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Beautiful Private Cottage & Grounds W/ Water & Mountain Views

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Deck side of cottage facing the mountain and water views


Last updated: 10/14/2014

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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bar Harbor cottage description

Blue Hill Vista is located in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill (Indian Point Area) just a 15 minute drive (6 miles) to the main entrance of Acadia National Park in Hulls Cove. Downtown Bar Harbor is just another 5 minutes drive from the Park entrance. A short walk from the property, operating seasonally, is The Island Explorer bus stop which allows car free access to the entire Mount Desert Island, including the National Park. We are centrally located close to all island points of interest and easily accessible to off island points and shopping. You will be in very private, relaxing setting but in minutes you could be in the hubbub of Downtown Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor or Ellsworth.

The cottage is located on seven acres overlooking pastures, orchards, woods and water. From the deck and west facing rooms you will view breath taking sunsets over Western Bay and Blue Hill. Have your cameras ready! The cottage has two bedrooms, 2 baths, one with a shower in the master bedroom and the second bathroom has a tub/shower combination. The master bed room with the queen size bed has a television and views the gazebo and the woods. The second bedroom has a full size bed with a sliding glass door which opens on to the deck and has views of Western Bay and Blue Hill. For your dining and entertaining all dishes, flatware, glasses, bowls, platters, pots and pans, cooking utensils, lobster pot, crock pot, linens, towels are provided for your convenience. The cottage has everything you will need to cook up a great meal. Appliances include an Jenn-Air electric stove, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, ice maker and a washer and dryer. The dining area has a table with six chairs as well as two high counter chairs. Beach towels and beach chairs are also available for your trips to Sand Beach, Echo Lake or Seal Harbor beaches. The full sofa bed in the living room is perfect for the children in your family. The living room door leads to a deck with a table and chairs with an umbrella for comfortable dining. The front of the cottage has a farmer’s porch furnished with rocking chairs so that you can enjoy the cool breeze coming through the trees.

On the second floor, along with an outstanding view of Western Bay and Blue Hill, you will find a full-size Brunswick billiards table in beautiful wood-paneled cathedral-ceiling family room accented with a standing antique barber pole to give it an old-time flavor. The room comes equipped with television, DVD player, a game/card table,full size futon/couch and a twin bed. In case you brought your computer, high speed wireless internet service is available throughout the house
The outside grounds are beautifully landscaped and there is a bocci court and playground with swings, slide and small climb-up covered club house for family fun.

We supply all linens, firewood, paper and soap products, books, puzzles and games. You simply bring your own food, clothes, bikes and kayaks. Sunsets included, no extra charge! The cottage is comfortable, homey and contains everything necessary to make your stay a very pleasant one. If you’re here when the weather is cool the living area has a wood burning stove. (The first floor also has in-floor radiant heat and the second floor has baseboard hot water heat for winter guests and there is an automatic generator in case of power failure.)

Judy and I have owned this property for over 30 years and retired here sixteen years ago and we would not live anywhere else. The rental cottage has the best view on the property. We built our home adjacent to the cottage and that's where we live year round. The rental cottage is a complete identity unto itself and you will have complete privacy but if you want help or recommendations about anything in the surrounding area or have any problems with the cottage we are readily available. Otherwise, if we’re home, we will be nearly invisible. Enjoy your stay in our homestead.

Additional pictures are available upon request.

Travel to Bar Harbor by air has a number of options. The closest airport is the Hancock County Airport (Bar Harbor) is in Trenton, Maine a 10 minute drive to our property. Other airports include Bangor (1 hours drive), Portland, ME (3 hour drive), Boston (5-6 hour drive) and Portsmouth, NH (5 hour drive). Upon signing of a lease, driving directions will be provided.

Keywords: Vacation house, water view, Mountain view, private, playground, Winter Season rental available


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


              • Bedroom 2: 1 double


              • Convertible bed(s): 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Portacrib and toddler bed available upon request...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                A full size futon is located in the 2nd floor billard room...moreless

              • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Portacrib and toddler bed are available upon request, a full size futon bed and a twin bed are located in the billard room, ...moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Located in the master bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Located near the 2nd bedroom off the kitchen...moreless

              • Bath room in the master bedroom has a shower. Second bathroom has a tub/shower combination....moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Bocce Court and equipment, playground, gardens, croquet, picnic table, beach chair, beach toys, snowshoes, deck table with umbrella...moreless


                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Puzzles, board games, chess...moreless

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Water View:

                    Views of Western Bay, Clarks Cove and Blue Hill Mt....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    Dining table opens to seat 6 people. There is counter space with stools for 4....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

                    In front of cottage...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Free local calls...moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Stove:

                    Jotul Stove with wood...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Electric Jennair Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, electric coffee pot, toaster, toaster oven. Washer and dryer in the laundry room adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items:

                    spices, sugar...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Automatic ice maker...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Boat:

                    Rentals available in the nearby towns...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Gazebo
                  • Golf:

                    Three golf clubs within a 20 minute drive...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Lake canoeing rentals 10-15 minutes drive; ocean canoeing available in town....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Tennis:

                    Outdoor and indoor courts nearby...moreless



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                  May 11-25  3 night minimum $150/night. 1 week $995; May 25-June 29 1 week minimum 
                  $1095; June 29-Sept 7 1 week minimum $1595.00; Sept 7-Nov. 1 week minimum  $1095
                  Weekly rentals are from Sat. to Sat.       Winter rates available upon request.
                  Paypal accepted
                  Cancellation policy:Full refund if owners are notified 1 month prior to occupancy.
                  Security deposit, 7% tax and 1/2 half of rental fee due upon signing of the lease.
                  Remainder of rental fee due 3 weeks prior to arrival.  If the lease is signed less
                  then 1 month prior to occupancy full amount(security,tax &rental fees) is required

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Bar Harbor Airport, Hancock County, Trenton, ME
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Mainely Meats
                  6 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Kebo Golf Course
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Scenic Railroad, Ellsworth, ME
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Mainely Meats
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Echo Lake, Acadia National Park

                  Car: Recommended

                  Abby Museums, Acadia National Park, Gilley Museum, Lobster Oceanarium


                  Owner info

                  About the owner: We are retired educators from New Jersey and we would not consider living anywhere else. We are at our happiest when our 3 grown children, their spouses and our 12 grandchildren visit. Ralph and Judy are active tennis players and are members of the Ellsworth Tennis Center. Ralph has also built a stained glass studio where he creates his art work mostly incorporated into our home and as gifts to our children. Both of us do volunteer work and serve on a local board of directors.

                  Why the Owner Chose Bar Harbor:
                  We were first attracted to Mount Desert Island in 1972 when we visted the island with 3 young children. We loved having Acadia National Park so accessible for all our outdoor activities and entertainment. We especially liked hiking and biking the carriage trails, climbing the many mountain trails, swimming in both Echo Lake and Sand Beach and picking wild blueberries!

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Restaurants are located all over the island. Whether you like casual, rustic, or fine dining , with our advice and direction, I'm sure you'll find many to suit your likes.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Deck side of cottage facing  the mountain and water views

                    Deck side of cottage facing the mountain and water views

                  • View from cottage in summer.

                    View from cottage in summer.

                  • Fall view

                    Fall view

                  • Fall in Acadia

                    Fall in Acadia

                  • Kitchen


                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • 2nd Bedroom Water view

                    2nd Bedroom Water view

                  • Office alcove 2nd Floor. Views Gazebo & parking area.

                    Office alcove 2nd Floor. Views Gazebo & parking area.

                  • Playground area. Grandchildren not included

                    Playground area. Grandchildren not included

                  • Bocce Court

                    Bocce Court

                  • View Late Fall from Deck

                    View Late Fall from Deck

                  • Fall in Acadia

                    Fall in Acadia

                  • Side Porch

                    Side Porch

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Master Bedroom Queen size bed.

                    Master Bedroom Queen size bed.

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Living area 2nd floor. Views fields, Western Bay & Blue Hill.

                    Living area 2nd floor. Views fields, Western Bay & Blue Hill.

                  • Futon in Billiard Room

                    Futon in Billiard Room

                  • Gazebo


                  • Summer Garden

                    Summer Garden

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, November 22, 2014


                  2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 6

                  Contact owner for availability
                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
                  • Response time: Within an hour
                  • Response rate: 100%
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/14/2014
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