Waterfront Cabin on Crystal Clear Barkers Pond

Cozy Cabin on Crystal Clear PondBeautiful Sunsets Two Twin BedsQueen Bed with Tempurpedic Mattress TopperDouble Queen-size FutonModern Kitchen AppliancesOpen Concept Living Room & Daybed with waterviewLiving Room and Wood Burning StoveDeck Overlooking Water~Outdoor Rustic Bar with a beautiful area viewTwo  Private DocksThe Fish are biting!Two Kayaks~Also Lg. Canoe available onsite for your use!Some of our guests bring their own fish finders!!Relaxing Hammock & Sitting  Area Overlooking WaterStone Camp Fire Pit w/rustic seatingBeautiful & Peaceful!Kitchen~Stocked Pond - Great FishingTwo Full-size Picnic TablesFlower Bed under windowOne of our happy guests!One of our four legged happy guests!A great big catch!Quality  time around the campfirePets are WelcomeOwners~Dean & MichelleBeautiful sunrise and sunsets
“ Excellent ”
25 Reviews
197 Barkers Pond Rd, Lyman, ME 04002

$1495/week - Save $100.

For stays between 7/1/15 and 7/31/15

Book a summer 2015 week and save $100.


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 7
Type: Cabin
Per night: $149 - $179
Per week: $1,595
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Lyman vacation cabin rental
Come and enjoy your own private rustic cabin that sits on the banks of a crystal clear spring fed pond. 15 steps down to waters edge, take a canoe, paddle boat or kayak ride out for a calming naturalistic experience. Fishing(twice annually stocked pond) and swimming can also be rewarding too. Wind down in front of an open pit campfire and toast yourself a marshmallow or hotdog for an evening snack.

This cabin is fully equipped with many amenities that exceed above and beyond most seasonal rentals. Full kitchen w/open concept Dining Room/Living Room, Bathroom with hot water Shower stall, two private Bedrooms. Sleeping accommodations for up to 7 or more people. View our pond thru windows w/ screens from three sides of cabin revealing the beautiful Barkers Pond.

This rustic cabin makes you feel a world away from every day stresses and allows you to feel close to the outdoors, giving you a camp-like feeling in Maine's woods. However, you are so close to Maine's coastline if you wish to explore all that Southern Maine has to offer. We have a handy local attractions guide listing all the popular tourist sites.

Basically pack your overnight bag and plan on enjoying a time you and your special ones will cherish for a lifetime.
We have an additional optional package that allows you to arrive and immediately relax and enjoy all that this cabin and the pond has to offer. We offer a unique service:Upon your request we will set up a pre-stocked refrigerator. Simply check-off food items on list provided to you. If you would like to have your refrigerator pre-stocked prior to your arrival. We will provide you with the best quality BBQ foods available from the best local retail meat market around! We will fax-or/e-mail your grocery bill to you and request 50% deposit on food items ordered and balance due paid 30 days prior to check-in. FREE DELIVERY, there are no hidden charges other than the exact cost of food. It's a convenience that many enjoy.
Area Information
The cabin is tucked in a quiet & peaceful "On Golden Pond like setting." However, southern maine has many very busy popular tourist sites. Southern Maine's beautiful coastline runs north and south of your cozy cabin. Take route 35 and head 10 miles south and find yourself in downtown Kennebunk. From here you could head south and connect with Route 1 and visit Wells, Ogunquit, Kittery and York, Maine.-OR- Take Route 35 a little bit further and you will be in the heart of World Famous Kennebunkport. All of these towns are considered the best of Southern Maine, known for the best Seafood Restaurants and a unique shopping village. Not to mention the beaches are simply breathtaking. You may choose to take a day trip to follow the beautiful northern coastline and only traveling about one hour north find yourself in Freeport, Maine, home of the well known LL Bean store, along with an array of other well known popular outlet stores. Also, (30 mins)in the immediate area there are also several amusement/water parks and animal kingdom. We also have nearby shopping malls and strip malls and local cinemas,drive-ins and bowling alleys, if you are looking for an indoor place to spend time. The cabin also has its own horseshoe pit.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2015 Jun 19 2015 $149 $179 - - 3 Nights
Jun 20 2015 Sep 05 2015 - - $1,595 - 1 Week
Sep 05 2015 Oct 31 2015 $169 $179 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: Taxes Included
Deposits: A non-refundable* 50% Deposit is required and due at the time of booking reservation, Balance due 30 DAYS prior to rental date. Security Deposit due at check-in and refunded at check-out if a walk thru inspection is done before leaving. If you decide to have us pre-stock your refrigerator, 50% of the estimated cost due when placing the order and balance due at check-in. *In case of cancellation: Deposits will be fully refunded if we are able to rent your contracted week to someone else.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check
Other Fees: For a week stay $500.00 Refundable Security(Damages)Deposit-or- for a 3 day rental $300.00 Refundable Security Deposit is accepted at check-in. Security deposit can be returned at check-out after a walk thru inspection has been completed and the cabin is left as found at check-in. **Our weekly and nightly rates are the most reasonable around and a less complicated transaction. If you add up all the extra fees other rentals charge it will end up costing you more over all somewhere else.**


  • Beds

  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Screened Porch
  • Beach Chairs
  • Full Kitchen
  • Parking Included
  • View (Lake)
  • Beach Towels
  • Heating
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Canoe
  • High Speed Internet
  • Pet Friendly
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Lakefront
  • Porch
  • Wood Stove
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
    (10 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (15 miles)
  • Amusement Park
    (25 miles)
  • Boating
  • Restaurant
    (10 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (15 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (25 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Grocery Store
    (12 miles)
  • Tennis
    (15 miles)
  • Sailing
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (12 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (15 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (25 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Shopping Area
    (12 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (20 miles)
  • Water Park
    (25 miles)
  • Lake
  • Beach
    (15 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (20 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (25 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
  • Bowling
    (15 miles)
  • Ocean
    (20 miles)
  • Zoo
    (25 miles)
  • Hunting
    (5 miles)
  • Golf
    (15 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
2 Fans,wi fi internet access,Life Jackets, (3)Kayaks, Large Canoe,Floating docks, and lots of indoor/outdoor games,DVDs,Books, Children Videos all available to use on property.

7% Lodging Tax, Dry Wood for Campfire/Woodstove, Fresh Clean Linens/Blankets/Towels, Extra Guest(s),Pet Fee(s)

We do not charge a CLEANING FEE, however we like to give you the opportunity to save the $100 and just leave the cabin as clean as you find it upon arrival. A walk thru will be scheduled before check-out, at this time we would like to fully return your security deposit, if neccessary we will take a deduction from security deposit for professional cleaners to be sure that we get the cabin ready in time for the next renters.

Stocked refrigerator upon arrival:(Cost of Food Only) Mid-week House Keeping & Laundry Service, Baby/pet sitting is also available with advanced notice. These services are all available upon request for a small additional fee.

Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Lyman, Maine

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Peabody, MA

Amazing Stay

October 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here for a weekend getaway. It was so peaceful. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming, and toasting marshmallows over the fire. The cabin is clean and very spacious. Michelle and Dean are very friendly and hospitable. I am looking forward to planning my next vacation for 2014. Thank you again~Kath

michelle shields

Owner's reply:

Kath, Thank you for taking time to leave us a review! Looking forward to having you back again 2014!!~Michelle & Dean

Jessy L

Jessy L

Boston, MA

Great long weekend

June 1, 2013

Very comfortable, tastefully decorated cabin on a clear pond. Even in the middle of a cold Memorial Day weekend, the stay was highly enjoyable. Cannot wait to come back in warmer weather. Incredibly gracious hosts.

michelle shields

Owner's reply:

Thank you and so nice to meet you and your family!
Looking forward to having you back again in warmer weather 😎~Very Best, Michelle

JoAnn Marie Zagara Ferrara

JoAnn Marie Zagara Ferrara


Great Getaway

September 4, 2012

Great Fun for the entire family. All equipment was made available by Dean and Michelle. They were there to help out us "city" people when we didn't know what to do!! Place is beautifully rustic looking and very clean and neat. Supermarket not far at all. The owners were awesome!!

michelle shields

Owner's reply:

Thank you Joann and Joe! What a great family you have, it was so nice to meet you and we hope to see you again!

Bonnie Lloyd

Bonnie Lloyd

Monson MA

Great Get Away!

August 6, 2012

This was our second vacation to this cabin. The owners are wonderful and cabin in equipped with everything you could possibly want. Pics and description are very accurate so what you see is what you get. Plan to return again next summer. My son-in-law and grandkids found the fishing to be alot of fun. We watched 4 loons on the pond all week which was a treat. The location is close enough to many other attractions if you want to take off for a day trip. And of course, Walmart is only about 20 min. away. Overall, it was a wonderful week!

michelle shields

Owner's reply:

Thank you for leaving us a great review! Your vegetables were such a great treat for us and very much appreciated! Looking forward to seeing you again next year(August is half booked for next year, so keep an eye on the availability calendar to be sure to get the week you want for summer 2013. Take care, Michelle

Stacey Ross Whitman

Stacey Ross Whitman

Agawam, Massachusetts


August 3, 2012

This was a wonderful vacation for my husband and I with our two 14 year old girls. The pond was beautiful, the kids spent a lot of time swimming, kayaking, fishing. We felt secluded but close to everything at the same time. The owners were so nice and helpful. The view was gorgeous, the cabin was cozy and clean. We had a wonderful time and will return. If your looking for a nice place to stay without being charged for all the little extras, this is the place. The owners truly just want you to enjoy your stay and visit again. They go out of their way to give you your privacy but are right there to help you or offer to get you whatever you need. We will be recommending this cabin to all of our friends!

Christy Skidgell

Christy Skidgell

Peabody, MA USA


May 8, 2012

My friend and I had the best time. This cabin was clean and decorated really nice. We fished all day and it is so peaceful and quiet. I would plan on returning to this place any time I need to get away. The owners are kind and respectful of your privacy.

Linda Risola

Linda Risola

Tarpon Springs, Florida

Authentic and quaint cabin on a beautiful pond

October 13, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin. It was down to earth, warm and inviting with quilts and candles and an old fashion wood burning stove that kept the cabin warm. I loved the atmosphere. It had a gorgeous view of a beautiful, spring fed pond. It was an enjoyable and memorable trip for our my mom's 80th birthday. Children would really love it because of the fishing, canoeing, etc that was available to guests. The location was also great. We went from the mountains to the Atlantic, from Portland to Ogunquit in short day trips. Lastly, and I could go on for a while, the owners were so kind and helpful. We enjoyed seeing them and even their dog who visited us every day. Everything was truly wonderful and I hope that I can return to this rental again.

Ashley Stevens

Ashley Stevens

South Berwick, ME

Awesome Weekend

September 21, 2010

I rented this place for my parents as a wedding gift. They enjoyed the place so much. Words such as 'beatiful', 'well decorated', 'peaceful', 'everything was there', 'owners were so nice' was all I heard when they returned. Thank you for making our gift special to them! THEY ALSO LOVED YOUR DOGS!!!

erica brugmann

erica brugmann

tallmadge, ohio

adam & erica brugmann and eileen peaslee

August 31, 2010

We had an absolutely great time! Could not have asked for nicer people to rent from. Dean & Michelle went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed or wanted! They even brought some treats for our great dane Leyna! Leyna had a wonderful time playing with the other dogs and swimming! We will definitely be back A.S.A.P!

Garrett Faryna

Garrett Faryna

Trenton, NJ

dogs heaven

August 29, 2010

We had a great time, but I think the dogs had more fun. Lola (german) and Chance (golden) spent all day jumping into the lake and going for walks. They had so much fun I think they slept all the way home. The Shields are great and I plan on going back up next year with friends for a atv trip.

Sue Hoge

Sue Hoge

Anaheim Hills, CA

Relax at a Peaceful Pond

August 18, 2010

This was the best vacation ever. Our new friends Michelle and Dean were terrific and we felt so welcomed! The pond is beautiful and there is so much to do. Our hosts had prepared for our visit and it could not have been more comfortable.

Marianne & Mike McIntyre

Marianne & Mike McIntyre

Long Island, New York

Great vacation! Just LOVE Maine!!!!

August 1, 2010

We Just got back from Barker's Pond. We had an amazing time. This was our 6th trip to Maine, but our first trip to this area. Lots of canoeing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, and napping. Went with my family of 4 and golden retriever. Don't know who had more fun the kids or the dog! Something for everyone, and not far from the ocean beaches, great restaurants and shops on the coast. Photos are very accurate on the website. Really beautiful cabin, with all the comforts of home. Everything was so homey and cozy. Slept great at night with all the Maine fresh air. I highly recommend this vacation to anyone looking to kick back and relax and reconnect with family and/or friends. Michelle and Dean were great hosts, we will be back!

Denise Manny

Denise Manny



September 23, 2009

This cabin was in a great location, everything from shopping to the ocean was just a short drive away yet you felt miles away in the mountains! The deck overlooking the pond was a great place to have you coffee in the morning and just take in the quiet. Best of all we were able to bring Trooper, our bullmastiff, and he had a great time as well! Thank you Michelle and Dean We'll be back! Denise, Bill and Trooper

brett von deck

brett von deck

groton,ct usa


August 25, 2009

The host provided a great place to stay. They went the xtra mile to provide everything we needed. There's plenty to do around the area or you can simply veg around the cabin and lake. Going back next year.

leigh anne

leigh anne


Lovely and peaceful

August 13, 2009

I stayed for part of one week with friends and enjoyed the vacation very much. we BBQed outside each night and enjoyed using the small fire pit for a mini 'campfire' at night. the cabin was rustic but was equipped with linens, pillows, lots of kitchen items, towels, and homey touches. the neighbor pets were especially entertaining. a great getaway!



South of Boston, MA

Wonderful !!

July 27, 2009

What a great spot! Right on the pond, with private deck, private dock, boats to use. Even caught some fish! We had a wonderful time and can't thank our hosts, Michelle & Dean enough. They are wonderful people....The cabin was clean, and we felt very "at home" there. Thanks for a great time!

Connie Brehm

Connie Brehm

Naples, Florida USA

WOW! (Welcoming,Over-the-Top,Wonderful!)

July 12, 2009

A great vacation! Dean and Michelle Shields host one of the finest get-a-way cabins in all of Maine. It was rustic and quaint and yet had all the amenities you could possibly want and more! A serene lake, kayaks, canoes, fire pit, slide into the lake, deck over the water, wood stove for chilly nites, beautiful sunsets, fishing, church nearby: Mix all the above together and you have a wonderful vacation! Close to shopping too so a rainy day is okay. A really great extra is that you can order your meat and meal items from the Shields - their store only sells the finest cuts of meat. To go Shields Cabin on Barkers Pond once guarantees you'll be going back for future vacations! Thank you Michelle and Dean for being great Hosts!

Lynn Douglas

Lynn Douglas

Chateaugay, NY

We didn't want to leave!

September 15, 2008

For our first "extended family" vacation, we could not have asked for more. The Shields were the best hosts and could not have been more accommodating. The pond is quaint and just the right size if you want to get away yet enjoy the daily canoe or kayak ride. A relaxing walk can take you all the way around the pond or a nice fire can keep you visiting into the night. The ocean is only a short drive as are shopping outlets and other amusements. Amenities abound, activities keep children and adults entertained, and being able to have your pet(s) with you helps you to relax. Our thumbs up and strong recommendation for Barker's Pond.

Beth LeFleur

Beth LeFleur

Norfolk, MA

Great Vacation!

August 27, 2008

We stayed here for a week in August of 2008 and loved it. The Pond is so relaxing and Michelle and Dean are great hosts. Our dog loved the area as well - lots of dog friends and swimming for him! We had the best time. Thanks again.

Michele Poirier

Michele Poirier

Enfield, CT


August 12, 2008

Myself and another family rented this cabin for vacation and we had a wonderful time. The description of the cabin was very true and it had everything we needed. There was plenty of space for sleeping. There was tons to do despite the rain. We enjoyed our time at barkers pond and have already reserved a week for next year! thank you for everything Michelle, Dean and the rest of the family, you made our vacation memoriable.

Sandi Fish

Sandi Fish

Walpole, NH

Fun & Relaxing

August 2, 2008

We had an awesome time. Lots to keep busy if you want. Fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, swimming, bbq, campfire. Hammock was great for when you wanted NOTHING to do. Also a great vaca for our dog... swimming, walks around the pond and she made friends with the owner's dogs. The owners, Dean & Michelle Shields were gracious hosts who were very helpful and cared that we had a great time. We would definitely repeat this vacation next year.

Bob & Laurie

Bob & Laurie

Bonita Springs, Fl.

Peaceful & Relaxing

July 25, 2008

What a great place, we had one of the most relaxing vacation ever. Michelle the owner could not do enough for us, we brough our best friend polo (dog) with us and he had a wonderful time swimming in the pond. We have already booked two weeks for next year and can't wait to come back. Thank you Michelle.

Connie and Bob

Connie and Bob

South of Boston

Great place for rest and relaxation!

July 21, 2008

We enjoyed a one week stay at this Maine cabin and had a terrific time. The area and pond is so peaceful to sit back and relax. The accomodations were great inside and out. Sitting by the open fire in the Adirondack chairs roasting marshmallows and hot dogs was a plus! Would definitely rent again.

Craig and Sandra Spiegelhalter

Craig and Sandra Spiegelhalter

Jupiter, Florida

A great place to "decompress and reconnect"!

July 12, 2008

We traveled from Florida to Maine for a quiet, scenic, peaceful vacation. The amenties listed for this rental were exactly what we were looking for (and exceeded our expectations). We all enjoyed canoeing, fishing, swimming, volleyball and horseshoes. Roasting marshmallows in the evening was the perfect touch to ending a great day. This place truly offers the best of both worlds. Sightseeing is availabe in all directions. The Shield's family offered incredible hospitality! We look forward to returning in the near future.

Traci Dowd

Traci Dowd

Kennebunkport, ME USA

Great Escape!

May 17, 2008

This vacation spot is just perfect if you are looking for peace and relaxation. The location is close to local attractions and shopping. I was pleasantly surprised with the comfortable beds and linens (big plus!). You'll find everything you need for cooking and the Shield's hot dogs are a terrific welcoming gift.

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