House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 2 Sleeps
Heron Cottage-Soaring Ceilings & Beautifully Furnished
Casually Elegant, Comfortable, Complete spacious, sunlit, airy year round 1br+ on 10 pristine acres with 1/3 mile of private waterfront in Stonington, Maine. Private 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 firepit. 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 acommodation 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, aturalists,widerness paddlers, writers, amateur astronomers and fishermen of all ages.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.
Enjoy a tour of the entire estate at our website http://www dot covemeadow dot com
Enjoy a photgraphic tour of our encanted island at http://www dot pbase dot com/jwsphoto/deer_isle
a 2 bedroom cottage in a one bedroom format.
Please note our rates are exclusive of Maine tax ( 9%) and cleaning fee ($10/nt). We do not participate in Homeaways on line payment so we not Homeaway sets the terms and conditions of cancellation and there are no additional renter charges as apply with Homeaway on line payments. Under Homeaway payments renters pay a flat non refundable fee for Homeaways costs ( about 6%???) for credit card processing on top of the advertised rent and that charge is non refundable. We include r costs of credit card processing through our very secure and tightly regulated system, Sage Payments .
Occupancy strictly limited to to 2. No smoking. No Pets
Parties of (3) please see Cove Meadow Cottage(property # 13375;
parties of up to 4 please also see the Main House (property # 34584)-
-both 2 Br..both in beautiful Stonington/ Deer Isle.
About the Owner
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 Maine
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
(1 traveler reviews)
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!!!
From the Owner
“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.”
Activity and Interests
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional information about rental rates
|not leaving dump permit||$75|
|not removig all trash||$75|
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
50% at booking balance win 60 days of occupancy (100% at booking if occupancy w/in 60 days)
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
From the Owner
“wonderful balance between seclusion / wilderness and culture”
- Away From It All
- Fireplace ...
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining Room
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Ocean View
- Water View
- live theater
- rain forests
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- paddle boating
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
- whale watching
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- fly fishing
- pier fishing
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- Bathroom 1
- jetted tub stainless, nickell and birch modern and very attractive
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- floor to ceiling windows w waterview full size bed, luxury linens, tv/dvd in b/r
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- 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