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Description from owner

Weekly rental. Escape from it all in a cottage on a rocky ledge with magnificent views of Frenchman Bay surrounded by the Maine woods yet close to all the excitement of Acadia and Bar Harbor. Heathcove Cottage is a comfortable, peaceful retreat, located in one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the country. Enjoy the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets from the deck or living room. Cocktail hour draws you onto the deck to watch the sailboats, porpoises, lobster boats, loons, seals, and other wildlife or just take in the distant mountains and listen to the lapping water below. Walk along the pebble beach and search for sea glass or explore the nearby "Ovens" and "Eye of the Needle". Enjoy the wildflowers in the meadow above the cottage. Dozens of books, puzzles and games for a rainy day or a quiet evening.

Located on a quiet loop road just off Rt. 3 between Salisbury Cove and Hulls Cove, Heathcove is 3 miles from the main entrance to Acadia National Park and 6 miles to the shops and activities of Bar Harbor. The focal point of Heathcove Cottage is the cathedral ceilinged open living/dining room with fireplace opening out to the deck with views of the water a stone's throw away. The rest of the cottage includes 3 bedrooms (queen - 1st floor, double and twin bedded rooms upstairs), full bath, galley kitchen and a deck just feet from the high tide mark overlooking Frenchman Bay. Bed linens, towels, electricity, propane, firewood, cable, internet and local phone calls are included in the rental. Cottage is also professionally cleaned between rentals so that you don't have to spend your last day dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing!

Rental schedule is MONDAY to MONDAY - avoid the traffic backups!!

Off-season: $1350/week

In-season (July - Labor Day): $1900/week

plus required 9% Maine State Lodging Tax

Pet Fee: $150/week - Inquire about pet requirements.

Heathcove is a Non Smoking cottage.

Picture of cottage from the water was taken at mid tide. At low tide, one can walk miles in either direction.

Rental Terms:

50% deposit at the time of reservation.

Balance due 30 days prior to reservation date (reservations within 30 days of arrival require full payment).

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds

TripAdvisor Property ID: 7103994

About the area

Once you experience Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor you will want to come back year after year! Acadia is one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States. It offers wonderful hiking with spectacular views, biking, nature presentations and so much more. Bar Harbor is an exciting small town with a rich variety of restaurants, entertainment, activities and shopping. This area truly offers something for everyone! Hiking Kayaking Biking Whale watching Sailing Nature cruises Horse drawn carriage rides Golf Theater Movies Miniature Golf Water slide Galleries Antiquing Winery & Brewery Tours/Tastings Swimming Rock Climbing - the list goes on and on

Owner profile

Laurie S.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Ceiling Fans
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (4)

Excellent – based on 4 reviews Excellent
4 reviews

“A week at the cabin”

Reviewed 2 Aug 2016

We stayed at Heathcove for a week and really enjoyed our visit to the Bar Harbor area. The cabin is about 5 minutes outside of town and an easy drive into town. The cabin itself is right on the ocean and has a good view of Sand Cove area. It overlooks the water and there are steps that go down to the waterfront. You can walk around on the rocky beach area during low tide. There are some thin pine trees in front of the cabin that filter the view a bit but they also add the the atmosphere on the deck. The deck itself is newer and very well done and there is a charcoal grill on the deck that we used a couple of times. The inside of the cabin is all wooden and rustic and nicely decorated. There is a flat screen tv and cable and internet access. The kitchen is rather small and is vintage with no dishwasher. It is kind of a one person kitchen but I will say that it the most equipped of any rental property that I have been in. Pots, pans, measuring cups, utensils, bowls, dishes were all there. We even found a popover tin, a garlic press, and a mixer. I like to cook so all the extras were nice. There were even a bunch of spices on hand. The stove was smaller but very usable. The house itself was very clean and well kept. The bedrooms were fairly small but no really an issue as they are only used to go to bed.

“Beautiful and close to everything!”

Reviewed 30 Aug 2013

We stayed at Heathcove in July and fell in love with Maine. The cottage was spacious enough for my family of 5 to relax and spread out. The decor was very quaint and homey. We loved all the puzzles. The view/location was perfect...sunrises, fog on the water, lobster boats headed out to check/drop traps, porpoises playing (my sons were close enough to one to hear it breathing!), seals, sea stars we were able to hold, and a bag full of sea glass, sea pottery and heart shaped rocks to take home. Exploring the shoreline was so much fun! The cottage isn't too far from Acadia or Bar Harbor yet it is removed enough to be private and quiet. This cottage is what it promises to be in the description and so much more. We are so grateful for the owners opening their house and sharing it with us. This trip was well worth the 18+ hour, 950 mile one way drive we made!

“Perfect House in Acadia Area”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2013

The house was wonderful in every way...extremely clean, fantastic view, great location..We did not want to leave. I hope to rent it again next year


Reviewed 22 Aug 2012

The location on the island was perfect the view of the ocean, the seals and dolphins, lobster boats, starfish and crabs Just a wonderfull place to stay the cottage was neat as a pin

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Guest Book Comments:

"Many thanks for sharing your lovely Mt. Desert home. We so loved sitting in the indoor and outdoor spaces." SK from MA 2010

"Never have we stayed at a cottage so perfectly maintained, appointed, furnished, and situated." DD from MA 1996
(and from the same family)
"This is our 25th trip to MDI and 18th stay at this wonderful cottage. We can't wait to return next year." DD from MA 2010

"What a magical place Heathcove is!" The G Family from St. Croix 2000

"Our week at Heathcove is ending all too soon! What a perfect location...." KM from PA 2000

"I am finally a student of the 'art of doing nothing'. Mere words cannot describe how grateful I am for the entire experience - from the cozy cottage to the nature around us, I am blessed!" LG from KS 2004