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Charming Maine cottage for 4 with water view and beach access

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

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

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017


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


Seal Cove Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • 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
  • 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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Charming Maine cottage for 4 with water view and beach access
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Seal Ledges Stay- Labor Day week 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family has returned many times to his tranquil quietside location. The expansive yard, large porch area with a fireplace, and Sunset Cove view are tough to beat. The house is very clean, and there is great attention to every detail. We are looking forward to returning in 2017.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect quintessential Maine cottage. It is charming and beautiful, but more than that, it is comfortable. We spent hours after hiking relaxing on the deck or the screened porch. The furniture is cozy and very comfortable in both places. The setting is gorgeous and quiet and the cottage and gardens are immaculately maintained. We loved being on the back side of the island where we did not have to compete with other hikers for the trails. It was quiet and peaceful.

The owner is the best owner that we have ever dealt with - and we have a track record of summer renting at this point. She is friendly but not intrusive and exceedingly responsive. She provided all linens and paper goods, laundry detergent and beach towels as well. She is so organized that we didn’t have to do any of our own research, except for scoping out the miles of different hiking trails. The information she provided was well thought out and up to date. She also provided tips about the restaurants and reservations, as well as other activities in the area. We will be back. It’s a perfect property and a perfect owner!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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