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Oceanfront Cottage Next To Acadia National Park with Private Beach

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights


Bernard Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled in quiet Goose Cove, just minutes from the charming village of Southwest Harbor and Acadia National Park, our guest cottage offers 21 beautiful secluded acres with easy shorefront access with panoramic views to the southwest over Blue Hill Bay, Swan's Island and beyond to Isle Au Haut. Here on the ''Quietside'' of Mount Desert Island you may enjoy our very quiet and private setting by relaxing on your spacious deck while watching the sailboats and lobstermen return with their daily catch, or strolling down through our well-tended front lawn to your private beach.

Our comfortable one-level cottage offers a combined kitchen, living and dining area with 4 bedrooms with 2 full baths (one king bed, two with twin beds- private bath and a smaller room with a twin bed.) We offer Wi-Fi, Cable TV with 2 new Flat Screen TV's, Weber Gas Grill as well as board games, puzzles, and cards for a rainy day or cozy night, and all rooms have individual heat for those cool ocean mornings!

Less than a half-hour drive from Bar Harbor, our cottage is located just minutes from Acadia National Park's most spectacular attractions: Echo Lake, Seawall, Ship's Harbor, Wonderland, Long Pond and Bass Harbor Head Light, as well as many miles of magnificent trails for hiking and carriage trails for biking

You are less than five minutes' drive from the Acadia National Park trails called Wonderland and Ship's Harbor, which bring you out to gorgeous rocky bluffs along the open ocean and Maine's famous rocky coast. A minute more and you're at Bass Harbor Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse on the U.S. East Coast. In five minutes more you’re in Southwest Harbor with ample opportunities for shopping, dining, and boating; in two more minutes you’re hiking Acadia Mountain or swimming in Echo Lake; and in ten minutes more you're in Bar Harbor, with its quaint shops, restaurants, whale watching, naturalist boating, sailing, deep-sea diving, Park tours, and many other opportunities.

When you return to your peaceful setting, enjoy your private beach 350 ft. from your door! : Launch your kayak from our shore which is an easy stroll through your lawn shown in our photographs. Enjoy a cool drink while you relax on your own Adirondack chairs at sunset. Explore the cove or walk along the 1,000 feet of private shoreline to your pebble beach and explore our many lovely wooded acres.

In the evenings, prepare a delicious fresh seafood meal in your fully equipped kitchen while enjoying beautiful sunsets and spectacular views of the night sky from your peaceful oceanfront retreat.

Our cottage is the perfect setting to relax, refresh, recharge your energies and WE WELCOME YOU!

*See attached video taken from our deck this summer!

(link located at the bottom of this page)

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

Oceanfront Cottage Next To Acadia National Park with Private Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beauty and serenity for a perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

Before we even entered the home, my wife, my son and our two guests all said, "oh wow!" Then my wife hugged me and said, "thank you for finding us such an incredible place for our vacation." When we looked down to the cove and saw the inviting white lawn chairs facing the sea, we said, "I know where I'll be spending a lot of time this week." We had a perfect experience with the landlord, who had a bottle of wine available for us upon arrival. The home's 4 bedrooms and two bathrooms were perfect for us. We gave our guests the bedroom with a private bath so everyone could have privacy. It worked out perfectly. This was our 4th time to Acadia and we really like staying on the "quiet side" of the island. We'd definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Week at the Oceanfront Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying at this beautiful property on Mount Desert Island and near Acadia National Park. We had a party of 4, but it would have still been comfortable with a few more. The house is set up well and very private and just as described, and we enjoyed taking the short walk through their private property to the private beach area each day. The view from the deck is awesome! We were only 10 minutes from SW Harbor and Beal's Lobster Pier, and only 5 minutes from Thurston Lobster Pound! Both excellent! The drive across the beautiful island to Bar Harbor seemed a lot shorter than the 35 minutes it took to get there. The owners were great communicators! What a great week! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous week for our family vacation on MDI and can’t say enough about the owners warm hospitality and many recommendations. We explored many great places and now have lots of favorites. Starting with a picnic on top of Cadillac Mountain. The views were spectacular. Our family loved the nearby hikes at Wonderland and Ships Harbor. We also had an awesome time on the Ocean Path seeing Thunder Hole and Otter Cliffs. We took a cruise out of Bar Harbor and got to see 3 bald Eagles and also enjoyed watching and kayaking with the Goose Cove seal. Another great outing was to Jordan Pond for a hike and delicious popovers after!

Our weather was great and we really enjoyed the comforts of this wonderful cottage and beautiful property. Our kids loved the beach and found many neat treasures and sea glass to take back home. One of our favorite evenings was spent star gazing from the spacious deck. We felt so lucky to have spent such a memorable week together for our first trip to Acadia- We can’t wait to come back to this cottage and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great private location beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

MDI is just wonderful and this cottage has a great view, and privacy. We had 4 adults and it was perfect. Need to know location is away from most MDI attractions but it makes up for that in unbeatable view of Goose cove. We saw bald eagle, seal, and deer in our backyard. Star gazing was unsurpassed. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-appointed Cottage with Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything we were hoping for -- it lived up to the description, pictures, and reviews on and then some. Upon arrival, the view from the deck took our breath away. The deck became our favorite "room" of the house, with plenty of space to stretch out, read a book, watch the lobster boats, or watch the stars.

The interior of the cottage is comfortable if not spacious. With four adults and a child the four bedrooms and two bathrooms met our needs. Although there is not air conditioning, the Maine summers are not too hot and the cottage has plenty of fans (and a nice breeze if you keep the windows open). The cottage is clean and well maintained, and the owners provide plenty of towels and linens.

We planned to make heavy use of the kitchen, since three members of our group have dietary restrictions that make dining out difficult. Unlike other rental homes we've stayed in, this one has an extremely well appointed kitchen with everything we needed to cook all of our meals. And the kitchen even has an ocean view!

There are so many wonderful things to do on Mount Desert Island: hiking, boating, fishing, biking, whale watching, shopping, etc. Although this cottage is on the "quiet" side of MDI, it is within an easy drive of all of these activities, and we found different things to do every day of our stay.

I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful vacation at the Bass House on Goose Cove. This house is very cozy and has EVERYTHING you could possibly need. It was super clean! We found lots of glass on the beach and enjoyed watching the fireflies in the lawn while we had our campfires on the beach. It is on the quiet side of the island, yet not too far from the park. The owners were very attentive and very nice. This was an outstanding vacation and we will be coming back to this house soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport (BHB) - Trenton
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Goose Cove
Car: necessary

We are located minutes away from Acadia National Park, where hiking and biking are favorite activities of visitors. You will love vacationing here on the 'Quietside' of the Island - away from the hustle & bustle of Bar Harbor, yet in close proximity to excellent restaurants and all the activities of Mt. Desert Island. The Villages of Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor plus Acadia National Park's main entrance are a picturesque 10 to 25 minutes away by car.

Located near the end of a private drive on well sheltered Goose Cove, our secluded 21 acres of land also provides plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities. We have 1,000 feet of private shore frontage with beach, ledges, and tidal pools for hours of exploring. Kayaks may be rented locally and launched easily from our beach.

Although you may not want to leave beautiful Goose Cove, you'll want to venture out, as the site-seeing and recreational opportunities abound on Mount Desert Island. In Acadia National Park there are endless mountains and trails to hike or bike, museums to visit, whale or bird watching, first class shopping and dining to experience, and excellent fresh and salt water fishing. For the golfing enthusiasts, close by in Southwest Harbor is The Causeway Club, a fun and scenic 9 hole course. For a bigger golf challenge, you can play the famous 18-hole Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor.

After a full day of island adventure, come back to a peaceful setting to prepare fresh seafood for dinner in our well equiped kitchen and enjoy a beautiful sunset while relaxing on our large deck overlooking Goose Cove and Blue Hill Bay.


Rates & Availability

Bernard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Foliage 2016
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 29 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
PEAK Summer 2017
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

$1500-$2900/wk US Dollars
June 2017 .. $1,900/week; (Spring)
July 2017…$2,400/week (Early Summer)
August 2017 .. $2850/week (Peak Summer)
September 2017 .. $1800/week; (Fall Foliage)
October ...$ 1,500/week (Late Fall)
(MAXIMUM 6 people at all times- no exceptions)
9% Maine State Lodging Tax will be added to reservation (for 2017)
No Smoking anywhere on property
No Pets allowed

Rents Weekly - SAT/SAT - A deposit of 1/2 the rental fee; and a $500 damage fee (ref) is required within 5 days to hold reservation.;
Final Payment due by June 1, 2017
Cancellation greater than 60 days prior to arrival is refunded, less 10%. Cancellation less than 60 days prior may be refunded if we can rebook your dates, less 10%.

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Bernard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Oceanview King Bedroom - 1 king
    Ocean View Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Has adjoining private bath
    2 Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    1 Twin Bedroom - 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Be sure to view our video taken from our deck this summer! Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Must Be 25 Years or Older (MAX Occupancy: 6 People at All Times). Free Long Distance calls within the Continental US. Smoking Not Allowed: No Smoking Allowed in or Around the House or Deck.

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