|Minimum Stay||3 - 15 nights|
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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, 2 youth kayaks, all paddles and safety jackets.
Linens & all 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 pad while sitting on the dock or floating in the kayak.
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 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.
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.
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 TV, 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.
I've been going to camps all over Maine for 50 years. As I get older the romance of camping has given way to comfort and location. This property fits both of those criteria. First, the location is on a very quiet pond in the small remote town of Eastbrook. What's is nice is it is only 25 minutes to the ocean and Ellsworth, 45 minutes to Bangor and many other inland areas.
Next is the camp itself. The property is on a dirt road that winds through a farm. It is a good road and well maintained. The camp is actually a newly rebuilt house that has a nice daylight basement with lots of stuff for kids to keep occupied, such as ping pong, air hockey and their own place to hang out. The main level has a screened in porch and a nice deck with patio furniture. There is several hundred feet of water frontage so you have no issues with noisy neighbors. A path winds down to the dock where you can sit on lawn chairs and take in a nice view of the lake and good shade on hot days. The house is only a few years old so most features are in great shape. A few old fixtures, such as doors, have been kept from the original camp to give it some character. The master bedroom on the first floor is large with a very nice queen bed. The bathrooms are all well appointed a pleasure to use. The kitchen is well stocked with all you need to cook. The living room shares open space with the kitchen and dining area table. It is a bit sparse on comfortable furniture with only a single sofa. Views are limited on the first floor since the lake is barely visible. There is a nice 40 inch tv however it is mounted 7 feet off the floor so it is a bit challenge to watch. Upstairs are an additional bathroom and 2 bedrooms along with an office desk with computer if needed. If you have a family you'll love this set up since your kids can have their own rooms and if its a rainy day they have lots of books, movies, and games to play. Wifi works well through out the house, high speed internet is a challenge in this area, so 3meg/sec is about the best you'll do, still a nice plus. Cell coverage is weak.
I'd give this property 5 stars if it had better views, TV was better positioned, and the addition of more comfortable furniture in the living room and screened porch would be a great addition. The cleaning staff could improve and bushes need trimming in the driveway.
Michael is a pleasure to deal with and I'd recommend his property to anyone.
House was comfortable and in a beautiful location. We enjoyed kayaking and playing in the pond. Saw a lot of wildlife and the location is very quiet and peaceful.
We couldn't have been more pleased with the home. It was just as stated on home away. All the conveniences of home without the neighbors.
The house was clean and comfortable. We spent 8 nights and 9 wonderful days there and had plenty of room there for 4 adults and 2 children.
We had the double doors to screened in porch open most of the time , made it seem even larger. We spent many evenings on the porch listening to
loons and bull frogs in the back pond, or by the large fire pit that is there, with plenty of split wood. You are in Maine so the fire did attract many bugs(mostly mosquitos)
We spent most days visiting different local harbors and of course Acadia National Park. The views are spectacular. When eating dinner out , we found the smaller restaurants to be more enjoyable then the larger ones. More detail to your order and friendlier when asked a local question.
a little disappointed with the lack of fishing areas around the coast. the best fishing you will find is right off the dock in the pond at your back door. We still are laughing about my wife catching a larger bass then my teenage son!! ( accidently by the tail) The Kayaks and small row boat is supplied.
If you ever find your way up in Eastbrook Me. This is a wonderful home away from home. The small enjoyable ride to the Harbors(45 min) around and over beautiful scenery is worth the ride. We even found some yard sales!! LOL
If I was to make any suggestions to owner it would be to supply just a little bigger coffee pot. Wonderful memories for all of us, thank you Mitch.
Great Vacation Getaway!
House is right on the lake with lots of quiet/uninhabited space on either side.
Get up, walk out and have a coffee on your dock, go out for a peaceful paddle, lunch on the deck under umbrella while reading or catching up on emails/etc.
Fall asleep on full size hammock. Fire pit for nighttime chats. Fall asleep to the loons on the lake. House has lots of amenities that make this place a home. Queen size bed is very comfortable. Upstairs works great for kids ( I had 3 teen boys). Can have quiet space in bedroom or get together in adjacent loft room for TV, internet stuff, etc. Also played ping pong tournaments in the basement room that opens out to the outside level to the lake. Fishing was great as they came back with 10 white perch one night after catching 42...Fish stew! Kitchen has everything you need. Washer/dryer worked very well. It is stocked as described (cleansers, TP, etc) and a local person that Mitch can call will bring any cleaning needs if things get low. The house is well maintained and clean. As noted by others, needs more "comfy sitting space" if more than 2-3 adults.
Sammy, our lab, was very happy here. The only mishap was fleas in the outdoor rug outside the french doors on the porch . We took the rug out and treated Sammy, but since this is usually a pet space, would take the rug out from the get go if you have pets. Otherwise, its a perfect space for a pet. Can lay in the sun on the deck or go in out of the rain in the porch. Dirt road for walks off to the side of the lake.
House is 30 minutes from a Super Walmart that has everything you could need, including tire service, but bring a book and go shopping ( Maine roads, Maine time). You are 40-50 minutes from Arcadia National Park/Bar Harbor which has awesome hiking and sight-seeing.
Would definitely recommend to others. We have rented twice and look forward to returning again. Thanks, Mitch!
The location of this property is great! Really good fishing. The house is nice. It has everything you need. We shared this rental with 2 other couples, but there is no door on the one bedroom. This home is a great family vacation home.
We found the property to be very peaceful and a wonderful getaway for my husband and I. Just what we were looking for. The home was set up very nice for children as well. The kitchen was well stocked with all of the things you need. The property is always from the nearest town so keep that in mind, however there is a small store nearby for emergency items. The only thing I would suggest is an additional sofa on the screened porch or easy chair. There was limited comfy seating. only one small sofa in the living room. We would go back and already have another couple in their 60's that would like to hook up with the owner.
NOTICE: on Google Maps there are two Abrams Pond Roads. The road this house is on is really called Dickens Farm Rd., and is marked at the turn-off with a normal 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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Sep 3 2016 - Nov 5 2016
5 night minimum stay
July 4th, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 4th, 2017 - 2 week deal
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
15 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
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