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Ginny Lane

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Seal Cove Cottage by the Shore

9 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 6 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1.25 Baths, (Sleeps 7-8)

This outstanding property offers peacefulness and beautiful views as well as gorgeous sunsets overlooking Blue Hill Bay. This property is located right on the ocean minutes away from Acadia National Park.

In addition to all the amenities, there is an accessible dock, with kayaking, rowing, canoeing and use of a small motor boat.

This cottage built in 1989, will make you feel right at home. It has 2 bedrooms, each bedroom comes with two extra long twin beds that can be combined to form king beds. There is a loft with two twin beds a single, and a day bed. There is also a queen sleeper sofa in the living room.

There is a fully stocked kitchen, a deck with an outdoor shower. A full bath and a water closet, as well as games and books for use by renters.

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ginny Lane (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 9 traveler reviews

Seal Cove Cottage by the Shore
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews
5

Excellent rental for my young family

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to go out on a limb and rent this cabin for our family vacation (us and three small kids), and we sure are happy we did. Dodge Point is one of the most bucolic and peaceful places I've ever had the pleasure of spending time in. The cabin itself was completely stocked, clean, and worked well for the kids, too. They loved the loft! Sunset views were breathtaking, and we all loved playing around in the cove during low tide. It was nice staying on the "quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island - relaxed and not touristy at all, but only a half hour drive from Bar Harbor and the Acadia park loop. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone, and I hope my family has the opportunity to return soon. Much thanks to the owners and caretakers.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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bridgewater, mass
5

Quintessential maine

  • 5 of 5

Like a kid at Christmas, I was so delighted from the moment we drove onto Dodge Point

and settled in to our cottage in Seal Cove. Well equipped and very comfortable, from the bed linens to the wide array of cookware. Had some cool evenings, was nice having a woodstove. never wanted to leave, and wandered all over the point, and enjoyed many sunsets from both the beach, the dock and our own deck. If you ever want to close your eyes and imagine a peaceful, beautiful spot...this will be it. And we will be back! Thank you so much for sharing this little piece of heaven!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Family Time in the Off-Season

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place! Our family of 5 spent the week in this wonderful cottage and were SO glad that we stayed on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island away from the tourism mecca, Bar Harbor. We witnessed beautiful sunsets, enjoyed kayaking and canoing the cove, played board games, drove over and ate great lobster in Bernard, and were still close enough to visit Bar Harbor, take the park loop road, drive up Cadillac Mountain twice, visit the Bass Harbor Light, bike the park carriage roads (renting from a small operation in SW Harbor), and taking some nice hikes. We enjoyed just relaxing during a couple of nasty rainy days, but had a blast during our late May, early June week. The cabin has all that you need in the way of pots, pans, dishes, spices, W/Dryer, watercraft, and best of all, views and seclusion. Thanks to the owners for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

ideal vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

my husband and i rented this idyllic cottage for a week in july. situated at the end of a dirt road and within a short walk to the water, this place was heaven on earth for us - and our dog quite enjoyed it as well. we read books on the back deck, which points west and affords you some incredible sunsets..we have pictures of sunsets from every single evening we were there that my husband is now painting. the interior is comfortable with every amenity thought out for maximum enjoyment. beds and couches are comfy too. a path leads out to a clay tennis court, another leads down to a dock with access to boats of all kinds, both of which are shared with the two other houses on the road. the kayaking was excellent! nearby there is every conceivable hiking adventure - from short flat trails to arduous long climbs - all with stunning views of course. we really loved our hike on flying mountain, one of the lower and shorter hikes. and at the end of a day of adventure, there is great dinner to be had in southwest harbor, just 10 minutes away. we really enjoyed the food and service at 'fiddler's green.' 'breakfast at grumpy's' was perfect for - you guessed it -breakfast. bar harbor not too far for touristy stuff. the owner provided good communication about what to expect and what is expected, and our only regret is that we didn't share this amazing spot with our friends and family. we fully intend to return with more folks. thanks seal cove! for the much needed vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful secluded spot, paddling on calm waters

  • 5 of 5

The spot was every bit as wonderful as described and we had a wonderful week in the cottage. We thrilled to hear loons calling each other every evening and could watch them from the deck. We hadn't seen so many stars since camping at the Grand Canyon.

Enjoyed beautiful sunsets from the deck and made good use of the kayak and canoe for exploring the cove and further. The water was so calm we had no fear of venturing up and down the coast for short distances. Our last morning 3 of us were accompanied by porpoises and a seal while canoeing!

One evening a huge sailing ship floated in and anchored for the night at the edge of the cove. We watched them sail away into the morning fog the next day.

Found lots of local hikes to do and didn't feel too far from the 'action' of the busier side of the island- especially since Southwest Harbor is close and you can also rent bikes/catch ferries there. We visited before the busiest part of the season, so had no trouble finding (free) parking in the park and Bar Harbor. Enjoyed the popovers at Jordan pond twice- never knew how good they are!! Rented bikes in BH, put them on the bicycle express and the Island Explorer, and were able to ride lots of carriage roads in one day.

We loved the spot and hated to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Concord, MA
5

A bit of Northern paradise

  • 5 of 5

What a serene and rejuvenating place! We have been going to the 'Cottage' for years and look forward to our time this coming summer. Kayaking, long walks, tennis, picture puzzles, card games, books and grilling...what a life:-) Restaurants galore, if you so choose. Morning showers outdoors watching the lobster boats going by and towards the end of the day cocktails watching the incredible sunsets! Some of us go for 'popovers and lemonade' at Jordon Pond, more than once. You can stay busy with all the island offers or relax enjoying the peace and quiet of the cottage. Life would not be complete without our yearly visit. Don't forget the lobsters, clams and mussels all to be found at Thurstons (we bring everything back to the cottage's well appointed kitchen for cooking)! There have been years when we have utilized seven of the beds and other years just three with the cottage being comfortable either way. Don't forget your camera!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bass Harbor
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: necessary

Located on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park encompasses over 47,000 acres of granite-domes mountains, woodlands, lakes and ponds, and ocean shoreline. Such diverse habitats create striking scenery and make the park a haven for wildlife and plants.

Acadia offers a variety of activities throughout the year. During the summer, spring, and fall 45 miles of carriage roads are ideal for walking, hiking and biking. In addition, over 115 miles of hiking trails offer spectacular ocean and woodland views. Trails range from easy to strenuous.

By automobile, visitors can drive the 20-mile Park Loop Road and take the 7-mile spur road to Cadillac Mountain, both of which include views of some of the most dramatic scenery along the eastern seaboard.

A variety of ranger-led programs, including bird walks, boat cruises, evening slide programs, mountain hikes, stargazing, short talks, and nature walks, are available from late May to mid-October.

Other Activities: kayaking, canoeing, lots of hiking, and gravel trail biking!

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Rates & Availability

Seal Cove Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July/August High Season
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 2 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
Summer Late
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
$260
$1,800
 
 
Sept Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$228
$1,600
 
 
Fall Low Season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 21 2016
4 night minimum stay
$171
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Security Deposit $350
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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