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Unmatched Beauty and Privacy Hidden Away Just Outside of Belfast on 500+ Acres

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The cottage with full front screen porch

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Last updated: 12/16/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Belfast cottage description

The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is a warm and welcoming place rich with history and natural beauty. Situated on a 500+ acre working farm, the cottage overlooks Toddy Pond and the mountains beyond. Enjoy these views and those of the farm from the front screened porch, or pick blueberries from the back patio and listen to the owls in the evening. Inside, the cottage has a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, full laundry and 3 bedrooms & sleeping nook; the master bedroom with a new queen bed downstairs and upstairs the cozy full sized sleeping nook with privacy curtains, the front guest room with a full sized bed and the back guest room with a twin. In all, the cottage comfortably sleeps up to 7. The cottage itself dates back many years - be sure to read the original walls with each visitor's hand-written messages. In the living room / dining room area there is table seating for 6 and a couch and chairs near the wood stove. There is no television in the cottage, but wifi is available. The comfortable window seats have been known to trap a lazy afternoon reader into a blissful nap on more than one occasion.

Outside the cottage, feel free to explore the woods on several private hiking trails, or visit the farm animals of Toddy Pond Farm; a working dairy farm with sheep, goats, cows, pigs and chickens. Feel free to stop by the dairy in the morning to see how the milking is done or come watch as we put the animals out to pasture for the day. There is even a farm store where you can buy fresh milk, cheese, yogurt and even ice cream - all made right here on the farm in our Maine licensed dairy facility.

If swimming, boating or fishing are what you enjoy then take a walk through the woods down to Toddy Pond and enjoy the private landing complete with raft, four kayaks and a canoe. Over 1 mile of private frontage on the pond ensures complete privacy and quiet, though you will probably hear the loons out on the water. Enjoy additional views on the Pond View Trail complete with 2 bridges as you walk along Toddy Pond in a loop back up to the cottage.

If you are looking for a place to get away from it all without having to drive for miles and miles into the wilderness, then Toddy Pond Farm is the place for you. During your visit you will see and hear wildlife and all the other amazing sights and sounds of nature and yet the wonderful bustling seaside city of Belfast is just a 15 minute drive away with it's art galleries, natural food stores and numerous eclectic dining options. It really is the best of both worlds here.

Toddy Pond Farm was recently featured in a Boston Globe article about farm stays here in the USA - see the article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2014/10/11/agritourism-lets-foodies-get-down-farm/luGqwEBuw1s85dgBdPJdkN/story.html

We hope you decide to come stay with us

Best - Greg & Heide

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Onsite babysitting by our teenage son is a possibility if arranged in advance - $10/hr...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          • Master: 1 queen

            lots of window - first floor bedroom...moreless

          • front guest room: 1 double

            upstairs, close to bathroom...moreless

          • back guest room: 1 twin/ single

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          • Nook: 1 double

            built in nook with privacy curtains...moreless

          • The Nook has privacy curtains, but is not within it's own bedroom, it is directly off the upstairs hallway....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Downstairs bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Upstairs bath: toilet, shower

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          • bathrooms all have towels / wash-cloths & bath tissue provided. Please bring your own toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, razors, etc.)...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Toddy Pond Farm is a Maine licensed dairy with an on-site farm store carrying a variety of seasonal farm products for sale including: raw milk, yogurt, kefir, cheeses, ice cream, butter, honey, organic-pasture raised chicken, pork, and lamb....moreless

              Entertainment

                  • Books

                  Theme

                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Babysitter
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake View:

                    Gorgeous view of the pond from the swimming area, with a raft on the pond for relaxing and taking in the sun....moreless

                  • Lakefront:

                    1 mile of private frontage on Toddy Pond with easy boating and swimming access...moreless

                  • Mountain View:

                    easy hike up Hustus Hill with pond and mountain views...moreless

                  • Rural:

                    500+ private acres with a working dairy farm situated in the middle...moreless

                  • Water View:

                    Gorgeous view of the pond from the swimming area, with a raft on the pond for relaxing and taking in the sun....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    1 mile of private frontage on Toddy Pond with easy boating and swimming access...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    forced hot air...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove:

                    available for use October 1st to April 30th....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    there is an espresso machine as well...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Full cupboard - all dishes, silverware available...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    electric oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items

                  Outside

                  • Bicycles:

                    a new tandem mountain bike is available for use with cottage rental....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    4 kayaks and 1 canoe with life vests available with cottage rental....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                   

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                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $260 $285
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,800

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Housekeeping $75 + tax
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 8%

                  Notes:

                  Check in is 3 pm EST or later (no early check-ins please) Check out is 10 am EST (please check out promptly to allow for cleaning before next guest arrival) If arriving after dark, please notify us in advance so that we can be sure to leave the outside lights on for you.

                  Thank you - Greg & Heide


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                  Last updated: 12/16/2014
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                  Location

                  33 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  http://www.flybangor.com/
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Belfast - 3 Tides / Marshall Wharf Brewing
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Lincolnville
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Camden
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Belfast
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Rt 1 - Belfast
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Belfast - The Gothic, Darby's, Delvino's, Young's
                  30 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Camden Snowbowl
                  12 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Belfast

                  Car: Necessary

                  The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is situated on a working dairy farm in the small town of Monroe, just 12 miles outside of Belfast. This unique setting offers the best of both worlds - total privacy, peace and quiet on the 500+ acre farm with all the conveniences of a small seaside city just a short drive away. The farm offers hiking trails and private access to Toddy Pond for fishing, swimming and boating and Belfast offers a variety of activities and dining options as well as numerous events throughout the year. Be sure to visit the Toddy Pond Farm store to enjoy cheeses, yogurts, ice cream and a variety of other farmstead products made right here. And while in Belfast, be sure to visit all of the wonderful art galleries or take a stroll on the newly completed harbor walk. If you are looking for lobster - Young's Lobster Pound is a sure bet. If more fine dining is what you are looking for, make a reservation at The Gothic...their culinary delights are not to be missed.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About the owner: Originally from NH, Heide and Greg have lived in Maine for the past 17 years and are currently running an organic dairy farm in Monroe, ME with the help of their two sons Guthrie (14) and Oliver (11)

                  Why the Owner Chose Belfast:
                  This is an amazing place

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Toddy Pond Farm offers a unique and wonderful farm stay experience where guests can see a working farm in action, visit animals and even participate in some day to day farming activities. There are many things to see and learn about here on the farm. Our goal is to help guests reconnect with where their food comes from while offering them a beautiful and peaceful place to commune with nature.


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                  Speaks: english

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                  Photos

                  • The cottage with full front screen porch

                    The cottage with full front screen porch

                  • Toddy Pond in the distance

                    Toddy Pond in the distance

                  • the cottage style kitchen

                    the cottage style kitchen

                  • the wood stove for those cool fall evenings or cold winter nights

                    the wood stove for those cool fall evenings or cold winter nights

                  • front guest room with double bed

                    front guest room with double bed

                  • back patio with apple orchard and blueberry bushes

                    back patio with apple orchard and blueberry bushes

                  • overlooking the pond with the raft in the distance

                    overlooking the pond with the raft in the distance

                  • Toddy Pond in winter...a snowshoeing and xc-skiing wonderland

                    Toddy Pond in winter...a snowshoeing and xc-skiing wonderland

                  • some of the sheep out to pasture

                    some of the sheep out to pasture

                  • baby goats and lambs in the spring!

                    baby goats and lambs in the spring!

                  • morning sunrise on Toddy Pond

                    morning sunrise on Toddy Pond

                  • view of the cottage from the road down to the pond

                    view of the cottage from the road down to the pond

                  • private road leading to the cottage with parking out in front

                    private road leading to the cottage with parking out in front

                  • front screen porch

                    front screen porch

                  • wrap around bench seats with views of the pond and mountains

                    wrap around bench seats with views of the pond and mountains

                  • windows in the master bedroom overlooking the field below - queen size bed

                    windows in the master bedroom overlooking the field below - queen size bed

                  • upstairs sleeping nook with privacy curtains - double bed

                    upstairs sleeping nook with privacy curtains - double bed

                  • back guest room with twin bed

                    back guest room with twin bed

                  • one of many walks through the woods

                    one of many walks through the woods

                  • down at the pond

                    down at the pond

                  • 1 mile of private pond frontage

                    1 mile of private pond frontage

                  • the road down to Toddy Pond

                    the road down to Toddy Pond

                  • moon over the farm - view from the front porch of the cottage

                    moon over the farm - view from the front porch of the cottage

                  VRBO #501317

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                  $260 - $285 per night (USD)
                  10

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 12/16/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                  Speaks: english
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