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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.
Tunk Lake has been in our family for over 60 years.
Its quiet and relaxing and the view is wonderful.
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
My family has stayed at this camp four times. It's tucked away off Route 182 in Downeast Maine. Listen to the loons as you take a quiet morning kayak paddle. Fish off the dock. Rent a motor boat and explore the lake. Sit by the campfire and tell stories. Paddle to 'jumping rock' and go for a swim. Collect wild blueberries along the shoreline. Drive to Milbridge and buy lobsters to cook at Inland Seafood. Hike nearby Tunk Mountain. Stay up late and look at the stars, planets and Milky Way.
Truly relax at this small, remote camp that used to be an old Maine fishing camp. Things to bring to make your stay more enjoyable: kayaks, canoe, fishing gear, paddleboat, spices and recipes to cook, pillows, books, art materials, iPod, towels and friends. Rent a boat to explore the lake. You'll get a sense of how deep and clear the lake is that surrounded by protected forest. No jet skis allowed which keeps it so peaceful. Eat at Tracy's Lobster Shack in Sullivan or the Pizza 182 down the road. They have BYOB in outdoor dining area.
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.
We had a wonderful time. Kayaked every day and read 4 books. Can't wait to return next year.
Beautiful dock to enjoy an amazing and wild lake. Great location near Acadia. The clear water and still mornings were a joy
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.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
State of Maine Lodging Tax 9%
Security Deposit $250 which is fully refundable at end of rental after inspection.
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.