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Crane Road Cottage - Swimming Quarry and Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Crane Road Cottage is located on a private drive in Hall Quarry, on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island. This charming 3 bedroom cottage has roomy accommodations for 6 guests, with a large cedar deck that overlooks its ownfresh water swimming quarry with views of Norumbega, Parkman and Acadia Mountain.

The first floor open plan features a spacious living room, dining area and modern kitchen, as well as a queen-sized bedroom and private bath , making our home ideal for multi-generational vacationing. The second floor has a large king-sized bedroom, with it's own balcony. The third bedroom has twin beds. There is a second full bath on the second floor between the two bedrooms

The cottage is immaculately clean and well equipped w/the comforts of home.

By day, explore the pleasures and wonders of Acadia National Park, with all it's natural beauty and activities. Watch the beautiful sunrise from Cadillac Mountain. Spend pleasant evenings shopping, antiquing and dining in Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor. At the cottage, sit back and enjoy quiet interludes as the moon rises over the quarry.

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Marianne & Bill Buchala
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Marianne & Bill Buchala

When we purchased Crane Road Cottage, it had been a rental home for a few years. We gladly continued opening our home to guests from all over the world in order to share all that Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. As of 2015, we have made the island our permanent home and continue to welcome visitors and share the fortunate experience of living in a place of awesome beauty and natural wonders.

Marianne & Bill Buchala purchased this house in 2006

Why Marianne & Bill Buchala chose Hall Quarry

We also began coming to MDI as vacatoners and after a few years of return visits, we knew this was where we wanted to call home.

What makes this house unique

After searching several properties on the island, we found the cottage. It is tranquil here even though we are just minutes away from all the action and activities the island offers. The beautiful, natural granite ledges and the spring filled quarry are stunning and the location is exclusive due to its setting on a private road.


Hall Quarry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Renters must sign the Short Term Rental Agreement provided on the Crane Road Cottage site page and renters must abide by its terms.
  • Lessors do not use online booking w/VRBO or HomeAway. We request direct payment as stated in rental agreement. Do Not Provide credit card info.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Baths have full size tubs w/shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen bedroom - first floor - 1 queen
    Twin bedroom - second floor - 2 twin/ single
    King bedroom - second floor - 1 king , Has balcony overlooking the quarry pond.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin/ Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Twin size/single sleeper pull out chair in living room (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Crane Road Cottage - Swimming Quarry and Mountain Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful setting, immaculate house, fully furnished, wonderful people

  • 5 of 5

Having owned our own summer cottage on Mt Desert for 31 years, we were very well informed about the Island, etc., and a little apprehensive about staying at a new place. This rental surpassed all of our wishes! The house, the setting, the things in the house for our use---all of it was 5 star quality. And the owners, Marianne and Bill, could not have been more accommodating. WE had such a wonderful week that we signed up for 2 weeks next year as we were leaving. You will not go wrong with this rental and the people who own it.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We checked into this lovely home on Sept. 2nd,2017. For some reason, the date of arrival calendar reversed the numbers. SO: this home is super clean,wonderfully appointed and has the best equipped kitchen I have ever cooked in! The owners provide excellent and friendly info on everything about the house and the area. The property was as described and is so comfortable that we felt like it was ours immediately. The grounds and quarry are so natural and bucolic,just being there is medicinal for the soul.Marianne and Bill were great hosts and were available for any questions or concerns. The quiet side of Mt. Desert is full of great hikes,galleries,gardens and restaurants. We kayaked Long Pond and Seal cove pond. We hiked Acadia mt.,Bernard mt, ship Harbor trail,Precipice and Beech mountain cliffs. All great hikes! Nearby Southwest Harbor has everything you need. Our favorite lobster pound is Beals in SW harbor. But coming "home" to Crane rd. cottage was the best ending to each day. I highly recommend this serene property and intend to return soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to relax.

  • 5 of 5

We found the owner's suggestions helpful and loved the cottage. The setting was beautiful and quiet and a perfect place to relax after hiking. We loved all the places we visited in Southwest Harbor, and the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the afternoon nature cruise and learning the history of Maine, its islands and lobster fishing. We would love to return again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful the pictures are spot-on it's very very clean I thought they just bought this a couple years ago because it was so clean and everything looked really good but when I found out they bought it in 2007 I'm like wow this is really nice the Quarry is beautiful swimmable they keep it very clean it is so quiet here you could hear a pin drop you can see all the stars in the sky at night I would totally recommend this house when I first found this house I found no reviews but when we arrived I found a guest book dating back when they first started renting this property in 2007 they are reviews about the house the location restaurant hiking trails memories that the family had made while they were here I often wondered why there weren't any reviews online and then found the book so they're all good the owners are great anything you need any questions they live right here on the property while not in the same house but down below on the property they have everything that you need while you're here a gas grill condiments Wi-Fi Games movies cards books everything I would 100% recommend this house and in fact you might even come back here next year!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sips, Red Sky, Cafe Drydock
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Crane Road Cottage is located within walking distance of Acadia, Flying & St. Sauveur Mountains & Echo Lake and within 15-20 minutes of Acadia National Park Visitors Center & Bar Harbor, a feature attraction with many quaint shops and restaurants. The cottage is 5-8 minutes from the working fishing village of Southwest Harbor with its fine restaurants and shops. Visitors can choose to hike, bike on designated trails and on park carriage roads. The free Island Explorer Bus will take you to any area of the island you would like to discover. Guests can fish, lobster, sail and kayak. Vacationers will want more time to visit all that the island has to offer. That's why people return year after year.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

All rates are for a maximum occupancy of 6. Add $154 per person per week up to 7 people maximum.
Please see our Short Term Rental Agreement on the site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.