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Luxury Home with Spectacular Ocean Views in quiet setting near Acadia Nat'l Park

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cove House 5BR, 3BA, Sleeps 10;(Cove Cottage 2BR, 2BA, Sleeps 6 separate rental)

A luxurious newly built getaway on 2 wooded acres shared with garage apartment, which can be rented with house for large parties. or separately. Situated a short distance from the ocean, with wonderful water views. Eagles, fox, deer, giant heron and other wildlife are often sighted on the property and nearby protected marshland. Explore the shore via a walking right of way to the ocean. Short distance to Acadia National Park and other island attractions. Cottage can be rented along with house for large parties. Go to property number 203055 to rent the cottage.

Mary Ann Hale
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About Mary Ann Hale

We designed and built this beautiful home in 2007. We are retired from teaching and 30 years of designing and building custom homes.

Mary Ann Hale purchased this house in 2007

Why Mary Ann Hale chose Southwest Harbor

Beautiful and serene location overlooking Blue Hill Bay and adjacent to nature conservancy with about 1/2 mile of wonderful ocean front to explore. Take out our canoe and explore the nearby shore and watch for wildlife--seals, dolphins, osprey, bald eagles. If you are looking for a peaceful stress free getaway, this is the place for you.

What makes this house unique

Combine the house and cottage rental for a great family reunion--sleeps 16 when combined.

Uniquely peaceful and beautiful environment.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really terrific time: the house was gorgeous and well-equipped, and the grounds, flowers, beach, trees were all bonuses.

Thank you from all of us. We hope to return someday in the future.
Jul 2011
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Southwest Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , second floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Master bath with ocean views from glass shower enclosure
  • 2 baths on second floor, 1 bath on first floor. If cottage is rented along with the house, there are 2 additional bathrooms in the cottage.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • 2 of the upstairs bedrooms have decks with ocean views. 2 downstairs bedrooms have ocean views. If cottage is rented along with house there are 2 additional bedrooms with queen beds and a double pullout sofa in the loft reading area. The 2 houses together sleep 16 people. Please go to homeaway property number 203055 to get information on Cove Cottage.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking allowed outside on porch or decks only.


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Luxury Home with Spectacular Ocean Views in quiet setting near Acadia Nat'l Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews

as expected

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, and well stocked. You will need to bring more paper products and trash bags, but cleaning products are available. Being on the rocky beach was so much fun for the kids, they spent a lot of time looking for crabs. Bring bug spray! Hosts are very nice, and live next door. They leave you in peace, but are there should you have any questions or need recommendations.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful! The kitchen is a dream, beds are comfortable, home is spacious. Mary Ann & Richard were extremely responsive to any request or need. Even though it's on the other side of MDI from Bar Harbour, it is an escape from the crowds. The village of Southwest Harbour is minutes away. Wendell Gilley museum is a must!! Island Cruises with Eric Strauss was the best, most educational cruise we've ever enjoyed! Thurston's Lobster Pound is great. Don't miss staying st this lovely home & enjoying Maine!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

A perfect vacation home for 3 generations from ages 2 1/2 to 82 1/2. Cove House is beautifully situated in a quiet and serene setting. It is conveniently located for hiking. swimming, boating and eating all close to Acadia National Park. The home, true to its photos, is very well maintained, quite comfortable, and affords beautiful views of the ocean from many of its rooms.

The owners, Mary Ann and Richard, were very friendly and helpful with everything and anything one could need or want from recommendations where to go to providing a gas powered lobster pot. It was greatly appreciated that there was always a prompt response to any inquiry. The only drawback was the healthy mosquitoes, but we were forewarned, so we came prepared.

All of us would be delighted to return someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

Second year we stayed at the Cove House and Cottage and we enjoyed it just as much. Homes are exactly as pictured and quite clean. Enjoyed the "quiet side" of the island even more this time.

Would highly recommend especially fora large family that needs the extra space afforded by two separate cottages at the same location.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth in Maine

  • 5 of 5

The setting alone is calm, peaceful, and stunning for those of us that love nature. What I appreciated was all the love and care I noted in all the details of the home itself. Every room reflected Mary Ann's attention to detail and thoughtfulness for the comfort of her guests- from the library in most rooms to the art reflecting Mary Ann's own world travels. I could not want for any kitchen gadget or tool and found many I don't own at home! All in all a true vacation that lacked for nothing. I can't wait to go back....

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with fantastic view of the water.

  • 5 of 5

The Cove house is large, clean and in a perfect location with a beautiful view of the water. The house is updated, beds comfortable, kitchen well equipped and feels like home. I would only recommend slightly more comfortable seating in the tv room, but we enjoyed the couches in the sitting room. The setting is quiet and private yet minutes to Southwest Harbor. We have already recommended this place to our friends who are planning a vacation to Maine. Only thing you should beware of are the mosquitos. They can be fierce depending on temperatures and wind!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Mitchell Cove
Car: necessary

Located in close proximity to Acadia National Park and only a stone's throw from the ocean. Nearby lakes for swimming, kayaking or canoeing in lakes and ocean, Cycling on Park Carriage roads or on nearby Islands via ferries, summer theatre, music festivals, shopping in Bar Harbor, whale watching, golf, tennis, hiking all available nearby.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Acadia National Park activities, free Island bus.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 9.0%

Base rate is for up to 8 guests. House will sleep up to 10 guests. There is an additional fee of $20/night plus tax for each additional guest over 8 guests. Rentals are by the week from Saturday to Saturday. In the event of cancellation, deposit is refunded if we are able to re-rent for the entire period minus any expenses for re-renting. If the cottage is rented along with the house it will sleep up to 6 additional guests. The base rate is $1350 for 4 guests in June, September and October and $1650 for July and August. There is an additional fee of $20/night plus tax for each additional guest over 4 guests to a maximum total of 6 guests in the cottage. House and Cottage together sleep a maximum of 16 guests..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.