About the property
- Cottage1150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
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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- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
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/ .
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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
Abundant wildlife in secluded setting
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.
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!
Great time and place to stay in Acadia
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
Private, Quiet & Beautiful Views
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!
Incredibly marvelously AWESOME
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...
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.
Situated on Frenchman Bay, midway between the Acadia National Park areas of Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
E-check transaction with no fee. (Preferred) Credit card transactions 2.5% fee for US travelers (Foreign traveler fee 3.75%).