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Beachfront Cottage near Bar Harbor Book now for Autumn!

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

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.

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

Owner
Tim Leavitt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 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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Amenities

Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Beachfront Cottage near Bar Harbor Book now for Autumn!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 20 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

Best house we ever rented! Owner responded quickly; very comfortable home and it was above what I expected to stay. Would return again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Two Loons

  • 4 of 5

A five star view! My family had a wonderful time fishing, swimming and kayaking on the lake. We rented an additional kayak through a local business so that we all could paddle to the diving board located on an island in the middle of the lake. We spent our days either hiking at Acadia National Park or on some of the more local trails. Every afternoon the wind picked up and kept the bugs away for our night swimming. Very close to restaurants, grocery stores and other establishments. The house was clean and the owner was available to answer all of our questions.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Place To Stay With Family with Kids # beach access #waterfront

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Two Loons😊The place is amazing with own access to the lake and unlimited kayaks use which my husband and son loved. After breakfast until dinner we were swimming in the pond. We love the ducks and the view from the house. The house had everything we needed was a perfect for a family like us. We used all the recommendations Which Tim provided for us and we went visit Acadia and Bar Harbor we had a great time and one week in Two Loons was definitely too short@ In addition I had my birthday in July 4th and the neighbors did a great firework show from the lake and honestly my kids were more happy then from the show they used to watch in MYC@ the are is nice people are friendly and close to Maine Attractions we love it @ Thank You for sharing the house with us

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Autumn Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was very well kept and it was a delight to stay there. Location was very close to Acadia so visiting the park on multiple days was not very time consuming.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Franklin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,155
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

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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