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The Red Cottage on Toddy Pond (See also Loon Cottage 336179)

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Here's your perfect opportunity to relax, swim from the dock, canoe, kayak, watch the bald eagles, listen to the loons, enjoy a sunset and roast hot dogs and marshmallows on the lakeside bonfire. This one bedroom cottage has been recently renovated and is steps from Toddy Pond. Bring your own kayak or canoe. If you're a fisherman, you can launch your boat at the nearby ramp and fish for trout, bass, perch, and salmon.

Toddy Pond is wonderful in June, July, and August with warm days and cool nights. September brings warm days, cool nights, and fewer crowds while October brings the incredible fall foliage that dots the landscape, the lakesides, and the roadsides. Come and take advantage of the incredible beauty and moderate October temperatures.

You won't want to miss the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge with it's 442' high Observatory and adjacent Fort Knox which was built for the Civil War. Both serve to welcome visitors to Bucksport and Downeast Maine.

Bar Harbor and Acadia area: Going east from Toddy Pond, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, and Mt. Desert Island provide numerous opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, dining, hiking, biking, horseback riding, shoreline activities, and lighthouse viewing. Visit Thunder Hole and Sand Beach, see the vistas of Penobscot Bay from atop Mt. Desert, climb down the rocky coast to view Bass Harbor Light (our favorite), dine on the lawn at the Jordan Pond House while you soak in the views of The Bubbles or choose where you'll try your first lobster. Bring your bike or rent one to ride the Carriage Paths in the Park or bring your kayak to explore the coastline or many ponds on the Island. Not too far away is the Blue Hill peninsula with many art galleries and shops and a short drive takes you to Deer Isle and Stonington, a working lobstering harbor. Consider taking a day trip to Isle Au Haut via ferry from Stonington.

Camden, Rockport, and Rockland: 45-50 minutes south of Toddy Pond are three of the prettiest harbors on the East Coast. Take in the windjammer fleet in Camden, charter a sail into Penobscot Bay, hike or drive up Mt. Battie to see the Tower and the expanse of Penobscot Bay. Shopping, sightseeing, dining, and hiking opportunities abound. You won't want to miss the Cellar Door Winery near Megunticook Lake and Maiden's Cliff. Hike the Nature Conservancy trails to Balanced Rock. Rockland is home to the Farnsworth Art Museum which houses many of the Wyeth family collections.

We will also provide you with a Renter's Guide with more details on activities, events, and things to do and see while you are here.

See also the Loon Cottage on Toddy Pond (Property 336179) on VRBO

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a lovely time in beautiful Maine. We to come back soon!
Oct 2012
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Orland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • vanity, shower, toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Very comfy bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
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The Red Cottage on Toddy Pond (See also Loon Cottage 336179)
average rating of 4.894737 based on 24 reviews

Great little cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here as one of several stops in our trip to Maine for our ten-year anniversary, and we had a wonderful time! Toddy Pond is absolutely beautiful, and the cabin was perfect for us. The area is great, and we particularly liked not being too far from Acadia National Park, which was the big draw for us.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us on 'the pond'. It was our privilege to host you during your anniversary!
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Excellent, just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful little cottage with everything one needs to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. While we didn't use the TV or DVD, the evenings were beautiful in their own entertaining way. As Carol the owner stated, its close to much the area has to offer without the crowds; and there was still plenty of tourists at Acadia and Bar Harbor. We were there in late September and early October. Hearing and seeing the loons on Toddy Pond was, for us, quite lovely.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The red cabin was very picturesque and had all the amenities for an extended stay.

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect. Remote enough to not hear continuous noise from traffic or neighbors, but close to hwy, and easy access to Bucksport, Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, and Acadia. Toddy Pond was lovely to swim in, and the dock access was priceless.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location to enjoy all that the Acadia area has to offer! Very peaceful and great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Carol and Horace were the ultimate hosts. They provided a well appointed, clean and comfortable cabin that was true to the photos and description on the site. The cabin is located on Toddy Pond - a nice swim in the lake and you can hear loons calling each other in the morning and evening! This location is a perfect VRBO getaway for a couple. The location is close enough to easily enjoy all that the Acadia area has to offer without the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. We enjoyed Cadillac Mountain, Thunder Hole, a carriage ride on the Carriage Roads (Wildwood Stables inside the Park), exploring the Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Sand Beach, Jordan Pond House (yum!!), the seawall, ferry to Schoodic Point and more. We took the Puffin and Whale Watch out of Bar Harbor which was excellent. We highly recommend the DiverEd tour that leaves from the College of the Atlantic. The Looking Glass Restaurant was a nice location for a special birthday dinner. We also spent a day traveling to Campobello Island and this is totally doable from this location. Don't miss the Penobscot Narrows Bridge observation platform. The cabin's location is quiet and beautiful. The inside and outside of the cabin is clean and well maintained. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals. The bed is comfortable and the bathroom is clean. Carol and Horace respond to emails quickly and offered lots of suggestions on where to eat and things to do in the area. We highly recommend this property as it is the best VRBO we have stayed in by far!!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, thank you so much for the lovely review. Also thank you for all the exploring! You taught me about several cool places that were totally new to me! We enjoyed having you two stay with us and are glad the cottage was just what you wanted! Carol
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Great place for a vacation in Maine

  • 5 of 5

We spent almost a week in the red cabin.

Carol and Horace made us feel at home from the minute we arrived. the cabin was very clean and had everything we needed.

The pond & the deck was lovely.

it's 40 min to Acadia.

Don't miss a short visit to the observation tower (fort knox).

Highly recommanded!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you stay with us on Toddy Pond!
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the enjoyable stay. It was a quiet and relaxing area with direct access to the pond. The cottage itself was very well maintained and every basic equipment was there and working. Renting a kayak from 'The Activity Shop' worked also perfect.

The booking worked perfectly fine and the owner is very fast in responding and available for any question. She even did us a small favor in sending us a small forgotten thing back to my sister in US.

Thanks a lot, we would come back whenever we plan another vacation in this area.

Best regards from Germany,

Julia & Hanno

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Ferry
36 Miles
Bass Harbor; Stonington
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Many opportunities for boating, swimming, fishing, hiking. Convenient to the Blue Hill Fair, Fort Knox for Civil War buffs, many sites, Craig Brook Salmon Hatchery, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, lighthouses, ferries to islands, sailing, golf.


Rates & Availability

Orland Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 14 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

$ 75 Cleaning Fee; $100 Refundable Security Deposit. For weekly rentals the changeover day is Sunday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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