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Quiet Lakefront Cottage with Private Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, 5 Sleeps

Classic 2 Bedroom Maine cottage, on quiet Stearns Pond in Sweden, near Bridgton, Maine. Two and a half hours from Boston. One hundred feet of private sandy beach, perfect for swimming, fishing and for children. Screened porch overlooking the lake, 40 feet from the beach, plus a spacious lakeside deck, perfect for sunning and cocktails. Great sunsets. Secluded from all neighbors. Stearns Pond is a deep, beautiful and pristine lake 2 miles long and 1 mile wide, with only 40 homes on its shores.

Patricia Watson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Patricia Watson

My husband and I bought this property in 1990 when our children were young. Over the years, it has been the place of relaxation, solitude and great memories for our family. It is a truly special place.

Patricia Watson purchased this house in 1990

Why Patricia Watson chose Sweden

The cottage is situated in a cove on an acre of land. It is very private because of the distance between the cottages and the lake itself has fewer than 50 cottages. We are miles from the nearest highway, so you never hear traffic sounds. We have several return tenants, love our house as much as we do.

What makes this house unique

There are loons on the lake, sometimes with babies, and you can hear their haunting calls in the evening. We are on the southern side of the pond, so the house has beautiful sunsets, and boast one of the best views of the lake. We also have a great gradual sandy beach, which is perfect for small children.


Sweden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Back Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master bedroom - 1 double
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Canoe, grill, hammock, wood stove & wood provided, CD/iPod stereo, well equipped modern kitchen and modern bath. Two bedrooms plus a trundle bed under one of the beds.


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Quiet Lakefront Cottage with Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay, it was quiet..relaxing. the cottage was great , had everything you could want or need. Gated to have to leave !

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation! Hope you'll consider returning next summer.
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

beautiful, clean water and a very clean and cozy cabin. My dogs absolutely loved it. Very peaceful and quiet but only 15 minutes to town, restaurants, etc. Will definitely rebook for next year. My only regret is not staying for 2 weeks!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful cozy camp

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely time we had. We planned on an end if summer week at the lake and had an Autumn getaway instead. The weather was cool and breezy, downright windy at times so we spent much of our time indoors. The Camp is well appointed with comfortable furniture , lots of good books , puzzles and entertainment for those less beachy days. I snoozed in the hammock while my husband fished from the canoe. The loons were entertaining and we did get a glimpse of the Bald Eagle. We also heard but didn't see the Ravens. We are at Macks Place in Bridgeton where pretty much everything they offer has a gluten free option. Quite delicious. I will definitely be returning in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd year going to the cottage. We leave feeling very blessed. It really takes you away from everything. In the morning we like to sit outside and look over the pond. It is so serene. The only sound you might hear are the loons.

The cottage is clean, cozy and has all you would need. Pat we are very grateful to you for sharing your cottage with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. The cry of the loons is one of the special things about Stearns Pond. Seeing the loon chicks ride on their parent's back is also wonderful. Hope you will return again next summer. Thanks, Pat
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Piece of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5


Your cottage was so much more than expected. It was cute, clean and well maintained. The beds were comfortable and the cottage had many extra amenities that made it nice for good days and if it was a rainy day. It was very peaceful and quiet.

The water was crystal clear, which we all loved. My dog Meadow, played with the ducks and chipmunks all week. We fed the hummingbirds and went to Remy's for regular bird food. We did see and hear the loons. The area had many trails to walk with our dog. It was a perfect vacation for my dog as well as us.

We absolutely loved our stay!!! We would definitely like to return. Thank you for sharing a little piece of heaven on earth.

Carl & Lisa Fortin

Moosup, CT.

August 20th-27th

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Lisa. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. We consider it to be our bit of heaven on earth and are happy to be able to share it. Also, thank you for taking such good care of our property. We hope you will return again in the future. Pat
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland International Airport
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rt. 302
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Black Horse Tavern, Bridgton, ME
Other Activities:

<p><strong>Top Thing to do in City:</strong></p><ul><li>hiking.</li><li>go to a movie.</li><li>dining.</li><li>book store.</li><li>fishing.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Budget:</strong></p><ul><li>nature and wildlife trails.</li><li>fishing.</li><li>photography.</li><li>hiking.</li><li>canoeing and boating.</li></ul><p><strong>Top Thing to do in Family:</strong></p><ul><li>water sports.</li><li>drive in movies.</li><li>hiking and wildlife trails.</li><li>mini-golf.</li><li>hiking.</li></ul>

Only 15 minutes from Bridgton, which features a great movie theatre, a drive in movie theatre , a fine book store, and many good restaurants and shops. Just 45 minutes from great shopping and outlet malls in North Conway, too. The Saco River is close for canoe expeditions. Fine fishing on Stearns Pond, plus hiking, nature trails, rock-hounding, golf, great dining, antiquing….what more could you desire?


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100

Saturday at 1:00 pm to Saturday at 10:00 am. One half of rent due when you upon confirmation and the balance due two weeks prior to the first day of your stay. Security deposit of $100 due with first payment. There is also a 8% lodging tax which must be collected prior to your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund