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 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: Some amenities we provide for your enjoyment are WI- FI and local daily newspaper. Please note that we are experienced in home rental. With the assistance of our caretakers, this home is again available for rental in 2017. 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, DVD family and classic movies, and adult and children's books to curl up with. One important distinction - this is a home not a cottage. There is a drilled well and central heat for your comfort.
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 12 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