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Paradise Found @ Camp Cove'


Property Details

Updated: Nov 14, 2016
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 10 Sleeps

This body of water is a jewel. Not only is it an ancient living system, it is currently one of the top dozen pristine waters in ALL of this great land in water quality. Anyone visiting MUST respect this as well as respect the access of the neighbors @ Hopkins Pond.

NEW for 2016...2" of spray foam insulation beneath the ground floor. The Winter '015-'016 Thermal Testing Project was a GREAT success. Camp Cove' is now available for year round vacation leasing.

As the legend grows, in 1964, a barn kit was floated across Hopkins Pond as no roads existed. Years of painstaking renovation makes available that kit, Camp Cove-a, for first time weekly rentals. Upstairs is a one room loft with two full and two twin beds and a sitting/ entertainment area. The first floor is the kitchen/dining/living area with a bedroom and a bath. Two twins and a memory foam futon sleep four with a sleeper sofa on the drawing board. Decks are front and rear all with hand rails. Nine feet from the water's edge is the last step from the deck. The kitchen has never looked better and is fully functional...Refrigerator, glass top stove complete with glass cleaner (hint), DR table for four, ceramic cookware for max health benefit...NO METAL UTENSILS...PLASTIC ONES ON SITE...Pannini grinder w/French Press and the best coffee in all of Up Down East Maine...Locals know the best places and direct contact can be arranged...Parking is ample except for the big travel units. Parks Pond Campground is on the Air Line across from the golf course at the base of Big Chick Hill, about 5 miles from the Camp...

  • Sleeps 10
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Raised on the other end of the Appalacian Mountains near the trail head of the Appalacian Trail, I came to find kinship with my neighbors to the North. Summer visits to the coast @ Port Clyde cemented the plan to renovate and allow others to enjoy the beauty and the recreational opportunities. Educated in the South and now in self-retired-employment. A musician as is the President of the HOA. I do NOT hunt but for those that do a never ending supply of fish and game.

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4 Reviews

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(4 traveler reviews)


I Am Coming Back!!

  • 5 of 5

Wasn't sure where to spend my July vacation. I knew somewhere in Maine would be nice. Well I wasn't expecting to find a place like this! Bangor is a 30 minute drive, and Acadia National Park is 45 minutes. What does that mean? Easy accessibility to this camp, great food, concerts, and fun for the whole family. Fishing and outdoors is your thing? I had to go back up to the local store to get more bait! We caught fish almost every cast. If you're looking for a great Maine Experiance, this is it. Enjoy

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, tranquil, private and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely lovely vacation for us. The cabin was clean and serene and had everything we needed — pots and pans, a charcoal grill, plates, utensils, plenty of places to sit and to sleep — and was just rustic enough to feel campy without feeling like we were "roughing it" too much! The scenery and pond are beautiful, although not terribly swimmable. The lake bottom is very rocky, uneven and mucky. But that was our one and only complaint about this beautiful cabin. Chris, the owner, was very helpful and responsive to our messages, and was very helpful up to — and during! — our visit whenever we called or emailed him with questions. We brought our dog and he loved the place, too. We will definitely stay again and would recommend it to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A place to get away from it all!! :)

  • 5 of 5

This was such a peaceful place for a get a way. The pond is crystal clear, could see right to the bottom. My dog loved being able to run right into the water.

Very cute cabin, nice and clean.

I can not stress enough how quite is was! The cabins on that part of the pond are so spread out that the only contact that I had was when they would drive by, just would do a friendly wave. :) Its on a dirt/rock road, very little to no traffic.

Sitting on the end of the dock was so peaceful. I loved listening to the bullfrogs jumping round on the edge of the pond and watching the fish swim around in the clear water. At night I could hear other wild animals talking to each other off in the distance while relaxing on the dock under the stars.

The owner Chris is a very pleasant man and was easy to contact with any questions that I had while at his cabin.

I did call him once because I could not figure out how to get the TV to work. He informed me that there is no antenna or cable hooked up to the TV. There was also very little phone reception and internet. It took me an evening to get use to not having all of those instantly, but in the end it was VERY nice to not have my phone glued to my face.

Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are about an hour away, Its a $25 entrance fee but is good for 5 days. I Drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain, it was breathtaking!!! The view was amazing.

I love the outdoors and Chris's cabin was perfect for me :)

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Honeymoon get away

  • 5 of 5

For our honeymoon we decided to head to Maine for a remote get away on the water with our lab Benelli and what a great decision it was to head to camp cove!! The camp is back a nice dirt road and secluded away from neighbors in a perfect quiet area. The view was incredible. We enjoyed every night and morning sitting out on the dock by the water.

We were excited to see Acadia national park and were only about an hour drive away from the park and bar harbor. We also spent a night in the nearby town of Bangor just a quick 30 mins away which had great restaurants and bars. Our last night the electric did go out due to a bad storm but we made the best of it and ate in the moonlight on the deck.

There is a charcoal grill on the property that cooks a delicious steak :) We wish we would have brought our kayaks to spend even more time on the pond but we did enjoy some swimming! The cabin had just about everything we needed. However our cell phones had no service in or around the cabin so we were unhooked all week which turned out to be nice except when we were planning which destinations to visit next.

Chris the owner was a huge help at ensuring everything about our stay was as easy as possible and easy to reach when we had questions. Next time we head to Maine we will be staying at camp cove again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

A friend told me recently that the pond was probably the result of a meteor hit a long time ago. The boulders on the pond floor are all huge and fairly symmetrical. The 'blast' cleared the hole and the meteor came to rest some 75 feet below the ground level. A spring opened up and filled the 500 acre hole with water. Hopkins Pond is a living system. Wildlife is REALLY abundant for hunting or for viewing. It is difficult to remove one's eyes from the beauty as shown in the photos. And all within about a 30 minute drive from civilization.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor International (BGR) at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bangor-Brewer...Amherst Store for package 7 miles. at 30 Miles Nearest Ferry : Acadia National Park at 30 Miles Nearest Golf : Sawmill Woods Golf Course @ Parks Pond at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Bangor-Brewer at 30 Miles Nearest Motorway : State Highway 9 at 2.2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Amherst Store at 7 Miles Nearest Ski : Sugarloaf Mtn. at 100 Miles Nearest Beach : Acadia National Park at 30 Miles Car: necessary

Outside of hunting and fishing, the most local attraction is the hiking trail on the Big and Little Chick Hills across State Highway 9 from the Pond. Nearby is a nine hole golf course. The Camp road is elevated and w/Camp two miles from the State Highway. The Bangor Daily News prints a One Minute Hike Feature with plenty of spots nearby. Orono is home of the Maine Black Bears. The coast is 25 miles as the crow flies and about one hour from dooryahd to entrance of Acadia National Park and the tourist town and port of Bar Harbor. The Farnsworth Museum holds a lot of Andrew Wyeth and the rest of that part of the coast is a two hour drive. Think Camden Maine and the church steeple in the TV show Peyton Place. Canada is to the East about 80 miles. Moosehead Lake is 90 minutes to the NW. Skiing is 100+ miles to the west. Anything you need from sales to service is available in Bangor/Brewer...snacks and groceries are within driving distance and the locals can provide other logistical help. Fiber optics (slow) are in Camp as well as a land line covering Ellsworth to Bangor/Brewer...TV returns in 2015. Digital antenna can draw stations from Bangor. 2014 = BYOTV.

Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Pet Fee $150
cleaning deposit. $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

My neighbor owns a big seafood company in Bangor on the Penobscot Rivah,,,always fresh 'n tasty. And the coffee...the best in ALL of Up Down East Maine. Camp Cove' is proud to donate in kind to the MAINEiac Charities Ice Fishing Derby...14-15 February 2015...and will serve as base Camp for the organizers. The early returns on a blizzard shortened derby are me, anyway. Organizers seem pleased. Get ready for next year, now. BIG NEWS...I will be @ Camp Cove' on 17 May 2015 for a few weeks. I will be conducting an OPEN CAMP during the daylight hours, subject to any day trips to the coast and Bar Harbor. There is a local land line there. So, if you want the mini-Grand Tour, then send me an e prior to departure on 15 May 2015 to set up the Tour. It would be a distinct pleasure to show you around the grounds, which can be easily observed from the dooryahd.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Golf Course View
  • Lakefront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Ski-Out
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, Tankless H2O heater and tile shower unique on the Pond.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 2d floor is set up as one big room.
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Sofa bed on the drawing board.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Did I say the property was nine feet from the water's edge?...The mink family next door eat the bait fish at said shore...the bald eagle cleans up after the mink...the Loons and Duck compete for nesting areas...the trout break the water to eat the bugs...the bugs are slow and manageable...three bear per square mile...on a moose migratory path to the Union River...a living system. Spring water is available for drinking upon request. The Pond was probably created way back when a 'small' meteorite struck the earth until it stopped some 75 feet beneath the surface and the water filled the hole. It empties by Camp Cove-a. An ice shack is available for separate rental during the ice fishing season (Jan-Mar). A boat launch is available but wooden boats with motors are not the best way to traverse the Pond. Kayaks available inclusive in 2015. Local guides contacts available. More sporter info is available upon request...

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