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Beautiful Family Cottage on Branch Lake

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Maximum 8 people

Enjoy the tranquil scenery of Branch Lake during your stay at this fully modern yet charming cottage. Cook your meals in the complete kitchen, enjoy the screened in porch over-looking the lake. Sleep peacefully in one of three bedrooms equipped with queen size beds.

There is nothing better than sitting on the deck looking at the sunset, listening to the call of the loons, or gathering around a beach fire toasting marshmallows while star-gazing. Come expecting a beautiful and relaxing experience!

Perfect for families with young children because of the shallow beach!

More Details

Daphne DeMaris - property manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Daphne DeMaris - property manager

Our mother grew up in Bangor and it is from her that we get our love of Maine. We spent time here every summer even though it was very far from our home in Michigan.

Daphne DeMaris - property manager purchased this cottage in 1972

Why Daphne DeMaris - property manager chose Downeast and Acadia

Our family has owned this property since the early 70's. We would drive to Branch Lake from Detroit, Michigan, for a few weeks every summer. Special memories and friends were made on this lake. Now the second generation owns the cottage and the third generation of our family has come to love it as much as the rest of us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Daphne,

Thank you so very much for allowing us to stay at your lovely family camp. We had a wonderful visit with our daughter and hope to return again. The accommodations were very clean and spacious for our needs. The setting on the lake is beautiful.

Thank you again!
Jun 2010
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Ellsworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are three separate bedrooms and a sleeping loft. No more than 8 people may stay at one time.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Family Cottage on Branch Lake
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Relaxing vacation on Branch Lake

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I needed a convenient location to stay between Bangor and Bar Harbor that would also accommodate my mother and her boyfriend. The cottage was absolutely perfect! When we arrived the house was very clean and welcoming. There was a queen size bed and bath on the main floor so my mother didn't have to climb stairs. The view from our bedroom upstairs was gorgeous. Being right on the lake, the views and sounds were amazing - I just wished there had been more loons in the cove. My husband and I took out the kayaks and had a blast paddling around the lake. It's the perfect cottage to stay in and we look forward to coming back which we hope to turn into an annual family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful spot, nice, clean roomy house

  • 4 of 5

We were very pleased with the house and the lake. There were only four of us, but the house is very spacious, with many beds and bedrooms with nice views the the lake. There are two big immaculate bathrooms. We don't like to feel cramped and usually rent places that have more bedrooms than we need and this was perfect. We were pleasantly surprised to find a canoe and two kayaks. We had a campfire a couple nights and although it was mid August, we found the lake very quiet. There is a house very close on one side which concerned us when we first arrived, but there is a big fence so we had total privacy. It was a little further from Bar Harbor than we realized, so it depends how often you plan to go there. I would say it took us about 45 to 50 minutes to get there and we went every day. So that is something to consider. If you just want to relax at a peaceful spot, it's perfect. Plus, downtown Ellsworth had so much more to offer which we didn't realize until the end of our stay...we wished we had known that.

Overall a charming, fully equipped spacious cottage in a beautiful spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! Perfect Vacation Home.

  • 5 of 5

Oh if only my home were this clean! Absolutely charming home and perfect, quiet location on the lake. Came with everything we needed except our clothes and toiletries.

Close enough to town and to Acadia and Bar Harbor, but not so close we had to deal with the tourists. Far more spacious than it looks in the pictures. We vacationed with our 2 daughters and everyone had their own space.

Great deck with a beautiful view of the lake and the mountains and an enclosed porch for the evenings when the bugs came out. Fire pit in convenient location. Lots of wildlife on the lake to see. Located in a little bay of the lake. If we'd owned a boat, we would have brought it along! Lake was plenty large enough to tube or ski on, though we didn't see anyone doing either.

2 full baths accomodated the 3 females in our party. Plenty of hot water for everyone. Linens and bedding were provided and were very clean. Bedrooms upstairs included a space that would be a perfect play area if you have little ones.

We kept our teens busy with Acadia Park, shopping and dining in Bar Harbor, local water park and mini golf and do NOT miss the Lulu Lobster boat tour! This is a great tour if you get seasick easily and do not wish to go too far away from the harbor. Yes it's a 3 hour tour, but the captain is not Gilligan. Also be sure to have tea and popovers on the lawn at Jordan Pond on Acadia. That was recommended by the homes owner and was a great and relaxing afternoon. Rental came with a list of "to do" suggestions, and they were all worth doing.

Owner is well informed about her home and the area and easy to work with. Her local property maintenance team also did a great job answering our questions and suggesting fun things to do.

We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sonoma County, Calfornia

Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a week at the DeMaris Cabin on Branch Lake... what a wonderful place! The cabin itself was perfect and probably the cleanest vacation rental I have ever been in!

Daphne was great to work with from start to finish. The gas heater didn't work when we arrived (however the electric one did), but after a quick phone call to Daphne, who lives quite a few states away, a technician arrived and the heater worked perfectly. Great customer service if you ask me!

The cabin was better than I imagined and was stocked with pretty much everything you really need. The Branch Lake colors were amazing and the beautiful sunsets could be viewed from the cabin.

I would recommend this cabin to anyone visiting the area - you won't be disappointed. I would rate more stars than 5 if the site would allow me to. Definitely 5+

Thank you Daphne!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Detroit, Michigan

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was so wonderful, I can't tell you how anxious I am to return. The lake is awesome. The location is amazing. less than a 1/2 hour from Acadia National Park. I will come back again and again.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Ellsworth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 13 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payment is by check or credit card. There is a 3.75% fee on credit card transactions. A 50% deposit is required within 10 days of booking for a lease of one week or longer unless other arrangements are made. The final payment is due two weeks prior to check in. Full payment is due for weekend rentals with the signed lease agreement.

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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor International
Car: necessary

Located on Branch Lake off Rt 1A, our cottage is close to the town of Ellsworth, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, the Schoodic Peninsula and much more. Whether you desire a peaceful week at the Lake or a vacation interspersed with activities such as hiking, mountain climbing and naturalist cruises, this is the location for you and your family.


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