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Birch Overlook - Log cabin, private waterfront setting, pristine lake - WOW!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,120 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, full bath, sleeps 6

This is 'Relaxation, North Woods Style'. Enjoy a fully equipped 4-season cedar log cabin featuring ample living space, 2 bedrooms ,sleeping loft, fully applianced kitchen, and full bath with tub. Relax on the 32 foot covered porch and enjoy views of the 450 acre pond, woods, and mountains with no other structures in sight. Explore the trails on our 40+ acres of woods, bogs and gardens; watch the local wildlife and let the local wildlife watch you. Private dock with complimentary use of a canoe and kayak to explore the 11 miles of wooded shoreline on pristine Prong Pond. There could be a moose, beaver, otter or eagle just around the next point! We are located 6 miles from Greenville Village and within shouting distance of Moosehead Lake. Great base camp for local mountain climbing, white water rafting and north woods exploring. Our rates are all inclusive, no extra fees for pets, linens, canoe/kayak use, cleaning. When you talk with us we are the owners, not a rental agency.

A note from your hosts: If you are looking for a relaxing, unstructured vacation where the people are honest and friendly, the accommodations are clean and comfortable, and it doesn't cost a small fortune to stay, this is one of the few.

We are your best value in the Moosehead Lake Region. Check our rates compared to others in the region; our rates are all inclusive except for Maine's 9% lodging tax . We do not charge extra fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of kayaks/canoes, linens, or cleaning.

Hope to see you here! Pat and Dave

More Details

Owner
Richard Deslongchamps
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2017

About Richard Deslongchamps

Here at Moosetracks we try to do only one thing and do that well: We provide our guests with comfortable, clean, reasonably priced vacation cottages in a serene pond-side setting. Our guests enjoy spacious fully equipped rustically modern cottages surrounded by acres of private woodlands, wildlife habitat and mountain scenery. All this and only a few minutes from Greenville and all the recreational activities the area has to offer.

Why Richard Deslongchamps chose Greenville

Small towns are unique in that everyone knows everyone and everyone looks out for everyone else. There was a natural gravitation towards Greenville for that reason. Here we know our neighbors, people wave at each other when passing on the road.

What makes this cabin unique

Started in the winter of 2000/01, Birch Overlook Cabin was designed to be a vacation rental retreat from the start. We modified a log home plan to give us an open sunny space with a nook and crannies look overhead. Of course a modern vacation cottage had to have central heating, full bath and fully equipped kitchen. Furnishing a “North Woods” cabin required a combination of campy and rustic cedar furniture. There’s even a collection of antique coffee pots displayed above the kitchen cabinets.

A trail winds down thru the woods to a private dock just for this cottage. Across the parking area sits a huge rock left by the last glacier.

The real uniqueness of this property is that over 90% of our ponds shoreline can never be developed thanks to conservation minded land owners. These same landowners allow us to maintain marked trails thru the woods for hiking, snowshoeing and wildlife viewing. Although we are only 6 miles from town the feeling of the pond and woods along with the wildlife makes one think you are much more remote.

Amenities

Greenville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1st floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd fl. loft
  • All sleeping areas are decorated in cedar log and antique 'camp' furniture. Linens, pillows, blankets, and comforters are provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat Dock
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Childrens play area/sandbox. Complimentary canoe and kayak at your private dock.. Towels and linens provided. Pets welcome - well behaved and leashed- please ask. Community firepit - firewood provided, bring smores makings and meet your neighbors.

Reviews

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Birch Overlook - Log cabin, private waterfront setting, pristine lake - WOW!
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Birch Overlook was wonderful. Spotless, perfect location on Prong Pond, great hiking nearby, great private dock with canoe and kayak, sitting outside on the deck at night listening to the loons was probably my favorite, other than seeing two moose right down the road. The dogs had a great time too. We also took the long way home back to RI and saw a huge bull moose on Route 201. Thank you very much, we had a great experience staying at birch Overlook and would definitely go back.

Sincerely,

Justin, Kori, Guinness and Murphy

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justin and Family, I am so glad you had a great time! The moose sightings are so incredible and what a bonus to see three. The loons have a nest not far off shore and like to entertain the guests. We are so glad you and the family enjoyed our small part of paradise. Please come back again! Thank You Richard Deslongchamps
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4

Quality cabin in quiet setting

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, quality-built cabin in a very quiet setting. We made use of the kayak available (also a canoe) from the cabin's private dock. Everything as described. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place So quiet you can hear bugs fly! Awesome!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Was a nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very nice . Better than expected . Would stay again

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Secluded

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our quiet time at the cabin and especially sitting on the dock listening to the loons!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great home base for Moosehead exploration

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week here. The cabin was absolutely spotless and had everything we needed, including extra towels and a well appointed kitchen. The grounds were very well maintained. Many flowers were blooming, the lawn was freshly mown, and the paths were all clear. There are several communal areas (a firepit area with benches and some outside sitting/eating areas), but we never saw anyone using them. The Birch Overlook and Prong Mountain cabins are close to each other, but they are angled so that the large back decks have complete privacy. Each has its own private dock with a canoe and tandem kayak, just a short walk down to the lake through the trees. My daughter spent much of her time fishing with great success from the dock (mostly little ones caught with trout worms--but she doesn't cast very far). The owners welcomed our dog, who loved wading in Prong Pond. The location was fantastic--just a few minutes from the Beaver Cove Marina and Lily Bay State Park and only 20 minutes or so from the restaurants, gas station, and grocery store in Greenville. We were far enough from the Lily Bay Road that it was eerily quiet (except for the sounds of nature, of course). We loved it and would absolutely stay here again on our next trip to the Moosehead area.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Greenville Municipal Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Lily Bay Road to State Rte 6/15
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several nice restaurants in Greenville Village
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
At Lily Bay State Park
Car: necessary

As you leave the endless traffic lights, strip malls and Wal-Marts behind, you will travel thru lightly populated rural Maine to Greenville. Once here you are now in a small outpost town at the edge of the 'Great North Woods'. It is different here; small shops, plaid flannel shirt diners and a couple of wilderness outfitters. Around you are Maine's largest lakes and numerous smaller ponds along with the headwaters of several notable rivers including the Allagash. Mt. Katahdin, just to our north, anchors the northern end of the Appalachian Mtn. chain. Surrounding you are several million acres of working forests, home to the 'American Loggers'. The only traffic jams here are for moose sightings. And this is a recreational wonderland; canoeing/kayaking, white water rafting, hiking, climbing, ATV and snowmobile trails, not to mention fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. We will refer you to our website for detailed turn by turn directions to Birch Overlook Cabin when needed.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

No added fees for pets, added people up to occupancy limit, use of canoes/kayaks, or cleaning.
Partial weeks may occasionally be available in the summer season, please contact us for the correct daily rate.
2 other cottages available if your group is larger or another cottage suits you better:
Prong Mountain Cabin, Homeaway property #237826 (physically the same as Birch Overlook)
Sunrise Cottage, Homeaway property #237265 (fully handicapped accessible sleeping up to 8 people)

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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