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Luxury Lakefront Home - Near Acadia, Bar Harbor

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Penobscot House Rental Photos and Description

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. 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.

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Dan Staples
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Luxury Lakefront Home - Near Acadia, Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews
5

Beautiful Home on Toddy Pond

  • 5 of 5

Look Cove is an amazing home. Our group was 2 families of four and this home was big enough for all of us. We went hiking on the flying mountain trail in Acadia National Park and had dinner in Bar Harbor. The drive was beautiful with amazing foliage. Also, great views from the home's dock right on the water. The pictures do not do the home justice. This is one of the best rental homes we have stayed in. Also, Dan was very responsive through e-mail and the house was fully stocked. Great communication from Dan. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Comfortable place on a great pond

  • 4 of 5

Had a great week with friends. The house was well stocked and comfortable but misses a 5 due to several minor maintenance issues like burnt out lights, loose hinges on cabinets, etc. Recommend booking a canoe (also kayaks and SUPs were available) for your stay through The Activity Shop. They deliver and knew the Loon Cove property.

Sharing only two bathrooms with 7 adults was "cozy" but manageable. A good base of operation for exploring the Maine coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear you discovered minor issues -- our goal is FIVE STARS always, as our over 50 five star reviews attest. I will have my caretaker address these minor issues before the next guest. Thanks for the kind words about the location. Many people do note that its close enough to Acadia/Bar Harbor to do that scene, but also ideally located for other activities on the coast. We do love it!
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5

Love the loons!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house on a very quiet pond. The open concept makes it very comfortable, the granite fireplace is unique, the dining table seats 8 if you want to have a dinner party, and the kitchen provides everything you need to make it a success. The wrap around porch with its view of the water is a great place to relax and read a book. My favorite part, though, is the deck built into the boulders at the side of the pond. Wake up early, make yourself a cup of coffee, and catch the sunrise as you listen to the plaintive call of the loons and the splash of fish. Those are memories that will live long after we go home.

On top of all that, though, this location is perfect. Away from the bustle of Acadia, yet close enough for day trips. Close to Blue Hill with great restaurants (our favorite is Arborvine) and convenient grocery shopping (Tradewinds has everything you'll need). But be sure and take a drive down to Stonington and enjoy the back roads along the way. The Maine coast is incomparable.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review -- I think it perfectly captures what we love about the house. My son and I built the dock/deck just last year, and I agree it is a highlight. Of all the places in the world I go, that remains my happy place. I am so glad you discovered it!
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5

Absolutely wonderful vacation on Toddy Pond!

  • 5 of 5

We were married at Loon Cove in 2008 and returned this year over our anniversary week. Absolutely beautiful home - exactly as I remembered it! Highly recommend this vacation home. Perfect place to relax and unwind, yet close enough to many activities. We went whale watching, hiked in Acadia and also visited tide pools there, but otherwise were content to kayak, fish, and swim right off the dock at the house. Well equipped kitchen to eat in, yet also many options available if you want to eat out. Bedrooms were nicely appointed. Overall, met all of our needs. Thanks so much for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Beautiful house on a great lake close to Acadia!!

  • 5 of 5

The house perfectly fit our needs. The children in the group loved the provided games (especially the ping pong) and swimming in the lake. The adults liked being near Acadia and Bar Harbor. We also especially enjoyed the large kitchen/dining area. We have been going to Maine for 10+ years renting houses in many areas, but this was our favorite. The pictures of the property do not do it justice. If you go and stay here, you won't regret it!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

My family and sister's family stayed at this house for about a week -- it was great! On some days we would go down to the dock and fish in the morning or evening. The kids were entertained by the sunfish and there are some decent bass hiding in the structure around the dock. At night, you can hear the mysterious calls of the loons and see lights flashing from the lightning bugs. Since the house is surrounded by trees and close to the lake the temperature stayed nice and cool and made for great sleeping weather. The house is also close to Bar Harbor as well as Acadia National Park. In all, it was a great vacation. I would definitely like to stay here again if we ever visit Maine in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Penobscot House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$325
From
$375
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Penobscot House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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