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Dale and Vicki Strohmaier

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Mill Cove Cottage-Just for Two

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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For Couples Desiring a Quiet Getaway

Truly unique, romantic cottage with 475' of tidal water frontage. Enjoy enticing views of Mill Cove across to Blue Hill Mountain and listen to the magical sounds of the stream running beside the cottage. Built for two, the first floor includes a newly remodeled kitchen, dining and living area. The second floor has the bedroom and bath room. Awaken in your king size bed and watch the sun come up over the water without raising your head from the pillow. Spend your days exploring the rocky Maine coast and evenings by the fire. It just takes two to make Mill Cove Cottage your perfect couple's retreat.

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dale and Vicki Strohmaier (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dale and Vicki Strohmaier

Vicki and I live and work in Delaware, Vicki as a nurse liaison for our local hospital ER and I in custom home sales. We have been traveling to Maine off and on for the last 28 years, first staying in motels, then bed and breakfast and lastly in a cottage in Blue Hill we found on HomeAway. We have fantasized about owning a cottage in Maine and during each trip we scouted properties for sale. In 2010 we found Mill Cove Cottage on the internet and went to take a look at it during our fall trip. It was a mess! Weeds filled the lot, window panes were falling out, the roof was shot, there were no cabinets, it had an old gas range and bar sized refrigerator, a toilet and claw foot bath tub sat in the middle bedroom! But we fell in love with the location and the uniqueness of the cottage and settled on it in December.

The challenge became how to transform this run down gem into a desirable retreat for couples wanting a special getaway, doing this from our home 700 miles away! By pure luck we found Marilyn (the property manager) and Arthur. Arthur was able to take our amateur drawings and sketchy ideas and work his magic. In the spring of 2011 we arrived to apply the finishing touches. In July of 2011 our first couple arrived. They were newlyweds!

Mill Cove Cottage is designed, furnished and supplied for couples. There is no room for children, friends or in-laws. The couch is not a sleeper! It is a retreat, a getaway, a sanctuary. It is for getting to know each other better and for reflections of the past. It is for young or young at heart. It is for relaxing and exploring. It is for two people who want to spend time together.

Dale and Vicki Strohmaier purchased this cottage in 2010

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dale and Vicki,

The cottage was amazing! It exceeded our wildest expectations. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay there! Everything was so wonderfully clean and new, and as soon as we walked in the door, we both truly just felt right at home. The red binder was extremely useful and helpful with its plethora of information. It was really nice and appreciated that you took the time to put that together for

us. It really made adjusting to the area extremely easy considering we were to be there for such a short period of time.

- We really didn't eat out too often, we went food shopping when we got there, and made a lot of meals at home in the cottage, and ate overlooking the beautiful sunsets every night! We used the grill to cook steaks one night,and that worked wonderfully, and was very easy to use.

We only had to use the air conditioner on the day we arrived. Everything was sealed up when we got there so it was a bit hot and stuffy inside, but we quickly opened up all the windows and it cooled down comfortably in a very short span of time. Other than that, we didn't have to use it at all. The breeze that comes through was wonderful, and kept us at a very comfortable temperature all week long. - We both had such a wonderful time at Mill Cove Cottage and would

love to come back and stay there again. Thank you so much, once again,for allowing us this wonderful opportunity. It was my first time in Maine, and I could not have asked for a better experience. Hope you are both safe and made it through Hurricane Irene without any damage.

Aug 2011
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)
Mill Cove Cottage-Just for Two
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
McDaniel, Maryland

Perfect place for 2 people.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has everything that 2 people could ask for in order to enjoy a relaxing vacation or getaway. The view of the cove is fantastic, especially from the bedroom, which is located on the second floor with a picture window. The planting beds and grounds are very well kept and add to the charm of the cottage. The kayak is especially nice for a relaxing ride on the cove. We also enjoyed cooking our own lobster at the cottage. I would highly recommend Mill Cove Cottage to any couple who is looking for a relaxing place to get away from it all.

Eddie Bridges

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our desire to have this lovely cottage all to ourselves forever is the only possible reason I considered giving it a poor rating! But I couldn't do that, because this little slice of heaven was just as advertised and provided both a restorative respite and easy access to Maine's eclectic offerings. The only difficult thing about being at this clean, stocked-to-the-gills cottage for a long weekend is deciding between the serene surroundings of its own grounds--including the kayak-accessible water and a fire pit atop a picturesque bluff--and the many fun activities possible in the wider environs; however, Dale and Vicki kindly guide Maine first-timers to the area's highlights and even tailored their recommendations to our style as a couple after getting to know us a bit via email. Never having rented a home online before, my wife and I were a bit nervous. But the Strohmaiers put us at ease with and gave us faith in the process, and four days in this idyll was our reward! In short, we heartily recommend this cottage to any couple and defy them to find a flaw!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Peaceful setting, cozy without being crowded.

  • 5 of 5

What can I add to the already glowing reviews that this cottage has. I can only add "ditto" to all of them. We spent two wonderful weeks here and loved it. It is exactly as advertised; there were NO unpleasant surprises. Especially enjoyed watching the tide ebb and flow in the front yard. We had s'mores in the firepit many nights in a very quiet setting. It was fun living in a six sided cottage and yes the rooms are six sided as well.! Only minor flaw that I found was an overly soft mattress but some may like it like that. We are a active couple in our early 70's and have been many places but we've never met more friendly and helpful owners. The itinerary they gave us was great; we followed much of it to our delight.

I would recommend this vacation spot to anyone.



  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Perfect Getaway for our Anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

Mill Cove Cottage had everything we needed to enjoy our time in Maine, specifically hiking around Acadia National Park and experiencing the Bar Harbor area. The cottage kitchen was equipped with all we needed whenever we ate in or grilled out or roasted marshmallows. The upstairs bed and bathroom were perfect. Everything seemed brand new! We definitely recommend Just for Two for any couple desiring to get away and enjoy this area of Maine. Two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Just what we needed !!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at your beautiful getaway home !!! We enjoyed everything about it , it had everything we needed including a wonderful view. It was one of the best vacations we have ever had !!! Fell in love with Maine and deeper in love with each other. So many fun activities and great places to eat. We hope we can come back again some day. Thank you so much for sharing it with us !!!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect vacation spot! The house was immaculate! Everything we wanted was in there. It was very very clean and quite. The view was amazing. I would highly recommend using this as a quiet get a way. There was so much to do in such a short drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ferry from Winter Harbor to bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Ellsworth (Scenic only)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crocker House/Ironbound
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Carter Beach, Hancock Point
Car: necessary

Quiet setting, centrally located 30 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Blue Hill and Bangor. Opportunities for new experiences are endless. Spend your days hiking, biking, whale watching or exploring the picturesque towns along Maine’s rocky coast. Or stay home and wander the woods, launch the kayak, go clamming or just read your favorite book. Good memories will come from your stay at Mill Cove Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Hancock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer/Ind. Summer
May 29 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 6 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

Weekly Rates are Sunday to Sunday Min. stay is 3 nights
Partial weeks must start or end on a Sunday
Check-in is after 3:00 PM
Check-out is before 10:00AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4' shower with rain shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Very soft king bed facing the water. TV, Ceiling fan and skylight.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stairway to the second floor is very narrow and steep. Fire Pit with firewood Kayak for use at your own risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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