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Acadia National Park Lodging: Chelsea Cottage

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Mount Desert House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Rentals by the week Acadia National Park (Mount Desert Island)

Chelsea Cottage available for 2016 season. This summer cottage has visiting deer and other wildlife in the surrounding woods and is privately located off the main road.

The 2300 sq. ft home sleeps 5-6 easily, fully equipped kitchen, wood flooring, ceramic tiles,open floor plans for comfortable living space. Private setting in woods ,sunny clearing and out of sight from other homes. Enjoy the opportunity to climb Beech Mountain, kayak on Long Pond, bike and hike Acadia National Park trails within walking distance of this vacation home.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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June 27, 2016
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Acadia National Park Lodging: Chelsea Cottage
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A wonderful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week at Chelsea Cottage in August. We absolutely enjoy the weather, the fantastic views at Acadia, the food, and most importantly the spacious and comfortable house, which all together left us with great memories and very pleasant expriences. The house was very clean and well-maintained. The owner was very responsive and considerate along the whole process. We left a tennis bag at the house and she mailed it back promptly afterwards. The house has all the appliances and utensils. It 's inside the woods and very quiet, yet at the same time conveniently located to access everything. We would love to come back again and highly recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Goshen, NY, USA

Acadia summer vacation

  • 4 of 5

Summer Vacation

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We spent a week at Chelsea Cottage for a week this July. Truly not a "cottage"! 3 full bathrooms and bedrooms. We had an party of 6, my husband and I with our 4 sons ages 17 -28. We were all comfortable. The house was very clean. Full kitchen stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils needed. We used the barbecue 3 times and it worked great. Very quiet and secluded, so make sure you get all of your pantry items in Ellsworth before you get to the island. Bar Harbor a good 15 minute ride away. Points in Acadia easily accessible, about 10 minutes away. Even though I did my research, the island is very large and there is so much to see.

Pros- large house 3 bathrooms washer/dryer

Down the road from Echo lake and from kayak and canoe rental. The owner was very helpful and friendly. She responded to all emails and phone calls quickly. I already received my cleaning deposit back and I have been home only 5 days.

Cons- Only one TV in family room. My sons said the twin mattresses were a bit uncomfortable.

I would recommend to a friend.

Thanks for a great week!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time here and were able to see our Island in good weather during our Centennial for Acadia National Park. I appreciate the tips. We will make sure that other visitors have more television options and will step up the children's bedroom with more comfy bedding. Thank you for taking such good care of our Cottage. Hope you will visit us again next year! Thank you for thinking of us.
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Marlboro, NJ

A relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family & I had a wonderful time at Bar Harbor. The town was quiet and picturesque, a perfect place to unwind. There was never a shortage of things to do for all ages. Chelsea Cottage is located in a forest setting, it had everything we needed and it's not far from most attractions. The owner was polite and professional. It was nice to hike & sightsee all day, then have a quiet place to come home to at night. We would go back to Maine in a heartbeat, it's one of the most beautiful places we've visited.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chelsea Cottage. The National Park is practically in our backyard with Beech Mountain as our backdrop. Many of our guests find our location works very well for the family vacation as lakes and hiking trails are so close. We hoep to see you next year!1
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New Haven, CT.

Retreat in Bar Haror

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent the last week in June at Chelsea Cottage and had a great time. Chelsea Cottage was a nice, quiet, retreat with beautiful scenery. It was a home away from home that was clean, with ample space and modern accommodations. An added bonus was three full bathrooms which came in handy with four adults and two children. The house was about 15 minutes from Bar Harbor with easy access to all the focal points in the area.

During our stay we enjoyed clear, starry nights that one does not encounter in the city. We were also exposed to wildlife (deers) on several occasions which my children and I enjoyed a great deal. Chelsea Cottage is close enough yet far enough away that you can spend time just reading a book and enjoying nature or you can have quick access to downtown.

My experience with the owner was always positive. She took the time to answer all my questions and ensure that my families stay went well. I would recommend Chelsea Cottage to anyone looking for a rental home in Bar Harbor .

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Swans Island
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Top of the Hill
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Take the Whale watch cruise in the morning.

* Bike rentals for Acadia National Park carriage roads.

* Nightly entertainment dancing and bands at the local clubs.

* Drive the Park Loop Road and enjoy the breathtaking vistas..

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Grab a picnic lunch and spend the day at Sand Beach.

* Hike Gorham Mountain to the old sea cave..

* Lobster pounds serve a downeast feast.

* Walk the Shore Path in Bar Harbor..

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Canoeing on Long Pond.

* Acadia National Park ranger led activities.

* A cruise to the outer islands.

* Biking the trails.

* Swimming at Echo Lake.

Walking distance to Long Pond and Somes Sound, recreational boating , swimming and Acadia National Park hiking trails. Ocean access via the Somesville Town Landing, mooring available by request in Somes Harbor,for additional consideration,close to Long & Somes Ponds & Echo Lake. Evenings listen to music in town and dine at the finer restaurants in Bar Harbor, a 15 min. drive from the cottage. Beech Cliff Camp, at the entrance to Acadia National Park, one mile from the cottage, offers activities for young campers during the day. Long Pond boat ramp and canoe rentals are five minutes from Chelsea Cottage.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Weekly Rate: $800 - $1550

Seasonal rates vary May $1000 wk/June $1400/wk
July and August $1550/week
September $1000/wk for smaller parties
Off season long term monthy rental rate October 1st - June 1st is $900/mo +utilities

Visitors may pay by check or PayPal and in full 4 weeks prior to visit. Call owner for further information

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Mount Desert House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • forests
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large open living area and outdoor deck provide ample room for familyactivities. TV , VCR, DVD, CD PLAYER, , W/D, HEAT, DECK, GAS GRILL. Long distance and wireless Internet. Mooring available for additional fee.

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