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LUXURY ON BRANCH LAKE ( Maine Lakefront ) --near Acadia/ Bar Harbor

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
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Ellsworth House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 baths sleeps 8

Beautiful, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, lakefront log home nestled in a shallow cove on desirable Branch Lake in Ellsworth, Maine. Natural lake habitat, no man-made beach. Enjoy nature at its best! Interior has cedar walls, cathedral ceiling, hunting/ fishing taxidermy mounts displayed throughout- (salmon, Maine black bear, moose, wild turkeys,white tail deer, elk) . . . An awesome place to stay and enjoy a taste of Maine with the waters edge just a few feet from the cabin. Sleeps 8, has washer/dryer, all linens, cookware and master bath has a whirlpool tub to relax in. All that's needed are your personal items. Enjoy fishing or swimming in the lake that provides Ellsworth's drinking water. Shallow water with rocks, natural lake plants for amazing fish habitat, and dock leads to deeper water. Great for adults and kids! Kids love catching frogs and fish! Only 15 miles to Bangor, 12 miles to downtown Ellsworth and approx. 30-45 minute drive to Acadia National Park. This is not a secluded cabin. There are other camps next to ours, and around the lake. Everyone enjoys the lake! Lots of fun. NON-SMOKERS ONLY PLEASE, AND SORRY NO PETS ALLOWED. LOW ALLERGEN ENVIRONMENT. NO internet/WIFI. Take a break from it all! Check in is after 3 pm, and check out is by 10 am. Rates from $2000-$2400/ per wk depending on rental season.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jesse Derr
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2016
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based on 15 traveler reviews

LUXURY ON BRANCH LAKE ( Maine Lakefront ) --near Acadia/ Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.8 based on 15 reviews

Best vacation ever in the most spectacular home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed the best vacation ever! The home was beautiful, spotless and just a few feet from the lake. The property was fully stocked with everything needed except personal items, and it was an easy, pleasurable transaction with the owners. This home was sepctacular and offered so much more than we even expected! Our kids loved the lake, and we did too! Swimming, watching the loons & ducks, and fishing was terrific! We even saw a bald eagle! The lake was quiet and we enjoyed our morning coffee out on the patio while watching our kids have fun trying to catch the frogs and fish around the dock. We enjoyed the canoe, (which was included in the rental) and enjoyed the small motor boat we rented from the property owners.Stores, movie theatre, etc.. are only af ew miles away. Awesome farmers market stand close by. Neighbors were very quiet and kept to themselves. Everything was TOP-NOTCH at this place and we can't wait to go back next summer! Thank you to the owners for making this such a beautiful, fun place for others to enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location - we had the best vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location - it was quiet but still close to Bar Harbor and lots of activities. The kids loved the lake for swimming and fishing. The house was one of the cleanest house we have rented. It was the perfect set up for two families. The kitchen and family room in the middle with bedrooms off on both sides.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again in the near future. Jesse & Tammy
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  • 5 of 5

The house at Branch Lake was one of the best decisions we've ever made.

We decided to combine a 50th birthday celebration with our summer vacation and were so lucky to stumble upon this home and the terrific owners, Tammy and Jesse. They are easily two of the best owners we have ever dealt with. They could not have been more helpful, accommodating, knowledgeable and helpful and did everything to assure our stay was perfect.

Their home is the perfect getaway; a classy, rustic cabin, that's spacious yet comfortable; impeccably clean, stocked with everything you could possibly need and more. The lake out back is a wonder to explore by yourself on a kayak or with family.We enjoyed many days playing on the lake, grilling outdoors, reading quietly at night and using the cabin as a base to explore everything from Acadia National Park, to Ellsworth to Bar Harbor.

If you love lobster, don't miss asking the owners to bring over a couple of lobsters from a family member who provided us with 3 of the best lobsters we have ever our lives!!! They even provide you with a lobster pot, bibs, lobster crackers and everything you need to have a true Maine lobster experience.

This house is everything you could wish for on a vacation to Maine; only made better by two of the nicest people we have ever met.

Don't miss this place! It'll provide you with memories for years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a pleasure meeting you and your family! We are always so happy to hear that our guests are enjoying our home. Thank you!
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Beautiful! Loved Branch Lake, Maine

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Branch Lake. The home was clean and spacious, had comfortable beds (King & Queen), and had everything you could need for the kitchen. I loved having the full size washer/dryer in the basement. My kids loved catching frogs and fish in the Lake. Beautiful views of the Lake! The owners are wonderful to work with and have a done an amazing job of making it feel like "home". This is a great location for sight seeing Maine. You won't be disappointed! We hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Simply, the best!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year to stay in this fabulous property, owned and managed by the best owners we have ever dealt with. We are fortunate to be able to travel a great deal, and we stay in some really nice places. As far as rental homes go, this is the BEST anywhere. Tammy and Jesse, you make the place what it is, fabulous!

We are going to Europe for two weeks next summer and decided we would forgo Maine next year, but after last week we are reconsidering! The end of July is looking pretty good. This is by far the most relaxing vacation we take every year.

Being on the shallow end or the lake, the water is warmer and zero entry into the water is perfect for the kids. They caught turtles, frogs and countless fish! Jack fished 12 hours a day.

Thanks for the great hospitailty and for sharing your "home".

Steve, Jennifer, Jack and Emma

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a blast!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our Maine family vacation a few days ago and we all had a great time at this lovely house. We had a total of 9 people, 2 couples, 2 seniors, a 6 years old child and 2 teenage boys. There were enough bedrooms and sleeping areas to accommodate everyone and the house came with every thing we needed to cook/eat with. The wildlife we encountered at the house was amazing, we saw bald eagles, beavers, a mink, loons, and ducklings. We loved using the kayak and canoe that come with the house to explore the lake. The kids enjoyed catching frogs, crawfish and everyone enjoyed fishing. The fire pit was a very nice touch. We all enjoyed setting up camp fires and roasting marshmallows at night. If you enjoy being with nature, this is a very nice place to enjoy it with your family. Although the house was close to an hour drive to Acadia National Park, we made the trip there 4 out of the 7 days we were there. Go, the drive is worth it! The drive itself was very pleasant and scenic. Acadia is AMAZING. We were overall very happy with this house and owners hospitality. They were both very responsive and helpful. Can't wait to return to this wonderful house.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bangor Intntl / Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended

Fishing (lake trout, landlock salmon, small mouth bass), swimming, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, close to shopping centers


Rates & Availability

Ellsworth House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates start at $1800-low season to $2200/wk peak plus 8% ME Lodge Tax
$1800-2200 / week Summer Rentals: June- September
Security Deposit, in the amount of $900 per week booked required up front to confirm ALL bookings/reservations. Security deposit is held by owners and returned in full immediately after guest departure if home/property is found to be in satisfactory order, (without any damages).

$900 sec. deposit is due at time of booking to hold reservation. Payment is due in full (60) days prior to arrival date. Sec. Deposit/ all payments made are nonrefundable after March 1, of the reservation year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Ellsworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master BR - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Living room also has a sleep-sofa and a sleeper futon.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
1 king, 1 queen, 2 twins, 2 sleep sofas. Lakefront luxury, a few steps to the lake, fishing, use of a 2 person kayak & canoe included with rental. Boat/motor rental available. Relax in the master bath whirlpool tub. Check in is after 3 pm, and check out is by 10 am. No internet service.

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