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Our cabin is located on a beautiful private peninsula (1 1/2 Acres) with over 1000ft of lake frontage. It's perfectly located & close to everything: Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor: historic Castine; Blue Hill; etc.; Yet tucked away from it all, too. Cozy Maine cottage with teardrop shaped fireplace makes for a perfect lakeside get-away on one of Maine's most desirable lakes. Craig's Pond is one of Maine's Top 10 Clearest Lakes with no equals in the area. Entire glass front of cabin offers unforgettable views from every space. Built before setbacks, the front deck goes right up to the crystal-clear water (most places have to be set back hundreds of feet from the water). Spectacular views of the lake from everywhere on the property. Complete privacy & seclusion with no visible neighbors allows for the solitude and serenity Maine is known for. Pet friendly. 100% 5-Star reviews! Everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Vacationland. Guaranteed! P.S. - Looking over listings, I imagine it's hard to tell one lake from another. Water quality, water clarity, neighbor proximity & development are hard to tell by listings or photos. Craig's Pond is considered the best lake anywhere around, and it is the gem that all locals (and out-of-staters that know it) see as the hands-down pinnacle of Maine lakes. There are only a dozen or so total cabins on the lake and they are not overly crowded like at some lakes. This is Maine's Best Kept Secret and rarely are camps on Craig's Pond available for rent. Our calendar always fills up with return renters. Stay at our cabin and you'll see why. 100% 5-star reviews!
In a word, perfect. The solitude, isolation, peace, and quiet of nature. What a wonderful way to wind down one's summer. Almost afraid to write too glowing a review for fear too many others may discover this gem and then my husband and I won't find any weeks left open for booking. I missed terribly the clear, potable waters of Craigs after 35 years away, and I can't thank Jay enough for giving access to this private oasis via VRBO. Daily swims, beautiful views, our happy exploring dog, and the wonderful Maine air have restored my husband and I for the return to our work-a-day world.
We concur with all the other 5 - star reviews: Jay is a text message away at any time, and the neighbors next door as well as those who paddle by in kayaks are all warm and welcoming...even if we are "from away" (a Maine saying!) :-) We are already talking about next summer!! Katherine, Larry, and Tate (the dog)
Many thanks to our owners for providing a wonderful setting and a great week of relaxation. The cottage was outfitted very well for us - had everything we needed for a fun and relaxing time. Kitchen was very workable, cottage was comfortable, had plenty of games and things to do when we weren't in the lake or hiking/biking.
This is a wonderful place to be in the summer - thanks again.
The listing description is very accurate. This is a great place to experience a Maine lake vacation - great location for access to Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Castine etc. The property provides a very private vacation - it's located on a private peninsula (probably over 2 acres). The view from the cabin is just as the photos depict - it reminded me of being in the pacific NW - rocks and pines - no site of other dwellings. It's great for kids and dogs to explore - lots of frogs, clear and shallow water to explore for hours (or hunt rocks like my dog spent most of his time doing), a fire pit for roasting marshmellows, 2 kayaks and a canoe for additional lake exploring and relaxation. Striaght across the lake is a great location for rock jumping/swimming. The water is very clear and was a welcomed treat for cooling off after a day of sightseeing. We never had a bug issue - no misquitos. I always look forward to the haunting song of the loon. There was a very cute loon family.
The cabin was clean and stocked with all of the essentials. We cooked all of our meals except for 1 and that worked out just fine. The one night we went out to eat was in Bucksport at McLeods - a good and resaonably priced family restaurant. The loft includes 2 twin beds, it may be a bit scary for younger children to go up and down the stairs and the loft railing is low - probably better for children 6+.
Places of interest/activities include a visit to the Salmon Hatchery - we had a great tour guide, the Lobster Hatchery in Bar Harbor was also interesting - the discovery tank was especially fun for children, had a beautiful picnic at Fort Knox overlooking the fort and river. During the summer months, the Jud Hartman gallery is worth a trip in BlueHill- introduce yourself to Jud, the artist - he's happy to talk about his sculpture process and subject matter - typically life-like bronze statues of New England Native Americans- capturing their life during 17c.
Après 5 jours trépidants a New York City , nous sommes arrivés à Craig's Pond en fin de jounée au soleil couchant. C'est un endroit incroyablement beau et paisible, où la nature est restée préservée. Le camp est très comfortable et parfait pour les enfants qui ont adoré faire du canoë et se baigner dans le lac. Depuis le séjour nous avons pu admirer les oiseaux, les écureuils , les chipmonks et les loons.C'est un endroit parfait pour se détendre et dont on n'a pas envie de partir..même s'il y a tant de choses à voir dans le Maine et dans l'Acadia National Park qui est tout prêt. Jay est un hôte parfait et très accueillant.
Nous espérons bien pouvoir revenir très bientôt, dès que nous aurons économisé assez d'argent pour le vol! depuis Bordeaux ! Une famille de 5 français, amoureux du Maine!
After 5 hectic days in NYC, we arrived at Craig's Pond at dusk. It's a very smooth and incredibly beautiful place, where you can see nature at its best! The camp is very comfortable and has everything you need. It's the perfect place for children . Ours loved canoeing and swimmnig in the lake! From the sitting room you can observe birds, squirrels chipmonks and loons.. It's the perfect place to relax and you don't feel like moving though there are many things to discover in Maine and in Acadia National Park which is very near. Jay is a very nice and helpful host. It's really a wonderful place and we hope to be able to come back soon, in fact as soon as we"ll have enough money for the flights from Bordeaux !
A French family of 5, in love with Maine.
We stayed at the cabin for a week in July and had a wonderful time. The location is breathtaking, we arrived at night and we were amazed at what we woke up to...an absolutely beautiful and peaceful lake view. We loved canoeing and kayaking on the lake and our dog, Ranger, LOVED jumping off of the dock! We canoed over to the rocks and jumped off and we all had a blast...Ranger jumped off too! We walked around the property each morning, having our coffee and soaking in the gorgeous surroundings.
The cabin is in an ideal location, it is close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor and after you explore the local areas and eat the scrumptious seafood you get to drive back to a place untouched by the hectic world to unwind and just relax. Sunsets were gorgeous and the sounds of the loons on the lake made it a perfect Maine experience.
Jay was only a phone call away, he was a welcoming and perfect host.
We think Ranger thought we had moved there, he was soooo happy, we had to explain to him that we were only visiting this beautiful place and we would soon be going back to our house in New Jersey! He still isn't over it!
My girlfriend and I came up here in early July for a week long getaway from our hectic lives in NYC. We spent every day (except for a trip to Acadia) reading, cooking, swimming, teaching our dog to swim, canoeing, jumping off of rocks, and relaxing. It was peaceful and perfect.
I was in contact with Jay over email and over the phone. He was incredibly nice and helpful.
We hope to come back many times in the future.
A+, two thumbs up, four stars, etc etc
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