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Kelley's private cottage for two - pet friendly - pond view

Bedrooms 1
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 180 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, sleeps 2

Ours is a private one bedroom cottage with a view of Hamilton Pond and Sargent Mountain. It has a Jotul gas fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a queen size bed. There is a large deck across the front with a gas grill and patio furniture. We are five miles from Bar Harbor and two miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park, and a short walk to the post office and Salisbury Cove.

The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker and toaster, pots and pans, dishes, silverware and glasses. You will also find a color/cable TV and remote high speed Internet access Gas grill and patio furniture. Bedding and towels provided.

Leave your car and take the island wide bus system. Take a tour bus through Acadia National Park. Go whale watching or on a nature cruise. Go golfing at one of the three island golf courses. Play miniature golf at Pirates Cove. Dine casually or formally at one of the many wonderful restaurants. Swim in one of the many fresh water ponds and lakes or try the cold ocean water at Sand Beach. Rent bikes or kayaks. Work out at the Y. Enjoy a band concert on the village green.

More Details

Susan Kelley
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

The weather was wonderful every day and warm. Some days had a nice breeze that was great for hiking.

The absolute best restaurant was the Town Hill Bistro on Rt. 102. Loved the lavender brulee and the scallops and gnocchi. Also, Thurstons for lunch was reasonable and very good. Thirsty Whale - excellent pumpkin ale, lobster rolls and whole belly clams. Jordon Pond - lobster stew and popovers.

Sue and Mike have been excellent hosts and this cottage is heavenly. Love the location, so quiet and peaceful and convenient. We Kayaked Hamilton Pond and walked the serene neighborhood. I will recommend this cottage to my friends and family. It has been a wonderful week!!
Sep 2011
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Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Kelley's private cottage for two - pet friendly - pond view
average rating of 4.4814816 based on 32 reviews
Traverse City, Michigan

Quant Maine Cottage and Beautiful Area on Mount Desert Isle

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Kelley's Cottage (for two). It was perfect for our Maine honeymoon. We loved the location just outside Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park since we did a lot of driving all around Mount Desert Isle, to Schoodic Peninsula and over to Bucksport and Belfast. The cottage was cute and comfortable. Mike and Sue were extremely friendly when I spoke with them when we first got to the Cottage. The property was beautiful with a nice view of the small pond across the road. It was great that the ocean was just down the road if you wanted to take a short walk to see it. As noted by others that stayed, there is noise from the road but we barely noticed it. We also loved that we could grill out at the Cottage and even cook our own fresh Maine lobster we brought from Hannaford's in Bar Harbor. We were so glad that we picked this Cottage over some of the tiny cabins that we saw at a few of the resorts just down the road, or in town where there were just way too many people for our liking. We would definitely stay here again and will be recommending to any friends/couples that consider vacationing near Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a thorough review. It's great to hear that guests experience all of the island and the surrounding towns. We're blessed to live in such a beautiful place and love sharing it.
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Perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

It is close to rt 3 but the traffic sounds are minimal. The kitchen is well equipped ---were able to make our own lobsters and steamers. Very short distance to the entrance to Acadia also good location to go to Northeast and Southwest Harbors.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad that you mentioned cooking lobsters. While the unit is equipped to cook lobsters yourself, I should mention that there are three lobster pounds within a mile of the property where they will cook them for you to bring home. Even the Hannaford grocery store will cook lobsters for you.
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Very comfortable accommodations

  • 5 of 5

The Kelley's are gracious hosts to their lovely cottage. They thought of everything you might need for your stay. The cottage has a full kitchen with a gas grill on the spacious deck that over looks a pond. Short walk to get access to Frenchman Bay. Pet friendly. Highly recommend! !

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and well-kept

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I booked this cottage 6 months in advance of our stay for our one year wedding anniversary. We were seeking accommodations that provided a kitchen with a range and oven so that we could eat in whenever we pleased. We were also seeking a place that was in close proximity to Bar Harbor and Cadillac Mountain, but which was sufficiently remote from the crowds. Kelley's cottage met our needs and exceeded our expectations. There was a raised deck off of the living area that faced south-southwest which received ample sunshine on the clear days. There was a grassy yard (not enclosed) bordered by an asphalt driveway, a garage with second floor apartment, and another asphalt driveway connected to the owners' (Kelley's) residence. The cottage had terrific airflow when all windows and doors were open, cooling us off during the breezy daytime and the calmer nighttime. It boasted terrific natural sunlight with 2 windows in the bedroom, a crescent window on the bedroom door, a window in the bathroom, a window in the living area, sliding glass door in the living area, and a full window on the screen door entering through the kitchen. Our 55 lb mixed breed dog enjoyed morning runs on old harbor road and sand hill road and the yard gave her a patch to relieve herself. Street noise was the only downside to this location being set back from route 3 about 200 feet, which is a the main thoroughfare into bar harbor and back onto the mainland from MDI. One of the perks is he vicinity to Salsbury Cove where you can trek the rocky shore when the tide is low. The shore is about a three minute walk from the driveway entrance to the cottage.

Mike and Sue were terrific hosts, providing wifi internet, directv with a TV in the living room, at least 6 bath towels, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, dish sponges, and washer and dryer on premises (no fee, available 24/7). My wife and I had a chance to meet them and chat a couple times throughout our stay. They are full of local knowledge and are very approachable having been long time residents of MDI.

The cottage is perfect for 2-3 people (if the third person can handle sleeping on the sofa or if you bring a sleeping pad or mattress to put in the living space) plus a large pet. Be prepared to spot some small insects and arachnids once a day. They're not a nuisance nor is it related to housekeeping, it is simply a consequence of being in the wilderness.

Thanks, Mike and Sue!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed review. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and guiding you toward the many beautiful parts of our island. We hope to see you again. - Sue and Mike -
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Sue and Mike- thank you for your hospitality and adorable cottage. Very clean and everything we needed at our fingertips.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and clean

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is conveniently located about 10 minutes outside of Bar Harbor. There are several lobster pounds within 5 minutes as well. I recommend Rose Eden Lobster only a mile or so away. You will not meet a nicer guy and his prices are as good as I saw for lobster dinners. The cottage is cozy, quiet and very clean. Mike and Sue are very friendly and easy to work with, the only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because the shower is very small and cramped. I read other reviews that talked about the road noise and although we heard some it was not awful. I will also say that the vast majority of housing is located as close or even closer to the main highway.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the 2016 season comes to a close I want to thank all of our guests for their kind reviews and for treating our rental as if it was their own. We are so happy that you could be here to celebrate the 100th year of Acadia National Park and to enjoy our beautiful island. Until next time. Sue and Mike Kelley
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Valley
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 3 and Route 102
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mainly Meat
Car: recommended

From the Parkadia Exxon station at the head of the island follow Rt 3 for 4 1/4 miles to Salisbury Cove. The Old Bar Harbor Road is on the left and has a sign for the Biological Lab with a shark on it. My property is just after the Eden Baptist Church Parish Hall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Monthly winter rental from mid October 2017 to May 31, 2018. $750/mo includes all utilities. First and security due with signing of lease.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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