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Robin Reath Graves

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Charming Cottage in Northeast Harbor

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Northeast Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Charming home in totally private dead end setting. House is only 8 years old, designed & owned by local architect. Beautiful perennial gardens and native plants, flagstone patio, offer complete privacy. First floor has sunny & bright interior w/ Living room/dining area & full kitchen w deck.. Quiet den w/ full bath. Laundry Room and front porch. Upstairs has a master bed ( queen) and guest room w/ 2 singles, and full bath- Views of gardens from both rooms.

Lovely furnishings of antiques, hardwood cherry floors on first floor- white Berber carpet on 2nd floor. The golf course is across the street, as is access to Acadia National Park. The village of

Northeast Harbor is a 5 min. walk. This property is a gem and perfect for a couple or 2 couples. We prefer to rent by the season or month, but will consider 2 weeks.

we offer a long term winter rental Nov - May @ 900 per month, plus utilities. Please inquire . During winter, a 3rd bedroom/office is available

We have 2 kayaks you are welcome to use. The garage is large and can store boats and bikes with no trouble.

Keywords: Newly built cottage, w/ lots of light, beautiful furnishings, peaceful gardens & an easy walk to village and Acadia Park. Across from Golf Course

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Robin Reath Graves (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Robin Reath Graves

Architect owner-family has been on MDI for 4 generations. It is our home away from home, and truly a gem in a very convenient location.

Robin Reath Graves purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Robin Reath Graves chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Quiet lovely town; surrounded by Acadia Park; peaceful & bird loving gardens; a real oasis. Acadia Park surrounds us and the village of NE Harbor is only minutes away by walking.

What makes this cottage unique

Hiking; biking; boating; great restaurants on MDI; accessible to everything-; MDI free bus , the stop is minutes from house- leave your car behind.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)
Charming Cottage in Northeast Harbor
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews
Newton, MA
5

Couldn't Be Better!

  • 5 of 5

If the wonders of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park are your idea of a great vacation then this house is the perfect base. We (my wife, me, an our two daughters in their 20's) just returned from a week there. First, Northeast Harbor is quiet, lovely, and has a magnificent harbor and marina; it's well-situated for all that MDI has to offer. Secondly, the house really could not be better, especially for a family of four: it is both stylish and quite comfortable. The owners really put a lot of care into its design and upkeep -- both the interior and the grounds. I think this may be about the best house we have ever rented and it certainly reflects the owners' obvious love for it.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reading, Mass.
4

True Vacation Retreat for Family

  • 4 of 5

This home is lovely inside and out. Just perfect for a family of four. We woke up to amazing birds in the back yard and were able to get all around the island with such comfort and ease.

This home was an older cabin that has been transform to a gorgeous two story vacation retreat, with all the comforts of home. The expansions seem as if they are original. Seemless and very modern inside with wonderful floors, lighting, windows, and radiators. Also, the grounds are exceptional, which brings in an amazing array of birds. Fun for early morning bird watching.

Northeast Harbor is a perfect location and the house is an easy walk from town, as well as to the wonderful MDI transit system, making it easy to get anywhere, including Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and elsewhere. Worth a visit !

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Connecticut
5

Wonderful Week on MDI!

  • 5 of 5

Sow's Ear is the perfect destination and home base for an MDI vacation. The pictures do not show the lovely attention to details and the cozy, comfortable nature of the cottage. There was plenty of room for a family of four. The kitchen is well stocked, the bathrooms are immaculate, the bedrooms are spotless and comfortable, and the neighbors and owners are friendly and helpful. Our teenage boys took part in a daily adventure/rock climbing camp located in Bar Harbor, which allowed my husband and I long leisurely days exploring the island and relaxing. Some of the best carriage roads are about a mile away. I could not imagine a better home base on MDI. However, I would not recommend this home for travelers with small children. There are too many interesting things to touch!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I have rented houses all over MDI for the past few years. Sow's Ear is by far one of the best we have rented. The house was clean upon arrival, the kitchen was well stocked with everything to prepare meals, the beds were really comfortable, and there were no plumbing or heating problems. The house and yard were such that the house has lots of privacy and is quiet. There are multiple options for locations around the house to enjoy reading apart from the activities in the living room. The furniture is very comfortable! There's reliable internet and a nice office to work in if you need to. The location is perfect for access to the carriage trails at Brown Gatehouse as well as the Stanley Brook entrance to ANP, Jordan Pond and the Loop Road. The Northeast Harbor/Seal Harbor area has the most beautiful houses on the island, so the drive home to the rental is always a treat. The owners were the most responsive we've had the pleasure of dealing with so far. They are as charming as the house itself. We really enjoyed this rental, and you will too.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy. You were real troopers to go with such bad weather. We are happy to know the comfy house made it a bit better
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Concord, MA
5

Beautiful House, perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 had another perfect week exploring the beautiful MDI and Acadia NP. Sow's Ear is a perfect location for access to the best MDI and Acadia have to offer, but quietly tucked away in the peaceful and quaint village of Northeast Harbor. The house is beautiful, with all the comforts of home. The owner's were extremely gracious and full of helpful ideas for activities and restaurants. We loved it and cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wellesley ma
5

glorious week at "Sow's Ear"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our two "twenty something" sons spent a perfect week in Northeast Harbor exploring beautiful Acadia, but it was our charming home base that made the vacation extraordinary. When all is said and done, it's where you spend the mornings rubbing the sleep from your eyes while having coffee together, cooking dinner and lounging around in the late night hours laughing and talking that create the lasting memories of a vacation. This unique and artistically appointed home, designed by its architect owners, provided the perfect backdrop. Sparkling bathrooms and fabulous sun splashed kitchen,dining, and living room areas flow into one another creating a feeling of space and coziness all at once. The lovely garden, perfect for pouring over maps and guides during long breakfasts and again at dusk for wine and cheese, were some of the sweetest hours we spent in this very special house you could call your home for your next vacation. While tucked into a serene and quiet corner of the Northeast Harbor neighborhood, a three minute stroll into the quaint town center brings you to antique stores, gourmet baked goods, country style general store, an unusual bookstore filled with vintage literature and first editions, weekly Harbor farmer's market, and many other surprising stops along the way. Don't miss an opportunity to stay in this home, a secret jewel, that can make it all possible.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Seal Harbor
Car: not necessary

We Are Surrounded by Acadia National Park

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Rates & Availability

Northeast Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Summer
Jun 19 2016 - Sep 24 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,900
 
 
late Fall
Sep 25 2016 - Oct 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300

$75.00 cleaning fee, unless you choose to leave "housekeeper perfect"

damage deposit up front. Payments scheduled by owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Northeast Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • showers, sink, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), we offer a 3rd bedroom/ office for a winter rent. Please inquire
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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