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Shawn Robinette

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german

Beach House with Beautiful Views of Surry Harbor & Acadia National Park - WIFI

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Downeast and Acadia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bath

This unique, gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bath post and beam cottage is built right on the beach of the Peninsula 'Newbury Neck' in Surry and offers beautiful views of Surry Harbor, Union Bay and Acadia National Park. This cottage boasts maple hardwood floors, granite counter tops, maple cabinets, in-floor radiant heat and comfortable leather furnishings as well as updated appliances. Staying at this cottage is like being on a house boat (but without the rocking motion) as at high tide the water literally comes up to the seawall of the cottage. FREE satellite TV and internet.

***Safety Note - Spiral stairs connect all three levels of this cottage***

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  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Shawn Robinette (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, german

About Shawn Robinette

We moved to Maine in 1997 from Seattle. We own a coffee shop/bakery in Southwest Harbor by the name of Milagro Coffee & Espresso.

Shawn Robinette purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Shawn Robinette chose Downeast and Acadia

The Acadia area of Maine is one of the prettiest areas in the country. Once you get here you will know immediately why we decided to settle here.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at our unique beach cottage is like living on a houseboat but without the rocking motion. The cottage is built right on the beach. In fact at high tide the water comes all the way up to the seawall. Looking out across the bay is so peaceful and calming. The majority of our bookings at this cottage are from repeat customers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us stay here again. This is the most relaxing spot we have found. We can't wait to come back next year!
Jul 2010
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based on 9 traveler reviews

Beach House with Beautiful Views of Surry Harbor & Acadia National Park - WIFI
average rating of 4.888889 based on 14 reviews

Maine as it should be!

  • 5 of 5

It is rare that the expectation of a vacation and the reality of the vacation align perfectly but that is precisely what happened for our week at the Watermark cottage in Surry. We had expected cool weather, a scenic and comfortable home base, amazing day trips, excellent seafood options, some wildlife and marine life viewing, and peaceful tranquility. Well put a check plus beside each of the above. What we didn't expect were warm welcome salutations with fresh muffins (with fresh Maine blueberries), beautifully maintained gardens, an exceptionally clean cottage, and the heavenly views of Maine's beauty right from the terrace. The owners were easily accessible via text/email answering every question we had. A big bonus was the sightings directly from the cottage - harbor seals, loons, dolphins and landed 30 feet from me while beach combing. The proximity to Acadia was ideal as we wanted to hike a few days there. The best seafood we had all week was in short walking distance at Perry's Lobster shack - great service and excellent, fresh seafood. When visiting Bar Harbor and a few of the other neighboring towns we both commented to each other that we were thrilled that we chose the Watermark cottage in Surry over the tourist bustle we experienced elsewhere. Mission of relaxation and rejuvenation accomplished!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfectly situated right on the water with spectacular views of the sun sets. The house was fully equipped. The location was about 45 minutes away from Acadia national Park. This was just close enough to visit, but far enough away to have a peaceful vacation. Thank you Sean we had an amazing time

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Business trip to Ellsworth

  • 4 of 5

beautiful cottage with accurate details in the description . A bit tricky getting large luggage in and out of house along with up and down the stairs. Loved the lobster pound walking distance from the cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A Cottage Worth Returning To

  • 5 of 5

We were two in the cottage and had a thoroughly relaxing time. The cottage had a view that made you feel like you were on the water. Seeing the tide go in and out was wonderful. Walking down the street to Perry's Lobster Shack was a treat i will also miss. Barbecuing on the patio/seawall was fun too. The cottage was well equipped and we lacked nothing we needed. We definitely intend to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

Loved this place. Beautiful views and we saw seals and porpoise right out front. Really sweet spot

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Absolutely Awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were a little concerned we couldn't find a recent review on this property but when we had a last minute chance to take a vacation & this property was available, we decided to take a chance....

what an incredible waterfront cottage we found! The view, the property itself, the decor, furnishings, the wonderfully comfortable King size bed, the well appointed kitchen, Perry's Lobster Shack (yum! yum!) only 1/8 mile away, a great beach within walking distance, sweet little nearby towns for shopping & site seeing, plus Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park was only 40 minutes away! The owners were very helpful with suggestions & directions and they left us a package of delightful scones & bagels made in their own shop...what could be better then a wonderful vacation in Surry, Maine at this outstanding cottage? The only change we would recommend is we flew in & out of Boston and drove to Surry, the next time we visit, we will fly into Portland.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Surry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Jul 10 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

First payment is due within 7 days of making reservation. Second/final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

Please add $300 refundable damage deposit and 8% state lodging tax to listed rates.

Only weekly reservations accepted during July & August

PAYPAL Accepted

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Downeast and Acadia Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 king, 1 queen. Deck; radiant heat; surround sound stereo.

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