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Speaks: english, french, spanish

Charming Maine cottage for 4 with water view and beach access

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Seal Cove Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom (1 King- 1 twin bedroom), 1 full bath, sleeps 4

Located on Mount Desert Island, minutes away from Acadia National Park, Seal Ledges has the perfect combination of the old and the new. Built in the early 1900s, it retains the charm of a typical Maine cottage, with wood paneling throughout, four working fireplaces, large screened porch and deck with water views. Updated for the discerning traveler, it offers wireless Internet, a modern kitchen, DVD and VCR, digital cable, washer/dryer.

The property comprises 4 acres of open field (for croquet and soccer), woods (for gathering wildflowers), gardens (for cutting your own bouquets), rocky beach (for tide-pooling), float (for brisk ocean swimming and kayaking) and dock (for watching eagles and osprey, or enjoying sunset cocktails).

Seal Ledges accommodates 4 guests, in one king and one twin bedroom.

We are now accepting reservations for summer 2016.

We supply all linens, firewood, paper and soap products, books, puzzles and games. You simply bring your own food, clothes, bikes and kayaks.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Helen (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish


based on 14 traveler reviews

Charming Maine cottage for 4 with water view and beach access
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Lovely view, cozy comforts, and delightful setting

  • 5 of 5

Would gladly return again. Much to commend it for a Mt. Desert visit. great location. Easy to book; the owner pleasant to work with; the surrounding property and gardens exquisite; Seal Cove delightful; the house porch is refreshing in every way; the dock most accessible. Have stayed in the Mt. Desert area on many occasions but this was our first stay on this side of the Island. Much to commend it as a location.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Very nice, secluded property

  • 4 of 5

I wish there was a way to give 4.5 stars. I am admittedly hard to please so it is virtually impossible for me to give anything 5 stars. This cottage is very nicely maintained and has all the amenities you could hope for. The only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is the baseboard electric heaters could not keep up with a couple of cold nights. We made use of the ample fireplaces and plenty of firewood and had a wonderful time. Helen is very attentive should you need anything. The pictures on the site are absolutely accurate. I very much recommend staying at this property.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Seal Ledges perfect vacation home for small group

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and charming cottage. Lovely gardens and in peaceful setting with easy access the dock and beach on the grounds and the endless possible activities of the island. Perfect vacation home. I have recommended Seal Ledges happily to friends and family and everyone wishes to return again and again.Owners are wonderfully helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Peaceful Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Seal Ledges Cottage for four years and absolutely love it! It is a beautiful and peaceful cottage that is well-maintained and incredibly clean. It is fully equipped with a variety of games, books, and everything you need in the kitchen to make great dinners. The porch is a wonderful place to sit, with comfy rockers and an amazing view of the water. We come with our two daughters who really enjoy spending time at the cove tidepooling, exploring the woods and playing croquet on the lawn! It is in a quiet location with easy access to all the activities on MDI. The owners are very helpful and friendly! We highly recommend Seal Ledges Cottage and hope to continue our visits for many years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Beautiful Cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was really amazing! We like to explore, hike, cycle, and kayak as a family. This cottage was a fantastic location for all of the above. We also like to cook, and the cottage was the first place we have ever rented that I did not miss the kitchen equipment we have at home. The owners were incredibly helpful and friendly. Great spot for a spectacular time in Maine and Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seal Ledges Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been returning to Seal Ledges Cottages for many years. It's a wonderful spot on the "Quiet Side" of Mt. Desert Island near Southwest Harbor. The cottage is charming (we love the four fireplaces !) and beautifully maintained. It is in a secluded area but easily accessible to all the attractions of MDI and the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoy our stays there.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Car: necessary

Seal Ledges is located minutes away from Acadia National Park, where hiking and bicycling are favorite activities of visitors. You will enjoy vacationing here, on the 'quiet side' of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, yet in close proximity to excellent restaurants and all the activities of Mt. Desert Island.

Other Activities: kayaking, bird watching, hiking, rock climbing


Rates & Availability

Seal Cove Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August 2016
Jul 30 2016 - Sep 2 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Oct 15 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Seal Cove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom has fireplace and original claw-foot tub and shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • All new mattresses.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Cottage has wood paneling throughout and 4 working fireplaces. This property is not appropriate for smokers; there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property.

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