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Sunny, Ocean Front House 5 Minutes from Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8 adults) with amazing ocean views!

Sea Heather Cottage is the largest of the 3 weekly rentals available at Queen Anne's Cottages, an eco-friendly, pet friendly, mini-resort type property. Each of the 3 cottages have their own personality, privacy, wifi network, parking, recycling, and specific amenities.

Accommodating up to 8 adults (10 people if at least 2 are children under age 10), guests in Sea Heather have raved about the spacious tranquility and the magnificent, huge and beautiful view from the open floor living and kitchen area. The space is large and comfortable enough for several people to lounge and move around, but soothing and peaceful for even just 2 guests to enjoy.

The large second floor master bedroom has a king bed, an ocean view balcony, ornamental fireplace, en suite bathroom with a giant walk in shower, and a closet big enough to live in. The "cousins' loft" bedroom, (formerly a loft but now a private room with lots of light, space, and views of the woods, pool, and ocean) has 2 full size beds, each with a single trundle bed. This is commonly the kids' room, as it can accommodate 4-6 people. The first floor bedroom, perfect for singles or couples who have a tough time with stairs, is ultra comfortable with a queen size bed and reading chair. In each bedroom you will find: storage and closets for clothing and belongings; high quality bedding, extra bedding, pillows and blankets specifically labeled for each bed; fans; ample lighting for reading; a convenient place to plug in your devices; and most importantly, as sense that this has all been put together for you...because it has! While this is a great place to unplug, each bedroom has a TV equipped with cable, and our high speed wifi internet is fast enough for you to stream your favorite shows and movies on your tablet or laptop. Sea Heather's living, kitchen, and dining space is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished for ease and comfort. The sectional sofa is huge, soft and inviting, the smart tv is equipped with Queen Anne's Cottages Netflix account, the dining table is big enough for 8, and your kitchen prep time certainly won't be a chore. The kitchen is stocked and well organized with high quality cookware, recently updated appliances (including the all important dishwasher!), sharp knives, a french press AND a drip coffee maker, microwave, blender, toaster, slow cooker, and anything you would need for preparing and serving a home based lobster bake or even a Thanksgiving meal for 8! For grilling types, we've provided a large propane grill (with an extra tank and all necessary grill tools). Morning coffee, meals, and conversation can also be enjoyed outside on the deck, which accommodates up to 8 people dining. If you need to do laundry while you're here, there is a washer and dryer located just at the bottom of the stairs in the basement.

Though the setting of the property is at the end of a serene, well maintained dirt road, Queen Anne's Cottages is close to all that Mt. Desert Island has to offer, (5 minutes to Acadia National Park!) and is a short distance to downtown Bar Harbor (5 minutes beyond the National Park entrance.) For water activities, guests from all 3 cottages can enjoy the best of both worlds: the private beach, great for swimming, kayaking and exploring, is steps away...but when the Maine ocean proves too cold, there is a beautiful, solar heated, saltwater pool that kids and adults love (open Memorial Day through Labor Day.) At the end of the day, our oceanside fire pit area is a wonderful spot to enjoy our world renowned sunsets, roast marshmallows, and maybe meet a few of the other guests to exchange notes on your vacation happenings. If you are booking well in advance, several families have rented 2 or all 3 of the cottages for their week long family vacations/reunions. Our other VRBO/Homeaway listing numbers are: Rugosa Cottage- 389528 (lodging for up to 4-5 guests) and Waterlily Cottage - 389012 (great for a couple, or a family of 3 with a young child.) Additionally, you can search for Queen Annes Cottages online, to find our website for more information about the property (VRBO does not allow us to include the link here).

Whether planning a family vacation or a getaway for 2, we would love to be your choice for a beautiful, comfy, and fun spot to stay while exploring and relaxing on Mt Desert Island!

**New in 2018: Queen Anne's Cottages is proud to provide an electric car hook up for guests with plug in cars!

Key words: vacation house, honeymoon, babymoon, couples, family vacation, family reunion, special vacation, cottage rental, weekly rental, ocean view, water view, swimming, beach, pool

More Details

Chelcey Dunham
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

About Chelcey Dunham

We live in Bar Harbor year round with our 3 children, dog and 2 cats. Tony is the owner of a computer software company; Chelcey is the manager of Queen Anne's Cottages. We feel lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth, and are happy to share it with others!

Chelcey Dunham purchased this house in 2000

Why Chelcey Dunham chose Bar Harbor

This property is all of the above: woodsy/quiet/private, close to town (10 minute drive), super close to Acadia National Park (5 minute drive), and has amazing views of Eastern Bay! Past guests have loved the short distance to quiet, comfy solitude after a day in town or on the trails. As part of our eco-friendly efforts, we rely on natural, chemical free cleaning products, including irritant-free, plastic free, and organic "soap berries" (look it up! you'll love them!) for our laundry detergent. Our plastic-free garbage bags are compostable, and our recycling program is well established and easy to use. We also donate all proceeds from bottle and can redemption to our local SPCA.

What makes this house unique

We can spot on any given day: Bald Eagles, Deer, Porpoise, Hummingbirds, Seals, and a variety of other birds and wildlife. Kids and adults alike LOVE the huge, solar heated, saltwater pool. We are pet friendly and pet safe (at the end of a dirt road!), and our pets are more than happy to befriend you (if you like) when you find yourself missing your pets at home.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • master bath - toilet , shower , large walk in shower.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , First floor bathroom just outside the first floor bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , This is a first floor bedroom with large closet and tv.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , master bedroom w ensuite bath, closet, balcony, and tv.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , There are 2 full size beds with single trundles.
  • Sea Heather can accommodate 8 adults or 10 people if at least 2 are children.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
Private beach, great for exploring! Pool is open from the beginning of June until Labor Day.


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average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My wife and I were totally mesmerized by the sheer beauty and setting of the property.

It provided a homely atmosphere in an environment that was totally breath taking.

A truly beautiful home with accents that not only provided a surrounding to be awed, but provided a relaxing atmosphere to fit our needs.

Thank you to Chelcey for being so accommodating.

Joao & Davina Saraiva

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at Sea Heather Cottage in Salisbury Cove. Very clean with a very workable kitchen and living area for our extended family. The view is beautiful! Close to Acadia National Park. Can't say enough in favor of this vacation cottage.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much more than was expected!

  • 5 of 5

What can I even say to express how much we loved our experience? From the private beach to the fire pit to the house to the beautiful pool, this entire property was amazing! So much more than we expected. The house was furnished perfectly with so much room to stretch out and really relax. The beds were top notch and helped to sleep away the sore legs from hiking the wonderful trails that scatter the island. The kitchen was full of everything needed for cooking, no need to bring anything with you except a clear mind to take in the incredible views from the deck and the beach below. Sunsets from the fire pit really capped off the day. This is a secluded MDI paradise, one that we will be returning to with our kids as soon as it can be arranged. Communication from the owner Chelcey was always perfect, so helpful! Thank you so much Chelcey for allowing us to take part in your paradise, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and went home fully relaxed!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We felt entirely pampered. Our every need had been anticipated and provided for. A true joy!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are immaculately groomed and beautifully appointed. The house is delightful- spacious with sunlight streaming through huge windows. Our view of the ocean and beyond was spectacular. A quiet walk on the beach offered a serene respite from the day's activities. My family greatly enjoyed the sa!t water pool, with a granite diving rock. I would love to return to this luxurious piece of heaven for a future vacation experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful stay in Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay for 4 nights at Sea Heather. Spacious, comfortable, perfectly appointed house. Gorgeous waterfront views. Close to Bar Harbor, Acadia, great restaurants and shopping. Was hard to leave the house to see the sights of MDI. First visit to Maine coast and could not have imagined it being any better. Owner, Chelcey was gracious,accessible and easy to deal with . The only (small thing) that would have made it better would have been access to a kayak to enjoy the water in the back and perhaps some bikes to enjoy the carriage trails but I understand the difficult logistics with making these available at the house. Can't wait to re-book for next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, gorgeous view, the nicest hostess

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the Memorial day weekend and loved it! We felt at home and are looking forward to returning in the future. This place simply became the go-to place for our future visits of the park.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International Airport
Nearest Beach
Our own private beach
Car: necessary

The Main Entrance to Acadia National Park is just 5 minutes down the road from Sea Heather Cottage. 5 minutes beyond that is downtown Bar Harbor, with loads of great shops and restaurants! The exact address of Sea Heather Cottage is 65 Shore Acres Road, Bar Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.