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Paradise Found @ Camp Cove'

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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 2018...a new fridge...a new water pump motor...a new Rennai H2O heater...a new re-built back deck frame...a new vacation attitude...

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...

More Details

Chris Keown
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 15, 2018

About Chris Keown

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.

Chris Keown purchased this cabin in 1991

Why Chris Keown chose Mariaville

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 hit a spring some 75 feet below the ground level, traveling an estimated 6-12 miles deep before coming to rest. The spring 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.

What makes this cabin unique

"Heavenly." was the review of the couple that placed with the 42 year old community radio station the wining bid in the Fall 2015 fund raiser for #2 brother saw the Camp before renovation and, upon intense questioning, gave Camp Cove' five stars...And, from the great State of Delaware came "Thank you for sharing your little slice of Paradise." which could easily cover the range between four and five stars. These 2016 reviews were not published. Happy Campers CAN be bashful. The biggest benefit is the beauty of an ancient and relatively undisturbed natural living system. Yes, one has easy contact with the outside world, but, one does not always have access to Hopkins Pond. Small water craft is the best way to tour. The big boats can launch but their paths are restricted by the boulders strewn about. And, then there is Acadia National Park less than a hour by car. The light Is being kept on. Happy New Year.


Mariaville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • 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
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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Paradise Found @ Camp Cove'
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful Maine

  • 2 of 5

Maine is beautiful. The surroundings are beautiful. We loved the view of the lake. We loved the forest around it. Local people are the best. The cabin has a charm, too. Nice patio just by the lake (no patio furniture though, just chairs). Morning coffee and dinners on it - the best. Unfortunately we didn't have a hot water for two weeks while we were there and we also didn't have water at all the last afternoon and evening and morning when we were leaving. The owner knew about the hot water problem ten days prior of our arrival. It was never solved. As an explanation we received bunch of excuses. When we insisted on solving the problem, we got unprofessional, unkind remarks which disregarded our complains (suggestions to use the water from the lake). Refrigerator wasn't working properly. Owner knew about the problem from the previous renters, never fixed it and never asked about it. When you step out on the deck be careful - several pieces of the floor is missing nails, it's dangerous to walk around. Generally speaking it's a beautiful cabin but unfortunately it's not being maintained well. Understandable- things can break. But three weeks to fix the heater sounds too long, even in Maine. The problem is that the owner is far away, not able to control the situation and upgrade the place. Other than that - Maine is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, may I just start by saying LOCATION!!!LOCATION!!! LOCATION!!!! This place is definitely private, wooded, serene and relaxing the view is breathtaking. The cabin was exquisitely clean and equipped with much more than the basic necessities, very comfortable and cozy, room to play outside, water is crystal clear, the dock is perfect for reading, watching sunset/sunrise. The owner Chris is extremely polite and helpful. The coffee was to die for, The spring was a wonderful plus. Thank you, Chris, for sharing this beautiful Gem!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Happy campers

  • 5 of 5

Great location right on the water. A very relaxed and non-fussy comfortable camp. Perfect for time away from hassles of the real world. Nice paddling pond with wildlife galore to keep you exploring around every corner. Long dirt roads to go for walks or runs without fighting traffic. Large fire ring for evening cookouts and stories to be told. Bring your own camp chairs or loungers for sitting around outside. Bug spray a must. The owner is very good at staying in touch and sends the best coffee you'll ever drink!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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: July 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: August 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: August 2015
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor International (BGR)
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Bangor-Brewer...Amherst Store for package 7 miles.
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Acadia National Park
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Sawmill Woods Golf Course @ Parks Pond
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
State Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Amherst Store
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Sugarloaf Mtn.
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Acadia National Park
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Acadia National Park.

* Bar Harbor Pier.

* Bar Harbor Downtown shops.

* Listen to S. King's WKIT-FM.

* Eat seafood.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike.

* Float the Pond.

* Sight see @ Acadia National Park.

* Fish.

* Read a good book.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fish, boat and hike.

* Go to Acadia National Park.

* Buy seafood and cook/eat @ camp.

* Listen to the Loons and others....

* Come back to Maine again.

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.