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Historic, Classic, Cozy Lakefront Cottage

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View from the second floor sleeping loft.

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Last updated: 07/11/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Franklin cottage description

Cozy, classic Maine lake cottage privately located on beautiful two-acre property. Located on pristine George’s Pond in the town of Franklin. The road to the cottage winds up through a working blueberry barren with ringed by spectacular coastal mountains.

Our cottage was built in 1891 and is the third oldest home in the town of Franklin. It truly is a classic Maine cottage. The cottage is well-separated from neighbors. No neighbor on one side, the neighboring cottage on the other side is down on the lake, hidden by trees. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. You can sit on the dock in the morning with your coffee as the rising sun burns the mist off the lake while the loons celebrate the new day. It is a magical experience.

Two downstairs bedrooms with queen sized beds. The downstairs bedrooms are equipped with towels/sheets/linens/pillows/blankets. Second floor sleeping loft rings the large two-story living room. The sleeping loft sleeps five in the open! Great for a family vacation with kids. New fully functional fireplace anchors the living room. Dining room table seats ten in area between the kitchen and the living room. Wall mounted gas heater. Completely equipped kitchen with stove and refrigerator. The kitchen comes with pots, pans, cups/glasses, plates and eating utensils. Indoor bathroom has shower. Classic front porch provides hours of relaxation looking out over the pond. There is a “fire bowl” out in the yard for campfires, hotdogs and s’mores.

The cottage is set on a hill, a short walk over the yard to the dock on George’s. A two-person kayak, canoe and floating mat are included. Gradual depth changes make for great swimming. George’s Pond has terrific fishing for smallmouth bass, trout, pickerel and perch. Relax on the dock or swim a hundred yards out in the pond to the rock with the diving board!

Wildlife abounds! Your times on the dock are overseen by a bald eagle that perches nearby. Watch as the eagle swoops down across the lake, joined by his friends as they search for unlucky fish. Loons circle the two small islands out sometimes with new broods of babies. Ospreys circle the lake, competing with the eagles. Guests wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night listening to the loons’ eerie cries.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Age 21 minimum...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Sports & Activities

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking
          • Whale Watching

          Location Type

          • Lakefront
          • Mountain View
          • Rural
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Swimming

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided:

            Downstairs bedrooms. Renters need linens/sleeping bags for loft...moreless

          • Living Room
          • Parking

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Lawn / Garden
          • Outdoor Grill
           

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          My Standard Rate
          7 night min stay

          $1,450

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $50
          • Taxes Not included

          Notes:

          Cottage possession time is 2:00 PM Saturday. Departure is at 10:00 AM Saturday.


          Cancellation policy:

          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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          Calendar

          Last updated: 07/11/2014
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          Location

          Car: Necessary

          Franklin is a cute town with the ocean on one side and George’s Pond on the other. Our favorite destination is the local general store, where you can buy groceries, bait and the best breakfast around. The Downeast Sunrise Trail is a revamped railway with miles of trails for biking, hiking or ATV riding.

          The cottage is located about twenty minutes from Mount Desert Island, home of the famous Acadia National Park. Numerous potential daytrips, including the outlet stores in Ellsworth, antiquing in small towns up and down the coast and visits to working fishing villages.

          We also own a lakefront carriage house on our property 18 miles away in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island on the edge of Acadia National Park. A two-week combo special is available with rentals of both properties back-to-back.

           

          Owner info

          Year Purchased: 2008

          About the owner: We live in Bar Harbor, eighteen miles from our lake cottage. We wanted a quiet place to relax and enjoy nature and we found it on George's Pond.

          Why the Owner Chose Franklin:
          This house is a classic Maine lake camp with the open wrap-around sleeping loft making it unique. The camp is well-separated from neighboring cottages giving it unusual privacy.

          The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
          Nature lovers and families will love this pond and this camp. It's the way life should be.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english
           

          Photos

          • View from the second floor sleeping loft.

            View from the second floor sleeping loft.

          • View from our dock.  Flagpole island with diving board on right.

            View from our dock. Flagpole island with diving board on right.

          • Fire bowl and Adirondack chairs

            Fire bowl and Adirondack chairs

          • Mist burning off pond from our dock

            Mist burning off pond from our dock

          • Fun on water mat off the dock.

            Fun on water mat off the dock.

          • One of the first floor bedrooms.

            One of the first floor bedrooms.

          • Kitchen.

            Kitchen.

          • Sleeping loft

            Sleeping loft

          • Great smallmouth and lake trout fishing.

            Great smallmouth and lake trout fishing.

          • The camp motto.

            The camp motto.

          • Sunrise and moonset, early morning coffee

            Sunrise and moonset, early morning coffee

          • Arriving at the camp.

            Arriving at the camp.

          • View of cottage from dock.  Canoe and kayak available for use.

            View of cottage from dock. Canoe and kayak available for use.

          • Our dock.

            Our dock.

          • Flag pole island, 200 yards off our dock, kids love the diving board.

            Flag pole island, 200 yards off our dock, kids love the diving board.

          • One of the two downstairs bedrooms, nice comfy bed.

            One of the two downstairs bedrooms, nice comfy bed.

          • The main room with stairs going up to the sleeping loft.

            The main room with stairs going up to the sleeping loft.

          • Sleeping loft, sleeps nine

            Sleeping loft, sleeps nine

          • Dining table seats 10.

            Dining table seats 10.

          • Cozy fires take the chill off Maine evenings

            Cozy fires take the chill off Maine evenings

          • Eagle from his perch down the way from the dock.

            Eagle from his perch down the way from the dock.

          • Road to George's Pond wends through blueberry barrens with view of xxx Mountains

            Road to George's Pond wends through blueberry barrens with view of xxx Mountains

          • Down the lake from the shore

            Down the lake from the shore

          $1,450 per week (USD)
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          2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
          Sleeps 9

          View calendar: Updated 07/11/14
          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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          Speaks: english
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