Donnell Pond Waterfront Cottage

Front of Cottage
Front of CottageView across pond from dockTake a snooze on the hammock!Living RoomKitchenBedroomBunksSandy beach area beside dockA view from the dock to the open pondOne last view shot
Moose Rd, Franklin, ME 04634
Donnell Pond Waterfront Cottage
1 bedrooms
5 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Cottage
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: No
Description of the Franklin vacation cottage rental
THIS COTTAGE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR RENT. Relax, take a break, get away from it all and enjoy yourself for a week or two at this fully furnished one bedroom south facing cottage with large yard, deck, beach area, and a dock with a float on the end that you can even dive off. This pond has less than 100 cottages total on the whole pond since over 3/4 of it is Maine Public Reserve Land open to the public for exploration, swimming at the various beaches, hiking the trails, climbing the mountains, etc. The cottage has a fully stocked kitchen with a gas range, full refrigerator, microwave, and anything else you could possibly need to prepare a meal. The bedroom has a queen sized bed and slider out to the deck with an open view to the pond. What a way to wake up in the morning! The living room has a sleeper sofa, a set of bunk beds, a soapstone propane fired woodstove to take the chill off on cold days, and a full wall of windows looking out to the pond. The bathroom has sink, toilet, and shower as well as a washer and dryer.

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Area Information
Donnell Pond is located in the small town of Franklin and is over 3/4 Maine Public Reserve land which means less activity on the pond making your stay more quiet and peaceful. Even though the prior statement can't be guaranteed it does hold true most of the time. There are many beaches around the pond that can be explored during you stay by either canoe, kayak, or boat. The pond is 1120 acres and is 119ft deep. Fish in the pond include landlocked salmon, brook trout, lake trout(possibly), smallmouth bass, white perch, and pickerel. The following information on the Donnell Pond Reserve was taken from the Maine State Planning Office site.

(For those seeking "remote" outdoor experiences that aren't far from the beaten path, the State's Donnell Pond Reserve offers a wealth of backcountry recreational opportunities just east of Ellsworth. This 15,479-acre property holds a constellation of ponds and mountains that are perfectly suited to family outings - whether hikes, picnics, canoe trips or camping excursions. The Reserve is situated between two State-designated scenic byways, Route One and Route 182, providing lovely vistas even to those who pass by without stopping.

Given its proximity to a large commercial center, this extensive acreage would have succumbed to development had it not been for the persistent efforts of many people spanning more than a decade. While the Maine Department of Conservation now owns and manages the Donnell Pond Reserve, the land was assembled in phases with the assistance of numerous conservation partners - particularly The Nature Conservancy, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, the Land for Maine's Future Program (which helped to fund more than half the acreage acquired), the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, and private landowners deeply committed to conservation.

Thanks to their combined efforts, the State now owns most of Black, Caribou , Schoodic, Tunk and Fiery mountains, and more than 40 miles of shoreline on Donnell Pond, Tunk Lake, Spring River Lake and Little Pond. Donnell Pond has two long sand beaches and many pocket ones that invite picnicking and swimming. Most visitors arrive by boat but there is also a half-mile hiking trail from the parking lot to Schoodic Beach. Donnell Pond, Tunk Lake (reputedly Maine's clearest lake), and Spring River Lake all have landlocked salmon fisheries. Hunting is also allowed, with restricted use of firearms near campsites, trails and boat launches. Visitors can access lakeside campsites by foot or water, and hike up the surrounding hills to get spectacular vistas of the downeast coast and Mount Desert Island.)

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