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Private cottage on George's Pond. Sand beach, dock, swim float, kayaks on site.

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Our two bedroom waterfront cottage is nestled on 2 acres w/260 ft on the pond.

PLEASE use the "Send a Message" button and not the "Request to Book"

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 , the living room and the kitchen 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.

More Details

Josh Winer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Josh Winer

We are a family who lives on Mount Desert Island and we love to spend time hiking, biking and swimming in and around Acadia National Park. The Robins Nest is our getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy MDI, yet close enough to travel back and forth easily.

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.

Josh Winer purchased this cottage in 2017

Why Josh Winer chose Franklin

We can say with confidence that Georges Pond is a sweet location. Bet you will think the same! It's close enough to Acadia National Park (both entrances) that you'll be able to explore at your leisure, yet tucked away in a private setting that's great for families, kids, or anyone looking to relax.

What makes this cottage unique

The Robins Nest is fully furnished, complete with a grill, fire pit, kayaks, canoe 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 vacation home.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Franklin, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity with storage below, fully stocked linen closet
  • Full bath with combination tub shower, vanity, a well stocked linen closet plus a washer and dryer with laundry detergent and fabric softner provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 bedrooms in the home: one with 1 queen bed and another with 2 twin beds. Sleeps 4 comfortably.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
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 but make sure you have a fishing license first!


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Private cottage on George's Pond. Sand beach, dock, swim float, kayaks on site.
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Perfect spot, lovely accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This rental has EVERYthing! Cottage and surrounds perfect for summer, fall,spring (and proved favorite accommodations to date for this Texas grandmother who spends shared birthday with her Maine grandson every October). I can't wait to return in summer!

  • Submitted: 2-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Peace of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage on the lake is heavenly! Close to wonderful sight seeing in Bar Harbor. Also a wonderful place to relax, enjoy lake, kayaking, cook out, bonfire, etc. We truly enjoyed our week stay making amazing family memories.

  • Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable for a much needed vacation. Cabin had everything I needed right down the loons calling at night. Perfect location for my stay! If I'm ever in the area again, I would not hesitate to stay at Robins nest.

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from two magical weeks at Robin's Nest and miss it already. The cottage is clean and comfortable. It's not big but has everything we needed - comfortable beds, laundry, well equipped kitchen, big deck. But the real attraction here is the lake -- crystal clear, sand/gravel bottom, perfect for swimming, kayaking, floating on tubes. We even brought our sunfish sailboat and had some great sails. Many lake properties sit high up on a hill with long stairs or steep hills to get to the water. This house is nearly level with the lake with just a gentle slope; easy to enjoy for all ages and physical abilities and priceless views from the deck, the dock and the yard. We spent half our days enjoying the lake and half at Acadia/bar harbor, about 45 minutes away. Great family memories! We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All you need!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable cottage rental! The house has everything you need to make you feel right at home! The real gem is the outside space. We fished, swam, and kayaked all week. Our kids and dogs loved it! Short drive to Acadia, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, and Blue Hill!

  • Submitted: 27-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Robin's Nest is wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a week's stay in Robin's nest and had a WONDERFUL time. The view of the lake is beautiful; our boys greatly enjoyed kayaking & paddle boating. This vacation was very enjoyable since we did not have to worry about bringing plates, pots & pans, etc. The house is larger than it appears from the pictures. And we loved going to various spots in Acadia National Park. Hearing the loons in the evening and the early morning made my spirit soar.

  • Submitted: 10-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Schoodic Ferry (Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor)
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Ellsworth Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 200 ~ more of a country road.
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ironbound in Hancock. Ruth & Wimpy's
Nearest Beach
On site at Robin's Nest!
Car: necessary

A bit of info on our area.

Robin's Nest is a destination unto itself, with everything to make your Maine vacation a memorable experience but also just a short (and beautiful) drive to Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island or, even closer, the Schoodic Peninsula.

Mount Desert Island is about 30+ minutes away and Schoodic is even closer. Or take the Schoodic Ferry from one side of Frenchman Bay to the other! From the Robin's Nest, you'll also be able to explore Downeast Maine. 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 and Rouge Bluffs are also popular designations Downeast. 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 also quite beautiful.

Popular pastimes include shopping, eating fresh caught lobster at a lobster pound, or whale watching aboard one of the tour boats. Local museums include the Dorr Museum of Natural History on the campus of College of the Atlantic, the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor featuring local Native American history and the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Tremont. 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Franklin, Maine

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 12 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer (High Season)
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Autumn
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$324.32
Pet Fee C$129.73

Please use the "Send a Message" button and not the "Request to Book"
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 one additional person, please add $20 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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