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Gardner Lake Retreat

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Joyce And Alan

Gardner Lake Retreat

4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-inEasily check yourself in with the keypad.
Sparkling clean12 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.

This private, spacious retreat is a peaceful haven nestled in the woods by Gardner Lake on a dead end gravel road. You’re a two-minute walk to the lake and only 12 minutes from the ocean and some of the best hiking in Maine. Escape the tourist traps and come experience ”true Maine” on the Bold Coast. You’ll still be a quick drive to Moosehorn, Campobello Island, Quoddy Head Light, Acadia, Bar Harbor, and much more.

So, go explore, then come back, grab some wine, sit at the lake, 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
No 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


24 Reviews

Angelique User Profile
August 2018
Great place to stay if passing through Machias. Really nice space and very comfortable, would stay again.
Andrea User Profile
August 2018
This is a lovely apartment in a beautiful location. Joyce and Alan are both extremely welcoming and warm, as many other reviews have already mentioned. The first night we arrived a bit late, hoping to have access to a gas barbecue to cook some salmon we had bought. Unfortunately,…
Jill User Profile
August 2018
A great spot near gorgeous Gardiner Lake. Friendly hosts, clean spacious and lovely.
Lareese User Profile
July 2018
A great retreat in East Machias. We stopped over on our way out of the country and were glad we did. It is a relaxing place with a great atmosphere. It's the lower level of the residence but it's bright and pretty. There is one main bedroom but two additional places to sleep…
John User Profile
July 2018
Large, clean, well appointed space with private entrance right near the lake and a short drive from downtown Machias. Two thumbs way up - hope to stay here again.
Roger User Profile
July 2018
We loved Joyce and Alan’s place- it was quiet, convenient, much larger than the photos suggest and very comfortable. The yard is large a sprawling, perfect for frisbee and morning coffee. Joyce was a pleasure to work with and talk too. Highly recommended.
Anshul User Profile
July 2018
Joyce and Alan's home was a great spot for my family and I to spend our vacation. The place came as advertised on their listing and was very clean, cozy, and comfortable. We spent a couple days in the area hiking the bold coast, visiting lighthouses, and seeing Campobello Island …

Hosted by Joyce And Alan

Machias, Maine, United StatesJoined in May 2017
Joyce And Alan User Profile
25 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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