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Private three season cabin nestled in woods on shore of pristine Maine lake

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Family and romantic vacations -swimming, boating, + quiet beauty - Sleeps 5 - 8

This exquisite seasonal cabin in the woods is nestled in nature and filled with modern conveniences. Great swimming, boating, and fishing. Many nearby nature walks. A rare find!

let go, rest, read and relax. Or for the more active. swim, hike, fish, and enjoy boating and viewing nature.

Find an idyllic escape from busy lives and places. Whether for a personal spiritual or yoga retreat or just want to recharge your energy this lakeside camp fills the bill.

It is a haven for photographers, artists, writers, and musicians who want to tap into their inner well of creativity. It is an ideal romantic getaway and has been often used by newly wedded couples on their honeymoons.

There are opportunities for fun for kids and adults alike. Experience a healthy and revivifying warm weather family vacation.

At Clearwater Lake one can slow down, not be interrupted, pleasurably commune with your own inner nature and the natural beauty of the surrounding environment.

I love how deeply I sleep, and how rested I feel when I return to my'normal' working live. I love how I feel deeply connected with nature after visiting. I love how kids respond by finding adventure and fun outside their usual activities.

This rustic and nurturing seasonal camp is located in The Western Maine Mountain Region on 22 wooded acres on Clearwater Lake. The Clearwater is one of Maine's most pristine, spring-fed lakes with more than 750 acres, six-and-one-half miles of shore line, and a maximum depth of 135 feet.

Enjoy a morning hot beverage on the large screened-in porch. Watch for passing families of ducks and ducklings, visiting loons or hummingbirds as you contemplate the surrounding beauty and listen to the bird calls and rustles in the leaves.

Amenities:

* Our seasonal three season camp can sleep at 5 - 8 people.

* It has a cozy bedroom with a double bed, a comfy living room couch that converts into a full size double bed and a daybed in the living room. There is also a queen size futon and a single mattress that can be used for "spill-over" porch sleeping on the screened-in porch.

* The wood burning stove in the living room has a glass front and screen, functioning as both a cozy fireplace and a source of warmth.

* In the large, comfortable living room one can curl up on the day bed, futon or in a chair and enjoy a book, music, a warm fire and the many views of the lake and surroundings.

* The living room has a well-stocked board game cabinet filled with chess, checkers, and other games.

* The full kitchen has a large refrigerator, stove and microwave along with plates, utensils, pots and pans, and most everything you have at home for cooking, serving, and eating meals.

* Wireless high-speed Internet.

* Small sun-bathing deck outside the porch.

* Swimming and boating dock.

* Outdoor enclosed shower with skylight

* Bathroom with flush toilet, shower and sink in adjacent structure accessed using illuminated 36 feet long wood walkway.

Seasonal Rental Periods:

May - October

More information: See http://clearwaterescapes.com/camp

Water Craft

We share the use of two kayaks, a canoe, a rowboat, and life jackets between occupants of our Lake House and Camp.

Fishing

- see our webpage at http://www.clearwaterescapes.com/Clearwater%20Lake%20Fishing%20Laws%20and%20Regulations.asp to learn about local fishing laws and regulations.

Privacy

Usually our interaction with guests is minimal. We arrange for guests to be welcomed. We are available to answer questions and help when or if needed.

Otherwise, guests usually like to enjoy an undisturbed time.

Location

The camp abounds in natural beauty. We are always struck anew with the beauty of the sun rising and setting over the lake, the sounds of evening loons calling, passing families of swimming ducks and ducklings, the shifting patterns of the leaves and their colors, and the constant gentle sounds and scents of the surrounding wood.

Access

The camp is only accessible via car from the camp road and then via the short (approximately 400 feet long) well lit foot path from the nearby private parking area.

More Details

Owner
Victor Oppenheimer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Victor Oppenheimer

I've been spending summers on this property since it was originally purchased by my Mother and stepfather when I was a young teenager. After my mother passed away, I bought the property from my step father.

Why Victor Oppenheimer chose Farmington

I bought this property from my step father because throughout my life I have found it to be a place of exceptional peace and beauty and also because each time that I leave the city to stay on the property I wonder afresh at its wondrous revivifying qualities.

What makes this cabin unique

I love the combination the property offers of immersion in nature and healthy exercise as well as providing a personal retreat with easy access to the many cultural activities offered in the nearby college town of Farmington.

Map

Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Augusta Maine
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
In Farmington
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Route 43
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
In Farmington
Nearest Beach
On site
Car: necessary

Amenities

Farmington Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , In outlying structure down 36 foot wooden walkway
    2nd Shower - shower , outdoor shower , On wooden platform at rear of camp with sky light
  • Newly appointed bathroom with flush toilet, sink, and shower at end of 36 foot long illuminated wood walkway
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private three season cabin nestled in woods on shore of pristine Maine lake
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
New Jersey
5

Perfect oasis

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cabin is so remote, you can't even see your neighbors unless you're on the river. We went in mid October and the foliage was beautiful. We appreciated the manual from Victor helping us with directions for the stove and other tips and tricks. The lake and surrounding area is so gorgeous and peaceful, we didn't want to leave. It was everything we wanted and I'm so grateful it exists. My husband and I felt the time fly by listening to the loons, watching the lake and leaves fall. I and my cats loved the daybed and we all enjoyed the screened in porch. We loved taking one of the boats out and paddling around for a bit. We cannot wait to come back here and make it a yearly tradition.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Emmaus, Pa
4

Very Beautiful and Overall Worth it!

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It was a bit more rustic than it appeared to us in the pictures, and we did have some mice staying with us in the cabin that woke us both up with squeaking several times in our two nights of staying there. The first night we were there it was cold, but the wood stove was quite adequate to handle it and we were warm and snug in the cabin. The bed itself while not bad, sunk in the middle and forced the two of us to sleep very close together, we didn't mind it at all, but you might want to consider that if you can't sleep with someone else touching you... We made sure to wash all of the dishes that we were going to use, when we were ready to use them given the mice we saw scurrying around the kitchen, even while we were in there! Now, granted, it is the season of year that mice come inside in search of warmth and food, and while mildly inconvenient, the cabin was still worth it. The sunrise over the lake the first morning we were there was breath-taking! The fall colors were also perfect! Victor's instructions were thorough and helpful in finding the cabin in the dark, working the wood stove and helping us to have a good stay. We enjoyed the use of his canoe and overall we really enjoyed our time here. The cabin is a perfect blend of remote and close to town. Exceedingly private and very quiet! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very Special

  • 5 of 5

I had a great week relaxing, reading, swimming (even though the weather didn't quite cooperate, I still swam everyday), cooking, watching the fire, and napping on the porch. The lake is beautiful, crystal clear, and deep. I was grateful also that Farmington is pretty close and has a great grocery store with lots of local produce at reasonable prices. If I'd had a few more days I would have spent a little more time investigating the town. I enjoyed the book store on my way out of town but could have spent more time investigating. This camp is a very special place, I hope to return someday. Thanks, Victor!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia
5

Wonderfully peaceful and private place

  • 5 of 5

Loved my 10 days here. It's a great cabin in the "camp" style, very comfortable and spacious. And I practically lived on the screened-in porch! Given the new-building rules about properties needing to be a certain distance from water, it's very tough to find cabins like this anymore. So I was thrilled when I did, and it didn't disappoint.

And FYI, the cabin is a hundred yards or so beyond the last house on the street (the owner's), and on a gravel path through thick woods, and then there's nothing on its other side for probably a quarter mile. Bottom line, it's very secluded and private, while still being close to civilization.

By the way, that hundred-yard path (both straight and nearly completely level) is not a big deal, and Victor has provided a wheelbarrow for easy transport of luggage. Also, the bathroom IS a 30-40' foot walk from the house on a wooden path. Wasn't an issue for me, but if you're the type who needs their bathroom RIGHT next to you, you might want to factor that in.

Speaking of Victor, he's a lovely, kind helpful and very interesting guy who obviously loves and is proud of his property (it's been in his family for a long time), wants you to enjoy it as much as he has, and will do whatever he can to make that happen. I had several great conversations with him that could have gone on far longer!

I was traveling solo, so the place had more room than I needed, though I appreciated the ability to stretch out. A couple or even a family would fit fine. Also, I love my swimming, and the water is deep, clear and bracing!

Plenty to do in the area (though, you'll really enjoy hanging out at the cabin and doing nothing), and many good places to eat.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Stunning lake views

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was clean and comfortable. the space is secluded so it's quite peaceful. We loved the outdoor shower and used the lighted path to walk our dog every night. The kitchen amenities could be improved, but they were adequate. The view of the lake is stunning and Victor kindly let us use his Sunfish for the week, so we got in several gorgeous days of sailing. Overall, this is a great spot and we look forward to going back again next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
5

Amazingly peaceful and perfect family vacation. Thank you!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved being so remote. Beautiful location and really enjoyed all the water toys!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10

Pet fees is $10/pet night for approved pets.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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