- 4 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, We allow 6 people maximum
John & Kaye Lyons - CyberRentals Member since May 2001
About John & Kaye Lyons - CyberRentals Member since May 2001
Owners, Kaye & John have four grown children - all males. All the boys grew up spending time at the "camp" as they call lake houses in Maine. John grew up in nearby Bangor and actually, as a young boy, went to Camp Jordan which is still just around the shore to the right as you leave the Cove. so he knows not only the lake well but this whole part of Maine. Although he left Maine to go to Duke University after high school, his mind has always been back in Maine. He met Kaye in Cleveland and they married soon after he got transferred to Chicago where they raised the boys and still live. Their boys, 3 of whom are married with children, cannot let a summer go by without a trip back to Branch. John owns a money management firm.
John & Kaye Lyons - CyberRentals Member since May 2001 purchased this Cottage in 1969
Why John & Kaye Lyons - CyberRentals Member since May 2001 chose Ellsworth
John's mother was the impetus for buying the property as John & his 3 sisters always wanted to come back to Maine as often as possible. As you might see, the location which affords much privacy but still sits within feet of the lake and additionally has easy access to the wonders of this part of Maine makes the place a very desirable site.
What makes this Cottage unique
The camp and property has gone through many changes over the years including a progression from both gas and electric toilets to the wonderful bathroom & septic system that exists today. That is common for the older camps in Maine. However, the original and "classic Maine" knotty pine interior still exists which, married to the improvements that have been added along the way, present the best of the old and the new.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Quaint little camp in Maine
We had a wonderful time with family and friends. The camp had everything we could possibly need plus more. We took a lot of pictures and have some wonderful memories. Thanks for everything!🙂🙂
Thanks David and family. Glad you all enjoyed your stay and for leaving the cottage so nice. Welcome back if the occasion ever arises. I'd love to get a picture of your family at the place if appropriate.
Fantastic Family Vacation Experience
Our family has spent several summer vacations in Maine the past few years, and the cottage on Branch Lake was our favorite destination. The house is well-loved, comfortable, immaculate and stocked with everything you ever could need. John and Kaye were fantastic. Since they were nearby, they made lots of helpful suggestions and made sure that our two boys had everything they could want for a week on the lake. We fished, used the kayaks, canoe and rowboat, had nighttime fires by the lake, and just generally reveled in being in such a gorgeous location. We very much hope to return.
Beautiful site. Nice, rustic house.
The location of this cottage was very beautiful--right on Branch Lake and a very easy put in for kayaks. The cottage was clean ,well maintained, and rustic (but in a good way.) The owners were very friendly and helpful.We would recommend this property.
Our location offers not only an opportunity to relax away from the crowds and enjoy the unspoiled area surrounding Branch Lake but it also is the perfect location to enjoy day trips to Acadia Park & numerous wonderful destinations along Maine's beautiful coast (we can help with suggestions). There is something for everyone. Golf (Donald Ross designed course 10 min away), great restaurants, shopping nearby (L L Bean Outlets). Nature walks - eagles, cormorants, blue herons, etc. Fish for bass, salmon, lake trout, perch, pickerel. Then enjoy a camp fire on the beach and listen to the loons at night under millions of stars.
We can supply you with a list of numerous day trip ideas, etc.