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Lakefront Cottage with Fantastic Views! Private and Very Relaxing!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


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About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Located just a few feet from the water, this quaint cottage looks at unobstructed views of the wild mountains of Maine and pristine Donnell Pond (ranked as a Class 1A lake). Sandy beaches, small islands, hiking trails and camping sites lie on the State Wilderness Preserve surrounding more than 3/4 of this beautiful lake. The cottage has a screened-in porch as well as a deck and dock on the water where you can lounge and soak up the sun while taking in the views. The sandy bottom offers excellent swimming for adults and small children alike. The cottage is just 20 minutes away from the town of Ellsworth and approximately 45 minutes away from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! Enjoy your day on the lake and then drift off to sleep listening to the mesmerizing calls of the Maine loons. See more stars than you have ever seen before while sitting on the dock or out in the canoe! A perfect spot for getting away from it all!

Interior features of the camp include: kitchen; bathroom with shower; 2 small bedrooms, one with full bed, one with twin bunk beds; full size futon in living room; sofa in living room; furnished with linens, blankets and towels; washer and dryer; skylights; wood stove with fireplace screen; pine wood floors. Additional exterior features include: grill; dock on the water; two small kayaks; canoe. A public boat ramp is available for use.

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Amy Shea Wingate
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2016


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Lakefront Cottage with Fantastic Views! Private and Very Relaxing!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Griffin, GA, USA

Family had a wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation staying at the cottage. We took our 7 and 9 year old along with my mother. There was plenty of room in the cottage for all of us. My 7 year old especially liked the upper bunk bed.

Upon arriving my children hopped in the kayaks and explored the many islands around the lake. The water was crystal clear and actually very warm. Sitting out on the dock at night was incredible. We paddled to a couple of local beaches on the lake (Redman's and Schoodic) and did a lot of exploring. We could have stayed at the cottage the entire week and never was that wonderful.

For cooking, the cottage has all the necessary cooking utensils including a lobster pot which we took full advantage of! A very nice grill is also provided.

If you feel the need the leave, Acadia is about a 45 minute drive and coming back there are plenty of places to buy live lobster. We especially liked the small pizza place about 5 minutes from the cottage.

Overall, the cottage is a perfect getaway from the busy world. We've been to a lot of places and we all said this is the best vacation we've ever had!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect family vacation or couples getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing at this cottage for the past 16 years and we look forward to our time there each summer as our most precious family tradition. There is not a better spot on Donnell pond and Donnell is a very special lake! The view of the mountains and the quiet location provide a setting that can not be matched. There are various levels of outdoor areas beginning at the screened in porch for reading or relaxing, out to the deck for a family cookout or visit with friends, down to the beach for a swim and on out to the water deck to relax and enjoy the views! There is a gradual shallow area for children to play and swim and a float in the deep water to swim to. Truly something for everyone to enjoy!

The cottage itself is cozy, open and well kept while maintaing that feeling of camp that we grew to love! Truly the perfect family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Barpub
30 Miles
Ellsworth, ME
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
route 1
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Franklin Trading Post, Franklin, ME
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

Rate per week:

June - $800
July-Aug. - $1000
Sept.-Oct. - $700

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Franklin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk beds
  • There is also a futon in the living room area that can sleep 2.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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