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Spectacular views, nestled in the tiny village of N.E.H and Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Picturesque marina and mountain views from this quaint cottage

We love what we do and it shows! Harbor View is a quaint cottage with a beautiful view of the Northeast Harbor marina and Elliot Mountain from both upper and lower floors. Just steps to downtown's quaint boutiques, art galleries, shopping, restaurants and close to all of Acadia National Park's beautiful offerings.

Comfy, linens, upscale appliances and dishware finish off this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath exceptional cottage. Perfect for a honey moon, romantic get-a-way or a family with smaller children. There is an energy efficient heat pump for maximum temperature comfort, great for chilly nights or icy cool for hot and humid days.

A nice sized grassed back yard offers a propane bbq grill, patio dining furniture and a picnic table. Off street parking for one car under carport.

The master bedroom is nicely finished in white, it has a queen-sized very comfortable bed. Down the hall is a smaller second bedroom offering a twin sized day bed with a twin-sized pop up trundle unit.

We are nestled in on a tiny side street in the beautiful village of Northeast Harbor. Downtown is a two minute walk. The marina, which offers ferries to the outer islands is a 1 minute stroll down the hill. Some of the best hiking and biking trails within Acadia are just up the road within 2 miles. Seal Harbor Beach is 3 miles away.

Northeast Harbor is comprised of quaint boutiques, art galleries, and restaurants. The population in the summer increases with both summer residents, as well as tourists. Come and see some beautiful, ocean view -million dollar homes.

We are close to all that Acadia National park (some of the best hiking and biking trails in Acadia are less than a mile away) and Bar Harbor has to offer while not feeling over-crowded by the masses of cruise ship excursionists. Bar Harbor is accessible from the most amazingly-scenic route the Island offers through Seal Harbor and is about a 6-7 mile ride. Seal Harbor Beach is just driving minutes away. Incredible Thuya and Asticou gardens are within walking distance of our property.

Please visit our other properties: Listing #4165895 Sound View sleeps 12. Listing # 3814222 Seascape sleeps 8 and finally Listing # 3900896 Lilac Lane sleeps 8

More Details

Randy and Erica Merchant
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Randy and Erica Merchant

My husband is native to Mount Desert Island. We have two beautiful young boys and are enjoying everything life has blessed us with. Please visit our other properties: listing # 3814222 Seascape sleeps 8 or listing # 3900896 sleeps 8

Randy and Erica Merchant purchased this cottage in 2014

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

Very quaint rental cottage with a perfect location. Walking distance to everything downtown has to offer and steps to the Marina. Yet a few minutes drive to Acadia National Park entrances and 15 minute drive to busy downtown Bar Harbor. Island Explorer bus service available to take you to most any destination.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a new property rental for us and thus has been fully upgraded with all new high end furnishings, bedding, towels, dishware etc. It offers an exceptional view of the harbor from both upstairs and downstairs. Please be one of our first guests to experience this unique cottage in the quaint village of Northeast Harbor....the village consists both year-round and Summer residents, tourists, million Dollar homes, quaint boutique shopping and many art galleries.


Northeast Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , 1st floor off laundry room and kitchen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , One of two on the second level with bedrooms and living area
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , One of 2 on second level with bedrooms and living area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Spectacular views, nestled in the tiny village of N.E.H and Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews

Convenient Home away from Home

  • 4 of 5

Very clean home, 2- story, with kitchen/laundry facilities downstairs, and bedrooms /living area up.

Convenient to shops, restaurants in quaint village of NE Harbor. Nice view of harbor from living area.

Easy check-in/check-out.

With rental car, we enjoyed being close to Bar Harbor (15-20 minute drive), without being in the midst

of all its traffic/activity.

For gourmet dining, The Fork and Table is a 4-minute walk. The Asticou Inn (across the harbor)

is a 5-minute drive, with a good restaurant and gardens. Other casual restaurants are a 2-3 minute walk.

Early-mid October is an excellent time to visit, for Acadia and spectacular colors, though a few businesses

are already closed for the winter by then.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your time here on MDI and at Harbor View.
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Nice, clean cottage with great view.

  • 4 of 5

Nice smaller cottage with ample room for 1 couple and 2 small children. Very clean with a wonderful view of the harbor. Close to boat tours and local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little home in quiet Northeast Harbor

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your home in Northeast Harbor. We walked the pleasant 2 blocks to the harbor every day, just to sit peacefully and watch the boats travel in and out. While we could quickly drive or use the free bus service to other parts of the island, we were always happier on the quieter side of the island. Home was designed efficiently, with the upstairs living room offering wonderful views. The kitchen was fully equipped. Access to the home was quite easy.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and very responsive

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean which we greatly appreciated. Everything we needed within the kitchen was available (glass storage containers, skewers, etc). There were a couple things that did not work (Internet and grill) but they immediately told us the fix for the Internet (I would suggest including that in the welcome email) and brought us a brand new grill the next day. There are always the unexpected (even at your own home) so I don't fault them at all for these things. Their responsiveness is what I would expect and they came through with flying colors! Thank you!!! One thing I would mention for those considering to rent is that the second bedroom with the two twin beds has an "open"window to the living room, meaning there are not 4 complete walls and lack of privacy. We were unable to use the living room after we put the kids to bed because the tv is right outside this "window". We made the best of it and just watched tv in the master bedroom. The house was only 10 or 15 minutes from Acadia National Park so very convenient location for that and not the up charge of staying in Bar Harbor. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review and your suggestion. It doesn't happen often with the internet, but we are finding if there has been a power outage, the router just needs to be reset. I think we will include that in our information binder in the property. You were great guests and would love to have you back again as well. We do have other properties that may better suit your needs for more privacy with the young children. Thank you again.
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Absolutely loved this cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely perfect for my small family of 3!

Location: The location in the quiet town of NE Harbor was ideal. It was very close to the park - you can bike 1 1/2 miles up the hill to the carriage trails, or drive a few minutes and be in the park for awesome hikes. It is also close enough to zip into Bar Harbor to shop or dine, but a quiet haven to return to in the evenings. Downtown NE Harbor is very quaint - nice bakeries and shops and a Bike Rental shop just a block away! It is also a pretty quick drive to Southwest Harbor - home to the Common Good Soup Kitchen, where volunteers sell delicious popovers all summer (by donation only) to fund a winter soup kitchen.

Accommodations: The cottage itself is very lovely and has a killer view of the harbor. It has absolutely everything you could possibly need. Kitchen is well stocked, plenty of paper products, laundry detergent, dish washer detergent, etc... High end sheets, comfy beds and extremely CLEAN! Although we didn't use the backyard and grill, it was a very nice touch!

Owners: The owners were extremely accommodating and helpful. Checking in was a breeze and the owners even accommodated a last-minute request for a late check-out!

Cons: For us, there were none. If you have a family of more than 3 (4 at the absolute most), or have issues with stairs, this wouldn't work so well.

Bottom line: We were initially a bit worried about the location; but found that everything about this cottage was ideal for us. We had an awesome time in Acadia and loved the time we spent in this little cottage! I highly recommend it and would love to return next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so that you enjoyed your time on Mount Desert Island as well as Harbor View. We were happy we were able to accommodate your late check out for your husband's training for the marathon. Wish him luck from us and please think of us again for your next stay.
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I loved it, and want to go back and stay again!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the design and layout of the house. The interior was comfortable, clean, well maintained, and attractive. My wife and I loved the layout, and my 9 year old daughter practically squealed with delight when she went in. They allowed us to bring our dog, which literally sold us on the place and convinced us to book, and we did our best to make it seem like a dog hadn't stayed there when we left. The back yard was, IMO at the time of our stay, not uninviting, and I quite enjoyed spending a few moments out there in the evening enjoying the weather and relaxing. I really quite enjoyed my time there, and was very saddened when it came time to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review! I am so happy your daughter enjoyed it as well. I have to vouch for your comment "making it seem like a dog hadn't stayed there". We found it so clean, that if we didn't see the sheets, we would have thought you hadn't showed up for your stay. We greatly appreciate you taking such good care of our property and would love for you to think of us when visiting to Acadia again at any of our properties! Thanks again.
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Cranberry Isles Boat Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northeast Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
53 Miles
I 95 Bangor Maine
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Colonel's Deli, Watermark Restaurant or Docksider
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach
Car: necessary

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, 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.


Rates & Availability

Northeast Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 2 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 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly rentals are from Sunday to Sunday for this property

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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