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Cozy Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Cozy lakefront cottage with Private Sandy Beach on Beech Hill Pond near Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, Maine.

This delightful waterfront cottage is comfortably furnished and well appointed with all the conveniences - swim float, fire pit with firewood included, Adirondack chairs for de-stressing. (2) kayaks & (1) canoe and WiFi included. Safe for kids from the 50' sandy beach in the crystal clear spring-fed water.

The 2 bedrooms plus loft are charmingly decorated offering 2 full and 2 twin-size beds, and all linens included. Fully equipped kitchen and great room area over looks the lake; perfect for entertaining.

Enjoy the stillness of morning mist rising from the lake, soft summer breezes and the calming songs of the resident loons. The fishing's fun, the swimming's refreshing and boating is just plain relaxing, so bring your toys.

Only 30 miles to Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park. Free WiFi. Dogs OK with fee.

Acadia National Park: In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson set aside 6000 acres (within what is now Acadia National Park) as Sieur de Monts National Monument. With the acquisition of more land and private support and funding, in 1919 President Wilson signed an act establishing Lafayette National Park. In 1929 the parks name was changed to Acadia.

Acadia National Park was established to protect the area's spectacular scenic values, Maine's rock bound coast, its coastal and its offshore islands as characterized by the geologic features, natural history and the native plant and animal life. Forty five miles of rustic carriage roads weave around the mountains and through the valleys of Acadia National Park, the gift of philanthropist John D Rockefeller, Jr., and family. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, desired to travel on motor free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His efforts resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close up views of the landscape.

Cadillac Mountain: At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in Acadia National Park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. Rising high above the town of Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain offers magnificent views of the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay. Explore the summit of this granite mountain along a .3-mile trail, which includes wayside exhibits about natural and human history. Portions of this trail are accessible to wheelchair users.

Golf Courses Nearby:

Lucerne Hills Golf Club East Holden ME 7.2 mi

White Birches Country Club Ellsworth ME 8.0 mi.

Felt Brook Golf Center Holden ME 11.4 mi.

Bar Harbor Golf Course Ellsworth ME 14.5 mi.

Bucksport Golf Club Bucksport ME 15.6 mi

Pine Hill Golf Club Brewer ME 16.3 mi.

Hampden Country Club Hampden ME 23.7 mi

Kebo Valley Club Bar Harbor ME 24.1 mi

Northeast Harbor Golf Club Northeast Harbor ME 28.4 mi

Causeway Club Southwest Harbor ME 28.7 mi

More Details

Owner
Steve & Michelle Cowan
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Steve & Michelle Cowan

The Cowans, formerly from Maine now living on the West Coast.

Steve & Michelle Cowan purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Steve & Michelle Cowan chose Otis

We are originally from Maine and purchased Loons Nest Cottage to ensure our children have the opportunity to experience summers in Maine the way we did as kids. Beech Hill Pond is a very special place as it is close to Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor, but provides a peaceful retreat after a day of hiking and sightseeing. The lake is great for kayaking and canoeing, or just watching the Loons.

What makes this cottage unique

Private sandy beach, secluded getaway from it all spot. We also own property #162312 Sandy Cove Cottage next-door.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Otis in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom is on the first floor, includes a tub/shower and washer/dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , First floor bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 2nd Floor Loft - *Access via library ladder only
  • The 2nd Floor Loft has two skylights and a window and is accessed by a library ladder
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • museums
  • pond
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Private sandy beach, water toys, (2) kayaks (1) canoe & paddles, hammock and fire pit with firewood included. All towels and linens are provided. Guests must provide their own paper products. Drinkable water is provided by onsite drilled well.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy Beech Hill Pond Cottage - Private Sandy Beach Near Acadia & Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
4

October Visit

  • 4 of 5

Overall a very comfortable, satisfactory stay. The foliage was outstanding and mostly the weather was cooperative. We had planned for four senior men (brothers) but one 's wife was ill and couldn't make it. The loft was not conducive for senior citizens, so one brother slept on the couch. He was quite comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped. And supplies were numerous. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brookline MA
5

Great peacfull family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely long weekend with our kids (8,6,4 yrs old). The beach is lovely and swimming and kayaking on the lake were great. The cabin is comfortable and very well equipped, the kitchen had everything we needed and much more. The only inconvenience was the small size of the bedrooms. We left the cabin for one day trip to Acadia, driving one hour approximately to get there, and we were very happy with that. We all agreed that this was one of our best family vacations! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Exactly as described - What a great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, peaceful pond - exactly what we were hoping for! A few days exploring Acadia, and the rest of the time enjoying Beech Hill Pond!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashua, NH
5

Extremely relaxing and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Very cozy. My dogs loved swimming and kayaking. Extremely relaxing time.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Tranquil. Way too far from Acadia.

  • 3 of 5

The location of Beech Hill Pond is exceptional if you plan to spend many days at the cabin itself. If you are looking for a home base for Acadia excursions it will be too far. We drove to Acadia 3 of 4 days. Each time it was one hour to the very beginning of Mt Desert Island in light, mid-October traffic. We followed one leaf peeper leaving the island one day and it took us 90 minutes to get "home." Even as I map the directions today in mid-November when everyone is gone it shows 1 hour to Bar Harbor.

Outside: In mid-October Beech Hill Pond was deserted. We only saw one fishing boat going out and coming back. I have gobs of great photographs from our quiet paddles around the pond. It could not have been more photogenic and we felt like we owned the lake. We dressed for the cold weather and had a ton of fun exploring. We apprciated having fire wood and enjoyed our bonfire, though the damp wood made it a challenge to light.

Inside: The cottage itself is snug but perfectly sized for anything you would want to do. The bedrooms are small but all you do is sleep in there anyway. (Note: no place to put luggage in the bedrooms.) The kitchen is the size of my full house kitchen! Consider the weather. The cabin was hella cold when we arrived at 8pm on a Thursday night and owing to the cold weather--in 4 days the floor (and the tub and the toilet seat, grr) never did want to warm up even though the gas stove got the air temp warm enough to melt butter.

The owners VERY graciously allowed us a late check out on our departure date because we wanted to sneak in one more paddle.

Three hesitations for me:

First, the owner only replied to two of my text messages. To the other two texts, in which I asked him to call me, he neither called nor replied via text.

Second, there are two likely problems with the plumbing. I'm no plumbing expert, but I did go to architecture school and I am a licensed builder. My experience leads me to believe that 1. The venting is inadequate [the tub backs up, the water in the toilet sloshes when the tub drains, and the sink drain loudly glugs when the tub or washing machine drains] and 2. there is no p-trap at the kitchen sink, which is the most problematic owing to potential methane gas leakage. I texted with my credentials and twice offered to describe what I experienced, so that he might be made aware, but never heard back.

And third, you are expected to strip beds, launder towels, do dishes and vacuum/sweep before checkout.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nissa for renting and your glowing review of our cozy Loons Nest Cottage; we agree it is a very special place! While both secluded and quiet, the cottage is also close enough to Acadia to make day trips (45 minutes +- depending peak fall foliage traffic such as you experienced) and retreat back to Beech Hill Pond in time for an evening lakeside campfire. Sorry for the confusion regarding the tub drain, we would have been happy to have our local plumber stop by to check the drain if you had let us know during your stay. We received your feedback several days after your departure, so we just had him clear the clogged drain while closing up the cottage for the winter. Thank you again for allowing us to host your Maine vacation!
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5

Stunning

  • 5 of 5

The space was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need. Beautiful view.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Lucerne Hills Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Route 1A
Nearest Beach
On-site
Car: necessary

Beech Hill Pond is a beautiful, four and a half-mile long, spring-fed lake located in Downeast Maine near Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. It makes a relaxing vacation spot for anyone wanting to explore the Downeast Maine area, without the crowds of Acadia National Park. The setting for Beech Hill Pond couldn’t be prettier – the crystal clear water is surrounded by peaceful mountains. Just a few of the activities available at Beech Hill Pond are swimming, fishing, boating, hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing or just relaxing and enjoying the views. The pond is one of several high quality coldwater sportfish lakes in the Union River drainage.

For sightseers, a forty-five minute drive takes you to Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park which is the oldest national park on the East Coast. Ellsworth is only a 15 minutes away and also has shopping and restaurants, including fresh clam chowder and lobsters right off the boat.

Acadia National Park: In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson set aside 6000 acres (within what is now Acadia National Park) as Sieur de Monts National Monument. With the acquisition of more land and private support and funding, in 1919 President Wilson signed an act establishing Lafayette National Park. In 1929 the parks name was changed to Acadia.

Acadia National Park was established to protect the area's spectacular scenic values, Maine's rock bound coast, its coastal and its offshore islands as characterized by the geologic features, natural history and the native plant and animal life. Forty five miles of rustic carriage roads weave around the mountains and through the valleys of Acadia National Park, the gift of philanthropist John D Rockefeller, Jr., and family. Rockefeller, a skilled horseman, desired to travel on motor free byways via horse and carriage into the heart of Mount Desert Island. His efforts resulted in roads with sweeping vistas and close up views of the landscape.

Cadillac Mountain: At 1,530 feet, Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in Acadia National Park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern coast of the United States. Rising high above the town of Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mountain offers magnificent views of the Porcupine Islands and Frenchman Bay. Explore the summit of this granite mountain along a .3-mile trail, which includes wayside exhibits about natural and human history. Portions of this trail are accessible to wheelchair users.Cadillac Mountain is accessible via a winding, narrow, 3.5-mile road. The road is closed from December 1 through April 14 and whenever weather conditions (e.g., dense fog or ice) require.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Otis, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring 2018
18 May 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
£623
for 4 nights
From
£156
£849
 
 
Early Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 7 nights
£1,160
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,394
for 7 nights
£1,394
 
 
Late Summer 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 7 nights
£1,160
 
 
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
£623
for 4 nights
From
£156
£849
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £71.43
Refundable Damage Deposit £214.29
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellation Policy: Notice in writing must be given on or before January 7th of the year the rental is scheduled to receive back 50% of the rent + tax; the security deposit will be forfeited. Cancellations received after January 7th will result in the loss of security deposit and 50% of the rent + tax. Cancellations received with less than 120 days prior to occupancy forfeit all monies paid.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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