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Bright Oak Leaf Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Rita and Tom Blair
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2017

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.


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • horseshoes
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Bright Oak Leaf Cottage
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Hidden gem on island

  • 5 of 5

Very charming, clean cottage! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

Great location with access to Acadia and lots of activities. Very happy overall.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Bright Oak Leaf Cottage is a lovely place to stay. I stayed there with my husband, two children and my parents and it was perfect for us. It close to the road, however screened by trees. There is a barbecue outside that we enjoyed using and a swing-seat and picnic table. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need and wonderful, large surfaces for working on. The bathrooms are very clean and the beds comfortable. I highly recommend Bright Oak Leaf Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so happy you enjoy your stay at the cottage and enjoyed the gounds. Thank you,
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Charlotte, NC

Loved coming home to this place each day!

  • 5 of 5

This house was super clean and very spacious. I am very picky about rentals and we use homeaway a lot, but I was so pleasantly surprised when we walked into this home. What the others said about the pics not doing it justice was absolutely right. The layout and size of the rooms are very comfortable. It was extremely clean (and I am a clean freak). Very well equipped, found everything we needed. Location was perfect. - close to every area of MDI. There is a great lobster pound at the other end of the dirt road, we walked over for dinner one night and that was the best lobster roll I had the whole trip (and I had several!). Also the most reasonably priced! My favorite part of each day was coffe in the mornings on the lovely screened in sunroom. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. You left the cottage looking so nice. Many thanks. Your welcome anytime, Tom and Rita
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Perfect Bar Harbor Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Bright Oak Leaf Cottage was a warm and inviting property! The cottage was very clean and had all we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. It was close enough to make trips to Acadia and the town of Bar Harbor more than once a day for sightseeing, hikes, shopping and meals at a variety of great restaurants. We also appreciated the ability to book for less than a full week. We would definitely recommend renting this property. Diane & Jim McMenamin

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Thank you for your input. Tom and Rita
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Peaceful spot in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Great rental in a quiet, forested location away from traffic but only a short drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frank your very kind.
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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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund