|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Welcome to Pikku Suomi or 'Little Finland', your very own, ’Summer getaway!’ Floor to ceiling windows look out on evergreen & birch woods to a beautiful & secluded cove just beyond. This all-season house features a custom-built kitchen by Fine Artist of Perry, Maine & a luxurious open floor plan that rises to a large master bedroom. Summer in Maine is indeed, ' The way life should be.' Pristine sunsets over a forest of green. Over an acre of land & 200 feet of waterfront provide a wonderful sense of privacy & contemplation. The 6,675 acres of Lake Meddybemps support some of the best fishing in the state of Maine. You will love looking out of the massive a-frame window onto the view of the lake. The seacoast of Maine is nearby for dining on lobster or whale-watching. So whether you are a birder, paddler, swimmer, fisher, fall foliage enthusiast or cross-country skier, in whatever season that you visit, you will love returning to “Little Finland”- truly a Maine vacation paradise.
Other Amenities: Bose sound system for radio and CD (plays MP3s as well.) Broadband wireless. Parking for boat/snowmobile trailer. Boat launch for larger boats nearby. Lots of books for reading and some board games as well. Telephone is on regional plan so please bring a calling card for long distance calling. Pikku Suomi is a wonderful location for autumn and winter activities - biking, hiking, snow shoeing, bird-watching, paddling, ice fishing, star-gazing.
We had a wonderful time on our winter vacation at Pikku Suomi! The house was very clean and comfortable and the view of the frozen Meddybemps Lake was beautiful. Gazing up at the stars over the lake at night was one of our favorite things to do. We went snowshoeing on the lake and also at Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge nearby. The peace and quiet were exactly what we needed to break away from city life. The nearby town of Calais had everything we needed to stock the pantry as well as a few good restaurants to dine out. We were also close enough to take day trips to Bar Harbor, Eastport and Lubec. There were a few shops open in the off season, but the scenery and coastal drives were well worth the trip. Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery in Bar Harbor is definitely recommended!!
We would love to return again someday to Pikku Suomi. It has been one of our most scenic vacations by far!
Hope to see you again!
Heather and Sid (January 2010)
Philadelphia, PA/Los Angeles, CA
GORGEOUS chalet! It was very clean, well kept and it has everything you need. We enjoyed snowshoeing on the lake, the neighbours were extremely friendly! The in-floor heating was a great feature. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. We would recommend this place to anyone and will definitely be back!
Thank you Steve & Patricia !
We just spent a wonderful week away from the bustle of the city. This lovely house in the middle of the woods, opens up onto the most stunning lake. The water was delicious and pristine. The area is remote but everything we needed was a quick drive away in the next town. Northern maine is a natural paradise. If you like to hike, swim, eat losbsters, or canoe you will be in paradise.
Steve and Patricia were extremely helpful and responsive to questions and our needs. We would recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy the quiet and beauty of Maine.
We wanted to get away from our busy lives and enjoy some silence, sun, water, and nature. We got this in spades. The house is wonderfully surrounded by trees, giving you the ultimate in privacy. While we were there, virtually no one was out on the lake, so we felt we had it all to ourselves to kayak and swim. Moreover, this contributed to the quiet we craved. The house itself is wonderful: amazingly equipped with everything you need to settle in for the week, beautifully decorated, and immaculate. We definitely felt like "guests" rather than just "renters." There's a lot of great hiking/mountain biking/running areas close by and a trip to nearbye Easport avails some amazing seafood, whale watching (which was awesome), and street shops. Steve and Pat were wonderfully communicative and accommodating. This place is a gem. I'm sure we'll be back.
The house was exactly as promised. Kitchen was surprisingly well-equipped for a rental and the book selection is great. There is good hiking nearby in the Refuge. The trip over to Campobello Island is really easy and worthwhile. We also took a drive along the Bay of Fundy in Canada. Owners were helpful and responsive, including mailing me a jacket I'd left behind.
This is a beautifully isolated cabin on the shore of Lake Meddybemps just minutes from Canada and a short drive to Bar Harbor or Campobello. Can't begin to describe the beauty and serenity of the lake and surrounding area. House is very pleasantly furnished and nicely appointed with most of the things you might think of (or not think of!). The lake was pleasantly warm even given the cooler nights (mid-50's for our trip). Size is good for 4 adults, although single bath (shower is on well, so pressure was only disappointing aspect of the property.
The owners are great, and easy to work with. Very forthcoming with information and prompt in all communications. Great little corner of the world up here!
Lake Meddybemps borders the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, site of one of the largest birding areas in North America and a premier spot to observe the fall migration, and vivid autumn colors! The seacoast of Maine is 40 minutes away, and you won’t want to miss visiting wonderful towns such as Eastport and Lubec where you can sample our world-famous lobster and downeast hospitality. The bold, rockbound coast is nearby and accessible by many public and private park trails. You can make day trips to St. Andrews by-the-Sea or Campobello Island, both in New Brunswick, Canada. Known for its hiking and cross-country ski trails, Campobello is the site of Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home. Less than 10 miles away is the border town of Calais for shopping, antiquing, movies, and restaurants. Autumn features many local harvest festivals in the nearby small towns, where you can buy everything from home-made pies to quilts to locally produced art, crafts, and other products.
Other Activities: Ice fishing, snowmobiling
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Summer season 2016
Jun 12 2016 - Sep 16 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.