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John Lauro

Member since: 2013
Speaks English

Private, Secluded Cabin In The North Woods Of Maine! Perfect R&R!

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Greenville - Mooses Hideaway

2 Bedroom, Loft, Kitchen, Washer/dryer, Porch, Mountain Views, Sleeps 6-8

Experience this private, secluded, 4-season cabin near Prong Pond. Surrounded by woods, several hiking trails, and a short drive to the pond’s boat access ramp, this nature lovers cabin is only 5.5 miles from downtown, yet isolated enough to enjoy the beauty that the Maine woods have to offer. Two bedrooms and a loft area allow 6-8 guests to sleep comfortably and sound all year round. Fully equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom with shower and tub, washer and dryer, furnished living room and dining room provide a home away from home to help you enjoy your stay. Hikers, hunters, snowmobilers, snow shoe hikers, skiers, mountain climbers, white water rafters, and nature lovers of all kinds are welcome to enjoy the north woods the way they were meant to be enjoyed. Other amenities available are Xbox 360 gaming system, Dish TV with family channels, and a landline phone with unlimited calls within the continental U.S. Linens are included at no additional costs.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Lauro (Property Manager)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English

About John Lauro

After visiting Greenville, ME for 3 days, I put money down on a home! The North Woods area TRULY embraces the meaning behind Maine's slogan, 'Maine, the way life should be!'. I have enjoyed both the area and the people of this town for 14 years and counting. My kids have gown up vacationing here, and I hope their kids will enjoy it someday as well. Being from Philadelphia, PA this cabin is the PERFECT retreat to get away from it all!

John Lauro purchased this cabin in 2000

Why John Lauro chose Moosehead Lake

This is a comfortable, fully equipped house, secluded, private, and yet 5.5 miles from activities downtown. Relax by a fire outside and enjoy the night air and millions of stars in the sky, or sit comfortably inside by a wood stove fire, play games, watch satellite TV, or just have good conversations with family and friends. Morning coffee on the large front porch on a nice day makes it all worth it!

What makes this cabin unique

Once I saw the winter night sky for the first time, I knew I was home! I am not a star gazer, nor versed in astronomy, but the first time I saw the constellation Orion, and could view the ENTIRE archer profile, I knew this place was something special. I will also never forget one morning sitting on the front porch, drinking my coffee, when a bull moose came walking down the driveway, stopped, and stared at me for a good 4-5 minutes. We were just being good neighbors and enjoying the morning sun!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)
Private, Secluded Cabin In The North Woods Of Maine! Perfect R&R!
average rating of 4.6 based on 35 reviews
5

Cozy cabin in the middle of the woods!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in the cabin was great! Secluded, cozy, clean and well stocked! We had everything we needed in there. Towels, linens, pots, pans, plates, etc. The place was spotless when entering. I would definitely rent this cabin again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awesome! I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. I hope you consider renting again if you find you way back to the Moosehead Lake region for another escape from civilization. Thanks!
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5

Terrific Property -- Exactly as Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

Trust the reviews -- they're all right about this place. It's great! Private and secluded are the perfect words to describe this wonderful cabin. Very comfortable, well maintained, modern appliances, and the owner provides a helpful binder with all the info you need to explore the area. We spent a few days here in mid-July and the cabin stayed nice and cool through some particularly warm, sunny days. Didn't see any moose, but the star gazing was terrific. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking to get away from the world for a while, whilst also being relatively close to town. Definitely make time for the State Park nearby where you can swim or hike around the breathtaking Moosehead Lake area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the place and I appreciate the nice review. I feel the seclusion is also one of the best parts of the cabin - your not too far from town at all, but you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Sorry you didn't see any moose, but I always find you see them when you aren't looking for them. Maybe next time. If you come back to the Moosehead Lake region again for another getaway vacation, I hope you will keep me in mind and choose to stay at Moose's Hideaway!
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3

Needs an updating

  • 3 of 5

We liked the location of the cabin, very secluded, very quiet. When we arrived the cabin was clean, but outside, someone left trash around the campfire area. We called the caretaker right away, and although I told her it wasn't necessary, this very nice woman came right over and took care of it. She also brought some additional toilet paper and paper towels. There was plenty of room for our family of four. It was nice the owners had board games there, which we made use of. In general we had a nice time.

Now unfortunately, the negatives...

We've rented a number of places on VRBO over the years, and one of my biggest pet peeves is - no updated pictures of the property. I understand putting your best foot forward, but if your place is ten years old, show some recent pictures of the place, not when it was built. Also, keep up with the maintenance, inside and out. If something needs to be replaced, replace it. If it needs painting, paint it. If the grass needs mowing, mow it, etc.

If you paid good money to stay somewhere you'd expect certain things. For example, you're renting your place for people to stay, you would want them to feel welcome by providing a place for them to put their clothes, but the dresser in the bedroom was filled with sheets and so was the side table, both of which should be replaced, the one dresser drawer front came off in my hand when I tried to open it. So we lived out of our suitcase the week we were there. While we're in the bedroom, the mattress should be updated. We used the washer and dryer (which was nice to have), but were shocked to find out it vented directly back into the bathroom, that needs to be corrected.

In the kitchen, the cookware needs to be replaced, the Teflon on the pans is coming off. The cabinets could use updating, along with a little more counter-top space. The dining chairs were all loose and rickety, one was broken and set against the wall. We found out it was broken when we tried to move it.

The loft upstairs was nice, the kids really enjoyed it, although a ceiling fan would do wonders for comfort in the cabin. As I said, just general maintenance and up keep goes a long way.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I have to say, this was a very detailed account and the information is much appreciated. I apologize for any trash left around the firepit area, and I'm glad it was dealt with by my cleaning staff. I don't charge as much as some of the other places in the area, so with that said, this is not a 5-star hotel or resort. I asked the builder about the venting of the dryer, and he told me that all of the cabins are like mine because of the wildlife and surroundings, so there are no plans to change this setup - it has been this way for 16 years. No one has ever complained that there was no ceiling fan, and I don't have plans to install one because of that - you are the first. The rest of the items you mentioned are being addressed, and I hope to have them updated by next year after winter. Again, thanks for the information, and I am sorry it did not measure up to your standards of what you expected for such a reasonable rental rate.
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4

Pleasant

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed 3 nights. We found the cabin very accommodating. Be sure to get specific directions cuz gps not quite accurate. John was quick to respond to our questions. Cabin was as described and comfortable. Bring bug spray for when outdoors.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend of four wheeling and hiking around Greenville. The cabin was the perfect getaway. It had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad to hear you had a good time around Greenville and that the cabin was to your liking. I hope you will come back again if you need another getaway in the North Woods area of Maine!
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moosehead hideaway

  • 3 of 5

we enjoyed our stay at moosehead hideaway.. clean, quiet and tranquil.. great for just getting away and relaxing.. Thank You for sharing your home'

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
76 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Barpub
5.8 Miles
Stress Free Moose
Nearest Ferry
54.1 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry Co.
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mt. Kineo Golf Resort
Nearest Train
76 Miles
Bangor, ME
Nearest Motorway
5.5 Miles
6/15
Nearest Restaurant
5.5 Miles
Various (downtown Greenville)
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Squaw Mountain at Moosehead Lake
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beaver Cove
Car: recommended

Greenville has access to the ITS for snowmobiling and ATV activities. Hundreds of miles of trails provides hours/days of adventurous fun in both cold and warmer weather.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Greenville, Moosehead Lake

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Nov 2016 - 1 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£455
for 3 nights
From
£152
£892
£2,656
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£228
for 2 nights
From
£114
£645
£2,087
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £285

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Greenville in Maine Highlands

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1395 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Full bathroom with a stack-able washer/dryer unit.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Ground floor
    Upstairs bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Upstairs
    Loft - 2 Single Bed , Upstairs open loft area.
    Futon - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Downstairs couch is also a futon sleeper sofa
  • 2 bedrooms (sleeps 4), 2 beds in loft area (sleeps 2), and a sleeper sofa (futon) provide enough sleeping for the family, and maybe even some friends.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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