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Joe or Terri Nowinski

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Sunset Mountaintop Cottage Overlook Acadia! (with loft)

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, loft,1 bathroom, sleeps six, cathedral ceiling, deck,view, laundry

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.

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joe or Terri Nowinski (Property Manager)
Member since: 2006
Call Manager
Speaks: english


based on 15 traveler reviews

Sunset Mountaintop Cottage Overlook Acadia! (with loft)
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews
Tecumseh, mi

Simply the best

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The sunset itself is peaceful and relaxing, especially after a day exploring the park! We try our best to provide our guests with a comfortable and memorable stay. We welcome repeat customers (with a discount). We welcome your feedback and value your business.
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Nearly perfect secluded honeymoon cottage

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful maine getaway

  • 5 of 5

overall we had a great experience in the cottage. it's minutes from bar harbor, which made for easy access both to the park and to shopping, food, etc. the cottage indeed has a beautiful view, with a deck and a fire pit. it was easy to find, to get into and out of, and terri and joe were easy to get in touch with.

the only downside is that it's pretty small -- we were there as a group of 4 adults and felt a little crammed/on top of each other. but it was great for the price, and we were spending most of our days out in the park anyway. also note that there's no wifi and spotty cell service.

but i'd definitely recommend it, and would return on my next time!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unresponsive Owner

  • 1 of 5

I never give bad reviews. I just don't give the time or energy to the negativity that so many other renters put into their reviews. However, I must comment on the unresponsive owner of this property. We arrived at the cottage (more like a cabin) to find a cleaning checklist for the cleaning person to complete in preparing the rental. We found that many items were not completed, including leaving us no paper towel, toilet paper, hand soap, or dish soap. We also found a note from the cleaning lady that said for us to get the extra bedding, hand towels, and dish towels from the laundry facility down the road ourselves. When we went to pick up these items, they were still soaking wet in the dryer. She had not even dried the items. Generally this is not a big deal so I sent the owner an email to have the cleaning lady drop the missing items off, but I received no response. So we went into town and bought the items ourselves. Again not a big deal until I received an email from the owner asking if I knew anything about a bag of puppy poop found by the cleaning lady. I responded to her immediately and said I was wondering the same thing since it was there when we arrived. I received no response again and today I noticed she cashed the security deposit check without any notice or reason why. The nerve of this owner to provide an incomplete rental, insinuate my dog pooped on her property (and please note my dog did not accompany us on our trip - she had an accident while we were gone and I had to put her down while we were gone (I honestly cannot make this up)), to not respond to either of my emails, and then to cash my security check is totally irresponsible! I truly hope the security check is worth this review because as much as our vacation to your beautiful cabin was ruined due to the death of my dog, I simply could not let your blatant unresponsiveness to my emails go unnoticed.

Matt from Michigan

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First and foremost we are sorry for the loss of your dog! Unfortunately we did not receive any of your emails and being an "unresponsive owner" is a first complaint from any guest over the past 9 years. We questioned you about possibly have brought a dog (based on the bag of poop found) but did not receive a response from you. Bringing a dog would have involved a pet fee, but the actual reason we considered holding your security was due to other damage we found which was more than mere wear and tear and cost us more than the cost of the security deposit to repair. To date we have never held a security for any of our guests. The previous guests did not bring a dog and the likelihood that a bag of puppy poop would have stayed on the deck for the previous guests visit is unlikely. Regardless of this, we do appreciate you bringing issues with our cleaning person to our attention. She is no longer working for us. There had been no previous issue with this cleaning person throughout practically our entire season, nevertheless her actions were not in keeping with our standards and we do apologize for your inconvenience. For this we have already refunded your security that we initially held. We would have resolved this issue immediately had we heard from you. We supply all of our guests with 2 phone numbers to reach us as well as an email address and a welcome email which specifically states to contact us upon arrival to the cottage if there are supplies missing or cleanliness issues. This contact information is also given in our welcome packet and posted in the cottage. We are very sorry for your time and trouble and sorry for your loss. Rest assured your security deposit has been refunded by the time you are reading this response.
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the location, privacy, and breathtaking view. First time in Maine - We shall return!!!! Sunset Cottage will definitely be our home again.

Jeff and Patty Iowa

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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.

Other Activities: cathedral ceiling


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Jun 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 23 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

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.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Unit has its own water heater.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Loft - 2 double , Loft
  • Linens and dish towels provided. Please bring your own bath & beach towels. Weekly cleaning service.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Linens, including dish towels, are provided. Locked Laundry room on premises: this is a short walk from cottage: electric washer and dryer: free of charge! Weekly cleaning service. DISH TV. Private road with no through traffic. Kitchen includes refrigerator with freezer, microwave, convection oven, stove top range, pancake griddle, coffee maker, toaster. Charcoal grill on deck. Electric heat in every room, and fireplace for cool spring and fall days. DVD(don't forget to bring your favorite movies!), CD player. Cell phone reception. Lots of space for kids to explore (kids love it!). Boarders Acadia National Park and access to trail heads. Don't miss our spectacular sunsets... or the Milky Way star show! Pets will be considered, we are pet friendly. If you want to relax and take a deep breath, you won't be disappointed. Sunset Point is a smoke free house.

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