What a find! Our trip ended down a little gravel road when we arrived at this beautiful house on a lake, where the silence was incredible. The house was not just clean-- it was perfectly furnished & beautiful & ready for us, with a bright & rustic Maine feel but also a lot of comfort & class. The kids loved the adventure of the pond-- swimming out to the swimming rock, making sand castles, taking family kayak trips across the lake to find the baby loon in the late afternoon, and building fairy houses. The grown-ups loved the comfort of the house-- early morning coffee on the screen porch, a good soak in the hot tub, and late afternoon cocktails on the porch that looks out on the water through the evergreens. We all loved picking blueberries for blueberry pie, walking to the general store (the only store in town!) for pancake breakfast, and exploring the art galleries in Franklin the next town over. This is a great launching place, so you can stay at home and enjoy quiet Maine on the pond, or jump in the car and be at Acadia for the day or even half a day. Kathleen has taken great care to make sure guests are taken care of, leaving little notes around with hints & instructions, and a huge organized pile of information on all the outings you can take-- and before the trip was great with answering our many questions quickly & thoughtfully. It's clear she loves this house & property and wants renters to love it as much as she does, so she puts a lot into it. We feel so lucky to have found this place and will certainly be back!