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Waters Edge Cottage, in the Woods, Spacious, Quiet Cove, Private

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Our Waters Edge Cottage Fernald Cove


Last updated: 04/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Large A-Frame. 2+ bedrooms,2 baths, Sleeps 4+ (TV room has a full hide-a-bed)

Fernald Cove Cottage is nestled in the woods at Water's edge on Fernald cove; 11 Connor Pt. Lane, Southwest Harbor, ME. A great getaway location, yet less than a mile from Town, shopping, restaurants, museums, and within walking distance of the Causway Club Golf/Tennis (open to the public), A short (~5 min) walk to Acadia National Park mountain hiking trails, Short drives to Bar Harbor, Whale watching, Fishing, Acadia Natl Park carriage roads,etc.
Waters Edge Cottage is a large 2+ bedroom A-frame, 20 ft from Fernald Cove. It has a large living room overlooking the Cove, a bedroom with 2 twin beds on the first floor, a family/video room with a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, bath & shower, washer/dryer/microwave. Up a spiral staircase to an enormous master bedroom overlooking the cove, with queen bed, large bathroom & shower, desk & WIFI, and a rear deck to watch amazing sunsets. Rentals are seasonal, June thru September, weekly minimum, Saturday 3PM to Saturday 10AM.

About Fernald Cove Cottage: Our cottage was once part of a large estate on Fernald Cove, which empties into Somes Sound. Your nearest neighbors are the Hays, who have a converted stable that is now a magnificent home. Our cottage sits at the waters edge to Fernald cove in 3 acres of woods. As the Cove is tidal, it empties at low tide. Kayaks and canoes are welcome, just watch out for low tide. It's a muddy walk back! Our cottage was once just two nice rooms with their own roofs, connected by a kitchen and bath. When we purchased it, we decided to enlarge it for our family of four, and the best way to conserve what we had was to convert it to the A-frame design you now see. We simply joined the two roof lines East and West by following the existing roof lines, and enclosed the area in between with a living room, plus an enormous master bedroom and bath up a spiral staircase to the newly created second floor. The end facing the cove has large glass windows, and the opposite end has a deck and rear stairs.

More History: The timbers and floors in the expansion came from a distillery in Cincinnati, which was being taken down, and the lumber sold for just pennies / foot. The beams are 2 1/2 inches thick X 8, 10 or 12 inches wide, ~20 ft long, of southern yellow pine, an extremely hard and well seasoned wood. Some of the vertical supports are massive, and the floors and ceiling are 2 X 6 inch tongue and groove, ~ 20 ft long, as can seen as you go up the spiral stairway. We purchased the wood in Cincinnati, hauled it to our home there and spent weeks pulling out nails, until we had ~40,000 pounds of lumber which we hauled up to the cottage on a truck.

We spent two years/summers building the addition, after having the foundation 'improved' (Had it redone again in 2012.) from original post supports. We used adjacent trees and block-and- tackle to hoist the beams in place; father & son (16). The support beams are bolted triples, and only intersect the original structure in two places, the closets

And More: The metal supports were custom made by a blacksmith in Cincinnati, where we spend our winters. As father & son assembled the support structure, roof shingles purchased in Oregon as pre-assembled shingled panels, 2 ft X 8 ft, and let us put up the roof covering in a much shorter time. These were pre-coated with sealant by mother and daughter (12) by putting them through a trough, enabling a thorough coating of sealer and recovery of excess for the next panel. True family effort! The final shingling and vertical shingles were done by Norman Harkins Builders, to whom we owe a great deal of thanks, as we did not have time to finish before 'summer vacation' ended, returning to Cincinnati and work and school.

Now we have a nice living room facing the cove, two bedrooms downstairs, (One we have converted to a TV room, DVD room really, as no real TV reception in the woods!) The second floor has a very large bdrm and bath/shower. Furnishings mostly from home. Hope you enjoy your stay!
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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Very Large Bedrm...moreless

  • Studio: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Video Rm...moreless

  • 1st Floor has one bedroom with two twin beds. The Family/video room has a TV for VCR,DVD, CD player, and has a double hide-a-bed. Second floor has an enormous master bedroom with Queen sized bed and bath with large shower....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • First floor bath has toilet, basin, and shower. Second floor bath is large with large shower, toilet and basin...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Within a 5 min walk from our cottage, you can be in Acadia National Park on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island. There are nice climbs with great views of Somes Sound and the surrounding area...moreless

  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    We are on a tidal cove, with ten ft tides twice a day. The cove actually dries out for the part of the cove in front of our cottage. When the tides are right, we often do campfires in the cove...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our cove opens to Somes Sound at Southwest Harbor. ...moreless

  • Rural
  • Village:

    The Town of Southwest Harbor is just a mile away with restaurants, Library, groceries, hardware, Churches etc., but our cottage is in the woods at the waters edge....moreless

  • Water View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Dialup Access
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Local Calls...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Plenty of dishes, glasses, etc....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Functional kitchen, large sink, full sized refrigerator/freezer, range/oven, microwave oven, with usual amenities: coffee pot, toaster, etc....moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Golf:

    Causeway Club ~ 1/2 miles on Fernald Cove Road...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    Causeway Club walking distance on Fernald Cove Road...moreless

  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid-June 2017
Jun 10 - Jun 24, 2017
7 night min stay

July 2017
Jun 25 - Jul 29, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,300 $8,400
August 2017
Jul 30 - Aug 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,500 $8,400
Late Summer 2017
Aug 27 - Sep 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,200 $8,000
Fall 2017
Sep 24 - Oct 14, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 9%


$500 Security Deposit. 1 wk bookings for July/Aug can be made after May 1.

For the period: June 10 to June 24 2017, the weekly rate is $2200, a two week stay would be $4000.

As mentioned above, we encourage a 2-week minimum stay. A one week period may be a possibility to fill in available spacing.

For the period June 24 to July 29, 2017, the weekly rental is $2300, a two week stay would be $4300 July 29 to August 26, $2500/wk, $4500/2 wks., $8400/4 wks. Aug 26 - Sept 23 $2200/wk, $4000/2wks, $8000/4 wks. Sept 23 - Oct 14 $2000/wk

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 04/22/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bangor Intl Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
7 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swan's Island
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 102
0.7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Top of the Hill
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sand Beach

Car: Recommended

This is the perfect location for your family vacation, getaway or sports excursion. Located on Mount Desert Island, come and explore an area known for its pristine beauty and local flavor. From hiking in Acadia National Park, eating lobster in one of our award winning restaurants, sailing our spectacular coastal waters, or shopping at our local galleries and shops, there is something for everyone in Southwest Harbor.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: We are a family of 4 (Now our daughter is married and we have a granddaughter!). We worked together to convert the simple floor plan into the 'A'-frame as discussed below. Once we finished that effort, we decided it was time to get a boat, and we found a great racing sloop (a Ranger 37), which I later exchanged for a J-boat in ~2000. We also race a classic Luders L-16 in the area. We race from June thru October in the local sailing clubs: The Southwest Harbor Fleet, and the Northeast Harbor Fleet. At the upper end of Somes Sound, we found an old building and a barn and garage that was being offered for sale, with a remarkable view down the Sound to Southwest Harbor. We purchased that in ~1999, and let the Town of Northeast Harbor use the buildings for Fire practice, They cleaned it up after, and we built a bit larger home there, which is where we will likely be while you use the cottage.

Why the Owner Chose Southwest Harbor, ME, USA:
Our family had traveled during summer vacations either in camping/UV mode throughout the US, or internationally because of my work. After visiting Maine camping several times, and a few trips out West, and overseas, we asked the youngsters where they liked best, and the both said 'Maine!'. So we decided to get a place on MDI. We love Connor Point and our cove.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
We decided we needed a quiet place on the shore, and we found 11 Connor Point as that spot, in the woods, on the shore and simple. Being the overflow cottage for the larger estate, it needed complete revamping of internals, and a lot more room. So, we converted it to the 'A'-frame style as shown. We see lots of birds, Osprey, Eagle, Falcon,Heron, Woodpeckers, and the occasional Fox, and often Deer.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 04/22/2017

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  • Our Waters Edge Cottage Fernald Cove

    Our Waters Edge Cottage Fernald Cove

  • Cottage & Cove

    Cottage & Cove

  • Living Room View

    Living Room View

  • Master Bedroom View

    Master Bedroom View

  • Kitchen


  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Water Side Entrance

    Water Side Entrance

  • Cottage from the Cove

    Cottage from the Cove

  • Living Room East

    Living Room East

  • First Floor Bedrrom

    First Floor Bedrrom

  • TV Game Room, Extra Bedroom

    TV Game Room, Extra Bedroom

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