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Cottage with Private Beach and Views of Lake, Mountains and Sunset!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 adults and 2- 4 children depending on privacy needs (or 4 adults + no kids)

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Near Acadia National Park, this private 300 acre lakefront cottage property is a unique vacation. All rooms have magnificent views of the beach, lake and mountains. Perfect for families who enjoy beach activities or for a quiet remote 'get-a-way.' Located adjacent to 38,000-acre land preservation on a minimally developed lake.

In 1994 we gifted 7500 acres of the property to the State of Maine for a State land reserve. We kept out the 300 acre peninsula surrounded by the land reserve, where the three cabins are located. The surrounding area is an undiscovered wilderness. The hiking is incredible with tremendous views of Down east Maine and Acadia National Park. There are many remote lakes and ponds snuggled in the hills that provide total privacy. In addition, Acadia National Park is only a short drive away and can easily be visited for a day or afternoon.

Spring River Lake and the other surrounding lakes, ponds, and mountains are minimally developed if developed at all. Our peninsula has several additional private beaches within a couple minutes walking distance. Directly in front of the rental cottage is a 1000-foot long soft sandy beach with beautiful swimming. The cottage has a mile long gated private driveway, allowing for considerable privacy.

The cottage is fully furnished and decorated in cottage style, yet comfortable. It is very clean and well maintained with electricity and plumbing. It is heated by large fireplace, electric baseboards, and kitchen wood stove.

The large property also has Homeaway listing #4017223 and #102874.

More Details

Andrew Pierce
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Not proficient in Spanish or German.
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Andrew Pierce

The property and the surrounding area are very dear to me and my family. In 1994 we donated thousands of acres to the State of Maine for a Maine State Land Reserve which is now enjoyed and respected by enthusiastic visitors. We work hard to keep our remaining private peninsula pristine and in complete respect to the natural beauty of the area. Andrew grew up in the Bangor and Downeast area and has a strong connection to the Acadia region.

Andrew Pierce purchased this cottage in 1933

Why Andrew Pierce chose Sullivan

The large private property has Homeaway listings #102874 and #4017223.

Over all area: Two proximal reserves have been designated here: 1,940 acres east of Donnell Pond and 4,274 acres northeast of Spring River Lake. The mountains and lakes formed by the Tunk Mountain Pluton constitute one of the most distinctive landmarks of the East Coastal Region. The two reserves include mid-elevation (~1,000 foot) summits of Tunk Mountain, Black Mountain, and Caribou Mountain as well as Tilden Pond, and Little Long Pond.

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What makes this cottage unique

The State’s best private beach, cleanest water and swimming, fantastic views and sunsets, well maintained cottage and the proximity to the Maine coast. A perfect romantic get-a-way or a memorable family Maine woods, lake and coastal experience!


Sullivan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • The Rental Agreement provided here outlines House Rules. If you wish to proceed please provide your address and one will be completed and sent to you.
  • A signed and returned Agreement is require to complete and secure a reservation.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , Hot Water Outdoor Shower
  • Full bathroom with shower indoors as well as an outdoor hot water shower perfect for sunset showers, rinse off after day at beach or a cool down after a hike on one of the nearby mountain trials.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Upstairs - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , open floor plan.
    Bedroom Downstairs - 1 king
  • Upstairs bedroom is a 'L' shaped bedroom and provides some privacy between the two single beds and the double in the room. It is not ideal for those wishing for complete privacy upstairs. It is prefect for kids or parents and kids. All beds are made fresh just prior to arrival.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The CALENDAR ON THIS SITE IS NOT UPDATED OR MAINTAINED. PLEASE INQUIRE THE OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY. Staff: Caretaker on call to maintain the safety and operation of the property during your stay. Cottage is professionally cleaned just prior to tenant's arrival. Sundeck; 1000ft private sand swimming beach; canoe; rowboat; sailboat; 4 single kayaks; One two-person kayak; windsurfer board; fully furnished; all linens; dishes; utensils; cooking appliances; on call caretaker; privacy; private locked gate; spring fed lake water, beach chairs; life jackets; kids beach toys; multiple hammocks.


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Cottage with Private Beach and Views of Lake, Mountains and Sunset!
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
Gainesville, FL

Beautiful, relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Spring River Lake and this cabin are absolutely wonderful. From the clear waters to the private setting- it had everything we were looking for. We loved using the kayaks to explore the lake and hearing the call of the loons each day. Having the private beach cove was perfect- we enjoyed sitting in the chairs at the water's edge and watching the beautiful sunsets!

Our cabin was clean and well stocked with everything we needed to make meals. The bed in the master was quite comfortable! Acadia and the Schoodic peninsula were very close drives and we enjoyed being able to visit them, even though the setting we had at the cabin was our favorite.

Andrew was an amazing host who joyfully gave us great advice before and during our trip. His communication was always quick and thorough! He even did his best to make sure we could have a bit of wifi connection for work emails. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a Great Vacation can't wait for next year.

  • 5 of 5

The cabins were perfect! Quiet, private and well kept. Plenty of things to do in and around the lake. The water is crystal clear and the fishing, kayaking and canoeing kept the kids entertained all week. If you want a place to unwind away from it all and relax, This is paradise! What a great experience!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Huntington, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Don't just go see Maine foliage and wildlife, live in it for a week. This cabin is warm, comfortable and convenient to Acadia National Park, Lubec and Ellsworth. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our cabin stay

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our two dogs stayed in the Three Bears Cabin. The cabin was very clean and spacious. The kitchen had all the necessary items including a lobster pot that we used for the lobsters we bought at the shore in Milbridge. We loved having coffee on the deck in the morning while our dogs ran down to the sandy beach for a quick swim. It was great to have canoes and kayaks to use which we used most days to get around the lake. Clear water, sandy beaches, and mountain views made for an enjoyable week. There's several hikes nearby and Catherine Hill Winery is right up the road. If you want to get away (no cable, no TV and no cell service on the property) and unplug, this cabin is definitely a great choice. We will be back to Down East Maine.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A return to a simpler way of life...

  • 5 of 5

There are two kinds of vacations- ones where you go, go, go, and ones where you just relax. This was one of the most relaxing weeks we've had in a long time. The cabin was spacious and clean- plenty of room for the two of us. The beach and the lake were just a few steps away- the beach was spotless and the water clear and delightful. It was a week spent reading, talking, knitting, eating seafood, exploring the lakes (there are a bunch around!), hiking up Tunk Mt. (you can see Cadillac Mt. from the top!), swimming, fishing, and exploring the coast. We went to Acadia a couple of days, and it was so crowded that we couldn't wait to get back to the solitude of Spring River Lake...

Andrew (the owner) and Bob (the caretaker) were great to work with- prompt and responsive when I had questions.

If you are looking for non-stop excitement- go to Disneyworld. If you are looking to spend a week living life the way it was meant to be- fresh air, exercise, good food, restful nights, and a fire in the fireplace when the sun goes down...stay at Andrew's cabin. I guarantee you will NOT want to return to work the following Monday.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bellingham, Washington, USA

Relax and Unwind... beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Simply a beautiful location and excellent accommodations -- a beautiful strip of lakeside Maine property at the north edge of Acadia National Park.

My wife's family, her sister's family, and their 40-year-ago childhood friends (and parts of their respective families) enjoyed a fabulous week here in mid-July 2016. We actually rented all three of the cabins on this private cove on Spring River Lake, and we had that whole end of the lake to ourselves. And we had a ball.

The lake was a beautiful, clear-water, rough-sand beach setting, with plenty of "toys" available such as kayaks, canoes, a floaty raft, and beach chairs/umbrellas. On one day we all paddled over to the opposite end of the lake and played on the "jumping rock"; but on most days we just chilled and chatted and splashed in the gently sloping water in our own private cove! The drive to Acadia isn't much longer than the drive to the grocery store -- what a beautiful area of the country.

The cabins were well-designed and reasonably appointed. Some of the dishes/dinnerware could stand to be updated, but everything was clean and generally had everything we needed. The general feel was "rustic" more than "elegant" but this is exactly what we were after. The local hiking (esp. Tunk Mountain) was fabulous.

The cabin owner was generous with contributing his 'local knowledge' of the lake, cabins, and surrounding community/history with us. Communication was flawless before, during, and after the rental and was in no way overbearing. Response time to phone calls or emails was always within 24 hours. The information binders provided at the cabins were well-written and helpful.

We did have a few problems with ants in one of the cabins, but we brought this up to the caretaker and he addressed it promptly and effectively. Also, while we were lucky to be enjoying all three cabins together this week, I imagine some of the pure bliss might have been lost if we didn't have the whole cove to ourselves. But the cabins are very nicely spaced, at least 100 yards apart, so I don't think this would have greatly diminished the charm of the site.

We had a great week at these lovely lakeside cabins, and will cherish the family/friend togetherness it fostered for years to come. We strongly recommend them to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor (20 miles) / Bangor (55 miles)
Nearest Barpub
1 Metres
Frosty beer on a private beach...or Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Acadia regoin Bar Harbor (15 and 25 miles)
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Metres
Lobster with a sunset on your deck...or Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Cottage is on the beach
Car: necessary

Ideal spot to relax while enjoying Maine's seacoast, Acadia and surrounding wilderness. One-of-a-kind beach! Few if any completely private fresh water beaches exist like this in New England, especially with such easy access to Acadia National Park and other immediate natural adventures.

Other Activities: All motorless water sports. HIKING. KAYAKING


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $750

The Rental Agreement outlines all house rules and payment requirements. Please provide home address and one will be emailed to you. A 50% rental fee and 9% State tax along with a signed Rental Agreement are required to secure the reservations. The balance of 50% rental fee, the 9% State tax, and the $750 security deposit are due 90 days prior to arrival. Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. Deposit are refunded within one week of departure if the property is returned in good condition. Guest check out after 10 am may be subject to $100 per hour late fee. A $100 fee for any excessive cleaning may also be charged. $50 per night charge per person(s) above the person/Guests max. Owner must authorize all guests prior to arrival. Alternative Changeover/Arrival dates must be arranged in advanced of arrival. All payments are made via personal or bank check in US$.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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