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~Addtl. 15 % OFF Open 2017 dates~Lilac cottage offers the most privacy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

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

Our unique cottage offering 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 5 adults with 3 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 couple of 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

Property Manager
Erica Merchant
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2017

About 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

Erica Merchant purchased this cottage in 2014

Why 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.


Northeast Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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~Addtl. 15 % OFF Open 2017 dates~Lilac cottage offers the most privacy
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Lilac Lane is beautifully maintained and conveniently located. It's perfect for families.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Lilac Lane! It was close to Bar Harbor and Acadia and the town of Northeast Harbor is charming. The owners were very helpful in preparing for our stay. This property is great for multiple families traveling together. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the glowing review! We greatly enjoyed sharing Lilac with your family. Please visit us again real soon!
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Great place for a family and in laws exploring Acadia!

  • 4 of 5

My adult family of 5 loved this "main house + guest house" set up during our Acadia vacation. Although it felt like everything was a 25-30min drive (I expected trailheads and grocery stores and Bar Harbor to be a little closer), I would still say this was a great spot and would highly recommend it to multiple couples traveling together. Turns out the park is just more spread out than we realized-not a huge deal, just have that in mind. We loved that it was just a 3minute walk to a marina and to some local restaurants. The area was pretty quiet which made the outdoor deck and grill a great spot to sit and enjoy relaxing after a hike or fun spot to cook dinner. The place appeared very well kept and the owners left a big binder full of restaurant and "things to do" recommendations which we found very helpful. Overall, we truly enjoyed or stay and would recommend this place in a heartbeat to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so grateful your family had such a wonderful time and for the great review! I do recommend to every guests prior to check-in that it is best to stop in Ellsworth for groceries, as the Bar Harbor Hannaford is a bit far (15 -20 min) just for groceries and very crowded. Although we also have a great grocery store right here in Northeast Harbor, it tends to be a bit pricey. I am not sure what you meant about trail heads being 25 minutes away, as some of the best park hikes are just a mile and a half up the road and many, many other most popular ones within 3-8 miles. Acadia comprises the entire island which is 108 square miles, as well as other areas.
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Beautiful little house tucked away in a cute town.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house Erica was so sweet . Will definitely come back . The house had everything you could need.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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
Apr 7 2018 - May 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 30 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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