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Charming Maine cottage for 4 with water view and beach access

Bedrooms 2
Space 139 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom (1 King- 1 twin bedroom), 1 full bath, sleeps 4

Located on Mount Desert Island, minutes away from Acadia National Park, Seal Ledges has the perfect combination of the old and the new. Built in the early 1900s, it retains the charm of a typical Maine cottage, with wood paneling throughout, four working fireplaces, large screened porch and deck with water views. Updated for the discerning traveler, it offers wireless Internet, a modern kitchen, smart TV, digital cable, washer/dryer.

The property comprises 4 acres of open field (for croquet and soccer), woods (for gathering wildflowers), gardens (for cutting your own bouquets), rocky beach (for tide-pooling), float (for brisk ocean swimming and kayaking) and dock (for watching eagles and osprey, or enjoying sunset cocktails).

Seal Ledges accommodates 4 guests, in one king and one twin bedroom.

We supply all linens, firewood, paper and soap products, books, puzzles and games. You simply bring your own food, clothes, bikes and kayaks.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Seal Cove, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 139 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
  • Bathroom has fireplace and original claw-foot tub and shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • conservatory
  • Walkway to Water
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Cottage has wood paneling throughout and 4 working fireplaces. This property is not appropriate for smokers; there is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property.


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Charming Maine cottage for 4 with water view and beach access
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Seal Ledges Stay- Labor Day week 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our family has returned many times to his tranquil quietside location. The expansive yard, large porch area with a fireplace, and Sunset Cove view are tough to beat. The house is very clean, and there is great attention to every detail. We are looking forward to returning in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect quintessential Maine cottage. It is charming and beautiful, but more than that, it is comfortable. We spent hours after hiking relaxing on the deck or the screened porch. The furniture is cozy and very comfortable in both places. The setting is gorgeous and quiet and the cottage and gardens are immaculately maintained. We loved being on the back side of the island where we did not have to compete with other hikers for the trails. It was quiet and peaceful.

The owner is the best owner that we have ever dealt with - and we have a track record of summer renting at this point. She is friendly but not intrusive and exceedingly responsive. She provided all linens and paper goods, laundry detergent and beach towels as well. She is so organized that we didn’t have to do any of our own research, except for scoping out the miles of different hiking trails. The information she provided was well thought out and up to date. She also provided tips about the restaurants and reservations, as well as other activities in the area. We will be back. It’s a perfect property and a perfect owner!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely view, cozy comforts, and delightful setting

  • 5 of 5

Would gladly return again. Much to commend it for a Mt. Desert visit. great location. Easy to book; the owner pleasant to work with; the surrounding property and gardens exquisite; Seal Cove delightful; the house porch is refreshing in every way; the dock most accessible. Have stayed in the Mt. Desert area on many occasions but this was our first stay on this side of the Island. Much to commend it as a location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice, secluded property

  • 4 of 5

I wish there was a way to give 4.5 stars. I am admittedly hard to please so it is virtually impossible for me to give anything 5 stars. This cottage is very nicely maintained and has all the amenities you could hope for. The only reason I wouldn't give it 5 stars is the baseboard electric heaters could not keep up with a couple of cold nights. We made use of the ample fireplaces and plenty of firewood and had a wonderful time. Helen is very attentive should you need anything. The pictures on the site are absolutely accurate. I very much recommend staying at this property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Seal Ledges perfect vacation home for small group

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely beautiful and charming cottage. Lovely gardens and in peaceful setting with easy access the dock and beach on the grounds and the endless possible activities of the island. Perfect vacation home. I have recommended Seal Ledges happily to friends and family and everyone wishes to return again and again.Owners are wonderfully helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Maine retreat

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Seal Ledges Cottage for four years and absolutely love it! It is a beautiful and peaceful cottage that is well-maintained and incredibly clean. It is fully equipped with a variety of games, books, and everything you need in the kitchen to make great dinners. The porch is a wonderful place to sit, with comfy rockers and an amazing view of the water. We come with our two daughters who really enjoy spending time at the cove tidepooling, exploring the woods and playing croquet on the lawn! It is in a quiet location with easy access to all the activities on MDI. The owners are very helpful and friendly! We highly recommend Seal Ledges Cottage and hope to continue our visits for many years to come!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Seal Ledges is located minutes away from Acadia National Park, where hiking and bicycling are favorite activities of visitors. You will enjoy vacationing here, on the 'quiet side' of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, yet in close proximity to excellent restaurants and all the activities of Mt. Desert Island.

Other Activities: kayaking, bird watching, hiking, rock climbing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Seal Cove, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
26 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
July-August 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
14 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$639.65
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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