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Chelcey Dunham

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Quiet, Romantic, Ocean Front, 1 Bedroom Cottage -Pet Friendly!

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This quiet, woodsy, oceanfront cottage with a deck could not be closer to the water! It's perfect for couples honeymooning or celebrating an anniversary, or just getting away. Families with one child or 2 small children have also enjoyed this quaint, tastefully decorated cottage. The path to the private beach is just steps from the deck. Preserving the 1930's cottage charm, recent updates to the property have included a gorgeous, large, salt water pool as well as comfortable and tasteful furnishings, bedding, and a very well accommodated kitchen. For family reunions, we have 2 other cottages with increased capacity on the same property...please search for Queen Anne's Cottages for more information. Rentals are by the week only: Saturday to Saturday.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, 1 bedroom, camp, vacation home

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Chelcey Dunham (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Chelcey Dunham

We live in Bar Harbor year round with our 3 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Tony is the owner of a computer software company; Chelcey is the owner of a floral and event design company. We feel lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and are happy to share it with others!

Chelcey Dunham purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Chelcey Dunham chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This property is all of the above: woodsy/quiet/private, close to town (10 minute drive), super close to Acadia National Park (5 minute drive), and has amazing views of Frenchman's Bay!

What makes this cottage unique

We can spot on any given day: Bald Eagles, Deer, Porposes, Hummingbirds, Seals, and a variety of other birds and wildlife.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Quiet, Romantic, Ocean Front, 1 Bedroom Cottage -Pet Friendly!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Lovely cabin by the sea

  • 5 of 5

The location is fantastic, the cabin is great for a couple seeking a quiet get-away but near enough to drive to anything you want.

Only complaint is low water pressure for shower, but that does not cause me to rate this less than 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! We appreciate that you still gave 5 stars despite the water pressure- especially since we'd adjusted it down for a previous guest. :) If you stay again, and we hope you do, please let us know if the water pressure isn't quite right, and we can adjust for you! :) Thanks again!
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Truly lovely ocean front vacation cottage

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our silver wedding anniversary at Waterlily and it was perfect. The cottage was very comfortable, nicely furnished and decorated and everything we could possibly need was supplied. There are awesome views from every room in the cottage with no curtains in the bedroom to spoil the view. We watched seals, porpoises, loons, cormorants and bald eagles from the deck and the sunsets were spectacular (as are the stars at night with there being so little light pollution). The rocky beach was fun to explore at low tide too.

The cottage is only about 10 minutes away from downtown Bar Harbor and the same to Acadia National Park.

It was so nice to be able to vacation with our little dog, so many thanks, Chelcey, for making this perfect romantic cottage pet friendly - she enjoyed hikes every day in the park with us.

This peaceful cottage and Acadia National Park made our anniversary super special. We'd love to return and stay at Waterlily again sometime. Actually, no....... I'd like to win the lottery and buy it !!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, private waterfront cottage with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I fell in love with this place! We hope to return someday....this is our kind of vacation. Beautiful scenery, dog friendly, neat and clean, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park nearby...Waterlily cottage was perfect for us.We are thankful we had this time here!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation cottage for families with young kids

  • 5 of 5

Our second year to Queen Anne's cottages. Loved every second. Beautiful views, comfortable, sweet cottage, with Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor right around the corner. Our lives may be in Maryland, but a piece of our hearts definitely lives in Acadia. We can't wait to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Waterlily. We went to Bar Harbor for our honeymoon and the size of the cottage perfectly suited two people. The quarters were comfortable, the kitchen was large for the size of the cottage, the king sized bed was great and the view made it all perfect. Only complaint was the water pressure on the shower was high but that does not diminish the comfort, convenience, and beauty of the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Reunion June 2106

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion and we able to rent all three houses. All of the houses were beyond our expectations! The pool was so much fun, we had nightly fires in the fire pit and the views were amazing. Hopefully we will be able to rent this again when we do another family reunion!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
In front of Waterlily Cottage
Car: necessary

Waterlily Cottage is located about 5 minutes away from the main entrance to Acadia National Park. 5 minutes beyond that is downtown Bar Harbor, with great restaurants and shops!


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
May 20 2017 - Jun 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
The pool is open from the beginning of June until Labor Day.

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