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Lakefront 'Camp' on Parks Pond

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Parks Pond Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom/Loft, 2 Bathroom Cabin With Great Swimming, Kayaking, Views of Bluff

A warm, rustic, old-time Maine camp. Large kitchen, picture windows to the pond, deck with grill, and open loft plan make this cabin great for families. The swimming is great, with dock, raft, and wading area with rocks to sit on. The view of Parks Pond Bluff is really special. Take one of two kayaks or a canoe around the pond, known for being relatively quiet and clean with good fishing. Hike up the side of the bluff for a spectacular view, or through the woods to nearby Eagle Bluff. A great place to be in summer to escape the heat, but the gas-fired stove makes for a cozy place stay to see the fall foliage as well.

*Before June 30 or after September 6 you can rent for as few two nights.*

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Doug Still
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About Doug Still

This cabin on Parks Pond has belonged to the Still family for 45 years, and I've been going 'upta camp' since I was three years old. I wish I could stay there all summer!

Doug Still purchased this cabin in 1969

Why Doug Still chose Clifton

It has been a favorite place for family and all the guests we've had over the years, with lots of good memories and great karma. Set in the woods, you really feel like you are away from it all. Swim, hike up the bluff, kayak, fish, or just read on the deck with a cold brew, there's not much to disturb you around here. If you are an early riser, the sunrise over the pond fills the camp with morning light. You might hear a loon too!

What makes this cabin unique

The best part of being here is spending time swimming, kayaking, hiking, and hanging out with family and friends in a special place. There's no reason to leave! However, Bangor is only 15 miles away with everything you need - supermarkets, movie theaters, restaurants, the mall, and much more. If you are in the area during harness racing time, Bangor Raceway is always a good time. This is a great home base for the American Folk Festival in late August, and Bangor also has Waterfront Concerts all summer long. Acadia National Park is only 1 hour away, a great day trip to break up your stay on Parks Pond.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Lakefront 'Camp' on Parks Pond
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
5

Tranquil, rustic charm

  • 5 of 5

After years of vacationing along the coast of Maine we moved inland a bit to try something new. From early morning kayaking through the mist on the water to see a pair of eagles (2 of the 4 living at the pond) to returning at dusk to again see the eagles, as well as belted kingfishers and the ever present loons, this was the ideal place for a change of pace. The cabin, though rustic, has everything you need to enjoy your stay allowing you to feel right at home. The views of the sunrises and sunsets on the water are breathtaking. Sitting on the dock in between kayak trips around the pond is extremely relaxing and allows you to watch the loons on the water as well as the eagles circling above the bluff. (And yes we did climb the bluff. After climbing straight up the view was worth it.)

The cabin is pretty much centrally located, we were able to go into Acadia National Park for hiking without any difficulty. Doug, the owner, checks in to make sure your stay is enjoyable. The neighbors are very friendly, even offering us the use of their kayaks since there were 4 of us and only 2 kayaks. All-in-all it was the most relaxing week we've had in a long time and we are already planning a return trip next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barboursville, West Virginia
5

Rustic Charm set in natural beauty

  • 5 of 5

With a beautiful lake at the back door, the camp was a perfect escape from the routine vacation for us. The property served as a base from which my family and I explored the down east and mid coast region of Maine. The kids, 7, 11 and 15 enjoyed simply hanging at the cabin and passing the day swimming and kayaking the lake... And yes it even offers wifi...A bit of a surprise but a nice convenience. Evenings at the camp were quite peaceful with the occasional serenade of the resident Loons. We were even fortunate enough to have a Bald Eagle as a neighbor! For nature lovers looking to stay off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle commercial of "Anywhere USA", this property offers a sense of place that fits the bill!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic relaxing vacation and the place was great. Plenty of room for 2 adults 3 young and a big dog. We were a little disappointed to found out they were not a lot of fish in the lake (the all purpose for the boys vacation) but The neighbors on the left were very helpful with letting us know where to found a good fishing place and some good hiking spot ;-)

Will definitely will want to go back at some point ;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Frankllinville, NJ
5

Cozy Fall Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, along with her sister and her sister's boyfriend stayed here for almost a week in early October. We all agreed that our stay was wonderful! We arrived at the peak of fall and views around the lake and from the top of Parks Pond Bluff were amazing. The owner, Doug, took care of everything we asked for and more, surprising us with numerous extras that came in handy during our stay. The cabin itself was cozy and warm. The beds and furniture were comfortable and perfect for just lounging around. And the fireplace was more than ample to heat the whole place on those chilly autumn evenings. I would highly recommend staying here and hope to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for posting Chris, please come stay with us again!
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5

Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Lakefront "camp" - the lake is beautiful and great for swimming, a kayak ride or just hanging on the dock. The house was clean and cozy and had everything we needed for a relaxing week away. It was nice to be off the beaten path but close enough to stores when we found that we had forgotten the syrup for our pancake breakfast.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Barbara - see you all again next year?
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Acton, MA
5

A Great Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin. Our days were filled with lots of swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing (the cabin comes with 2 kayaks and a canoe!). At night, we enjoyed sitting by the fire pit and listening to the loons. We also made several trips to Acadia National Park, which is just an hour away.

The house was clean and well-maintained. The owner was a pleasure to deal with - the communication was prompt, and the entire process was very efficient from start to finish.

A great place. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mikalai, I hope you come back next year! Doug
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Car: necessary

The best part of being here is spending time swimming, kayaking, hiking, and hanging out with family and friends in a special place. There's no reason to leave! However, Bangor is only 15 miles away with everything you need - supermarkets, movie theaters, restaurants, the mall, and much more. If you are in the area during harness racing time, Bangor Raceway is always a good time. This is a great home base for the American Folk Festival www.americanfolkfestival.com in late August, and Bangor also has Waterfront Concerts all summer long www.waterfrontconcerts.com. Acadia National Park is only 1 hour away, a great day trip to break up your stay on Parks Pond.

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Rates & Availability

Parks Pond Cabin Rental Rates

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$875
 

Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

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Amenities

Parks Pond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1334 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor, off back entrance.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor, off loft.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1/Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open loft, second floor.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Small, private bedroom off of kitchen.
  • The master sleeping area is a large open loft with separate full bathroom, queen size bed, fold-out futon couch for family, 3 picture windows, and a skylight.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Great for nature lovers and ecotourists.

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