|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Located at the waterfront just outside the Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor area is this charming
two bedroom log home. It has a fully furnished kitchen, front master bedroom with king bed and
second bedroom with two single beds. Porch on two sides of the house, front side is a covered
section as seen in pictures. The house includes washer/dryer, dishwasher, stove/oven, microwave
oven and gas barbeque on the porch. There is Dish Network satellite access and DVD/VCR capabilities.
Bar Harbor is about a 20 minute drive and the National Park entrance is about 15 minutes. There is also a free bus service available less than a mile from the cottage that connects to many of the locations in the Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park area. Sorry but no smokers and no pets.
Maine Lodging Tax of 8% will be added to the rental price. Cleaning fee and refundable security deposit required in addition to rental.
This cottage is beautifully maintained, clean and attractively furnished. There is a large lawn and meadow that leads down to a very large expanse of beach. The view from the porch looks over the lawn and water. The view from the master bedroom is of the water and a spectacular sunrise. You don't even have to get out of bed to see it The cottage is shining clean, with comfortable beds and a fire place in case it turns cool. While one can see the bridge that crosses from the main land to Bar Harbor island the traffic sounds did not disturb us. In fact, being close to the bridge meant that we had a very quick and easy ride to everything in Bar Harbor. We had a special treat/activity of going to Wild Iris Farm in Bar Harbor and learning how to drive a cart pulled by a Shire horse. (The kind seen in Downton Abbey.) If you don't want to drive a cart yourself, you can enjoy a ride in down town Bar Harbor in carriage pulled by horses from Wild Iris Farm. We had a wonderful time with lots of things, even when the rain came. The cottage was very cozy when the fog rolled in. This place is a must stay. One final thing. Sue is great. I left a number of things behind in the closet. She arranged to have her cleaning lady send the clothes off the very next day. I will definitely stay here when I come to Bar Harbor next.
My husband and I spent a week here in late August and fell in love with the Acadia area! This home has all the amenities, including a washer/dryer and was spotless. The kitchen was well-stocked and we enjoyed the privacy, yet convenience to Bar Harbor/Acadia. At night, the only sounds are the lapping of waves on the private beach. We even cooked fresh lobsters over the firepit down by the water. We intend on returning next summer and highly recommend this idyllic spot.
We have enjoyed a lovely, relaxing week at Sue and Gordon's cabin. It is perfectly located for trips into Acadia National Park while providing beautiful water views and low tide exploration walks. All the needed comforts including the bonus use of a washer/dryer. We slept with the windows open every night and enjoyed the quiet location and only the sounds of the water against the shoreline. All the geese, gulls, and other water ducks were all entertaining. Great having the firepit!
Bayview-by-the-Sea is a unique house in a unique location, a log cabin overlooking Western Bay and Mount Desert Island. Sitting on its veranda overlooking the extensive garden leading down to the Bay is a wonderful, peaceful experience – with this serene experience continued on several evenings as we sat at our fire in the fire pit by the shore, with the full moon reflected in the waters of the Bay.
The house itself is very simple, as one would expect of a log cabin. It’s got lots of everything – perhaps too much, as there is almost nowhere to put your things!
Its location is ideal for exploring Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. We travelled from the house to both of these on several occasions: highly-recommendable places to visit include Bar Harbor, Echo Lake and Seal Cove Auto Museum.
From Trenton it is easy to take a day-trip up to Canada as we did, travelling up US-1: after crossing the border at Calais, we journeyed around to St Andrews – an unexpectedly wonderful town to visit.
And even with all these activities we still had time to explore the shoreline right in front of our house: where else could you do that?
We had a lovely time during our stay! Sue and Gordon could not have been more gracious hosts and were readily available to answer any questions. The highlight of our stay was viewing the Perseids meteor shower with a backdrop of the Milky Way! Our 6yo and 4yo had a great time searching for crabs and shells at low tide and the house was a peaceful resting point for us between trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! We had a lovely time!
The location was perfect. Just close enough to everything but we had our own secluded area right on the narrows.
The house was perfect size for our family of four.
We brought our kayaks and were able to easily drop them in the water. Make sure you bring water shoes! The beach is full of rocks and shells. We went clamming and had a blast. Nothing beats fresh clams. Make sure you wear shoes in the yard. The neighborhood geese visit every morning around 9-10 am.
If you are up to it, I would suggest waking up early (5:00 am) and sit on the porch toward the bridge to catch the sunrise. Beautiful!
In the evenings, we loved sitting by the fire pit, gazing at the stars and making smores. Nothing compares to the night skies in Acadia!
The house was fully stocked and had everything we needed. The house was clean. Our only real complaint were the beds. They were too soft and one of the twin mattresses kept falling off the box spring. We adjusted and it worked it out.
Overall, we would definitely stay again. Sue and Gordon were very responsive to all of my questions and the helped us with a small issue during our stay.
Thurstons! Best lobster BLT! Great value and lots of lobster...YUM! Bill & Ben's Ice Cream is great. The line moves fast so don't let it discourage you.
It was a great vacation. Thank you!
We like having the water close to the house. It was a very beautiful scenery from the porch. The long patio deck was really nice, because our granddaughter had so much fun playing on it. Thanks again
LL Bean has a local free bus hop on hop off that you can take from a few places not too far away. They allow you to take your bikes as well and they drop you off in the park. You can Kayak or canoe right from our beach and there are several rental companies that deliver right to the house. We can sit on our porch and on a coming tide quite often see seals swimming up into the bay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Maine Lodging Tax of 9% will be added to rental fee.
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You may cancel your reservation up to 6 weeks prior to your arrival with a $100 penalty. If the property is subsequently rented for the same time period, the $100 penalty will also be returned. If the cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the reservation, you will not receive any refund.