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Beautiful Private Cottage & Grounds W/ Water & Mountain Views

(25 Reviews)

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Deck side of cottage facing the mountain and water views


Last updated: 03/08/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Contact us via email if you have any questions or specific weeks you are interested in renting. Blue Hill Vista is a Saturday to Saturday rental located in the Bar Harbor village of Town Hill (Indian Point Area) just a 15 minute drive (6 miles) to the main entrance of Acadia National Park in Hulls Cove. Downtown Bar Harbor is just another 5 minutes drive from the Park entrance. A short walk from the property, operating seasonally, is The Island Explorer bus stop which allows car free access to the entire Mount Desert Island, including the National Park. We are centrally located close to all island points of interest and easily accessible to off island points and shopping. You will be in very private, relaxing setting but in minutes you could be in the hubbub of Downtown Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor or Ellsworth.

The cottage is located on seven acres overlooking pastures, orchards, woods and water. From the deck and west facing rooms you will view breath taking sunsets over Western Bay and Blue Hill. Have your cameras ready! The cottage has two bedrooms, 2 baths, one with a shower in the master bedroom and the second bathroom has a tub/shower combination. The master bed room with the queen size bed has a television, DVD player and views the gazebo and the woods. The second bedroom has a full size bed with a sliding glass door which opens on to the deck and has views of Western Bay and Blue Hill. For your dining and entertaining all dishes, flatware, glasses, bowls, platters, pots and pans, cooking utensils, lobster pot, crock pot, linens, towels are provided for your convenience. The cottage has everything you will need to cook up a great meal. Appliances include an Jenn-Air electric stove, a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, ice maker and a washer and dryer. The dining area has a table with six chairs as well as two high counter chairs. Beach towels and beach chairs are also available for your trips to Sand Beach, Echo Lake or Seal Harbor beaches. The full sofa bed in the living room is perfect for the children in your family. The living room door leads to a deck with a table and chairs with an umbrella for comfortable dining. The front of the cottage has a farmer’s porch furnished with rocking chairs so that you can enjoy the cool breeze coming through the trees.

On the second floor, along with an outstanding view of Western Bay and Blue Hill, you will find a full-size Brunswick billiards table in beautiful wood-paneled cathedral-ceiling family room accented with a standing antique barber pole to give it an old-time flavor. The room comes equipped with television, DVD player, a game/card table,full size futon/couch and a twin bed. In case you brought your computer, high speed wireless internet service is available throughout the house
The outside grounds are beautifully landscaped and there is a bocce court and playground with swings, slide and small climb-up covered club house for family fun.

We supply all linens, firewood, paper and soap products, books, puzzles and games. You simply bring your own food, clothes, bikes and kayaks. Sunsets included, no extra charge! The cottage is comfortable, homey and contains everything necessary to make your stay a very pleasant one. If you’re here when the weather is cool the living area has a wood burning stove. (The first floor also has in-floor radiant heat and the second floor has baseboard hot water heat for winter guests and there is an automatic generator in case of power failure.)

Judy and I have owned this property for over 35 years and retired here in 1998 and we would not live anywhere else. The rental cottage has the best view on the property. We built our home adjacent to the cottage and that's where we live year round. The rental cottage is a complete identity unto itself and you will have complete privacy but if you want help or recommendations about anything in the surrounding area or have any problems with the cottage we are readily available. Otherwise, if we’re home, we will be nearly invisible. Enjoy your stay in our homestead.

Additional pictures are available upon request.

Travel to Bar Harbor by air has a number of options. The closest airport is the Hancock County Airport (Bar Harbor) is in Trenton, Maine a 10 minute drive to our property. Other airports include Bangor (1 hours drive), Portland, ME (3 hour drive) and, Boston (5-6 hour drive). Upon signing of a lease, driving directions will be provided. We offer a full refund if notified 6 weeks prior to occupancy of a need to cancel.

Keywords: Vacation house, water view, Mountain view, private, playground, Winter Season rental available
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 double


  • Convertible bed(s): 1 double, 1 child bed, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Portacrib and toddler bed available upon request...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    A full size futon is located in the 2nd floor billard room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Portacrib and toddler bed are available upon request, a full size futon bed and a twin bed are located in the billard room, ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Located in the master bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located near the 2nd bedroom off the kitchen...moreless

  • Bath room in the master bedroom has a shower. Second bathroom has a tub/shower combination....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bocce Court and equipment, playground, gardens, croquet, picnic table, , beach toys, snowshoes, deck table with umbrella...moreless


  • Books:

    Books and magazines are available including Downeast Magazine....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    2 DVD players...moreless

  • Games:

    Puzzles, board games, chess...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Regulation size Brunswick Billard table...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    HBO included...moreless

  • Television:

    2 televisions...moreless

  • Toys:

    A variety of children's toys are provided...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Our property overlooks Western Bay and Clarks Cove....moreless

  • Village:

    The distance from our cottage to the villages of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor is a 20-25 minute drive....moreless

  • Water View:

    Views of Western Bay, Clarks Cove and Blue Hill Mt....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Dining table opens to seat 6 people. There is counter space with stools for 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large washer and dryer located in laundry room off of the kitchen....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    In floor radiant heat and baseboard heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wireless internet available...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable 1st floor living room with views of Blue Hill and Clark's Cove....moreless

  • Parking:

    In front of cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    All towels and beach towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:


  • Wood Stove:

    Jotul Stove with wood...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Electric Jennair Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, electric coffee pot, toaster, toaster oven. Washer and dryer in the laundry room adjacent to the kitchen....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    spices, sugar...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Automatic ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Rentals available in the nearby towns...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf:

    Three golf clubs within a 20 minute drive...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Lake canoeing rentals 10-15 minutes drive; ocean canoeing available in town....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis:

    Outdoor and indoor courts nearby...moreless



Write a review 5
from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

Jun 24 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Oct 28, 2017
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 9%


The $75.00 cleaning fee is for 3 hours of cleaning. Additional hours, if needed will be deducted from the security deposit. This is a Saturday to Saturday rental.

If a lessee notifies the owners of a need to cancel up to 6 weeks before occupancy, a full refund will be made.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 03/08/2017
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Bar Harbor Airport, Hancock County, Trenton, ME
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mainely Meats and Atlantic Brewery
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kebo Golf Course
15 Miles
Nearest Train
Scenic Railroad, Ellsworth, ME
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mainely Meats
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Echo Lake, Acadia National Park

Car: Recommended

Abby Museums, Acadia National Park, Gilley Museum, Lobster Oceanarium


Owner info

About the owner: We are retired educators from New Jersey and we would not consider living anywhere else. We are at our happiest when our 3 grown children, their spouses and our 12 grandchildren visit. Ralph and Judy are active tennis players and are members of the Ellsworth Tennis Center. Ralph has also built a stained glass studio where he creates his art work mostly incorporated into our home and as gifts to our children. Both of us do volunteer work and serve on a local board of directors for developmentally handicapped adults and children.

Why the Owner Chose Town Hill, Bar Harbor, ME, USA:
We were first attracted to Mount Desert Island in 1972 when we visted the island with 3 young children. We loved having Acadia National Park so accessible for all our outdoor activities and entertainment. We especially liked hiking and biking the carriage trails, climbing the many mountain trails, swimming in both Echo Lake and Sand Beach and picking wild blueberries!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Restaurants are located all over the island. Whether you like casual, rustic, or fine dining , with our advice and direction, I'm sure you'll find many to suit your likes.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/08/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Deck side of cottage facing  the mountain and water views

    Deck side of cottage facing the mountain and water views

  • View from cottage in summer.

    View from cottage in summer.

  • Fall view

    Fall view

  • Fall in Acadia National Park

    Fall in Acadia National Park

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Office alcove 2nd Floor. Views Gazebo & parking area.

    Office alcove 2nd Floor. Views Gazebo & parking area.

  • Billards anyone?

    Billards anyone?

  • Gazebo


  • Farmer's Porch

    Farmer's Porch

  •  Our Summer Garden

    Our Summer Garden

  • Master Bedroom with view of Farmer's Porch and gazebo.

    Master Bedroom with view of Farmer's Porch and gazebo.

  • View Late Fall from Deck

    View Late Fall from Deck

  • Fall in Acadia

    Fall in Acadia

  • Side Porch

    Side Porch

  • 1st floor Living Room

    1st floor Living Room

  • Living area 2nd floor. Views fields, Western Bay & Blue Hill.

    Living area 2nd floor. Views fields, Western Bay & Blue Hill.

  • Playground area. Grandchildren not included

    Playground area. Grandchildren not included

  • Entrance to cottage

    Entrance to cottage

  • Bocce Court

    Bocce Court

  • Master Bedroom with queen size bed.

    Master Bedroom with queen size bed.

  • Bedroom with full size bed with views of Clark's Cove and Blue Hill Mountain

    Bedroom with full size bed with views of Clark's Cove and Blue Hill Mountain

  • Full equipped kitchen

    Full equipped kitchen

VRBO #349586

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Monday, March 20, 2017

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