House, 1 Bedroom + Futon bed, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3)
- english, french
About Vicki Pollard
I'd like very much to introduce you to our Woods Pond Retreat. It's a place that I absolutely love and treasure the days spent here, often alone, just bathing in the silence or in the cool waters of the pond. Sharing the retreat with others has proved to be a rewarding adventure, trusting people I don't know in advance with something deeply precious to me.
Vicki Pollard purchased this House in 2002
Why Vicki Pollard chose Blue Hill
We built this house close to where we live because we wanted to be able to retreat regularly -- slip away from the pressure of our busy, committed lives. Being near the pond, the presence of loons and other wildlife, and the simple quiet that sometimes descends made this location just perfect. It's easy to slip a canoe or kayak into the water, and there aren't any jet skis or big power boats. Now I choose to share this idylic spot with others, realizing that this sort of place doesn't exist very often in our cynical, difficult world. I hope you will join others who have found this beautiful place a place for new intimacies -- with yourself, with your partner, with the natural world. Welcome.
What makes this House unique
Personally, I spend a lot of time either reading or just looking out the windows, letting my being settle into the moment. Quiet inside, quiet outside. It takes a little time, a day or so to let that happen, and it's so delicious. I take walks, go for a paddle, talk with my dog and sometimes take the peace with me on a trip to Bar Harbor or to visit a friend, returning in time to slip into bed and listen to the loons talking to each other.
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This was a gem of a house - a perfect place for a couple to escape and relax in nature. It's well stocked and the kitchen is great. We loved sitting in the gazebo at sunset with a glass of wine and listening to the birds!
Beautiful Retreat in Blue Hill, ME
Cannot say enough positive things about this home!
Located in Blue Hill, Maine on Woods Pond, the house is private and set back in the woods right on the water. Although private, the house itself is located less than 10 minutes from downtown Blue Hill which is a quaint little town on the water filled with family owned shops and restaurants.
The house itself is beautifully designed and was custom built with guests in mind. The layout is open and bright with many windows to let in the natural light during the day. The kitchen is stocked with utensils, pots and dishes and has everything you would need for your stay. The bathroom even features a jacuzzi tub! Although we visited during the colder months, we were also impressed with how warm and comfortable the house was throughout both the day and night. Everything about the house was relaxing and accommodating, there was even a meditation room where we practiced yoga daily.
My fiance, I and our dogs have been to Maine many times, and I must say this was one of our favorite places yet! We enjoyed the relaxing vibes and exploring the area with our dogs while also spending a lot of time downtown and taking day trips to Acadia National Park (about 45 minutes - hour away).
The owners Vicki & Harold were super friendly and made sure to meet us when we arrived to show us around and make sure we were all set up and available if we had any questions. Would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely be back :)
This was our 9th summer at the retreat.
The most peaceful, beautiful, relaxing, engaging and enriching experience.
For two weeks we took hikes every day around Blue Hill and Acadia, swam and kayaked in the pond. In the evening we sat in the screened in gazebo down by the lake and watched the sunset.
Thanks so much for this beautiful, clear appreciation of all that this special retreat offers. I love how well you utilize our beloved haven. It’s people like you who add to the lovely energy it holds. See you again next year.
Peaceful paradise for two.
We spent a luxurious week at Woods Pond. Centrally located for many day trips, we found ourselves staying put for much of the time. We heard loons, saw a piliated woodpecker, watched the stars through the skylights lying in bed, discovered visual treats walking around the house and through the woods, and sat looking at the pond through the trees. It was a totally relaxing week. We’re already looking forward to a return trip.
We like to cook and the kitchen is well equipped to make that enjoyable. It was visually exciting to find wooden and pottery bowls that were not only functional but also beautiful. We loved having a meal at the table looking out to the pond.
Thank you for a quiet release. The pond is stocked full of very large bass. Kayaking it was a lot of fun. All details were covered and the location is close to many fun day trips. Vicki and Howard are very accommodating for us and our dogs!
Uniquely designed house. Secluded and private.
Comfortable home. We enjoyed our stay.
Visiting Acadia National Park is simple and you return to Woods Pond, avoiding the mobs in Bar Harbor. But don’t underestimate Blue Hill itself with its Kneisel Hall Summer Music Festival and Down to Earth Pottery. Barncastle and Arborvine provide great cuisine and for breakfast or lunch, stop by the Mill Stream Café or the Blue Hill Co-op. In our opinion, the very best lobster roll can be procured right here at the Fish Net.
The arts flourish here and there are galleries aplenty within easy reach. Don’t miss Randy Eckerd’s paintings on Pleasant Street. On Deer Isle, in addition to many galleries, you’ll also find the renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Nearby villages include Brooklin, Stonington, Deer Isle, Sedgwick and Brooksville.
Last we mention Blue Hill itself, a great climb on a clear day with fantastic views. One trail up and the other down and the car’s not too far away…. Don’t miss getting up the mountain.