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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: 09/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:6-8 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

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

          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

          local services and businesses

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

          sports and 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

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Late Summer
              Sep 20 - Sep 26, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $2,500

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              Fall
              Sep 27 - Oct 31, 2014
              7 night min stay

              $1,700

              Changeover Day: Saturday

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

              $3,150

              Changeover Day: Saturday

              July 4th Week!!
              Jun 27 - Jul 4, 2015
              8 night min stay

              $4,560
              Post July 4th Special
              Jul 5 - Jul 10, 2015
              6 night min stay

              $3,420
              Summer
              Jul 11 - Sep 11, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,990
              late Summer
              Sep 12 - Sep 25, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $3,150
              Fall
              Sep 26 - Oct 30, 2015
              7 night min stay

              $1,900
              Winter
              Oct 31 - Apr 8, 2016
              7 night min stay

              $1,700
              Spring
              Apr 9 - May 13, 2016
              7 night min stay

              $1,900

              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


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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              Last updated: 09/16/2014
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              Location

              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

               

              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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              Speaks: english

               

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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.

              • 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

              • New stainless gas BBQ with side burner. Deck is right off the kitchen.

                New stainless gas BBQ with side burner. Deck is right off the kitchen.

              • Kitchen being remodeled with best appliances, quartz counters & hardwood floors

                Kitchen being remodeled with best appliances, quartz counters & hardwood floors

              • Front entrance

                Front entrance

              • Dry bar with 4 chairs, lots of fun day and night.

                Dry bar with 4 chairs, lots of fun day and night.

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

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

              • Bunk bedroom on level 1 with 1 window, drawers and a blackout blind.

                Bunk bedroom on level 1 with 1 window, drawers and a blackout blind.

              • Left bedroom on level 1, queen bed, blackout blinds and built in closet

                Left bedroom on level 1, queen bed, blackout blinds and built in closet

              • Ground floor queen bedroom with drawers, mirror, 1 window with blackout blind

                Ground floor queen bedroom with drawers, mirror, 1 window with blackout blind

              • 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

              • ground floor walkout has a bar, gas stone fireplace, TV and decent sized bedroom

                ground floor walkout has a bar, gas stone fireplace, TV and decent sized bedroom

              • Front entrance

                Front entrance

              • 55 inch LCD Samsung in the main living room with full bundle/cable

                55 inch LCD Samsung in the main living room with full bundle/cable

              • Top of the stairs is the master bedroom with the catwalk accessing the loft

                Top of the stairs is the master bedroom with the catwalk accessing the loft

              • Ground floor gas fireplace, bar, living room with 55 inch LCD TV, stereo, PS3

                Ground floor gas fireplace, bar, living room with 55 inch LCD TV, stereo, PS3

              • Ground floor entertainment/living room with 2 reclining sofa's.

                Ground floor entertainment/living room with 2 reclining sofa's.

              • Laundry, top of the line washer & dryer

                Laundry, top of the line washer & dryer

              • Right bedroom on level 1, queen bed, drawers, blackout blinds, built in closet

                Right bedroom on level 1, queen bed, drawers, blackout blinds, built in closet

              • Loft with very thick queen size futon and fan above

                Loft with very thick queen size futon and fan above

              • 3 windows, 3rd floor, blackout blinds, drawers, desk, TV with cable, king bed

                3 windows, 3rd floor, blackout blinds, drawers, desk, TV with cable, king bed

              $214 - $651 per night (USD)
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              6 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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              Minimum stay: 6-8 nights
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