This is an absolutely serene location on the lake (Abrams Pond) with view of Schoodic Mountain in the distance. 35 miles from Bar Harbor/Acadia. Great lawn to frolic as well as great fishing and swimming in the lake. New roof, siding, windows, furniture and more...
Located on a beautiful, quiet lake with large lawn. Just north of Ellsworth where you will find food shopping, theaters, restaurants, LL Bean outlet, and fun shopping. Pleasant drive to Bar Harbor, great restaurants, shopping and the wonderful Acadia National Park for hiking, biking and beautiful sightseeing along the coast. 'Serenity' is located on Abrams Pond in Eastbrook. Great fishing, kayaks provided. Spotted on premises; bald eagles, too many other birds to mention, mink and moose too. Peaceful setting away from it all.
This was our first visit to Serenity, but not our last! We are already planning a return next year. We traveled with my family which is my husband myself and our two year old and 8 month old, my parents who are both retired, and my brother and sister in law joined us for a few days as well. We all enjoyed our visit! My two year old loved swimming in the lake especially because there was no large drop off. The lake is very quiet with no loud boats or jet skis going all day. We went kayaking most days and enjoyed fires at night. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need for cooking. We did a day trip into Boothbay, but staying right at the camp was the best part of the vacation!
This was our 5th visit to Serenity. As always it was one of the most relaxing vacations we get to take. We love the water and are kayaking everyday! The property is perfect with the water access and big yard for games. We really enjoy the wildlife! We always see the Bald eagle and love getting pictures of it. The loons, frogs and ducks are amazing to watch. The house is so quaint and comfortable. We just love it here!
What an awesome place. Comfortable, inviting and peaceful while retaining that Maine Camp character that truly encourages everyone to take a deep breath and just decompress from the stresses of everyday life. The smallmouth bass fishing was excellent and kept the boys busy while the girls enjoyed the peace and quiet of resting, reading and relaxing. Great location to access Acadia, Bar Harbor and other Maine treasures along Rt. 1. such as Sullivan Harbor Farms in Franklin, ME for smoked fish/seafood and countless farmers markets for additional delicacies. There's much to enjoy around here but the most enjoyable days can be spent right there at Serenity. See a few sights, stock up on some provisions while you are in town (smoked salmon, trout, scallops, cheese, figs, crackers, etc. along with a few bottles of wine), and then enjoy some al-fresco picnics beneath one of the many shade trees right there at Serenity. I guarantee that it will put a smile on your face and put your heart and mind at ease. This place epitomizes the saying: Maine - The way life should be!!!
Another great week of beautiful weather. We had cool nights and warm days! Trips to Acadia and Bar Harbor were wonderful. Went out to dinner at 44 degrees North, and picked up our own lobster from DownEast Lobster Pound. Every year we find new adventures to check out. We love having all the amenities at our disposal. J. makes sure we are all comfortable and welcome. Love staying at this serene locale. We also got to see the Rainbow! Looking forward to future vacations here!
What a lovely spot. In our opinion, this house had the choice spot on the pond, which was so quiet and peaceful at all times during our stay. (In other words, we did not see or hear one power boat or jet ski during our stay.) We are a family with three teens, so the kayaks were abundantly used by all. We especially enjoyed communing with the loons, who let us kayak (quietly) fairly close to them without concern. With our loon visits, our early morning kayak trips on glassy waters were the highlight, for sure. Bald eagle sightings were icing on the cake...and, yes, we were fortunate enough to see a double rainbow on our first day. One note to those with very young children: the pond has a very gradual beach, so this would really be a perfect spot for children who want to putter around and splash in the water.
A trip into Ellsworth is very doable, as is some hiking or exploring in Acadia. We particularly enjoyed Schoodic Peninsula. We ate at home most nights, but Finn's Pub is a great stop for dinner, as is the Riverside Cafe for breakfast (both in Ellsworth).
We did have a couple of rainy days (very stormy, in fact). We never lost power (disappointing our daughter greatly), and the books, games, puzzles and DVDs got us through very nicely (Chinese checkers and Pachisi (Parcheesi), anyone?). The house itself is very spacious and comfortable with a beautiful view of the pond. Highly recommended all around.
We cannot say enough good things about this home! Everything was just perfect! The house was spacious, clean, comfortable, and inviting. It definitely felt like "home" while we were there!
The owners are extremely friendly and were readily available to discuss any questions we had prior to the trip. About a week or 2 before the trip, the owner e-mailed out directions and a list of things we would/wouldn't need to bring, which was so helpful and much appreciated!!!
Some things we liked best about the house are: waking up every morning and having a cup of coffee out on the deck overlooking the peaceful and quiet lake, the spaciousness and openness of the first floor, the extremely comfortable beds, the fully-stocked kitchen, having access to a laundry machine and dishwasher, having the sheets/towels provided (this is HUGE with a large family!), the wide selection of movies, and the sizable yard for lawn games.
Some of the hi-lights of our trip were fishing (my dad caught a 19" small-mouth bass), swimming, kayaking (my 3 kids ages 8, 6, and 5 all learned to kayak that week on the lake and they LOVED it!!), watching and feeding the families of ducks, campfires and board games at night, and a day trip to Bar Harbor.
We highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing, and peaceful getaway. Both kids and adults had a wonderful and memorable trip!!
IMPORTANT!!!!!!!! The Address above says Abrams Pond Road. Google is WRONG! It's 75 Dickens Farm Road!!!!!!!! If you're using your own GPS or Mapquest use Dickens Farm Road.