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Lakefront Cottage on Beach

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 9-10)

Located on George's Pond in Franklin, Maine, this lovely beachside cottage is the vacationers dream. Located within miles of the ocean and the magnificent Acadia National Park, this cottage boasts a queen bed in the master bedroom, a double bed in the guest room and five twin beds in the two upstairs bedrooms.

Two 2 person kayaks, a canoe and an aluminum rowboat, as well as a dock, and a swimming float gives you all sorts of water activity possibilities or you can sit on the front porch and watch the children play on the beach or swim in the pond. Catch trout, bass, and pickerel in the waters, as well.

Numerous hiking trails are located in the Franklin area, as well. Wildlife is abundant in the forests surrounding the cottage.

Bald eagles, ospreys and loons are frequent visitors to the Pond in front of the cottage. In the evening you can stargaze, cook s'mores in the beach side fire pit, or simply sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings.

Or kick back and have a lobster bake on the beach.

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More Details

Tim or Ann Alley
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2017

About Tim or Ann Alley

Ann and Tim, Tony and Katie are from VA - and vacation in Maine every year.

Tim or Ann Alley purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Tim or Ann Alley chose Downeast and Acadia

Maine is home and a beautiful place to vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Kayaking, fishing, swimming, hiking, and watching eagles and ospreys 'fish'.


Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
great getaway for family gatherings - close to Acadia -but on a remote section of the pond for quiet evenings


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage on Beach
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

Peaceful, inviting, cozy get-away! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

My aunt, cousin, our dogs, and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at this cottage. It was so nice being right on the clean lake with a nice beach. My aunt saw sunrise right from her bedroom every morning. The place was very clean and we felt right at home. The kitchen had everything we needed. The neighbors are a bit away so it was always very quiet. We really enjoyed the 'extras' like the kayaks, dock, firepit, outdoor picnic table, games and puzzles for rainy days etc. We could have stayed here 2 more weeks! Thank you Tim and Ann for sharing your vacation home with us and especially for allowing our dogs to enjoy the vacation with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We loved the picture of you guys and the dogs kayaking. We hope you will stay with us again.
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Tinton Falls, NJ

So Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I have rented several cabins over the years and have never been to one as fully equipped as the "Looney Lodge". There were 4 children (2-15), 3 adults and a dog -- all of whom were fully occupied with the activities available. We only spent 1 day at Acadia because we were so happy being at the cabin. Everything from WiFi for the cell phone-addicted teens to Smores at night. The ducks were even friendly. Everything was exactly as described.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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George's Pond

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent a relaxing week at this cabin on George's Pond. Everything was there for us to enjoy our time on the pond during the day and the a fire at night. The owner was very accessible and helpful with questions that we had. I would recommend this house for your next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation On Georges Pond

  • 5 of 5

My Wife, Son and I stayed in the cottage mid to lake August 2015. We found everything very clean upon arrival and exactly as described and pictured. After settling in we went for a swim and then a canoe trip. Spent every day at Acadia for a new hike and would come home in the afternoon to swim and fish right before dark. The lake was great, the neighbors were nice and the owners of the cottage were only a phone call away. What more could you ask for? Lobster everyday and ice cream every night. We had a great stay on Georges Pond and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sullivan, Maine

Magnificent Week

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything one could possibly want. We took five members of an adult group home and they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Fishing, kayaking, rowing the canoe, swimming, fires in the fire pit and of course s'mores. Those who chose not to get in the water were content sitting on the wonderful dock or the shady porch. It is very well kept with all the amenities one would want plus more. The beach is great with easy access for those with physical disabilities. This cottage worked out so well for our group that I rented it a second week for my family. We live close by but have greatly enjoyed the little get away during such a busy time of the year. Thank you so much for offering this lovely cottage for others to share. It's a great spot and only a short drive to Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words . We are very happy that you all enjoyed the week
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Shepherdstown, WV


  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful, relaxing place to visit. We enjoyed our week very much. We used the fire pit every evening and visited with the ducks everyday. We watched a loon and bald eagles with the binoculars that were provided. So peaceful and the kids used the kayaks for hours each day. Acadia was just a short drive away and the sights were stunning. Thanks for sharing your cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor (BGR)


Rates & Availability

Franklin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Off Peak Spring
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 Off Peak
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
2017 late fall
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

a 400.00 sec dep secures dates - first half rent due 90 days out

second half rent due 30 days out - 400 sec dep returned after cleaning crew verifies condition of cottage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.