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

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Cherryfield Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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.

The reservation calendar on this ad is not maintained or updated. Please email for availability and to secure a reservation. Thank you.

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  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Andrew Pierce
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Not proficient in Spanish or German.
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October 17, 2016
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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 Downeast and Acadia

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!


based on 12 traveler reviews

Cottage with Private Beach and Views of Lake, Mountains and Sunset!
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

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: Sep 2016
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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: Sep 2016
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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: Jul 2016
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Like a lot of families these days, it seems that our lives have become both very hectic and media-driven (between iPads, iPhones and television). So, we agreed that it would be good for us to take our son(6) and daughter (9) to a place where we could slow down, turn off all of the electronics, appreciate one another's company and get back to nature. After a lot of online searching, we came across Andrew's wonderful property on Spring River Lake. The booking was very simple. Andrew answered all of our various questions prior to our arrival and we were warmly welcomed by Andrew and the property's excellent caretaker, Bob.

The cottage was immaculate with everything a family of four could want. The kids loved their attic bedrooms, while we enjoyed the first floor master bedroom. The large family rooms was a great space to sent on the couch and read, talk or or play games as a family, while the kitchen's eating area provided great views out to the lake.

We spent our days exploring the lake on the various kayaks provided. Our kids have never kayaked, but fell in love it immediately and paddled for hours on end each day on the kid kayaks that are very easy to maneuver. My daughter dove for mussels in the nearby cove, as we all swam and jumped off the floating dock. A boathouse on the beach provided everything we needed, from life jackets to fishing poles, to toys for the kids to play with. The water was clear and refreshing (not too cold, not too warm). The nearby Tunk Mountain provided a nice hike, while a short kayak trip across the lake the the Jumping Rock provided a bit of adventure.

On some nights, the cottage was cool enough to light a fire in the wood-burrning fireplace, which served as an excellent source for s'mores. Most nights we cooked our own dinners, but got takeout one night from the nearby 182 Pizza (which was awesome), and freshly made chicken tenders from the Irving gas station (I know, food from a gas station, but believe me, the chicken is handmade on-site and really good).

Bar Harbor and Acadia are just a short drive away, so it's easy to make a day trip and still be home to watch the sunset. One night we walked on to the beach to see the million stars overhead, and even saw a few shooting stars.

I was afraid that the reality of the cottage and site wouldn't live up to my mental image of the perfect family vacation. Luckily, it exceeded it. We can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Arlington, MA

A Hidden Gem!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was truly a dream come true plus more! My family’s first vacation was to the Bar Harbor area 18 years ago. We were looking forward to going back to Acadia to hike with our boys now grown up but we never made it! Our wonderful week was like a storybook filled with new memories of adventure, relaxation and pure enjoyment! To our pleasant surprise, we were completely content to stay at this hidden gem nestled in the woods and we never found the need to head over to Acadia. The property is magnificent with its’ very own pristine beach and dock and a lovely view of the lake and mountain. We ventured out of the property a couple times to hike the local mountains just up the road which I highly recommend. We were in awe of the spectacular views and only few people that we saw along the way.

The cabin itself was fabulous! The beds were very comfortable, everything was super clean and really cozy. The first day after we got there, it rained and we spent the day hanging out in the cabin in front of the beautiful fire. There was more than enough kindling and logs that were supplied to have a fire every day and night if we wanted. We played cards, games, read and relaxed. It was so romantic and a real treat. I enjoyed this cabin so much, it could have rained all week and I wouldn’t have minded. The added bonus was this was truly an escape from work and the real world . If you enjoy the outdoors and are looking for peace and quiet filled with sounds of loons surrounded by trees in a rustic and extremely comfortable setting, then you’ll enjoy it as much as my family did and will be able to fill a photo album, like the one I’m putting together, with wonderful memories to enjoy for a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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<sigh> We miss it already...

  • 5 of 5

I'd love to keep this place a secret but I can't say enough about it.

The property is perfectly relaxing, serene, picturesque. The cabin was solidly-built, warm, beautifully maintained, comfortable, had every amenity you could ask for in a cabin in the woods, including comfy beds, nice kitchen, warm shower. Waking each morning to a lake breeze and the call of the loons spoiled us. Even the one rainy day that we had during our week was perfect for a fire in the fireplace, some reading, a nap, a not-so-livey game of rummy and a pot of homemade chili.

We only left property twice, once to get a few more groceries in Ellsworth (20 minute drive) stopping on the way back to pick up fresh steamers from a local fisherman, and once to run to the local convenience store for more night crawlers. And we couldn't get back to the cabin quick enough. I know how close we were to other beautiful parts of the state but, honestly, we had everything we were looking for right on that lake.

The owner was wonderful to deal with, quickly and kindly responding to emails. The caretaker was a gem...kind, concerned and a true Mainer. Our two dogs, lab mixes, were welcomed by the owner and were with us for the week. They loved it as much as we did, spending as much time as they could frolicking in the water, chasing sticks and laying on the beach in the sun. As soon as they were done with 'breakfast' each morning, you could find them sitting by the back door waiting for us to let them out to the lake.

There was another couple, with their dog, on property during our week there and we were still afforded so much privacy that we didn't even know they were there unless we saw them enjoying their end of the beach during the day.

Our biggest decisions each day were 'canoe or kayak', 'nap or no nap', 'lure or worm' get the picture. Our time there was the CTL ALT DELETE for our brains that we needed more than we knew. I can't state strongly enough how much we LOVED this special and unspoiled place.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bar Harbor (25 miles) / Bangor (55 miles)
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia
Nearest Motorway
55 Miles
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!

Other Activities: All motorless water sports


Rates & Availability

Cherryfield Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 13 2017 - May 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 28 2017 - Jun 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Prime 2017
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

A 40% deposit and a signed Rental Agreement are required to secure a reservation. The deposit is held until after your stay. Guest check out after 10 am are subject to a $100 per hour late fee. If interested please inquire and a Rental Agreement can be emailed to you for your review of the terms.
The reservation calendar on this ad is not maintained or updated. Please email for availability and to secure a reservation. Thank you.
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Cherryfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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 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
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • 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 CALL OR EMAIL THE OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY AND RESERVATIONS. 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. The reservation calendar on this ad is not maintained or updated. Please email for availability. Thank you.

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