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Speaks: english

Quiet Cottage 26 feet to Union Bay near Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Surry Cottage Rental Photos and Description

- 1 BR, 1 BA, Sleeps 2.

On the ocean, close to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park and only 26 feet to a private beach. Watch seals bask in the sun and frolic in the water from the comfort of a couch or spacious deck. Eagles fly by and regularly perch in nearby trees. Near Ellsworth, Blue Hill, Bucksport, and Bangor. Quaint cottage completely refurbished including new bathroom and kitchen. Very peaceful and quiet. Please read our reviews to see what others have said about their stay with us.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Russ (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)
Quiet Cottage 26 feet to Union Bay near Bar Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Astonishing gem

  • 5 of 5

At first I was skeptical because we handled payment via check, outside of the VRBO website. I was looking for other reviews that mentioned this and couldn't find them, so I'll leave this here for anyone else who may be caught off guard - it worked out perfectly fine!

That said, Russ once said to me that this property is not a money maker for him. I now certainly agree. The pictures don't do the view any justice. This was my third time in Maine, and by far the best place I've stayed. The busiest part of the bay is the seals talking to each other at low tide, or the albatross singing in the distance. You get a pretty amazing view of the national park mountains too!

The place had linens, towels, dishware/glassware (even wine glasses), and otherwise fully stocked like a home. You don't need to bring anything except clothes.

It's an ideal home base to travel to Acadia (MDI and Schoodic), and Deer Isle, with everything in between and beyond. Food is nearby, although I'd recommend going to MDI to find some true gems (Thurstons is a must for lobster fans).

All in all, I highly, highly recommend this place. We were so blown away as all our expectations were exceeded and we can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is the perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at our cottage we were so impressed with the location. It is on a quiet street and it sits on a point overlooking the water. When we opened the door of the cabin it was love at first sight! The woodwork is so beautiful. It felt warm and and inviting. It was clean and very well stocked, so you could easily settle right in and get to your vacation. Everything worked and the water was good to drink. We found lots to do and we were never bored. We were able to view eagles and seals right from the deck! There were plenty of good stores and hiking trails and excellent restaurants close by, so there was no need to travel far for anything. We had a ball and plan to return as soon as we are able to get away again. Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, wonderful view!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing vacations!

Very clean, comfortable cottage with gorgeous view. We saw eagles and seals; enjoyed sitting on the deck and swimming in the bay. This was the best vacations we ever had! We would highly recommend this wonderful place! We would stay here again. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great experience

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was fantastic. It was in a beautiful and peaceful location, away from the crowds of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, though an easy 30 minute drive away. The cottage was very clean and well kept, perfect for two people. Logistically Russ made the experience very easy for us.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this cabin/cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area close to Acadia National Park. Location is very close to Ellsworth and about 30-40 minutes to the Park. Just far enough away to have some quiet solitude. The cabin was very clean and the view was wonderful!! Kitchen was sufficiently equipped and bed was comfortable. Owner was very responsive to my messages and made renting this property easy. Would definitely rent again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Better than Advertised!

  • 5 of 5

This whole experience was great. The pictures undersell the view, and the place is super clean and comfortable. We made it to Acadia in about 40m. We did everything last minute, but Russel made everything easy for us. Can't recommend enough!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
28 Miles
Interstate 95 (Bangor, ME)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Surry Corner Store for homemade Pizza
Nearest Beach
Rocky Beach in front of Cottage
Car: necessary

Surry is located conveniently near Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and Blue Hill. Our location is on a private country road. There is great dining, sightseeing, shopping, antiquing within a few miles in any direction.

Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Surry Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
Jun 4 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 9.0%

Saturday To Saturday. Check in after 4p.m. Check out by 10a.m.
June 4 - Sept 10
$900 + tax per week ($81) Total $981.00
Sept 10 - Oct 22
$800 + tax per week ($72) Total $872.00

$300 Security Deposit

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Surry Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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