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Beautiful Lakeside Property with Private Dock and Float

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Charming and private lakeside cabin on Mt. Desert Island close to Acadia National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the United States. Built in the 1940s by a local family, the cottage has been owned since 1968 by our family and was remodeled in the late 1970s by a master woodworker. There is an eat-in kitchen, and the living room has a fireplace great for roasting marshmallows. There is a private dock, raft and a canoe for your use. This is a unique retreat from the bustle of the connected world, a place to listen to loons and rest, relax, swim and boat. Each bedroom sleeps two; the master bedroom has its own bathroom with a claw-foot tub. The other bathroom has a shower.

There is a lovely area to sit outside under the pines, along with a screened-in porch with a stunning view of Echo Lake and the Acadia and Beech mountains. This is a beloved family retreat, not simply a rental property, and available June, July and September and into October.

Keywords: Lakefront, Echo Lake, Mt Desert, Rustic

More Details

Claire Calcagni
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

Why Claire Calcagni chose Mount Desert

Mt. Desert Island is one of the most beautiful and magical places I have ever been. The island is unique geographically, and is filled with beautiful hiking, walking, biking and ocean adventures. There is wonderful lobster and delicious blueberries.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cabin is a retreat from the world, peaceful


Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Children welcome
  • No outside fires ever permitted. Please pile laundry in the living room before leaving.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Beautiful Lakeside Property with Private Dock and Float
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Great Place and Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience. The cabin is charming, spacious and comfortable with a beautiful view of Echo Lake. The owner is very helpful, accommodating and gracious. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin on Echo lake has wonderful charm and a cozy feel. Our family enjoyed swimming off the dock, paddle boarding and being on Echo Lake without a view of the road - only mountains of the national park off in the distance. The kitchen was well supplied along with towels and linens + canoes and life vests for water fun. A great way to have solitude while also access to the park on busy summer days.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Born and raised in the suburbs of Phila.

Wonderful Time

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time at this property. It didn't have a dishwasher or laundry facilities but it far made up for these lack of conveniences with fantastic views, a well-furnished kitchen, and a lot of character. We loved the custom woodwork that defines the interior of this cabin-like property. And several nights we were serenaded by a couple of loons. We were chilled when we first arrived early in the vacation season, but the property was well supplied with seasoned and split hardwood. A great value for those looking for a Maine get-away on this beautiful, idyllic island that we continue to return at least every other year since we honeymooned here some 30 years ago.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Acadia Experience

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Mount Desert Island and I could not think of a better place to stay. The cabin was rustic, cozy and very well stocked with all of the day to day essentials. And the location was perfect, nestled among the many trails and a very short drive (no more than 20 minutes max.) to Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor and the entrance to Acadia National Park. We stayed warm on the cool September evenings with the living room fireplace and master bedroom wood stove and the wood pile, like the rest of the cabin was well stocked! The view of Echo Lake was incredible and we took full advantage of our own private dock to kayak every day. Thank you to Claire for being extremely accommodating and for providing quick responses to our inquiries. This will be our preferred lodging for our next trip to MDI!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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pa, usa

mainely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect vacation on echo lake. It was the first time our whole family could manage a vacation together in a long time. The cabin was perfect for our needs. We spent much time on the private dock where we enjoyed the breathtaking views and the beautiful loons that came to visit often. The photos of the cabin reflected the interior and exterior very well. We were very close to hiking, biking, and bar harbor. We felt very comfortable in the clean and well-maintained home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winder, GA USA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is cozy and well stocked with everything needed to enjoy a good time there. The view is amazing and we made good use of the canoe. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar harbor airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Rogue Cafe
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

My minimum night stay is 7 nights. I only rent this property on a weekly basis, Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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