Surrounded by forest and wild blueberry fields--our treasured retreat for boating, swimming, fishing, lying in the hammock overlooking the lake, eating fresh lobster, spotting bald eagles and listening to the loons
Although our house has wonderful privacy, there are other nearby camps on the lake--so no loud music please, and please respect the quiet of the woods. No smoking please, and no pets.
We ask that you replace any food staples that we or previous occupants have left for you. Please do NOT, however, leave any perishable food items.
Renters MUST use life jackets provided in the house when they use our canoe or kayaks.
Renters may NOT bring their own boats; we are vigilant about keeping invasive plant species from entering the lake, and "foreign" boats increase the risk.
I'm a retired researcher, avid gardener and woodworker. We started going to our beloved lake when I was 9 years old, and my parents built this retreat in the early 1980s. My brothers Ron and Steve (left and center in the photo) and I (on the right) share the place and enjoy it with our families, but we rent it when we are not there. We love to laze around the lake and explore in our kayaks, but also to hike in nearby Acadia National Park and the vast (and largely undiscovered!) state preserved lands just half an hour up the coast.. . . and to enjoy restaurants and movie houses in Bar Harbor and Ellsworth.
We are attentive but hands-off hosts. The house will be spotlessly clean for you, and most grocery staples will be stocked (we ask you to replace what gets used). The key will be left for you in the kitchen by our caretaker, who is available for emergencies (as we are, by phone).