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Charming in-Town Cottage Near Acadia, Shops. Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Fully renovated in 2006, this charming cottage is a short walk from shops, restaurants, the ocean, Acadia National Park's hiking trails and carriage roads. Set back from a quiet residential street, the cottage nestles behind a picket fence and cottage garden full of flowers.

Start your day sipping coffee or tea in the sunny south-facing kitchen with warm wooden cabinets and floors, and granite countertops. End your day of exploring in the cozy living room or in the front garden. Or go upstairs and sit on the private 'tree house' balcony off the master bedroom, sipping wine and watching the evening descend while enjoying the cool breezes that often sweep in off the ocean in the late afternoon.

This adorable, unique home features fun cottage colors and stained glass windows in the kitchen and upstairs twin bedroom. A cathedral ceiling, fan, and air conditioner in the master bedroom will keep you comfortable even on the warmest nights. Lay in bed at night on professionally laundered linens and view stars through the skylight.

Our cottage sleeps four but can sleep six with the addition of the futon in the downstairs sitting room/den. Downstairs you will find an open floor plan with an entryway, a large eat-in kitchen, living room with a chimney made of local granite, sitting room/den and full bath. Upstairs is the master bedroom with queen bed and private balcony, a bedroom with twin beds, and a full bath with stained glass mirror, shower and clawfoot tub.

You need never worry about finding a parking place in Bar Harbor! From our peaceful cottage you will have just a short walk (10 minutes or less) to all the attractions of downtown: restaurants, cafes, movie theater, ice cream shops, art galleries, the Abbe Museum, etc. From the nearby Village Green you can access the Island Explorer bus system and travel for free all over Mount Desert Island. A short walk in the other direction brings you to the lower terminus of Bar Harbor's historic and scenic Shore Path. You can also walk from our cottage to the Great Meadow Loop Village Connector Trail into Acadia National Park and visit Sieur de Monts Spring and the Wild Gardens of Acadia, or access trails to Dorr Mtn, Cadillac Mtn, Kebo Mtn, and Champlain Mtn. On Sunday mornings you can walk two blocks to the wonderful Farmer's Market in the YMCA parking lot, where you can purchase fresh produce, local cheese and dairy products, baked goods, and other delicious local treats.

We love our dog and welcome your well behaved canine companion into our home. Bar Harbor is a dog friendly town; however dogs do need to be leashed and cleaned up after. Some shops will even offer your canine companion a treat. We would be happy to share some places to go with your dog where you can both run free.

The spectacular scenery of Mount Desert Island will leave you breathless. Opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking and just plain exploring abound. When you book your stay we will be glad to share some of our favorite places on this island with you.

Keywords: In-town, bungalow, cottage

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 2, 2017

About The Owner

We are both retired, from careers in hospital nursing and speech/language pathology in the public schools. Our three children are grown and all live in different parts of Maine. We share our home with one dog and two cats.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1997

Why The Owner chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We originally bought our Bar Harbor home to provide housing for our daughter, who was attending College of the Atlantic in 1997. (We've been coming to Bar Harbor since the 1970's). We love the area so much, we decided to retire down here.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the proximity of so many wonderful places from our cottage. A favorite morning ritual is taking our dog for a walk, stopping at the local market to get a cup of coffee, and then continuing to the Shore Path, where we sit on some rocks overlooking Frenchman's Bay and enjoy the amazing view while sipping our coffee. It's a great way to start a summer day!


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Set back off street, cottage garden, window boxes, upstairs private balcony off master bedroom, hardwood floors, granite chimney.


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Charming in-Town Cottage Near Acadia, Shops. Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Lovely cottage, convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 21-year-son and I rented this adorable cottage for the last week in August and had a wonderful time! All the Bar Harbor restaurants and shops are within walking distance, but it was easy to hop in the car and go to Acadia without driving through downtown. The home was spotless, charming, and comfy. Just as important, the owners are friendly and responsive. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, Clean, Convenient and Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this lovely cottage for one week and were extremely happy with everything it provided. Everything we needed was there, all we had to provide was food! It is obvious that the owners have put a lot of time and thought into making sure the cottage is a 'home away from home' for whomever stays there. The cottage was extremely clean and we loved the charm of it too with the sloping floors and walls and especially enjoyed the beautiful flowers in the front, it truly is a cottage garden. We loved the convenience of it, being able to walk into town and enjoy the many restaurants and shops that Bar Harbor has to offer and it is only a few minutes drive from the Park with its beauty and trails, carriage roads, and so much more. The owners provided a binder with wonderful information including instructions on appliances etc. in the cottage, recommendations for Restaurants, Hikes, places of interest etc. We enjoyed an amazing dinner at McKays and also a scrumptious breakfast at Side Street Cafe, both of which were recommended. It was nice being able to eat at the cottage and one night we cooked mussels which we collected at Pretty Marsh beach and enjoyed them with a bottle of wine that was left for us as a gift by the owners. This is our fourth visit to Mount Desert Island and we love it more each time we return. There is so much to see and do whether it be in town, the Park or the quiet side of the Island which we love exploring. Of all the places we have stayed over the years, this cottage is truly our favorite and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I with our two boys (ages 15 and 13) stayed in this cottage for a week and loved it! None of us wanted to leave! The cottage is very clean, charming, and quaint. It is clear that the owners take pride in their home. We really appreciated their personalized binder (filled with helpful instructions and suggestions) and the many guide books they provided to enhance our vacation. We enjoyed restaurants they recommended, Cafe This Way and The Side Street Cafe, and when we didn't want to head out to eat we found the kitchen to be well-stocked with quality dishes, glassware, and cookware. One of my favorite spots in the cottage was the balcony off of the master bedroom. After a morning of hiking, I always found it to be such a relaxing spot. I almost felt like a kid in a tree house! The cottage is in a great location. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful and the neighbors are just as friendly and nice as can be. From the cottage, it is just an easy walk to the shops and restaurants. Additionally, the cottage is on the southern end of town making it is easy to get to multiple Acadia Park entrances to see some of the best sights the park has to offer (Cadillac Mountain, Great Head Trail, Thunder Hole, etc.). While writing this review, I think it is important to note that this is a very, charming old cottage, but please know that brings some characteristics with it. Not all of the floors are level and the staircase is narrow and not level too. While that only enhanced the charm for us, those with physical limitations might want to be informed ahead of time. We can't wait to return to this cottage and Bar Harbor! For us it truly was a wonderful place to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our daughter (8-year-old) for a week. The cottage is very comfortable and has everything one could need. It has a lot of charm and a lovely garden in the front. The shops and restaurants are a quick walk away, yet the location is private and quiet. We enjoyed walking the Shore Path every day and the southern entrance is very close. We brought our old golden retriever and it was wonderful to have a park just a block away for him. Acadia National Park is very close and easy to get to. The complimentary blueberry pie is a wonderful treat! We couldn't ask for anything more!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy home in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Recently, I had the pleasure of staying at this lovely cottage. It was very well appointed with everything needed for a week's stay. There were plenty of well thought out personal touches to make the space feel like a home away from home and the location was an easy walk to town. The neighbors were friendly and a great source of information for bike trips and runs and the park entrance was just a few miles away. We had a fantastic time and can't wait to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Perfect

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year at this amazing cottage and it was perfect both times! Sharon and Enoch are amazing people with a cozy, clean and well stocked cottage. My husband and three kids (19, 17, 14) and I loved the space and openness of this home and we absolutely love the location. We are able to walk just about anywhere and the closeness of the location to town allowed our kids to roam on their own when they wanted. Sharon and Enoch had a wonderful blueberry pie waiting for us when we arrived and we felt like we arrived "home" after 7 hours of driving. If you are looking for a clean, cozy property that is close to town and has wonderful, responsive, caring owners...this is the one!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Shore Path
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Meadow Loop
Nearest Point of Interest
Village Green and Island Explorer Bus Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Reel Pizza Movie Theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Farmer's Market


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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