CHARMING LAKEFRONT MAINE HOME

Keith Herklotz

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Keith Herklotz

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CHARMING LAKEFRONT MAINE HOME

Franklin House Rental Photos and Description

- 3 BR, 1 BA,and half BA

Charming artists home on spring fed George's Pond (1 1/2 miles long x 1 mile wide). Spacious kitchen, living room with fireplace, sun room, and upper & lower decks facing lake. Flower beds and shady pines by waterfront. Located on quiet road that runs through forest and blueberry fields. Great swimming, canoeing, bicycling and walking. 30 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Good restaurants 10 minutes away. Come and relax and forget about that busy life! Swim float out front with dock, tire swim for the kids and a sunfish sailboat available for the sailors. Well behaved pets welcomed.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Keith Herklotz

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Charming Lakefront Maine Home
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Charming Lakefront Maine Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p107324
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Franklin Downeast and Acadia
4

PEACEFUL WEEK IN MAINE

  • 4 of 5
PROS: This is a charming house--the owner's love of nature and handcraft gives it lots of personality. It had plenty of room for us and our 2 kids. The lakefront setting is beautiful. The lake is clear and clean, and small enough to easily explore in a kayak or canoe (provided by the owner). The resident loons were a big plus! The photos accurately depict the home and its setting. Appliances worked well and were clean (funky washer/dryer location in the basement, but they worked just fine).

Another huge plus--Acadia National Park is about 45 minutes from the house, and you can easily reach other coastal destinations via route 1.

CONS: The owner did not clean the house between guests, but asked the guests to vacuum. We cleaned the bathrooms ourselves; not sure if anyone cleaned them before we got there. We've never rented a vacation place that was not cleaned before our arrival, and thought that this was an odd arrangement. The house was certainly tidy when we got there, however.

The owner provides bicycles, and the road around the lake is pretty. But cars drive fast on that narrow road, and there are no shoulders. So we didn't think it was safe for us and our kids. Too bad--we would have enjoyed a bike ride. There is a rails-to-trails path close by, but you have to bike the narrow roads to get to it, and it is also used by ATVs.

TIPS:
Do your grocery shopping in Ellsworth before you get to the house--there are no stores in Franklin.

There is no cell phone service at the house (unless you go out into the blueberry fields across the street). You may use the house phone for a nominal charge. (If you're there in mid-August, as we were, make sure you get to those blueberry fields and feast!)

We ate breakfast at the Riverside Cafe on the main street in Ellsworth a couple of times--delicious and a real nice atmoshere.

My 12-year-old son wants me to mention the go-kart track at Wild Acadia Fun Park, on Route 3 heading toward Acadia. There are also several tasty ice cream stands along that stretch.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this house for a peaceful family vacation. Just be prepared to do some housecleaning when you get there and when you leave.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I will make sure the house is clean before you arrive IF I am not at a weekend art show. I began having guest vacuum and clean up after themselves when I was away on the weekend and have had happy visitors. Why not hire a cleaning person? I just felt, in these times vacationers might appreciate a lowering of rent instead of raising it. Hope to see you soon, Keith Owner
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
beach

Great fall foliage, colors and quiet. Winter provides great ice-skating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Other activities include swimming, canoeing, bicycling and walking.

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Availability & Rates

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Franklin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 29 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$895
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 - Oct 25
2 night minimum stay
$150
$625
 
 
winter- spring
Oct 27 - May 31
2 night minimum stay
$110
$550
 
 
June
Jun 1 - Jun 28
2 night minimum stay
$150
$775
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
$895
 

Additional information about rental rates

$200 deposit for 7 night stays, balance upon arrival
For 2 and 3 night stays, one night deposit required upon reservation.
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Franklin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , bunk bed
    Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , sun room
  • 2 fulls, 1 twins, 1 sleep sofa, 1 bunk bed (2 kids) If driving up, Please bring your own towels and linens, If flying in please let me know in advance and towels and linens will be provided for an additional $75 Over 7 people, add an additional$75 per person per week
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • luaus
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
  • freshwater fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • ice skating
Notes:
dock and swim float. Great sunsets Big pine trees Ease, peace and pleasure
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