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Charming, 120 year-old summer house in pastoral setting - salt water frontage

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,120 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

The Pond House is a wonderfully, relaxing base to explore the mid-coast region. Its pastoral setting, on a quiet road will tempt you to while away the time taking long walks, rocking on the porch overlooking the pond, or napping in the hammock under the tree. Prepare meals of locally grown or caught fare in a well-equipped country kitchen. Eat them at the counter or table in the kitchen (more formal), on the porch (great for a sunlit breakfast in your pjs), or at the picnic table on the lawn (perfect for those messy lobster feeds). A wooded path will lead you down a steep incline to the tidal saltwater shore frontage on the Meduncook River. Once there, you can enjoy the beautiful view of Crotch Island, watch the lobster boats make their hauls, swim at high tide, or launch our double kayak for a paddle out to Muscongus Bay. Evenings may find you reading a book by the fire, or playing parlor games or watching a movie in the upstairs family room. And don't forget to do some stargazing.

Day tripping:

Rockland (25 min) - Farnsworth Art Museum, breakwater walk to the Rockland Lighthouse, many shops and restaurants, movie theaters, Maine Lobster Festival and Parade, Jazz Festival, Boats, Homes and Harbors Show, golf at public links and at the beautiful Samoset Resort ocean front course, also open to the public.

Camden (40 min) - shops, restaurants, Camden Opera House, Mt. Battie State Park;

Monhegan Island - ferry from Port Clyde (40 min), art galleries, hiking, and rugged beauty;

Union (30 min). - Maine Antiques Festival;

Boothbay Harbor (1 hr.);

Lighthouses - Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, Rockland, Marshall Point Light, Port Clyde, Pemaquid Light, Bristol, Owls Head Light, Owls Head;

Acadia National Park (2 1/2 hrs.) - with many sights along the way and spectacular beauty at the destination.

State Beaches - Birch Point Beach State Park, Owls Head (25 min); Reid State Park, Georgetown (1.5 hrs)

Public fresh water swimming - Chickawaukie Lake, Rockland; Lake Megunticook, Camden; Damariscotta Lake State Park, Damariscotta

Provisions and more: The local general store (5 mi. away) offers most of the basic necessities. You can also shop for locally grown or made food at several excellent and nearby (approx. 10 mi.) farm markets (Beth's, Spears, Schoolhouse). Thomaston Market (10 mi.) and major grocery chains in Rockland are good for larger scale shopping. An excellent source for lobsters and local seafood is Jess's Market in Rockland,

There is a wide range of good and interesting restaurants within a 30 mi. radius - including several where you eat outdoors and virtually on the water: Waterman's Beach, Miller's, and Muscongus Bay Lobster Company. More upscale and finer dining can be found in Thomaston, Rockland, Damariscotta, and Camden.

The Charm of the Pond House: Our house has many of the charming characteristics of an old summer home. It features a large and light eat-in kitchen, with plenty of dishes, cooking utensils and pots and pans, reflective of the many summers our family has spent there. A favorite spot for all house guests is the wonderful porch, great for rocking, talking and enjoying the peace and quiet of Davis Point. In the mornings is it very sunny and is nearly always cooled in the afternoons by a gentle sea breeze. The house has high ceilings, papered walls in several rooms, and interesting molding. The 'formal' living room has a certain old simple elegance, whose floor is lovely wide pine planks, while the double and queen bedrooms have painted wide plank pine floors. The bedrooms are bright and spacious. The bathrooms are very adequate, but not fancy. There are plenty of linens and towels. Finally, the large upstairs family room is a great space for children's games, parlor games, reading, and puzzles.

More Details

Clare Warner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017

About Clare Warner

Grew up in midcoast Maine and spent summers on Davis Point, so it is a special place for me and my family. We have other property nearby at which we still spend many happy summer weeks.

Clare Warner purchased this house in 1992

Why Clare Warner chose Cushing

It is a great place for family vacations and quiet getaways. It has water access access for exploring the shoreline at low tide or taking a quick, refreshing dip or kayaking at high tide. The house is a great place for family gatherings inside and out and for game nights in the upstairs family room. Enjoy beautiful walks down the quiet road to the point or through the woods to the back shore. Sit on the porch in the morning sun with a book and a cup of coffee or take an afternoon nap in the hammock under the tree. The Pond House and its surroundings have lots of country charm and warmth.

What makes this house unique

The Pond House is in a very rural setting, but is close enough to Rockland and Camden to afford guests easy access to wonderful restaurants and museums, golf courses, art galleries, movies, shopping, and terrific day excursions. Mid-coast Maine is an excellent vacation destination!


Cushing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2120 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No burning candles anywhere in the house, except in the kitchen and only under supervision.
  • No smoking of any kind is allowed inside the house.
  • Maximum of 6 people in residence on a regular overnight basis and up to two overnight guests.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The Pond House comfortably sleeps 6. All three bedrooms are light corner rooms, with screened windows on two walls and good ventilation. There is a double futon in the upstairs living room and a Swedish cot to accommodate up to two short-term guests.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
To accommodate a larger crowd for dinner at the kitchen, we frequently extend the drop leaf table by placing another drop leaf table at the end and covering both with a large table cloth. We then round up extra chairs from the rest of the house. It makes for cosy, casual and congenial dining with friends.


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Charming, 120 year-old summer house in pastoral setting - salt water frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

This place is lovely! A perfect place to return to after exploring the Rockland/ Boothbay harbor area. House was fully equipped with what we wanted. Enjoyed the fireplace in living room and rockers on the porch. There were six of us and we had plenty of space. Would stay again if in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad the house had what you were looking for. It's a great spot for exploring mid-coast Maine while enjoying a serene and quiet rural location. Hope to see you again. Thank you. Clare W., Owner
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Pond House a perfect vacation home for us!

  • 5 of 5

Pond House turned out to be the perfect spot for our extended family. With 2 teenaged boys and 1 preteen boy, the roominess of the house was especially appreciated. We took the owner's suggestion of moving a second drop-leaf table into the kitchen/dining area so we had a roomy spot for all of our meals and for board games, card games and joint crossword puzzles.

The front porch rockers were enjoyed daily for reading and watching the birds and the lovely pond across the road and the hammock was a wonderful spot for an afternoon snooze. We, of course, took the trek down to the water for some high tide swimming and kayaking and we took a number of hikes along Davis Point Rd and Stones Point Rd. We also spent a day in Belfast and Camden and another day in Acadia and enjoyed seafood many times - however the lobsters we cooked our selves were the best treat of all.

The house was very clean and well maintained and the owner most helpful and pleasant to deal with. I would recommend this lovely home to anyone who would enjoy the serenity and beauty of a summer house in a pastoral setting.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that these renters enjoyed so many of the same features of the Pond House and the mid-coast region that our family has treasured over the years!
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Tranquil, welcoming farmhouse.

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad that we were able to rent the Pond House in Cushing, Maine for a week. We wanted a rustic, cute farmhouse with plenty of space and quiet indoors and out and this is all that. We enjoyed kayaking, walking, bike riding and just sitting on the porch with coffee. The walk to the shore is through an interesting woods, fun in itself. At near high and high tide the kayaking is great and the water views are terrific.

The owner was very pleasant and helpful, she was wonderful to work with.

Rockland, ME is within 10 miles and we were able to take advantage of terrific July weather to sightsee and visit with family and friends in the area.

Staying at Pond House was an enjoyable experience, right down to watching a pair of Woodcocks stroll through the backyard one morning and hearing the frog chorus from the pond every evening.

Pond House charm includes many nice woodwork details, different in every room. Although old, it was clean and comfortable, with an occasional - not unexpected in the countryside - bug or two. It was well supplied with the kitchen and bath amenities anyone would need for a visit.

This vacation rental is in a lovely rural area and provides an authentic Maine farmhouse experience.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed this house. Cushing is definitely a remote location so you wouldn't want to stay here if you weren't willing to drive 15 to 20 minutes, minimum, whenever you wanted to go out to dinner. But we loved being in such a quiet, beautiful setting, and the house is very well equipped for six people to live there comfortably for a week. The owner was extremely helpful and responsive, the house was clean and well-maintained and pretty. We would definitely recommend this to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad our guests enjoyed their stay at the Pond House and appreciate their review. Yes, the location is a bit out of the way - a feature that we believe adds to the charm, particularly for folks who like a peaceful spot. While dining out does require a drive or a stop on the way back from a morning or afternoon excursion, there are some excellent dining establishments to choose from within a 20 mile radius. Meanwhile, our kitchen is well-equipped for meals that are prepared at home and local produce and fresh fish at a reasonable price are available in neighboring towns.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Portland International Jetport
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Junction with route 1
Car: necessary

Davis Point juts out into Muscongus Bay, with the Meduncook River on one side and Davis Cove on the other. We are 15 miles from Rockland, home to the world famous Farnsworth Art Museum, the Strand Movie Theater, and many delightful shops, interesting art galleries and fine restaurants, including the nationally acclaimed Primo. The city also hosts a summer Jazz Festival, annual Lobster Festival, and a Boat Show . The picturesque harbor town of Camden, 25 mi. from Cushing, is also great for shopping and dining. The Camden Opera House offers live performances throughout the summer. Hike or drive to the top of nearby Mt. Battie for spectacular views of Camden Harbor and the islands of Penobscot Bay. Take a glorious day trip to rugged Monhegan Island, by ferry from Port Clyde (30 mi.). Closer by (5 mi.), visit the Olsen House, made famous by artist Andrew Wyeth and now an annex of the Farnsworth Art Museum. Doable day trips: Acadia National Park, Boothbay Harbor, Freeport, Portland.

Other Activities: kayaking, jogging, biking, walking, bird watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Landlord does not set or participate in the HomeAway Service Fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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