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Stunning Frenchman's Bay Views - Boat Access - Clean, Quiet - Near Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 155 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10 perfect for Extended Family

Gull Cottage is a newly updated, squeaky-clean vacation home for extended families, featuring expansive views of Frenchman's Bay from its partly wooded hillside acre - near the end of a paved dead end road, yet centrally located within 20 miles of most local attractions including Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Fish, launch kayaks or anchor your yacht in Frenchman's Bay just steps from your door.

Ground level includes: Fully equipped kitchen, dining seating for 10, sofa and recliners - all with beautiful Bay views; 38' deck with a large gas grill, gas firepit and ample seating to enjoy the views of the Bay; Living room with sectional sofa, 58' LED TV with internet and Blu-ray and more awesome Bay views; Queen bedroom featuring a Sealy Posturepedic Adjustable Bed with super comfortable solid memory foam mattress and 42' LED TV with Blu-ray; full modern bath off the hall.

Top floor features: A roomy master bedroom with modern ensuite bath, TWO queen beds, a 42' LED TV with Blu-ray and sitting area to enjoy the awesome bay views; A TWIN bedroom with awesome bay views; A twin bedroom with forest views; A modern full bath off the hall complete the top floor amenities.

Beds and baths feature luxury bedlinens and soft, thirsty egyptian cotton towels.

More Details

Paula & Barry
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Paula & Barry

Barry and Paula are a semi-retired couple who Winter in Florida where they have rental properties. Summers, for the past several years, have been spent here in Down East Maine as tour guides and they have recently added rental properties in the area. Originally from the NY Metro area, they have traveled extensively throughout the US, Alaska and the world.

Paula & Barry purchased this house in 2013

Why Paula & Barry chose Acadia

Gull Cottage is in the perfect location for enjoying the views and activities of Frenchman's Bay, Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Close enough to everything, yet quietly situated near the end of a paved dead end road with stunning Frenchman's Bay views and water access.

What makes this house unique

Expansive views of Frenchman's Bay with breathtaking sunrises. Just steps from deep water access for your boat, kayak, fishing and other water activities. Boat can be anchored and kayaks launched from shore and viewed from the cottage and deck. Built in 1993, its modern living room, dining room/kitchen, four bedrooms and three baths meet the needs of extended families. One mile from Marlboro Beach, a community tidal shorefront seldom frequented by tourists. Three miles from Bloomfield Park, a community only sandy beach for swimming in Blunt's Pond.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a wonderful Maine experience and hate to leave! You're recommendations were all good - Ruth & Wimpy's was great! Acadia, Bar Harbor, loon and hummingbird sightings, lobster & blueberry overload . . . ahhh! The home was fabulous - all the amenities expected and then some. I particularly love the chairs by the windows! What a wonderful setting for an extended family vacation. Thank you so much for the hospitality!
Aug 2014
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Lamoine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor/NEWLY Updated
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Ensuite in master bedroom/NEWLYupdated/large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor/NEWLY updated
  • All bathrooms feature soft, absorbent egyptian cotton towels and built in hair dryers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , roomy, ensuite bath, TV, sitting area w/Frenchman's bay view
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground floor, adjustable foam bed & TV, next to full bath
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Beautiful views of Frenchman's Bay
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Lovely Forest Views
  • All bedrooms feature luxury bed linens
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nearby owners delighted to assist you in planning your vacation experience. Call us at (813) 391-2467 and we'll help you to make the most out of your DownEast Maine experience.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Stunning Frenchman's Bay Views - Boat Access - Clean, Quiet - Near Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

First Vacation Home Rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and our dog Penelope stayed here and we loved it. It was our first time renting a vacation home since we normally camp in our camper. I was so nervous about not having certain things we might need, but everything we needed was there! Very friendly owners and very nice neighbors. This is a pet friendly community and quiet, away from the hustle of Bar Harbor but still close enough to enjoy the touristy areas when you want to.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and found everything you needed. We appreciate your taking such good care of our home and hope you will have the opportunity to visit again.
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Atlanta, GA

Our stay at Gull Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family, including 5 little grandchildren and two dogs, rented Gull Cottage the last week in June, 2016. The attractive accommodations were perfect for a family gathering. The four bedrooms upstairs are well suited for the little ones and their parents while the "master on the main" provided some privacy for grandma and grandpa! There was plenty of indoor cooking, eating and play space for our crew. A spacious deck overlooking beautiful Frenchman's Bay provided additional hang-out space.

We enjoyed walks in the quiet neighborhood, exploring the rocky shore and kayaking in the kayaks provided. The owners, Paula and Barry, live close by and gave us information on other nearby places to explore and a nice clean lake for swimming. They even lent us extra tools with which to attack our lobster! The location is an easy drive to Bay Harbor, Acadia, and grocery stores!

We wish we could return every summer!

Thank you Paula and Barry,

Barbara and Don Kruse

Atlanta, Georgia

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Gull Cottage and want to thank you again for taking such good care of our home. Thank you, as well, for letting us know that there was a shortage of lobster crackers. We were able to replace the missing ones before the next guests arrived. We do hope you and your family will visit us again.
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Beautiful home, Gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I along with our daughter, son, daughter in law, and 3 grandkids stayed at this beautiful home in August 2015, and we loved every minute of it. The home is spacious and well suited for a large family. The master br is very big and with a beautiful view of frenchman bay. The same goes for the large deck which I particularly enjoyed in the early morning to view the sunrise or fog rolling in, or just watching the hummingbirds. The views of frenchman's bay from here are gorgeous. Our family drove the 30 minutes to Acadia every day and the views were stunning. Barry, were gracious and vert accomodating. One evening we had car problems at a store parking lot a few miles away, and when I called Paula for recommenations on auto repair shops, she and Barry dropped what they were doing to gives us a ride home. Fortunately we were able to jump start the car and the ride was not necessary. This was truly a memorable vacation and we highly recommend Gull Cottage to anyone with a large family.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay..
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Great house, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We've been coming to Maine for years, but never as far north as Acadia. This is a great house, with all the amenities. We loved paddling in Frenchman's Bay, lobster on the deck and found a wonderful place to swim near by in a lake. The proximity to Acadia is great. We went to the park several times to hike. There were 5 of us and we could have easily fit more people. The owners were next door. They were very helpful but never intrusive. I would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed Gull Cottage. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Blacklick, Ohio

first time in Maine from Ohio and Illinois

  • 4 of 5

We were very impressed by how this home was furnished with everything one would need for a vacation. From books, games and puzzles for rainy days to brochures containing information on every possible area attraction - and the kitchen was completely stocked with whatever you might need to cook a meal when you don't feel like eating out and just want to hit the nearby grocery. We even found a band-aid in the bathroom when we needed one! The only thing stopping me from giving this place 5 stars was a musty smell in the basement that crept up to the living areas - but we banished it with a scented candle!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found Gull Cottage well equipped. We appreciate your bringing the musty smell to our attention when you were leaving. We aired out the basement before the next guests arrived and it hasn't been a problem since. We have installed a dehumidifier to ensure it doesn't happen again.
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Land O Lakes, Fl.

Miss the view from the bedroom!!!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home. We went with another family and had plenty of room and comfortable beds. Loved waking up every morning to look out and see that view. Had lobster our last evening and there was everything we needed there. The owners are very nice and gave us helpful suggestions on some things to do and places to eat! Will definitely stay here again the next time we go to Maine.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you found Gull Cottage comfortable and enjoyable. We look forward to your visiting again.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Bar Harbor Hancock County Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Ruth & Wimpy's Lobster Pound Home of Wilbur
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Marlboro Beach
Car: necessary

Within 20 miles:

Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, scenic coastal drives, pristine mountain lakes, kayaking, hiking, biking, beach combing, fishing charters, whale watching, lobster boat tours, lobster feasts, local clams and mussels, wild blueberries, gourmet and home cooking restaurants, museums for a variety of interests, wineries and breweries, antiquing


Rates & Availability

Lamoine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2107
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Early Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Week Special 2017
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
9 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Fall 2017
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017-18
Nov 18 2017 - Apr 21 2018
155 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
28 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $21 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

We speak with all prospective guests before accepting a reservation to stay in our home. Please phone us at (813) 391-2467 for quickest response.
Cleaning Fee $150, Pet Fee $150, 9% Maine Lodging Tax.
$500 Damage Deposit cheerfully refunded within 10 days of departure when no damage is found.
75% of total cost confirms reservation, remainder (including $500 damage deposit) due 30 days prior to arrival.
1st payment - can be paid via credit card; personal check preferred (2% discount applied to Rental Rate)
2nd payment - personal check
Until confirmed, rates are subject to change.
Winter Rental payable monthly. Additional security deposit required. Contact Paula and Barry for special details (813) 391-2467.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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