About the property
- House1900 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, ideal for families
Tranquility Cottage is a spacious, shingle-style house surrounded by quiet evergreen woods. It combines all the comforts of home with the components of a relaxing and memorable vacation. A dishwasher and smart tvs are new additions this year.
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 are 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. Dogs cannot be considered under any circumstances due to severe family allergies.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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 Tremont
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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
This was our second time staying at Tranquility. House very clean.
Overall we were happy with our stay and would come again. It would be nice if the electronics were updated. We were pleased overall.
Very nice and roomy for a six adults.
Nice place, quiet and tons of room. We had six adults and it was great to come back from site seeing and have all the room to relax. No problem recommending this place.
Everything you could need or want
We spent four days post-graduation at this wonderful cabin/home. It had all the amenities of one's home, but felt secluded and like a true getaway. With 3 private bedrooms, 2.5 baths, plus extra sleeping space and a sunporch, a large group of family could be totally comfortable here, with plenty of personal space. Two bedrooms upstairs are at either end of a reading room with a daybed, and a full bath is upstairs. Downstairs has a full master suite, a separate large laundry room complete with laundry sink and a commode. Perfect for sand/mud/hiking/beach cleanup, or just to do your laundry on the trip. There is a portable crib and high chair in the cabin as well for small members of your entourage. All appliances are full size and work great.
This is known as the "quiet side" of the island, which we loved. The owner has gone out of her way to leave books, maps, instructions and tips on "local" secrets, including the beach one can walk to within about 1/2 mile. (It's a rocky Maine beach, but fun to walk and search for shells). There is ample parking for several vehicles steps away from the front door and/or deck. There is a gas grill, along with lots of grilling implements, coolers, picnic supplies and insect repellant. The kitchen is large and open, so many hands can help, with lots of cookware and several sets of dinnerware, cutlery, etc. This home is truly outfitted for a group to enjoy. A large country table and living room with couch and chairs allow for what we did one day.....sitting around a puzzle and drinking coffee. Though this general area is quiet, it's only minutes to a grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, and local shops. Bar Harbor is about 10 minutes away as well, and Acadia is quite close, so it's easy to do a half day there, and go back the next if you wish to do that. Acadia does have one sandy beach if you wish to wade, swim, or build sand castles. Hiking abounds as well. If you need more than the basics.....like a SuperWalmart....that isn't too far either, in Ellsworth. Julie was fabulous about communicating;
and gracious when we realized we would need to mail the Acadia CD back to her because we had taken off with it in our car! So rejuvenating......the only bad thing was leaving!
great well-equipped house
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.
Beautiful home in quiet area
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!
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.
Beach, lobster pound and picturesque fishing harbor are within walking distance. Hiking trails, lighthouse, restaurants and shops are a five minute drive.