RUSTIC CABIN ON TUNK LAKE WATER FRONT MAINE

Sue Smith

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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RUSTIC CABIN ON TUNK LAKE WATER FRONT MAINE

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1 bedroom upstairs, Downstairs open plan 3 beds, 1 full Bathroom (sleeps 5)

Located on the shore of beautiful Tunk Lake in Downeast Maine is this rustic fishing camp. The camp, originally using only propane gas for lights and refrigeration and an old fashion wood burning kitchen stove for cooking, has been upgraded over time to electricity for lighting and the refrigerator. There has also been a gas stove/oven added in the kitchen to supplement the wood stove. A wood burning parlor stove and propane burning heater will provide any additional heating requirements, no matter what the weather. The kitchen is stocked with the usual compliment of dishes and utensils. Bring sleeping bags or sheets there are blankets.

Water for washing, cooking, etc. is readily available in the lake, just outside the front door. For your convenience, we also just added running water in the kitchen sink and a new bathroom complete with hot water for the shower and sink. If you're looking for a real rustic experience, just keep that door closed and use the outhouse behind the woodshed

Pristine Tunk Lake is located about midway between Ellsworth and Machias on State route 182. There is a State maintained boat launch area approximately 2-3 minutes from camp. The lake features fishing for landlocked salmon, togue and brown trout along with the usual selection of sunfish and shiners for the younger kids to catch from the shore.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Sue Smith (Owner)
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4.5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Rustic Cabin on Tunk Lake Water Front Maine
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
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Tunk Lake Downeast and Acadia
5

Peaceful Waterfront

  • 5 of 5
We had another great vacation on Tunk Lake at this rustic and peaceful waterfront cabin. The view across the lake to Black, Catherine and Tunk Mountains is beautiful and the water is crystal clear. (There is inland salmon the lake.) The trailhead for hiking are on Rt. 182 and in Sullivan for Black Mountain. We enjoyed sitting on the dock at night and viewing the stars and the Milky Way. The BEST view of the Milky Way we have ever seen. A short drive to the town of Milbridge and you'll find the laundromat and Inland Seafood. At Inland Seafood, go see Herman and buy lobsters to bring back and steam at the cabin. Also, the Fisherman's Wife Restaurant in Milbridge has good fried fish and it's BYOB. We have stayed three times at the cabin and have feel like it's a second home to us. We love it there.
  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to have your family stay with us at Tunk you are great guests and we really appreciate all the things you do. We never have to worry when you are there. Many thanks for staying with us again this year.
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Tunk Lake Downeast and Acadia
5

Amazing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful property! Nestled in the woods in a town with no name... we didn't realize places like this still existed. The "modern amenities" (bathroom, hot water) are just enough to keep us happy without affecting the rustic feel of this cabin. We spent the entire week enjoying the lake, sitting on the dock, and exploring the neighboring towns. The welcome basket was a nice touch!

We'll be back! Thanks so much.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for stating it was a pleasure having you come back again this year .
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Tunk Lake Downeast and Acadia
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5

A piece of peaceful pie!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay here was perfectly serene, surrounded by the untouched woods and the sounds of loons calling at night while the water lapped against the dock. We felt like we had truly escaped our hectic lives and stepped back in time (but with all the modern conveniences we needed!). I loved playing "Little House on the Prairie" while cooking on an old fashioned wood burning stove but was grateful to also have a gas stove in a pinch and satellite TV for the kids. The lake is so clear you can see the bottom and cabin is nestled in a private little cove that has great water access for boating and fishing just steps from the back door! All in all, a great find and our family will be back again!!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review we are so glad you decided to come back to Tunk and stay with us yet another year. We have several return renters each year which means a lot.
Once again to you and your family thanks.
Sue and Gordon
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Tunk Lake Downeast and Acadia
4

Very beautiful setting on the Lake

  • 4 of 5
We finish each day watching the sunset from the deck. Very nice lake. We are avid hiker, it's a good base for hiking the small mountain and sea side outside of the Acadia crowd. Very quiet at the time of the year we rent (early september). We have saw just one other person in a nerby camp. Must of the time alone on the lake. The camp have everything you need, owners are very nice and honest. The only drawback was no boat was include in the rent and the bed at the first floor was not very confortable, (we were only two so we did not need the second floor), everithing else OK.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments we are happy that you stayed with us. The mattresses on the downstairs beds are all new this year they are Orthopedic we did forget to mention the front ones can be hooked together for a double. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay it is a beautiful spot and quite peaceful.
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Tunk Lake Downeast and Acadia
4

Relaxing vacation

  • 4 of 5
This was our third visit to Tunk Lake and our second time staying in this cabin. It's the best family vacation we've had yet. The beautiful sunrises over the lake and the nighttime viewing of the Milky Way and Big Dipper from the dock are awe inspiring. My 5 year-old and 14 year-old both had a great time fishing from the dock and trolling from the kayaks that we brought along. The view of Catherine Mountain, Black Mountain and Caribou Mountain across the lake is beautiful. We hiked Black Mountain to the summit and it overlooked the lake and the cabin. We discovered Inland Seafood in nearby Millbridge and bought lobsters for a large lobster feast. The laundry mat and grocery store are also in Millbridge. Ellsworth is about 30 minutes away and Acadia National Park is 45-50 minutes away. The Schoodic area of Acadia is also about 30 minutes away. Stop at Tracy's Lobster Shack near Sullivan for lobster rolls (2 for $10), better than the expensive ones in Freeport. Bring kayaks or small boats to enjoy the water, even a stand up paddle board would be nice. The cabin is simple, but had everything we needed. After all it is an old fishing camp. We love it on Tunk Lake. We made blueberry jam from the blueberries we harvested and many campfires. The gas grill is also a nice addition. We look forward to our next stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks you so much for staying with us again it is always a pleasure having you Suzanne and your family. I am always amazed when I come down after you have been with us to see the wonderful things your Husband has done in the yard he is so talented.
Many Thanks see you again soon we hope. Sue and Gordon
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Tunk Lake Downeast and Acadia
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This is a beautiful, beautiful spot!

  • 4 of 5
I had planned a quiet week of yoga, kayaking, meditation and hiking, with my son and his friends backpacking nearby... well, the backpackers got rained out and my son broke his foot on the third day, so it turned into a week of hosting 4 teenagers in a one-room cabin. Luckily, there were games and old movies, a grill and the fire circle, the refuge of the dock and a rocky lakeshore to explore by kayak. We had mostly gorgeous weather, but three days of heavy rain challenged the septic system (nothing stinky, but a lot of noise and a slow-draining shower) and my sense of humor. I do not recommend this as a destination for teenagers who want to spend time in the shower or on their phones (they seemed to have forgotten their original plan was even more rustic) -- wireless coverage was terrible, so don't be fooled by the optimistic Verizon map. The upstairs room has a very low ceiling, so it's really for sleeping only, and you can hear everything from downstairs so don't expect any privacy, but it has the quintessential Maine lake cabin attic feel and the breeze is lovely after sunset and in the early morning as you read "The Country of the Pointed Firs."
The lake access is perfect for portable water craft and approach by foot, and the water lovely for swimming by late July when we were there. Loon families seem to inhabit every cove, so plan to explore the shoreline closely. We had trouble finding helpful information about road access to nearby hiking spots; no map we found seemed to put the pieces together, but the neighbors were helpful and their large dogs very friendly with my little old girl.
The downstairs sleeps 3, on very comfortable day beds; stash your gear in the boxes beneath the mattresses. Blankets are in a chest upstairs.. it took us a couple of days to find them, and they smelled strongly of mothballs, so I would actually bring your own. The kitchen is well-equipped with a hodgepodge of camp gear and fine china -- we had no trouble preparing everything we brought, and because of mild weather didn't need to heat the house at all.
Lovely cross-breezes, perfectly-placed windows, springy moss underfoot... this is a rustic spot I would return to by myself or with one or two close friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review as our add states it is a Rustic Fishing camp if you like to get away from it all. As far as the gurgling in the shower there was a flash flood that swept across down east Maine and caused many places to flood the water comes from the lake hence the gurgling.
We do stae on the web site we do not provide linens or blankets the ones we keep in the trunk upstairs are what we store for ourselves for Ice Fishing trips.
I apologise the teenagers had to go without their cell phones actually AT & T works quite well they have a tower up on the Ailine route 9 as for Verizon we have that provider ourselves and you have to stand on the dock for cell coverage or over by the window on the right side of the camp.
It definately is a very peaceful retreat we love it and so do our guests so I hope you will return with your friends one year soon.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton or Bangor
Nearest Train
100 Miles
brunswick Maine
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
RTE 182
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Cherryfield
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Trenton Golf club
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Clam Shack Rte 1
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

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Tunk Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Year Round
May 3 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$850
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $850/wk
State of Maine Lodging Tax 8%
Security Deposit $250 which is fully refundable at end of rental after inspection.
50% deposit required when making reservation. Remaining 50% due 60 days prior to reservation date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Tunk Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Lake View
  • Waterfront
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Parking
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New
  • Newly added 2011.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
  • To go upstairs you would have to go up a pull down set of ladder stairs that come down from the ceiling. Downstairs you have 3 single size beds 2 of which can be hooked together to make a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a wonderful Camp if you like camping in a tent but want to go the extra mile and enjoy relaxation this is it. Tunk Lake is one of the cleanest Lakes in Maine and has Landlock Salmon, Togue and Brown Trout as well as sunfish and perch for the kids.
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