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Beach House with Beautiful Views of Surry Harbor & Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath

This unique, gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bath post and beam cottage is built right on the beach of the Peninsula 'Newbury Neck' in Surry and offers beautiful views of Surry Harbor, Union Bay and Acadia National Park. This cottage boasts maple hardwood floors, granite counter tops, maple cabinets, in-floor radiant heat and comfortable leather furnishings as well as updated appliances. Staying at this cottage is like being on a house boat (but without the rocking motion) as at high tide the water literally comes up to the seawall of the cottage. FREE satellite TV and internet.

Cottage rents from Saturday to Saturday during July & August. There is a 4 night minimum during the other months with arrival and departure dates being flexible.

***Safety Note - Spiral stairs connect all three levels of this cottage***

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More Details

Shawn Robinette
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Shawn Robinette

We moved to Maine in 1997 from Seattle. We own a coffee shop/bakery in Southwest Harbor by the name of Milagro Coffee & Espresso.

Shawn Robinette purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Shawn Robinette chose Surry

The Acadia area of Maine is one of the prettiest areas in the country. Once you get here you will know immediately why we decided to settle here.

What makes this cottage unique

Staying at our unique beach cottage is like living on a houseboat but without the rocking motion. The cottage is built right on the beach. In fact at high tide the water comes all the way up to the seawall. Looking out across the bay is so peaceful and calming. The majority of our bookings at this cottage are from repeat customers.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us stay here again. This is the most relaxing spot we have found. We can't wait to come back next year!
Jul 2010
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Surry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
1 king, 1 queen. Deck; radiant heat; surround sound stereo.


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Beach House with Beautiful Views of Surry Harbor & Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.84 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful Cottage Built Right on Beach

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very comfortable, well furnished and in a great location away from the cruise ships and bus tours of Bar Harbor. Great location for exploring Acadia and the Blue Hill Peninsula. Perry's Lobster Shack just down the road is a bonus! This beautiful cottage is well worth the stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adorable Cottage on the Coast

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved, loved, loved this house! Shawn (one of the owners) was an amazing host and easy to work with. We had to cancel two days of our stay and though there was a four day minimum, Shawn was able to find people to rent the two days we could not be there. Incredible! Now...on to the cottage. The house is right on the water. The tides come up so close to the house at certain times, it almost feels like you are staying on a super nice house boat. When the tide is out though, you can walk forever along the beach searching for treasure. The house has a very unique layout. Master bedroom on top. You walk into the kitchen and dining room on the main level (bathroom here too). The bottom level is the living room and another bedroom that opens into the living area. There is a spiral staircase that leads you up and down. I loved the stairs and it added to the charm, but if you have trouble getting around or small children under 5, probably not a good place to stay. The decorations and furniture are high end and very "Maineish!" The kitchen has everything you need for cooking and cleaning. Tv's in kitchen, living room and master bedroom. Wifi works good too. We loved that you could walk about two minutes down the street to a restaurant that also sells live lobsters to take home and cook. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and the closest town is a 20 minute drive. I would say no more than 4 people should stay at this house. The owners have a bakery on Desert Island and left us some coffee, a sweat treat and a personalized note from the store. Very kind and very welcoming! Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home and we hope to be back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This "home" was the most fantastic place I have ever stayed. The decor & charm...which starts in the driveway.....actually brought me to tears! We had all kinds of daytrips planned, but we ended up never leaving.....excepts for walks on the beach! While sitting on the deck, I watched the wild life for HOURS!!!!! I saw; porpoise, seals, kingfishers, eagles, many ducks, seagulls, & loons! Walked to the nearby pier where we ate boiled lobsters....that JUST came off the boat....and homemade blueberry pie! The next nite we cooked steaks on the grill, sipped champagne, and watched the sun set!

The cottage had EVERYTHING we needed & more! Three Tv's, a full kitchen wanting for nothing AND, the place was IMMACULATE! We even had fresh pastry & coffee beans waiting for us from the owner's coffee/bakery shop! So thoughtful! The kingsize bed was like sleeping on a cloud! Was teary when we left but felt like I had been to a spa retreat , ready to face the world again!

Worth the drive! Would recommend this place HIGHLY! It's truly a special spot!

Thanks Shawn & Brian

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our small family. The location was amazing & the owners were extremely accomdating. We're already making plans for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home Base

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Surry, ME at Watermark. The home was very peaceful and quiet, well maintained and perfectly appointed with nice furnishings and super comfy bed and linens. We didn't need anything while here. It was relaxing to watch the boats come and go, as well as the tide come in and out, and the seals swimming out front. Even the birds and the chipmunks were entertaining! Our concern about walking down a spiral staircase in the middle of the night (to use the restroom) turned out fine, we just kept a low light on downstairs and took our time. Watermark is well situated in the area, an easy drive to all points like MDI, Acadia Natl Park, small towns and eateries. Of course we took advantage of Perry's Lobster Shack within walking distance. Ate there as well as cooked our own on several occasions. Thank you for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Watermark Cottage was absolutely wonderful! The well maintained exterior of the home and the inviting garden made a charming first impression. Stepping into the house and looking out on the water through the large dining room windows was even better than I imagined it would be! Pictures can't quite capture the connection you feel to the water while staying in this home. During our stay, our family of four saw seals, porpoise, a bald eagle, loons, ducks and herons...all through those windows or while sitting on the back porch. Our two teenage daughters comfortably shared the upstairs bedroom, while my husband and I claimed the downstairs bed. It was amazing to lay in bed at night with the windows open and hear the gentle rhythm of the waves and then wake up in the morning to see the sunrise over the bay. The house was clean and well stocked, the decorations were tasteful and the bed linens were comfortable. The little general store in Surry had a good enough selection to meet our quick needs and the grocery stores about 20 minutes away in Ellsworth had everything you'd expect. It was about 45 minutes to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Even though it was a bit of a drive, it was a nice feeling to get away from the hustle and bustle of the more congested areas and come back "home" at night. Our host, Shawn, was extremely nice and helpful and an excellent baker! I highly recommend this property and hope to return again to visit sometime in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

First payment is due at the time of booking. Second/final payment is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

Please add $300 refundable damage deposit and 8% state lodging tax to listed rates.

Only weekly reservations accepted during July & August

PAYPAL Accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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