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Secluded cottage at water's edge, surrounded by 15 forested acres

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Susan Lindberg
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

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, www.springwoodsgallery.com (Mon-Sat, 9am to 6pm), and

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

In addition, the Gallery at Somes Sound, in Somesville, Mount Desert Island, is noted for fine paintings, sculpture and furniture. The Gallery website is here: http://galleryatsomessound.com/ .

Amenities

Sullivan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sofa bed is Queen size
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • 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
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Secluded cottage at water's edge, surrounded by 15 forested acres
average rating of 4.9302325 based on 43 reviews
5

Beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time. The house was perfect. As we settled in the first day relaxing on the deck a bald eagle and a baby greeted us. Went to Bar Harbor two days in a row. Walking around one day and doing the 2 1/2 hr Trolly to Cadalliac Mt the next. What a great trip!! Sat on the deck every evening. So relaxing and calming. Husband walked around looking for deer, came face to face with two. Great pictures. The morning we were leaving the eagle came to bid us farewell. Definateley a great Anniversary trip

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Abundant wildlife in secluded setting

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week, everything was exactly as had been promised. Cottage was very clean, comfortable and organized. We were able to view deer and wild turkeys in the back yard, with heron and the bald eagles close by several times during our stay. It is close enough to get to many activities daily and yet get away from it all at the end of the day. Cottage well stocked we even did our own lobsters with items available from the kitchen.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and loved the cottage! Thank you! We were regulars at the Galley every morning for breakfast and loved the wrinkled pickel and the irish pub in the next town. Saw eagles and there were a family of deer in your driveway several times - beautiful. Such a charming place!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great time and place to stay in Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Frenchman Bay

Susan had the getaway stocked with any thing we needed

The view was beautiful and gave us a chance to experience Schoodic Peninsula

Only 40 minutes from Bar Harbor and all the fun at Acadia

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Quiet & Beautiful Views

  • 4 of 5

Great place with a very pleasant and helpful owner. Cottage is well appointed, and clean. We very much enjoyed our time here, and hope to go back. Thanks Susan!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Incredibly marvelously AWESOME

  • 5 of 5

This was *The Best* experience my family and I have had renting a house for vacation. The view in this place is spectacular. It is clean, cozy, comfortable and perfect for a family of four to get away and spend some quality time together. If you are a runner/walker, drive a couple of miles down the road to Sorrento, which is one of the loveliest places I've ever run in my life. The owners of this property are quality people, so thoughtful about all of the details that go into making a vacation house special in every way....I could literally go on and on. Not to mention the convenient proximity to Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Acadia, etc...

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for mentioning the running possibilities for our guests. We are glad you were able to use our maps of the area with routes, distances and details for some our favorite workouts in the area. We look forward to having you visit in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sorrento
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
US HWY 1
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

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

E-check transaction with no fee. (Preferred)
Credit card transactions 2.5% fee for US travelers (Foreign traveler fee 3.75%).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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