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Perfect Lakeside Getaway - Craig's Pond Cabin (45m from Acadia National Park)

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Rare Crystal Clear Water, Bedroom &Loft Sleeps 4+, Pet Friendly, Close to it All

Our cabin is located on a beautiful private peninsula (1 1/2 Acres) with over 1000ft of lake frontage. It's perfectly located & close to everything: Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor: historic Castine; Blue Hill; etc.; Yet tucked away from it all, too. Cozy Maine cottage with teardrop shaped fireplace makes for a perfect lakeside get-away on one of Maine's most desirable lakes. Craig's Pond is one of Maine's Top 10 Clearest Lakes with no equals in the area. Entire glass front of cabin offers unforgettable views from every space. Built before setbacks, the front deck goes right up to the crystal-clear water (most places have to be set back hundreds of feet from the water). Spectacular views of the lake from everywhere on the property. Complete privacy & seclusion with no visible neighbors allows for the solitude and serenity Maine is known for. Pet friendly. 100% 5-Star reviews! Everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Vacationland. Guaranteed! P.S. - Looking over listings, I imagine it's hard to tell one lake from another. Water quality, water clarity, neighbor proximity & development are hard to tell by listings or photos. Craig's Pond is considered the best lake anywhere around, and it is the gem that all locals (and out-of-staters that know it) see as the hands-down pinnacle of Maine lakes. There are only a dozen or so total cabins on the lake and they are not overly crowded like at some lakes. This is Maine's Best Kept Secret and rarely are camps on Craig's Pond available for rent. Our calendar always fills up with return renters. Stay at our cabin and you'll see why. 100% 5-star reviews!

More Details

Jay Meigs-McDonald
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018


Orland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunkhouse (unattached)
  • Unattached, bunkhouse accommodates up to 2+ additional people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Perfect Lakeside Getaway - Craig's Pond Cabin (45m from Acadia National Park)
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews

The beauty and peacefulness suceeded in exceding all expectations

  • 5 of 5

The property itself is rustic, but has everything one may need for a comfortable stay. The location on the lake is lovely and with enough land for exploring. Jay is so accomadating and is a wonderful host! Just go you wont regret it.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful quiet lake vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

The only lake rental we have ever returned to because the water is crystal clear and the spot is like no other. After a mile down a bumpy camp road you find yourself in a secluded, quiet spot. A rustic small camp with windows overlooking the lake will make you forget about everything you left behind. The camp is situated on a peninsula with a perfect spot for a campfire to watch the sunset and end your day. Close to Acadia and other great hiking and biking spots.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Craig's Pond camp was just as the the write up had described it but even better.

We canoed, kayaked, swam, snorkeled, cooked out on the grill, sat around in the sun, and read a whole lot (750 pages of Steven King's It for me - I still have another...400 pages to go - and four books for my wife). The camp library was nicely stocked with an interesting array of books on nature and local interests. I learned I can eat a whole lot of what grows in Maine as bushes, flowers, trees, and weeds from Tom Seymour's excellent book. Reading the history of Craig's Pond book was enlightening as to how rare it is to be able to own property on this gem and how important it is for those fortunate families who can call the pond theirs during the summer months.

I grew up in Bucksport, only a few miles from Craig's Pond, and spent numerous occasions visiting the public beach for swims and several times swimming all the way over the ledges for free fall jumps of dizzying heights (and swinging on the fabled rope-swing - see Craig's Pond history book) but being able to spend a whole week on the pond without knowing that my mom was picking me up in a few short hours was a fantastic opportunity to unwind.

The placement of the camp and deck on the peninsula was brilliant as the view from the camp's deck decades later remains void of almost all traces of civilization's encroachment. I decided not to bring any fishing gear, but I will next year as early morning and evening, when the winds subsided, surfacing salmon and/or trout were plentiful.

The water clarity remains, as I remember it as a kid 30 years ago, amazingly clear - probably due to the lack of camps (only a hand full of which have actual lawns). The water was refreshing for me and a bit on the cool side for my wife, but I had no problem being in for 15 minutes or so.

Our dog (not a swimmer) was welcome and he had a great time. There are plenty of opportunities for kids to swim safely as one side of the peninsula is shallow while the other side drops off much quicker. I was able to dive off of the dock without any trouble, however, that may not be the case in July and August if the water level goes down.

We traveled to Ellsworth twice to dine at The Mex (yum). We wouldn't recommend Carrier's Mainely Lobster as the crab meat was not fresh and the lobster roll was just so-so.

Must do - hike Great Pond Mtn!

We highly recommend this camp on Craig's Pond and plan to return.

Marc, Wendy, and Blue (dog

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Orange, FL

Secluded Lakefront

  • 4 of 5

Property itself is beautiful, very secluded and perfect get away from it all place. It was well stocked and clean and accurate as advertised. I would definitely recommend making sure your car has ample clearance as the road in is fairly rutted and there are very many high spots. It takes some concentration to navigate. Overall a lovely location.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded and magical spot that sits on a pristine pond.

  • 4 of 5

The Jay-Meigs house is a a lovely rustic modern cabin that sits on an impossibly little corner of land. The house sits directly on the pond with access to the water on two sides, ideal for swimming and kayaking. The house is very secluded making it a perfect place to escape but close enough to Acadia for day trips into the National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York


  • 5 of 5

The most majestic, magical and serene, place to be. I lose myself and relax as soon as I step onto the back deck and open my eyes to the breathtaking scenery. Seeing my toes dangle in the clear waters off the dock every day and also kayaking, swimming, canoeing, or just floating around in the water is a slice of heaven for me! The sunsets are gorgeous, the loon's calls are melodious and the surrounding of nature make it practically impossible to say good bye each year. I remember this special place is what keeps me going when times get so difficult in N.Y.. My time on Craig's Pond in the fabulous cabin with the magnificent view.. Such a healing and re-energizing piece of Earth. Thank you J & J and the Universe . I am grateful we connected!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: necessary

Situated perfectly between Acadia National Park (MDI/Bar Harbor), Bangor, Bucksport, and Ellsworth.

Other Activities: Acadia National Park, MDI & Bar Harbor, Fort Knox




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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