If you want to immerse yourself in the beauty of Maine's natural surroundings, Dorsey Cottage is a perfect choice. This two-bedroom, the two-bathroom cottage is situated on a semi-tidal cove. It offers stunning views, a serene atmosphere, and a fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs.

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


Deer Isle 4 Guests  2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms (bathroom on main floor)



In Town





Pets are allowed.

Cost/Night: from $150

Property Description

Dorsey Cottage is situated on a quiet cove that is just off the popular sailing lanes of Eggemoggin Reach (a mile wide body of water separating Deer Isle from the mainland). This picturesque cove wraps around two sides of the home, and provides for more expanded views northeast looking out across the cove and out to the reach. The home is set back from Reach Road, with a large pasture fronting the home, providing for a fully tranquil setting. Simply furnished, the interior provides for a somewhat modest and relaxed atmosphere. The kitchen, living and dining area are open, light and airy, and all gaze upon the surrounding natural beauty.


The home has two bedrooms, one downstairs (queen) and one up (double), each with their own bathrooms. There is also a fold down futon in the living room for added sleeping. An open deck runs along the entire back of the home, and includes patio furniture. Both the living room and downstairs bedroom have sliding glass doors leading out to the deck. There is a covered deck on the front of the home overlooking the pasture. The setting is a kids paradise for exploration, but also a serene backdrop for adults to unwind and relax. Washer, dryer, TV will have a cable or satellite connection, VCR, DVD.


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: Second
Type: Full


Dorsey Cottage - On a quiet cove

July 19, 2023

Lovely cottage in a beautiful natural setting. Visitors included foxes, deer and a pair of blue herons. Beautiful view…very private and relaxing spot.

Perfect Retreat!

June 27, 2022

Looking forward to renting next year. Only one recommendation- install stair railing to second floor. We are still mobile and healthy but a hand rail on stairs is a simple safety assist for all ages. Cheers

Perfect Get-A-Way

May 25, 2022

Dorsey Cottage was perfect in so many ways. Location was excellent, loved a glass of wine on the deck. What a view, that included sunrises and sunsets. Roomy for four people, yet cozy. Most certainly is a vacation spot, I would recommend.

Unbeatable views!

May 10, 2022

Amazing, incredible views of the bay and a little cove! We spent quite a bit of time watching the tide go in and out of the cove throughout the day and the birds hanging out on the sandbar! Very quiet area and cottage was clean and in good condition. Lots of local books to look at in the cottage. Beds were comfortable, but I wish there was a dresser or cabinet to put your clothes into!

Tranquil Getaway

February 23, 2022

We had the most wonderful time at Dorsey Cottage. The weather was far from perfect, yet it still was such a beautiful setting. The view from the living room is so lovely that even though we had a few days of rain, the setting made it so you didn’t feel the need to venture out.

A perfect country coveside cottage

December 31, 2021

A little out of the way, but with a nice view of the tides. We loved the fireplace, tea, and the board games. The whole house, especially the kitchen was very well outfitted.

A Great place to call home.

Cute little house.

October 26, 2021

Had a great time even though it was off-season.

Gorgeous location

August 10, 2021

Gorgeous location, right on the reach with beautiful morning sun.

Relax at millpond

July 19, 2021

We enjoyed our week at Dorsey Cottage very much- perfect location to relax at the property, go swimming at high tide or for a walk at low tide.

Well equipped kitchen, comfortable living room with great views. Good location to explore Deer Island.

We would love to come back

Brooklin Magic

July 8, 2021

The property was given to me as an alternative to another property I had reserved that was overbooked. It was far better than the pictures present it as and a calm and private little slice of tranquility on the Eggemoggin Reach. Thank you for the wonderful stay.

Traditional Maine Getaway

June 24, 2021

Dorsey Cottage is what you imagine to be the old-school, traditional family vacation in Maine. Quiet, peaceful, isolated. It is an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. We could launch kayaks into the cove and bay within feet of the cottage, and we could walk for hours on the tidal flats at low tide. The views and cottage are better in person than in the listing pics.


December 25, 2020

My stay way magical. I saw deer, fox, mischievous blue jays, I was scolded by grey and red squirrels, and three times was lucky enough to see a juvenile Bald Eagle follow the coast to the river and start his flight inland. I was able to rest and recharge and heal and contemplate.

You do feel very much alone – the only neighbors far enough away not to see through the copse. There are plenty of hunters around – so if you’re here in the fall be sure to bring your orange. And try not to sing at the top of your lungs. Apparently, it bothers the hunters – and to all of them – I apologize!

A truly magical vacation. Thank you for the gift of the stay.

Great quiet location

October 21, 2019

This was a perfect location for a quiet get away to enjoy the fall colors.


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