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Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

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

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. Free WIFI, all linens, towels and firewood included! Dogs OK with fee.

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 30 miles to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park.

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.

Golf Courses Nearby:

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

More Details

Steve & Michelle Cowan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 25, 2017

About Steve & Michelle Cowan

The Cowan family is originally from Maine, now living on the west coast.

Steve & Michelle Cowan purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Steve & Michelle Cowan chose Downeast and Acadia

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 together 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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Otis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Lakefront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom on each level
  • 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.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
100' private sandy beach, beach & water toys, dock, (1) canoe & (2) kayaks with paddles included, hammock and fire pit with firewood included. Onsite drilled well provides drinkable water. Guests must bring paper supplies.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Quaint Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.827586 based on 30 reviews

it's Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Overall no complaints about the property. Just as described on the web site. We would definitely return and refer friends to this location. Quite beautiful and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our five days here. The house is equipped with everything you could possibly need esp. for cooking. We loved sitting by the fire and floating around on the lake. The kids enjoyed playing on the sandy beach. Great vacation!!!! Patty H

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beech Hill Pond Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was pleasant and adequately furnished to allow for a comfortable and enjoyable weeks stay. The water quality in the pond appears to be very good and the recreational activities tend to be water-related (i.e., swimming, fishing, boating). The relative proximity to Acadia and Bar Harbor is obviously a big plus--but expect lots of traffic congestion during the summer months. The Weber grill was in good operating condition and we enjoyed grilling and eating on the side deck. The ice machine was on the fritz; but this proved to be no big deal as the Otis General Store carried 5LB bags of ice which are easily stored in the refrigerator's freezer compartment. The Otis also makes surprisingly good pizza. This is a scenic good location and accommodation for an enjoyable family vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 was very comfortable at your home! The home was as represented and more. We especially enjoyed the large living area and easy access to the water. Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great family vacation spot.

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family including daughters, their spouses and the grand children, have joined together the past few years for a family vacation and this was by far the best rental we have had. From the shallow sloping beach to the great side deck with an awning and a gas grill, to kayaks and a canoe this rental has everything needed for a great relaxing vacation. The kitchen had everything that was needed to cook for our large group. We even did a couple of birthday cakes. and the ice maker was amazing. We would definitely consider going back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean. Beautiful location right on the lake.

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Love the house and the big open family room that everyone could be together. I was worried about the little ones being up early and waking up the whole house but the house is well insulted that you could not hear them upstairs. Loved having the kayaks. The deck was great for our lobster feast. There we plenty of very nice towels. Everything was high quality LLBean furnishings.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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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 and 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


Rates & Availability

Otis Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: Notice in writing must be given on or before January 7th of the year the rental is scheduled to receive back 50% of the rent + tax; the security deposit will be forfeited. Cancellations received after January 7th will result in the loss of security deposit and 50% of the rent + tax. Cancellations received with less than 120 days prior to occupancy forfeit all monies paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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