*2 night minimum stay unless otherwise agreed upon!*
Make your home in a rustic cabin in the quiet Maine woods, steps away from the ocean overlooking the mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal. Take a dip in the ocean and warm up by a beach fire. Disconnect and relax, take in the view, vastness of the stars, slowing of time, ample peac
*2 night minimum stay unless otherwise agreed upon!*
Make your home in a rustic cabin in the quiet Maine woods, steps away from the ocean overlooking the mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal. Take a dip in the ocean and warm up by a beach fire. Disconnect and relax, take in the view, vastness of the stars, slowing of time, ample peacefulness.
Please read through site description, as booking this site requires reading to best prepare you for a good trip. Site description is subject to change between seasons; please review listing prior to your upcoming booking.
Rustic cabin with a deck platform steps off a beach in a calm bay, adjacent to several miles of hiking trails and walkable beach. From site are 180-degree views of the surrounding mountains and islands facing west for sunset views. Sunsets on a clear day are spectacular. A-frame is 'off-grid' (no real heat, electricity or running water, wifi) and unplugged, it is simply just a structure; pls enjoy plugging into nature.
6 acre property has preserve forest with hiking trails on two sides with 65 acres to explore. We are located 10 minutes away from the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia Nat'l Park. Short walk to hiking trails onsite, 15 minutes drive to Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia and 45 minutes from Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island.
**Bookings WILL OPEN 3 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE DAY to avoid unnecessary cancellations, check back three months prior to your desired date at midnight PST as I cannot hold dates for you. Please note current nightly rate reflects off-season pricing as rates will increase for peak season. Please note cancellation policy.**
****For summer 2021 we are removing a previous site and replacing it with a Gypsy Wagon Caravan tiny home site. If you miss your desired dates check back for the new cabin listing in Mid May. Any general q's regarding temps, weather or bugs please defer to google. If you wish to book summer dates, pls set a reminder in your calendar as I unfortunately cannot hold dates for you.****
ABOUT THE SPACE:
- outdoor woodstove (during winter) & two burner Coleman camp propane stove, cast iron skillets are provided
- pop up easy-up style tent for protection on the deck during rainstorms
- during summer months you must BYO water; no external spigot on property. we are happy to refill gallon jugs for drinking & lend a 1-5 gallon dispenser of water for drinking/washing for extended bookings and during off season
Contents: Site features a deck with 2 chairs and small tables. Cabin contains a two burner propane stove, cast iron pans, games/books (in case of rainy day or restless mind), binoculars, grate for cooking over campfire, large table top for meal prep/dining
Bed/bedding: A-frame cabin has a double/full semi-firm bed on a frame with a waterproof (thus easily sanitizable) cover. Due to COVID guests must BYO bedding & pillows. Linens are available for a $40 fee.
Lighting: A-frame has solar lights on exterior patio, hurricane gas lanterns, ample electronic tealights for interior of cabin & last-but-not-least 1 USB powered light, bring a charged battery pack for it. You may have a campfire on the beach or in a safe designated pit onsite. Please BYO headlamp/flashlight.
Winter: Outdoor woodstove on deck for cooking, gives ambient heat for warming appendages. Indoor buddy propane heater will take the chill off if run for any duration of time but pack accordingly with winter graded bags, cabin is uninsulated. For propane heater: we provide guests first 1 lb canister per booking during winter months, each 1 lb cylinder will last 3-6 hours, or opt to bring or rent a 15-20 lb tank from us. Cabin has ample venting & a smoke/CO detector. With windchill of any westerly wind it can get down well below freezing. Please prepare & pack accordingly. If you feel unprepared order reviews below by most recent to see recent guest experiences winter camping.
Wood: We stock firewood for sale for CASH or venmo, or byo. If you have prepaid thru the app ample wood will be waiting for you onsite.
Cooking: campers can cook on the woodstove, over open campfire or on Coleman stove.
Location: Property has no immediate neighbors around but is surrounded by tranquil nature preserve with trails through woodlands that is open to public; a magical forest & walkable beach. Feels at most times like a private beach but site is not private. A-frame is away from the crowds of the park and just far enough off Route 1 that the noise of engines is barely audible. Lobster boats however will hum about the bay extracting their bounty from the sea.
Privacy: Semi Private site. Bathroom is shared porto potty due to zoning restrictions and proximity to ocean. During the day you will likely encounter the seldom friendly hiker on the beach and trails on the neighboring preserve. More prevalent than hikers are deer, bald eagle, sea birds, wild turkey, friendly chipmunks, chattery red and black squirrel and the occasional porcupine. In the water are small whales, seal, loons, porpoise (dolphins basically), duck, heron, and schools of fish schoaling.
Cabin: is RUSTIC, from 70's, has screens and is also not hermetically sealed. In summer cabin is hot proportionally to outdoor temps, esp during heatwaves. You are camping. There are bugs. Maine has mosquitos, no-seeums, black flies, ticks, horseflies and fireants. I can't control this. Pack good bug dope and smoke em out! If you are looking for a more luxurious glamping experience with electricity and showers, look up Terramor in Bar Harbor. Closest campground if we are booked is Acadia East, Acadia Seashore, Mainayr.
About us: We love welcoming people to the property, and are happy to answer any questions about the area prior to your trip-- we provide campers with a Gdoc local's guide to Taft Point, the area & Acadia. We aim to provide a place for seekers of peace to gain a better relationship and appreciation with nature in a world that has forgotten the importance and connection we all have with Mother Earth & the planet that sustains us.
About you: self-sufficient experienced campers! (We work all summer so our ideal guests are self-sufficient, can read the full listing and onsite arrival ins prior to their stay here, please message us in case of emergency though).
Pets: We allow dogs but all must be on-leash or voice command and watchful eye as we have outdoor pets near the main house. Dogs must remain at your site/side and are not allowed to roam free on the property.
Guests are responsible for leaving the site as they found it. We have a no-shoe rule in the cabin during mud season. Guests who violate rules, break anything or leave trash will be charged a cleaning fee.
This site is best suited for 2 people; in an effort to have minimal ecological effects on the land if you have a bigger group than four, please book an additional site. Children count as people; if they use the bathroom they leave a trace.
Booking this site confirms you have read full listing, cancellation policy, and that you and your party will adhere to all rules as stated. Guests will receive onsite arrival instructions upon approval of req to book; these instructions must be read prior to departure.
In your req to book include the word MAGIC to ensure you've read the full listing & some details about yourself; your age, if you've visited area before, level of camping experience. Thank you for reading!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 80%
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin
Easy up "pop-up" style 6 person tent to add additional space or use as a scre...Read more
1 large bundle of firewood
$12 ea per bundle VENMO to @lilystrater $12 each bundle, or cash exact change...Read more
2 gallons of sealed drinking water
Venmo to @lilystrater for motorcylists/bicyclist campers only.
$45/kayak per half day payment on venmo to @lilystrater. Kayak out in the pro...Read more
Lobster Dinner for Two
Cost is per person. Must book 2, guests may not share one dinner. May-Oct onl...Read more
20 lb propane tank rental
& buddy heater. Ideal for chilly nights late-fall early spring.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Schoodic. For rentals google Sea Schoodic Kayak and Bike.
You may put a kayak, canoe or small boat in the water by the small farm house. Road down to the beach is not advised for small ...Read more
Guests are welcome to fish, dig for clams, pick mussels, wild forage native edible plants and mushrooms!
2 miles of well maintained trail and .5 miles of walkable sandy/rock beach.
Guests can launch kayaks here or in the nearby Jones's Pond.
The Down East Sunrise Trail
You can bathe in the nearby Jones's Pond off the Pond Road RT 185 Recreational access to boats here as well. Just bring some go...Read more
Deer, bald eagle, sea birds, wild turkey, friendly chipmunks, chattery red and black squirrel and the occasional porcupine. In ...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Off-grid Oceanfront A-frame Cabin in Maine.
Here we refer to lakes and ponds and there are several great ones with public access 5-20 minutes away.
The nearby trails have a good amount of elevation. The closest hike is Schoodic Mountain Anvil trail in Acadia ~15 min away. Th...Read more
Many ponds nearby.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Simply the perfect experience
Perfection perfection perfection. Lily’s property is jaw-dropping, the a-frame couldn’t be in a more ideal location, and the host herself is friendly, inviting, extremely responsive and more than helpful. Everything in the description is spot on (it’s literally the most helpful and entertaining hipcamp guide I’ve ever read) so just check that out and you’ll know everything you need to know. No surprises, except probably that it’s even better than you are imagining. It’s a private site but close to everything you could need, like wood, water, beer, groceries. There’s inexpensive, fresh and tasty seafood down the road. Oh, and one more thing - you can walk the quiet, idyllic trails on the property and use markers with QR codes set up along the way to learn about the coastal Maine habitat, including plant life + more. Beautiful and educational. Thank you Lily for extending this property to others, it’s a real gift to be able to stay here!
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Absolutely incredible getaway spot. We literally camped on the ocean with views of the Acadia National park mountains in the distance. The A-frame is charming and the platform with chairs is perfect to watch the sun set (or rise) while drinking a cold beverage. We walked the beach (had it all to ourselves) and even dug up a few clams for dinner. Another perk is you that can park a 1-minute walk from the site but still feel secluded. Despite the heat wave (95+ degrees) over the weekend it stayed a cool 75 and at night was the perfect temp for a light sweatshirt. The host was very helpful and responsive. She provided great tips about the local area. Would definitely recommend staying here!
This is a lovely, private site. The A-frame is right on the water with an incredible view of the cove. We made a small fire on the beach. Local hikers from the preserve were friendly., as they passed by on the beach — only a handful. We did stay during a heat wave and the A-frame was a bit stuffy. Fortunately we had a couple of mosquito curtains which we hung over the wooden door so fresh air could get into the cabin. Lily was a very responsive host and accommodated all of our needs and offered more than we would have expected.
This was the most blissful little getaway!! The cabin is right up next to the water, especially at high tide when the water is just feet from the Aframe.
To the left there is a view of Cadillac mountain and MDI, and the west facing beach boasts some unbeatable sunsets.
There is a small deck, as well as plenty of trees to set up hammocks and tents, so you can sleep however you please or switch it up each night.
Located just 30-45 minutes from Acadia, but well away from the crowds, you can take a drive to MDI, visit the Schoodic Peninsula, or just stay in the area walking, swimming, or kayaking.
The host lily is absolutely lovely, and made sure we were well oriented and comfortable.
Lily has created a welcoming oasis - hospitable, generous and fun - Lily is indeed a super host!
The seclusion and stellar views of the A-frame site work their magic in minutes. Add a dreamy kayak and campfire and refresh is complete.
We will be back!
Truly incredible experience. A-frame is rustic and so much fun. The beach and the view is unbelievable - we saw a whale and a seal in the bay, foraged for mussels, and cooked some great meals under the stars. Lily was super friendly, kind, and helpful. Would love to come back someday.
I can't wait to go back to Lily's A Frame!! It was PERFECT!!! The cabin is cozy, clean and comfy. The firepit on the beach feels like something from a dream. Definitely take Lily up on her offer for a Lobster dinner - deeeelicious! And use the kayaks! What a magical place. We can't wait to return! xo
Best hipcamp ever
Lily is the coolest and kindest host ever!!! The A-frame was probably one of the most magical places I have ever and will ever step foot let alone get to stay a few days in! You really are right on the ocean and have access to so many beautiful natural places (i.e a nature preserve with trails through mossy woods & beautiful beach walks), it made it hard to leave everyday and especially on our last. Would definitely recommend carving a few days of your trip just to hanging at the A-Frame and exploring the land around it. It is right near the Winter Harbor part of Acadia and it actually turned out to be our favorite/preferred part of the national park due to small crowds and secluded gorgeous cliffs. We also had the amazing lobster dinner prepared by Lily and it was our favorite meal of the entire trip! We ate it on the beach during one of the many gorgeous sunsets you'll see from your spot. Overall, we loved this beautiful little safe haven and we are so grateful for Lily and getting to meet and spend time talking to her! Thanks again Lily (philly forever!)!
A must stay spot!!
This A frame was magical! It was just what we needed for a little staycation getaway. The beach and beach combing was beautiful and fun. The tides were incredible, the beach fire pit was perfect and the bald eagles were fantastic to watch. The Aframe is unique,
simple and something you will want to build at home! Lily was an incredible host, although we missed being able to connect face to face Lily was very available via messenger and made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Our dog loved finding crabs on the beach, and sniffing the trails. We can’t wait to go back!