwise!
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A beautiful quiet cabin in the woods overlooking a picturesque lake that borders ME and NH

  • 5 of 5

You only need to bring your clothes, food, and linens for a wonderful stay in a warm and cozy cabin in the woods. A canoe is provided for the lake and Internet is provided for your entertainment inside. A large porch overlooks everything. We enjoyed walks with our dogs in the woods and swimming in the lake. (We were there in summer!) The whole area is beautiful and there are numerous activities available.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The camp was well outfitted and very clean, everything you need is available. Only regret that we did not stay longer.! Kim and Dave Perruzzi.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real charmer on a beautiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place. There is literally everything you could need right here. The water is crystal clear and the house is simply wonderful! It is just a few steps to the lake front and there is a nice canoe for use. We hope to be back someday!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $110
Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning Fee $60

Policies and Agreements and Property Cancellation Policy
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date
Extra overnight guests are NOT ALLOWED- 4 persons maximum - and for your safety - no camp fires, candles, or use of fireplace. We love to bring our dogs on vacation too, so ONE small well-behaved dog under 15 lbs, will be considered for stay with owner's prior permission. Pet must be monitored at all times, or CRATED on premises, if left alone in dwelling or not supervised. No pets allowed on furniture. No cats or exotic animals. There is also a leash law in our community. Extra Fees $110.00 charged for pet stay.
We do not provide bath/beach/kitchen towels, no bedding, linens or bathroom/kitchen paper goods. All belongings must be removed from the property upon departure. There will be a trash receptacle provided on property for town trash pickup. Any damages must be reported to owner immediately. Any damages to property plus labor or any debris left behind will be deducted from security. Please leave home as you found upon arrival.

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.