Batten's ReTreat (formerly Close Call Cottage)

Batten's ReTreat is a dog-friendly property that welcomes small groups of up to four guests. With internet access and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, this cozy cabin is the perfect place to relax and recharge.

Please note that from the last week in June through August, in general and for most properties, there is a 7 – night minimum stay from either Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday. Please call us for assistance or for special requests and we will be happy to accommodate whenever possible.



May-2024 Feb-2025

Batten's ReTreat (formerly Close Call Cottage)

Brooklin 4 Guests  2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms (bathroom on main floor)



In Town





Pets are allowed.

Cost/Night: from $171

Property Description

Experience Costal Maine and begin your ocean front adventure at this charming cabin located in Brooklin, Maine. Batten’s ReTreat (formerly Close Call Cottage) is a cozy and comfortable retreat for individuals, families, and your dog looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Downeast Coastal Maine. With modern amenities and a unique waterfront location adjacent to the Harriman Point Nature Preserve, our dog-friendly cabin offers a peaceful and serene escape from the stresses of daily life. Relax and unwind in our comfortable accommodations, with views of Allen Cove and spectacular sunsets from the front sitting room. We have stunning views of Blue Hill Bay and the Mount Desert Narrows along the 158 feet of water frontage, set down a quiet road. Don’t miss the sunsets into the cove followed by clear views of the stary night and Milky Way!


Your Maine cabin experience is within an hour or less drive of Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Bass Harbor, Castine, Deer Isle, Stonington, Belfast, Winter Harbor, and Blue Hill. Conveniently an hour and 10 minutes away from the Bangor Airport if you arrive by plane. The town of Brooklin is the Wooden Boat Building Capital of the World, with active boat shops and the WoodenBoat School within a 10 minute drive. We love to host WoodenBoat School students! WoodenBoat school doesn’t allow dogs to stay in their on-site accommodations, so come stay with us!


Experience the joy of being out on the water with our three kayaks available for use or bring your own watercraft. The 700 sq ft cabin features two bedrooms with queen size beds, pull-out futon, full kitchen, full bathroom with a shower, washer/dryer, high-speed Gigabit WiFi internet and smart TV, and an outdoor gas grill. Comfortably sleeps a maximum of 4 adults, great for families and your furry dog friends (no cats please due to allergies). Book your stay today and enjoy a peaceful retreat in the heart of Maine’s natural beauty. Make memories that will last a lifetime at Batten’s ReTreat Rental Cabin.


Visit our website for more information at


dishwasher Washer/Dryer Internet Cable/Satellite TV Heat BBQGas Phone In Unit Mooring Private Dock/Pier Deck Furniture

Pets Allowed Handicap Accessible Outdoor Shower Outdoor Seating Fireplace Wood Stove Kayak Canoe Lobster Pot

Sleeping Situation

1st Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Queen
2nd Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Queen


This is a great little cabin right on the water.

August 1, 2022

This is a great little cabin right on the water. If you want privacy and a lovely view with direct access to the water, book it! There are seals in the water not far off the shore and the access to Blue Hill and other towns is very reasonable for an isolated spot.

Great, remote cabin on the water

November 18, 2021

We stayed at this cabin for a week and had an amazing time. The cabin is pretty far off the beaten path — it is a solid 15 to 20 minute drive to Blue Hill, the closest amenities. However, it is both right on the water and surrounded by forest. It is quiet with great views and accommodated my spouse and I very well for our time there.

Quite a retreat!

October 20, 2021


The view cannot be beat. The water, land, air, and foliage all meeting at this point of the cove where the property is.

This is a small cabin, but not tiny. It also has an enclosed porch and a stand-alone utility shed so our suitcases and other large items didn’t have to share the living space. It was clean and ready when we arrived.

There is no better place to stay to explore Harriman Point than this place, and it is advantageously both close enough and distanced enough from the tourist-heavy Bar Harbor area that you get the best of both worlds — uncrowded nature when you want it, the Acadia area, and the Bar Harbor scene too. A good grocery store (Tradewinds) is 20 minutes away.

A note on the Internet situation: it’s not unlimited so TV-junkies, leave your Roku at home — it’s not appropriate for streaming TV & movies. However, it is fast enough for web-surfing and even I could be in a couple of Zoom conference calls — including one that I had to host — without any problems.

The owner left a hand-written welcome letter which was very charming, and all of their previous welcome letters were there too.

100% would recommend to my friends!

This is a great little cabin right on the water.

August 10, 2021

If you want privacy and a lovely view with direct access to the water, book it! There are seals in the water not far off the shore and the access to Blue Hill and other towns is very reasonable for an isolated spot.

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at this cabin.

July 1, 2021

We had difficulty finding it in the dark when we arrived, as GPS wasn’t properly locating 24 Clam Cove – but it is to the right branch of Clam Cove (to the left of the gate denoting Harriman Reserve, you initially can’t see well that there is another road there around the corner of the trees).
It is quite a bit off the main road, surrounded for trees except for one neighbor.

It is truly maybe 10ft from the water at high tide and thus was a great spot to kayak (we rented a tandem from the week from The Activity Shop – they picked up and dropped off all the needed equipment) and to enjoy the sunsets from Allen Cove.
This also meant that at times the smell of the ocean was strong in the bedrooms.

The cabin is a quiet escape from the busier Mount Desert Island, but that being said, is also further from larger shopping centers etc. There are a couple of places to eat out nearby but we mostly enjoyed staying in and cooking.
The kitchen has all the basic cookware one would need to accomplish this.
There is also a steady supply of hot water – note that the “C” on the shower is for hot water, not the “H”.

This was not a luxurious cabin, but it definitely got you into the beautiful nature and wildlife of Maine (including mosquitoes… prepare for this at night).
Even the neighbor was very nice to chat with when he was out with his dog. Altogether we enjoyed our stay greatly and would come again!

The view are spectacular.

September 3, 2019

This is a cute cabin that you can truely relax at. The views are spectacular. It’s a dog-friendly property to so you can bring the pup!

Cute and cozy cabin

July 10, 2019

Cute and cozy cabin in a truly special location. Right on the water, abutting a beautiful nature preserve and close to all that Brooklin and Blue Hill have to offer.


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