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
- House1900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Min Stay7 nights
This house with four bedrooms, and 2.5 Baths, sleeps six and rents by the week.
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 17, 2018
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 Seal Cove
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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A short list of some things we enjoy:
If you are interested in walking an hiking try to pick up the book, "A Walk in the Park" is a wonderful tool. http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Park-Tom-St-Germain/dp/0962999741/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303215936&sr=8-1 It was also available at Shermans Bookstore in Bar Harbor.
Most renters do their initial grocery shop at either Hannafords or Shaws in Ellsworth before coming on island. A grocery store close by on island is The Southwest Harbor Food Mart on Rt. 102 in Southwest Harbor. A great spot to buy lobster is at C. H. Rich Co in Bass Harbor.
Treat yourself to wonderful bread, pizza or scones at Little Notch Bakery in Southwest Harbor. Also in Southwest are several restaurants: Sips is not only a restaurant but also a wine bar. Red Sky is very upscale, Dry Dock and Eat a Pita are more moderate in price. The Burning Tree in Otter Cliffs is a wonderful vegetarian and fish restaurant but a bit pricey.
If you are in Bar Harbor it is fun to head down to Waterfront Park and take a walk along the Shore Path - often there are huge cruise ships in port. Mid week there are band concerts at the Town Common. We always try to take in a movie at Reel Pizza - place your order before taking your theater seat. Eppi's Pizza on Cottage Street is a great choice for a quick bite to eat when in town. Also fun to do is to take a sail on the Margaret Todd. She is docked by Waterfront Park: here is the link http://www.downeastwindjammer.com/margaret-todd-windjammer-cruises/
Farmer's Markets are in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor and organic produce is available daily at Beech Hill Farm http://www.coa.edu/beech-hill-farm-microsite.htm
Hikes close to the cottage are Wonderland and Ships Harbor - both offering flat terrain with a great ocean view. The "biggest bang for your buck" is to hike Flying Mountain. It is in Southwest, off 102 just past the Causeway Club (golf course). Takes 10 - 15 minutes to hike up and the view from the top is beautiful. Also be sure to visit Bass Harbor Light.
A classic thing to do while in Acadia is to have tea and popovers (or a full meal) at Jordan Pond House, visit Sand Beach and Thunder Hole and take a drive on the Park Loop.
There is a kayak place in Southwest that offers tours http://www.mainestatekayak.com/ as well as a rental place on Long Pond http://www.nationalparkcanoerental.com/ and I'm sure there are others as well. Bicycle rental is available in nearby Southwest Harbor at Southwest Cycle www.southwestcycle.com
Don't forget about the bus: http://www.exploreacadia.com/ Closest spot for you is the Tremont School or any of the spots on Route 7 http://www.exploreacadia.com/route7.htm
Here is link to the park: http://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm
In addition to enjoying your breakfast on the "morning deck" and afternoon cocktails on the front porch be sure to spend some time outside at night. We usually bring out blankets and lay on the grass gazing at the night sky. The number of stars in the night sky are amazing (especially if the moon hasn't risen yet)! Often one can see satellites in orbit or shooting stars.