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Natural Setting Minutes From Acadia National Park And Bar Harbor.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Optional Bunkhouse, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-8)

Come and relax on the spacious deck over the shore of picturesque Branch Lake, jump in the crystal clear water, or take an early morning canoe or kayak to catch a moose at the inlet stream. This camp consists of a simple A-Frame with a first floor kitchen and a bathroom and common area opening to a large deck above the shoreline. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a queen bed, with windows overlooking the deck and lake; and a smaller room with two single beds.

Walk down the stairs from the deck to the private dock complete with kayaks and a canoe. A 14' fishing boat with an 8hp motor is also available.

Whether you plan on spending your days relaxing or playing on the lake, traveling to nearby Acadia National Park, or heading to Bar Harbor for a night out--you'll find fun, adventure and stories to bring home with you.

More Details

Jenn and Burr Shaw
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 11, 2018

About Jenn and Burr Shaw

Jenn and I both ended up here near Acadia National Park for much of the same reason. We have always enjoyed what this area offers--hiking the trails of Acadia, horseback riding on the carriage roads, and sailing in the coastal islands. We both knew we would raise a family here. We've been living on Mt Desert Island for 18 years now(about an hour from the lake) and now have three children who also enjoy sailing, riding hiking, and fishing with us. Oh yeah, we also have an over-affectionate Portuguese Water dog, Briar, and two spoiled horses.

Jenn and Burr Shaw purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Jenn and Burr Shaw chose Ellsworth

This is a unique property situated quite literally on the lake shore. It's quiet and beautiful but not out of reach of shops and restauraunts. Our family has been coming to this lake for many years. It was by chance that Jenn and I settled just and hour away from this magical spot. It is and always will be a place for family traditions; a meeting place where we can touch base and work together on projects while building family history.

What makes this cabin unique

Walking on to the deck overlooking the lake, you can't avoid forgetting the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Your attention is invariably drawn to the loons calling to each other across the lake, to the bald eagle that makes it's rounds overhead while going back and forth to his nest on Dees Island; there is a feeling that this place is out in the middle of nowhere--a 10 minute paddle to the inlet in the early morning will often reward you with trout for breakfast and a moose sighting. The water is clear and inviting, and many summer days have been spent more in the lake than gazing over its beauty. Yet, within an hour, you can be hiking up Cadillac Mountain for a view of the Maine Coast, or heading out of Bar Harbor in search of whales or spending an evening in town.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Ellsworth, Maine

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • A-Frame Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bunkhouse Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The A frame bathroom is on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second floor A frame twin - 2 twin/ single
    Optional Bunkhouse - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed
    Second floor A frame queen - 1 king
  • The queen bedroom is on the second floor of the A frame, with windows facing East and a beautiful view of the lake. The twin beds are in a room off of the queen bedroom. The bunkhouse is available for those who request it. It has it's own shower and toilet.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Natural Setting Minutes From Acadia National Park And Bar Harbor.
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews
Reston, Va

The cottage on the lake was awesone!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The views from the deck looking out to the water was very peaceful. My wife and I took advantage of the kayaks that were provided and there were many interesting sites to discover.

The property was conveniently located near Bar Harbor and Acadia. ( 50 minutes away )

I Would definitely stay here again.

Pat Kolb,

Reston, VA

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent location and lovely camp!

  • 4 of 5

We totally enjoyed this camp and the lake is wonderful. the kitchen is very well supplied and the beds are comfortable. Linens were great in bedrooms. Towels need to be freshened up in bathroom. It would be important to note there is only access to upstairs by the outside steps. We didn't realize this. But it worked out ok. Overall, a wonderful vacation spot!

  • Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've been doing this for several years, but we are always learning (Actually, I'm kind of mortified by this). There is no reason for a guest to see dirty towels--we will change all of the towels going forward, regardless of whether they are folded and put away.
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  • 5 of 5

Had a fantastic time, the camp was so peaceful and the lake was great!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely gorgeous setting! Cozy red cabin in the woods, very private. Amazing views of the lake!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this cozy red cabin in the woods with the great views of the lake! A lot of privacy.

We were very lucky with the weather, not a single rainy day.

Our family enjoyed swimming and jumping off of the floating dock, kayaking, riding the fishing boat and especially beautiful sunrises☀️

Away from it all!

We were hiking in Acadia N.P. every day and visited Bar Harbor as well.

I did not mind no wi-fi connection at all😊?

I would definitely recommend to all outdoors loving people.

Erika H.

Chicago, IL

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin on a beautiful lake!

  • 4 of 5

-Great deck and dock space.

-kayaks and canoe on site were a bonus.

-Would recommend renting the bunkhouse if you want separate sleeping quarters since the 3 beds in the main cabin are only separated by a curtain.

-Owners are very responsive and keep the cabin well stocked.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location, beautiful lake, responsible owners

  • 5 of 5

We have spent an amazing week (July 16 - 23, 2016) in Jenn and Burr's little red house. The property location is excellent, the lake is beautiful for swimming, kayaking and fishing (a few not small smallmouth bass were caught right from the dock). Loons were swimming near the same dock every morning and evening on a midweek days. We liked the deck and had all our meals outside. At night we were taking advantage from huge movie collection provided by owners. And, of course, there are many shacks around with lobsters available...

Another great plus is a close proximity to Acadia National Park (approximately 40 minutes by car). That was a real dilemma to decide: stay on a beautiful lake or go to beautiful Acadia (we divided our time equally but returned to the lake for evening swim and kayaking). Communication with owners was very reliable. All our requests were timely answered. Thank you, Burr!

We will definitely consider this place for our next Maine vacation...

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30.1 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
18.9 Miles
Finn's Pub
Nearest Ferry
38.6 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
23.7 Miles
Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club
Nearest Train
34.1 Miles
Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railway, Belfast
Nearest Motorway
21.7 Miles
US Route 395
Nearest Restaurant
19 Miles
Various Ellsworth Restaraunts
Nearest Beach
33.5 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: necessary

This private lakeshore camp is located within an hour's drive from Acadia National Park. Acadia is famous for its beautiful views of the coastal islands, granite beaches, whale watching and shopping in Bar Harbor. The cottage is located on the western shore of Branch lake; minutes from Bangor to the West and Ellsworth to the East, providing an experience of classic Maine natural beauty.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Ellsworth, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$63.32
Refundable Damage Deposit C$379.95
14' boat and motor/week C$189.97
Bunk House per week C$189.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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