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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 2 - 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 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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Private cottage in quiet wooded setting close to everything
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

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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Perfect Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This little gem was everything I hoped for and more. Fayelle has done a beautiful job with furnishings and art work, and it felt just like home. Everything you need is right here! The cottage was very well stocked. Best of all were the views out the window of the garden and the lawn. Like others have said, it was so nice to come home to after a busy day at the park. Beautiful place!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently spent a week at the Gardener's Cottage and really had a great time. The cottage is well appointed and very comfortable. It's close to everything we wanted to do (we could get to any part of Acadia National Park to hike in about 30 minutes). The yard is lovely and very peaceful. Thank you for Fayelle and Michael for providing such a great place to stay in Bar Harbor!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly Special!!!

  • 5 of 5

Gardener’s is a private cottage that is extremely comfortable and clean and perfectly located. It’s near to everything but remote enough to be able to see stars, hummingbirds or maybe even a deer peaking in on you (true story). As the others noted, it is updated, fresh and open with plenty of light. My husband and I went to the area to celebrate our 25th anniversary and would definitely stay here if we visit the area again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 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
Damage Deposit $300

Maximum occupancy 2 people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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