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Charming Bear Pond Cottage

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Located on BEAR POND in Turner / Hartford, ME:

Listen to the sounds of loons in the evening and wake up to exceptional sun rises in the peace and quiet of our cottage surrounded by 200-foot pine trees. Just 25 feet away from your front door is one of the cleanest lakes in Maine. Bear Pond, located in Hartford / Turner Maine, is over 400 acres and provides exceptional water skiing, great bass fishing and other outdoor activities.

The cottage is very cute and well decorated for that special, Maine, lakefront getaway. The property has a separate bunk house that can sleep four 'perfect for the kids' or another couple. The cottage has two bedrooms each with full size beds. The bunk house has a bunk bed (twin on top and full on the bottom plus an separate twin size bed.

Built in the 1950s by a Maine ship builder, the cottage is full of detail and charm.

More Details

Owner
Jeff Clum
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

IT'S MID - JULY AND AS WE TURN OFF OF WEST COAST DRIVE AND INTO THE COTTAGE DRIVEWAY - THE FAMILIAR SIGHTS , SMELL , AND SOUNDS ALL COME BACK . IT'S BEEN A YEAR SINCE WE LAST STAYED HERE AND MANY, MANY TIMES WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE WONDERFUL WEEK WE SPENT HERE LAST SUMMER .

WE ENTER THIS COZIEST OF ALL COTTAGES AND LOOK OUT OVER BEAR POND . A FEW MOMENTS PASS AND THE TOTAL QUIET IS ACCENTUATED BY THE BEAUTIFUL CALL OF THE LOONS SWIMMING PAST , OUTSIDE THE WINDOW OVERLOOKING THIS BEAUTIFUL SPOT .

IT'S SO GOOD TO BE HERE ONCE AGAIN !

A DIP IN THE WATER ( SOME OF THE CLEANEST IN THE STATE OF MAINE ) IS CRYSTAL CLEAR AND WONDERFULLY REFRESHING AFTER OUR LONG DRIVE FROM MASSACHUSETTS .

EACH DAY PASSES BY , ALL TOO QUICKLY , AND ALTHOUGH WE'RE HESITANT TO LEAVE THE PROPERTY AND THE SMELL OF THE SURROUNDING PINE TREES. WE DO TAKE AN OCCASIONAL , BRIEF TRIP TO THE MANY NEARBY ATTRACTIONS , BAKERIES , AND ICE CREAM STANDS --- ALWAYS HAPPY TO GET BACK TO THE COTTAGE .

DURING THE NIGHT , WE SOMETIMES HEAR THE UNMISTAKABLE HOOTING OF A DISTANT BARRED OWL AS IT CALLS OUT , 'WHO COOKS FOR YOU ? WHO COOKS FOR YOU ALL'? ONE EVENING , AT DUSK , WE SPOT TWO BARRED OWLS , NOT MORE THAN TWENTY FEET AWAY , SITTING SIDE -BY-SIDE , OBSERVING US FOR SEVERAL MINUTES .

A MAGNIFICENT BALD EAGLE OFTEN HAS BRUNCH , TWENTY-FIVE FEET OR SO AWAY , ON A PINE TREE BRANCH IN THE BACKYARD . IT SEEMS TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS TO OUR PRESENCE , BUT REALIZES , I'M SURE , THAT WE PRESENT NO THREAT .

UNFORTUNATELY , THE PEACEFUL WEEK COMES TO AN END AND WE MUST DEPART , BUT THE MEMORIES ARE ETCHED IN OUR MINDS FOREVER !

WE'LL BE SURE TO RETURN NEXT YEAR !!!
Jul 2017
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Amenities

Hartford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Detached Unit - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed has two full size matresses
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Don't let the heat and humidity of summer ruin your vacation. We provide Free A/C. Fishing, Row-Boat, Dock, Outdoor Firepit, Full-size Gas Grill, Board Games, Books...

Reviews

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(18 traveler reviews)

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Charming Bear Pond Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
5

It was very nice and everything it said it was!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was very nice and it came fully equipped with everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Fun time

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this camp.It was neat and very well stocked. The kids had a great time in the water. Hope to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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ROCKPORT , MASSACHUSETTS
5

TOTAL PEACE , QUIET , AND RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5

STEPPING OUT OF THE CAR ONTO THE PLUSH CARPET OF SCENTED FALLEN PINE NEEDLES IMMEDIATELY RELEASES ALL OF YOUR CARES . AS YOU ENTER THIS CLEAN , COZY COTTAGE ON THE LAKE AND EXPERIENCE THE INCREDIBLE VIEW OF BEAR POND AND SURROUNDING PINE TREES , THE HAUNTING AND BEAUTIFUL CALL OF THE LOON INTERRUPTS THE AMAZING SILENCE AND ECHOES ACROSS THE CLEAN , CLEAR WATER . GREAT WEATHER , SWIMMING AND FISHING , VERY NICE NEIGHBORS , AND THINGS TO SEE AND DO ARE LISTED BY THE EXTREMELY ACCOMMODATING , FRIENDLY OWNERS . EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS EITHER LOCATED IN THE COTTAGE , ON THE LAKE , OR WITHIN A 10 MINUTE DRIVE . NIGHTS INCLUDE A BARBECUE , SMORES AROUND THE CAMPFIRE , CONVERSATION , A GOOD BOOK , AND A BOARD GAME OR TWO FROM THE WELL - STOCKED GAME CHEST IN THE 3 - SEASON PORCH . BEFORE YOU KNOW IT , THE WEEK IS UP AND THIS WONDERFUL , SURREAL EXPERIENCE DRAWS TO A CLOSE . LEAVING THE PEACE AND QUIET IS NO EASY TASK AS THE MEMORIES OF THIS WONDERFUL WEEK HANG ON AND REMAIN IN YOUR HEART AND SOUL . THANKS TO THE OWNERS FOR A LOVELY WEEK - WE'D LOVE TO COME AGAIN NEXT YEAR !

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belfast,Me.
5

Pat D.

  • 5 of 5

This was my 2nd year renting this camp. I love it. It is spacious, beautifully decorated, and has everything you need. It is the only week of the year when all my kids and grandkids are together. Some stay at another camp just down the pond a little way. We love swimming and kayaking. All the men and boys really had fun fishing this year, and caught many large bass. Two of the grandsons caught their first fish, which was a thrill for them. We had fun watching loons with a baby every day, and a heron landed on the float out front several mornings and stayed for quite awhile, while we sat outside enjoying our morning coffee. I will definitely go back again. Wouldn't mind spending the whole summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love Bear Pond cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here before and we love the place. We will definitely be back. I hope the mother trout has hatched her eggs by now - it was very interesting to watch her protect her eggs.

We visited relatives nearby and they came to visit us at the pond too. We took a trip to the Wildlife Park and the Shaker Village on Route 26. We took the long way around and it was a very scenic drive. Also, we visited Freeport and Boothbay Harbor. The biggest bonus - the weather was very agreeable.

We highly recommend this location for anyone seeking some quality time with family.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful get away

  • 5 of 5

Origanally my bf and I wanted a place to stay while doing work on our place. As it happens when you tell friends you have a place on the lake, they want to visit. This is an ideal place for a small group of close friends and family. The two bedrooms in the house have very comfortable beds with air conditioning so is cool when those humid nights hit. We had friends for one night and this place has a small cabin on the property with two large beds. We are in our mid fifties and a the group of young people were able to stay up and play then go to the small cabin and watch tv. We were not disturbed at all.

The place is beautiful and well decorated. There is a grill and we grilled out the three nights.The setting is wonderful. A very sturdy picnic table for all you new found friends when you get a lake home for a few days. In the am was able to walk out on the dock put your feet in the water and enjoy your the view and tranquility.

Highly recommend this vacation get away.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200

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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