4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 8
Joy & Peter Cutrone
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 Bernard
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.
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Perfect for our family gathering
This house worked really well for our family vacation, of adult children and spouses/sigs, plus a newborn. The bedrooms are well-appointed and there is plenty of space for gathering or being alone. It's very much as advertised, so no real surprises. The large dining table is great for family dinners, and the open plan means everyone can be together whether cooking or in the living area. Being right on the water means there is always a nice breeze, which was helpful as we were there during the summer heat wave. The lower level has ping pong, TV and laundry, as well as access to the outdoors and the grill. We used all of it!
The location is very convenient to the west-side Acadia attractions, Long Pond, Acadia Mountain, Echo Lake, and Southwest Harbor. It's a bit further to get to the center of the park and Bar Harbor, but with planning and an early start, it's still easy to beat the crowds at Jordan Pond.
One Acadia tip- if you don't have a National Park pass, you can buy your Acadia pass online and print it in advance so you don't have to get one when you arrive.
Lovely home on the quiet side of MDI
Our extended family of two grandparents, son, daughter, son-in-law and two young grandkids had a great time here. Right on Duck Cove, the view is beautiful and 10 minutes from the town of Southwest Harbor with lots of restaurants, galleries and shops. Lobster everywhere. Escape the tacky aspects and busy streets of the town of Bar Harbor by staying here!
Thank you so much for your kind remarks -- and we're thrilled you had a wonderful time. Our very best to you and yours, Joy & Peter.
We were a group of 9 and the house accommodated us very well. It was clean and Joy ensured we had plenty of the basics for the week. All appliances worked and the kitchen had everything we needed for preparation of evening meals. Joy was very helpful and responsive. The property is accurately described in the listing. It’s a pleasure to sit on the screened in porch for morning coffee and our kids had a great time with the ping pong table.
Perfect for our family
Owners had house stocked with everything we needed and we're extemely responsive
Perfect location...great views!!
We loved this property! It was actually better than advertised. We would definitely stay again!
Great accommodations, Responsive owners
My wife and family of 5 adult children enjoyed our stay here. The house looks on the smaller side from the street, but is deceptively roomy. The location is quiet. Acadia and Bar Harbor are within a reasonable distance.
Joy and Peter were responsive hosts. They quickly and kindly attended to an appliance malfunction. It’s a very nice property.
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?