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Bayside Shore Front Cottage Near Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 BDRMs 3 with queens on with two doubles. Extra futon couch in one o the BDRMs

Built in 2001, the cottage is designed for enjoying time inside and out during our spectacular summers and rests in a quiet location 75 feet from high tide. There are no roads or ledges to traverse when walking down to our private beach. We are 25 minutes from Bar Harbor and 20 from Acadia National Park, and only 7 minutes from Bar harbor Airport and 35 from Bangor International Airport. WE NOW HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET FROM TIME WARNER AND CABLE TV WITH A DVR. WE HAVE TWO FLAT SCREEN TVS. ONE IS IN THE LIVING ROOM THE OTHER IS IN THE DEN/BDRM. We now ave a third bathroom.


The cottage faces the sunset and Blue Hill Mountain across the inter-coastal ocean area of Union River Bay and Blue Hill Bay. A small set of wooden stairs steps down to a typical Maine tidal zone, except for the brook on the south side of the property.

At low tide rocks draped in thick tangle of yellow-green and brown-purple seaweeds surround our pebble beach. These are called Rockweed and are an important part of our coastal ecosystem. The shore provides lots of chances for beach combing and exploring. A year-round brook empties into the Bay on the south side of the property and encourages birds and other wildlife to visit.

A large deck and a balcony off the second-story bedroom are great places to picnic or for sitting still and enjoying songbirds, ducks, loons, gulls, eagles, on occasion some wild turkeys, squirrels, even seals, and osprey, depending on the time of year.

Keywords: Shore Front Cottage

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Jay Hutchins
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Ellsworth Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • The exception to the refund agreement is we refund all payments, except a $150 fee, if we rent to another guest, which is easy given enough time.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , and sink
  • One has a shower one has tub/shower. 3rd bath is half bath upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 upstairs with half bath. - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 with two singles - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 with one queen - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Bayside Shore Front Cottage Near Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was my family's 3rd vacation at Bayside. We love the proximity to Acadia for daily hikes and enjoy the serenity of the water views and private location. If you go make sure to rent kayaks or canoes so you can enjoy the water and all of it's wildlife. This year the seals were very active each morning! The home is very clean with lots of sunlight. We particularly enjoy the deck and grill as well as the fully stocked kitchen. The home has plenty of private nooks if you are traveling with extended family or friends. We consider Bayside our home each summer and wish we could stay longer....a very special place!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway cottage

  • 5 of 5

This house is great if you want peace and quiet, but yet it is close to area attractions. We have stayed here several times due to proximity to Acadia National Park and easy access to the coast to the north and south. We love the setting, on the water, and the peace and quiet, being set back and shrouded by trees. The house is spacious, comfortable, and well supplied with amenities for daily living. The wifi and cable tv are nice additions. We enjoyed watching wild turkeys stroll through the yard and seeing loons and herons on the water. With an outstanding view and comfortable beds, this place is hard to beat. Very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maggie.
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Wonderful House!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week with two other couples. The house is spacious with plenty of privacy, with common areas nice and open. The new bathroom gives everyone access to their own (except for showering.) Plenty of deck space and lawn in the back, and access to the bay is great.

We biked, hiked, and kayak during our stay, and the house is close enough to Bar Harbor and NP, but far enough away to be away from the tourist hustle and bustle. While kayaking from the house we saw seals, a heron, an eagle, and an osprey (while catching fish!)

The house has a well-stocked kitchen, and is spotless. My only wish is that we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private, Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

Comfortably slept 5 adults and 2 children. Had a beautiful view and nice porch for dining. We thought it was close enough but not too close to area attractions. We spent a lot of time in Acadia NP and was only about 20min drive. There was a lot to do in Bar Harbor but it was a very busy little town and I appreciate the privacy this rental had over the rentals we had looked at elsewhere. It was only about 4 miles to nearest grocery store so that was a plus and had everything we needed to cook meals so we weren't constantly eating out. The only suggestion I have which doesn't pertain to the rental is if you plan to do excursions book them in advance it seemed everything we checked on was sold out or had limited availability. The was a nice fun park close by for the kids to enjoy only about 10 min away.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful 3 week stay in this spacious and comfortable home near Acadia National Park. The location was quiet and secluded - but close to grocery and restaurants in Trenton and Ellsworth. The house has so much room, you can fit 8 people easily without tripping over each other. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you might need, there's a new washer/dryer and excellent wireless internet. Plenty of room in the expansive backyard with a grill for outdoor cooking and an AMAZING view. Reservations were quick, easy and comprehensive, and the owner and caretaker both checked on us throughout our stay.

The property is an easy 15-minute drive from Acadia - giving you all of the benefits without any of the crowds. I would definitely return to this rental in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful extended family vacation

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I, our son and daughter-in-law (really our second daughter), two of our grandsons, and a family friend, had the opportunity to spend two weeks at this lovely house. Their family dog, our "granddog", enjoyed the water accessibility and provided us with many laughs. We bought kayaks and a small motor boat and were able to access the water easily. We made almost daily trips to Bar Harbor and Acadia which were heavenly. The weather was extremely nice with only two days of rain. There is so much to do and see. The local churches were warm and welcoming to us. Everyone enjoyed the whole ritual of buying, cooking and eating lobsters! Local restaurants offered a variety of foods which made everyone happy. The restaurant we would recommend is Helens in Ellsworth, nice people, good food and reasonable prices. The art work in the house is stunning, mostly works by Adija. Her work is available online, as we found out. The only difficult thing to deal with was the poor internet service. We enjoyed ourselves and encourage you to stay at this Bayside house.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We bit the bullet and now have high speed internet and cable form Time Warner.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $225
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 9.0%

There are no fireworks or fires allowed on the property. Quoted prices are for 4 or fewer people. We do accommodate pets for $100 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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