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Lakeside Log Cabin on Tunk Lake in DownEast Main

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10. Screened Porch

The Taylor Camp is available to families who want a quiet and relaxing vacation on one of the most beautiful and private lakes in all New England. Five miles long, Tunk Lake has only 12 cabins on the southern 2/3 of the lake. The Taylor Camp is perfect for your family vacation. It just doesn't get any better than this!

When you book, you will be given access to the TaylorCamp website for more photos, maps and other information.

Local Shopping & Medical Facilities: Ellsworth is about 30 minutes from the Taylor Camp. It includes 2 grocery store chains (Hanaford & Shaws), WalMart, Fast Food (McDonalds, Wendys, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Friendly's, Taco Bell, etc), Home Depot, Hospital, Walk-in Medical Clinic, and much more.

Location: Tunk Lake: There is swimming, hiking, Mt. climbing, boating, fishing on Tunk Lake, and since the lake has so few cabins, boat traffic is very light. No Jet Skis are allowed (by law).

Bar Harbor is a beautiful old New England town and a must-see. ACADIA NATIONAL PARK is the northeast’s only National Park. Don't miss Schoodic Point which is part of Acadia National Park and is just up the coast in the Winter Harbor area.

Restaurants: There are many restaurants between Tunk Lake and Ellsworth, in the Winter Harbor area, and in Bar Harbor. There is something for everyone from all the major fast food chains (in Ellsworth) to very fine dining.

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Taylor
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2018

About Jim Taylor

My father built the Taylor Camp for the Taylor family so it is not your typical rental property. It is only available for rental a few weeks a year in the summer and fall. Buying land on Tunk Lake is virtually impossible at any price as it is heavily protected by conservation easements.

Jim Taylor purchased this cabin in 1992

Why Jim Taylor chose Sullivan

It is just beautiful and well maintained which is why we have gotten great reviews. Although it is off the beaten path, it has all the conveniences of home.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are now in our 16th year renting the Taylor Camp. We have been very fortunate to have attracted wonderful families who have taken good care of our cabin. If you are interested in the summer of 2017, I suggest you contact us this fall as we typically have a few families who come back.
Jul 2016
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Sullivan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No fires of any kind anywhere on the camp property or on Tunk Lake. A gas grill is provided for cooking.
  • No Running on the Dock or anywhere on the property. Children need to wear life jackets and be supervised when near the water.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Upstairs - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms have a stall shower, toilet and a sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest (Downstairs) - 2 twin/ single
    Guest (Upstairs) - 2 twin/ single
    Bunk Room (Upstairs) - 4 twin/ single
    Master (Downstairs) - 1 king
  • Each Bedroom has a bureau, closet, towels and a fan. Upstairs bedroom and bunk room have sky lights that open. Bunk Room has 2 wooden bunk beds (4 beds).
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Lakeside Log Cabin on Tunk Lake in DownEast Main
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

Camp Taylor is a little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maine and we will definitely be back! Camp Taylor was beautiful and had everything we needed. Jim (the owner) is awesome and so responsive! We had an issue with the washer during our stay and within a couple hours Rob (maintenance) was there to replace the whole thing...he was in and out and very helpful! This was by far our best vacation! Thanks Jim for sharing your little piece of heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you all had a great time and plan to come back. It really is a special place.
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property are very well maintained, inside and out. There are local folks (April and Rob) available if you need them and Jim checked in to see that we arrived safely. The road in is gated and locked limiting access to the camps along this shore ensuring privacy. This "camp" is well equipped for you to enjoy all of your meals right on the lake. We loved the screened in porch as we were able to enjoy sitting outside without the hassle of insects. Plenty of water craft is provided to enjoy beautiful Tunk Lake with easy access via the dock. Swimming was delightful. There is plenty to do without being a tourist and plenty to do if you are touring. You can explore the mountains directly across from Jim's place and those in the surrounding area. Little Tunk Lake is also worth a look. Lastly, the silence is wonderfully deafening!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, serene

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting and a perfect place to escape the world.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great lake house with a wonderful dock!

  • 5 of 5

The house was just as advertised and in very private, location. Great kitchen for cooking, dining room and the large screened in porch offers ample outdoor time if you aren't down on the dock. It is a well maintained property and the kayaks onsite were a nice amenity. Lots of walking just outside the door down a long, dirt road and Tunk Lake is an especially clean, beautiful lake to boat or swim in.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, serence, picturesque setting

  • 5 of 5

The cabin accommodated our two families plus additional some additional family friends who dropped in during our stay.

The screened porch was a hi-light, giving us such a nice place to sit and relax. Having wifi in such a remote setting was incredible (it was slow, but worked well, I was able to check my email, post pix to facebook - especially if I did this when the teens were still asleep).

The dock and kayaks/canoe were awesome. Everyone got to get out onto the lake.

The lake was pristine, clean, clear water. The drinking water, straight from the faucet was very good.

I'd stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely and Secluded

  • 5 of 5

To date, the best vacation we have ever had! Super private location but not far from town or Bar Harbor (Acadia). The house was amazing, with every amenity you could think of waiting for you when you arrived. The washer and dryer were a big plus! Loved the screened-in porch also, perfect for relaxing outside. We used the provided kayaks every single day, exploring the lake and just relaxing on the water. The scenic views, especially during sunrise and sunset, were spectacular; just unbelievably beautiful. This was our first time to Maine, and we definitely recommend staying at Taylor Camp for that authentic experience. I am certain we will be going back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Car: necessary

DownEast Maine in the Bar Harbor / Acadia Region. The Taylor Camp is 30 minutes from Ellsworth and one hour from Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park or Bangor.




Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

We rent only in weekly increments (Sunday to Sunday). No additional Fees other than a security deposit. Pets considered.
All utilities are included. No Heat. The cabin will be cleaned and all beds made before arrival.
By Law the dock must be removed for the winter. Our dock is removed at the end of Sept which is when Fall Rates begin (which is why we lower the rate on Oct).

Taylor Camp Rental Agreement has contract and cancellation policy details.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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