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lake house on long pond.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Three story house with water access. It has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. During peak season we do only week long rentals in July and August from Saturday to Saturday.

On the first level is a small master bedroom with a queen bed and a full bathroom. The second level offers an open floorplan with Living area, kitchen area and dining area together. A large balconey comes off the living area on the second level Perfect for a summer barbacue. This level also has one bedroom with a queen bed and one full bathroom. The upper level has the big master bedroom with a queenbed and full bathroom. Also on the upper floor there is another bedroom with two twin beds and one more full bathroom. Each bedroom on the top floor has it's own small balconey.

A short walk from the house you will find a beautiful little swimming area, shared by only a few of the homes. There is also a spot to launch a canoe down from the house at the cosway.

The house has floorheating on all floorlevels.


More Details

Michael Ho
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Michael Ho

I am fourth generation from Mount Desert island. My Grandfather Loren Kimball ran the Kimball House hotel in Northeast harbor where my mother still runs and ownes the Kimball Shops on main street.

Michael Ho purchased this house in 2010

Why Michael Ho chose Mount Desert

My folks own the camp right next to this house so growing up I spent my summers here playing all around where this house now sits.

What makes this house unique

One of the main things for me is there are no moter boats allowed on the section of water in front of the house only paddle boats. This section of the lake is a protected wetland and bird habitat. Eagles loons and ducks nest in this area. So its very relaxing and not busy. The house is one of the last homes on the end of the road. There are laws now that will not allow any more building in this area. It is very priveate and quiet.


Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Between 1913 and 1940, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., financed and directed the construction of 57 miles of Carriage Roads for the use of hikers, bikers, horse riders, and horse-drawn carriages on the island. This diverse network of woodland “broken-stone” roads is free of motor vehicles. There are 45 miles of roads within Acadia National Park and some of these allow for cross-country skiing and limited snowmobiling. Granite was quarried from Mount Desert Island by the road crews for the needed road material and bridge facing. Landscapers tastefully utilized native vegetation such as ferns and wild blueberries. There are many locations such as Eagle Lake and Jordan Pond where you can park your vehicle and go for a walk on the roads. You may even choose to take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Wildwood Stables, an authorized vendor accessed from the Park Loop Road. For those who want to bring their own horse, stall rentals are available.


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lake house on long pond.
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Great home for extended family stay

  • 5 of 5

The house worked out great for our family reunion (six adults and two children). Great layout for privacy with multiple levels, open floor plan, decks, and plentiful bedroom and baths. Beautiful wooded setting on pond. We were able to use the canoe, too! Location was easily accessible for hiking, beach, and dining. Mike, the owner, was a great resource and provided our family with the setting for a memorable vacation in Maine. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property - especially for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location to all the areas you'd want to visit on the island. House absorbs large groups well. Comfortable enough beds. Propane grill (don't buy charcoal!). Needs a lobster pot. Red kayak is a rapids kayak, so a bit tippy but works. Canoe for 3 people. Life jackets in garage. Very clean. Well stocked kitchen. Basic food/condiments were there when we were there (olive oil;s/p;coffee filters). Needs bigger coffee pot - only makes barely 2 cups. Lovely property.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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house is very clean, looks like new with plentiful baths

  • 5 of 5

we have enjoyed our stay here. the entire house is very clean. The house worked out great for our elementary friend reunion (8 adults and one baby). Great layout for privacy with multiple levels, open floor plan, decks, and plentiful bedroom and baths. Beautiful wooded setting on pond. Mike, the owner, was a great resource and provided our reunion setting for a memorable vacation in Maine. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

In my opinion, he photos and description of this house don't match the reality. The house was clean but very basic and not fully appointed...i.e. no dish towels, hair dryer, lettuce spinner, extra sheets, towels, etc. And it's not a place that's conducive to people sitting around and visiting together as the only and main sitting room was small.

The biggest issue that our group of 6 had was that there's no place to go out from around the house and one looks out on nothing. The yard is neither natural or taken care of; it's just sort of an unmaintained, choppy piece of land. There's not a view of 'the lake.' Not having a nice place around the house did push us out to do very fun things in the park like hike and bike and explore.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nan I sorry we were unable to refund you for your stay just days before your stay date. We have a strict cancelation policy as we have such a short summer rental season. Regards Michael
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Quiet, surrounded by trees, loon calls

  • 3 of 5

House was light and airy with nice great room.

We received no information on how to get in and searched all over to find the key. There was one partial roll of paper towels and no kitchen towels, no spare linens. Batteries in tv remotes were dead with no spares

There were no ice trays but owner fedexed some

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for Large Group!

  • 5 of 5

My brother's family and my family stayed at the Lake House on Long Pond for a week in August. We had 9 people and the house was perfect for us! Beds were very comfortable and the quiet secluded location was great for sleeping with the windows open. Kids LOVED swimming in the lake and using the canoe and kayak - we hadn't planned on swimming as much as we did! We also loved being able to get out of Bar Harbor and the park each day - both are very crowded and it was nice to feel like we left the "mayhem" of the crowds each day to relax back in the house. Privacy and seclusion were awesome! The open floorplan was perfect for evening activities: kids could play games, read books or otherwise hang out each evening, together with the parents(!) and we didn't feel crowded. Mike, the owner, also gave us a bunch of great ideas on things to see/avoid before we came, which really helped us make the most of our time in Acadia. Great place and highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
15 minutes
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Nearest Motorway
44 Miles
Nearest Ski
144 Miles
Sugar loaf
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Car: necessary

The house is 3 miles from the trail head for Beach Mt. and the latter trails to echo beach. It takes 20 minutes to get to Ocean drive and Bar Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

We only do week rentals from Saturday to Saturday in July and August to keep the cleaning cost down. During the spring or fall if the stay is less then 7 days there will be a cleaning fee of $150 per lease. Please contact me if you have any questions. Spring rates are from May 1st to thte end of Jun and fall rates start September and run to the end of October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.