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Seaside Cottage, Light & Airy with Gorgeous Ocean Views, Private Beach

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
3
Half Baths
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Bernard Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 8

Blue Heron Tide is designed to provide a variety of common areas for being together while ensuring that, if one guest wants to read while another plays ping pong, you have enough privacy -- and quiet -- to do both simultaneously. This is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath cottage directly on the ocean on Acadia's Quiet Side, where you can enjoy all of the recreational opportunities that Acadia has to offer without having to sleep in the noise and bustle of it. The cottage is furnished with a nice mix of antiques and decorative touches unique to the area, while providing all of the comforts of home in a fully equipped kitchen, large dining area, full living room with bonus game table, screened-in porch, and separate recreational room and additional reading nook in addition to the bedrooms and baths. Outdoor spaces feature an oceanside patio with gas grille and beautiful view out to the cove and Blue Hill Bay beyond. And, of course, you have direct access to your own private stretch of Maine shore.

Two bedrooms are on the entry floor, one with a double and another with a set of twins. The living room features wall-to-wall windows to maximize the view, and includes a game table and plenty of comfortable seating. The dining room generously seats eight and has ready access to the screened-in porch.

On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms, the master, with a queen bed and separate sitting room, and a second queen bedroom adjacent to a reading nook. Each bedroom has its own private, full bath. The upstairs bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular view as the living and dining rooms. There is also a third level of living space on the ground floor, with a game room and comfortable seating area -- perfect for separate recreation or quiet time. A ping pong table is also included, for entertainment on rainy days or a friendly tournament regardless of the weather.

n the recreation room on the ground floor there is also a game and wicker seating area. A ping pong table is also included, as are a washer and dryer.

Blue Heron Tide includes a fully-equipped kitchen, steps to a quiet stretch of shore, a gas barbecue grille, CD/Radio/TV/VCR, a good collection of short stories, board games, puzzles, and cards for a rainy day or cozy night. At Blue Heron Tide you've got everything you need for your vacation, special occasion, getaway, or holiday.

You can enjoy a wide range of activities or restful times. Settle in with a good book in any of several cozy nooks. Or play ping pong with friends or family on a day at home. You are surrounded by gorgeous sunsets that you can enjoy in your private screened-in porch every evening. And you are steps away from your own private stretch of beach, where you can put in a canoe or kayak, beach comb for shells and sea treasures, or simply enjoy the view out to Maine's famous island-dotted shore, with the Nature Conservancy's Placentia Island in the distance, and Swan's Island just beyond. Every room has a water view and en suite bath. You are less than five minutes' drive from the Acadia National Park trails called Wonderland and Ship's Harbor, which bring you out to gorgeous rocky bluffs along the open ocean and Maine's famous rocky coast. A minute more and you're at Bass Harbor Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse on the U.S. East Coast. In five minutes you’re in Southwest Harbor with ample opportunities for shopping, dining, and boating; in two more minutes you’re hiking Acadia Mountain or swimming in Echo Lake; and in ten minutes you're in Bar Harbor, with its quaint shops, restaurants, whale watching, naturalist boating, sailing, deep-sea diving, Park tours, and many other opportunities.

Few locations in the United States can compare to the beauty and diversity of Mt. Desert Island (MDI) and Acadia National Park. Acadia National Park and its famous gateway towns are treasured the world over as some of the most beautiful spots “where the mountains meet the sea.” Ocean, lakes, mountains, miles and miles of hiking trails, dedicated bicycling and walking trails, gorgeous countryside, and the towns of Tremont, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Bar Harbor provide unlimited opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Come for some much-needed rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation at Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage!

Go to our website below for more pictures and information.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Property Manager
Joy & Peter Cutrone
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2016
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About Joy & Peter Cutrone

We are experienced travel hosts, being former innkeepers and now rental cottage owners. We both grew up in the Northeast United States, and have traveled extensively throughout the US and Europe as well as Down Under. We enjoy quality accommodations when we travel, appreciate the extra thoughtfulness that can make a stay more pleasant, and strive to give that experience to our guests.

Joy & Peter Cutrone purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Joy & Peter Cutrone chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Acadia Seaside Cottages are family-run vacation rental properties. We have capitalized on Peter's years of experience as an innkeeper in New England and our shared love of travel to bring you a warm cottage experience in one of America's most beautiful National Parks. An oceanfront setting, the comforts and conveniences of home, and access to a greater range of activities than you can possibly pursue in a weeks’ time combine to give you a vacation experience that you’ll treasure for years to come.

What makes this cottage unique

Acadia Seaside Cottages are convenient to all that Acadia has to offer, without being directly in the hustle and bustle of a summer seaside resort. You are directly on the water, and can enjoy ocean views under a spectacular sunset, explore the beach, or explore the Park at your leisure.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Seaside Cottage, Light & Airy with Gorgeous Ocean Views, Private Beach
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
5

Cozy and comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

Four couples spent time at Blue Heron Seaside Cottage and very much enjoyed our stay. The home is even nicer than the photos. Beautiful views of the cove, well furnished, comfortable and cozy. Everything we needed was available at our finger tips. We loved the screened porch! An easy drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Blue Heron was a welcome place to spend our evenings together with good food and great friends! Thank you Joy and Peter.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely time! Thank you for sharing your experience - we're so glad you enjoyed the cottage so well. Come again any time - J&P
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5

Great house, would stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of adults, kids and Grandma had a wonderful time at Seaside Cottage in August. The house was as pictured, with nice water views throughout the house. There is easily enough room for a large group. The rec room downstairs and reading nook upstairs allowed us to spread out. We spent lots of time down at the water, enjoying the variation from high tide to low tide. The kids had a blast climbing on the rocks, picking up shells, canoeing, and even swimming a little. For the uninitiated, it really is a marvel to watch the time come into, and then roll out of, the cove. It was disappointing that the mosquitos were so bad in the evenings that it was difficult to be outdoors at all after late afternoon (even with bug spray).

The house had way more staples and paper products provided that we typically see at beach rentals, which was a nice bonus. The kitchen was mostly well-equipped for preparing family meals. A large baking pan, new large frying pan, and some more water and wine glasses would have been appreciated. We used the grill 3 times and it worked fine. The towels, while plentiful and good quality, were varying degrees of smelly. If you're sensitive to that, bring your own. For those really in need of a TV (we were not), the two in this house are on the top and lower levels, not the main living area.

From this house, it is quite a distance to Bar Harbor and many of the sights in Acadia along Park Loop Road. We discovered the hard way that you need to go early or late to be able to park at some of the most popular destinations during peak season (we failed three times trying to get into the Bubble Rock parking lot). Leaving at 8:00 am for Cadillac Mountain got us there when the parking lot was only 1/4 full, but it was packed by the time we left. More local to the house, we enjoyed hiking Acadia Mountain and the beautiful Ship Harbor Trail. We had lunch at nearby Thurston's Lobster Pound (too crowded at dinner time), and picked up good pizza from Gotts.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Cottage, Private, Great Duck Cove View

  • 4 of 5

Our overall impression was excellent. The cottage was exactly what we were looking for. Very spacious, lots of windows to enjoy the beautiful view of Duck Cove. We also liked the fact that it is on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island. Four women, four bedrooms. Perfect. The two upstairs bedrooms, with their own en suite bathrooms, overlooked the Cove and were separated by a cozy sitting room. The living, dining and kitchen area (open concept) was very spacious, bright and comfortable, with direct access onto a screened-in porch overlooking the Cove. Two bedrooms on the main living area--one with a double bed and one with two twins--shared the same bathroom. Downstairs (walk-out basement) is another comfortable sitting area (with patio doors to the barbecue grill and outdoor seating), as well as a ping-pong table and laundry room. Bring insect repellent if you plan to sit outside, especially in the evening. Peter and Joy Cutrone (owners) were very hospitable and accommodating; they quickly responded to a couple of our questions. During our stay, we had delicious fresh lobster at Thurstons Lobster Pound (about 5 minutes from the Cottage--get there early if you don't want to wait in line), and a more-than-fabulous dinner at the Burning Tree (69 Otter Creek Drive, south of downtown Bar Harbor). Don't miss ice cream at the Quietside Cafe & Ice Cream Shop, 360 Main Street in Southwest Harbor--a short drive from the Cottage (the apple pie, moose tracks and blueberry chocolate chip were some of our favorites). Don't miss going to the top of Cadillac Mountain during your visit; however, if you don't want to join 500-1,000 people for sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, there is an outstanding sunrise about 10 minutes from the Cottage on Seawall Road. We hiked around Jordon Pond at Acadia National Park..crystal clear water. On one of the foggy/rainy days, we drove 2+ hours just across the Canadian border to Campobello, the Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt summer home. We highly recommend Joy and Peter's Blue Heron cottage. Fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing the details of your experience and the wonderful travel tips! You paint a lovely picture! - J&P
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5

Exceptional Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at your home. It was everything that we hoped it would be and more. The weather was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed exploring Acadia and the little surrounding towns on Mt. Desert Island. Then, after a day out and about, it was nice to come back to your place and just relax. The sunsets were beautiful. The lobster at Thurston's was great. You have been great to work with.

Thank you for the use of your home, it is one that we will surely plan on coming back to again.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing your experience, and come again! - J&P
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5

Great Maine vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

Our party of adults, kids and Grandma had a wonderful time at Seaside Cottage in August. The house was as pictured, with nice water views throughout the house. There is easily enough room for a large group. The rec room downstairs and reading nook upstairs allowed us to spread out. We spent lots of time down at the water, enjoying the variation from high tide to low tide. The kids had a blast climbing on the rocks, picking up shells, canoeing, and even swimming a little. For the uninitiated, it was disappointing that the mosquitos were so bad in the evening it that it was difficult to be outdoors at all after late afternoon (even with bug spray).

The house had way more staples and paper products provided that we typically see at beach rentals, which was a nice bonus. The kitchen was mostly well-equipped for preparing family meals. A large baking pan, new large frying pan, and some more water and wine glasses would have been appreciated. We used the grill 3 times and it worked fine. The towels, while plentiful and good quality, were varying degrees of smelly. If you're sensitive to that, bring your own. For those really in need of a TV (we were not), the two in this house are on the top and lower levels, not the main living area.

From this house, it is quite a distance to Bar Harbor and many of the sights in Acadia along Park Loop Road. We discovered the hard way that you need to go early or late to be able to park at some of the popular destinations during peak season. Leaving at 8 am for Cadillac Mountain got us there when the parking lot was only 1/4 full, but it was packed by the time we left. More local to the house, we enjoyed hiking Acadia Mountain and the beautiful Ship Harbor Trail. We had lunch at nearby Thurston's Lobster Pound (too crowded at dinner time), and picked up good pizza from Gotts.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the suggestions for pans; apologies if fragrance snuck into a wash cycle - we try to be careful about that; guests appreciate the screened porch if mosquitoes are out at dusk. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and Acadia, and value your feedback. Thx - J&P
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5

Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week at this beautiful home on Duck Cove. The view from our bed was one of our favorite things about the stay in addition to....kayaking in the cove, reading in the alcoves, enjoying a meal around the large dining table and mostly having such a clean, lovely home to return to after hiking or eating out!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely! Sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing your experience! And come again. - Very best regards, Joy & Peter
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4.5 Miles
Southwest Harbor
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 102
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Nearest Beach
20 Metres
Duck Cove
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island (MDI) offers just about every kind of opportunity for physical recreation or sublime relaxation that you can think about. Hang out on the beach -- either fresh water or oceanside -- with fellow beachgoers, or quietly in private: you decide. Go shopping. Take in a ranger-led program at the Park. Go for an interpretive boat ride and learn about the islands and wildlife, cycle along any of the 50 miles of Carriage Paths. Or just kick back and let someone take you on a sail around the outer islands. You can hike, walk, fish, swim, canoe, enjoy a meal dockside or on linen tablecloths, visit a museum or a beautiful garden; catch up on your reading. Acadia can be about whatever you want it to be but, most of all, Acadia is about getting out and enjoying nature.

For hikers and walkers, see a list of trails organized by difficulty rating, courtesy of the National Park Service. The Park also features Ranger-led activities. Or, if you already know about the splendor and beauty of the Acadia region, support its preservation and sustainability by joining Friends of Acadia.

Here’s a sampling of activities within 2 to 20 minutes of your accommodation at Acadia Seaside Cottages:

• Walk on your own private beach. Right outside your door, down your own private steps is beachcomber’s paradise. Canoeists and kayakers can explore protected Duck Cove.

• Tour Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse.

• Visit the shops in Bar Harbor, enjoy a meal, or just stroll the sidewalks for some eclectic window shopping.

• Rent a canoe on Long Lake.

• Hike Acadia Mountain, then swim in Echo Lake at the end of the trail.

• Rent bikes at Southwest Cycle in Southwest Harbor for a tour around the Carriage Paths.

• Get an ice cream at the Quiet Side Café in Southwest Harbor (they have some of the best blueberry pie in the region, too, we might add).

• Eat lobster on the pier at Thurston’s in Bernard (lunch is best since it's less crowded).

• Take in a round of golf at the Causeway Club in Southwest Harbor.

• Do the driving tour on Park Loop Road in the Park, and then enjoy traditional tea and popovers at the Jordan Pond House, or a day at Sand Beach.

• Take in Ship Harbor Nature Trail.

• Walk the Wonderland Nature Trail (also accessible to wheel chairs and strollers).

• Glide on your cedar front-porch glider in the evening, as the sun sets over the cove and the outer islands.

• Take a scheduled cruise out to the outer island with a ranger or naturalist as a guide

• Add your favoite activity! Blueberry picking on the Carriage Paths? Dinner and a show in Bar Harbor?

Rates & Availability

Bernard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Blue Heron Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,520
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Blue Heron Early Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Blue Heron Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
Blue Heron EarlierFoliage2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
 
 
Blue Heron Later Foliage 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,520
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 9.0%

Cancellations refundable up to 90% 60 or more days prior to your arrival. Within 60 days, refundable up to 90% if we're able to re-book your dates.
No pets ever allowed; children are welcome.
$25 fee per night for a 9th person. Maximum occupancy of 9.
Maine tax of 9% is applied.
A 50% deposit is due up front and the balance is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bernard Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Spacious
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , For double and twin rooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Off open concept living space
  • Bathrooms are well positioned for privacy and convenience. The two upstairs baths are en suite to each of the master and queen 'cottage' bedrooms. On the first floor, there is a full bath shared by the double and twin rooms, as well as a fourth bathroom convenient to the living room, kitchen and dining areas. Plenty of towels are provided for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Mahogany four-poster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Painted iron headboard
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Mahogany four-poster
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Mahogany headboards
  • Two bedrooms are on the entry floor, the 'B&B' Room and the Twin Room. The 'B&B' Room has a double bed, and the Twin Room has two twin beds. A full bath is accessible by both bedrooms. The B&B bedroom has the clearest ocean view, boasting the same stunning panorama shared by the living and dining rooms, looking out to the mouth of the cove across Blue Hill Bay to Swan's Island and beyond. The living room includes an antique oak claw-foot game table in addition to comfortable seating and ready access to the screened-in porch. The dining room has seating for 8 on a large oak table with solid19th century oak chairs. On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms, the Master Bedroom with a queen bed, and the 'Cottage' Room, also with a queen. Each bedroom has its own private, full bath. There is also a sitting room and reading nook, which enjoy the same spectacular view as the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
What’s on hand: 1.Fully furnished bedroom, bath, and living rooms 2.Well-equipped kitchen, including coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes 3.Linens (towels, sheets) 4.Washer, dryer, and iron 5.Games, puzzles, and cards 6.TV with basic cable 7.High-speed wireless internet access 8.CD/Radio/Tape player 9.Gas grille and picnic table 10.Screened front porch for enjoyment of fabulous sunsets. What to bring: 1.Whatever personal belongings and toiletries you need 2.Food (we provide some basic staples like flour, sugar, spices and the like) 3.Sunscreen for daytime fun that won’t spoil your evening 4.Insect repellent 5.Hiking boots 6.Windbreaker for boat rides 7.Your own towel for beach or outdoor use 8.Beach chairs, if you'd like 9.Your own cell phone for long distance calls.

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