This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Acadia reviews
"The branch lake cottage was very nice, and quite. The location is very close to the BGR airport, and not too far from Bar Harbor. The cottage has almost everything you need except Wifi and a washer/dryer. The property was clean and warm. The welcome book was very nice and informative. I would recommend to couples."Guest: May Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 17, 2014View listing
"As a child I spent summers on Little Deer Isle in Maine, and my wife and I have been coming for vacations for a number of years. We have rented cottages on Deer Isle, Mount Desert Island, and near Damariscotta. We had heard that Castine is one of prettiest towns in Maine and thought we would try it this year. The Castine village turned out to be one of the loveliest, most beautiful places we have ever visited. Because it is on a peninsula (it's almost an island) it has an old fashioned unspoiled quality that we have not found elsewhere. The village has a corner store, a charming library, and a boatyard. It also has a town green, predominantly white clapboard houses, churches, and old elm trees. There are forts from the revolutionary war. We took walks, went kayaking, and enjoyed the feel of the place. The Witherle Woods has great trails, and the town has only small streets that are better for walkers than drivers. The cottage was exceptional. It stands close to the center of the village and overlooks the harbor. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and watching the activity on the water. There were little sailboats with children taking sailing lessons as well as beautiful old classic yachts and schooners. The name of the cottage is spot on--watching the moon rise over the water was magical. The cottage itself is very comfortable, and it has a light, airy quality. It is thoughtfully and tastefully furnished, and there is an amazing view of the water from almost every window. We were looking for a comfortable place in a beautiful location. This exceeded our expectations. The cottage was really great, and Castine is unique. The convenience of being in a town where you can get supplies and walk everywhere, made for a relaxing vacation. We hope we can come back again next year."Guest: Gerry Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 27, 2014View listing
"We rented this house for two families with a total of four adults and four children, ages 6-11. It was the perfect home base for Acadia National Park; we were close to the entire park and just a 10-minute drive to parts of it. This is the quiet side of the island and not touristy like Bar Harbor but it is easy to get to Bar Harbor for food or shopping. The house has a gigantic family room with a pool table and every possible entertainment amenity. The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cooking tools and drawers and cabinets are labeled, which is a brilliant idea. If you get tired of cooking we recommend the pizza and baked goods at Little Notch. Hosts were gracious and generous, and answered even the tiniest questions quickly. They even replaced a phonograph needle for us so we could show our kids how a record player works. :) One note: the house has five bedrooms, including the downstairs apartment. One of the upstairs bedrooms has its own bathroom but the room is accessible only through another bedroom. This worked fine for us but might be useful information. We would rent this house again."Guest: northstar Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 29, 2014View listing
"One word.....WOW! This was our first family vacation to Maine and it was unforgettable! The Cottage on the Bay was heavenly with its breathtaking views of the bay! We enjoyed kayaking and canoeing everyday and enjoying the serenity and beauty of the surroundings. It was fun to watch the curious harbor seals in the bay and see the bald eagles flying overhead as we paddles through the water. We have never experienced such a peaceful, relaxing vacation. The cottage was gorgeous, immaculate, and perfect for our family. It was well decorated and so well stocked with kitchen supplies, pantry staples, cleaning products, condiments, paper products etc. Tina even had yummy blueberry muffins waiting for us upon our arrival as well as fresh picked blueberries and smore's supplies which we promptly enjoyed by the outdoor grill/fireplace. The Cottage by the Bay is a quick drive to the quaint town of Ellsworth, Maine where we enjoyed the Main Street shops, Jordan's snack bar (great burgers, shakes, and ice cream), as well as the scenic Tidal Falls. It was also conveniently located (45 minute drive) to Acadia National Park which is heaven on earth!! We hope to come back to Maine someday and we will definitely stay at the Cottage on the Bay."Guest: A B. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 9, 2014View listing
Frenchboro Travel Tips
Frenchboro Vacation Rentals Offer a Peaceful Getaway
Located in Blue Hill Bay, Frenchboro is the perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful getaway from their everyday lives. One unique aspect of Frenchboro is that it is comprised of several islands. These islands are: Harbor Island, Crow Island, Long Island, Mount Desert Rock, Little Duck Island, Great Duck Island, Black Island, Placentia, the two Green islands, Drum Island, and Pond Island. Each island offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere, and there are several Frenchboro lodging options for you. One perk of choosing Frenchboro vacation rentals is that you will have much more privacy than a hotel, which will make you feel more at home during your trip.
Escape the Bustle
If you are looking to escape the bustle of life and want some privacy during your vacation, then Long island, which is one of the Frenchboro islands, may be a great choice. This town has a modest population but boasts brilliant scenery. This is one of the few historic fishing villages left in Maine, so be sure to plan some time for fishing during your stay with Frenchboro vacation rentals. You might want to bring your own fishing gear along on your vacation to store at your Frenchboro lodging when you aren't out on the water.
Sample the Local Flavor
A main attraction in Frenchboro is an annual Lobster Festival. This festival has been held in August in recent years and is a great opportunity to sample some delicious seafood while mingling with the residents that live near the Frenchboro vacation rentals. You may also want to dine out at Lunt & Lunt Lobster Company during your stay in Frenchboro. Lunt's is known for its seafood options but has limited hours so be sure to call ahead from the Acadia cottages before going there.