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Oceanfront Cottage- Deep Water Frontage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Loft (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 but that's cozy)

Peak season rate is $1699 plus 8% lodging tax and $100 cleaning fee. Well behaved, (well groomed if possible? ) nature-loving animals are welcome. Lovely seaside cottage, located on sand, pebble, and granite studded coast of the Union River Bay (deep water, ocean). Floors and much of interior repainted January 2013 and June 2014. Gorgeous walks and secluded coastline with incredible views of the mountains of Acadia National Park. Approximately 1500 sq ft log cabin, with windows and French doors all along waterside, bedroom equipped with brand new queen (mattress and springs) bed, second room with laundry and full size bed, high ceilings in kitchen, dining area, living room, full kitchen with gas range, full bath with small claw foot tub and shower, whimsical painted furniture, generous waterside cedar decks, charming enamel gas stove, electric baseboard heat, outdoor gas grill. Sleeps a couple spaciously, three adults comfortably or a couple with two children. Forty minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, twenty minutes from Blue Hill and Ellsworth. Available by the week or month, some variations possible early and late in the season. Outdoor Grill. Adirondack chairs. Renting mostly seasonally(summer and fall), occasionally we've had extended wintertime guests. If this is booked for the week you'd like, consider 304317. Smaller but same property and owners. Some people enjoy booking both to keep the family peace...

Keywords: Oceanfront cottage deepwater shorefront secluded

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Dee

My family has owned this property since the mid seventies. Dee lived here permanently for 17 years. John and I consider moving back permanently at some point in the not-so-distant future.

Dee purchased this cottage in 1975

Why Dee chose Downeast and Acadia

Pristine refuge on a quiet, tide-charged, nature abundant, deeply wooded, ocean front peninsula. 15 miles from the village. Exquisite opportunities for biking, hiking, boating, swimming, roasting marshmallows and sitting around a wood stove. Great refuge from the crowds and easy distance from Acadia National Park for day tripping.

What makes this cottage unique

Waterfront tranquility, access to nature, privacy and stunning views across the bay to Acadia National Park. Perfect for sailing. You are welcome to anchor right out front. Kayaks can be rented and dropped off right at your doorstep.This sort of deep water pristine shorefront, where you walk to the beach from your front yard, is an increasingly endangered species. Enjoy it while it lasts!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Summer was almost gone when we suddenly decided that we would need a

vacation. Since in Northern Virginia area where we live was quite hot, we

thought that Maine would be a good choice. We haven't been before up there

and therefore only when I started to look for a rental I realized it could

be difficult to find something that we would like. I almost abandoned the

search when my husband surprisingly (he usually doesn't get himself involved

in vacation's planning) send me the link and the Mapquest satellite view of

a cottage that happened to be opened only for a week. By a lucky coincidence

that week was one of our two possibilities. We are quite picky and we had

some requirements: waterfront, open view, inflatable launching possibility,

fishing, biking and running possibility, a small to medium sized cottage (it

was about us two). I couldn't believe it! The cottage answered "yes" to our

requirements. We booked it and here we were on our way to find out

that more was expecting for us.... the location has magnificent views, the

mysterious combination of water and mountain, the cottage is the coziest and

homiest we have seen, everything in the house is carefully selected and

designed throwing you gracefully back in time, and there is nothing (and we

literally mean NOTHING) that you would need and it won't be there; from all

sorts of kitchen stuff to binoculars and fishing gear; even a rowing boat!

And then, in one of the evenings we invited Dee over for a glass of wine.

The top of the surprises came when we met the nicest and friendliest


We left the place with our souls full of optimism and nostalgia promising

ourselves that we will be back and we will bring our grown up sons and their

girlfriends too.... the cottage can easily fit 6 persons.

It was for us a wonderful vacation spent in a piece of heaven...."

Have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Best regards,

Irina and Nicolas
Aug 2010
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Surry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 clawfoot tub with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) New mattress and box springs 5.20.12, Old fashioned 3/4 Bed (1), Loft with twin mattress - Child must be able to walk up steps easily and safely- best to be over 5 years old at least for loft only.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Interior walls and floors repainted January 2013. New grill purchased late Fall 2015. New mattresses purchased 2012. Authentic art and antiques. Oceanside is all windows, and french doors. New steps to beach constructed 2012.New grill purchased late Summer 2016. Whole cottage is open to allow plenty of light and refreshing sea air. Exterior repainted in 2016.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Cottage- Deep Water Frontage
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Our October Stay in Maine

  • 5 of 5

Things we enjoyed:

The coziness of the cottage is to be experienced firsthand. Early morning coffee and tea, enjoying the spectacular view off the deck; watching the early morning fog as it lifts and the magnificent sunrise across the bay. The stillness, peacefulness and fall colors can’t be described with words. Sitting on the deck with a good glass of wine and listening to the sound of the water with an occasional fire in a great fire pit on the beach is a must. Visiting the harbor in Blue Hill to buy fresh lobsters off the boat from a very nice fisherman was a highlight for our trip to Maine. Eating them was even better.

Places we visited were Acadia, Winter Harbor, Bass Harbor, Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor, Blue Hill, Ellsworth and Schoodic Peninsula. Some of the high lights were the Harbor Porpoises along Schoodic Peninsula, the views from Cadillac Mountain Summit, The Blue Hill Wine Shop for friendly service; accepting of our dog and a great sandwich and cappuccino. Also very knowledgeable about wine. If you like to cook, visit Roaster Brother cooks store in Ellsworth. We had a wonderful time on a sunset sail with Downeast Windjammer Cruise Lines in Bar Harbor. You can bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy while enjoying the views during sunset.

Some of the best food we enjoyed we found at J M Gerrish Café, Winter Harbor, friendly, accepting of our dog and the best blueberry pie ever. Seafood Ketch, Bass Harbor, the best lobster roll and a great location with the dog. Flexit Café in Ellsworth was a nice change of pace. The Fish House Grill on the pier in Bar Harbor was very good food, good service and the best Clam Chowder. Black Dinah Chocolates purchased in Blue Hill at the Fair Winds Fresh Flower shop were exceptional. For a quick bite to eat in a very busy area such as Bar Harbor, Downeast Deli and Box Lunch Co., was a good find. On our way to Winter Harbor, we stopped in Hancock at a place called Sullivan Harbor Farms and found the best maple glazed smoked salmon ever.

If you like to knit, Shirley’s Yarns, Crafts and gifts in Hancock had a large variety of yarns, some local hand died yarns. There was also The Yarn Shop on the road to Blue Hill with only the basic’s and in the flower shop in Blue Hill (previously mentioned) had limited supply of yarn but all from Maine and hand died.

All of this, Thanks to Dee and the opportunity she gave us by opening up her peace of paradise for us to experience. Thanks again, Dee.

Mark and Chris Tribby

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage (and Dee) are charming! 30 minutes from Acadia for some seriously good hiking, 15 minutes from Ellsworth and Blue Hill for some small town charm. But if you can eat Lobster each day, you don't even need a car, it is less than two miles to Perry's lobster shack..... a nice walk or bike ride! We planned lots of activities but instead spent more than one day, just sitting on the rocky beach taking in the sounds, smells and views.

Don't hesitate to book this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful vacation in this seaside cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our fifth time renting this cottage by the sea and we've already booked again for next year. What draws us back year after year is the beautiful setting. From the deck each morning we watch the sun rise over the bay and the mountains of Acadia stretched across the horizon, an ever changing display of light and color. There is a public beach two miles down the road, but we are quite content to swim at the cottage. It's 50 feet or so across the lawn to a wooden staircase leading down to the water. The beach below is rocky, but we swim there at high tide. It's very private. Inside, the cottage is decorated with art and whimsy. The cottage was clean and as described. The appliances and shower/tub are somewhat dated, and yet still charming. Dee is a wonderful host--thoughtful, welcoming, knowledgeable about the area and easily accessible. There is a smaller studio cottage on the same property. At first we were apprehensive about being close to other renters, but we've never found it to be a problem. And the last two times my sister and her husband have rented the studio so that we can have family time together and yet not be in each other's way. Our dogs love their Maine vacation as well. They have the freedom to be off leash exploring.

Although Newbery Neck is long and feels somewhat isolated (a good thing) it is centrally located for visits to our favorite places--Blue Hill, Castine, Stonington, Corea and Belfast. There's always lots to see and do, although some days we appreciate just sitting back on the deck and watching for ospreys, seals, porpoises and boats. For us it's a perfect vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Time Stood Still

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I cherished our visit! The decorum and essence of the home were hospitable and inviting. It's hard to explain but it felt as if the sunrises over the ocean and the sounds of the water, along with the beauty of the surrounding woods and the solitude therein changed our sense of time. We adventured through the countrysides antiquing and light house hunting. We visited Acadia and spent a day hiking, which was probably my favorite experience! We savored blueberry pie, and admired the art and beauty of the Blue Hill area. We left Surry with some of the mundane of life washed away by the breathtaking beauty of Down East!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and unique

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this beautiful cottage for the week and loved it. This was our first time in Maine and we enjoyed waking up each morning to the beautiful ocean and peaceful surroundings. . The cottage was simply adorable and is equipped with everything you need. We enjoyed going to Bar Harbor and some of the other harbor towns. One of our favorite meals was at Perry's Lobster Shack just minutes away. We had a terrific time in Maine!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coming Home

  • 5 of 5

From my first visit three summers ago I felt like I was coming home as I drove down the lane to this bit of paradise by the sea. Each visit has held its own wonderful gifts. The view is beyond spectacular and for me nothing beats watching the water, mountains & sky as they change throughout the day. This year's surprise was seeing a bald eagle fly over the beach twice and once over my head as I sat on the deck! Dee has created a comfortable oasis where one can step away from the bustle of life, yet have easy access to Blue Hill, Ellsworth & Acadia National Park. One of my dreams is to return to experience the area as things start to slow down with the hint of autumn in the air. Thank you Dee for sharing this home away from home!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Route 66, Blue Hill
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Blue Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
90 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Perry's Lobster Shack
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Camden Hills
Nearest Beach
in front of house

If this is booked for the week you'd like, try 304317. Smaller, but on same property.


Rates & Availability

Surry Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets are $100 additional, each pet. They must first be approved by me, have their rabies shots and flea and tick meds, get along with other dogs and people, and not be habitual barkers. If you've stayed with me before, it's likely that I will just charge for one pet even if you bring 2. Just talk with me ahead of time? Thanks!

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