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A Genuine 1800's Maine Shore Summer Cottage-a Perfect Summer Place.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

3 bedrooms, four beds , two full baths. maximum of 5 guests.

DreamShore Cottage is a genuine old time Maine Summer House dating from the 1880s. Even with extensive renovation, you’ll find the rustic charm remains with all the modern conveniences and recent renovations. The first floor is heated in both the living room and bedroom. We offer a 15% discount for active US/UK/Canada military with ID.
* Bedroom 1 – 1 Queen 1st Floor Electric Heat
* Master Bedroom Bath - Full Bath with claw-foot tub All new appliances
* Main Bath - Extra large Shower. Washer/Dryer. All new appliances.
* Upstairs has 3 antique double beds in 2 rooms
RENOVATED KITCHEN & DINING AREA with updated kitchen appliances including refrigerator, electric stove, and microwave.
CLASSIC & COMFORTABLE LIVING ROOM with fireplace and automatic heater. Great Family Area! Standard cable TV and DVD. Stereo system w/ radio and CD player. Internet but no phone. Cellphone required.
DECK/PORCH: Large screened-in porch with furnishings. Gas grill, picnic table, and fire pit with rustic seating (weather permitting) in yard.

We are often asked about Air Conditioning. We are on the Coast of Maine - next to the salt water which is about 55 degrees in the summer. There are almost always breezes in the afternoon and the nights are usually cool. The downstairs is well shaded and there is a large fan for warm evenings in the downstairs bedroom. Afternoons can be warm on the second floor but there is an attic exhaust fan that will blow out the hot air and cool the place off quickly. Most homes on the shore here do not have AC. We do not have AC in our home which is next door- just an exhaust fan. Our family lived in this cottage all summer long for many years and we never considered AC necessary.

EXTRAS: Firewood provided. Maine law prohibits importing firewood from out of state. Please do not bring your own wood.

LANGUAGES: Frederick & Aija Cahn speak English, Latvian. French, German, & Russian.

Several years ago we were faced with what to do with this historic house. It is one of the last of its kind on the coast and most have been converted to McMansions or, long-ago, just fell down. Any serious upgrade would have lost the charm of a simpler life and we chose to keep it, as much as possible, in its original form. It was once a summer inn with several wharves on the shore and steamer service to Bar Harbor. We have upgraded all the bathrooms and bedding and made it easier to keep clean, but it is still an old time Maine Summer Camp.

Our wonderful land is located on the east end of Berry's Cove with great views of Frenchman’s Bay and Mt. Desert Island along with direct access to the shore across the front lawn. With a southwest exposure, you’ll love the bright sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. You’ll be surrounded by lots of wildlife, including eagles, loons, herons, and many other sea and shore birds.

There are so many tourist attractions in the area it would be impossible to name them all. Enjoy all the amenities of nearby Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor with just a 25 minute drive (approximately 3 miles away by water). Northeast and Southwest Harbor and Blue Hill are all close by.. The main commercial area is Ellsworth (15 minutes drive) with everything you could ever need. There are numerous music festivals throughout the summer, excellent restaurants, and even a cinema for rainy days. Fun attractions include several scenic flight and whale watch companies, professional kayak tours, logging shows, miniature golf, and much more. Blunt's Pond is a beautiful and clean spring-fed swimming pond within easy 12 minute walking distance on the woods path and of course you can brave the Atlantic on the shore. Lamoine Beach is a couple miles down the road as is the Lamoine State Park.

There is an outside Fire Pit available at owner's discretion. Use will be curtailed during dry weather.

Please Note: Dreamshore Cottage is on 12 acres of shorefront property that also includes our home and Dreamshore Studio which can be rented with the Cottage for additional guests. We do not accept pets of any kind. Please do not ask for an exception to this.

Minimum rental is 5 days due to significant cleaning time and costs. This is a large cottage.
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, german, russian, Latvian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Children Welcome:

    We have 2 young children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No candles or incense please. We do provide electric candles which are actually quite nice....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We have a dog...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Master Bed & bath...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    East 2nd floor bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 double

    West 2nd floor bedroom...moreless

  • The Master bedroom is heated and has a separate, private bath. Upstairs is unheated and has exhaust fans in each bedroom. No air conditioning - we are on the Maine Coast....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • All new fixtures & washer/dryer.

Other Amenities

  • Please note - Linen and towels included, please do not bring your own. TV is standard cable package. No telephone - cellphone required for telephone. Pets of any sort are not allowed. Please do not ask us to change this rule. No candles or incense allowed. There is an outdoor fire pit available at owner's discretion. Use will be curtailed in dry weather....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Large collection of books on tape and print books...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    also plays Video cassettes...moreless

  • Games
  • Games For Kids


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Lamoine Beach (sand beach) is about 1 mile down the road. Our beach is rock and gravel....moreless

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of Mt. Cadillac from the shore....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    We are right on the shore....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Gravel and Rock beachfront. Easy access to the shore...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Use may be restricted during dry weather. Fire pit also may be restricted during dry weather....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric in in Master Bedroom Automatic forced air heat in the living/dining room No heat on second floor...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large comfortable heated living room with stone fireplace....moreless

  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Maximum 1 vehicle...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:


  • Dishes & Utensils:

    More dishes and pots than you can imagine. If you can't find what you need just ask us....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full featured kitchen with all new appliances. Full size stove with oven....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    large high power microwave...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basics - oils, some spices, salt & pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    4 burner full size electric...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened large front porch...moreless

  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda


Write a review 4.9
from 16 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
5 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 9%


Arrival is after 5:00 PM on check-in day and departure is prior to 10:00 AM on check-out day. Normally, our changeover day is Saturday.

50% deposit is required for a booking and is refundable up to 60 days prior to arrival date. Full amount is due 14 days prior to arrival. No refunds after full payment is made.

We offer a 15% discount for active US/UK/Canada military with ID.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lamoine General Store
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lamoine Beach

Car: Necessary

DreamShore Cottage is on the east end of Berry's Cove with a view of Mt. Desert Island. With a southwest exposure, there are bright sunny days with gorgeous sunsets. The Cottage has direct access to the shore across the front lawn. The shore is rocky and shale until the low water mark. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are about 25 minutes away by car and approximately 3 miles away by water. There are numerous music festivals nearby throughout the summer. Shopping is available in Ellsworth, about 15 minutes away, and there is the Lamoine General Store in town with a good lunch counter. Lamoine State Park is just down the road and Lamoine Beach, with a beautiful sand beach, is just past the Park with a great beach. Blunt's Pond is a 15 minute walk away through the woods for swimming with clear, clean water. This is a fantastic place for a summer vacation with your family.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking in nearby ponds and rivers. Please be aware of the fact that we are on an ocean and this can be treacherous for canoes and kayaks.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1958

About the owner: Our family has owned this property since 1958. Although we have lived in many different places all over the globe, we have always called this place home. Our family speaks English, French, German, Russian, and Latvian.

Why the Owner Chose Lamoine, ME, USA:
This is a unique place to stay as it was originally built as a summer house. This is not someone's home that has been vacated for the summer - it was actually built to accommodate 'Rusticaters' from Bar Harbor who came over on regularly scheduled boat service. There used to be several docks in front. Although extensively renovated and improved, you can still live the life that existed back in a more leisurely and relaxed time.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
A large and beautiful lawn with full grown trees down to the beach where you can enjoy a southwest exposure - that means afternoon sun and evening sun which is important on the sometimes cool Maine coast. A true historical setting. And, your hosts are close by and ready to help with any issues that might arise.

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Speaks: english, french, german, russian, Latvian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • DreamShore Cottage from the lawn

    DreamShore Cottage from the lawn

  • Spring Bikes Ready to Go!

    Spring Bikes Ready to Go!

  • Acadia Park from Berry's Cove

    Acadia Park from Berry's Cove

  • DreamShore Compound in the Winter: Camp, Studio, & home

    DreamShore Compound in the Winter: Camp, Studio, & home

  • Living Room Couch

    Living Room Couch

  • Stove and Fridge

    Stove and Fridge

  • Main Bath Entrance

    Main Bath Entrance

  • Main Bath washer/dryer

    Main Bath washer/dryer

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom 2 1of 2 beds

    Bedroom 2 1of 2 beds

  • Bedroom 2 Sitting Area

    Bedroom 2 Sitting Area

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • DreamShore Cottage from the Ocean

    DreamShore Cottage from the Ocean

  • The Swing

    The Swing

  • Eastern View Mt. Cadillac @ low tide from our shore

    Eastern View Mt. Cadillac @ low tide from our shore

  • Living room fireplace.

    Living room fireplace.

  • Kitchen


  • Kitchen


  • Main Bath Shower

    Main Bath Shower

  • Master Bedroom Sitting Area

    Master Bedroom Sitting Area

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Bedroom 2 second of 2 beds

    Bedroom 2 second of 2 beds

  • Bedroom 2 second of 2 beds with Sitting Area

    Bedroom 2 second of 2 beds with Sitting Area

  • The Cottage in winter snow!

    The Cottage in winter snow!

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