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Oceanfront Cottage - spectacular Views Minutes from Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This comfortable, fully equipped, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, ocean front cottage has stunning views of Blue Hill bay. We are located in West Tremont, between Bass Harbor & Seal Cove, on the western side of Mt. Desert Island, minutes from Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking is on this side of the island. Enjoy views from the large wrap around deck or sit on the rocks feet from the ocean to enjoy sunsets and listen to the loons. SPECIAL DISCOUNT IN 2018, $400/wk off. EMAIL OWNER FOR DETAILS BEFORE BOOKING - click ask owner a question. PETS ARE WELCOME - NON SMOKING

We are seven mi. from Southwest Harbor’s stores & restaurants, and Bar Harbor is only 20 miles away. There is a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, and heaters in both bathrooms, downstairs bedrooms and the main area for cool coastal mornings. Upstairs bedroom with king bed, small private deck and bath with shower. Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, bedroom with two twin beds, bathroom with full shower and bathtub. Gas grill, charcoal grill, Wifi, Cable TV, DVD, plenty of parking, and screened shed for storage of bikes.

This is our family’s seasonal cottage which we welcome you to share. We live in the house for several months each year so it is set up as our home not just as a rental and is very comfortable.

Other Activities: Walking, hiking, biking, kayaking, boat rides, bird watching, star gazing

Pets Welcome: We welcome your well behaved pets

Internet / Phone: Wifi, unlimited US & Canada phone service.

More Details

Ann Stuart
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Ann Stuart

We inherited our family cottage in 2006. The family has spent many wonderful vacations here since 1969. Since retiring we live in the house for several months each year in the spring and fall.

Why Ann Stuart chose West Tremont

The Maine oceanfront with it's stunning views. Great bird and wildlife watching. Acadia National Park has miles of trails and carriage paths for walking and hiking, miles for bicycling, paths by the ocean and through the woods, ocean and many lakes, great kayaking, swimming and canoeing. Any outdoor activity is available. We love the ocean and we love the outdoors. Mount Desert Island combines both and offers endless outdoor opportunities at any level and everywhere you look is beauty.

What makes this house unique

We think our view is one of the nicest on the island. We never tire of sitting on the deck watching the ocean, sitting on the benches by the water viewing the sunsets and wildlife and being on the rocks right by the ocean. Because we live in the house for several months each year is it set up as our home and is very comfortable. Pets are most welcome.


West Tremont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Refund Policy: In case of cancellation, money will be refunded in full if we are able to re-rent for the same period at the same price.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Small private balcony
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Upstairs bedroom with king bed, small private deck and bath with shower. Downstairs bedroom with queen bed, downstairs bedroom with two twin beds, bathroom with full bathtub / shower.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Spectacular views from the deck and shoreline. Pets welcome. Laundry and fully stocked kitchen. Upstairs bedroom has king bed, small private deck and bath with shower. Beautiful sunsets, spectacular night skies, watch loons and eagles from the deck.


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Oceanfront Cottage - spectacular Views Minutes from Acadia National Park
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Another beautiful week in Acacdia

  • 5 of 5

Coming back to the house last summer was as wonderful as before, but this time around we were able to explore even more of the "quiet side" of the island where the house is located. There are some great hikes and gorgeous views to be found in these lesser-traveled parts of the Island, and these are especially welcome during the busy months! The wildlife was in full view, with Ospreys, Eagles, and all kinds of migratory birds in evidence right off the front deck. The home is as comfortable as we remember, with plenty of room for everyone and literally all the comforts of home. The new TV and upgraded wifi/internet access were highly appreciated additions! It's hard to beat the glorious view from this property, and coupled with the incredibly diverse range of outdoor adventures available on the Island, we start thinking about when to return before we even get home.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
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A true home away from home, an unbeatable view!

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible stay at this wonderful family home! The home is equipped with all the essentials and then some, and is thoughtfully designed and laid out to maximize both the interior and exterior space. The bedrooms and sleeping arrangements are very comfortable and allow for excellent privacy and separation for kids and other guests. Full baths upstairs and on the main floor are a welcome touch for a big group, too! The wraparound deck has unobstructed water views that are nothing short of stunning. (And the cozy deck off the master suite lets you wake up to the same beautiful views!) A short a walk down to the shoreline affords picture perfect sunsets that will surely become a "not-to-be-missed" part of your day! There is ample parking, and the outside of the property is beautifully maintained. There are seemingly endless outdoor activities all around Mount Desert Island, with the home being very convenient to several parts of Acadia National Park. The hiking, kayaking, and biking are simply some of the best we have experienced anywhere. We loved the location of this property on the "quiet side" of the island, and the drive to Bar Harbor for shopping, dining, and other activities is an easy one. We will certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property lovely, well maintained and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

I keep returning to this rental as it feels like a home away from home. The location is outstanding, with access to views of the water and sunsets. The listing description is accurate and the amenities are more than advertised. The house is exceptionally well organized and maintained. Walk in and you are home.The house is outfitted with all your needs from bedding to binoculars. The kitchen has everything you have at home including all dishes, wraps, seasonings, pots and pans. Even a lobster pot. Bring nothing, just replace what you use. Everything is well taken care of, clean and comfortable. Close to all activities in the area. Local hikes/walks, rocky beaches etc. Allows you to enjoy the Acadia experience but you set your own pace. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Repeat Renters

  • 5 of 5

2011 was our second visit to the Stuart Cottage and we have already signed up to return in 2012. My wife and I have stayed at several other properties on Mount Desert Island and this is by far the best. First and foremost, the location is absolutely spectacular. The scenery is just what you would expect along the Maine coastline. The ocean view is incredible particularly in the late afternoon and as the sun sets. Wildlife is plentiful (loons, dolphin, osprey, bald eagles). We have two small dogs and there are plenty of quiet roads and paths to walk them right next to the property. The house itself is fully stocked and well maintained. For cool nights, the wood burning stove has been replaced with a modern and reliable oil burning space heater. The property is on the quiet side of the island and away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. Acadia National Park is nearby as well as ferry service to Swan's Island and Isleford. 2 grocery stores are located in Southwest Harbor (10 minutes) that took care of most of our needs. Our favorite local restaurants are Thurston's (lobster) and Top of the Hill (prime rib Tuesday/Thursday. We highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2011
  • Stayed: September 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning, tranquil view

  • 4 of 5

We love the Tremont/W.Tremont area--the "quietside," where we'd stayed for several years. After welcoming a dog into our home we were looking for a new place on the water that allowed pets. The Stuart's cottage was more than big enough for our family of 4 plus dog. (A family of six would easily fit.) The best part was enjoying daily breakfasts and dinners on the porch with fabulous, tranquil views--what we come to Maine for! (I'd been a little worried about the lack of screen on the porch but we were never bothered by bugs (until after sunset).) Our family would walk down to the rocks after dinner, picking blueberries on the way, and enjoy the sunset and beauty of nature all around--including porpoises dancing! Kids appreciated the well-stocked games and adults the well-equipped kitchen. We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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No better way to for newcomer to enjoy Maine

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house and location! The layout of the house was perfect for my friends (and their dogs) to share the week. The rooms were clean, spacious and comfortably furnished. The house was supplied with just about everything you can ask for: a well stocked pantry, cooking utensils, pots & pans, linens and towels, handy tools, grill, and excellent collection of books. The washer and dryer was very convenient. With the personal decoration and artwork, it seemed as if I was visiting the country home of a good friend or family.

Since it was my first visit to Maine, I cannot think of a better introduction to all of its attractions: rocky but gorgeous shoreline, variety of trails for hiking, bicycling, or exploring with dogs, convenient to all attractions, or just enjoying the quiet and magic of nature. The weather was excellent with only a few brief, morning or mid-day showers. The information on local attractions provided in the house binder as well as other literature was very helpful. Everyplace that we explored was exciting: from the shops in Bar Harbor and other towns, view from Cadillac Mountain, the trails in Acadia National Park, especially the trail around Jordan Pond and popovers at the Jordan pond restaurant, hiking the trails along Fernald Cove, playing fetch the stick with dogs (on Bar Island and Seal Cove, and Pretty Marsh) and taking the mail boat to Little Cranberry (Isleford) Island. We also enjoyed the excellent local seafood at Down East Lobster pound, Beales/Captain's Galley, and more upscale dining at Red Sky restaurant. The week was over too soon but I am looking forward to returning next year.

Thank you for the chance to enjoy the beauty of the place!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: necessary

Western MDI is a beautiful, quiet area of fishing villages, less touristy than the Bar Harbor area but close to Acadia Nat’l Park. Park activities include miles of trails & carriage roads for walking and biking. Explore the many lakes by canoe or kayak, enjoy scenic boat trips out from many of the island towns. Evenings can include trips to many shops & restaurants, the Repertory Theatre in Somesville, music festivals & other cultural events in Bar Harbor and all that downeast Maine offers. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and spectacular views of the night sky from this peaceful wooded waterfront retreat.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

2018 SPECIAL RATE $1,600 per week. Usually $2,000. INQUIRE FOR DETAILS
Rents by the week only. Pets Welcome.
Cancellation: Money refunded if we are able to re-rent that period for the same terms

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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