Hipcamp host Lily S.
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Perfect place to disconnect and relax. Make your home in a large, private cozy off-grid cabin tucked in the quiet Maine woods, just steps away from the ocean overlooking the view of Frenchman's Bay and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal over a beach fire. Warm up by the outdoor woodstove and retire to the cabin for the evening, take

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Perfect place to disconnect and relax. Make your home in a large, private cozy off-grid cabin tucked in the quiet Maine woods, just steps away from the ocean overlooking the view of Frenchman's Bay and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch the sunset while cooking a meal over a beach fire. Warm up by the outdoor woodstove and retire to the cabin for the evening, take in the view, vastness of the stars, slowing of time, ample peacefulness and changing of seasons. Fall has gone and the leaves have dropped but winter brings a different more peaceful kind of beautiful.

Short walk to hiking trails onsite, 15 minutes drive to Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia and 45 minutes from Acadia on Mount Desert Island. 

Please kindly read through entire description before booking :)

Features a rustic cabin with a deck platform and seating just steps off a beach in a calm bay, adjacent to several miles of hiking trails and walkable beach. From site are 180-degree sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and islands facing west for sunset views. Sunsets are SPECTACULAR on par with a baptism.   Cabin is off-grid (no electricity or running water) and unplugged, pls enjoy plugging into nature. 

Heat: Outdoor woodstove on seating platform deck beside cabin, which gives off a fair amount of heat. Indoor buddy propane heater. Please dress warm and pack a cozy extra blankets and or winter sleeping bag, the cabin is not insulated. For propane heater: we provide guests first 1 lb canister per booking but you must bring additional canisters as needed if you plan to run the heater for while; each will last 3-6 hours, (or opt to bring a bigger tank, we have an adapter hose. Cabin has ample venting & a smoke/CO detector; but DO NOT run heater unattended or overnight.) 

Lighting: A-frame has solar lights on exterior patio, kerosene hurricane lamps, and ample candlelight for interior of cabin. There's also a USB powered LED light, just bring a charged battery pack. 

Bed/bedding: The large a-frame cabin has a double/full semi-firm mattress on a raised platform with a waterproof (thus easily sanitizable) cover & can comfortably sleep 2 but can fit up to 4+ people with pads/cots. Due to COVID guests must BYO bedding/pillows/sleeping bags. 

Contents: Outside the cabin is a deck with chairs and small tables. Cabin contains a rug, rustic country table, comfy old reading chair and footrest ottoman, a rotating assortment of games/books, binoculars for boat/bird watching - small grate for cooking directly over campfire, and a table top (stored inside) for meal prep. On the deck there are two chairs and side tables. We can provide guests with moist cleansing wipes and a 1-5 gallon dispenser of water for drinking, washing, freshening up, and more games/books upon request (just ask). Porto is a short walk away from site. We try to stock extra firewood for guests just in case, and can provide or refill gallons with well water. With the benefit of an onsite host, anything you might need or have forgotten to pack we'll likely have on hand to give/lend, again just ask.

Location: Property is near Acadia National Park no neighbors around, surrounded on all sides by 65 acres of tranquil nature preserve with trails through woodlands; a magical forest & walkable coastal beach frontage. Feels like a private beach. 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. 

During the day you may 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. 

We love welcoming people to the property and are happy to answer any questions about the area. 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. 

Winter weather/snow: experienced campers, winter weather enthusiasts, xc skii and snowshoers enthusiastically welcomed.  Flexible cancellation and refunds granted for guests unprepared for heavy snowfall and rescheduling available.Sometimes we get snow, sometimes we don't. Please check weather for Gouldsboro ME leading up to your stay. If there's snow on the ground, AWD vehicles are strongly advised. If you have any reservations as to the feasibility of your vehicle on our dirt road, please reach out to your host. Site is not always regularly plowed in winter, parking is available onsite we can transport you and/or your gear in a 4WD vehicle or ATV. In case of emergency or stuck vehicle you are responsible for tow, we have extra shovels, kitty litter and a Jeep to give you a tug to first attempt to get unstuck.

Upon approval of your booking req you will be sent an informational e-mail (not the one generated from Hipcamp). This email will have a Gdoc that outlines Taft Point info and is a local's guide to area, PLEASE check for this Gdoc and read the auto-generated directions emailed from Hipcamp (and myself) PRIOR to leaving for your trip so you are best prepared! :)

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Laundry present
No kitchen
No showers
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Have a question? Send lily a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 89%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Schoodic. For rentals google Sea Schoodic Kayak and Bike.

Boating

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

Fishing

Guests are welcome to fish, dig for clams, pick mussels, wild forage native edible plants and mushrooms!

Hiking

2 miles of well maintained trail and .5 miles of walkable sandy/rock beach.

Paddling

Guests can launch kayaks here or in the nearby Jones's Pond.

Off-roading (OHV)

The Down East Sunrise Trail

Swimming

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

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Deer, bald eagle, sea birds, wild turkey, friendly chipmunks, chattery red and black squirrel and the occasional porcupine. In ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Off-grid Oceanfront Acadia A-frame in Maine.

Lake

Here we refer to lakes and ponds and there are several great ones with public access 5-20 minutes away.

Mountainous

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.

Beach
Coastal
Forest

The vibe at Off-grid Oceanfront Acadia A-frame

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Hipcamper Claire

Simply the perfect experience

Claire S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2020

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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Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

I happy cried a little reading this review. Thank you so much Claire for coming and so truly, fully and deeply appreciating it <3

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Hipcamper Mark

Book this spot now!

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 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!

Hipcamper William
William C.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

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

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Hipcamper Casey

Best hipcamp ever

Casey Z.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2020

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!)!

Off-grid Oceanfront Acadia A-frame
Hipcamper lily
Response from lily, the Host, on September 18th, 2020

Thank you Casey for coming and it was so great meeting and chatting with you and getting to serve you a meal!

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Property
Taft Point Pleasant
State
Maine
Country
United States
$85/night
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