MODERN, SECLUDED MAINE CABIN ON SIX ACRES ON 430 ACRE POND

Paul R. Smith

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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MODERN, SECLUDED MAINE CABIN ON SIX ACRES ON 430 ACRE POND

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Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5) WIFI internet

Outside cabin.

New four person hot tub in private location next to cabin. Ten pin lights on tub so you can tub at night and see the stars. See photo of hot tub. Clothing optional.

First Floor

Cabin was built in 1986 with 'manufactured logs'. Living-dining-kitchen area with fireplace, LL Bean leather sofa with ottoman, dining table, chairs, radio, CD player, book shelves, etc.

Completely new GE kitchen with gas range and oven, over the range microwave/convection oven, toaster oven, bottom drawer refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, disposal, illuminated lower cabinets, lighting under upper cabinets for Corian countertop, track lighting illuminates whole kitchen, etc.

Screened in porch for dining and viewing lake through the trees.

2 tables, 6 chairs, wood box, charcoal grill.

Bedroom with custom made king bed with four storage drawers. Closet and chest of drawers.

Completely new bath with shower (no tub), custom-made cabinet with Corian counter top.

Utility room with Maytag washer and dryer.

Baseboard heat in each room with individual thermostats.

Second Floor

Companionway ladder with wide treads to rear loft. Front and rear lofts overlook living-dining-kitchen area.

Custom made Queen bed with three storage drawers in rear loft.

Custom made four drawer dresser next to queen bed.

Completely new half bath next to queen bed.

LL Bean futon, coffee table and TV cabinet for TV-DVD-VCR (no cable or satellite) in front loft.

Baseboard heat in front and rear lofts with individual thermostats.

Crawl Space

Tool and equipment storage. Two kayaks, a single and a double. Central water filtering system. Hot water heater.

Grounds

Cabin is surrounded with six acres of heavily forested, ruggedly beautiful, hilly land which form the TIP OF A PENINSULA which juts into the lake. Some gigantic boulders left from the ice-age! Two-thirds of the perimeter of the land is lakefront, although there are no sandy beaches. Cabin is at the end of a 4/10th of a mile private, well maintained unpaved road.

NO NEARBY CABINS. Nearest cabins are a five minute walk back up the road, well out of sight and sound.

A VERY PEACEFUL, QUIET, PRIVATE, SECLUDED PLACE. You hear mainly the birds, loons on the lake and wind in the trees - a nature's paradise. Because it is so private, cabin is frequently used by honeymooners.

Driveway gates are illuminated by three motion detector lights. Parking area illuminated by two motion detector lights. 85 foot walkway to dock and boating area is illuminated by six under the railing lights. Separate swimming area with footbridge to tiny island. Two chairs to view sunset and meteor shows in swimming area.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul R. Smith

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I am a retired apartment complex owner and lawyer who always wanted to build a vacation home in a rural, secluded, perhaps mountainous area and on a lake. In Maine I found this twelve year old modern cabin, already built, at the end of a very private road, deep in the woods, on six acres of fascinating land which form the entire tip of a peninsula going into a lake. The search was over! I made extensive improvements to the cabin, had a metal roof added, built a new GE kitchen and new bathroom, added a powder room, made king and queen beds and other furniture, screened in the front porch, built a lighted walkway to the lake and a new dock, put in baseboard heat, added a new Maytag washer and dryer, and have just added a four person hot tub.

Paul R. Smith purchased this cabin in 1998

This location is so special. It is only about two and a half hours drive into Maine. It is very secluded. The cabin is at the end of a four tenths of a mile unpaved, well maintained, private road, so there is no traffic passing the cabin. The cabin is surrounded by six acres of beautiful, forested, hilly land which form the entire tip of a peninsula which juts out into the lake. There are no near neighbors, AND THERE NEVER WILL BE ANY NEAR NEIGHBORS! I will never have to listen to some other person's television, dogs, children, parties or whatever. I can swim naked if I wish, which I normally do! The lake is beautiful. Rarely is there a motorboat. I hear just the birds, wind in the trees and the wonderful loons. It is really a nature's paradise. It is only a twenty-five minute drive to Belfast, on the Penobscot Bay, when I need to get to a super market, or a variety of restaurants, or a hospital. Camden is also nearby, with its arty stuff. Waterville, about twenty five minutes to the west, is also available for more shopping.

Because of the natural environment of the cabin, I can leave my life in Pennsylvania back in Pennsylvania! I can 'recharge my batteries' in a very peaceful, quiet, secluded place. I can relax in the new, private, hot tub, I have the pleasure of using a well appointed, completely new kitchen, with GE appliances, including a gas range and oven, bottom drawer refrigerator-freezer, disposal and dishwasher. The lower cabinets are illuminated, which makes it so easy to find things! I love the Corian counter tops. In the Great Room, with a ceiling to the top of the cabin, I can relax on a LL Bean leather sofa with ottoman. I can enjoy a fire in the fireplace if it is chilly. In the spring and fall I usually have a fire. I eat mostly in the screened front porch which overlooks the woods and lake and which is a step away from the kitchen. The king and queen beds are custom made with storage drawers and have firm mattresses with a 1 and 1/2 inch foam 'topper' and white down pillows. I have two kayaks, a single and a double, which go great on the lake. The eighty-five foot walkway to the lake has six lights under the railing so I can sit on the dock at 2:00 A.M. if I wish, or take a moonlight ride in the kayaks. Swimming is done in a different part of the lake from the dock. There is a short walk down to the lake over land that is beautiful enough to make a Hollywood movie, and this is the path to the swimming area. It is called 'the point' You will see mention of the path to the point in the guest book. If you want to charcoal cook your dinner, there is a cooker on the front deck. For tenants, there is a cabin manager a telephone call away who will help you as needed. She prepares the cabin between tenants. Believe it or not, she has rarely been called! There is a cabin manual which seems to answer any questions tenants might have. My phone number is also posted in the cabin, and I have been called only once!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
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Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141762vbi
(610) 688-7943 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Freedom MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Brooklyn, New York
5

SECOND TIME HERE!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay in this cabin in 3 years because we liked it so much. Everything is exactly as described in the listing. The pond was bit busier than last time though with it being the Fourth of July weekend and all. We didn't see the Eagle this year but we did see several loons, foxes, wood peckers, deer, and one crazy ring-necked pheasant that liked to chase our car up and down Goosepecker Ridge Road over several days. Search "Pheasant chases car in Freedom, Maine" on youtube for video of the pheasant.
We also ventured up to see the nearby Beaver Ridge wind turbines. Go to the very end of Sibley Rd for an up close look.
Since our first visit, the owner has had DSL internet installed. It was a great help for searching maps for places we wanted to go. Also the 2.5 Mbs download speed was perfectly fine for streaming online movies.
Thanks again for a great time!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141762vbi
(610) 688-7943 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Freedom MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

PEACE AND QUIET

  • 5 of 5
The cabin is exactly as the owner describes. It is peaceful, quite, very clean, updated and rustic. The owner left informative information throughout the cabin so there is no questions, it's very helpful. The fishing was great, we caught and released small/large mouth bass, pickerel and yellow perch. The hot tub was clean and worked great. Very private location without feeling to remote as there are other cabins on the road leading up to it. We honeymooded here, it was out first experience with renting a vacation home. It was a great experience. The owner let us stay another night, as promised because we didn't arrive until Sunday and he didn't have the following week rented out. I would highly recommend this property to honeymooners, anyone seeking peace and quite, good fishing, rustic feel in the woods and families with older children. I would not recommend this cabin to families with children under 5. The decking to the pond is steep. Off the decking is rocky terrain and at the back of the cabin are stairs leading to a huge rock that a child could easily fall from. It's a wonderful place, but it would be a worrisome spot for families with young children. You don't feel like you NEED to go sightseeing when your here because everything is here, peace quite, hot tub and a beautiful pond to explore.
  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141762vbi
(610) 688-7943 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Freedom MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Kansas City, MO
5

OUR BLUE CASTLE

  • 5 of 5
After a long-distance engagement and our wedding in the plains of Kansas, we found our way to this precious cabin. We arrived just after sunset, and as we approached the open, lighted gate, we knew that we were coming into our first home together. As I looked over at my wife, she had tears coming down her cheeks. I would use any word I could to convey what a special moment it was (and is) for us, and "special" is about all I can find. We loved everything about the cabin and about the time we spent there. All of the spaces were just the right size, without being too large. You could be in a different part of the interior or exterior of the cabin and still feel connected to one another. The interior was pleasantly and simply decorated, preserving a cabin feel without going overboard. The placement of the cabin itself could not have been more perfect for us. We found it at the end of a well-kept gravel road, tucked into the granite and trees at the edge of the pond. The cabin and its surrounding woods are such a peaceful place. Without going into a too-detailed description of our entire honeymoon...we cooked many wonderful meals together, baked breads, baked cookies, grilled out, listened to music, danced, drew and colored pictures, starry-sky hot-tubbed, collected fallen leaves and birch bark, watched the trees change, watched movies, made fires, had breakfasts on the dock, pushed out into the pond in kayaks, watched a bald eagle fly about the pond, made trips to Belfast, Camden, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and enjoyed each other the whole beautiful while. The cabin was stocked with almost any nonperishable item you might need. From kitchen equipment and seasonings to tools to laundry machines to candles to life-vests to...well, nearly everything to be helpful for a week's life at the cabin--they had it. If we had any questions at all, Monica, the manager, was just a phone-call away. She was helpful and warm over the phone, and it was a comfort to know she was available if we needed her. Our entire experience made it evident to us that so much care and consideration has been poured into this place over the years it has existed. We would like to say thank you to Paul and his family for how they have shared the overflow of their life with us through the cabin. We continually talk about wanting to come back for an anniversary, and dream about what it would be like to return when we have children. Our stay at the cabin was so very special--we loved it.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141762vbi
(610) 688-7943 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Freedom MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Philadelphia, PA
5

PERFECT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I were looking for a quiet, scenic place to get away for a delayed honeymoon. The listing for this cabin seemed to have everything we were searching for and we were not disappointed when we arrived. We had one of our most peaceful experiences ever here. The cabin was extremely cozy and well stocked. The owner was very accommodating and pleasant. The drive to Belfast and Camden were short enough to take day trips. We'd highly recommend staying here.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141762vbi
(610) 688-7943 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Freedom MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Darien, IL
5

SIMPLY PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
The perfect place to get away from it all. Very secluded, heavily wooded location on beautiful large lake ("pond" in Maine-speak). Impeccably clean, incredibly well-equipped, the cabin reflects the love that Paul, the owner, has for this retreat as well as the respect he has for the people who rent from him. The cabin's central location makes it ideal for exploring the Maine Coast from Portland to Acadia National Park and explore it we did. Everything is less than a 2 hour drive away for easy day trips. The cabin and its location is simply perfect. My wife and I could not have been more pleased!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Modern, Secluded Maine Cabin on Six Acres on 430 Acre Pond
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p141762vbi
(610) 688-7943 (Pennsylvania, USA)
Freedom MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

CABIN OF ENCHANTMENT!

  • 5 of 5
This property is a very special place, due not only to it's beauty and privacy, but the very unique and indefinable feeling of it. The cabin itself is warm and cozy, with a luxurious rustic vibe, and although not terribly large, it feels spacious, with wonderful nooks and cubbyholes, so that you never feel the least bit crowded. Everything you need is there. I cooked delicious complicated meals, and never lacked for a piece of kitchen equipment. (something I have rarely found in rental properties) I particularly liked the loft space (which you get to by a ladder). That’s where I slept. The bed was extremely comfortable, and I had the feeling I was sleeping in the treetops!
There is a hot tub on the side patio, and soaking in it at night, looking up at the stars was a magical feeling. And there are all kinds of little conveniences and luxuries that the owner made sure to have for his guests- A CD/cassette player, lights around the hot tub, really comfy bedding, matching wine glasses, books of various topics, etc. You get the feeling that he really cares about his guests, and the fact that they’re paying is secondary. And that’s just the house!
The lake is incredibly beautiful, and very private. I saw perhaps 5 people go by in kayaks the entire time I was there. You get to the swimming area down this wonderful little fairy forest path- full of ferns and moss. At the end of it is a sort of rock island that juts into the lake and you swim right off the rocks. I brought a lounge chair down there every day and spent the day swimming, napping and gazing out over the water in zen-like silence. It was wonderfully rejuvenating. The lake water is a perfect temperature. Cool enough to be refreshing, but warm enough stay in for extended periods. There are also 2 Kayaks for guests to use. It was great fun paddling around the lake. Whenever I saw loons, I would pull my paddle out of the water so as not to alarm them, and just drift, watching them go about their business. That was something really special that I’d never experienced before. There are very few homes on the lake, and most of them are barely visible. You are really surrounded by, and part of, the natural world here. I spent one morning at a nearby flea market, and one day in Bar Harbor. Interesting day trips are definitely possible, but the cabin and lake are so wonderful, you’ll find you don't want to leave. I can wholeheartedly recommend this cabin for a peaceful, nature-filled vacation.
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
84 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Train
84 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 137
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Knox
Car: necessary
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Freedom Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July - august
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
september
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,125
 
 
October
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

After tenant decides to rent cabin, tenant is mailed a simple, one page lease which states the amounts and dates on which rent is due. There are usually two payments required, half total rent due right away, and the balance due a month or so prior to the week being rented.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Saturday to Saturday rentals only. 2nd consecutive week is $100 less than regular rate. Add 8% required Maine tax to all amounts. No security deposit is required. No additional fees of any kind. No rentals from November through April.
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Amenities

Freedom Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5 New bathroom and powder room. Shower, no tub, Corian countertop in bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) custom-made king bed with four storage drawers in first floor bedroom. Bedding provided. Inch and a half memory foam topper., Queen size Beds (1) custom-made queen bed with three storage drawers in rear loft. Bedding provided. Inch and a half memory foam topper. (1) LL Bean futon double bed in front loft. Bedding provided
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • CD Player
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • fishing
Notes:
one week minimum rental.
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