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Peaceful Lakeside Retreat with Private Frontage & Dock / Acadia Area

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Peaceful 2/1 cabin getaway with 245' private frontage near Acadia

35 miles from Acadia National Park, 14 miles to Ellsworth. Enjoy a retreat for a month, week or just a weekend. You’ll experience peace and tranquility in a rustic setting with scenic views of Maine woods and fields on 425 acre Abrams Pond.

This quaint, clean, 1,088 square foot lakefront cabin/home is on a quiet, 1 acre, very private site, with 245 feet of private waterfront. The pond offers great swimming, fishing, and boating. The location is a perfect spot from which to explore Downeast Coastal Maine all while retreating to the seclusion, privacy and nature that Maine has to offer. The camp is easily accessible, 1.3 miles down a well-maintained scenic dirt road. This private road allows for safe walking or biking. The other side of the road offers views and acreage of Downeast Maine blueberry fields, rocks, hills and mountains. Children and non-aggressive pets are always welcome and invited.

On the main level of the cottage you’ll find an open-concept kitchen/dining/living room and full bathroom. The cottage is wooden post and beam construction throughout. You’ll find a fully equipped kitchen, gas range, refrigerator, and Keurig coffeemaker. Upstairs there is a master bedroom with a queen size bed and a loft area with 2 twin beds and sitting area. A futon in the main living area will also sleep 1.

There is a large yard for outdoor recreation, plenty of parking space, a picnic table and wooded fire pit area near the water for roasting hotdogs and s’mores on cooler nights. Or, you can rest in the hammock and read as the wind blows off the water. There are blueberry patches and wild flowers on the property for the picking if you're vacationing during the season. You’ll find a private dock for swimming and boating, 245’ of private water frontage, and an Adirondack double-seater at the water’s edge to enjoy your morning coffee, read a book or observe the duck families swim by.

The cottage rental includes a two-seater Old Town “Loon” kayak, paddles and safety jackets as well as a paddle-boat for your enjoyment. There is a clothesline to dry wet clothing/towels and coin laundry machines 2 miles away.

Rental is available May through October. Spring/Summer/Autumn in Maine is a great time for coastal sightseeing and festivals, as well as hiking, camping, boating, swimming, fishing and fall foliage etc. Enjoy nature walks on camp trails nearby; ride/walk the converted railroad by-way down the road; and dine at the local country store. Climb local mountains: Schoodic, Tunk and Catherine. This location is also convenient to Acadia National Park known tourist sites such as Bar Harbor and the untouched/natural sites such as Schoodic Point. Antiques, art galleries, movies, dining and shopping can be found nearby in Ellsworth. And of course, unique Downeast Maine culture, cooking, and seafood can be enjoyed anytime!

This property rents a minimum of 3 days, a week or an entire month. A gas furnace will heat the cottage during the cooler nights or days. The house has an open-covered porch with a barbecue grill which overlooks a wooded water view. There is a shaded picnic table and platform near the water for outside dining or tenting. Views of the water can be seen through tall trees from the windows and doors of the main living/dining area. Skylights and windows are located on both upper-level rooms. Bed linens & some towels are provided for bed, bath and kitchen. Beach towels are also included.

Experience the gentle nightly water breeze and the sounds and sights of black ducks, birds, owls, loons, wildlife, dragonflies, blueberry fields and lightening bugs. Come enjoy our serene Maine property with a friend or your whole family.

More Details

The Milams
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Eastbrook, Maine

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed , loft area upstairs with skylight
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , upstairs with skylight
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
**free WIFI, telephone service, DVD and video library are provided for our 2018 season guests** Site is way from it all but close enough for scenic day trips to Downeast Coastal Areas such as MDI, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and Schoodic Point. Hikers will find local trails and mountains. Retreat at night to your own private cottage and enjoy evening campfires at waters edge.


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Peaceful Lakeside Retreat with Private Frontage & Dock / Acadia Area
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews

Wonderful place to truly get away from the rat race

  • 5 of 5

It was lovely to be able to sit on the porch and look out at the beautiful pond and color change. We used the paddle boat. We fished and caught two big bass that are now back in the pond for you to catch when you go to the camp. Most enjoyable have fun

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Private

  • 4 of 5

Very nice well equipped cabin in a very private and picturesque spot on Abrams Pond. Location is about 30 min to Acadia and 15 min to Ellsworth but very nice drives. We enjoyed sitting by the fire at night and on the porch, it is very a peaceful spot, we could here Loons all day and night which we enjoyed very much. The only thing missing was being able to swim, the Pond is very rocky but there are nice public beaches in the area.

Excellent vacation, there is no place like Maine!

  • Review Submitted: 11/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This cabin had everything we needed, was so cozy, and the views of the sunsets were amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! We loved that it was secluded(at least it felt that way) yet we could be close to the places we wanted to see. We would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time--setting was awesome. Weather turned cool and windy after 3 wonderful days but we had smores by the fire anyway! Caught a 3 lb smallmouth the first day and the rest of the time spent reading and exploring the sights. Our kids came up from NYC to unwind for a few days--they had a good time at the cabin--Josie (our mutt) had a great time (although the ducks were glad to see her go)!

  • Review Submitted: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When can we go back?

  • 5 of 5

Those were the first words out of my son's mouth pulling out of the driveway at the end of our stay on Abrams Pond. The cabin had most anything we could need and we were very comfortable there. It was nice to look out at the pond while eating breakfast, to read and play games on the porch and nap on the hammock in the yard. I particularly liked looking at the water from the bench near the dock. We also enjoyed paddling about in the kayak and paddle boat. Greg was a very welcoming host, who was easy to reach with any questions. He always had good suggestions for restaurants and sites in the area as well. We enjoyed relaxing at the cabin, but there are plenty of activities and places to explore nearby and Bar Harbor is just a short distance away too. We had a wonderful stay and look forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 30/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, peaceful and secluded with plenty to do!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 spent the last two weeks of July at the beautiful Milam Camp. Before we even set foot in the property, Greg and Donna had already done everything possible to make our trip as perfect as possible, having been in touch to answer several questions, and making it clear that we could contract them at any time in the run up to and during our stay. The camp itself is perfect - a beautiful log cabin, tucked away among the trees and meters from the lake, with its own private dock with stunning views. The cabin was very comfortable. We have vacationed in a number of self-catering properties in the past, and have learned from previous experience that the "fully equipped" kitchen may have the bare essentials, but is never as well equipped as your own kitchen at home - not so at Milan Camp! It was so nice to stay somewhere that really lived up to the "fully equipped" tag - sharp kitchen knives, an excellent selection of pots and pans, every utensil you could think of and not one, but two coffee machines! The beds were wonderfully comfortable, and my husband and I even ended up stripping back the covers to discover the make of the mattress and pillows for future reference! Our girls (aged 9 & 6) had a wonderful time exploring the camp, playing in the hammock and, of course, swimming in the lake and exploring in the paddle boat and the kayak. We also enjoyed the most brilliant displays of stars lying on the dock on clear nights. With no light pollution, we spotted countless shooting stars and satellites. Once you are ready to venture further afield, there is plenty to do in the local area. Ellsworth is well worth a visit, with Finn's Irish Pub, Morton's Moo homemade ice-cream, and Downeast Cheesecakes (sublime!!) all becoming fast favourites with the whole family. Acadia National Park is on your doorstep with all its many attractions at your disposal. And at the end of a busy day, you know that you have the quiet serenity of Milam Camp to return to. It truly is a magical place in which to unwind and relax. None of us wanted to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 11/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12.9 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Local Country Store
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Public beach with boat dock
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit AU$256.78

Check-in is at 4PM; Check-out is at 11AM. Alternate times can arranged for check-in in advance. No smoking is allowed inside the cottage. This is a pet and child friendly rental property. Woodfires are to be in the provided fire pit only. Boating, swimming and watersports are at your own risk. We hope you enjoy this property and respect its amenities, serenity, beauty and natural setting.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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