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A quaint cottage on the water's edge

Bedrooms 2
Space 608 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Simple Pleasures boasts beautiful water frontage in the heart of Mount Desert Island. Breathtaking views of Somes Sound and surrounding mountains of Acadia National Park. Watch local lobsterman, sailboats, and wild life go by while you enjoy a blissful getaway at this rustic Maine private cottage, complete with dock and plenty of outdoor space. Simple Pleasures has 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath. Both bedrooms have Queen size beds and views of the Sound. The cottage has a full kitchen, gas grill and a cozy fireplace and outdoor fire pit.

Michael Musetti
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2018


Hall Quarry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 608 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with queen bed Second bedroom with queen bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cottage phone number: 207-244-9575


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(3 traveler reviews)

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A quaint cottage on the water's edge
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

We enjoyed our stay a lot and highly recommend this property to everyone!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here (4 people - 2 couples) from 8th till 15th of October 2017. We had a really great time! Fall foliage in Acadia is really beautiful. Very homey atmosphere in the cottage, the fireplace adds a lot of coziness. The view is simply amazing! Loved to have a cup of morning coffee on the terrace enjoying the quietness and the view. I think we had everything we needed, in the kitchen as well. Having a dishwasher would be even more perfect. The cottage has a great location, pretty close to everything - about 15-20 minutes by car to Bar Harbor and most of the hiking trails, even closer to the west part of the park, e.g. Acadia Mountain or Beech Mountain trail, walking distance to Echo lake.

There were also some minor downsides which did not however prevent us from enjoying our stay. The bathroom does not have any heating, so we had to keep it's door open overnight so it would be warmed up, otherwise it was freezing there in the morning. The furniture is a bit old, which adds charm but also some inconvenience - for example opening drawers of the kitchen cabinets and bedroom dresser was not so easy. So to freshen the furniture up a little wouldn't be a bad idea. The internet speed was a bit slow, mobile internet worked better then the one in the cottage. The payment process was complicated because the owner does not accept credit cards or Paypal or bank transfer, only checks. But since we live in Germany, sending a check to the USA was a problem for us, also because German banks do not support check payments anymore. Luckily our friends from Boston have offered their help and sent a check to the owner for us.

Nevertheless we had such an amazing time and would be happy to stay here again when we are next time in Acadia. Especially if the downsides would be fixed and the owner would accept other payment options ;-)

Not an advertisement, just my personal opinion, maybe it will be useful for somebody :) I highly recommend a travel guide "Acadia: The Complete Guide: Acadia National Park & Mount Desert Island" by James Kaiser, which provides a lot of useful and interesting information about the national park and surroundings, its history, flora and fauna, activities, description of the best hiking trails, etc.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy it all came together so quickly and you were able to enjoy the cottage! We addressed the payment issue and are now accepting payment thru VRBO - a much easier process for our guests. We are adding a washer and dryer to the cottage as an extra convenience. We hope you will think of us again if you visit this area in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Just great! What a special place - loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good time at this cabin. The place was clean and cute, not to mention the view of the water and montains!

Mike (the owner) was very helpful and provided a lot of tips for visiting the surrounding area.

The kitchen was well equiped with all necessary equipment and ustensils to make a confortable vacation week.

We will recommend this property for any family travelling with children in the area. Good location and no more than 10-15 min from the Acadia park entrance.

Please visit the "" website before you arrive in the area. You will not need anything else (besides a map) to have plenty of summer fun in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you enjoyed the cottage, the weather certainly cooperated.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Cranberry Islands Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Northeast Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Echo Lake Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund