About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Cottage Home, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 full Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
***PETS CONSIDERED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE***
***Parties with more than 8 people incur a $150/week fee for additional travelers.***
This beautifully restored timber framed cottage (1800sf) is located on a tiny quiet side street just 2 blocks from downtown Northeast Harbor. It is only 100 yards to the town swimming pool and playground. Walk to restaurants, shopping, harbor and shore front. The bike shop also has rentals and is 2 blocks away. Bar Harbor is 9 miles away. Trail heads for Acadia National Park are only 1/3 mile away.
The first floor offers the kitchen, dining and living rooms along with a full bathroom with shower/tub. The living room also has a fold out queen sleeper sofa. 35" TV with cable is also provided along with high speed wireless internet.
The second floor has three bedrooms. Two with queen beds and the third with 4 twin beds. There is also a full bathroom with shower/tub with a hand held shower head. Each room has a very large over sized closet.
This unit is attached to the owner's main house by a double locked door and 12 inch walls stuffed with theater insulation.
Keywords: Home, Cottage, Quiet, Garden, Scenic, Patio, Covered Deck
***It is advised that travelers obtain trip cancellation insurance for any possible interruptions. No cancellations.***
Tim & Tammy Thomas
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Location was perfect... house was welcoming. Owner was very responsive to our requests. Only issue was a weak and intermittent WiFi.
Thank you for your kind words. The WiFi was checked out by an IT expert and issues were addressed. Our island's internet suffers during peak periods as it is meant for 5,000 residents and not very large numbers during tourist season. Time Warner (Spectrum) and other providers always have this issue. Thankfully our town's library is located 50 yards from the cottage and can also be utilized. Thanks again and have a nice winter!
My family and I had a great time exploring Mt. Desert Island, and staying at "loon crossing" provided us with a good base location to check out both sides of the island. Tim was readily available to answer any questions, and quickly solved any issues. The house was clean, well supplied, and spacious, as pictured, great for our group of 7 adults.
It was great meeting you and your family Grace. Glad you had such a good time. Northeast Harbor is the best kept secret on the island. Hope to see you again. Cheers
Quaint rental near quiet Northeast Harbor, next to public library
I rented from "Home Away" for the first time, so I wasn't sure that what we saw in photos was what we'd get. After talking with the owner by phone, I was pleased and reassured. The rental is attached to another rental place. Serenity depended on the neighboring rental (reason for 4 out of 5 stars). Space includes upstairs (3 bedrooms and a bath) and downstairs (with bath). Since the weather was still pleasant in September, we could use table and chairs on the front porch/deck. We couldn't connect to the wifi; since the owner was offsite, we couldn't troubleshoot. The TV worked fine. The town of Northeast and Marina are slow-paced places to explore. We enjoyed doing that after busy days in Acadia National Park. I would enthusiastically recommend this rental near Acadia.
The furnishings are a little outdated but very comfortable. They had everything we needed for 6 adults and 1 child. The location is great- close to Acadia and Bar Harbor and a short walk to a cute little downtown with ample restaurants and groceries.
Thank you for sharing your experience with your stay. Not sure what is dated in the cottage as everything is less than 5 years old. We take the time to analyze and upgrade any items that need to be each year. We hope to see you again. Cheers
NE Harbor - Quiet in mid June
We had a pleasant stay. It was very quiet at Acadia as well. No traffic. House is located very close to the park but away from touristy Bar Harbor. OwnerTim was very nice and accommodating. Home has beautiful wood throughout.
So glad to hear you had a nice stay. Not sure why only 3 stars? Hope to see you again someday.
Lovely home in cental NorthEast Harbor
This was my first time ever renting a home instead of staying in hotels while we traveled. To say I was nervous is an understatement. I was looking for a true relaxing experience while we visited Acadia, and I this house provided us that. First and foremost, Tim was very accommodating and understanding of the many questions I had regarding the rental process. In my first email to Tim, I told him that I had never rented a home before and within five minutes I got a phone call. He did everything he could to calm my nervousness, which I appreciated tremendously. I knew from that point I was dealing with a legit homeowner. Even at the last moment, he allowed me to add my small dog to our trip when I initially thought I would be leaving him with family. The property was a perfect size for our party. We traveled with four adults, three teenagers, a three-year-old, and my dog. The two couples each had the same size master bedrooms, so no flipping of a coin was needed, and the teenagers shared a room with ample space and their own beds. We really appreciated the multiple bathrooms when it came time to get ready.
The house itself was stocked with more than what we needed to get by. It had everything! I kept saying to myself how much money I saved by not having to buy all those items that made our stay so comfortable. I have officially been converted to a home renter in my travels!
The area of the rental was central to all the great things the island had to offer. In my initial search, I thought we had to stay in Bar Harbor to be around all the action. I am SO GLAD we did not! We visited Bar Harbor for one day but it was such a busy place that we never went back. It was just full of shops. Besides, all the fun stuff was around us. We visited all the great spots: Jordans Pond, Cadillac Mountain, The Carriage Trail, etc, but also got to go on a deep sea fishing adventure where the captain pulled up lobster pots and gave everyone on board a lobster. We did our fair share of relaxing too. It was very convenient that just a short walk from the house was a quaint little Main Street with stores full of everything we could need. Also, there was a Walmart and a Shaws a short drive away. We ate out sometimes but also made good use of the BBQ grill on the property. Our last day we decided to explore the SouthWest Harbor. I am so glad we did because we got a chance to take a kayaking trip on Long Pond at sunset. I told Tim we will DEF be back again! THANKS TIM AND FAMILY!
Thank you for the kind words Angela. I'm glad you and your group had such a great time here in Northeast Harbor. It really is a gem that very few first timers even know about. I am so glad we chose to live here and not in Bar Harbor since it is nice and quiet here and Bar Harbor is just 9 miles away, and accessible by the free Island Explorer bus service. We look forward to your return. Cheers
Property is located 1/4 mile from Acadia National Park trail heads, 1/3 mile to the harbor, 1/8 to town and shopping, 100 yards to town swimming pool/playground
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Available September-May monthly $1395/month (9 month lease, 2 people), all utilities included, call or email. Rentals by the week only in Summer. Partial weeks considered 10-14 day in advance. $150/person fee for parties over 8. Cleaning included except on partial week stays which are $150. Pets are $150/week when approved in advance.