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8 Will Vacation In Comfort - Roomy, lots of privacy, Back Beach close by

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights


Bernard Cottage Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps, Ocean & Mountain Views/Quaint Village & Beach

Pointed Fir Cottage is an incredible place to spend your vacation! (The Sunday to Sunday rental week makes it particularly good for wedding parties) ~ You have never seen an A-frame with so much room and so many amenities! This 3 level cottage has a large 1st floor layout with a full bed and futon plus a 3/4 bath and kitchenette. It's possible to vacation comfortably without disturbing the rest of the holiday party on the other floors.

The second floor has a complete/new kitchen, a living room/dining room area with a convenient full bath. This bath has a separate claw-foot tub and shower with lovely sea glass accents. An exit to the large deck overlooking Cook's Cove is right off the living/dining space.

The 3rd floor has 2 bedrooms-1 with 2 twins and 1 with queen bed and a closeted 1/2 bath.

The feeling of the cottage is warm and inviting. The landscaping and location provide plenty of peace and tranquility. Back Beach is a short distance from here and makes a special place for picnics, sunning and enjoying the beauty of Bass Harbor ~

Come and enjoy Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park at it's best!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2016
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based on 4 traveler reviews

8 Will Vacation In Comfort - Roomy, lots of privacy, Back Beach close by
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Best rental spot in Tremont

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with plenty of room. Kitchen was well stocked and the house was clean. Short walk to the beach or Thurston's Lobster Pound (awesome place to catch the sunset or moon rise). In a quiet area of the island but close to points of interest. We enjoy time on the deck and the gas grill. I would highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thank you for your review ~ Pointed Fir Cottage has been a favorite for years but hearing this from a satisfied renter means so much to us! The highlights you have mentioned are great information for our next guests ~ There is no question that the sunsets over Bass Harbor are some of the most beautiful anywhere! Please come, again ~
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Very lovely

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful views and quaint atmosphere. We enjoyed waking up to a lovely view from the deck. Very quiet and picturesque. The cottage provided ample room for all people to feel connected, but not crowded. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words ~ we are so glad you had a pleasant time at Pointed Fir Cottage. We appreciate that you enjoyed the 3 level living, that helps 2 families relax in privacy but still have room to join together, and celebrate vacationing ~ Thank you for pointing out the views of the mountains and slight water views ~ Please come, again!
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Quiet cottage is roomy & clean with amenities

  • 5 of 5

We were vacationing w/ another family and were looking for a shared space that still offered some privacy for all. This unique A-frame was just what we had in mind, and was fully as advertised. The middle of the three floors is an open dining and socializing area that opens up onto a deck overlooking the back yard, while the lower and upper floors had separate sleeping quarters. The second floor kitchen is modern, sunny and spacious. Overall, it was a perfect retreat after long days of hiking and shopping. There were no unpleasant surprises from a maintenance, housekeeping, or customer service perspective, which made for a perfect total vacation experience. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We, especially, like that you have put across the beauty of 2 families renting this lovely cottage ~ it is perfectly described. We appreciate all your comments and the great condition, in which, the cottage was left. Please come again, anytime!
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pointed Fir cottage! The house was very comfortable and well equipped for all of our needs. The cottage is set back from the road and private, the rooms are comfortable and very welcoming, and the porch (complete with a nice gas grill) looks over a lovely yard. Thurston's restaurant on the harbor is a short walk from the cottage, and Southwest Harbor is a short drive. We also enjoyed the quieter pace of this area compared to the busier Bar Harbor area.

The listing agent, Paula, at Dunbar Real Estate, was very helpful. Emails were answered promptly and our security deposit was returned quickly.

We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone interested in exploring Desert Island!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so thoughtful of you to respond with this nice review. Since you were the 1st renters we are even more pleased. I know your review will help other renters in their search for a vacation spot. Thank you for treating the cottage so well and leaving an easy turn-over cleaning. Please come and see us again ~
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Thurstons Wharf
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Thurston's Wharf
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Back Beach
Car: recommended

Located on Mount Desert Island, home of most of Acadia National Park, the list of activities are too many to mention. Just seeing all the park has to offer takes days, plus the shopping, fine dining, museums, classes, live theater, and much more will fill your vacation days with so much fun! Favorites are The Repertory Theater, Reel Pizza, Thurston's Wharf, Café Dry Dock, Sips, Sawyer's Specialties, Mainely Meat, Bar Harbor Brewing Company, Side Street Café, Abbe Museum, Harbor House activities and fitness classes offered daily, etc.


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Late Summer - Fall
Aug 22 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay

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Bernard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • 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
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , and sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , and sink
  • 3/4 bath on the 1st floor Full bath with claw foot tub and separate bench shower 1/2 closet bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 3rd floor queen bedroom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 st floor has a double bed and queen futon
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , There is a double twin (2 twin beds)bedroom on the 3rd floor
    In 1st living area - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a kitchenette in the 1st floor bedroom, along with a TV, fireplace, sitting area with a futon The second floor includes a fully renovated kitchen, a sitting and dining area and a full bathroom with a separate claw foot tub and bench shower. On the 3rd floor is both the queen and 2- twin beds bedrooms
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The separate floors make it comfortable for large families of varying ages, 2 families of 3-4, 4 couples or 4 singles The 2 separate living areas make it comfortable for 'morning and night' people to vacation together together

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