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Tranquil Shingle Home among Pines

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, ideal for families

Tranquility Cottage is a spacious, shingle-style home surrounded by quiet evergreen woods. It combines comforts you would expect to find in a country inn with the privacy and freedom of a well-appointed private home. Every effort has been made to provide visitors with the components of a memorable vacation.

The cottage's first floor features a large, comfortable sun room with seating and dining areas and four sliding doors to the 80-foot wrap-around deck. There is a master bedroom with en suite bath, a well-stocked kitchen, and spacious living and dining rooms..There is also a laundry room and half bath. Upstairs are two pine-paneled sky-lit bedrooms, 'rainy day' reading room, and bath with shower.

Tranquility Cottage is a non-smoking, no pet vacation home.

More Details

Julie Sarason
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Julie Sarason

We are a family of three who love the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island. We first started vacationing here when our son was one year old in 1994. The area has always been the perfect retreat.

Julie Sarason purchased this house in 2001

Why Julie Sarason chose Mount Desert Island

Every time we visited MDI the time seemed too short, and we wanted to create a real home away from home. That is what Tranquility Cottage is to us, and we have been told by many guests that it feels like home to them, too.

What makes this house unique

Tranquility Cottage balances peace and quiet with easy access to everything. The beach, dock, and lobster pound are within walking distance, while restaurants, shops, and the national park are just a short drive away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing stay at Tranquility Cottage. We were thankful that the government re-opened just in time for us to enjoy the beautiful park. After tiring ourselves out climbing mountains, Tranquility was the perfect place to come back to rest and relax.
Oct 2013
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Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • First floor has a half bath, and a full bath with in the master bedroom. Second floor has a full bath with shower only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • King bedroom on first floor has en suite full bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Large year-round sun porch room with seating and dining areas, four sliders to wraparound deck. Fully equipped kitchen, many household amenities provided.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Tranquil Shingle Home among Pines
average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews

great well-equipped house

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house in a quiet neighborhood on MDI. It isn't within walking distance of any main attractions on the island, but was a nice place to crash at the end of the day. The house had plenty of space, a big well-stocked kitchen, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms (plus a daybed), full-sized laundry, a covered sun porch, and a nice patio with a grill. There were lots of nice perks: lots of books and board games, cable TV, lots of maps and Acadia guidebooks, and a custom things-to-do list. There is a tiny library a short walk down the street as well as a post office. There is also a little farm with ponies, goats and chickens that sells eggs for $3/dozen.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

The home was wonderful! It was great to come back & relax after a day of hiking in Acadia. It had everything we needed and we felt right at home. Will definitely stay again mext time we are in Maine!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at Tranquility Cottage. My kids(2 and 4 year olds) loved running around the big kitchen area. The kitchen is truly equiped with everything a family would need. The beds were really comfortable. We loved the decor. We are hoping to go back in 2009! We highly recommend the cottage and the owners.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Beach, lobster pound and picturesque fishing harbor are within walking distance. Hiking trails, lighthouse, restaurants and shops are a five minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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