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Rocko's Cottage Nestled in the Heart of Downtown Bar Harbor

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


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House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Rocko's Cottage is located on a side street in the downtown area of the beautiful island town of Bar Harbor. We are pet friendly for your well mannered four legged friends. Rocko is actually our 7 lb Dorkie. (Dachshund/Yorkie)

You will be within walking distance of over 25 restaurants ranging from fine dining to family fare. Bicycle rentals, kayaking trips, and unique shops galore are all within minutes of your front door and yes we can tell you which of these places welcome pets. Walk the shore path or across a natural sand bar (actually a glacial deposit) to visit beautiful Bar Island. Never have to worry about parking your car or enjoying a cocktail and then driving.

Rocko's Cottage was built in 2005 and is tastefully and comfortably furnished. You will find everything that you need to enjoy your stay. The kitchen is equipped with all the necessities of life, and the linens are all in good condition. The open floor plan actually makes our cottage appear much larger inside. It must be noted that the bathroom does not have a tub but does have a nice 4 ft. shower and for your convenience there is a stackable washer and dryer. This is a great house and location for people that travel with pets or just one or two couples or a small family that want to stay in the heart of town. Once you visit us you will be sure to return again and again.

The owners live and work locally and we are always only a phone call away if there is a problem. Welcome to our home and enjoy your stay....

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Lisa DeMuro
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Lisa DeMuro

Lisa and Rick, the owners of Rocko's Cottage, live and work in Bar Harbor. Lisa works in retail and Rick is an engineer at the Jackson Laboratory. Lisa has lived in Bar Harbor for over 50 years, she is pictured here with their two dogs, Rocko and Alice.

Lisa DeMuro purchased this house in 2005

Why Lisa DeMuro chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Rocko's Cottage is not a vacation rental but our actual home that we have chosen to rent by the week in the summer months.

What makes this house unique

Rocko's Cottage is in a great location. You are downtown in the heart of Bar Harbor and are able to access the free bus system that has its hub located 2 blocks from where you are staying. Restaurants, movie theatres, boat trips are all easily accessible without worrying about parking. You could enjoy your vacation without ever having to use your car.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Rocko's Cottage Nestled in the Heart of Downtown Bar Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

HOME away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Rocco's Cottage was much nicer than it was shown on line! It was clean, convenient, well-appointed and a pleasure to live in for a relaxing week. All things Bar Harbor were within a short walk from the cottage and its "set back" location provided maximum privacy. I brought my two dogs and felt like they were the only two pets ever inside the house because it was so clean! Lisa and Rick are REAL folks with a common-sense, friendly New England approach to everyone and everything. They are a gentle presence if needed and invisible if not. I felt completely at home -TRULY at home in their cottage because they provided everything you could ever need or want while away from home. I will return to Rocko's cottage because this was one of my best vacations, EVER!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really Nice Little Place

  • 5 of 5

We've not always had success using VRBO, this time we did. Cute place, nice hosts, everything you need during your stay and the one thing we did need, they brought us!

We were very happy with the location, walking distance to the village square, shops, and restaurants.

Pet friendly and you'd never know they allowed pets, no stains or wear & tear from previous pet guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

Rocko's cottage was perfect for the two of us and our dog. Set back from the street behind the main house and was quiet. It has off street parking. A couple of blocks to walk down town, very convenient. Very clean and had all of the amenities that we needed. Lisa and Rick are extremely hospitable and welcoming. Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Total Agreement on the 3 'C's Cozy, Clean & Comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as pictured. All the comforts of home. Don't let 'pet-friendly' scare you if you don't have pets. We could not bring our dogs, but we are dog lovers (so we know they can be messy:) Rocko's Cottage is bright & clean & loaded with amenities. Quiet, but very close to Main St. Lisa & Rick are locals & willing to share information about the area. Definitely would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

Rocko's Cottage was a perfect VRBO for our two week stay in Bar Harbor. Walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants downtown and only a few minutes from Acadia. The cottage is clean, quiet and stocked with everything we needed to feel at home. Off street parking was a plus. Thank you for providing such a wonderful home for our annual Bar Harbor visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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love it

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at Rocko's cottage. It's got everything you need for comfort including air conditioning, comfy beds, cable tv, good size kitchen, etc. It's clean & convenient to downtown but away from the noise. So easy to walk to the village green & use the shuttle service. A lovely park in the other direction. Love staying here. Lisa is available for anything but never intrusive. Highly recommend Rocko's cottage

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
McKay's Public House
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Poor Boys
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Small Intown Beach
Car: not necessary

We are located in the heart of downtown just minutes from the entrance to Acadia National Park, free island shuttle bus, whale watching.


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Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • No bathtub but a roomy 4 foot shower. Stackable washer and dryer are located in the bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming

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