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Karen Dillon

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Cozy cottage on George's Pond with sand beach, swim float,fire pit & kayaks.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Franklin vacation cottage rental

Our two bedroom waterfront cottage is nestled on 2 acres of Maine forest.

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Dillon (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english

Location

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
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. Lots more in Bar Harbor.
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Franklin, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring 2017
May 14 2017 - Jun 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$332
C$1,263
 
 
Summer
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,729
 
 
Hi season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,995
 
 
Autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,729
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$532
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$100 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$332
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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 climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
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.