Bayview Cottage is our favorite place! Our family of four has been visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia for over 10 years, and we love Bayview so much that we are afraid to try another rental. We truly consider it to be our home away from home, if for only one week each summer.
The cottage itself is bright and cheerful, tastefully decorated with comfortable beds/furniture. The kitchen is modern and well stocked. It's such an adorable classic cottage with the bonus of a good-sized screened porch. So many bonuses…colorful sunsets, curious seals, kayaking and exploring around theTwinnies, owls, eagles. All this, and just outside Acadia National Park! We love to hike and kayak, but find that we look forward to a rainy day, so that we can just stay and hang out in the cottage.
The location works well for us. For shopping and dining, we just head down to Bar Harbor. When we want to feel like locals, it's a quick ride to the Southwest side of the island. We are still amazed by the quiet, private setting that Bayview affords us. So peaceful and relaxing, just like Maine should be.