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.
- Cottage1250 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
2 bedrooms, 1 loft with pullout, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6
Mary Ann Hale
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
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 Tremont
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 (homeway, property number 143459) for a family reunion or getaway with friends --sleeps up to 16 people when combined with the house.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Truly awesome - pictures do not do it justice!!
Wow! I cannot say enough good things about this charming cottage, our stay, our wonderful hosts Richard and Mary Ann or MDI. From the moment we arrived, it was relaxing, comfortable, has great ocean views, and yet is very private. I had visited MDI once before for just over one day and couldn't wait to return. It did not disappoint and it was very hard to leave both the cottage and MDI after a week. I am so glad we chose to stay on the quiet side of the island as we visited Bar Harbor frequently but the drive is beautiful and it was nice to come back to our peaceful and quiet side of the island after being in the crowds. Nature is at it's finest on MDI and there is more to do than one can cram into a vacation. Mary Ann and Richard were staying in their larger house on the property and were attentive to our needs (which were minimal) while being very unobtrusive to our privacy. The gardens around the house are so lovely and well tended as is all the property without disturbing the natural beauty. The cottage could easily accommodate 6 people with the pull out sofa bed in the upstairs loft. It is also perfect for two couples with the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms with baths providing for lots of privacy. We enjoyed the deck and I spent some time working on one of my paintings while enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and wonderful ocean and nature views. Fall may be my new favorite time to visit Maine and I would most assuredly love to return to this Charming Cottage. The owners also have two other houses on the property that can be rented and they graciously gave us tours of both while we were there in case we wish to return with a larger group. One has 5 bedrooms and the other is a one bedroom cottage that could sleep 4 with a pull out sofa in the main living area. I wholeheartedly recommend these properties if you are planning a stay on MDI. Thank you Mary Ann and Richard for providing a wonderful place to enjoy all that MDI has to offer, for being great hosts. It was just the relaxing vacation I needed.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay on MDI and look forward to seeing you again.
We rented the cottage along with the Cove House for our larger family. It was perfect. Most of the meals were cooked in the larger house, but kids bounced back between the house and cottage to play games and watch movies. We explored Acadia National Park and did quite a bit of hiking, so it was great to come back and rest at the house. Richard and MaryAnn were great hosts! I would highly recommend this location!
Amazing trip! Wonderful accommodations!
This was our first time to MDI/Acadia. We came for an entire week to celebrate our 25th anniversary! We loved it and will definitely be back - so much to see! Staying on the quiet side of the island, we did a lot of driving, but we had figured on that when we booked. We like to explore and we prefer quiet with small doses of crowds. It was wonderful to come back to a quiet respite at the end of an exhausting day of activity hiking, biking, kayaking, sightseeing, etc. We appreciated the jetted tub (which we only used once but were glad to have) to ease aching muscles. It was wonderful having a full kitchen and grill, which we used most nights. We packed most of our food from home for the week so we could make full use of the day and then come "home" for a late dinner (we brought snacks-nuts, granola bars, etc which were easy to grab and throw in a pack for the day out, for dinner, pre-packaged salad kits were great!, meats for the grill, and then breakfast foods). The cottage was very clean, the bed was comfy and it was wonderful having sheets and bath towels provided. Richard was a good host- he gave us our privacy but checked in with us, usually in the morning as we were heading out for the day. The gardens are beautiful-we appreciated the fresh-cut flowers awaiting our arrival and the smell of lilacs through the kitchen window.
Things we did: we began at the Hulls Cove Visitor Center where we purchased our park pass for the week, walked along the Ocean Path to see Thunder Hole, Sand Beach, drove the parkloop, biked one of the carriage roads to Jordan Pond, had lunch, walked the trail around the lake-not challenging and very enjoyable, kayaked Eagle Lake, Long Lake and Northeast Harbor. We had planned on spending more time in Bar Harbor on the 4th of July but it was just too hot. We walked around, picked up gifts for the kids, had lunch at Paddy's across from the water and were going to stay for fireworks but decided to watch from the top of Cadillac Mountain (and catch the sunset!). We ate at Two Cats Cafe for breakfast, hit low tide and got to walk out on the "bar" and took a lighthouse boat tour where we also got to see a few puffins and seals! We hiked the flying Mt./St. Saveur Trails. We checked out tide pools by Otter Cliffs. Our last night we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Xanthus Restaurant at the historic Claremont Hotel and finished by watching a gorgeous sunset over Pretty Marsh. Thank you, Maryann and Richard!!
Wonderful, private, property on the "quiet side" of the island.
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Very peaceful and quiet but only a pleasant 35 minute drive from busy Bar Harbor. Nicely decorated and supplied. The owners were helpful and responsive.
Wonderful deck to sit and enjoy the view and the outdoors. Be aware that the steps to the second floor loft and master suite are quite steep. The open loft is a nice sitting area for the adjacent master suite. We had a young couple sleeping on the pull-out love-seat in the loft and they said it was cozy but comfortable. There is plenty to do near the cottage. Some nice hikes (Ship Harbor, Beech Mtn), restaurants (Thurston's Lobster Pound). Southwest Harbor is only 15 minutes away and has a couple grocery stores and other shops which had all of the supplies we needed.
Perfect in every way.
Wonderful cottage with beautiful gardens, surrounding pines and view. Perfect condition inside with inviting, comfortable interior decor and furnishings. Well stocked kitchen. Bathrooms like new. Nice to have all screens and windows working well. Lots of light. Beds very comfortable with nice linens. Pull out on loft included nice plush pad and was very comfortable. I'm fussy about places being clean and this cottage met all of my expectations. Pictures on web are exactly as we found it. Even found a bouquet of fresh flowers inside upon our arrival. Loved the perennial gardens. Recommend getting there before dark to make it easier to find (was not on our GPS - you will need detailed directions with street names). Convenience stores within a few minutes. Short drive to Southwest Harbor and Seawall. Extremely quiet location. Very private but not too remote. Owners are terrific and available when needed. Stairs are very steep as mentioned on website. Anyone with bad knees may want to stay downstairs. Private beach not as scenic perhaps as others on the island. However, easy place to launch canoes and kayaks. We just walked down there one afternoon. Too many other beautiful places to visit on the island!! We did NOT want to leave - the cottage or the state of Maine! Thanks to the Hales for taking pride in their rental property. We loved every minute of our stay and can't wait to go back.
Beautiful little place.
We stayed here late August 2017. Family of 4: it is perfectly depicted in the pictures. It is the quiet side of Mt Desert which gives you access to Acadia, but you do have to drive. Lovely and peaceful, the gardens are spectacular. The kitchen was good. Southwest Harbor is close, and we went there for the bakery, and for the popovers at the volunteer kitchen. We did our grocery shopping on the way to the island, as there are no big grocery stores near by, but small markets for produce and all. Enjoy!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.