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Secluded, Off-Grid, Dog-Friendly Cabin on Pristine Lake

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Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake

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Last updated: 07/06/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Machias cabin description

This charming, rustic cabin is on Six Mile Lake near Machias, Maine, approximately 7 miles from the ocean. It's perfect for a quiet retreat away from people, traffic, pollution, and many of the trappings of modern life.

Please note that this is a completely off-grid, seasonal cabin (May-October). It does not have indoor plumbing, running water, or electricity. It does have a fairly well-equipped kitchen with an old-style sink basin, a propane-powered refrigerator, and a conventional, propane-powered oven and stove. It's most appealing to hikers, campers, and people who love the peace and solitude of the outdoors. It has 250 feet of (private) shore frontage, and when you are sitting on the dock, you'll have almost complete privacy.

Dogs of any size or type are welcome at the cabin and will have plenty of space to roam off-leash. There is only one other cabin located anywhere near ours, however it's barely visible from our place, and it is rarely used.



Keywords: Cabin, Off-Grid, Secluded, Dog-Friendly, Lake-Front, Down East Maine

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            If you are bringing children, please bring life jackets for them if you are planning to use the canoes. We have a few available for adults....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            House-trained dogs of any size are welcome and can roam off-leash. There are rarely other people or dogs anywhere near the cabin. ...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking is ok on the deck. ...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Age 25 and older....moreless

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          • Loft

            ...moreless

          • There is a double bed on the first floor (this is a studio-type cabin). There is also space for three more people in the loft, where we have a double-bed mattress and also a single-bed mattress on the floor. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

          • There is NO conventional bathroom. We have a well-maintained pit-type toilet about 50 yards from the cabin. We also have an enclosed area outside the cabin for taking solar showers. We keep a solar shower on hand for guests to use....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Refrigerator:

            This is an apartment-sized fridge with plenty of room for a week's worth of groceries for two people. An excellent grocery store, called Hannaford, is located 6 miles away. It closes at 9 pm on most days....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Please note -- there is no running water in the kitchen. However, there is a normal sink basin for washing dishes by hand using water from a large jug that can be filled directly from the lake. ...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Pots and pans (several); oversized pot for cooking lobsters...moreless

          • Stove:

            We have a conventional, propane-powered, 4-burner range. ...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Percolator-type coffee maker for use on the stove....moreless

          • Toaster:

            A camp-style toaster, for use on the stove....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            The cabin is well stocked. ...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Some basic items on hand....moreless

          Amenities

          • Wood Stove:

            Dry fire wood (from the property) is provided free of charge whenever possible. ...moreless

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Parking Off Street

          Entertainment

          • Games
          • Books

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            The deck overlooks the lake and is approximately 150 feet away from the water. There is also another deck at the water's edge....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill:

            Gas grill. Also a grate for cooking over the outdoor fire pit. ...moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            Two canoes for guests to use. ...moreless

          Theme

          • Adventure
          • Away From It All
          • Budget

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            There is a private, somewhat sandy area that is good for swimming. It is not really a 'beach,' but it easily allows people or dogs to wade into the water....moreless

          • Lakefront:

            The lake is about 50 yards from the cabin deck. The property has 250 feet of private frontage. ...moreless

          • Lake View:

            The swimming area is very private, usually without any other people in sight....moreless

          • Rural:

            The cabin is located in the town of Marshfield, population 518. ...moreless

          • Water View
          • Waterfront

          Activities

          • Museums
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Mountain Biking
          • Sailing
          • Swimming
          • Kayaking
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Laundromat
          • Hospital
          • Groceries
          • ATM/Bank
          • Medical Services
          • Whale Watching
          • Eco Tourism
          • Beachcombing
          • Boating
          • Shelling
          • Wildlife Viewing
          • Antiquing
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Scenic Drives
          • Bird Watching
          • Restaurants
          • Library
          • Churches
          • Hunting
          • Hiking
           

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          My Standard Rate
          3 night min stay
          $95
          $475

          Changeover Day: Saturday


          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Refundable Damage Deposit $50
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Notes:

          Please check the calendar before inquiring about specific dates. We keep the calendar updated. Dates marked as "tentative" reflect bookings that are in progress, pending a deposit.

          During July, August, and early September we normally rent by the week only (Saturday to Saturday). Other times of the year we have a 3-night minimum.

          We prefer checks, but we can also accept payments via Paypal. To hold a reservation we ask for a deposit of 50% of the rental fee, along with a signed copy of a rental agreement.


          This owner accepts: Credit cards.
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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/06/2014
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          23 Available
          21 Unavailable
          22 Today
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          Location

          Car: Necessary

          There are boat tours nearby that offer whale watching -- please go to the Machias Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

          The lake has trout in it that are most easily caught in the early summer months.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2006

          About the owner: Owners: Anne Golden and Nathan Neorr Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio Anne is originally from Manchester, Maine, and Nathan is originally from Houghton Lake, Michigan. Anne teaches English (ESL) at Xavier University and also has a business as an intercultural trainer and communication skills coach. Nathan is a professional actor (stage and film, as well as television and radio commercials.) They live in Cincinnati with their two big dogs -- Greta, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and Sophie, a Newfoundland.

          Why the Owner Chose Machias:
          We love the Maine Coast, and we also love freshwater lakes. This region of Maine is often overlooked because it is remote and not as well-developed as other coastal areas to the south. We found the place by chance one summer when we were staying at Cobscook Bay Cottages in Perry (a very nice place to stay if you are looking for an ocean-front cabin in Down East Maine.)

          The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
          The cabin is very private and is located at the end of Six Mile Lake in the town of Marshfield, Maine, approximately 10 minutes from Machias (pop. 2,500). When you're at the cabin you normally won't see anyone else all week long. The lake is small, so it does not appeal to people with power boats. It's quiet and unpolluted. There is absolutely no light pollution, so it's a fantastic spot for stargazing. The cabin is very rustic and completely off-grid. The fact that it lacks conveniences including electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing means that it's not for everyone. It takes longer to do certain things (like wash dishes), but it can make you slow down in a good way. And if you are used to being connected 24-7, it can be a relief to be disconnected for a while. (You can always go up the road a bit for better cell phone reception, or into Machias for free wi-fi at Dunkin Donuts.) At night it's incredibly peaceful and relaxing. Often the only sounds we can hear after dark are the loons. There are no neighbors anywhere near the cabin, so it's an especially good place for dogs to be off-leash.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

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          Photos

          • Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake

            Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake

          • Sitting platform at water's edge

            Sitting platform at water's edge

          • New swim float under construction (August, 2013)

            New swim float under construction (August, 2013)

          • Water's edge and sitting areas

            Water's edge and sitting areas

          • Cabin entrance and ladder to sleeping loft

            Cabin entrance and ladder to sleeping loft

          • Loons and giant pine across the lake

            Loons and giant pine across the lake

          • Through the trees, toward the West end of the lake

            Through the trees, toward the West end of the lake

          • Morning sun at the lake shore, about 50 yards from the cabin

            Morning sun at the lake shore, about 50 yards from the cabin

          • Original swim float

            Original swim float

          • View from the dock (late September), with uninhabited cabin across the lake

            View from the dock (late September), with uninhabited cabin across the lake

          • Cozy living/dining room overlooking the lake

            Cozy living/dining room overlooking the lake

          • Family of 5 loons (August, 2013)

            Family of 5 loons (August, 2013)

          • Sophie (Landseer Newfoundland) and Greta (Bernese Mountain Dog)

            Sophie (Landseer Newfoundland) and Greta (Bernese Mountain Dog)

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          Date last modified - Monday, May 19, 2014

          $95 per night (USD)
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          0 Bedroom / 0 Bathroom
          Sleeps 5

          View calendar: Updated 07/06/14
          Minimum stay: 3 nights
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