|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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
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.
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.
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!!
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).
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
We enjoyed our stay at the Red Cottage on Toddy Pond so much. This is a perfect location within easy traveling distance to Acadia NP and Bar Harbor. The Lukens have thought of everything to make their property cozy, clean, comfortable and complete! The bed and linens were so cozy I didn't want to get up in the morning! Don't forget to sit by the pond in the evening watching the ducks and listening to the loons as the sun sets!
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
$ 75 Cleaning Fee; $100 Refundable Security Deposit. For weekly rentals the changeover day is Sunday.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.