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Secluded historic family compound on the water, in the woods, on 30 acres.

Sleeps24
Bedrooms 9
Bathrooms7
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
24
Bedrooms
9
Bathrooms
7
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

4 cabins on private beach, great for family reunions or corporate retreats.

6 generations of our family have enjoyed this summer get-away. Leave the hectic world behind for a minimum of one week this year ... you'll come back next year for two! Our 4 cabins strung along the waterfront have beds for 20 with plenty of floor space (if you bring your own sleeping bags) for more. Our maximum occupancy is 24.

The Main Cabin has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths and sleeps 7 people. The south end offers 2 en suite bedrooms, each with their own bath. Bedroom 1 has a queen bed with tub bath which connects to bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds and a shower bath, making this ideal for a family with 2 children. The north end offers a bedroom with full size bed plus another bedroom with a twin. Both of these share a bath with claw foot tub. The Main Cabin is also the main gathering place, with a Great Room which includes the dining and living areas plus fireplace and 'games' and music corner. The deck spanning the front of the cabin is a wonderful spot for lunch with built-in seating.

The Binger Cabin, next in the row of cabins, with its own covered porch, has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. One bedroom offers a queen size bed while the other offers a bunk bed with queen on the bottom and twin on top, allowing a family of 5 comfortable sleeping arrangements. The shared tub bath has a kitchenette at one end.

Moving down towards the cove, the Honeymoon Cabin has 1 large bedroom with a king size bed and a tub bath and private sitting area. With its own covered porch, its occupants have their choice of a quiet place to read or listen to the waves.

The Cabin at the Point offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, large living room (one half of the cabin) and terrific views onto Mitchell Cove. Each bedroom has a queen size bed; one bath has a tub while the other has a walk-in shower. The living room with windows on three sides and a working fireplace contains a trundle bed for 2 extra guests. The kitchenette allows the option for early morning coffee before joining the rest of the gang in the main cabin kitchen. There is even a roll away cot so 7 can sleep if needed.

In the boathouse you will find the 4 ocean kayaks, available for use at your own risk. A croquet pitch and field for badminton or volleyball await you at the end of a path in the woods.

There is a two car garage with ample parking for the entire group just in front and a varied collection of bikes and helmets in the workshop for use exploring the island at your own risk.

Our camp is at the very end of a mile long private drive so the only 'traffic' is from you.

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Owner
Margaret Wilmerding
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Margaret Wilmerding

The land was purchased and the property built by my great-grandfather, Walter Lippmann, in the early 1930's. It has remained in the family ever since and continues to be our favorite gathering place every summer. Now the newest generations have begun to enjoy and treasure it. We welcome visitors to come and see why we love it so and look forward to sharing it during the weeks we are not there.

Margaret Wilmerding purchased this cabin in 1930

Why Margaret Wilmerding chose Mount Desert Island

The coast of Maine is one the most beautiful places in the world, combining the ocean, the mountains and the forests all in one gorgeous package. Acadia National Park is also one of the most visited and treasured of our National Parks with great hiking trials, biking paths, sailing, kayaking, nature talks and walks. We sit on the edge of the park on the quiet side of the island.

What makes this cabin unique

The property covers 30 acres with 3000 feet of shoreline. Four rustic cabins line the rocky private beach. The main cabin with its Great Room serves as the social gathering place where meals are shared, marshmallows are roasted, card games and backgammon battles are fought, while having your own cabin can allow for quiet private time away from the crowds.

Reviews

4.4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Secluded historic family compound on the water, in the woods, on 30 acres.
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
5

Indian Head Provides Your Family and Friends with Their Own World

  • 5 of 5

Some of the best things about Indian Head Camp are all the things it doesn't have. No wifi, spotty cell coverage, no TVs, no AC, no neighbors, and there's no sense of time here. Outside of a few sparse modern conveniences, it's pretty easy to feel like you've stepped many decades into the past. Or, staying in the present, the rustic buildings and the primitive nature of the densely forested property can make you feel as if you've gotten lost and stumbled onto a forgotten encampment in the woods. Vacations here are about being surrounded by family, friends, nature and simplicity.

Lobster dinners in the great room, gorgeous sunsets on the deck, morning coffee and a book on a beachside boulder, discovering old family artifacts in the various buildings, ferrying the kids out to the rock outcropping in Mitchell's Cove at low tide to hunt for shells, playing lawn games in the old croquet field, doing puzzles on the coffee table, wine and storytelling by the fireplaces at night, taking the first bath you've taken in who knows how long, hunting for driftwood... there are so many easy, simple pleasures to be enjoyed without even going back up the driveway.

When you do venture out into Mount Desert Island's version of the real world, there are seemingly endless options for both adventure and relaxation, but there are plenty of other places to read about those possibilities. The magic of Indian Head is how it nurtures much deeper, truer connections—to family, friends, nature and self—than our "connected" world can. It is an incomparable backdrop for creating memories that become a part of you and the people you spend time with here.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review! I am so pleased to hear that you you feel the exact same way about our place as we have for generations now. We hope that you will return year after year and make it one of your family's favorite traditions.
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4

Awesome property for multiple family trip!

  • 4 of 5

Our family as well as 2 other families stayed at this property in early September for a week. Between the 3 families we had 14 children 10 and under! It could not have been more perfect for our needs. The land is absolutely stunning and perfect for exploring. We were even greeted by a bald eagle each morning as we enjoyed our coffee on the deck. We used the kayaks and dingy daily that the house provided. This was a welcomed surprise.

The cabins are old and far from luxurious, but they suited our needs well. The kitchen came complete with everything that we needed to prepare large meals daily.

We will definitely consider booking this property again if we revisit Maine!!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Enticing Indian Head Camp! 4.5 stars!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Coincidentally like the first review, our family which included: adult children, significant others, and grandchildren, 16 in total, spent a week at Indian Head for a reunion. It proved to be the perfect setting for our time spent together. We particularly enjoyed the great-room where we could all be together eating, playing charades, or taking turns reading from one of the many historical books that line the books shelves throughout the cabins. We had a great time playing badminton, croquet, walking along the beautiful, albeit rocky, beach with our morning coffee, and kayaking. Did I mention the exquisite sunsets to be enjoyed in the evening? Wow!! Perhaps most importantly, all the beds were comfy-cozy. Thank you for sharing your family's history with us; your memories are alive and evident! Would we hope to return someday? You betcha!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enticing Indian Head Camp! 4.5 stars!!!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Coincidentally like the first review, our family which included: adult children, significant others, and grandchildren, 16 in total, spent a week at Indian Head for a reunion. It proved to be the perfect setting for our time spent together. We particularly enjoyed the great-room where we could all be together eating, playing charades, or taking turns reading from one of the many historical books that line the books shelves throughout the cabins. We had a great time playing badminton, croquet, walking along the beautiful, albeit rocky, beach with our morning coffee, and kayaking. Did I mention the exquisite sunsets to be enjoyed in the evening? Wow!! Perhaps most importantly, all the beds were comfy-cozy. Thank you for sharing your family's history with us; your memories are alive and evident! Would we hope to return someday? You betcha!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous Maine Retreat for Families!!

  • 5 of 5

Members of our family, adult children, significant others, and grandchildren, 16 in total, rendezvoused to spend a week in Maine on Mount Desert Island at Indian Head Camp. This is a magical spot and the owners have their own piece of heaven that we were fortunate enough to enjoy. The cabins are rustic and have a camp like feel, with the imprint and obvious influence of generations of family who have summered there. All are comfortably appointed and perfect for large family gatherings. We enjoyed large family meals in the main cabin, regular fires in the wonderful fireplaces at night, walks on the beach, kayaking, croquet on the croquet field, and magnificent Maine vistas and water views from every cabin on the property.

Mt. Desert Island National Park, hiking, dining, and Bar Harbor, are all within easy distance from the camp. We enjoyed the "quiet" side of the island. This is a memorable place we'll never forget and we plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed our place so much! We have loved it for generations. We hope to see you again next year!
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1.2 Miles
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
We have our own private beach!
Car: necessary

The best reason for anyone to visit Mt Desert Island is to explore the wonders of Acadia National Park. The park spans both sides of the island, which is nearly split in two by Somes Sound. Our property is located on 'the Quiet Side' as it is known, far away spiritually from the noise and excitement of Bar Harbor, yet easily accessible by car or the very convenient Island Explorer bus system provided by LL Bean free of charge.

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Rates & Availability

Bernard Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring season
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$4,600
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 8 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,100
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly stays are from Sunday to Sunday. Check in time is after 3pm on Sunday. Check out time is by 10 am the following Sunday. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bernard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Binger Cabin Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , Shared by Binger Cabin Bedrooms 5 & 6
    Honeymoon Cabin Bathroom 5 - toilet , tub , Private, en suite.
    Cabin on the Point Bathroom 6 - toilet , tub , Private, en suite.
    Cabin on the Point Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower , Private, en suite.
    Main Cabin Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , Shared by Bedrooms 3 & 4
    Main Cabin Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private, en suite, bedroom 2.
    Main Cabin Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Private, en suite, bedroom 1.
  • There are a total of 7 baths throughout the 4 cabins, including tubs or walk-in showers, each with its own toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bedroom 1 Main Cabin - 1 queen , with separate entrance and private tub bath/toilet.
    Bedroom 2 Main Cabin - 2 twin/ single , Private shower bath and toilet.
    Bedroom 5 Binger Cabin - 1 double , Tub bath/toilet plus kitchenette shared with Bedroom 6.
    Bedroom 6 Binger Cabin - 1 bunk bed , Tub bath/toilet plus kitchenette shared with Bedroom 5.
    Bedroom 7 Honeymoon Cabin - 1 king , Private tub bath/toilet, sitting area and porch.
    Bedroom 9 Cabin on the Point - 1 queen , Private shower/toilet and communal living area.
    Bedroom 8 Cabin on the Point - 1 queen , Private tub bath/toilet and communal living area.
    Bedroom 3 Main Cabin - 1 twin/ single , Shared bath tub/toilet with bedroom 4.
    Bedroom 4 Main Cabin - 1 double , Shared bath tub/toilet with bedroom 3.
  • 4 cabins offering a variety of sleeping arrangements. 9 bedrooms total over these 4 cabins, sleeping 20 people in beds. Configurations include king, queen, full, twin, bunk and trundle beds. See general description for details.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
The family's collection of bikes with varying sizes of helmets is available for use at your own risk

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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