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Gorgeous Sunsets, Charming, Quiet, Waterfront, Close to town

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,245 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, king size bed, 2 twins, pull out sofa and daybed, sleeps 6

Come enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the front porch of this charming cabin on the water's edge of Pushaw lake. Listen to the call of the loons and breathe in the fresh air.

This beautiful spot on the lake is simply lovely, and the afternoon sun exposure is ideal! The lake is 7 miles long, with islands, coves, and so much to explore. Bring your canoe, kayaks, jetskis, sailboats, or whatever boats you float and have a blast!

This cabin is all set up with everything you need to enjoy your vacation. Let this quaint lakefront cabin be your home away from home!

More Details

Property Manager
Jill Gammon
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Jill Gammon

I am a native Mainer, and Mom of two amazing kids. Although I work full time for the federal government, I have a passion for architecture and interior design. I am always working on creative projects such as home staging, professional organizing, renovating or decorating in my free time.

I also have a beautiful three unit Executive Rental property in Bangor Maine near Eastern Maine Medical Center.

All of my rental units are fully furnished, beautifully decorated and equipped with housewares for travelers.

Jill Gammon purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Jill Gammon chose Old Town

This property is only an hour and a half away from breathtaking Acadia National Park, Mt Desert Island and Bar Harbor.

What makes this cottage unique

It is simply a beautiful spot, with amazing sunsets, loons, boating, and fishing. The lake is 5 miles long, with islands, and so much to explore, and the afternoon sun exposure is ideal!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Old Town in Penobscot County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1245 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lakefront
  • waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Pull Out Double Sofa
    Front Porch - 1 Single Bed , Twin Day Bed
  • Pull out double sofa in the living room and a twin daybed on the front porch.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Conservatory
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
fire pit


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous Sunsets, Charming, Quiet, Waterfront, Close to town
average rating of 4.2352943 based on 17 reviews

Absolutely beautiful lake. Great place to unwind, unplug and relax.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our three grown children and we totally enjoyed ourselves. We all got back to nature and had a chance to just relax. Loved watching the sunsets, listening to the loons fishing from the dock and kayaking. The camp was spotless and very comfortable for our family. Tiffany was was super helpful and very friendly. If you are looking for a place to unwind and get away from it all , we highly recommend this camp.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This camp is actually nicer then we expected. It is a Maine camp, simple rustic and very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had a great week here in August! I am originally from Maine so understand what a Maine camp is all about. If anything, I think we were all pleasantly surprised that it was better then we were expecting. Tiffany the lady that keeps things running and checks you in and out was super! We had great repore from hello till goodbye. The pictures dont show this camps comfortable living area as well as it could. I have much better pictures. The sunsets here were beautiful, the hammock was lovely, and indeed there were lots of loons hanging about. We enjoyed the firepit at night! The cabin had everything one needs to get through a week. We had our entire extended family over for a barbacue and it worked beautifully as we all ate outside. I even had equipment there to baķe a cheesecake. Grassy area in the front with a picnic table. A dock to walk out on. A canoe. Theres not a sandy beach but a nice walk in slope. We went kayaking, made smores in the fire and had coffee overlooking the lake in the morning. The only downsides were that the upstairs is a bit awkward. The stairs are a bit steep and the bedrooms although both very nice and comfortable have no doors so not much privacy with two grown children with us but we managed. There is a day bed on the cute sun porch where one son slept and a pull out couch as well. The shower was nice with good water pressure. As this is a shallow lake there was alot of grassy weeds until you get out a ways but we just took our rafts out past that to swim. Cabin was located in a nice little cove and close drive into town. I chose Pushaw as wanted to be close to family.The neighbors on both sides were nice. Joe on the one side gave us some wood and let us borrow his air compressor to blow up our rafts. The other neighbors left us to ourselves but waved and were friendly. All in all we had a great week here. If you like simple and rustic but still want to prepare nice meals and have a glass of wine ( or two), this will fit your needs. If you want a house on a lake with all the modern conveniences such as a dishwasher maybe not but we had everything we needed to have a great week. Thanks Tiffany for everything! If you want some of my pictures to use please let me know!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Worn out old dump that badly needs new investment

  • 1 of 5

The first impression when you pull up is the siding rotting off the front. Once inside you realize that the rotting wood is also structural as everything leans towards the middle, due to what I guess to be termite damage. The floor and stairs flex enough to make you wonder whether this place will stay standing in a storm. The "yard" is a collection of holes and old tree stumps making it impossible to walk around without tripping. Our 8 year old son got his leg stuck in a gap between the rear of the house and the stairs (we had to pick up and move the stairs to fix the safety issue)

Amenities wise, there are none other than wifi and a tv. In the kitchen, the pans and everything else are greasy and dirty (the silverware drawer is covered is sticky goo) with no room to put hardly any food. The fridge was set at max cool, but barely kept food cold. Same with the freezer, so don't buy any ice cream because it just melts. No dishwasher, no disposal. The water heater sits in front of the door to the bathroom. Interior design? Sure, if you consider painted wafer board and cardboard stapled up as a wall design. The torn couch cushion was covered with a dirty sheet. When you sit in one of the 3 table chairs you bottom out. The beds are old, uncomfortable, and creak with every move. The blankets smell like old blankets. AC? No. We bought 3 box fans to try to cool the place off, so don't expect to sleep in comfort unless you enjoy sweating to sleep. They sell this place as quaint "like grandma's" place, but it is just old, dingy, and worn out. A broken sewer pipe out front emitted sewer gas which depending on the wind you could smell. We were also warned that the septic tank alarm could go off but to just call and they would come pump it. Gee, thanks. The grill gas ran out the 2nd time we grilled and they told that we were responsible to go out to buy a tank of propane. (Buy a spare tank cheapskate! Even if all guests grilled out everyday for the season you probably won't go through $100 of propane) They did specifically mention how they generously provided 2 rolls of TP. We stayed at another place down the road last year (and another at Thxgiving) and couldn't believe the contrast between how nice that place was kept and how bad this place is. We left a day early because the place made us miserable. Neighbor Joe was the highlight. Offered us firewood, very nice to our kids. There are much nicer options on Pushaw by people who take pride in their properties

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, it's strange that when you arrived, you loved the place! It wasn’t until you were confronted about the condition in which you left my property, that you became enraged and decided to write the scathing review. You had an unauthorized dog, extra guests, and left several broken items in your path (including the strings on my guitar... really?). There were residue and burn marks left in my canoe from launching fireworks, copious amounts of garbage that was never put out for collection, rotting and spilled food on sideboard, and in refrigerator. All the potted flowers we just bought before your arrival were completely dead (Tiffany had asked you to water them so she wouldn’t have to come by to bother you). Neighbors complained and shared photos of their ash covered boats from fireworks released in way too close proximity to their property. Sparklers were left all over the grounds, including in the flower pots with the dead flowers, the toys were left outside and all over... I could keep going… You left Friday August 5th in the morning, but wouldn't answer Tiffany's calls until the following day so she had very little time to do A LOT of work to get the cabin ready for the next guests. She had to bring in help to get it all done in time. The cleaning fee I charge didn't begin to cover the cost of cleaning, and no tip was even left for Tiffany and all her efforts. I post photos of my cabin and frankly people love it. I love it. It’s charming, cozy, in a beautiful spot, and well cared for by Tiffany. Your commentary is rude, insulting and beyond exaggeration. My cottage is quaint, comfy, and well decorated. It is clean, with fresh linens, towels, and nice new furniture, pots & pans, new refrigerator and stove, as well as new small appliances. As far as the other property you referred to, that you stayed at last year; they had a similar experience with you, and frankly they were sorry that they didn’t have a chance to warn us.
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Great getaway!

  • 3 of 5

We stayed at this rental for a week while visiting for my sister-in-law's wedding. It was clean and comfortable. Tiffany was excellent and even unlocked the door for us when our husbands went out for the day (taking the key along with them!). There were defiantly charming features about the home, and it is more spacious then the pictures give credit for. The new remodel will do the house justice as the upstairs is in need of a facelift, having no doors on the bedrooms made things interesting. Overall we had a great experience! Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

This property brought back a lot of memories of the cabin I used to stay at every summer when I was a kid in Newport, Maine. It's quiet and peaceful, and it was a nice relaxing get away. We fished off the dock every day and caught mostly sunfish and perch. Unfortunately it was raining for most of our trip so I wasn't able to read a book on the hammock like I had hoped or take the canoe out around the lake, however I was happy they were provided because I would definitely have enjoyed using both. The house is 15 minutes away from town and everything we needed in town was within 1/2 mile of each other. We're planning on staying here again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity and Peaceful

  • 4 of 5

the property is not new by any means and it has that rustic cabin feel which is just what I was looking for. It was very peaceful and clean. The towels and bedding was fresh and the little TV was all you needed. Me and my father had a great stay. A few things they could provide that would have really made it perfect are small but when we needed them it seemed like a big deal. :) We bought a lobster but did not have claw crackers. the can opener did not work so that was interesting trying to open a can. we did have fun with it though. I had 2 graduations to attend but no hair dyer. Air drying takes a long time. There was no salt and pepper. I didn't realize how much salt and pepper I use and how much I would miss it. There is no Tupperware for left overs so we had to throw food out. There were 2 bigger things that definitely need to be fixed. The shower does not drain and the stove settings. The low is high and makes it very difficult to cook on. Overall I am glad we stayed here and would probably rent again but would be extremely happy if these items were there the next time. :)

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: There were lobster crackers, and salt and pepper in the buffet, also tupperware in the cupboard. The stove is brand new and works perfectly according to Tiffany. We did buy a new electric can opener and repaired tub drain.
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Acadia National Park
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: snowmobiling, ice fishing, xcountry skiing, kayaking, jet skis.

Close to stunning Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.43
Additional Guest Fee £14.29 per person per night
Pet Fee £142.86
Damage Deposit £71.43

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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