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New Cottage, beside Sargent brook and Acadia National Park for nature enthusiast

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

One bedroom, one full bathroom, sleeps 2

The nature enthusiast will enjoy the comfort and location of this charming new cottage on 11 acres beside Sargeant Mountain Brook and bordering Acadia National Park. Follow the brook to Acadia National Park's 45 miles of rustic carriage roads for hiking, birding, snow shoeing or cross country skiing. Minutes from your front door is the Giant Slide Trail which follows a ravine thru evergreen forests to the top of Sargeant Mountain. The free Island Explorer Bus stops at your front door for further explorations of Mt. Desert Island. Just a half mile away is the more remote village of Northeast Harbor, recognized as one of the prettiest villages on the coast of Maine. Asticou Azalea Gardens are a half mile away, known for its visual delights and Japanese sand garden. After a wonderful day of adventure, relax in your sunny cottage, brew a cup of coffee or tea in your gourmet kitchen, read many of the books by Maine authors or play games by the wood stove.

Next door neighbors: The owners of Sweet Cottage live right next door and operate a timber framing business. We would be happy to give you a tour of the shops and the house . We are always interested in meeting our neighbors. Directions on cooking and eating your lobsters will be given, if needed.

The Village of Northeast Harbor: Sweet Cottage is only a 1/2 mile to Northeast Harbor. Northeast Harbor is one of the more remote villages on Mt. Desert Island and does not experience the same crunch of tourist activity found in the neighboring town of Bar Harbor. It is considered one of the prettiest villages on the coast of Maine, highlighted by a remarkably beautiful harbor. It's local waters offer some of the finest sailing conditions in New England.

More Details

Ann or John
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The charming Sweet Cottage is located right in the heart of Mt. Desert Island - making touring in Acadia easy - with most sites, trails and Bar Harbor within easy access. We stayed a week and would love to come back! The cottage is a place you actually have to experience to fully appreciate it - photos don't do justice to the forethought, impeccable quality, simplicity and comfort that welcome guests. Thank you!
Sep 2012
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Mount Desert Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • In floor radiant heat for warm granite floors with a tile and glass shower, vanity/sink, and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , new sleep sofa
  • A new firm queen mattress in the bedroom plus a new sleep sofa in the living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
An eight foot cedar picnic table and Hatteras hammock next to the brook. A 5 ring DCS gas stove. Gourmet kitchen. All stainless steel cookware. A first aid kit is provided. Two Old Town canoes with paddles and life-jackets with transport to any local lakes/ponds. Propane in-floor radiant heating system with thermostat plus a wood stove with viewable fire for your enjoyment.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

New Cottage, beside Sargent brook and Acadia National Park for nature enthusiast
average rating of 4.9 based on 21 reviews

Perfect location for exploring the carriage trails

  • 5 of 5

This very comfortable and well-equipped cottage is just a few miles from three different carriage trail access points, and from Northeast Harbor itself. It was the perfect location for us and we hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The sort of place you will want to stay longer

  • 5 of 5

Really pleased with our stay here. This is a great cottage. High quality finish and quality appliances. Excellent shower in the little bathroom. Good position for seeing the island and a fantastic array of maps and guides to help. Plus good books on the bookshelf, impressed by the the good taste of the hosts. I would recommend this highly to anyone. Acadia is a really interesting place to visit and we ran out of time to do everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Sweet Cottage. Ann and John made sure we had everything we needed - the cabin was well stocked with essentials and extremely comfortable. The property was clean and very centrally located. We would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming cabin, perfect location, wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We knew we made the right decision the moment we walked in! The Sweets emailed us with all of the details we needed to know, even taking care to keep us informed of potential weather issues as we were coming in from out of town in the winter. When we arrived everything was ready for us -- the cabin was immaculately cleaned, and it seemed as if they had thought of everything we might possibly need, down to the pencil sharpener for board games/crossword puzzles! The cabin has a wonderful kitchen set which we used to cook all of our meals (gas stove and oven). The bathroom is clean and attractive, the sitting areas (living room AND porch area) were cozy with great views of the snowy trees. The cabin was stocked with maps and guide books that we found helpful, and the Sweets were just a phone call away - in fact, they checked in on us to make sure we didn't need anything! The cabin is perfectly located for hikes in the woods, or access to the carriage roads, and a short, easy drive into Bar Harbor. We loved this cabin, and our wonderful hosts, so much that we hope to return to see it in the summer!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place To Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed a week and loved coming back to the rental after hiking, biking , and kayaking. Perfect location to access the carriage trails, SW Harbor, NE harbor and bar harbor. I definitely recommend this rental for a short or long term rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Restful, cozy, Sweet Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth year returning to Sweet Cottage and it did not disappoint. This place truly feels like the "home away from home" in the owners' description. The owners maintain the place beautifully and area always available for any needs you might have during your stay. The cottage is always extremely clean. You can settle in right away and get into Acadia and its surrounding areas. That said, this place is so cozy, you might just be tempted to sit and read while listening to the brook. We can't wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Rates & Availability

Mount Desert Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season
Oct 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 2017 sunday-sunday
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
August 2017 sunday -sunday
Aug 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017 to May 2018
Sep 4 2017 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

*****In July and August, we rent by the week, Sunday to Sunday.*****

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Northeast Harbor
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Northeast Harbor to Cranberry Isles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Northeast Harbor
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Northeast Harbor
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Carriage Roads
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake Fresh Water, Sand Beach Ocean
Car: necessary

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery. Hike down to Somes Sound the only fjord on the East coast of the US. Follow the brook past the water fall to the top of Sargent mountain. Located In the center of Mount Desert Island. The cottage is beside Sargent brook. Rural area off the beaten track. About 160 feet away from the 2 lane Sound Drive. Cottage is facing south for direct solar gain. Very quiet at night with many stars visible. Lay in the hammock over the brook and look at the stars.

Other Activities: hiking, gardens, museum, shops, galleries


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