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Walk to This Secluded Lakeside Cabin in Downeast Maine

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Enjoy a secluded lakeside retreat in down east Maine. Relax on the shores by yourself. No neighbors are near or within sight of the cabin. Spend your quiet time watching the water, paddling the canoe, enjoying nature, or resting in the rocking chairs on the porch. The cabin looks down the full length of the lake and rests a mere 15 feet from the water's edge. Take the canoe to explore the pristine lake. Few boats or people explore this lake, because there isn't a great boat landing on this lake.

A diner/convenience store is only 7 miles away. Plus, you have excellent ocean and hiking access in Bar Harbor (2 hours), Machias (1.5 hours), Winter Harbor/Schoodic Point (1 hour), or greater Ellsworth (1 hour). Guests will have a custom guide to great places to visit while in the area.

You'll walk a nice hiking trail one-third of a mile through the woods to reach the cabin. As you reach the cabin, the blue lake, a humble log cabin, and a sweeping view greets you immediately.


Farmers Markets: If you like local food, be sure to visit the fun farmers markets there area. Travel about an hour to the Winter Harbor on Tuesday from 9-noon. Be sure to drive to the top of Schoodic head, walk along Schoodic Point while you are there. But this market is available in July and August only. On Monday and Thursday, the Ellsworth Market is an hour away. On Saturday, you can go to the Ellsworth or Machias Farmers Market. Guests can have a fun and educational experience with downeast Maine farmers and artists. You should also know that my wife provides tasty and authentic Indian food at the Saturday Ellsworth market and the Tuesday Winter Harbor market.

Nearby Hiking Trails: The cabin is close to numerous hiking trails. Lead Mountain is just a few miles north of the cabin. Schoodic Mountain is in Sullivan (1 hour southwest of the cabin) and has trails going up the east and west peaks. Caribou, Catherine, and Tunk Mountains are all north of Schoodic Mountain. Quoddy Head in Lubec (1.5 hours away) offers great ocean-side hiking along beautiful cliffs. Great place! Plus, there is a great network of hiking and camping trails along the ocean in Cutler. Cutler is an hour from the cabin. You will need to travel east of Machias to visit Cutler. Guests will have a nice hiking guide.

The road to the cabin is a dirt road. The owner personally maintains this road. You will need to travel slowly in places. A sports car or heavily burdened car is not recommended. A normal car will be fine.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    sleeping on the floor is an option, as well as tenting...moreless

  • This is a one-room cabin with a queen-sized futon. More people can sleep on the floor. Bring your thermarests if you do. There is plenty of room for tenting next the lake....moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet

    Outhouse...moreless

  • No running water is provided. However, showers are available at the Airline Snack Bar, which is just 7 miles away. Showers are roughly $10. A clean outhouse is available for use. There is a simple sink for washing dishes. Guests will have 5 gallons of well water provided at the start of the stay. A spring is a few miles away, and the Airline Snack Bar provides water as well. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a rustic cabin. No running water is provided, but a spring is available nearby. Showers are available at the Airline Snack Bar, which is 7 miles away. The snack bar is a great place to go for breakfast or stock up on supplies. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Budget

Attractions

  • Forests
  • Pond
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake:

    450 acres, no neighbors within sight...moreless

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront:

    13 feet from the water, no neighbors within sight...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    13 feet from the water, no neighbors within sight...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    13 feet from the water, no neighbors within sight...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people

General

  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove

Outside

  • Boat With Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Wood Deck
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Best of summer
May 29 - Aug 31, 2015
2 night min stay
$100
$500
Standard rate - again
Sep 1 - May 26, 2016
2 night min stay
$90
$450
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$90
$450 $1,500
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 8%

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Last updated: 08/03/2015
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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport, Maine
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bangor
170 Miles
Nearest Train
Portland, Maine
40 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 95
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Airline Snack Bar
3 Metres
Nearest Beach
Beach

Car: Necessary

Plan your secluded summer vacation by these pristine waters. Walk just one-third of a mile to reach this secluded lakeside cabin. This cabin provides guests with easy access to mountains, ocean cliffs, beaches, and interesting fishing villages. Bar Habor and Acadia is 2 hours away, but guests will have a custom-made guide to explore other areas of downeast Maine.

You have a lot to see whether you visit the nearby towns, or just spend time at the cabin. You can catch fish, go swimming, paddle the lake in the canoe, explore the forests, or check out the dirt roads and trails. If you need a meal cooked for you, the Airline Snack Bar is 7 miles from camp. There are very few camps on the lake, which makes this cabin special.

The road to the cabin is a dirt road. The owner personally maintains this road. You will need to travel slowly in places. A sports car or a heavily laden car is not recommended. A regular car will be fine.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

About: I'm an avid hiker, canoeist, and explorer, although the 'normal' life keeps me quite occupied.

Why Franklin:
My grandfather used to be a park ranger at a campground 7 miles in the woods. This cabin reminds me of time with grandpa at this remote campground when I was young.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Peace, quiet, nature, calmness, seclusion, water, simplicity, trees


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

    Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

  • Tthe inside of the cabin. Notice the skylights.

    Tthe inside of the cabin. Notice the skylights.

  • Sunrise from the cabin - wake up early to see this!

    Sunrise from the cabin - wake up early to see this!

  • You are almost guaranteed to see and hear loons.

    You are almost guaranteed to see and hear loons.

  • Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

    Here's the cabin. The lake is just beyond the porch.

  • cabin door

    cabin door

  • cabin trail

    cabin trail

  • lake view - do you see any other cabins?

    lake view - do you see any other cabins?

  • View from the cabin porch in the winter

    View from the cabin porch in the winter

  • Lake in the winter

    Lake in the winter

  • Nightime

    Nightime

  • Steps and the lake

    Steps and the lake

  • A morning on the lake, seen from the shore.

    A morning on the lake, seen from the shore.

  • The futon, but there's room for more.

    The futon, but there's room for more.

  • Here's profile of the cabin.

    Here's profile of the cabin.

  • Inside the cabin.

    Inside the cabin.

  • view of cabin from water

    view of cabin from water

  • outhouse

    outhouse

  • lake view

    lake view

  • Peaceful view from porch - no neighbors anywhere!

    Peaceful view from porch - no neighbors anywhere!

  • Looking past the cabin in the winter

    Looking past the cabin in the winter

  • Cabin in the winter

    Cabin in the winter

  • Profile view of the cabin

    Profile view of the cabin

  • Cabin door

    Cabin door

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Sleeps
    4
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    0.5
  • Property type
    Cabin
Manager
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 08/03/2015
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