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Farm Stay Cottage on beautiful Toddy Pond Farm in Monroe, Maine

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 185 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Cottage With Pond Access And Mountain Views

The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is a warm and welcoming place rich with history and natural beauty. Situated on a 500+ acre working farm, the cottage overlooks Toddy Pond and the mountains beyond. Enjoy these views and those of the farm from the front screened porch, or pick blueberries from the back patio and listen to the owls in the evening. Inside, the cottage has a full kitchen, 2 full bathrooms, full laundry and 3 bedrooms & sleeping nook; the master bedroom with a new queen bed downstairs and upstairs the cozy full sized sleeping nook with privacy curtains, the front guest room with a full sized bed and the back guest room with a twin. In all, the cottage comfortably sleeps up to 7. The cottage itself dates back many years - be sure to read the original walls with each visitor's hand-written messages. In the living room / dining room area there is table seating for 6 and a couch and chairs near the wood stove. There is no television in the cottage, but wifi is available. The comfortable window seats have been known to trap a lazy afternoon reader into a blissful nap on more than one occasion.

Outside the cottage, feel free to explore the woods on several private hiking trails, or visit the farm animals of Toddy Pond Farm; a working dairy farm with sheep, goats, cows, pigs and chickens. Feel free to stop by the dairy in the morning to see how the milking is done or come watch as we put the animals out to pasture for the day. There is even a farm store where you can buy fresh milk, cheese, yogurt and even ice cream - all made right here on the farm in our Maine licensed dairy facility.

If swimming, boating or fishing are what you enjoy then take a walk through the woods down to Toddy Pond and enjoy the private landing complete with raft, four kayaks and a canoe. Over 1 mile of private frontage on the pond ensures complete privacy and quiet, though you will probably hear the loons out on the water. Enjoy additional views on the Pond View Trail complete with 2 bridges as you walk along Toddy Pond in a loop back up to the cottage.

If you are looking for a place to get away from it all without having to drive for miles and miles into the wilderness, then Toddy Pond Farm is the place for you. During your visit you will see and hear wildlife and all the other amazing sights and sounds of nature and yet the wonderful bustling seaside city of Belfast is just a 15 minute drive away with it's art galleries, natural food stores and numerous eclectic dining options. It really is the best of both worlds here.

Toddy Pond Farm was featured in a Boston Globe article about farm stays here in the USA, and more recently in a March 2017 Parent magazine article TPF was selected as the farm stay to visit in Maine.

We hope you decide to come stay with us.

Best - Greg & Heide

More Details

Owner
Greg Purinton-Brown
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Greg Purinton-Brown

Originally from NH, Heide and Greg have lived in Maine for the past 17 years and are currently running an micro dairy and diversified farm in Monroe, ME with the help of their two sons, Guthrie (16) and Oliver (14)

Greg Purinton-Brown purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Greg Purinton-Brown chose MidCoast and Penobscot Bay

This is an amazing place filled with beauty and life.

What makes this cottage unique

Toddy Pond Farm offers a unique and wonderful farm stay experience where guests can see a working farm in action, visit animals and even participate in some day to day farming activities. There are many things to see and learn about here on the farm. Our goal is to help guests reconnect with where their food comes from while offering them a beautiful and peaceful place to commune with nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful setting with a wonderfully cozy/comfortable cottage! Greg and Heide were awesome hosts--very friendly, courteous and helpful. Great farm store on the property that provided us with some outstanding dairy products and an amazing network of trails for endless snowshoeing and skiing adventures. Excellent location near Belfast and a private setting make this place a winner all around--we'll be back in the summer for sure!
Dec 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Monroe, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 185 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bath - toilet , bath with shower
    Upstairs bath - toilet , shower enclosure
  • bathrooms all have towels / wash-cloths & bath tissue provided. Please bring your own toiletries (toothpaste, shampoo, razors, etc.)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 large double bed , lots of window - first floor bedroom
    front guest room - 1 double bed , upstairs, close to bathroom
    back guest room - 1 single bed
    Nook - 1 double bed , built in nook with privacy curtains
  • The Nook has privacy curtains, but is not within it's own bedroom, it is directly off the upstairs hallway.
Entertainment:
  • Books
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Toddy Pond Farm is a Maine licensed dairy with an on-site farm store carrying a variety of seasonal farm products for sale including: raw milk, yogurt, kefir, cheeses, ice cream, butter, honey, organic-pasture raised chicken, pork, and lamb.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

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Farm Stay Cottage on beautiful Toddy Pond Farm in Monroe, Maine
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Fourth straight year at Toddy Pond!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth trip to the cottage and we loved it just as much this year as we have every other summer. We spent almost all of our time at the pond and only stopped by to see the animals a little bit. Baby cows, baby goats, all cute. Enormous pigs who come running when they see anyone. At this point, the kids are older and they want to be active with hiking and kayaking and swimming until they drop, which is great. And we still love the quiet evenings on the porch and the early morning rooster calls. We hope to be back many more years.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful to have you stay with us again - so glad you guys had a good time and such good weather too! Thank you for taking such good care of the cottage and for truly appreciating this place. Hope to see you all again next summer!! Greg & Heide
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5

Third year at the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd year staying at TPF cottage and we still adore it! the house is charming and well appointed. The farm is fun and the lake (and kayaks!) are perfect for a relaxing time

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amesbury, MA USA
5

An Idyllic, Perfect Week

  • 5 of 5

My adult sons and girlfriend, my sister, my beau, and I spent a perfect week at the Toddy Pond Farm guest house. The beds are firm and comfortable, the rooms clean and of the right number. Two full bathrooms ease the crowd crunch. The kitchen is well equipped, with a gas grill in the patio. The large gathering/dining room couldn't be better and is equipped with cards and games; several of us napped on the day beds at various times. The pond down the hill was clear, quiet, and beautiful, with a swimming dock, and kayaks available to paddle out to the loons. We easily drove into Belfast for restaurants and history when we wanted, and gladly stayed at the house for games, reading, swimming, and more. Our friendly and gracious hosts were the best, as was watching a working family farm in action. Oh, and the dairy products! It was worth every extra penny to go through two glass half gallons of fresh milk and the same of yogurt, rich yellow-yolked eggs from the chickens wandering around, fabulous ice cream sandwiches. We didn't even dent the meat freezer!

Highly recommend for your artist retreat, your family reunion, or your couples getaway. We'll be back, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage. Private winter getaway with lovely views. Looking forward to visiting again!

  • 5 of 5

A group of my friends and I rented the Toddy Pond Farm Cottage to celebrate another friends birthday and decided to extend our stay through New Year's Eve. All 8 of us enjoyed ourselves immensely. The cottage is beautiful and very well taken care of. Greg was a spectacular host and was extremely patient in putting up with a paranoid me as I obsessively checked the weather every few hours in the days leading up to our trip. A lengthy snowstorm was predicted for the day of our anticipated arrival and in a last minute change of plans, he allowed us to extend our reservation and made sure the cottage would be ready to go an entire day early for our group. We arrived very late at night (as we were coming last minute from almost 4 hours away in Massachusetts) to find that the outside lights had been left on as well as the heat turned up. Very cozy. We instantly felt welcome and made ourselves right at home. The next morning we woke up to an exquisite view of an incredible farm blanketed in snow, surrounded by gorgeous trees and a beautiful view of the pond. Greg was on top of the plowing of the cottage driveway and was very responsive and helpful the entire time we were there (he even hand delivered a package to us that we had delivered to the farm from Amazon).

All in all the entire stay was perfect. Still sad that it's already come and gone!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really happy you all decided to come visit the farm and are very glad you had enjoyed your stay. We do not have many winter guests, despite it being so beautiful and peaceful here, so it was especially nice that you all were able to enjoy the snow and the cozy cottage. And no problem at all adjusting your stay. Just glad it worked out and everyone got here safely before the storm. Thank you for being great guests, and for taking such good care of the cottage. We hope to see you all again sometime! Best, Greg & Heide
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5

Magical!

  • 5 of 5

Toddy Pond Farm Cottage is quaint, spacious, and clean. With cows grazing in nearby fields and spectacular views of the pond and mountains beyond, the place is quite magical. The owners are clearly stewards of the earth as evidenced by the various organic, biodegradable products they have on hand. Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toddy Pond Farm

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. Greg and Heidi are excellent and generous hosts with their time and resources. As fellow farmers who care for the earth we were pleased to find biodegradable dish soap in the kitchen and organic olive oil by the stove. The space is incredible and what they are doing on their farm is noteworthy. I look forward to our next stay and only hope that it's available for the weekend we want to come.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all decided to come stay on the farm. It was great having you here and we very much hope to see you again in the future. Best - Greg & Heide
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Map

Nearest Airport
33 Miles
http://www.flybangor.com/
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Belfast - 3 Tides / Marshall Wharf Brewing
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Lincolnville
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Camden
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Belfast
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Rt 1 - Belfast
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Belfast - The Gothic, Darby's, Delvino's, Young's
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Camden Snowbowl
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Belfast
Car: necessary

The Toddy Pond Farm cottage is situated on a working dairy farm in the small town of Monroe, just 12 miles outside of Belfast. This unique setting offers the best of both worlds - total privacy, peace and quiet on the 500+ acre farm with all the conveniences of a small seaside city just a short drive away. The farm offers hiking trails and private access to Toddy Pond for fishing, swimming and boating and Belfast offers a variety of activities and dining options as well as numerous events throughout the year. Be sure to visit the Toddy Pond Farm store to enjoy cheeses, yogurts, ice cream and a variety of other farmstead products made right here. And while in Belfast, be sure to visit all of the wonderful art galleries or take a stroll on the newly completed harbor walk. If you are looking for lobster - Young's Lobster Pound is a sure bet. If more fine dining is what you are looking for, make a reservation at The Gothic...their culinary delights are not to be missed.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$126.11
Damage Insurance A$74.4

Check in is 4 pm EST or later (no early check-ins please) Check out is 11 am EST (please check out promptly to allow for cleaning before next guest arrival) If arriving after dark, please notify us in advance so that we can be sure to leave the outside lights on for you.

Thank you - Greg & Heide

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.