Camp on Portage Lake, Maine

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“ Excellent ”
34 Reviews


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 6
Type: Home
Per week: $700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Portage Lake vacation home rental
Beautiful lakeside home on Portage Lake in Northern Maine.
Amenities include: fireplaces in and out, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, all necessary kitchen utensils and small appliances, central vacuum, granite counter tops, cable, dvd player, bbq grill with propane, firewood, canoe, two kayaks, dock. There is an unheated sleeping area above the garage. Summer and winter rentals available. Hunting, fishing and snowmobiling are a big draw to the area. Normally, snowmobiling time is from January through March. There are a number of snowmobile and ATV trails nearby. A hunting guide is close and contact can be set up for you. We ask that the camp be returned, as much as possible, to the condition it is found. Cleaning supplies are provided. We ask that the flowers and vegetables be watered if necessary. It is "recreational" flower watering. We ask that there be no smoking within the house. We take pride in not bothering our guests during the visit. It is your time. We do, however, welcome any contact that may become necessary.
Area Information
Portage Lake is a small community on the eastern edge of the North Maine Woods. A small store, Coffin's General Store, and restaurant, Dean's Lodge, are located in the community, as well as a golf course. Both Coffin's and Deans offer excellent food and conversation. We like them both. Major shopping is 35 miles to the east in Presque Isle, Me. An IGA grocery is located in Ashland, ten miles south of Portage on Route 11. There is a golf course in Portage.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
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Jan 01 2014 Dec 31 2014 - - $700 - 1 Week
Check In: 1 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: 200.00 Security/Booking Fee payable when dates confirmed. This fee is in addition to the rental charge and returnable immediatly after your stay, assuming no major issues. To date, we have always returned all fees in full. Rental fee is due three weeks prior to entering the camp. Cancellation policy will be emailed prior to booking.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check


  • Beds

  • 2 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Canoe
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Screened Porch
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Kayak
  • Patio
  • View (Lake)
  • Fireplace
  • Lakefront
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Full Kitchen
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Hunting
  • Beach
    (3 miles)
  • Playground
    (3 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Lake
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (25 miles)
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Queen size air mattress available. Large tent available for set up. Extra rustic sleeping area above garage.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Portage Lake, Maine

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Fred Lauer

New Jersey

Enjoyable Stay

Everything was as expected, or better. WiFi Internet was available. Fully stocked including sheets and towels and a few of the little things we typically forget. Thanks to Linda and Dennis for sharing their beautiful place.

Jennifer Lainey

Yarmouth, ME

camp full of amenities on beautiful Portage Lake

This was our first time renting this camp on Portage Lake. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need. It was a huge bonus to have a washer and dryer. The flowers in bloom were beautiful in the yard. This camp has so much space, more than one would need. The wifi is shared with the camp next door and did not work at the camp…we would recommend that this camp have its own router so that wifi is available as cell range can be minimal. We really enjoyed not having to pack so much to bring to the camp as the camp came with so much (wood, gas grill, canoe, kayak, etc.). We would love to book the camp again next year!!

Donna Hamann

Rum ford Maine

Northern Maine Wedding

We had a fantastic weeks vacation up in Northern Maine. The camp we stayed in was wonderful!! The only think missing was there wasn't any internet like they advertised but over all everything was wonderful and would go back again!! They have all the convinces of home, Thanks again !! :-)

Shari Prosser Young


Portage Lake Vacation

We arrived at 523 East Cottage Rd. July 28th. The home was clean and nicely furnished. Plenty of room,beds were very nice, all the amenities were there as advertised except for the high speed internet. The only way we had an internet connection was to go outside on the deck closer to the house next door which actually had the wireless were to connect to.We did choose this house partly because of the "high speed internet". The owner is also hard to communicate with. But the house the grounds,the dock were fantastic.

Lori Borduas-Cobb

Knox, Maine

Moose Camp for the Week

What a surprise to call this Moose "camp" for the week, Very comfy and warm, Close to where we needed to be for our zone. The view of Portage lake was Stunning with the cloor of fall all around you. We WILL be back to enjoy this wonderful "camp" again. Thanks for a wonderful stay

Dennis McCullough

Owner's reply:

You are welcome. And "Thanks" to you, as well.

Valerie Massie Carlucci

North Smithfield, RI USA

Amazing Property with Gorgeous Views

Our family had a fabulous time at this property on Portage Lake. The home was wonderful and the grounds were beautiful. To call it a "Camp" does not do it justice as it truly feels like a home away from home with every amenity you can think of. We were able to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the lake each day and welcomed the serenity and peacefulness of the location. If you are looking for a beautiful place to sit back and relax or want to take advantage of all the recreational possibilities available on/in the Lake while staying in a well appointed home then this is the place for you!

Dennis McCullough

Owner's reply:

Thank you. Enjoy the rest of your summer down there in Rhode Island.

Cheryl Rodriguez

East Hartford

Our favorite getaway!

Having revisited the cabin for our second year, I can see why my dad loved coming here year after year to hunt grouse. Woth his recent passing this particular stay for us was very therapeutic, comforting and memorizing as always. This cabin is by far our favorite home away from home. Staying at this cabin is sure to relax and amaze you with it's wide range of wildlife and breathtaking view of nature. Not to mention the superb amenities the cabin provides and two of the kindest hosts you can ever hope to rent from. On our recent vacation we did everything from feeding ducks and cooking s'mores to chasing a moose down a northern woods road. The people in Portage are in my opinion, some of the finest people you'll meet anywhere. Which makes it all the more lovelier to visit and Linda and Dennis truly provide the perfect getaway in the most beautiful cabin on the lake. We will be booking for next year very soon. ;-) Thank you for a wonderful and meaningful experience as we dedicated this vacation to our dad and husband. The Maxwell Family

Dennis McCullough

Owner's reply:

It was grand knowing and talking with your father..................... and now.......... with his family. You are all special to us.

Janice Langley Sobers

Thomasville, NC


Great pretty much says it all; we did not want to leave. The camp, if that is what you want to call it, as it had all the amenities you would need. It was like a home away from home. This will definitely be a return vacation spot. I was truly sad this vacation had come to an end. Many thanks to Dennis and Linda for a wonderful experience.

Dennis McCullough

Owner's reply:

Thank you...... and it was a pleasure meeting you via the phone. Camp was spotless. Thanks for that, too. All the best.

Brandon LeVasseur

Boulder, CO


To say that are time her was perfect would be a a understatment. This camp was amazing it was the perfect setting for our wedding and also for our families to meet. Would recommend this camp to anyone( it was pretty much my dream home) and dennis and linda were the best. I really couldn't have asked for more, except for many blessing for dennis and linda for creating such a friendly, relaxing and beautiful place to stay, and also for everyone to enjoy this beautiful cabin as we did.

Grace Kloberdanz

Boulder, Colorado

Happy Memories :)

Our stay at the camp was BEAUTIFUL, to say the least. The house has a creative design inside and out. We were treated excellently- our renters were available, thoughtful and easy to communicate with. Rain or shine, we enjoyed staying at the camp. Our wedding ceremony was so sincere and beautiful, thanks to the perfect location and great relationship Dennis and Linda. Thank you so much, we hope to come back one day :)

Dennis McCullough

Owner's reply:

Thank you, Grace. What a pleasure it was meeting you...... and seeing Brandon again. We will look forward to another visit from you. Take care.

Nancy LeVasseur


Our Wedding at Portage Lake, Maine

OMG..The camp was beautiful. We could not have asked for a more perfect location for a wedding. My son and the wedding party flew in from Colorado and were extremely happy with everything. The rental agent was extemely nice and always called if he had a question. I would recommend this camp any time someone wants a camp on the lake. We had a beautiful wedding.

Ellie Gagnon



This is an amazing house to rent! Our dream rental, actually. We have always wanted a house on the lake, with a room, for all the snowmobiling gear. And we found those qualities and many more in this house! Two bathrooms, and a washer and dryer on premises, made this house a home away from home!

Scott Boyd

Redding, California

Beautiful lakeside getaway

If you are looking for an excellently appointed home/camp right on the water for a getaway that you will remember for a long time to come, this is it. Dennis and Linda have created a Shangri-La like camp with all the extras thrown in. This is not your typical 100 year old musty camp with clogged sewer lines! This is a top notch, well appointed and very new appearing home in an extraordinary setting. Each night we watched the sun set just over the hill from us and listened to the loons' mournful cries. We have rented 3 other camps at Portage and have found nothing that compares to this great camp. We will be back again with our family next time to enjoy this fantastic place. Thanks, Dennis and Linda for a great experience!

Kandis Dye

Orlando, FL.


This is the second year we have stayed at this camp and it is all that anyone could want. Dennis and Linda do an excellent job maintaing it from the inside out. I love everything about it.

Diane Daleb

Ellington, CT

Rental for Family vacation

We rented the camp on Portage Lake from Dennis and Linda as we love the lake and have friends and family that live their year round. This rental is a beautiful place on the lake and includes several amenities, ie. wireless/satelite service, canoe, kayaks, washer and dryer and dishwasher push more. The home is modern and clean which complements your vacation in itself. We took advantage of golfing at the Portage Golf course and traveled the ATV trails throughout our week. There is an awesome outdoor patio/fireplace area which we used every evening to reminice on old times and roast marshmellows for samores. It was a wonderful vacation and ontop of all we did, we had a beautiful camp to use as well.

Troy Dobson


A Camp Wedding!

"The Camp" was used last week to host a family Wedding - the setting is perfect, surroundings Beautiful, and there was ample space outside to accomodate the 40+ guests! We highly recommend this spot for your family reunions, weddings or whatever space you might need for a get-together with family & friends. Thanks Dennis & Linda for covering every base. WE WILL BE BACK! Troy n Paula

Scott and Kimberly Jimmo

Alexandria, Virginia


There wasn't anything that we didn't like from the outside of the house. The large nice lawn leading to the breathtaking view of the lake to the beautiful flower pots surrouding the deck area. We especially enjoyed the spacious patio area and a charming outdoor fireplace. From the inside of the house, everything on the lower level is well planned. However, the upper level bathroom is so small and odd. The shower area is so narrow even a small framed person would not fit in it. Last but not least, please revise one of the house rules where renter must wash all towels and linens before departuring---timewise, this rule isn't feasible to do so. Overall, we loved every minute of our time spent at the lake house. If 15 hours drive isn't an issue we would love to come back every summer. Best regards,

Debbi Silver Carter

Jacksonville. Florida USA

Memorable Vist

I attended my 50th high school reunion, the class of 1960 from Presque Isle High School. My parents had a summer home at Portage Lake when I was a child and we decided this would be a wonderful trip down memory lane. It was a great experience. One of our daughters and grandsons joined us on this vacation. Our grandson spent many hours fishing, kayaking and canoeing with Grandpa. I was able to show him where I grew up, went to school and how much Presque Isle and Portage Lake meant to me. We had a fabulous time. Debbi Silver Carter


Blackstone, MA

Great Place...Everything and more!

Stayed at the camp January 8th through the 12th. Place has all the creature comforts of home and then some! The house is magnificent...gorgeous views of the lake, granite countertops, high end appliances, awesome fireplace, and 2 car garage to store the sleds. Trail access is right out the backyard onto the lake. Dennis and Linda definitely maintain this property to high standards and it shows. I am already thinking of booking another stay! Thanks for a great time!


Boston, MA USA

A Hidden Gem

Simply put, this piece of property is the shining star of vacation rentals in northern Maine and Linda and Dennis should write a book on how to manage and host a rental. I have stayed at quite a few places in NH and Maine and this “camp” is my new favorite. Before I even left the driveway on my 8 hour drive home, I was thinking of when I could get back. I would go as far to say, if you are looking to rent a lakefront home in NH or Maine drive by all the rest and stay at this place. It’s that good. Mark

Rick and Karen Dobry

Longboat Key, FL

Great house, gracious owners

We had a great time in spite of what must be one of the wettest summers on record for northern Maine. The lake is beautiful and the house is very well appointed. Dave and Linda make sure the house is well stocked with supplies and they provide some very helpful instructions on where to buy groceries and dine out. Our vacation highlight was an early morning canoe trip where we sighted a large bull moose grazing in the out flow on the northwest corner of the lake. Our nephews played horseshoes and badminton in the large backyard. We caught perch and chub in the lake, and we found native brook trout in the Beaver Brook stream located off the four corners logging road just south of town. Give this place a try if you are looking for a comfortable and relaxing vacation.

Pedro Rodriguez


One word WOW

One word WOW!!!! This camp is amazing. My family and I stayed there for six days and I will tell you that if you want to have a great vacation in Portage Maine I recommend you to call Dennis and Linda and book this camp. This camp has everything you need. The camp has an amazing fire pit outdoors and a beautiful lake with nice views in the morning and nights. And if you like fishing make sure you bring your poles. Fishing was my kid’s favorite thing to do at camp. Don’t forget to call Dennis and Linda for a good time in Portage Maine. Thank you

Dan & Carolyn Shaw

Lake Wales, Florida

Great "Camp"

This lakeside "camp" is more than a cabin in the woods! It's a very nice house by the lake. Dennis and Linda were very gracious hosts. We had a great time and plan to come back again when we vacation in this area.

Amy Newton

Peru, ME USA

Shane & Amy

The camp was beautiful! It had everything that we needed. It was just like being at home. You wouldn't believe the amount of deer that you see when you're up there. We would love to stay there again. I've yet to find any other camp that is that nice for that price. We brought our girls 12 and 13 up there snowmobiling for the week and they loved it. We saw hundreds of deer, a fox, we caught a couple of nice salmon, and we watched a bald eagle fly around the lake looking for fish. We had an amazing week and would love to stay there again next year, if the week we want is available.

Beth & Eric York

Belfast, ME


This is the second year we have stayed at this "camp" in Portage. It is unbelieveable - all the comforts of home and more without being at home. The camp is beautiful, convenient and comfortable. After a day of sledding, we could come back to an evening in front of the fireplace, a nice dinner, and cable tv or a movie. The snowmobile trail is literally right in the backyard. The area is beautiful. We will definitely continue to return every year. Thank you!

Ron & Bev Royer


6 Snowmobilers love Portage Lake Camp

What a week we spent at this great place. It was completely equipped with everything you would need. The trail access was right from the front yard. We have been traveling to Portage for many years to snowmobile on the many, many miles of groomed trails. This was probably one of the most relaxing trips we have had. After a day of riding we would get back, clean up, have dinner and kick back for an evening of relaxing by the fireplace with a good movie or book whichever we would choose. There were DVD's and books on the shelves to choose. With the laundry room we could keep our snowmobile gear ready to go. Will be returning next year if all goes well.

Troy & Paula Dobson



This "camp" is absolutely gorgeous! Our most favorite part is the fireplace! Our brief stay in Portage was not only relaxing, but was so comfortable we didn't want to leave. Dennis and Linda have every base covered. We are looking forward to next year's stay ! Thanks for everything.

John & Brenda Nickerson

Conquest , New York

A day at" MOOSE CAMP "

My wife and I searched the Web looking for a camp to rent for a moose hunt in zone 3 . We came across Dennis and Linda's add and immediatly knew "This was the ONE" When we arrived , and made that first step into this cottage ,it was a breath-taking experiance . The pictures don't do this place it's due justice . From our first contact with Dennis , to our chats after we left , We feel like we've known each other forever . And yes we ended our vacation with a successful hunt also . Thanks for the memories ! As Arnold would say " WE'LL BE BACK "

Lloyd Maxwell

East Hartford, CT


We have spent many a year in portage lake bird hunting and I can honestly say this was the most enjoyable, and relaxing camp we have ever rented. Everything we needed was available plus things we didn't even think about. Dennis and Linda are great hosts and know how to get guests to come back and that is key. I am already booking for next year and hopefully to make this a tradition in the years to come. After staying there, to me, there is not a better place.

Cory & Sherrie Mundy

Ottawa, ON, CA

Absolutly Perfect

Deffinately worth the trip! We stayed at this property for two weeks as our honeymoon and we're already trying to figure out when we can go back! The peace and quiet, the wildlife and the beautiful scenery was exactly what we were looking for!! Thank you to everyone who made us feel at home!

Sue Richard

Torrington, CT. USA

A Truly Wonderful Destination

Our vacation here was divine. The "camp" is a showplace and the lot is spectacular. Our family loved the lake, especially the views and loons. Many special moments were spent in front of the outdoor fireplace enjoying the down time in a magical setting. Dennis and Linda made sure we felt at "home" and welcome and that put us at ease immediately. Don't pass up this one!

Judy and David


"Camp" Wonderful

This "camp" is best described as Smart Casual! No detail has been overlooked. After 35 years of owning our own cottage (no heat or hot water and an outhouse) this Portage Lake property is a camp in name only. To us it was home for a week of r and r - great canoeing, spectacular views and the call of the loons. Dennis and Linda are fantastic landlords/hosts. We are booked for a return visit.

Sherry & Charlie

Fort Montgomery, NY

Breath Taking

This "camp" is beautiful. All the comforts of home! The lake is pristine, and wildlife abounds. Splendid vacation spot if you are looking for a peaceful & relaxing vacation. We'll be back. PS....thanks Dennis & Linda

Clayton and Tammy


Beautiful Camp

It was even nicer than the pictures. We have never rented a camp that was so detailed in having everything that we needed. Thank You Levesques,Maine

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