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Winding Brook Cottage on 4 Secluded Wooded Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2-3

Nature lovers will delight in bright and airy 1 bedroom cottage surrounded by tall white pines. The cottage was completed in 2004 and sits on four wooded acres. The cottage is located on a private road that parallels Mill brook, a beautiful stream which is near Norway drive. The cottage is about equidistant to both the Hulls Cove and Cadillac Mountain Acadia National Park entrances - literally in the heart of Mount Desert Island.

There is a beautfiul trail - Acadian Ridge, that is a short walk from the property, as well as a gorgeous waterfall and refreshing swimming hole. The town of Bar Harbor is roughly 5 miles away. The cottage has big windows, an open floorplan with a pull-out futon couch and gas-fired Jotul stove for heat on those chilly nights. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with a queen-sized bed and full bath (including tub). A skylight and 10x10 screened-in porch make the cottage feel even more spacious by letting the outside in.

We will allow pets with prior approval for an extra charge of $100 per week.

More Details

Odette Thurston
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is spacious and has one large window looking out to the back of the property. There is a full-sized shower with tub and a linen closet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bedroom is bright and airy with two windows looking out to tall white pines. It is carpeted and there is 1 queen bed, 2 full sized chests of drawers and a full sized closet. All linens and towels are provided.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Very private and quiet setting yet convenient to trails, town and water; 1 airy bedroom with queen bed; comfortable, bright and airy living room with pull-out futon couch, skylight, gas woodstove; TV for DVD/VCR; cassette/CD/radio player; screened porch; deck; full bath including tub; pets considered, gas BBQ grill, lobster pot.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Winding Brook Cottage on 4 Secluded Wooded Acres
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
Readfield, Maine, USA

Clean, comfortable, private...

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was cozy and as described. Plenty of cooking utensils, wifi access--you really think you want to do that on vacation?, the landline phone works, fire pit for s'mores, etc. Convenient to Cadillac Mtn and N'east, S'west Harbors. The notebook in the cabin has great suggestions:--hike to the 'mini-falls' or up the hill to views of Blue Hill-- as well as Park activities...we took the ferry to Little and Great Cranberry Islands. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely quiet cottage for 2 or 3

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous time in Acadia and Winding Brook Cottage provided a wonderful break from the hustle and bustle of the Mount Desert Island activities. The cottage felt spacious, bright, and airy, and was clean and well equipped for our needs. We especially were pleased that our host provided a list of recommended vendor for kayaking tours, restaurants, bike rentals and more. We LOVED Acadia and all of its natural beauty, enjoyed the Acadia Night Sky Festival, and found Mainers to be a delightful, kind people. We hope to return again soon, and will stay at Winding Brook again if our group remains small.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Southington. CT

Cozy and secluded, conveniently located to park entrance and Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Comfortably furnished, beautifully appointed and pet-friendly cottage on a private road deep in the Maine woods. Arcadia National Park main entrance is a five-minute drive, with nearby Bar Harbor another 5-10 minutes away. Steps from the driveway is a short path that leads to a brook with a small waterfall and natural pool below - perfect for private afternoon dips with our dog. Odette was extremely hospitable and easy to communicate with. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. All in all, a magical week!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent cottage in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage for a couple (and pet) seeking a great location away from the tourist crowds in bar harbor. Easy access to the park (less than 5 mins) and other locations on mt. desert island. Owner was very responsive and easy to work with even though we made last minute reservations. The cottage was fully stocked with everything we needed right down to the coffee grinder....which got plenty of use. The outdoor fire pit and enclosed porch were great hang-out spots. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very quiet, recently built 1 bedroom cottage.

  • 3 of 5

This cottage is perfect for people seeking a 1 bedroom cottage. It was recently built, had hardwood floors with area rugs, a great screen porch & is pet friendly. The layout of the cottage was great, location wonderful (close to the park and Bar Harbor). The kitchen had everything I needed and setting up the reservation was easy. We enjoyed biking right from the cottage and in the park as well. The cottage is located in a very quiet part of Bar Harbor. We really enjoyed the space and would consider returning.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Jack Russell's, Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Kebo Valley
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 3
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chart Room, Hulls Cove
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Carriage Roads x/c
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Salisbury Cove
Car: necessary

Enjoy some of the best and most beautiful hiking the country has to offer on the numerous trails in Acadia National Park. The cottage is just steps away from the park boundary, including one little known trail - Acadian Ridge - that is a short walk from the property. That hike takes you through a white birch forest, crosses several gurgling streams and meanders through a sweet smelling cedar grove. A comprehensive guide of all the trails the island has to offer is available for your use while staying in the cottage.

Lakewood, a large fresh water lake with a sand beach that is great for swimming is about 3 miles away. The Eagle Lake Carriage Roads, which include miles and miles of well groomed trails for bicycle riding, is a short 3-4-mile drive, as are both main park entrances, Cadillac Mountain and Hulls Cove. Bar Harbor is roughly 5 miles away, and has a wide variety of great restaurants, two movie theatres, and shops.

Other Activities: hiking, kayaking, canoeing, whale watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

PLEASE NOTE 5 NIGHT MINIMUM!!! $950-$1000/week plus tax
$1000/week plus tax July & August. Rental is on weekly basis only during the peak season July & August, 5 night minimum in other months.
$300 Security deposit - will be returned if there is no damage (as per lease agreement), and one-half of weekly rent is required for reservation.

Pet charge of $100 to cover additional cleaning required. We require 1/2 of rent up front plus $300 security deposit. Balance of the rent is due 1 month prior to occupancy.

1/2 of total rent due immediately upon signing rental agreement. Balance of rent is due 1 month prior to occupancy, along with $300 damages deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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