Private Cottage on George's Pond. Sand Beach, Dock, Swim Float, Kayaks on Site.(11 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-7 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Our two bedroom waterfront cottage is nestled on 2 acres w/260 ft on the pond.
On the approach to George’s Pond the camp road is shaded by a canopy trees. Next, you wind your way through classic stretches of blueberry fields and then back under the canopy of trees. Your vacation is about to begin and you start to feel a sense a slowing of life’s sometimes hectic pace. Pulling into the driveway, this notion is confirmed as the cottage comes into view, surrounded by towering trees and framed by a shimmering, freshwater pond. You have arrived at Robin’s Nest.
Robin’s Nest is nestled on just over 2 private acres with 267’ on George’s Pond. This year round, 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4 and is fully equipped and furnished to make your vacation a truly memorable experience. The most recent renovations in 2013 & 2014 only enhance your enjoyment.
George’s Pond is noted for its clear, clean waters and proof of its popularity are the generations of owners and renters who keep returning to this idyllic location year after year. The pond itself is 358 acres in size and home to abundant fish populations, mostly brook & brown trout, pickerel, perch & small mouth bass. One of the most popular features on the pond is nearby “Dive Rock”. Dive Rock is a large boulder in the middle of the pond that has an Olympic diving board installed. Folks on the pond love rowing out to Dive Rock and leaping into the warm waters. Dive Rock is not a far paddle from Robin’s Nest.
On the shore of Robin’s Nest, a dock extends out into the pond with a larger platform at its end. Here you can plainly see the gorgeous sand bottom this private, “cookie bite” cove enjoys. Our shore is sheltered and just perfect for children to enjoy the warm, summer water of George’s. Kids aren’t the only fans ~ wildlife loves this cove and the ever bubbling spring, right on our shore. Ducks & ducklings are commonly seen at this spring oasis. Add in a swim float moored in the middle of the cove, a kayak & paddleboat armada for exploring the pond (lifejackets required!) a pondside hammock & fire pit and you’ll see why Robin’s Nest is a unique hideaway for your Maine vacation.
The interior has an eat-in kitchen. A recently installed French door in the kitchen opens onto the deck so the dining area now enjoys views of the pond. The kitchen is fully equipped for your cooking needs. Views to the pond from the main living spaces are immediate and very private. The living room has ample space for relaxing, playing games, watching TV or reading a great book.
Heading down the hall from the living room the first room on your right is a full bathroom with laundry facilities which has seen extensive updates and really stands out from what one might expect for “camp” living. It includes a stack washer dryer, combination tub shower, vanity and a fully stocked linen closet with everything you need including beach towels, paper products, laundry detergent and fabric softner. Both bedrooms exude that “cabin” charm and offer a comfortable sized living space. There is a queen bed in the larger bedroom at the end of the hall and two twin beds are in the slightly smaller bedroom. Both bedrooms and the living room have ceiling fans.
A gas fireplace in the living room provides plenty of warmth after a midnight swim or a romantic atmosphere on a rainy evening and the wrap around deck provides a perfect setting to chill out on summer evenings while BBQing with your friends & family.
High speed, wireless internet service is on hand, as is cable TV & phone, though most guests recommend you keep the TV off.
All your shopping needs in Ellsworth are only 15-20 minutes away and we recommend you stock up on your way to camp as there are only small convenience stores nearer the pond. Legendary Acadia National Park is a 40 minute drive, with the village of Bar Harbor a few miles beyond ANP Visitors Center. Even closer, just a mile before you turn off RT. 200 onto Cousins Road is the Downeast Sunrise Trail which stretches from Maine to Key West, FL and allows you to hike or bike through beautiful country side not seen from any main roads. Donnell Pond Public Reserved Lands is a hidden gem of conservation land boasting the same bald eagles, granite peaks, extensive forest hiking and pristine freshwater ponds as Acadia with one thing missing: all of the other visitors! Countless other treasures hidden away in gorgeous Downeast Maine are not far from the doorstep of Robin’s Nest. Maps and more information are at the cottage.
Thank you kindly for considering us for your Maine vacation. Please do not hesitate to contact us today with questions or to make a reservation for your stay.
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- 900 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
Well behaved pets are allowed with owner approval and you must complete a pet addendum and a pet fee will be added to the lease. Dogs must be over 6 months old, have had all their inoculations and must have been treated for fleas and ticks 3 days prior to arrival as we are in a wooded setting with wildlife in the area. We do ask you to pick up the puppy poop and deposit it in the bin at the back of the cottage. There are a ton of plastic bags in the pantry in the kitchen. Please do not throw it into the woods as it will just wash down into the pond. Keeping the pond clean and healthy is important to everyone....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Lake View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils
Eat-in kitchen has pots, pans, utencils, silverware, mixing bowls, dishes, glassware incl. wine glasses, bakeware, crock pot, 12 cup coffee maker & toaster. Enjoy a view of the pond while you dine. ...moreless
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 14 - Jun 3, 2017
4 night min stay
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay
Sep 3 - Oct 6, 2017
7 night min stay
Oct 7 - Oct 28, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $250
- Tax Rate 9%
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For stays less than 7 days the nightly rate applies and you must book a minimum of 4 days. E mail owner with specific request. Cottage sleeps 4 in beds and the rate covers up to 4 guests. For an additional person add $20 per day.
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Winter is here and then it is gone. 2017 may be remembered as the winter that had a 60 degree day with a foot of snow falling the next. Every week is like a box of chocolates. Looking forward to summer.
A bit of info on our area.
Robin's Nest is a destination with everything to make your Maine vacation a memorable experience but should you wish to explore the many interesting places in our area. start with a visit to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island or the Schoodic Peninsula. They are just a 30+ minute drive away. Explore Downeast Maine. Tour the mustard factory, hike or bicycle the 85 mile Downeast Sunrise Trail and if you have your passport take a day trip to Canada and Campobello Island. Check out Eastport and Lubec and be sure not to miss West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, the most eastern point in America.
Reversing Falls, Rouge Bluffs. There are so many interesting places to see in this beautiful part of Maine it would take too long to mention them all.
A drive anywhere, no matter the season, is so beautiful.
Shopping, eating fresh caught lobster at a lobster pound, whale watching aboard one of the tour boats. Museums featuring things from classic automobiles, Native American history and culture to the first telephones. Small galleries featuring local artists abound. Unique shops, a variety of wineries, gardens, great picnic spots along the byways and of course blueberry jam and so much more.
There really is something for everyone.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: We have lived on Mount Desert Island since moving here from Connecticut in 1977. Our children grew up here and our grandchildren are natives. We have worked in the hospitality business for over 35 years and are now semi-retired. Finding Robin's Nest was a lucky accident but it has fulfilled our life long dream of having a place on one of Maine's pristine ponds.
Why the Owner Chose Franklin, ME, USA:
We have spent time with friends who own a camp just down the way and have always loved this area. Knowing the local area well, we can say with confidence that Georges Pond is a sweet location. Bet you will think the same!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Robin's Nest came fully furnished, complete with the fire pit, kayaks and paddle boat. What more could one ask for in a camp on Georges Pond? Add a sand beach, a quiet cove, a swim float, a real sense of privacy and we now have everything we ever dreamed of finding in a summer place.
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Start your day sitting on the dock watching the sun rise across the pond.
Sited in a perfect 'cookie bite' cove, you can see the swim float in the center
Cousins Rd. passes through classic Maine blueberry fields on its way to the pond
Headed out on Robin's Nest dock, you can see our swim float in the distance.
The eat-in kitchen has all major appliances, pots, pans and even muffin tins.
The bedroom across from the bathroom has 2 twin beds , TV with VCR & ceiling fan
The full bathroom has a stack washer and dryer and well stocked linen closet.
The living room has a flat screen TV, gas fireplace, comfy sofa and loveseat.
We provide you with the most recent publications to help you plan your week.
A small table for dining out on the deck and a comfy chair for reading.
Relax with a good book or just listen to the sound of the loons and the water.
A small playground, too.
The deck wraps around to the waterside of the cottage,
Turn right at the signpost with names on the corner of Cousins Rd. and Rt. 200
No trecking down long paths. Parking is right at your door for easy unloading.
From the end of the dock looking back to Robin's Nest. Check out the sand bottom
The French door looks out to the pond and opens onto the water side deck.
The bedroom at the end of the hall has a queen bed and ceiling fan.
A gas fireplace for cool nights or romantic evenings.
The bookcase has maps, guide books, games and even a few books to read.
Sand & shallow water make the beach at Robin's Nest a super place for children.
The picnic table is great for eating out with the family.
Kayaks and paddleboat for your use. PLEASE ALWAYS wear your life jacket.
A sudden cold snap ices over the pond confusing the eagle.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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