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The Point

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322 reviews
· Gouldsboro, Maine
8 acres
4 sites
2 Lodging
2 RV/Tent
The Point is located in Downeast Maine on the Schoodic Peninsula near Acadia National Park on occupied Wabanaki land. It was purchased by my grandmother Janet Orr Strater in the 40s. Prior to that a family settled the land as a vacation home retreat to get away from city life. For a while it was run for a while as a bnb inn and had a bar in the basement for locals called 'weenippinook.' Before that much of the surrounding land was farmland. It was inherited Jeremy Strater who opened it for brief stint in the 70s as a nudist hippie commune during his wildman phase. That's when the A-frame cabin was built, and used for artist's retreats, perhaps fueled by some of the mind opening/altering substances of the day. Jeremy later tended to the land, kept in tree growth, as a woodsman. The point is our home, offered to guests as a place for seekers of peace and solace to gain a better relationship and appreciation with nature in a world that has forgotten the importance and connection we all have with the planet that sustains us. A priority here for me is keeping this land pristine and respected. Our mission to save and protect our natural environment and keep it natural and wild can only be accomplished with the active mindfulness of you. We aim to prove that hipcamp can be a magical experience for private landowners and campers alike, to provide a means of temporal community and beneficial alternative to traditional campgrounds; one that does not degrade the environment and break the peace that small towns still contain. Please be mindful of the trash you generate and mindful of the noise you are making— we aim to provide seekers of peace a *quiet* time in nature. Together we are here to be an example to others of what mindful camping can look like in this changing world. Thanks for caring to come, see, explore, learn and being apart of the solution! <3 We hope to hear from you <3
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Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Beach
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
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Gouldsboro, Maine, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Lily S.Joined in July 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
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365 ratings · 322 reviews
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Kristen S.recommends
November 22, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
All went very well. Directions were east to follow. We were wanting to sneak in one more camping event before winter- it was cold but that’s what is to be expected at this time of the year. Absolutely beautiful spot. We will be back during the summer months or Fall for sure! Thanks Lily!!!!!
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Kyle M.recommends
November 17, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
The second visit was just as good as the first. Being right next to the ocean, without anyone else around, and enjoying the calm was just what I needed. Lily is a wonderful host, and I am forever grateful to her for making this experience possible.
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Lindsay F.recommends
October 26, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Magic ✨
Absolutely magical property, even in the rain. Wish I could have stayed longer! Bring a lantern or battery with USB port if you want light in the cabin at night (:
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Ona B.recommends
October 25, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Such a beautiful peaceful spot. And it was a pleasure to meet Lily and Daniel and enjoy the apples they brought us from trees on the property. Definitely plan to go back.
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Cora U.recommends
October 10, 2022
Quiet Acadia Woods Near Ocean
Lily's land was beautiful, magical, and everything that we had hoped for our trip. The quiet & serene energy that the woods provided made our trip. Not to mention the short walk to the ocean through the woods where we saw the most beautiful sunset. I thoroughly loved Lily's land and would 10/10 go back.
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Jacqueline S.recommends
October 7, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Such a beautiful spot + the sweetest space, I loved it… very much looking forward to returning⭐️
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Krista S.recommends
October 3, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Peaceful and beautiful!
Had a great stay at this camping spot! Very private and relaxing! Loved being near the water. Beautiful property!
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Boaz A.recommends
October 1, 2022
Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin near Ocean
Quiet night in the Cabin
The land that the cabin is on is incredible. Very secluded and quiet within really close walking distance to the beach. It was really beautiful and peaceful. The cabin was also great. Very cute and indeed cozy. I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Lily was very helpful and gave lots of resources and info for the area.
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Alexandra K.recommends
September 26, 2022
Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin near Ocean
Very cute little wagon! Beautiful beach steps away.
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Dan H.recommends
September 26, 2022
Quiet Acadia Woods Near Ocean
Beautiful stay and Lily was so accommodating and responsive if we needed anything during our stay, looking forward to coming back again!
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Cathy J.recommends
September 22, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Cozy Stay
We loved the spot of the a-frame, being able to roll over in bed and watch the water and listen to the sounds of the water was great. The majority of our time here was spent while it was raining, but the one evening it was not was so wonderful being able to watch the sunset by a fire. We were still comfortable and sheltered in the rain. The listing explains what to expect in good detail, after reading it there was nothing unexpected. We would recommend as a camping experience!
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Linnea H.recommends
September 17, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Most blissfully serendipitous time
Repeat camper and will continue to come back here. There are limited moments that we taken for ourselves in this hustle of life, this camping spot gives off such enchanting vibes and has the ingredients for the most serendipitous camping experience at Lily‘s sites. Taking day trips to Acadia, relaxing at your own completely private site with a beach fire for the day, or exploring all the local inlets and bays the coast has to offer….. you do you … stop, breathe deep and take time away.. this is the place to do that ☺️
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Kelsea A.recommends
September 16, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Loved this aframe! The location was excellent and the sunset views were amazing. I was looking for a more remote and quiet stay near Acadia this time around, and this was perfect. Only 20 minutes to Schoodic, and it was great to be in a less peopley area than the main part of the park. Lily and Daniel were super friendly and helpful if anything was needed. Luckily their directions and details were crystal clear and we didn't need a thing. Plus it's dog friendly and my pup loved it too. We will definitely be back!
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Rachelle D.recommends
September 14, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Third time back at the A-frame! Always such a magical experience. Highlight of the trip may have been the cat that I stumbled upon on the beach. Quite possibly the coolest care I've met to date. Found lots of other cool little creatures along the way, great place to explore and enjoy nature!
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Charles S.recommends
September 13, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
We had an amazing weekend, clear night skies and a few dips in the water at high tide! Spent most of our day at Acadia Natl Park (biking loop rd on Schoodic Penninsula is the way to go!) and evenings cooking over the campfire back at the site. This campsite (and the beach) is very private - only communal thing is shared port-o-potty up the road closer to the other campsites. Overall highly recommend!
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Ian A.recommends
September 11, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Beautiful place right on the shore
This is such a beautiful and private place right on the shore. We had lots of fun cooking on a fire on the beach, taking out the kayaks to a nearby island, and enjoying the little clearing in the beautiful woods. Lily was very helpful and thoughtful, and the land/water is just really gorgeous. And quite easy to get to and find off of route 1. Lots of room for our very active dogs to enjoy camping too. Hope to return to this place sometime.
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Karen S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Ocean Cove, Woods and Serenity
What a beautiful spot combining the waterfront with lightly touched nature that shows Lily's commitment to stewardship of the land. The sounds of water lapping and the breeze through the trees was delightful. I would definitely return again to this host's property for hopefully a longer stay and more time to explore. Although I didn't get to meet my host directly, Lily was very responsive and attentive to ensuring my stay was the perfect respite it was. Thank you Lily!
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Danielle S.recommends
September 9, 2022
Sunset Oceanview Cozy Tent Nook
We loved camping on Lily’s land! The sunset views over the water were spectacular and we really enjoyed the private beach access and nearby hiking trails. It’s truly a magical place. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!! (PS If you stop in Ellsworth on the way, you can grab a couple of bottles of rocky ground cider and local snacks at John edwards market. Also recommend checking out old creamery antique mall and fogtown brewery)
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Catherine S.recommends
September 9, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Family camping with kids and a dog
An absolutely lovely experience. We stayed here with two kids and a dog and everyone had a ball. We had plenty of space and truly felt alone on the beach. We had such a hard time leaving that we ended up staying another night!
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Jordan B.recommends
September 8, 2022
Quiet Acadia Woods Near Ocean
Beautiful scenery, a responsive host, a well kept campsite, a beach to stargaze on and watch the sunrise. Couldn't ask for anything more! We will definitely be back.
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Kelly W.recommends
September 7, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
I hesitate to give a glowing review because I want this place all to myself! It's simply magical and Lily and Daniel are such great hosts, available as needed but leave you your space to enjoy the spot and all it has to offer. This was my second time back and won't be my last!
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Talia K.recommends
September 6, 2022
Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin near Ocean
The most wonderful weekend!!!
Lily’s property is absolutely breathtaking! We had such a wonderful and memorable trip. Lily was a pleasure to communicate with, is super responsive, and her detailed instructions made it easy for us to arrive and find our site without issue. She really went above and beyond to make sure we were well taken care of, providing water and even a couple pieces of firewood which was so appreciated given our later-than-anticipated arrival time. The wagon was adorable, cozy, and so comfortable! It was the perfect way to experience Acadia NP a short drive away. The nearby town was really convenient for groceries etc and had everything we needed. The secluded private beach was such a nice bonus. We just wish we had more time to explore!! Will definitely be coming back.
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Kari B.recommends
September 3, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
This spot is magic!
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Alexandra K.recommends
September 2, 2022
Quiet Acadia Woods Near Ocean
Relaxing wooded spot near the ocean
Really special and amazing location. Very quite and serene. Good for folks who want to get away from crowds and are ok with fewer amenities. Area is less densely populated compared to areas south (Mount Desert Island, Rockland, etc) and more of a fishing area than tourist area. But that’s what I loved about it!
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Aaron B.recommends
September 2, 2022
Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin near Ocean
Magical piece of the earth! We loved our stay!
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Tessa M.recommends
August 31, 2022
Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Magical Frame
This place is truly magical. A unique and wonderful experience. I cannot say enough nice things about Lily and her beautiful property. I hope I get the chance to return in the future some day.
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Haley S.recommends
August 28, 2022
Sunset Oceanview Cozy Tent Nook
We loved our campsite! It had such a beautiful view of the ocean and beautiful trails to the beach. Lily was so nice and so welcoming! We loved our stay here.
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Ella C.recommends
August 27, 2022
Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin near Ocean
We loved our stay!
Staying in the rustic cozy cabin was such a peaceful retreat. The wagon is nestled in the forest, private and quiet; just far enough away from the couple other campsites. We loved taking chilly dips in the ocean and slept SO well in the wagon. I would highly recommend this site! Lily checked in regularly and made sure we had everything we needed.
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Sam H.recommends
August 22, 2022
Cozy Rustic Wagon Cabin near Ocean
The short walk to the beach was great! The cabin is really comfortable and surprisingly spacious. The experience was wonderful.
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Jay B.recommends
August 22, 2022
Starry-nite Farmhaus Woods on Ocean
Amazing.
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