OCEANFRONT COTTAGE ON QUIETSIDE OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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OCEANFRONT COTTAGE ON QUIETSIDE OF MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

West Tremont House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This seasonal, fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bath oceanfront cottage is situated between the villages of Bass Harbor and Bernard on the quiet side of the island.

We now have wi-fi access at the house.

Launch your kayak or canoe from the dock and paddle over to Thurstons for a lobster lunch or out to the ocean. For the adventurous and physically active, you can enjoy biking, hiking, running, kayaking, or technical rock climbing in Acadia National Park.

For the less active, there are classes at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, lectures at the Museum of the Atlantic and Jackson Labs, art galleries and shopping.

It's a five minute walk to the Island Explorer bus stop where you can catch a free shuttle to Southwest Harbor, Bar Harbor or other points of interest.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
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Speaks english
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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3.5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
average rating of 3.5 based on 6 reviews
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Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137784vb
(646) 334-8438 (New York, USA)
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Boston, MA
4

A JOLLY GOOD TIME

  • 4 of 5
Quiet side of the island yet easily accessible to Bar Harbor (30 mins) and to many of the Acadia's wonderful entry points. Gorgeous views from Mansell mountain (only 10 mins away to start of the climb) and refreshing cool waters of Echo Lake (also 10 mins) beach and fresh water swimming. Easy ride to local supermarket and to Southwest Harbor with plenty of good restaurants, library for the odd rainy day and Wendell Gilly museum of bird wood carving and paintings. The cottage is spacious and well equipped. For 6 with 4 teenage kids (almost) it was cosy but still plenty of room. Owner very helpful and informative. We had a jolly good time!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137784vb
(646) 334-8438 (New York, USA)
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Groton, CT
2

DISAPPOINTED

  • 2 of 5
I give reviews based on stars for the property, house, amenities, cleanliness, and owner. One star is for the owner, who was a lovely person, very responsive over email, with great suggestions of things to do. A second star is for the property which was right on the water, with its own dock, very secluded, and with nice neighbors. After that, I just can't hand out any more stars. We have stayed at dozens of VRBO properties over the last 20 years, and this house has to rank as one of the most disappointing. The house itself is very run down, and clearly hasn't had updates in decades. The drop-in ceiling is not only rusting (as another reviewer pointed out), but many panels are broken, falling out, and dropping who knows what from above. Every night my son asked if the ceiling was going to fall because its construction is such that the walls shake when you close the doors. The cutting surface in the kitchen was cracked and so scratched that it would be impossible to know if it were actually clean. A brand new toilet in the master bath was installed so sloppily that it is surrounded by exposed dirt. The floor tile in the bathrooms is so old that years of mildew and stain could not be scrubbed out by the most thorough cleaning. The drapes couldn't be opened or closed in one bedroom. Two other bedrooms have sliding glass doors so encrusted with mineral deposits that they can't be seen through. I'm not a clean freak, and I understand that old houses have charm, but this house has been seriously neglected for a VERY long time. Because of the state of the house, determining if it was clean was not easy. The wood floors were clean. The utility room where the W&D are was NOT clean at all, and we wiped away layers of dust from the dryer every night so we could fold laundry. Amenities I also can't give a star. There was a new t.v., WIFI, and free long distance in the U.S. (all of which you would expect any rental house to have). But no dishwasher, cupboards so clogged with old food and dishes that there was no where to put our stuff, very old bed linens, rugs that didn't look as if they had been washed in years, broken VCR, light switches that don't turn on lights, an old toaster oven, etc. ALL of this would have been fine if the price had been lower. For the same price, you can do MUCH better. Had we not had to plan our trip at the last minute, we would have been staying somewhere else.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry that Laura was disappointed with our cottage. Our cottage is not a high end rental and is not priced as such. As anyone can see by looking at the VRBO site, our positive reviews outnumber our negative reviews. We understand that our cottage will not be to everyone's taste and we try to show with pictures and description on our website what a potential renter can expect.

As it happens, we were at the house when we received this review and were able to check the specific complaints. All curtains were fully functional. Being on the ocean means that conditions are always humid, and the glass doors capture condensation.

We do leave condiments for the convenience of renters but there is ample space for supplies in the kitchen and utility room. The house is advertised as not having a dishwasher; I would love to have one, but the house can't support a dishwasher because of the limitations of our licensed septic system, which empties directly into the ocean.

Regarding the toilet, it happens that the toilet broke during the previous tenant's stay and our caretaker did the best he could to get a new toilet in. In the few hours between rentals, he did not have time to finish the tiling. This work will be done now that the season is over. In addition, the toilet in the 2nd bathroom will also be replaced.

Bedlinens were replaced at the beginning of the summer, and we've purchased replacements for next summer already. Unfortunately, as the last tenant of the season, stained sheets sometimes happen.

The tiles are cleaned between each tenant's stay, as is the rest of the house. The tiles are 6 years old. We made a bad choice with the grout and now exploring other options.

We believe that our cottage continues to offer good value.
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Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137784vb
(646) 334-8438 (New York, USA)
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Hudson Valley, NY
4

RELAXING ON THE QUIET SIDE

  • 4 of 5
We had a lovely two weeks exploring Acadia from here. It was really nice to be located on the quiet side of the island esp during busy season as it made so much more relaxing. It was nice with two small kids to have the swimming area and beach a short distance from the house.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
business
Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137784vb
(646) 334-8438 (New York, USA)
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
ny
2

NOT AS ADVERTISED.

  • 2 of 5
The house is tucked away on a small quiet road. The hosts are very nice and give good recommendations on restaurants and things to do, but their attention to the house is lacking. Rusty ceilings, torn screens and a cheap charcoal grill were what greeted us. Both bedrooms have sliding doors facing the inlet -- but each has so much condensation, you cannot see outside. Called the owners because -- the toilet leaked, the screen needed repair and the ceiling fan didn't work-- all got fixed halfway through our stay. For the weekly charge, it is no bargain.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry Bob, Bob Jr and Bobette did not find our cottage to their liking. The ceiling fan, toilet and screen door were all fixed within 24 hours of receiving their email. Our caretaker lives down the road and his number is displayed prominently on the blackboard in the living room. Our description clearly states that the house is on the ocean. Rust and condensation are inescapable facts of oceanfront life. We continue to believe that our cottage offers excellent value for what we charge.
business
Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137784vb
(646) 334-8438 (New York, USA)
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Montana
4

RELAXING AND COMFORTABLE COTTAGE

  • 4 of 5
Our week in West Tremont was very pleasant. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the setting private and peaceful. We liked being on the quiet side of MDI and enjoyed poking around the harbors and villages. This is a great cottage for family groups--nothing fancy, but everything you need for a relaxing stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
business
Oceanfront Cottage on Quietside of Mount Desert Island
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p137784vb
(646) 334-8438 (New York, USA)
West Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Upper Montclair, NJ, United States
5

A LITTLE HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
Just back from 5 days at the cottage - which has all the amenities one could need - even with two little boys. A perfectly peaceful setting, yet close to everything: Cadillac Mountain, Lobster Pounds, and Bar Harbor. Nearby towns are charming and Mount Desert Island is naturally stunning. Owners a pleasure to deal with.
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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West Tremont House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Summer
Jul 26 2014 - Aug 29 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,840
 
 
September
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
October
Sep 27 2014 - Oct 24 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

West Tremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle beds
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
dock, ceiling fans
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