Tranquil Retreat on Woods Pond(22 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 1 Bedroom + Futon bed, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3)
Though only a mile from town and a 40 minutes from Mt. Desert Island and Acadia Park, the setting is far from neighbors and has with walks along the shore or on the gravel roads in the neighborhood. Consider this a perfect place for a second (or first) honeymoon.
A spiral stair leads up to a cozy bedroom under the eaves. Lie in bed and watch the clouds or eagles through the skylights. Listen to the mysterious, haunting sounds of the loons who swim around the lake all summer.
Granite counter tops grace the kitchen and radiant heat keeps the hardwood floors warm on a chilly morning. Across a little bridge there is a 12' x 12' screened gazebo with three Adirondack chairs and a view of the pond -- a nice spot to sit and watch the sun set.
From the dock you can slip your canoe or kayak into the water or take a swim. Woods Pond is quiet with few outboard motors and no jet skis.
Utilities are in a separate building so only the refrigerator makes any noise to disturb your silence or creative play.
There's wi-fi access for those who wish to stay in touch. Cell phones get good reception here. A washer/dryer make vacation life simple!
Once featured in the New York Times travel section, this place is for those who want something special.
Please book Saturday to Saturday.
Keywords: House, retreat, quiet
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Member since: 2008
- 2 story
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Non Smoking Only:
- Not Suitable For Children:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Low Allergen Environment
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Queen size Beds (1), Full-size foam mattress (1).
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
- Wi-Fi. Radiant in-floor heat, Loons calling, No Smoking on property
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Basic Soaps
- Broadband Access:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Parking Off Street:
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet:
- Wood Stove:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Lobster Pot
- Pantry Items:
- Boat Dock
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Outdoor Grill Gas
- Porch / Veranda:
- Screen Porch / Veranda
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
- Walkway To Water
- Wood Deck
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 15 - Apr 21, 2017
4 night min stay
Apr 22 - Jun 16, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 17 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 9 - Oct 13, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $200
- Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
- Tax Rate 9%
No cats please. Dogs should be in crates when guests are not in the house.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Visiting Acadia National Park is simple and you return to Woods Pond, avoiding the mobs in Bar Harbor. But don’t underestimate Blue Hill itself with its Kneisel Hall Summer Music Festival and Down to Earth Pottery. Barncastle and Arborvine provide great cuisine and for breakfast or lunch, stop by the Mill Stream Café or the Blue Hill Co-op. In our opinion, the very best lobster roll can be procured right here at the Fish Net.
The arts flourish here and there are galleries aplenty within easy reach. Don’t miss Randy Eckerd’s paintings on Pleasant Street. On Deer Isle, in addition to many galleries, you’ll also find the renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Nearby villages include Brooklin, Stonington, Deer Isle, Sedgwick and Brooksville.
Last we mention Blue Hill itself, a great climb on a clear day with fantastic views. One trail up and the other down and the car’s not too far away…. Don’t miss getting up the mountain.
Year Purchased: 2002
About the owner: I'd like very much to introduce you to our Woods Pond Retreat. It's a place that I absolutely love and treasure the days spent here, often alone, just bathing in the silence or in the cool waters of the pond. Sharing the retreat with others has proved to be a rewarding adventure, trusting people I don't know in advance with something deeply precious to me.
Why the Owner Chose Blue Hill, ME, USA:
We built this house close to where we live because we wanted to be able to retreat regularly -- slip away from the pressure of our busy, committed lives. Being near the pond, the presence of loons and other wildlife, and the simple quiet that sometimes descends made this location just perfect. It's easy to slip a canoe or kayak into the water, and there aren't any jet skis or big power boats. Now I choose to share this idylic spot with others, realizing that this sort of place doesn't exist very often in our cynical, difficult world. I hope you will join others who have found this beautiful place a place for new intimacies -- with yourself, with your partner, with the natural world. Welcome.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Personally, I spend a lot of time either reading or just looking out the windows, letting my being settle into the moment. Quiet inside, quiet outside. It takes a little time, a day or so to let that happen, and it's so delicious. I take walks, go for a paddle, talk with my dog and sometimes take the peace with me on a trip to Bar Harbor or to visit a friend, returning in time to slip into bed and listen to the loons talking to each other.
- Primary: (207) 374-9963 (Maine, USA)
- Secondary: +1 2072668761 Cell
- Fax: +1 2073742946 Fax
Links to more information:
Round front facing Woods Pond
Looking down from bedroom balcony.
Bedroom under the eaves
Sunset seen from house.
Pond through the trees.
The mechanical building — except for fridge, no machines in the house.
Rais stove for winter days.
Snowshoe tracks on the ice.
Lady's Slipper at side of house (June)
Living room looking towards the kitchen and staircase
Living room and dining room seen from bedroom balcony
Kitchen looking into the dining room
Screened gazebo at sunset
Sunset from the gazebo.
Buddha in the spruces.
House after snow storm.
Woods Pond ice
Gazebo in winter
Trillium in adjacent woods.
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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