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Waterfront-Hot Tub-Rec Room-Fir Pit-Near Bar Harbor and Acadia Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps 16 people

Happy Days Lodge-Wake to the call of the loons and drink your coffee on the deck just steps from the shore. Spend your days on Beech Hill Pond swimming, fishing, boating, enjoying the hot tub,or simply reading in the hammock. A large flat area at the waters edge is perfect for relaxing in the sun or playing beach games. Or, plan to take a drive to world famous Acadia Nat'l Park /Bar Harbor. Go hiking, biking, sightseeing, whale watching, shopping and much more. Discover all that this unique area has to offer. Located in the heart of Downeast Maine, the lodge is located a half hour from Bangor Internat'l Airport.

Sunny, Bright and Immaculate! This lodge boasts a huge custom kitchen with breakfast bar and lots of seating in the open living/dining area. Downstairs offers large rec room with pool table, fooze ball, pinball, darts, plus 2 more bedrooms, 2 more bathrooms and washer and dryer. Skylights, glass doors and lots of lake facing windows drench the lodge with natural light.

The main floor has over-sized kitchen, large open living/dining room, master bedroom with queen-sized bed and master bath with shower. The 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have full size beds, and each have a separate sliding glass door onto a covered deck that overlooks the lake.

The downstairs rec room has wall to wall windows and two sliding glass doors facing the lake, a pool table, retro pinball machines, foozeball, darts, satellite TV, a 2nd full size refrigerator just inside door to waterfront, 2 bathrooms, and washer and dryer. 4th bedroom has double bed bunk beds and 5th bedroom has double bed with twin bunk above. These bedrooms also each have a sliding glass door that opens to a cement patio and the lake just 50 ft away!

Enjoy the Four Seasons of Maine, at its BEST!: SPRING and SUMMER:

Wake to the call of the loons and drink your coffee on the deck just steps from the shores of Beech Hill Pond. Although it's name says 'Pond', Beech Hill is actually a beautiful, crystal clear 4 1/2 mile long, 1 mile wide spring-fed lake.

Enjoy the private dock and spend your days swimming, fishing, boating (canoe/kayak rentals can be delivered right to the cabin), or simply reading in the hammock. Gaze across the lake to the surrounding hills for breathtaking views.

The open deck and covered porch with hot tub provide guests options for sunbathing, star-gazing or enjoying a shady spot to enjoy the view.

There is a large, flat, sand area at the water's edge, great for relaxing in the sun or playing beach games. Picnic tables and chairs provide plenty of lakeside seating.

The fire pit at the water's edge is perfect for end of the day enjoyment...and firewood is provided!


Maine's warm fall days and cool, crisp nights are perfect for fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, sightseeing, and reveling in spectacular fall foliage. We are less than 30 miles from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, recognized as one of the best places in the country to view spectacular fall foliage!


Ice fishing, skating, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, kite-flying on the lake...are just a few of the activities to enjoy at 'Happy Days' Lodge!

Great for holidays, reunions, special celebrations...

Why not spend Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's at the perfect Maine get-away...

More Details

Becky Ashmore Lesko
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Taken from Guest Post-Stay Email:

Hi Becky,

We had a great time. We all were very comfortable and the house was wonderful. We especially loved the lake and the rec room. All the kids (big and small) had fun playing pool, foosball and pinball. We also rented kayaks, canoes, a pontoon boat and a fishing boat from your local friends and they were very accommodating. The grandkids had fun tubing and water skiing and jumping off the "jumping off rock" and we all loved touring and swimming off the pontoon boat.

We haven't planned next year yet but the only downside to your location is the long drive. Thank you for your help in making all the arrangements. I have a great picture of my great grandson sitting in a kayak with a paddle looking like he knew what he was doing. He had a great time and did very well for being in a new environment.

Best regards,
Aug 2016
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Otis Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Main Floor has master bathroom and 2nd bathroom, both with shower, sink and toilet. Downstairs has 2 more bathrooms, one with shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Main Floor
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , Main Floor
    3rd Bedroom - 1 double , Main Floor
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Main Floor-Sleeper Sofas
    4th Bedroom - 2 double , Downstairs
    5th Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Rec Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs-Rec Room
  • Main Floor has master bedroom with queen-sized bed, 2nd and 3rd bedrooms each have 1 double (full) sized bed, Living room offers 2 sleeper sofas. Pack 'N Play available upon request. Downstairs includes 2 more bathrooms, rec room with futon, washer and dryer, 4th bedroom with double bed bunk beds, and 5th bedroom with 1 double (full) sized bed with a twin bunk above. Max. 14 people.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Hot Tub on covered porch overlooking lake Wireless Internet Access Satellite TV Thermostat controlled furnace Gas Fireplace Ceiling fans Large deck Covered porch Lakeside fire pit with fire wood provided Dock Info on kayak, canoe, power boat rentals Recreation Room with Satellite TV, pool table, Foosball, darts, retro pinball machines Tons of water frontage *For Families Traveling with Small Children, 'Happy Days' is equipped with a high chair and Pack N Play, so you can travel a bit lighter!


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Waterfront-Hot Tub-Rec Room-Fir Pit-Near Bar Harbor and Acadia Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.952381 based on 30 reviews

The property was everything we expected. Clean, private and perfect for family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was clean and well maintained. We had an awesome family gathering from Iowa, Kentucky, Florida and South Carolina. There was plenty for the kids to do so minimum screen time on phones, Xbox or tablets. It was convenient to stores for groceries and supplies. It is a short drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Two of my favorite spots to visit. We could not have asked for anything more. Thanks

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way! It was designed for gathering family and friends :)
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More than the family could of expected. Large, clean, well cared for. A great time.

  • 5 of 5

Great weather, lots to see in the area, lots of individual space for 11 people. Will keep it on our list if we venture back to the Maine area.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was perfect for our group!! It was clean and well stocked which we don't typically see in a rental. We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place for a Workation!

  • 5 of 5

Working in Bangor for work, we stayed here and it was great. There were 7 of us, though not at the same time, that had a great time! Rented a boat and enjoyed the water. The view was amazing. One morning, the Moon through one window of the cottage and the sun rising in the other.The accommodations were perfect. Very Clean. Super Relaxing! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The perfect getaway. The sunsets were amazing. The firewood was plentiful. The home itself was extremely and homey. A great place to get away for a week. I enjoyed having my coffee in the morning and watching that beautiful sun rise from the lake. It was a short trip to Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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We has an enjoyable and safe stay at Happy Days.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped, well kept, and very clean.

Big downside it does not have a swimming raft/ dock.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The lodge has two docks
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Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Beech Hill Pond Beach
Car: necessary

This lakeside lodge is 'away from it all', but is only 15 minutes from shopping in Ellsworth and less than 30 miles from Acadia National Park and beautiful Bar Harbor. In the fall, enjoy Maine's spectacular foliage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $350

$350 Security Deposit
$10% discount for renting more than one week! Plus additional discounts for our returning guests!
Weekly Sunday to Sunday schedule during Summer.
Will consider less than a full week during off-peak or if we have a last minute opening, and solely at the owner's discretion.
During off-peak: Check-in/check-out dates flexible PLUS we offer the option to rent less than full lodge (1-3 bedrooms instead of all 5 bedrooms) @ a discounted rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.