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Private Point On Beautiful Hancock Pond, House Is Only Steps Away From The Water

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,665 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 7-10, see description)

Edgeset is located on Hancock Pond in Denmark, Maine. (Ponds can be very large in Maine - this one happens to be approximately 2 miles across!) This vacation home was constructed in 1966 and has been a favorite vacation site for the Hershey family and many other families since that time. The property consists of approximately 1.5 acres of wooded land and 250' of water frontage. The front deck is about 30' from the water's edge and has a wonderful view looking south over the lake.

Edgeset is a great place to relax and just get away from our busy of lives. Enjoy a swim in the clear lake water (you can often see the bottom at up to 10' deep). Take a canoe ride to enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the local wildlife, you typically will encounter at least one of the following: loons, eagles, Mergansers, Bass and many more. Or maybe you want to go for a walk/hike in the woods, there are many options to choose from.

The home itself is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house/cabin that is a great place to be in every season. It has beds for up to 10 people, a washer & dryer, fireplace, ping pong table and a large deck. In 2017, the first floor underwent a major renovation that included a complete kitchen remodel with new appliances, a new bathroom, and new flooring. All of which enhance the Maine lake experience! The closest store is Jimbob's general store that has a little bit of everything and is about 4 miles from the house. For additional shopping including grocery stores, hardware store and all kinds of unique shops the town of Bridgton ME is about 10 miles from Edgeset.

Want to go and explore the area? This vacation rental is centrally located between the Coastal beaches of Maine and the White Mountain Range in New Hampshire & Western Maine, either are within an hour drive. So you have many choices to choose from, a day at the beach, a drive to the top of Mount Washington, a local hike, swimming in a refreshing mountain stream, oh and if need be plenty of shopping. Shawnee Peak Ski resort is just a short 10 minute drive away.

So call today to book your week (or weeks because one is never long enough).

More Details

Ron & Regina Hershey
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Ron & Regina Hershey

Ron spent summers at this home while growing up. After attending college at the University of Colorado, Ron lived in Colorado for 23 years. Ron now lives in Pennsylvania with wife, Regina, who also owns and runs the property.

Ron & Regina Hershey purchased this house in 1966

Why Ron & Regina Hershey chose Denmark

The location of this property is perfect for many reasons. It faces south and so it is warmer when the weather is cool (northerly winds don't blow on us) and cooler when the weather is warm (southerly breezes blow up the lake at the house). It is also located within an hour drive of the Maine beaches and the big mountains in NH and western ME.


Denmark House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1665 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Full renovation in Spring 2017
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Basement level
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Window overlooks the lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3, overlooks lake, new mattresses all 3 beds (2017)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3, basement room, no window, next to bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
2018 renovation includes New larger windows and insulation first and second floor. Shiplap walls in pine installed throughout the first floor. New shiplap in Master bedroom and new paint in two other bedrooms. Four ceiling fans installed with recessed lighting and new electrical throughout both floors.


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Private Point On Beautiful Hancock Pond, House Is Only Steps Away From The Water
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews
Rutland, Vt

Enchanting family get away!

  • 5 of 5

My family has vacationed here since I was a little girl. This was the first summer I was able to take my children! It was absolutely perfect, I was able to relive some of my childhood memories through my children. The chipmunks and squirrels provided wonderful entertainment during our morning coffee, we refilled the hummingbird feeders while we were there and my 3 year old daughter thought the birds were fairy's. That became a wonderful time! She would sit and watch them. I will never be able to show my appreciation for what this place has meant to me over the past 30 years.

My family will return for many more years to come!!!!

Forever grateful

Amanda and Mike

Keira, Skyler and Willow

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amanda! We're so happy that you were able to share your childhood with your children. We hope you'll come back to make visiting Edgeset a tradition with your children so that they will want to share it with their children someday! Ron and Regina
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Relaxing Week on Hancock Pond

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week on Hancock Pond! The house was great. We spent the week hanging out on the back deck, canoeing, swimming, and enjoying the campfire. The house is on a small peninsula surrounded by trees, so there's enough privacy between neighbors. I enjoyed hearing the loons sing across the pond. I would definitely recommend this house for a family vacation. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wet Yet Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed except more sunshine! Ron and Regina were very accommodating and when a small problem arose the care taker was quick to handle it..

The house was secluded and the water was warm and clear......perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Haddon Township, NJ

Summer Fun

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at Edgeset.

The house has everything you need. Once you've been to the grocery store you can sit back and relax.

The water is clean and warm for Maine standards and the wildlife is entertaining.Magic Lantern in Bridgeton this visit. Beautiful Old Style theater for both movies and live performances and at an affordable price.

Thank you, Ron and Regina for sharing Edgeset with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Becky - we're so glad you had a good time! I have to admit, we've never been to the Magic Lantern, so we'll have to make sure we get there to check it out. (Our kids have gone, but we took those opportunities for quieter time at Edgeset!) I'm with you - once we stock food, I'm happy to stay at the lake, paddle around in the canoe or kayak, swim, listen to the loons, enjoy the scenery, and relax! We hope you'll come back for more. Ron and Regina
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Pure serenity

  • 5 of 5

Pictures of this property do not do it justice, it's beautiful and very peaceful! The house is well appointed and extremely clean. The house sits up on a little bit of a hill, so the view is wide, even with a few trees obstructing. Water was very clear, and not too cold in June, the kids loved jumping off the dock. We used the row boat and kayak which was nice to have available. Only downside would be there is no available boat rental service to this pond, which can be seen as an upside, since it is quieter!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Maria - we are very pleased you had such a nice time! We're inclined to vote with the "upside" of no boat rentals on the pond and keeping it quieter!
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The house was great and the lake was beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect for our family vacation. We went fishing, swimming, shopping,hiking and had many camp fires. Everything was awesome.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Katie - looks like you enjoyed all of the great things we enjoy about being there! We hope you'll come back! Ron & Regina
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Black Horse Saloon, Gastro Pub, and Vivo's
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Bridgton Highland Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Vivo's, Gastro Pub, Black Horse Saloon, Mack's
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
(ocean beach) Old Orchard Beach
Car: necessary

We are close to outlet shopping in North Conway, about 30 minutes. We have antique shops, a bookstore , home accessories stores, clothing shops and library in Bridgton. There is another library in Denmark. Mt Washington and the cog railway are about an hour . It is an additional half hour to the entrance to the cog railway. For younger children we have Story Land about 45 minutes away and for older children we have Lower Falls on the Swift River which is also 45 minutes. It is a bit slippery for smaller children. Lower Falls has natural rock slides and pools along the river. We have additional information in our home.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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