Island Tree House in Maine

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Treehouse hosted by Joanne And Kent

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
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Rest easy in the Oaktagon Tree Yurt of 1 Big Sustainable Island. This off the grid (no electricity) one-of-a-kind home is perched on a 14 acre, semi-private island 1/2 mile from shore on a Maine lake. The 900 sq. ft. octagonal home, built around a living Red Oak tree, is designed to make your stay comfortable, relaxing, and soothing. It has the sights & sounds of the best of Maine's natural beauty: fresh air, clean water, the nature of woods, and the sounds of loons on a quiet lake.

The space
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INSIDE THE OAKTAGON:

The Oaktagon Tree House on 1 Big Sustainable Island is an octagonal home that gets its name from the living Red Oak tree that grows through the middle of the home. It's a great place to enjoy a family vacation, host a gathering, or just unplug from hustle and bustle. Step inside and you will be awestruck by the sweet pine panel aroma and the incredible lake view that is a Maine tradition.

It has an open cathedral living/dining room with a fold out futon, a small breakfast table and a large dining table that seats six.

A compact and complete kitchen has all of the cooking utensils you will need to prepare meals -- just bring a cooler with your favorite food, a block of ice, and we'll provide the kitchen to get the food prep done.

A small indoor 1/2 bath adds modern convenience to the experience. It is equipped with a composting toilet and hand sink. Bathing is done either in the lake, OR……
Our 2021 Addition: A Hot Showah!
Enjoy a hot shower when you visit 1 Big Sustainable Island! The new building, located on the north end of the island includes a composting toilet and an off-the-grid shower for overnight guests that is human- powered and heated with propane. We are excited to offer this simple convenience to make your stay more comfortable.

A small woodstove, kindling, and firewood come with the accommodations. (You can't visit Maine without at least seeing a woodstove!). Use it for cooking, creating some ambiance, or just taking the chill off a cool evening breeze.

The queen size comfy bed in the sleeping loft comes with linens, as does the futon that converts to a full size bed in the living room. Another lounging option is to linger in the indoor hammock that you can attach to the tree in the living room.

OUTSIDE THE OAKTAGON:

The large deck overlooks the canopy and Lake Annabesscook. It is perfect for grilling and enjoying an outdoor meal, bird watching, and having a firefly counting contest. There is also an outdoor fire pit, complete with plenty of firewood to enjoy a fire while enjoying an evening breeze.

The Oaktagon comes equipped with a few fishing poles and a small tackle box with an assortment of jigs, flies, and line. You are welcome to use them -- just be sure to get a fishing permit before you do so you can be on the right side of Maine's fishing laws. Annabessacook is known as a world class bass fishery -- we don't even have to stock 'em -- it's that good!

What this place offers

Lake view
Public or shared beach access
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Fire pit
Long term stays allowed

2 nights in Monmouth

Oct 1, 2021 - Oct 3, 2021
Check-in
10/1/2021
Checkout
10/3/2021

4.96 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Monmouth, Maine, United States

The Oaktagon Tree House at 1 Big Sustainable Island is located in Annabessacook Lake, a 1400 acre quiet lake in Central Maine. The lake has very little boat traffic, which means that a bit of privacy, good fishing, gentle paddling, and leaving the congestion of life "from away" behind are all encouraged and easy to find.

Fishing permits can be obtained on your way in at just about any local convenience store (South Monmouth Market on Route 126, for example) or right on the lake at the Augusta West Campground. Guests are welcome to bring their own boat if they so desire.

Hosted by Joanne And Kent

  1. Joined in April 2015
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We both love just BE-ing outdoors! On the lake, in the woods, with our dogs .... we are happy campers! Jo appreciates yoga, meditation, and connecting with Mother Earth and Dear Ones.... Kent gets excited thinking of new ways to build on creating a brighter Light in the world - whether it's through a conversation, or by coming up with innovations for supporting sustainability. Some life-changing and fun destinations (so far): Turkey, Peru, Costa Rica, road trips through the Southwest and Navajo Country, and around the Olympic Peninsula.
We both love just BE-ing outdoors! On the lake, in the woods, with our dogs .... we are happy campers! Jo appreciates yoga, meditation, and connecting with Mother Earth and Dear On…

During your stay

Kent and Jo are Registered Maine Guides and experienced boaters. Guests to the Oaktagon enjoy a boat ride to and from the island via pontoon boat and then have access to canoes and kayaks to explore the lake throughout their stay.

This pristine 14 acre island is our home, so we're available if needed. During the daylight hours, the island receives visitors from the surrounding lake community who want to hike, explore, or take the rope swing for a ride! At night, the island is quiet, peaceful, and restricted to our overnight guests. We host 2 other sites on the island, as well. Check out the Island Luxury Tent and the Island A-Frame. We also host the Private Island Log Cabin, which is a separate island on the same lake.
Kent and Jo are Registered Maine Guides and experienced boaters. Guests to the Oaktagon enjoy a boat ride to and from the island via pontoon boat and then have access to canoes an…

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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Climbing or play structure

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