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Sandy Cove Cottage - Forget work! Forget stress! Remember how to play! Delightful Beech Hill Pond cottage, comfortably furnished and well appointed with all the conveniences you could need - huge wrap-around deck with plenty of Adirondack chairs for de-stressing, stone terrace with lake-side fire pit just off the 100 foot private sandy beach. Safe swimming for kids in the crystal clear spring fed water, dock and swim float, (2) kayaks and (1) canoe included. Dogs OK with pet fee, wifi included. Property #3684326 also available next-door. Bedrooms are charmingly decorated offering 4 twins, 1 queen, and 2 full size beds, linens for all. Fully equipped kitchen and large breakfast bar. Enjoy the stillness of morning mist rising from the lake, soft summer breezes and the calming songs of the resident loons. The fishing's fun, the swimming's refreshing and boating is just plain relaxing so bring your toys! Only 40 minutes to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park.
Golf Courses: Lucerne Hills Golf Club East Holden ME 7.2 mi
White Birches Country Club Ellsworth ME 8.0 mi.
Felt Brook Golf Center Holden ME 11.4 mi.
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth ME 14.5 mi.
Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport ME 15.6 mi
Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer ME 16.3 mi.
Hampden Country Club Hampden ME 23.7 mi
Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor ME 24.1 mi
Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor ME 28.4 mi
Causeway Club Southwest Harbor ME 28.7 mi
Acadia National Park: In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson set aside 6000 acres (within what is now Acadia National Park) as Sieur de Monts National Monument. With the acquisition of more land and private support and funding, in 1919 President Wilson signed an act establishing Lafayette National Park. In 1929 the parks name was changed to Acadia.
Acadia National Park was established to protect the area's spectacular scenic values, Maine's rock bound coast, its coastal and its offshore islands as characterized by the geologic features, natural history and the native plant and animal life. Forty five miles of rustic carriage roads weave around the mountains and through the valleys of Acadia National Park, the gift of philanthropist John D Rockefeller, Jr., and family. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, desired to travel on motor free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His efforts resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close up views of the landscape.
Cadillac Mountain: At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in Acadia National Park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. Rising high above the town of Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain offers magnificent views of the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay. Explore the summit of this granite mountain along a .3-mile trail, which includes wayside exhibits about natural and human history. Portions of this trail are accessible to wheelchair users.
Cadillac Mountain is accessible via a winding, narrow, 3.5-mile road. The road is closed from December 1 through April 14 and whenever weather conditions (e.g., dense fog or ice) require.
100' private sandy beach, beach & water toys, dock, (1) canoe & paddles, (2) kayaks & paddles, hammock and fire pit with firewood. Onsite drilled well provides drinkable water. Guests must bring paper supplies....moreless
Summer 2015 Jun 20 - Aug 21, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Late Summer 2015 Aug 22 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Changeover Day: Saturday
Fall 2015 Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015 4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$300
Cancellation Policy: Notice in writing must be given on or before January 7th of the year the rental is scheduled to receive back 50% of the rent + tax; the security deposit will be forfeited. Cancellations received after January 7th will result in the loss of security deposit and 50% of the rent + tax. Cancellations received with less than 120 days prior to occupancy forfeit all monies paid.
Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Beech Hill Pond is a beautiful, four and a half-mile long, spring-fed lake located in Downeast Maine near Acadia National Park an Bar Harbor. It makes a relaxing vacation spot for anyone wanting to explore the Downeast Maine area, without the crowds of Acadia National Park.
The setting for Beech Hill Pond couldn’t be prettier – the crystal clear water is surrounded by peaceful mountains, with a nice, flat, sandy area at the water’s edge that is perfect for sunning or playing in the sand. Just a few of the activities available at Beech Hill Pond are swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing or just relaxing and enjoying the views.
For sightseers, a forty-five minute drive takes you to Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, which is the oldest national park on the East Coast. Ellsworth is only a few minutes away and also has shopping and restaurants, including fresh clam chowder and lobsters right off the boat.
Other Activities: Hiking, boat rentals, canoeing, kayaking, 4 wheeling and hunting nearby
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: The Cowans, formerly from Maine now living in the mid-Atlantic region.
Why the Owner Chose Ellsworth: We are originally from Maine and purchased the cottage in 2005 to ensure our children have the opportunity to experience summers in Maine the way we did as kids. Beech Hill Pond is a very special place as it is close to Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, but provides a peaceful retreat after a day of hiking and sightseeing. The lake is great for kayaking and canoeing, or just watching the Loons.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: We also own Loons Nest Cottage next-door, Homeaway #3684326, which can be rented for larger families.