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Bright Oak Leaf Cottage

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms,2 Baths (Sleeps 6) Family Friendly Home

This lovely spacious home has 2 large bedrooms and 1 smaller bedroom, with 2 full bathrooms. It also features air conditioning for those hot summer days, and a pellet stove (with furnace backup) for those chilly nights. Direct TV and WiFi internet access are available at the cottage. This cottage features an open, inviting floor plan with lots of windows. It has been completely renovated and updated. A beautiful sunroom off the dining area provides a peaceful place to relax.

Conveniently located a short drive from Bar Harbor's bustling downtown, this peaceful home sits along the bus route for the Island Explorer free shuttle buses. Leave your car behind, and hop on a bus for a free ride anywhere on Mount Desert Island and into Acadia National Park. Our cottage sits on a large private lot surrounded by oak trees, and is within walking distance of the ocean. Several popular campgrounds and lobster pounds are within 1 miles, and sea kayaking rentals are within a mile. Our home is within ten to fifteen minutes from each of the towns on Mt. Desert Island: Somesville, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and Southwest Harbor. All of these towns have their own character, and offer their own unique blend of restaurants, sightseeing, whale watching, arts, community events, mountains for hiking, carriage roads for walking or biking, beaches, parks, lighthouses, sailing, and boat-filled harbors.

More Details

Owner
Rita and Tom Blair
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Rita and Tom Blair

We are a contractor and a retired CNA. We are native Mainers, and one of us grew up right here in Bar Harbor! We have five children and many grandchildren, all living in Maine.

Rita and Tom Blair purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Rita and Tom Blair chose Mount Desert Island

Although one of us grew up here, we both lived off of Mount Desert Island for many years. Buying this property gave us the opportunity to move back home to a place we love.

What makes this cottage unique

We love the quiet location of our home, close enough to Bar Harbor to access all that it has to offer, but far enough removed to provide us with a private, peaceful place to come home to at the end of the day. We also love that we can step outside and smell the fresh ocean air, and can hop on the free Island Explorer buses and get anywhere on the Island without taking a car.

Amenities

Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , The downstairs master bedroom is large and spacious.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This large upstairs bedroom has an air conditioner.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Bright Oak Leaf Cottage
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews
5

Perfect Bar Harbor Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Bright Oak Leaf Cottage was a warm and inviting property! The cottage was very clean and had all we needed to make our stay comfortable and relaxing. It was close enough to make trips to Acadia and the town of Bar Harbor more than once a day for sightseeing, hikes, shopping and meals at a variety of great restaurants. We also appreciated the ability to book for less than a full week. We would definitely recommend renting this property. Diane & Jim McMenamin

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Thank you for your input. Tom and Rita
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5

Peaceful spot in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Great rental in a quiet, forested location away from traffic but only a short drive to Bar Harbor and Acadia.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Frank your very kind.
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5

It was a great place to come back to after a busy day enjoying the area.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay 😁

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved it

  • 5 of 5

I have a family of 5. We really loved our stay in this cottage. It is VERY well kept. We felt at home. I think it is in a great location - away from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, yet close to everything. It is also nicely positioned for the day you leave - you can exit the island quickly from this location. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Tom and Rita
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Boston MA
5

Excellent location and very clean cottage with all the basic requirements!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for six of us for our family reunion vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Everything is great

  • 5 of 5

Everything is great, PERIOD!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kebo Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Log Cabin,Abel,s Lobter,Town Hill Bisbro,Lighthous
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Beach,Echo Lake,Long Pond,Seal Harbor
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer
Jun 11 2017 - Sep 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 
 
fall
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,925
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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