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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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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 email@example.com or tel 207-565 2087...moreless
Early Summer Jun 6 - Jun 26, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
July 4th Week!! Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2015 8 night min stay
Post July 4th Special Jul 5 - Jul 10, 2015 6 night min stay
Summer Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2015 7 night min stay
late Summer Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015 7 night min stay
Fall Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Winter Oct 31 - Apr 8, 2016 7 night min stay
Spring Apr 9 - May 13, 2016 7 night min stay
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Primary:+1 2075920175Heather Carle
Secondary:+65 94511771Peter Mainguy - living in Singapore, SMS