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Lakefront Retreat: Private Dock, Kayaks, Hot Tub, Fire Pit. Your Vacation Escape

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 2,060 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Make Memories @ 2 Bedroom + Loft, Great Fishing from Dock, Free High Speed Wifi

Welcome to Stillwater on Graham Lake.

Whether the goal of your getaway is to relax or have an outdoor adventure, you can find it all at Stillwater.

"Basically, this property is the perfect get away place. Between the house itself, the lake, the hot tub, firepits, lawn games and of course the views and surrounding area you can not go wrong... Thank you for providing the backdrop to some wonderful memories.” — Jill C., Guest in July 2017

This pristine lakefront house has all the amenities you need, including high-end linens, towels, and bath amenities such as organic shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion; a kitchen with a microwave and a full-size refrigerator; a laundry room with washer and dryer; high-quality well water; and home entertainment options such as high-speed Internet, free WIFI, Apple TV, and a DVD player. When you want to have fun outdoors, you have access to a hot tub, kayaks, fishing gear, aluminum rowboat, fire pits, and a propane grill.

Watch for loons, eagles, and other wildlife on the lake from the large windows in the open-plan kitchen, dining room, and living room. You can also enjoy lake views from the two bedrooms. The house is located in a very quiet area on 10-mile-long Graham Lake, giving you a great sense of seclusion without having to travel too far off the main road.

Enjoy panoramic lake views from the private dock. Swim, fish, take one of the two single-person kayaks or the three-person kayak out for a paddle, grab a fishing rod and hop in the row boat, or simply relax and read on the patio. Make dinner on the propane grill, and end your day at the fire pit at the water's edge or the fire pit on the patio—firewood is provided. Finish your evening by relaxing in the outdoor hot tub and watching the wildlife pass through the yard.

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are just under an hour away. Mount Desert Island offers an endless array of activities for those looking for romance, those hunting for adventure, and everyone in between. In Acadia National Park, visit Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliff. Take a drive up Cadillac Mountain to see the sunrise or sunset, and enjoy great dining in Bar Harbor.

Near Stillwater:

— 4.5 miles: Otis General Store on ME181, where you can et everything from milk, wine, and sandwiches to batteries and fishing lures

— 15 miles: Ellsworth and Route 1A, where you’ll find grocery stores, sporting goods shops, a Wal-Mart, and restaurants

— 25 miles: Bangor and BGR Airport

— 30 miles: Mount Desert Island, where you can hike or rent bikes, kayaks, and scooters to explore Acadia National Park; and Bar Harbor, where you can enjoy shopping and great restaurants

More Details

Owner
Tim Milbert
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

Amenities

Mariaville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2060 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1: First Floor - toilet , shower , Included: bath towels, beach towels, make-up washcloths
    Bathroom 2: Loft - toilet , Includes: Hand soap, toilet tissue, hand towel
  • Bathroom amenities include: bath towels, beach towels, hand towels, make-up washcloths, washcloths, toilet tissue, hand soap, bar soap. Each guest will have personal sized shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom has views of the water with walk out to patio
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom has views of the water with walk out to patio
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Two additional twin size air mattresses available by request
  • Bedroom amenities include: Closet hangers, luggage racks, ceiling fans, dressers...and lake views.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
5

Family end of summer

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at the end of our summer. The house was in excellent condition and had every amenity. Worked perfectly for our family of 5. Tim(owner) was great. We were low on firewood for the fire pit and thatwas filled within 24 hrs. The lake was pristine, quiet and secluded. Modern kitchen with everything you could need. Watched some of the movie collection on a rainy day. About 45-50 minutes to Acadia.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Glenville, NY
5

Just Come and Relax

  • 5 of 5

If you want to wake up to a beautiful view and quiet this is the place to do it. Our family of four loved our stay here. The house itself is lovely, comfortable, clean and beautiful. It feels very private but not a spooky private if that makes sense. The kitchen had all you needed to cook meals and enough glasses, plates and utensils to serve at least a group of eight. You did not have to wash the same plates over and over in order to use them for the next meal. The bathroom was stocked with complimentary shampoos and conditioners which we thought was such a nice gesture as well as plenty of shower and beach towels. The family room had extremely comfortable recliners for each of us. Our 9 year old twin daughters felt like princesses with not only the recliners but their own loft space to sleep and play in as well. There's even a hammock chair on the porch they loved to read in. The house is wonderful but the water and the view is outstanding. We got up every morning and paddleboarded. We brought our own SUP but there are kayaks and a rowboat with life jackets that are available to use on this peaceful lake. The girls were able to swim and play in the water as well.

The house is just about 1 hour away from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park which is probably the only negative we could think of. So if you want to drive every day to ANP know you will be driving. But with that being said there are a number of activities to do closer to the house as well. Tim and his wife did an excellent job providing a list of possible hikes, activities and restaurants to go to in the local area. We did an easy hike to Mariaville Falls which is not very far from the house at all. It was very peaceful. We wish we had brought a lunch or a book to just relax there a bit longer. The town of Ellsworth is about 20 minutes from the house. It has everything you need with 2 grocery stores, Walmart, LL Bean Outlet, restaurants, ice cream (we so recommend Mortons Moo Homemade Ice Cream) gift shops, etc. It must be said that our daughters' favorite spot in Ellsworth was an adventure area with a ropes course, waterslides, zip line, etc.

Basically, this property is the perfect get away place. Between the house itself, the lake, the hot tub, firepits, lawn games and of course the views and surrounding area you can not go wrong. Tim was very easy to work with and responded to all our questions quickly. Thank you for providing the backdrop to some wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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vermont
5

Wonderful vacation rental!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Stillwater for a week -wish it could have been longer! Not only was the home clean, (and I mean clean!!) it was amazing! My family ranged in age from 13 to 85 and we all loved the beautiful home. It is exactly as described, only better. We had to keep my 85 yr old mom downstairs because the stair case is tricky with shallow steps, but the rest of the family loved the loft and cat walk over the living and dining rooms ( not to mention the awsome couches, tv set up, and sitting/reading room. We loved cooking in the kitchen (well equipped) and the grill and had a fire in the fire pit almost every night. Our stay was quiet and peaceful. Tim could not have been more accomodating or graceous. We had a leak in the utility room and he was there in a heartbeat to fix it. Wish the drought didn't affect the lake so much, but nevertheless we alll went kayaking and fishing and had great fun. Perfect vacation. Thank you Tim!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina, Ashburn VA, & Sunset Beach, NC
5

Great Week with the Family

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great week at Stillwater. The house is immaculate and attractive and has water views from all the first-floor rooms. The owners have provided the extra touches to make this a comfortable home away from home. The kayaks, hot tub, movie collection, comfortable tv viewing couches, internet, and well-stocked kitchen make this a comfortable vacation accommodation. We used the house as a base and explored the areas from Acadia, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Castine to Aurora. Each night we enjoyed the movie collection that has classic titles. Great house and great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Second Time Around Beautiful Vacation Spot!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house just as much as last year. We explored more in the area and around Acadia this year. The lake was lovely and relaxing. We may have wished for more sunny days and a longer trip but we look forward to returning again next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic view, fun and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quite, secluded vacation house with an amazing water view and modern amenities - this is the place for you! Tim was awesome to work with; very quick on responses. We had an issue with black hornets and he was on site the next day to take care of it. The river kept our 2 girls (ages 7 & 9) very busy - paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, and row boating. We drove to Acadia 2 times (about an hour drive). We stopped for food in Bangor on the way in and cooked every night at the house. Had s'mores at the fire pit and watched the stars in the evenings. Overall, it was a fun, relaxing vacation we will not soon forget. Thank you Tim!!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Ellsworth
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Lucerne In Maine Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downeast Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1A, Ellsworth
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Ellsworth, Maine
Car: necessary

If you’re ready for an active day, there is plenty to do in the area surrounding Stillwater. From hiking and climbing, to shopping and eating. We list a number of hikes on www.stillwatervacationrental.com, but for a different sort of adventure, there are restaurants, planes and ropes courses!

Ellsworth is a short 15 miles away and boasts a historic main street with plenty of restaurants for most tastes: http://downtownellsworth.com/category/explore/food-2/

Wild Acadia Fun Park is located just outside of Ellsworth, on the way to Acadia National Park. The ropes course is an adventure to remember! http://www.wildacadia.com/bar-harbor-fun-park/aerial-adventure-park-and-zip-lines

If you’re looking for a spectacular birds eye view of Acadia National Park and the surrounding area, check out Scenic Flights of Acadia: http://www.scenicflightsofacadia.com/about

A Maine family classic remains a great lobster dinner. The Union River Lobster Pot sits on the banks of the river and is just around 15 miles away in Ellsworth: https://lobsterpot.com/

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $500

Check-in Time. 3:30PM

Check-out Time. 10:00AM

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.