|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Our cabin in the woods is on a gorgeous salt water tidal cove, about a 30 minute drive from Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It is also about a 15 minute drive from the Schoodic Peninsula. The cabin is wonderfully secluded--many locals don't know it is here, with no neighbors but deer and the occasional eagle flying overhead. It is a short drive to local lobster merchants, wonderful hiking and swimming in pristine lakes. Feel free to take our canoe out for a paddle in the cove, or head out at low tide so that you can do some clamming in the front of the property. At the end of the day, take a moment to sit by the wood burning stove. It is a great place to explore the limitless relaxation and recreational opportunities of Downeast and Acadia. We have 3 queen sized beds (two downstairs bedrooms and one convertible day bed upstairs). There is a child's bed (suitable up to a 10 year old) in one of the bedrooms. In a pinch, one of the couches can accommodate a sleeping adult.
The log cabin was beautifully located down a dirt road, in a secluded area in the woods. The river outlet was a short walk down a small hill where people clammed daily. Only noises from nature could be heard. So relaxing!
The cabin was so inviting and such a warm welcome after a 5 1/2 hour drive from Massachusetts. It had a wrap around open porch complete with a grill, table to have breakfast, and comfortable rocking chairs. Bugs were not an issue in September. The overhang made it possible to enjoy the porch even on a rainy day.
The inside of the cabin looked as if it was just built. It was clean, warm, and cozy for two couples. As you entered the cabin to the right was a opened plan with a kitchen and living room, nicely decorated with a wood stove and well heated with a wall heater. The kitchen complete with dishwasher, full frig, stove, coffee maker, and toaster. A table set for 4 people finished off the kitchen.
To the far left were two bedrooms with queen size beds decorated nicely with homey quilts and very comfy.
Between the bedrooms and living room was a full bath and a spiral stairway that led up to a loft where there was a tv room.
During our four days there, we never watched the tv, but instead enjoyed playing cards every night. It was so nice to have conversations and a way to reconnect with our friends.
During the day we explored Acadia and the islands and Bar Harbor. The cabin was the perfect location to visit both of our destinations. The choices for food were endless and something for everyone. Our favorite upscale restaurant was the Iron Bound, down Route 1 minutes from the cabin. The owners left a notebook full of ideas for both food and things to do and see in the area, and things to know about the cabin, which was very helpful.
The four days we were there flew by. We were sad to leave, but left with such warm and beautiful memories.
My husband and my stay in "The little cabin in the woods," as we fondly referred to it, was perfect! The cabin is extremely well stocked and comfy-cozy; it is also immaculately kept. Most importantly, it is wonderfully secluded in a quiet and serene spot in the woods. It was so peaceful to enjoy our coffee on the deck every morning and read in the cabin at night, as the cool Maine breezes washed over you. We literally did not see or hear another soul the entire week we were there! The cabin is about a half hour drive to Acadia National Park, which we went to every day for some hiking and yummy eats/drinks in Bar Harbor. Finally, Andrew and Ellen were incredibly warm and responsive hosts from our initial reservation request through our final questions before we arrived. If you are looking for peace and quiet in a little cabin in the woods, with easy access to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, then this is the property for you. If we decide to travel to Maine again, we would *only* consider staying at this property.
The cabin was great! Had everything we needed to enjoy time away from the hustle and bustle and is centrally located to make exploring Maine's beauty easy and convenient. Andrew and Ellen were wonderful and along with many other amenities, provided a binder of things to do with comments and suggestions. Nothing better than sitting on the porch in the rocking chairs on a cool evening, going clamming when the tide was out or driving to the Bay of Fundy to see the tide rush out and of course there is Bar Harbor just a short drive away!
If you are looking for a place where you never see another person, this is the one for you. One night we could sort of hear other people (you could tell they were being very loud but they were so far away that we couldn't understand what they were saying), but that was the closest we got to human contact. The pictures and descriptions were very accurate. The place was clean when we arrived and Andrew was very helpful in providing the information we needed to get there and get in. We didn't have any reason to call him while we were there but he was otherwise responsive before and after (and returned our security deposit promptly). We would definitely consider renting here again.
The pros and cons below are really about what type of vacation you're looking for, not necessarily a critique of the owner or the home itself
Pros: Extremely secluded, very comfortable couches, decent beds, plenty of kitchen tools, dishwasher, washer/dryer, land line (my cell reception was a little spotty, but it did work and I never actually used the land line). Bathroom had shampoo and soap and the water pressure was fine (the water is a little soft there). It's close enough to MDI and other tourist spots to do those things if you're interested. There's a canoe (although we never used it). You can bring your dog (and she loved swimming at high tide and exploring in the mud at low tide). No TV downstairs. Fantastic porch with lots of comfortable seating for relaxing outside (and a grill!). No big scary spiders (at least while we were there). They have a few board games and puzzles for rainy/lazy days. Very close to Chester Pike (a great spot for breakfast and lunch) and the Reversing Falls.
Cons: No WiFi (only an issue if you were planning to watch a lot of Netflix -- we were able to pick up enough data to check social media/email occasionally). No TV downstairs (if you're into that sort of thing on vacation). No real water views or beach -- the property is on the bay, which is tidal (when the tide is low, there's obviously a little more space, but no real area to sit or lay down and no dock). No screens on porch (bugs really weren't an issue, but if you're looking for a screened in porch, this isn't the place for you). No place to put trash -- there are small trash cans in the house, but no big bin to collect it all, so we took our trash with us when we left.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.