|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This beautiful family home is situated on 17 private acres on a 400 acre 'pond'. Although it is a peaceful retreat, it is centrally located for easy day trips to Belfast, Camden, Bar Harbor and beyond! Venture out for the day and return for a relaxing glass of wine or lemonade on our large covered porch or the open sunny deck. Read a book on the porch swing or nap on the hammock. Swim, fish, canoe, kayak or jump on and off of the water trampoline. Children will enjoy the Cedar Works play set with three swings, a climbing structure and a slide! Experience life the way it should be with all the comforts of home.
This is a new listing and more photos will be uploaded shortly. Please take a look at our other waterfront vacation rental in Belfast, Maine #3177360.
If you are picturing a rustic cabin in the Maine woods, the only commonality with this house is the Maine woods. The house is manse-like, with spacious elegant rooms and sink-into furnishings. The outdoor covered deck is magnificent and affords hypnotic views of the pond and towering trees. Six of us -- two twenty-something girls, a friend and me, and my parents in their 80s -- spent a week in early August at the Kelly's home. We had more than enough room to spread out and kept finding new things to play with: a pogo stick, board games, etc. The house has virtually everything anyone would need and you arrive to find the beds made up and the house spotlessly clean. The Kellys were unbelievably nice, even swapping a cookbook for a boogie board! We saw The Mikado performed in a nearby park by a talented local company from Belfast, and were delighted by the food at Darby's and Chase's Daily. The only caveat, and surely this applies only to us, is that it was difficult for my elderly parents to get down to the water and the pond is not good for swimming. The muck at the bottom of the lake and the copious sea grasses made it hard to enjoy a swim. But it's good for canoeing/kayaking and breathtaking to look at. This is our fourth vacation rental in Maine and will go down in the books as the nicest house we've ever rented, owned by the nicest people!
What a wonderful home to have had the pleasure of staying in during our vacation in Maine. After driving for about 11 hours in a rental van (the ac in our vehicle decided to stop working the night before we left thus our trip started with an emergency rental car) with hair pulling road construction every 50 feet, traffic snarls for no reasons other than gawking at someone getting a traffic ticket, and the never ending bathroom breaks with coffee IV infusions we finally managed to approach this home. The last few miles took us through what I would consider to be somewhat rural areas. When our GPS told us in her ever so confident voice "turn right" I certainly thought "she" and the AC in our defunct car were in cahoots. Turning right meant turning onto a road that headed into what appeared to be a forest where I thought for sure we would encounter a genetically challenged young man playing the banjo theme song from the movie Deliverance. As we turned into the unknown and meandered around to the driveway I swear I heard Yanni playing his pan flute with simultaneous lifting of clouds and angelic rays of sun shining down on us as the house came into view. Certainly this must be an illusion due to the perpetual IV drip of caffeine these past 11 hours? How could such a beautiful home be located in such a concealed tucked away spot? Immediately the tension melted away. When we entered the home it was apparent that the color palette and architectural layout of the house was designed to provide space and tranquility. Our stay at this wonderful home always started with an early morning rise enjoying a steaming cup of coffee outside on the covered deck overlooking a serene pond with varied foliage and fauna. With nothing but the sounds of nature surrounding us our days would start in sometimes surreal manner. The home is ideally situated mid coast and allows for visits to wonderful towns such as Camden, Belfast, Lincolnville, and much more. Our excursions led us off the beaten path away from the crowds and allowed us to find special parks, paths, and small towns that brought us to another place in time. When we felt adventurous the home's location allowed us to venture to Acadia National park and points north all the time seeking out hidden lobster shacks and working fishing villages. If you are traveling to mid coast main stay at this wonderful home. You just may not want to leave!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 12 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
A deposit of 50% is due in order to reserve the requested timeframe. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to arrival.