QUAINT BEECH HILL POND COTTAGE - PRIVATE SANDY BEACH NEAR ACADIA & BAR HARBOR

Steve & Michelle Cowan

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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QUAINT BEECH HILL POND COTTAGE - PRIVATE SANDY BEACH NEAR ACADIA & BAR HARBOR

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Waterfront Cottage - 5 Bedrooms - 2 full Bathrooms - Sleeps 10

Sandy Cove Cottage - Forget work! Forget stress! Remember how to play! Delightful Beech Hill Pond cottage, comfortably furnished and well appointed with all the conveniences you could need - huge wrap-around deck with plenty of Adirondack chairs for de-stressing, stone terrace with lake-side fire pit just off the 100 foot private sandy beach. Safe swimming for kids in the crystal clear spring fed water, dock and swim float, (2) kayaks and (1) canoe included. Dogs OK with pet fee, wifi included. Property #3684326 also available next-door.

Bedrooms are charmingly decorated offering 4 twins, 1 queen, and 2 full size beds, linens for all. Fully equipped kitchen and large breakfast bar. Enjoy the stillness of morning mist rising from the lake, soft summer breezes and the calming songs of the resident loons. The fishing's fun, the swimming's refreshing and boating is just plain relaxing so bring your toys!

Only 40 minutes to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park.

Golf Courses: Lucerne Hills Golf Club East Holden ME 7.2 mi

White Birches Country Club Ellsworth ME 8.0 mi.

Felt Brook Golf Center Holden ME 11.4 mi.

Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth ME 14.5 mi.

Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport ME 15.6 mi

Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer ME 16.3 mi.

Hampden Country Club Hampden ME 23.7 mi

Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor ME 24.1 mi

Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor ME 28.4 mi

Causeway Club Southwest Harbor ME 28.7 mi

Acadia National Park: In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson set aside 6000 acres (within what is now Acadia National Park) as Sieur de Monts National Monument. With the acquisition of more land and private support and funding, in 1919 President Wilson signed an act establishing Lafayette National Park. In 1929 the parks name was changed to Acadia.

Acadia National Park was established to protect the area's spectacular scenic values, Maine's rock bound coast, its coastal and its offshore islands as characterized by the geologic features, natural history and the native plant and animal life. Forty five miles of rustic carriage roads weave around the mountains and through the valleys of Acadia National Park, the gift of philanthropist John D Rockefeller, Jr., and family. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, desired to travel on motor free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His efforts resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close up views of the landscape.

Cadillac Mountain: At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in Acadia National Park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. Rising high above the town of Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain offers magnificent views of the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay. Explore the summit of this granite mountain along a .3-mile trail, which includes wayside exhibits about natural and human history. Portions of this trail are accessible to wheelchair users.

Cadillac Mountain is accessible via a winding, narrow, 3.5-mile road. The road is closed from December 1 through April 14 and whenever weather conditions (e.g., dense fog or ice) require.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve & Michelle Cowan (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Steve & Michelle Cowan

The Cowans, formerly from Maine now living in the mid-Atlantic region.

Steve & Michelle Cowan purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Steve & Michelle Cowan chose Ellsworth

We are originally from Maine and purchased the cottage in 2005 to ensure our children have the opportunity to experience summers in Maine the way we did as kids. Beech Hill Pond is a very special place as it is close to Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, but provides a peaceful retreat after a day of hiking and sightseeing. The lake is great for kayaking and canoeing, or just watching the Loons.

What makes this cottage unique

We also own Loons Nest Cottage next-door, Homeaway #3684326, which can be rented for larger families.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time at your cottage. Everything we needed for a nice vacation.

Some rain here and there but the children did arts and crafts, etc. The location was great; easy access to town and Bar Harbor. We loved the wildlife...ducks of all ages, families of loons, even saw eagles and some of us saw a moose and her calf. Thank you.
Jun 2013
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Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.8
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 18 reviews
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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162312
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
L I, New York
5

Sandy Cove Cottage Fans

  • 5 of 5
Sandy Cove Cottage is an ideal rental. It comfortably accommodates 10 people and is a great place for family gatherings. The owners, Michelle and Steve are very conscientious and have given much thought to making sure the cottage is equipped with everything renters would need. We had family dinners both inside and outside on the deck over looking the peaceful cove while listening and watching the loons.
We spent our days swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. We also took time to explore nearby Acadia and even went bird watching at Birdsacre Owl Sanctuary. Both trips were easily accessible and provided us with spectacular mountain views and amazing wildlife experiences. Bar Harbor had excellent restaurants. Paddy's restaurant was exceptional and it even permits dogs to sit with their customers. All in all our Sandy Cove Cottage was an extraordinary vacation. Thank you to Steve and Michelle for providing us with such warm hospitality.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162312
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
4

Memorial weekend in Acadia

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed a wonderful vacation at this lovely house in Acadia. Our family had a great time. The kids especially loved canoeing in the almost 'private' lake right in the backyard. The house was well-stocked with all the essentials, and our stay was very comfortable. Thank you.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162312
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
United States
5

third annual family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Our children who are grown and live to far away to come home for traditional holidays, have joined us in a tradition of an annual family vacation. This is our third, and we chose to come to Maine. This house was perfect, in size, beautifully decorated, located conveniently to many places we wanted to visit. We made good use of the lake, kayaks and canoe-the kitchen was great, could have four in their preparing meals and not crowded...nicely stocked with adequate utensils and cooking pots, dishes and etc.

If you are looking for a comfortable, convenient place to R and R...this is the place!
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162312
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Warren, MI
5

PERFECT!

  • 5 of 5
Clean, comfortable, well maintained cottage on a beautiful lake. Everything we needed was provided and the property was better than expected.

Our group of 2 families consisted of 10 people. We had plenty of room and were very comfortable. The kids (ages 14 - 6) spent hours swimming and loved the canoe and kayaks that were provided. The area is very peaceful and relaxing.

Acadia, Bar Harbor, Bangor, and Bucksport were all within an hour drive and easy to find from the cottage. Fort Knox and Acadia were excellent day trips that we all loved. Acadia's Junior Ranger Program, Tidepool school, Sand Beach, and walking the bar at low tide in Bar Harbor were favorites.

We'd highly recommend this property and would love to return. The owner's were very easy to work with, provided plenty of information on the area and answered all of our questions ahead of time. The security deposit was back in my bank account within 4 days of our check out.
  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162312
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
3

Week in Maine

  • 3 of 5
House was roomy and comfortable. Older home - foundation leaned in different directions depending on where you were in home. Swim platform and diving board shown in photos is no longer there - kids were dissapointed. Close to Bar Harbor and Acadia.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for renting our cottage. The swim platform in the photo belonged to a neighbor and has since been removed for safety reasons. We purchased a new swim platform this year and it is located directly in front of the cottage. Glad to hear you had a great Maine vacation.
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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p162312
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Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Lansing, MI
5

Family Get-away

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was fully equipped with EVERYTHING we needed for our stay. The children enjoyed romping in the lake and feeding the ducks/loons who swam close to them. Wireless internet connection made it easy to check on family members left behind. Very quiet location.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Golf
7.2 Miles
Lucerne Hills Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 1A
Car: necessary

Beech Hill Pond is a beautiful, four and a half-mile long, spring-fed lake located in Downeast Maine near Acadia National Park an Bar Harbor. It makes a relaxing vacation spot for anyone wanting to explore the Downeast Maine area, without the crowds of Acadia National Park.

The setting for Beech Hill Pond couldn’t be prettier – the crystal clear water is surrounded by peaceful mountains, with a nice, flat, sandy area at the water’s edge that is perfect for sunning or playing in the sand. Just a few of the activities available at Beech Hill Pond are swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing or just relaxing and enjoying the views.

For sightseers, a forty-five minute drive takes you to Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park, which is the oldest national park on the East Coast. Ellsworth is only a few minutes away and also has shopping and restaurants, including fresh clam chowder and lobsters right off the boat.

Other Activities: Hiking, boat rentals, canoeing, kayaking, 4 wheeling and hunting nearby

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Availability & Rates

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Ellsworth Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,390
 
 
Spring 2015
May 8 2015 - Jun 19 2015
3 night minimum stay
$283
$1,390
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 21 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,190
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Aug 22 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,990
 
 
Fall 2015
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$283
$1,490
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes **Saturday to Saturday Rental (7 night minimum late June - August)
**3 & 4 night rental available (May, September, October)
**$300 Refundable Security Deposit Required
**8% Maine lodging tax applies
**Pet Fee - $100 non-refundable - Dogs allowed
** Credit Cards/e-Checks accepted

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Ellsworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom on each level
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Linens & towels included.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
100' private sandy beach, beach & water toys, dock, (1) canoe & paddles, (2) kayaks & paddles, hammock and fire pit with firewood. Onsite drilled well provides drinkable water. Guests must bring paper supplies.

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