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Private, Nature, Waterfront - Fish, Swim, Kayak - Great Maine Camp Living

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps (guest supplies own sheets)

Quintessential Waterfront Seasonal Camp. A full modern kitchen, panoramic water views, 3 bedrooms, fully furnished. Propane Heat. Screen deck/porch. Campfire pit at the water's edge. A dock, float. Swim float. 1 bath, shower, washer/dryer. An outdoor shower. Great Fishing right from the dock. Kayaking, Canoe, swimming. Outdoor grill. Private driveway. Great walks, hikes, along the beautiful road trails.

Mark Ford
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2018

About Mark Ford

Life long believer in the pleasure of Seasonal Lakeside Camp living in Maine. Living lakeside, on a quiet waterfront in the Maine Woods is a life reward for me. Everyday living on the water's edge is a 'good day'. Thank you for 'viewing', my property.

Mark Ford purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Mark Ford chose Hiram

A wonderful, open, comfortable, casual, living space inside the camp. Great water views looking out.

When you are sitting on the float at the end of the dock or sitting next to the campfire, or on the screen deck under the canopy, life at Barker Pond can make you feel like, 'time stands still'. And you just enjoy the nature, the water, the views,, and the casual, comfortable camp living.

What makes this cottage unique

If you like 'getting away from it all', and having a private waterfront stay in the 'middle of the Maine woods'? This is your place. Your surrounded by trees and water and your neighbor's if around can only be seen when looking through the trees across the property. My camp is on an acre of land.


Hiram Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • 1 bath, indoor shower, washer/dryer. And also an outdoor shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom - Panoramic Water Views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1st floor Bedroom - Water views.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd Floor Bedroom - woods, yard view.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Come relax, be comfortable, and listen to the Loons and the wildlife. Watch the Bald Eagle, the Blue Heron, and many more scenes and views of Nature. Sit outside on the dock and float on top of the water. Fish until your hearts content. Swim, Kayak, or Float out to the "Swim Float.' Have a campfire in the front yard on the water's edge, day or night. And if you stay at the camp during a 'full moon', watch the moon rising and reflection across the water.


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Private, Nature, Waterfront - Fish, Swim, Kayak - Great Maine Camp Living
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

A great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to get away from it all and truly relax. Cabin has everything you need. Pond is beautiful and quiet, great for kayaking. Near by towns have good food and great little shops.

Would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little slice of heaven ~ away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Marks cabin in the woods. It is such a beautiful spot in the woods on the water away from it all. We Thoroughly enjoyed every minute. We spent hours in the kayaks exploring. We made it up ther river to Middle pond a few times enjoying all the dragonflies, turtles, birds and a few blue herons. We even spotted one of the beavers. On the road to the camp we saw a deer and a family of owls. (Such a treat!). During the week we kayaked on the Saco and rented a boat on Lake Sebago.

Mark was so helpful with all our questions and the cabin was immaculate with everything we needed. I would highly recommend staying at Marks cabin and the words, it is truly a slice of heaven !

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We did not want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Mark and Jack met us at their camp at check in and showed us around. We fell in love with the camp at first sight! We spent a glorious, relaxing and fun filled week kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding and reading. The kitchen is equipped with everything you could need and the cabin could not be more accomodating. Our dog, Yogi Bear, was in heaven, we hope to be back for another stay, Thank you Mark and Jack for a fabulous place to vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin... Mark is absolutely wonderful, Jack is a beautiful boy, and the camp is fantastic !! We spent an amazing week on peaceful, serene, calming Barker Pond in Marks immaculate Camp. It is private-yet close enough, great fishing off the dock, and stocked with everything you would need. You can feel the love and pride Mark has for it and the feeling was transferred to us. We will carry this week forever in our hearts!! Thank you Mark and Jack for sharing this very special place with us. John and Angela

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year in a row at camp, and it was even better than the first! It's a great place to get away from everything and just enjoy the peace and quiet right on the pond. Mark is a great host, and has a great gem here. It's only two of us with a couple of dogs, but there's plenty of room for more. The house is always nice and clean and beautiful and has everything we need.

The fish were jumping all weekend right around the dock, and we even managed to land a few for some fun catch and release. We also saw a deer across the pond taking a stroll along the water!

We look forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage with a very accommodating owner. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The extra little touches made it even more special. Not only did we enjoy relaxing days by the lake, my husband caught LOTS of fish (always how he defines a good vacation). We found some great nearby restaurants for dinner after spending the days, relaxing, walking the wooded road and fishing. Thanks you, Mark for sharing this special place with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Car: necessary

This Seasonal Maine Camp is located on a very private, peaceful, waterfront scenic view location. It's secluded, beautiful, panoramic views. Great fishing, great swimming, kayaking. Have a big camp fire, barbecue, relax lakeside, and enjoy the tranquility of Barker Pond.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $125
Cleaning Fee $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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