|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
This classic, Maine cedar shake home located in Hall Quarry, is centrally located in the heart of Mt. Desert Island. It features a fantastic view of Somes Sound and Sargent Mountain. The double sliding glass doors in the great room allow the feeling of bringing the outside in. Nestled in the pines, this setting offers the peace and quiet of being away from it all, yet it is just a half mile from Rt. 102. Relax and enjoy your natural surroundings, as you see the deer pass by or the sound of the birds on the Sound. As you enter the cottage, you will be impressed with the finely appointed upgrades made by the new owners. The first floor contains a master with a comfortable queen size bed, adjacent to a full bath, a second bedroom with two twin size beds, and a laundry. Climb the stairs to the loft bedroom with one twin bed that overlooks the cathedral ceiling and the great room. A step up from the loft, you will find a third private bedroom with two twin beds and half bath. The tastefully furnished great room provides adequate seating for guests to converse, read, watch a movie or to relax in front of the fire place, after a day on the trails. Outdoor living is max from Hyland Cottage, conveniently located across from swimming and kayaking on Echo Lake, or climbing the trails of Beech and Acadia Mountains, nearby. With Cadillac Mountain and the surrounding carriage trails just minutes away, you will have easy access to hiking, biking and experiencing the magnitude of Acadia. Enjoy fine dining in nearby Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, or delight in the experience of a casual lobster feast! Because words cannot describe the beauty that surrounds Hall Quarry, we urge you to come and experience Acadia National Park and its breathtaking sights, for yourself!
The owners of Hyland Cottage have wanted to own a piece of Mount Desert Island for years. They searched for that 'special place' for years but the minute they saw Hyland, they new their search had ended. Lovingly, picking out each item that decorates or furnishes the house was a real treat. The care and craftsmanship of caring owners adds some of the best touches to this holiday retreat. You will feel the warmth their ownership as you walk through the doors.
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 purchased this cottage in 2012
The owners have vacationed on Mount Desert Island every year.
Drawn to the Quiet Side of the island, their paths couldn't help but lead to Hyland Cottage.
Sitting in the chairs on the deck as they were taking in the view, their eyes lit up with excitement at finally finding their dream vacation home!
My husband and three kids (8,6,&4) stay at Hyland Cottage in early June. We could not have asked for a better home or location for our trip - it was just as described. The cottage fit our family of 5 perfectly - the kids LOVED the upstairs loft. It was a perfect little nest for them and they continue to talk about it even now that we are home. The house was comfortable, but decorated very well (we felt like we could put our feet up and relax, but everything was so tasteful and not shabby!). The kitchen was well-equipped for lots of cooking. We worked quite a few puzzles, played games, read, ate meals on the deck that really does have an excellent view of Somes Sound. I was surprised by how quiet and secluded it was. Well off the main road, but still close enough to Acadia to make it an easy drive every day into the park. We loved how close it was to the Acadia Mtn. parking area (our favorite hike while we were there) and just minutes away from Southwest Harbor and restaurants/markets. I am ready to pencil in our trip for the summer of 2017 - we can't wait to go back. Working with Dunbar Realty was easy - they were prompt with all communication and the house was clean and immaculate upon arrival. Thanks for a great trip!!
We had a wonderful time! This cottage is cozy, clean, comfortable, well-stocked and very well organized. It is in a perfect location, very quiet and private yet only a short drive to both Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It has a very large rear deck and grassy lawn where we watched deer almost every night while sipping coffee. The kitchen was full of everything you could possibly need and had a nice view of Sommes Sound. The interior was spacious and comfortable and super clean; cottage cute but with all the modern conveniences readily available. In all correspondence the manager was prompt, courteous and very professional, answering all of my questions right away. Acadia National Park was stunningly beautiful and we enjoyed Bar Harbor downtown shops and restaurants after hiking all day.
We stayed in the Hyland for one week. Not only well stocked; stocked with class. It is more than a true cottage. Centrally located so each area of interest on Desert Island could be reached with little effort. The deer do indeed show up; one day we had the buck and all.
If you seek a restful place to come home to after a delightful day of hiking, shopping or driving, Hyland is the place to settle.
The trail to the St Seveurs via the Ledge trail right off 102 and then onto the Valley Perch trail is breathtaking as one can see out onto the ocean from the end of Somes Sound.
We would most definitely return!
Funny story before I go to the review... We rented Hyland Cottage to meet up with my sisters who also rented a cottage at Mount Desert Island. We all felt the pictures of our cottages looked very alike but for some odd reason, we never traded addresses. When we arrived, we realized we were neighbors for the week as they had the cottage right next to ours... We could not have planned it better if we had tried!
The cottage was very nice and cosy. As another reviewer said the pictures do not quite do it justice. We had more than enough space for us and our kids. The cottage is well stocked and comfortably furnished. Hyland Cottage is a bit isolated as you need to drive 10-15 mins pretty much anywhere you want to go but it is totally worth it.
Personal highlights for the week: Kayaking with my son on Long Pond. Family outings at the Echo Lake beach. Watching a sunset from the top of Mount Cadillac and watching the Perseid meteor shower in total darkness lying on the deck... :)
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hyland Cottage. It is centrally located to everything on Mount Desert Island but away from the crowds and people.
The cottage itself exceeded our expectations and provided plenty of room for our family after a day of hiking and seeing the sights.
The pictures do not do this place justice. It is even nicer than it appears!
Thank you for a great week in a beautiful place!
We loved our stay at Hyland Cottage. We had plenty of privacy and peace and quiet (as well as an excellent view), but we weren't far from the points of interest on Mount Desert Island. We traveled all over the island and really liked the central location. The house was well supplied and everything was in great shape. We had everything we needed and felt right at home. The cottage was very spacious and the deck was great. If we were to return to MDI in the future, we would be staying here again for sure. I highly recommend staying here!
Centrally located, Hyland Cottage is close to almost anything you need on vacation. Echo Lake is right around the corner and Acadia Echo Lake Sand Beach is just a bit further. Long Pond is about a 10-15 minute drive. Kayak and canoe rentals are across the street from Pond's End.
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Sep 4 2016 - Oct 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 2 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Security deposit ~ $500 -Lodging tax - 7%
Along with the rental fee is a refundable security deposit of $500
The state of Maine requires a 8% lodging tax