|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
Get away from it all in this quiet mountaintop cottage with magnificent views and spectacular sunsets across Blue Hill Bay. Completely furnished 2-bedroom /1-bath cottage sleeps six and has an additional spacious loft, full kitchen with all the necessities, cathedral ceilings, deck, view and lovely field stone fireplace. Locked laundry facility steps from the cottage: electric washer and dryer: no extra cost! Only minutes to downtown Bar Harbor and beautiful Eagle Lake. And just outside your door overlook– breathtaking Acadia National Park!
Other conveniences include a laundry room just steps outside the door, weekly cleaning service, DISH TV, and located on a private road with no through traffic. Within walking distance; the Island Explorer shuttle route. We're also pet friendly.Note: The cottage is located on a sloping back yard from the deck which allows for access to the fire pit, blueberry picking, hiking, and incredible, relaxing sunset views.
Sunset Point Cottage: Sunset Point, which enjoys the highest cottage views in Acadia, is a winterized cottage that is comfortable from April through November. There's electric heat in every room, plus a working fireplace. Start the day with a leisurely breakfast with blueberries picked just outside the cottage. Then, after a busy schedule of sightseeing, climbing, biking, sea kayaking, whale watching, or swimming, we recommend a quiet hike to secluded Aunt Betty's Pond followed by a sunset cookout.
In full summer season, as well as in Spring and Fall (May & June/September & October) Bar Harbor and the towns on Mount Desert Island offer a wide variety of experiences -- festivals, art shows, competitions, great food, and more. Eat in at the cottage or go out for family and gourmet dining in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, and Northeast Harbor.
Driving Directions to Sunset Point: Driving Directions to Sunset Point cottage: Included in welcome packet.
Acadia National Park: Acadia National park and Mount Desert Island offer such a wide variety of activities for all ages that it is difficult to summarize. We recommend that you visit the park website, the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in Trenton, or the visitors center in Acadia Park for more details. See also our extra page for suggested activities.
My wife and I were lucky enough to stay at Sunset Point for part of our honeymoon. We stayed a week and enjoyed every second. The views and the relaxing ambience were just what we expected. The cottage was very clean and well maintained. We decided to sleep in the living room and not one of the two bedrooms. We wanted to take full advantage of the fireplace and views of the mountain (very romantic setting).The drive to downtown was quick and the beautiful scenes of nearby hikes, bike rides and canoe trips were just a few minutes away. We took advantage of the fresh lobster delivery offered and had our very first taste of fresh Maine lobster in the comforts of the cottage(reasonably priced). Terri and Joe were great with everything. We truly had a great time. One thing to watch out for when driving to the cottage for the first time is to remember to drive all the way to the top of the mt. The first cottage on the left is not sunset pt. (woops) We can't wait to go back and enjoy more of sunset point cottage! Make sure to take advantage of the books in the cottage showing all the activities available. We really enjoyed the nearby hikes. Thanks again Terri and Joe!
Sunset point was in a great location for us because it was a short drive to a variety of points in Acadia NP and Bar Harbor. There were a few other cottages nearby but it was very quiet and peaceful.
The cottage had all the basics that we needed and was comfortable to stay in. It has a small stone fireplace that we used every night and was wonderful! One of my favorite things was that it is dog friendly. Our dogs enjoyed it also!
Our party of 3 had a wonderful time in Acadia with this cabin as our home base. One of our party had never been to Maine before and was very inpressed. This is our second time at the cabin. Everything was very clean and well kept. We did appreciate the new refrigerator with a larger freezer to store frozen items. I also appreciated the chimney starter for the charcoal grill. That eliminated the need for using lighter fluid. Very secluded and private area. It wasn't very cold when we were there (mid September) so we only used the heaters one night. It was nice to have the DVD player to watch movies in the evening. We didn't watch too much regular TV but it was nice to have reliable access to local channels for the weather. All kitchen items worked fine. We grilled steaks one night and steamed lobsters from one of the local lobster pounds another. Very close to Bar Harbor, trail heads and other points in Acadia National Park. All in all a very nice experience. We will be back!
Sunset Cottage is a peaceful little cottage/cabin on a secluded small mountain top that allows for a quiet, comfortable stay. The cottage itself is clean and well cared for. Communication with the owners/managers was helpful, timely and courteous. The location itself is within short distance of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, but far enough away to not be caught in the crowds of these places. It is a delightful little spot with fireplace inside, comfortable bedding, bathroom, kitchen and fire pit outside. I would absolutely, without hesitation, stay here again as long as current owners are still in the picture.
As a mature couple looking for a comfortable, secluded honeymoon location, we couldn't have done much better. Our goal was to find a place where we could relax, read, do some hiking and sightseeing, and dine out or cook ourselves as we chose. Sunset Cottage fit the bill. As advertised, the cottage has great sunset views. Neighboring cabins are far enough away to afford lots of privacy. Bar Harbor and the rest of the island provide many options for great dining, touristy shopping, hiking in Acadia National Park, fishing or sailing, etc.
The fireplace and outdoor fire pit provide good places for cozy fires. The kitchen is reasonably stocked with equipment and dishes, but without a full-sized oven. There is comfortable seating indoors for four and outside for seven. The table seats 5-6. The 2 bedrooms have identical double beds and each has a dresser. The loft has sleeping space suitable for kids, but likely not for the very young due to the steep ladder or adults due to the very low headroom. There is a free laundry facility in an outbuilding. The bath is basic but functional. Everything was very clean.
There are a few things to consider in planning your stay. Early in the season, the kitchen wasn't stocked with any food or condiments except a half jar of popcorn. Plan on bringing everything you need - cooking oil, salt and pepper, spices, napkins, etc. People may leave things as they go (we left salt and pepper, cooking oil and napkins) so there may be more there later in the summer. There were paper towels, coffee filters, two small rolls of TP (you will need more), kitchen towels and basic cleaning supplies. You will need to bring bath towels and soap but sheets and bath rugs are provided. There were no extra garbage bags, so bring some spares. Ziplock bags could be helpful if you expect leftovers. There is decent cell phone reception and some data service, but the cottage isn't ideal for someone needing a robust internet connection.
There are a few downsides that might affect your choice. The double beds aren't the most comfortable, and they are VERY squeaky. A light sleeper could be easily awakened every time someone rolled over and there would be virtually no chance of discrete amorous activity. The available lighting in the living area is barely adequate for reading.
Overall we were very happy with the choice. If it were ours we would make a few changes but we would have no hesitation making the same choice again.
The cottage was as described, everything needed for a relaxing stay. The bed was comfortable, kitchen well equipped, shower good. Only 4-5 miles from downtown Bar Harbor, which was convenient.
One thing I hope the owner is planning to get replaced in the near future is the sliding glass door. All the seals to the windows are broken, and therefore, with the door open to let air in, you really couldn't see out to the view much at all. Even the "good" side was leaking and full of condensation. Other than that though, everything was fine.
Terri was very responsive when there was a problem with the Disk TV. Overall, a very nice place to hang your hat while you explore Acadia.
At Sunset Point Cottage, you're in the heart of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, which draws more than three million visitors a year. Drive along the rugged, granite coastline of the Park Loop Road to enjoy magnificent elevated views of the harbor and the sparkling Atlantic. Or head to the bustling downtown area for sightseeing, dining, shopping, and entertainment.
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|Security deposit||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$50|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
We accept on line credit card payments. Also to reserve by check: $300/week deposit + $50 refundable breakage/excess cleaning fee, or $350 received within 14 days to confirm. The balance due 30 days prior to arrival.
The refundable security is typically refunded 1 week after your departure. We send a welcome packet which will contain the rental confirmation agreement following receipt of the initial deposit.
Note: extra $50 for any pet.
Cancellation policy: prior to 30 days of arrival if cancelled, guests receive 50% refund. If canceling 30 days or less there is no refund.