About the property
- Cottage1600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Large Private Property With Extensive Beaches, Views And Privacy.
***Before clicking "Book It" please send owner an inquiry***
Exclusive 300 acre peninsula with private sand beaches. The fully maintained and newly renovated, mint condition 1920's boathouse Cottage is unique and has extensive beach, water and mountain views from either the screen in porch or from the 10ft x 7ft picture window. The cottage is just a few steps from a 250 yard long beach with fresh clear spring fed water lake and gradual sandy bottom swimming.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, german, spanish, Not proficient in Spanish or German.
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Andrew Pierce
This property is dear to my family. We have two other rentals on the same 300 acres; properties #102874 and #102873 as well. We have been renting and maintaining this beautiful property for over 20 years. The reservation calendar on this Homeaway ad is not maintained or updated consistently. Please inquiry for availability. Thank you.
Andrew Pierce purchased this Cottage in 1990
Why Andrew Pierce chose Cherryfield
In 1994 we gifted all 7500 acres of the property to the State of Maine for a preserved land reserve. We kept the 300 acre peninsula where now three cabins are located. The surrounding area is an undiscovered wilderness. The hiking is incredible with tremendous views of Down east Maine and Acadia National Park. There are many remote lakes and ponds snuggled in the hills that provide total privacy. In addition, Acadia National Park is only a short drive away and can easily be visited for a day or afternoon. Spring River Lake and the other surrounding lakes, ponds, and mountains are minimally developed if developed at all. Our peninsula has several private beaches within a couple minutes walking distance. Directly in front of the rental cabin is a 1000-foot soft sandy beach with beautiful swimming. There is a mile long gated private driveway, allowing for considerable privacy. The cabins are fully furnished and decorated in cabin style, yet comfortable. They are very clean and well maintained with electricity and plumbing. They are heated by large fireplaces and kitchen wood stoves which can also be used to cook on if one wishes to 'cook old-style.' There is of course a full kitchen with regular stove and oven as well.
What makes this Cottage unique
Few if any completely private fresh water beaches exist like this in New England, especially with such easy access to Acadia National Park and other immediate natural adventures.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect Maine retreat
My children say that I believe I must have two weeks by a lake in Maine to be who I am. This rental provides exactly what I need. We have stayed in all three of the rental cabins on Spring River Lake, and we love each of them. The last three years we've been in the Boat House which is beautiful, comfortable - an excellent accommodation. The big window in the living room provides a view of the lake in all weathers and times of day and is a perfect place to settle in with a good book. We ate every meal on the screened in porch and did our reading there during the day. The kitchen is reasonably equipped and everything is kept in good working order. We have friends who have rented the nearest camp for one of our weeks for the last two years and have really enjoyed that. The fact that we can bring our dog makes this a wonderful place for us. The owner is responsible, responsive, very respectful of the renters' privacy when he's there. The private beach is wonderful with beautiful sunset views. Nearby hiking trails, short drives to ocean, places to eat. Highly recommended.
Relax and Play
Simply a beautiful location and excellent accommodations -- a beautiful strip of lakeside Maine property at the north edge of Acadia National Park.
My wife's family, her sister's family, and their 40-year-ago childhood friends (and parts of their respective families) enjoyed a fabulous week here in mid-July 2016. We actually rented all three of the cabins on this private cove on Spring River Lake, and we had that whole end of the lake to ourselves. And we had a ball.
The lake was a beautiful, clear-water, rough-sand beach setting, with plenty of "toys" available such as kayaks, canoes, a floaty raft, and beach chairs/umbrellas. On one day we all paddled over to the opposite end of the lake and played on the "jumping rock"; but on most days we just chilled and chatted and splashed in the gently sloping water in our own private cove! The drive to Acadia isn't much longer than the drive to the grocery store -- what a beautiful area of the country.
The cabins were well-designed and reasonably appointed. Some of the dishes/dinnerware could stand to be updated, but everything was clean and generally had everything we needed. The general feel was "rustic" more than "elegant" but this is exactly what we were after. The local hiking (esp. Tunk Mountain) was fabulous.
The cabin owner was generous with contributing his 'local knowledge' of the lake, cabins, and surrounding community/history with us. Communication was flawless before, during, and after the rental and was in no way overbearing. Response time to phone calls or emails was always within 24 hours. The information binders provided at the cabins were well-written and helpful.
We did have a few problems with ants in one of the cabins, but we brought this up to the caretaker and he addressed it promptly and effectively. Also, while we were lucky to be enjoying all three cabins together this week, I imagine some of the pure bliss might have been lost if we didn't have the whole cove to ourselves. But the cabins are very nicely spaced, at least 100 yards apart, so I don't think this would have greatly diminished the charm of the site.
We had a great week at these lovely lakeside cabins, and will cherish the family/friend togetherness it fostered for years to come. We strongly recommend them to others.
This year we stayed in the Boathouse on Spring River Lake after staying last summer in the Log Cabin. It was everything we were told and more! The Boathouse is a wonderful private cottage nestled in the woods on the shore of the beach of the lake. It has a large open space with the kitchen and a large living room separated with a beautiful stone fireplace. The sunlight filters into the area through a e custom built window bigger than a boat! We spent our days hiking on the local mountain trails, canoeing and kayaking in the lake and watching the sunset on the beach. Every evening we cooked on the grill or boiled up lobsters in the kitchen for dinner on the large screened in porch. This cottage is quiet, and private which allowed us to reconnect with nature and ourselves.
My property is a private 300 acre peninsula with a mile long private gated driveway through some of the Maine's last stand of old growth Hemlocks that then splits off to each of three private rentals. The other two are Homeaway #102874 and #102873. There is a caretaker on call for emergencies and to maintain the safety and operation of the property for you. The lake and surrounding area have abundant loons and their haunting calls can be heard day and night. They are a daily visitor to our private cove along with duck families, turtles, and bald eagles. The lake is superb for swimming and is completely spring fed so the water is crystal clear, fresh, and enjoyable. The water temperatures are very comfortable and our large private 250 yard long beach offers a soft, clean (non-muck), sandy, gradual entrance into the water. We have a wooden floating raft that is perfect to swim or paddle to and from as well as relax on while watching the schools of fish swim by. Our property is surrounded by a State of Maine land reserve that is an extension of Acadia National Park. There is fantastic hiking and exploring all within just a few minutes’ drive or walk. We offer for our guests 4 one-man kayaks, one two-man kayak, 4 kid kayaks, and a canoe to explore the lake, its remote beaches, the outlets, beaver dams, eagle nests, and fishing. The lake is 75% undeveloped so you can explore and enjoy all of the completely secluded natural beaches and shores without worry.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Rental Agreement outlines all house rules and payment requirements. Please provide home address and one will be emailed to you. A 50% rental fee and 9% state tax along with a signed Rental Agreement are required to secure the reservations. The balance of 50% rental fee, the 9% State tax, and the $750 security deposit are due 90 days prior to arrival. Full refund if cancelled 60 days prior to arrival. Deposit are refunded within one week of departure if the property is returned in good condition. Guest check out after 10 am may be subject to $100 per hour late fee. A $100 fee for any excessive cleaning may also be charged. $50 per night charge per person(s) above the person/Guests max. Owner must authorize all guests prior to arrival. Alternative Changeover/Arrival dates must be arranged in advanced of arrival. All payments are made via personal or bank check in US$.