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6 BR, Sleeps 11, Near Park Entrance & Sand Beach!

Bedrooms 6
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6-bed, 2-bath, sleeps 11

Summer bookings: Saturday to Saturday only

Check-in/check-out: 4:00 PM check-in, 10:00 AM check-out

Pets are not allowed (we love them too, but there are no exceptions, sorry!)

Embrace nature in a home with large windows and sun room overlooking very private treed lot. Conveniently located on Otter Creek Drive (Route 3), the house is only five miles to downtown Bar Harbor for dining, shopping, catching a whale watch or nature cruise, or cooling off with some blueberry ice cream. Within the park, serene Otter Cove or 110-foot high Otter Cliff are minutes away. Access the scenic Park Loop Road at the Sieur de Monts Spring, just two miles away. Other island activities are easily accessed via Rt. 3.

Within Acadia NP, you can watch the tide at Thunder Hole, snack on popovers at Jordan Pond Tea House, or go horseback riding. Explore the park's 45-mile carriage road system on bike or horse-drawn carriage. Hike through forests and up mountains on 125 miles of trails. Kayak at Jordan Pond and Eagle Lake. Take a dip at Echo Lake or Sand Beach to refresh. Whatever you do, you’ll have stunning views of the mountains of Mount Desert Island and Frenchman Bay.

Amenities: The house is fully equipped for your large traveling party, with flexible arrangements which sleep up to 11 people on three levels. The large living and dining area offers full view of the outdoors with large windows. Lower level sun room offers additional living space for games, puzzles, reading, etc. The open kitchen is fully stocked, from crock pot to lobster pot. The large deck is just off the kitchen, complete with outdoor seating and propane grill. Pack light by making use of washer, dryer and detergent. Keep your bikes or other gear dry in the attached garage. The house has a large lawn, but is surrounded by trees for privacy. Feel free to use the puzzles, games, books, DVD player, cable TV, and WI-FI Internet after a full day enjoying the island and the park. For families with small children, we have a pack and play and high-chair available. There is plenty of parking on the long driveway.

Activities: We hope you enjoy Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island as much as we do. We've been coming here since 2005 and still find new trails to hike, roads to bike, spots to nature-watch. We've rarely done anything twice, other than dine at our favorite Bar Harbor restaurants. Visitors are truly spoiled for choice when it comes to family friendly activities, and we hope that you find it as inspiring, relaxing, and refreshing as we do.

If this is your first visit to Acadia National Park, we'd be happy to fill you in on more specific attractions for your traveling party.

More Details

Wendy Sabin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2017

About Wendy Sabin

We (Wendy & Dan) have been traveling to Acadia together since 2005, the year we met. We bought, renovated and decorated the home in 2010, the same year we got pregnant and had a baby girl. She's now 5 and has grown up staying in the house. We live on Boston's North Shore (4 1/2 hours from the home).

We've both travelled extensively, and Acadia has a special place in our hearts. It's the one place we keep coming back to (even before we bought the home!) :)

Wendy Sabin purchased this house in 2010

Why Wendy Sabin chose Otter Creek

We bought the house in 2010 after falling in love with the home's location, yard, and windows. Now that we have a 5 year old, we can see how perfect the house is for families with kids. Having 2 living spaces, the open floor plan, lots of bedrooms, and the wooded setting make for a relaxing vacation. There's enough space for everybody to have some quiet time and family time.

What makes this house unique

The location for this home is ideal - close to the primary park entrance (and close to some "back door" entrances to the park, so you're not waiting in traffic), close to Bar Harbor. The lot has a large yard with lots of trees, so you feel like you're staying right in the park. The seclusion and convenience are our favorite parts of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your home for just a couple of nights. It was only long enough to fall in love with MDI and Acadia, but not long enough to satisfy us. I sure hope we have another reason to call you to make reservations again n the not-too-distant future. We haven't walked out the door yet and I already want to come back. The house was perfect for us, and yes, CJ's ice cream is the best. Jordan Pond trail was wonderful. I could go on! Thanks so much.
Jun 2011
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Otter Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level
  • Fluffy towels are provided for all guests. Both baths have quality hair dryers.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • BR 1 - Main level master - 1 queen , Main level, queen, french doors off the living room and hall
    BR 4 - Bunk room - 2 twin/ single , Main level - bunkbeds, kids love it!
    BR 3 - spacious queen bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level, queen (suite with BR 5)
    BR 5 - 2 Twin beds - 2 twin/ single , Lower level (suite with BR 3)
    BR 2 - Spacious queen - 1 queen , Lower level, queen,
    BR 6 - 2nd story loft - 1 twin/ single , kids love it!
  • Three spacious rooms with queen beds are on the main level and lower level. Kids will love the bunk beds on the main level, twin beds in lower level and single twin bed in 2nd story loft. We're picky about mattresses, so we bought comfortable ones! If needed, the adult bedrooms are spacious enough to accommodate a pack & play (provided) for little kiddos.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Laundry room has washer, dryer, detergent and drying rack.


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6 BR, Sleeps 11, Near Park Entrance & Sand Beach!
average rating of 4.4375 based on 20 reviews

Mount Desert 2017

  • 3 of 5

We truly enjoyed the quiet secluded location of this property with a spacious will equipped deck/patio which was easily accessible from the kitchen. It was a short scenic drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. On one particular morning while leaving the house 2 hen turkeys and their baby chicks crossed the driveway. The laundry was well equipped as described in the property description. Only 2 of the bedrooms had door on them which challenged the privacy of those occupants. The bathrooms were less than presented in the description.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious home with a perfect location

  • 4 of 5

The home is spacious, bright and inviting, comfortably accommodating 2 families with 6 children, providing everything necessary for a weeks vacation. The back deck is a great space for an evening of dinner and entertainment. Convenient access to both the park and to Bar Harbour. A crazy alarm went off on our first evening and we tried to figure out how to turn it off after confirming everything was ok. We couldn't locate the source, but think it was due to someone taking a shower. Thankfully, it stopped on it's own. We enjoyed our stay and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doylestown, PA

The house was great and accommodated a family of 7 with ease.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfectly positioned! Just far enough out of town to feel secluded yet close enough for evening dinner or ice cream run! It's a perfect property for hitting the trails...I think the furthest trail we did was still within 20min. of the house. The side deck made for a great home style lobster bake! Sheets and towels being provided was appreciated as it lightened an already packed car! The kitchen was well equipped and enabled us to cook several meals at home!

We had a great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Matt, I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. We love the location of the home as well, that's why we bought it. Enjoy your summer.
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Great location and well-kept house - was the perfect for our group!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved the location - easy access to the park, Bar Harbor and also the smaller towns on the island. The house was very clean and stocked with new items - from sheets to towels as well as dishes. We throughly enjoyed the feel of the house and coming back to each night to play cards at the large dining room table.

The only complaint would be that with four sets of couples, we did have to "share" a room - not fully as we each had our side of the large room, just would have been nice to have a door in between, given the layout is set up to possibly work for that. I will note for other guests - lots of bedrooms, just a few with twin beds. Lots of space for sure, just depends on your group type for how the beds will work out.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location and great home with lots of room!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay in your home! Perfect location to see all the things in the BarHarbour area and Acadia National Park. So much privacy in the setting of the home in the woods, very quiet and peaceful. Lots of bedrooms and nice big family dining table. Several tv's, large kitchen, appreciated all the nice tableware, etc, Nice towels, etc. So glad it worked out for us to stay there! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this house. It was far enough from Bar Harbor to be away from the crowds but close enough for it not to be an inconvenience. We were there in July and never once wished for air conditioning. The beds were very comfortable and house was very clean.The two negatives are the downstairs bathroom needs redone but I'm sure it will be fixed soon and emptying the three dehumidifiers (but it wasn't that bad!!!). The house has everything anyone would need!!! Enjoyed immensely!!!! Enjoyed Acadia and Bar Harbor immensely!!! Don't hesitate to rent this house!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Otter Creek is a small neighborhood in the Village of Mount Desert. There are a few small shops for necessities and a restaurant. Otter Creek is completely surrounded by Acadia National Park, and the home shares a border with the park.

The home is 4.6 miles from the village green in Bar Harbor. Within the village of Otter Creek, the home is .4 miles from the Burning Tree Restaurant and .5 miles from the camp supply store.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fees are included in the rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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