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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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Downeast and Acadia Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 22 traveler reviews

Secluded cottage at water's edge with 15 forested acres
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews


  • 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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Wonderful stay in a "retro" style cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the "retro" style cottage. The cottage was super clean and very comfortable. We were happy that the owners provided lots of area information. We found very helpful and interesting. The bed in the master was very comfortable. We loved the fantastic views and enjoyed seeing the changing tides. Low tide brought more birds and high tide brought the opportunity of watching kayaks exploring the cove. Our favorite spot for some relaxing by the water was grindstone neck-we would not have found it without Susan's directions! Susan was provided excellent detailed directions to the cottage and checked in to make sure we arrived safely. Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

Secluded Scenic Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, well stocked, scenic, comfortable cabin. The directions to the cabin were great and we didn't have any problems finding it, even in the dark! We set the GPS to Wyndgate Rd. and were led directly to the cabin. The cabin is stock full of area information we found helpful and interesting. The cabin is very clean and comfortable. The bed in the master has a very nice tempurpedic style bed. There were plenty of towels and clean linens. Washer, dryer, room fans and dishwasher all worked great. We were somewhat worried coming from Florida, where everything has air-conditioning, to a cabin in August with no air-conditioning. Our worries were unfounded. The cool night air of Maine and room fans was just great. We spent a lot of time in Acadia National Park. It's about a 45 minute to one hour drive, but doable. We loved the coming and going of the tides and slogged around in the mud at low tide. It would have been nice to have canoes/paddle board or kayaks readily available at the house. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the rustic secluded cabin at the water's edge!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The first thing that should be mentioned is PRINT OUT the owners directions to the cabin. I neglected to do that even though I was instructed to do so in the information packet emailed to me before we arrived. It is very dark and a little difficult to find as GPS is sporadic in that area. The owner talked us through the directions and would not let me off the phone until she was sure we were in the cabin safe and sound. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. The beds were comfortable, the bed in the master has a very nice tempurpedic type bed. There were plenty of towels, clean linens, and extra blankets. The view to the water from the living room and dining room is beautiful anytime of the day. We were fortunate to see the eagle family fishing early one morning. If you are looking for quiet solitude with a beautiful view then this is the place. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Fe, NM

All around perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Loved our week at the cottage! Lovely location and the cottage had everything including privacy. The eagles were the big bonus.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 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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Downeast and Acadia 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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