4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
About Diana Paine
Lifelong summer, and occasional year round resident, of Mount Desert Island, I am an antique dealer, sailor, and mother of two, who are working in London.
Diana Paine purchased this House in 2008
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
My family of seven stayed at this house in seal harbor. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood but close to the Seal harbor beach, Jordan pond and bar harbor is a short drive. We loved being so close to Acadia NP, and the scenic coastline. Ms Paine was extremely accommodating and helpful. She welcomed us to the island and had a fully stocked pantry for our use. We truly enjoyed our first Maine vacation. Thanks Ms Paine for the experience , Maine is beautiful!
Great weekend on MDI
Diana was great throughout our booking process and very responsive to questions! Even though we had inclimate weather the weekend was great and the fireplace warmed us up each evening! A perfect getaway and close to seal harbor and JPH for easy access to the park!
Diana’s Hospitality & Excellence Exceeds
Our family experience was outstanding in every way even given the baseline magnificence of Mt. Desert & Acadia. Diana is a lovely, kind, helpful host and maintains this “cottage” as a beautiful well equipped residence. I’m convinced no detail has been missed. Every time I would think “I wonder if....,” I’d open a draw or look across the particular room and poof, thought completed. What a pleasure to relax and enjoy spectacular nature. I recommend Diana and her cottage to the highest degree.
Thank you very much for this gracious review, and please do return anytime you need to relax--better yet, move here, for we need more doctors!
Wonderful home for a weekend away with family!
The house was clean, comfortable, and in a fabulous location! It was a short drive to Bar Harbor and very close to Jordan Pond where we hiked around the pond and up Mt. Sargeant. The house had some extra "luxuries" including a soaking tub, a steam shower, a fireplace, and a piano. Diana was very responsive to all of our questions prior to the trip. I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a nice place to stay while exploring MDI.
Great stay with a wonderful cozy cottage.
The grounds and house were well kept and clean. Great features like fireplace, piano, and good location to the park and neighboring towns
Beautiful home near Acadia NP
We spent a fantastic week at this beautiful Seal Harbor cottage. We booked the house for our family holiday to Acadia NP and were completely pleased with the property. Diana was an amazing hostess - very responsive and proactive with communications and we found the house beautifully appointed upon arrival - fine linens, towels, dining room table set and a fantastic kitchen with just perfect cookware and serving pieces plus a great gas grill outside. Our children 6 and 10 loved the playground next door while the grandparents and our niece (17) enjoyed reading on the quiet front porch. The house is also a short walk from Seal Harbor where one can swim at the sandy beach (which we did during the heat wave the week we were in town) or stop by the Coffee House for delicious baked goods/breakfast sandwiches/coffees. Acadia NP entrance is also very close by and made it super convenient to get to Cadillac Mountain for sunrise, Jordan Pond and Bubble Rock for hikes and touring on Park Loop Road. We all agreed the house was the nicest one we've ever rented and made our extended family holiday special. Highly recommend this gorgeous home in a beautiful part of the US.
Thank you very much, Lee Anne! You and your family were the perfect guests. I am delighted that your family was able to gather together for a holiday---that happens too rarely.
All the best!
Situated in a quiet neighborhood, the house is within walking distance of carriage and hiking trails in Acadia National Park. The Seal Harbor beach is also within walking distance, and is an excellent put-in for sea kayaking. The Island Explorer Bus runs frequently between Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, and can carry bikes. The Village of Seal Harbor features two shops, a small post office, and a coffee shop.