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Island Paradise: Historic Cottage, Waterfalls, Great Swimming!

Bedrooms 2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 2 Bedrooms (Queen) + Convertible bed(Queen)), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-9)

$900 a week...$850 a week off season!! Enjoy your own private island get away! This 1.8 acre island in the middle of the Ossipee River is yours for a week or the entire summer. Drive across the sturdy cement bridge and feel your cares slip away. You can fish for Bass, kayak or canoe up to the Porter Covered Bridge, walk to the local donut shop or ice cream hut or attend an auction in the village of Kezar Falls.

This historic c. 1924 John Calvin Stevens cottage has original doors, woodwork and stained glass. Built for the local mill owner's family as a getaway, it still has a lot to offer. There are sweeping cathedral ceilings, a fireplace for ambiance and a wood cookstove in the kitchen. Have morning coffee in the cozy breakfast room overlooking the waterfalls. The modern kitchen has a microwave, coffee maker and all the dishes, pots and pans you will need. The large bath room has a separate tub and shower. There's one queen bed, one double bed, a sofa bed for 2, plus a blow up bed for company if you need it. Bring your own linens and towels or use ours; there's a laundromat close by. Relax in the rockers for Happy Hour on the large screened porch or have a nightly campfire at the outside fireplace, fire wood provided. You may pick the tomatoes out front if they are ripe.

You can fish, swim and boat in the clean Ossipee River. And it is actually warm as it comes from Ossipee Lake! Bring your own kyack or use ours. On the north side of the island the sound of the waterfalls will lull you to sleep! On the south side you may see almost perfect reflections in the water although it does have a gentle current. Use our inner tubes and just float for hours, and the village church bells may wake you every morning. There is no beach or shallow entry for very young children.

There is very little TV reception so we over 200 DVDs and VCR tapes, I hope you like the oldies. We also have cards, puzzles and board games and an assortment of books. Outside is badminton or horse shoes.

Enjoy a church supper nearby. Drive 4 miles to Cornish to visit 12 Antique shops. Fine dining are close by in picturesque Cornish village. The White Mountains and major outlet shopping in North Conway are 30 minutes away. Ocean beaches and Portland, Maine's largest city, are a 50 minute drive. LL Beans in Freeport is an hours drive. Come visit our island paradise! You'll want to return.

Keywords: historic bungalow, private island with bridge,walk to village amenities, sleeps 5-7

More Details

Jim Hanscom and Linda Griffin
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017


Nearest Airport
75 Miles
PWM Jetport
Nearest Ferry
75 Miles
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bay Haven (Seafood )
Car: necessary

Borrow our inner tubes and drive up to the covered bridge and float down the river. Excellent fishing and swimming in the river.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Kezar Falls, Maine

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa opens to sleep 2, blow up bed for 1 or 2 more and one cot.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
This is a private island in the middle of a river. There is a bridge to the island. The local mill owner had a canal build to power his mill. This created an island and in 1924 had this cottage built as a get away. His daughter also taught piano and was a local girl scout leader. They had meetings at the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Kezar Falls, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 6 2018 - Jun 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2018 - Nov 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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