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4 Bdrm-3 Bath Lovely Mayapple Cottage Minutes To Acadia NP & Downtown Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 8

This 2005 1900 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home, Mayapple Cottage, is on 1.4 wooded acres and is perfectly situated for your Acadia vacation. It is located 2 miles from the Hulls Cove Visitor Center/main entrance to Acadia National Park and 4 miles to downtown Bar Harbor. Walk 5 minutes to either Frenchman’s bay or to pick up the Island Explorer (free) bus, whose routes cover the island.

This bright comfortable home is perfect for a larger family, family reunion or just a group of friends. It features an open-design first floor with living room, dining room, and kitchen as well as a downstairs bedroom and full bath. Slip through the sliding glass door in the dining room, and you can enjoy dining, reading or just relaxing on a large sunny deck at the back of the house. The second floor features a master bedroom-bathroom, two additional bedrooms with a full bath as well as a beautifully lit open study and upper deck. The kitchen is fully outfitted with all appliances and accessories for any cooking or dining need, and a washer and dryer are conveniently located down the hall. The living room and upstairs study contain HD TVs with Direct TV & Blu-Ray players and lots of books and games, and the home is outfitted with WiFi as well as assorted items for a baby or toddler. In short, this property has all of the comforts of home with the Park and shore next door for a perfect holiday experience.

More Details

Donald Oliver
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Donald Oliver

Sandra and Don have raised 4 children and have 2 granddaughters. Sandra is a minister with the United Church of Christ in New Haven, and Don is a professor at Wesleyan University. Don discovered Acadia and the island at age 16 as an National Science Foundation student at Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, and we have been coming back ever since with children and now grandchildren in tow. One of our passions is hiking throughout the world. Acadia with its superb beauty and vast set of trails offers unparalleled hiking opportunities.

Donald Oliver purchased this house in 2014

Why Donald Oliver chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Everyone should have a special place in this world: a wellspring to draw strength from, and which rejuvenates them. Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island is that place for us, and we want you to see and experience it first hand.

What makes this house unique

Moving beyond the limitations of Acadia cottages, we decided to buy a larger modern, private house and equip it with all the comforts and conveniences of home to provide a superior vacation experience for the whole family. The property is also ideally located: 2 miles from the Hull’s cove (main entrance) to Acadia National Park and 4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor. You can walk 5 minutes down our quiet road to Frenchman’s Bay or pick up the Island Explorer (free) bus and go anywhere on the Island without driving. The latter option is great for those long one-way hikes or bike rides across the island.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Located on Second Floor: has both shower stall & tub
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Large hot water tank in basement insures plenty of hot water for bathing and laundry
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2nd floor: contains Dresser, Night stands, & Double closet
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1st Floor: contains Dresser, Night stand, & Writing desk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor: Contains Dresser, Night stand, & Roomy Closet
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor: contains Dresser, Night stand, & Roomy Closet
  • *Master bedroom contains beautiful 3 panel archway window that faces east for morning sun *First floor bedroom contains beautiful 3 panel bay window that faces east for morning sun
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming


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4 Bdrm-3 Bath Lovely Mayapple Cottage Minutes To Acadia NP & Downtown Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

Great Vacation House!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 (6 adults, 2 children) just returned from a week at Mayapple in Bar Harbor. This house is great for a large family, 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms make it very attractive. The house is a great location, a short drive to Acadia & Bar Harbor. The kitchen is nicely updated, every drawer is filled with cooking utensils, cutting boards, anything you might need for cooking. In fact the house is filled with anything & everything you might need! There is an abundance of games & books for all ages (we had a 9 & 5 year old), CD's, video's, 2 flat screen TV's. There is a nice sitting room with a TV on the second floor which makes for a nice quiet space if you need it. Two of the bedrooms have huge walk in closets that are loaded with extra towels, blankets, & pillows. The beds are very comfortable. Each family had their own bathroom which made it nice. Each bedroom has fans to use at night, it was a little cooler for us so it comfortable for our stay. There is a washer & dryer with laundry detergent provided which made it convenient. The house was very clean (thanks Jill!) and obviously well kept. The owners, Don & Sandra, are very accommodating, answering all my emails promptly. All in all I was very happy with this vacation rental & would highly recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, spacious and comfortable. Great location next to Acadia.

  • 5 of 5

We have vacationed in Bar Harbor on multiple occasions and this was one of our favorite places. We were very comfortable staying at Mayapple Cottage. The kitchen was well stocked, the beds were comfortable and we had more than enough room to spread out. We loved the location. It was a quick drive to the park entrance. We also went for daily walks around the neighborhood and were happy to find the ocean shoreline just a few blocks away-- very easy walk. The drive into Bar Harbor was also easy to navigate. All in all, it was a lot of house for a reasonable price. We also appreciated having one of the bedrooms on the main level of the home-- our son broke his leg right before we made the trip there and it was nice for him to be spared climbing up and down the stairs on crutches. We had some occasions to interact online with Don- the owner. I found him to be courteous, gracious, and helpful. Overall, we highly recommend Mayapple Cottage and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Mayapple cottage was a great house for our 4 couple get together. The house has lots of locations for congregating and private time. We found the house clean and well kept. And the kitchen was very well equipped. We enjoyed being a little out of town. Also there’s a nice walk down the block to the water. We would certainly be happy to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Acadia and Mt. Desert Island. Lovely clean home that is well equipped kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was private with woods out the back door where we would have dinner at the picnic table after grilling and watch the deer. We bought cherry stones from a nearby fisherman and just enjoyed what Bar Harbor had to offer. Wonderful cottage and well organized! Thank You!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house that was conveniently located to everything & it had 3 bathrooms!

  • 5 of 5

The house was equipped with everything. It included, central air/heat, full kitchen, dishwasher, 3 full bathrooms, plenty of beds, towels, soap, washer with laundry detergent, dryer, toilet paper, paper towel, coffee filters, oil to cook with, extra pillows & blankets, brochures & directions to check out the town, & many more :) You'll love it. The manager, Mr. Oliver responds quickly.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are gratified that Judy and her extended family had a great stay at Mayapple Cottage, which we meticulously maintain for our guests. In the interests of full disclosure, there is no central AC system, but we have window fans to welcome in the cool night air. We are located a few hundred yards from Frenchman's Bay; Downeast coastal Maine does provide her own cooling system.
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The perfect location to see Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We had a great long weekend at Mayapple Cottage despite one rainy and one very windy day. The location just north of Bar Harbor is perfect for getting into the NP and close enough to town to ride bikes. There was plenty of space for our group of 4 adults and 4 teenagers. Because of the girl/boy mix, we ended up putting an air mattress for one of the boys in the den area on the second floor which worked out well. Well stocked kitchen and lots of cups and plates for our group, and the open dining/kitchen/living area was great to gather in the evening. I look forward to coming back again during the summer months!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry Company
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Club, Bar Harbor
Nearest Train
44 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Chart Room, Hulls Cove
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sand Beach, Bar Harbor

Acadia National Park with its spectacular scenery and extensive system of trails for hiking and carriage roads for nature walks, biking, or horse-drawn carriages is a must. Be sure to check out the summit of Cadillac mountain, and Jordan Pond house with its blueberry popovers. Drive the Park loop road or walk the Shore Path past Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and Otter Cliffs for unforgettable images that dance in your heart. Canoe in Long Pond, or sea kayak to the Porcupine Islands in Frenchman's Bay. Take the kids to pristine Sand Beach or go for a swim at Echo lake. Shop and dine out in Bar Harbor or visit other cute shops in Northeast or Southwest Harbors. In the latter location be sure to pick up a fresh pita, smoothy or home-baked dessert at Eat-A-Pita. Take a Nature cruise or whale watch out of Bar Harbor or Southwest Harbor and see puffins, eagles, seals, whales, and more. And of course no visit to the Maine shore is complete without that lobster. We have described these activities and more in our 'Must-do' notebook in our living room.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $79

Rentals are weekly Sunday(4 PM check-in)-to-Sunday(10 AM check-out) except Off-season when 4 night minimum stays are done.
Payments schedule: 1st half plus Damage Protection fee due at Booking;2nd half due 60 days prior to arrival. One easy rate that includes home rental, Maine tax and cleaning fee in one single fee for weekly rentals.
Cancelation Policy:100% refund if cancelled 90 days before arrival; after that refund dependent on filling vacant dates; no refunds possible within 30 days of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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