|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
*****In July and August, we rent by the week, Sunday to Sunday.*****
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.