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Luxury Lakefront - Near Acadia & Bar Harbor

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxury Year-Round Lakefront 4 BR Home Near Acadia, Bar Harbor & Blue Hill

Gorgeous lakefront home nestled on 2.2 very private acres. With over 250 feet of frontage on Toddy Pond, the house sits 75 feet from the water, atop a small rise, providing a lovely view of the lake through the trees. Toddy Pond is one of the most desirable lakes in downeast Maine. The charming oceanfront town of Blue Hill is only 15 minutes away, with Acadia and Bar Harbor about a 45 minute drive.

This year-round home is well appointed, with a gourmet kitchen, luxury master suite, and maple floors throughout. The living, dining, and kitchen areas share an open floor plan, anchored by a massive granite fireplace, providing a very spacious feel, even for larger groups. A spectacular arched window casts a sunny disposition in the living area throughout the day.

The following are actual recent guest comments:

'Your house is a first class act. We loved it.'

'…we couldn't have asked for a more perfectly appointed and relaxing home for our vacation.'

Great Lakefront Getaway!: Toddy Pond is the perfect lake for a Maine getaway. Eight miles long, but only half a mile or so wide, it has three distinct sections, and many rock outcroppings, making it the choice for those looking for a quieter alternative to other area lakes. (It’s not conducive to large pleasure boats, due to large boulders lurking just beneath the surface.) The home is located on the western shore of the middle section. So if you are looking for a place of solitude to relax, swim, fish, and canoe, but with the convenience of nearby attractions, this is the place for you.

Very centrally located. In addition to the traditional Bar Harbor and Acadia area, Castine, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, and Stonington are all lovely trips a short distance from the home.

More Details

Owner
Dan Staples
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Dan Staples

Dan and Dana fell in love with Maine on their very first visit, and lived in Cape Elizabeth Maine from 2009-2013. Although they live in Alabama now, they make the 25 hour drive to Toddy Pond every summer. It is worth it! They hope to spend the entire summer in Maine permanently in the not too distant future. :-)

Dan Staples purchased this house in 2002

Why Dan Staples chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

When we moved from Boston to the South in 2002, we had a dream about retiring to Maine some day. When we stumbled on this lakefront gem, we knew it was destiny. It's so quiet and peaceful, but lives like a "real house" not a lakefront cabin or something. We were smitten and the rest is history.

What makes this house unique

The way the house sits elevated above the water, with the huge deck looking out through the trees at the lake is just spectacular. You could just sit on the deck for hours. The fact that it's situated in a cove is just a bonus -- the cove is always calm and perfect for swimming. Finally, the living area is just spectacular -- a two story living room with a massive granite fireplace and huge wall of windows facing the lake makes every day a beautiful day.

Amenities

Penobscot House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master - 1 king
    Wildflower Bedroom - 1 queen
    Jungle Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Lodge Bedroom - 1 queen
    Pullout Couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Pullout couch in Living Room. Best for extra kids!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes:
Unlimited long distance calling within the US. ATT 4G Internet Provided. Works great. 5 GB limit per week please.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Luxury Lakefront - Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 72 reviews
Monroe, Georgia
5

Everything a Large Family could need for a stay in Maine!!! Beautiful Lakefront Home and Property!

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen has everything you could need for Cooking at home. The home was so cozy, and beautiful w/ room for everyone to have their own space. The bedrooms were cozy and perfect temp for September using the provided box fans. Running A/C units, kept the home a perfect temp. The morning light through the skylights and large windows was delightful!

Having a piano was a huge + as one of our children plays daily, and she so enjoyed not missing her time w/ her practice...she filled this home with music, as she always does at home. The gaming area in the basement was our boys evening fun time. Ping Pong and Foosball competitions were on every night! not to mention they also brought their XBOX, to plug up to the big screen there for evening fun. The Movie Collection was perfect for all ages!

Early morning sunrises on the dock, w/ fishing on the shores, was a daily favorite. So thankful for the 2 kayaks and 2 canoes! our family was able to navigate the shores of Toddy Pond together with them. The kids named the island in view from the doc, 'Fairy Island' because of all the existing Fairy Homes there and enjoyed hours of fishing and playing on that island.

The laundry shoots were such a plus!! being able to send wet towels and dirty clothes straight to the lndry room, made keeping up with kids clothes so easy!

We toured the local National Hatchery, just minutes from the home. They are very helpful on how to have successful fishing on Toddy Pond, not to mention, free field trip on endangered Atlantic Salmon w/ Tour!

Fish Net in Blue Hill- Excellent Lobster Roll & Ice-cream!

Acadia National Park, worth giving 2 days there! Sunset on Cadillac Mtn and driving the 'Park Loop Road' had amazing sites!! So much more to see there, on Mt. Desert Island!!

Beals Peir on SW Harbor on the Island had GREAT Lobster by the harbor.

Bar Harbor had great tourist shops w/ good prices for the kids! and famly-ish into late hours.

MUST go through Portland on way in or out!! Go to Cape Elizabeth in Ft. Williams park!! while in Portland, get a donut at The Cookie Shop!!

Finn's Irish Pub in Ellsworth had the best NewEngland Clam Chowder EVER!!

Photographers! have your subjects dress for amazing shots near crashing water against rocky shores in Acadia. It is a photographers dream come true!

For mid Sept., had clear sunny 70-80 days, w/ nights ~50's. The fog came in on our last day, for a whole new experience...

Long Dr from GA...but, a dream come...Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

Great House - beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

A few girlfriends and I stayed here for a wedding across the pond and really enjoyed our stay. The house was beautiful and clean. Check-in and out was simple. The house had all the essentials and was a perfect location for the wedding an only an hour from Bar Harbor as well!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful lakefront property

  • 5 of 5

From the minute I stepped in the house, I was impressed with the custom built features, great size, cook's kitchen, and space for entertaining. This house easily accommodated my family and everyone had plenty of room for activities or relaxing. We loved the lake and enjoyed swimming daily. I definitely hope to rent this house again next summer! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Cambridge, MA
5

Wonderful Loon Cove

  • 5 of 5

So nice to return this idyllic place with its beautiful views of Toddy Pond. We spent wonderful long mornings at the dock and on the pond, swimming and kayaking and having muffins and coffee on the dock. Cooking in the spacious, light-filled kitchen is a pleasure. In the evenings, our kids enjoyed the ping pong table in the recently finished basement. We have been coming since 2011. Dan is a terrific host.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful home for our family gathering. Thanks so much for providing all we needed to make it a special occasion.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our group was 5 adults and three children - lots of space for all of us to be there comfortably. Kitchen was very well equipped and had a great view of the lake. Kids had lots of fun on the dock. Check in was easy and Dan provided all the necessary info to use the house as well as lots of useful information to explore the surrounding area. Hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Bangor
Car: necessary

Toddy Pond is the perfect lake for a Maine getaway. Ten miles long, but only a mile or so wide, it has three

distinct sections, and many rock outcroppings, making it the choice for those looking for a quieter alternative

to other area lakes. (It’s not conducive to large pleasure boats because of its topography.) The home is

located on the western shore of the middle section. So if you are looking

for a place of solitude to relax, swim, fish, and canoe, but with the convenience of nearby attractions, this is

the place for you. The charming oceanfront town of Blue Hill is only 15 minutes away, with Acadia and Bar

Harbor about a 45 minute drive.

Actual guest comments about the location and the house:

'This is an incredibly well equipped house and wonderfully situated. A great family vacation!'

'The location was gorgeous, the house was perfect, the abundance of dry firewood and generous house supplies was amazing.'

Other Activities: canoing and kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Available
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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