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Cove's End -secluded log home on Frenchman's Bay

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 9, 2016
Chalet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, sleeps 6-8

Cove's End is a handcrafted log home,at the end of a

private road on Raccoon Cove, facing Frenchman's Bay. From it's

wooded hillside setting, there are sweeping views to Hancock Point,

Meadowpoint, and the Porcupine Islands. This tidal beach, reached by

stairs, offers an

everchanging panorama of sea grasses, colorful seaweed, tidal pools,

long, flat rock formations perfect for sunbathing and picnicing.

Kayak, canoe, swim when the tide's in, and harvest clams and mussels

when the tide's out. Lounge or dine on the large wrap around deck,

hang hammocks (provided)from trees on the waterfront.

Inside, view the woods and water from a leather recliner sofa through

a two story wall of windows and enjoy the large fieldstone fireplace.

The greatroom and loft are roofed with huge purlin logs, and the

whole house has beamed ceilings, walled with handpeeled logs or wood

paneling.

The first floor consists of a greatroom and dining area,with access

to deck dining, with an open, spacious, very well equipt, tiled kitchen. Two cedar panelled

bedrooms (double beds)and a slate tiled bath with handpainted mexican

sink and accessories.The second floor's huge loft bedroom (queen bed)

and sitting area(daybed) has it's own private balcony overlooking

woods and water. The tiled skylit bathroom has handpainted mexican

sink and large jacuzzi tub. Decor is rustic elegance, cheerful and

comfortable.

Dogs considered.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We purchased the property in 2001 and started building the log house in 2003, after designing it and finding a builder. The house is a vacation - retirement house, with my main residence currently being Philadelphia. I'm a retired Social Worker/ Family Therapist, having been the founder and Executive Director of an international adoption agency for almost 30 years.

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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)
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Beautfiful Home/Peaceful Location

  • 5 of 5

Cove's End is a gorgeous log home, very spacious with all the amenities you will need! It is right on the cove, so waking up to the beautiful view was amazing. We enjoyed coffee on the large, wraparound deck every morning.

It is about 25/30 minutes to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, so we did do a lot of driving back and forth, but wanted to be away from the crowds and truly enjoyed the peaceful, serene location. (FYI, the last week in June was perfect time to go, there were no crowds:) Acadia National Park is stunning. some of the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen. And the owner was great to deal with, extremely nice and helpful. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place... The six of us were very happy with the location.

  • 5 of 5

The bay in front is pretty. There's lots of room in the cabin and the hot tub up stairs helps out after hiking Cadillac mountain. Bar Harbor is about half an hour away and a neat ride. Five out of five in my book.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Cove's End. Hope you will return sometime.
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5

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay at Cove's End

The house is very nice, clean, has a kitchen with all cookware., washer and dryer , and a large deck to enjoy nature with a water view The location is secluded on a private road (which made for fun walks with our dog), yet close enough to Acadia Park, Schoodic Mtn., Bar Harbor, Lamoine Beach, etc. All in all, a relaxing week.

We will definitely be going back.

Kathy

New Jersey

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a week with our family and didn't want to leave! The house is absolutely beautiful! It was so relaxing to sit on the couch with the windows open, see the water,and smell the fresh air. Great vacation! Thanks Hannah😊

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you and your family enjoyed Cove's End and your vacation.
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Cove's End

  • 5 of 5

This chalet was European gorgeous. The

inside was roomy, cozy, and had every amenity one could possibly need. The

setting, the beach, the view, and the wrap around deck offered every

serenity and peace. This chalet is a dream come true for the

vacationer.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Albuquerque, NM
5

great Quiet, Relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We Love this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Location

From the Owner

I've been vacationing in Maine for years, having a sister who lives outside of Belfast, where I vacationed with my children until they were grown. After spending some summers renting, I always wanted to have a log home in the woods and started looking. When we first saw the land at Raccoon Cove, we were overwhelmed with the beauty and privacy of the 'Cove', yet close to Lamoine Beach, Ellsworth, and Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Through the years, the peace and serenity of the area, the beauty of the house, remain totally engaging and renewing.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bar Harbor Airport, Trenton, ME at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 10 Miles Nearest Golf : at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : 184 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : at 10 Miles Car: recommended

hike and bike on trails

Lamoine Beach, natural sand beach, 5 minute walk away -swimming,

barbecuing, beachcombing, boat launch

Canoe and kayak

Ellsworth,Trenton,Blue Hill, Bar Harbor, Hancock nearby- restaurants,

shops,theatre, concerts, films, boating, whale watching

Acadia National Park and Schoodic Peninsula

Golf courses and mini golf nearby

Lakes nearby

Wildlife refuge

Our property is almost at the end of Lamoine Peninsula, 10 miles

downeast of Ellsworth, off of route 184. From the Lamoine Beach (5

minute walk)there are views of Mount Desert Island and Acadia Park.

Lamoine Beach is one of the few natural sand beaches in Maine. They

have picnic tables and barbecues, and a boat launch, kayak rental and

lessons. All along this

peninsula there are small coves and beaches for swimming with

dramatic views and very few people. Getting to Bar Harbor, through

back roads, eliminates the traffic crunch of route 3. Bar Harbor is

about 20 miles away. Trenton, the gateway to Acadia is only 8 miles

away. A network of private roads are perfect for hiking or biking.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 
 
High Season
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Fall Foliage
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

COVE'S END IS ONLY RENTED BY THE WEEK, SATURDAY TO SATURDAY. during Spring, High, and Fall seasons
Refund policy: Rental payments will be refunded minus $100 IF week is rented to another renter. No refund if property is not rented.
Renters pay $59 NON REFUNDABLE damage insurance which insures them up to $1500 in damages. It is included with final payment.

Renters can either pay by credit card, echeck through Vacation Rentals website OR pay by personal check with arrangement by owner

Reductions for 2 weeks or more rentals. First week full rental, second week $100 reduction, 3rd week $150 deduction.

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Amenities

From the Owner

We love looking out the window walls at the changing panorama of the tidal beach. At sunrise, we get a tremendous colorful view, with the sun reflecting on the water. At sunset, the reflection from the west creates a mystical, muted scene. Even after 10 years, the house soothes with its beauty. It's fun to cook in the large kitchen and eat outdoors on the deck, or grill and eat on the deck looking out at the water. The secluded wooded setting with the opportunity to walk or sunbathe on the wild secluded beach is rare. When the water is partially out, long flat rocks are exposed, perfect for sunbathing. The shallow water, warmed by the mud flats, is great for splashing and wading. When water is further out, mud flats are great for clamming and musseling. when the water is fully in, can kayak in this private, protected cove.

Property Type

  • chalet

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, ensuite bathroom in loft bedroom, jacuzzi tub, skylight
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Downstairs bathroom shared by 2 bedrooms, wood & tile

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 twin/ single, Very large loftbedroom with queen bed and twin daybed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double, Downstairs bedroom, double bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Den/ bedroom downstairs, very comfortable futon sleeps 2

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • *large fieldstone fireplace (split wood provided) *stainless refrigerator/freezer - extra freezer in pantry *washer/dryer *all linens and towels provided *telephones and answering machine *satellite TVs with VCR/DVD players High Spped Wireless Internet *large wrap around decks, dining deck overlooking water, gas barbecue *fully equipt kitchen:microwave,coffeemaker,toaster,griddle, more.. *dual fuel stove, convection oven,lobster pots *dishwasher *radios/CD players *comfortable furniture, tastefully decorated *stairs to private beach GUEST COMMENTS: 'The words and pictures on your website don't come close to doing Cove's End justice!...K's and H's, Pennsylvania '... the cabin is perfect both inside and out. I never wanted to leave the house, deck, beach..' A.P. Massachusetts ' We've dreamed of a log home for 20 years, and for a brief but wonderful week it was ours! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. The quiet beauty of the entire area has made this week a relaxing and awe inspiring time..' E.L. - New Jersey '... when we entered we were thrilled by the ambiance..in the morning we really got to appreciate the beauty of this home and surroundings' L.F.- New York

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