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Property Details

Updated: May 9, 2015
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Built in 2001, the cottage is designed for enjoying time inside and out during our spectacular summers and rests in a quiet location 75 feet from ocean's edge at high tide. There are no roads or ledges to traverse when walking down to our colorful private beach. We are 15 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, and only ten minutes from Bar Harbor Airport and 35 from Bangor International Airport. WE HAVE TIME WARNER HIGH SPEED AND INTERNET CABLE TV WITH A DVR. WE HAVE TWO FLAT SCREEN TVS. ONE IN THE LIVING ROOM AND ANOTHER IN THE DEN/EXTRA BDRM.


The cottage faces the sunset and Blue Hill Mountain across the inter-coastal ocean area of Union River Bay and Blue Hill Bay. A small set of wooden stairs steps down to a typical Maine tidal zone.

At low tide rocks draped in thick tangle of yellow-green and brown-purple seaweeds surround our pebble beach. These are called Rockweed and are an important part of our coastal ecosystem.The shore also has mussels and nooks for beach combing and exploring. A year-round brook empties into the Bay on the south side of the property and encourages birds and other wildlife to visit the water's edge.

A large deck and the balcony off the second-story bedroom are great places to picnic or for sitting still and enjoying songbirds, ducks, loons, gulls, eagles, on occasion some wild turkeys, squirrels, even seals, and osprey, depending on the time of year.


Natural knotty pine and windows everywhere give the house a light, airy feeling in the summer and winter. Sun and modest antiques fill our spacious cottage. The second-story library is a cozy spot for a quiet time. It has two writing desks under clearstory windows.

A roomy kitchen supplied with the necessities, for even a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, has lots of elbow room, natural and artificial light, and work space for cooking with your group.

The den separates its occupants from the rest of the house and provides more space designed for private time, or corralling the kids and noise during game time.

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  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Bayside House, Shorefront Cottage
+1 -5037093926
Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Meriden, CT

waterfront contemporary

  • 5 of 5
Bayside is a beautiful contemporary right on the water with views from almost every room. We found the house to be clean, comfortable and very convenient to everything the area has to offer. Overall a great place to stay!
  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Bayside House, Shorefront Cottage
+1 -5037093926
Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia

Blissful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
Jay's welcoming cottage is beautiful, comfortably appointed and was immaculate. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, felt deeply relaxed in the pristine environment and hope to be able to return as soon as possible. Its proximity to everything we were interested in seeing and doing was perfect in that we were removed from the bustle in an idyllic natural setting but within 15 minutes or so could be in Bar Harbor. We were completely satisfied with everything and Jay's knowledge of the area was very helpful in planning our activities.
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Bayside House, Shorefront Cottage
+1 -5037093926
Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia

A peaceful summer retreat

  • 5 of 5
This was my first experience to rent a home for a summer vacation. The owner was wonderful, answering any questions prior to our arrival. My parents were joining us from Chicago for the week. When we arrived the house was immaculate. Fresh picked cucumbers from the garden were waiting for us with a lovely note from the home's keeper. There was plenty of room to accommodate two families with children as well as privacy in the house. The views overlooking the backyard and bay were beautiful. We were pleasantly surprised by all the amenities in the kitchen since we were planning on cooking dinner every night. We also enjoyed a book that shared local recommendations for restaurants, entertainment, and excursions. Although there were distant homes on either side of our rental, we never saw anyone and felt completely secluded, but in close proximity to a Acadia and Bar Harbor. We were able to rent kayaks and a canoe that were delivered to the house for the week. What a wonderful way to enjoy the quiet bay every day! I could go on and on about our amazing week, but to sum it up... My 8 yr. old daughter now calls Maine "My Special Place", we have rented homes in Virginia and Hawaii based on our great first experience, and we are renting this house again in August 2014 because my daughter and my parents (who wanted to come again) insisted!! I forgot to mention that our dog loved it too!!
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Bayside House, Shorefront Cottage
+1 -5037093926
Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
Manhattan, Kansas, US

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
When we arrived at Bayside house we were greeted by fresh flowers on the table, a beautiful view, and a very clean and comfortable place to stay. My sisters and I had traveled to Maine to celebrate a birthday. There was plenty of space for the four of us and the kitchen was well stocked with cooking utensils for our use. The dishwasher was a nice addition, too! The location was perfect for trips into Bar Harbor, Acadia, and short day trips. We had a fabulous trip and Bayside House was perfect!
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Bayside House, Shorefront Cottage
+1 -5037093926
Ellsworth Downeast and Acadia
akron, ohio

fantastic clean home on ocean

  • 5 of 5
This was our second year at Bayside and we will be returning next year and many years to come. The owner is very reliable and easy to work with. The home is very clean and close enough that you will never fight the crowds that the Bar Harbor are can experience. Nice yard to the ocean and wildlife at your back door. Great deck for reading a book, enjoying time with friends and seeing great sunsets. Very private. You will not be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are only 15 minutes away if you

use little known Goose Cove Road. The park's well kept hiking trails

and Carriage Roads overlook the inter-coastal islands surrounding

Mount Desert Island.

The Carriage Roads are excellent, for biking or walking

and lake viewing -- or cx skiing in the winter. Long Pond and Echo

Lake are wonderful for swimming. The really brave ocean swimmer can

plunge into the waves at magnificent Sand Beach.

The three towns on Mount Desert Island (known by locals as 'The

Island') all offer shopping, restaurants, boat trips, whale

watching, libraries, museums and movies as well as lovely sights to

see if you just enjoy driving. Kayaking and canoe rentals, and guidedday trips are available. Kayaks or canoes can be delivered to the site of your choice, including the cottage. Downtown Ellsworth is only 7 minutes away on Bayside Road in the opposite direction. It has more shopping, restaurants, a health-food store, a water park, and a wonderful small library on the Union River. In the center of town we suggest J&B Atlantic for browsing.

In between is Bar Harbor Airport, a small zoo, famous and not so famous places

to get lobsters and steamed clams, take an aerial tour, or even a flying lesson. There are fine golf courses on and off the 'Island.'

Bayside House also is located near the handsome and rugged Maine coast

just to the north. Drive 'Down East' to Hancock Point, Sorrento (which has

a beautiful and inexpensive self-serve golf course right on the water) or the lessor known portion of Acadia National Park (Schoodic Point) on the north side of Frenchman Bay. Surrey Blue Hill, Castine, Penobscot, and magnificent Deer Isle and their wonderful resaraunts are close by to the South.


From $1,118 Per week

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 5 2014 - Jun 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 7 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Guest above 5 $100.00 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $100.00 + Tax
  • Cleaning $200.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $350.00
  • Tax Rate 8.0%

First half of total amount due at booking 2nd half is due 40 days before arrival.

Weekly Rate: $850 - $2650

Monthly Rate:

$1100 for any week that includes Memorial Day
$950/week for the first two weeks in June
$1350/last two weeks in June
$1950./week July/Aug (includes any week with the 4th in it)
$1275./week Sept/Oct
$850./week Nov-May
Thanksgiving week is $1250.
Christmas week is $1500.
The enitre winter $850 a month plus utilities.
Monthly rates are for 4 weeks in the su

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Updated: May 9, 2015


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Internet


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4


  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Three bedrooms have queen size beds, one bedroom has A TWOTWIN TRUNDLE. The full baths each have their own hot water supply, and the larger has a small jacuzzi. WE NOW HAVE HIGHSPEED TIME WARNER INTERNET AND CABLE TV WITH A DVR. There are TWO TVs, one in the den/bdrm and one in the living room. There is a washer and dryer in the laundry area and biodegradable cleaning products. The furnace takes the chill off in the morning or evening if necessary. Besides regular appliances the kitchen is equipped with a toaster-oven, blender,coffee maker and dishwasher.

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