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Allen Cove Cottage on Blue Hill Bay

North Brooklin, Brooklin, ME, USA
  • House1300 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

Located in the town of Brooklin, Maine, we are the fourth generation of a family owned property on Blue Hill Bay, Allen Cove Cottage. The cottage offers a number of amenities for everyone;

• Private, child friendly beach

• Easy access to Acadia National Park

• Unparalleled scenic beauty with views up the bay to Blue Hill and of Mount Desert Island

• Close to golfing, biking and hiking trails

• High speed internet and cable television

• Gas Grill

Our cottage is located well off the main road and sits on 5 plus acres that are both field and wooded. The field leads from the house down to the 200 feet of private beach. There are no sudden drop-offs or strong currents which make it ideal for children (and adults) of all ages for swimming or sunning either at high or low tide. Low tide brings the added adventure of exploring the tidal pools.

This is the Maine that my family new in my youth, my wife and I look forward to welcoming you and yours to experience it as well.

Property Manager

Nancy Gray

Member Since 2004
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • downstairs Front
        1 queen
      • upstairs Back
        2 twin/ single
      • Upstairs Front
        1 queen


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom
          toilet, combination tub/shower, This is downstairs
        • Half Bathroom
          toilet, Upstairs with toilet and sink

          Location Type

            • Beach
            • Rural
            • Water View
              We have veiws up into Blue Hill Bay and Acadia (Mount Desert Island) National Park
            • Waterfront
              We are located on Blue Hill Bay with our own semi private beach --


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          Secure Dsl though Fairpoint
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Fireplace
                        • Parking
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • CD Player
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                    • Television
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Barbecue
                                        • Boat
                                          We do have a mooring available but do not supply the boat - Our guests are welcome to bring their own or there are boat rentals in the area
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Golf
                                          Deer Isle Country Club is within 10 miles drive and there are a number within a 20 mile drive
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          Can be done form the beach but the water craft are not supplied -- there are local kayak/canoe rental sites or our guests are welcome to bring their own
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Tennis
                                          Deer Isle Country Club is within 10 miles drive and there are a number within a 20 mile drive


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • churches
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • pond
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water skiing

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              6 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              July 5, 2017-July 12, 2017 family stay

                                                              Margaret H.

                                                              Allen Cove Cottage is located on a spacious lawn with a wonderful view of the bay. Access to the beach is available and my son, daughter in law and grandson visited the beach several times and my husband and I a couple of times. The kitchen facilities were more than adequate with ample number of dishes including bowls and cups. The internet worked GREAT! --a true plus for any venue now adays. We appreciated having free laundry facilities in the basement. My grandson enjoyed meeting Lucas --the owner's dog. We used Allen Cove Cottage as a home base for touring in the area--including Deer Isle, Acadia, Blue Hill, Castine and East Ormand. We also enjoyed strawberry picking at a farm nearby.

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed your time here.

                                                              Great house on a beautiful property!

                                                              Johannah B.Miami

                                                              Our family stayed at Allen Cove Cottage for2.5 weeks and loved it. The house was cozy, well equipped and had a huge yard and a short walk down the lawn to the beach. The owner and family were lovely. The location for day hikes was ideal and the beach was perfect. Great house for a family and we will surely be back!!

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Thank you. Enjoyed having you. Lola is on her way!

                                                              A wonderful week in NB

                                                              Diana Sherman B.

                                                              This home was just right for our purposes, which were not those of the average tourist, vacationer. The hosts responded immediately with any questions I had both before and during our visit. The whole experience worked out wonderfully. Because we were in North Brooklin for family business, to host our friends for a few days, and had to run our own business while we were there, we could not have chosen a more well suited cottage. Having rented in the area for nearly 50 years, I can report that this experience went remarkably smoothly. The kitchen was very well equipped, all of the windows opened and had screens (a big deal for me! ) seating was adequate and comfortable, the whole place was immaculate and spacious. AND the BED was COMFORTABLE!

                                                              The grounds and the access to a swimming beach (pebbles and a little sand, it is way Down East , folks) were just perfect, and the views of Allen Cove were lovely and special. We would not hesitate to return.

                                                              Lovely stay in Maine

                                                              Jonathan P.Saint Louis

                                                              My wife and I were here for a wonderful week with my parents. The cottage is roomy and gave us space to spread out. There are lovely views of the water, which is a 5 minute walk away, past a couple of houses.

                                                              The location is excellent, being under an hour to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and much closer to Blue Hill to the north (full grocery store, restaurants, local hikes from http://bluehillheritagetrust.org) and Deer Isle to the south (we had an excellent lobster lunch at Fisherman's Friend; http://fishermansfriendrestaurant.com).

                                                              We enjoyed most of our meals at the cottage, several on the deck with a view of the water.

                                                              We had spotty cell phone coverage, but were grateful for the wifi.

                                                              Overall we had a very nice time, and would recommend this for others!

                                                              A wonderful vacation!

                                                              Lisa42Newton, MA

                                                              We stayed for a week with our 4 year old and 7 year old and it was the most relaxing and wonderful vacation we've had in years. The stream with the resident frog, the beach with the ocean treasures, the grassy field - all provided hours of entertainment for the kids. Acadia's an hour away, Blue Hill 20 minutes, Deer Isle 15 minutes, but we ended up staying at the cottage as much as we could. The Brooklin Library 5 minutes down the road is fabulous with a great kids section, and wireless access. The cottage was cozy, clean, well furnished and had plenty of kitchen supplies. The back deck has a barbecue and lovely view. Cell phone coverage is consistent in the cottage (not always the case in coastal Maine) and thus we were able to use our iphones to check email.

                                                              Our only regret - that we hadn't signed up for two weeks!

                                                              a great Maine experience!

                                                              Norma B.glen ellyn IL

                                                              We stayed here for two weeks and we all could have stayed longer. When you book online you just hope it will live up to what the owner says well this Maine cottage was all that and more. The view from the deck, the fireplace the beds and everything was better than expected. Mr.Gray the owner was so great to talk to and learn more about the area. To be just down the street from the Maine home of EB White the author of Charlotes Web was amazing. Brooklin is a very small town with lots to close by. Wooden Boat School is close by along with Deer Isle which is a must see, but the best was just sitting watching on the deck after a day of kayaking and watching the sun go down. If you want a true Maine cottage, not a pottery barn experience this is it. Go visit Bar Harbor one hour away but stay here!


                                                              North Brooklin, Brooklin, ME, USA

                                                              Boating, swimming, hiking, biking, dining out Other Activities: music folk festivals

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              Damage Insurance
                                                              Damage Deposit
                                                              Tax Rate

                                                              Weekly rentals only Check-in: Saturday 4PM to Check-out: Saturday 10AM $850.00/week May $950/week June $1450.00/week July $1650.00/week August $950/week September & October Check-in: Saturday 4PM to Check-out: Saturday 10AM

                                                              6 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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