USA Maine Mount Desert Island Seal Cove Listing #26829

Compass Rose - Seal Cove, ME

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11 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 2 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Comfortable bayfront home w/ beautiful views, large deck, & free WiFi!

Admire breathtaking views of Sawyer's Cove toward Blue Hill Bay from this stunningly situated home on the western shores of Mount Desert Island, where you'll have an expansive wrap-around deck right near the water. Built in 2004, this bayfront home is modern, spacious, comfortable, and tucked neatly into the island's mature woodlands. You and your family will be treated to two complete levels of living space, two full kitchens to make cooking with your loved ones a breeze, and wonderful access to Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor, and the incredible landscapes of Acadia National Park.

What's nearby:
Beachcombers and kayakers will appreciate being able to walk just a few steps to the shores of idyllic Sawyer's Cove. Should you choose to leave the property (and you may not), the bustling villages of Southwest Harbor (seven miles) and Bar Harbor (14 miles) are only minutes away by car, and you'll find the Seal Cove portion of Acadia just down the road. When you're not strolling the Ocean Path or cycling on carriage roads in the park, you can enjoy the very quiet cove watching shorebirds and beautiful sunsets. Please respect the families in homes nearby, and remember that sound travels clearly over water.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Two full kitchens
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Parking Notes: Please park in the driveway.

Dock Details: Shared Dock available

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view





Cable : DirecTV

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Golf Nearby

On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private


Beach towels


11 reviews

Adam S. Aug 2021
We had a great week at Compass Rose. The view from the deck of the cove is one of the most peaceful views I have ever had- great way to enjoy a morning coffee or a beautiful sunset.

My wife likes to cook and found the kitchen well stocked. We had breakfast there every day and some dinners. The master bedroom is very spacious with his and hers bathrooms plus rooms downstairs for the kids to have their own space. We had to call the local Vacasa contact with a couple questions and he was also helpful.

It is on the quiet side of the island so is a drive to Bar Harbor and restaurants/groceries but close to the less hectic nice Southwest Harbor and Echo Lake Beach and Long Pond for swimming.
Lindsey M. Jun 2021
We had a great stay at the Compass Rose! The views were amazing and the house was clean, spacious, and comfortable. Would definitely recommend this property!
Mark B. Nov 2020
Really enjoyed our few days here. Very quiet location at the end of a long gravel driveway. House is well furnished and a kitchen with everything you'd need to feed an army! Internet was slow and spotty, but who comes somewhere like this to spend time staring at a screen anyway? Likewise, one old-school TV on the main level with DirectTV and NO NETFLIX!! (my teen was aghast!). A fair trek to supermarkets and other shops and restaurants, so stock up. Overall, though, a delightful experience
Carol L. Oct 2020
We had an amazing time staying at the house (6 people + dog) - the house was clean, and had all the essential stuffs (soap, shampoo, towels etc) ; amazing view and only 30 mins from Acadia National Park - would totally come back again!!
The only reason for the 4 stars rather than 5 was because of the dishwasher was leaking water
Manager response:
Thank you for staying in one of our homes! We are glad you had an amazing time. We are sorry you encountered issues with the dishwasher during your stay. I have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for upcoming guests. We look forward to hosting you again!
Jean K. Oct 2020
The roominess, cleanliness and how it had everything needed for a great stay are its assets along with a beautiful view in the back.
Radek K. Sep 2020
House is beautiful, well equipped, very spacious, waterfront, beautiful views of sunset from deck or living room. Highly recommend.
Jennifer N. Aug 2020
The house is absolutely beautiful, clean and has a fantastic layout. The location is super quiet and private. Booking was super easy and communication and updates were very timely and helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
Kyle M. Jul 2020
Lovely experience in this home with water views and water access. There are two full kitchens (one on each floor) with a large Master bedroom and bath on the upper level. The balcony is pleasant for sitting outdoors and relaxing while taking in beautiful views of Sawyer Cove.

Be aware that mobile phone signal is spotty and you are unlikely to have access to cellular data; however, internet in the home is adequate. The television is hidden on the upper level but, honestly, you won't want to watch it with so many other activities to occupy you outdoors! And there is a substantial selection of puzzles for rainy days.

My mother-in-law grumbled about a lack of air conditioner but she was the only person who seemed uncomfortable. If you are nervous about being too hot in a home without aircon, consider bringing an extra fan (there are two portable fans in the house already).

Overall, an excellent location for a summer getaway with family or friends. Would happily return next year!
Ron E. Jul 2020
We headed to Acadia and Bar Harbor as a family for a much needed getaway from the world. The Compass Rose was a terrific location for our week away. Peace and quiet all around us along with the occasional wildlife. The home was clean and super spacious. We had everything we needed. We enjoyed browsing the wonderful historic books the owners have throughout the house as well. Highly recommend the Compass Rose. Great location, close to everything on Mt Desert Island.
LINDA W. Oct 2019
Very comfortable! Very clean!