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Andrew Pierce

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, german, spanish, Not proficient in Spanish or German.

Log Cabin with Private Beach. Views of Mountains, Lake and Sunset!

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Downeast and Acadia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 2 adults with maybe two young children.

THE CALENDAR IS NOT UPDATED OR MAINTAINED on this site. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL OWNER FOR AVAILABILITY!

Exclusive 300 acre peninsula with private sand beaches. The fully maintained and renovated, mint condition 1933 cabin is spacious and has extensive beach, water and mountain views.

In 1994 we gifted all 7500 acres of the property to the State of Maine for a preserved land reserve. We kept the 300 acre peninsula where now 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 private beaches within a couple minutes walking distance. Directly in front of the rental cabin is a 1000-foot soft sandy beach with beautiful swimming. There is a mile long gated private driveway, allowing for considerable privacy.

The cabins are fully furnished and decorated in cabin style, yet comfortable. They are very clean and well maintained with electricity and plumbing. They are heated by large fireplaces and kitchen wood stoves which can also be used to cook on if one wishes to 'cook old-style.' There is of course a full kitchen with regular stove and oven as well.

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Pierce (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Not proficient in Spanish or German.

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 cabin in 1933

Why Andrew Pierce chose Downeast and Acadia

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, Little Long Pond, and Wizard Pond.

web site: maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mnap/reservesys/tunklake.htm

What makes this cabin unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nestled discretely behind a fringe of woods is the perfect vacation cabin. Even in July it was cool enough to make a big fire in the fireplace and sleep soundly under wool blankets, lulled by the loons. On warmer days we walked the 3 minutes down to a 50 meter sandy beach, pulled over an Adirondack chair, opened the book and the grapefruit soda and whiled away the day with stops only to admire the merganser, apply more suntan lotion, or venture up to the kitchen for a snack. When beach-sitting was too tame we took out the kayaks, fished for bluegills amongst the rocks, bird watched, and just let the breeze blow us to new fingers of the lake. We finished our week better people. Thank you!



Kent H. R.
Jul 2012
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Reviews

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based on 18 traveler reviews

Log Cabin with Private Beach. Views of Mountains, Lake and Sunset!
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
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spring river lake cabin

  • 5 of 5

i hesitate to write a review because i don't really want to share this best kept secret. totally idyllic. my kids cried when it was time to leave. gloriously unspoiled, unhurried, and chill. asked the owner to keep our deposit and booked immediately for next summer. love is not too strong a word for our time there.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
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Perfect Honeymoon Escape

  • 5 of 5

After a hectic but wonderful time period of wedding preparation and celebrations, this was the perfect place to escape to and be alone with my bride. I have encountered few settings equally suited for relaxing. We spent the afternoons on the porch and the evenings by the fire. Bob the caretaker and Andrew the owner were friendly, flexible and professional. We plan on returning for an anniversary some day.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We rented in mid-October, thinking that we were taking a chance on bad weather. But we hit the peak of the foliage and had sunny skies and 60 degree temps most all week. And when it rained we either enjoyed our stay at the cabin or went shopping. The cabin and surrounding property was everything that was claimed and more. The whole experience exceeded my highest expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Perfect and idyllic

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I needed to get away from it all. And coming here was clearly the answer to the fast pace lives most of us live. We could have gone to Bar Harbor or any of the other popular spots in Maine but chose to stay at the lake the whole week. Gin clear water, old growth trees and what a Maine lake camp should be, this is clearly a place we will come back to. Simplistic beauty in the cabin and grounds but yet everything is supplied. Andrew does a great job of keeping the camp uncluttered and tastefully done. Our typical day was started with eating breakfast in front of the fire. Reading, kayaking, conversation, and just laying around the beach by the water. Cocktails along with a great grilled steak for dinner then ending the day watching the sunset.

Can't wait to return.

Keith & Bobbie

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A Blissful Week of Getting Back to the Simple Life

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to share the secret of Andrew's wonderful property! If you're looking for a break from the modern world, this is the place. The cabin is simple, with the basics you need and tons of extra charm--it was a bit like going back in time to the summer vacations we had as kids. A typical day went this way: Enjoy coffee and breakfast on the screened in porch overlooking the lake; take a book to the beach, lounge in a hammock, enjoy a swim, play with the dogs and kids from the other cabins, eventually meander up for to the cabin for lunch, go for a kayak, or to a nearby mountain for a hike, enjoy a gin & tonic while watching the gorgeous sunset over the lake, make dinner on the grill and enjoy it on the screened in porch, have a game of cribbage while listening to the loons and spotting lightning bugs, stargaze, and go to bed early to do it all again tomorrow. We made day trips to Bar Harbor, and the closer village of Winter Harbor. We biked the Schoodic Point loop from Rt 1 to Winter Harbor. But mostly we stayed close to home and enjoyed the crystal clear, warm waters of Spring River Lake. Our dog had a blast too! We will most certainly be back! This place is a gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Outstanding and wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described and even better than what I imaged from the pictures. Will definitely return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bar Harbor (20 miles) / Bangor (55 miles)
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Bar Harbor (ferry to Nova Scotia)
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I95
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Steps from the cabin down to the lake/beach
Car: necessary

Relax on the porch and sunbathe on the beach. Refresh in crystal clear spring fed water. Enjoy a paddle around this preserved, undeveloped lake in provided kayaks or canoe. Hike on adjacent State Conservation Lands and explore the many remote lakes, ponds and mountains. This accessible retreat is the relaxed way to enjoy Acadia National Park and its surrounding one-of-a-kind wilderness.

The property and the surrounding lakes have a long history in my family. In 1994 we gifted most of the property to the State of Maine for a preserved land reserve. We kept the peninsula where the three cabins are located.

Springriver Lake and the other surrounding lakes, ponds, and mountains are minimally developed if developed at all. Our peninsula has several private beaches within a couple minutes walking distance. Directly in front of both of the rental cabins is a 1000-foot soft sandy beach with beautiful swimming. Each cabin sets on opposite ends of the beach allowing for considerable privacy.

The surrounding area is an undiscovered wilderness. The hiking is incredible with tremendous views of Downeast 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.

The cabins are fully furnished and decorated in cabin style, yet comfortable. They are very clean and well maintained with electricity and plumbing. They are heated by large fireplaces and kitchen wood stoves which can also be used to cook on (camp cooking). The kitchens have a full gas stove and oven, electric refrigerator and several kitchen appliances. The one -bedroom cabin has a screened porch and the two-bedroom cottage has an open porch. Both are private and a perfect place to relax.

These cabins and property are very dear to my family. We intend to keep them fairly private. There is a mile long dirt drive that is gated at the entrance. The gate is for added privacy and security.

Other Activities: Lake mountain ocean and woods activities

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Rates & Availability

Spring River Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer July
Jul 2 2016 - Jul 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Summer August (Prime)
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Summer Perfect
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 
 
Summer / Autumn
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Autumn
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 15 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

The reservation calendar on this ad is not maintained or updated. Please email for availability.
Please contact us for availability and for reservations. The 'Availability' calendar on this site is not maintained.
A 40% deposit and a signed Rental Agreement are required to secure a reservation. Full payment and tax are due three weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Downeast and Acadia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower , hot water outdoor shower
  • Indoor full bathroom with hot water shower. Also an outdoor private hot water shower overlooking the lake. Perfect for end of day sunset showers or a clean off after a day at the beach or a hike up one of the mountains.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 2 double , 2 Adults max. Provide ages of all staying. Cots available.
  • The cabin is large but to keep the solitude of the property we limit the amount of visitors in the cabin to 2 adults and possibly 2 children. Often children sleep on cots on the screened porch. This give the sensation of camping out yet the children are just a few steps away.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck Furniture
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • restaurants
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
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
The CALENDAR IS NOT UPDATED OR MAINTAINED on this site. Please call or email owner for availability. Staff: Property Caretaker on call to maintain the safety and operation of the property during your stay. 1000ft private sand swimming beach; canoe; 5 single kayaks; One two-person kayak, 4 kid kayaks windsurfer board; multiple hammock; outdoorshower; beach chairs; children beach toys. The reservation calendar on this ad is not maintained or updated. Please email for availability. Thank you.

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