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

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Last updated: 07/30/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property 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

    ...moreless

  • 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

    ...moreless

  • 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
3 night min stay
$260 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,800

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Housekeeping $75 + tax
  • 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: 07/30/2015
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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.


Contact us

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

  • baby Molly in the dairy with mama during morning milking

    baby Molly in the dairy with mama during morning milking

  • down at the pond

    down at the pond

  • 1 mile of private pond frontage

    1 mile of private pond frontage

  • sunset on Toddy Pond

    sunset 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 90%
  • Calendar last updated 07/30/2015
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