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Located In The Heart Of Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Baths, Large Deck/Porch, Mountain View

The Red House is a restored old Maine cottage located in the heart of Acadia National Park and less than 3 miles from the quaint village of Bar Harbor.

Our family purchased this property while vacationing at Acadia National Park. We fell in love with the area, the location of this property and the home itself. It is near two different park loop entrances, where you can hike, climb mountains, enjoy the Sand Beach, visit Jordan Pond or sit on the rocky outcroppings, enjoy the crashing surf, and ponder. We also love going to Bar Harbor and browsing through all the quaint little shops (there is something for everyone) as well as eating at the varied restaurants. The cottage is roomy, but cozy at the same time, and the back deck/porch have an amazing view of Gorham Mountain. We can't decide if the sunrise behind the mountain or the illuminated mountain face at sunset is more amazing. Did we mention the dazzling array of stars to be seen while sitting on the back deck at night? We invite you to enjoy our home and the area!

Bob & Deb Rogers
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Bob & Deb Rogers

We are a family of four and our vacations are precious to us! A time to bond and get things back into perspective. We feel Acadia is a fantastic place to do this. The natural beauty here is breathtaking! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Bob & Deb Rogers purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Bob & Deb Rogers chose Otter Creek

We chose this area because Acadia National Park is truly magnificent. We picked this particular property because of its great location and its charm. We wanted privacy and convenience at the same time. Access to Acadia National Park is just down the road and Bar Harbor is just 3 miles from the house. What more could we want?

What makes this cottage unique

We love the cozy yet open feel of the house. There is a large deck off the back of the house and about half of it is covered so you can sit and enjoy the mountain view, wildlife and/or stars rain or shine. This may seem like an odd thing to add but the washer and dryer are a BIG plus. We have stayed at other rental homes without these and spend considerable amounts of time (and money) at laundromats.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our week in Acadia was perfect! The house is quaint and very comfortable and in a prime location, within minutes we could be hiking in Acadia or shopping in town. We enjoyed the company of deer in the backyard. It has been a peaceful and enjoyable week.
Jul 2009
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Otter Creek Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located upstairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located downstairs, skylight
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Located upstairs
  • There is a also a full sized futon in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Located In The Heart Of Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Sparkling clean and well equipped home base for Acadia adventure

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Red House with our three year old for a week of hiking and exploring in the park. The house was bright, clean, and had everything we needed. You can tell the owners put a lot of thought into how they furnished and outfitted the house. Our daughter was delighted by the selection of toys and books. The location was perfect, being so close to Otter Creek Road, which you can use to get to many destinations in the park. We definitely recommend the Red House for your Acadia vacation!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessica for the lovely review and taking the time to leave it! We are so very glad that you had such a nice experience at our place and on the island.
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Wonderful home for your trip to Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at the Red House! Check in and communication was so easy, the house was comfortable and spotless, and it had everything our family needed for the week. The location was great - close to downtown Bar Harbor, near so many top spots of Acadia, but also so nice to have the backyard, big porch, and be away from the hustle and bustle. Thanks for a wonderful week!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!!
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Perfect house to explore Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We (me, husband, two kids) stayed for a week at the lovely Red House. It was perfect for us. The best thing was the deck overlooking the woods and the mountains. We saw a male deer there three different days and saw a family of turkeys with their chicks a few times too! Kitchen was perfect and had many cooking items. Loved having AC in the bedrooms. We played a few of the many board games in the family room and watched one of the many dvds near the tv. It was a quick drive to Bar Harbor from the house and also easy to get to any of the parts of Acadia we wanted to see. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for taking the time to leave a review and we're glad you and your family enjoyed our Red House and the area!!
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Fabulous house, close to the park

  • 5 of 5

The house is clean and well equipped with all the amenities that you could possibly want. It is so close to the park. Great for photographers who want to get up early to get those all important sunrise shots along the coast, and for the sunset pictures up Cadillac Mountain. We came in time for the leaves and this year they have not disappointed. This house is great, we will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and charming cottage vibe

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in the area for over a decade and tried the Red House this year due to its proximity to the park and Bar Harbor. We were not disappointed. The house's location allowed us to hike, stop back home and eat, and then get easily back into the park or town. Everything was clean and all the appliances worked without a hitch. Having two bathrooms was a huge plus for our family. My sons enjoyed running around the backyard and I enjoyed the lovely back deck. Our landlords were responsive every step of the way. I appreciated the welcome letter, blueberry jam, as well the informational binder about the house. Not all landlords take such care. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kris for taking the time to leave a review! We feel very strongly that every vacation should be special and we are very happy that we helped make that happen for you and your family!
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Great base for a Acadia vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation while staying at the Red House. It made for a very comfortable base as we explored Acadia and Bar Harbor. We were there over a holiday and really enjoyed not staying right in town. Red House was a perfect distance out of town for us personally. Easy access to park and town but nice and quiet. The house was very nicely equipped. There wasn't anything we needed that was not supplied--unusual in a vacation rental. Owners were very timely in responses etc. I would stay there again if we go back in the future. If you like to hike--Acadia is wonderful!! We had been hiking in the West and this was a nice change.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We feel strongly that vacations should be special and we try very hard on our end to provide you with that experience. We are delighted that you had a great vacation!!
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Nearest Airport
16.5 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
In Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
4.3 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
4.8 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
In Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Acadia National Park - Sand Beach
Car: recommended

In the quaint village of Bar Harbor - shopping, eating, movie theater, boat tours, golf, etc. In Acadia National Park - swimming, hiking, mountain climbing, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, horseback riding, carriage riding, popover eating, exploring, and relaxing. In Otter Creek - lobster picnic at local market. You can also fish and check out the many villages and harbors that Mount Desert Island (MDI) has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

We require you to sign a rental agreement to complete the booking process. It will be e-mailed to you once the on-line booking has been completed. If you prefer NOT to book or pay on-line, please send us and e-mail.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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