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Quiet setting on the edge of a cove. We are a seasonal rental open from May through the end of October. Watch nature from the dock while reading a good book. Enjoy a camp fire . Enjoy a hike in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlife Park nearby. You are close to Acadia National Park and all that it has to offer. Enjoy nightlife in Bar Harbor or at one of the areas fine restaurants. Visit historic Camden, Belfast, Bluehill and Castine. Hike, bike, walk or climb the nearby trails and mountains. Explore the shops, harbors, beaches of downeast Maine.
Len is actively retired from working for a paper making company in Bucksport , Maine. Pam is a retired elementary teach . She retired after teaching 35 years in local schools. We both enjoy traveling and have siblings and children in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and California.
We loved the condo. There is plenty of room for two people to be comfortable, a nice dining area, full size appliances, cozy, comfortable sitting area. The love seat, chair and bed were top quality and comfortable. The location is good, half way between Bucksport and Ellsworth. The only disappointment was that with the trees and especially brush between the condo and the pond, the views weren't as nice as we had hoped. Len was very friendly and accommodating.
Perfect location for us. Our son goes to MMA and we like to visit Bar Harbor so it's kinda in the middle. It's a tiny house but definately fit our needs. It was very clean and up to date. My husband is 6'2 so with the slanted ceilings it was hard for him to stand in the bathroom the kitchen but for me it was perfect. They have great outdoor seating with a nice fire pit. The garage is nice with access to the washer and dryer. Very sweet couple who stayed in contact with text messages to make sure we made it ok and didn't need anything. We had a great time. Thanks!
We stayed at the cabin basically 36 hours having come down from Lubec to see Acadia National Park on Sunday before our departure on Monday morning. Though small the cabin was quiet cozy and provided for all the necessities i.e. stove, fridge, microwave, tv. If staying in the area again I would definitely try and secure it.
We were very happy with our stay at this cabin on Toddy Pond! The space was small, but well laid out with all the amenities that we needed. We loved having the fire pit & grill, and with access to the pond, it was perfect. The location is great: 15 minutes to Bucksport, 30 min to Bangor, 45min to Acadia & Bar Harbor. The cabin is secluded enough to be private and quiet, but close enough to everything to be convenient. Looking forward to our next visit!
I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing Maine getaway. The pond and surrounding areas are beautiful and it's in close proximity to many scenic and interesting places. Acadia/Bar Harbor is a very convenient day trip from this location. We enjoyed exploring the pond via kayak and relaxing by a campfire in the evenings. The local seafood is a definite plus!
I had a lovely stay! The listing and photos did a great job preparing me for my visit. One thing I wish I'd realized: the condo is a two-minute walk from the water. That's not a problem, and I came to love my morning ritual of trotting down the dirt path to the dock, but it was a surprise -- I'd thought the dock adjoined the back of the house. Also, the ceiling is pitched *very* steeply. The condo uses the space well, even rolling the bed under the eaves to create extra floor space during the day, but the steep ceilings did make for quite a number of head-bumps, especially while cooking. (I'm 5'9, and I had to stay alert to avoid bonking myself while making dinner on the stove.)
Hot showers are important to me, and I'm happy to report that the water pressure was perfect, and the water heater stayed deliciously hot. Unfortunately, the water smelled of sulfur, and occasionally sputtered pretty badly (it felt like the shower was sneezing on me!), but the Haseltines have a plan for getting that fixed.
Everything else worked perfectly -- the stove, the microwave, the kayak, the fridge, the lights, the ceiling fan, the TV (which gets CBS, the CW, and three PBS channels), the fire pit, the gas grill. I didn't have occasion to test the oven, but the pots/pans/dishes/silverware were all great.
Len and Pam were out of town for most of my stay, so I can't really comment on them as hosts; their son showed me around the place when I first arrived, and they were available by phone or text.
The cove house is about 15 minutes away from both downtown Orland and downtown Ellsworth, so I didn't visit local restaurants or coffeeshops as much as I'd expected to. The house only shares the cove with a handful of other camps, most of which had closed up for the season before my mid-September arrival, making it ideal for reading / writing / meditation / prayer / contemplation.
One last note: The dock points due east, so sunrises are just spectacular. I'll never forget the dawns I spent sitting by the still water, watching the sun rise over the trees to burn off the mist and rouse the ducks, great blue heron, loons, and kingfisher I shared my mornings with.
Must see is the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Bucksport associated with the historical Fort Knox State Park. For those interested in hiking, there is nearby Great Pond Mountain Wildlife Area Area. The area is also very close to Bar Harbor and Acadia national park. The nearby Big ChickenBarn is a mecca for antiques. Bucksport and Ellsworth , both nearby, have many fine restaurants. Maine is known for its seafood and there are many outdoor areas where lobsters are boiled in wood fired pots.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.