Contention Cove

The main level of Contention Cove Cottage features a spacious primary bedroom and full bath, while three additional bedrooms and a full bath are on the second floor. Enjoy the charm of old-style Maine living in this serene and private waterfront property.

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.



Apr-2024 Jan-2025

Contention Cove

Surry 7 Guests  4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms (bathroom on main floor)



In Town





no-pets-icon Pets are not allowed.

Cost/Night: from $240

Property Description

This wonderful property sits majestically at where the waters of Union Bay, Contention Cove, Union River and Pattern Bay all coalesce to provide an expansive and varied waterfront experience. The beachfront is excellent, the setting private and serene, and all is nearby to some of Maine’s most desired locations. It is but a short drive to the Bar Harbor and Acadia region, with easy access to Blue Hill, Ellsworth, and Deer Isle, Stonington and Castine, too! Located in the rural town of Surry, Contention Cove Cottage enjoys the peace and serenity of Surry’s rural community, yet with amenities and attractions close at hand. The surrounding neighborhood provides a charming mix of homes, as well as peaceful roadways to take an evening or morning jaunt. No land line, cell phone reception is fine. The home itself exudes old style, yet with an open spaciousness not usually seen in homes of this age.


A large and open living/dining area overlooks a large stone fireplace to one side, with large plate glass windows capturing the views over the bay to the other, as well as doorway opening to the wrap-around, covered porch. The kitchen is likewise spacious, with added sitting area just off to the side, all overlooking the back yard…..along with ocean views from the door which opens to the wrap-around porch. There is a spacious main level master bedroom and full bath, as well as 3 additional bedrooms and full bath on the second floor. For those looking for an old-style, oceanfront Maine Cottage with a convenient location to enjoy the amenities of both the Acadia and Blue Hill region, look no further!


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: Second
Type: Double
2nd Bedroom
Level: Second
Type: Full
3rd Bedroom
Level: Second
Type: Twin
4th Bedroom
Level: First
Type: Queen


Our stay was wonderful and comfortable

October 25, 2023

A group of friends stayed at this property the third weekend of October. This is a four bedroom house right on the ocean, literally 20 ft from the bay waters. The directions and the check-in process we’re very organized. The property was clean. There are four bedrooms in this property. A few repairs were being done previous to our stay but that did not affect our stay at all. Tremendous wildlife was seen from the front porch from which we spent a lot of time. This property is close to the very charming town of Ellsworth, and a little over 20 mi from Bar Harbor. Our entire party gave the property five stars and would stay here again in a heartbeat. A couple of notes, I rented a very large vehicle to accommodate for people in our luggage, and that was a bit interesting getting into the property with that large vehicle as Stagecoach Lane is very narrow with some tight turns. Also note is that the House has no central heater air, the beautiful gas fireplace in the living room warmed that room nicely and there are some space heaters. Our stay was wonderful and comfortable and I highly recommend this property.

Surry cottage

October 17, 2021

Loved the front porch overlooking the bay. Great location. The house was clean and had everything we need to make for a comfortable stay.

Beautiful waterfront stay

October 5, 2021

Wonderful Maine cottage right on on the water! Our stay was cozy and comfortable. Amenities were great including a gas log fireplace! Only difficulty was having to pack out our own garbage, but found a place right in Ellsworth to drop it off for a negligible fee. Will come again!

Peaceful and relaxing

October 2, 2021

We enjoyed coffee and cocktails on the front porch watching the seals fishing, a very peaceful and relaxing setting. The drive-in was a little scary, especially at night. It is a dirt road that narrows and twists into the woods… Until you emerge to the open, yet secluded seaside cottage. Lots of room, updated kitchen. Upstairs beds are ok… But, we very much enjoyed our stay. Would definitely stay again.

The location of this property is outstanding the view BREATHTAKING!!

June 27, 2021

The house was as pictured it was clean but the floors turned socks and feet black we mopped the floor and had no other issues. Very limited towels we bought some at Walmart so everyone had at least 1 towel each.

Stunning Location

August 4, 2020

Beautiful house. Stunning location. Plenty of room to spread out. Lots of local lobster to be eaten!


September 4, 2019

Superb views, extremely quiet and relaxing. We had a great time with lots of seal spills and even saw a pork whale

Fantastic Vacation

August 20, 2019

Fantastic vacation spot! The location is unbelievable, with spectacular views. The house is perfect! We had 5 people and fit comfortably. The kitchen has all you need to prepare a great meal. The house is stocked with games and books and amenities. But that view! Breathtaking!! We kayaked and hiked and hit all the local spots. Easy drive to Acadia. So relaxing. We had a tough time saying goodbye! We highly recommend a stay!

Wonderful Stay

August 27, 2018

Wonderful stay. The bay is beautiful and the wildlife are amazing. The house was perfect!


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