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Acadia National Park/Downeast Maine - Lakefront Rental - WiFi / 40" TV w/ cable

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Peaceful & Private Lakefront - 2BR, 2FB, Sleeps 6 - Swim / Fish / Boat / Hike

Built in 2010 - 40 minutes to Bangor or Acadia National Park, 20 to Ellsworth. This newer modern, clean, lakefront house on a quiet, wooded, 4 acre site (not crowded next to other houses), is on Abrams Pond. Great swimming, fishing and boating can be had here. All located on a private dirt-road which allows for safe walking or biking. Very child friendly. The perfect spot from which to explore Downeast Maine. The house is easily accessible by car, the last 1/2 mile down a car-friendly dirt road.

On the main level are a deck, screened porch with kids picnic table and other chairs , open deck with gas barbecue grill, table, 4 chairs and umbrella, kitchen w/ Dish Washer, dining/living room, MBR/MB w/ jetted tub and standup shower. Fully equipped kitchen with 5-burner gas stove and dishwasher. 40" LCD TV with DirecTV, AM/FM Stereo.

Upstairs are: 3 single beds in bedroom; bath with standup shower; computer desk with internet access and scanner; twin bed in open room. Tube TVs with VCR and/or DVD. One TV is bigger and good for BYO gaming.

On the lower level are; sliders and french doors to a partially covered patio area . A fire-pit and large yard for outdoor play. Private dock for swimming and boating. Cottage rental includes two-seat kayak, 3 youth kayaks, all paddles and safety jackets.

Linens & towels provided.

Available May-November: Spring is the great awakening -- fishing and bird-watching are both at their best -- a chance to savor the long days without the summer crowds.

Summer hardly needs mentioning -- July 4th parades and fireworks, boating, swimming, hiking, fishing, relaxing, eating -- classic Maine!

Fall is for foliage (peaking around the second-third week of October) and festivals, as well as boating, swimming, hiking, hunting, etc.

Rents by the week (Saturday-Saturday). Hand-built by local craftsman, this house is truly one-of-a-kind.

Electric Heat Upstairs

Gas Heat in Master Bedroom.

Gas Stove in Living Room/Kitchen/Dining area.

Gas Heat in Lower Level play room.

Ceiling Fans and portable fans in all rooms.

Portable electric heater.

AC in Master Bedroom

AC in upstairs space

Satellite DirecTV service.

Views of the lake from almost all rooms.

Airy, bright, sky-lit layout: The house has a porch and deck on the main living level and a partially covered patio area on the lower level. There are multiple outdoor tables and seating areas, and a fire pit.

There is an open living room / kitchen / dining and screen porch area. High ceilings in living area and master bedroom and bath. Gas-burning stove in the living area, large windows for views of the lake and tall trees. Beautiful tile floors and new carpet throughout. Large master bedroom. There is a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher. Clothes Washer/Dryer on main floor.

When not used for sleeping, the Upstairs Bedroom is a very bright and welcoming extra living space. Upstairs has a TV (no cable), VHS and DVD players, as well as a Windows PC (PC for internet and some children's games are installed). Bring your game console system if you like.

All rooms have windows facing the lake.

Wireless broadband Internet in all rooms and reaches throughout the property. Surf the web on your phone or tablet while sitting on the dock or floating in the kayak.

More Details

Owner
Mitch Goldman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 4, 2017

About Mitch Goldman

My parents bought this property in the early 60's: They were both teachers and had summer vacation free to live in Maine. As a result I vacationed and summered in the area for my whole childhood life. I held jobs in the blueberry business both raking by-hand and on a farm receiving and transfer station. I grew to appreciate the abundant wildlife and natural beauty that this site and the surrounding area had to offer. I learned that Acadia National Park is the only National Park in the North East. By day, if it wasn't blueberry season yet, I swam in the lake, read (you'll have tv and internet), hiked or biked down the dirt road or just generally communed with nature. The Owls, Loons, Toads and Cicadas are a nightly symphony.

Now I bring the kids back to do the same. They love to wander on the dirt road, swim, kayak, play ping pong, and air-hockey, and have the nightly campfire and s'mores. All on a quiet and private 4-acre lake-front site.

Why Mitch Goldman chose Downeast and Acadia

4-acre lake-front site across dirt road from 100's of acres of Blueberry field.

It is a great location with relatively easy access to Ellsworth, Bangor (I-95), Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and The Schoodic Peninsula. Contact the owner if you have any questions.

What makes this house unique

4-acre lake-front site across dirt road from 100's of acres of Blueberry field. Built in 2010, 3 levels of living. Full kitchen with Dish Washer, Washer & Dryer, WIFI, 40" Flat Screen with DirecTV, 4 kayaks (and paddles and vests) included, Ping Pong table, Air Hockey table, Mini-Basketball, Computer with Internet Access, DVD player, VHS player, AM/FM Stereo. Full size fridge, 5 burner stove, dishwasher. Air Conditioners in MBR and upstairs. Heat in all rooms. Lake views from all rooms. Unique walkout basement with 2 sliders and french doors. French Doors to Screened Porch off kitchen/LR lead to open deck with gas bbq.

Amenities

Eastbrook House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Uptairs - toilet , shower
    Patio - outdoor shower , Cold Water Only
    Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , dual sinks, toilet, shower, jetted tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Washer Dryer now on basement level.
  • Tiled master bath with jetted-tub. Separate shower unit with two built-in seats. Granite counter-top with two sinks. Washer and Dryer located in downstairs 1/2 bathroom. Upstairs is also a full bath with a stand up shower and granite counter-top sink. Wireless broadband internet in all rooms and most of property.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , 1 child bed , 1 Mattress and a Toddler couch/fold-out bed.
    Upstairs - 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 Mattress, 2 Foam Mattresses, 1 Child chair/fold-out bed.
    Upstairs - 1 double , Mattress in loft-like room
  • Sleeps 4-5 upstairs, 2 in the master and 1 toddler/infant fold-out couch/bed, movable to any room. There are 3 single beds in the Upstairs Bedroom and a double bed in the Upstairs loft-like Living Room area. There is a fold out chair-bed, suitable for a small child. There is also a fold out chair-couch, suitable for an infant or toddler. Every bedroom has views to the lake. Lots of windows in all rooms. Wireless broadband internet in all rooms and around property.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Newly constructed camp-style home. Fully insulated and heated. AC unit in master Bedroom window. Kitchen has all new appliances including fridge with small ice-maker and dishwasher. Stove has 5-burners with a large oval-shaped center burner. Full-size washer and dryer. Wireless broadband internet in all rooms and the surrounding area. Satellite DirecTV service.

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Acadia National Park/Downeast Maine - Lakefront Rental - WiFi / 40" TV w/ cable
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews
Baltimore
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5

I can't even begin to say enough about this amazing home. We had the most wonderful weeklong vacation here. The house is beautiful and there was more than enough space for our family of four. The beds were very comfortable, and I haven't slept as well as I did in a while. Our two boys (8 and 11) chose to share the bed in the loft so that they would have easy access to the TV with DVD player. We spent most of our days at Acadia - the hour drive was well worth the amenities that we had in this home. We ate our dinners either on the enclosed porch or, when we were willing to share the space with the bugs, we ventured out onto the deck. There was also a large washer and dryer, which made doing laundry easy and quick.

Saturday was our relaxing day and we spent the day at the house. Between air hockey and basketball tournaments, playing ball and relaxing on the hammock, and kayaking the beautiful lake, it was a fabulous day.The kids loved feeding the ducks in the water. Sitting out in the evenings on the dock with my husband and a bottle of wine, we could totally believe that we were the only people around.

If this house is available on your dates, I wouldn't even bother looking at any other properties. When we come back to Maine, we will DEFINITELY be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for capturing so many great things about Maine Loon House! Your review definitely captures the spirit a week or two 'Downeast' can bring. Thrilled you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again.
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4

Fantastic vacation spot especially for those with kids

  • 4 of 5

True to/better than the pictures. This place was fantastic and more of a home than a traditional "camp".

Because the HomeAway/VRBO app is the absolute worst, we didn't know we needed a code for the key but Mitch was extremely responsive and helpful.

While the house is close to the road, it had barely any traffic the entire week we were there (probably because there seem to only be a few more camps on this side of the lake that are beyond the rental). Because of the lack of rain, the lake is a little shallow off the dock (so definitely no adult jumping in) but it was great for our dog (and would be great for young kids). We used both the grill and the kitchen and they were fine (we do always bring our own knifes so I can't speak to that component). Enough plates and utensils to have my large, local family over for dinner one night (and fantastic to have a dishwasher for cleaning up) but it would have been great to have an adult-sized table on the screened in porch (in case it's not clear in the picture, the table in the screened in porch is kid-sized). The lake itself is quiet with most of the sound coming from ducks (that loved the dock even when our dog was nearby) and loons. We saw only one kayaker and heard one very small motorboat the entire week. There were a couple warm days so we did turn the air on in the bedroom and then it got cold, so we turned on the heat the last night and both worked fine (although we never did figure out the cast iron stove in the living room, the bedroom one was plenty of warmth for both rooms). The shower had good pressure (in the master bathroom, can't speak for the rest of the bathrooms). Even though our weather was pretty much perfect, the ping pong and air hockey were a great treat for my family as we prepared dinner upstairs. Bug zapper didn't seem to actually work (turned on, but moths seemed to be crawling around on the "zapper" part), but we didn't really experience any bugs anyway (many years I come home covered in bites, this year -- just one). Deer head didn't bother the dog at all (in case you have one that tends to get scared and bark at strange objects).

The only thing that might keep us from renting here again is the bed in the master bedroom. I know it's a rental so you have to sort of lower expectations, but a better bed (especially now that those foam ones you get in the mail are so cheap and pretty decent) would have pushed this place into the 5 star category.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for capturing so many great things about Maine Loon House! I love to get feedback from guests so I appreciate your note. I'll have maintenance be sure to check the zapper. It brings to mind some ways to use the house to its best. With both the French doors to the screen porch both open, it is relatively easy to bring dining table onto the screen porch. I know this may not be feasible for all guests, but that is what I often do. Then you have large kitchen counter for food buffet and both kids and adult table on screen porch. When the night is right weather-wise, the house really shines setup like that. The bed is a funny thing. The last review just received said they got the best sleep in a long time. It's all subjective to what someone likes. The Master BR mattress is a bit on the softer side so if you like firm it may not be what you were expecting. Apologies for that and sorry I lost a star. The different bed rooms each have a different style of bed, 4 types in the house in all actually. You can always Goldilocks it :) The mattress and bedding throughout the house are all of good quality. Clean bedding is placed for every guest. Bedding is replaced frequently, every year as necessary, or more frequently for some items. Glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you again.
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5

2nd time was even better

  • 5 of 5

If you want a quiet, beautiful place to just relax, enjoy nature and quiet this is it. We have been 2 years in a row and plan on returning next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Massapequa Park, New York
5

Great location with ample comfort!

  • 5 of 5

The Loon House of Eastbrook was everything we had hoped! The setting is tranquil with a great spot for swimming and use of the kayaks that were provided. Inside, the house is very comfortable and offers amenities and conveniences (we were far from roughing it!) We headed to family friendly activities in Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Bucksport, and Bangor, and enjoyed the scenic country roads that took us there. We enjoyed several camp fires, a family of ducks, and some blueberries! This house is a great location to enjoy a quiet lake experience after sightseeing Acadia and dining in Bar Harbor. It is obvious that the house and contents are well maintained by individuals who share my love of all things Maine. This added to my pleasure of being there, as I continue a long personal family tradition and share Maine with my little boys. Thanks to the owners for sharing this great home with us.. quite possibly our best trip to Maine ever!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay! The property had everything you need for a great vacation. Nice, quiet location. 20 minute drive from the nearest town. The kitchen is well stocked with lots of cookware and utensils. Master bathroom is nice with jet tub. Enjoyed screened porch in the evening. Game room is a bonus. Few suggestions I would have- more spacious fridge and new bedding.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We had a great week. We enjoyed the dock and had a fire one evening Which was fun !!

  • 5 of 5

Great week in Maine. Wonderful hiking and seafood. The house is very nice!! We grilled out, enjoyed the dock had a fire one evening. We had one small issue during the week which was addressed promptly. Overall, great week and we would recommend this cottage !!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Chummies
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Trenton Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eastbrook Variety
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
public beach and boat ramp on Molasses Pond
Car: necessary

Dickens Farm Rd. is marked at the turn-off with a regulation green street sign.

119 Dickens Farm Rd. becomes a dirt road that goes down between two barns. Our driveway is 1/2 mile down the dirt road, on the right.

Eastbrook is close to Ellsworth, Bangor, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Close enough for easy access even during peak times, or you can remain at 'camp' and avoid the crowds altogether. Depending when you go you may not see any other people, around camp and the lake, all week. There is no better location in New England for outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, sailing, beach-combing, and fall foliage viewing.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% down with signing of lease. Balance due 60 days before arrival.
Saturday 4 PM check-in to Saturday. 11 AM check-out.
3 BR - 2 FB - Modern Kitchen and Baths - Free Broadband WiFi - FREE DISH TV - FREE Land-line Phone with National Long Distance

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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