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Welcoming Waterfront Apt. - Easy drive to Acadia National Park

Ellsworth, ME, USA
  • Studio
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Get away from it all at our peaceful and immaculate studio apartment nestled in the trees just steps from pristine Green Lake. Enjoy two hundred feet of gorgeous waterfront on two lovely acres. We are on a well maintained unpaved road with little traffic, affording peace and quiet.

In the Loon's Nest, you'll find a comfortable queen sized bed that looks out on the lake. If you're an early riser, you can watch the sunrise from bed, but the door and windows all have blinds to lower if you plan to sleep in or nap. You're here to relax and rejuvenate! A microwave, small fridge, toaster, Keurig coffee maker, dishes and silverware are provided for light meal preparation. You have access to a gas barbecue grill as well. WiFi is provided.

No pets please and no smoking.

There are the two kayaks and a 15’ canoe available at the water's edge with life jackets provided. You are welcome to borrow our bikes to take a ride on our road as well.

Read and relax in the large hammock at the water’s edge or simply watch the leaves above you sway in the breeze. Take a long walk if you like. Swim in clean clear water at the end of our dock, where you can see 12 feet to the bottom. Green Lake is considered one of the premier lakes in Maine, with spring fed depths of up to 180 feet. Our dock is unusually spacious, with 2 Adirondack chairs at the end and two lounge chairs closer in. There are also additional lounge chairs on the lawn, providing plenty of places to relax.

If you decide to check out the area, Ellsworth is 15 minutes away. It has just about everything you might need or want. Quaint villages like Blue Hill, Surry, and Castine are all within 20-40 minutes of our location and the city of Bangor is a half hour to our north.

The entrance to Acadia National Park is 35-40 minutes away, and has 45 miles of carriage trails to bike on without road traffic and gorgeous hiking trails that wind along the ocean or reach amazing views. You can rent bikes or sea kayaks at several locations if desired. You might decide to drive to the top of Mt. Cadillac for a spectacular view, go whale watching, drive the scenic park loop road, or enjoy charming towns like Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Northeast Harbor.

After a day enjoying the Ellsworth area or Acadia National Park, come back and take a nice cool swim. There's a swim ladder at the end of our dock and the apartment has four beach towels for your use. The Loon's Nest does not have a television; we’re hoping that you connect with nature during your stay. We have friends and family who continually turn down day trips when they're here; all they want to do is relax and enjoy our wooded lakeside setting. Whether you decide to explore our beautiful area by car, get active, or just relax, we want you to have a wonderful time!


Donna and Dave Megquier

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Donna and Dave Megquier

We are two retired educators enjoying life on Green Lake and all it has to offer. We look forward to sharing this wonderful spot with you. We'll do everything we can to make your stay comfortable and fun!

Donna and Dave Megquier purchased this Studio in 2005


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2


          • 1 Bathroom
          • Bathroom 1
            toilet, shower

            Location Type

              • Lakefront
                Beautiful waterfront property right on Green Lake. Crystal clear swimming right from the dock just steps from the apartment. Kayaks, canoe, hammock, fire pit
              • Near The Ocean
                Easy drive to Acadia National Park and numerous charming towns and fishing villages. Catch a ferry to the Swan's Island or Isle au Haut. See http://www.visit-maine.com/acadiadowneast/ferries/
              • Waterfront
                We're right on Green Lake. Gorgeous waterfront.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Sports & Activities


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Clothes Dryer
                            To be arranged with the homeowner
                          • Fireplace
                            Fire pit with metal ring surrounded by Adirondack chairs
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Parking
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                            To be arranged with the home owner


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                4 dishes, bowls, soup mugs, coffee mugs, silverware
                              • Microwave
                              • Pantry Items
                                Salt and pepper, tea, Keurig coffee pods, plastic wrap etc. Bring your own soup, bread, take out meals to reheat etc. We're set up for light meal prep only
                              • Refrigerator
                                Dorm sized fridge
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining
                                    Small table and chairs
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 2 people


                                      • Games
                                      • Music Library
                                        Jazz and folk CDs
                                      • Stereo
                                        CD Player


                                          • Bicycles
                                            New "hybrid" bikes available
                                          • Boat
                                            We have a power boat and a fishing boat, but they are not accessible to guests, although we love to take folks out for rides.
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            Lawn, dock, plenty of outdoor seating
                                          • Golf
                                            About 15 minutes away
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            2 kayaks and 1 canoe
                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            Lawn slopes down to beautiful waterfront
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            Gas grill to be shared with owner
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            Life jackets, "Noodles", swim ladder, inflatable raft


                                              • wheelchair inaccessible

                                                Pool / Spa

                                                  • Hot Tub
                                                    Access to our beautiful 6 person hot tub


                                                      • churches
                                                      • health/beauty spa
                                                      • library
                                                      • playground
                                                      • restaurants

                                                        Leisure Activities

                                                          • bird watching
                                                          • boating
                                                          • scenic drives
                                                          • shopping
                                                          • sight seeing
                                                          • walking
                                                          • wildlife viewing

                                                            Local Services & Businesses

                                                              • ATM/bank
                                                              • groceries
                                                              • hospital
                                                              • laundromat
                                                              • massage therapist
                                                              • medical services

                                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                  • fishing
                                                                  • freshwater fishing
                                                                  • hiking
                                                                  • kayaking
                                                                  • pier fishing
                                                                  • swimming


                                                                      • Maine is a beautiful state, and we have scenic areas that are a short drive from our home. Having said that, many of our friends who visit refuse to go on day trips because they don't want to leave the dock!

                                                                        House Rules

                                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                        20 Reviews


                                                                        Latest reviews

                                                                        Stunning views and kind hosts

                                                                        Anna H.

                                                                        We loved our stay at the Loon's Nest, and would recommend it without hesitation. The hosts, Donna and Dave, are kind and thoughtful people who made us feel welcome. They went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and special as possible. The apartment is small, private, and quiet. It had everything we needed and felt much bigger due to the windows and sliding door that look out onto some truly beautiful surroundings. It was very clean and the bed was comfortable. Great attention to detail for a cozy stay. Easy to get to Acadia, and we loved having a quiet spot to return to after a busy day of exploring. This is a unique and special rental spot that we feel grateful we got to experience. We would love to come back! Thank you, Donna and Dave!!

                                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                                        Thank you, Annie and Jonathan, we would love to have you come back someday! We SO enjoyed having you here at the Loon's Nest; it was our pleasure to host you!

                                                                        The place is spectacular!

                                                                        Julia M.

                                                                        This is a mini piece of paradise. It is a well equipped room and the lake is beautiful. It was raining for most of our stay but we still got to enjoy Acadia and surroundings. Food was great everywhere we went.

                                                                        Great place to unwind, beautiful and serene

                                                                        Aptly named the Loon's Nest, as we were periodically serenaded by loons on the lake. Beautiful setting. Although Donna and Dave had to be gone (for the birth of a grandchild), they made arrangements so it would be ready, then regularly checked by text on how things were going and answered questions. Instructions and suggestions for enjoying the area (both in the welcome book and in response to our questions) well done and very helpful. Would do it again!

                                                                        Tranquil, quiet hide away

                                                                        Sally M.

                                                                        We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "The Loons Nest" - location was the best - waking up every morning and looking out the sliding door windows and seeing the trees, dock and the lake. Our host took care of every little detail(providing a snack basket, CDs and player, bathroom necessities and yummy cookies. Every day, we went exploring the Mount Desert Island area; especially liking Acadia National Park and the towns of Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor. Coming back to the quietness of our apartment and sitting on the dock was a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the towns.

                                                                        Lovely stay!

                                                                        Emily B.

                                                                        Donna and Dave were wonderful hosts sharing their beautiful lakefront property with us! The apartment was clean and filled with goodies that added a special touch. Drive to Acadia/Bar Harbor is manageable and the town of Ellsworth has some nice dining options as well. We enjoyed our stay in Maine on Green Lake!

                                                                        Wonderful place!

                                                                        Claudia J.Denver, CO

                                                                        We enjoyed our stay at this lovely place. It is quiet with a great view of the lake. We heard loons in the evening and saw them in the morning. This is a great place to relax and "get away" from the pressures of life. Donna and Dave are super nice and informative.


                                                                        Ellsworth, ME, USA

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