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Cozy Cottage on George's Pond with Sand Beach, Swim Float,Fire Pit & Kayaks.

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Robin's Nest features a large pondside deck just steps from the beach.

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Last updated: 01/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-60 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Franklin cottage description

View a video tour of Robin’s Nest at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWXyaGmse5o

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 boasts an eat-in kitchen, with new sink and countertops. 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 in the slightly smaller bedroom opposite the bathroo. 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.

For teens and tweens or those additional guests a fun bunkhouse (with bunkbeds) is on site just across the drive and steps from the pond.
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.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            21...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            In 2015 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

          • Pets Considered:

            Well behaved pets are allowed but 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. Pet fee to be added to rental....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Vanity with storage below, fully stocked linen closet...moreless

          • Full bath with combination tub shower, vanity, a well stocked linen closet plus a washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softner provided....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books
          • DVD Player

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Marina
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Restaurants
          • Water Parks

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Downtown:

            Downtown Ellsworth is a 20 minute drive....moreless

          • Lake View:

            Nestled on the shore of George's Pond the cottage has water view from the inside as well as most areas of our property. ...moreless

          • Lakefront:

            Over 260 feet of shore front on pristine Georges Pond. Beautiful sand, easy access and even a bubbling natural spring on the shore....moreless

          • Rural:

            Private but not remote location. Shopping in Ellsworth and a 40 minute drive to Mount Desert Island and all Acadia National Park has to offer. 5 minutes to the Downeast Sunrise Trail....moreless

          • Village:

            Franklin is a small village in rural Maine....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Deepsea Fishing
          • Fishing
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hunting
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Sailing
          • Snorkeling
          • Sound/Bay Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Water Tubing

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Dining for up to 6 people. Pond views from the eat-in kitchen. Eating on the deck is awesome!...moreless

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Fireplace:

            Gas fireplace in living room...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central heating...moreless

          • Internet:

            Free wi-fi...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Minimum of 2 sets of sheets per bed...moreless

          • Living Room:

            With gas fireplace and pond views....moreless

          • Parking:

            The circle driveway allows ample parking area....moreless

          • Telephone:

            Telephone with answer system...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Well stocked linen closet includes beach towels...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Detergent and fabric softner provided. Front loading....moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker:

            12 cup coffee maker Keurig coffee maker Coffee Not Provided ...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Kitchen:

            Eat-in kitchen stocked with pretty much all you will need to cook meals during your stay. Great pond views from the kitchen....moreless

          • Microwave
          • Oven:

            Self cleaning oven....moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Large and small trash bags Paper towels Charcoal grill liners for a clean cooking surface every time....moreless

          Outside

          • Boat:

            Paddle boat ~ super fun! Take it out to Dive Rock for a real thrill! Please wear life jackets at all times....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Large deck with built-in seating on pond side of cottage....moreless

          • Kayak / Canoe:

            6 kayaks ~ please wear life jackets at all times....moreless

          • Lawn / Garden
           

          Reviews

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          Rental basis: Per property
          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
          Spring
          May 16 - Jun 20, 2015
          4 night min stay
          $150
          $800 $2,850

          Changeover Day: Saturday


          Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

          Summer
          Jun 21 - Sep 6, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $1,200 $4,500
          Fall
          Sep 7 - Oct 31, 2015
          7 night min stay

          $850 $3,000
          My Standard Rate
          60 night min stay

          $1,800
          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

          Additional information about rental rates

          Fees:

          • Pet Fee $50 + tax
          • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
          • Tax Rate 8%

          Notes:

          For stays less than 7 days the nightly rate applies and you must book a minimum of 3 days. E mail owner with specific request.


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          Last updated: 01/26/2015
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          Location

          19 Miles
          Nearest Airport
          Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
          14 Miles
          Nearest Golf
          Bar Harbor Golf Course
          15 Miles
          Nearest Train
          Ellsworth Scenic Railway
          1 Miles
          Nearest Motorway
          Rt. 200 ~ more of a country road.
          6 Miles
          Nearest Restaurant
          Ironbound in Hancock. Lots more in Bar Harbor.
          50 Miles
          Nearest Ski
          Franklin
          Nearest Beach
          On site at Robin's Nest!

          Car: Necessary

          Winter has descended at the pond and everything is cloaked in white. Everyone is enjoying ice fishing, skating all the fun winter brings. Spring will soon arrive and with it new green growth and colorful flowers dotting our yards. The water will start to warm and the kayaks and fisherman will once again dot the water. 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.

           

          Owner info

          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.


          Contact us

          Speaks: english

           

          Photos

          • Robin's Nest features a large pondside deck just steps from the beach.

            Robin's Nest features a large pondside deck just steps from the beach.

          • The signpost with names at the start of Cousins Rd. on Rt. 200 is where you turn

            The signpost with names at the start of Cousins Rd. on Rt. 200 is where you turn

          • Pondside deck, outdoor fireplace, bunkhouse, kayaks, sand beach...perfect!

            Pondside deck, outdoor fireplace, bunkhouse, kayaks, sand beach...perfect!

          • Can you resist the hammock?  Relax, enjoy.  This is Vacationland.

            Can you resist the hammock? Relax, enjoy. This is Vacationland.

          • A small playground, too.

            A small playground, too.

          • Inside the bunkhouse, a place for kids to camp out in true Maine summer fashion!

            Inside the bunkhouse, a place for kids to camp out in true Maine summer fashion!

          • Headed out on Robin's Nest dock, you can see our swim float in the distance.

            Headed out on Robin's Nest dock, you can see our swim float in the distance.

          • From the eat-in kitchen looking to the living room.

            From the eat-in kitchen looking to the living room.

          • The French door looks out to the pond and opens onto the water side deck.

            The French door looks out to the pond and opens onto the water side deck.

          • A gas fireplace for cool nights or romantic evenings.

            A gas fireplace for cool nights or romantic evenings.

          • This is bedroom #1 of 2.

            This is bedroom #1 of 2.

          • A cold snap ices over the pond confusing the eagle.

            A cold snap ices over the pond confusing the eagle.

          • Sited in a perfect 'cookie bite' cove, you can see our swim float in the center

            Sited in a perfect 'cookie bite' cove, you can see our swim float in the center

          • Cousins Rd. passes through classic Maine blueberry fields on its way to the pond

            Cousins Rd. passes through classic Maine blueberry fields on its way to the pond

          • The spacious deck is ideal for relaxing and soaking in some sunshine.

            The spacious deck is ideal for relaxing and soaking in some sunshine.

          • Kayaks and paddleboats for your use.  ALWAYS wear your life jacket, please.

            Kayaks and paddleboats for your use. ALWAYS wear your life jacket, please.

          • This is the bunkhouse set across the drive near the sandy beach.

            This is the bunkhouse set across the drive near the sandy beach.

          • Sand & shallow water make the beach at Robin's Nest a super place for children.

            Sand & shallow water make the beach at Robin's Nest a super place for children.

          • From the end of the dock looking back to Robin's Nest. Check out the sand bottom

            From the end of the dock looking back to Robin's Nest. Check out the sand bottom

          • The eat-in kitchen has all major appliances including a Keurig coffee maker.

            The eat-in kitchen has all major appliances including a Keurig coffee maker.

          • The living room with flat screen TV, gas fireplace and views of the water.

            The living room with flat screen TV, gas fireplace and views of the water.

          • The full bathroom with stack washer and dryer
and well stocked linen closet.

            The full bathroom with stack washer and dryer and well stocked linen closet.

          • And here is bedroom #2 of 2. This bedroom now has 2 twin beds instead of 1 queen

            And here is bedroom #2 of 2. This bedroom now has 2 twin beds instead of 1 queen

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          • Sleeps
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          • Bedrooms
            2
          • Bathrooms
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          • Property type
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          • Reviews
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          Member since: 2014
          Speaks: english
          • Response time: Within 24 hours
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          • Calendar last updated: 01/26/2015
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