|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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This is probably one of the prettiest spots on Mount Desert Island, on big Long Pond, the largest lake on the island. This camp has been in the family for 3 generations. The camp is 12 paces from the water, with a private dock and artistic curving bridge to the dock. A big stone fireplace in the main room. Two built-in twin bunks and a double bed in the main room. Also separate bedroom with double bed for parents. This is perfect for a couple or small family. Everything you need for a relaxing vacation: listening to the loons at night, kayaking, canoeing, biking or hiking during the day. You can swim right off the dock. An 18 ft canoe for paddling is provided for use. At the end of a well-maintained private road. This is a charming and rustic cabin, lovingly built and well maintained.
I am almost reluctant to write this review because this cabin is so awesome I want to keep the secret to myself. We have been staying at this cabin every year for about 8 years after staying in other cabins around Maine. The property and the view are unbeatable. This type of cabin is why you go to Maine. Acadia, Bar Harbor or just sitting on dock listening to the loons cannot be beat. It is not like a hotel, if I wanted that I could stay in New Jersey. The cabin is cozy and cared for by the owners. It is a great value and we are lucky to have the opportunity each year to refresh ourselves in this beautiful retreat.
We rented this cabin for the month of July, 2016. It is deep in the woods, somewhat isolated, on the immediate shore of the lake. The main living room area is large, the kitchen compact, workable, but in need of some renovation. In general the interior is a bit more rustic than we had anticipated. (Other than a picture of the fireplace, there were no interior photos available.) Our first week there was OK, but at the end of that week, following sustained rain, we entered the bedroom and found a substantial number of large black ants (carpenter ants most likely) on the middle of our bed. Checking the bathroom and living room, we discovered many more on the floor. After cleaning them up. we checked the bedroom again and found more ants on the bed. Perplexed by such rapid reappearance, we eventually concluded they appeared to be falling from a knot hole in the ceiling on to the center of the bed.
Unfortunately it was the week-end and the owner was about to leave for a memorial service in Southern Maine, left us with ant traps and Borax, and said she would call an exterminator the next day if necessary. At this point I was extremely distressed about spending the night in the cabin (who wants ants in their bed), and was worried about my husband, who has severely compromised lungs and should not be inhaling sprays or poisons. Consequently, we abruptly decided to pack up and leave.
We had hoped that the owner would understand our concerns and would refund some portion of our rental money (address available from Tom Fernald), but we have not received a reply to this request.
We are distressed that the vacation was so rudely interrupted and think that a facility of this sort should definitely be fumigated before the summer season begins.
We really enjoyed our stay at "little camp". After 20 years of visiting Acadia, this was our first time staying on Long Pond. The peace and quiet was unbelievable. It was great being able to hear and see the loons, and to go out for a morning and evening paddle with hiking and biking in-between. It is a private location, yet close to everything. Being pet-friendly was a bonus, as our little 5 lb Christy, likes to be in on all the activities. Would love to stay here again, if available. Thanks for a great vacation, The Mangan Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at this cottage on beautiful Long Pond. The cottage was comfortable and charming, the hosts gracious (the owners live nearby), and the location spectacular. The cottage is set back about 20 feet from the water and comes equipped with its own dock. It was perfect for swimming, kayaking, lazing in the hammock, etc. and we found that we spent much more time at the cottage than would normally be our practice on a vacation. Long Pond is probably the best spot on Mount Desert Island for freshwater kayaking and is very appealing to nature lovers (nightly serenades from the common loons and almost daily sightings of bald eagles). The cottage is very functional for four people: only 1 bedroom, but adequate room for our two kids in the main living/dining area, as there are two built-in beds as well as a double bed. The only drawback is that the property does not have a washer/drier, but there's a laundromat about 15 minutes away by car. Secluded and quiet, the cottage is nevertheless conveniently located with easy access to all the activities that Mount Desert Island offers. Over the years, we have rented 4 other properties on Long Pond, as well as several others at different spots on the island, and this is our favorite. We hope to return! I'm almost afraid to highly recommend it as it could increase our competition for a spot next year!
Mount Desert Island is home to Acadia National Park. There is an extensive hiking and biking trail system of carriage trails and more challenging terrain. Great kayaking right outside the door on Long Pond or down the road in the ocean from the Pretty Marsh landing about 3 miles away. Lots to do and see. The local repertory theater is just 2 miles down the road. Wonderful New England hospitality and seafood. Mount Desert has long been the second home to some of the wealthiest families in America.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
additional $50 cleaning fee for pets
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.