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Beautiful cottage offers the most privacy with a separate guest house connected

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Great in-town location!!! Walk to everything-Shops, Restaurants and Marina

A unique cottage with a main house and a guest house connected by the front deck. The Main house is comprised of a great room with open kitchen/living room concept that offers a Queen size bedroom and bathroom in the upstairs loft. There is also a queen sized pull out sofa-bed in the Great Room. The connecting guest house contains two full and private bedrooms both attaching separately to a full bath. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and a 2nd bedroom with sturdy twin bunk beds. This unique design sleeps 8, a maximum 6 adults with 2 children and offers extra privacy for two families traveling together or In-laws traveling with you. It also works very well for traveling with older children so you may each enjoy your own space while still spending time as a family. Northeast Harbor is a quaint little village close to all that Acadia National Park offers this unique island. Some of the best hiking biking trails are less than 5 minutes up the road by car. Spectacular Asticou and Azalea gardens are within a 5 minute walk! Perfect location within a few minutes walk to all downtown shops, restaurants, as well as the marina, yet you are tucked in on a small side street never knowing you are that close to the downtown. Additional family or friends traveling with you, please visit our other properties: Listing #4165895 Sound View sleeps 12. Listing # 3814222 Seascape sleeps 8 and Listing # 3901266 Harbor View sleeps 4 all located on Mount Desert Island

Randy and Erica Merchant
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Randy and Erica Merchant

Husband born and raised on the Island. We have two beautiful boys and are enjoying all that life has to offer us. please visit our other properties: listing # 3814222 Seascape sleeps 8 or listing # 3901266 Harbor View sleeps 4 both in the Village of Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island

Randy and Erica Merchant purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Randy and Erica Merchant chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Our property offers a unique design for additional privacy if traveling with friends, in-laws or older children that may want to have their own space, yet close enough that they are connected by your deck. Northeast Harbor is a tiny village on Mount Desert Island that caters mainly to tourist and summer residents and million dollar homes on the ocean.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beautiful cottage offers the most privacy with a separate guest house connected
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 17 reviews

Would have liked soap for showers.

  • 4 of 5

Nice location. Easy walk to town and harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very clean, inconveniet area. very well supplied, decorated very nicely.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great find!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the property and our stay. The house is somewhat in the middle of the island between Bar Harbor and Bass Harbor which made it very convenient for us. The house was well maintained and very clean. We only had 3 people, but would have had more space for a couple more people comfortably. The deck between the main house and guest house is a great space to hang out and grill when its warm out.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Lilac Cottage and Mount Desert Island.
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Just Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect accomodations for our family trip to Mt. Desert Island. The two seperete quarters worked well as we were traveling with friends. The home was charming, clean, and well appointed. The location was fabulous with easy walk to town and harbor. Everything was just wonderful. Thank you to our hosts.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your time at both Lilac cottage and beautiful Mount Desert Island. Please think of us again when visiting.
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

We were very comfortable. It was a great layout and so nice to be able to walk around town after a day in the park. Would be a 5 star review if the stove had been in better repair but even scrambled eggs were tricky on those burners.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

This house in Northeast Harbor was excellent. A main house with kitchen, good sized common-area, and an upstairs loft bedroom and bathroom, next to a separate guest house with two bedrooms and a bathrooms. A good-sized porch connects the two buildings. Perfect for our group. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was VERY clean. A stone's throw from the main street in northeast harbor but set away so you don't hear any street noise at all.

The location is really accessible to the harbor, to some nice bike rides, and to the Park itself by bike or car.

Randy and Erica were great! They helped out with some logistics, were prompt in replying, and were happy to share ideas for our trip.

Thanks for making our week a true vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great, descriptive review! We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation here on MDI and at Lilac. I am glad we were able to play a small part in that. Do think of us again when returning to MDI and Acadia.
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Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Colonel's Deli or Watermark Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Isles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northeast Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Colonel's Deli, Watermark Restaurant or Docksider
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

We are nestled in on a private side street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Downtown is a minute walk through a path in your backyard. The marina which offers ferries to the outer islands is a 5 minute walk. We are nestled in on a side street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Downtown is a two minute walk. The marina which offers ferries to the outer islands is a 1 minute walk. Northeast Harbor is comprised of quaint boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. The population in the summer increases with both summer residents and tourists. Come and see some beautiful ocean view million dollar homes. Close to all that Acadia National park and Bar Harbor has to offer while not feeling over-crowded by the masses of cruise ship excursionists. Home offers the privacy when traveling with guests. There is the Main house offers kitchen/living room, a queen loft bedroom with a full bath and an attached guest house with a queen bedroom and a 3rd bedroom of twin bunk beds with it's own full bathroom.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Pre Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 28 2017 - Jun 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Fall/Leaf Peepers
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and Check out is at 10:00 a.m.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northeast Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Main House Loft Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , attached Annex House Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main house queen loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , attached guest house twin bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , attached guest house
  • There is also a queen sized sofa bed in main house living area for additional sleeping. Plenty of closet and bureau space, beautifully finished hardwood flooring and window blinds throughout. We also have a new pack and high chair for your convenience
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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