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Bright, Cozy, Ocean View Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-5)

Couples and families of up to 5 have loved this quiet, woodsy, ocean view cottage with a deck. Enjoy the best of both worlds: the path to private beach is steps away, but when the Maine ocean proves too cold, there is a beautiful, huge, saltwater pool that kids and adults love. Originally built in the 1930s, Rugosa Cottage has undergone a complete renovation. We preserved the 1930s charm, but made the space much more comfortable for families of 4 and 5. Updates included: a fully renovated kitchen, the addition of a washer and dryer, new flooring, air conditioning, and a replacement of the loft ladder with a staircase. This cottage is lovely and private enough for a couple's retreat, or, if you are looking for a great spot for a family reunion, we have 2 other cottages for increased capacity on the same property...please search for Queen Anne's Cottages for more information and an up to date availability calendar. Rentals are by the week only: Saturday to Saturday.

Keywords: Cottage, Bungalow, Camp

More Details

Chelcey Dunham
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Chelcey Dunham

We live in Bar Harbor year round with our 3 children, dog and 2 cats. Tony is the owner of a computer software company; Chelcey is the manager of Queen Anne's Cottages. 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.


Car: necessary

The main entrance to Acadia National Park is located about 5 minutes down the road from Rugosa Cottage. Just 5 minutes beyond that is downtown Bar Harbor, with loads of great shops and restaurants! The exact address of Rugosa Cottage is 63 Shore Acres Road, in Bar Harbor.


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stall shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Loft - 2 twin/ single , Daybed with trundle has 2 regular sized twin mattresses.
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
2 TVs with DVD/Blueray players. The pool is open from the beginning of June until Labor Day.


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Bright, Cozy, Ocean View Cottage
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Cozy, well-appointed cottage in beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage - very compact but well designed for practical, stylish comfort - with access to the water and stunning sunsets and an easy drive to Acadia and town. If you want a spacious rental, this isn't it. That said, we found three adults were comfortable and we would absolutely return. The cottage was sparkling clean with all needed amenities like dishwasher, washer and dryer, coffee maker. There's also a large deck and one of the highlights was watching the porpoises pass in the morning as I drank my coffee on the beach steps. Thanks to our hosts!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfectionist's Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The Rugosa cottage was immaculate, well thought out and had more than ample storage areas. The kitchen is very well stocked with clean, great quality: pots, pans, utensils, dishes, toaster, microwave, fridge, oven, dish washer, French press coffee maker, etc.. The cottage is bright and cheerful with nicely done color accents throughout, that make it quaint and charming. The bathroom is spotless, up to date and frankly, much nicer than mine at home!! The cottage and it's setting are much nicer than described!! A rare and pleasant surprise! The owner/manager Chelcey, is very pleasant, knowledgable and wonderful to work with. She is also available either in person or by phone, should a question occur. Not always the case at many other places. Five Stars!!!! - Tim & Sylvia C.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, quiet setting with great proximity to all the sights in the area

  • 5 of 5

The Rugosa cottage was the perfect place for our family of four to spend our summer vacation. The cottage is cozy, clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The homeowner went above and beyond to provide comfortable furniture, linens and anything you could need in the kitchen. When we did have a minor issue with the cottage the homeowner responded immediately and the problem was fixed the next day. We loved the quiet setting in the woods with a view of the water from the deck. The pool was amazing - definitely a favorite for our children while the fire pit and steps down to the beach were a nice touch. We definitely would recommend the Rugosa and would not hesitate to return again.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for our family of four. Clean, comfortable and decorated very tastefully. Not to mention the beautiful location and lovely pool area.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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perfectly peaceful & beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed in Rugosa cottage with our dog in late October. It was the perfect location for a peaceful, restful getaway. The cottage was a very short drive to Acadia Park and downtown Bar Harbor, both of which we loved exploring during the daytime. The cottage was the perfect place to get cozy, watch a movie and recharge for the next day's adventures. We also LOVED starting and ending our days around the fire pit on the property. The views of sunset from the private beach were beautiful. Chelcey does a fabulous job of anticipating her guests needs, the cottage was well equipped with the simple details that made the trip all the more enjoyable -- table and chairs on the deck, extra blankets, easy to find cooking utensils and food containers, guide books etc. I couldn't have been happier that we found her cottage for our last minute getaway and would love to return. We had a great time in October, but I'd also love to return in warmer weather, the private beach seems like be the perfect place to launch a paddle board or kayak.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location is ideal

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nicely decorated and well stocked for your stay. The setting is lovely for seaside sunsets and very peaceful. I would recommend it, however the mattress in the master bedroom needs to be changed it is the only negative we found.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! I'm puzzled by the comment about the bed, as it is actually quite new, and other guests this season have inquired about the brand for their own purposes. Perhaps it comes down to personal preference, and you prefer a firmer mattress? Ours are generally purchased in the soft to medium range. Thanks again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

ONLY 2 REMAINING WEEKS IN 2016! Each week is $1000 plus tax and applicable fees. That is more than $500 off our standard rate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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