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Rita and Tom Blair

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Bright Oak Leaf Cottage

7 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms,2 Baths (Sleeps 6) Family Friendly Home

This lovely spacious home has 2 large bedrooms and 1 smaller bedroom, with 2 full bathrooms. It also features air conditioning for those hot summer days, and a pellet stove (with furnace backup) for those chilly nights. Direct TV and WiFi internet access are available at the cottage. This cottage features an open, inviting floor plan with lots of windows. It has been completely renovated and updated. A beautiful sunroom off the dining area provides a peaceful place to relax.

Conveniently located a short drive from Bar Harbor's bustling downtown, this peaceful home sits along the bus route for the Island Explorer free shuttle buses. Leave your car behind, and hop on a bus for a free ride anywhere on Mount Desert Island and into Acadia National Park. Our cottage sits on a large private lot surrounded by oak trees, and is within walking distance of the ocean. Several popular campgrounds and lobster pounds are within 1 miles, and sea kayaking rentals are within a mile. Our home is within ten to fifteen minutes from each of the towns on Mt. Desert Island: Somesville, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. All of these towns have their own character, and offer their own unique blend of restaurants, sightseeing, whale watching, arts, community events, mountains for hiking, carriage roads for walking or biking, beaches, parks, lighthouses, sailing, and boat-filled harbors.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rita and Tom Blair (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Rita and Tom Blair

We are a contractor and a retired CNA. We are native Mainers, and one of us grew up right here in Bar Harbor! We have five children and many grandchildren, all living in Maine.

Rita and Tom Blair purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Rita and Tom Blair chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Although one of us grew up here, we both lived off of Mount Desert Island for many years. Buying this property gave us the opportunity to move back home to a place we love.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the quiet location of our home, close enough to Bar Harbor to access all that it has to offer, but far enough removed to provide us with a private, peaceful place to come home to at the end of the day. We also love that we can step outside and smell the fresh ocean air, and can hop on the free Island Explorer buses and get anywhere on the Island without taking a car.

Reviews

4.9
based on 7 traveler reviews

Bright Oak Leaf Cottage
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Lovely, clean, well equipped cottage

  • 5 of 5

Let me first say that the cottage is much nicer and roomier than the pictures show. Our family of five (2 adults, 3 teens) found the place to be lovely. It was immaculate! The cottage is about 15 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor but there is really very little traffic. It was great coming "home" to relax and stretch out after a full day of hiking, biking, shopping and eating. Beats a cramped hotel room any day. It was also great to have the master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor away from the kids. Having a washer and dryer is also a big plus so you are not bringing home dirty and smelly hiking clothes. We were there this past summer during the hottest temperatures of the year (in the upper 80s) and the A/C units worked well to keep the place cool. There were also some fans in the room for additional circulation.

The owners, Tom and Rita were extremely helpful and replied to our emails promptly. They really wanted us to enjoy our stay. And that we did. Would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend others to stay here.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect base for vacation

  • 5 of 5

On our first trip to the Bar Harbor/Acadia area, this was the perfect base for our family (with 2 teenagers). The house was beautifully set in a wooded area off the road. The cottage was immaculate with all the needed amenities including linens. It was a short drive to Bar Harbor, Northeast, Southwest, and Seal Harbors. Very convenient to Acadia entrance for hiking and fishing (and viewing the most beautiful sunrise from Cadillac Mountain). Would definitely recommend this cottage for rental during your stay in the Bar Harbor area.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
5

Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Oak Leaf Cottage at the end of June 2014. It is a lovely home! VERY clean and well stocked with most amenities. Quite convenient to most of Mount Desert Island. Internet service is great. Would definitely recommend for rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patten, Maine
5

This is a perfect place for a family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Rita have thought of everything for this getaway gem. The cottage is immaculate and well appointed. It exceeded our expectations from what we had seen in pictures and read on line. We were in Bar Harbor for our daughter's wedding on August 3rd and needed a convenient place to stay. The beds and furniture were very comfortable and there were plenty of linens. We chose the place for the spacious yard where we could relax. It was minutes away from Bar Harbor and Ellsworth and all the attractions one would want to see while there. Tom and Rita were a pleasure to do business with and answered all questions promptly. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area and if you come across this on the web then rent it!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Neck, NY
4

Comfortable stay in Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from this comfortable home in Bar Harbor. It is about a 15 minutes drive to the Arcadia National Park and provided my family of 5 a convenient home base to explore the many beautiful sceneries and activities in Bar Harbor and the Arcadia National Park. We enjoyed the convenience of having 2 bathrooms. Also, the high tech washer and dryer, cable TV with lots of selections and high speed Internet are all nice amenities. Great place to stay. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newark Valley, NY
5

Cute & Clean Little House - Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Oak Leaf Cottage for one week and had a would definitly recommend this house to anyone traveling to the Bar Harbor area. This clean and comfortable home sat on a private road in a wooded area (if you're not paying attention you will drive right by). The house had two bedrooms and one bath upstairs which was perfect for me and my kids and the downstairs had another bedroom and bath which was perfect for my parents, who traveled with us. We were probably about 10-15 minutes from the Acadia Park Entrance and about 15-20 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. It was an easy drive to other areas on the island as well. Excellent house especially for the price - I was very impressed.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kebo Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Log Cabin,Abel,s Lobter,Town Hill Bisbro,Lighthous
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Beach,Echo Lake,Long Pond,Seal Harbor
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
prime season
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
autumn
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 8.0%

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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The downstairs master bedroom is large and spacious.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This large upstairs bedroom has an air conditioner.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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