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Private Mount Desert Island cabin on Long Pond

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, and built in bunks in main room sleeps 6, 1 bathroom

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.

Jeanne Falt
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017


Mount Desert Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • The main room has two built in twin bunks/window seats as well as a double size bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming


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Private Mount Desert Island cabin on Long Pond
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

Cabin on Long Pond

  • 4 of 5

Great place. Easy access to all of Acadia National Park and also an easy drive to Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Trenton, etc. The location on Long Pond is great with water views and a private dock about twenty feet away. There is also a two-person canoe with the property, which we used several times, avoiding the hassle of renting one at the Long Pond agency. The cabin is not luxurious but is overall quite nice. New gas range in kitchen, full size refrigerator, etc. Sleeps six but there is only one relatively small bathroom.

A few updates and minor revisions would be nice- screen doors slam loudly and the French doors at the back could be adjusted to allow more optimal closure and avoid insects entering the cabin.

Overall, I would highly recommend the cabin. We had a great visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Maine

Another lovely stay on Long Pond!

  • 5 of 5

The moment the front door screen “slams” – ever so gently - behind you for the first time, you feel that you have never left from your previous visit. Everything is in its place and you feel right at home, right away. Your first concern is to see that the lake hasn’t changed or moved and sure enough, it is right there, just as beautiful as always! Now you can’t wait for the next morning for that early morning ride over glassy waters…

Our days usually start with a cup of coffee as we board the camp’s green canoe to take our first ride around the lake to watch and hear nature awaken. Those are the moments we remember long after our return to “the big city” (Portland!) for the peace they afford us. It continues to be magical no matter how young or old we are.

After a morning run nearby or on the carriage tails, lunch on the deck and siestas are in order followed by a little swim before the sun travels too far west and leaves the dock. We also often opt for a long hike or walk and this abundance of activities makes us particularly appreciate the occasional rainy or cold day when it feels perfectly acceptable to simply lounge around and not leave our little camp!

In the late afternoon, who would want to leave such a special place when preparing a late dinner is accompanied by the giggles of happy children still frolicking in the water? We certainly wouldn’t. Cooking is one of our favorite times of day and the camp’s well-appointed kitchen perfectly lends itself to the preparation of any food you’d like including grilling outside or baking a ripe berries pie.

When it is finally time to get some well-deserved rest, a good book – the real kind, a paper book, with old yellowish pages that smell like a copy of the Hardy Boys – is your companion as you retire to the comfy bedroom and lay your head on a feather pillow to the tune of singing loons… It won’t be long before the lights go off and dreams of your next canoe ride extend the pleasures of the day.

Thank you for another perfect camp experience in “our” little camp on Long Pond!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eight years in a row

  • 5 of 5

Eight years in a row pretty much says it all - we love this place and keep coming back! Secluded, yet close to all that Mount Desert Island offers. Great location if you love kayaking, canoeing, swimming, or just relaxing lakeside.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Great secluded cabin on an awesome lake! Will stay here again if/when I return to Maine ...

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Location, Location, Location!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 2 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is an archetypal Maine cabin. It is rustic but in good repair. The defects you describe- that it is isolated, in the woods and on the very edge of Long Pond, are what make the property wonderful and unique. You can't easily find this level of privacy and quiet anymore on Mt Desert Island in the summer. I am not trying to mislead anyone: this is not new construction, nor a condo. I received a call from the tenants at 10:30 am on a Sunday morning about the carpenter ants. I was at the cabin two hours later with ant traps and Borax- both non-toxic remedies. On Monday, I arranged to have an exterminator at the cabin. Without informing me, the tenants had left Sunday night, leaving a note that they couldn't possibly spend another night in the cabin and that they would be in touch. Had they actually been in touch I could have arranged for them to stay in another family house on the lake which was empty, or to move to a hotel for a few days while we handled the ants. The service I called spent 3 hours and the insect problem was resolved without fumigation. I am a responsive and conscientious host, but did not have an opportunity to make this couple happy. I think that the real problem was a week of rainy weather combined with poor coping skills and no cable tv - not available on my road, no satellite dish, not available.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor, Maine
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

additional $50 cleaning fee for pets

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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