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C.W. Hemingway Jr.

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay

20 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Downeast and Acadia Lodge Rental Photos and Description

4B/Rms, 1K, 1Q, 2 Db; Sleeps 12W/Sleep Sofa & 2 cots. 2 Fl Bths, & Laundry

* * * No Price Increases in 6 years * * *

Imagine the enjoyment of occupying Shore Acres with your family or friends whether seeking privacy or a family gathering.

Shore Acres overlooks Cadillac Mountain, and Acadia National Park. It is located only a two minute walk from Lamoine Beach. Enjoy the majestic views and sea breezes from your bedroom, back yard, or veranda. Lamoine State Park is just a half mile away where you may launch your boat or purchase freshly caught lobster from a local fisherman.

There are two enclosed porches, one facing East to enjoy the sunrise while drinking your morning coffee - the other facing South ,great for afternoon tea or other beverage while watching the sun set.

There are two monitor heaters for your comfort on chilly evenings.Enjoy a Model T rid!.A visit to Blunts Pond, fresh water reservoir,where a refreshing swim, picnic or just relaxing is fun. This is where memories of you vacation will last a life time .

Shore Acres: the play: The famous play by the same name written by the author playwright James Herne c1896 awaits your inquiry. Don't delay, make your reservations now.

Furnished with period antiques and awaiting your arrival, this nostalgic, historic property is an ideal location for serenity, peace, and tranquility and is only a half hour from Bar Harbor. Historic Shore Acres listed on the National Register .

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
C.W. Hemingway Jr. (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ellie: Thank you so much for offering marshmellows.

Liz: Thank you for the amozing campfire.

Isabelle: This was such a gtreat week. Hope to return with parents next year!

Teale :I really enjoyed staying here.

Andre: A charming waterfront spot, that felt like home at day's end.

Sam: I enjoyed the wonderful hospitality and campfires.

Spruce: This supplied a wonderful home away from home. It really was a wonderful cozy place to come back to after a long day.

Hartley: Wonderful stay at Shore Acres. Can't wait to share my stories with other's.

Emily: Thank you so much for letting us stay at your beautiful property. We all had a wonderful week.

Violet: Thanks for letting us have one of the most fun vacations we have been on.

Emily W: The house is gorgeous. Thank you!

Connor: The cottage is perfect. Than you!

Noah: I had such a great time at your humble residence. Thanks!
Sep 2012
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay
average rating of 4.8 based on 47 reviews
Rhode Island
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Great Getaway Downeast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have had the distinct pleasure of vacationing at the beautiful Shore Acres Inne at Lamoine Beach on several occasions. The ambiance is quaint, comfortable and loaded with charm. It's locaton allows many alternatives for the scenic outdoors. Arcadia National Park is our favorite (hiking, scenic views everywhere) and don't miss popovers at the Jordan Pond Cafe!

CW and Marcia are the "host and hostess with the mostest." They did everything to be sure we were comfortable and helped us plan our days. Shore Acres Inne is a wonderful place to stay for a family or a group of good friends. We highly recommend this very relaxing accommodation that we thouroughly enjoyed. Hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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5

Central location to see sites beyond Bar Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had fun while staying at Shore Acres. In the morning, I poured my coffee and put on my flip flops and walked down the road to Lamoine Beach to wet my toes. My husband enjoyed sitting on the rocking chairs on the front porch, as he planned our hikes. The property is located between Mt. Desert and Schoodig. The Schoodig peninsula was beautiful, hiking up the east trail was a lovely way to spend an afternoon....not as high up as Cadillac Mtn. but, still a nice little hike. We like to cook. So, having the kitchen well stocked was really nice. If I were to do it again, I would cook every night. The house has many nice places to sit and eat. We had breakfast on the side porch, dinner in the dining room, and ate snacks in the great room. There is no television. But, we bought some old Clint Eastwood and Eliz. Taylor movies at the little market up the road. The house has 4 nice size bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Overall, I would say you can stay closer to Bar Harbor and have a tiny bedroom and small bath (eating at restaurants for all your meals) or stay in a much larger house and drive just a little. I would choose the latter. Bar Harbor was crawling with people, finding a parking space was sort of like winning the lottery. But, the whale watching tour was located there so there were times going to Bar Harbor was unavoidable. The Hemingways are very nice people too. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We apologize to our guests for the inoperative condition of the TV. However, this review is the first we were advised there was a problem. After a physical check of the television, we were unable to obtain a live connection ourselves. Time Warner was contacted to verify a live connection, and it was good. More investigation indicated that the remote control was programmed on DVD mode. Our grandson adjusted the remote to operate on TV mode and all was good. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused our guests.
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A great home with a lot of history!

  • 5 of 5

CW and Marcia thank you so much for allowing our family to enjoy your home. The house reminded me so much of my grandfather's I felt immediately at home! The sun porches were so inviting and the rockers on the front porch gave us much enjoyment. There was plenty of room for our family of 7 adults and 2 small children. I loved that all of us could sit around the dining table for our meals. There was plenty of hot water when needed. It was a very warm week for Maine and the home had no air conditioners but we found the box fans were able to draw in the cooler night air to make us all comfortable. As with any older home this house has some quirks to it like a loose floor board in the living room that made us laugh when my son-in-law was never able to avoid it. I speak for my whole family when I say all had a wonderful stay and would gladly rent this home again. Thank you for sharing info on the little pond near by to swim in. Our 4 year old grandchild loved it! You folks and your grandson were wonderful hosts! I would definitely recommend this home to anyone wishing to enjoy Bar Harbor/Acadia area.

Thank you again and many Blessings,

Flora Kay

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: This review in our opinion is a money back guarantee on your stay. Thank you folks so much for sharing. CW
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We had a great time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Our vacation was full of hiking, biking, relaxing, and enjoying our vacation stay. Every night we could walk down to the ocean and walk along the beach. The owners are great people, and were there whenever we had questions. I highly recommend staying at this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: As a home owner it is truly gratifying to receive such as this and knowing your efforts are appreciated. Thank you for your review.
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Fabulous vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place from a bygone era, a step back in time, charming and cozy, truly made special by the wonderful owners CW and Marcia Hemingway. I have come here twice a year for the last 6 years and it is always a wonderful experience, being able to walk down to Lamoine Beach, spending time in Acadia national park and Bar Harbor that are within 30 minutes from here as well as other places to visit. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fabulous vacation rental, wonderful people and memories that will last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: What a great experience it is to have your efforts recognized. Thank you !
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Absolutely in love with this place!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying in this home (the first was 3 years ago), and we absolutely love it! My in-laws live nearby and this home provided the perfect place for us all to gather. We stayed for a week and walked the short distance to the beach several times each day. I saw my very first moon-rise and it was amazing! Each morning you would find us on the large front porch, sitting in our rockers, drinking coffee. We made friends with chipmunks (we don't have them in Florida, so this was a treat!) and red squirrels, alike! The grounds of the home are absolutely beautiful. I can't tell you how many pictures I took of the beautiful flowers, foliage, Adirondack chairs on the lawn, rustic shed, fire-pit, etc. Just the perfect backdrop! Couldn't ask for a better setting. The house, itself, is historic and accommodated a large group of us as the preferred gathering place for fun (Six of us actually stayed there, but many more gathered there). One night had the adults by the fire-pit, roasting marshmallows, and the kids inside playing board games! Everyone was happy! The owner made sure that the house had books, board games, and lawn games to keep everyone occupied. Not once, during the entire week, did anyone feel the need to turn on the television...what a change from life at home! When we needed to contact the owner with any questions, he responded quickly. This is the perfect Maine house and property and you will enjoy it immensely!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: WOW ! How rewarding it is to receive a review such as this. My wife and I try very hard to make our Lodge truly a "home away from home. " it's a review such as this,which lets us realize we have done our job. Thank you Folks so very much
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Cadillac Mountain
"360 degree spectacular views from the highest point on the East Coast."
Reel Pizza Cinerama
"View a top rated movie, while enjoying your favorite pizza, with a cold beer or glass of win..."
Jordan's Restaurant
"Best breakfast in town. Just a short walk down Cottage Street. Well worth the walk. Or park ..."
Mainely Meat Barbeque
"The Mother location for the same named business across from Pirates Cove mini golf. Live mus..."
Chart Room
"Our favorite restaurant for over 20 years. Four star dining in a casual atmosphere."
Cottage Street Restaurant and Bakery
"Best bakery in town. Great breakfasts and lunches as well. Owned by our neighbor. It's gott..."
Blunts Pond
"Is only three miles from The Lodge. This is a spring fed pond with the cleanest water ever. ..."
Lamoine State Park
"One half mile from the Lodge. Small harbor where the local lobster men tie up their boats. G..."
Bar Harbor Bicycle Shop
"This is the place to rent your bike. Easy access and competitive rate with top notch equipment."
Testa's Restaurant
"Great place for a cold beer or glass of wine while watching the tourists walk by. Great loca..."
Mainely Meat Barbeque
"The Mother location for the same named business across from Pirates Cove mini golf. Live mus..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
27 Miles
Testa's; Main St. Bar Harbor (Recommended)
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Trenton
Nearest Train
175 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route1A and 184
Nearest Restaurant
21 Miles
The Chart Room; Rt.3 Hulls Cove (Recommended)
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lamoine Town Beach
Car: necessary

There is a 'General Store' only a few miles away. Ellsworth is about 10 miles from the property. There are grocery stores, shopping malls, banks, an assortment of nationally known restaurants, as well as excellent local eateries and local specialty shops and large chain stores as well. Bar Harbor is approximately a 20 mile drive and Bangor is about 37 miles..

Be sure to with the wee ones, Blunts Pond, town managed, for Fresh water swimming with a sandy beach and picnic area only two miles away.

If available, running, and sunny, a ride in a vintage model T Ford, may be possible just for the asking

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Rates & Availability

Lamoine Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

$1200/wk to $2000/wk. THERE ARE NO DAILY RENTALS
All rates include 7% Maine State Sales Use Tax

Rates are 1200 for (4) Adults
1600 for (8) Adults
2000 for (12) Adults


Rentals are Saturday to Saturday 3 PM to 10 AM.

Reservations made prior to January will require $200 per week deposit.

January 05, 1/2 balance due with remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
May, Thru October: 1 to 12 people:
One to 4 persons; $ 1200
Four to 6 persons $ 1600
Six to 12 persons$ 2000
!2 & under No Charge

PLEASE NOTE: Regarding seasonal rates. If a weekly stay encompasses to different seasonal rates, the first week would reflect the rate applicable to the starting date. If the rental period continues into additional weeks in another rental rate period, then that rate would apply to the second and subsequent weeks.EXAMPLE: If the stay were the week before and including Labor Day, and the subsequent week would be off season. Then the HIGH season would apply to the first week, and the OFF SEASON rate would apply to second week and etc. The object here is to allow the guest the best rate possible. If there are questions or concerns, please contact the home owner by phone or email.
Guests are free to pay through Home Away using their credit card of choice, Pay Pal, or pay directly by personal check, to the homeowner. There are no additional charges to the guest for paying directly.
Please contact for address in which to mail to mail your remittance as we go south for the winter months.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
  • There is a full bath on each floor for your Both bath's have a shower and tub. Downstairs bath has a washer and dryer. Both baths have a heater for your complete comfort.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Folding Cot
    Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Pac-n-play
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
  • 2 rooms with one double bed, 2 rooms with one king/queen and child beds, 1 childrens bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 king, 1 queen, 2 doubles, 1 Folding Cot upon request as well as a pac-n-play. Wireless Internet access .

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