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Joy & Peter Cutrone

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island 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!

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  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Joy & Peter Cutrone (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Seaside Cottage, Light & Airy with Gorgeous Ocean Views, Private Beach
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Comfortable, spacious with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of six adult friends who meet once a year to explore an area and spend time together. Blue Heron provided a wonderful setting for this year's adventure. Plenty of room for all of us with views night and day. Don't miss the night sky. We spent most of our evenings fixing meals at home and were delighted to find ample supplies of staples, particularly fresh spices galore (although we would agree that some of the pots and pans need updating). The Quiet Side has plenty of places to visit and explore. We particularly enjoyed the Nature Cruise out of Bass Harbor with a knowledgeable and engaging skipper, the walks at WonderLand and Ship Harbor near Seawall, and visits to Southwest and Northeast Harbor Villages. Wherever we went, we looked forward to coming home to relax in comfort at Blue Heron.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your experience! We'll refresh the pots and pans again - somehow, these are consumable items each year (no worries). You're welcome to return any time for another year's gathering! Thanks & Best Regards, Joy & Peter
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0 7
Portland, Oreogn

Property was wonderful.

  • 4 of 5

The view from inside and outside the house was great. Very quit area with Maine charm. The house was tastefully anointed however I would highly recommend changing out the frying pans. The Teflon coating was pretty much scratched up and beyond the useful life of the pans. This is the only issue we had with anything in the house. A bathroom for each bedroom and all the rooms separate from each other was really a plus. I would recommend this house to anyone if they replace the pans. If not, I would look elsewhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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1 7

Beautiful Property; Beautiful Country

  • 5 of 5

What a spectacular setting for this lovely and comfortable house. It was the perfect place for my husband and me, joined by my sisters and brother-in-law, to relax for a few days after the hectic excitement surrounding our daughter's wedding over the Labor Day weekend. The property itself is beautifully maintained, with wonderful views from virtually every window. We enjoyed exploring the "quiet side" of MDI, including dinner at Red Sky in Southwest Harbor, and hiking and swimming at Echo Lake. Our only regret is that we could not stay longer.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect. What a nice spot to relax after a wedding! We're so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your experience. - Joy & Peter
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0 9

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at the Seaside Cottage. House is larger than it appears, with plenty of room to spread out. Fantastic views from the entire home, comfortable beds and impeccably clean.

We loved our stay and would recommend to anyone.

Thank you Joy and Peter for your excellent communication as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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0 7

A Beautiful Place for us all!

  • 5 of 5

Having been adopted "Maine-iacs" for many years, we decided to search the other side of Mount Desert Island for a different perspective of our favorite vacation place. Opening the door of Peter and Joy's home near Southwest Harbor was love at first site. The expansive living and porch windows opens up to a beautiful cove of water and pine trees. Our family includes grandparents, parents and grandchildren, ages 1 through 8, and there was plenty of space to be on our own and come together. The kitchen is spacious and the owners have provided all the staples for our hungry kayakers and hikers. There are four bedrooms and my husband and I shared a bedroom which overlook the rolling waters of the cove. Watching sunsets and moonsets became a nightly ritual for our family on the back porch. Joy and Peter's vacation home was perfect for our kids with the huge rec room downstairs filled with a ping pong table, games and many toys. I, for one, could not believe the vast library of books that they have in this home! Between hiking, kayaking and dancing at the Flamingo Festival in town, we could not have had a more joyous vacation! For families, large and small or a gathering of friends, Joy and Peter's Southwest home is beautiful and peaceful. We hope to return to our Acadia home soon and most certainly come back to this Quiet Side gem!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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0 7

A peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

Pleasant email interactions with owners before booking, and follow up call to address some concerns we'd had during our stay (nothing major, small details). One major reason this place won out while searching for rentals was the "allergy-free environment," and happy to report our allergy sufferer had no problems during our stay! If you're looking for a quiet getaway, this could be the place for you - definitely on the quietside of the island, yet within close proximity to Acadia and other sites on the island. You'll enjoy taking a walk on the private beach (never saw anyone else out there!) and watch the tide go in and out each day in the cove. There's an area with tide pools not far away by car, that's fun to explore. Also, check out Mainely Meat BBQ, if you're in the mood for tasty home cooking. Driving through Acadia, stopping for popovers & tea at Jordan Pond House, and watching the sunset atop Cadillac Mountain were all highlights for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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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

Tremont Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Blue Heron Summer 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
BlueHeron EarlierFoliage2016
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Blue Heron LaterFoliage2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Blue Heron Spring 2017
Apr 15 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
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
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
Blue Heron EarlierFoliage2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Blue Heron Later Foliage 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
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.

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • 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
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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