|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Fully renovated in 2006, this charming cottage is a short walk from shops, restaurants, the ocean, Acadia National Park's hiking trails and carriage roads. Set back from a quiet residential street, the cottage nestles behind a picket fence and cottage garden full of flowers.
Start your day sipping coffee or tea in the sunny south-facing kitchen with warm wooden cabinets and floors, and granite countertops. End your day of exploring in the cozy living room or in the front garden. Or go upstairs and sit on the private 'tree house' balcony off the master bedroom, sipping wine and watching the evening descend while enjoying the cool breezes that often sweep in off the ocean in the late afternoon.
This adorable, unique home features fun cottage colors and stained glass windows in the kitchen and upstairs twin bedroom. A cathedral ceiling, fan, and air conditioner in the master bedroom will keep you comfortable even on the warmest nights. Lay in bed at night and view stars through the skylight.
Our cottage sleeps four but can sleep six with the addition of the futon in the downstairs sitting room/den. Downstairs you will find an open floor plan with an entryway, a large eat-in kitchen, living room with a chimney made of local granite, sitting room/den and full bath. Upstairs is the master bedroom with queen bed and private balcony, a bedroom with twin beds, and a full bath with stained glass mirror, shower and clawfoot tub.
You need never worry about finding a parking place in Bar Harbor! From our peaceful cottage you will have just a short walk (10 minutes or less) to all the attractions of downtown: restaurants, cafes, movie theater, ice cream shops, art galleries, the Abbe Museum, etc. From the nearby Village Green you can access the Island Explorer bus system and travel for free all over Mount Desert Island. A short walk in the other direction brings you to the lower terminus of Bar Harbor's historic and scenic Shore Path. You can also walk from our cottage to the Great Meadow Loop Village Connector Trail into Acadia National Park and visit Sieur de Monts Spring and the Wild Gardens of Acadia, or access trails to Dorr Mtn, Cadillac Mtn, Kebo Mtn, and Champlain Mtn. On Sunday mornings you can walk two blocks to the wonderful Farmer's Market in the YMCA parking lot, where you can purchase fresh produce, local cheese and dairy products, baked goods, and other delicious local treats.
We love our dog and welcome your well behaved canine companion into our home. Bar Harbor is a dog friendly town; however dogs do need to be leashed and cleaned up after. Some shops will even offer your canine companion a treat. We would be happy to share some places to go with your dog where you can both run free.
The spectacular scenery of Mount Desert Island will leave you breathless. Opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and just plain exploring abound. When you book your stay we will be glad to share some of our favorite places on this island with you.
Keywords: In-town, bungalow, cottage
We are both retired, from careers in hospital nursing and speech/language pathology in the public schools. Our three children are grown and all live in different parts of Maine. We share our home with one dog and two cats.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 1997
We originally bought our Bar Harbor home to provide housing for our daughter, who was attending College of the Atlantic in 1997. (We've been coming to Bar Harbor since the 1970's). We love the area so much, we decided to retire down here.
We love the proximity of so many wonderful places from our cottage. A favorite morning ritual is taking our dog for a walk, stopping at the local market to get a cup of coffee, and then continuing to the Shore Path, where we sit on some rocks overlooking Frenchman's Bay and enjoy the amazing view while sipping our coffee. It's a great way to start a summer day!
We stayed here with our two young children for a week while exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor for the first time. The cottage is beautifully decorated, clean, and very comfortable -- perfect for either a family or a couple looking for a get-away. The small garden and balcony are also very charming, and the neighbors are friendly (as are the owners). But most importantly, the location cannot be beat. Even with young children, we walked into town several times a day. Wonderful restaurants are close by (as are the farmer's market, playgrounds, etc.). The location is also a great base for exploring Acadia. We definitely plan to stay here again!
My family and I throughly enjoyed our stay in this charming cottage. The location is perfect -- a short walk from all that Bar harbor and Acadia have to offer but away from the crowds and noise. We stayed for 3 weeks so we definitely used the kitchen and it was very well equipped and comfortable for cooking and eating. The cottage was very clean and the owners were delightful to deal with and very helpful with suggestions for our stay. The garden was just lovely and the neighbors were friendly and helpful as well. We would definitely stay there again.
My family and I just returned from Bar Harbor, otherwise known as our FAVORITE vacation spot of all time! This quaint cottage was the perfect location spot for our week-long stay in the beautiful town of Bar Harbor. The fact that the cottage was just a few blocks away from the village green allowed for a brief walk to almost anywhere in town. This was perfect for my husband and I and our 3 teenagers. The cottage is spacious, clean, cozy, with updated appliances throughout. Sharon and Enoch had the beds made when we arrived and a delicious pie on the table to welcome us to this "little patch of heaven". We were able to use the washer/dryer throughout the week so that we did not arrive home with mounds of dirty clothes. The photos provided in the listing are accurate, however, you will be overcome by the warm and homey feel of this cottage, a perfect backdrop to the charm of this quaint New England town. Sharon and Enoch were responsive to our questions throughout the rental process; it was obvious that they were very interested in making sure that we had a great time in Bar Harbor, they are wonderful people. We greatly appreciated their binder full of recommendations for dinner, hikes, evening entertainment and even "rainy day" events. This is a beautiful home, we would not stay anywhere else when we visit Bar Harbor again, and again and again. We HIGHLY recommend this rental property to anyone (unless it meant that we would have to give up our spot!!). Thank you Sharon and Enoch, the beautiful memories that we have of Bar Harbor begin with your beautiful cottage! As a side note, some of our favorites:
Favorite breakfast place: Cafe This Way
Favorite lunch: snacks on ANY mountain (followed by blueberry soda at Jordan Pond House)
Favorite dinner: Thirsty Whale
Favorite activity: hiking, sea kayaking, biking, reading at Otter Cliffs... we could not decide!
Favorite ice cream place: Udder Heaven
Favorite vacation spot: BAR HARBOR :)
Favorite Bar Harbor "home": this cottage, 31 Pleasant Street. :)
Our family had another beautiful holiday in Acadia and we love this cottage! Super clean, well maintained and comfortable. The upstairs balcony was perfect for enjoying our morning coffee and the charming patio and grill were great for late afternoon relaxation and BBQs. We also appreciated the tidy, well appointed kitchen for cooking dinner after a day enjoying the sights of Mount Desert Island as well as the convenience of walking into town for the island bus, shopping and dining. Wonderful experience in every way!
This wonderful cottage absolutely charmed us from the moment it came into view as we turned into the spacious shared driveway set back from the quiet side street a few minutes' stroll away from wonderful restaurants, a mini-mart, the Sunday farmer's market at the Y, the Shore Path and other scenic trails, and "downtown" Bar Harbor, with a full grocery store also within walking distance, and the cottage did not disappoint once we entered. It is exactly as pictured, with vintage details maintained within the well thought-out recent remodel. Immaculately clean, we found plenty of hangers in the closet, high quality linens and towels, comfortable beds, great water pressure and HOT(!) water and every expected appliance, dish, pot/cookware, and utensil (except microwave), and an amazing collection of books. In addition to the much-appreciated surprise bottle of wine left for us by the owners, we found helpful information sheets explaining the fine points of how to run the appliances, trash pick-up details, etc., as well as a stack of maps and what-to-see guides that proved indispensable on our many forays around Mt. Desert Island and into the wilds of Acadia. This cottage worked out perfectly as a home-base for us and our small dog, with Bar Harbor noted to be a very dog-friendly town. Information provided by the owners about some good places to take her for off-leash exercise proved very helpful. All restaurants we tried all over the island were very good, with Beal's Lobster Pier in Southwest Harbor a great place for lobster, and for garden enthusiasts, Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor is a must-see. The usual well-known attractions were of course quite crowded during this peak vacation week, but we found many lesser-known trails and quieter areas to be almost deserted. The cottage owners were wonderful in their prompt helpful responses to our questions whenever we emailed, and we have absolutely no qualms about recommending this adorable cottage to anyone, with the caveat that the steep narrow staircase to the upstairs bedrooms and somewhat sloping floors of this vintage home may be challenging for some, but considering most folks who come to Acadia are expecting to climb and hike, this is probably not going to be an issue!
This charming little cottage turned out to be the perfect place to stay the week in Bar Harbor for myself, my wife, my step-daughter, son-in-law, their two little ones and even our little dog. It has the perfect balance of being close enough to walk to town and being far enough off the beaten path for privacy and peace and quiet. We gave "the kids" (and their kids) the run of the upstairs bedrooms and we slept downstairs on the remarkably comfortable futon in the second sitting room.
We had plenty of privacy among ourselves, and never felt we were "tripping over each other" when we all in the dining room or living room. The kitchen and baths have all the required amenities (except a microwave) and the place was comfortable and snug. Parking was never a problem.
We walked a lot and enjoyed some of closer restaurants (especially the Mt Desert Ice Cream Shop on Main near Pleasant street.).
Overall, we would give this place the highest recommendation for 4 to 6 people looking to stay a week or more in the area.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300.00|
50% due upon signing of contract; 50% due 45 days before occupancy.
Payable by check.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.