With two five-year olds and a dog in tow we headed out on our vacation. The lake is actually a smaller lake (or giant pond) connected to the larger beddington lake if you do a googlemaps search like I did. The water is clear for swimming, we caught and released several small sunfish and took a few canoe rides. There were neighbors on the far side of the pond for Saturday and Sunday and then we had the place to ourselves. The town of Milbridge is nearby (30 min) which is where we started as we arrived early and Jeff, the property manager, suggested we check out. There is a beautiful park there way off the beaten path with a gorgeous view of the ocean and tidal pools to search through. We took day trips to Machiasport, Bangor (rainy day movies), and Bar Harbor and Acadia (1.5 hours). Everything is a little farther away than I expected but we don't mind driving and really appreciated the beauty and seclusion. It was soft shell lobster season. We found soft shell lobster in Milbridge for $3.50/lb so had lobster boils back at the cabin twice (and brought some back with us to share with friends). It was also the start of blueberry season. We got to see the fields turning blue and the seasonal workers setting up camp at the Wyman's plant. I snatched up 5 quarts of those little gems from a roadside stand and am freezing them now. We did find the natural spring. We ended up drinking that water the last couple of days and our kids thought it was pretty cool bending over and drinking right from stream pouring out of the pipe.
The large enclosed porch was great for the kids to play in while we had to be inside. And having a washer meant coming home without dirty laundry which is always a plus! Furniture was a little worn but clean. The TV is an older console style with DirecTV attached. My (spoiled) daughter saw me grab the remote and said "Huh? Where's the TV?" Imagine if she saw a tape player! Mind Blown. All in all we had a fantastic vacation and would suggest it to anyone.