VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More
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
"My fiance and I just spent our second vacation at this cabin (we also went last year for a week), and it was absolutely fantastic. Our dog loved it even more this second time - the open space to run around, the proximity to the bay (where she swam every day). The fiance loved the grill, outdoor dining set, and front porch - we enjoyed our coffee there in the mornings, and looked up at the stars at night. The privacy of the cabin is exactly what we were looking for, but it's also conveniently located within driving distance of everything that we needed/wanted. We certainly hope to return again, and make vacationing at this wonderful Maine cabin a family tradition!"
Guest: Maruta V.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 2, 2015
"A smile of delight spread across my face as I walked up to the front door - you immediately see through the house to the view of the water. The Down East Cottage definitely exceeded mine and my husband's expectations. As others have stated, the pictures do not do it justice! We loved the wooded setting. Everything we needed to make our stay comfortable was provided. The home was so relaxing it was hard to leave each day. The location is secluded yet wonderfully situated for easy access to the Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park area. It was such fun to explore all the parts of the island - quaint harbor towns like Southwest and Northeast Harbor. We loved hiking a few of the trails in the park - the weather was gorgeous! I think we had a lobster roll just about every day. Kayaking right outside the backdoor was a lot of fun - these were part of the house also. One morning when we were sitting by the water, it was low tide and a couple of veteran clammers came across digging and putting their clams in the buckets. The people were so friendly in the area - we
stopped to buy fresh lobster on the way to the house and upon hearing we were going back into town to buy corn and potatoes, they invited us to help ourselves to their garden! Watching the sunset by the fire pit was a neat way to end our days - the last night we made s'mores. Shirley and George couldn't have been more helpful as we made our arrangements for the trip. Lots of tips and pointers about fun and interesting things to do while we were there. All in all, our trip to the Down East cottage was everything we had hoped it would be and then some!"
Guest: Cindy F.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 27, 2015
"This property gave us everything we needed for 2 wonderful weeks to explore Acadia National Park and beyond. The home is set in a natural wooded setting with views of the bay. The back deck was our favorite place for breakfast, reading, or just looking out at the bay. The kitchen was stocked with every tool we needed. We had deer come thru the yard frequently and saw a bald eagle one afternoon.
Our 2 dogs loved having a yard to run in, and enjoyed exploring the ocean smells.
One thing I will mention is the airport is across the bay, so you do get some air traffic noise. The scenic flights begin early in the morning and it was fun to watch the biplane circle over us. We found this air activity enjoyable.
We are definitely coming back."
Guest: kckDate of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: September 13, 2015
"This was our first visit to this part of Maine, and we fell in love with the whole Mount Desert Island area but especially with Acadia. We enjoyed the view from Cadillac Mountain, but especially loved getting up close and personal with the ocean, at Thunder Hole and at the tide pools at Wonderland. We went on an awesome whale-watching tour out of Bar Harbor and enjoyed walking around, soaking up the touristy atmosphere of the town. We also made a trip to Fort Knox and the Penobscot Observatory, both of which were impressive.
Since we were only in the area for 3 days, we spent most of our time out and about, but what time we did have at the house was great - it had everything we needed except drinking water, which was easily remedied. The property is beautiful and there isn't a neighbor in sight, which was nice. Unfortunately we didn't get to see any wildlife around the house, just a woodpecker and other birds. There's an extensive collection of books of all sorts in the front hall for your reading pleasure, along with games and a few toys. The house was a comfortable temperature for the most part; the fans came in handy for making the bedrooms comfortable for sleeping. The new refrigerator is freaking awesome, and it was so handy to have a washer and dryer on site. We also really appreciated having a cooler and some already frozen "blue ice" we could borrow.
On the downside, the downstairs shower didn't have much water pressure (I didn't try the upstairs one), and the water tends to smell a bit . . . cottage-y . . . but no big deal. It was a bit inconvenient not to have cell phone service, but the homeowners have made sure there is a landline available. Wi-fi wassn't working great for us - sometimes fast, sometimes slow, and sometimes not at all. Same with Netflix. Nothing that was a deal breaker, and we'd come back in a heartbeat to enjoy this taste of Maine country living and to be so conveniently located by Bar Harbor and Acadia."
Guest: Sharon W.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: September 22, 2015