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

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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.

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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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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Property Type

  • 3 story
  • Cottage
  • 3000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper

Suitability

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Mahogany four-poster...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Painted iron headboard...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    Mahogany four-poster...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Mahogany headboards...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Spacious...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Spacious...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    For double and twin rooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet

    Off open concept living space...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless

Entertainment

  • 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

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Mountain

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • 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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Blue Heron Spring 2015
Apr 25 - May 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,820

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Blue Heron Early Summer 2015
May 30 - Jun 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$310
$2,065

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Blue Heron Summer 2015
Jun 27 - Aug 28, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,765

Changeover Day: Saturday


Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Blue Heron EarlierFoliage2015
Aug 29 - Sep 25, 2015
3 night min stay
$310
$2,065

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Blue Heron LaterFoliage2015
Sep 26 - Nov 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$275
$1,820

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$275

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 8%

Notes:

Maine tax of 8% is applied.

A 50% deposit is due at time of reservation, and the balance is due 60 days prior to arrival date.

$25 per night for a 9th person (to be accommodated in a pack-and-play or blow-up mattress). Maximum of 9

Cancellation greater than 60 days prior to arrival is refunded, less 10%. Cancellation less than 60 days prior may be refunded if we can rebook your dates, less 10%.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 04/22/2015
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Location

19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
4.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Southwest Harbor
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Swans Island Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Causeway Club
0.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 102
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Thurston's Lobster Pound
20 Metres
Nearest Beach
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?

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose West Tremont:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.

    Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.

  • Blue Heron Tide as you come up from the shore. Windows maximize the view.

    Blue Heron Tide as you come up from the shore. Windows maximize the view.

  • The main sitting area of the living room, with ocean views, game table, couches.

    The main sitting area of the living room, with ocean views, game table, couches.

  • Fully equipped kitchen including lobster pot -- it is Maine after all!

    Fully equipped kitchen including lobster pot -- it is Maine after all!

  • A view of the Rec Room with a sneak peak of the ping pong table - endless fun.

    A view of the Rec Room with a sneak peak of the ping pong table - endless fun.

  • Twin mahogany headboards make the twin bedroom special on the first floor.

    Twin mahogany headboards make the twin bedroom special on the first floor.

  • Cottage bedroom with queen bed; view out to the mouth of the cove w/ islands beyond

    Cottage bedroom with queen bed; view out to the mouth of the cove w/ islands beyond

  • Sunset at Blue Heron Tide!

    Sunset at Blue Heron Tide!

  • The shore of Duck Cove at high tide.

    The shore of Duck Cove at high tide.

  • The top of Cadillac Mountain. First to greet the sun in the USA every day.

    The top of Cadillac Mountain. First to greet the sun in the USA every day.

  • Typical view from hikes in Acadia National Park.

    Typical view from hikes in Acadia National Park.

  • Typical wonderful view while hiking during fall foliage.

    Typical wonderful view while hiking during fall foliage.

  • Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage. Fabulous cove views await you!

    Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage. Fabulous cove views await you!

  • The dining room is adjacent to the living room in this open concept living area.

    The dining room is adjacent to the living room in this open concept living area.

  • The screened in porch with view of Duck Cove. There's a comfortable glider, too.

    The screened in porch with view of Duck Cove. There's a comfortable glider, too.

  • The Rec Room has comfortable cottage seating by the outdoor patio and grille.

    The Rec Room has comfortable cottage seating by the outdoor patio and grille.

  • Mahogany four-posted double bed room with water views on the first floor.

    Mahogany four-posted double bed room with water views on the first floor.

  • Mahogany four posted queen bed in the master suite. Sitting room, bath adjacent.

    Mahogany four posted queen bed in the master suite. Sitting room, bath adjacent.

  • Great place for morning coffee or an afternoon refreshment.

    Great place for morning coffee or an afternoon refreshment.

  • Private steps bring you to your shoreline at Blue Heron Tide (low tide).

    Private steps bring you to your shoreline at Blue Heron Tide (low tide).

  • Nearby Bass Harbor Marsh is great for wildlife viewing while in canoe or kayak.

    Nearby Bass Harbor Marsh is great for wildlife viewing while in canoe or kayak.

  • Sailing is one of many options while visiting Mount Desert Island and Acadia NP.

    Sailing is one of many options while visiting Mount Desert Island and Acadia NP.

  • Jordan Pond and the Bubbles inside Acadia. Have tea at the Tea House or take a hike.

    Jordan Pond and the Bubbles inside Acadia. Have tea at the Tea House or take a hike.

  • Northeast Harbor as the fall colors unfold.

    Northeast Harbor as the fall colors unfold.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    3.5
  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Calendar last updated 04/22/2015
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