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Cozy Cottage on George's Pond with Sand Beach, Swim Float,Fire Pit & Kayaks.

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Start your day sitting on the dock watching the sun rise across the pond.

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  • Minimum stay:4-7 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    One bedroom has 2 twin beds. The sand beach is ideal for small children and there is also a swing. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside and guests are asked to dispose of all smoking materials in a responsible manner....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    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

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • 2 bedrooms in the home: one with 1 queen bed and another with 2 twin beds. Sleeps 4 comfortably. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Vanity with storage below, fully stocked linen closet...moreless

  • Full bath with combination tub shower, vanity, a well stocked linen closet plus a washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softner provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bring your bicycles to tour the Sunrise Trail just a 2 mile ride from the cottage. Bring your boat as our beach is a good place to launch your small boat. Fishing on the pond is sure to provide dinner....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Downtown Ellsworth is a 20 minute drive....moreless

  • Lake View:

    Nestled on the shore of George's Pond the cottage has water view from the inside as well as most areas of our property. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    Over 260 feet of shore front on pristine Georges Pond. Beautiful sand, easy access and even a bubbling natural spring on the shore....moreless

  • Rural:

    Private but not remote location. Shopping in Ellsworth and a 40 minute drive to Mount Desert Island and all Acadia National Park has to offer. 5 minutes to the Downeast Sunrise Trail....moreless

  • Village:

    Franklin is a small village in rural Maine....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining for up to 6 people. Pond views from the eat-in kitchen. Eating on the deck is awesome!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    NO AC but there are ceiling fans in every room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in living room...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room:

    With gas fireplace and pond views....moreless

  • Parking:

    The circle driveway allows ample parking area....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Telephone with answer system and free long distance service in the US....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Well stocked linen closet includes beach towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Detergent and fabric softner provided. Front loading....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker Coffee Not Provided ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    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

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Self cleaning oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Large and small trash bags Paper towels Charcoal grill liners for a clean cooking surface every time....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    2 door refrigerator with freezer on top....moreless

  • Stove:

    4 burner electric range....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Paddle boat ~ super fun! Take it out to Dive Rock for a real thrill! Please wear life jackets at all times....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with built-in seating on pond side of cottage. Table for dining on deck plus chairs for relaxing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    5 kayaks ~ please wear life jackets at all times....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Picnic table in front yard next to firepit...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
May 14 - Jun 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$250
$950
Summer
Jun 4 - Jul 1, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
Hi season
Jul 2 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,500
Autumn
Sep 3 - Oct 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,300
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$400

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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. Rate covers up to 4 guests. $20 per day per person. Maximum occupancy of cottage 6 guests.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Bar Harbor Golf Course
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Ellsworth Scenic Railway
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 200 ~ more of a country road.
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ironbound in Hancock. Lots more in Bar Harbor.
50 Miles
Nearest Ski
Franklin, ME, USA
Nearest Beach
On site at Robin's Nest!

Car: Necessary

June has arrived. We are planting flowers in the big tubs at the bottom of the stairs and sanding the picnic table as we finish getting Robin's Nest ready for the summer. Still a bit too cool to swim but not for kayaking.

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.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/23/2016

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Photos

  • Start your day sitting on the dock watching the sun rise across the pond.

    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

    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

    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.

    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 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 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 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Relax with a good book or just listen to the sound of the loons and the water.

  • A small playground, too.

    A small playground, too.

  • The deck wraps around to the waterside of the cottage,

    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

    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.

    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

    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 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.

    The bedroom at the end of the hall has a queen bed and ceiling fan.

  • A gas fireplace for cool nights or romantic evenings.

    A gas fireplace for cool nights or romantic evenings.

  • The bookcase has maps, guide books, games and even a few books to read.

    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.

    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.

    The picnic table is great for eating out with the family.

  • Kayaks and paddleboat for your use.  PLEASE ALWAYS wear your life jacket.

    Kayaks and paddleboat for your use. PLEASE ALWAYS wear your life jacket.

  • A sudden cold snap ices over the pond confusing the eagle.

    A sudden cold snap ices over the pond confusing the eagle.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016

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