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Farm Stay Cottage on Beautiful Toddy Pond Farm in Monroe, Maine

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The cottage with full front screen porch

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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage With Pond Access And Mountain Views

The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is a warm and welcoming place rich with history and natural beauty. Situated on a 500+ acre working farm, the cottage overlooks Toddy Pond and the mountains beyond. Enjoy these views and those of the farm from the front screened porch, or pick blueberries from the back patio and listen to the owls in the evening. Inside, the cottage has a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, full laundry and 3 bedrooms & sleeping nook; the master bedroom with a new queen bed downstairs and upstairs the cozy full sized sleeping nook with privacy curtains, the front guest room with a full sized bed and the back guest room with a twin. In all, the cottage comfortably sleeps up to 7. The cottage itself dates back many years - be sure to read the original walls with each visitor's hand-written messages. In the living room / dining room area there is table seating for 6 and a couch and chairs near the wood stove. There is no television in the cottage, but wifi is available. The comfortable window seats have been known to trap a lazy afternoon reader into a blissful nap on more than one occasion.

Outside the cottage, feel free to explore the woods on several private hiking trails, or visit the farm animals of Toddy Pond Farm; a working dairy farm with sheep, goats, cows, pigs and chickens. Feel free to stop by the dairy in the morning to see how the milking is done or come watch as we put the animals out to pasture for the day. There is even a farm store where you can buy fresh milk, cheese, yogurt and even ice cream - all made right here on the farm in our Maine licensed dairy facility.

If swimming, boating or fishing are what you enjoy then take a walk through the woods down to Toddy Pond and enjoy the private landing complete with raft, four kayaks and a canoe. Over 1 mile of private frontage on the pond ensures complete privacy and quiet, though you will probably hear the loons out on the water. Enjoy additional views on the Pond View Trail complete with 2 bridges as you walk along Toddy Pond in a loop back up to the cottage.

If you are looking for a place to get away from it all without having to drive for miles and miles into the wilderness, then Toddy Pond Farm is the place for you. During your visit you will see and hear wildlife and all the other amazing sights and sounds of nature and yet the wonderful bustling seaside city of Belfast is just a 15 minute drive away with it's art galleries, natural food stores and numerous eclectic dining options. It really is the best of both worlds here.

Toddy Pond Farm was featured in a Boston Globe article about farm stays here in the USA, and more recently in a March 2017 Parent magazine article TPF was selected as the farm stay to visit in Maine.

We hope you decide to come stay with us.

Best - Greg & Heide
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Onsite babysitting by our teenage son is a possibility if arranged in advance - $10/hr...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Master: 1 queen

    lots of window - first floor bedroom...moreless

  • front guest room: 1 double

    upstairs, close to bathroom...moreless

  • back guest room: 1 twin/ single

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  • Nook: 1 double

    built in nook with privacy curtains...moreless

  • The Nook has privacy curtains, but is not within it's own bedroom, it is directly off the upstairs hallway....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Upstairs bath: toilet, shower

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  • bathrooms all have towels / wash-cloths & bath tissue provided. Please bring your own toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, razors, etc.)...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Toddy Pond Farm is a Maine licensed dairy with an on-site farm store carrying a variety of seasonal farm products for sale including: raw milk, yogurt, kefir, cheeses, ice cream, butter, honey, organic-pasture raised chicken, pork, and lamb....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Lake View:

    Gorgeous view of the pond from the swimming area, with a raft on the pond for relaxing and taking in the sun....moreless

  • Lakefront:

    1 mile of private frontage on Toddy Pond with easy boating and swimming access...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    easy hike up Hustus Hill with pond and mountain views...moreless

  • Rural:

    500+ private acres with a working dairy farm situated in the middle...moreless

  • Water View:

    Gorgeous view of the pond from the swimming area, with a raft on the pond for relaxing and taking in the sun....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    1 mile of private frontage on Toddy Pond with easy boating and swimming access...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating:

    forced hot air...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove:

    available for use October 1st to April 30th....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    there is an espresso machine as well...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full cupboard - all dishes, silverware available...moreless

  • Oven:

    electric oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    a new tandem mountain bike is available for use with cottage rental....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    4 kayaks and 1 canoe with life vests available with cottage rental....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring
Apr 14 - Jun 23, 2017
3 night min stay
$195 $215
Fri, Sat
$1,350
Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,820

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall
Sep 3 - Nov 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$195 $215
Fri, Sat
Winter
Nov 2 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$195 $215
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Housekeeping $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Check in is 4 pm EST or later (no early check-ins please) Check out is 11 am EST (please check out promptly to allow for cleaning before next guest arrival) If arriving after dark, please notify us in advance so that we can be sure to leave the outside lights on for you.

Thank you - Greg & Heide


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 04/19/2017
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Location

33 Miles
Nearest Airport
http://www.flybangor.com/
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Belfast - 3 Tides / Marshall Wharf Brewing
20 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Lincolnville
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
Camden
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Belfast
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 1 - Belfast
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Belfast - The Gothic, Darby's, Delvino's, Young's
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Camden Snowbowl
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Belfast

Car: Necessary

The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is situated on a working dairy farm in the small town of Monroe, just 12 miles outside of Belfast. This unique setting offers the best of both worlds - total privacy, peace and quiet on the 500+ acre farm with all the conveniences of a small seaside city just a short drive away. The farm offers hiking trails and private access to Toddy Pond for fishing, swimming and boating and Belfast offers a variety of activities and dining options as well as numerous events throughout the year. Be sure to visit the Toddy Pond Farm store to enjoy cheeses, yogurts, ice cream and a variety of other farmstead products made right here. And while in Belfast, be sure to visit all of the wonderful art galleries or take a stroll on the newly completed harbor walk. If you are looking for lobster - Young's Lobster Pound is a sure bet. If more fine dining is what you are looking for, make a reservation at The Gothic...their culinary delights are not to be missed.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Originally from NH, Heide and Greg have lived in Maine for the past 17 years and are currently running an micro dairy and diversified farm in Monroe, ME with the help of their two sons, Guthrie (16) and Oliver (14)

Why the Owner Chose Swanville, ME, USA:
This is an amazing place filled with beauty and life.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Toddy Pond Farm offers a unique and wonderful farm stay experience where guests can see a working farm in action, visit animals and even participate in some day to day farming activities. There are many things to see and learn about here on the farm. Our goal is to help guests reconnect with where their food comes from while offering them a beautiful and peaceful place to commune with nature.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/19/2017

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Photos

  • The cottage with full front screen porch

    The cottage with full front screen porch

  • Our family with Opal the cow

    Our family with Opal the cow

  • front screen porch

    front screen porch

  • one of many walks through the woods

    one of many walks through the woods

  • baby Moe!

    baby Moe!

  • view of the pasture from one of the upstairs bedroom windows

    view of the pasture from one of the upstairs bedroom windows

  • grazing on pasture in front of the cottage.

    grazing on pasture in front of the cottage.

  • wildflowers on the path to the pond

    wildflowers on the path to the pond

  • Living room / dining room

    Living room / dining room

  • day bed / window seats in the living room

    day bed / window seats in the living room

  • living room - lots of natural light and south facing views of the pond and mts.

    living room - lots of natural light and south facing views of the pond and mts.

  • Francis says Hi!

    Francis says Hi!

  • dock and raft at the farm's private beach area on Toddy Pond

    dock and raft at the farm's private beach area on Toddy Pond

  • Fresh Organic Soy Free Eggs!

    Fresh Organic Soy Free Eggs!

  • Toddy Pond in winter...a snowshoeing and xc-skiing wonderland

    Toddy Pond in winter...a snowshoeing and xc-skiing wonderland

  • 1 mile of private pond frontage

    1 mile of private pond frontage

  • the pasture in front of the cottage - view from the road to the pond.

    the pasture in front of the cottage - view from the road to the pond.

  • the cottage

    the cottage

  • Piglets!!

    Piglets!!

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • living room

    living room

  • back patio with grill and seating overlooking the apple orchard by the cottage

    back patio with grill and seating overlooking the apple orchard by the cottage

VRBO #501317

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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