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Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park

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Looking down Hodgdon Pond from Cottage 1

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Last updated: 09/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Seal Cove house description

Located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, this cottage offers proximity to all the other attractions of the island and Acadia National Park. The cottage shares 7.4 acres and 800 plus or minus feet of shore front on Hodgdon Pond with a second cottage. The opposite shore of the lake is owned and protected by the National Park. Wildlife is abundant and guests frequently see osprey, Bald eagles, kingfisher and many other birds as well as deer, beaver, muskrat, and sometimes otter and moose.

The cottage has its own dock, canoe, two kayaks and a rowboat. Swimming is particularly good from the rocks on the opposite shore, and from a swim float in the lake. Cottage has its own grill, picnic table and outdoor furniture as well as a hammock overlooking the lake, Satellite TV and Internet

There are also two small ponds, a sitting area, swing set and sandbox on the property.

Wherever possible, we use 'Green' cleaning products, provide supplies made from recycled paper, low-watt bulbs, and implement other ways to reduce our impact on the environment. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has certified Hodgdon Pond Farm as an 'Environmental Leader.'




Keywords: Lake Front Cottage

Property Type

  • House
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            There is a booster seat and child gate in each cottage. There is a swingset and sandbox near the small ponds on the property, which is shared by guests in each of the two cottages....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            Narrow access to downstairs bathroom - 24 inches....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Loft

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          • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twins in each of the first floor bedrooms. Kit and linens to make set in front bedroom into a King bed., Baby Cribs (1) There is a 'Pack N Play in each cottage., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size futon bed in loft of Cottage 2. Twin mattress and springs in loft of Cottage 1....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Toaster:

            Regular toaster and small electric toaster/broiler...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Mr. Coffe and electric teapot....moreless

          • Dining:

            Dining table in living room...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Linens Provided:

            Linens include: two changes of sheets and pillow cases, at least two blankets and a quilt for each bed and 12 full sets of towels....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            There is an Avalon woodstove that has fully heated the cottage in winter, as well as back-up electric heat in each room....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is parking for two cars at each cottage and a shared parking spot for an additional car between the two cottages....moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Yes - bathroom towels and beach towels provided....moreless

          • Heating:

            Electric baseboard heaters in most rooms....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Large living room with cathedral ceiling....moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Washer is in the unit and not shared....moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Dryer is in the unit and not shared....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • Dock, Canoe, 2 Kayaks. Rowboat at Cottage 1.

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                Bose Wave Music system in each cottage. CDs in a range of genres....moreless

              • Games:

                Quite a few games for people of all ages....moreless

              • Books:

                Quite a few books for people of all ages....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Yes...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Stereo
              • DVD Player

              Communications

              • Broadband Access:

                Hughesnet satellite. reception is not as fast as cable, but faster than Dial-UP. Guests may not download more than 1/4 gig per day, however, or the system will slow significatnly....moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Long-distance within the US is free. Billing rate for international calls is low, but payment for these calls is the responsibility of guests....moreless

              • Internet:

                WiFI supplied by ATT Hotspot in addition to satellite. (For 2014 only because we are experimenting with the Hotspot.)...moreless

              • Telephone:

                Phone in kitchen and Master Bedroom. Cellphone service is best through ATT....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                We provide a single and a double kayak as well as a canoe. At this cottage there is an additional canoe and a rowboat....moreless

              Theme

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

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront:

                    The cottages are directly on the lake, which is about a mile long. The opposite shore is owned and protected by Acadia National Park. There is also a view of Western Mountain....moreless

                  Activities

                  • Cinemas
                  • Hospital
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Cycling
                  • Hiking
                  • Rafting
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Groceries
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Zoo
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Shopping
                  • Antiquing
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Boating
                  • Photography
                  • Tennis
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
                  from 9 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Fall 2014
                  Sep 6 - Oct 31, 2014
                  4 night min stay
                  $170
                  $1,175

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Rates for September and October 2014 are $1175 a week and rise to a maximum of $2325 per week in August. Two-week rentals are discounted by $100.


                  Cancellation policy:

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


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                  Last updated: 09/04/2014
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                  Location

                  All the attractions of Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park are available. Guests can kayak, fish, & swim on the property, & there is easy access to hiking trails & good roads for biking.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1982

                  About the owner: I'm a summer kid who fell in love with Mount Desert Island and lived there year-round for 15 years. After many years and many travels, I still think of it as home. My most recent book, 'Islands of Time,' is set on Mount Desert Island. Linda Greenlaw, NYT best-selling author said, 'I really like it. It's a love-song to the people and landscape of Maine.'

                  Why the Owner Chose Seal Cove:
                  I was attracted to this property, formerly a hunting and fishing camp, because the ad boasted abundant wildlife. When I first saw Hodgdon Pond Farm, I realized proximity to Acadia National Park gave it enduring protection and privacy, and yet it was convenient to everything else on the island.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  I love reading in the hammock beside the lake, and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals - the trill of tree frogs, keening of loons, and the querulous calls of osprey that always sound as if they are trying to get children off to school. Sometimes I hear a beaver slap the water with its tail, and sometimes ravens loudly scolding an eagle. The bullfrogs, Kingfisher, and warblers add to this ever changing, ever fascinating serenade. I also love sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs near the Little Ponds. The last time I was there I watched a mother duck and four very small duckings paddling to the bridge with the beaver dam. When they got very close a mink lunged out from under the bridge - but missed them all. Another time I was weeding the garden between the ponds when an otter stood up about ten feet from me, clutching a frog in its paws, which it then crunched as it rested in the culvert. These experiences carry me through a long winter!


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: french, english

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                  Photos

                  • Looking down Hodgdon Pond from Cottage 1

                    Looking down Hodgdon Pond from Cottage 1

                  • Enjoy relaxing in the hammock overlooking Hodgdon Pond

                    Enjoy relaxing in the hammock overlooking Hodgdon Pond

                  • Sitting area in Living room

                    Sitting area in Living room

                  • Games

                    Games

                  • Another view of Master Bedroom with King Bed

                    Another view of Master Bedroom with King Bed

                  • Master Bath

                    Master Bath

                  • Front Bedroom

                    Front Bedroom

                  • Downstairs bath with shower and washer/dryer

                    Downstairs bath with shower and washer/dryer

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Kayaking near beaver lodge on Hodgdon Pond

                    Kayaking near beaver lodge on Hodgdon Pond

                  • Overlooking the Little Ponds

                    Overlooking the Little Ponds

                  • Hodgdon Pond at Sunset

                    Hodgdon Pond at Sunset

                  • Cottage 1 facing Hodgdon Pond

                    Cottage 1 facing Hodgdon Pond

                  • Dining area of living room

                    Dining area of living room

                  • Books, wooden paddles and life jackets

                    Books, wooden paddles and life jackets

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Sitting area Master Bedroom

                    Sitting area Master Bedroom

                  • Front Bedroom Cottage 1

                    Front Bedroom Cottage 1

                  • Back Bedroom

                    Back Bedroom

                  • Sleeping loft and kitchen

                    Sleeping loft and kitchen

                  • Sitting area in front of Cottage 1 with chairs, picnic table, grill and hammock

                    Sitting area in front of Cottage 1 with chairs, picnic table, grill and hammock

                  • Play area near the Little Ponds
(shared with Cottage 2)

                    Play area near the Little Ponds (shared with Cottage 2)

                  • Outlet of Hodgdon Pond showing Acadia National Park land on the right hand side

                    Outlet of Hodgdon Pond showing Acadia National Park land on the right hand side

                  • The King of the Little Ponds

                    The King of the Little Ponds

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                  Date last modified - Friday, September 19, 2014

                  $170 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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