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Last Minute Opening! 8/26-9/2/17; A Perfect Stress Relief Location

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 full bath, sleeps 1-10

Enjoy your Piece of Maine for a family vacation, a quiet getaway for two or a family get together. Fall asleep to the calls of the loons. Watch as an eagle swoops down to catch his dinner or a mother duck keeping her ducklings close at hand. Feel the serenity of Upper Patten Pond, while kayaking and canoeing around the many coves and inlets. Find your own secret fishing spot for the big one that didn't get away.

Child and pet friendly home with beautiful landscaped yard making it's way to the shore front. Master bedroom with balcony and private bath, granite counter tops, large deck overlooking a fire pit and private dock. The house has something for everyone. Wireless internet, satellite T.V., game room with pool table and darts. Looking for something a bit more cozy? Cuddle up in front of the large stone fireplace in the grand room or next to the hearth in the dining room w/gas stove. All towels & linens supplied, just bring your clothes and sense of adventure.

Upper Patten Pond is just 15 min to Ellsworth, the gateway to Downeast Maine, grocery stores, restaurants, LL Bean outlet, and Super Walmart. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are only 30 miles away, with hiking/biking trails, shops and several restaurants awaiting you. Take a ride on the Whale Watcher or a lobster boat and watch as the captain shows how the local lobstermen make their daily living. See seals, porpoises, and possibly a whale or two.

Head downeast to Schoodic Penninsula and see small fishing towns with local stores and restaurants. Winter Harbor Lobster Festival in August is always a good time. Lobster boat races, good food, crafts and a parade to end an eventful day.

Leaving this spacious home, with large yard, swimming, boating, private dock and fishing will be a challenge. Spend a rainy day browsing the huge selection of books and the famous 'Chicken Barn or antiqueing at the shops in town.

'Out to Camp'-Upper Patten Pond is spacious, luxurious, yet relaxing. Canoeing, kayaking and fishing in the early morning with the loons is a great way to start any day. Patten Pond is 3 miles long and 1 mile wide with coves and inlets waiting for you to explore. The calming and serene feeling you get from this vacation home is the answer to your busy, hectic routine at home. Come enjoy the beauty and forget the hustle and bustle you left behind

More Details

Property Manager
Marilyn Lowell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Loved "out to camp". It exceeded our expectations. Perfect place to decompress and enjoy others company. We day tripped to Deer Isle, Acadia & Bar Harbor.

Unseasonabley Hot here this week 90+, thank goodness nights cooled off.

Loved having the use of boats. You have really thought of Everything! This part of group is leaving at 9pm Thurs 9/2 due to impending hurricaine where we live. The rest of our group is gonna ride it out here at camp~ till next time~
Aug 2010
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Ellsworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , his and hers sinks
  • Our master bath has his and her sinks. A stand up shower and toilet. We also have a treadmill, home gym and flat screen tv for that avid fitness buff. On the main floor is another full bathroom for the major traffic.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , futon in loft area
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom, with a queen bed, is on the second floor and has its own private bath and balcony. A futon is also on the second floor in the loft area overlooking grand room. On the first floor we have another bedroom with a queen bed. There are two additional bedrooms in the daylight basement, off the game room. One has two twin beds that can be moved together and the second has a queen bed.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 7 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Towels and linens are provided, but we ask that you bring your own beach towels since bath towels are not to leave inside premises. The kitchen and bathrooms have starter paper goods, hand soap, dish soap and clothes detergent. We have a game closet with games and toys for the rainy inside day. There are also good movie choices in the tv cabinet.


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Last Minute Opening! 8/26-9/2/17; A Perfect Stress Relief Location
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Out to Camp. As other reviewers noted, the photos - while accurate - don't really convey how nice this place is. The house has that "rustic" feel but is spacious and comfortable, with cathedral ceilings and views throughout. The house is at the end of a private road so it feels very secluded and is extremely quiet (well, except for the loons!). The neighbors we did meet were friendly, but most of the time it felt like we had the whole lake to ourselves! It's not clear from the description or photos, but the opposite side of the pond is (as of 2017) undeveloped, so when you look across from the house all you see is forest. That was one of the nicest surprises, since we've rented other places where the lake feels like one big party! There was very little motorboat traffic during our stay. Our dog had a blast running around the yard and swimming in the pond. We made good use of the kayaks as well as the pool table, and our son tried out the fishing gear (no luck this time). While Acadia is worth the drive (about an hour to most points, in summer traffic), for terrific views without the crowds I highly recommend Great Pond Mountain in Orland, just a few minutes down Rte. 1. Overall we had a fantastic time and wold not hesitate to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my family from July 29-August 5, 2017. The home was incredible. Plenty of room to house 8 adults. The setting was perfect. Located at the end of the road we had the lake pretty much to ourselves. The water was refreshing and clear, the fishing was great, and we had sun all afternoon. We have vacationed in several spots over the past 25 years, this spot is undoubtedly the best we have been to.

Looking forward to going back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Home!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! This home is absolutely stunning.

After looking through the photos we were really looking forward to vacationing here. The house was even more than we expected! The wood, the craftsmanship, the attention to detail – just wonderful!

We had a party of 7 adults and our pets and it was more than large enough to accommodate everyone. The open arrangement in the main living space was perfect!

The exterior was just as lovely as the inside. There is a large level private yard- perfect for your outdoor games. The landscaping was beautiful, the pretty benches and hidden nooks are perfect for relaxing and watching nature.

We kayaked, canoed and swam in the crystal clear water daily. The swing down by the water was so peaceful and while I brought a book to read- I was too mesmerized watching the water - seeing the loons swim and the fish jump out of the water and watching a variety of birds flying by- that I never actually read! The photo opportunities were spectacular!

The family of loons was always present and we also saw deer and even an eagle as we boated around the lake.

The nightly sunsets were gorgeous and after sunset we sat around the large fire pit roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. Most nights we played board games inside until the early hours of the morning. Many in our group slept in – and I enjoyed sitting out on the deck with my pups and a cup of coffee early in the morning listening to the birds and seeing what surprises nature had in store for me that day.

Bar Harbor was only about a 40 minute drive away and we took a few day trips in to explore the area. Downtown Ellsworth and the grocery stores are a very short drive away- yet when you are back at the house you feel so far away from everything and you are surrounded by the sounds of nature.

We had such a wonderful time- thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Massachusetts

True to the description,only better!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week at "Out to Camp". The house is beautifully maintained and true to the description on vrbo.

We were a group of 7 adults and 2 children. We had plenty of private space for all. My husband and I slept in the "daylight basement" with our twin 6 year old boys. There was plenty of space for us and all our stuff. The adjacent game room and walk out was perfect for the boys. The master bedroom and loft was used by my in-laws and sister in-law. There was plenty of space upstairs. All the rooms were spacious. The loft had a futon for sleeping, but proved to be too uncomfortable for sister in-law. The main floor bedroom, entry Hall, kitchen and dining was spacious and well equipped. The first floor bathroom was large enough for us to share.

The outside deck had brand new flooring and railings. With a nice breeze we were able to sit outside each evening and watch the boys swimming in the pond. We grilled most nights and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed.

This was our first trip to Acadia. We were 30 minutes or so to the park at "Out to Camp". The road to and from was an easy drive past restaurants, shopping, etc. this made the location just fine, as we needed to get these services coming and going each day we ventured out.

This home is fantastic for a relaxing retreat in a beautiful, private setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dracut, Massachusetts

Sunshine through the rain

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing!! We were a party of about 13, incliding 5 children. We had plenty of room for everyone. Even though it rained most of the week, we enjoyrd the indoor activities at the house. The house is nice and sucluded but close to lots of activities.

We enjoyed camp fires, kayaking, canoing, hiking antiquing, and so much more.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dracut, Massachusetts

Sunshine through the rain

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing!! We were a party of about 13, incliding 5 children. We had plenty of room for everyone. Even though it rained most of the week, we enjoyrd the indoor activities at the house. The house is nice and sucluded but close to lots of activities.

We enjoyed camp fires, kayaking, canoing, hiking antiquing, and so much more.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International Airport/
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Ellsworth/sight seeing only
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route One and Three
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Salt Water-Newberry Neck- Surry
Car: necessary

Upper Patten Pond is heaven in itself. There are, however, shops, restaurants, mini golfing and lots more heading towards the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor region. Going inland towards Bucksport, Belfast and Searsport you have even more shops, restaurants, antiques, and the Penobscot Narrows Observatory. Stay at the house and enjoy the calmness, peacefulness, swimming, loons, ducks and eagles. The house is well equipped for everyone in the family, wireless internet and satellite TV, game room and stone fireplace in the grandroom for those cool Maine nights. If you prefer a fire outside, the fire pit is a great way to watch for shooting stars or get your fill with samoas. Inside or out you will be right at home.

Other Activities: miniture golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $500

Rates per property (US) dollars $1,900 - $2,200/week
Security Deposit: $500.00 due with signed rental agreement
Cleaning fee $125.00
Pet Fee: $50.00
9% lodging tax
Payments in two installments, 60 days and 30 days before arrival.
Winter rental October 1 - May 31

Check in time 3pm Checkout time 10am, Changeover day is Saturday.
Off Season June & Sept. $1,900

$500 refundable security deposit is due with signed rental agreement. Rental payment is divided into two installments, 60 & 30 days before arrival. Pets have a $50 pet fee. Payments are accepted in personal checks, money order or bank checks.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.