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'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage

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Tugwassa from pond side
new pond side deck and rockers 2017
village green and bay almost across from driveway
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
4 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
Quaint family owned efficiency rustic cabin in West Gouldsboro on the Schoodic Peninsula in Downeast Maine. It is located on a quiet cove of Jones Pond, a 467 acre pond suitable for boating, swimming & fishing. Explore the pond in a canoe or rowboat or kayaks provided for your use. Bring your clothes & groceries and get ready to enjoy a relaxing &/or adventurous vacation, your choice! Read, play games, do puzzles, watch local TV & DVDs/videos. One floor: 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twins), both connecting to bathroom (old fashioned claw foot tub w/ shower); kitchen (washer & dryer & clothesline outside door, full refrigerator , toaster & microwave ovens, stove/oven, coffee pots, crock pot, etc.), dining area, reading room, living room with propane fireplace. 2 cell phone towers within 1/4 mi...Quaint family owned efficiency rustic cabin in West Gouldsboro on the Schoodic Peninsula in Downeast Maine. It is located on a quiet cove of Jones Pond, a 467 acre pond suitable for boating, swimming & fishing. Explore the pond in a canoe or rowboat or kayaks provided for your use. Bring your clothes & groceries and get ready to enjoy a relaxing &/or adventurous vacation, your choice! Read, play games, do puzzles, watch local TV & DVDs/videos. One floor: 2 bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twins), both connecting to bathroom (old fashioned claw foot tub w/ shower); kitchen (washer & dryer & clothesline outside door, full refrigerator , toaster & microwave ovens, stove/oven, coffee pots, crock pot, etc.), dining area, reading room, living room with propane fireplace. 2 cell phone towers within 1/4 mile: AT&T and US Cellular. Wi-fi available on site. Small boat landing area with dock for canoes/boats/kayaks. Enjoy sunrise over the pond, sunset over the bay. Relax/dine bug-free outside in the screened gazebo. Watch for loons , Canada geese, blue herons, and bald eagles from this pond side retreat. Away from the crowds yet close to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & MDI at off-island prices! Beds: 1 Queen, 2 Twin BedsMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
-As we have a well and septic system, please limit length of showers and use of laundry as much as possible. -No loud music, parties, or fireworks as sound carries too well across the water. -No open fires other than in a designated fire pit. Extreme care is to be exercised with any use of fire pit or gas grill. -Children shall be supervised, especially near the water -Leave the cottage neat , clean, & ready for next guests or pay additional cleaning fee
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
anne o
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
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Reviewed September 3, 2020

Anne is a wonderful host and the cottage is perfect for a relaxing getaway. The setup was perfect for my family and provided ample opportunities for my sons to enjoy nature. Whether it was kayaking on the pond, fishing from the dock, enjoying a evening...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2020

So glad you found me & Tugwassa for your Covid getaway!! Hope to see you again another year for more exploration when you will have more time available.

Reviewed November 4, 2019

We came to the Tugwassa Cabin hoping for a secluded, private cabin with a bounteous amount of natural beauty. We were definitely NOT disappointed. This cabin is perfect for nature lovers who seek a comfortable, non pretentious setting. Cabin owner, Anne Osborne, has provided all...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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Reviewed October 4, 2019

This is exactly how we invisioned a down east Maine vacation to be. It's on a pond which right out back of the cottage and it is very private except from a few visitors such as a beaver which swam by just about every evening....More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

This cottage is a hidden gem! Right on Jones Pond, surrounded by wildlife, beautiful vista's, and quiet! Anne has done a wonderful job with this retreat. It feels like a home away, A great place to explore, or just kick back and enjoy a good...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2018

Thanks so much, Dan! I'm glad you had the weather to enjoy exploring later in the season. It was a pleasure having you folks, and I hope you will come back again and join the Tugwassa "family" of repeaters.

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Anne's Cottage on Jones pond welcomed us the minute we walked in with its coziness and homey touches. Awakening to gorgeous sunrises, spending the beautiful fall days kayaking, mountain climbing, bicycling, eating Lobster fresh off the boat, and relaxing by the fireside at the end...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you so much Craig and Kathy!! I am certainly happy to welcome you to the Tugwassa family!! And many thanks for leaving the cottage so nicely. I really appreciated it. I am glad to share my beautiful corner of the Downeast Maine with my...More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017

Spent Thanksgiving week at Tugwassa. What a relaxing getaway... The setting on Jones Pond is beautiful with views of the water from almost every window. Cottage itself is very comfortable and has everything needed for a weeks stay. The cottage comes with a wonderful history...More

Date of stay: November 2017
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2017

Noreen, I am so thankful to have met you and been able to share Tugwassa with you! I look forward to paddling with you come warmer weather! Safe travels and adventures until you return😊

Reviewed October 23, 2017

If you are seeking peace and quiet in a beautiful location this is it. The cottage has a world of old charm and perfect for a lingering morning of coffee just watching the wind blow through the trees. If you stay then you must go...More

Date of stay: October 2017
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thanks, Tom! Glad you has such a great week of good weather! Autumn is not usually this mild in mid October; you lucked out!! Now you will have to think about coming back for more relaxation and exploration! "Lunch on the Wharf" in Corea is...More

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We loved our stay here. Very comfortable and cozy. The stobe was a nice touch for cool evenings. It was far enough from crowds but close enough for day trips to Acadia National Park. Do yourself a favor and turn off all the lights and...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thanks, Courtney! I am so glad you had some clear weather to explore and see the night sky. Do come back again, as there is soooo much more to do! anne

Reviewed September 25, 2017

Away from all the hustle and bustle. A very peaceful cabin sitting on a georgous pond. Yet close enough to drive to town and other wonderful landmarks. (Acadia Natl. Forest, Schoodic Pennisula, Bar Harbor, other quaint harbors as well. many preserves to hike in the...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2017

Thanks, Donna! I hope you do come back! There is so much more to see and do, as well as just relax! Who knows? You might find your moose next time!! ;-) And go fishing!! Thanks for leaving the cabin so neat and clean. I...More

Reviewed September 17, 2017

Very close to everything..Got fresh lobsters right down the road. Schoodic point very close , amazing views and part of Acadia National Park. Short ride to Bar Harbor and Acadia Ntl Park..Grocery shopping close. Lots of little places to eat. Went to Bar Harbor 4...More

Date of stay: September 2017
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anne o, VR Owner at 'Tugwassa' On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thanks, Dee! Great to see you again! Glad you enjoyed good weather for the most part and got to relax. Sorry you had to leave a few days early; you'll just have to come back again! Thanks for doing such a great job cleaning up!!...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Gouldsboro is a town comprised of 7 small villages on the scenic Schoodic Peninsula. The town's public park on the pond is approx. 1.5 miles away and offers boat launch, swimming & picnic areas, changing rooms. A medical clinic & a gas/convenience store are within 1.25 mi. Winter Harbor, 6 mi down Rte. 186 boasts several restaurants, Grindstone golf course, IGA supermarket, art & antique galleries, gift shops, lobster co-op, library and more. A ferry to Bar Harbor & a free shuttle bus for Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park are available seasonally in Winter Harbor, beginning the 3rd week of June. Rental kayaks +/or bikes are available in Birch Harbor right on the Peninsula. Surrounding villages & towns offer libraries, restaurants, artisan shops, Grindstone & Blink Bonnie golf courses,...
Getting around
You will need a car. Acadia National Park normally provides free in- park Island Explorer bus service on the Schoodic Point section as well as on Mount Desert Island, and encourages Park N Ride.( not available 2020) Bicycling- you can flag down an Island Explorer bus if you grow weary of peddling. ( not available 2020) Passenger ferry runs from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor Memorial Day to Columbus Day
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