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The Red Cottage on Toddy Pond (See also Loon Cottage 336179)

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Here's your perfect opportunity to relax, swim from the dock, canoe, kayak, watch the bald eagles, listen to the loons, enjoy a sunset and roast hot dogs and marshmallows on the lakeside bonfire. This one bedroom cottage has been recently renovated and is steps from Toddy Pond. Bring your own kayak or canoe. If you're a fisherman, you can launch your boat at the nearby ramp and fish for trout, bass, perch, and salmon.

Toddy Pond is wonderful in June, July, and August with warm days and cool nights. September brings warm days, cool nights, and fewer crowds while October brings the incredible fall foliage that dots the landscape, the lakesides, and the roadsides. Come and take advantage of the incredible beauty and moderate October temperatures.

You won't want to miss the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge with it's 442' high Observatory and adjacent Fort Knox which was built for the Civil War. Both serve to welcome visitors to Bucksport and Downeast Maine.

Bar Harbor and Acadia area: Going east from Toddy Pond, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Mt. Desert Island provide numerous opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, dining, hiking, biking, horseback riding, shoreline activities, and lighthouse viewing. Visit Thunder Hole and Sand Beach, see the vistas of Penobscot Bay from atop Mt. Desert, climb down the rocky coast to view Bass Harbor Light (our favorite), dine on the lawn at the Jordan Pond House while you soak in the views of The Bubbles or choose where you'll try your first lobster. Bring your bike or rent one to ride the Carriage Paths in the Park or bring your kayak to explore the coastline or many ponds on the Island. Not too far away is the Blue Hill peninsula with many art galleries and shops and a short drive takes you to Deer Isle and Stonington, a working lobstering harbor. Consider taking a day trip to Isle Au Haut via ferry from Stonington.

Camden, Rockport, and Rockland: 45-50 minutes south of Toddy Pond are three of the prettiest harbors on the East Coast. Take in the windjammer fleet in Camden, charter a sail into Penobscot Bay, hike or drive up Mt. Battie to see the Tower and the expanse of Penobscot Bay. Shopping, sightseeing, dining, and hiking opportunities abound. You won't want to miss the Cellar Door Winery near Megunticook Lake and Maiden's Cliff. Hike the Nature Conservancy trails to Balanced Rock. Rockland is home to the Farnsworth Art Museum which houses many of the Wyeth family collections.

We will also provide you with a Renter's Guide with more details on activities, events, and things to do and see while you are here.

See also the Loon Cottage on Toddy Pond (Property 336179) on VRBO

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely time in beautiful Maine. We to come back soon!
Oct 2012
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Orland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • vanity, shower, toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Very comfy bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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The Red Cottage on Toddy Pond (See also Loon Cottage 336179)
average rating of 4.84 based on 30 reviews

Great little cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here as one of several stops in our trip to Maine for our ten-year anniversary, and we had a wonderful time! Toddy Pond is absolutely beautiful, and the cabin was perfect for us. The area is great, and we particularly liked not being too far from Acadia National Park, which was the big draw for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us on 'the pond'. It was our privilege to host you during your anniversary!
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Adorable and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is adorable and the lake such a peaceful setting. Carol and Horace were so kind, making sure we were set before we got there, and that everything was good once we arrived. It was a perfect spot for our day trips to Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful lake/cozy

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed, clean comfortable. Great location to see main coastal tourist spots. Only slight downfall; highway traffic sounds a little too close.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and quaint vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience and a wonderful stay! Were greeted upon arrival and carol even left us a nice note. It was the perfect size cottage for two. Loved the views of Toddy pond and easy travel to Blue Hill and surrounding areas. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect cottage for 2 people. Very clean, all the necessary items for bath and kitchen and sleeping were provided and the scenery was fantastic. Would recommend for any 1 person or 2 people.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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High expectations

  • 5 of 5

I've been visiting this part of Maine since I was a child as my parents have a summer home on Toddy Pond, now owned by my brother. My family planned a reunion and all of my siblings rented various cabins on the lake. Pretty sure we got the best of all of them. What makes this place different would be the owners. Horace and Carol have taken care of every detail, and are available 24/7 in the event something does go wrong. The cabins and grounds are exceedingly clean; Ingrid the executive housekeeper makes sure of that. I am a quality assurance auditor for Hilton hotels and some say we might be a bit picky. Carol and Horace exceeded my expectations. And that is not an easy task. My only regret is that I didn't spend more time lounging on the Adirondack chair lakeside. Thank you. Memories made.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Bass Harbor; Stonington
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Many opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, hiking. Convenient to the Blue Hill Fair, Fort Knox for Civil War buffs, many sites, Craig Brook Salmon Hatchery, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, lighthouses, ferries to islands, sailing, golf.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $100

$ 75 Cleaning Fee; $100 Refundable Security Deposit. For weekly rentals the changeover day is Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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