East Lodge is in Hancock, Maine, 15 miles past Ellsworth and quite near Bar Harbor. My cabin overlooks Jellison Cove and the Porcupine Islands, is in the woods, a short walk from the beach, and about half an hour from Mt Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park where there are multitudes of things to do for young and old. The apartment has its own separate entrance, accessed through the gardens. (I am a professional landscape designer). The sitting room/dining area are comfy and modest. There are twin beds which are easily pushed together for a cozier snooze. The kitchen is well equipped with microwave, toaster, teapot and dishes, even special ones for a lobster feast!. A lovely place to eat your breakfast or snack is just outside your entry door - Adirondak chairs rest on my mossy 'lawn' overlooking the ocean vista through the tall spruce trees or snooze in the hammock under the pines. You can even dine on the brand new picnic table as you watch the red sailed boats out of Bar Harbor. WiFi is available. There is a TV with a DVD player and decent phone reception.
I am a working artist and the space displays my work which I sell in local galleries. Some teaching is available upon request.
From Hancock, it is a quick ride to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor; in the other direction, you can go to Schoodic, the quieter part of Acadia. In both parks, there are awesome trails to bike and hike. Ralph and Mary's lobster shed is just up the road and they will even cook them for you! There are several delicious and cute restaurants (Chester Pikes has the BEST breakfasts!!!) within 15 minutes and you are just 15 miles from Ellsworth, the cultural center of the area. And one can rent bikes, kayaks and canoes from a local sports shop.
Flights go directly to Bangor which is about an hour from my house....you can get a car at the airport. Another option is to fly to Bar Harbor Airport - about 45 minutes or less from EastLodge. The scenery is unbeatable!
I'm asking $130 per nite or $850 for the week (minimum stay - 3 nites). Most weeks are still available.
I hope you'll come and see beautiful Maine.
I am a working artist - my medium is rustic woodworking. I earn my dollars as a landscape designer heading my company for the past 18 years. I'm the granny of three young'uns with #4 on the way! My two children are terrific and have set their lives up well. I love the beauty of the Maine landscape and am thrilled to be outside most of the time after living most of my life in Philadelphia
I started to visit Maine in 1982 when my kids first went to camp here. For numerous summers, I'd travel up and down the coast with my friend - we were the Flotsam and Jetsum Duet, landing where it looked interesting. I decided after years of wandering, to purchase land and build my dream home, based on the design of the summer camp I'd gone to as a kid. I loved the process and am pleased as can be with the result.
You will be comfortable and rested in this well equipped, modest space with its marvelous views of the ocean, lobster boats, Porcupine Islands and close at hand beaches. The local lobsters are the best around and you can even have them cooked for you. There are several good restaurants close by or you can venture into Ellsworth, Bar Harbor or Blue Hill for a change of scene.
I chose to build my home here because the view was so sweet and it included the rugosa roses along the beachside. The sun rises and shines on my pillow each day and a sense of peace opens my eyes.