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Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, Easily Accessible

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps up to 8 easily

Nestled in the trees near the edge of a quiet spring-fed lake, the cottage affords privacy, coolness, and beautiful views. It is located 30 minutes from Ellsworth, with its many stores, which serves as the gateway to Acadia National Park, and is within easy driving distance of 'the real DownEast' and even Canadian attractions. One hour from Bangor.

The cottage is about 30 feet from the lake. There is also a second building which functions as a workshop and storage area, but also has a double bed, microwave and small refrigerator. (This building is used for sleeping only by special permission.)

There is a dock, a large paddle boat, an aluminum rowboat, and 2 kayaks (1 dbl., 1 sgl). Molasses Pond is a clear, calm lake and is 2 miles long. Excellent swimming from the dock, and there is a sandy beach at the head of the lake. Two bicycles and fishing gear are in a separate building. Access from the driveway is by means of a long ramp and 7 stairs. Pets negotiable. The 2 bedrooms are supplemented by single beds on the 2nd floor. The kitchen has an electric stove, microwave, toaster oven, toaster, coffee maker, complete cookware, dishes & utensils. and a wood stove. There is also an outdoor gas grille. The kitchen table seats 6 comfortably. WIFI coverage throughout. The living room has a TV, VCR, DVD, wood stove, mounted deer head and moose hor

ns. The glassed-in porch has sliding windows with great views of the lake and fishing loons. Lawn furniture & covered swing set plus a picnic table provide great outdoor lounging & eating.

More Details

Paul Dodge
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Paul Dodge

I was a pastor in Maine during the past, but Winnie & I now live in New Holland, PA. We usually use the cottage ourselves the first part of the summer and in the fall, but are flexible about the dates.

We also lived in Thailand more than 20 years, and on Long Island, NY, for 9 years.

Paul Dodge purchased this cottage in 1979


Eastbrook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Loft - 6 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • pond
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming
2 doubles, 6 twins. Boats; full bath; eat-in kitchen; electric stove, toaster oven; hot water; lawn furniture, sun porch; 2 bicycles; LP gas grill.


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(6 traveler reviews)

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Lakefront Cottage on Quiet Lake, Easily Accessible
average rating of 4.1666665 based on 6 reviews

Beatiful cottage on a beutiful lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had really good time in and out of cottage. Cottage has everything you would need for vacation on a lake. We spent our time there reading, swimming, kayaking and fishing (there are some decent size white perch in a lake). Trips to Acadia a must - it is about 50 minutes away on a mostly scenic road.

Paul and Winnie, thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The house is just as pictured. Paul and Winnie were wonderful hosts and were great at communicating before and during our stay. We absolutely loved having Molasses Pond out the back door and used the kayaks and paddle boat at their private dock everyday. Our favorite spot in the house was the sunroom where we sat to read or play games while enjoying the view of the lake. The upstairs loft was perfect for our kids, and the kitchen was well-equipped. There was a mInor plumbing issue when we arrived that Paul made sure was taken care of quickly. We were told not to drink the water at the house, and Paul had a few jugs there for us to get us started for the week. The only thing that would have made the stay better would have been a washing machine.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It is a beautiful piece of land. The cabin is run down.

  • 2 of 5

The lack of AC and heat meant that we had to put fans in the windows in the morning then take them out close them down and use space heaters to keep warm at night. There was one decent bed and the rest were ridiculously soft or hard. There was no remote to turn on the TV so we had to do it from buttons on the back of the TV and the DVD player didn't work. We purchased one at Walmart and Paul did reimburse us. The towels smelled musty and dusty.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The first negative review we've ever had! This is a family cottage, not a resort, and is appreciated by people whose idea of a vacation is enjoying the lake and the area attractions rather than watching movies full-time in a controlled environment. The cottage is certainly not new but is generally in good repair, with attractive siding and a new metal roof (which was installed after this review). We do not have AC because the large sliding porch windows & the new thermostatically controlled fans in other windows are sufficient for all but the most demanding renters. We apologize for the failure of the remote & the DVD, which have been replaced. The TV is an up-to-date flat screen type. We regret that the complainant's extensive back surgery made him particularly sensitive to mattress softness or hardness. These were the first renters of the season and we should have laundered them again after taking them out of storage. Our mistake. This couple was unusually hard to please due to their unrealistic expectations, an unusual heat wave and our own oversights which we will avoid in the future.
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Peaceful and Serene

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on Molasses Pond in this comfortable cottage with amazing views. It was a very quiet setting. Kayaking, fishing and paddling often with the lake to ourselves. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. There are stairs and and a ramp down to the cottage and stairs to the water which places the cottage in a spot for spectcular sunrises and sunsets. We picked wild blueberries for pancakes and enjoyed crabmeat rolls and lobster. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are great places to visit near by.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would come back in a heartbeat!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Dodge's cottage. It was the perfect combination of fun and relaxation. The kids couldn't get enough of swimming in the crystal clear water. Both the kids and my husband found the bass fishing to be challenging, but worth their time (they caught several very big bass). We kayaked and floated around the lake every day. I enjoyed the mornings reading my book on the dock, watching the ducks and listening to the loons. The cottage was all we needed to relax at night and play a good game of cards. It was close enough to attractions like Bar Harbor and Acadia, which we made sure to enjoy as well. All in all it was a great vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake front cottage on Quiet Lake

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in this cottage, on this beautiful lake. We enjoyed using the paddle boat and the kayaks. As well as watching the sun rise over the lake. Being close to Bar Harbor and Acadia State Park is a plus. Having the owners there to greet us upon arrival was great. I would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
34 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Rtes. 200 & 179 in Waltham
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
At head of lake.
Car: necessary

Swimming, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, listening to the loons, visiting local fairs and parks and museums in the wider area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $100

$50 off if you bring your own linens. Check-in at 2 pm, check-out at 10 am.
Rates based on party of 6 or less. If more in the party, check with owner.

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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