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Ann Stuart

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Oceanfront Cottage - spectacular Views Minutes from Acadia Nat'l Park

5 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This comfortable, fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ocean front cottage has stunning views of Blue Hill bay. In West Tremont, between Bass Harbor & Seal Cove, on the western side of Mt. Desert Island, it is minutes from Acadia National Park. Pets are welcome. Enjoy views from the large wrap around deck or sit on the rocks feet from the ocean to enjoy sunsets and listen to the loons. Seven mi. from Southwest Harbor’s stores & restaurants, and Bar Harbor is only 20 miles away. Fully equipped kitchen, there is a washer & dryer, and heaters in bathrooms, downstairs bedrooms and main area for cool coastal mornings. Upstairs bedroom with king bed, small private deck and bath with shower. Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with two twin beds, bathroom with full shower and bathtub. Gas grill, charcoal grill, Wifi, Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, CD player, plenty of parking, and screened shed for storage of bikes and kayaks. Non-smoking. This is our family’s summer cottage which we welcome you to share.

Other Activities: Walking, hiking, biking, kayaking, boat rides, bird watching, star gazing

Pets Welcome: We welcome your well behaved pets

Internet / Phone: Wifi, unlimited US & Canada phone service.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ann Stuart (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ann Stuart

We inherited our family cottage in 2006. The family has spent many wonderful summer vacations here since 1969.

Why Ann Stuart chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

The Maine oceanfront with it's stunning views. Great bird and wildlife watching. Acadia National Park has miles of trails and carriage paths for walking and hiking, miles for bicycling, paths by the ocean and through the woods, ocean and many lakes, great kayaking, swimming and canoeing. Any outdoor activity is available. We love the ocean and we love the outdoors. Mount Desert Island combines both and offers endless outdoor opportunities at any level and everywhere you look is beauty.

Reviews

4.8
based on 5 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Cottage - spectacular Views Minutes from Acadia Nat'l Park
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

A true home away from home, an unbeatable view!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at this wonderful family home! The home is equipped with all the essentials and then some, and is thoughtfully designed and laid out to maximize both the interior and exterior space. The bedrooms and sleeping arrangements are very comfortable and allow for excellent privacy and separation for kids and other guests. Full baths upstairs and on the main floor are a welcome touch for a big group, too! The wraparound deck has unobstructed water views that are nothing short of stunning. (And the cozy deck off the master suite lets you wake up to the same beautiful views!) A short a walk down to the shoreline affords picture perfect sunsets that will surely become a "not-to-be-missed" part of your day! There is ample parking, and the outside of the property is beautifully maintained. There are seemingly endless outdoor activities all around Mount Desert Island, with the home being very convenient to several parts of Acadia National Park. The hiking, kayaking, and biking are simply some of the best we have experienced anywhere. We loved the location of this property on the "quiet side" of the island, and the drive to Bar Harbor for shopping, dining, and other activities is an easy one. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buffalo,NY
5

Property lovely, well maintained and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

I keep returning to this rental as it feels like a home away from home. The location is outstanding, with access to views of the water and sunsets. The listing description is accurate and the amenities are more than advertised. The house is exceptionally well organized and maintained. Walk in and you are home.The house is outfitted with all your needs from bedding to binoculars. The kitchen has everything you have at home including all dishes, wraps, seasonings, pots and pans. Even a lobster pot. Bring nothing, just replace what you use. Everything is well taken care of, clean and comfortable. Close to all activities in the area. Local hikes/walks, rocky beaches etc. Allows you to enjoy the Acadia experience but you set your own pace. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Repeat Renters

  • 5 of 5

2011 was our second visit to the Stuart Cottage and we have already signed up to return in 2012. My wife and I have stayed at several other properties on Mount Desert Island and this is by far the best. First and foremost, the location is absolutely spectacular. The scenery is just what you would expect along the Maine coastline. The ocean view is incredible particularly in the late afternoon and as the sun sets. Wildlife is plentiful (loons, dolphin, osprey, bald eagles). We have two small dogs and there are plenty of quiet roads and paths to walk them right next to the property. The house itself is fully stocked and well maintained. For cool nights, the wood burning stove has been replaced with a modern and reliable oil burning space heater. The property is on the quiet side of the island and away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park is nearby as well as ferry service to Swan's Island and Isleford. 2 grocery stores are located in Southwest Harbor (10 minutes) that took care of most of our needs. Our favorite local restaurants are Thurston's (lobster) and Top of the Hill (prime rib Tuesday/Thursday. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning, tranquil view

  • 4 of 5

We love the Tremont/W.Tremont area--the "quietside," where we'd stayed for several years. After welcoming a dog into our home we were looking for a new place on the water that allowed pets. The Stuart's cottage was more than big enough for our family of 4 plus dog. (A family of six would easily fit.) The best part was enjoying daily breakfasts and dinners on the porch with fabulous, tranquil views--what we come to Maine for! (I'd been a little worried about the lack of screen on the porch but we were never bothered by bugs (until after sunset).) Our family would walk down to the rocks after dinner, picking blueberries on the way, and enjoy the sunset and beauty of nature all around--including porpoises dancing! Kids appreciated the well-stocked games and adults the well-equipped kitchen. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

No better way to for newcomer to enjoy Maine

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house and location! The layout of the house was perfect for my friends (and their dogs) to share the week. The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortably furnished. The house was supplied with just about everything you can ask for: a well stocked pantry, cooking utensils, pots & pans, linens and towels, handy tools, grill, and excellent collection of books. The washer and dryer was very convenient. With the personal decoration and artwork, it seemed as if I was visiting the country home of a good friend or family.

Since it was my first visit to Maine, I cannot think of a better introduction to all of its attractions: rocky but gorgeous shoreline, variety of trails for hiking, bicycling, or exploring with dogs, convenient to all attractions, or just enjoying the quiet and magic of nature. The weather was excellent with only a few brief, morning or mid-day showers. The information on local attractions provided in the house binder as well as other literature was very helpful. Everyplace that we explored was exciting: from the shops in Bar Harbor and other towns, view from Cadillac Mountain, the trails in Acadia National Park, especially the trail around Jordan Pond and popovers at the Jordan pond restaurant, hiking the trails along Fernald Cove, playing fetch the stick with dogs (on Bar Island and Seal Cove, and Pretty Marsh) and taking the mail boat to Little Cranberry (Isleford) Island. We also enjoyed the excellent local seafood at Down East Lobster pound, Beales/Captain's Galley, and more upscale dining at Red Sky restaurant. The week was over too soon but I am looking forward to returning next year.

Thank you for the chance to enjoy the beauty of the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: necessary

Western MDI is a beautiful, quiet area of fishing villages, less touristy than the Bar Harbor area but close to Acadia Nat’l Park. Park activities include miles of trails & carriage roads for walking and biking. Explore the many lakes by canoe or kayak, enjoy scenic boat trips out from many of the island towns. Evenings can include trips to many shops & restaurants, the Repertory Theatre in Somesville, music festivals & other cultural events in Bar Harbor and all that downeast Maine offers. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and spectacular views of the night sky from this peaceful wooded waterfront retreat.

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Rates & Availability

West Tremont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Summer
Jun 18 2016 - Jul 22 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Peak Summer
Jul 23 2016 - Aug 19 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 20 2016 - Sep 9 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 10 2016 - Oct 8 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Maine sales tax 7% not included, Possible Pet fee ($75) negotiable.

Local Southwest Harbor broker is used to handle lease and paperwork and provide on-site support. Security deposit $400 handled by broker.

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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Small private balcony
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs bedroom with king bed, small private deck and bath with shower. Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, downstairs bedroom with two twin beds, bathroom with full show and bathtub.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Spectacular views from the deck and shoreline. Pets welcome. Laundry and fully stocked kitchen. Upstairs bedroom has king bed, small private deck and bath with shower. Beautiful sunsets, spectacular night skies, watch loons and eagles from the deck.

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