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C.W. Hemingway Jr.

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Downeast and Acadia Lodge Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 1 King, 1 Queen, 2 Doubles; sleeps 8. Two full baths, 1 with 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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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
C.W. Hemingway Jr. (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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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based on 15 traveler reviews

Charming Shore Acres Historic 4 Bedroom Family Retreat on Frenchman Bay
average rating of 4.733333 based on 42 reviews
Rhode Island

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beacon, NY

Beautiful historic charm

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our four kids, ages 4 through 11. We are so sad to be home already. The home is charming inside and out with a real old time feel. Everything is kept clean and there is anything and everything you can imagine inside. Lobster pots, glass coffee percolator, lawn toys for the kids, beach chairs, a fire pit, and a short stroll to the ocean. We will be hard pressed to beat this location for our next vacation so we may just have to come back! Thanks C.W. for the Model T ride and your recommendation on where to buy lobster.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Charming, quiet, historic retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of seven just returned from our magical week in Maine, staying at beautiful Shore Acres. The location of the home was ideal for us - close enough to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park/Ellsworth to make several trips, but far enough away to avoid the crowds of tourists. A short walk down the road to Frenchman's Bay for a beautiful sea view added to the ambiance. It was also a great launching off point to tour the rest of the coast of Maine. The home itself is charming and gave us a taste of history for the week. It fit our family very comfortably. The younger boys really loved the large back yard with tree swing and sand box with toys. One of the best things about our stay was having the chance to get to know the owners. They were simply lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome...even with our little boys running over to visit them frequently during the week! They told us interesting facts about the area, let us take a ride in their Model T Ford and enriched our stay in Maine. We are so grateful that we chose Shore Acres to be our "home" for the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were more like family than guests. We pride ourselves on giving our guests the best value possible. They young boys were the high lite of our week. Big smiles and hugs,routinely through out the day. Guests come and go, but this family will be in our hearts forever.
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Very nice time in Lamoine

  • 4 of 5

Lamoine is a wonderful and very quiet part of Maine, away from the crowds in Bar Harbor but still only 40 minutes from Acadia.

The owners were very attentive and CW took time to ensure our needs were met despite not feeling 100% that week.

While the house could use a fresh coat of paint, it is very large and very comfortable. It offers a lot of great spots to read or play board games as well as an enormous yard with a fire ring that we took full advantage of.

We really enjoyed our stay at Historic Shore Acres.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, I must agree with JPL the exterior stain is badly faded. The Maine EPA disallows oil based stain, and the quality of the the stain used as a substitute was of poor quality.
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Memorable Vacation in Historic Home

  • 4 of 5

This was our first trip to Maine and we found Shore Acres to be a great home with a lot of character. We had plenty of room both inside and out to relax after a busy day of site seeing. The home is clean and the owners are great to work with.

Shore Acres is in a great location to explore Acadia. We would highly recommend Acadia, Bar Harbor (and Lulu's Lobster Boat Tour), Schoodic Point, Penobscot Narrows Observatory Bridge and Fort Knox.

We would recommend Shore Acres to anyone who wants to have a unique experience in a historic home with all the amenities you would need.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
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Quiet escape

  • 5 of 5

What a great place! The house has a country feel to it and it's only a few steps from the beach. The Hemingways are wonderful people. We got to take a ride in the Model T and had a campfire one night. It was so quiet there even with the kids playing the huge back yard. Would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are humbled. We do our utmost to provide the best valve for our guests. Having satisfied guests such as this brings us joy
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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
Nearest Train
175 Miles
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 and large chain stores as well. Bar Harbor is approximately a 20 mile drive and Bangor is about 37 miles..



Rates & Availability

Lamoine Lodge Rental Rates

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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

$1200/wk to $1600/wk
All rates include 7% Maine State Sales Use Tax

Rates are 1200 (4) Adults & 1600 (8) 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 8 people:
One to 4 persons; $ 1200
!2 & under No Charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Downeast and Acadia Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
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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