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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:
August 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the great stay. Our kids enjoyed it so much. Swings,toys,sandbox, & looking for ghosts.The ride in the Model T we will never forget, or your kindness and gorgeous home.
Jun 2017
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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 .


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Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay
average rating of 4.84 based on 54 reviews
Utica, NY

Delightful, clean, comfortable and restful!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven, 2 adults and 5 kids (9-18 yrs), all had a marvelous and memorable time at Shore Acres. We made good use of the fire pit, played croquet and boccie outside, and enjoyed many games around the dining room table.

The location is peaceful. Our family went beachcombing every day at Lamoine Beach and made several excursions to Acadia and Bar Harbor. We've been renting homes for our family vacations the last couple summers and always had great experiences, but this was our best rental yet. A few of my children said it was their favorite vacation ever and—like Johnny Cash—we've been everywhere man!

Speaking of everywhere, CW's Model T ride was a great adventure. CW and Marcia are a fantastic, welcoming and hospitable couple. They are kind, generous and communicative. Shore Acres comes with my highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. This family was a pleasure to have with us for a week. A lot of fun indeed.
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Beautiful historic home full of character

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this beautiful home with our family and another family we were traveling with and had a very good time. The home has a lot of history and it was fun to have been able to stay here. CW and Marcia were wonderful hosts. It was great chatting with CW and learning about the home and getting recommendations for things to do in the area. This is a beautiful area to visit and is nearby Acadia National Park. If you are planning to be in the Lamoine/Bar Harbor area, I would definitely recommend staying at the charming Shore Acres Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These were two great families with three children each all either 8 or under. All the children were well behaved and interacted with their piers and respectful to their parents. We were very pleased. Welcome back anytime.
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Historic charm, and great hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We were there in June, with another family, 4 adults and 3 kids (7-12 yrs), and there was enough room for everyone. The "house" is a certified historical property, and CW shared so many interesting facts with all of us. This is clearly the "coolest" place we have stayed in. You can see the bay from your backyard, and the actual beach is 0.1 miles from the property. It was nice to walk to the beach whenever we felt like!

CW is a great host. Kids had a great time roasting marshmallows in the backyard fire-pit. The Model T ride overshadowed all the other stuff we did in the area. Seemingly, thats all that the kids remember! Thanks CW, for answering all our questions promptly, and recommending Governors @ Ellsworth. Their desserts are really fresh and amazing.

We would recommend Shore Acres to anyone who is interested in getting away from the crowds, and wants to enjoy peaceful time with friends and family, while not being too far from all the action. We hope to be back sometime.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This truly was a fun family to meet and get to know. We enjoyed them greatly.
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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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.