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Private cottage in quiet wooded setting close to everything

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.

Fayelle Anderson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 Mount Desert Island

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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Private cottage in quiet wooded setting close to everything
average rating of 4.904762 based on 21 reviews

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Acadia in October and we wanted a house with kitchen. We booked this house based on the pictures and reviews provided in VRBO. I have to admit that the pictures and reviews provided do 100% justice to how well the house is maintained.

The house is a beautiful single bedroom, gives you a lot of privacy and also not so much that you feel deserted. It is in the perfect location so that you can reach the park in 15 - 20 mins drive.

The house is extremely well maintained that makes you feel home away from home. The kitchen is very well furnished and you will not miss out on any appliance or the basic necessities.

Above all I have to admit Michael and Fayelle are one of the finest people you will get to know - friendly, honest, straightforward, and very considerate.

I would recommend this house to any anyone who is visiting Acadia without any kind of hesitation.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Gardener's Cottage - Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our mid-October 3 night stay at the cottage very much. A perfect romantic location for a couple, cozy but not crowded. As other reviewers stated, the cottage was clean, well appointed and equipped with almost everything we could have asked for. Very nice to have a washer/dryer.The only big issue we had was a problem with the Wi-Fi. The owners were very helpful in trying to resolve the issue with the local provider, but as the cottage is not equipped with either cable or satellite tv, the only way to access Netflix, Hulu, etc. was through Wi-Fi.

We would definitely stay at this lovely cottage again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely done!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the cottage and our stay in Bar Harbor. The cottage was very nicely updated and gave us plenty of room and privacy for a great rate.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to celebrate 30th anniversary!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to stay.Everything that is needed was in home.Place was very clean and so close to both bar harbor and Acadia. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the creature comforts in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

The house is tucked away but close to Bar Harbor - very nice location. The condition of the rental is excellent, with all the creature comforts you would want/need. Beautiful property, lovely taste in decor, it was a perfect way to spend a week on MDI. The kitchen is stocked with anything you need and then some. The upstairs bathroom shower feels like a spa. There is not a stone left unturned (air fresheners, cleaners, laundry detergent, bath soaps, and excellent taste in all mentioned).

Fayelle and Michael are there if you need them, and respect your privacy otherwise. Fayelle is amazingly quick to respond to inquiries during the process of renting/scheduling. They are a joy to work with.

Do yourself a favor and experience this lovely cottage (except when we want to be there again).

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Property on Beautiful Grounds

  • 5 of 5

This is a newly constructed cottage in a wonderful location, extremely well maintained with all the comforts of home. The cottage is a great design with large rooms with lots of natural light. The kitchen amenities are great with comfortable indoor or outdoor eating. Great master bath with large shower. It was very easy to drive to all places on the island. The owners were very helpful, friendly and take care to maintain property.

This is now are new place to stay in Maine.

Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • 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

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July and August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Maximum occupancy 2 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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