Luxury Year-Round Lakefront 4 BR Home Near Acadia, Bar Harbor & Blue Hill
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 Penobscot
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.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Awesome stay in Loon Cove ! The house is very pleasant and comfy. We really enjoy out stay !
It s a good spot to discover Acadia park, specially during foliage. Dan was very nice and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay!
Travelled with a group of friends and had a great time at the house. Enjoyed playing ping pong, grilling and relaxing by the lake. Would highly recommend. The house is hard to locate the house though (specially at night), since it is down a small country road.
The house is indeed very private, but not at all difficult to locate. I provide explicit directions and have had hundreds of guests stay with no issues at all and of course there are also GPS directions these days. :-)
We stayed here for 3 nights for a girls’ weekend. There were 5 of us, and the home was absolutely perfect for our reunion! It was very well appointed and very comfortable. We really only spent evenings in the house (so much to do in the area), so we never took advantage of the lower level game room, or the tv, movies, and games. Great kitchen and living room, and plenty of beds for our group. The only awkward configuration of the home is that there is only one bathroom on the second floor, which is only accessible through the master bedroom. Other than that minor thing, we LOVED this home. Would definitely stay here again! We loved the setting on Toddy Pond. So peaceful and private. The only sounds you heard were the loons on the pond! Highly recommend!
If you are looking for relaxation, downtime, and some peace and quiet; drinking your coffee or tea on a deck with a view of an awesome lake and trees, this is the place for you!
The views are just spectacular, and the scenery is just beyond gorgeous. This lakehouse was perfect!! Will go back soon!!
Pure Maine Tranquility
We had an amazing stay at Loon Cove. Our trip started out in Portland ( Bon Appetite's restaurant city of the year and rightfully so) with a visit to the Cape Elizabeth Head Light. From there we referenced the owner Dan's, "Toddy Tips", a detailed and very handy reference guide with directions and information on all the great little towns and places to visit. We opted for the slow scenic route up with stops at LL Bean in Freeport, a visit to Maritime Museum in Bath, a stop for shopping and groceries in Belfast. Upon arrival at Loon Cove we found everything as advertised. A beautiful house with all the amenities you could wish for in a vacation rental. Our kayaks, rented from the nearby Activity Shop, were waiting for us. Within minutes we were unpacked, exploring, kayaking and fishing. Toddy Pond is as gorgeous as it gets. We had the good fortune of near perfect September weather. Upper 70's, even 80. Low 60's in the eve. No rain.
Having traveled to the Mt. Desert area in the past, I found Loon Cove to be perfectly located. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park areas were easy to get to as well as all the less tourist-ed but very cool little towns in the area. We visited Blue Hill, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Belfast (a 2nd time), Deer Isle, with the little ocean town of Stonington as our consensus favorite with its old weathered buildings, art galleries, used book, antiques and quaint coffee shop.
Every morning we were awakened with a lobster red sunrises. Every night we fell asleep to the sound of loons calling.
I highly recommend staying here for your next trip to NE Maine. You will not be disappointed!
Had a fabulous time at the house. Spent a lot of time sitting on the dock listening to the loons. We rented a canoe for the week and caught a ton of bass and sunfish. Great place for a family get together.
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