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Beautifully appointed private cottage in quiet wooded setting w/ great location

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Five minutes to Acadia National Park Visitor's Center. Max. occupancy 2 people

The Gardener's Cottage is a two-story romantic cottage (two person maximum) overlooking beautiful gardens at the end of a private tree lined drive. Arbor-covered patio with herb and flower garden outside the kitchen door. Second floor queen bedroom and fully tiled bathroom with washer and dryer. All linens included. First floor entry, living room, half-bath and kitchen. Light and airy feel with plenty of room for relaxed comfort. Inside and outside seating. Fully stocked cook's kitchen with all new appliances: gas stove, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator.

Summer weekly rates $1499/wk September weekly rates $1225/wk

More Details

Fayelle Anderson
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Fayelle Anderson

Michael and Fayalle Anderson are long time residents of Bar Harbor. Very active in the Bar Harbor food scene, they have owned restaurants, operated corporate dining and are currently one of Bar Harbor’s leading caterers. Their love of food and travel has sent them around the world sampling and exploring cuisines, history, architecture and art. Fayelle’s passion for gardening is displayed in the beautiful landscaping around The Gardener’s Cottage. They have incorporated into the Gardener’s Cottage their sense of style, attention to detail and comfort.

Fayelle Anderson purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Fayelle Anderson chose Bar Harbor

It is the best of both worlds - privacy and wooded country setting with close access to all parts of the island. It is a great escape from the crowds and a wonderful retreat to return to at the end of a busy day exploring the island.

What makes this cottage unique

The Gardener's Cottage has high quality finshes for your comfort and convenience. This includes a well-stocked light-filled 'cook's' kitchen, a spacious and comfortable living room, 1 1/2 baths and a private outdoor patio to enjoy the clean Maine air. You can sit outside by the kitchen garden or out in front on the Adirondack chairs overlooking the larger lawn, gardens and pond below or watch the fireflies at night.


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Floor Half Bath - toilet , Tiled floor.
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Fully tiled master bath, all linens included. Washer & Dryer
  • Large spa-like tiled shower and extra towels, beach towels, blanket and and sheets available to use.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen Master Bedroom, 2nd Floor - 1 queen
  • Comfortable queen bed. All linens included. Air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gardener's Cottage provides guests with a welcome package that includes information on local attractions, recommended restaurants and more.


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Beautifully appointed private cottage in quiet wooded setting w/ great location
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Wonderful Stay in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the Gardener’s cottage as we celebrated our 1 year anniversary. The cottage is wonderfully appointed with modern appliances and fixtures. The property is beautiful and secluded; it is located right next to Acadia as well as many restaurants. I would highly recommend staying here and would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

The Gardener's Cottage is a beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring Acadia. Fayelle and Michael have thought of everything that you could possibly need to enjoy your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip (despite the rainy weather) and definitely plan on returning.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Garden Cottage..more than we expected

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful peaceful secluded cottage. The décor is impeccable. The view and garden stunning. The pictures do not do it justice. Perfect place to stay for two people.

Very close to Acadia National park and Bar Harbor.

Our hosts were very accommodating and friendly.

We definitely plan on returning.

Bill and Dixie Fricke

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet gardener's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully renovated cottage. Every detail it thoughtfully tended too. Kitchen is lovely and really well equipped for cooks. Beautiful outside sitting areas and comfortable small living room. Great reading lights upstairs and down. We were very pleased with a colorful fall visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect island getaway cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our recent long weekend stay at the Gardener's Cottage. It is a perfect little gem of a place for a couple, and had everything we could have wanted. Honestly, I could just move right in and be happy! The location is convenient to everything on MDI, yet secluded and private. My only regret is that we didn't stay longer this trip. Next time! Thanks, Fayelle and Michael!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cottage with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Fayelle and Michael thought of everything! The kitchen and bathroom are well-stocked, there's access to Netflix online viewing and a great book/DVD collection, and of course all in a beautiful setting with a lovely home. Very peaceful, we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Car: necessary

Gardener's Cottage is perfectly situated just north of the busy downtown district of Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor Cellars Farm Winery is about 1 mile away, offering free tours and tastings daily as well as brick oven baked pizza at Sweet Pea's Cafe. Or head north 3 miles to Atlantic Brewery's free tours and tasting followed by the island's best BBQ at Mainely Meat BBQ.

The former estate of Beatrix Farrand, one of America’s most significant landscape architects, borders Gardener's Cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

Maximum occupancy 2 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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