Excellent

14 reviews

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Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
5
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
Yes
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

TripAdvisor Property ID: 4828862

About the area

We are located in mid coast Maine, just 10 miles from the coastal town of Belfast where you can enjoy lobsters, shopping, hiking, sailing, and great restaurants. We are located near Searsport(home to some of the best antiquing in Maine). The Bar Harbor region and Acadia National Park are only 1 hour away! Enjoy great views from Cadillac Mountain and great scenic boat tours.

Owner profile

Michael H.
Years listed:
2

Languages spoken: English

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Bunk bed Twin bed

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safe
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD player
  • Freezer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV

Activities

  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (14)

Excellent – based on 14 reviews Excellent
14 reviews

“Beautiful little gem”

Reviewed 12 Sep 2016

We loved staying her and felt right at home in this quaint out of the way cottage. A lovely place to spend a quiet day swimming and boating and walking the beautiful neighborhood. We are headed back next year. We have already made plans! Plus we enjoyed Belfast and are old friends with Camden and Rockport. Great location for day trips.

“Peaceful paradise.”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2015

My family and I just got home from the Hoffmann's cottage. We were incredibly sad to leave. The cottage was very comfortable for the 5 of us and our dog. The view is second to none. I was mesmerized by the lake view. We saw loons, eagles, deer and ducks every day. 5 minutes to a country store with everything you need. 15 minutes to the beautiful town of Belfast. We loved it and would go back every year for vacation. Thank you to the Hoffmans.

“Lakeside cottage review”

Reviewed 16 Jun 2015

We had an amazing time at the lakeside cottage on Swanlake. The cottage was cozy and comfortable with all the comforts of home. Our family enjoyed being able to cook our own meals while overlooking the lake in the evenings. The cottage has an adequate sized propane stove in the living room which kept the cottage warm in the evenings. the cottage is conveniently located near several small country stores where you can easily order pizza or ice cream and a small grocery store where you can buy all your groceries or bait if you like to fish. We did just that and enjoyed fishing off of the dock and used the canoes and kayak to explore the lake. All in all the lakeside cottage on Swanlake was a great fit for our family vacation home to Maine and we will definately return to rent again in the future.

“September vacation”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2014

The cottage on Swan Lake/ certainly is in a beautiful setting. The sun on the lake in the morning and night cannot be beat. The lake is lovely, but when we were there it was too cold to take a swim. The canoe and kayak were available for us, right on the dock, but we did not take advantage of it due to the chilly weather. It was quiet, and we saw and heard the loons every day. The directions were spot on, and we had no difficulty following them. The cottage is quaint--an old refrigerator (which works better than some new ones), and the stove was not new but worked very well. (We cooked many of our meals there.) The gas fireplace felt oh so good, and did heat the whole cottage up. The bathroom is small, but adequate, and the shower sure was nice and hot. We had a lovely time, and would highly recommend it to anyone.

“Peaceful Haven”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2014

We had a wonderful week at this Swan lake get away. We would certainly stay here when we return to Maine again.

“Amazing time”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2014

We had a amazing time at the cabin. So relaxing and you can't beat the view. We took our 3 kids and a friend's child and we all fit nicely :) Our son loved sleeping on the couch pull out bed and seeing the sun come up each morning over the lake, The kids loved having the lake so close just a few steps away :) They did ALLOT of swimming and canoeing and kayaking. Our two dogs even liked going for rides in the Canoe and Kayak. We went to Rockport to see the Andre the seal statue. I Have always loved that story and it was really neat to be able to share that with the kids. Also went to Acadia, and the Maine State Aquarium which has a awesome touch tank. Belfast Museum in the streets is also something neat to check out. 30 stops in all and some very interesting info about Belfast. We ate at Moody's Diner one day and did some shopping in Camden. The kids loved exploring the tide pools at Moose Point State Park and they liked going to Belfast City Park as well. Another favorite was the lighthouse in Rockland. The kids had fun walking out on the stones to the lighthouse. It was so nice to come back to the cozy cabin and just relax, the kids also enjoyed swimming at night :) The kids are already asking if we can go back there next year :)

“Perfect to relax or as a base for day trips”

Reviewed 3 Sep 2014

The place was great. I wish I was still there right now. The cottage is just steps to the water where there's a small dock, a kayak, a canoe, and usually a couple ducks or loons waiting for you down there. We split our time between just hanging out at the camp and making day trips to Belfast, Acadia, Orono, and Winterport/Hampden. The cottage looks exactly as it does in the pictures -- the yellow fridge really brings the place together. We hope to return next year and I'm kind of kicking myself for even writing this review in case it makes whatever week we target book up too quickly! A few quick notes that aren't in the description (or I missed them)... 1. The cottage is less than a quarter mile from Swan Lake State Park, which has a little pebble beach, but most importantly has new playground equipment and swings. We have a 2 year old, so that was a key discovery for us. It's $4 per adult to enter via car, but you might even be allowed to kayak over for free. 2. Swan Lake Grocery is about 3 miles away and has just about anything you'll need, even if you're a flatlander from away. 3. There's no washer and dryer at the cottage. This really shouldn't be a problem if you're staying there for a week. 4. There is DirecTV and the package has a ton of channels. No HD and the TV is old, but you're not going there to watch TV anyway, are you? 5. The neighbors (year-round residents) are great.

Owner's reply: So nice to hear your nice review!

“what a great week we had!!!!”

Reviewed 27 Aug 2014

Such a nice property.... I would live there!!!! Not for those who cannot handle many stairs. Everything else perfect!

“Such a Peaceful Lakeside Getaway”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2014

Our blended family of 5 spent a wonderful week at this adorable shabby-sheik lakeside cottage ...Swimming, canoeing, laughing and watching incredible sunsets! We spent a couple days strolling thru the surrounding towns of Belfast, Camden and Searsport enjoying delicious fare at many restaurants and shopping in eclectic little stores. It was a truly lovely trip! ♡

“Peaceful retreat”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2013

We spent a wonderful week at Mike and Karin's cottage.The cottage is comfy, charming and the view out the front windows is spectacular. We spent the majority of our time outside; fishing, canoeing and just soaking up the tranquility. Our dog Buddy enjoyed watching the chipmunks and hummingbird that visited every day. Add the eagle flybys and there isn't much need to ever leave but we did manage to do some site seeing . Acadia National Park was beautiful, spectacular views from the top of Cadillac Mountain. We loved Belfast for it's great restaurants and shops. Searsport had some interesting antique shops and the Penobscot Maritime Museum was definitely worth seeing. Deer Isle was a nice day trip with several old fishing villages to explore. Most of all we loved listening to the water lap the shore of Swan Lake and the peaceful solitude the cottage offers. If we ever head back to Maine this is the place we will stay. Thank you Mike and Karin for sharing this little slice of heaven.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much for those kind words!

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