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.
Refund policy: 25% payment is due upon booking. 75% payment is due 60 days before arrival. No refunds for cancellations made after that date.
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.