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Mill Cove Waterfront Cottage, Just for Two

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

For Couples Desiring a Quiet Getaway


The perfect couple’s retreat. Perfect for honeymooners. Perfect for anniversaries, perfect for couples just wanting to spend some time together. This one bedroom, one bath cottage is built and equipped for two. There is no accomodations for kids or in-laws. The couch is not a sleeper! Awaken in your king size bed and watch the sun come up over the water without raising your head from the pillow. Sit on the deck in the morning to drink your coffee overlooking the ever-changing cove. Spend your days exploring the rocky Maine coast and its picturesque small villages or experience the tranquility of a kayak outing. In the evening, cuddle up by the fire and roast your marshmallows. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are a short 25-mile drive, away from the madness but close enough to enjoy. It just takes two to make Mill Cove Cottage your perfect couple's retreat.

More Details

Dale and Vicki Strohmaier
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

About Dale and Vicki Strohmaier

Vicki and I live and work in Delaware, Vicki as a nurse liaison for our local hospital ER and I in custom home sales. We have been traveling to Maine off and on for the last 30 years, first staying in motels, then bed and breakfast and lastly in a cottage in Blue Hill we found on HomeAway. We have fantasized about owning a cottage in Maine and during each trip we scouted properties for sale. In 2010 we found Mill Cove Cottage on the internet and went to take a look at it during our fall trip. It was a mess! Weeds filled the lot, window panes were falling out, the roof was shot, there were no cabinets, it had an old gas range and bar sized refrigerator, a toilet and claw foot bath tub sat in the middle bedroom! But we fell in love with the location and the uniqueness of the cottage and settled on it in December.

The challenge became how to transform this run down gem into a desirable retreat for couples wanting a special getaway, doing this from our home 700 miles away! By pure luck we found Marilyn (the property manager) and Arthur. Arthur was able to take our amateur drawings and sketchy ideas and work his magic. In the spring of 2011 we arrived to apply the finishing touches. In July of 2011 our first couple arrived. They were newlyweds!

Mill Cove Cottage is designed, furnished and supplied for couples. There is no room for children, friends or in-laws. The couch is not a sleeper! It is a retreat, a getaway, a sanctuary. It is for getting to know each other better and for reflections of the past. It is for young or young at heart. It is for relaxing and exploring. It is for two people who want to spend time together.

Dale and Vicki Strohmaier purchased this cottage in 2010

What makes this cottage unique

JUST FOR TWO and a kayak, fire pit, lobster pot, grill, washer/dryer, king sized bed


Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Dale and Vicki,

The cottage was amazing! It exceeded our wildest expectations. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay there! Everything was so wonderfully clean and new, and as soon as we walked in the door, we both truly just felt right at home. The red binder was extremely useful and helpful with its plethora of information. It was really nice and appreciated that you took the time to put that together for

us. It really made adjusting to the area extremely easy considering we were to be there for such a short period of time.

- We really didn't eat out too often, we went food shopping when we got there, and made a lot of meals at home in the cottage, and ate overlooking the beautiful sunsets every night! We used the grill to cook steaks one night,and that worked wonderfully, and was very easy to use.

We only had to use the air conditioner on the day we arrived. Everything was sealed up when we got there so it was a bit hot and stuffy inside, but we quickly opened up all the windows and it cooled down comfortably in a very short span of time. Other than that, we didn't have to use it at all. The breeze that comes through was wonderful, and kept us at a very comfortable temperature all week long. - We both had such a wonderful time at Mill Cove Cottage and would

love to come back and stay there again. Thank you so much, once again,for allowing us this wonderful opportunity. It was my first time in Maine, and I could not have asked for a better experience. Hope you are both safe and made it through Hurricane Irene without any damage.

Aug 2011
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Hancock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our contract needs to be signed and returned within five days of booking for the booking to be complete. Contract will be emailed to you.
  • Kayak is used at your own.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 4' shower with rain shower head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Very soft king bed facing the water. TV, Ceiling fan and skylight.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 2 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Stairway to the second floor is very narrow and steep. Fire Pit with firewood Kayak for use at your own risk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Mill Cove Waterfront Cottage, Just for Two
average rating of 4.9375 based on 34 reviews

Perfect Place for Our Honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been talking about visiting Maine for awhile, and our honeymoon presented the perfect chance to do just that. The cottage and outdoor area was so awesome, it might be hard to describe just how happy we were just to sit on the deck or by the fire. Walking out on the lake/inlet during low tide was very fun and rewarding. The owners took care of everything for us, from basic pantry items to just about anything else we might have needed over the week (and we brought plenty with us, too). It was charming through and through--the perfect place to spend our honeymoon. It was also fairly close to food stops and Ellsworth, which is now one of my favorite small towns. We found plenty to do in the area with especial thanks to the helpful guest book that included lots of sights and activities for the area.

Thank you so much for putting this place together! And at a pretty affordable price!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The house and property is the perfect get away for 2! The house was very clean and had everything that you needed. Very quite and peaceful, perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Mill Cove Cottage is an amazing hideaway -- exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were looking for a place near Acadia National Park that was secluded and on the water. We came across Mill Cove Cottage on HomeAway and new immediately it was the right place. The stay ended up exceeding our expectations. Things we loved. 1. Great owner experience. Dale made the whole process simple. He also provided great recommendations for local dining, activities, and sightseeing. 2. Incredible location. The property is gorgeous and the view can't be best. We watched the sun set over the water from the back porch each night. 3. The cottage is unique and cozy -- exactly what we were looking for. Bottom line, we loved it! We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't be happier with our stay. Well equipped and furnished, clean as a whistle, beautiful view and well located for all Acadia Natl Park has to offer. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellently maintained cozy place for two. Allows access to Acadia easily.

  • 4 of 5

Excellent hosts with their communication and stocking of the house. Modern, clean and tidy.

Close to road and quite a few cars race by pretty fast. The stairs may be a bit steep for anyone not steady on their feet. Nice view of the tidal cove with accessories like a fire pit and access to the water.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic cottage for two

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week-long rental at Mill Cove. Without a doubt, this home exceeded our expectations. The pictures on line accurately depict how things look inside and out. The house is basically secluded and offers incredible views of the cove. We loved watching the tide roll in and out. The kayak is a wonderful addition to the rental which we used several times to explore the area from the water. We enjoyed getting a first-hand view of the local fisherman at work. We were very impressed with the detail the owners put into making our stay as comfortable and carefree as possible. They really thought of everything you could need especially traveling in from out of state. Dale and Vicki provided a detailed itinerary which we found very helpful as we explored the area. We hit the highlights of Acadia but also found many interesting places to visit outside the park. We highly recommend Mill Cove as the place to stay for your week-long getaway for couples. Thank you for a wonderful vacation as we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Ferry from Winter Harbor to bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Ellsworth (Scenic only)
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Us 1
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Crocker House/Ironbound
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Carter Beach, Hancock Point
Car: necessary

Quiet setting, centrally located 30 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, Winter Harbor, Blue Hill and Bangor. Opportunities for new experiences are endless. Spend your days hiking, biking, whale watching or exploring the picturesque towns along Maine’s rocky coast. Or stay home and wander the woods, launch the kayak, go clamming or just read your favorite book. Good memories will come from your stay at Mill Cove Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly Rates are Saturday to Saturday, Min. stay is 3 nights
Partial weeks must start or end on a Saturday
Check-in is after 3:00 PM
Check-out is before 10:00AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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