Overlook Cottage

With its central location, Overlook Cottage on Toddy Pond is the perfect base for exploring many Downeast communities. It is only 30 minutes from Acadia National Park and the historic town of Bar Harbor, making it easy to enjoy all Maine offers.

Please note that from the last week in June through August, in general and for most properties, there is a 7 – night minimum stay from either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Please call us for assistance or for special requests and we will be happy to accommodate whenever possible.



Jun-2024 Mar-2025

Overlook Cottage

Surry 6 Guests  2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms (bathroom on main floor)



In Town





Pets are allowed.

Cost/Night: from $165

Property Description

Listen to the Loons! Swin from your own sand beach! This adorable cottage on Toddy Pond offers an open loft with 3 twin beds. Best suited for children and teens. 1 private bedroom with a queen memory foam bed and 1 bathroom (shower only). Here at Overlook you can enjoy your very own sand beach with excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. There are countless outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, and canoeing. Only 30 minutes from Acadia National Park and the historic town of Bar Harbor. The central location of this cottage allows for for easy day adventures to many downeast communities. Open living room, dining area, kitchen and deck with gas grill. Fully equipped cottage with quality furnishings throughout. DVD player, 3 kayaks and a gas grill on the deck.


dishwasher Washer/Dryer Internet Cable/Satellite TV Heat BBQGas Phone In Unit Mooring Private Dock/Pier Deck Furniture

Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Outdoor Shower Outdoor Seating Fireplace Wood Stove Kayak Canoe Lobster Pot Fire Pit

Sleeping Situation

1st Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Queen
2nd Bedroom
Level: Second
Type: Twin


One of our favorite places on Earth

June 4, 2024

2nd visit to “the cabin”. This is one of our favorite places on Earth. If you want peace and tranquility in the most beautiful setting, this is it!

Your own beach!

July 2, 2023

You get your own beach with this place. You’ll want to be there all day. Great swimming and sunning. The cottage is cozy and well appointed. Would love to go back!

Quaint Cottage for relaxation!

June 9, 2022

My boyfriend and I wanted to get away from our busy lifestyles. This cottage right on the lake was the perfect spot! Hearing the loons in the morning on the lake made it a perfect paradise for a relaxing getaway. The views were so lovely! The cottage was very clean and inviting. Definitely would stay again!

This cozy cabin is a gem with a magnificent view of Toddy Pond.

April 11, 2022

The kitchen is well equipped for cooking, along with the gas grill outside. The queen memory foam mattress is amazing! We found the cabin clean and comfortable in a very relaxing setting. Sunsets on the pond are really special. Just know that the internet is very inconsistent here but the 4G signal kept us connected fine. We brought DVDs and games with us for the evening. Nicole was very responsive and accommodating to us. We would definitely like to return again!

Lovely Lake Cottage on Toddy Pond

November 23, 2021

We had a relaxing and wonder vacation in this quaint lake cottage.

It was very clean, well equipped and a soothing place to call Home Away from Home.

We would definitely return for another vacation here!!

Surry Lake House

November 16, 2021

This is a beautiful location and a nice property. If you are looking to “unplug” from the world, this is a great place to do so… and you will, as there is very limited access to Wifi. Not a large concern of ours as we did want to unplug, but not much access to streaming TV or the internet if this is important to you… bring some DVDs for entertainment. The lakeview and beauty of the surrounding area is the prime attraction. The kitchen should meet all your needs and we slept well. The property manager was hard to get a hold of, but we did not have too many concerns here either. Overall, a great spot to see Maine. The town of Ellsworth, 15 mins away, will meet all your shopping needs, and your are just under an hour’s drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia.

Remote location with stunning views!

November 7, 2021

From the little dirt road to get to the property, to the breathtaking views over the lake, we were beyond happy with our stay.

The cabin was clean and had plenty of amenities. Beds were very comfy, kitchen was well equipped, bathroom is small, but water pressure was very good in the shower, and we never had any issues with hot water.

Its very quiet throughout the day, and especially at night you can hear the loons and slow movements of the lake.

We couldn’t get a consistent signal from the included wifi (provided through a cellular mifi hotspot), but that wasn’t a big deal for us.

Overall this was a wonderful stay and we would happily return!

Lovely location

October 16, 2021

The view of the pond was lovely, it was quiet and peaceful. Cabin is rustic but you’ll have everything you need.

What we expected based on the listing

September 19, 2021

Cabin was about 700 feet including the second-floor loft. A ladder is used to access the second-floor loft. It was kind of basic but clean and a good value unless you think you’re getting luxury 🙂 Beautiful view and sun set from the main room windows. The cabin contained pretty much everything we needed. pots, pans, dishes, basic spices, paper goods, clean linens and towels. We cooked chicken, etc. on the outdoor grill. Friendly neighbors. We brought materials for sanitizing etc. but didn’t feel it was necessary once we arrived. Having a campfire on the beach and the fire ring was nice.

We couldn’t get the provided US cellular hotspot to provide a constant video stream. Too much buffering. We ended up using our AT&T cell phones as hotspots to watch The provided Roku, Netflix, etc. This worked nearly perfect. There is a TV in both the main room and the “master“ bedroom.

Had a great week fishing on the lake including smallmouth bass around adjacent peers and at the rocks in the middle of the “pond”. Picked up some largemouth bass in the sheltered cove about 1/4 mile north. No trophies though 🙁 . Senco worms proved to be the most productive. I heard there was a bunch of perch out there but didn’t fish for that. there were life preservers and paddles for the kayaks and a small fishing rowboat. Some days were a little rough on the water from the wind but others were dead calm.

Great stay

August 29, 2021

Overlook cottage provided for a beautiful family vaca. The lake is gorgeous and the beach is perfect for swimming. The kids swam for hours on end. The cottage feels a little smaller than depicted in photos, but was fine for our family of four. Bar harbor and Acadia are about an hour drive which we did 2 of our 7 days, just to find something to help keep the kids busy. Fishing in Toddy Pond was also good, we brought a boat and had good early morning success on largemouth and smallmouth bass. Overall great experience

Gorgeous spot on lake

June 24, 2021

Beautiful location, with nice amenities like kayaks and boats, a fire pit and grill.

Peace and quiet prevailed!

November 16, 2020

We had perfect unexpectedly warm weather and the lake was calm and soothing, including the distant cry of the loon. Only negative note: a skunk was helping itself to garbage that had been left outside sin trash can.we let it be😊

Perfect Vacation

October 15, 2020

This cottage was exactly what we were looking for! Close to Acadia for hiking and Bar Harbor for some delicious dinners. We were also able to do some fishing off the canoe that was provided with the property. The cottage itself was exceptionally clean and had everything we could need. Very cozy! We would definitely stay here again!!

relaxation at toddy pond

September 28, 2020

was a great spot to kick back and relax and unwind. However the internet and therefor tv honestly didnt work at all. So that was not as described but i really wanted to get weather news updates. Place was clean and comfortable. Crystal clear water and faces west so awesome sunsets. Highly recommend.

We had a great time staying at this camp on Toddy Pond. The accommodations / location were perfect.

August 5, 2020

Perfect location. Private beach which had a gentle slope into the water which was perfect for our children to play in. Close enough to Acadia for day trips. Ice cream nearby!

Cozy, light and bright cabin with amazing lake access

May 17, 2017

We had such a delightful stay at The Overlook. The cabin is the perfect mix of “tiny living”, rustic, cozy, and modern. My boys (ages 7 and 9) LOVED sleeping in the loft. We loved sleeping in the comfortable temperpedic master bed. The house is well-stocked with exactly what you do need (enough towels, toilet paper, dish soap, paper towels) and none of the clutter left behind by previous visitors (lots of toiletry samples, cabinets of spices, etc). We had gorgeous weather for fishing, kayaking, and skipping stones on the beach as well as a lovely campfire in the fire ring. We did see and hear the loons! We had a rainy day during our stay and the cabin was comfortable for a family of five to lounge around and watch television a bit. The large windows made the house seem much bigger, even when our family of five was all in the living area.

The location is great. Very close to Ellsworth for antiquing and dining. We enjoyed a meal at a local pub there that was fantastic. We went to Acadia on the good-weather days we were there and the drive was easy. We really loved everything about the cabin and would go again and recommend to friends! It was friendly for kids and made our trip so easy. Thank you!

Wonderful, well cared for cottage on beautiful Toddy Pond

May 29, 2014

My boyfriend our dogs and I rented this perfect spot for a long weekend. The land, lake and cottage were more beautiful than pictured, and very well thought out and organized, providing more than enough space for a larger group. So much so that my sister and nephews who came down for the day decided to stay the night in the comfortable upstairs loft. Nichole was a pleasure to deal with and very helpful and accommodating. We and our dogs spent a very happy four nights and five days at Overlook, enjoying kayaking, canoeing, the private beach, walking and cooking great meals in the spacious, well appointed kitchen.

Exactly as Described - great views, clean, well cared for small home on pond

June 27, 2010

Clean, fabulous water views from double picture windows, private beach, quiet and restful but 20 minutes to Blue Hill. A tiny, cozy house, surrounded by private beach, swimmable water, deck and tall trees.

Lovely Vacation Spot!

July 3, 2008

My husband and I visited Overlook Cottage last July and truly enjoyed our stay. The private beach was perfect for our dogs and we enjoyed countless walks on the winding dirt road. There is a great deck for cooking out and enjoying drinks after a day at the beach. The cottage was very clean and had all the comforts of home. We enjoyed the most amazing views each evening of the sun setting over the pond. It was a perfect getaway spot for a small family. I highly recomend it!

A lovely stay

June 12, 2008

We had a very nice stay at this property. The house was just spacious enough while being cozy, as well as clean and had upto date ammenities. The lake was beautiful, and the area was perfect in proximity for a day trip into Acada Park. We would definitely visit this property again if we have the chance.


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