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Location, Location, Location, Acadia National Park, Coastal Maine, Camp Charm.

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Location, Location on the lake, near Acadia National Park with unique features.

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Last updated: 02/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Islesford house description

Branch lake is known as one of the top rated lakes in Maine for its water purity and very unique sparse population as its the watershed for Ellsworth. Less than half the lakeshore is developed, especially the Southern end, making one feel wonderfully cutoff from civilization! Mainguy's is one of the nicest or best camps on Branch Lake for its location and amenities just off Route 1, center lake location, deep water frontage with a dive tower, small beach, lakeside fireplace and exceptional knotty pine interior with top of the line appliances, new beds, dry sauna, bar, stereo system, Wifi & two Samsung 55 inch LCD TV's with full cable. The year round house/camp was totally gutted from top to bottom and remodeled 8 years ago and is just 40 feet from the waters edge. Ideally designed for families or 2 couples as there are 2 separate indoor entertainment areas. There are 3 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 master king bedroom and a bunk bedroom along with a loft hosting a very plush queen futon bed. The kitchen is completely remodeled with state of the art appliances, dual oven, 36 inch fridge with ice maker , dual gas stove and dishwasher along with a convection microwave oven. Hardwood flooring is laid throughout the 1st floor including the kitchen along with new wrap around quartz countertops. The house has all new linen and towels you will need along with all kitchen utensils and dishes. The rooms are all carpeted except for the master bedroom with hardwood flooring. The ground floor has industrial carpeting as the sliding glass door exit finds you right near the sand beach and can handle the sandy traffic in and out. The hammock right near the dock is often fought over during the day or evening as a perch to watch the fire in the lakeside fireplace. Sunsets from the deck are magic! A very scenic 30 minute drive takes you into the famed Acadia National Park or towards Bucksport to start a must do memorable drive along the coastline down to Camden with all the roadside charm and antique shopping.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3225 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    With additional $150 per week for pets...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master, desk, drawers, TV, 2 windows with black out...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Ceiling Fan, 2 windows with black out, closet...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Ceiling Fan, 2 windows with black out, closet, drawer...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Bunk beds, 1 window with black out, drawer...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Ground floor, 2 drawers, 1 window with black out...moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 1 double

    Loft, plush futon, across Master from catwalk, ceiling fan,...moreless

  • All linen, pillows and mattresses are new

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Ground floor with dual shower, 2 sinks, toilet, sauna, W/D...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    1st level bathroom has 1 sink, toilet, shower and jet tub...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Full, all channels from DirectTV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    7 channel on ground floor...moreless

  • Television:

    Two 55 inch Samsung LCD TV's in living rooms plus cable TV in Master Bedroom....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    6 seats on the new kitchen quartz counter & 6 at the new dining table plus 2 picnic tables on the deck hold 6 persons each....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace inside on ground floor and 1 wood burning fireplace lakeside ...moreless

  • Garage:

    closed off, for owner only....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    there are two, ground floor and 1st floor....moreless

  • Parking:

    ample...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Completed total renovation with all new appliances quartz countertops and hardwood flooring...moreless

  • Microwave:

    convection microwave ...moreless

  • Oven:

    dual, gas...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Wrap around from front entrance to side deck....moreless

  • Boat:

    There is a new boat rental company who will deliver to the lake and pickup. Please see downeastboatrentls.com and/or contact owner Robert Marshal on downeastboatrentals@yahoo.com or tel 207-565 2087...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    10 feet by 30 feet with 2 pick-nick tables....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    1 older canoe and 2 new Kayaks with paddles...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Sandy, small ground pebbles...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New stainless with side gas cooker....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    life vests are provided...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna:

    New Dry Sauna with stereo, funky lighting...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Nov 1 - Apr 3, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,500

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring
Apr 4 - May 15, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Spring
May 16 - Jun 5, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early Summer
Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer
Jun 27 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,990

Changeover Day: Saturday

late Summer
Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$3,150

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday

Winter
Oct 31 - Apr 8, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,700

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring
Apr 9 - May 13, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,900

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $150
  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Dear Valued Guest/s

Please do not park your cars in the driveway below the start of the house as just beneath the surface is the cement storage tank and leach field. It would be very embarrassing for all of us to pull your car out of the tank! You can drive over it to unload items below but do not let it sit there.

Please note that C/I is at 4 PM & C/O is at 10 AM Sat. to Sat.

Best regards


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100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.


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Location

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26 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor Int'l Airport
19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Finn's Irish Pub on Main Street, Ellsworth
31 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Bar Harbor
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lucerne Golf
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I95
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Jaspers on High Street, Ellsworth
121 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugarloaf
Islesford
Nearest Beach
On property

Car: Necessary

There are many must see sites along the coast from Acadia National Park, climb the 'Bee Hive' Fort Knox in Bucksport, dining in Camden but something exciting nearby is climbing the Fire Tower on Bald Mountain 31.2 miles from the camp. Drive North on 1A towards Bangor a few miles and take the road on your right clued Winkumpaugh, after a few miles take a right onto Happytown Road which leads onto Bald Mountain Road. Very shortly thereafter is a road to your right as the road bends called Johnsons Road. The path is a hundred or so yards down the road. Its possible for the very brave to drive up the path as its pure rock face, but very steep. If your brakes fail on decent...... The Fire Tower offers stunning views and is abandoned but safe/sturdy.

For those of you wanting to rent a motorized boat, there is lake delivery & pickup from downeastboatrentals@yahoo.com and owner is Robert Marshal and can be reached on 207-565 2087 or 207-460 6898. See what is available with prices on downeastboatrentals.com

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: I am currently the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton Millenia in Singapore and have been in the hospitality industry for 30 years throughout Europe, Africa, Middle East/Gulf and now Asia. I consider Maine home and will eventually stay there once my career ends. I have two other properties in Liberty Maine as I love the topography, people, fresh air, simplicity, wilderness with key infrastructure at your doorstep along with the incredible charm of the coastal area between Bar Harbor and Camden.

Why the Owner Chose Islesford:
I went to Husson University in Bangor Maine. Having grown up in Europe, I had never seen such pristine wilderness within reach of major infrastructure at an affordable price. I fell in love with the idea of owning a camp on the water immediately and call it home as I travelled the world. I finally found this place on Branch that ticked off all the boxes and over the years, built it from its simple seasonal beginnings into my idea of what a lakeside camp should look, feel like and offer. I wanted a place that was easy to access, close to everything, offer great swimming from the shore yet be able to pull up in a sailboat with a keel, stunning water views, be close to the waters edge, and to top it all off, feel like I was in a very isolated area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Again, besides the incredible location just off route 1, lake centered, the lot is surrounded by the best homes on the lake, just on the cusp of a small bay overlooking a little private public island. The small beach is ideal for swimming off of and the dive tower offering kids and adults alike hours of entertainment. Mornings are exceptionally tranquil with picturesque sunsets in the evenings. The moments of roasting some marsh-mellows over an open fire at the lakes edge while sipping some wine or enjoying a beer will forever be etched in your memory. I have pulled in Salmon, trout and bass off my dock in the early mornings but mostly enjoy the swimming and snorkeling just off the property. I love boating to the 2 public beaches. One is right across the lake from the property next to a public boat launch and the other at the Southern tip under a bridge next to the dam. There are a few small islands in the Northern end. What I call a benefit is the fact of many unmarked rocks throughout the lake fun to explore and a nightmare for non lake dwellers keeping public boating significantly down. Branch Lake is essentially a giant well with its deepest point of 124 feet! A great hike off the beaten path only 13.2 miles away (or drive your jeep up the steep rock face!!) is the abandoned but safe to climb Bald Mountain Fire Tower which offers stunning views of Branch and surrounding area. The easy recognizable pathway due to the bare rock starts at the bottom of Johnson's Road just a few yards off Bald Mountain Road.


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  • Location, Location on the lake, near Acadia National Park with unique features.

    Location, Location on the lake, near Acadia National Park with unique features.

  • The little beach, dock and lake side fireplace. The envy of the lake!!

    The little beach, dock and lake side fireplace. The envy of the lake!!

  • See lake map for orientation.

    See lake map for orientation.

  • 2 picnic benches on the deck with new stainless BBQ

    2 picnic benches on the deck with new stainless BBQ

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • View from kitchen into living room/loft

    View from kitchen into living room/loft

  • 1st floor living room plus 6 seater rustic dining table and chalk board

    1st floor living room plus 6 seater rustic dining table and chalk board

  • Ground floor bar and gas fieldstone fireplace

    Ground floor bar and gas fieldstone fireplace

  • 1st floor left hand side bedroom with double bed, black out blinds

    1st floor left hand side bedroom with double bed, black out blinds

  • 1st floor bunk bed bedroom, each single, blackout blinds

    1st floor bunk bed bedroom, each single, blackout blinds

  • Ground floor queen bed bedroom with blackout blinds

    Ground floor queen bed bedroom with blackout blinds

  • Ground floor bathroom with 2 sinks, dry sauna, dual shower and laundry

    Ground floor bathroom with 2 sinks, dry sauna, dual shower and laundry

  • Lake clarity and water purity is outstanding, swimming, snorkeling & dive tower

    Lake clarity and water purity is outstanding, swimming, snorkeling & dive tower

  • See lake map for orientation

    See lake map for orientation

  • your own little gentle sloping beach, 2 kayaks and 1 canoe

    your own little gentle sloping beach, 2 kayaks and 1 canoe

  • Deck offers panoramic views of the lake and is 10 by 30 with 2 picnic tables

    Deck offers panoramic views of the lake and is 10 by 30 with 2 picnic tables

  • All new kitchen, quartz counters, top GE appliances with dual gas stove

    All new kitchen, quartz counters, top GE appliances with dual gas stove

  • 1st floor living room with 55' LED TV

    1st floor living room with 55' LED TV

  • Ground floor living room with 55' LCD TV & PS3, powerful surround stereo

    Ground floor living room with 55' LCD TV & PS3, powerful surround stereo

  • Loft with double size futon

    Loft with double size futon

  • 1st floor right hand side bedroom with double bed, blackout blinds

    1st floor right hand side bedroom with double bed, blackout blinds

  • Master 3rd floor/loft with king bed bedroom, full satellite TV, blackout blinds

    Master 3rd floor/loft with king bed bedroom, full satellite TV, blackout blinds

  • 1st floor bathroom with jet jacuzzi bathtub and small shower

    1st floor bathroom with jet jacuzzi bathtub and small shower

  • Laundry, top of the line washer & dryer in ground floor bathroom

    Laundry, top of the line washer & dryer in ground floor bathroom

$1,500 - $3,990 per week (USD)
Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Reviews
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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within 2 days
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 02/10/2015
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Heather Carle

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