Encompassing over 7.4 acres of woods and pasture with 825 feet of frontage on a 40-acre lake, Hodgdon Pond Farm is private but accessible. Somesville, the center of Mount Desert Island, is only 4.8 miles away. The inlet and outlet of Hodgdon Pond as well as the entire opposite shore are owned and protected by Acadia National Park. Guests can enjoy swimming, fishing, and canoeing as well as seeing birds and animals including eagles, osprey, kingfisher, loon, beaver, fox, raccoon and deer, and occasionally otter, moose, and bear.
The extraordinary resources of Mount Desert Island await the visitor. Acadia National Park owns over 33,000 acres of land with well-maintained trails and offers regularly scheduled nature walks and trips to outer islands. Boats are available for charter or day trips. Numerous museums, concerts, excellent restaurants, shops and art exhibits provide indoor attractions. We maintain a directory of events and full complement of brochures and maps in each cottage to help you plan your vacation.
The cottages are widely separated from each other. Each has frontage on the lake and its own dock, two kayaks, a paddle board and a canoe. In addition, there is a utilty rowboat at Cottage 1 that guests staying there are welcome to use, and a new inflatable dinghy at Cottage 2. Each cottage has three bedrooms and two baths, and contains over 1400 square feet of living space.
Cottage 2 is slightly larger than Cottage 1 because there is a dormer in the Master bedroom that gives a view over the pond, and it is on deeper water. The cottages are fully furnished and each has a washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, radio, television, DVD, and charcoal grill. There is a booster seat, Port-a-crib and child gate in each cottage, and a swing-set and sand box on the property. We supply all linens and will send an inventory of each cottage on request or with the lease.
Rentals are from Saturday at 4:00 PM until the following Saturday at 10:00 AM in Cottage 1 and from 5:00 PM to 11:00 AM in Cottage 2. We limit occupancy to 7 people per cottage, and charge $200.00 per person extra for groups over 6. We do not accept pets or smoking in the cottages or on the property. There is a $100.00 cleaning fee, and we ask that you leave the cottage ready for cleaning.
We hope you will want to stay at Hodgdon Pond Farm and hope to hear from you.
Barbara Kent Lawrence
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As third-party online rental services become increasingly expensive and intrusive for owners and renters alike, we value even more our relationships with people who rent from us directly. About half of the people who enjoy Hodgdon Pond Farm each year have been with us before, many of them returning multiple times and over decades. To foster such relationships, we will deduct $25.00 from your rent if you work with us directly, reduce the security fee usually required by third-party rental services, and break the rent and fees into three payments. We welcome VISA, Master Card, and particularly like checks.
Please contact me at 207-992-3039 or email@example.com if you have any questions or are interested in booking your vacation. Thank you! Barbara
To learn more about my 7th and 8th books and first two novels Islands of Time and the sequel The Other Island: Ben's Story, please visit www.barbaralawrence.com. Both take place on Mount Desert and Little Cranberry Island.