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Waterfront on MDI near Acadia + Bar Harbor.Acadia owns eastern side of pond.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6 to 8

Pine Bluff accommodates up to eight guests in 3 bedrooms + 2 baths. The second floor bedroom has a king and a trundle, twin under a twin. The first floor bedrooms have a queen bed and 2 twins. There are 2 baths, one with a tub/shower combination and washer + dryer. The other has a shower. Updated modern kitchen with large island in the large open living area. Beautiful stone hearth with Franklin Fireplace compliments the open area with cathedral ceilings. Newly installed heat pump system offers both heat and cooling for the hot summer nights. Tranquil pond views through the sliding glass doors that run the front of the living area onto the large deck. At the water's edge there are kayaks, canoes + row boat for your use. There is a hammock and deck furniture for relaxing and the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor is just 20 minutes away. There are other cottages available if you are traveling with more than 8 guests. Acadia owns the entire eastern side of Hodgdon Pond. Swimmers enjoy the pond June through Sept. The recreational, cultural, and dining offerings in this area are phenomenal. Acadia National Park is at your fingertips. and there is a FREE bus transportation system!

The Park has nearly 32,000 acres of land which offers unequaled beauty and ocean front access. Over 55 miles of carriage trails provide hiking and biking with vistas of unrivaled beauty.

More Details

Property Manager
Jeannie Merchant
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018


Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom -
    Bathroom -
  • The second floor bath has a shower stall and the first floor bath has a tub/shower combination.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • We have a queen bedroom and twin bedroom on the first floor, and a King bedroom with trundle and bath on the second floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Boat
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Canoe, row boat. and kayaks available


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

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Waterfront on MDI near Acadia + Bar Harbor.Acadia owns eastern side of pond.
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

Very clean and beautiful cabin

  • 4 of 5

It is a very cozy, clean and beautiful property by the pond. Its a short drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor downtown. We had a great time hiking in Acadia, cooking and boating while we were there. I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homeport House

  • 4 of 5

Great home with ample deck space, a yard, and access to a dock. The dock is shared with the owner and their son who have their yacht and lobster boat there, respectively. The owners are friendly and accommodating. The photos give a fair representation of the home's amenities and condition.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our Paradise Dream!

  • 5 of 5

The first time we laid eyes on our cottage and the magnificent surroundings all we could do was stand there with our mouths open. Absolutely breathtaking. That was back in the 1990's. We came back 4 years in a row to Rockpoint at Hodgon Pond. Due to life, we couldn't go back for a while, but this year we made it a point to celebrate our anniversary where our hearts yearned to return. We weren't disappointed.

We stayed at Ann's Point Cottages on Southwest Harbor. Margo Stanley is a very kind and gracious host. Our cottage was immaculate, comfortable,and we lacked nothing.

No matter what you do or where you go in the area it's all good. If you love the ocean, forests and hiking this is the place for you. If you love small villages with friendly people, this place is for you. If you want to get away to do nothing and escape the hustle and bustle of life, this place is for you.

We highly recommend any cottage that the Stanley's own. Every one is strategically located for privacy and beauty.

One of us has the habit of crying on the day of departure every time.

We plan on returning,if possible, every year.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My experience was wonderful staying here! I stayed here twice and both times the houses were clean and well stocked. Swimming and canoeing in the pond were icing on the cake! The only downside is that there is a minimum stay of 5 or 7 days during busy season, which was hard for me because I only wanted 2 or 3 days, but it is completely understandable from a business perspective. The last time I stayed I was able to meet Margo, the owner, and she was lovely to talk to, and explained she ran the business with her husband. I felt good supporting a family-owned local business.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was our 4th visit to the Boathouse. Though small, it suits our needs (2 adults) well. Best part are the kayaks and canoe.... loons on the pond, in a canoe on a moonlit night... just steps from your door...perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pine Bluff

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been staying at Pine Bluff at Hodgdon Pond for the past 8 years and our vacations in Maine have become a much beloved family tradition. Our kids, now 19 and 23, consider it their home away from home.

The house is large, clean, well maintained, and comfortable with a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, and plenty of bedrooms. If there was ever any problem, Margo responded quickly to take care it.

We spent many contented rainy days reading and playing board games and watching movies in the living room. And when the weather was good, we'd spend days kayaking (Margo has plenty of canoes and kayaks) and swimming on the beautiful, serene pond.

We love being on the Quiet side of the island and being so close to Southwest Harbor with its library and great restaurants and little shops as well as close to all the great hiking in Acadia. In fact, we talked about loving Pine Bluff so much that our closest friends decided to give it a try and have now made it their annual family ritual!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon. Coming back for 8 years is a great review all by itself. We want to know if something is not right so we can fix it and always welcome your call.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
S.W. Harbor or Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
15 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
SW Harbor, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, NE Harbor
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Thurstons in ,Tremont, others in SWH , Bar Harbor
Car: recommended

Biking, beaching, hiking, canoeing, kayaking,fishing right at your doorstep as well many other areas on Mount Desert Island. Whale watching from Bar Harbor just 20 minutes away. The stars at Cadillac is a must see. Fine dining is in all of our villages, SW Harbor, Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Tremont all within a half hour of Hodgdon Pond. Shopping T Shirt Shops to designer brands are available. The Gilley Museum of bird carving is located in SW Harbor. Seal Cove Auto Museum just a few miles away. The Abbe is in Bar Harbor and there are several others to explore. Art fairs and musical groups are always available for your enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be made for monies paid toward your reservation, minus a $200 cancellation fee only if the owner is able to re-rent the property . We highly recommend exploring travel insurance options for peace of mind and protection in the unforeseen event you have to alter your vacation travel plans.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund