Hipcamp host Lily I.
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Rustic off grid A-frame Cabin in the woods with a deck platform and seating just steps off a swimmable (at high tide) sand beach in a calm shallow relatively warm water bay, walkable to several miles of well maintained hiking trails and .5 miles of coastline. Features a small deck with table and chairs. From the cabin window are breathtaking near-panoramic views of the surro


Rustic off grid A-frame Cabin in the woods with a deck platform and seating just steps off a swimmable (at high tide) sand beach in a calm shallow relatively warm water bay, walkable to several miles of well maintained hiking trails and .5 miles of coastline. Features a small deck with table and chairs. From the cabin window are breathtaking near-panoramic views of the surrounding beach, mountains and islands. The beach and cabin faces west towards Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island with spectacular mountain range and sunset views.

Truly a gem, the perfect place to relax and unwind after exploring the nearby area. A private single spot with a stunning million dollar view.

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ! Property is *off grid*-- no electricity, no wifi, no plumbing, no bathroom, no shower, no nonsense and in the BEAUTIFUL Maine woods. There will be a portopotty on site a short walk away. Please bring a lantern and headlamps and a sense of adventure. Should you choose to stay in the cabin Campers can choose to bring camping pads or an air mattress to accommodate more people or place atop mattress. A frame cabin contains a double/full semi-firm mattress with a waterproof cover but guests MUST provide their own pillows/bedding/sleeping bags. The cabin can comfortably sleep 2 but can fit up to 4 people with supplementary sleeping pads/air mattresses OR additional campers may choose to instead pitch tent(s) and set up in the woods. You also may chose to tent camp next to the cabin rather than occupying it. Cabin is from the 70s and thus *not* brand spankin new, nor is it sparkling clean or without its funky charm. It smells like a cabin. Mmmm cabin smell. Guests must sweep up after their visit and can choose to sanitize all surfaces upon arrival contingent with slowing the curve of the spread of this virus. No cleaning feel will be charged. I must tack on the 9% tourist short term rental tax though.

If visiting during peak bug season you might consider bringing a mosquito net, or keeping the door to a-frame closed at all times. There are screens but the mosquitos seems to always find their way in, even to my house on the property through cracks, crevices and any doors. If you require privacy during the day, you may like to bring a curtain and string. If you wish to have a small nudist retreat, please only do so on my property from dusk-dawn and not on the public access beach. (And then report back on how many mosquito bites you have.) 

The cabin is on my property on Frenchman's Bay surrounded by quiet nature preserve with pristine woodlands variety of terrains and tree species in its forests and miles of walkable coastal frontage around the point. The property is remote w no near adjacent neighbors around on either side you'll enjoy peaceful tranquility.

During the day you may encounter the seldom friendly hiker(s) on the beach and trails on the preserves. 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 seal, loons, porpoise (dolphins basically), duck, heron, and schools of fish swarming and schoaling. Here you can dig for clams or pick mussels. Bring binoculars for excellent sea bird watching and seeing lobster boats make their rounds. If you're particularly lucky you may see a moose, fox or hear a coyote howl at the moon by night. Other hidden gems you might find along the trails and in the preserve are moss covered new growth forests, berry bushes, vernal pools, old stone wells, frog ponds fountain, a "rope swing" and a geodesic dome. 

Located approx ~30 minutes from the city of Ellsworth, 15 minutes from the town of Winter Harbor, 15 min from the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park, and 40 minutes from Acadia on Mount Desert Island--away from the noise and crowds of the parks and large noisy campgrounds... just a short drive from the area's world-class views, scenic drives, hiking, biking, fishing, kayaking and fresh water pond swimming holes and granite quarries. Just far enough off the busy the Route 1 highway that the noise of engines is inaudible, unlike other campgrounds nearby.

Only one booking allowed at a time here so you'll get the breathtaking beauty all to yourself! It will truly feel like having your own private beach.

Please click more details under each box below to ensure you have read the full listing prior to sending me a request. And include in your message that you *have read the full listing*! Also if you wish, you can tell me where you're from, if you've visited this area of maine before, any activities or interests while visiting the area, your group size and level of camping experience! This cabin is booking up fast. Thanks for reading :) we operate under a strict cancellation policy. By booking the A-Frame, you and every member of your party confirm that you have read, understood and will abide by all Rules as stated.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Laundry present
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send lily a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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2 gallons of drinking water

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Large Old-town two-person canoe. Life vests and paddles provided. Whole day r...Read more

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Tent rental

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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.

Off-roading (OHV)

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

Wildlife watching

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 Acadia A-frame 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

Swimming hole

Many ponds nearby.


The vibe at Off-grid Oceanfront Acadia A-frame

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Hipcamper Mark

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Mark D.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Trevor
Trevor C.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2020

Just breathtaking. Amazing view of the water, the stars, the sunset, and the park in the distance. A-frame is just a shelter, but charming and did a good job of keeping bugs away. The real treat though was the fire on the beach down out of the woods. Great place to stay.

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Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on July 27th, 2020

Thank you for visiting, enjoying and appreciating.

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Hipcamper eric

Sunset a-frame

Eric N.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2020

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.

Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on August 1st, 2020

Thank you Eric for coming! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your stay despite that wicked evil demonic fluke of a heatwave. Loved seeing you guys paddle by the house at sunset, wishing I had taken a photo for you of that moment.

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Hipcamper Amber Mae
Amber Mae B.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Location, location, location. This place is stunning and perfect for a relaxing and quiet getaway. Lily was so helpful with so many ‘off the beaten path’ recommendations. The views are spectacular. I highly recommend staying here!

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Picturesque beachfront spot

Jeremy S.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

The place was absolutely amazing. Beautiful, comfortable and a special place to be! We were fortunate to have been there and hope to return whenever we can! I wish I would have stayed there longer!

Hipcamper Eliza
Eliza L.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Syb
Syb S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

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!

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