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Perfect Lakeside Getaway - Craig's Pond Cabin (45m from Acadia National Park)

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Rare Crystal Clear Water, Bedroom &Loft Sleeps 4+, Pet Friendly, Close to it All

Our cabin is located on a beautiful private peninsula (1 1/2 Acres) with over 1000ft of lake frontage. It's perfectly located & close to everything: Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor: historic Castine; Blue Hill; etc.; Yet tucked away from it all, too. Cozy Maine cottage with teardrop shaped fireplace makes for a perfect lakeside get-away on one of Maine's most desirable lakes. Craig's Pond is one of Maine's Top 10 Clearest Lakes with no equals in the area. Entire glass front of cabin offers unforgettable views from every space. Built before setbacks, the front deck goes right up to the crystal-clear water (most places have to be set back hundreds of feet from the water). Spectacular views of the lake from everywhere on the property. Complete privacy & seclusion with no visible neighbors allows for the solitude and serenity Maine is known for. Pet friendly. 100% 5-Star reviews! Everything you need for an unforgettable holiday in Vacationland. Guaranteed! P.S. - Looking over listings, I imagine it's hard to tell one lake from another. Water quality, water clarity, neighbor proximity & development are hard to tell by listings or photos. Craig's Pond is considered the best lake anywhere around, and it is the gem that all locals (and out-of-staters that know it) see as the hands-down pinnacle of Maine lakes. There are only a dozen or so total cabins on the lake and they are not overly crowded like at some lakes. This is Maine's Best Kept Secret and rarely are camps on Craig's Pond available for rent. Our calendar always fills up with return renters. Stay at our cabin and you'll see why. 100% 5-star reviews!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Jay Meigs-McDonald
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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based on 14 traveler reviews

Perfect Lakeside Getaway - Craig's Pond Cabin (45m from Acadia National Park)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Port Orange, FL

Secluded Lakefront

  • 4 of 5

Property itself is beautiful, very secluded and perfect get away from it all place. It was well stocked and clean and accurate as advertised. I would definitely recommend making sure your car has ample clearance as the road in is fairly rutted and there are very many high spots. It takes some concentration to navigate. Overall a lovely location.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded and magical spot that sits on a pristine pond.

  • 4 of 5

The Jay-Meigs house is a a lovely rustic modern cabin that sits on an impossibly little corner of land. The house sits directly on the pond with access to the water on two sides, ideal for swimming and kayaking. The house is very secluded making it a perfect place to escape but close enough to Acadia for day trips into the National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The most majestic, magical and serene, place to be. I lose myself and relax as soon as I step onto the back deck and open my eyes to the breathtaking scenery. Seeing my toes dangle in the clear waters off the dock every day and also kayaking, swimming, canoeing, or just floating around in the water is a slice of heaven for me! The sunsets are gorgeous, the loon's calls are melodious and the surrounding of nature make it practically impossible to say good bye each year. I remember this special place is what keeps me going when times get so difficult in N.Y.. My time on Craig's Pond in the fabulous cabin with the magnificent view.. Such a healing and re-energizing piece of Earth. Thank you J & J and the Universe . I am grateful we connected!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boston area

Lived up to our expectations...and then some!!

  • 5 of 5

In a word, perfect. The solitude, isolation, peace, and quiet of nature. What a wonderful way to wind down one's summer. Almost afraid to write too glowing a review for fear too many others may discover this gem and then my husband and I won't find any weeks left open for booking. I missed terribly the clear, potable waters of Craigs after 35 years away, and I can't thank Jay enough for giving access to this private oasis via VRBO. Daily swims, beautiful views, our happy exploring dog, and the wonderful Maine air have restored my husband and I for the return to our work-a-day world.

We concur with all the other 5 - star reviews: Jay is a text message away at any time, and the neighbors next door as well as those who paddle by in kayaks are all warm and welcoming...even if we are "from away" (a Maine saying!) :-) We are already talking about next summer!! Katherine, Larry, and Tate (the dog)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Craig's Pond - a little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to our owners for providing a wonderful setting and a great week of relaxation. The cottage was outfitted very well for us - had everything we needed for a fun and relaxing time. Kitchen was very workable, cottage was comfortable, had plenty of games and things to do when we weren't in the lake or hiking/biking.

This is a wonderful place to be in the summer - thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lake retreat

  • 5 of 5

The listing description is very accurate. This is a great place to experience a Maine lake vacation - great location for access to Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Castine etc. The property provides a very private vacation - it's located on a private peninsula (probably over 2 acres). The view from the cabin is just as the photos depict - it reminded me of being in the pacific NW - rocks and pines - no site of other dwellings. It's great for kids and dogs to explore - lots of frogs, clear and shallow water to explore for hours (or hunt rocks like my dog spent most of his time doing), a fire pit for roasting marshmellows, 2 kayaks and a canoe for additional lake exploring and relaxation. Striaght across the lake is a great location for rock jumping/swimming. The water is very clear and was a welcomed treat for cooling off after a day of sightseeing. We never had a bug issue - no misquitos. I always look forward to the haunting song of the loon. There was a very cute loon family.

The cabin was clean and stocked with all of the essentials. We cooked all of our meals except for 1 and that worked out just fine. The one night we went out to eat was in Bucksport at McLeods - a good and resaonably priced family restaurant. The loft includes 2 twin beds, it may be a bit scary for younger children to go up and down the stairs and the loft railing is low - probably better for children 6+.

Places of interest/activities include a visit to the Salmon Hatchery - we had a great tour guide, the Lobster Hatchery in Bar Harbor was also interesting - the discovery tank was especially fun for children, had a beautiful picnic at Fort Knox overlooking the fort and river. During the summer months, the Jud Hartman gallery is worth a trip in BlueHill- introduce yourself to Jud, the artist - he's happy to talk about his sculpture process and subject matter - typically life-like bronze statues of New England Native Americans- capturing their life during 17c.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Situated perfectly between Acadia National Park (MDI/Bar Harbor), Bangor, Bucksport, and Ellsworth.

Other Activities: Acadia National Park, MDI & Bar Harbor, Fort Knox


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Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Orland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bunkhouse (unattached)
  • Unattached, bunkhouse accommodates up to 2+ additional people.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Pedal Boat
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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