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Mary Ann Hale

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

Charming Cottage with Great Ocean Views in Quiet Wooded Setting near Acadia

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 loft with pullout, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Cove Cottage is a charming beautifully furnished getaway on 2 wooded acres which are shared with Cove House (a 5 bedroom, 3 bath luxury home). Cove Cottage can be rented separately for parties of 6 or less or with Cove House for large parties up to 16 people. The Cottage is situated a short distance from the ocean with wonderful water views. It abutts a nature conservancy and eagles, fox, dear, giant heron and other wildlife are often sighted on the property and nearby protected marshland. Explore the beautiful undeveloped shore via a walking right of way to the ocean. The property is only a short distance from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and other island attractions. Each of the units has its own parking, entrance, landscaped yard and ocean views. The Cottage is approximately 70 feet from the house and occupies 2 floors above the garage.

  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Ann Hale (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english, french

About Mary Ann Hale

We designed an built the cottage in 2002. We are retired teachers who have been designing and building custom homes for 30 years.

Mary Ann Hale purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Mary Ann Hale chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Serene and tranquil with beautiful ocean views. The property abuts the nature conservancy and 1/2 mile of unspoiled beach for you to explore. Take out the canoe and watch for seals, osprey, bald eagles, and dolphins along the gorgeous coast.

What makes this cottage unique

Utter peace and tranquility amidst the unspoiled beauty of the Maine coastline.

Rent this cottage along with Cove House (, property number 143459) for a family reunion or getaway with friends --sleeps up to 16 people when combined with the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Truly a wonderful home away from home. We would come back. The grounds are beautiful as well as the views. And ohhhh so quiet. We truly understand why they call this the quiet side. We have stayed here on the island several times and wanted to share it with our kids and we would probably never stay anywhere but on the "Quiet Side" again.
Jul 2011
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)
Charming Cottage with Great Ocean Views in Quiet Wooded Setting near Acadia
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews

Excellent location, family friendly

  • 5 of 5

Cove Cottage was perfect for our family of four (two adults, two elem. age children). When we vacation, we prefer a quiet location, but one that is close enough to town for restaurants and activities. The cottage could not have been in a better location. We could easily access the main entrance to Acadia NP within 30 minutes and it was so nice to return to the "quietside" of the island after a day of hiking on the busier end of the island. As a side, one activity not to be missed, especially if you have young children is Diver Ed's Dive-In Theater. The entire family had a blast. The cottage was very clean and well-stocked with everything you need to cook. We even used the gas grill one night. The private cove with its cobblestone rocks and tidal pools provided hours of fun for our kids. The gardens around the property were spectacular and you can tell that Richard and Mary Ann, the owners, take great pride in their property. When we return to MDI, which hopefully will be soon, we will definitely stay at Cove Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

The view rom Cove Cottage was spectacular! The property was well equipped and charming as described. We had a large group, which occupied Cove Cottage and Cove House and we could not have asked for a better location.

One of the family members visits Acadia during the fall. In the height of the summer the park does get much more activity and visitors. This location was a welcome relief at the end of the day with all the crowds in the Park, Bar Harbor on the other side of the Island. Access to the beach was wonderful for an evening or morning stroll.

Southwest Harbor has everything you could want for an easy afternoon of shopping, lunch and dinner if you decide to avoid the crowds. Proximity to Bass Harbor Head Light, was a quick drive and the Seawall area was spectacular. This vacation destination was wonderful, I would highly recommend Cove Cottage for anyone that loves a peaceful, gorgeous setting!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are really happy you had a great vacation stay at our cottage.
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Brockway, Pennsylvania


  • 5 of 5

Our annual girls hiking trip to us to Acadia National Park this year. Cove Cottage was the perfect place to stay for our week long adventure. It was close to the park entrances as well as an easy 30 minute drive to Bar Harbor.

The cottage itself met our needs perfectly and we enjoyed walking on the cove's beach each night. We captured some amazing sunset pictures from it's rocky shore.

After visiting Bar Harbor one day, we were especially thankful we had chosen to stay on the "quiet side" of the island.

We had come with a game plan of several hikes we wanted to do, but after meeting Richard one morning, we also added his suggestion of Flying Mountain to our list. It was an excellent recommendation.

The entire trip was a wonderful experience and Cove Cottage was a key part of that. Thank-you for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Maine. We drove a grueling 12 hours with three kids of varying levels of complaints and conflicting schedules for bathroom breaks along the way.

The sight of Richard and Mary Anne's property was the perfect salve. The house was charming, clean, beautifully decorated and situated on a quiet beach full of birds (My ten year old took an incredible picture of a real, bald eagle in a nest by the beach), ocean life and front row seats to dazzling night skies. The best part, however was Richard and Mary Anne themselves. They were warm, funny and attentive to our every need. Maps of Acadia park, restaurant and grocery store recommendations etc. were within arms reach. Richard went so far as to include my kids in some real live house building. Richard is a master builder. Both homes on the property were built by Richard himself and beautifully decorated by Mary Anne. Easily accessible to the wonders of Acadia National Park, restaurants, grocery stores and charming little towns.

Bottom Line: Run, don't walk, to rent this place. But you better hustle, we are saving our pennies to get back there asap.

The Spratts, Philadelphia PA

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Delightfully Relaxing Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family found the cottage to be a very charming, clean, well-equipped home away from home. It was everything described ... and more.

Located on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island away from the hustle of the main roads, it provided wonderful tranquility through beautiful views of the ocean and quiet walks on the beach. Despite this feeling of remoteness, all of Acadia's wonders were readily accessible.

The owners, Mary Ann and Richard, were also very accommodating, and were always available to answer our questions regarding the different trail challenges, must-see park wonders, island residents' favorite eateries, etc.

The only thing that could have made our vacation more enjoyable would have been to extend our stay from 2 weeks to 3 weeks at the cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for us. It included all the amenities we wanted including linens and dishwasher. There is a beautiful view and the beach ( rocky) was a very short walk away. Richard was available when needed for a minor adjustment. He was extremely friendly and his recommendations were great: Flying Mountain was my favorite hike of the week and we loved the popovers.

Note: ceilings aren't soundproof. From the upstairs bedroom We could clearly hear what our kids said in the downstairs bedroom and they heard us.

Southwest Harbor is lovely. But If you plan on spending most of your time in Bar Harbour include driving time of 40+ min each way.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swan's Island
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
I 395
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is located on the 'Quiet side' of Mount Desert Island home of Acadia National Park. The unique scenic beauty of the island provides something for the whole family--mountains, lakes, ocean, and beautiful coastal villages. The choices are vast: hiking the miles of trails in the park, cycling on the 50+ miles of carriage roads in the park, whale watching, kayaking, mountaineering., shopping in Bar Harbor, cultural activities such as summer theater, musical festivals, craft and art shows, museums, golf, visiting the beautiful surrounding islands via local ferries, touring the architectural wonders of the old homes and estates or strolling through gorgeous gardens open to the public.

Other Activities: kayaking, whale watching, summer theater, library, craft shows, antique shows, farmers' markets


Rates & Availability

Acadia National Park Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rentals are by the week from Saturday to Saturday. The base rate is for 4 people. The cottage will accommodate up to 6 people. There is an additional fee of $20/night for each additional guest over 4. In the event of cancellation, the deposit is refunded minus expenses to re-rent if we are able to re-rent the property for the entire period.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Master bath has jetted tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa
  • Master bedroom has it's own bath and is on upper floor, loft with pullout sofa is on upper floor, 2nd bedroom is on first floor. 2nd bathroom is on first floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Smoking allowed outside on the deck only.

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