About the property
- House2600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
- 4 BR, Loft, 3.5 BA, Sleeps 10.
Get away from it all at Mt. Kineo on Moosehead Lake. Beautiful log home is on the Kineo peninsula situated in the woods, on the water, under a mountain, and between two fairways! Views of both water and the phenomenal sheer rock face of Mt. Kineo. Perfect escape for family and friends. 3 fully finished floors, over 2,500 square feet, Massive cedar deck, 4 bedrooms (1 full, 1 full, 1 queen +3 kid singles, 1 queen + 1 kid singles), Loft with futon, 3.5 baths, Fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, slate counters/island, and custom cabinets, Open living room with stone chimney fireplace, Washer/dryer • Wireless internet (dial-up), Golf carts available (best way to get around on Kineo), Pets OK.
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About Libby Mitchell
My family fell in love with Moosehead Lake and Kineo in the 70"s. Finally, we built our special log home. Our family gathers there whenever possible--even in the winter when a snowmobile is required to cross the ice. My husband Jim wanted this place for our four children, nine grandchildren, and all the other wonderful folk who have joined our family circle. We lost Jim last September but his memory shines bright on all who come to enjoy our piece of paradise.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My family spent the week recently and this place is AMAZING. The home is spacious, immaculate and luxurious (even nicer than the pictures show) and the island itself is magical.
The family was so helpful in getting us in and situated and we really appreciated that. They were always just a phone call away w/ any questions we had. The locals were also very friendly and very helpful.
Our children (ages 2-19) really enjoyed the golf cart rides and exploring the island, looking for wildlife. We sat by the fire, made smores, BBQ'd, played board games, watched DVD's, went for walks, fished, boated, golfed, hung out at the clubhouse, ate at fantastic restaurants and much more. Believe it or not, there was lots of peaceful down time too. We all got to catch up as a family w/out computers, TV, cellphones, texting and all the craziness. It was a very special time for us.
Kineo Island is almost surreal in it's beauty. We've never seen such a place. There are so many memories that'll last us a lifetime. We long to get back there and you can bet we will.
A little bit of paradise
Our stay at the Mitchell house was an experience that my entire family will cherish for a lifetime. To begin with, one of my grown daughters said this house just feels like home... it is incredibly comfortable, has everything that you could ever need for your family, and is in one of the most beautiful areas in Maine. The best part of Kineo is that there are no vehicles or stores. We hiked, biked, ran, paddleboarded, played golf,and kayak and more importantly spent a lot of time together as a family and this is priceless. If you are looking for a great family vacation where you just appreciate your family this is the place to go. Libby, the owner is amazing, helpful, and so open with her house. If you are looking for a once in a lifetime FAMILY vacation, this is the place and the memories you will gain will amaze you and make you glad you went. You will be relaxed and at peace when you leave and sorry to be getting back into a car!!!!!!
wonderful vacation in a unique setting
Our family consisting of ourselves plus our two adult children, their spouses and their children (9 of us in all) ) spent the week of 8/13-8/20/16 at the Mitchells. The house was comfortable and well-appointed with more than enough space to accommodate all of us. The Mitchells were always available to answer questions before and during our trip either by phone or email. They made us feel most welcome and they were generous in the use of the golf cart and "rhino" with gas provided which made it so easy to get around. We also enjoyed biking (brought our own supplemented with theirs), kayaking and hiking. We were able to kayak over to Kineo from the dock in Rockwood in about a half hour, but had to wait a day to bring the kayaks over because it was raining on the day of arrival. Being on the water in the late afternoon and early morning was magical. Some of the family also played golf. Most days included time at pebble beach where the children loved plunging into the lake from the rope swing.
All in all it was a relaxing vacation away from crowds, noise and cars which will provide us with many happy memories.
The house was fantastic and Mt Kineo is magical
This is a new house on a great island on Moosehead Lake. We meet some of the owners when we got there and they were so gracious. All that we needed for a wonderful 2 weeks was present-great kitchen, lots of towels and bedding, comfortable chairs, open space to hang out, and of course the fun golf cart and ATV. This house is made for family get togethers and really fits a lot of people. The finished basement or "kids cave" has 4 bunk beds, comfortable sofas and a full bath. We had some hot days and it was so cool in the basement.
Mt Kineo is a place to relax and re-connect. The golfing is wonderful. We canoed frequently, climbed the mountain, and took great walks around the island. My favorite was our twice daily swims at pebble beach-crystal clear, brisk-so refreshing- I miss it. Paul who is the supervisor at the golf course is so helpful and his wife Mary is the greatest baker- try her woopie pies at the clubhouse and you can order the most divine carrot cake. Fridays the lobster truck comes into Rockwood which is a treat.
So it was a magical stay and I would highly recommended it we will be back.
A+ House and Amenities
We had a great vacation! It rained a lot so we spent more time than expected in the house. The house design was perfect for our family of 9 (6 adults, 3 kids) plus one dog. The house is cozy and quiet with plenty of room for everyone to have a comfortable place to sit and read, play games, watch movies, take naps, etc. We loved the camp fire for s'mores and ghost stories. Although we used the indoor fireplace more due to the rain. The kids had a great time on the rope swing down on Pebble Beach, the guys got in a golf match, we climbed Kineo and went blueberry picking! The house is very clean and is more than adequately stocked with towels, sheets, paper goods, etc. The only things we had to bring were clothes and food. The kitchen was fully equipped. Thank you for sharing your home. We hope to come back next year!
My New Favorite Place in the World
My wife and 2 kids (ages 10 and 13) had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful home last week and we had a wonderful time. We've been to Disney World (twice), have done cruises, California, Florida (Gulf Coast), Cape Cod, etc. but this for me was much more relaxing and enjoyable than any of those as it truely was a 'get away from it all' vacation.
The house sits on it's own pond in the middle of a very picturesque and challenging 9-hole golf course (i.e. your 'driveway' connects to the 2nd fairway) and you get around in a golf cart and the Pro Hauler - which my kids loved tooling around on. Mount Kineo Isle itself is quite fascinating in that it housed very large and popular hotels from the 1880's through a few years ago and there's a lot of history there, including some of those original structures.
In addition to golf, we did
* swimming (beaches at the base of Kineo are minutes away by golf cart)
* boating (a private slip as well as tube is provided)
* hiked up Mount Kineo (beautiful views)
* fishing (obviously), and
* built bonfires to make S'mores (firepit on pond shore in front of house)
We also prepared all but one meal there in a fantastic kitchen (this never happens at home) and even got to read some books. The lack of connectedness to the civilized world was really a big plus in that we all sat and watched movies together which, again, doesn't happen very often at home.
Yes there are some logistical challenges if you don't have a boat (which we didn't - we rented a couple of times and it is pricey ($200-$500 per day) to do so) but the locals are very friendly and helpful in getting you to the house.
All in all I look forward to returning in the next few years with other family members and friends who saw our pictures and expressed a strong interest in going. Highly recommended for 'crazy busy' families like ours who are constantly going in separate directions and need a place to reconnect.
From this location 20 miles north of Greenville, Maine in the Center of Moosehead lake, you’ll find hiking, walks, breathtaking Kineo views, golf, privacy/solitude, and of course lake fun including boating, swimming, water skiing, and fishing. And in winter we are right on major snowmobile trails, plus cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and more… *This house is accessible over water, so requires a boat in summer or snowmobile in winter. Rentals for each can be arranged, and a boat slip will be provided. For an additional fee, we can arrange transfer to/from the Rockwood Dock to the house. Travel on Kineo itself is by golf cart or on foot. Extras available, including ‘helping hand’ arrival service, golf package, more… Other Activities: Hiking, moose safaris, float plane rides, golf, whitewater rafting.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Shorter stays may be negotiated with a three-night minimum. There are no restaurants on Kineo proper, so groceries for all meals should be brought with you to the house. Linens and towels provided. Shuttle service from Rockwood to Kineo. A golf cart and utility vehicle available for your use. Slip included if you bring your own boat,