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Susan Lindberg

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Secluded cottage at water's edge with 15 forested acres

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths w/ Queen sleeper/sofa in LR (sleeps 4 to 6)

Our secluded oceanfront cottage is located on Long Cove in Sullivan, Maine, just off the Schoodic National Scenic Byway (coastal US Hwy 1). A quarter-mile unpaved drive leads directly through our 15 forested acres to the water's edge. The 1,100 foot shoreline is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including eagles, ospreys, seals, deer and the occasional red fox. This family retreat has served as a honeymoon cottage as well as a favorite vacation spot for family and friends.

Nestled between two groves of evergreens, the cottage has a wrap-around deck and two large picture windows which allow visitors to relax and enjoy the quiet of the cove. Easily accessible walks along the rocky beach at low tide or following footpaths through the woods are just what the doctor ordered to soothe the stress of a hectic life. The sunsets are exquisite, and on a clear night the sky is so full of stars that it can be a challenge to identify constellations amid the expanse of the Milky Way.

The surrounding area is renowned for hiking, biking, kayaking, antiquing, and visiting superb artists' studios and galleries. Nearby family restaurants that are favorites of the locals offer lobster and other Down East specialties. Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor are 40 minutes to the southwest, and Winter Harbor and the entrance to Acadia's Schoodic Peninsula are 20 minutes to the northeast. A piece of Sullivan history, the property is part of the Frenchman Bay Conservancy, preserved as-is for future generations to enjoy.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Susan Lindberg (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan Lindberg

Living too many miles from Maine, siblings Jim and Susan decided to make this special place on Long Cove in Sullivan, Maine, available to vacation renters during part of the year. Throughout their childhood, the owners spent two weeks of every summer together with their family at the Sullivan home of their maternal grandfather, affectionately known as 'Bumpa.' The current cottage was built in 1971 on the wooded lot across U.S. Highway 1 from the original homestead.

Those family vacations left us with wonderful memories, such as:

• riding with 'Bumpa' in an open 1946 Willys Jeep to the corner store for comics and ice cream before breakfast

• swimming at Flanders or Molasses Ponds on a hot summer day

• collecting shells, driftwood, and colored glass along the beaches at Sorrento

• 'bowling' with naturally rounded stones at Grindstone Neck

• hikes on Mt. Desert Island, Schoodic Mountain, and even Mt. Katahdin

• drives around the Park Loop Road to see Egg Rock, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliffs

• watching the awesome power of the surf at Schoodic Point

• picking wild blueberries and raspberries for wonderful tastes of summer

• searching for the constellations and witnessing the Perseid meteor showers on crystal-clear nights.

Visitors to this special place on Long Cove will take their own memories along with them when they leave. We hope they will return to create still more for many summers to come!

What makes this cottage unique

The area immediately surrounding Frenchman Bay Getaway is especially rich in artist studios and galleries. Your best guide to these is the yellow brochure “Artist Studio Tour Map” which is available in the cottage. The guide features a dozen studios in Sullivan, Franklin, Hancock, Winter Harbor and Ellsworth, all worth a visit and ideal for a gray or rainy day during your stay.

Two of our personal favorites happen to be just minutes away from the cottage:

Spring Woods Gallery, (Mon-Sat, 9am to 6pm)

Moosetrack Studio, (daily, 10am to 6pm, or by appt.)

The Gallery at Somes Sound, in Somesville, Mount Desert Island, is noted for fine paintings, sculpture and furniture. In 2016, the year of the 100th anniversary of Acadia National Park, the Gallery is featuring "The Acadia Centennial Collection," from July 9, through October 31. More information is available at this website: .

The Gallery website is here: .


based on 26 traveler reviews

Secluded cottage at water's edge with 15 forested acres
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Serenely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What can I say, this secluded cottage is wonderful!!! The view of the bay was beautiful! This home is well maintained, very clean, comfortable & quiet! The floor plan of this home was well thought out and felt spacious! The appliances (washer/dryer/microwave/oven) all were up-to-date and worked great! The owner was very attentive to our needs and even called us the first day of our arrival to make sure everything was fine. The location was perfect for exploring the beautiful coastal cities/parks of Maine including Bar Harbor, Lubec and Acadia National Park! Would of liked to just stay at the cottage and relax (it was that comfortable), but could only stay a week (which wasn't enough time to cover all the places we wanted see & things we wanted to do)! I would most definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have been more pleased. Everything that you could want or use was in this house. We chose it for the location and amenities. Everyone had room to spread out. The location was lovely and very private. The first night there we seen an eagle and a seal in the inlet. Seen deters pulling in the driveway and seen a fox down the road. We were concerned about it being warm but the fans and breeze kept it very comfortable. Susan was great to work with and answered all of our many questions. I would recommend her place to anyone heading to Maine.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely experience in a secluded paradise!

  • 5 of 5

First off, you get what the website says - and more. A lovely secluded, quiet, comfy property, overlooking scenic backwaters with noticeable tide changes, with lots of birds & breathtaking starry nights. Susan clearly takes pains to stock the place up - there's a lot of attention to detail. The wife and I had a wonderful time here - languid late breakfasts, spend the day enjoying the national park/ bar harbor, and back home again after dinner. Only possible inevitable downside - be prepared to encounter mosquitos in the evening, and to use the insect repellents Susan has thoughtfully provided. All in all, we give this property a huge thumbs up, and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for a week and it was perfect it was quiet and most relaxing. The views from the deck during high tide and sunsets were amazing During low tide the rocky beach was a great place to explore and see nature. Would gladly stay here again !!!!

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

Property was just as described. Lots of privacy and wildlife. We had the treat of seeing eagles and actually got to see a bear and two cubs although I guess this is really rare. The large window overlooking the cove was really nice. Also was serenated to sleep one night by an owl that was right outside our window. Lots of information provided to help plan our days of adventure. Susan was so helpful with things to do on the way there and with changing our reservation. Completely satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Breathtaking views.

  • 5 of 5

Saw the Milky Way multiple nights. The sunsets were to die for. Fascinating tide changes. Perfect location for National Park lovers. Enjoyed some of our best hikes ever. The cottage was comfortable, beautifully situated, well equipped, and perfectly maintained. Exceeded our expectations.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chester Pikes Galley
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lamoine State Park
Car: necessary

Situated on Frenchman Bay, midway between the Acadia National Park areas of Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula


Rates & Availability

Sullivan Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July and August
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Credit card transactions 2.5% fee for US travelers (Foreign traveler fee 3.75%).

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Sullivan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed; additional roll away cot by request
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Secluded four-season cottage near Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and surrounding lakes. Private year-round natural beauty. Abundant wildlife and a bird watcher's paradise. Be sure to bring binoculars.

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