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Spruce Shore Cottage sits on a secluded bluff overlooking Goose Cove, on the western side of Mt. Desert Island, minutes from Acadia National Park. The cottage includes everything you need to be comfortable. West Tremont is 6 miles from Southwest Harbor, a town with excellent shopping and several fine restaurants in every price range. Edna's Variety, a fine convenience store, is within walking distance of the cottage.
PETS: Dogs are welcome if they are flea-treated. We ask that dogs never be left tied up outside, and that you poop-scoop as necessary. There is a $50.00 extra charge (per week) for dog guests. The property is dog friendly. If you have furniture sitters, please bring a throw.
An iconic spot at the end of Goose Cove. One of the most beautiful, gentle, welcoming views on MDI.
Easy to be in.
My husband and I stayed at this cottage for a long weekend stay on Mt. Desert Island. It is lovely and quiet - everything you might need for a week at Acadia. The cottage is simple but well outfitted and the owners are friendly and available with help and advice on the island. And the views are spectacular. This would be the perfect place to stay during this summer's Centenary of the park - this side of the island is always peaceful but only a short drive from the main parts of the park. We did some hiking and the carriage roads are perfect for biking. Away from the tourist spots of Bar Harbor (but close enough to go in for dinner or even an ice cream cone!), it is Maine at it's most authentic. Thanks Weslea and Curtis for a wonderful weekend!
Absolutely nothing but positive things can be said about our stay in Acadia and at the Sidon's cottage. The views are amazing from the cottage. As another reviewer mentioned the climb to the water is a bit steep, but it only adds to the charm of the property. The location is private, yet close enough to town where you can find everything you need, from groceries to pizza, even shops within a 15 minute drive. There are more nature trails and points of interest than you can see during a week's stay, only within a 15 mile drive. Be sure to walk the Carriage Roads; they are miles worth of hiking or biking enjoyment. The inside of the cottage is quaint but provides everything you need. We stayed during the cold, rainy season and spent an adequate amount of time inside playing games, watching movies and bonding. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for room service and catering, stay in a hotel. Though I will mention the Sidon's are very accomodating. They provide free fire wood for the wood stove, and took the time to guide us to a nice place to eat. They were kind and helpful and even took the time to mail back a small item we had forgotten at the cottage.
My husband and I found the cottage and its owners to be quite lovely. We will forever appreciate the kindness that they offered us at the end of our trip, and that they allowed our dogs to tag along. We enjoyed our view from the home, and spent every day down by the ocean watching the tide go in and out. We saw osprey, eagles, loons, flickers and a huge variety of ducks that we have never seen before. It was amazing to have a place on the ocean, as most people have to drive to places that are heavily populated with other tourists. The Quiet Side of the island blows away Bar Harbor. We really enjoyed getting to know the people there and found the food was fabulous. I read through all of the reviews, and would like to mention that the owners have taken into account any and all suggestions, and made positive changes. Honestly, it was the most peaceful vacation that I have ever been on, thanks in part to the location and the kind, considerate owners.
The cottage was exactly as described, and was clean, private, and very comfortable. The views of Goose Cove were spectacular (especially in the early morning), and Weslea and Curtis were warm and welcoming hosts. We had a great time, and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Acadia.
This cottage is lovely. Simple, quaint with a charming history, filled with light, beautiful view, quiet and secluded. Wonderful owners.
My family and I enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is comfortable and it is well equipped with cooking pots and pans and a stove and oven that worked fine. The full size bed is comfortable and you can sit there and look out the window to the water, reading a book and watching the weather change. The other room has a twin bed and a cot, and they were both comfortable. The screen porch is great, particularly because there are too many mosquitoes to sit on the lawn unless the weather is very sunny with a nice breeze. The interior of the cottage is bright, with a high ceiling and plenty of windows. The living room could use another reading chair and a good reading lamp.
The view here is very pretty, and there is plenty of yard around the cottage for our dog to run and play. However, we were very disappointed that there is no easy access to the water. The description of the property suggests that you can walk down to the water, however, the path was overgrown with brambles and it is pretty steep. We thought we would be able to launch our kayaks from the property, but we had to launch them at a different site and paddle them over to the rocky ledge at the base of the property. We cleared the path with some cutting tools so that we could access the kayaks from the house. When we were ready to go home we had to paddle the boats back to the other launch site and have someone else meet us with the car. However, once the path was somewhat passable, it was lovely to kayak from the house around the cove and out into the bay when the water was calm. We saw porpoises, seals, eagles, gulls, terns, herons, and other birds while we were paddling, and there was a deer in the meadow behind the house and a raccoon along the driveway.
Overall, this is a comfortable and pleasant cottage. It's in a very quiet location, the stars are stunning, and the ever changing weather on MDI is always entertaining. The cottage is a good base to explore the island, but if you want to spend a lot of time on the Bar Harbor side it is a little far to keep driving back and forth. Southwest Harbor is within easy reach. We also went to Northeast Harbor and took a spectacular boat ride on the "Sea Princess" up along Somes Sound. Choose a clear day to go, and then drive along Sargent Drive back to Abels Lobster Pound for a casual lobster dinner along the Sound.
The cottage was neat and welcoming when we arrived but it could use a really thorough cleaning.h
Spruce Shore Cottage is within minutes of some of the loveliest and most private areas of Acadia National Park. Hiking, climbing, swimming and picnic areas on 'the Quiet Side' are easy to access. Fine shops, galleries, museums and excellent libraries are conveniently located and both Bar Harbor and Ellsworth are about a half-hour away.
Other Activities: Acadia National Park nature programs
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Fall Off-Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$785-$1285/week depending on season. Pets welcome if flea-treated ($50.00 pet fee). Balance after deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival and becomes non-refundable at that time.
$450.00 non-refundable deposit to reserve. Balance, tax and additional fees due 2 weeks prior to arrival, and becomes non-refundable at that time.