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Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps

Heron Cottage-Soaring Ceilings & Beautifully Furnished

Still One Prime WeeK Available 8/25-9/1

Casually Elegant, Comfortable, Complete spacious, sunlit, airy year round 1br+ on its own 2.4 acre site with its own private 272' of waterfront. waterfront seating & firepit area w/hammock next to cottage. Owner managed with a careful eye to every detail, this very pretty traditional shingled building has soaring 15 foot ceilings and exposed beams. Two walls of windows with wrap around water views across open meadow to the cove and the estuary next to the cottage with its seating area and fire-pit. Well appointed with many amenities and conveniences not found in any other vacation rental. 1 bedroom-dbl bed dressed with good pillows, feather bed and down duvet finished with beautiful crisp bed linens; sleeping accommodation for 1 overnight guest in open living/dining/reading room. On site kayak launch affording experienced ocean kayakers an ideal daily departure for explorations of the beautiful islands in our archipelago outside the busy commercial traffic of our harbor and approaches to the Deer Isle Thoroughfare. Two canoes and two small kayaks provided for experienced paddlers to explore our pristine mile and half long cove and enjoy up close views of its abundant wild life--eagles, herons, hawks, osprey and even an occasional seal. A haven for photographers, artists, naturalists,wilderness paddlers, writers, amateur astronomers and fishermen of all ages Wi fi is 24-7 but requires line of sight with main house not available inside cottage or on deck . ( we are working on that!!!) Quality, properly equipped offshore kayak rentals delivered by local vendor at very affordable rate. Early July to late October fish for striped bass by kayak or just enjoy exploring the cove by canoe for the pure pleasure of it. A perfect getaway retreat for a long spring, fall or winter weekend..a romantic setting for a proposal, honeymoon, special anniversary or birthday.

4nt minimum til june 29th, 1 week minimum saturday to saturday Jun 30-labor day

Please note our rates are exclusive of Maine tax ( 9%) and cleaning fee ($10/nt).

Occupancy strictly limited to to 2. No smoking. No Pets

Parties of (3) please see Cove Meadow Cottage(property # 13375;

More Details

Lindsay Newland Bowker
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Lindsay Newland Bowker

public policy continuing via my public interest research group providing technical support globally on issues of potentially non remediable envionemntal and community loss.

Lindsay Newland Bowker purchased this house in 1999

Why Lindsay Newland Bowker chose Stonington

It is one of the most beautiful waterfront properties I have ever seen. Never imagined owning anything of this scale and great beauty. Actually , it owns me.

What makes this house unique

wonderful balance between seclusion / wilderness and culture


Stonington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • jetted tub stainless, nickell and birch modern and very attractive
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • floor to ceiling windows w waterview full size bed, luxury linens, tv/dvd in b/r
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gas fireplace with stone hearth, whirlpool tub, dishwasher,microwave. Nicely equipped gourmet kitchen with stainless counters, refined dinner service; fresh flowers wild berries and wild mushrooms clams & mussels; linens provided;use of canoe and two small kayaks for experienced paddlers. wi-fi on site. unlimited local phone ( us & canada) own organic veggie&herb garden own perennial garden fire pit onshore


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(4 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Cove Life at it's Best

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 4 nights at the lovely Heron Cottage. It is an inspiring light filled magical place. We were really able to relax and enjoy the changing tides, kayak, watching the fog roll in.. we built bon fires at night. Explored many beautiful coves and inlets, golf at the local course was a treat. Ate at the Cockatoo on Goose Cove Road and had amazing dinner and service. Went in a stranger and left feeling like a local. I was inspired to paint the beautiful cove during our stay as well. Lindsay was very helpful whilst also giving us much privacy. We would recommend this gem of a place to all.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Phyllis & Pete, Thank you for this lovely review but mostly thank you for being such perfect guests. Folk like you who truly get our island and Cove Meadow make it all work and all worthwhile for all of us on the island. May winter be kind to you and bring yu many oter happy adventures together. Lindsay
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Perfect Maine seclusion

  • 5 of 5

Lindsay's cottage lived up to every word in the description. We stayed for a week and did not want to leave. Though not right on the water, one can see the cove from the deck and it is a lovely walk through tall grasses and gardens. When you reach it, there are chairs and a picnic table. We spent many evenings just watching the fog and mist on the water. The house is sun-filled and well equipped, and the location is perfect for getting to the town or nature walks nearby. Barred Island Preserve is very close, and by far the best beach we encountered. Lindsay is incredibly thoughtful and cares well for her quests.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect blend the way Maine should be: escape with just the right extras

  • 5 of 5

To be perfectly honest, we like a vacation getaway that doesn't go overboard in catering to the crowds of tourists with organized outings. If you want to kayak in solitude watching eagles, lle in a hammock under a tree, pick your own blueberries in the meadow but then have a glass of wine or make an espresso in the cottage, buy lobsters at the dock or fresh chicken from a local farm or prefer to eat creatively prepared local food in an excellent restaurant in town, this place might be for you. Avoid the crowds, parking issues at Bar Harbor and enjoy a more genuine experience here where your enjoyment is what you make it, not contrived. Comfy but not to can live lightly on the land here, have a small campfire at night and watch the moon rise over the trees The cabin seems close to the road, but there's no traffic or traffic noise other than the distant hum of a lobster boat motoring by way out at the end of the cove. A special place !

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this gracious sharing of your experience here at Cove Meadow, our private wild island "park" and thank you so much for your kindly caring neighborly occupancy and care of the cottage, its grounds.and its window boxes and planters. Means so much.!!! Makes it all worthwhile!!!
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  • 5 of 5

As veteran travelers, we have stayed in really cute places, but this one was off the charts welcoming and pleasant. The charm factor is important to me, therefore, we chose this place from the pictures, but until you walk in Heron Cottage, you can't really know the feeling you get. The windows were open with that wonderful Maine breeze wafting through the place, gentle classical music was playing, and gorgeous fresh bouquets of green and lavender hydrangeas and cut flowers from Lindsay's garden and goldenrod field were scattered throughout the cottage to welcome us. I just wanted to uncork a bottle of wine, sit down, and never move!! Her artistic touches are everywhere from the beautiful "expressions" she has painted down to the hand painted floors. The dining room preserved from the old cabin is a beauty to behold! Her flowering meadows have walking paths mowed, there are several fire pit areas to sit by your own fires and watch nature or enjoy the sun going down, the kayaks and canoe are at your disposal for leisurely trips out into the cove, and your very own vegetable and sunflower garden near the cabin abounds with lettuce, tomatoes, and cukes for making an organic salad to go with dinner. Oh my gosh! I cannot tell you how great this place is! Lindsay is delightful and thoughtful of her guests.Too bad I can't run up from Florida about once a month to get my Lindsay's cottage fix. Life is good there on the cove, I promise. Go now while you can!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pat, You and your husband also made the experience by so carefully researching and knowing exactly what you both sought and then being so positive and gracious when you found all was as pictured and advertised. Anyone who has the two of you as guests us very lucky indeed. You are both delightful. You should write a book or column on the all the amazing places your careful research has found. I am very happy you chose Heron Cottage and hope to see you again.
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* kayak to your own island.

* watch seals & eagles.

* be inspired by our local artists.

* watch the fireflies.

* gaze at the stars.

Top Thing to do in Budget:.....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

Explore the Maine Island trail by kayak; visit Isle Au Haut; paddle

our secluded Cove; dig clams and mussels on our beach; walk our

miles of beautifully groomed island trails including those right

here at Cove Meadow. Skate on quiet ponds. Ski or snow shoe along

ocean side trails. In summer, Island Country Club with open

Golf and Tennis a near neighbor; May to October galleries, antique

shops, artist studios, elegant shops and fine restaurants all

minutes away; many wildlife and scenic tours by boat available.

Winter is beautiful here -wonderful skies and sunsets. a stark

simplicity and purity The most spectacular and floral time on the

island is from May 15 through July 1 with lupines peaking Mid-late



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $10/nt $70

payments are throug my credit card processror not through homeaway. Make no payents other than their booking fee to homeaways.
cleaning fee is charged as part of rental. Guests pre agree to charge of additional fees for failure to remove all perishables and all trash, failure to return the dump permit to the cottage for the next guest to the credit card they provide.Guests are responsible for all damages to furnishings which occurr during stay. Occupacy limits and policies on pets and smoking strictly enforced.

Most Major Credit Cards Accepted-wi fi on the grounds
May 24-Jun 14 & Sep6-Oct 11 $795/wk $160/nt 4 nt min
Aug 16-Sep6 $995/wk 1 wk min sat-sat only
Oct 11-May 24 $650/wk $100/nt 4 nt min

all above for double occupancy Maximum occupancy 2
8% Maine State Sales Tax applicable

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund