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Peaceful Lakeside Retreat with Private Frontage & Dock / Acadia Area

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful 2/1 cabin getaway with 245' private frontage near Acadia

35 miles from Acadia National Park, 14 miles to Ellsworth. Enjoy a retreat for a month, week or just a weekend. You’ll experience peace and tranquility in a rustic setting with scenic views of Maine woods and fields on 425 acre Abrams Pond.

This quaint, clean, 1,088 square foot lakefront cabin/home is on a quiet, 1 acre, very private site, with 245 feet of private waterfront. The pond offers great swimming, fishing, and boating. The location is a perfect spot from which to explore Downeast Coastal Maine all while retreating to the seclusion, privacy and nature that Maine has to offer. The camp is easily accessible, 1.3 miles down a well-maintained scenic dirt road. This private road allows for safe walking or biking. The other side of the road offers views and acreage of Downeast Maine blueberry fields, rocks, hills and mountains. Children and non-aggressive pets are always welcome and invited.

On the main level of the cottage you’ll find an open-concept kitchen/dining/living room and full bathroom. The cottage is wooden post and beam construction throughout. You’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, gas range, refrigerator, and Keurig coffeemaker. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and a loft area with 2 twin beds and sitting area. A futon in the main living area will also sleep 1.

There is a large yard for outdoor recreation, plenty of parking space, a picnic table and wooded fire pit area near the water for roasting hotdogs and s’mores on cooler nights. Or, you can rest in the hammock and read as the wind blows off the water. There are blueberry patches and wild flowers on the property for the picking if you're vacationing during the season. You’ll find a private dock for swimming and boating, 245’ of private water frontage, and an Adirondack double-seater at the water’s edge to enjoy your morning coffee, read a book or observe the duck families swim by.

The cottage rental includes a two-seater Old Town “Loon” kayak, paddles and safety jackets as well as a paddle-boat for your enjoyment. There is a clothesline to dry wet clothing/towels and coin laundry machines 2 miles away.

Rental is available May through October. Spring/Summer/Autumn in Maine is a great time for coastal sightseeing and festivals, as well as hiking, camping, boating, swimming, fishing and fall foliage etc. Enjoy nature walks on camp trails nearby; ride/walk the converted railroad by-way down the road; and dine at the local country store. Climb local mountains: Schoodic, Tunk and Catherine. This location is also convenient to Acadia National Park known tourist sites such as Bar Harbor and the untouched/natural sites such as Schoodic Point. Antiques, art galleries, movies, dining and shopping can be found nearby in Ellsworth. And of course, unique Downeast Maine culture, cooking, and seafood can be enjoyed anytime!

This property rents a minimum of 3 days, a week or an entire month. A gas furnace will heat the cottage during the cooler nights or days. The house has an open-covered porch with a barbecue grill which overlooks a wooded water view. There is a shaded picnic table and platform near the water for outside dining or tenting. Views of the water can be seen through tall trees from the windows and doors of the main living/dining area. Skylights and windows are located on both upper-level rooms. Bed linens & some towels are provided for bed, bath and kitchen. Beach towels are also included.

Experience the gentle nightly water breeze and the sounds and sights of black ducks, birds, owls, loons, wildlife, dragonflies, blueberry fields and lightening bugs. Come enjoy our serene Maine property with a friend or your whole family.

More Details

Owner
The Milams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

Amenities

Eastbrook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , loft area upstairs with skylight
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , upstairs with skylight
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
**free WIFI, telephone service, DVD and video library are provided for our 2016 season guests** Site is way from it all but close enough for scenic day trips to Downeast Coastal Areas such as MDI, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Schoodic Point. Hikers will find local trails and mountains. Retreat at night to your own private cottage and enjoy evening campfires at waters edge.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Lakeside Retreat with Private Frontage & Dock / Acadia Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Perfect hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

The camp was beautiful and very well maintained! Everything we needed besides food was there. Plenty of room for the four of us. Lots to do and explore! Absolutely amazing views and very relaxing. Just what we needed. Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Great Place to Stay..Quiet, Relaxing and Refreshing

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a long weekend at the Milam Cabin and from the very start with our first call with Greg Milam we knew this was going to be a great place to stay. Greg was very gracious in making sure we were comfortable and provided us with the necessary information ahead of time so we would be prepared for our stay. His mom (Norma) came out to meet us and led us to the cabin. We were welcomed by a wonderful gift basket, filled with goodies (yeah whoopie pies!), smore makings and coffee. The cabin is in a great location located on a very quaint and quiet pond (we call them lakes in the midwest) and the best thing for us was hearing the loons calling in the night and the early morning hours. We enjoyed several nights making a fire and just hanging out roasting hot dogs and making smores and enjoying the frest clean Maine air. Standing on the dock at night you can see the Milkyway and a zillion stars, some of them shooting right past us. The cabin has a great porch up front, with two comfortable rockers, and was a great place to enjoy our early morning coffee. The cabin has WIFI if you need to connect to the internet, or watch Netflix, Hulu, etc. There is no satellite cable connection for TV, but that was okay for my wife and I, as we wanted to get away from the news and other cable programing. The cabin comes fully equipped kitchen (pots, pans, utensils, glassware, etc) and you can even purchase one of their great coffee mugs. If you are looking for a quiet and remote place to stay, but still within visiting distance of Bar Harbor, Arcadia Natl Park and the Maine coast, then I would highly recommend the Milam Cabin. You can't go wrong..oh I did i forget, acres upon acres of blueberry fields are nearby.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An Oasis of Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

This property is truly beautiful in a completely indescribable way. The Milam's went far beyond what was expected to ensure that our stay was comfortable, peaceful, and unforgettable. Norma is a sweetheart and was very accommodating by greeting us late in the evening after our long drive from the airport with a bag of goodies that really hit the spot! The cabin was very clean and beautiful and had everything we needed to make our stay one we will treasure forever. Greg was extremely kind and very helpful directing us to the property and answering any questions that came up. I knew from the moment I first spoke to him on the phone that his property would be a perfect match for what we desired. The location is great for a quiet getaway while being close enough to Acadia National Park and other beautiful sites in the gorgeous state of Maine. The beds are oh so comfortable and the cabin had a peacefulness that seemed as though it came from within its walls. We cherished sitting on the porch looking out over the "pond" ("lake" by Wisconsin standards) and drinking hot coffee as the fog rolled in and the sun came up. We took the paddle boat out and were the only ones on the water while we listened to the loons and threw in a line. A funny memory I'll always have is falling out of the boat while docking it. The water was so calm and clear that it was almost fun getting soaked! The blueberry fields surrounding the property were amazing! A special treat was the note card and map system that was created to ensure that people who are not familiar with the area know where to go and what to do. I am so glad we chose The Milam Camp. I can't imagine a more serene or beautiful location for a weekend getaway with a friend---leaving the husbands at home! Thank you for memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quintessential "On Golden Pond" Maine Experience

  • 5 of 5

Milam Camp is a perfect spot to experience the best of Maine. From coffee on the lakeside Adirondack chairs in the morning to the gorgeous sunsets, serenaded by echoing loons in the evening,... it's a quiet, relaxing paradise. As so often happens when on vacation in an idyllic spot like this, we were torn between wanting to spend our time in those Adirondacks, in the hammock, in the tandem kayak or exploring that beautiful part of Maine including Acadia and the quaint coastal towns. It was a perfect location for jaunting out to those places and returning to a cozy lakeside cabin in the evenings. We highly recommend this cabin to anyone wanting that perfect Maine experience. And, it all started with the welcoming conversations with Greg before we arrived, and being led to the cabin by his mother, Norma, who presented us with a Maine "goodie sack" including the makings for s'mores. One of our regrets is that we didn't have time to build a fire and enjoy them!!

If you do make it out to this beautiful corner of our country, we recommend bringing your bikes or renting them so you can ride the amazing Carriage Trails in Acadia. It was a highlight of our trip. Also another highlight: purchasing fresh live lobster from a local fisherman and cooking them in the huge lobster pot provided at the cabin. Yes, attention to every detail is evident in this cozy cottage! We loved our Maine experience because of that! Thanks!!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect getaway. The lake was beautiful and perfect for swimming, fishing, or just relaxing with a book on the dock. Sunsets were gorgeous. We built a great fire and enjoyed smores. The cabin itself had everything you might want from soft towels to skylights to the stars. The process went smoothly and the privacy was just what we were looking for. We would definitely use VRBO again and if we ever get to Maine again, we would certainly stay at this Eastbrook property.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Probably one of the last remaining places where there is only the sounds of nature

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Milam Cottage. Greg was very helpful in answering our questions during the booking process and all during our stay. His mother, Norma, greeted us with a surprise goodie bag and also showed us all of the essentials at the cottage. The cottage was very clean, nicely decorated, and had all of the amenities for our stay. We enjoyed an evening at the fire pit and the beautiful view of the lake. We would definitely recommend the Milam Camp!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Motorway
12.9 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Local Country Store
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Public beach with boat dock
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Eastbrook Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$140
$840
 
 
Summer (2017)
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,180
 
 
Fall (2017)
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$125
$760
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$140
$1,180
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time changeover fee $120 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check-in is at 4PM; Check-out is at 11AM. Alternate times can arranged for check-in in advance. No smoking is allowed inside the cottage. This is a pet and child friendly rental property. Woodfires are to be in the provided fire pit only. Boating, swimming and watersports are at your own risk. We hope you enjoy this property and respect its amenities, serenity, beauty and natural setting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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