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Beachfront Cottage near Bar Harbor Book now for Autumn!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

With a great beach for kids and beautiful views for adults, this lakefront cottage has everything you need for a Maine vacation you will never forget.

Swimming ,kayaking, BBQing, reading and relaxing are just steps away. Wake up to gorgeous sunrises, coffee and loons!

This newly renovated cottage features a well equipped kitchen ready for anything from hotdogs to Maine lobster. A large fridge for plenty of cool drinks, a dishwasher so you don't have to, the 5 burner stove or maybe just cook outside on the gas BBQ.

The camp is ideal for a small family. With 2 bedrooms, one with a queen size bed and the other with a twin over full size bunk bed, there are plenty of sleeping options. The new bathroom has a generous size shower and laundry.

The open floor plan of the main room lets you cook, dine or just relax on the couch, all while taking in the beautiful views of George's Pond and your own sand beach.

Young swimmers will like the easy gradual water depth, boaters will like the rock free beach to land your boat. Oh and the lake is excellent for fishing ... trout, bass and perch. George's Pond in June is one of the best lakes in Maine for bass fishing.

The cottage is moments away from a public boat launch on beautiful George's Pond where you can launch your boat.

Or just kayak out from our beach with the two kayaks provided for your enjoyment. (Additional kayaks available).

We offer the best of a Maine lakefront 'camp' experience but with the conveniences of a modern home.

We've opened our home to you. Welcome to 'Two Loons'.

Keywords: beach, lake front, swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, full kitchen, loons, eagles, George's Pond,

More Details

Tim Leavitt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Why Tim Leavitt chose Acadia

As a family we grew up with Maine summer vacations on the lake. I couldn't imagine a childhood without it! And we're not growing up anytime soon.

What makes this cottage unique

There is an abundance of wildlife on the lake. You will see and hear loons, ducks,eagles and osprey.

You probably won't want to leave the pond but if you do there are plenty of day trips you can take to explore all of Downeast Maine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for sharing your cabin with us. It was perfect for our first trip to Maine. The pond is so peaceful and tranquil. It was a wonderful offset to our exciting day trips to the majestic views in Acadia and the lobstah festival. It is a vacation we will never forget!!

Much Thanks,

Eric, Jenn, Lucas and Avery
Jul 2012
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Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nice large shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Bed in one bedroom, Bunk Bed with Twin over a full size bed in the other.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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(23 traveler reviews)

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Beachfront Cottage near Bar Harbor Book now for Autumn!
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

A little slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I LOVED our stay at Two Loons! It was such a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The house is beautiful - it had everything we need for our stay. The perfect vacation rental! The kitchen was especially nice and we really liked having a washer and dryer available as well. I can't say enough about how much we loved the view of the lake and spending time outdoors at Two Loons. We loved kayaking, jumping off the end of the dock (like a little kid!), laying in the hammock, making a fire, using the grill, watching the wildlife (loons, ducks, various birds), photographing nature, watching the morning fog roll over the lake, etc. Tim was such a great host and was able to answer any of the questions I had, including a miscommunication on the day of arrival. Easily reached by text & prompt with answers. This was by far one of my favorite places to stay! I didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting for a quiet lake getaway or home base for Acadia hikes

  • 5 of 5

We planned this vacation to be a bit of staying on the lake relaxing, and a bit of hiking and exploring over at Acadia NP. Two Loons was the perfect location for our family. The lake is fabulous with a nice dock and sand beach. There were kayaks for our use so the kids were out every morning at sunrise for a peaceful morning paddle. The house had everything we needed - linens, towels, basic supplies, etc. The loons on the lake were great to wake up to each morning as the sun rose across the lake. Really just perfect.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at two loons! We explored acadia and bar harbor (40-50 minutes away) but could have spent all week at the house. Very relaxing right on the water with a pier for early mornings spent fishing and enjoying coffee. We kayaked, grilled dinners and made campfires. The house and kitchen were very well stocked and the owner was wonderful! We've stayed many places but this is one we would definitely come back to again! Perfect stay, thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to relax and enjoy nature!

  • 5 of 5

Two Loons was THE perfect vacation spot for our family! Great location, beautiful view, and plenty of opportunities to relax and play in nature. The house was well stocked, clean, and cozy. It was a delightful place to come back to after a day of hiking at Acadia. The kayaks and rafts made the lake all the more easy to enjoy. Our family made great memories here!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As promished

  • 5 of 5

As the famous orator ( Flip Wilson ) , once said , "What you see is what you get" , that's how it was , accurately described and depicted by the owner. Tim leavitt & co. were also very attentive to our frugal and meager needs , and although negligible , responded swiftly to our complete satisfaction.

The weather during our stay was fabulous considering late autumn , allowing us to swim , canoe , and suntan on occasion.

Kitchen was new and had everything we wanted.Bed was cosy.No bald eagle on sight , but I forgive.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredibly Idyllic as Advertised & then some!

  • 5 of 5

• Incredibly well appointed – lovely tasteful modern Maine décor with every possible convenience, Lovely maps & artwork on walls, appliances,, etc. Could not be done any nicer.

• Flowers when we arrived & stocked wood by the fire pit

• 20 steps to the dock! Fun kayaks, great dock

• Clean, Clean, Clean!!!

• Great kitchen with every possible cooking amenity – down to parchment paper.

• Even basic fishing supplies in the storage shed for those who might need them – how considerate!

• Lake was very quiet – saw one boat on the water all week

• Love the windswept blueberry barrens on the way in – looks a lot like the heather fields of Scotland

Only slight drawbacks and minor ones at that:

• Pretty slow fishing and what was caught was incredibly small (mix of perch, bass & sunfish), and the house is pretty close to its neighbors though the old camp to the left was empty (to the right is a pretty active, family with watercraft, dogs, kids, etc). But extremely quiet most of the time.

Local Highlights –

Main Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island was incredibly crowded during our stay in early Sept – instead, go to the equally scenic and totally uncrowded Schoodic Point which is also part of the park, but attached to the mainland (they are about the same driving distance from the cabin). Have a great lunch at the quaint Corea on the Wharf, where you are sitting on a working lobster dock and the owner actually caught our lobster earlier that morning. His Jonah crab claws, from his own traps, are to die for!

As I tried to eat my weight in lobster, best was at Ruth & Whimpy’s right near the cabin on RT 1 - a one of a kind seacoast gem with its quirky décor. Get a hard shelled one if you can – harder to crack but much meatier (best steamers were at Young’s in Belfast an hour down the coast). Swallows Nest - local baker around the corner (open Wed 12n-4P only) makes an incredible blueberry pie - dense, tart and not goopy. Shack on Rt 1 at intersection (called YU Takeout) near Irving Gas - for value priced options like lobster & crab rolls (non-ME crab) - and Korean food! Steamers great everywhere, but best we found were at Young's Lobster Pound in Belfast on the way up

Farnsworth Museum in Rockland (1:15 south) def. worth trip to see largest collection of Wyeths (all 3 generations) outside of the Brandywine in DE.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ken! What great local tips.You nailed it. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Schoodic National Scenic Byway
Ruth & Wimpy's Kitchen
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300

Peak summer rental run Saturday to Saturday only (July & August)

Ask about Fall Foliage specials. Autumn is a wonderful, beautiful, relaxing time of year on the lake.

Our rental season run generally between mid June through mid September.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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