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Chalet Lakefront Retreat: With Boat Launch, Private Dock, Deck, Sauna & Fire Pit

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 2,150 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 bathroom cozy and spacious lakefront chalet

Welcome to Moonlit Waters on Graham Lake where you can find solitude, relaxation and outdoor adventure.

This house comes with all of the amenities needed to make your stay unforgettable, including towels, high-end linens, and bath amenities such as organic body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion, a kitchen with a microwave, stove and a full size refrigerator, dishwasher, a washer and dryer, high quality well water and home entertainment options such as high-speed internet/ Wi-Fi, a tv, a DVD player with a collection of over 100 DVDs, surround sound systems on both the main level and in the basement, a pool-table and an indoor sauna. You can enjoy the outdoors by using the provided kayaks/pedal boat, the fire pit, a propane grill and by sitting on two decks (one directly next to the water connecting to the new and spacious dock) with panoramic views. This property also has it's own boat launch and the dock is fitted with cleats and inflated bumpers to secure and protect your boat while you stay with us.

You can witness nature at its best by watching deer, eagles, ducks, Canadian geese and loons passing by from any of the the large windows on all three floors. The inside of this home makes you feel like you are outside, thanks to its open floor-plan, the large and numerous windows, walk-out patio doors on both the main level and in the basement and the six large windows and cathedral-ceiling located on the second floor. You can enjoy lake views from two of the three bedrooms. This house is located on 13 mile long Graham Lake, giving you a feeling of seclusion while being not too far off the main road.

Wake up to mesmerizing scenic views and take advantage of everything that this property and Graham Lake have to offer: swim, fish or go kayaking. If you feel adventurous, explore the many channels, small islands and the sandy beach located right across from the property. If you want to relax, sit down on a lawn chair on one of the decks, read a book, listen to the birds chirping and enjoy nature's landscape. At the end of the day, have a cookout followed by a fire in the fire pit near the waterfront-firewood is provided. Finally, relax in the sauna or play a game of pool.

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are less than an hour away. Mount Desert Island offers various outdoor activities and a scenic landscape, marked by sweeping cliffs, pristine beaches and mountains. Acadia National Park has lots to offer, including Sand Beach, Otter Cliff and Thunder Hole. Drive up Cadillac Mountain for spectacular views of the sunrise or sunset. Enjoy a stroll through Bar Harbor with its beautiful array of specialty shops and galleries, followed by dinner at one of the many restaurants.

Near Moonlit Waters:

-4.5 miles: Otis General Store on ME181, where you can buy everything from milk, alcohol and delicious pizza to batteries and fishing lures

-15 miles: Ellsworth and Route 1A, which offers grocery stores, restaurants, a Walmart and sporting goods shops

-25 miles: Bangor and BGR airport, where you can find an array of restaurants and stores (e.g., Target, Walmart, Christmas Tree Shop), the mall and the movie theater

-30 miles: Mount Desert Island, where you can hike, rent bikes, kayaks and scooters to explore Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor

More Details

Keith Grivois
Member since: 2017
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Mariaville in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , On the main floor; spacious
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Attached to the master bedroom; spacious with a large window
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Located in the walk-out basement
  • There is a bathroom on each level of the home: two full bathrooms on the main level and upper level, and a half bathroom in the basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with full bathroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , It has spectacular views of the water and is spacious.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , It has views of the backyard and water
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Centrally located in the house; it doesn't have any windows
  • The house offers two bedrooms with excellent views of the water. The third bedroom doesn't have any windows; if the door is left open, you have a view of the outdoors through adjacent windows. The two bedrooms in the finished basement have direct walk-out access to the backyard and water.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Baby gates are installed at the top and bottom of each staircase. Cabinets and outlets are baby-proofed. In addition, a high chair and pack n play is available upon request.


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Chalet Lakefront Retreat: With Boat Launch, Private Dock, Deck, Sauna & Fire Pit
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Walnut Creek, CA

Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to experience "the way life should be" in Maine. Keith made us feel welcome and his strong communication skills are an asset to the rental process. My husband and I stayed on the top floor, awaking each morning to a glorious view of the lake in comfortable beds with firm pillows, ceiling fan, AC/heat and a master bathroom with shower. Our adult children stayed on the lower level in a bedroom with curtains, allowing them to sleep later, and french doors that open to the back lawn. The lower level has 2 bedrooms, half bath, laundry room, sauna, and pool table. We enjoyed privacy inside the house and a great gathering space, on the main level. The main floor has a well-stocked kitchen with everything needed to prepare food, a bathroom with shower, dining area, mudroom and family room with reclining leather sofas, ceiling fan and AC/heat. Towels, shampoo/lotion, beach towels and Keurig coffee pods for 1st morning are all provided. The decor is cabin-charming with knotty pine paneling and wood floors throughout, while at the same time being spacious with three floors and large rooms. Wifi throughout the home is strong enough for streaming of digital content.

The star attraction of this home is the lake outside. We felt like we had a private lake, rarely seeing anyone else on it. Gathering spaces include a deck off the main level, fire pit stocked with firewood, front lawn with resident Beaver mom and pup who come out each evening to eat, back lawn, back deck over the lake, and dock. We enjoyed evening campfires in the fire pit with little insect activity because Keith hires a company to spray for mosquitoes and ticks. We enjoyed sunset/sunrise colors and leaping fish from the back deck. We grilled dinners outdoors. My favorite were the 2 kayaks and the kids loved the paddle boat. We could kayak on the lake anytime without worrying about rental fees, being back on-time or keeping personal items dry. It was so relaxing and a perfect way to gather with family while enjoying our privacy too.

Things to know before you go: This is a remote location off an unpaved road; bring enough food for the first evening/morning meals; nearest town with groceries/gas/etc. is Ellsworth. It has everything you'll need. During summer, rentals are weekly, Sunday-Sunday. It is worth it to re-arrange your vacation plans, if necessary, to make that work. This place truly is a private paradise!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Hinton Family, No words can express how great it is to read a review like this!! Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us what you loved about your stay. We really tried to think of everything that our renters would need to make their vacation one that they would never forget!! Once again, thank you for booking with us and we look forward to having you stay again soon!!
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Love it here !!!

  • 5 of 5

This house was well maintained with all essentials provided for a great stay. The house is secluded with a beautiful lake. We enjoyed kayaking and fishing off the pier. After day trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, if was relaxing to sit by the fire. Lots of restaurants in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor an hour away, so plenty of places to visit. The owner was outstanding, very responsive and made sure our vacation home was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greetings Rettman family, Thank you for staying at our home and thanks for the awesome review!! I’m glad that I got to meet your family and am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. If you know of anyone looking for a place to stay while visiting downeast Maine please send them our way
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Peaceful Lakefront Escape

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful & private location. The unspoiled wilderness is not something you get in a lot of vacation home rentals & if you do find it it's not usually with a home as nice as this one.

My family and I truly enjoyed ourselves. Swimming, boating, kayaking across the lake to the island, floating around on tubes and relaxing on the huge deck. The master suite is huge and has a wall of windows that overlook the lake. Such a wonderful way to wake up every day. Cooking inside or out, this home has a fantastic kitchen and a great grilling spot.

We took a trip to Bar Harbor and Arcadia National Park. There are so many beautiful spots within a short drive. Our favorite place to spend the day was right there at the house. The yard is big, the dock was fun to jump off of & the fire pit at night was a fabulous way to end the day.

We will definitely be going back again.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello and thank you for the awesome review!! We are so happy to hear that your family took full advantage of what our home has to offer. We take great pride in making each family feel like they are at home while staying with us. Thanks again and I look forward to having you stay with us again soon!!
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An unforgettable trip.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Moonlit Waters in June, 2017! The host Keith was very quick (within minutes) to respond to any and all questions that we had before and during our stay. We will definitely come back to stay here. The house was comfortable and very clean . We also explored the surrounding areas- we explored Acadia National Park and the Camden/ Rockland area, but ended up staying at the lake for the majority of our stay. We sure took advantage of the 2 kayaks and the pedal boat that were there for us to use. My kids had a blast and we also caught a few big bass from the dock! At night, we enjoyed sitting by the fire, hearing absolutely no traffic and seeing more stars than we have ever seen! This place is unforgettable. Waking up in the spacious master bedroom and watching the sunrise through the big windows was amazing! I know that this is an elaborate review, but I just had to share my amazing experience! Thank you so much for opening your home to us! See you next year!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Sylvia and thanks for your awesome review of our home!! We are thrilled that you chose to stay with us and I'll be looking forward to booking your stay with us again soon. We strive to make our guests feel at home and I'm so happy to hear that your family enjoyed your stay. Thanks again!!!
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Lucerne In Maine Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Downeast Scenic Railroad
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Route 1A, Ellsworth
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Ellsworth, Maine
Car: necessary

This property is located on a quiet and private residential road. Thus, you can leave the house and go on a leisure walk or bike ride without having to worry about traffic. The speed limit on our road is 15 mph and all of our neighbors are very respectful of other people walking on the road.

We have an abundance of wildlife and birds. At times, you may see eagles passing by and turtles coming on shore. You may also hear the distinct sound of loons.

This lake offers many hidden treasures including small islands with beautiful sandy beaches as well as hidden channels that you can explore by kayak.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.37
Refundable Damage Deposit £377.9

Deposits: A valid credit card number and/or deposit is/are required for all reservations. Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express cards are accepted. There is a $50 non-refundable processing fee due at time of booking with the deposit. The security deposit for homes will be returned to your credit card after all bills are received, usually within 15 to 20 days after departure. Your security deposit and/or credit card will be charged for any damage, missing items, loss, excessive cleaning or any unpaid rent resulting from your stay, including damage or excessive cleaning required to amenities such as dock, kayaks, fire pits, grill, etc.

Rent: 50 percent of the payment is due upon reservation. Reservation must be paid in-full 60 days prior to arrival. Rent must be paid in US funds by cash, check, money order or credit card.

Cancellations: You have the right to cancel with 60 days written notice. With timely cancellation notice, all advance funds will be returned less a cancellation fee and the applicable processing fee within 24-48 hours.

Cancellation fees are $50. Bookings made within the cancellation period are non-refundable.
Minimum Stay Requirements: Typically, we require a 4 night minimum stay. Shorter stays are available when there are breaks in the calendar that are less than 5 nights or if within 30 days of your requested date.

Check-in Time: 3:30 pm
Check-out Time: 10:00 am

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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