About this listing
Are you seeking a grand, oceanfront cottage near Acadia National Park nestled in the forest? Each morning, be one of the first in the nation to watch the beautiful sunrise over idyllic Frenchman's Bay. Walk to the water, rent a kayak, swim or fish!
If you have more than 6-8 in your party, you might also consider renting the guest cottage (additional fees apply).
The home has 1,884 finished sq. ft. and has capacity to sleep up to 8 people with ADDITIONAL rental of the guest cottage with kitchenette, which is an additional 450 sq. ft. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in the main house. One has a queen bed, the other one queen and one double. There is also a sleeper sofa in the living area. The guest cottage has a queen bed, full bathroom, kitchenette and sleeper futon. **Additional fees for parties with more than 10 guests** Both homes are furnished with all kitchen utensils, cookware, dishes and linens for kitchen, bathroom and beds.
The guest cottage is only rented out with the main house. Guests have access to all furnishings, linens, kitchen utensils, cookware, and cleaning supplies. Guests are welcome to access the beach from our property and enjoy kayaking, swimming or fishing. We do not provide kayaks or fishing gear. These are all available in town, just 10 minutes away. Kayaks can be rented and delivered to the property.
Interaction with guests
I'm happy to assist in all aspects of your reservation, and should there be an emergency, we have a caretaker that lives in Bar Harbor and is available if needed. Otherwise, you are left to enjoy the beauty of the area and your time in Bar Harbor!
Convenient location just 10 minutes by car to Bar Harbor for shopping, restaurants and other services and activities. The home is two miles from the Hull's Cove Visitor Center, which is the north entrance to Acadia National Park, a great place to spend the day hiking, biking, and swimming.
If not everyone has a car, it is an easy twenty minute walk (3/4 mile) to the free "Island Explorer" shuttle, which stops at the Bar Harbor Campground during peak season and goes into town, covering most of the island, taking you on a scenic ride of the island's beaches, coves, and more.
Down the road are many other activities and amenities to make your visit an enjoyable one.
Other things to note
The home is equipped with high speed internet and basic cable television. We also provide a propane grill and outdoor firepit for your enjoyment.
We rent from Sunday to Sunday from June through September. Short term stays (min. of two nights) are allowed outside of those dates.
PETS: Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. There is a non-negotiable and non-refundable pet fee of $150 per pet. Pets are not allowed on the furniture. If pet hair is found on furniture, additional cleaning charges will be applied.
SMOKING: Smoking in house is strictly prohibited and will result in a complete forfeiture of security deposit.
CLEANING: Guests are expected to wash all dishes, empty trash, leave no pet hair, mud, grass, sand or outside debris inside, and start linens prior to their departure. Additional cleaning over 3 hours will be deducted from security deposit at a rate of $50/hour.
DISCLOSURE: We have a dehumidifying system that, during the humid season, requires guests to empty on a daily basis. There can be smells of the ocean as a result of open air ventilation/cooling similar to older oceanfront rentals.