With picturesque landscapes, lakeside beaches, and wild blueberry-ridden mountain peaks, coastal Maine truly has it all, and this 6-bedroom, 3.5-bath home hosts the perfect launching point for everything on your family's itinerary. In the surrounding area, explore downtown Bucksport and the popular Fort Knox, and a bit further, visit the world-famous Acadia National Park. Back home, walk out the back door and set up your fishing pole for a relaxing day by the water!
SIGHTSEEING DESTINATIONS: Fort Knox & Penobscot Narrows Observatory (2.5 miles), Bangor Waterfront (19.6 miles), Acadia National Park (34.6 miles), Camden (37.5 miles), Bar Harbor (39.3 miles), Southwest Harbor (39.4 miles), Bass Harbor (42.0 miles)
LOCAL TRAILS: Bucksport Veterans Park (0.7 miles), Miles Lane Walking Trails (0.9 miles), Dead River Trailhead (7.3 miles), Mount Waldo (9.2 miles), Moose Point State Park (14.6 miles), Blue Hill Mountain Osgood Trail (15.7 miles), Sunrise Trail (19.2 miles), Indian Point Trail (19.7 miles)
KAYAKING SPOTS: Main Stem Orland River Reservoir (1.8 miles), Alamoosook Lake (3.9 miles), Silver Lake (4.3 miles), Hancock Pond (6.3 miles), Heart Pond (7.0 miles), Long Pond (7.9 miles), Craig Pond (8.9 miles), Rocky Pond (16.0 miles)
LAKESIDE BEACHES: Sandy Point Beach (6.6 miles), Wadsworth Cove Beach (15.7 miles), Newbury Neck Beach (22.1 miles), Lamoine Beach Park (29.2 miles)
SKI AREAS: Hermon Mountain Ski Area (25.7 miles), The Camden Snow Bowl (37.3 miles)
FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN: Penobscot Marine Museum (12.6 miles), Paul Bunyan Statue (19.0 miles), Maine Discovery Museum (19.5 miles), Cole Land Transportation Museum (21.0 miles), Downeast Scenic Railroad (21.1 miles)
AIRPORT: Bangor International Airport (23.4 miles)
There were 10 of us at the house with comfortable accommodations. Plenty of room for all of us. The house was very clean and the host was very responsive.
We stayed at this property in July as a group of 10. Excited for the views and what appeared to be a quaint property was the exact opposite of what we got upon arrival. The pictures on the listing are the work of a photographic expert. While the roomsAre what they are, what you cannot see in the pictures is hair in the drains, dirty floors and baseboards and food left on the dishes. The house was so hot with no adequate fans in the rooms. We had to buy our own. The house had so much moisture our clothes felt wet and smelled horrible. The basement floor was wet. The fan in the hall bathroom sounded like a jet engine, waking up the entire house. The stone on the patio is cracked and broken and my child fell on it. Please note, there is ZERO access to the bay. Weeds and brush are so overgrown there is no path. For what you pay for this house, the amenities should be amazing. The house is located RIGHT next door to a mcdonalds and on a very busy, loud road. This house is everything but cozy and not “charming” as I was told. We were definitely misled and felt as though it was a bait and switch approach. Please consider this review before booking. You are better off sleeping in your car. I took many pictures and videos to prove all of this and hope the owner will update the listing so others dont fall for this. Buyer beware!!!!!
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
Hi Rachel, we take guest feedback seriously and passed your comments on to the homeowner who would like to share the following:
We are glad you chose our home and we apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay.
-We use local, professional photographers to make sure that the listing photos correctly reflect the property, so the features you see on the listing are accurately advertised.
-We wish you would have reached out to us during your stay. We would've been more than happy to send our cleaning team to address your concerns to make your stay most comfortable.
-We do have forced heating and air conditioning that keeps the house very cool and have also added window a/c units to each bedroom. We will look into the basement and bathroom fan concerns and landscaping. We have resealed the patio slates to avoid any issues for future guests. Our home does feature bay access.
-We do include a map on our listing so that guests can see the approximate location of the home before booking, but we apologize that this caught you off guard. Additionally, due to the summer season, the area has higher traffic in visitors and residents.
We do all we can to make our homes the best possible stays, and we look forward to this property hosting many satisfied guests. Thank you for your feedback!
We had a good stay. Would use the house again
From the owner: "Thank you Suzanne! Friendly reminder that there are kayaks available for your use. We can recommend some of the best lakes near us."