About the property
- Cottage912 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
Mountain/Ocean Views, Sleeps 7, Fireplace, Peaceful, Woodsy, 3 Bedrooms/1.5 Bath
This classic, Maine cedar shake home located in Hall Quarry, is centrally located in the heart of Mt. Desert Island. It features a fantastic view of Somes Sound and Sargent Mountain. The double sliding glass doors in the great room allow the feeling of bringing the outside in. Nestled in the pines, this setting offers the peace and quiet of being away from it all, yet it is just a half mile from Rt. 102. Relax and enjoy your natural surroundings, as you see the deer pass by or the sound of the birds on the Sound. As you enter the cottage, you will be impressed with the finely appointed upgrades made by the new owners. The first floor contains a master with a comfortable queen size bed, adjacent to a full bath, a second bedroom with two twin size beds, and a laundry. Climb the stairs to the loft bedroom with one twin bed that overlooks the cathedral ceiling and the great room. A step up from the loft, you will find a third private bedroom with two twin beds and half bath. The tastefully furnished great room provides adequate seating for guests to converse, read, watch a movie or to relax in front of the fire place, after a day on the trails. Outdoor living is max from Hyland Cottage, conveniently located across from swimming and kayaking on Echo Lake, or climbing the trails of Beech and Acadia Mountains, nearby. With Cadillac Mountain and the surrounding carriage trails just minutes away, you will have easy access to hiking, biking and experiencing the magnitude of Acadia. Enjoy fine dining in nearby Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor, or delight in the experience of a casual lobster feast! Because words cannot describe the beauty that surrounds Hall Quarry, we urge you to come and experience Acadia National Park and its breathtaking sights, for yourself!
(Turnover day is Saturday)
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
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- May 20, 2018
About Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
The owners of Hyland Cottage have wanted to own a piece of Mount Desert Island for years. They searched for that 'special place' for years but the minute they saw Hyland, they knew their search had ended. Lovingly, picking out each item that decorates or furnishes the house was a real treat. The care and craftsmanship of caring owners adds some of the best touches to this holiday retreat. You will feel the warmth their ownership as you walk through the doors.
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679 chose Mount Desert
The owners have vacationed on Mount Desert Island every year. Drawn to the Quiet Side of the island, their paths couldn't help but lead to Hyland Cottage.
What makes this Cottage unique
Sitting in the chairs on the deck as they were taking in the view, their eyes lit up with excitement at finally finding their dream vacation home!
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Beautiful Cabin in the Woods
Beautifully appointed and maintained cabin in the woods with a lovely lake view. It's a quiet location a short distance from Southwest Harbour restaurants and numerous hiking trails (Acadia Mountain trail highly recommended). Bar Harbour was a 15 minute drive. The only disadvantage to this cabin is there is little noise insulation between floors and rooms so you can easily hear from room to room. That said, it's charming and I'd happily return, especially in warmer weather when we can enjoy the deck.
We had a great time at Hyland cottage! It's centrally located which is really nice, but still far enough away that you feel like you can get away from it all. It was just two of us, but there were plenty of beds for a larger group. Keep in mind the upstairs bedroom and loft including the half bath are in the peak of the roof, so unless you are a shorter adult or a small child, you can't fully stand up in those rooms.
The kitchen had plenty of extras, even a Keurig for our morning coffee (there's a regular pot too). I didn't realize there was a toaster until about the 3rd day - there's additional appliances in the bottom cabinet :-) The living room was very cozy and there were a few throw blankets which were very nice as it got chilly while we were there. We did have to turn on the heat on 2 nights and used the fireplace one night too. Everything worked great!
This was our first trip to Maine, and we had a great time exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor. Definitely take the time to go to Bass Harbor lighthouse and do the trails nearby - we really liked the Ship Harbor trail.
October is a great time to visit, but remember the Island Shuttle stops running on Columbus day and the following day or two in Acadia is VERY busy with cars. We couldn't find parking near Jordan Pond the day after, so we just went back a few days later and had no trouble. You can go directly there or to Cadillac mountain without having to go all the way around Park Loop Road which was great to avoid traffic.
There's a small grocery store about 3 miles down the road from the cabin which was great for grabbing items for breakfast and quick dinners (we were out for lunch each day). The information on Google is incorrect for the fall - they close at 7pm and not 8 - useful information for those (like us) who got in the first night a little after 7 and showed up as they were closing the doors.
If you're on the fence about staying at Hyland cottage, definitely book your stay here! You'll have a wonderful time!
Perfect little cottage
Our group of 4 adults and 3 children (10,8,4yo) enjoyed our stay at this property. We loved the location (close to all but secluded and private), great wifi connection, charming decor, and prompt communication with the host. Highly recommend!
Thank you for this review ~ We are so pleased that the location and views added to your good time here ~ We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation and we hope you will come, again ~
Our fall trip to MDI and Acadia National Park
We have wanted to go to the Northeast to see the fall foliage. The cottage is conveniently located on MDI. It is nesseled in the pines and has a nice deck with a great view. It is nicely furnished and was very clean. Kitchen was fully stocked including basic cooking seasonings. The fall colors were spectacular. The manager was great to work with. We would definitely rent this cottage again.
Thank you for spreading the word about how beautiful it is here in October! our cottage brings so much rest and relaxation and you described it perfectly! (We love sitting by the fire on cooler nights, too) ~ Please do come again and thank you for this wonderful review!
Everything we'd hoped for
My husband and three kids (8,6,&4) stay at Hyland Cottage in early June. We could not have asked for a better home or location for our trip - it was just as described. The cottage fit our family of 5 perfectly - the kids LOVED the upstairs loft. It was a perfect little nest for them and they continue to talk about it even now that we are home. The house was comfortable, but decorated very well (we felt like we could put our feet up and relax, but everything was so tasteful and not shabby!). The kitchen was well-equipped for lots of cooking. We worked quite a few puzzles, played games, read, ate meals on the deck that really does have an excellent view of Somes Sound. I was surprised by how quiet and secluded it was. Well off the main road, but still close enough to Acadia to make it an easy drive every day into the park. We loved how close it was to the Acadia Mtn. parking area (our favorite hike while we were there) and just minutes away from Southwest Harbor and restaurants/markets. I am ready to pencil in our trip for the summer of 2017 - we can't wait to go back. Working with Dunbar Realty was easy - they were prompt with all communication and the house was clean and immaculate upon arrival. Thanks for a great trip!!
Our cup runs over with appreciation for this fantastic review!
We are so very happy that your family enjoyed their stay at our "little piece of heaven on earth" ~ We love hearing how you spent your days while you were hear and that your children have such fond memories from staying at Hyland. By all means, please come back. We want renters that love our cottage as much as we do, and we were please with how well you took care of it!
Thank you ~
Quaint, cozy, comfortable and close to everything
We had a wonderful time! This cottage is cozy, clean, comfortable, well-stocked and very well organized. It is in a perfect location, very quiet and private yet only a short drive to both Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It has a very large rear deck and grassy lawn where we watched deer almost every night while sipping coffee. The kitchen was full of everything you could possibly need and had a nice view of Sommes Sound. The interior was spacious and comfortable and super clean; cottage cute but with all the modern conveniences readily available. In all correspondence the manager was prompt, courteous and very professional, answering all of my questions right away. Acadia National Park was stunningly beautiful and we enjoyed Bar Harbor downtown shops and restaurants after hiking all day.
We want to thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We are glad you were happy in the cottage and that you enjoyed cooking with the supplies in the kitchen ~ we are pleased to know it was a highlight of the rental. So glad the deer came out to greet you and that you enjoyed the Island and Acadia National Park ~ the reason we bought this cottage to begin with ~ Thank you, again ~
Centrally located, Hyland Cottage is close to almost anything you need on vacation. Echo Lake is right around the corner and Acadia Echo Lake Sand Beach is just a bit further. Long Pond is about a 10-15 minute drive. Kayak and canoe rentals are across the street from Pond's End.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Turnover day is Saturday Security deposit ~ $500 -Lodging tax - 7% Along with the rental fee is a refundable security deposit of $500 The state of Maine requires a 9% lodging tax