FIREFLY COTTAGE - LAKEFRONT COTTAGE IN HOPE - MAINE'S BEST KEPT SECRET

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Kathryn Swift

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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FIREFLY COTTAGE - LAKEFRONT COTTAGE IN HOPE - MAINE'S BEST KEPT SECRET

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Charming 2BR 1BA Lakefront Cottage, Sleeps 4

Firefly Cottage is truly the place for a relaxing and fun vacation. Situated on the shores of 266 acre Hobb's Pond, this crystal clear lake offers enjoyable swimming, boating and great fishing. Our charming cottage sits 100 feet from the water in a quiet, private setting under beautiful trees. It is only a ten minute drive to Camden Harbor with it's many fine shops, restaurants and galleries.

The cottage is decorated with braided rugs and comfortable furnishings. Two bedrooms upstairs with pine floors, one with a queen bed. Two twins in the other. It will comfortably sleep four. Full bath with tub and shower. The living room is furnished with soft, comfortable furniture for relaxing. Our lake side deck is a great place to unwind.

Hobb's Pond is a spring fed lake offering great swimming. Fish and wildlife abound in and around the lake. Loons, turtles, ducks, frogs, chipmunks and geese are daily sightings. If you are lucky, you may see a bald eagle, osprey or hear the call of an owl.

Unplug, unwind and enjoy family and friends. Views from the shore are beautiful. Sunrises are gorgeous. Great deck next to the lake offers comfy seating. Stairs into the lake for easy access. Great place to watch the kids and wildlife. Drink your morning coffee by a still lake while you listen to the loons.

Summer brings a dizzying choice of things to do. Climb a mountain, visit a lighthouse, sail on a schooner, go antiquing, shop at a craft fair, visit Hope Elephants or simply nap in our hammock while you listen to the loons. Acadia National Park is a delightful day trip. Several museums are also located in our area. You will be delighted with the antics of the chipmunks and hummingbirds.

FIREFLY COTTAGE IS A SMOKE FREE HOME. NO PETS, PLEASE. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS 4 GUESTS.

Amenities: Gorgeous views across the lake of mountains and sunrises, New Flat Screen TV with DVD player and movies, telephone, 125 feet of private lake frontage, dock to moor your boat, swim float, two kayaks with adult life jackets, lake side fire pit, two decks with gas grill, picnic table and comfy seating, hammock, games, books, full kitchen with microwave oven, coffee maker, electric stove/oven, toaster, blender, sheets and blankets provided - we ask that you bring your own towels.

Activities: Swimming, kayaking, fishing, hiking, antiquing, museums, Acadia National Park, lighthouses, lobsters, art galleries, gourmet and family friendly restaurants, craft fairs, festivals, theater, shopping or just plain relaxing.

North Atlantic Blues Festival, Lobster Festival, Celtic Festival, Schooner Days, Mountain Biking Festival, 4th of July Events.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Kathryn Swift

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Speaks english
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My husband and I run two local businesses. Firefly Restoration Co restores antique fire trucks. Misty Mountain Seed Co. offers seed gifts at gift shops throughout New England. We have raised two sons in Hope and believe in giving back to our community, previously running the Hope 4 Jazz Festival and helping to raise funds to preserve Hatchet Mountain.

Kathryn Swift purchased this cottage in 2000

Hobbs Pond is one of the most pristine and quietest lakes in the area with awesome swimming, boating and fishing. Camden is just a 10 minute drive away with many activities, restaurants, shops, galleries and then you can return to peaceful Firefly Cottage. Acadia National Park is a wonderful day trip.

The lakeside deck is a wonderful place to sit by the lake, watch the kids swim, have a drink and offers gorgeous views of the Camden Hills. Loons abound in the lake and you will enjoy their calls. Our hammock is the perfect place to take a nap. The cottage is close enough to our home (2 miles) that we can be of assistance to our guests if needed, while still offering you privacy.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Firefly Cottage - Lakefront Cottage in Hope - Maine's Best Kept Secret
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews
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Firefly Cottage - Lakefront Cottage in Hope - Maine's Best Kept Secret
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Hope MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
Maine
5

We'll Be Back

We'll Be Back
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2006
  • Stayed: Jul 2006
We stayed at Firefly Cottage for a week and loved it. Hobb's Pond is a peaceful lake that is very clean. The loons were wonderful to listen to and we even saw a bald eagle. Camden is a delightful town to be a tourist in and there are many activities to do within just a few miles.
The cottage is very comfortable for a family of 4 and is very clean and decorated in a very pleasing way. The new deck next to the lake was a great place to drink our morning coffee and greet the day. The owners are also very friendly and eager to make sure your vacation is enjoyable. They left fresh flowers in the cottage for us and packets of Maine wildflowers. The swimming and fishing were great fun for our kids and the kayaks allowed us to really explore the lake. We found a great sand beach across the lake from the cottage.
We enjoyed our stay at Firefly immensely and plan to return someday. We felt it was a great value for such a nice little home and would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation.
Helpful votes: 24/24
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Firefly Cottage - Lakefront Cottage in Hope - Maine's Best Kept Secret
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Hope MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Firefly Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
Property was just as described in an excellent setting and equipped.Great week was had by the family and we were entertained daily with the Chipmunks and Red Squirrels as well as the Loons.
Fishing on the lake was good with a couple of nice sized bass caught.Added bonus was watching a Bobcat coming up from the Lake past the house.
Would definately recommend this property.
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Firefly Cottage - Lakefront Cottage in Hope - Maine's Best Kept Secret
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Hope MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Quaint Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
This was a cute cottage on a peaceful pond (which was more like a lake to us). The cottage had a beautiful view with a great dock for sitting. We enjoyed using the kayaks and fishing poles. There were lots of things to do in the area, but the cottage was in a quiet location which was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Firefly Cottage - Lakefront Cottage in Hope - Maine's Best Kept Secret
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Hope MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
5

Another Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
What a week it was at Firefly Cottage!

The weather was perfect, the fishing was OUTSTANDING, and the chipmunks were quite 'talkative'. (Lots of chatter between them up in the trees...makes for a fun 5 o'clock Happy Hour on the waterfront deck! ) :-D

Noticed more loons this year, which is always a good sign! On Wednesday afternoon, 'Momma Loon' left 'Baby Loon' about 10 feet down the shoreline off the dock to go rustle up some grub. When she returned 'Baby Loon' flapped its wings in excitement and swam out quickly to 'Momma'. Very precious moment that can only be witnessed on the quiet tranquil lakes and ponds of Mid Coast Maine!

Once again, a big THANK YOU to the Swift family for making us feel right at home. The 'welcome basket' is a special touch.

We'll be in touch soon to inquire about Summer 2013!


Jim
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim. So glad you and your family had a great stay!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Firefly Cottage - Lakefront Cottage in Hope - Maine's Best Kept Secret
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Hope MidCoast and Penobscot Bay
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Peaceful Getaway

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
The setting is very beautiful and serene. The owner left flowers and a welcome gift which was very thoughtful and invited us to the clean, nicely furnished cottage. The loons were also an extra special treat to the surroundings. We watched the tape on loons and really understood the wonderful creation and their song, especially in the evening we waited to hear as we fell asleep.
The only thing that was disappointing was that a boat was listed in the amentities and that was not there. There were 3 kayaks. Also, it is listed that there is TV and a VCR. There is no reception for any television shows at all and you can only play VCR tapes on the TV that are provided by the owner. Mostly childrens tapes. I believe television should not be listed as one of the amenities, since there is no reception. Maybe they could provide a DVD player for those rainy nights. Atleast you could rent a movie from the grocery store if you desire. The amenities should be updated and be specific concerning the television and the boat. Also. WiFi is not listed, but most people rely on this, in some instances, even on vacation.
The owner was very nice and inviting and it was decorated as a home away from home.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 5/5
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Portland, Maine
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Route 1
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hatchet Mountain Pub
Car: necessary
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Availability & Rates

Hope Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Summer 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Aug 30 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$900
7 nights
 
 
Fall 2014
Aug 31 2014 - Oct 19 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$140
$140
Fri,Sat,Sun
$900
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

50% DEPOSIT by CREDIT CARD and SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT to secure reservation. $100 sec deposit and balance due 60 days prior to arrival. Weekly rental period runs from 4 PM Sat. to 10 AM on the following Sat.
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes From $900/Week $1700/Two Weeks
VALUE WEEK 7/13 - 7/19 $750! JUNE THROUGH AUGUST. - $900/week $1700 for 2 weeks + 8% lodging tax.
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Amenities

Hope Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Free Local Calls
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Pine floors, quality bedding, comfortable beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Walkway to Water
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • playground
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • winery tours
  • botanical garden
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • golf
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • cycling
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