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Secluded, Off-Grid, Dog-Friendly Cabin on Pristine Lake

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Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:0
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cabin, Studio + Loft, No Conventional Bathroom (Sleeps 2-5)

This charming, rustic cabin is on Six Mile Lake near Machias, Maine, approximately 7 miles from the ocean. It's perfect for a quiet retreat away from people, traffic, pollution, and many of the trappings of modern life.

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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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 400 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Age 25 and older....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    If you are bringing children, please bring life jackets for them if you are planning to use the canoes. We have a few available for adults....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is ok on the deck. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    House-trained dogs of any size are welcome and can roam off-leash. There are rarely other people or dogs anywhere near the cabin. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Loft

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  • There is a double bed on the first floor (this is a studio-type cabin). There is also space for three more people in the loft, where we have a double-bed mattress and also a single-bed mattress on the floor. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 0 Bathrooms

  • There is NO conventional bathroom. We have a well-maintained pit-type toilet about 50 yards from the cabin. We also have an enclosed area outside the cabin for taking solar showers. We keep a solar shower on hand for guests to use....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    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:

    The swimming area is very private, usually without any other people in sight....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lake is about 50 yards from the cabin deck. The property has 250 feet of private frontage. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The property is about 7 miles from the ocean. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    The cabin is located in the town of Marshfield, population 518. It's about 10 minutes by car from Machias, pop. 2,500. ...moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Wood Stove:

    Dry fire wood (from the property) is provided free of charge whenever possible. ...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Percolator-type coffee maker for use on the stove....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Pots and pans (several); oversized pot for cooking lobsters...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The cabin is well stocked. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Oven:

    A conventional oven. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some basic items on hand....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    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

  • Stove:

    We have a conventional, propane-powered, 4-burner range. ...moreless

  • Toaster:

    A camp-style toaster, for use on the stove....moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The deck overlooks the lake and is approximately 150 feet away from the water. There is also another deck at the water's edge....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Two canoes for guests to use. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill. Also a grate for cooking over the outdoor fire pit. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off-Season (Spring)
Apr 15 - Jun 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$95
$500
Summer and Early Fall
Jun 10 - Sep 30, 2017
7 night min stay

$600
Off-Season (Fall)
Oct 1 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$95
$500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$95
$600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:


Notes:

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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Location

86 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor International Airport

Car: Necessary

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).

 

Owner info

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake

    Charming, rustic cabin on pristine lake

  • Sitting platform at water's edge

    Sitting platform at water's edge

  • New swim float under construction (August, 2013)

    New swim float under construction (August, 2013)

  • Water's edge and sitting areas

    Water's edge and sitting areas

  • Cabin entrance and ladder to sleeping loft

    Cabin entrance and ladder to sleeping loft

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Family of 5 loons (August, 2013)

    Family of 5 loons (August, 2013)

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Sophie (Landseer Newfoundland) and Greta (Bernese Mountain Dog)

    Sophie (Landseer Newfoundland) and Greta (Bernese Mountain Dog)

  • Morning sun at the lake shore, about 50 yards from the cabin

    Morning sun at the lake shore, about 50 yards from the cabin

  • Original swim float

    Original swim float

  • View from the dock (late September), with uninhabited cabin across the lake

    View from the dock (late September), with uninhabited cabin across the lake

  • Cozy living/dining room overlooking the lake

    Cozy living/dining room overlooking the lake

  • Main room, overlooking lake

    Main room, overlooking lake

  • Loons and giant pine across the lake

    Loons and giant pine across the lake

  • Through the trees, toward the West end of the lake

    Through the trees, toward the West end of the lake

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, April 21, 2017

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