Take in all that nature has to offer at this Downeast Maine lakefront cottage. Perfect for families, this home is ideal for those wanting to unwind and get offline, with a dock and a wonderful lakefront location, a grill for summer BBQs, and a firepit for enjoying the evening air and watching the sunset.
What’s nearby: Located 25 miles north of Acadia National Park and Mt. Desert Island, this home is in a prime location to explore Maine's central coast. Birdwatchers will love the Stanwood Homestead Museum and Bird Sanctuary, which offers 200 acres of diverse terrain and wildlife via various trails. During the weekend, catch the Downeast Scenic Railroad for a 90-minute trip back in time or stop by one of Ellsworth's many restaurants for a lobster roll.
Things to know: Full kitchen (no dishwasher) Two kayaks and two adult life vests available Dock is shared with the home next door Two dogs welcome for a small nightly fee A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
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Gas grill : Private
Brittany B.Jul 2020
Our family of four and dog had a great experience at carefree point! We lived kayaking and the easy access waterfront. It was a quintessential camp and was very homey. It had everything we needed and didn’t have to leave for anything. One thing not listed is that there is a DVD player in the cabin. This would have been helpful to know as we did get a bit of rain on our trip and would have brought a family movie.
We did adventure into town one afternoon and got some ice cream!
Would definitely recommend and would stay again!
Richard S.Oct 2019
We loved carefree point!! It was rustic enough to feel unplugged, but provided all the amenities needed for our weekend stay! We enjoyed every minute! Coffee by a morning fire, overlooking that beautiful lake, was my favorite part! We will definitely be back, and highly recommend this beautiful spot!
Cynthia E S.Oct 2019
Awesome quiet, beautiful lake and wildlife
Lori H.Aug 2019
Our family of four (4 and 3 year olds) loved our time at Carefree Point. The cabin was cozy and it felt like you were at your own family’s lake cabin. The water access is beautiful and the lake was so warm. Our kids enjoyed fishing off the dock, swimming, and riding in the kayaks. The cabin is the perfect location for those looking to spend some time in Acadia but adventure beyond as well. We spent our mornings in the park hiking and afternoons and evenings at the cabin swimming and relaxing. This is definitely on our “return to” list!
Catherine M.Jul 2019
Nous avons beaucoup aimé notre semaine en famille dans ce chalet. Les couchers de soleil étaient tout à fait incroyable et les enfants ont adoré se baigner dans le lac. L'espace y était sécuritaire pour eux. Il faut calculer environ 45 minutes à 1 heure pour se rendre à Bar Harbor ou au parc national. Nous y sommes allé deux fois pendant notre séjour, la route se fait bien. Très belle semaine nous recommandons!
Dennis O.Oct 2018
Very quiet area. Nice lake and view. Very clean with all the basic amenities.
Holland R.Oct 2018
We loved this cabin for our small family of 3. It was cozy and clean, but what stood out the most was the quiet surroundings and awesome waterfront! Our 2 year old loved walking around the cabin and along the beach and was able to do so freely without getting tripped up. The cabin had everything we needed to cook our own meals and be quite comfortable. We will definitely be visiting again!
Lev F.Sep 2018
I want to emphasize that our stay at the property was extremely enjoyable.
My wife and I commented on the professionalism and service orientation of Vacasa as an issue with Booking.com was settled.
Again we appreciated this home as it was immaculate when we arrived; and would definitely consider renting this site or another through Vacasa for a future vacation. As this was our 30th wedding anniversary we won't wait until the 40th to utilize Vacasa's services.
Lizzie B.Aug 2018
We had a lovely small family weekend at Carefree Point. The owners were around and made themselves available to be helpful and also ensured that we had sufficient privacy and that we enjoyed our time. The home is beautifully simple and rustic with a slight retro flair. The beach front and the lake are glorious. We had all that we needed and really loved our time. Can't wait to return!
Kelly S.Aug 2018
It was quiet and at a beautiful location. It looks like the owner has been making some changes/repairs. Some inexpensive updates would make this place much nicer though. Please keep in mind it is a cabin, not a resort. The furnishings in main living were uncomfortable. So if you want to cozy up on a chair or couch...not happening. Toaster oven cord is too short to use unless you move it to the floor and then it doesn't really work very well. They could replace the small appliances (toaster oven and microwave) for under $100. I thought the place had a washer and dryer (my mistake, they didn't say they did) which was the main reason we picked this place over a hotel. It was beautiful there and nice and quiet. It is close in miles to Acadia National park, but it takes 40 minutes to get there from this location. I still think I would stay here again though!
The toaster plugs in behind the fridge, and we do apologize if housekeeping missed returning it to its place. We have suggested some updates to the owners based on this feedback. Thank you!