About the property
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- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Two Fully Furnished Waterfront Cottages with beach: Rent One or Both Cottages
Hadley Point is known for the best sunsets on the island, and is a photographer's dream!
Each waterfront cottage sleeps up to 7 people, have fully equipped kitchens, full bathroom, and outdoor decks. Each is unique in floorplan and amenities.
Located on the shore of beautiful Frenchman Bay, this oceanfront retreat is ideal for a family vacation, a couple's retreat, and/or daily kayaking adventures. These comfortable cottages overlook a pristine bay which features changing tides, a sandy/shell beach for children, and abundant wildlife. Sit back or sight see/hike through nearby Acadia National Park to enjoy nature's wonders as you smell the fresh sea air. A great opportunity for the shutterbug and hiker in the family.
Rental rates are per cottage, however, a discount is available if renting both cottages in same week.
The McKay Family
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About The McKay Family
The 2 Cottages are run by 3rd generation McKay's who have been vacationing at Hadley Point since they were children. The McKay's have decided recently that they want to share this wonderful place with others, so please take a look at the pictures and all the attractions that Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park have to offer.
Why The McKay Family chose Bar Harbor
This property has been in the family since our grandfather first built 2 small summer buildings (called camps) for his children to enjoy during the summer. Recently completely renovated, the buildings have up-to-date amentities and accommodations. The location is close enough to Bar Harbor, but far enough away to be a semi-secluded retreat. You will see many fauna and flora and daily visits by lobster boats in front of the property.
What makes this Cottage unique
Quiet and on the water. A renters very own beach where you can watch the lobster boats, skip stones, or just sit and listen to the water as it laps against the shore. High and low tides give you an ever changing view as you look out the windows of either deck. The cove is protected enough that you don't have to worry about large waves or storms. If you kayak, you will love the convenience of setting out right in front of your cottage...paradise!
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Great vacation rental. owners and location.
We set up this rental a couple of weeks out from our vacation. The McKays were really accommodating and worked with us to make it a great vacation. We stayed in the upper cottage. It was very cute, clean and was very comfortable for us. The cottage is located in a great location, close to everything . Acadia is absolutely stunning, beautiful, breath taking and great for outdoor people. Short drive to park and Bar Harbor and everything you want to do. The beach at Hadley's point which is a 1 minute walk from cottage had the best sunsets for great pictures.
Do not miss Sweet Pea's Cafe , a few minutes from the cottage on Highway 3 . Great service,food and drinks and excellent value. We a great vacation and we look forward on returning to Maine and the Mckays cottage.
My husband and I spent our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful time. Thanks to the McKays for sharing their special cottage. We truly appreciated your kindness.
Best sunsets on the island
We absolutely loved this quiet location right on the water. It was just minutes from downtown BarHarbor and the Acadia National Park main entrance. With the Island hopper stop at the top end of the adjoining road we could leave the car parked and ride the free bus. One things for sure we will return next year with our kayaks.
Best sunset view on the island
We absolutely loved this quiet location right on the water. It was just minutes from downtown Bar Harbor and the Acadia National Park main entrance. With the Island hopper stop at the top end of the adjoining road we could leave the car parked and ride the free bus. Our family enjoyed many Ranger led programs in the park, especially Stars over Sand Beach. We hiked the most beautiful trails, some more challenging routes up rock ledges and many easy inland routes with curious rock formations and breathtaking mountain, harbor and ocean views. We saw whales on a Whale watching trip and sea stars, urchins, sea cucumbers, sand dollars and lobsters while on a nature cruise with Diver Ed. Some of my favorite family memories are looking for periwinkles and skipping rocks together along the shoreline. One thing for sure we will return next year to the McKay's Hadley Point Cottage with our kayaks.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage, and it sounds like you had time to enjoy much of our beautiful Mount Desert Island and ocean. We are indeed blessed to have such quiet, peaceful cottages on the bay, yet surrounded by so many activities for all ages to enjoy. We are so glad that you would like to return next year with your kayaks. We do have a perfect location for kayakers, with our cottages located directly on the bay, making for easy launching right in your "front yard". There is much to explore in your kayak, right in front of the cottages, and down our shoreline. Please let us know when you would like to book your vacation for next year...and good news...we do offer a 10% discount for return rentals!!
Hadley Point Family Trust
We absolutely loved this little piece of heaven. My teenagers loved it! We had a wonderful time and the owners were very helpful when I couldn't find my paperwork. They texted email and called to make sure we found it. I was so relieved. We never visit the same place twice, but we just might for the McKay cottages.
Sunrise, Sunsets, and a little Piece of Paradise
My family visited Maine for the first time this past June, and through the internet, found this cottage. First and foremost, we were looking for a handicap accessible cottage by water. My daughter is still talking about what a wonderful experience it was and how at home she felt particularly using the accessible bathroom----it was the first bath she had taken in a very long time because of the accessible tub! My husband kept walking around saying-----" how did you find this place? He is an avid hunter and a fisherman and thought he had driven straight to heaven particularly as he gazed out over Frenchman's Bay. The cottage was new and modern with all the comforts of home. Needless to say my family felt as if they had found a little piece of paradise thanks to the host family. One of the things we asked from the family was a list of “must do’s” in Maine. We accomplished each one and were so thankful they took the time to assist us. Many evenings my family of four actually opted to stay at the cottage where we watched the sun set over Frenchman’s Bay and did what every family should do on vacation----we talked, played cards, and truly enjoyed each other and the serenity our home provided. Thank you, Host Family, for everything you did to make our vacation to Maine extraordinary
We are grateful for your kind words, but most of all, very happy that you and your family had such an enjoyable vacation.
When we planned the construction of our cottage, we focused on trying to make it as accessible as possible so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a little piece of heaven on earth. We have family members that are living with disability, and so know how important it is for family and friends to be able to travel together and have an easy, peaceful time away from home. It was an honor to assist you with your summer get-a-way by the sea!
Please refer to our family website for more details and cottage availability: http://www.mckayscottage.net/
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates, taxes, damage protection, and payment terms are per cottage. Discount given if both cottages are rented for same week - 10% discount Saturday Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 10 am Refundable Security (damage) Deposit of $500.00 (per cottage) will be returned within 2 weeks after rental period