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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.
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.
Grew up in midcoast Maine and spent summers on Davis Point, so it is a special place for me and my family.
Clare Warner purchased this house in 1992
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.
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 a terrific vacation destination!
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.
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.
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.
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
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
A non-refundable reservation deposit of $250 is required to hold the reservation. The full rental amount is due 6 weeks ahead of stay. The $250 deposit then becomes a security deposit which, barring property damage, will be refunded within 10 days of completion of your stay.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.