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Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4B/Rms, 1Kg, 1Qn, 2 Db; Sleeps 12W/Sleep Sofa & 2 cots. 2 Fl Bths, & Laundry

* * * No Price Increases in 10 years * * *

Imagine the enjoyment of occupying Shore Acres with your family or friends whether seeking privacy or a family gathering.

Shore Acres overlooks Cadillac Mountain, and Acadia National Park. It is located only a two minute walk from Lamoine Beach. Enjoy the majestic views and sea breezes from your bedroom, back yard, or veranda. Lamoine State Park is just a half mile away where you may launch your boat or purchase freshly caught lobster from a local fisherman.

There are two enclosed porches, one facing East to enjoy the sunrise while drinking your morning coffee - the other facing South ,great for afternoon tea or other beverage while watching the sun set.

There are two monitor heaters for your comfort on chilly evenings. Enjoy a Model T ride,a visit to Blunts Pond fresh water reservoir where a refreshing swim, picnic or just relaxing is fun. This is where memories of you vacation will last a life time .

Shore Acres: the play: The famous play by the same name written by the author playwright James Herne c1896 awaits your inquiry. Don't delay, make your reservations now.

Furnished with period antiques and awaiting your arrival, this nostalgic, historic property is an ideal location for serenity, peace, and tranquility and is only a half hour from Bar Harbor. Historic Shore Acres listed on the National Register.


More Details

C.W. Hemingway Jr.
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ellie: Thank you so much for offering marshmellows.

Liz: Thank you for the amozing campfire.

Isabelle: This was such a gtreat week. Hope to return with parents next year!

Teale :I really enjoyed staying here.

Andre: A charming waterfront spot, that felt like home at day's end.

Sam: I enjoyed the wonderful hospitality and campfires.

Spruce: This supplied a wonderful home away from home. It really was a wonderful cozy place to come back to after a long day.

Hartley: Wonderful stay at Shore Acres. Can't wait to share my stories with other's.

Emily: Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful property. We all had a wonderful week.

Violet: Thanks for letting us have one of the most fun vacations we have been on.

Emily W: The house is gorgeous. Thank you!

Connor: The cottage is perfect. Than you!

Noah: I had such a great time at your humble residence. Thanks!
Sep 2012
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Lamoine Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • There is a full bath on each floor for your Both bath's have a shower and tub. Downstairs bath has a washer and dryer. Both baths have a heater for your complete comfort.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Folding Cot
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pac-n-play
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • 2 rooms with one double bed, 2 rooms with one king/queen and child beds, 1 childrens bed.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 1 queen, 2 doubles, 1 Folding Cot upon request as well as a pac-n-play. Wireless Internet access .


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay
average rating of 4.818182 based on 49 reviews
Rhode Island

Great Getaway Downeast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have had the distinct pleasure of vacationing at the beautiful Shore Acres Inne at Lamoine Beach on several occasions. The ambiance is quaint, comfortable and loaded with charm. It's locaton allows many alternatives for the scenic outdoors. Arcadia National Park is our favorite (hiking, scenic views everywhere) and don't miss popovers at the Jordan Pond Cafe!

CW and Marcia are the "host and hostess with the mostest." They did everything to be sure we were comfortable and helped us plan our days. Shore Acres Inne is a wonderful place to stay for a family or a group of good friends. We highly recommend this very relaxing accommodation that we thouroughly enjoyed. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Shores says it all!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin? From the moment we pulled up and climbed out of the car we felt welcomed and at home. We were greeted by CW who is a nice, friendly man and gave us a quick tour of the home and told us if we needed anything just ask, which was great to hear being 20 hours away from home! The house roomy and decorated with beautiful but functional antiques. The side sun room was our favorite for drinking coffee in the morning. The kids had a blast running out back in the well maintained yard, whether playing in the sandbox or on the swing or playing croquet, they were having fun. The model T ride was quite a hit, and was a neat experience. We LOVED that the beach was about a minutes walk down the road. It was quiet, relaxing and overall an allstar stay. If we ever plan on traveling back out to Maine we would with out a doubt stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family was a joy to have to have as guests. Four children 9-2, and were extremely well behaved. A joy to hear exclaminations of joy & laughter as they played in the yard. A true example of their upbringing. They are welcome back anytime !
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wonderful location very quiet and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This house was just a joy to vacation in. It is an old house (which my sisters and I loved very much) with many many antiques throughout it definitely made us look back at an Era so different from our own. The location itself was very beautiful and quiet with the ocean just down the street to be seen from the house. The grounds were very beautiful and maintained. My sisters and I got to talk with CW his lovely wife Marcia and even his grandson Witt, we will have many precious beautiful memories of this place that will not be forgotten. Many many thanks to CW and Marcia for letting us stay in this beautiful house your hospitality was wonderful and my sisters and I appreciate it very much. Again thank you and God bless.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so do appreciate such great reviews such as this. Thank you so much ladies !
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Central location to see sites beyond Bar Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had fun while staying at Shore Acres. In the morning, I poured my coffee and put on my flip flops and walked down the road to Lamoine Beach to wet my toes. My husband enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairs on the front porch, as he planned our hikes. The property is located between Mt. Desert and Schoodig. The Schoodig peninsula was beautiful, hiking up the east trail was a lovely way to spend an afternoon....not as high up as Cadillac Mtn. but, still a nice little hike. We like to cook. So, having the kitchen well stocked was really nice. If I were to do it again, I would cook every night. The house has many nice places to sit and eat. We had breakfast on the side porch, dinner in the dining room, and ate snacks in the great room. There is no television. But, we bought some old Clint Eastwood and Eliz. Taylor movies at the little market up the road. The house has 4 nice size bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Overall, I would say you can stay closer to Bar Harbor and have a tiny bedroom and small bath (eating at restaurants for all your meals) or stay in a much larger house and drive just a little. I would choose the latter. Bar Harbor was crawling with people, finding a parking space was sort of like winning the lottery. But, the whale watching tour was located there so there were times going to Bar Harbor was unavoidable. The Hemingways are very nice people too. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize to our guests for the inoperative condition of the TV. However, this review is the first we were advised there was a problem. After a physical check of the television, we were unable to obtain a live connection ourselves. Time Warner was contacted to verify a live connection, and it was good. More investigation indicated that the remote control was programmed on DVD mode. Our grandson adjusted the remote to operate on TV mode and all was good. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests.
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A great home with a lot of history!

  • 5 of 5

CW and Marcia thank you so much for allowing our family to enjoy your home. The house reminded me so much of my grandfather's I felt immediately at home! The sun porches were so inviting and the rockers on the front porch gave us much enjoyment. There was plenty of room for our family of 7 adults and 2 small children. I loved that all of us could sit around the dining table for our meals. There was plenty of hot water when needed. It was a very warm week for Maine and the home had no air conditioners but we found the box fans were able to draw in the cooler night air to make us all comfortable. As with any older home this house has some quirks to it like a loose floor board in the living room that made us laugh when my son-in-law was never able to avoid it. I speak for my whole family when I say all had a wonderful stay and would gladly rent this home again. Thank you for sharing info on the little pond near by to swim in. Our 4 year old grandchild loved it! You folks and your grandson were wonderful hosts! I would definitely recommend this home to anyone wishing to enjoy Bar Harbor/Acadia area.

Thank you again and many Blessings,

Flora Kay

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review in our opinion is a money back guarantee on your stay. Thank you folks so much for sharing. CW
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We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Our vacation was full of hiking, biking, relaxing, and enjoying our vacation stay. Every night we could walk down to the ocean and walk along the beach. The owners are great people, and were there whenever we had questions. I highly recommend staying at this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a home owner it is truly gratifying to receive such as this and knowing your efforts are appreciated. Thank you for your review.
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
27 Miles
Testa's; Main St. Bar Harbor (Recommended)
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
175 Miles
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route1A and 184
Nearest Restaurant
21 Miles
The Chart Room; Rt.3 Hulls Cove (Recommended)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lamoine Town Beach
Car: necessary

There is a 'General Store' only a few miles away. Ellsworth is about 10 miles from the property. There are grocery stores, shopping malls, banks, an assortment of nationally known restaurants, as well as excellent local eateries and local specialty shops and large chain stores as well. Bar Harbor is approximately a 20 mile drive and Bangor is about 37 miles..

Be sure to with the wee ones, Blunts Pond, town managed, for Fresh water swimming with a sandy beach and picnic area only two miles away.

If available, running, and sunny, a ride in a vintage model T Ford, may be possible just for the asking.



Rates & Availability

Lamoine Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

$1200/wk to $2000/wk. THERE ARE NO DAILY RENTALS
All rates include 7% Maine State Sales Use Tax

Rates are 1200 for (4) Adults
1600 for (8) Adults
2000 for (12) Adults

Rentals are Saturday to Saturday 3 PM to 10 AM.

Reservations made prior to January will require $200 per week deposit.
January 05, 1/2 balance due with remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
May, Thru October: 1 to 12 people:
One to 4 persons; $ 1200
Four to 6 persons $ 1600
Six to 12 persons$ 2000
!2 & under No Charge

PLEASE NOTE: Regarding seasonal rates. If a weekly stay encompasses to different seasonal rates, the first week would reflect the rate applicable to the starting date. If the rental period continues into additional weeks in another rental rate period, then that rate would apply to the second and subsequent weeks.EXAMPLE: If the stay were the week before and including Labor Day, and the subsequent week would be off season. Then the HIGH season would apply to the first week, and the OFF SEASON rate would apply to second week and etc. The object here is to allow the guest the best rate possible. If there are questions or concerns, please contact the home owner by phone or email.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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