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WATERFRONT COTTAGE MOUNT DESERT ISLAND & ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Kathleen Shields

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Kathleen Shields

Advertiser since: 2005
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Calendar last updated:
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WATERFRONT COTTAGE MOUNT DESERT ISLAND & ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Tremont Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)

Paul's Cottage is the year-round home where my father-in-law spent his retirement years. Built to resemble a New England barn, the spacious pine-paneled living room features a cathedral ceiling and a granite fireplace that is likely the largest you have ever seen!

There is a bedroom with queen size bed and full bath on the first floor. Over the kitchen and bedroom is a loft area with a full bath and two bedrooms, one with a queensize bed, the other with a small twin and sitting area with skylight. You will absolutely love the new dormer in the upstairs bedroom especially when you are able to look out on to Blue Hill Bay and enjoy the stars and the moon traveling across the clear dark sky. (Due to the relatively small size of the loft bedrooms we limit the total number of guests to five, no exceptions, please.)

Our newly renovated kitchen is well equipped for cooking and serving, with amenities including gas cooktop & oven, microwave, coffeemaker, dishwasher and breakfast table.

Mealtime is always more enjoyable with a view of the water. You can sit in front of the window in the dining area or simply go outside to use the picnic table on the deck. In the corner of the living room next to a window with a waterfront view, the landlady insisted on having a game table because she loves to play scrabble, bridge or canasta. Yes, it is a great place to use your computer and we do offer wireless internet connection for those who insist on making contact with the outside world. However, we suggest that you just sit and relax in the large wicker chairs in the living room............relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Perhaps the best thing to do after all is just step through the large sliding glass doors onto a 400 square foot deck and enjoy the panoramic view of Blue Hill Bay.

We are located between Mitchell and Duck Cove on the western side of Mount Desert Island, so you will find that the spectacular sunsets probably will take your breath away.

As one of my tenants said the minute he got out of the car, 'I think that you have a little bit of heaven here'. I do believe that he is correct. I have to say I do leave a little bit of my heart behind every time I leave Mount Desert Island.

So come and experience the peace and quiet of your home away from home and leave your cares behind.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

l) We rent our cottages by the week, Saturday to Saturday

2) A deposit is required with 7 days to hold your reservation. Refund of deposits can only be made if we are successful in re-renting the entire period.

3) We enjoy pets enormously, but have found that pets are frequently unhappy in unfamiliar surroundings. We do have tenants who have allergies too. We regrettably have concluded that we can not accommodate any pets.

4) Our housekeeping cottage is now smoke-free. Smoking is not permitted inside at any time.

5) We do limit the number of people to five, including small children, no exceptions, please.

Keywords: Waterfront Cottage on the 'quiet side of MDI'

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kathleen Shields (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2014

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.4
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62412vb
-(207) 244-7746
Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Newton, MA
2

Carpenter Ants

  • 2 of 5
This is a perfectly pleasant cottage in a private location, a stone’s throw from the owner’s home so if there are issues, there’s somebody on site to try to help. Decent kitchen and living space, relatively comfortable sleeping accommodations. The fireplace is huge, a nice feature that we utilized to make s’mores during the summer week we spent there. All of that said, unfortunately the thing I’ll remember most about the house were the ants.

We saw big carpenter ants every day, in every room, on the floors, on the couch, on tables, on chairs, and a few times, in our beds. The owners, Kathy and Jay, said that this normally doesn’t happen this time of year, but when we checked in on Saturday, there were already a few dozen dead ants in the sliding area for the glass door leading to the back deck, which means the problem could’ve and should’ve been diagnosed prior to our arrival. Kathy dropped some pellets on the exterior that did nothing to reduce the population, and so on the Monday after our Saturday check-in we insisted they call an exterminator. I don’t know if the treatment benefited the people who stayed after us, but we saw no reduction in the ant population while we were there.

Kathy was sensitive to the issue after overcoming her reluctance to call an exterminator, but any follow-up was initiated by us. We never received an unsolicited check-in to see if the problem was improving, and the issue merited no mention or apology when we saw her on the morning we left after our week-long stay (Jay was away). In an email exchange after we checked out, Jay indicated that they don’t look to control the problem with an exterminator because “We, and our other guests, have viewed the ants as an annoyance, but something that did not warrant the human exposure to the exterminator's materials.” I can only speak for myself, but I would think that most people would opt for a responsible exterminator doing his job over ants crawling into bed with the kids.

Why 2 stars instead of 1? Under ant-free conditions it’s a nice cottage with a lovely view of the water. That said, for visitors deciding whether or not to stay here, I’d be concerned this issue could recur unpredictably. The owners indicated this was normally an early spring problem, but the fact that it occurred in mid-August means that the ants have decided not to abide by a predictable schedule.
  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jay and I, with over 40 years history with this property, have had countless satisfied guests.
The exterminator's visit had the desired effect and the next tenant saw only a handful of ants during their stay and those were dead. Unfortunately, that did not resolve the problem when the reviewing guest was in the cottage. We regret their discomfort.
On the recommendation of the exterminator, we have made landscaping improvements around the cottage foundation to limit wood cellulose materials the ants find inviting. We will also continue a regular application of insecticide round the exterior perimeter of the foundation to discourage migration of the ants from the surrounding spruce forest. We will only be using insecticide material on the interior as a last resort. We believe that caution is in keeping with the sensitivities of our guests.
As resident owners, we are committed to treating every guest as we would want to be be treated. Our history of satisfied guests seems to suggest we must be generally doing it right. That said, we have learned from this experience and will do everything we can to avoid the ant problem for future guests.
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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62412vb
-(207) 244-7746
Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Our Winter Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We have enjoyed Paul's cottage for our last seven February vacations. Mt Desert Island in the winter is fantastic! A day cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in Acadia is scenic and beautifully quiet. Returning to the cottage each afternoon and enjoying the fireplace, warm beverages, water views, sunsets and seabirds visible right outside the cottage window is heavenly. Sleeping in the loft bedroom, watching the moon, stars and lighthouse beacons is as romantic as it gets. Paul's cottage has everything you need, Kathy is extremely helpful, and we will keep returning to this amazing location. The pictures show it all except the tranquility of winter. We do recommend Paul's cottage to our friends but only if they promise not to compete for our week!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62412vb
-(207) 244-7746
Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5
Paul's cottage is perfect for a romantic getaway.
We have been coming for years and each time we leave , we want to come back.
The upstairs bedroom is dreamy. The place has million dollar views .. Sunsets.. Breathtaking !
It's very private , cozy,.. A rustic cottage with all the updates you need.
Great stove , kitchen is excellent and has everything.
The Shields, Kathy and Ray are just lovely people ... Very accommodating.
If your looking for a place to call home away from home... This is it.
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62412vb
-(207) 244-7746
Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Brookline
5

A week in Acadia

  • 5 of 5
I've used VRBO a lot, and Paul's Cabin is one of the nicest places I have rented. It has fantastic views looking southwest toward Blue Hill Bay (winter sunsets over the water), a large fire place, a well-equipped kitchen, good internet and access to the beautiful carriage roads of Acadia National Park. A great place to come home to after a day of snow showing. It was hard to leave.
  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
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-(207) 244-7746
Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Grand Rapids, MI
4

Dick & Flo, Michigan

Dick & Flo, Michigan
  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our time at Paul's Cottage. It was clean, well maintained and stocked. It was close to everything we wanted to do/see. The weather was beautiful and the views out the cottage windows were just wonderful!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Waterfront Cottage Mount Desert Island & Acadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p62412vb
-(207) 244-7746
Tremont Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Michigan
5

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at this cottage for one glorious week in October. Found it on the internet and it exceeded our expectation. Kathy is very personable and easy to work with. The cottage is very well maintained/clean and very well stocked. It is very comfortable and cozy. The proximity to sights and necessities is perfect. It is refreshing to go home to the "quiet side" of the island after a day of sightseeing/.hiking and to be close to that home. The pictures are a very good representation of what you get, we were fortunate to have sun everyday and a full moon by night. Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

From $1,200 Per week

Tremont Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Early Spring
Nov 1 2014 - May 8 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
May 9 to May 29
May 9 2015 - May 29 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
May 30 to June 19
May 30 2015 - Jun 19 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
June 20 to July 11
Jun 20 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
July 11 to August 28
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
August 29 to October 2
Aug 29 2015 - Oct 2 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
October 3 to October 30
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 30 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 
 
October 31 to May 6
Oct 31 2015 - May 6 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

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Amenities

Tremont Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) 1 queen size downstairs, 1 queen size upstairs, Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Wireless Internet Connection, Wood for Fireplace, Fully Winterized Home Heated By Oil Furnace

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