Truly a special place...
Submitted: June 18, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
My family and I visited "Quiet Cove" last week (early June) and had a fantastic time. The location is truly special, down a long winding drive the cottage perches just above the water with spectacular views. We loved watching the lobster boats, the seals, and the birds. Every area of the property brings new discoveries from shells and bits of sea glass to wildflowers in the woods. The light was amazing, and the tide changes were inspiring. Exploring the shore at low tide was a favorite activity with the kids (ages 3 to 15) and the adults as well. It was so much fun discovering what new treasures the tide left behind.
While visiting the cottage we set off to see some of the local area. Acadia's well known Park Loop Rd. was beautiful, but by far our favorite was Schoodic Peninsula. The contrast between the deep green of the trees and the colors of the rugged rocky coastline against the deep blue and crashing of the ocean was breathtaking. We saw Schoodic Point twice during our stay, once on a misty, windy day while the waves were crashing, and also on a clear, sunny day where the water was more mellow and gentle. Both were beautiful, and made us feel lucky and thankful to be there. I would highly recommend taking the time during your visit.
Now, I would be remiss if I did not mention the actual cottage, since that is really where we spent most of our time. The entire cottage is filled with light, and is casually and tastefully decorated. The kind of place where you are not afraid to put your feet us and relax. The owner was kind enough to provide us with a copy of the local paper along with tons of information on the local sights and area. The little things were not overlooked here-beautiful artwork, books to enjoy, magazines about Maine, maps, movies, games for the kids to enjoy, comfortable pillows, high quality sheets and quilts on the beds. These folks do a lot to make you feel at home and welcomed. Each room was beautiful, and nobody felt like they were getting the (forgive me, in the words of my kids) "gross,crappy bedroom"-- which every parent knows is the first fight upon arrival. None of that here. For the adults the kitchen had everything we needed and the best dishwashing view one could ask for. We could not have asked for more and this will be our first choice for all future visits to the area.
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Owner's Response: We are so happy you all had a special visit and we loved being able to share our 'Quiet Cove" with your family. Do come again as fall is also breathtaking. The grasses at low tide turn this amazing shade of jaw dropping orange and there is usually high surf at
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