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Comfortable New Four-Bedroom Cottage in Acadia National Park.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Lovely New Home Set On A Tranquil Wooded Lot. With Air-conditioning.

Thank you for considering Fox Cottage,

This lovely new cape is set on a tranquil wooded lot, offering privacy and a great central location on Mount Desert Island. Equidistant to the villages of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor, the hiking trails of Acadia National Park are only minutes away, as is fresh water swimming on Long Pond or Echo Lake. Just stepping out the front door is a treat, an open lawn area out front with a grill is perfect for picnics, while the cedar and pine forest out back invite exploration. Built in 2009, this nice clean house features all new furniture and appliances, and a modern, well-equipped kitchen. Direct TV and wireless internet are provided. For sleeping accommodations there are four bedrooms, with one king, two queen and two twin size beds. We have added Air-conditioning upstairs and downstairs this summer to add to the relaxing comfort of the house .

We gladly welcome pets.

Jim & Marilyn.

More Details

Jim Fox
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We recently spent four days in the Fox house. It was easy to find. Their home is situated on a secluded, peaceful property. All the linens, towels, dishes, pots, pans, BBQ grill and a lobster pot that you could possibly need are provided. There were eight of us, and we had enough of room to spread out and relax. The house is clean and well-maintained. The owners were very friendly. The house worked very well for us.
Jul 2013
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Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet
    Upstairs Bathroom Two - toilet , shower , En-suite to bedroom 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Has a desk, dresser, nook and two walk-in closets.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , With en-suite bathroom and closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Has a large window and a closet.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Has a small closet
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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Comfortable New Four-Bedroom Cottage in Acadia National Park.
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 27 reviews

Wonderful Home, Clean, Comfortable, Perfect for 8 of us!

  • 5 of 5

Fox Cottage was perfect for our family vacation in June. The house was clean, plenty spacious for the 8 of us (6 adults and 2 kids, and 2 dogs). We were able to use the outdoor grill several times, along with the well equipped kitchen, that had everything we needed for making meals. The dining table with its 8-person seating was also perfect for our needs. The bed configurations with 2 Queens and one King, and two twins, also worked out perfectly for our group. The setting was very woodsy and private, and had a large front yard to play games and run around with the kids. Overall, the home was wonderful, and we highly recommend Fox Cottage to any one! Thanks.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for my Family

  • 5 of 5

Fox Cottage was perfect for my family of 7 adults! We had more than enough room and never felt crowded. We cooked a lot of meals and the kitchen had every utensil we needed. We made good use of the grill, strung a hammock in the yard, and used the garage for a workout room. We really enjoyed being on the quiet side of the island and didn't mind that it was a 20 minute drive to Bar Harbor. The owner was responsive and very helpful with recommendations!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, very clean

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days on Mt Desert Island & enjoyed every minute of it. We were 6 adults & one child. We had plenty of room in the house. Well stocked with pots & pans. We enjoyed using the fire pit. The owner, Jim, responds quickly via email. We hiked in Acadia, visited Bar Harbor, & the other harbors. Definitely try Trenton Bridge Lobster while you're there!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, quiet, private, spacious, relaxing, comfortable, tasteful

  • 5 of 5

Our family (2 adults, 3 kids, dog) had a wonderful Acadia vacation at this large house. Tasteful decor, kitchenware, furniture. Very clean with a great layout. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook. Loved the large open front yard which was great for the kids and dog to run around and for stargazing! Enjoyed roasting marshmallows over the firepit and grilling on their gas grill. The property was private and quiet with tall trees around the perimeter which was great for relaxing and getting away from other people. They also had a foosball table, books, and games for indoor entertainment. Drive to/from Acadia was about 20-30 min depending on which part of park you are going to. We will definitely look into renting this property again when we come back to Acadia. Thank you Fox Cottage!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was very clean and well maintained. It was situated on the quiet side of the island,

  • 5 of 5

Overall I would rate this rental an A+. The owner was very pleasant to work with and had very good communication. The property was set off the road so you had room to play outside in the front lawn without being worried of kids playing and cars being close. The house itself was very clean and spacious. Plenty of dishes. The only thing which could be an added bonus is a couple more large pans to cook dinner with. The appliances were new and all in excellent working order. There was a nice grill out back and a fire pit for campfires out front. We brought our kayaks and were very happy we could store them in the large garage when we were not using them. As for the location we were easily able to get to all Acadia has to offer and more with great ease. We could not have been happier with our stay. Our family would definitely recommend this rental and would love to come back and stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this home from Sunday, July 24, 2016, through Friday, July 29. We had 6 adults and 2 children in our party, and the accommodations fit our needs perfectly. This was our first experience using VRBO, and we were quite pleased with the process and results. The weather during our visit was really hot and humid, so the air conditioners at the home were much appreciated. The house was very clean, and we had enough towels for our many showers. We ate most of our breakfasts and suppers at the house, and the kitchen was supplied with all the equipment we needed including a dishwasher. This was our first vist to Mt. Desert Island, and we liked being on the quietside of the island away from all the crowds and traffic in Bar Harbor. There is so much to do and see on the island and in the park that we will have to make another trip to see and experience more. Mr. Fox returned our cleaning deposit before we even got home. He was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Atlantic Brewing Company
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Atlantic Brewing Company
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Plenty of forest and wildlife. Walking distance from trails of Acadia National Park. Cadillac Mountain is a 15 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

I will email the completed rental agreement after I have received the first payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.