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Waterfront Post & Beam Home on 5 Peaceful Acres

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 2 BR, 1.5 BA, sleeps 4

Enjoy this beautiful 1990 constructed post and beam home nestled in the woods on a private five acre retreat. This home has cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, an open floor plan with lots of windows. The first floor bedroom has a queen-size bed and views through the woods to the water. There is a half-bath on the first floor. Walk upstairs to a private, spacious loft with two twin beds and a full bathroom. Watch the change of the water on this tidal cove (11 ft tidal change). Swim at high tide off granite ledges and enjoy low tide walks along the shoreline. Your stay includes all bed linens and bath towels.

Acadia National Park is a treasure to explore. The Schoodic Peninsula area of Acadia is more remote, less traveled, yet equally as spectacular as the Mount Desert Island area. This rental house is a 30 minute drive from each of these Acadia National Park locations.

More Details

Cathy Straka & Rick Miller
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017


The home is located in Lamoine which is approximately twenty miles from Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, and six miles from the restaurants and shops of Ellsworth.


Lamoine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
1 queen, 2 twins, hammock .


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Waterfront Post & Beam Home on 5 Peaceful Acres
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

We loved the property due to its seclusion in the woods by the water yet close to Acadia.

  • 5 of 5

If you love the peace and quiet in the wilderness by the water than this is for you. The property is everything you see and read, and more. We love to hike and bike in all parts of Acadia National Park so this was perfect for us. We would be out most of the day and come back and chill out before cooking our fresh lobsters and crab cakes we aquired at Winter Harbor Coop along with grilling steaks on the deck. The house was everthing we expected and more. We can't thank Cathy and Rick enough for sharing their house with us for that totally enjoyable week. Even though you're secluded you are close to Ellsworth and Bar Harbor. For our family it's all about getting out and soaking up all nature has to offer. So if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life and sit back and relax this is it. This property is a diamond in the rough and we were so fortunate to have had the chance to experience it first hand. Thank you Cathy and Rick! We will be back! You can count on that!



  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Scott for the appreciation of our little gem in the woods on the water! Cathy and Rick
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Clarklake, Michigan

Very nice. Felt comfortable, really clean, nice, quiet setting.

  • 5 of 5

It was a great place to stay. Not far from anything we wanted to visit. Very quiet, beautiful setting. Very much enjoyed the area and the home.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, great hosts, great view

  • 5 of 5

This place looks out on the water-- and is cozy and comfortable. The hosts let us switch the dates which we were so grateful for. Tozlers lobster is so close.

Acadia Beehive and Gorge trails were great. Thanks

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Relax and Get Away From It ALL.

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great stay at the house. It was nice to come here at night and just relax to peaceful environment. And we enjoyed seeing three deer on the side of the house one morning and we also seen a fox in the yard too. Cathy and Rick are great to communicate with through emails and the regular mail, and also once you arrive there's a binder with all the details to have a safe and wonderful vacation at their house. We had such a great experience with getting engaged at Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park and coming home to your great house to relax after long days of exploring Maine. Thank you Cathy and Rick for providing a great clean house.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and thoroughly relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the Great Ledge house brought home the idea that where one stays is deeply part of the vacation experience. Thank you, Cathy and Rick for making your home available and for showing the pictorial history of the house building. We purposely planned time at the house just to be there and watch the tidal cove over the course of a day. We also had a full moon developing during our stay and had moonlight in our bedroom, which was lovely.

The area of Schoodic Bay is beautiful, especially Acadia where we hiked and rode bikes. We also visited Thuya Gardens which was relaxing and beautiful. We went to Bar Harbor but for us it was simply too busy for us.

We hope to come back.

Thank you

Paula, David,and Emma

Western MA

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful quiet spot

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our week in Lamoine and only wish that it could have been longer as we did not get enough time just relaxing at the house. The house is just a pictured and is nice and clean and well appointed. The kids (5 and 8) loved the loft and there is a nice gate at the top of the stairs. My only complaint would be the light and dark...a little too light in the early mornings without any shades in the house (and a 5 year old waking me by 6:00 a.m. each morning!) and a little dark at in the evening, especially over the table. The favorite spot was sitting on the deck at cocktail time playing games (4 chairs would be great, we did bring a couple of folding chairs after seeing the photos). The tidal inlet is just beautiful and so peaceful and quiet. I was concerned that is was too close to the house and that there was such an extreme low and high tide, neither of these things were an issue. There is a good separation with the wooded area which I was comfortable with my kids exploring on their own and there is not an extreme drop off at the shore line, but rock shelves creating a gradual entry in most places. We brought kayaks and enjoyed paddling out front and swimming.

The location was good. Ellsworth is an easy 8-10 minute drive so it was quick to pick up groceries or hit another store. The drive, while easy, to Bar Harbor and Acadia was just a bit longer than I was expecting. We spent quite a bit of time exploring the park and they were long days as once we were out, we were out. We also explored Winter Harbor and the Scoodic Peninsula which I highly recommend, it was just beautiful and hardly any people there. The kids had one of their best afternoons exploring the rocks there.

All in all a really wonderful vacation and spot to call home during the week. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.