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QUIET BEACHFRONT ARTIST'S HOME

Karen

Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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QUIET BEACHFRONT ARTIST'S HOME

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Eastbrook Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath , sleeps 5

This comfortable home with beautiful views is relatively close to Bar Harbor and the rest of down east Maine. It's on Molasses Pond and has a 90' sand beach the water is clean spring fed and very gradual. Great artistic retreat or perfect for little guys. The home has a huge master bedroom with a bunk bed and a day bed upstairs in the front room. Fun and functional.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

3.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 6 reviews
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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p134207
-+1 207 235-3000
Eastbrook Downeast and Acadia
Flushing
4

Inexpensive Lakeside Retreat

  • 4 of 5
Best feature was swimming and free canoeing at the lake. Nice and quiet. All the beds are on the 2nd floor in one room so no problem for the 5 of us since we get along great. The boiler only holds enough hot water for 2 people every hour or so. Owner very friendly and responsive. Thanks for the stay!!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: George and his buddies were great. Anytime you come from New York City to the woods there is a learning curve. The ten gallon hot water heater is small, you just need to plan ahead. Hopefully this spring will bring the money to upgrade the hot water situation. Thanks for enjoying your stay and being good renters.
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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p134207
-+1 207 235-3000
Eastbrook Downeast and Acadia
2

If this is the quiet end of Molasses Pond . . .

  • 2 of 5
We just got back (a day early) from this artist's retreat vacation home. While it is true that it is secluded in terms of how far away amenities are, it is not quiet or peaceful. The water and swimming were terrific -- warm, clear, and close. The loons were great and the cottage was fine (the rugs downstairs do need changing, they have a lingering smell). What was not as advertised was the closeness of the camp next door (20 ft or so and left out of all the pictures of the camp) and the general noise level of the area. If you like parties that last into the wee hours of the night, fireworks, kids yelling, an active ATV trail nearby, and construction projects next door, this is the camp for you.

I had specifically asked before renting if it was secluded and quiet and was told that the camps on one side hadn't been used in years (true, there are actually two camps to the right that are deserted and this is what makes the beach so private and 90' long). The left side has a camp right next door, a dock 5 feet from this dock, and camps lined up as far as one can see down the shoreline. I understand that this is why they call it summer camp, but when you specifically ask for quiet and privacy, it is not ok to leave out some details of how populated it really is. We asked for and thought we were getting peace and quiet and some privacy, but this was not as advertised or as described by the owner when asked. Many families will love it, there is a lot going for it, but if you don't have kids and want a week of rest and relaxation, skip this one.

In addition, the camp right next door decided to do some construction work and scaffolding went up, boards were flying, saws were screaming, nail guns popping, not what I would describe as peaceful or serene. Granted, it was one day, but that one day was really loud and really inappropriate for a paying vacation renter to be hearing all day. We closed all the doors and windows until they left.

We decided to leave a day early even though we knew we would miss the water and swimming. We truly were looking for peace and quiet, and after almost a week of not really getting either, decided home was quiet and peaceful enough.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My goodness, where do I start. This is the quiet side of Molasses Pond. Did you notice the busy beach @ the other end of the lake? I'm sorry you chose the busiest week of the summer for your quiet get away. One day of construction to side an entire house. Good thing my neighbors are fast, most projects like that would take a week. I've owned my cottage for 25 years and this their second construction project. I can't control neighbors, construction or the weather. If I had that app on my Ouija Board I would be rich. My renters tape measure is a little off. The garden and row of trees between my neighbor and I are 20 feet from the cottage and provide a nice barrier. The neighbor's house is about 40 feet away and there are no windows on my side of their camp. My dock is on the left side of my beach. It make it easier to swim and land boats on the beach. Our docks are more like 15 feet apart. Too bad you didn't take time to meet the neighbors. He's a great fisherman and probably would have shared his fish with you, or told you where to take a nice hike to avoid the noise. That's the kind of positive energy that goes on on Molasses Pond. Sorry that you chose to see the cup 1/2 empty. If you rented in September you might not see anyone. It is not okay to give a bad review for things beyond my control. As far as rugs with a scent. This has been the most humid summer on record, and your dog probably didn't totally dry off before resting on the carpet. I'll make sure I get them cleaned. My artist retreat is wonderful peaceful place and people that know how to relax will enjoy it. I hope to have more of those soon.
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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p134207
-+1 207 235-3000
Eastbrook Downeast and Acadia
Milbridge, Maine
5

Wonderful Week At The Lake

  • 5 of 5
We just enjoyed a fabulous stay at this cottage on Molasses Pond. The lake was so peaceful, and the swimming was great. Our children ages 5, 8, and 13 loved swimming in the shallow warm waters. They also enjoyed fishing and kayaking in the kayaks provided. We saw several turtles, and the loons came for a visit every night. We loved having the camp sit so close to the beach, and we enjoyed the lawn area with shade for sitting. The old VCR tapes and collection of board games were a huge hit with the kids. The road to the camp turns from tar to gravel, but it is very well maintained. The accommodations were just what we were looking for- a camp experience but with so many cozy touches of home. The camp was very clean and seemed to have everything available. We already are talking about staying again next year! Thank you so much!!!!
The Ray-Smiths
  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p134207
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Eastbrook Downeast and Acadia
Southern New Jersey
5

Exquisite for those seeking peace and tranquility.

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I and our 2 teenagers (16 and 18) enjoyed a week in this cottage. It was clean (no spiders or stained carpets) and well equipped and while there is a mile of gravel road, there are no rock-outcroppings. If you are looking for a McMansion, look elsewhere. This is a compact cottage that would not be suitable for a family that needed privacy from each other.

We wind-surfed (bring your own), kayaked (provided) and swam in the warm, clear water of Molasses Pond. The loon calls enticed us out each night , probably inviting us to look at the spectacular night sky.

We gathered blueberries a few miles down the road and enjoyed the annual lobster festival in Winter Harbor. Acadia had to be visited but it was so packed with visitors it was sweet relief to get back to this rural retreat at the end of the day.

Don't come here to watch television or have long conversations on your cell phone. This is a place for swimming, kayaking, reading, writing, painting and simply slowing down.

We would recommend this to our friends (but not our enemies - we don't want them to have that much fun!).
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p134207
-+1 207 235-3000
Eastbrook Downeast and Acadia
Bethesda, MD USA
1

Beware!

  • 1 of 5
My family and I were extremely disappointed with this cabin. The description was very misleading. The cabin was much smaller than indicated in the advertisement. Athough advertised as having a living room with pull-out couch, there was neither. One enters the cabin directly into a small kitchen containing a small table with four chairs. A sliding glass door overlooks a (very pretty) lake, but there is no family or living room, no den, or any other type of gathering area. There was a separate shed area near the cabin (with an old couch in it), but unless I truly disliked my children, I wouldn't think of sending them out there (I might never have seen them again!). The only bathroom shares space with the laundry facilities; in fact the bathroom sink serves also as the laundry sink. The bathroom/laundry room is accessed through swinging doors, so there is absolutely no privacy.

The house was not clean. It was dusty with stained carpeting upstairs, cobwebs and lots of little bugs and spiders for company. Neither the VCR nor the dishwasher worked.

I not only wouldn't recommend this place to a friend, but I wouldn't recommend it to an enemy, either.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am truely shocked @ this review. My lake home is rural and charming. Five miles in on a dirt road does come with dust and some critters, btw spider eat bugs. The camp is cleaned and maintained. Yes, the VCR died, it has since been replaced. The dishwasher is portable and needs to be plugged in to the power and water, I now have instructions on it. If a 90 foot private sand beach, blueberries, strawberries, apples, lady slippers, a waterfall, kayaks and remote tranquility are not what your looking for than. Yes, please beware. If a possitive relaxing experience is what your looking for, please enjoy. Honestly Bethesda I had no idea had you asked I'd have told you to plug in the dish washer and read "Who moved my Cheese". :)
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Quiet Beachfront Artist's Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p134207
-+1 207 235-3000
Eastbrook Downeast and Acadia
Rhinebeck, NY USA
5

The perfect get-a-away for 2, or more

  • 5 of 5
You can't get a more 'on the water' than this getaway retreat; it's 10 steps from the back door. Molasses Pond is bigger than most lakes I've seen and its rolling waters lapping the shore each evening is the best medicine for any world weary, stressed out traveler. The water is, crystal clean, warm and shallow for a long distance out so its great for kids but adults may find it irksome. Between the loons, bull frogs and occasional coyote, night can be a symphony of nature.

The cottage is close to many Maine tourist locations including Acadia Nat'l Park, Bar Harbor & the ferry to Nova Scotia (don't forget your passport).

Everything is available as stated on the advertisement. We couldn't believe so much was made available. Sleeping accommodations for 2 are perfect; for more, you'll be sharing the main bedroom with the kids. Or they could use the Funky Bunky cabin which truthfully only a kid could love. There are a few drawbacks but they are more annoyances. The last mile or so is a gravel surfaced road with some not so nice high rock outcroppings; don't drive any low slung sports job over them. Local info was scant and took some digging to find good restaurants, food markets, etc. Cell phone service is erratic unless you move out to the main road. This is definitely NOT for people with disabilities.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Beach
2 Metres
Private Sand Beach
Car: necessary

This property boasts a 90 foot sand beach four feet from the the front door. This half acre property is on the quiet end of Molasses Pond close to the roaring brook and waterfalls.

Other Activities: Kayaking

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Rates & Availability

From $700 Per week

Eastbrook Cottage Rental Rates

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Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Eastbrook Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large handicapped shower with seat. Deep sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single
    Living Area - Couch
  • Bedroom Upstairs with Queen Bed & Bunk beds and a Day bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Living area has recliner, sofa and stuffed chair.

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