Originally built when Maine was still part of Massachusetts, this rustic historic cabin has been updated with modern amenities. Fireplace and baseboard heat for chilly nights, and window air conditioners for warm days. Walk to Acadia National Park hiking trails and public access swimming, and short drive to Algerine Coast off the Cape Road, where you can enjoy the sunset, have a barbecue on the beach or launch your kayak.
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Francesca and Isabella Bannerman
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- within a few hours
- english, french, italian, swedish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 19, 2018
About Francesca and Isabella Bannerman
The photo shows caretaker Sheryl Woodyard and owner Franca Bannerman in September 2015, in front of the abundant apples from the apple trees on the property. A former French teacher, Franca Bannerman has since retired to California.
Francesca and Isabella Bannerman purchased this Cottage in 1972
Why Francesca and Isabella Bannerman chose Tremont
Originally purchased by Franca Bannerman as a summer home for family visits while her husband Dr. Robin M.Bannerman was researching and lecturing at the Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor, Franca's Cottage has been lovingly restored in the years since, hosting generations of family and friends.
What makes this Cottage unique
The quiet location next to all the fantastic amenities of Acadia is what drew us to the property. The living room picture window gives a view of the yard and lovely pine and apple trees, and the side yard is perfect for out door dinners, and playing with little ones
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Check-in: 10:00 AM
Check-out: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We had a fantastic time! As a family of 5 with kids ages 14, 11 and 8, we found everything we needed for a week of fun on Mount Desert Island. The accommodations were great, the kitchen supplies were perfect for us to make meals for our family and the bedrooms and bathrooms were in very good condition. We enjoyed all that Bar Harbor and Acadia offered - all within about 20-30 minutes drive. We were sad to leave and will definitely be back! Thanks so much Francesca and Isabella!
Glad to hear that the proximity to Bar Harbor and Acadia was enjoyed!
Nice house on the quiet side of MDI
The house had everything we needed. It was clean and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked and the grill is new. The fireplace looked very cool. We we wish we had a chance to use it but the weather was warm.
The house is in a secluded area but the drive to Acadia, shopping or for food is not far. There is a very cool auto museum very close. It tells the history of driving on the island.
The owners were available and welcoming. We didn't need to contact them because we had no issues but they checked in when we arrived to make sure we were comfortable and happy.
Good place to stay.
Good in all respects. Clean, great location for the park.
Thanks, Stephen. Glad you enjoyed it. Yes, we are lucky to be close to Acadia National Park.
Everything you could ask for on the quietside of MDI
We had a great stay at Franca's Place. It appears small in the photos but once you see it up close you realize it's much bigger. With three bedrooms and three baths it accommodated four adults and two toddlers perfectly! The road was a little noisy but the trees bordering the property made it feel nice and secluded. There was every amenity available we could ask for. From towels and linens and laundry soap to a beach chair and pots for boiling lobsters and crayons for the kids... the list goes on! Having all these things readily at hand meant my family and I could settle in quickly and feel like we were right at home. My only feedback is that we wished there had been more hot water available. After one or two adult showers there was often not much left over and we had to wait for it to warm up again. I would definitely recommend staying here and we will even consider staying again for our next trip to MDI. We are also very pleased that the cottage was available during non-traditional times. Most places on the island only rent Sun-Sat, but we had to plan our trip Wed-Wed and Franca's was one of the few places that catered to our specific needs. Thank you so much!
Thanks very much, Lindsay. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, apologies about having to space out your hot showers, but I'm happy that everything else worked out, and that your family felt relaxed and welcome.
A charming cottage, quiet location and gracious owners make this for a nice vacation in Acadia National Park. It worked for us having this location for hiking, biking, kayaking, a boat trip, enjoyed the Jordan Pond popovers, and local lobsters too.
Pleasant place to stay
The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was comfortable, clean and with all amenities for a very pleasant stay. The practical lay-out and the tasteful decoration made us feel at home right-away. The owner and care-taker were very attentive with information and quick with answers to our questions. Mount Desert Island of course offers a lot for nature lovers and one morning we had a deer visiting in the garden. There are a lot of possibilities for activities nearby with trails for hiking and a lake for canoeing only minutes away. Bar Harbor is only a leisurely 25 minute drive and a brewery, winery and beautiful gardens are closer by. During the summer this is a great place to stay. When it gets colder, I am not sure if the living area can be heated adequately. It was not so easy to find in the dark on the night of our arrival but that applies to many properties on a first visit in an unknown area. I highly recommend this property to anyone who want to explore Mount Desert Island during the warmer months of the year.
Matthe and family
Thanks to our visitor, Matthe. Glad to hear they enjoyed the cottage layout, which was designed for families. Yes, we intend to address the fact that the cottage might be hard to spot for the first time if checking in after. Thanks for the tip.
Franca's Cottage is on the "quiet side" of Mount Desert Island, so when you've had your fill of lively Bar Harbor and the more popular attractions of Acadia National Park, you can just walk out to the fire road trails for a walk in the woods or a swim in Seal Cove Pond, or have the beautiful Sawyer's Cove (part of Seal Cove) almost all to yourself - for quiet and mesmerizing sunsets - as you breathe in the wild roses and sea air, watch the tide come in and out, find seashells, or if you have kayaks, take them out for a launch.