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Comfortable, Spacious Lakefront Home 28 Miles From Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, sleeps 5

This perfect Down East vacation home 40 feet from water's edge is available again . We exceeded our guests expectations then and we will do it again. Towels, linens, gas grill, a gas lobster kettle, a safe family-sized double kayak and two single kayaks, screen porch with wicker furniture; open deck with teak rockers, a hammock, swimming noodles and air mattresses are all there for you. The main house is on one level with a mostly, handicap accessible bathroom. This is the perfect Down East location for day trips. Bangor, Bar Harbor (Acadia National Park), Belfast, Castine, & Stonington each 35 miles. Blue Hill, Ellsworth, Bucksport and Penobscot are 12 miles away. Campobello and New Brunswick are 125 miles. There is a fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer, central heat and drilled well for your comfort and convenience. All the best of Down East Maine in a serene setting just 45 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.

ABOUT US AND THIS PROPERTY: Please note that we are experienced in home rental. With the assistance of our caretakers, this home is again available for rental. We are experts in delivering it clean, equipped, and on time. We understand that this is important to families who arrive ready for their vacation to begin and trusting that all promises will be kept. Still not convinced? Contact us directly for more information.

A NOTE ABOUT THE WOODSTOVES. HOME INSURANCE REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE USE OF WOODSTOVES IN THIS RENTAL. The home photos show that there are two woodstoves but they are locked and not available for use. Additionally, pitfires and campfires on the premises are not allowed by local ordinance.

For the comfort of all guests, we strictly enforce a No Smoking policy in the home and on the property.

FOR YOUR SAFETY: Our guests agree that this is a restful and comfortable home. We have equipped it with everything you need for a wonderful vacation. All the toys are there - from a leaky old row boat to kayaks to porch rockers. There is a good selection of board games, Direct TV, board games and adult and children's books are provided for you to curl up with. One important distinction - this is a home not a cottage. There is a drilled well and an undersink, water filtration system in the kitchen to ensure quality and delicious taste.

While this is a very safe child friendly place, please note that the use of boats, kayaks, flotation devices, and water toys are at your own discretion. We ask that all persons behave responsibly and that children are supervised closely at all times, especially when in or near the water or the granite wall at water's edge. The use of Personal Flotation Devices is recommended for all persons using water craft of any kind. While we provide some flotation devices we make no guarantee about them and strongly recommend you provide your own. Children's life jackets and flotation devices ARE NOT provided and you must bring your own. FYI, the State of Maine requires a fishing license for all persons age 16 and over.

ABOUT LOWER PATTEN POND: Technically it's a lake and it even has a sister lake called 'Upper Patten Pond'. Lower Patten Pond is 741 acres and about three miles long. It's big enough for exploration, canoeing, kayaking, boating, and good fishing. It's small enough to discourage a lot of 'day trip', local boat traffic. What this means is that the lake is unusually quiet and peaceful, not a lot of jet skis or other noise (although the bullfrogs really get going for a while in the evening). There is a pair of eagles that work the lake and usually 2-4 Loon pairs. They have their chicks in May and by early summer those little families are out on the lake too (unless the eagles or turtles get the chicks). There is a public boat landing. We really enjoy lake living. We love the safety, the serenity, and the warm water for swimming. We also love the fact that we can be at the ocean, beaches, or the bays in 30 minutes for a change of pace. It really is the best of both worlds.

More Details

Rebecca Comeau
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Rebecca Comeau

We have been married since 1970 and became the proud parents of three children. Becky grew up in Maine and summered each year on a lake in central Maine. Paul was raised near Boston. Becky spent her working career in Medical Imaging and Paul was a Baptist minister until retirement. We are now both retired and live in Colorado Springs during the school year as we are involved with the care of our grandson. We have two delightful grandchildren. Tan is 9 and Rebecca Ann is 5.

Rebecca Comeau purchased this house in 1996

Why Rebecca Comeau chose Surry

We fell in love with this house and thought ourselves fortunate to buy it in 1996. You should have seen it when we first got it. It was on posts and had an old, decrepit garage. But we loved the home area, the access in winter and the location. So we bought it, changed all the windows, put it on a foundation and added the master bedroom suite and front entrance. We also had the rock wall done on the lakeside as we were being affected by erosion. We find it to be a comfortable, serene home and we are able to enjoy it each year the months of June and July. We have to head back to Colorado in early August as school begins early.

What makes this house unique

I don't know where to start to describe this unique home. Some days are just perfect for sightseeing and poking around the area. There are two good beaches not far away if I want to be on the salt bays and enjoy the ocean. Other days are perfect for a second pot of coffee and just relaxing with a good book. I find when I get here, the stress just melts away. It is quiet! Our grandson comes with us and he loves to take the kayaks for an adventure or fish for an hour or two. His fun thing is "to swim to Ellsworth". Several times we will put on life vests and swim across the lake, but always mid week when there is no boat traffic. Our favorite places are the screen porch and the open deck. Between the two we live outside.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Surry in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters assume all risk of using the property, both inside and outside.
  • Swimming is at your own risk.
  • The kayaks can be used at your own risk.
Location Type:
  • lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , handicap accessible
  • There is a handicap accessible bathroom in the master bedroom suite. The bedroom/bathroom has 36 inch pocket doors for good access. The other bathroom has a tub/shower and a washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Twin and twin airbed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Two twin adjustable beds (elevating head and feet)
  • The master bedroom is on the first floor through an oversized pocket door. At night, the summer breezes bring in the sounds of the distant loon calls. There is a king bed comprised of side-by-side twin, adjustable beds. This bedroom opens onto a private, open deck complete with teak rockers. It is a favorite place to enjoy that first cup of coffee and wake up slowly to a gorgeous day. The enclosed, handicap accessible bathroom makes this a comfortable and private space. Up a quirky staircase, there are 2 bedrooms on the second floor. Both have two windows for cross ventilation that let in the night breezes. Bedroom #2 has a pair of very comfortable twin beds and lots of bureau space for your belongings. The last bedroom is a favorite of children. It is a funny little room oozing with it's own peculiar charm and coziness. New this year is a tiny ceiling fan for comfort. There are also two air beds for overflow guests, a queen and a twin, both elevated and a PackNPlay.
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Conservatory
  • veranda
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
The entire main home is on one level without steps suitable for the elderly or infirm. We provide a very nice collection of regional travel guides and books to assist in your exploring and day trips. After you reserve your vacation time, we will email you a list of simply the best local web sites so you can plan your time and ponder all of the possibilities in the area. You can have a great time without spending a lot of money in tourist traps. You will love this home and it's comfortable serenity. Come and see for yourself. BTW, we are vacationeers ourselves and are sold on renting homes for comfort and economy. Compare for yourself. A lake kayak rents for $125 per week. We estimate meals in restaurants are easily $100 a day or more, per couple. Motels range from mid-high priced for a room, bed and TV, and neighbors overhead. We proudly present an affordable and comfortable option with all the benefits of a home, away from home. Cordially, Paul and Becky Comeau


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Kunkletown, PA

Photos can't do it justice

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I found our stay to be the very best respite from a hectic pace. It is the best place to improve your mental health. Now add all the best of what nature has to offer & all the comforts of your home (immaculately clean & so very comfortable) & you have landed in what we found to be a piece of paradise. Kayaking on the pond, reading on the dock or just observing the loons, bald eagles, turtles, & fish is entertaining for all ages.

The location of the house to Acadia, Ellsworth & Blue Hill is convenient & there's endless exploring to be done all around it. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone who wants to take a break, catch their breath & watching those sunsets will take your breath away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dortmund, Germany

A perfect start every day

  • 5 of 5

When you arrived at night be prepared to look for a hidden dream in the dark. We searched a little bit to find this place on a late October night. When we arrived at the house we were positively surprised about it’s charm. We entered a cosy dining room with it’s clean kitchen and listened to a smooth sound of water from the lake. The living room is as big as some restaurants in a small town (or in Germany, where we’re from). The bedroom on the first floor gave us another warm feeling and I tell you, you won’t want to get off in the morning when you awake with such a sunrise we got. The 2 bedrooms on the second floor are perfect for family with kids and it showed us, the house was a great gift for a wonderful start into our 14 day vacation. Paul and Becky didn´t forget anything. You got a lot of different literature, there’s a telephone (or I have to say two), there is a video player and a dvd player, there are some games to play and …. You won´t even be bored on a rainy lazy Sunday afternoon. Besides this there are enough possibilities of outside activities when the weather is alright!

On our first morning our daughter was an early bird to enjoy the calm fog and a beautiful sunrise. The view out of the dining room over the water with it’s cozy fog and a blue and red sky were a perfect start for the day and let us enjoy every morning a lazy and long term breakfast. When we started or trips we noticed the perfect central place of this house (around 10 minutes to Ellsworth’s shops, 30 minutes to brewer and 5 minutes more to Bangor and 25 minutes to Bar Harbor).

Most of our days and evenings we were out but it must be nice to make a trip with a kayak on the lake and spot the area with it’s natural beauty. One afternoon we find the time for a walk around the area and we saw a lot of loons, some eagles and also a small racoon crossing our way. Afterwards we enjoyed a great dinner at Anglers Restaurant in Searsport (Route 1; 215 E Main St – be prepared to arrive at a crowed place before 8.00 pm). It’s a great place which we know for years with great seafood meals which aren’t not very expensive.

It was our first time to rent a house on our vacation in New England and as a German tourist we were so enthusiastic about the space in this large house, it’s beautiful and warm view over the lake and it’s clean and relaxing comfort that it makes us want for more.

We look forward to visit this place in 2010 again and hope to find a time of availability!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2009
  • Date of Stay: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fall colors of Maine

  • 5 of 5

We were speechless from the time we entered this wonderful home. The views upon entering the house are breathtaking. Photos on the website do not do justice to this home. The fact that my daughter's family lives in Ellsworth, a two minute drive from here, added to our joy. We met here nightly for dinners, we all loved kyaks on the water, and what a joy to wake every morning to the fall colors across the lake. Although my daughter lives close by, she even felt she was on vacation in this wonderful setting. We loved hiking in Acadia, treks to Bar Harbor, and several meals in Ellsworth. The little ice cream shop next to court house serves wonderful lunches and the tapas menu at Cleonice(I think that's spelling) is delicious. The peace and serenity surrounded us and we regret that we only stayed a week. Hopefully, if Becky and Paul continue to rent this home, we can make a yearly visit.

Even in emails to Becky, I felt I had made a connection and a new friend. This is a home that is loved by it's owners and you can feel that warmth from the moment to walk in. Thank you for the experience.

Diane, San Jose, California

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have been so fortunate to find wonderful people from all over the world who appreciate the beauty of Maine (and the joy of a good crabmeat roll). We ourselves have been enriched by kindred spirits and blessed by gentle souls.
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Easley, South Carolina

Perfect In Every Way

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for beauty, peace and privacy, then this is the vacation home you are searching for. We were awakened each morning to the call of the loons and breathtaking sunrises. A wonderful place to relax and daydream and escape the hectic pace

of everyday. The house was well appointed and we had all the comforts of home. Even though you are in almost total privacy and the feeling of being away from it all, you are so close to the beautiful town of Ellsworth and all the wonderful shops and even a new super WalMart and our favorite restaurant, Jordan's Snack Bar. Acadia National Park, Cadilllac Mtn, Blue Hill (the Fish Net Restaurant where we enjoyed our first lobster), Stonington and all the other small villages are so close for short day trips.

The owners were so helpful in every way possible and we were grateful for the handicap amenities provided.

Our only regret renting this wonderful house is we didn't book for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Three weeks of restoration

  • 5 of 5

We're tempted to not make this place sound good because it might get fully booked and we'd be unable to return... but if you gather strength and peace from listening to water and wind, from watching the brilliant night sky, and from being reminded of the simple pleasures of nature, this is for you. You can choose to be active and do laps in the kayak, and you can also choose to eat too much fine seafood in nearby restaurants. Great, safe place for the youngest visitors as well.

The house is clean and comfortable, the owners more than helpful. We enjoyed Blue Hill and its Marine Environmental Research Institute, the whole Blue Hill peninsula and Naskeag Point, the Blue Hill Fair, Deer Isle and Stonington, the "other places" on Mt. Dessert, and venturing father downeast all the way to West Quoddy Head. But it's hard to beat floating on the pond with loons or reading on the deck with the bald eagle watching from across the water. You can work out a lot of problems by taking an hour to throw rocks in the water with a 2-year-old grandson. By our last-night-dinner at the Surry Inn, with the crackling fire behind us and the sun setting before us, we knew we were better for our visit.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

August, 2009

My family and I enjoyed staying at this home! We found it very comfortable, very well equipped and a very relaxing! My family enjoyed fishing, kayaking, boating (not such a bad rowboat) and swimming everyday. The lake is crystal clear and wonderful to swim in. My two dogs went swimming everyday and loved it. We all had a wonderful time, very memorable, as my daughter got married in Rockland, Maine that same week. This was a memorable experience, very relaxing and a serene place, the best we have ever stayed in. We were close to everything and got to see a lot in one week as well as enjoyed this most relaxing home and sound sleep at night on very comfortable beds. This house has a lot to offer. We hope to go back next year and stay longer. We're so glad we found it!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2009
  • Date of Stay: August 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 1, the Downeast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
many in Ellsworth
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Carrying Cove Place, Newbury Neck
Car: necessary

Down east Maine is noted for antiques, sightseeing and exploring, hiking and water sports. There are summer festivals in many of the coastal towns and villages. Acadia National Park is only 35 miles away with all the attractions of Bar Harbor. Discover the Shore Path to experience the summer homes and mansions of the well heeled. Bar Harbor is also the place for whale watching and windjammer day cruises and many cruise ships with their international passengers. If you choose to just stay home and relax, Patten Pond is warm for swimming and a safe, kid friendly place, yet large enough to explore by kayak. The local harvest is renowned. Strawberries in June, blueberries, tomatoes and corn in August, apples in September. Enjoy local, fresh lobsters, clams, crabmeat and mussels year round. The home is located on a private, dead end road with no through traffic and 10 residences total, many not occupied. This is a very quiet, private, and safe retreat.

Other Activities: kayaking


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Surry, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Foliage
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
29 Sep 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall Foliage
6 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Nightly Rate
13 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Fall Foliage
27 Oct 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.58
Pet Fee £77.25
Cleaning fee £96.56

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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