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Sue Smith

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Rustic Cabin on Tunk Lake Water Front Maine

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Downeast and Acadia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom upstairs, Downstairs open plan 3 beds, 1 full Bathroom (sleeps 5)

Located on the shore of beautiful Tunk Lake in Downeast Maine is this rustic fishing camp. The camp, originally using only propane gas for lights and refrigeration and an old fashion wood burning kitchen stove for cooking, has been upgraded over time to electricity for lighting and the refrigerator. There has also been a gas stove/oven added in the kitchen to supplement the wood stove. A wood burning parlor stove and propane burning heater will provide any additional heating requirements, no matter what the weather. The kitchen is stocked with the usual compliment of dishes and utensils. Bring sleeping bags if you like we provide one set of sheets for each bed there are blankets.

Water is readily available in the lake, just outside the front door if you like an early morning swim or during the day.

For your convenience, we also just added running water in the kitchen sink and a new bathroom complete with hot water for the shower and sink. If you're looking for a real rustic experience, just keep that door closed and use the outhouse behind the woodshed

Pristine Tunk Lake is located about midway between Ellsworth and Machias on State route 182. There is a State maintained boat launch area approximately 2-3 minutes from camp. The lake features fishing for landlocked salmon, togue and brown trout along with the usual selection of sunfish and shiners for the younger kids to catch from the shore.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sue Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sue Smith

Tunk Lake has been in our family for over 60 years.

Why Sue Smith chose Downeast and Acadia

Its quiet and relaxing and the view is wonderful.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Rustic Cabin on Tunk Lake Water Front Maine
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful place to be

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation at this Cottage right on the cleanest lake we had ever seen. Owners were very accommodating and everything was as explained in the ad with homeaway. We cant wait to return next year

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were happy to have you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you next year.
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  • 5 of 5

This is our 5th year at Sunset by the Lake and each time the relaxation by the lake only gets better. It makes us think of how lucky we are to be able to drive into rural Maine and have such beauty all around. It is definitely my Husband and my special place to go every Summer.

The owners are very accommodating and the cabin is as stated rustic but it is very comfortable and everything is available.

Once again many thanks for letting us stay at your beautiful secret on Tunk Lake. Hope we see you next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Becky it is a pleasure having you stay every year and to know you have such a restful time. I love the loons calling as well.
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peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Kayaked every day and read 4 books. Can't wait to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay see you next year.
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Peace and Beauty

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful dock to enjoy an amazing and wild lake. Great location near Acadia. The clear water and still mornings were a joy

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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crowded and overrated

  • 3 of 5

Our stay was not as relaxing as I had hoped. No easy access by foot into the water. Sleeping arrangements were not that comfortable as husband fell off side of bed the first night. A regular bed would work out better than the 2 push together "BOXES" w/sliding mattresses. Property was clean and stocked with plenty of stuff for making things there but we were on vacation and did not come prepared to cook and clean. Did try to use propane heater but would not come on. Maybe better instructions for it. Enlightened new arrivals that 182 is a very long road from which we came and very very bumpy. Enjoyed site seeing the area and 44 Degrees . But all in all very quiet lake.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Please help us improve the experience for future guests. How can we alter our Homeaway description to make others aware that this is a rustic cabin? Also there is a large bed with regular mattress upstairs.;did we do all we could to inform you of that? We had installed a metal dock for folks with boats this year which also has a ladder attached to make it easier to get out of the water. The single cots that you are describing as boxes have all brand new memory foam mattresses on them. Thank you for letting us know about the gas heater needing instructions of how to light. We will make sure we type up a sheet with easy steps on it. Route 182 is a typical Maine Rd. We get frustrated some times with the pot holes in the Spring and like most States some do not get around to hot topping due to budget cuts. Also it is used by many people going on that route as it is so pretty to get to Milbridge that way. I have to agree with you. Tunk is a very quiet lake as there are so few homes on it. We are lucky in that respect as it has been claimed to be one of he cleanest lakes in the State. We have fished for Salmon over the years and caught some nice fish. Once again we are very sorry our Cottage was not up to your expectations.One is never sure quite what someone is looking for. That's why we try to give a good all around description in our ad.
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Relaxing on Tunk Lake

  • 4 of 5

Tunk Lake is one of our family's 'happy places'. Each time we stay we discover another aspect of Tunk that we enjoy. This year it was Jump Rock, a rock in the cove that has deep water surrounding it making it perfect for jumping in and cooling off. The cabin is simple, but provides everything you might need - shower, hot water, small kitchen, fire pit, firewood, and dock. The nearby boat launch is just down the road for those who have a motor boat. We bring kayaks, SUPs, and fishing gear. A SUP or kayak ride in the early morning to here the loons call is a great way to start your day. Laundry and grocery shopping can be done in Millbridge, about 20 minutes away. There's no internet service, but we love being disconnected for the week. Acadia National Park is just 45 minutes away. And Schoodic Peninsula, another part of the national park, is just a short drive. McClellan Park in Millbridge is great for tide pooling. Also, in Millbridge is Inland Seafood where you can buy lobsters from Herman.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay we always enjoy having your family each year. Thanks for all you folks have done over the years to make Tunk a nicer place. Safe travels until next time.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton or Bangor
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Portland Maine
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Trenton Golf club
Nearest Train
100 Miles
brunswick Maine
Nearest Motorway
42 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Clam Shack Rte 1
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Winter Harbor and Bar Harbor
Car: not necessary

We are in a quiet relaxing spot. If you want to go sightseeing it is a great place to be you have Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor around 30 mins drive with beautiful scenery. Plenty of Lobster restaurants in the Summer with great seafood.


Rates & Availability

Tunk Lake Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

State of Maine Lodging Tax 9%
Security Deposit $250 which is fully refundable at end of rental after inspection.

Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your reservation up to 6 weeks prior to your arrival with a $100 penalty. If the property is subsequently rented for the same time period, the $100 penalty will also be returned. If the cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the reservation, you will not receive any refund.

We understand that this policy does not agree with the stated HomeAway refund policy but we do not agree with HomeAway being in a position to force a cancellation policy upon us.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Downeast and Acadia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New
  • Newly added 2011.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 3 Additional Single Beds in Living Area
  • To go upstairs you would have to go up a pull down set of ladder stairs that come down from the ceiling. Downstairs you have 3 single size beds 2 of which can be hooked together to make a double bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This is a wonderful Cabin if you like simple pleasures and enjoy relaxation this is it. Tunk Lake is one of the cleanest Lakes in Maine and has Landlock Salmon, Togue and Brown Trout as well as sunfish and perch for the kids. Boat rentals are available close by.

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