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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: 08/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7-90 nights
  • 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

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          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 sleep sofa /futon, 1 baby crib

            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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining:

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

          • Refrigerator:

            Automatic ice maker...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            spices, sugar...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people


          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking Off Street
          • Living Room seats 4
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

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


              • Toys
              • Books
              • Music Library
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Pool Table
              • CD Player


              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Kayak / Canoe:

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

              • Golf:

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

              • Boat:

                Rentals available in the nearby towns...moreless

              • Gazebo
              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden


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

              Location & View

              • Water View:

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


              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Sledding
              • Basketball Court
              • Mountain Biking
              • Snowmobiling
              • Golf
              • Cycling
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Tennis
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Snowboarding
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Boating
              • Antiquing
              • Museums
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Ruins
              • Theme Parks
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Recreation Center
              • Sight Seeing
              • Winery Tours
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Shelling
              • Miniature Golf
              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shopping
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Kayaking


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              from 14 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              In season
              Jul 12 - Sep 5, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Fall Season
              Sep 6 - Oct 18, 2014
              7 night min stay

              Oct 22 - May 22, 2015
              90 night min stay

              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
              • Cleaning fee $75
              • Tax Rate 8%


              The $75.00 cleaning fee is for 3 hours of cleaning. Additional hours, if needed will be deducted from the security deposit.

              The first payment which includes 1/2 of the weekly rental fee, the $250.00 security deposit and the Maine State 8% tax is due when the lease is signed. The final payment, 1/2 of the rental fee is made 3 weeks before occupancy. Full payment is required if the lease is signed within 3 weeks of occupancy. Paypal maybe used but the renter must pay the necessary Paypal fees.

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              Last updated: 08/09/2014
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              3 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Bar Harbor Airport, Hancock County, Trenton, ME
              15 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Scenic Railroad, Ellsworth, ME
              10 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Echo Lake, Acadia National Park
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Mainely Meats
              6 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Kebo Golf Course
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Mainely Meats

              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.

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              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, August 23, 2014

              $175 - $1,595 per week (USD)

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 08/09/14
              Minimum stay: 7-90 nights
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