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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 83 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Josh Winer
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 10, 2017

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 83 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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 biking
  • 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.

Location

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.

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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
 
Autumn
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
C$1,608
 
 
Late autumn
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$247
C$1,360
 
 
Spring
May 12 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,206
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,731
 
 
Summer (Hi Season)
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,979
 
 
Autumn
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
C$1,608
 
 
Late Autumn
Sep 30 2018 - Oct 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
C$247
C$1,360
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$371
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$123.66
Damage Deposit C$309.15

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

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