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Delightful Maine Home with Panoramic Views of Water and Sky!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

You will simply love our place. It has three bedrooms with pillow-top king,queen and double beds, two bathrooms plus den/TV room. Located on the 'Quiet Side' of Mount Desert Island with panoramic views of Blue Hill Bay and surrounding Islands.

PERFECT for couples (very comfy KING bed, amazing water views, lovely private deck) and/or for families with 2 more bedrooms.... a wonderful retreat.

Very private, woodsy setting yet accessible to all the delights and wonders of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops. Oak hardwood floors in all bedrooms. Fireplace with hand-painted Portuguese tiles. Nice basement space with Foosball table and washer/dryer.

Spacious decks (bring your yoga mat for sunrise/sunset practice) and screened porch. Bring your bikes, canoe, kayak: plenty of storage space available. Also wireless internet access of course.(broadband). Bring your laptop, iPad....or could just disconnect and really relax.....!


DO YOU HAVE WATER ACCESS? No, we do not have waterfront property. Yet the ocean breezes and sounds of the gulls following the lobster boats in the cove can fool you. It is fair to say we have the most spectacular views of the water...better than our lower level neighbors.

IS IT QUIET? Yes, it is very quiet. Our land abuts an old Maine cemetery. Sometimes there are visitors or they mow the grass and you can hear these brief sounds in the distance.

CAN PETS OR CHILDREN PLAY OUTSIDE? We own 10 acres and are situated at the end of a long private driveway. It is quite safe for pets and kids to be outside.

HOW FAR ARE YOU FROM BAR HARBOR? We suggest that folks look at a Google map. But if you can't is about a 25-35 minute drive.

This home offers you everything. Wonderful peace and quiet to meditate, read all those good books, make a fresh seafood meal and completely feel at ease. AND a great base for all the amazing outdoor activities available on Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park.

You DO deserve a vacation.


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Carol G Carson
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Carol G Carson

We spent our honeymoon on MDI in 1978. Along with many treasured memories and places, we still discover brand new things to do and see and experience with each returning visit. What more is there to say? We really love it here and so will you.

Carol G Carson purchased this house in 2006

Why Carol G Carson chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Mount Desert Island is a truly magical place!

Acadia National Park is truly a national treasure.

What makes this house unique

From Acadia National Park website:‎

The First Eastern National Park

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time...walked in the woods in shirt sleeves, walked in the snow...truly a Maine spring! Thank you for your welcoming home. We saw our son at U of Maine, relaxed,

did some work (in lovely surroundings) and got hooked on Maine just a little more.

One day we too may be permanent residents. Our poodle certainly is happy here!
Apr 2011
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Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Rumpus Room
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Second floor bathroom with toilet, double sinks, shower and tub. First floor bathroom with toilet,sink and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King Bed in master bedroom Queen Bed in second bedroom Double Bed in small bedroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Champagne bucket and flutes...need more?..... Spectacular sunsets and star-filled night skies.... C'est Magnifique!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Delightful Maine Home with Panoramic Views of Water and Sky!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Perfection plus

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from L 'Acadie with such beautiful memories. Our purpose was to celebrate my husband's 65th birthday so I wanted something that was out of the ordinary. We certainly found it at L'Acadie. We traveled with another couple and I was given the privilege of making all the arrangements. I knew from the reviews and the pictures that we wouldn't be disappointed but to see 65 plus year olds get excited about our location and accommodations was a treat in itself. The first evening we had the lunar eclipse and was able to experience that on the upper deck...what a site and start to a perfect week. We did have a lot of rain one day but even that was a good thing as it made us slow down just a bit and enjoy the quietness of the area. There was a great grocery store in South West Harbor, only a few minutes from L 'Acadie for the few things we needed. We had such a great time at a local restaurant too....if you get the chance, stop at Sipps in Southwest Harbor. Another highlight,on a rainy day was Oceanarium, north of Bar Harbor. Be sure to have popovers at Jordon Pond and Lobster stew...and don't forget Lobster at Thurston's about 5 minutes from L'Acadie...We all cannot wait to go back someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 3

Beautiful and peaceful home

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at L’Acadie this August. We were on MDI at the height of tourist season this year, and staying on the quiet side in the secluded L’Acadie cottage was perfect! We were within easy reach of all of the wonderful things Acadia has to offer, but also got the peace and quiet of this home. Everything here was very nice, but also so homey and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils/pots/pans that we needed to cook. The living space was open and filled with light, but we were often drawn upstairs to the upstairs deck and master bedroom. What an amazing view!!! All in all, the house was clean, comfortable, well stocked, peaceful… and we could go on and on. This was our first trip to MDI, we hope there will be many more, and we hope L’Acadie is available.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 3

Awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Everything was so absolutely perfect all week long. And the weather was great!

We settled in and felt at home immediately. It was restful and exciting at the same time. Each day we'd wake early in the beautiful master bedroom, (sunrise is so early so far east!) and plan where we would hike that day. And off we'd go to Acadia and Bar Harbor for the better part of each day, only to return with delicious lobster rolls and catch the sunset on the deck. We brought our dog Chulie with us and felt so comfortable having her there with us. And she was exhausted from all the adventures. The fireplace was so great for the one rainy evening we had. Such a treat to be there for a week; it was hard to leave. Beautiful place, comfortable in every way. Spacious and cozy, warm and airy. I can't wait to go back and see what a different season feels like at L'Acadie Cottage. Thanks for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Always wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin, and October on the island. We stayed at L'Acadie Cottage in 2009, and this time we were back with our daughter and her family to introduce our 3YO granddaughter to Maine tide pools, lobsters, rocks, hikes, and all the wonderful things about Maine. The cottage, which had been wonderful when just the two of us stayed there, was even more wonderful with all of us staying. The kitchen was perfect for family dinners in the evening, and we really enjoyed the fireplace in the evening. I couldn't recommend this wonderful cottage more -- it's perfect!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2 6

Feels like coming home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in June, with our 5 year old golden retriever and 24 year old son. The location is private but not isolated, the house is immaculately clean and the grounds are beautifully maintained. No detail was overlooked in supplies or toiletries and we felt welcomed. Enjoyed everything about it - the bedrooms, the views, the kitchen, the living room. Thank you for your caring.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 6
New York, New York

Wonderful vacation home with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

The views from this West Tremont vacation home are spectacular. What a wonderful place to return to after a fun day of hiking and biking through Acadia National Park. Watching a beautiful sunset from the deck off of the master bedroom is a perfect way to end the day. The owners have thoughtfully appointed the house. The fireplace and well curated reads on the guest bookshelf make this a comfortable vacation home at anytime of year. Looking forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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1 4


Car: necessary

Ferry boat rides to surrounding islands (Cranberry Isles, Swan's Island).

The National Park Service has wonderful excursions too!


Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Season
May 20 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late June
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Perfect September!
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

IN 2016 we will be renting from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
FOR RETURNING RENTERS: We will honor your previous year's rate if we hear from you early in the New Year!
CLEANING FEE included for one week rentals or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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