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Marty & John Williams

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english

Charming Waterfront Cottage near Acadia National Park

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Downeast and Acadia House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Visit this charming waterfront cottage near Acadia National Park; enjoy the peace and tranquility of this gorgeous new home on the Shores of Branch Lake. The Branch Lake cottage has been tastefully decorated and will more than accommodate six people comfortably while offering all the modern conveniences of home. Enjoy the large wrap around deck with comfortable lounge chairs, dining table and gas grill. Spend your day swimming, fishing, canoeing or basking in the sun on the swim dock while taking in the fantastic views of this beautiful lake with mountain views. This location is convenient to Mount Desert Island, Ellsworth, the shores of Surry and Blue Hill Bay. Here you will find great hiking, biking, sightseeing and plenty of shopping. Also conveniently located to Bangor International Airport. The Branch Lake Cottage hosts an open floor plan with a cathedral ceiling with two sliders opening onto a large wraparound deck looking over pristine Branch Lake.

The kitchen is equipped with brand-new appliances, convection gas range, dishwasher, microwave and working/ sitting island. Adjacent there is a laundry room/ bathroom with a shower, which is accessible to a bedroom with a queen size bed. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and is located in the front of the cottage with a beautiful view of the lake, This bedroom has a king size bed and master bath with shower and separate tub. The second floor bedroom has two twin beds and also a view of the lake. The walkin basement has a large room all knotty pine with a great view of the lake which has a pool table, 50 inch flat screen TV and large sectional with a queen size sleeeper and also a 3/4 bathroom. The livingroom and dining room an open floor plan open on to a 12 foot wide wrap around deck. All linens are furnished. Satellite TV, VCR and DVD are included. Come and enjoy this great home with this picturesque lake setting.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Marty & John Williams (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english


based on 10 traveler reviews

Charming Waterfront Cottage near Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
West Deptford, NJ

Best Family Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

This had to have been one of our most favorite vacation homes thus far.

Beautiful from the outside and as we walked through the home at first arrival, it couldn't have gotten any sweeter. The house was immaculate and smelled of fresh linen with a beautiful flower arrangement to greet our senses.

There was a convenient foyer or mudroom as you walked through the front door where you could take off earth filled footwear and keep the stay more cleanly. We all were intrigued by the house and the layout. We have four children, two girls 11 and 12, and two boys 8 and 9. While my husband and I were a little disappointed at first to find the lake frozen, it turned out to be a glorious wonder witnessed as the ice thawed and vanished up the lake during our week's stay. We were able to thereafter take our children for their first watercraft rides out on the newly thawed lake. An experience they'll always remember.

The short drive to Acadia was extremely useful as we visited there all throughout our stay, climbing multiple mountains - summiting Cadillac and viewing the islands was something we'll never forget as a family.

I highly recommend this home to anyone who enjoys the outdoors for sure, but also to those who would like a rest away from the demands of life in a comfortable and homey atmosphere. That house and the scenery of the landscape was breathtaking. A choice for all. It is on our favorites list.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milford, PA

Beautiful and Spacious Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Branch Lake Cottage this past summer and we absolutely loved this home. We all ran around the home just oohing and aahing about how nice everything was when we arrived. We loved how spacious, clean, and equipped this home was and the outdoor amenities were fantastic as well. My children loved the kayaks and paddle boat and also the dock to jump off of. The fishing was great too. Such a peaceful, beautiful, and clean lake. We were so impressed. This home is about a 45 minute ride to Acadia National Park. We enjoyed the area so much we hope to visit again and stay at this home in 2015!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“Our Favorite Maine Vacation Home”

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at Branch Lake Cottage each summer for 5 years now and are booked for 2015 as well. This is not a small cottage – it is a very nice 2-story w/basement home with large airy rooms that offer a fabulous view of the lake from the master bedroom, great room as well as the wraparound deck. The house is always clean and fresh when we arrive. The kitchen has modern appliances and is well equipped. It also offers a very nice grill and lobster pot for outdoor cooking. Best is the natural landscape and all the outdoor equipment: Kayak, canoe, paddleboat, swim platform and bikes. The lake is crystal clear and I hear very good for fishing. We don’t fish but locals can surely tell you the best spots. I love the night sky and can see millions of stars from the dock. Moonrise is spectacular from the lake. And… if you get a rainy day there’s a pool table, games, puzzles and books in the basement! The house is close to Ellsworth businesses that have everything you need or forgot to bring, and several very nice restaurants. Acadia National Park is about an hour’s drive depending on which portion is the target that day, and it's particularly good for hiking there. There are also two other preserves within 20 minutes of the house. The excellent hosts provide lots of info on things to do and a map book for planning your trip. We highly recommend Branch Lake Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

An ideal Maine vacation home. A beautiful setting on a quiet lake - space for family and friends - and fully equipped down to the fish hooks. The Williams are gracious hosts and enjoy sharing their home. This was out 8th year and we look forward to many more.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Webberville, Michigan

Real Maine

  • 5 of 5

My wife, and our friends stayed at the cottage for a week and loved it! We have stay at a lot of places through VRBO and this is the best place by far. We have been to Maine twice now and we learned from the first trip to find a place centrally located, but closest to the place you like the most. It is very close to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Bangor. The lake and lake views were incredible. Everything you would ever need is at the cottage: Lobster pot (we steamed our first lobsters), BBQ Grill, kayaks, canoe, row boat, Big Screen Hi-def tv, every appliance is state of the art. You honestly never want to leave. The cottage was spotless when we got there, you think you are walking into a model home. The owners own The Drydock Inn and Cafe and the food and service was great! Its worth the trip and Southwest Harbor is a neat little town away from the tourist trendy Bar Harbor. We will be back but probably stay for 2 weeks.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly how it is described online if not better. The owners are very helpful and friendly. I would recommend this beautiful location to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Branch Lake location will find you surrounded by Acadia region's best! Branch Lake offers swimming, boating, walking and enjoying its natural beauty. The lake is one of the larger bodies of water in the area and contains lake trout and small mouth bass as the predominant fisheries. It is also home to loons and eagles who can be seen on their fishing expeditions. The cottage has one canoe, 2 kayaks an a paddle boat to help you explore this beautiful lake. Ellsworth has a variety of restaurants including Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Mediterranean and traditional. For your shopping needs there are two large supermarkets, natural foods store and specialty stores. Close by is Blue Hill Bay and Surry with coastal drives, walks and eateries. Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Acadia National Park offers hiking on one of the many mountains, biking on the National Parks many miles of carriage paths, whale watching, sailing and of course eating lobster and shopping.


Rates & Availability

Branch Lake House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1200-$2200 week
$1200-$1800/week June, September, October
$1800-$2200/week July and August
$1000-$1700/week January, February, March, April, May, November, December
$1000.00 - $2200.00 a week

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Downeast and Acadia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Also, take advantage of 1 canoe, 2 kayaks, paddle boat, swim dock, life jackets, fishing poles, bikes with helmets, pool table, deck with comfortable dining and chaise loungers. * balcony meaning wrap around deck *

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