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Beautiful Lakefront Property

3 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Clifton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Welcome to Parks Pond Cottage on beautiful, clean Parks Pond in Clifton, Maine at the base of Parks Pond Bluff. Here on this quiet lake you will find clear water for swimming and fishing, clear skies for star gazing, and nearby hiking and golfing.

An international airport (Bangor, Maine) is only 30 minutes away and Acadia National Park is a mere 45 minutes away. Gourmet dining, shopping (including an LL Bean Outlet), theater and Folk Festival, malls, movies, microbreweries are all less than a half hour away. We are certain, however, that you will want to spend the majority of your time here on Parks Pond listening to the cries of the loons, relaxing in the crisp, clean waters, and enjoying the breathtaking views.

Keywords: Cottage

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Bob and Rosemary Russell
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Bob and Rosemary Russell

We have lived on Parks Pond since 1982. We have raised two daughters on the beautiful lake and they come back (with our grandsons!) to visit often. We continue to enjoy lake living with out two goldendoodles,Bailey and Dublin.

Bob and Rosemary Russell purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Bob and Rosemary Russell chose Downeast and Acadia

We bought Loon Lodge from our neighbors in 2005 because we knew what kind of a home it was and how it had been taken care of over the years.

What makes this cottage unique

The sunporch is everyones favorite spot. There's no better place for an afternoon nap .The open kitchen dining room livingroom concept is perfect for family get togethers, and the outside shower is simply wonderfull in the summer months.


based on 3 traveler reviews

Beautiful Lakefront Property
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Christiansburg VA

Amazing place to stay, we return every year

  • 5 of 5

My family has enjoyed this cabin for three years now and it is amazing every time. The owners are pleasant and a joy to work with. The cabin itself is beautiful and waking up to look out over the pond every morning is breath taking. The many amenities they provide for you are outstanding. It is peaceful, until you throw my two teenagers in it, and a quick jump from Bangor, Brewer, or even Bar Harbor. A definite must stay if you are venturing that way.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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old town

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Loon lodge last year, for the first time. The camp is beautiful, clean, and we'll maintained. It is located close enough to enjoy the sights of Maine, but tucked away for a quiet getaway. The owners are kind, and very helpful. We loved our stay do much that we've chosen to extend our stay this year.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM

Perfect Getaway at Parks Pond

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Loon Lodge for a week at the end of September/early October 2010. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, providing a good tour of the cottage and its features. The cottage was immaculate, well appointed, and had everything needed for my stay. Plenty of dishes, glassware, flatware, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, towels and wash cloths. Appliances were in good condition and working order. The bathroom had ample towels and face cloths. At that time of year the weather could be warm and sunny or blustery and chilly. There was good cross ventilation with open windows on the warm days, and for the chilly nights I sat in front of the cozy gas fireplace which heated the whole living/dining/kitchen area nicely. I used the furnace only once during my visit on a particulary chill morning. The cottage is close to the owner's house and another cottage, but there is still plenty of privacy provided by deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Floor-to-ceiling windows facing the pond offer a wonderful view of the water and the distant shore. Very few lights from the opposite cottages reflected on the pond at night. One night as I gazed at stars from the little dock a neighborhood beaver slapped its tail on the pond's surface several times. Warning me away? Several times during daylight hours as I swam in the cool water I spotted a beaver (the same one?) not far off shore. Loon Lodge is very convenient to the Parks Pond Bluff trail. Great view of the pond and surrounding area from the top of the Bluff. Other hiking trails nearby include Chick Hill and Lead Mt. Loon Lodge and Parks Pond are very convenient to coastal sightseeing and to shopping in Brewer and Bangor. It was a short jaunt for groceries, laundromat, antiquing, museums, and other activities. Also quite practical for trips to Bucksport, Fort Knox, the bridge observatory, Stonington, and Belfast. I was very, very happy with Loon Lodge's cleanliness, location, and overall condition. The owners obviously take pride in their properties!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Car: necessary

There is so much to do from this location and everything is just a short distance away. Ellsworth/Bar Harbor Area Belfast/Camden Area and Bangor are all just a short drive along with everything they have to offer. Or perhaps you want to just relax by the lake with kayaking, swimming, bird watching or simply relaxing!


Rates & Availability

Clifton Cottage Rental Rates

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Sumer 2017
May 28 2017 - Oct 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pet fee is per day for approved pets only.

The refundable deposit is required to hold the dates. Rent is due 30 days prior.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Clifton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • full bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Bangor International Airport 1/2 hour Firepit for campfires and outside shower.

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