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Welcome to Seal Cove Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

This house with four bedrooms, and 2.5 Baths, sleeps six and rents by the week.

p strong Welcome to Seal Cove, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park /strong br / This spacious turn of the century shingle-style cottage is set with a westerly view overlooking Blue Hill Bay just steps from the water at the head of the cove, with deeded access for kayaking and beachcombing along the inner reaches of Seal Cove. br / The private setting includes lawn and gardens with a backdrop of wood and meadows. Located on the br / westerly side of Mount Desert Island, the cottage is close to Acadia National Park. Closeby are some great trails including Acadia Mountain, Seawall, Western Mountain and access to Seal Cove Pond. From the Cottage it is only a few minutes to Southwest Harbor and twenty-five minutes to Bar Harbor. We know you will enjoy the quietude and privacy of the western side of the island. /p


Owner
Ginger Petraglia
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2017

About Ginger Petraglia

Our family is based in the Philadelphia area and my husband, John and I live in rural Massachusetts near the Connecticut/Rhode Island border

Ginger Petraglia purchased this house in 1982

Why Ginger Petraglia chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Seal Cove Cottage is a family property purchased and owned by my husband's parents decades ago. Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park are indeed beautiful and continue to draw our family back for memorable summer vacations. Our cottage, located on the "quiet-side" of the island, offers comfortable accommodations and water access for kayaking and swimming, with hiking and biking trails nearby. The Seal Cove Town Dock is visible across the cove and Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Bernard and Pretty Marsh are close by. Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor are just a short island drive away.

What makes this house unique

We love having our breakfast on the open "morning deck" and refreshing, end-of-the-day drinks on the screened front porch while we watch the sunset over Blue Hill Bay. The water view through the large westerly facing windows is a joy any time of day and in all seasons. In the summer we watch the lobster boats return to the dock with their day catch. Kayaking in the cove is great fun and often the "kids" will set up for a game of badminton on the front lawn or stay up late playing board games on the front porch. Our quiet location, down a dirt lane, off the town road is just the spot to rejuvenate your spirit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed at the Seal Cove Cottage many times and thoroughly enjoyed it. It has always been well maintained. The location is perfect with a view of the Cove and the advantage of being on the quiet side of the island. The cottage is very comfortable and with the usually cool nights, the wood stove makes the living room cozy. Each year that we have visited the Cottage, we are met with an improvement of some kind making it even more accommodating. We have flown around the island and photographed the Cottage from the air including a breathtaking view of the Cove. We look forward to our visit in August. It is the highlight of our year. It is easy to write about the Cottage when you enjoy it so much.
Aug 2013
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Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

5

Cozy, beautiful, and private

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week in Seal Cove in this fully equipped cottage. From the screened in porch we were able to see bald eagles, osprey, herons, and gorgeous sunsets. We have two small kids and the cottage was perfect for them with the coast and tide pools to explore and the yard to play in. The house is spacious and has books and board games for rainy days. Will definitely be heading back! Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay!
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5

Great cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the Seal Cove Cottage. The property is exactly how looks and is described. It was clean and comfy with a beautiful view. The kitchen is well equipped; the front porch is lovely and bug-free with a custom mosquito net. We loved eating dinner out there every night. And the star gazing was AMAZING!

Our family enjoyed exploring MDI and were so happy to come home to the cottage in the afternoons/evenings. Ginger was super responsive. She sent great recommendations for coffee, lobster, hikes, sites as well as stuff like getting groceries (before coming onto the island).

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Seal Cove Cottage and we're able to take in many of the very things that make MDI such a wonderful place. We hope you will be able to visit again!
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The house was wonderful, clean and everything you

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever. Ginger was the best. I would recommend this rental to anyone. The house was so well kept and so well equipped. The propertywas beautiful. Our kids loved it. Best location, close to everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure helping you arrange this vacation. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Seal Cove Cottage and your time on MDI! Thanks for caring for our summer home as if it were your own! Please come visit again.
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5

So charming, so so relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My immediate family (including a 2.5 year old) and our respective mother-in-laws all stayed under one roof in absolute comfort and without family incident. I credit the view and the dining porch. We had such a beautiful two weeks, adventuring in the main part of Acadia park but also discovering new things to do on the quiet side of the island. We loved Southwest Harbor and took our kid to the extremely kid friendly Echo Lake beach multiple times. The house itself was a cooks dream, I've never had such gorgeous pots and pans in a rental house before. The details and decoration of the house are at once sophisticated and quirky. The owner was available to answer any errant question and the house was obviously very well maintained by a caretaker who we never once had to call. Such an amazing two weeks!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara - Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay on MDI and at our Seal Cove Cottage. Should your vacation plans ever include another stay on MDI please consider staying with us again. You cared for our home as if it were you own. Ginger & John
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5

A perfect place to stay on MDI

  • 5 of 5

Our time at Seal Cove Cottage was all that we hoped it would be. Full of charm and with ample space, this vacation home was equipped with everything you could ever need. The location on the cove was private and very beautiful, and the owners could not have been more cooperative, helpful and friendly. A wonderful corner of Mount Dessert Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June
Jun 4 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
$8,000
 
 
Summer Season
Jul 2 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
$10,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%

Nightly Rate: $286 - $286

Weekly Rate: $2000 - $2000

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0


Fully booked for June and August 2013. The cottage is rented on a weekly basis. We are accepting reservations for July 2013. $2000 per week plus 8% Maine state lodging tax.

Half with signed lease, second half due one month before occupancy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Seal Cove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bathrooms are on the first floor. The master bedroom has a bathroom with vanity and toilet as well as s separate shower room.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Two bedrooms are on the first floor and two bedrooms are on the second floor. We do not provide sheets and towels but they are available for a modest laundering charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
The six-room plan includes four bedrooms and two and one half baths, which can comfortably accommodate six. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, one with a private bath and two more bedrooms on the second floor. The fully outfitted country kitchen, is generously supplied with dishes, silverware, cookware, etc. The spacious living/dining room features large picture windows with water views and a full view woodstove for warmth and atmosphere on cool Maine evenings. The easterly deck and westerly porch provide the perfect spots for enjoying the morning sunshine and afternoon breezes. From the front porch are extraordinary views of the cove and magnificent sunsets over Blue Hill Bay. For those who need to remain in contact with the outside world there is cable television and high speed internet access. This home is not available as a daily or weekend rental. Change out day is on Sunday. Average quality bed linens, bath & kitchen towels are included. Beach towels NOT provided.

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