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Acadia Seaside Cottage Pet Friendly 400 ft from shore

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

Acadia seaside cottage, 400 ft. from ocean, sleeps up to 4. Located in a nice wooded neighborhood, but yet close to everything. 4 miles from Bar Harbor, 1 1/2 miles from Acadia National Park. The cottage is very warm and cozy. 12x30 ft deck is great for star gazing in the evening and having morning coffee and breakfast with the sun. Take a stroll on the shore to look for seashells or sea glass. Watch the fishing boats go by, see the sun rise. Free transportation with Island Explorer all around the Island and through Acadia National Park and you can pick it up by the cottage, go out to lunch go shopping, have a cocktail or 2, or whatever and be dropped off practically on your door step. Runs from early morning till late evening. Even has a bike rack.

Keywords: The cottage is in a nice wooded area. The shore is only 400 ft from the cottage and Acadia National Pk. is 1 1/2 miles to the entrance. If you like to take walks, you are in the right spot.

Pet friendly, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park - Pet friendly, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park

More Details

Karen Candage
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Karen Candage

Hello, my name is Karen and I was lucky enough to have been born on this most Beautiful Island called Mt. Desert Island off the coast of Maine. I got married and had a family. I have one son and 3 grandchildren. My son is a lobster men and my 3 grand children are also. 2 boys and a girl. It is a very hard job to do! Acadia National Pk. is located on the Island and it is simply breath taking. The entrance to the Pk. is just 1 1/2 miles from your cottage. So many things to do and see.

Karen Candage purchased this cottage in 1972


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Endless hot water heater
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), (1) Sofa/Queen size bed in living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has a 55' flat screen T.V. on the wall and 2 very comfy recliner chairs that are nice to watch T.V. in or just relax and take a snooze.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Acadia Seaside Cottage Pet Friendly 400 ft from shore
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews
Central Maine

Traditional Maine Summer Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Karen's Cottage!

The cottage was clean and ready to enjoy. The area is very quiet with Frenchman's Bay views just down the road.

The cottage is just like Karen's pictures show.

If you are looking for a super sophisticated house then this is not for you. If you want to experience a traditional Maine summer cottage then you cannot go wrong renting this cottage!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking such good care of my cottage and I am so happy you enjoyed it. I do try to make it as comfortable as I can for my guests. I also try to make sure you have everything you need and then some. Thank you for coming to stay at my cottage and I hope to meet you again sometime.
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St. Louis, MO

Perfect location on Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maine. We do all our of research on the internet, and Karen's Cottage was very true to the description on the website. It is in a very convenient location with easy access to all of the sites we wanted to see. Yet, it is in a peaceful, beautiful and relaxing setting. The cottage is very clean, and it was well-stocked with paper products, dish & laundry detergent, etc. Even those small things mean a lot when you are on vacation! I hope we get to come back, and we would certainly stay in Karen's Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed my cottage. It is very well equiped with everything you could possably need and it is a very cozy cottage. You are only 400 ft. from the shore so you can go searching for sea glass or sea shells or have a picnic. When the tide is coming in over the hot rocks the water is warm enough to go swimming. You are close to Bar Harbor, only 4 miles and just 1 1/2 miles to Acadia National Pk. The cottage has a 12 x 30 ft. deck with very comfortable deck furniture.
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Perfect for us and Karen is a.sweetheart, as is her dog!

  • 5 of 5

Small, cozy, with everything you need, except maybe a hair dryer. Short walk to the ocean with great seashell finds. The deck is an awesome place to have a group or just enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at my cottage and wrote a review for me. Reviews are very important for me and the vacationers. It tells me what people need and want and how I could make it better. I also want to thank you for taking such good care of my cottage. You really helped me out a lot and my sprained foot appreciates it. Thanks for the hair dryer. I will leave it in the cottage. I hope to see you back again someday, Karen
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Great Place to stay and relax.

  • 5 of 5

First,of all it's a great location. It's very quite there and away from a very busy Bar Harbor. But, you are only 4 miles from Bar Harbor.

The house has everything you would possibly need and more. If you like to cook like I do, Karen has a well furnish kitchen. My husband

and I were more than happy there for a week. It was very cozy and comfortable. Everything on her web page is exactly the way the house is.

Karen lives next door but, she never bother you unless you need something.

Karen takes pride in her cottage it was very clean and well stocked.

We would highly recommend this cottage for a get away time.

Thanks so much Karen,

Stephen and Sherri Bartlett

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

Karen's cottage is exactly as advertised. We brought our two dogs and it was a great property for them as well as a wonderful neighborhood to walk them in. The cottage is well furnished and lacks for nothing. As other reviewers have mentioned she has provided just about anything you could think of needing. Truly the only thing I would add or bring if we return would be Ziploc bags. The living room is well furnished and all of the furniture is comfortable. The queen size bed is great for sleeping and there are plenty of linens as well. The cottage stayed cool and there were fans if needed. We didn't get to use the deck very much, but it is functional with plenty of seating.

The property is right down the road from Acadia and Bar Harbor. We went back and forth several times each day and it was very convenient from the cottage. We did not find the traffic overly challenging and were typically able to get parking in town. Acadia is breathtaking and Bar Harbor enchanting.

The water pump noise was unfamiliar and it startled us at first until we figured out what it was. The shower water pulses which took some getting used to. This was not a problem, just different. There is a large screen TV with Direct TV which was very nice and wi fi that worked great.

Karen is very helpful and obviously takes pride in her property. Her dog is adorable and our dogs were happy to have him visit. We didn't have any problems during our stay. There was a flood light out and she bought a new one that my husband put in for her. The yard was mowed and free from dog waste and she provides tools for cleaning up messes if needed.

We had hoped we could get down to the ocean near the property when the tide was out, but it was not very easy due to the rockiness of the shoreline. This was a little disappointing, but we just went down the road a short ways when the tide would go out and enjoyed it from there. Karen recommended the Chart Room to eat at and it was excellent. We would definitely go back. One thing to think about possibly adding that we would enjoy would be a fire pit

This is a great cottage rental and we would definitely stay here again if we return to the area, which we hope to do. Thank you Karen

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Keedysville, MD

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Karen worked with us with a last minute request to stay at her cottage. We loved it from the moment we arrived. It was very clean, equipped, and comfortable. The kitchen was outstanding-every appliance, serving dish, amenity you could possibly want or need. Settling down in the evenings in the beautiful living room area was great. Recliners and a massive flat screen TV along with plants and knick knacks made it all very homey! We were in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park every day and it was a very easy transit back and forth to the cottage. The ice maker didn't work correctly and Karen fixed that right away. Wi-Fi wasn't available to us. We loved being able to do laundry when we wanted to in the new, modern, efficient, fast washer and dryer. it was also great to not have to pack much for our stay. Karen is kind and generous enough to provide a lot of the little things like dish soap, linens for bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. She even followed up our visit with a phone call to our home to thank us. We found her very accessible and easy going if we had questions or asked for recommendations in the area while we stayed in her cottage. Thank you Karen for a great visit! We would recommend to it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Thirsty Whale
Nearest Ferry
175 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Vally Golf Course
Nearest Train
250 Miles
Boston, MA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chart Room
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sandbeach in Acadia National Pk.
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park is one of America's most Treasured Parks. It has Everything... Tall Pines, Mountains and Hiking Trails, Ponds and Lakes for Swimming and Waves Crashing on the Maine's Rock-Bound Coastline. Enjoy a Lobster Dinner in Bar Harbor or at a Lobster Pound overlooking the Ocean, Walk the 100 year Old Shore Path along the Working Fishing Harbor, Shop along Main St., try some Lobster Flavored Ice Cream or Lobster Wine. Activities: Hiking, Bicycling, Kayaking, Canoeing, fishing. Whale Watching Boats, Booze Cruise Boats, Swimming, Water Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing Boats, Dining, Dancing, Shopping, Movie Theater serves Beer and Pizza. The Town Band Plays twice a week in the Evening in the Village Green. Walking or Biking the Carriage Trails in Acadia. Pet friendly.

Other Activities: Sight Seeing Acadia National Park, Hiking,Biking,Swimming,Boating,Relaxing


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 18 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

I need 30 days notice for a full refund. There is a $150 non refundable pet fee. I do accept credit cards or personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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