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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: 07/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property 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.'




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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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

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

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

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books:

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

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

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

  • Music Library:

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

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Internet (wiFi) and Direct TV ...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access:

    ATT Hotspot. Guests may not download more than 1/2 gig per day, however, or the system will slow significatnly....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heaters in most rooms....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFI supplied by ATT Hotspot....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • 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

  • Living Room:

    Large living room with cathedral ceiling....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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

    Service is WiFi....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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr. Coffe and electric teapot....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen, not shared....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

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

Outside

  • 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

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
August, 2014
Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,325
Early Fall
Sep 1 - Sep 11, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,675

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Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 8%

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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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: english, french

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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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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
  • Response time Within an hour
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/18/2015
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