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Downeast Beauty! Comfy Cabin; 36 Wood.Acres;1/3 Mile Shoreline; Bay/Quarry Swim

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great Room-Studio with full-sized Swedish Cubby (sleeps 2); Futon (sleeps 2).

Visiting Acadia National Park and Downeast Maine puts you in the middle of a widely diverse culture which, when combined with the unique features of our private getaway, permits a once in a lifetime opportunity. For instance, start your day with a vigorous hike through the woods of our eco-diverse forest (first growth pine to later growth hardwoods) then cool off with a swim in the quarry. After a quick lunch, board your Bar Harbor based whale watching vessel. Have a nice meal at a local restaurant and enjoy the evening with live entertainment--choose improv comedy, repertory theater or live music. And don't miss horse-drawn carriage rides in Acadia Park; singing old sea chanties while sailing a four masted schooner; touring Mount Dessert Island on one of Ollie's Trolleys; climbing a mountain; cycling Acadia's trails; kayaking one of the many local 'ponds.' Or relax on our wharf while watching an eagle hunt dinner then enjoy your own fresh caught lobster cooked in the cabin's pot

joasha dundas
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


Franklin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Sink
  • All towels provided. Bath mat. Vanity mirror. Two ceiling heat lights. On demand electric baseboard heating.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double bed in a unique Swedish Style Cubby with two windows and door for privacy. Queen sized Futon in Living area. All linens provided along with pillows and blankets.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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Downeast Beauty! Comfy Cabin; 36 Wood.Acres;1/3 Mile Shoreline; Bay/Quarry Swim
average rating of 4.5 based on 22 reviews
Athol Ma

So recommend

  • 5 of 5

Love the whole experience cottage was perfect beach right there so secluded and not far from bar harbor. Didn’t wanna leave. Look forward to going back

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lockport ny

A gem in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

It was our 30th anaversary and a surprise for my wife. Verry quite and secluded. A short drive to Bar Harbor. 2 min. Walk to the water. Nottie pine and a cute little cubby for your evening get away

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scranton, Pa

Cozy cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

The house was very cozy. We wanted a secluded cabin in the woods and that's what we got! It was nice to "unplug" and vacation without WiFi or TV. The location was perfect with the lake being a short walk. We took our dogs out on the kayaks and it was lovely. The road was very quiet with there only being one other house on it, I didn't have to worry about walking my dogs with cars driving up and down the road. The bed was nice and comfy, I loved sleeping in the cubby hole. We tried out the Ruth and Wimpys restaurant that was recommended in joasha's book and it was the best lobster we had on the whole trip!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Belleville, Pa

Accommodating, but in need of better cleaning and updated linens

  • 3 of 5

This accommodating cabin was nestled in a quiet wooded area, with easy access to the waters edge. For location and surroundings, general accommodation, as in having most everything there we needed, we give 3 stars. It lacked a little interior decor charm, Curtains or blinds in at least some of the big windows would help, but of course - that's all a matter of personal opinion and taste, and is in and of itself no reason to give a lesser rating. But add to that, the kitchen and bath linens looked like my everyday supply - they were all mismatched, some obviously a bit faded and not so new anymore, and in need of updating/replacing with a fresh supply that looked clean. As for cleanliness,... obvious cobwebs, gritty floors, and an old "foggy" mirror above the bathroom sink - we expected better.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pembroke, MA

Beautiful cabin, perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had the BEST time staying at the cabin. It was perfect for my fiancé and I and our 2 dogs! It was very clean and adorable! We loved being able to unwind and relax without all of the distractions of our busy lives! A quick drive to Acadia park- we were able to climb a peak one day and bring our dogs up another. We loved walking around the property and the views were gorgeous. We were also able to grill and cook lobsters in the lobster pot provided (can't leave Maine without lobster!) We are already planning our trip back to see the fall foliage. Thank you so much Joasha for a much needed trip for us and our dogs! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Serenity in the woods

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at this cozy cabin in the woods a number of times over the years and we always look forward to returning. Neat and tidy, warm and welcoming, with lovely wooded and secluded surrounds to "unplug" or, if feeling restless, easy access to everything Downeast Maine has to offer: hiking, biking (recommend Schoodic point loop), sailing, kayaking, whale watching, etc. We swim off the point on the property at high tide (how many people can say they swam in Maine?!), and just love taking a dip in the quarry or launching our kayaks to explore the bay. The owner is just delightful and more than happy to assist with recommendations for excursions, stop by for a nice chat, or leave you entirely to yourselves if preferred. We now feel a bit like family when we return, which is always nice. Our only problem is that more people have discovered this jewel since we've been coming. Shhhhh! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Ruth and Wimpy's
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Bar Harbor Public Course
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Sunrise Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Rte. #1 and Hiway 182
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Chester Pike's Galley
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Donnell Pond
Car: necessary

Get really away from the hustle, bustle and traffic of Acadia, America's most visited National Park by relaxing in this comfortably charming, bright 'in the woods' cottage on beautiful Taunton Bay. Situated on a 36 acre peninsula, you'll be surrounded by water whenever you go just a few steps East, South or West. Explore trails that wind through the property or sit and relax on the great stone wharf where ocean going sailing ships used to pick up locally quarried granite for delivery to Boston, New York or Washington D.C. Swim in our fresh water quarries or off the wharf in the salt water bay. Launch your kayak or canoe from our ramp. Visit the seals or bird watch everything from chickadees to eagles. Visit Acadia National Park and watch the sun rise from the top of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the U.S. the sun hits every morning, or savor a freshly made popover on the lawn of the Jordan Pond House. After a day of sightseeing, relax with a good book on the front porch.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $20 + Tax
Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

pet fee: $5.00 per day

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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