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Secluded Historic Family Compound on the Water, in the Woods, on 30 Acres.

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Aerial view of the family compound at low tide.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:24
  • Bedrooms:9
  • Bathrooms:7
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.

Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/29/2016

Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Only adults over 25 years of age allowed to sign rental contract....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Six generations of our family have grown up here. It is the ideal place for children of all ages....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This is ABSOLUTELY a non-smoking property....moreless

  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24, Beds for 20-24

  • Bedroom 1 Main Cabin: 1 queen

    with separate entrance and private tub bath/toilet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2 Main Cabin: 2 twin/ single

    Private shower bath and toilet....moreless

  • Bedroom 5 Binger Cabin : 1 double

    Tub bath/toilet plus kitchenette shared with Bedroom 6....moreless

  • Bedroom 6 Binger Cabin: 1 bunk bed

    Tub bath/toilet plus kitchenette shared with Bedroom 5....moreless

  • Bedroom 7 Honeymoon Cabin: 1 king

    Private tub bath/toilet, sitting area and porch....moreless

  • Bedroom 9 Cabin on the Point : 1 queen

    Private shower/toilet and communal living area....moreless

  • Bedroom 8 Cabin on the Point : 1 queen

    Private tub bath/toilet and communal living area....moreless

  • Bedroom 3 Main Cabin: 1 twin/ single

    Shared bath tub/toilet with bedroom 4....moreless

  • Bedroom 4 Main Cabin: 1 double

    Shared bath tub/toilet with bedroom 3....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

  • Binger Cabin Bathroom 4: toilet, tub

    Shared by Binger Cabin Bedrooms 5 & 6...moreless

  • Honeymoon Cabin Bathroom 5: toilet, tub

    Private, en suite....moreless

  • Cabin on the Point Bathroom 6: toilet, tub

    Private, en suite....moreless

  • Cabin on the Point Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

    Private, en suite....moreless

  • Main Cabin Bathroom 3: toilet, tub

    Shared by Bedrooms 3 & 4...moreless

  • Main Cabin Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Private, en suite, bedroom 2....moreless

  • Main Cabin Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Private, en suite, bedroom 1....moreless

  • There are a total of 7 baths throughout the 4 cabins, including tubs or walk-in showers, each with its own toilet....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The family's collection of bikes with varying sizes of helmets is available for use at your own risk...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Every cabin has shelves and shelves of books....moreless

  • Games:

    Board games and cards, plus chess and backgammon....moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a basket of toys in the laundry room...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Indian Head Camp sits on 3000 feet of shoreline. High tide brings the water lapping to the front porches while low tide uncovers 200 feet of tidal pools to explore....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The old mountains of Acadia rise up in front of you. The hiking trails of Acadia National Park are a short drive away....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Being on the west side of the island means we have the most beautiful sunsets viewed from our deck and great room....moreless

  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining room takes up a quarter of the Great Room and there is an additional gate-leg table to accommodate larger groups which can be set up next to the main dining table....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Please use caution when making fires! Make sure firescreen is in place when done and bank the fire before going to bed....moreless

  • Garage:

    Two car garage and a collection of bikes....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of space by the garage for several cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    for local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators are provided, for those large family gatherings....moreless

  • Stove:

    an antique wood burning stove for heat in the kitchen....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 ocean kayaks...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$5,600

Changeover Day: Sunday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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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Location

  • Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

    "Historic and beautiful. a must-see."

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  • Thurston's Lobster Pound

    "THE place to have lobster! casual nad fun for family groups, but no reservations, so get th..."

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  • Beal's Lobster Pier

  • Quietside Cafe and Ice Cream Shop

    "great sandwiches too! not just for ice cream."

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  • Sawyer's Market

    "a bit pricey, but good local fish and organic veggies."

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  • Wendell Gilley Museum

  • Seawall

  • Island Cruises

    "great fun for the whole family"

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  • Southwest Cycle

    "these guys are great for repair, rentals, and just all around help and advice for cycling in..."

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  • Mitchell Cove

    "This is a cove bordered by all private property, including Indian Head Camp! low tide is gr..."

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  • Causeway Club

    "The only golf course on the quiet side, plus a salt water pool. I spent my youth here! Whi..."

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  • Acadia National Park

    "The best National Park in the country! Hike it, bike it, like it!!! nature tours, walks wit..."

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18 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor
1.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Bernard, Tremont, ME, USA
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1930

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Bernard, Tremont, ME, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 09/29/2016

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Photos

  • Aerial view of the family compound at low tide.

    Aerial view of the family compound at low tide.

  • View from the deck of the main cabin out to point and sailing ships.

    View from the deck of the main cabin out to point and sailing ships.

  • The Great Room: dining, gathering, socializing, reading, games, piano.

    The Great Room: dining, gathering, socializing, reading, games, piano.

  • South end bedroom, main cabin. Queen bed with tub bath.

    South end bedroom, main cabin. Queen bed with tub bath.

  • North end bedroom, main cabin, twin bed, shared tub bath.

    North end bedroom, main cabin, twin bed, shared tub bath.

  • Binger Cabin view from shore. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5.

    Binger Cabin view from shore. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 5.

  • Binger Cabin, bedroom 2, bunk bed queen plus twin, shared bath.

    Binger Cabin, bedroom 2, bunk bed queen plus twin, shared bath.

  • Honeymoon cabin. 1 bedroom king bed with living room, tub bath.

    Honeymoon cabin. 1 bedroom king bed with living room, tub bath.

  • Cabin on the Point. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living area. sleeps 6.

    Cabin on the Point. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, living area. sleeps 6.

  • Cabin on the Point bedroom 1, queen bed, tub bath.

    Cabin on the Point bedroom 1, queen bed, tub bath.

  • Cabin on the Point Bedroom 2, queen bed, walk-in shower bath.

    Cabin on the Point Bedroom 2, queen bed, walk-in shower bath.

  • Rainbow over Mitchell Cove.

    Rainbow over Mitchell Cove.

  • View of the main cabin from a kayak.

    View of the main cabin from a kayak.

  • A fires warms the cool Maine nights in the living area of the Great Room.

    A fires warms the cool Maine nights in the living area of the Great Room.

  • Large kitchen with room to eat and gather to prepare family meals.

    Large kitchen with room to eat and gather to prepare family meals.

  • South end bedroom, main cabin with 2 twin beds, walk-in shower bath.

    South end bedroom, main cabin with 2 twin beds, walk-in shower bath.

  • North end bedroom, main cabin, full size bed with shared bath.

    North end bedroom, main cabin, full size bed with shared bath.

  • Binger Cabin, bedroom 1, queen bed, shared bath.

    Binger Cabin, bedroom 1, queen bed, shared bath.

  • Binger Cabin kitchenette at end of shared bath.

    Binger Cabin kitchenette at end of shared bath.

  • Honeymoon Cabin, king bed and living area.

    Honeymoon Cabin, king bed and living area.

  • Cabin on the Point living area.  Trundle bed in corner sleeps 2.

    Cabin on the Point living area. Trundle bed in corner sleeps 2.

  • Bath, Cabin on the Point.

    Bath, Cabin on the Point.

  • View across Mitchell Cove.

    View across Mitchell Cove.

  • Bass Harbor, home to Thurston's Lobster Pound.

    Bass Harbor, home to Thurston's Lobster Pound.

VRBO #664307

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, December 07, 2016

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