Please take some time to read our listing in full before booking. Our off the grid cottage location is perfect for those that want to be resting in a natural setting, in a minimalist and comfortable cottage. Located in the small coastal community of Surry. Down a half mile dead end bumpy dirt road. You are 15 min from downtown Ellsworth, and 15 min from the quaint artist village of Blue Hill. You are 29 miles or 45 min to Bar Harbor where you will find the entrance to Acadia National Park.
Please read the listing in full before booking. The cottage is off the grid (which means there are NO power lines at all down the road) and produce our own electricity with a small solar panel set up and backup generators for days for extended stays during rainy days. You do not have to worry about starting the generators as we will maintain that during your stay if needed. All other appliances such as hot water heater, the fridge, and the stove are run off of propane. We have a wood stove for cooler fall nights that's warm and cozy this is the only source of heat and only for those that are familiar with using wood stoves! Old rustic tung oil rubbed wood kitchen floor, and tiled floors in all the other rooms allows us to keep the place naturally cool in the summer without the use of an air conditioner which we couldn't power anyways with our tiny solar set up. ( It really does stay cool unless it's a 90 something outside) For restful nights sleep there's a Queen Size comfortable bed with your choice of pillows some natural organic buckwheat hulls or wool pillows to choose from. Full size bunk beds in the adjoining second bedroom. (Please only allow children age 10 and over on top bunk) There is a closet that joins the two bedrooms together and there are no doors on the closet just curtains... There's organic freshly ground coffee we grind, no coffee maker (it's fresh drip coffee! ) along with teas, salt, pepper, organic sugar, and fresh well water filtered with our large filtration system. Plenty of cook wear if you decide to eat in, as well as a large lobster pot. Local restaurant suggestions located in the guest book. Comfortable linens are supplied as well as soaps and shampoos. Our location is perfect for those that want to be resting in a natural setting and have quick access to all things fun! PLEASE NOTE: Some guest have given us a lower rating on location...The cottage is located 1/2 mile down a private dirt road, there are bumps on private maintained dirt roads, we are in SURRY. Please look up the distance to the location you would like to visit. We are not in control of traffic into Acadia which can take more than an hour and half or more during the summer seasons at different times of the days, and other times it can take you 30 min. Our listing is clear where we are located. If this location will not suit your needs please PLEASE DO NOT BOOK. We want our guests to have an outstanding vacation for the price, cleanliness and location, that is why I have typed as many details for you to review before booking. We do not want you to be disappointed nor do we like to see star lower star rating on the value and location of your experience, never hesitate to ask any questions before booking, arrival, and during your stay. You are in the woods on a dirt road, you are not in a downtown area. Please understand that when booking and read the listing over again before you arrive, so you are not disappointed. I make every honest effort to inform you of everything I would want to know about a listing, it's very detailed, and if you have ANY questions at all, please feel free to contact me, I will be sure to be in touch with you;)
There's a great beach 15 minutes away. There is great cell phone reception, there are NO phone lines, power lines, t.v, internet, microwave, toaster, hairdryer, washer or dryer. We have a few games, books, and children's toys. Hot irons, curling, blow dryers, crockpots, electric griddles and anything that uses heat as an appliance are NOT allowed as this is a small solar battery system that could cause damage to the batteries. I really enjoy maikng people feel welcome and if there's anything within the cottage that you need, please feel free to call or text;)
The home is all yours for your stay! It sits on 10 acres of land in the woods. You will have access to plenty of parking in front of the house, room for 4 vehicles, please don't park on the grass. There is a small convenient store a mile from the home. As well as a homemade icecream parlor. You are 10 min. from grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants, laundry mats etc. Please locate Surry on a map and track the distance to all the spots you would like to visit so you understand again where the location is.
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We live on the same dirt road further down, yet not visible to our guests. Most check ins I will be available to meet you, though you are more than welcome to check yourself in with the lockbox. We like our privacy that's why we choose to live here down in the woods. Please feel free to contact me at all hours as I am available to all my guests for any questions, concerns or needs that arise! I want you to enjoy an awesome vacation and feel comfortable in your vacation space. We have done lots of traveling all over New England ourselves using Airbnb and we don't ever like surprises after we arrive, we don't want you to haveto have any surprises either!;)
Note that at this time we are not accepting bookings without previous reviews. You will need to be aware of your power usage, no hot irons, blow dryers or curling irons of any sorts can be used or anything that requires heat draw is not gentle on the battery system. We do have 2 backup generators and can walk you through the steps for use if needed be, though we will be there to start them up anytime you need if your stay is longer than a few days and or your stay is rainy overcast. So far we have not had to do this for guests. The generators are only needed usually during numerous days of rain and if you use lots of water and lights. For a group of four taking a 15. min. or less shower and using only 2 to 3 lights in the evening for no more than 3-4 hours will keep you from running out of power. We do not give refunds in the event you use too much power. We really ask that you be aware of your usage and you should be perfectly fine! We will usually always be home as well and can come and start the generators if needed, we are always a phone call or text away! This really awakens the understanding of acquiring a conscious effort to conserve water and electricity. We have been living without power lines, t.v, phone line for 10 years and haven't looked back! PLEASE NOTE: 2017 spring, summer, and fall brings the ten acres to be tilled and planted, there are bare patches in the lawn area needed to be seeded, as well there will be a skid steer and possible other small equipment working on the land during the hours between 9m-5pm. If this will be of a bother to you, you should not book with us this year, as this is a project homestead in the works;). We absolutely love animals and do allow a well behaved dog, as long as your dog does not get onto any furniture, not even if you bring your own linens to cover it. If we smell or notice an abundance of fur or animal odor directly on the furnishings you will be charged from your deposit. Please be sure your dog remains on a leash at all times in the yard or a tie out while you are home, as we have children playing outside nearby, goats, free ranging chickens, rabbits and most importantly livestock guarding dogs that live 24/7 with these animals to protect them. They see ither animals that do not live here a possible threat to their livestock. Though all these animals are not visible to you, at times you may see me on a goat walk;) hear protective barking from a distance in the evenings and sometimes during the day, and a rooster crowing in the early morning. Please let me know If you are considering bringing your dog, there are 2 dog beds available and a large dog crate as well. We would appreciate that you please do not bring any bleaching products for the skin, hair, teeth, or cleaning products that have bleaching abilities. We have had several towels and pillowcases get bleached out in spots after guests have left. We really hate to have to withold a replacement cost for such items out of the security deposit. Thanks for understanding!
YOU MUST read the full listing in its entirety BEFORE booking! Check out time is by 10:30 am. Please be respectful of the property by not allowing your dog to be on any furnishings, if lingering pet odors or abundance of fur is found on furnishings or linens we may keep a portion of your deposit for extra cleaning/ inconvenience to other guests with asthma and allergies. Please keep your dog on leash at all times. One dog allowed please inquire about more than one dog before booking as this may result in more fees. We will not be responsible for any injuries inside or out of the property. By staying here you agree you are responsible and we will not be held liable for any injuries during your stay. You will need to be aware of your power usage, no hot irons, blow dryers or curling irons of any sorts can be used or anything that requires heat draw is not gentle on the battery system. We only accept up to 4 paid guests on the property at all times, if someone decides to join you for the night they will be charged the extra person amount. Absolutely NO smoking of any kind anywhere allowed since the smell can linger on clothing then be in the furnishings and effect the health of others, Thank you!
We live in a hand designed and built off grid solar powered home we have been building for 6 years and finally are moved in! We lived in the solar cottage while we built our home. My husband owns a tile company, and I am a homeschooling mom to our two sons, 13 and 7. These days we are venturing into a small diverse farm, and hope to enjoy the fruits of our labors;]