Secluded, Off-Grid, Dog-Friendly Cabin on Pristine Lake(16 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, Studio + Loft, No Conventional Bathroom (Sleeps 2-5)
Please note that this is a completely off-grid, seasonal cabin (April - November). It does not have indoor plumbing, running water, or electricity. It does have a fairly well-equipped kitchen with an old-style sink basin, a propane-powered refrigerator, and a conventional, propane-powered oven and stove. It's most appealing to hikers, campers, and people who love the peace and solitude of the outdoors. It has 250 feet of (private) shore frontage, and when you are sitting on the dock, you'll have almost complete privacy.
Please note that we are a bit 'old-school' when it comes to reserving our cabin. We like to have contact with prospective guests by phone or email before accepting a reservation. This is to help ensure that there are no misunderstandings regarding the cabin's rustic features and lack of conventional amenities. Please note that mid-June through mid-September we normally rent by the week only, with Saturday being the changeover day.
Dogs of any size or type are welcome at the cabin and will have plenty of space to roam off-leash. There is only one other cabin located anywhere near ours, however it's barely visible from our place, and it is rarely used.
We don't charge any additional fees for dogs, for firewood, or for the use of our canoe.
Please note that Saturday is the changeover date for weekly rentals. For shorter stays, this is flexible. Though we normally have a 3-day minimum, 2-day stays are also possible depending on the dates.
Keywords: Cabin, Off-Grid, Secluded, Dog-Friendly, Lake-Front, Down East Maine
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Member since: 2009
- 1 story
- 400 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
There is a private, somewhat sandy area that is good for swimming. It is not really a "beach," but it easily allows people or dogs to wade into the water. The lake water is extremely clean. ...moreless
- Lake View:
- Near The Ocean:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 5 people
- Parking Off Street
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
Please note -- there is no running water in the kitchen. However, there is a normal sink basin for washing dishes by hand using water from a large jug that can be filled directly from the lake. ...moreless
- Pantry Items:
This is an apartment-sized fridge with plenty of room for a week's worth of groceries for two people. An excellent grocery store, called Hannaford, is located 6 miles away. It closes at 9 pm on most days....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 15 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer and Early Fall
Jun 10 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Please check the calendar before inquiring about specific dates. We keep the calendar updated. Dates marked as "tentative" reflect bookings that are in progress, pending a deposit.
During late June, July, August and September, we normally rent by the week only (Saturday to Saturday), but exceptions may be possible. The 2017 weekly rate is $600 including all fees. Other times of the year we have a 3-night minimum ($95/night including taxes). The 3-night minimum is negotiable. We currently don't accept payments through the VRBO system, but in addition to accepting personal or bank checks, we do have a PayPal account. PayPal can be used without additional fees if you link it to your checking account.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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There are boat tours nearby that offer whale watching -- please go to the Machias Chamber of Commerce website for more information.
Lake and rainbow trout that are most easily caught in the spring and early summer months. The lake is spring-fed and 22 feet at its deepest. Fishing license required (though not needed for ocean fishing).
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Owners: Anne Golden and Nathan Neorr Current Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio Anne is originally from Manchester, Maine, and Nathan is originally from Houghton Lake, Michigan. Anne taught English as a Second Language at Xavier University for 18 years but has recently joined the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati as the Executive Director. She was in Japan as a teacher on the JET Programme for 3 years before moving to Cincinnati in 1997. She also has a business as an intercultural trainer and communication skills coach. Nathan is a professional actor (stage and film, as well as television and radio commercials.) They live in Cincinnati with their two big dogs -- Greta, a Bernese Mountain Dog, and Sophie, a Newfoundland.
Why the Owner Chose Marshfield, ME, USA:
We love the Maine Coast, and we also love lakes. This region of Maine is often overlooked because it is remote and not as developed as other coastal areas to the south. We consider its remoteness to be a plus -- there is very little traffic, noise, air, or light pollution anywhere around. Our end of the lake is almost completely uninhabited, and the use of power boats on the lake is restricted. The cabin is completely off-grid, and we like it that way.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin is very private and is located at the north end of Six Mile Lake in the town of Marshfield, Maine, approximately 10 minutes from Machias (pop. 2,500). When you're at the cabin, you normally won't see anyone all week long. It's quiet and clean, and there is absolutely no air or light pollution. The cabin is very rustic and completely off-grid. The fact that it lacks conveniences including electricity, running water, and indoor plumbing means that it's not for everyone. At night it's incredibly peaceful and relaxing. Often the only sounds you will hear after dark are from the loons. There are no neighbors anywhere near the cabin, so it's an especially good place for dogs to be off-leash. There is excellent hiking along wooded, coastal trails approximately 30 minutes north of the cabin. This part of the coast is known as the "Bold Coast." It's relatively undeveloped and usually uncrowded, even in peak summer months. You can download a free map from a local non-profit organization (see address below), or pick up a paper copy at several Machias shops including Woodwind Custom Framers and Gallery (23 Main St. Machias, 04654). The shop also sells colorful and quirky t-shirts that feature Down East Maine artwork and humor -- well worth checking out. Trail Map at: https://www.cobscooktrails.org
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Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake
Sitting platform at water's edge
New swim float under construction (August, 2013)
Water's edge and sitting areas
Cabin entrance and ladder to sleeping loft
Family of 5 loons (August, 2013)
Sophie (Landseer Newfoundland) and Greta (Bernese Mountain Dog)
Morning sun at the lake shore, about 50 yards from the cabin
Original swim float
View from the dock (late September), with uninhabited cabin across the lake
Cozy living/dining room overlooking the lake
Main room, overlooking lake
Loons and giant pine across the lake
Through the trees, toward the West end of the lake
This listing was first published here in 2009.
Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017
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