Come enjoy the beauty of one of the most beautiful harbors along the Eggemoggin Reach-a famous sailing lane for yachts, and schooners plus seals, porpoises and loons! Cottage is close enough to make a day trip to Acadia National Park being approximate 45 drive to Bar Harbor/Acadia. World renowned WoodenBoat School is 10 minutes away. Cottage offers a central location to enjoy the surrounding seaside villages of the Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle and Stonington. Relax on the deck, enjoy the the boat traffic passing by or explore on the beach from the private dock. Ideal rental for boaters as deep water moorings are available at your cost, bring your own boat in tow or arrive by water! Or just come to take in the view.The numerous islands and coves in the area makes for ideal boating experiences.Affordable pricing for a very cute, oceanfront cottage.
- House1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 8, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely views - tight sleeping
We spent 5 days, 4 nights at Low Tide cottage right after Labor Day with friends of ours. The views are as fantastic as advertised. The main room has a wall of windows looking out onto the water and before breakfast and dinner we'd just sit, talk and enjoy the beautiful vista. The cottage faces East and those who arose early were treated to super sunrises.
Centrally located between Blue Hill and Stonington, Low Tide offers Down East sight-seeing for all. And it was an easy trip over to Ellsworth and beyond.
The cottage itself was very clean with all the accommodations needed and owner Jillian was most pleasant to talk with, providing some interesting insights into lobster fishing in the area.
The only drawback, and the reason we did not give it 5 stars, was that both bedrooms were small with the beds right up against the outside wall. The mattress in our bedroom was not comfortable for two adults. The other couple also had difficulty in that their nightime trips to the bathroom required one climbing over the other making sleeping a challenge. In both cases after the first night one of us ended up sleeping on the couches in the main room.
Despite the sleeping issues, we all enjoyed our stay at Low Tide.
Bright and cheerful cottage on the water with easy access to Eggemoggin Reach and Penobscot Bay
Loved the sunny, cute, cabin which offered fantastic views of the water. The spacious open floor encompassed a large living area and plenty of seating with the kitchen tucked in one corner. Plenty of space for small meal prep and dishes and cookware are provided along with a couple cabinets for your dried goods if planning to eat meals there. The owners were kind enough to leave a jug of water in the fridge and some coffee and filters. There was plenty of paper products and linens and towels for our use and soap and shampoo was provided, if needed.
There are two small bedrooms off the main living area and also the bathroom. We could have used some closet space and/ or rods to hang some clothing up although there is a chest in each room to use. We had difficulty opening the chest drawers all the way in the master bedroom due to space limitations. Not a big deal but would have made things a bit easier. We really appreciated having the washing machine and dryer available as it turns out half of our party forgot to pack some important items.
The location is secluded enough where there is plenty of privacy but close enough to amenities such as restaurants, food store, gas, etc. 15 minutes or so by car. The long windy road the cottage sits on was a fun spot for my teens to skateboard on. There are loads of sanctuaries, such as Holbrook Island Sanctuary, and several nature preserves to visit, Deer Isle, Fort Knox (which was a hit with my teens) all within a 30+ minute drive and, of course, the gorgeous Acadia National Park which is about an hour away.
We took advantage of the beach access from the cottage and launched our kayaks daily. Our teens went out exploring and moused around the river and bay area. It was nice to have access to the dock as well.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. We didn't have much contact with the owners but they live across the street and are accessible. One thing to note is that there is a TV available but no internet access or Wi-Fi, which is common for the area. Our cell phone service was very limited here so hot spot setup was not an option. For those who need to connect periodically there are plenty of free Wi-Fi access spots in and around town. Once my teens got over the initial "shock" of no internet & no cable, my husband & I realized this was actually a good thing. Our plan B for evening entertainment was watch movies from Red Box available at Trade Winds Market in Blue Hill and watch the moon rise.
Conveniently located to areas attractions including Acadia National Park.