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Private Point On Beautiful Hancock Pond, House Is Only Steps Away From The Water

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Denmark - Edgeset

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Edgeset is located on Hancock Pond in Denmark, Maine. (Ponds can be very large in Maine - this one happens to be approximately 2 miles across!) This vacation home was constructed in 1966 and has been a favorite vacation site for the Hershey family and many other families since that time. The property consists of approximately 1.5 acres of wooded land and 250' of water frontage. The front deck is about 30' from the water's edge and has a wonderful view looking south over the lake.

This is a great place to relax and just get away from the busyness of everyday life. Enjoy a swim in the clear lake water (you can often see the bottom at up to 10' deep). Take a canoe ride to enjoy the beautiful scenery as well as the local wildlife, you typically will encounter at least one of the following: loons, eagles, Mergansers, Bass and many more. Or maybe you want to go for a walk/hike in the woods, there are many options to choose from.

The home itself is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath house/cabin that is used in every season. It has beds for up to 10 people, a washer & dryer, fireplace, ping pong table and a large deck. The closest store is Jimbob's general store that has a little bit of everything and is about 4 miles from the house. For additional shopping including grocery stores, hardware store and all kinds of unique shops the town of Bridgton ME is about 10 miles from Edgeset.

Want to go and explore the area? This vacation rental is centrally located between the Coastal beaches of Maine and the White Mountain Range in New Hampshire & Western Maine, either are within an hour drive. So you have many choices to choose from, a day at the beach, a drive to the top of Mount Washington, a local hike, swimming in a refreshing mountain stream, oh and if need be plenty of shopping. Shawnee Peak Ski resort is just a short 10 minute drive away.

So call today to book your week (or weeks because one is never long enough).

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Ron and Regina Hershey
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
19 October, 2016

About Ron and Regina Hershey

Ron spent summers at this home while growing up. After attending college at the University of Colorado, Ron lived in Colorado for 23 years. Ron now lives in Pennsylvania with wife, Regina, who also owns and runs the property. .

Ron and Regina Hershey purchased this house in 1966

Why Ron and Regina Hershey chose Western Maine

The location of this property is perfect for many reasons. It faces south and so it is warmer when the weather is cool (North West winds don't blow on us) and cooler when the weather is warm (southerly breezes blow up the lake at the house). It is also located within an hour drive of the Maine beaches and the big mountains in NH and western ME.


based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

Private Point On Beautiful Hancock Pond, House Is Only Steps Away From The Water
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

The cottage had all we needed to have a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at the cottage, there was just two of us. The lake was all we hoped it would be as we like to fish and use our

boats to enjoy the water. We spent a few days on day trips went clamming at state park in Georgetown. Would highly recommend

this place if you want a restful vacation.

Hank & Diane

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you had a wonderful time, I look forward to having you again soon!
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Lovely location, cabin more than house.

  • 4 of 5

Hancock Pond is indeed beautiful...clear water, and a great dock for swimming off of...the water is deep enough to jump in. The woods were quiet with a floor of soft pine needles. No poison ivy!

The host was helpful. When things were broken, they were promptly repaired. Toilet paper, soap and TP were supplied as were dish towels and wash cloths. The washer and dryer got lots of use. There were tables everywhere, two inside and two outside, which is good for a large group which is working on laptops, or playing cards, or eating or feeding a messy baby. Games were there and swimming vests for the kayak.

There is a pet chipmunk who gave our grandchildren hours of fun. It was tame enough to eat out of their hand or off their lap. Bring peanuts to share!

The fire pit was great, lovely view. My son said it was the prettiest location for a fire he had ever been in. We had roasted marshmallows for s'mores several nights.

There are lots of things to do on short day trips, and the near by town of Bridgton offers restaurants and shopping. Denmark itself has basically one general store. Don't skip North Conway, NH, and visit Diana's Baths, their stores, and the lovely views. We also spent a day in Portland. We went to an ocean beach there at a state park....not free.

There is a kayak offered with the property that got lots of use. The row boat wasn't stable enough to fish in if one likes to stand to cast. The men waded out several days, but not many fish were caught. They finally drove to another lake and went fishing, for $85 for 4 hours.

Our biggest disappointment was realizing this was a cabin not really a house. For years we stayed at a cabin on a lake without electric or propane, using a wood stove to cook. So we don't need it fancy. But it would have been nice to know that it was dated, so our expectations would have been different.

The cabin was built in the 60s and retains much of that style. We really missed AC on the hot days. The three bedrooms upstairs are fine, and one was plenty big for a couple with a pack and play. There is a problem with the fourth bedroom, as it was in the basement in a very small room without windows. The only advantage of that room was that it was by one of the two bathrooms. The upstairs bedrooms had steps down to the main floor bathroom. There is a 19 inch TV with three channels.

I would recommend it, if you understand that it is like walking into someone's summer cabin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marla, Thank you for your review, I have to agree that the location and the water quality is amazing. We do plan on making improvements to the home this coming year, one of the primary items is to totally remodel the daylight basement making the bedroom larger, updating flooring & lighting Etc. We will also be updating the TV to a smart TV so you can watch shows over the internet (typically there is so much else to do TV watching is relegated to those occasional rainy days). Cabin vs. house? Cabin suggests that you are doing without things and I don't want to give the wrong impression, there are many "Cabins" on this lake and in Maine. Yes there isn't Air Conditioning but many primary homes in Maine don't have air conditioning as it is rarely needed. I also agree that the row boat isn't great and I mentioned this to you before you rented the home. I hadn't thought about standing in it to cast since I don't fish. Most of our renters have fished from the canoe for years (the rowboat is a recent addition). However, I will look into upgrading the row boat for future renters. I appreciate the time that you took to share your experience and I hope that you will rent again in the future. Sincerely, Joe Hershey
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Relaxing Vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week - family with 3 teenagers. The house is right on the lake - it's a nice and quiet area, not crowded. The house had everything we needed. We went fishing every day and played ping pong many nights. We went to a drive-in movie theater in Bridgton - it's open every night. Also did a day trip to Portland and Freeport. Since the house is in the woods, it was never too hot.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, I am glad that you had an enjoyable time. I look forward to having you back again soon.
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Quiet serene setting!

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely. Very clean and well equipped. Owner provided wood for the fireplace which was a great bonus . Temperatures were sub zero and the house was very warm and comfortable! Great relaxing getaway. Would love to visit in the warm months to take advantage of the pond which was more like a lake!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sherry for your kind words, the home is cozy and the lake is beautiful. We welcome you to come again.
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Beautiful spot on a private lake!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best, most relaxing vacation ever! House was very clean and extremely organized. Owner had everything you needed indoors and out. Our 3 young children entertained themselves all week swimming and playing outside. It's a perfect place for a family that wants to get away and relax. Plenty of hiking and exploring to do in close vicinity. One week was definitely not enough. Looking forward to going back next summer!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly what you expected, with plenty of room. The kitchen was fully stocked (even coming with a large lobster pot) and they had several grills to choose from stored downstairs. The fire pit was incredibly cute and the swimming area was perfect, with a couple of different boats to choose from. We swam at least three hours every day that we were there, and had brought a variety of swim toys with us, which didn't even end up being necessary - the owners have a fully stocked shed with rafts, toys and noodles. There was a large deck with two picnic tables overlooking the water and the area was very shaded (keeping us fairly cool that week!). There's not a sandy beach area (the shallow area is rocky), but our nieces and nephew enjoyed jumping off the dock and helped our niece become a little braver in the water! Also loved the ping pong table located downstairs! And for those of you that need to check in on work every now and then, the wifi is great!

The only note I'd give to incoming renters is that we had a hard time getting a burn permit. We called the local fire department multiple times and they never answered (and there was no voicemail). I then called the town hall who told me we could get them online or at Jim Bob's store. We went to get one at Jim Bob's and were told that we couldn't, unless we made arrangements with Jimmy (the owner?) ahead of time and that there wasn't an online option. We then ran into one of the firemen in the store and he told us we didn't even need one! We ended up getting everything situated in the end, but it was quite the process.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you had a great time. Thank you for the update on the fire permits. It seems to change periodically.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland, ME
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Bridgton, ME
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Shawnee Peak
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Old Orchard Beach
Car: necessary

Located within a 10 minute drive to Shawnee Peak Ski Area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Denmark, Western Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas to New Years
23 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £246
Cleaning £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

During Early Summer, Peak Summer and Late Summer/Fall the home is RENTED IN FULL WEEK INCREMENTS from Saturday to Saturday. Off peak times may be rented in by the night with a 2 night minimum.

Pets not allowed. With approval one non shedding dog under 15 pounds. Cleaning fee for week long rentals $100. Cleaning fee for 2-3 nights is only $50.

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.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Denmark in Maine

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1665 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Amazing water pressure and endless hotwater
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 3
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 3
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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