Enjoy the loons, eagles, and otters playing on the water, you can't help but feel relaxed and peaceful sitting in the screened porch or on the deck. Enjoy kayaking on this 375 acre pond, which has only a few year-round homes. Situated 2 miles in from the main road. The house sits on 2 acres with play-yard for children, inside is child friendly with children's stage for plays and dollhouse play area and beautiful mural in one of the bedrooms.
There is a generator for back up electric, beautiful granite fireplace, oak milled from the land was used to build the house. There are modern conveniences, dishwasher, DSL, and satellite TV.
We came from a southern state to find the cool and calm of the Northern woods on motor vacations and decided that we needed to have some roots here; we found this home, crafted by a boat builder, that reminded us of our families' vacations in the woods. That was it; we saw it and bought it in January(!); we would like to share it with you and yours when we are not there.
It is a finely crafted home; unique features such as private deck off the master bedroom; and most unique free-standing fireplace; a full waterside porch this is screened in summer, windowed in fall and winter.The pond is a delight for kayaking, conoeing, swimming, and meditating in our waterside deck. There are few cottages or homes on the pond which adds to the peace. We had to be there to escape the city and the summer heat.
You will love to take advantage of the decks; screened porch, free-standing fireplace; and in the evening, roasting 'dogs' and marshmellows at the open firepit.
You will want to 'picnic' on the waterfront deck and the floating dock. Then spread out on the new lawn behind the rock retaining wall.
For the really BIG family (more than 8 sleeping? 2+ generations?) we can also share a neighboring cabin we built as a separate stand alone 'camp'. Check 'Loon Landing' Franklin, on HomeAway as well.
We love the tranquility, the sounds of the woods night and day; reading, relaxing; Great Pond has the feel of Maine's North Woods, But you are just ten miles from Ellsworth, where there are grocery stores, LL Bean, Reny, Mardens, Walmart, restaurants and theater.
In the town of Franklin is a gas station/convenience store just a few miles from the house.
Beautiful scenic rides along Hog or Taunton Bays, or hiking up Schoodic Mountain.
Acadia National Park on MDI is just 25 miles or Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor is 25 miles, centrally located,
40 miles to Bangor International Airport or 15 miles to Bar Harbor Airport.
Best if you just stay put and enjoy where you are, walks along the dirt road around the pond, or through the woods.
Canoeing or kayaking on the 375 acre pond, winter sports are also in plenty, x-country skiing, ice skating, ice fishing. Year-round vacation home.
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|Weekly leases prefered; will use 2012 rates (1200 per week) for reservations before 1-1-13.
Extra discount for multi-week leases
Maine room tax of 7% applies.
Refundable deposit of 45% holds reservation
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay. Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.