"Tugwassa" On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage
$500/week - Giving Thanks
leaves are past peak, but adventure is not! come explore autumn in Down East Maine...there is still a lot to do, and/or time to relax by the fireplace and watch the ever changing face of the pond...
|Per night:||$100 - $110|
|Per week:||$500 - $625|
|Sep 05 2014||Oct 30 2014||$100||$110||$575||$1,800||3 Nights|
|Nov 01 2014||May 01 2015||$100||$110||$500||$1,500||3 Nights|
|May 02 2015||May 30 2015||$100||$110||$575||$1,800||3 Nights|
|May 31 2015||Sep 04 2015||$100||$110||$625||$2,200||3 Nights|
|Sep 05 2015||Oct 31 2015||$100||$110||$575||$1,800||3 Nights|
|Nov 01 2015||May 01 2016||$100||$110||$500||$1,500||3 Nights|
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|Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.|
|Lodging tax: 8%|
|Deposits: $150 to confirm reservation (balance of rental amount payable upon arrival) $150 damage deposit by separate check, to be returned voided by owner 2 wks after departure of renter if no valid damage claims are made. (**unless other arrangements made w/ owner)|
|Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check|
|Other Fees: multi week discounts available returning guests discount available|
- 1 Double Bed
- 2 Twin Beds
- Beach Chairs
- View (Lake)
- Full Kitchen
- Linens Provided
- View (Water)
- Parking Included
- Dock/Boat Slip
- Screened Porch
- Alarm Clock
- DVD Player
- TV (Antenna)
- CD Player
- Gas Grill
- Charcoal Grill
- Hair Dryer
- Refrigerator (Full)
- Coffee Maker
- Amusement Park
- Water Park
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Live Entertainment
- Grocery Store
- Movie Theater
- Ice Skating
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Shopping Area
- Miniature Golf
- Whale Watching
Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Gouldsboro, Maine
Angelica, NY & Lakeland, FL
September 29, 2014
My husband and I stayed at Tugwassa for a week this September. My sister and brother-in-law flew up from FL and joined us for the week. What a beautiful spot! The cabin was clean and cozy and was stocked with anything you might possibly need, including the lobster pot. There were so many suggestions on things to do that we actually ran out of time to do them all. The Schoodic Peninsula was so charming and MUCH quitter than the Acadia Nat'l Park; although we did visit it one day. We had some unexpected visitors the second morning we were there. Three mallard females decided we were a great opportunity for breakfast and dinner... we really enjoyed them rallying around and taking the bread right out of our hands! We will definitely be back, hopefully sooner rather than later. Thanks Anne! We appreciate you sharing your poet's cottage with us!
Thanks, Jenn & Mike! Glad you had a great time and met some "new friends"...I didn't even know about the ducks..but they visited the next guests as well. I actually bought a loaf of bread so that they weren't completely freeloading on unsuspecting guests! :-) Adds to the "ambiance"... Hope yo see you again, as you say, "sooner, rather than later".
a new favorite in a familiar place
September 16, 2014
We've vacationed at Jones Pond for 30 years. This was our first time at Tugwassa, and hopefully not our last. Cottage,furnishings, congenial owner and location all just about ideal for our kind of older vacationers (with Maine roots). We advise booking early.
Streator, IL USA
August 1, 2014
We spent a very quiet, restful week at Tugwassa. This was our third time in Maine, but first time at the Poets Cottage. The history of the cottage is very interesting, and we enjoyed the art and "rustic" surroundings. The pond is beautiful, nothing like being on the water in Maine! We were blessed with beautiful weather. Thanks to Anne, who makes sure you have everything you might need. We will return.
Susan Geiger Steinke
Naples, FL USA
Cabin on the lake.
July 12, 2014
From the minute we arrived we felt at home. Everything you could possibly need was there and then some. The screened room, the barbecue grill, and of course the canoe and the kayaks. We had views of the water from almost every window. Coffee overlooking the lake on the dock was amazing. The perfect weather also helped. It had all the activities and the peace and privacy we were looking for. It was truly an amazing vacation.
Carrie Edwards Cook
July 10, 2014
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Poet's Cottage. It was a great get-away place, a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the world. We paddled around the lake and hiked nearby trails. The cottage was quaint and we felt right at home.
Venice, Italy, currently in Boston, MA, USA.
way beyond expectations
July 18, 2013
We had the opportunity to spend a few days at Tugwassa..The place is really beyond expectations, though the pictures give an idea of how beautiful the place is. Very quiet, well-connected to a number of beautiful sites. Great place for sunny as well as rainy days, as the cottage itself is treasure, rich in art, culture, nature. The cottage is fully equipped with all you need. I would highly recommend this place, even if your primary goal is visiting the Acadia National Park, because it gives the chance to broaden your experience beyond the touristic hot spots.
Thanks for coming to Tugwassa, Enrica & Enrico. I was very pleased to meet you and be able to share my corner of Maine with you. Hopefully you'll be able to come back before you leave for Italy this fall; there are manynmore things to do/see, especially after peak tourist season.
On Jones Pond
July 16, 2013
Spent a wonderful week at Tugwassa on Jones Pond. The cottage was rustic, but very comfortable. A perfect place to relax and enjoy nature. We used it as a sort of base camp, going out on several day trips to enjoy as much of the beautiful Maine scenery that we could in a week. Wish we could have stayed longer.
Waterford, CT USA
June 29, 2013
Lovely cottage directly on Jones Pond. Very quiet and peaceful. Beautiful scenery and wildlife to photograph. Very near Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor areas for plenty of recreational opportunities. Very serene.
October 11, 2012
We had the pleasure to stay over the Columbus Day weekend at the cottage and have nothing but positive things to say about the entire experience. First, the property is situated on a peaceful and beautiful piece of land that looks directly out onto the water, wildlife, and canvas of colorful foliage. Second, the inside is cozy and the burning stove in the living room was something to look forward to sitting in front of after a day hiking in Acadia National Park. Third, the location on Schoodic point is very convenient to get between the two park entrances and into town for groceries, etc. Fourth, the property is more than fairly priced for all of its amenities and conveniences, views and comforts. Lastly, Anne the owner is a caring resident of the community who has a deep love for both the property and the region. She has kindly stocked the cottage with information about the area and its people; she made us feel extremely welcome as first time visitors to Maine. We appreciated that she helped us plan our activities in the park. It really was nothing less than one of the best weekends we have had in New England and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable retreat settled in a beautiful community in the heart of one of America's most beautiful national parks. Andrew and Jonathan
quiet, peaceful, reflective stay
August 10, 2012
Upon arrival, we were pleasantly surprised. The cottage is set at the edge of Jones Pond (which is really a lake)and it is quite beautiful and serene. The inside of the cabin gave us more pleasant surprises and comfort! My kids immediately found the room with twin beds and began jumping back and forth! For me, I was amazed at all the nice furnishings and beautiful touches of home that fill this cottage. The kitchen and pantry have all that you could want and more. With limited space, Anne has cleverly tucked all that is needed into the spaces of this cottage. The queen bed in my room was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept on- loved that! and the living room was a favorite spot to listen to our book on tape or watch one of Anne's old movies.(Nothing really for the kids except Gulliver's travels, so bring your own) The little touches that this place affords make it seem like this is home. You will enjoy reading about the history of this place, canoeing and exploring the pond and travelling to nearby Winter Harbor and Schoodic Point. We also very much enjoyed getting fresh lobster at Tracy's (7 min. away) and bringing it back to the pond to cook and enjoy. If you enjoy rustic simplicity, you will like this place. It is compact, but comfortable, and has many things to do within a short distance from the cabin. I even was able to see the pond's resident eagle fishing and then perching in his tree. Anne was a great host and helped to point out the many fine features of this area. The only drawback for me was the distance we had to drive to get to the main part of Acadia Park. It does take an hour to get over to the Bar Harbour and Acadia Park area, but the trip is well worth it because of the scenic drive. If the hour drive is a concern, Schoodic Point is a short trip away and is also part of Acadia Park. It is equally breathtaking and was favored by my kids. (exploring the expanse of granite bouldered shoreline was awesome- fantastic for energetic boys and nature loving girls) If down home, simple comfort is what you desire, you will not be disappointed if you rent at Tugwassa. The Brothers family,
Olean, Western New York
July 12, 2012
We loved it! Very nice, clean and homey ... inside and out. Everything you need. I would recommend this to anyone and would stay there again.
Cynthia Brown Yackenchick
Cozy, Quaint Cottage on Jones Pond
July 2, 2012
My week long stay in Poet’s Cottage was more than I hoped for. Anne went above and beyond to make my stay at her unique camp comfortable. Being a photographer I am always looking for a photo. The view on the pond was forever changing always creating endless photo opportunities. Some days I savored the peacefulness and solitude there at and on Jones Pond, while other days I ventured out exploring the many surrounding Harbors and visiting both Schoodic and Mount Desert Island Acadia National Parks. I had a very comfortable vacation at “Tugwassa" On Jones Pond- poet's cottage and will look forward to a possible return visit. Thank you Anne O.
May 23, 2012
The early morning mist levitates over Jones pond while the resident hummingbird pops by to say hello...This camp's best assets are the stunning views of the Pond on one side and the outlet to the ocean on the other. Other great amenities include the full kitchen, laundry, and library. Anne O. is a great host whose compelling family history is depicted in the poetry and artwork in each corner. I spent time studying all the hand-carved pieces over the doorways as well as the very unique 1922 hand-painted cupboard. This cabin is full of charm, and we would love to visit again in the future.
Jersey City, NJ USA
It's a nice cottage
December 26, 2011
It's nice and fully equipped cottage which is 40 min drive away from acadia national park. We got there in winter though, we did have a good time there.
Now that there is snow on the ground, x-c skiing, snow shoeing and winter hiking have opened up, both locally & in the national park on groomed trails. Once the ponds & lakes freeze over (if we ever stop this see-saw weather!), there will be ice fishing out the back door and on most local area ponds & lakes & on Mt Desert Island.
Downeast Maine Gem
October 29, 2011
My sisters and I so enjoyed the relaxing week we spent at this charming cottage, located on a quiet cove of Jones Pond. The pond is great setting for activities such as kayaking, canoeing, swimming, and bird watching. Beautiful Schoodic Peninsula (Acadia National Park) is nearby. Lots of fun times and memories!
Orono, ME USA
Beautiful pond, lovely camp
July 1, 2011
I couldn't have been more impressed with the ever changing view of Jones Pond. Sometimes it was mirror smooth with a pair of loons making ripples, other times the surface was wind ruffled and forbidding. The camp is very clean and old fashioned in a really nice, relaxing way. It's easy to forget the outside world tucked away in the woods. I'll certainly stay there again, when I get the chance.
Down East Private Stay
June 30, 2011
Best kept secret in Maine! I loved staying in this beautiful, fully furnished, cabin. It was totally private. Everywhere one turned you could feel and see signatures of a true poet. I would recommend this cabin to anyone who would like a private back to nature feel, without actually being back to nature. The pond is absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed eating my cereal every morning watching the pond. To me, this was the highlight of the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
The internet: search :Downeast Maine, Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Jones Pond, Gouldsboro Maine
It is ideally located away from the road on a quiet cove, perfect for a tranquil getaway.
specific groceries. (Basic staples are provided: salt, pepper, sugar, some spices, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, hand bar soap)
your favorite PFD (there are some in varying sizes provided for the canoe)
your own kayaks/bikes (or rent on peninsula or in Bar Harbor)
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About:This cabin has been my "home" since I was 6 mos. old. We summered here every year until I moved here permanently after 1976. After winterizing and making many improvements, my mother lived in the cabin year round after my father's death, and until 6 mos. before she passed away. We truly loved our...
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