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Pets allowed:
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1 Full bath

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4820264

About the area

HERE IS A LIST OF SOME CAN'T MISS EVENTS: Fishing for trout, bass, or salmon on Big Sebago Lake. Boating or swimming on the 7th cleanest lake in the world - Big Sebago Lake. Relaxing in rocking chairs and watching and listening to the loons or seeing an eagle swoop-down to the water for a snack Visiting one of the famous Portland restaurants or cruising on the Atlantic to see lighthouses or wildlife.

Getting around

The cottage is located in a very quiet neighbor hood setting. There are lots of things to see and do quite close by, for all ages. Shops are one-mile from the cottage.

Interaction with guest

We live next door and can be of assistance to you when needed. If we are not here we have a local gentleman on retainer who is available to fix anything that might malfunction at the cottage. In the cottage living room there is a "cottage Information" booklet with our contact points and how to reach-out to the maintenance person. When guests arrive at the cottage they will find a fresh-baked blueberry pie along with vanilla ice cream. On the coffee table there is a box of brochures showing interesting things to see and do.

Owner profile

John And Marian W.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk bed
    Beds in other rooms: Full bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (3)

Excellent – based on 3 reviews Excellent
3 reviews

“Serene and Lovely”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2016

We have been coming here for several years with our granddaughters and never tire of this lovely spot. The cottage is always immaculate, well stocked, and you can count on a pie to be waiting for you in the refrigerator. The owners, Bob and Marian, always greet us and make us feel welcome. The large manicured lawn and lovely gardens make sitting outdoors a pleasure. When we tire of swimming we fish off the dock, go boating, or just relax on our private sandy beach. The view by the waters edge is wonderful and this year we watched fireworks around the lake from the comfort of our lawn chairs! Shopping and restaurants are nearby as well as various attractions. For those who wish to BBQ, there is a grill and picnic table on the beach. All in all, this rental property offers us everything we are looking for. We always arrive home rested and happy with memories of another vacation well spent. Highly recommend this delightful spot.

Owner's reply: Dear Chris and Ralph, Thank you for your kind review. This is the fourth year you and your granddaughters have spent two weeks with us. We look forward to your arrival each year. This year the weather was picture perfect almost every day. We also enjoyed seeing the fireworks display right from our beach. It was a great show, and it beats trying to find a parking space and spending time in traffic trying to watch other towns' fireworks. Thank you for the nice way you left the cottage.

“Dream vacation”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2015

Literally a dream because my plans fell through and I couldn't go. I'm sure the place is beautiful and wonderful. Maybe next year the stars will align perfectly and I'll get to go.

Owner's reply: Hello Megan - Thank you for your very positive comments about our cottage on Sebago Lake. Cordially, Marian and Bob

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Actual testimonials in our Guest Book will be provided on request.

Summer 2008
Dear Marian and Bob -
What a lovely little place for us to have our 6th decade birthday celebration together! Thank you for all the thoughtful touches you provided (and offered - thanks Bob!) to make it special. It was great. Fondly, Carol and Patricia

Summer 2008 -
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Wright,
My Goodness! Your cottage is really a treasured spot. I can see why people keep coming back.
Thank you for the welcoming gifts. The spa gift, ice cream, and the pie! Delish! We love blueberries - Jim use to pick them as a Summer job (he said he ate most of them). The pie crust was so flaky, I'd love to have the recipe. Thank you for sharing "Paradise" with us. We'd love to come back. Warmly, Noel and Jim PS - Loved the flowers - inside and out. (Beautiful Landscaping).

6/12/10 - 7/3/10 The BEST COTTAGE in the Lakes Region; MILLION DOLLAR view, gorgeous property, incredible neighbors, and priceless hospitality! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us again this summer and thanks for the goodies and TLC! See you next year!
Mr. and Mrs. S. and two children from LA.

Remarks taken from the cottage's guest book and posted here by the owners Marian and Bob.

7-3-2010 to 7-10-2010 Mr. and Mrs. A., Massachusetts
Everything was perfect. Don't want it to end. Evertything that is good ends. We will remember this week for a really long time. Thank you for everything.

7-10-2010 to 7-17-2010 H, R, S, and N, MA and CT
Thank you for a lovely week at your beautiful cottage. Everything was perfect! The pie and ice cream was a thoughtful gesture. We loved all of your special touches! We all wish this wonderful week never had to end - We would love to come back to this beautiful getaway in the future! Thank you for everything!!

7-17-2010 to 8-6-2010 Carolyn, Charleston, SC
What a glorious 2 weeks! I really lucked out with the weather. I can't express how much this vacation means to me, especially this year.I appreciate all your extra special touches. Look forward to next year! (Maybe 3 weeks?)

8-6-2010 to 8-13-2010 The "C" Family, Lowell, MA 01851
Thank you once again for a fantastic week. The weather could not have been better! This was our 8th summer at this cottage and we look forward to it each year. Thank you also for the hospitality gift, the pie and ice cream and the wonderful muffins. They were quite a hit!

8-13-2010 to 8-21-2010 Mr. and Mrs. "P", Northfield, MA
Another perfect week in your lovely cottage on Sebago over all too soon. Your hospitality enjoyed as always and your blueberry pie a-la-mode now only a fond memory. Smile Face, Smile Face. Our long paddles and local walks updated and brought back long-ago memories while making new. Looking forward to next summer as I write!

8-21-2010 to 9-4-2010 CP and PV, IL
Back again this year after 2 years away (So sad!). It was wonderful as always - our 8th summer here! We had a great 2 weeks with lovely weather. The cottage is great as always with lovely decor, amenities and comfort. You are wonderful hosts and we look forward to 3 weeks next summer. "C"
Thank you so much for letting us know ahead of time of this two weeks availability. And for the wonderful reception with the delicious blueberry pie and ice cream! Such a classy gesture! Thanks for everything."P"

9-4-2010 to 9-18-2010 Mr. and Mrs. "C", Ledyard, CT
As always we had a great 2 weeks - like the new touches of decor. The pie, ice cream and gift were great. Rich did well with catching salmon. The weather was also on our side. See you both again next year - take care, it was great seeing you both. Smile Face.

9-8-2010 to 9-23-2010 Mr. and Mrs. "M", The Villages, FL
Thank you for sharing your lovely cottage with us. Everything was wonderful. Your special touches make for a very comfortable experience. The pie was absolutely wonderful and we will treasure the picture which has personal memories for me. This location and view can't be equaled. We loved watching the leaves change color during our stay. What wonderful memories we will have.

9/2010 Mr. and Mrs. "O", Cape Cod, MA
Thank you so very much for renting to us. My husband searched the internet looking for the perfect place for this very much needed getaway! He got an A++! When we pulled into the driveway my breath was taken away - what a jewel you have here. The cottage is adorable and my husband's favorite pie and vanilla ice cream is his favorite as well. Saturday morning at 0715 we were out on the lake in the canoe for 2 hours! We did some sight seeing - went to Bath, ME and ate at "Red's eats" in Wiscassett, ME. P.S. Thank you for the gift! How thoughtful. We hope to come back for a week next year. P.S.S. Forgot to mention how lucky we were that the weather was perfect.

We flew all the way across the country (California) to visit your beautiful cottage and lake, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The cottage and even beach were immaculate upon our arrival. Every possible creature comfort was here, from an ice cream scoop to sand toys to extra pillows. The garden was a very nice touch, as were the cushioned rocking chairs by the water.What a lovely, relaxing, idyllic place...totally worth the trip! Thank you for your hospitality, The Medley family
P.S. Our kids are ready to move in due to the "kids' loft". What a perfect fort for the kids to enjoy!
P.P.S. Thank you for the pie and ice cream!!

Thank you for sharing your bit of paradise. We had an amazing time. The view is breath taking, gardens exquisite, and the yard is perfect for the kids to get their energy out! See you next year! The Zimmermans
P.S. Thanks for the pie & ice cream _ we arrived on Father's day so it was a perfect surprise.

What a joy to have been able to enjoy the cottage for three weeks this summer. You are adding little touches in furniture and decor which makes it even more pleasant. Thanks for everything VERY, VERY MUCH. Can't hardly wait for next summer! Paul - Niles (Chicago)
I echo my husband's sentiments - We LOVE this cottage and can hardly wait until next summer. Beautiful cottage, beautiful decor, beautiful location! Carolyn - Niles (Chicago).

Dear Bob and Marian, We had a great time this week! Thank you so much for your hospitality. You two are the best hosts. Have a great year and we'll see you next summer. Email just received - Thank you again for everything you do for us renters! It's the icing on the cake (oh in this case, it's the ice cream on the berry pie!). The Robacks, CT

Three glorious weeks! It went by so fast. The lake was warm, the wearher great, and as usual, the cottage was perfect. It will be hard to get back to work. Thanks for everything. C.R.

What a pleasure! Another lovely week - your perfect cottage filled with special thoughtfulness - fresh-cut flowers, apple pie a-la-mode - even muffins for breakfast - and a hostess gift that will remind us of Sebago Lake all winter long. Good thought about the loons at our beach - but by the time the camera was in hand , we literally could see only the wakes they left behind as they swam out of sight. Already looking forward to next year. LP and TP

Thank you once again for your hospitality (the pie and ice cream - hostess gift were perfect). We enjoyed a relaxing, wonderful week on the lake and look forward to coming again next year. Fondly, The "C" family.

August 31, 2011
We really enjoyed the short time we were here. Unfortunately, Hurricane "Irene" had her own plans. Thank you so much for your hospitality, the flowers, delicious pie, etc. Hopefully, we'll meet again. Doris and John
Owners' note - We had John and Doris back later in the 2011 summer to complete their vacation. They were pleased because it was their wedding anniversary. Marian and Bob

10/6/2011 to10/13/2011 - We had a great time at Lake Sebago and the beautiful surroundings. The hospitality of Bob and Marian made us feel very much at home.
W & M, The Netherlands


7/14/2012 - Dear Bob and Marian,
Thank you so much for a wonderful 3 weeks in your lovely cottage. We had a wonderful time and can hardly wait to return next year. Best vacation ever. Thank you so much for providing the best weather for our last week!!
Carolyn and Paul - Chicago

Comments are from surveys taken by an independent company.
2012 GUESTS' "ESPECIALLY LIKED" COMMENTS: The view, the beach, the dock and the yard! The neatness, amenities,shoreline and quietness. Location, view, cleanliness, large lawn. Location, beach, more amenities than the typical rental cottage. It was peaceful and tidy. Everything was well taken care of.Questions answered promptly. Everything was fine. A very smooth operation thanks to a caring landlord and an organized rental agent.

10/6 - 10/13/2012
Dear Marian and Bob, - Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage. We had a wonderful relaxing week, starting with the Fryeburg Fair, then Acadia, Ogunquit, and finally the White Mountains. We had the perfect place to return to each day. The view of the lake which is seen through most of the windows was amazing. The perfect place to read and just settle in. Thank you for the many gifts and surprises! The pie, ice cream, pillow, apple butter, and fresh flowers throughout the cottage made us feel so welcome and special! It is going to be hard to leave. Thank you again! - Tom and Marie, Pittsburgh, PA

October 20 to 27, 2012
Dear Marian and Bob - This was just the perfect retreat at your lovely lake front cottage. Your warm welcome and generous hospitality was greatly appreciated. The cottage is darling, so well equipped and comfortable in everyway. Loved the blueberry pie and ice cream too! The weather was amazing and let me enjoy the last "hoorah" of summer before (Hurricane) Sandy! Best wishes with appreciation,
Phyllis P. Cape Cod, MA

May 4 - May 11, 2013
Thank you so much for allowing us to enjoy your cottage! The house is cozy and inviting, the grounds are spacious, and the lake is peaceful and beautiful. The graduation cake, album, and card were very nice and warmed my heart. This is our first vacation in Maine, but probably not our last. We hope to come back to your cottage soon.
God bless you both! The "B" family, Massachusetts

May 4 - May 11, 2013
I love the cottage. The lake was so much fun. The cake was good. Yard was wonderful. The rooms were nice. We hope to come back soon! The (cloth) lobsters (on the loft beds) were adorable. God bless you and your family. The "B" girls, Massachusetts

May 19 - 25, 2013
Your cottage is all we needed for our most wonderful and relaxing honeymoon. We are sad not to be able to stay longer, but we are looking forward for the years to come! The lake is so clear and beautiful. Marcos and I were able to go boating a few times which was so nice! Thank you for the welcome cake and the spa gift! God bless you guys! Love, Amanda and Marcos
New York

5/27 - 6/1, 2013
Thank you for sharing your cottage. Peace and quiet and the beauty of the lake, gardens, and birds made our time to rest and relax wonderful. Doug loved the pie and ice cream and thank you so much for the welcome gift. Again, thank you. Doug and Kathy, Maine.

June 1 to 15, 2013
Bob and Marian - Thank you for your generous hospitality in allowing us to enjoy and relax at your lovely cottage. You have such a beautiful location, and all that you've done on the grounds just makes one want to stay forever. I love your perennial gardens, and wish to say thank you for allowing me to work in them a little. It is so peaceful and relaxing, just to hear the birds and watch the humming birds go from one flower to another. We also feel very blessed to have been able to stay the second week - it was just what we needed. Also, thank you for the fabulous pie and ice cream, as well as your welcome gift for us! You spoil us all!! We are grateful we had the opportunity to come and we look forward to future years ahead. It was nice meeting you both and enjoyed our conversations. You are both gracious and dear people. Fondly, Jason & Karen, Maine

June 15 - 22, 2013
Bob and Marian,
Thank you very much for sharing your lovely cottage with us. The cottage is simply beautiful inside and out. Inside, every little detail has been taken care of which allows the cottage to feel like home. Outside, all the beautiful gardens only add to the wonderful beach and lake-view the cottage has. We also appreciate the honeymoon/ wedding gift, pie and ice cream that helped in making our honeymoon perfect. Thanks again,
Tim and Anne, New Jersey

June 22 - July 13, 2013
Dear Bob and Marian -
How many years has it been?.... 12 - 13? We love coming here every summer and dream about it all winter! Even with this summer's up and down weather, it's been wonderful here, as usual. Your cottage is great and we hope to return again next summer. Thanks, too, for the delicious blueberry pie and ice cream - we loved them. Have a great rest-of-summer and the winter! Thank you for your hospitality and thoughtful amenities which have made this an ideal stay. Carolyn and Paul, Chicago

July 20 - 27, 2013
Dear Bob and Marian,
Here we are back home again and missing the lakefront view we so enjoyed for a week!!! Our granddaughters thoroughly enjoyed swimming and fishing and the loft was a BIG hit. Your warm welcome made us feel right at home and the pie and ice cream was much appreciated as was the gift of bath items. You go out of your way to make renting your cottage a wonderful experience. We will remember our stay with fond memories,. Wishing you the best. Chris and Ralph - New Hampshire

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Bob and Marian,
Thank you for making the cottage so cozy and welcoming. We had wonderful adventures this week and just loved our time here! The pie was amazing!
Many thanks,
Ben and Allison, California

August 8, 2013
Dear Marian and Bob,
Thank you for the welcome gift and delicious cherry pie with ice cream, Your cottage is lovely, and the gardens are beautiful! We enjoyed our stay very much, it was peaceful and relaxing. We stayed by the lake during the day, water is very warm here! In the afternoon we read books on the porch and would get a visit from a humming bird every evening. You have a very lovely place! Thanks again for everything!
Kristina and family, Massachusetts

August 10 - 17, 2013
Another memorable and enjoyable week - no, perfect is more accurate - in your lovely cottage again this year. It always makes Sebago feel like it's still our vacation home again - good memories brought back and good times again - feel good "stuff" all 'round.
Also, can't thank you both enough for all your special touches - garden flowers inside and out, apple pie, ice cream, and your hostess package to bring our stay to mind all through the winter months. All good wishes for a restful and happy end to your summer. The Sebago calendar and pictures will remind us each day!
Best wishes,
Lorraine and Ted, Massachusetts

Bob and Marian,
As they say time flies when you're having fun and these three weeks certainly did that. As always, we had a very relaxing time even though the weather didn't cooperate. Staying here feels like home - comfy and cozy. The pies were delicious as usual. Rich and I are already looking forward to next year. Stay healthy both of you - have a great Thanksgiving and Christmas, and we'll see you next year - Take care. Rich & Pat, CT

September 21 - 28, 2013
Bob and Marian - What a lovely place! It was great staying here and we enjoyed all the perks. So clean and beautiful. Thanks for the gift, cake, and ice cream. Have a great winter. Norm and Claudette - Florida

September 28 - October 5, 2013
Dear Marian and Bob,
We could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience with our first trip to Sebago Lake! Had a wonderful time, absolutely beautiful accommodations at your lovely cottage, and weather was fantastic! Thanks for the cake, ice cream, and gift. We will definitely be back! Many thanks to our hosts! Cathy and Rich, Connecticut

May 31 - June 14, 2014
Marian and Bob - Thank you for the wonderful hospitality you provide, in such a beautiful place. We have enjoyed being here again this year, and of course look to be back next year!! Though we were busy, we were still able to get out and enjoy the water, walk and go hiking, and my favorite...sit down front in the mornings with coffee and relax while watching the birds, geese, ducks (along with the little ducklings) and butterflies. You truly have a blessed area/location. One that brings peace to all. Thank you as well for the fabulous pie and ice cream. along with the muffins. You all truly spoil us!!! Take care.
Jason and Karen (Maine)

June 22 - 28, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful cherry pie and welcome gift. Hope you have a great summer with your grand children. We enjoyed our stay!! Chris and Ralph, New Hampshire

June 28 - July 5, 2014
Marian and Bob - Walking on to the grounds and into the cottage feels like entering a four-star resort! Our every need was anticipated! We could not have found a more beautiful yard or beach - sandy and private. Listening to the birds sing while relaxing in the cushioned lounge chairs was a pleasure I won't forget. Having the chance to canoe with my daughter was so much fun! Our first trip to Sebago has been very special. Thank you for your many "kindnesses". Colleen and Sharon - Maine

July 5 - 12, 2014
Dear Marian and Bob - We are so sad to head back home tomorrow after such a wonderful week staying at your lovely cottage! The grounds couldn't be more perfect. We enjoyed the beach with the kids during the day and the dock was perfect for enjoying a drink after they were in bed. Your flower gardens are beautiful and having the flower beds makes an amazing spot that much better! We thank you for the delicious pie and ice cream and for the gift - such a nice surprise when we arrived, If only we could spend all summer! From all of us, thank you for everything and we hope to be back again next year! The "T" family

July 19 - 26, 2014
We have thoroughly enjoyed our peaceful retreat here at this lovely cottage. The hospitality was top-notch. Thank you ever so much for the pristine clean home, the yummy lemon-meringue pie, and the spa treat! We enjoyed the view, swimming, biking, and boating most of all. We will enjoy future opportunities to stay at this amazing cottage. Happy summer and all the best. Andrew, Heather, Adam, Emily, and Jonathan

July 26 - August 1, 2014
Dear Marian and Bob - Just wanted to express our thanks for all of the hospitality. From the moment we arrived, we felt right at home and part of that was due to meeting you both. The whole family enjoyed the lake and we took the canoe out every day. We know that the girls will always remember this lake house and all of the fun we have had here. All the best, Christine, Chris, Grace, and Emily S.

August 2 - 9, 2014
Bob and Marian - We had a great week and thank you for your hospitality. Your cottage and grounds are so well maintained and the location is perfect. Our kids loved their first visit to Maine and we hope to be back every summer in the coming years. You have a great place but the hospitality and maintenance make it even more special. We hope to see you again next summer. Dave, Alexia, and family. Rhode Island

August 9 - 16, 2014
Marian and Bob - Thank you so much again for our super week in your cottage. Always looked forward to and remembered all the year after. As we told Bob, our first paddle in the canoe is always around Shively's Point to be sure my parents' place is in good order not wanting our youthful days to completely disappear (smile face) I guess. Time moves on but our stay here is never changing from welcoming bouquet, yummy dessert in the refrigerator, and a special gift - all with our special thanks. As always we walked our remembered walks and paddled the shores we used to ski by, not to mention the afternoons of having nothing we had to do. Pure luxury - and very much appreciated and enjoyed. Until next year - Lorraine and Ted, Massachusetts

August 16 - 23, 2014
Thank you so much for offering your cottage for our summer vacation. The beach, grassy yard, and deck are fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the views and peaceful surroundings. Your hospitality certainly didn't go unnoticed. You treated us like friends, and for that we thank you. Fondly, Danielle, John, and family - Massachusetts

August 23 - 30, 2014
Dear Bob and Marian - Once again we've had a wonderful vacation here on Sebago Lake. How many years has it been? 15? And, now, since we have moved to Maine , we won't be back, but we'll still visit....as often as possible. Thanks, as always, for the great pie and ice cream, and the lovely cottage and amenities. We love it. All the best and see you next summer - We'll drop by - Carolyn P.

Although this was our last time as regular guests, the perfect weather made it a fabulous week. Thanks for everything. We'll always think and dream about this cottage! All the best to the both of you - Paul V.

August 30 - September 20, 2014
Marian and Bob: Well, another summer has come and gone. As in the past years we have had a delightful time. The weather was great and the fishing for Rich was outstanding. The pie was delicious and the gift lovely. Looking forward to next year already. Have a great holiday season as well as good health. See you both next year. Rich and Pat - Connecticut

September 20 - October 4, 2014
Marian and Bob - Thank you for making this heavenly secluded spot so perfect. It is like "On Golden Pond" , even with loons on the lake. We enjoyed so many sunny days sitting by the lake, as well as watching the foliage grow more colorful each day as we drove around the area. We enjoyed fresh steamed lobster three times - Hannaford's is a great place to get whatever size you want. Had delicious sweet Italian sausage from the butcher next to the laundromat. Ate haddock chowder and sweet treats and great quiche from Chipman's (farm) as well as sandwiches from the Good Life Market. Ate twice at Black Bear Tavern in Naples - great Shepherd's Pie - and a good steak at Rustlers. Loved the play in Oqunquit (playhouse), the Portland Museum of Art, and shopping in Freeport.

One of our most unique memories will be the sound of acorns falling on the roof! This cottage is homey and fully equipped. You have thought of everything including pie and wine! Thank you to both of you. John and Priscilla - Texas

May 16 - 23, 2015
Marian and Bob - We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cozy cottage. The amenities you provide surpass any we have experienced in the 30 years we've been renting cottages in Maine.
And the biggest surprise of all - "Bob's" homemade blueberry pie and ice cream in the fridge and a welcoming gift of cutting boards.

Thank you,

Don and Nancy W. (Connecticut).

June 13 - 20, 2015
Maine was once again reminiscent of the lazy days of my childhood. Day trips to the Portland Head Light, and White Mountains complimented the quiet days on the lake. Your cottage will remain part of my children's vacation memories - rowing on the lake, paddle boats, and sand castles. Thank you for the wonderful amenities and delicious blueberry pie. All the best, Joann, Cleveland, OH

May 30 - June 13, 2015
Dear Marian and Bob,
I sincerely enjoyed my stay at your cottage. Every thing I needed was here. The peaceful and quiet nights. The beautiful gardens and birds. I wish to return. Thank you for the home made blueberry pie and ice cream. YUM! Also blueberry muffins one morning, perfect. Grand children loved it. Many thanks, Norma, Santa Clara, CA

July 4 - 11, 2015
Dear Bob and Marian,
We are so thankful we found your cottage on Lake Sebago. After a week long family reunion in Massachusetts this was just what our family of four needed to relax and get some quality time together. We couldn't have asked for better weather and the lake temperature was on spot. Our barely 3 year old son had the time of his life spending nearly every day and all; day in the water or making sand pies. The pie that Marian made must have left quite a mark on his taste buds. The pie was fantastic. Thank you so much. We were able to do a few day trips as well, some short and some long. Our son is a train fan so we went to Booth bay Train Museum and had lunch at the harbor one day, and spent the day in Portland with a trip to Peaks Island on another day. Your cottage is a really special place. The grounds and the flowers are really beautiful. and it was such a treat to spend the week at a place that is so well cared for. Thank you so much for the welcome gifts and the home made pie. It was a really thoughtful touch. Shaker Village was also a pretty special drive through once I read about the last Shakers in the world.
Take care,
The "S" Family, Portland, OR

July 25th - August 1, 2015
I woke this morning, the mournful cry of the loons, the whispering of white pines, and the soft conversation between the water and the shore. The lake spirits talk to us - telling us their story - reminding us to slow down and notice nature.

Our stay here was all that and more. The cottage was lovely, comfortable, and clean. Your gardens spectacular.
Our walk included a hike to Holt Pond, a trip to the Old Port, Higgins Beach where we played in the tidal pools and dodged tern squawking at us.

These trips to Maine also bring our family together to enjoy this beautiful vacation state. It's like therapy for the soul.

We were graciously welcomed with a gift, some wonderful pie and ice cream, and two perfect hosts.Bob and Marian, we cannot thank you enough for our amazing week here. Filled with kayak trips, good food, and rejuvenating swims. It's a week we look forward to each year.

The loon cries will echo in our heads until we once again return to this lake. It is magic!


Bob, Susan, Caitlyn, Nikki, and Simon

August 1 - 8, 2015
For a family that doesn't get the chance to get away often, we could not have picked a more tranquil, beautiful spot.
Our two boys woke up to the peaceful sounds of the lake, bounded down to the dock and jumped in each morning. What a lovely way to spend a vacation.
Absolute therapy for the soul - Bob and Marian have provided all we could need. Thanks so much!
Bill, Dawn, Ethan, and Colin, Rhode Island

August 15 - 22, 2015
Now I totally understand why Bob said "Welcome to Paradise"! What a peaceful, wonderful week. The cottage was pristine. The blueberry pie and ice cream a real treat. The welcoming gift will be a souvenir to remind us of this spectacular place.
It was really great to unwind from our busy lives to enjoy the lake and each other. What a great way to reconnect!
Thank you so much for the hospitality and the perfect place to call home for the past week.
We will hopefully be back!
Tom, Linda, Sammi, and Grace (Connecticut)

August 22 - 29, 2015
Dear Marian and Bob - It is obvious there is so much love, thoughtfulness, and artistry put into your charming, charming cottage.
We appreciate how clean and cozy everything was. The surprise of the luscious blueberry pie, ice cream, floral bouquet, and hostess gift were a lovely welcome. Thank you so very much. How grateful we are to be able to spend this week enjoying all the amazing fruits of your labor.
It was such a pleasure and delight meeting and chatting with you - you truly are hosts extraordinaire!
Again, a hearty thank you for your tremendous hospitality.
If you are ever in San Diego look us up.
Warmest regards,
Deb and Larry (California)

August 29 - September 19, 2015

Dear Marian and Bob - What a delightful 3 weeks we had. The weather was great, a little hot on some days, but that was okay. Rich brought up the fact that this is our 7th year coming here. Where has the time gone? Rich enjoyed your lemon pie, but I am partial to your blueberry. The gift bag was lovely as usual. Loved the water color picture of the cottage hanging in the bunk room, which was painted by guest Linda. She captured it so well. Have a great holiday season and will look forward to seeing you both next year. Rich and Pat (Connecticut)

August 26 - September 3, 2015

Dear Marian and Bob - Our week at the "cottage" was fantastic! We especially enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs, rocking and looking at the great view of Sebago Lake! Andy even threw a fishing line several times. The "cottage" is beautifully decorated and has everything a person needs - so comfortable and easy to relax. We took day trips all week and took many trips to Chipman's Farm Store and the Good Life Market. We also took your advice on Portland's Di Millo's floating ship restaurant for lunch and Bob's Clam Hut in Kittery, ME. Rode to Mt. Washington in NH and took the auto road drive to the top - what an experience!! What can we say about the blueberry pie - absolutely delicious - and ice cream. It was really a treat!! The gift bag was so special and thoughtful. If we say any more, we will probably stay and not go home! Thank you so very much for your warm hospitality and kindness! God's Blessings, Wilma and Andy, South Carolina

October 10 - 17, 2015
Bob and Marian - Thank you.
This beautiful cottage was our base for all activities while we were in Maine.

We made it a point ,though, to be back before dark.each day to enjoy the cottage and relax by the bay.

Beautiful weather all week. We enjoyed downtown Portland and took the mail run boat on Casco Bay. We enjoyed a "Foodie Tour" in the Old Port - a walking tour sampling food as we walked - wine and cheese, fish ,scones, spices - chocolate! We also rode to Cape Elizabeth (Fort Williams) the train in Conway, NH and toured Maine's capital, Augusta - great museum there. Enjoyed lobster (how to break and eat) at Georgetown' ME. Mabel's Lobster Claw in Kennebunkport, ME too! A busy, beautiful, colorful week.
Dan and Susan, California

October 17 - 23, 2015
Bob and Marian - What a wonderful week on Sebago Lake!! Beautiful location and the cottage was wonderful. Had everything we needed to have a relaxing week.
Enjoyed visiting several local towns - Bridgton, Bath, Kennebunkport, and Brunswick. A highlight was the Bath Maritime Museum and a cruise on the Kennebeck River.
Thanks for a wonderful stay!
Hugh and Sandi, Illinois

May 28 - June 4, 2016
Thank you for the wonderful stay! The house was cozy and the location couldn't be beat. The view is incredible. The hospitality was much appreciated and a wonderful surprise. My son loved the balloon and bear - toting them everywhere he went. The blueberry pie was delicious and we certainly enjoyed the chocolates - Our sincere thanks.
If anyone is traveling with a toddler and looking for an excellent rainy day activity we loved the Portland Children's Museum Theater. Our son didn't want to leave and a plus - as a mother with a child with F.A. - the food was kept downstairs so not through all the hands on activities.
The Maine Wildlife Park was also a joy.
This was the escape we needed.
Many thanks!
The Pheasants

July 11, 2016
We have been coming here for several years with our granddaughters and never tire of this lovely spot. The cottage is always immaculate, well stocked, and you can count on a pie waiting for you in the refrigerator. The owners always greet us and make us feel welcome. The large manicured lawn and beautiful flower gardens make sitting outdoors a pleasure. When we tire of swimming, we fish off the dock, go boating, or just stay on our private beach. The view by the water's edge is beautiful and this year we watched fireworks around the lake from the comfort of our lawn chairs!!
Shopping and eating out are nearby when we want it and this pleases our teenagers. If you prefer to BBQ, a grill is located on the beach. All in all, this rental property offers us everything we are looking for. When we are here we want for nothing and arrive home rested and happy with memories of another vacation well spent.
Chris and Ralph

June 18, 2016
Marian and Bob,
Thanks so much for all you did with this cottage, it is so beautiful. The pie and ice cream were a wonderful treat to see when we arrived. I mean what a view that can't be beat. We had a wonderful time and would love to come stay again. Peace and quiet was the best thing too. Thanks so much.
Dan and Doreen

June 10, 2016
Marian and Bob,
My daughter and I can't thank you both enough for all of your hospitality. We enjoyed our stay here on the lake immensely! The blueberry pie and ice cream treats were a delight.
From the moment we arrived we felt so welcomed and relaxed. The love you have put into the cottage and grounds reflects your generous and warm spirits.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us, it is simply divine. We hope to visit again. The lake area must be amazing in the fall.
Chris and Erica

June 8, 2016
This has been our fourth time coming to the lake house and we look forward to it every year! We love that this place is so close to the water so we can go swimming everyday. This cottage has a very home-like atmosphere which makes our time spent up here more comfortable, relaxed, and enjoyable! Thank you for allowing us to spend the week here (and thanks for the candies) and we look forward to possibly returning in the future!
Ava and Ella

July 16, 2016
Marian and Bob,
Sorry we missed you on Friday. We stopped over around 7PM but no one was home. The boys and I came up Monday. This gave my parents a chance to visit up here this past weekend. Everything was wonderful as usual. Hope all is well with both of you. Take care and see you next year!!
Patty, Steve, Kevin, Eric

July 23, 2016 - I just wanted to thank you for the super week at your cottage! We had a great time! The lemon pie was awesome and didn't last long. My children, ages 12 and 5, had a blast and spent plenty of time in the water and on the beach! This was our first time renting a cottage and we were very surprised how well stocked it was. The hospitality gift was very nice as well! I enjoyed the beautiful flowers as well! We hope to visit again! Thank you again! Valacha and family

August 6 - 20, 2016 Thank you, Marian and Bob, for another memorable stay at your beautiful cottage! We were lucky enough to spend almost every day on the beach, which was a perfect arrangement for our two daughters. The beach is incredibly peaceful, while being well-stocked for a two-and-one-half year old and four year-old to enjoy. Your hospitality is ALWAYS appreciated. It's something we've never experienced at a summer rental before. You manage to think of everything. Again, many thanks for making our family vacation such a pleasant one. We hope to see you next year! Fondly, Danielle, John, Amelia, and Caroline (Year #2!!!)

August 27 - September 3, 2016
Marian and Bob - Thank you so much for sharing your BEAUTIFUL lake house with us. Henry and Simon LOVED the loft! I adored the beach and Dave's favorite part was the dock! We had a great week swimming, kayaking, fishing, mini-golfing, go-cart driving, visiting the Maine Wildlife Park, and EATING more ice cream and seafood than I thought possible!! The Ice Cream Dugout was a huge hit - thanks for the recommendation!! Thank you also for the delicious lemon meringue pie, the SUPER yummy and still warm blueberry muffins and the very thoughtful hostess gift! Such thoughtful and touching gestures. So appreciated!! Thank you, Thank you!
Dave, Mary, Henry and Simon

August 3 - September 24, 2016
Marian and Bob - We are coming to the close of our 3rd week here and I don't know where the time has gone. We look forward to the vacation every year and when we get here it just flies by. The pies were delicious, Rich enjoyed his lemon meringue while I the blueberry which he also had some of. The weather was good and for once I had a great time shopping at Macy's. The gift bag was great and I definitely will be making some of those chicken recipes. Fishing for Rich was not good but he enjoyed just being on the lake and relaxing. Wishing you both a healthy and happy 2017. See you again next year.
Rich and Pat

October 1, 2016
Marian and Bob - Thank you for everything! The blueberry pie and ice cream was such an unexpected treat. We enjoyed the use of your boat and all the amenities your cottage contains. The lake was so peaceful; We thoroughly enjoyed sipping coffee and the warmth of the late September sun. Peace and quiet; just what every soul needs now and then!
Stay well!
Lori and Bill - Massachusetts