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Entrance to the retreatGardner Lake dock
Entire flat

Gardner Lake Retreat 20% Off 1st June booking!

Gardner Lake Retreat 20% Off 1st June booking!

7 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
7 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath

This cheerfully decorated, spacious retreat is a private haven nestled in the woods by Gardner Lake - and only 12 minutes from the ocean! Enjoy the variety of Maine experiences you’ve always dreamed about. You can get to it all from here - Bold Coast hiking, Moosehorn Wildlife Refuge, Campobello Island, Quoddy Head Light, Acadia, Bar Harbor, and much more.

So, go explore - then come “home” to your comfortable retreat, open some wine, take a stroll at the lake, watch the sunset - and relax!


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 sofa bed
Common spaces
1 single bed, 1 air mattress

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with keypad


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Wide doorway to the home’s entrance

16 Reviews

Stephanie User Profile
April 2018
A bit off the beaten path but an awesome place to stay. Joyce and Alan are terrific hosts. They've thoughtfully decorated their place and it was very comfortable. We would recommend their place to everyone!
Steve User Profile
March 2018
Nice space ---your in the basement but youd never know it ---plenty of large windows ---level access to the living quarters means a lot to me ---we were in Machiasport building a Tulikivi thermal mass fireplace & the legs get tired ----the 3 man crew fit easily ---separate sleep…
Suzanne User Profile
December 2017
Very peaceful and relaxing place. Great amount of space with a really nice kitchen. It had everything we needed and more.
Denise User Profile
October 2017
Delightful get away ! We spent two nights and enjoyed it a great deal. The retreat is on the ground floor with a lovely view of the field, pond and hills in the distance. The space is airy and comfortable, private, perfect for the two of us but would be great for a family as well…
Scott User Profile
October 2017
Great, open space in Down East Maine. A really quiet neighborhood with a beautiful forest just out back of the sun room. Joyce and Alan were friendly and helpful hosts. This home is about 1 hour and 45 minutes northeast of Bar Harbor and a little less than 30 minutes from Lube…
Joyce And Alan User Profile
Response from Joyce And Alan:
Hi Scott, Please accept my apology for not responding to your private feedback before now. I somehow overlooked it when I read your review. Thank you for the kind review and your feedback. We truly appreciate our guests taking the time to let us know what we can do to make everyone’s stay better. The shower rod is an excellent idea, thank you. As for the WiFi, we think the issue at night is that the band width doesn’t support multiple devices at one time, especially if one of them is streaming programming. Unfortunately, we are at the mercy of the cable company’s limitations. But we can, at least, make sure we limit our use upstairs to cut down on traffic. We appreciate you making us aware so we can try to remedy the situation as best we can. I hope you are all having a beautiful autumn. Cheers, Joyce and Alan
October 2017
David User Profile
September 2017
Clean, quiet, and spacious. A lovely place to spend some time.
Audrey User Profile
September 2017
We had a very nice stay at Joyce and Alan's. We looked forward to coming "home" at the end of the day, their place is very cozy, impeccably clean, and they are some of the nicest people you will ever meet! They gave us great suggestions for the local area, stocked the fridge wit…


Hosted by Joyce And Alan

Machias, Maine, United StatesJoined in May 2017
Joyce And Alan User Profile
17 Reviews
Joyce And Alan is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Alan and I are WNY New York transplants who fell in love with Machias, ME when we vacationed here for several summers. We finally decided to take the plunge and move here! Alan teaches some classes at the local college and is following his passion of composing and making mu…
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