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LAKE FRONT COTTAGE FACING ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Barbara Lawrence

Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Barbara Lawrence

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LAKE FRONT COTTAGE FACING ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Seal Cove House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, this cottage offers proximity to all the other attractions of the island and Acadia National Park. The cottage shares 7.4 acres and 800 plus or minus feet of shore front on Hodgdon Pond with a second cottage. The opposite shore of the lake is owned and protected by the National Park. Wildlife is abundant and guests frequently see osprey, Bald eagles, kingfisher and many other birds as well as deer, beaver, muskrat, and sometimes otter and moose.

The cottage has its own dock, canoe, two kayaks and a rowboat. Swimming is particularly good from the rocks on the opposite shore, and from a swim float in the lake. Cottage has its own grill, picnic table and outdoor furniture as well as a hammock overlooking the lake, Satellite TV and Internet

There are also two small ponds, a sitting area, swing set and sandbox on the property.

Wherever possible, we use 'Green' cleaning products, provide supplies made from recycled paper, low-watt bulbs, and implement other ways to reduce our impact on the environment. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has certified Hodgdon Pond Farm as an 'Environmental Leader.'

Keywords: Lake Front Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara Lawrence (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

About Barbara Lawrence

I'm a summer kid who fell in love with Mount Desert Island and lived there year-round for 15 years. After many years and many travels, I still think of it as home. My most recent book, 'Islands of Time,' is set on Mount Desert Island. Linda Greenlaw, NYT best-selling author said, 'I really like it. It's a love-song to the people and landscape of Maine.'

Barbara Lawrence purchased this house in 1982

Why Barbara Lawrence chose Seal Cove

I was attracted to this property, formerly a hunting and fishing camp, because the ad boasted abundant wildlife. When I first saw Hodgdon Pond Farm, I realized proximity to Acadia National Park gave it enduring protection and privacy, and yet it was convenient to everything else on the island.

What makes this house unique

I love reading in the hammock beside the lake, and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals - the trill of tree frogs, keening of loons, and the querulous calls of osprey that always sound as if they are trying to get children off to school. Sometimes I hear a beaver slap the water with its tail, and sometimes ravens loudly scolding an eagle. The bullfrogs, Kingfisher, and warblers add to this ever changing, ever fascinating serenade. I also love sitting in one of the Adirondack chairs near the Little Ponds. The last time I was there I watched a mother duck and four very small duckings paddling to the bridge with the beaver dam. When they got very close a mink lunged out from under the bridge - but missed them all. Another time I was weeding the garden between the ponds when an otter stood up about ten feet from me, clutching a frog in its paws, which it then crunched as it rested in the culvert. These experiences carry me through a long winter!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rob and I first found out about HPF through friends who invited us to stay one night while we were camping at Seawall Campground, which is part of Acadia National Park. It was a rainy day and when we had the comfort of a roof and warm shower, our camping days were dwindling. The following year the same friends found they couldn't take the cabin. We asked if we could take their place and we haven't missed a year. Our children weren't born yet, but a year or two later (Matt now 22) was born and we'd put him in a backpack carrier and hike throughout the park. Four years later Kelsey was born (now 18) and she took her first canoe ride at 4 months. Matt became an expert frog catcher at the little pond and played on the jungle gym provided. As the years quickly passed, the kids became expert swimmers and would swim to the middle of the pond top the floating dock. Having kayaks provided hours of entertainments as they took nets to catch turtles, frogs, etc. and bring them back fro Rob to photograph and eventually create numerous paintings from these excursions. We have our favorite haunts throughout Mt. Desert and have enjoyed many a lobster on the island, some of which we cooked in the cabin or enjoyed at Thurston's. To be honest we have lost track of how many years we have been at Hodgdon Pond Farm, but all we know is that we have created a lifetime of memories.
Jun 2010
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 20 reviews
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Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44879vb
-(978) 468-2828 (Massachusetts, USA)
Seal Cove Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Wenham, MA
5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5
We arrived in dire need of some R&R and that's what we found. The cottage is spacious, light and immaculate and the very secluded pond is lovely. We took the boat out from the dock and explored and sunned in the incredibly comfortable canoe. We read in the hammock and watched a bald eagle soar right over the other side of the pond! The kitchen was perfectly appointed with everything that I could need to make delicious dinners. The location was great as we were on the "quiet side" of the island, yet Bar Harbor was just a 20 minute drive. Will we be back? You betcha!
  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44879vb
-(978) 468-2828 (Massachusetts, USA)
Seal Cove Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Scranton, PA
5

Great spot

  • 5 of 5
We loved this spot and staying on this side of the island! We saw a beaver and a heron in the small pond, and heard a loon at 8:00 am every day. We also enjoyed the kayaks and canoe, and the quiet and seclusion of Hodgdon Farm Pond.
  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I'm really pleased you saw the Great Blue heron that hangs out often around Cottage and the Little Pond. I think this year there was a pair of loons on Hodgdon Pond, and we often heard them as well when we were there.

Best to you,

Barbara
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Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44879vb
-(978) 468-2828 (Massachusetts, USA)
Seal Cove Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Massachusetts
5

Fabulous water access, comfortable well maintained home

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at Hodgdon Farm Pond with various family groupings annually for more than 10 years. In June, July, August, September, October, even November, we have had many wonderful vacations.

The house is beautifully maintained and equipped. From lounging in the hammock to kayaking around the pond to grilling, there is always something to do. And we don't give up the comforts of home--dishwasher, washer/dryer, enough private space for family members.

Barbara is a thoughtful and friendly landlady. The house is extremely well maintained. And the location is amazing. All the splendors of Acadia are easily available--PLUS our own pond for swimming, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching.

Every year the wildlife is different--deer peeking in the sliders in October, muskrat on evening patrol in September, loons in high sumer.

Our children grew up here. The loft is a wonderful spot for logos, art projects.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for, first for being wonderful people who appreciate Acadia national park, and Hodgdon Pond Farm, and second for this terrific review. I hope you come back for many more years!
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Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44879vb
-(978) 468-2828 (Massachusetts, USA)
Seal Cove Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Putnam, CT
5

Peaceful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our week long stay at Hodgdon Pond Farm this past fall! We hiked, kayaked, bicycled, star gazed and just enjoyed the peace and quiet. It is an absolutely beautiful place to stay on Mt. Dessert Island! We had family join us for part of the week and there was plenty of room for all. The cottage was very well equipped and we really appreciated the natural non toxic cleaners and the owners consciousness of the environment. The quality of the bed linens and towels is pure luxury! The owners called on our first evening to make sure everything was as expected, which I thought was great. There is also a couple of binders filled with all kinds of information about the cottage and the area attractions and restaurants which we found extremely helpful!
We hope to return next fall.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44879vb
-(978) 468-2828 (Massachusetts, USA)
Seal Cove Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
North Texas
5

Beautiful and quiet

  • 5 of 5
We just spent several glorious days here, same time as last year. This was a trip worth repeating in order to run the Mt. Desert Island Marathon again. We saw a rather large buck twice, each time out by the road in the area of the apple trees along the split rail fence. We enjoyed taking the canoe out on Hodgdon Pond and paddling around. We discovered a waterfall on the Acadia Park side of the pond and took a little hike in that area. - how stunning! And what a beautiful place to wallk to. So many little pathways and clearing and ponds to explore. If the night sky is clear, the stars are giant saucers splattered just inches above the cottage ) or so it seems). I think the best part is the crisp pine-scented air combined with the autumn kaleidoscope of colors.. A feast for the senses.

Ray and Laura from Texas and Noreen from Pennsylvania
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you chose Hodgdon Pond Farm as your base for running the Acadia marathon. Congratulations for running it - twice!
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Lake Front Cottage Facing Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p44879vb
-(978) 468-2828 (Massachusetts, USA)
Seal Cove Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
New Albany, Indiana
5

No better place to stay in Acadia

  • 5 of 5
If we owned a cottage in the woods, it would look exactly like this place. From the inside to the outside, it is inviting, and comfortable. We found everything there, to be clean, and of top quality. The mattresses are really comfortable. Everything is in good repair. Inside and out, it is clear that a lot of thought and care went into creating such a comfortable, accommodating and welcoming environment. The cottage has an open and spacious feel. The rooms are a nice size. The view of the pond, the hammock, trees - trees everywhere, and the walking path, add to the experience. It felt safe and yet private - not isolated. We would not stay anywhere else in Acadia Park.
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for describing exactly what we are trying to offer to our guests and also for ourselves when we enjoy the cottage. Please come back soon!

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All the attractions of Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park are available. Guests can kayak, fish, & swim on the property, & there is easy access to hiking trails & good roads for biking.

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Rates & Availability

From $1,225 Per week

Seal Cove House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2015
May 2 2015 - Jun 20 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
Early Summer
Jun 21 2015 - Jun 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
July, 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,225
 
 
August, 2014
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,325
 
 
Early Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rates for September and October 2014 are $1175 a week and rise to a maximum of $2325 per week in August. Two-week rentals are discounted by $100.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Seal Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • First floor bath has shower, washer and dryer. 2nd floor bath has full tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (4) Two twins in each of the first floor bedrooms. Kit and linens to make set in front bedroom into a King bed., Baby Cribs (1) There is a 'Pack N Play in each cottage., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double size futon bed in loft of Cottage 2. Twin mattress and springs in loft of Cottage 1.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Dock, Canoe, 2 Kayaks. Rowboat at Cottage 1.

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