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Sunset Mountaintop Cottage Overlook Acadia! (with loft)

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

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Bar Harbor 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

Property Manager
Joe or Terri Nowinski
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2016
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based on 17 traveler reviews

Sunset Mountaintop Cottage Overlook Acadia! (with loft)
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 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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Cincinnati OH

Nice Maine Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love, LOVE, LOVED Sunset Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We appreciate your thoughtful review. Please come visit us again some day☀️
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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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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

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 29 2016
4 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 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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