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Acadia Seaside Cottage, Family and Pet Friendly, 400ft from Shore

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Acadia seaside cottage, 400 ft. from ocean, sleeps up to 4. Located in a nice wooded neighborhood, but yet close to everything. 4 miles from Bar Harbor, 1 1/2 miles from Acadia National Park. The cottage is very warm and cozy. 12x30 ft deck is great for star gazing in the evening and having morning coffee and breakfast with the sun. Take a stroll on the shore to look for seashells or sea glass. Watch the fishing boats go by, see the sun rise. Free transportation with Island Explorer all around the Island and through Acadia National Park and you can pick it up by the cottage, go out to lunch go shopping, have a cocktail or 2, or whatever and be dropped off practically on your door step. Runs from early morning till late evening. Even has a bike rack.

Keywords: The cottage is in a nice wooded area. The shore is only 400 ft from the cottage and Acadia National Pk. is 1 1/2 miles to the entrance. If you like to take walks, you are in the right spot.

Pet friendly, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park - Pet friendly, Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park

More Details

Karen Candage
Member since: 2003
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2018

About Karen Candage

Hello, my name is Karen and I was lucky enough to have been born on this most Beautiful Island called Mt. Desert Island off the coast of Maine. I got married and had a family. I have one son and 3 grandchildren. My son is a lobster men and my 3 grand children are also. 2 boys and a girl. It is a very hard job to do! Acadia National Pk. is located on the Island and it is simply breath taking. The entrance to the Pk. is just 1 1/2 miles from your cottage. So many things to do and see.

Karen Candage purchased this cottage in 1972


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • You can smoke on the deck away from the door so the smoke doesn't go in the house. Please take care of your butts. Thank you!
  • There is a $150 nonrefundable pet fee, for up to 3 dogs for the week.
  • Check-out time for 2019 at 10:00am. (Ask the owner)
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Endless hot water heater
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), (1) Sofa/Queen size bed in living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage has a 55' flat screen T.V. on the wall and 2 very comfy recliner chairs that are nice to watch T.V. in or just relax and take a snooze.


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Acadia Seaside Cottage, Family and Pet Friendly, 400ft from Shore
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 46 reviews

Clean, comfortable, quiet, easy access to all tourist attractions

  • 5 of 5

Karen's Cottage was a significant contribution to one of the best vacations my husband and I have ever experienced. It was evident during our pre-arrival contacts and surely upon arrival, that Karen is dedicated to making her guests feel welcome and relaxed. The full range of amenities enabled us to enjoy all aspects of the property both inside and out. We were appreciative of the quiet neighborhood and plenty of space with abutting properties. The brief walk to the waterfront was an added feature that often topped off a day of exploring the grandeur of Acadia National Park.

Also, the cottage floor plan is perfect for a couple who enjoy both shared and individual time. The large kitchen with modern appliances was especially appealing, as was the use of two TVs, WiFi and satellite reception offering a wide range of programming. Cleanliness, practicality and privacy have always been important to us in determining the likelihood of a return to a summer rental. I am pleased to say that Karen's Cottage has become a "home away from home" and we are certain to return as soon as possible. We feel that the cottage is more than a place to lodge while visiting one of the most wonderful landscapes in the world. For us, Karen's cottage is a supportive environment that is an integral part of the entire adventure.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review. I really appreciate it. The reviews are very important to let people know what the cottage is truly like. It makes me very happy that you enjoyed your stay with me. I look forward to seeing you again next year. Sincerely, Karen
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Perfect location on Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Maine. We do all our of research on the internet, and Karen's Cottage was very true to the description on the website. It is in a very convenient location with easy access to all of the sites we wanted to see. Yet, it is in a peaceful, beautiful and relaxing setting. The cottage is very clean, and it was well-stocked with paper products, dish & laundry detergent, etc. Even those small things mean a lot when you are on vacation! I hope we get to come back, and we would certainly stay in Karen's Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2008
  • Stayed: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed my cottage. It is very well equiped with everything you could possably need and it is a very cozy cottage. You are only 400 ft. from the shore so you can go searching for sea glass or sea shells or have a picnic. When the tide is coming in over the hot rocks the water is warm enough to go swimming. You are close to Bar Harbor, only 4 miles and just 1 1/2 miles to Acadia National Pk. The cottage has a 12 x 30 ft. deck with very comfortable deck furniture.
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Comfortable well appointed cottage in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our time in Karen’s cottage. Her cabin is immaculately clean and decorated. All sorts of kitchen utensils, the grill is nice, everything is first rate. The location is very convenient to Bar Harbor and the park.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at my cottage. And thank you for the review. They really do help the potential renter to decide. I do try to have everything you might need in the cottage. I hope to see you again sometime. Thanks, Karen
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What a delightful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming up yo Mt. Desert Island for many years and renting a variety of homes in which to stay. Karen's Cottage was wonderful, I can't say enough about how happy we were with the experience.... and I am hard to please (-:! Perfect location and the home was spotless. Karen provided anything one could need. It was so pleasant to have breakfast on her beautiful deck each morning. We will be returning!

Thank you Karen!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for writing a review for me. I am so happy that you enjoyed my cottage. I try to make it as comfortable as can be and to have everything that you might need at your fingertips. I hope to see you again soon . Sincerely, Karen
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perfect quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed staying at Karen's cottage. It has all the amenities one could ask for, and has the feeling of being far away in the woods. It was very clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. Very close to all the attractions of Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing a review for me. I appreciate it. It is really important to have reviews I feel so the potential renter has a feeling of what the cottage is really like. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again in the future. Karen
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Well maintained Home with lovely outdoor space.

  • 4 of 5

My family loved the location, the size, and everything about it. The kitchen was huge and we spent most of our home time there. Very comfortable indeed. Bedrooms are decent size, our experience was very pleasant and we would come back to Karen's Cottage should we come back to Acadia. My only suggestion is since its a dog friendly home is to have hardwood floors or tile instead of carpet in the LR. Thank you Karen for taking such good care of your wonderful home. We loved your flowers and seeing the hummingbirds come visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at my cottage. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I try to make it as comfortable as possible. And what’s so great about the cottage is that you are so close to everything. I hope to see you again in the future. Thanks again, Karen
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Thirsty Whale
Nearest Ferry
175 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Vally Golf Course
Nearest Train
250 Miles
Boston, MA
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Chart Room
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Sandbeach in Acadia National Pk.
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park is one of America's most Treasured Parks. It has Everything... Tall Pines, Mountains and Hiking Trails, Ponds and Lakes for Swimming and Waves Crashing on the Maine's Rock-Bound Coastline. Enjoy a Lobster Dinner in Bar Harbor or at a Lobster Pound overlooking the Ocean, Walk the 100 year Old Shore Path along the Working Fishing Harbor, Shop along Main St., try some Lobster Flavored Ice Cream or Lobster Wine. Activities: Hiking, Bicycling, Kayaking, Canoeing, fishing. Whale Watching Boats, Booze Cruise Boats, Swimming, Water Skiing, Fishing, Mountain Climbing, Sightseeing Boats, Dining, Dancing, Shopping, Movie Theater serves Beer and Pizza. The Town Band Plays twice a week in the Evening in the Village Green. Walking or Biking the Carriage Trails in Acadia. Pet friendly.

Other Activities: Sight Seeing Acadia National Park, Hiking,Biking,Swimming,Boating,Relaxing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax

I need 30 days notice for a full refund. There is a $150 non refundable pet fee. I do accept credit cards or personal checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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