WATERS EDGE COTTAGE, IN THE WOODS, SPACIOUS, QUIET COVE, PRIVATE

Tom Rolfes

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATERS EDGE COTTAGE, IN THE WOODS, SPACIOUS, QUIET COVE, PRIVATE

Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Large A-Frame. 2+ bedrooms, 2 baths, Sleeps 4+

Fernald Cove Cottage Nestled in the woods at Water's edge on Fernald cove; 11 Connor Pt. Lane, Southwest Harbor, ME. A great getaway location, yet less than a mile from Town, shopping, restaurants, museums, and within walking distance of the Causway Club Golf/Tennis (open to the public), A short (~5 min) walk to Acadia National Park mountain hiking trails, Short drives to Bar Harbor, Whale watching, Fishing, Acadia Natl Park carriage roads,etc.

Waters Edge Cottage is a large 2+ bedroom A-frame, 20 ft from Fernald Cove. It has a large living room overlooking the Cove, a bedroom with 2 twin beds on the first floor, a family/video room with a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, bath & shower, washer/dryer/microwave. Up a spiral staircase to an enormous master bedroom overlooking the cove, with queen bed, large bathroom & shower, and a rear deck to watch amazing sunsets. Rentals are seasonal, June thru September, weekly minimum, Saturday 3PM to Saturday 10AM.

About Fernald Cove Cottage: Our cottage was once part of a large estate on Fernald Cove, which empties into Somes Sound. Your nearest neighbors are the Hays, who have a converted stable that is now a magnificent home. Our cottage sits at the waters edge to Fernald cove in 3 acres of woods. As the Cove is tidal, it empties at low tide. Kayaks and canoes are welcome, just watch out for low tide. It's a muddy walk back! Our cottage was once just two nice rooms with their own roofs, connected by a kitchen and bath. When we purchased it, we decided to enlarge it for our family of four, and the best way to conserve what we had was to convert it to the A-frame design you now see. We simply joined the two roof lines East and West by following the existing roof lines, and enclosed the area in between with a living room, plus an enormous master bedroom and bath up a spiral staircase to the newly created second floor. The end facing the cove has large glass windows, and the opposite end has a deck and rear stairs.

More History: The timbers and floors in the expansion came from a distillery in Cincinnati, which was being taken down, and the lumber sold for just pennies / foot. The beams are 2 1/2 inches thick X 8, 10 or 12 inches wide, ~20 ft long, of southern yellow pine, an extremely hard and well seasoned wood. Some of the vertical supports are massive, and the floors and ceiling are 2 X 6 inch tongue and groove, ~ 20 ft long, as can seen as you go up the spiral stairway. We purchased the wood in Cincinnati, hauled it to our home there and spent weeks pulling out nails, until we had ~40,000 pounds of lumber which we hauled up to the cottage on a truck.

We spent two years/summers building the addition, after having the foundation 'improved' (Had it redone again last year!) from original post supports. We used adjacent trees and block-and- tackle to hoist the beams in place; father & son (16). The support beams are bolted tripples, and only intersect the original structure in two places, the closets

And More: The metal supports were custom made by a blacksmith in Cincinnati, where we spend our winters. As father & son assembled the support structure, roof shingles purchased in Oregon as pre-assembled shingled panels, 2 ft X 8 ft, and let us put up the roof covering in a much shorter time. These were pre-coated with sealant by mother and daughter (12) by putting them through a trough, enabling a thorough coating of sealer and recovery of excess for the next panel. True family effort! The final shingling and vertical shingles were done by Norman Harkins Builders, to whom we owe a great deal of thanks, as we did not have time to finish before 'summer vacation' ended, returning to Cincinnati and work and school.

Now we have a nice living room facing the cove, two bedrooms downstairs, (One we have converted to a TV room, DVD room really, as no real TV reception in the woods!) The second floor has a very large bdrm and bath/shower. Furnishings mostly from home. Hope you enjoy your stay!

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Tom Rolfes

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Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Pay with confidence
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bangor Intl Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Swan's Island
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 102
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Top of the Hill
Car: recommended

This is the perfect location for your family vacation, getaway or sports excursion. Located on Mount Desert Island, come and explore an area known for its pristine beauty and local flavor. From hiking in Acadia National Park, eating lobster in one of our award winning restaurants, sailing our spectacular coastal waters, or shopping at our local galleries and shops, there is something for everyone in Southwest Harbor.

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Availability & Rates

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Southwest Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
August 2014
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
$8,400
 
 
September 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes $500 Security Deposit. 1 wk bookings for July/Aug can be made after May 1.
For the period: June 14 to June 27 2014, the weekly rate is $2200, a two week stay would be $4000.
As mentioned above, we encourage a 2-week minimum stay. A one week period may be a possibility to fill in available spacing.
For the period June 28 to July 25, 2014, the weekly rental is $2300, a two week stay would be $4300
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Amenities

Amenities

Southwest Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Towels Provided
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Dialup Access
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • First floor bath has toilet, basin, and shower. Second floor bath is large with large shower, toilet and basin
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Very Large Bedrm
    Studio - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Video Rm
  • 1st Floor has one bedroom with two twin beds. The Family/video room has a TV for VCR,DVD, CD player, and has a double hide-a-bed. Second floor has an enormous master bedroom with Queen sized bed and bath with large shower.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • golf privileges optional
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountaineering
  • tennis
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