|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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).
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
The location of this property is perfect for many reasons. It faces south and so it is warmer when the weather is cool (northerly 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.
Wonderful lake front experience in the snow
This is a truly special lakefront location, which is very private yet close to the
lake. The camp location is "woodsy," but the dock is just steps away from
the house. Inside is every amenity imaginable, and on our chilly nights we
made a fire...Great seasoned firewood was readily available and everything
easily accessible. Swimming is super off the dock and we (like all visitors
there) loved hearing and watching ! the loons as they swept across the water.
We loved the canoeing. It is truly a beautiful lake. A thoroughly enjoyable
time and well worth it.
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
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.
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.
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!
Located within a 10 minute drive to Shawnee Peak Ski Area.
|Cleaning||£61 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£242|
|Property Damage Protection||£80|
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.