WATERFRONT COTTAGE W/HOT TUB FEATURED ON FINE LIVING CHANNEL, NEAR BAR HARBOR

Becky Ashmore-Lesko

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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WATERFRONT COTTAGE W/HOT TUB FEATURED ON FINE LIVING CHANNEL, NEAR BAR HARBOR

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3 bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Heavenly Days Cottage, overlooking Somes Sound, was featured on 'Around the World in 80 Homes' on The Fine Living Channel in October, 2004. It was built in 1895 and completely renovated in 1995 with special attention to restoring all its original details, including woodwork, hardwood floors, turn of the century slate sink, etc. This Victorian home still carries a flavor of early Maine while offering comfort and beautiful views of Somes Sound. For example, the original wrap porch w/hot tub maximizes the view. The cottage is decorated with beautiful yet durable antiques. Comfortable and casual, it's like taking a step back in time to yesteryear in coastal down east Maine! On the first floor, you'll find the kitchen with various collections of antique kitchenware, an antique Hoosier, butcher-block counter top as well as all the modern comforts of home. The dining room provides seating for 6-8 and the living room offers great views of the Sound and access to the covered wrap-around porch. The second floor offers 3 bedrooms with 1 king and 2 double beds. The deck off the master bedroom boasts panoramic views of Somes Sound and the surrounding mountains

Sit in the hot tub on the covered porch and watch the sailboats and lobster boats float by. You may even see lobstermen hauling their traps right in front of the cottage while you drink your morning coffee.

Heavenly Days Cottage is tucked at the end of a private road with only 3 other cottages in sight. With sloping lawn to the water's edge, the cottage is situated approximately 250ft from the shore of beautiful Somes Sound, the only natural fjord on the east coast. Extensive granite stonework, including a patio, rock walls, granite steps and pathways, complement the dramatic changes in landscape from mountain to ocean. A fire pit (firewood provided)near the shore is just one more way to enjoy all this cottage has to offer. Located on the 'quiet side' of Mount Desert Island, the cottage is still within minutes of all that the island has to offer. Convenient to Echo Lake and many hiking/climbing trails of Acadia National Park.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Becky Ashmore-Lesko (Owner)
Advertiser since 2002
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Guestbook comments from the owner

We found this on VRBO and are concluding our weeklong stay tomorrow. We really loved this home. It is not the sleek, brand new vacation home that spring up in vacation destinations (we've stayed in those, too, and they can be fun) - but this home gives you the feel of the history of the place. Built over 100 years ago and furnished in antiques of varying age, this home has a story to tell. The area of Mount Desert where it is located used to be the home of a granite quarry, and remnants of that age can be seen all over the area with chunks and boulders of granite lining drives. There are two houses below and to the sides but this house has an unobstructed view of the sound and access to the water front. It is so close to Acadia National Park that you have choices galore for waterfront hikes, lighthouses to photograph, and scenery to soak in. This house has one bathroom which is downstairs and all three bedrooms are on the second floor - BUT we had three people in the house and it was not a problem. The decor and the little touches the owners have given this home are what make it special. Highly recommended.
May 2012
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Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 20 reviews
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Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104062
+1 -207 299-8055
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

It's all good, very good in fact!

It's all good, very good in fact!
  • 5 of 5
Heavenly Days is a great place to unwind. It is located just far enough yet close enough to civilization if that's what you want. The owner and manager are very friendly and helpful. The house is charming and the views from the property are beautiful. Our stay there was all good, very good in fact!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104062
+1 -207 299-8055
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Sugar Land, Texas
5

Peaceful and Quiet

  • 5 of 5
The location is out in the middle of nowhere with a store 2 miles away. Even with houses close by, you still feel like you are the only one on the planet. How perfect can that be? It was a perfect vacation. It was so peaceful and quiet. The deer came by every morning to see us. Looking out on the Sound from the hot tub will forever be in my mind as one of my most enjoyable views of the world. Did I mention how peaceful and quiet it was? We were 2 couples and I thought that juggling the one bathroom would be a problem but it wasn't. We cooked a couple of meals and the kitchen was well stocked with the pots, pans and dishes we needed. The cottage is nicely decorated with a vintage theme. If ever I make it back to Maine, I want to stay here again!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104062
+1 -207 299-8055
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Bucks County, PA USA
4

Heavenly Days Cottage

  • 4 of 5
Very nice vintage cottage surrounded by trees. 40's style interior. Single bath on first floor. Large porch with great views of Somes Sound. A few houses nearby, but very quiet and peaceful. Deer passed behind house during the day. Owners were very helpful. A short drive to Echo Lake, Somesville and South West Harbor. A little longer to Bar Harbor, Acadia and Mt. Cadillac. A great vacation area for all ages!
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104062
+1 -207 299-8055
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Minneapolis, MN
5

Adorable Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
This 1895 cottage on waterfront, with the most spectacular views of Somes Sound, was a highlight of our first visit to Mount Desert Island. Decorated with period antiques - it was like stepping back in time yet with all the comforts of modern technology - full working kitchen, gas grill, washer/dryer and great hot tub. Great cottage for all ages (We had 5 in our group - parents, two daughters & grandmother.). We enjoyed the fire pit at nights and watching the fireflies and blanket of stars. Our best spot was the back porch where we sat mornings with our coffee and nights with wine. Memorable to watch lobstermen pull in their lobster traps...and boats float by. Wonderful location - easy access to other areas of the island. It was nice to be on the "quiet side" of the island. Owner great and manager very accessible via phone and email. We plan to return!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104062
+1 -207 299-8055
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Bar Harbour

  • 4 of 5
Comfortable,clean and quiet. Helpful owner. Hot tub and fire pit were nice amenities.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
Waterfront Cottage w/Hot Tub Featured on Fine Living Channel, Near Bar Harbor
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p104062
+1 -207 299-8055
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Bar Harbour

  • 4 of 5
Lovely historic home with many antiques. Comfortable and clean . Very quiet at this time of year. We got to use the fire pit and the hot tub so that was nice.
Would not recommend it for a family with young children as there are many breakables.
Overall - a beautiful setting and a helpful owner.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that our guests enjoyed their stay at "Heavenly Days" Cottage, and that they took full advantage of its amenities! Remember, we love familiar faces and offer a discount to our returning guests!

We did want to point out that our cottage is well suited for a variety of guests, including children. Honeymooners, groups of friends, retired couples, and many, many families with children, both young and grown, have enjoyed our cottage over the years. In fact, we have several families with small children that return every year for their family vacations. We consider our cottage to be "kid-friendly" and offer a Pack 'n Play and high chair for added convenience. Although many of the decorations are antiques, they are not high value, are commonly found and easily replaced. We do not feel that there are any more "breakables" than the typical home, and have not had any issues with things being broken. We get feedback all the time about how charming and interesting the antiques are. So, don't worry about the antiques....come and enjoy them, that's what they're there for!
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Spend your days exploring Mount Desert Island's many villages including Bar Harbor and world-famous Acadia National Park. Opportunities for whale watching, boat rentals and charters, fishing, swimming, tennis, shopping, kayaking, hiking and many more are within minutes. Walk, drive or take Mt. Desert Island's new bus, the 'Island Explorer', available to the public free of charge! Destinations include just about anywhere you want to go on the island.

In the fall, enjoy Maine's spectacular foliage. From the porch, look across Somes Sound for breathtaking views of the mountains of Acadia

National Park. Or, hop in the car for a quick drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain for a bird's eye view of Bar Harbor and surrounding

villages. Come and enjoy!!

Other Activities: whale watches, kayak/bike rentals and tours

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Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 10 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Fall
Oct 11 2014 - Oct 25 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Early Summer
May 2 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
Early Summer
May 23 2015 - Jun 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
 
 
Summer
Jun 20 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,450
 
 
Summer
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,950
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,850
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,950
 
 
Late Summer/Early Fall
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Fall
Oct 10 2015 - Oct 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes *$200/week discount for booking more than one week!
Additional Discount also offered to our returning guests!

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king , Pack N' Play Available
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Ocean frontage on Somes Sound Fire pit with gorgeous views of Somes Sound-fire wood provided! *For Families Traveling with Small Children, 'Heavenly Days' Cottage is equipped with a high chair and Pack N Play, so you can travel a bit lighter!
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