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On the approach to George’s Pond the camp road is shaded by a canopy trees. Next, you wind your way through classic stretches of blueberry fields and then back under the canopy of trees. Your vacation is about to begin and you start to feel a sense a slowing of life’s sometimes hectic pace. Pulling into the driveway, this notion is confirmed as the cottage comes into view, surrounded by towering trees and framed by a shimmering, freshwater pond. You have arrived at Robin’s Nest.
Robin’s Nest is nestled on just over 2 private acres with 267’ on George’s Pond. This year round, 2 bedroom cottage is fully equipped and furnished to make your vacation a truly memorable experience. The most recent renovations in 2013 & 2014 only enhance your enjoyment.
George’s Pond is noted for its clear, clean waters and proof of its popularity are the generations of owners and renters who keep returning to this idyllic location year after year. The pond itself is 358 acres in size and home to abundant fish populations, mostly brook & brown trout, pickerel, perch & small mouth bass. One of the most popular features on the pond is nearby “Dive Rock”. Dive Rock is a large boulder in the middle of the pond that has an Olympic diving board installed. Folks on the pond love rowing out to Dive Rock and leaping into the warm waters. Dive Rock is not a far paddle from Robin’s Nest.
On the shore of Robin’s Nest, a dock extends out into the pond with a larger platform at its end. Here you can plainly see the gorgeous sand bottom this private, “cookie bite” cove enjoys. Our shore is sheltered and just perfect for children to enjoy the warm, summer water of George’s. Kids aren’t the only fans ~ wildlife loves this cove and the ever bubbling spring, right on our shore. Ducks & ducklings are commonly seen at this spring oasis. Add in a swim float moored in the middle of the cove, a kayak & paddleboat armada for exploring the pond (lifejackets required!) a pondside hammock & fire pit and you’ll see why Robin’s Nest is a unique hideaway for your Maine vacation.
The interior has an eat-in kitchen. A recently installed French door in the kitchen opens onto the deck so the dining area now enjoys views of the pond. The kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs. Views to the pond from the main living spaces are immediate and very private. The living room has ample space for relaxing, playing games, watching TV or reading a great book. Heading down the hall from the living room the first room on your right is a full bathroom with laundry facilities which has seen extensive updates and really stands out from what one might expect for “camp” living. It includes a stack washer dryer, combination tub shower, vanity and a fully stocked linen closet with everything you need including beach towels, paper products, laundry detergent and fabric softner. Both bedrooms exude that “cabin” charm and offer a comfortable sized living space. There is a queen bed in the larger bedroom at the end of the hall and two twin beds will be in the slightly smaller bedroom this summer. Both bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans. A gas fireplace in the living room provides plenty of warmth after a midnight swim or a romantic atmosphere on a rainy evening and the wrap around deck provides a perfect setting to chill out on summer evenings while BBQing with your friends & family.
High speed, wireless internet service is on hand, as is cable TV & phone, though most guests recommend you keep the TV off. All your shopping needs in Ellsworth are only 15-20 minutes away and we recommend you stock up on your way to camp as there are only small convenience stores nearer the pond. Legendary Acadia National Park is a 40 minute drive, with the village of Bar Harbor a few miles beyond ANP Visitors Center. Even closer, just a mile before you turn off RT. 200 onto Cousins Road is the Downeast Sunrise Trail which stretches from Maine to Key West, FL and allows you to hike or bike through beautiful country side not seen from any main roads. Donnell Pond Public Reserved Lands is a hidden gem of conservation land boasting the same bald eagles, granite peaks, extensive forest hiking and pristine freshwater ponds as Acadia with one thing missing: all of the other visitors! Countless other treasures hidden away in gorgeous Downeast Maine are not far from the doorstep of Robin’s Nest. Maps and more information are at the cottage.
Thank you kindly for considering us for your Maine vacation. Please do not hesitate to contact us today with questions or to make a reservation for your stay.
In June we will be changing out one of the queen beds for 2 twin beds to better accommodate families....moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking is allowed outside and guests are asked to dispose of all smoking materials in a responsible manner....moreless
Well behaved pets are allowed with owner approval and you must complete a pet addendum and a pet fee will be added to the lease. Dogs must be over 6 months old, have had all their inoculations and must have been treated for fleas and ticks 3 days prior to arrival as we are in a wooded setting with wildlife in the area.
We do ask you to pick up the puppy poop and deposit it in the bin at the back of the cottage. There are a ton of plastic bags in the pantry in the kitchen.
Please do not throw it into the woods as it will just wash down into the pond. Keeping the pond clean and healthy is important to everyone....moreless
Spring 2016 May 28 - Jun 17, 2016 4 night min stay
Summer 2016 Jun 18 - Sep 9, 2016 7 night min stay
Fall 2016 Sep 10 - Oct 14, 2016 4 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$250
Pet Fee$50 + tax
Each Addl guests $20 day$140 + tax
For stays less than 7 days the nightly rate applies and you must book a minimum of 4 days. E mail owner with specific request. Rate covers up to 4 guests. $20 per day per person. Maximum occupancy of cottage 6 guests.
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Spring finally arrived and with it new green growth and colorful flowers dot our yards. The wate ris starting to warm and the kayaks and fisherman once again dot the water. The new fire pit is getting a workout and we did manage to get the living room and kitchen painted before the first guest arrived. Planted flowers and hope the deer do not decide to have them for dessert. The paddle boat is back in the water but may need to be bailed out after all this rain.
Robin's Nest is a destination with everything to make your Maine vacation a memorable experience but should you wish to explore the many interesting places in our area. start with a visit to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island or the Schoodic Peninsula. They are just a 30 minute drive away. Explore Downeast Maine. Tour the mustard factory, hike or bicycle the 85 mile Downeast Sunrise Trail and if you have your passport take a day trip to Canada and Campobello Island. Check out Eastport and Lubec and be sure not to miss West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the most eastern point in Amercia.
Reversing Falls, Rouge Bluffs. There are so many interesting places to see in this beautiful part of Maine it would take too long to mention them all.
Shopping, eating fresh caught lobster at a lobster pound, whale watching aboard one of the tour boats. Museums featuring things from classic automobiles to the first telephones. There is something for everyone.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: We have lived on Mount Desert Island since moving here from Connecticut in 1977. Our children grew up here and our grandchildren are natives. We have worked in the hospitality business for over 35 years and are now semi-retired. Finding Robin's Nest was a lucky accident but it has fulfilled our life long dream of having a place on one of Maine's pristine ponds.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin: We have spent time with friends who own a camp just down the way and have always loved this area. Knowing the local area well, we can say with confidence that Georges Pond is a sweet location. Bet you will think the same!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: Robin's Nest came fully furnished, complete with the hammock, fire pit, kayaks and paddle boat. What more could one ask for in a camp on Georges Pond? Add a sand beach, a quiet cove, our own swim float, a real sense of privacy and we now have everything we ever dreamed of finding in a summer place.
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