$172 / night
Total guests, Nights

"Tugwassa" On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage – Home 4901663 Log cabin

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

"Tugwassa" On Down East Jones Pond- poet's cottage – Home 4901663

  • Log cabin
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 mi
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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, 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 Beds

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Boat available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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. Bicycling- you can flag down an Island Explorer bus if you grow weary of pedaling. Passenger ferry runs from Winter Harbor to Bar Harbor Memorial Day to Columbus Day

Interaction with guest

The owner lives less than 1/2 mile from the cabin and is available most days, and 24/7 by phone . She will greet/meet you on your arrival day, or shortly thereafter. She can be as involved as you would like, from guiding a paddle on the pond to simply giving suggestions/directions.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

-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


About the owner

Anne O.
Average reply time:
1 hour 25 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
08 Dec 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





30 reviews

Very Good

“Amazing view and old-fashioned charm”

Reviewed 6 Oct 2021

The location at the entry point to the peninsula was just minutes away from the quieter part of Acadia and the spectacular Schoodic Point, but was also very convenient to Route 1 for excursions. Whil… More

“Charming lake-side cottage”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2021

We spent a lovely week at the Poet's Cottage. The location is lovely, right on Jones Pond, where we could Kayak long distances in owner's boats. Geese, ducks and cormorants galore. But the s… More

Response from the owner So glad you found Tugwassa and were able to come enjoy this special place! You are most welcome to return; there are lots more things to do!. Thank you!

“Perfect relaxation spot”

Reviewed 3 Sep 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 … More

Response from the owner 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.

“This cabin is a remarkable gem of great natural beauty in a secluded & lovely setting.”

Reviewed 4 Nov 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 … More

“Relaxing in picture perfect Maine”

Reviewed 4 Oct 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 sw… More

“Great place to relax!”

Reviewed 21 Dec 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 pl… More

Response from the owner 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.

“Peaceful Serenity”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2018

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,… More

Response from the owner 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 guests!

“Thanksgiving on Tugwassa...”

Reviewed 30 Nov 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 ever… More

Response from the owner 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

“Pure Peace and quiet”

Reviewed 23 Oct 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.… More

Response from the owner 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 an experience, but closes for season earlier in October! How did you two do on the Tugwassa "scavenger" hunt? anne

“A little piece of serenity”

Reviewed 8 Oct 2017

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 fav… More

Response from the owner 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

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Anne (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Anne (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Anne (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Anne the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Anne (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Anne (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Anne (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Anne (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Anne (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Anne (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Anne (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Anne (the owner) a message.

If Anne (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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