About Sara Lyskawa
I (Sara) am a native of central Maine and so it goes without saying that Maine, Lake Sebasticook, and our cottage is the place where I have experienced some of my most cherished childhood and adulthood memories. Something that my husband and I can now pass onto our own children. Abigail (7) and Aiden (4) have the luxury of vacationing at the lake each summer creating memories that will last a lifetime. I attended the University of Maine, Orono and currently work part-time as a clinical dietitian in the Greenville, SC area. My husband (Michigan native) attended Notre Dame and is employed by General Electric. We purchased this property while vacationing/visiting family 6 years ago and it was love at first sight. It has been so fun returning to a place where I grew up.
Sara Lyskawa purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Sara Lyskawa chose Newport
Welcome to Camp Benson of Lake Sebasticook! A place that is very near and dear to my heart for 30+ years. My great grandparents owned a camp not too far from our current property, but unfortunately, burned down in the late 1960's. Luckily my grandparents resurrected another camp in its spot until the land/camp was eventually deeded over to my brother in the late 1980's. He has since re-built a home where he and his family now live year-round. I have some of the most amazing memories on this lake. From learning to water ski, building play boats, fishing with my grandfather on the end of the dock, canoeing, ice fishing, ice skating, racing up and down the camp road by foot or bike, and learning to drive the boat. lake Sebasticook is very near and dear to my heart. We are so thrilled to be able to share our cottage and this area with you. My husband Alan and I welcome you, your family, and your friends to what we consider our little slice of heaven. We hope you enjoy our cottage and develop a similar passion for this beautiful lake and all its offerings throughout your stay. This is truly the perfect place to fall in love with Lake Sebasticook and Maine - the way life should be.
What makes this Cottage unique
First and foremost, a large appeal to purchasing our property was the fact that I had grown up on this lake. Specifically, this property really spoke to my husband and I as the views from the deck are breathtaking given the large wrap around deck. We saw this property as a place to come each summer and drop our suitcases at the door and head outside to begin the fun with family and friends. The sunrise and sunset views are a perfect way to begin and end each day. Nothing measures up to a morning cup of coffee or relaxing glass of wine on the deck and taking in natures beauty and the sounds of the loons. The cottage is warm and cozy, a perfect getaway from our hectic lives in Greenville, SC. For us, it was the perfect location as my immediate family is within a few miles and so vacationing near family was a huge appeal for us as well. We truly love vacationing here as it is chance to create memories with our own family as well as an opportunity to get away from it all.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Unique lake stay in central ME
This historical lakefront cottage was full of quirky charm. Our family of four delighted in the proximity to the water, the unique layout of the home and the comfortable furnishings. We endlessly swam, used the boats and watched the lake. Very quiet and peaceful - we were grateful for the retreat at the end of a busier vacation. Wonderful running and walking in the neighborhood. A heron and several loons sighted (in addition to the ducks!). Easy day trips to Pittsfield, Bangor and Waterville to visit some of our favorite spots. Would love to return, thanks for lending us this lovely place.
Living large in Maine
FANTASTIC in every way! Thank You Sara
Wonderful getaway to unplug
My husband and I really enjoyed our week in this cabin. It was nice to be able to unplug and enjoy nature. The location cannot be beat - close to everything but also peaceful and quiet. Thank you for letting us borrow your piece of paradise for a week!
A Lovely Stay-cation
This was a lovely way to entertain relatives from out of state, allowing everybody to have their own personal space in a wonderful setting. I was able to cook and entertain everyone yet go home to my own bed at the end of the day. My company was thrilled with the cottage and went on how cute it was. I was happy at how easy it was for me to check in and get everything ready for my guests. This would make a wonderful stay-cation or vacation!
So glad you enjoyed your vacation. Come back and see us again soon.
Awesome beautiful cottage will definitely be back
Spent the long weekend with my son and fiancé. We had a wonderful time relaxing, fishing, grilling, and enjoying the views. The cottage was clean and well prepared would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice getaway. Bald eagles and loons are living on the lake also plenty of fish to catch. Property owner was just a text away with quick responses to any questions we had before arrival though we didn’t have to contact them during our stay because everything was perfect and we were provided with all the information needed. Highly recommend this rental and will be back for our next Maine getaway! Don’t forget to get some Maine lobster!!
Peaceful Lakefront Retreat
What a great place to spend a few days to unplug and recharge! The property looked just like it did in the photos. I also liked the fact that even though the house was in a quiet location, it was less than 5 minutes to the grocery store and anything else you might need. Sara responded quickly to any questions we had. I would definitely stay there again!
If you are seeking the ultimate in relaxation and the chance to unplug from mainstream society, then this is the destination for you. Our cottage is located in central ME and is based in a small, peaceful, and close knit community where traffic and large crowds are irrelevant and peace and quiet are on the daily agenda. Newport, ME, the hub and heart of the Sebasticook region, is situated on Lake Sebasticook. Notably, Lake Sebasticook is the only lake in the state of Maine contained by one town. Area features include: Newport Cultural Center (public library and historical society museum), Vic Firth (drumstick manufacturer), gateway to the Moosehead region via Moosehead Trail, and area restaurants/shopping venues. Be sure to check out Dragonfly Farm and Winery. Sebasticook Valley appeals to the outdoorsmen as well as lending itself to various local events throughout the year.