Located 30 minutes from Mount Desert Island lies a hidden gem known as George’s Pond in Franklin, Maine. George’s Pond is best known for its clean, clear water and picturesque sunsets. The 360 acre pond hosts many types of fish: Trout, Bass, Pickerel & Perch. Along the pond you will find many incredible swimming spots, as well as a large swimming rock (boulder) in the middle of the pond with a diving board.
With a population density of 39 people per square mile, Franklin, Maine is the perfect relaxing, unhurried environment to vacation in while being so close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Carved out by glaciers, Franklin, Maine hosts some of the most beautiful landscapes in Maine; miles of blueberry barons and mountain ranges with lush foliage along the Atlantic coast providing an ideal vacation spot to escape the hustle and bustle.
George’s Pond House is a 4 season 2br, 2ba modern home with private beach frontage just 25 feet from your door. Custom built in 2007, no details were spared in construction or comfort, and privacy of the 1650 sq foot home. The house comes with a dock, 4 single kayaks, 2 paddle boards, lifejackets, paddles, large propane grill, fire pit, and ample seating for entertaining.
You will find hard wood & tile flooring throughout, accented with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, propane fire place, and high end fixtures. A reverse osmosis system has been installed for crystal clear drinking water. Radiant heated floors on all 3 levels, and instant hot water add to your comfort level. The home has high speed internet, Cable, and phone service.
The kitchen is spacious for a family of 5. With plenty of storage, whirlpool appliances, coffee maker, dish washer, and views through the sliding door onto the patio, you are sure to fall in love. The patio (off the kitchen) provides seating for 6 with a high table (for 2 or 3) overlooking the pond.
Seating for 6, Samsung UHD 55″ TV with Cable, propane fireplace, large windows overlooking the pond, and led lighting / ceiling fan on dimmer controls. Just off the living room is a full bath, and stairs leading up to the Master bedroom.
The entire second floor is the Master bedroom which hosts an amazing view over the pond. You will find a queen bed, full bathroom, walk in closet with laundry facilities and a large shower with double shower heads. 40" UHD TV and ample storage space provides added comfort. The bedrooms cathedral ceiling has 2 power operated skylights, ceiling fan w/ night light, sleeping loft with 2 twin mattresses, and the wall facing the pond is large windows from floor to ceiling.
The first floor has been tastefully appointed with tile and custom pine carpentry. You will find a queen sleigh bed, ample closet storage, 42" TV, and private access to the outdoor area just steps from the pond. Led lighting and large windows provide a bright, comfortable space for lounging on the large couch, or an extra play space for the kids.
Outdoor Entertainment Area:
An ideal location for enjoying the ponds sights, sounds, and atmosphere. We provide a large propane BBQ grill, chair swing, Adirondack chairs, table with umbrella, and a raised fire pit. Just under the deck you will find lifejackets, kayak and paddle board paddles. This is the ideal place to watch the sunset each night as the loons call out to each other. Almost every night you will see osprey, falcons, eagles, and you can hear fish jump at the edge of dark. Just down a set of steps you will find an aluminum dock with kayaks on a convenient rack. Out on the end of the dock is seating for 3 people and a large area to lay down or have a pocnic. The sand / pebble beach area to the right of the dock provides an excellent place to wade, splash, and swim! Quite often a family of ducks will swim through looking for food along the rocky shoreline. Murch Island offers shelter from South winds, and provides excellent fishing grounds.
In closing: George’s Pond House is about as comfortable and charming as it gets. You are only 15 minutes from Ellsworth (groccery stores), 30 minutes from Mount Desert Island, 5 minutes from the nearest (small) grocery store / gas station, but surrounded in all natures beauty along the best side of the pond which receives full sun with incredible sunset views.
This is our second home which is only rented out a few selected weeks - please contact us for details.