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Waterfront Cottage Compound Near Acadia National Park

People16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Perfect place for large family/group of friends to vacation in nature.

The perfect place for a large family or group of friends to vacation in a very private setting. With 5 acres of beautiful water views from each of the 5 cabins, this is the ideal place to enjoy nature and outdoor adventures during the beautiful Maine summer. Unlike other properties, the 5 separate cabins give you the opportunity to have your privacy while coming together for meals and other common activities. Please note that this listing is for all 5 cabins and we cannot rent them separately.

Our camp was built over 50 years ago by our Grandfather and is the pride and joy of our family. We have 5 acres on on the water on Mount Desert Island and the natural setting is something you have to see to believe. The kayak tours from the local towns go right by our dock! Just this summer alone we have seen seals, dolphins, kingfishers, loons, bald eagles, deer, hummingbirds, chipmunks (that eat out of your hand!), foxes, a woodchuck, and more within 10 feet of our cabins/kayaks. We are about a 10-15 minute drive from Acadia National Park which is an incredible national park where you can hike, bike, walk, rock climb and enjoy the outdoors. We are also 20 minutes from Bar Harbor and 15 minutes to SouthWest Harbor which is a picturesque fishing village and a favorite of our Mom's.

The camp still has the rustic charm that it did when it was built, but we have updated it for the comfort of our family and guests. We have had many families who come stay here year after year (one family is on their 18th consecutive year with us!) and they all marvel at the serene beauty and natural setting. Many favorite activities include looking at the stars from the beach, cookouts, and lobster dinners.

Our camp has 5 different cabins, each with a water view, large balcony, bathroom and several different sleeping options. Additionally, we have a salt water pool (closed for May rentals), deepwater dock (closed for May rentals), 5 kayaks (total these would cost around $300 to rent per day in town), a rowboat, and 3 bikes (2 adult and 1 child) that you have access to during your stay.

The first cabin is what we call the Main Cabin and this is where the kitchen is for the entire property. This two-story cabin was built in 2003. Upstairs has one bedroom (queen sized bed), a bathroom, a study, a living room and large dining areas both inside and outside. Downstairs has a room that has 4 twin beds (they can be partitioned off for two separate rooms), a bathroom and another dining table. There is also a laundry room with washer and dryer downstairs.

Three of the remaining cabins have a king-size bed with Franklin Stove while the 4th cabin has a set of bunk beds and 2 twin beds that can be made into a king bed if you wish - perfect for a family who wants to stay with their children. The two sides of this cabin can be partitioned off to create a more private stay if that is preferred.

If you are looking for a place to be able to have a wonderful vacation in nature with a group while also having your own space, this is the place for you!

Guest Access

You will have access to the entire property with the exception of a few closets where we keep our personal items. Please note that the dock and pool are closed in October and reopen in June.

Interaction with Guests

We have a full time caretaker who you will have access to should there be any issues during your stay. We additionally will be available by phone or email.

The Neighborhood

We are at the end of a private one lane road and our neighbors are friendly if you see them, though you may not! Please drive slowly down the road however so as not to disturb them.

Getting Around

You will need a car to get from our camp to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, SouthWest Harbor and other local attractions.

Other Things to Note

We do not have Internet/Wi-Fi at the camp though many cell phones can access internet via 3G/4G. There are several cute coffee shops and libraries within 15 -20 minutes if you need to access it, however.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About The Owner

Our camp was built over 50 years ago by our Grandfather and is the pride and joy of our family.

Why The Owner chose Mount Desert

We have 5 acres on on the water on Mount Desert Island and the natural setting is something you have to see to believe. The kayak tours from the local towns go right by our dock! Just this summer alone we have seen seals, dolphins, kingfishers, loons, bald eagles, deer, hummingbirds, chipmunks (that eat out of your hand!), foxes, a woodchuck, and more within 10 feet of our cabins/kayaks. We are about a 10-15 minute drive from Acadia National Park which is an incredible national park where you can hike, bike, walk, rock climb and enjoy the outdoors. We are also 20 minutes from Bar Harbor and 15 minutes to SouthWest Harbor which is a picturesque fishing village and a favorite of our Mom's.

What makes this cottage unique

Unlike other properties, because ours has 5 separate cabins, you and your family can each enjoy your privacy while coming together for meals and other common activities.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mount Desert in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Main Cabin - Upstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Main Cabin - Downstairs - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Mum's Cabin - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Nan's Cabin - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bunk Cabin - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Grandfather's Cabin - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Pool - Shower - Outdoor Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Main Cabin - Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed
    Main Cabin - Downstairs - 4 Single Bed
    Mum's Cabin - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Nan's Cabin - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bunk Cabin - 4 Single Bed
    Grandfather's Cabin - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Property is located on same island as Acadia National Park.

Reviews

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(3 traveller reviews)

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5

Incredible Property, Views, Activities!! LOVE!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to this property for 6 years now and absolutely love it every year. The cabins are wonderful and it is great to be able to stay in your own individual cabin and then meet up with the rest of your family/group and hang out in the main cabin. You can walk out of your door and see beautiful 360 degree views of the water and mountains. The private pier is also gorgeous and you can take out the kayaks and paddle around the water and spot dolphins and seals along the way. We go fishing, hiking, swimming in the pool, looking at the stars, eating lobster, and just enjoying the nature around us. You are a short drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Will keep coming back here year after year. You will LOVE it!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for appreciating our property as much as we do! We look forward to having you and your family back again and again!
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5

Cozy Waterfront Cabins, breathtaking views daily

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 2017 family vacation at Camp Weasel in Maine, next to Acadia National Park on Mt. Dessert, near Bar Harbor. Three generations of our family were comfortably housed in the property, due to the separate cabin layouts we all enjoyed our privacy, yet it gave us an intimate feeling of all being together. The view from the property is captivating, located right on the water. We went to Cadillac Mountain, east coast’s highest mountain, did the 20 mile heartfelt Park Loaf Road, had delicious popovers at Jordan pond seated outside on the lawn, and loved hiking carriage road, built by the Rockefeller family. The bikes and kayaks that are including with the property are such a lovely addition, and great way to really enjoy the property, right on the water. The grand finale was a lobster bake at the camp. We highly recommend Camp Welles, and we plan to return again, for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ena, Thank you so much for your review of our property! We are so happy you and your family had a great time and we hope you come back very soon!!
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5

Amazing idyllic retreat on the quiet side of the island

  • 5 of 5

This spot was perfect for our family reunion of 16 people. Well-stocked kitchen had everything we could have wanted and easily accommodated us for meals. Having the kayaks and the pool made our stay perfect as they was always something for our active families to do in between hikes and site seeing. We saw seals from the dock and even found a stranded giant jellyfish. Visitors will appreciate a little slice of history as they learn about the Welles family and enjoy the camp that family has created over the generations.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nelson Family, Your review perfectly captured our feelings about our property. We hope you will come back soon!
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Location

Car: necessary

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Cleaning Fee £569.4
Damage Deposit £1,518.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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