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Gorgeous restored cottage, walk to downtown & shore at Compass Hbr 9/12 DISC!

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Visitors to Bar Harbor enjoy many things, including Acadia National Park, the rocky Maine coast, work by local artisans, wonderful food, shopping, whale watching, kayaking and more. Visitors also enjoy the historical aspect of our area. During the 'cottage' era, Bar Harbor was the premier destination for the very wealthy in our country. It has since become the popular destination for many families and tourists. But there are some vestiges of that era that still exist. The fully restored Gardener's Cottage was once the residence of the gardener to a large waterfront estate. Built in the late 1800s it is a relic from the bygone cottage era. But as it's been lovingly restored by the owner, it's now available for visitors to enjoy as their vacation cottage here in Bar Harbor. just a 1/3 mile from downtown district, and also just a short walk (in the other direction) to the wonderful Compass Harbor shoreline, an Acadia hiking trail, and the Ocean Drive Dairy Bar!

This lovely cottage features two bedrooms: the master bedroom has a queen bed and private full bath; the second bedroom features two double beds. Capacity for the cottage is 6 guests.

The living room features a gas fireplace and a flat screen TV with cable and DVD player. There is also WIFI at the cottage. However, there is no phone, though cell service is pretty good there.

Other amenities include a washer/dryer, microwave, all linens, dishwasher, gas BBQ grill, a lovely deck with outdoor dining furniture, and parking for two cars. There is also a badminton set up in the backyard!

Walk to town for dinner, or pick up the Island Explorer Bus in front of the cottage and explore Acadia National Park and the rest of Mount Desert Island. The main Entrance to Acadia National Park for hiking, biking, and sight seeing is only a mile and a half from the cottage.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Rebecca, Miles & Tom/Bar Harbor-Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc.
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2016
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2 traveler reviews

Gorgeous restored cottage, walk to downtown & shore at Compass Hbr 9/12 DISC!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Banstead, Surrey, UK

Thoroughly reccomended

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed at the cottage. It's very well equipped, clean, there's plenty of towels, crockery, cutlery and so on and the owners are both delightful and very helpful. It's a short walk to downtown and in the other direction a short walk to part of the State Park. All in all an excellent place for spending time in Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I highly recommend the Gardener's Cottage.

  • 5 of 5

The Gardener's Cottage provided the perfect setting for our Bar Harbor

vacation.  Without sacrificing its beautiful 1880s charm, the cottage

is updated to be modern, clean and comfortable.  Its central location

made walking to town a breeze and provided us with close access to all

the sights that Bar Harbor has to offer.  When we just wanted to

relax, the outdoor space was nice and private with a grill and a

badminton court.  I highly recommend the Gardener's Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park's Ocean Drive is just 1.5 miles away, and downtown Bar Harbor is just a 10 minute walk! Enjoy hiking, biking, nature walks, beaching, swimming, dining on lobster, shopping, whale watching, and sea kayaking—everything at your fingertips from this lovely cottage!


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 9.0%

Pets considered for $150.

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Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • I bath upstairs, 1 downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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