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Oceanfront Cottage Surrounded by Acadia National Park with Docks & Row Boats

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 980 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5

Sounderosa / Crow's Nest Cottage sits 200 feet from the Ocean on the Western shore of Somes Sound in Hall Quarry.

The cottage offers all the amenities of home, including: Full size appliances, washer / Dryer, all linens, granite fire place, large deck, flat screen satellite TV, WiFi, private parking with unobstructed breathtaking views over Somes Sound and Sargent Mountain.

Our Cottage comes with a deep water dock perfect for fishing or keeping your boat. Enjoy the sunrise and quiet island atmosphere from your own deck, and listen to the loons at sunset. A deep water mooring is complimentary if you are bringing / renting a boat.

Our Cottage is well maintained, and kept to the highest standards in cleanliness and quality. We provide all the firewood you need, soap, detergent, paper towels, trash removal, and even a large kettle to cook your fresh Maine lobsters which we have available at our dock. Enjoy fine local restaurants, and spend the day in Bar Harbor which is only a 10 minute drive. Enjoy the peaceful surrounding rich in wildlife and amazing views.

More Details

Owner
Paul Grindle
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Paul Grindle

Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound was founded nearly 40 years ago by Don & Marilyn Chambers. They built their reputable vacation rental business on one of the most beautiful spots on Mount Desert Island. My wife and I (Paul & Ashlee Grindle) have been involved with many aspects of Chambers Cottages for several years, helping out behind the scenes, and learning the business. In 2012 we purchased Chambers Cottages, and we are very excited as we enter the 2017 season. As natives to the area, Ashlee & I take pride in the service and hospitality we provide. We are very proud and honored to continue in Don & Marilyn's footsteps, delivering quality, cleanliness, and anything we can do to make your stay the best possible! Putting forth our best efforts, our mission is to maintain the highest of standards and service which Don & Marilyn have provided for over 40 years.

Paul Grindle purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Paul Grindle chose Hall Quarry

Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound is very unique due to the fact it is a private, secluded, well appointed cottages within feet from the Ocean. You will not find cottages this close to deep water ocean frontage anywhere on the Island which are as nicely appointed as Chambers Cottages. Views across Somes Sound at Acadia National Park property are rich in lush foliage with rolling mountains, and unforgettable sunrise / sunsets. Granite fire place, and a large patio. We go the extra step to insure you have all the comforts of home: from pot holders, to spices, cookware, soap, detergent & a lobster kettle. For comfort and convenience, each cottage comes with Heat / Air Conditioning and Wireless Internet professionally installed in 2016.

What makes this cottage unique

Chambers Oceanfront Cottages on Somes Sound offers deep Water Dock & Moorings for your boat, fishing from the dock, row boat, lobsters available from our dock, below competitive pricing for similar properties in the area, and unlimited access to our shore front to enjoy all the ocean has to offer. Listen to the loons at sunset, and watch the busy lobster men haul their traps from your patio each morning. Somes Sound offers the finest kayaking around - kayak up into Somes Harbor, down the western shore into Valley Cove where you can truly grasp the magnitude of this amazing fjord 'Somes Sound'

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hall Quarry in Mount Desert

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cottage rents in 1 week increments, Sunday to Sunday. We do not rent partial weeks from Mid June through October.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bathroom en suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(8 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
5

Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the Sounderosa cottage. The view is amazing, and it was very comfortable for 4 adults and 1 toddler. Paul was very helpful - arranged a pack 'n play for us, quickly responded to questions and requests, and got an issue with the wi-fi fixed quickly. We really enjoyed our stay in Mt. Desert, and this cottage was a great basecamp for all of our Acadia exploring.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

"To be up in the Crows Nest, singing our say...."

  • 5 of 5

This October 2018 will be our fifth year in a row to stay at the Crow's Nest. The cottage is welcoming, just like an old friend, and very comfortable and well-equiped. The Crow's Nest is nestled in the trees with a beautiful view across Somes Sound and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Spending time there offers a sense of quiet and seclusion, although there are other cottages scattered across the Chamber's property. And it's a convenient drive to grocery markets, cafes, quaint shops, and to the National Park itself. Paul and Ashlee are exceptionally conscientious, friendly and responsive. We've brought friends and family with us on two separate visits, and everyone agrees that this is a charming place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinckney, Mi
5

Beautiful Cottage by the Sea

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Crow's Nest Cottage for many years. At this point if feels like coming home. The cottage is well decorated and cozy. The kitchen has everything you need and the view of the Somes Sound and the National Park across the water is stunning whether you are sitting out on the deck or in the living room. The fireplace is great for rainy cool days. The location is so convenient to the park and the towns that everything is minutes away and, most importantly, Paul and Ashley are wonderful hosts. I hope we get to come for many more years.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Potomac, MD
5

Couldn't be better

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, relaxing ,convenient; perfect owner/managers

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fireplace, deck and a water view

  • 5 of 5

Sounderosa is a superb spot to spend a few weeks during the Acadia fall. Ashlee and Paul made sure everything was in spotless, working order when we arrived.

You can sit on the deck and watch the boats and loons - there is no extra charge for the rainbows over the mountains!

The cottage is spacious and has all the amenities one could want (e.g. washer/dryer, fireplace/wood and heat pump). Paul will even put your lobster order (from his catch) in your fridge. We cooked our lobster over our camp stove on the deck while watching the sun set.

We put our kayaks in at the Chambers boat launch and explored up Somes Sound to Somesville harbor and down the sound to Flying Mountain. We also kayaked Somes pond (eagles), Seal Cove Pond, N Long Pond (loons), and Eagle Lake (more loons).

You can drive to the carriage road parking areas in short order and avoid the crowds. We biked every km of carriage road - around the mountain, 3 pond loop, witch's hole loop etc. (We highly recommend bike-a-hikes. We would ride around the mountain to a trail, lock the bikes and "cheat" by hiking up the last few miles. )

The location is perfect for reaching trails of both sides of the island without experiencing traffic hassles. Our favorite hikes are S Ridge Cadillac, Champlain, Gorham Mtn, Pemetic. We discovered a renovated trail behind Thuya Gardens that goes W over stone steps (wee ones appear to live there).

The cruise ship tourists so over-crowd Bar Harbor that we did not go back there. Instead we made our own meals and enjoyed the best view on Somes Sound as the blue water reflected the red leaves of on the mountains while the loons sang.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Crow’s Nest has become our little home away fr

  • 5 of 5

The Crow’s Nest has become our little home away from home every August. The property is fully stocked with whatever you may need, especially in the kitchen, where we spend a lot of our time there preparing interesting dishes we’d never have the time to make at home using the fresh lobsters we get from Paul down at his dock at the bottom of the hill nearly every night. We enjoy these meals with blueberry martinis made with fresh blueberries from the downtown Bar Harbor Farmer’s Market. The view from the deck overlooking the water is truly breathtaking: last year, we enjoyed many early sunrises over coffee and even the first moon rise I’d ever seen! Take a walk down the steps to the rocky ledge where the grill is and you can see the Milky Way on a clear night as the water lightly laps on the rocks below. So romantic. There’s plenty of room in this property with three bedrooms and two full baths. Most days, you can watch a deer eating outside from the window of the master bedroom bathroom. Our kids look forward to our trip to the cottages each year; as they get older, we get to enjoy more and more of what Acadia has to offer with so much hiking, biking, picnicking, and even swimming at Sand Beach available. Other days, if the weather isn’t great, we like to just do nothing, lounging on the couch in the Crow’s Nest with a glass of wine, listening to music. Paul and his family are so accommodating and pleasant to work with as you make your regular booking. They really make you happy to give them your business; you feel rewarded as a customer. We most enjoy it when we can catch a sunset ride on Paul’s boat! If you’re looking for a place you can call home while up in Mount Desert Island, you cannot go wrong with this property. Have fun!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hall Quarry, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
24 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,286
for 7 nights
£1,286
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,203
for 7 nights
£1,203
 
 
Late Summer
9 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,141
for 7 nights
£1,141
 
 
Late Summer
16 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,058
for 7 nights
£1,058
 
 
Foliage Starts
23 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£1,037
for 7 nights
£1,037
 
 
Fall Foliage
30 Sep 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£871
for 7 nights
£871
 
 
Peak Foliage
7 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£830
for 7 nights
£830
 
 
Peak Foliage
14 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
£809
for 7 nights
£809
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,075
for 7 nights
From
£154
 

Additional pricing information

Please note that we rent in 1 week increments from Sunday to Sunday. We do not rent partial weeks after June 10.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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