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Bedrooms 1
Space 300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

OUR FINAL WEEKEND OF THE SEASON IS OCTOBER 20-23- THE WEATHER IS PERFECT, AND IT'S STILL AVAILABLE! This quiet, woodsy, oceanfront cottage with a deck could not be closer to the water or have better views! It's perfect for couples honeymooning or celebrating an anniversary, or just getting away. Families with one child or 2 small children have also enjoyed this quaint, tastefully decorated cottage. The path to the private beach is just steps from the deck. Preserving the 1930's cottage charm, recent updates to the property have included a gorgeous, large, salt water pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day) as well as comfortable and tasteful furnishings, bedding, and a very well accommodated kitchen. For family reunions, we have 2 other cottages with increased capacity on the same property...please search for Queen Anne's Cottages for more information.

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, 1 bedroom, camp, vacation home

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2017

About Chelcey Dunham

We live in Bar Harbor year round with our 3 children, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. Tony is the owner of a computer software company; Chelcey is the owner of a floral and event design company. 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 cottage 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 Frenchman's Bay!

What makes this cottage unique

We can spot on any given day: Bald Eagles, Deer, Porposes, Hummingbirds, Seals, and a variety of other birds and wildlife.


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
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
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
The pool is open from the beginning of June until Labor Day.


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(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Exactly as advertised, and more

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. The cottage pictures and write up are as advertised. Very cute. Very clean. Easy in/out/parking. Everything working and in good condition. Deck overlooks the ocean bay. From our deck, We were privileged to see pods of porpoises, seals, lobstermen, kingfishers, osprey, other wildlife. Location as advertised. On the ocean bay, minutes from Acadia National Park. Just lovely.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage doesn't disappoint

  • 5 of 5

This is just a lovely place to stay, one you will loathe leaving. Seeing the beautiful waters and skies colored by both the sunrise and the sunset from every room is a treat. While two other cottages are nearby, it does very much provide the feeling of being away from it all...what I love best. Chelcey has thought of every detail to make your stay a pleasant one. The kitchen is smartly organized and labeled. Everything you need and nothing you don't. No digging through thousands of old utensils and dull knives. In fact, this condo boasts the sharpest paring knife of any place I've ever stayed (sometimes it's the little things that matter). I also appreciated the wealth of pre-arrival information provided to help in planning our trip. We followed many of Chelcey's recommendations and did not go wrong. We spent most of our time in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and the location of this cottage was perfect. Though the weather during our stay tended toward foggy, cloudy, and cooler, we had to try out the beautiful pool for a short bit on one of the warmer days. Water was tolerable but we didn't want to stay too long. If only there were sunshine guarantees. There is simply nothing like Bar Harbor and Acadia beneath blue skies and the sparkle of the sun. One can't help to be greedy for more of it. We would love to come again some day. Thanks for a great 20th anniversary stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful places to stay

  • 5 of 5

The properties were everything we dreamed of. The views were spectacular. Both homes were nicely decorated and very comfortable. The amenities were as described. We all enjoyed the pool after mornings of hiking. We were close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. All in all, we would highly recommend these properties to stay at.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage was better than the pictures! Comfortable bed and good kitchen utensils too. Beautiful view!

Chelcey was very nice and we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Refreshing week on the Maine Coast

  • 5 of 5

Three well-maintained, cozy, charming cottages at the end of a quiet dirt road offer a spectacular view over Frenchman's Bay, access to the beach, and a great jumping-off point for day-trips to Acadia National Park or around Mount Desert Isle. After adventures, this is a great place to return to for an evening on the deck or at the fire pit. We grilled, cooked lobster in the well-provided kitchen, took long walks along the shore, and enjoyed the autumnal smell of the piney woods. Local sites and restaurants were within easy striking distance. Pet-friendly. Owners are very responsive and friendly. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful time at a beautiful cottage !

  • 5 of 5

The Water Lilly cottage was fantastic and the property was exactly as described. We spent a week here in September and were extremely happy. It was perfect for my wife and I and was in close proximity to Acadia NP, Bar Harbor and all the area attractions and restaurants. The property was very clean, well maintained and in a perfect location with great views of the water, especially at sunset. We were able to view seals, dolphins, bald eagles and sea birds of all types right from the comfort of our deck that overlooks the private beach and we especially enjoyed evenings by the fire pit area that overlooks the same, beautiful shoreline. We enjoyed hiking the many trails in and around Acadia and riding our bicycles on the miles of carriage roads. For first timers to the Mount Desert Island area and Maine, it was perfect for us and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely come back and would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing, comfortable location with great views, all within easy driving distance of the beauty of Acadia and Bar Harbor, ME.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
In front of Waterlily Cottage
Car: necessary

Waterlily Cottage is located about 5 minutes away from the main entrance to Acadia National Park. 5 minutes beyond that is downtown Bar Harbor, with great restaurants and shops!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.