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Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

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

This quiet, woodsy, oceanfront cottage could not be closer to the water or have better views! The path to the property's private beach is just steps from the deck! Waterlily Cottage is perfect for couples honeymooning or celebrating an anniversary, or anyone just getting away for a lovely, coastal vacation. Families with one small child have also enjoyed this quaint, comfortable, and tastefully decorated cottage. Though the setting is at the end of a private, well maintained dirt road, the property 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.) We are proud of preserving the 1930's charm of Waterlily, while making sure that modern comforts are secured. Enjoy amazing views from the king size bed, which is dressed with high quality bedding and is so comfortable that past guests have contacted us to ask about the brand of mattress! The small but mighty kitchen is intentionally stocked with items to make sure your kitchen time isn't a chore: high quality cookware, sharp knives, a french press AND a drip coffee maker, microwave, blender, toaster, and everything you need for home based lobster bakes! For grilling types, we've provided a propane grill (with an extra tank and all necessary grill tools) on the deck, so that you can enjoy cooking with a view. While this is a great place to unplug, there are 2 TVs equipped with cable, and high speed wifi internet which is fast enough for you to stream your favorite shows and movies on your tablet or laptop. We've made sure that the seating in the living room is super comfy and inviting, with ample lighting for readers and knitters.

Waterlily Cottage is part of Queen Anne's Cottages, which is 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. Guests from all 3 cottages can share the gorgeous, large, solar heated, salt water pool (open Memorial Day through Labor Day), a lovely oceanside fire pit, and the property's private beach. 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: Sea Heather Cottage- 352349 (lodging for up to 8-10 guests) and Rugosa Cottage - 389528 (great for a couple, or a family of 4-5.) 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!

Keywords: cottage, bungalow, 1 bedroom, camp, vacation home, honeymoon, babymoon, couples

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:
September 17, 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 property manager for Queen Anne's Cottages, a private florist, and a Feng Shui Consultant. 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 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 cottage 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 Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • 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 3
  • 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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average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

Very Relaxing Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Close to everything yet very secluded and private. Cozy for two. The owner has gone out of her way to make available everything you might need for daily life while on vacation. Wonderful water view, sunsets, and lobster boats working their pots. Wish we could have stayed a month!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a magical week at the cottage. It was just perfect for our family of 3 (including a 18 month old). The cottage is equipped with everything we needed in terms of comfort. The pool was a huge bonus. The view was spectacular. We so loved watching the water and the boats go by each day. Beautiful sunsets, too! We were so relaxed and plan on renting again. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage with amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent! We loved this cottage! Charming interior with great attention to detail. Clean! Comfortable bed as well as the most comfortable sleeper sofa we have ever encountered. We stayed here with our eight year old son so the sleeper sofa was used every night. Very easy to pull out and stow away. Wonderful sheets and blankets for both the bed and sleeper sofa as well. Quality pillows, towels and kitchen items. Great deck furniture from which to dine and relax while enjoying the amazing view of the water and sunsets. Very thorough binder that included information from the owner and directions (tv, trash/recycling procedure, pool info, etc.) for reference. We enjoyed using the firepit and absolutely loved the pool! We really loved the peaceful and quiet location of this cottage. Fun watching lobstermen check their pots out on the water and enjoyed exploring the rocky beach. We found this cottage in an excellent location on Mt. Desert Island. Very easy and short drive into Bar Harbor as well as Acadia National Park. We highly recommend this accommodation! We can not wait to visit again and stay in the Waterlily cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Water Lily cottage. The view was breathtaking. The cottage was clean and comfortable. We wish we could have stayed longer. The only negative was the path to get to the cottage could have been a little more user friendly. I'm saying that only because we are both 80 with some walking problems but for a normal person I'm sure there would have been no problem. I definitely would rate it as one of our favorite vacation spots!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We’re so happy that you enjoyed your stay! I’m puzzled about how we could make the path more user friendly (without changing the waterfront entrance to the cottage) but am sorry you had issues with it!
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  • 5 of 5

Extremely fantastic experience. Sunsets are amazing and hiking is great. Look forward to next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the Waterlily cottage three years in a row now. We have enjoyed it immensely each time. Great location and very well furnished and appointed. Killer sunsets too.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • 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

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.