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Unique Cove Side Cabin on Somes Sound Next to Babbling Brook

Southwest Harbor, ME, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Lovely, romantic, rustic cabin on cove side cliff with spectacular view of Somes Sound. Sit in rocking chairs on edge of cliff to sip coffee and watch sailboats gliding by on Sound, pileated woodpeckers in the woods, ducks in cove, an occasional seal, and hummingbirds, nuthatches, and goldfinches at feeders. Cabin is surrounded by tall pines on three sides with opening to water views on the fourth side. Living/dining area includes a large stone fireplace and a wood stove. Dining table seats eight. Buffet counter next to kitchen provides serving space. Living space seating includes futon couch, L.L. Bean rocker, and two seat rocker. Love seat faces fireplace. Large windows open onto cove views. Kitchen has an electric stove. Full bathroom. Master bedroom has a double bed and bay window seat overlooking cove. Side window overlooks brook, a series of small pools and cascades that step down to the cove between moss covered banks. Second bedroom includes two oak twin beds and views of brook. Sounds of babbling brook will lull you to sleep. Electric heat in all rooms. Shed includes space for bikes and firewood.

Two miles to fine restaurants and shopping in Southwest Harbor -- and a very good laundromat. Under three miles to swimming in Echo Lake and park hiking trails. The cabin is less than a hundred yards from the Valley Cove Acadia hiking trails to Valley Cove and up Flying Mountain.

Keywords: log cabin, cove side, Somes Sound, Southwest Harbor, Acadia National Park, Mt. Desert


Robert and Sue Hipkens

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
About Robert and Sue Hipkens

We are retired New York private school teachers. I am a librarian. My husband taught high school biology and environmental science teacher and is a musician. We spent several summers sailing to Maine before buying a home in Seal Harbor in 1979.

Robert and Sue Hipkens purchased this Cabin in 1986

Why Robert and Sue Hipkens chose Southwest Harbor

We bought our waterfront cabin in Southwest Harbor as an investment property where we also hoped to spend time because of its beautiful location.

What makes this Cabin unique

We like to wake up in the morning, after a night of listening to the brook, and look out at the sun dappled water in the cove. We like to have breakfast seated in the rocking chairs overlooking the cove watching the ducks, birds at the feeder and sailboats. A short walk takes us on a walk to Valley Cove or up Flying Mountain.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)


        • 1 Bathroom

            Location Type

              • Ocean View
              • Oceanfront
              • Water View


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Guests provide their own meals


                          • Parking
                          • Fireplace
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Linens Provided
                          • Living Room
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Telephone
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Wood Fireplace
                          • Wood Stove


                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                              • Kitchen
                              • Microwave
                              • Oven
                              • Pantry Items
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Stove
                              • Toaster


                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 4 people


                                      • Books
                                      • DVD Player
                                      • Games
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                      • Television
                                      • Toys


                                          • Deck / Patio
                                          • Outdoor Grill


                                              • marina
                                              • churches
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • live theater
                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • restaurants
                                              • theme parks
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • paddle boating
                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • eco tourism
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking
                                                  • whale watching
                                                  • wildlife viewing

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • mountaineering
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • golf
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • kayaking
                                                          • mountain biking
                                                          • fishing
                                                          • pier fishing
                                                          • rock climbing
                                                          • sailing
                                                          • swimming
                                                          • tennis
                                                          • wind-surfing

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            3 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews


                                                            Sally A.

                                                            My adult daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed staying in your charming log cabin the week of July 4-11. The very private woodsy setting with the endearing stream flowing magically beside the cabin captured our hearts. The quietude of our cabin was daily salve for releasing worldly concerns of busy lives beyond. Furnishings were warm and welcoming, with a notebook provided to give a newcomer helpful suggestions on both activities and culinary choices around Mt. Desert Island. Although we chose to enjoy leisurely eating out, adequate tools and provisions were handy cooking at the cabin. We loved staying on the "Quiet side" of Mt. Desert Island with easy access to Acadia National Park, Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor during the day and returning to our peaceful haven at night. It was just a short jaunt into Southwest Harbor, which has some great restaurant choices. Our Babbling Brook Cove Cabin was our cozy home away from home as we hiked, immersed ourselves in photography, toured and ate our way through Southwest Harbor and other recommended locations. We can't wait to come back.

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We love this and heartily agree! Please post.

                                                            A truly wonderful home away from home!

                                                            Caroline M.

                                                            This cozy cabin is convenient to both Acadia National Park and Southwest Harbor. The cabin oozes with charm and features a beautiful wooded location on a secluded cove. The owners are non-intrusive but very friendly and helpful. We were 100% satisfied. A great find!

                                                            Owner's Response:

                                                            We love the review and heartily agree, of course!

                                                            Best kept secret on Mt. Desert

                                                            Margaret D.

                                                            This cabin was amazing and perfect for our family of 3. The view, the shoreline, the babbling brook, the seclusion, the creek, the "rustic cabin..where do I begin?We absolutely loved it! We felt like we were back at summer camp only in a nice log cabin with running water, hot water, electricity, comfortable beds. The bedrooms are on the creekside of the house attached to the log cabin side by a breezeway. That made it nice for those that want to sleep in to not be disturbed by the early riser. I hope we can come back again.


                                                            Southwest Harbor, ME, USA


                                                            Rates & Availability

                                                            Additional information about rental rates

                                                            Half due with returned lease. Half due one month before occupancy.

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                                                            For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                            Property # 357615vb