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'Parson House' walk to Otter Cove

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Completely remodeled inside & out - AIR CONDITIONER

Located down a quiet street in the heart of 'The Village Of Otter

Creek' which is completely surrounded by Acadia National Park &

ideally situated off of Rt. 3 between popular Bar Harbor & scenic Seal


Cpt. Parson House sits on a large lot ideal for family and friends


gather and enjoy an evening cookout or an afternoon of outdoor

activities on the lawn! Light & bright the cottage features 2


From here you are just a short walk to 'The Village' where you can


A lobster picnic on the lawn at the Otter Creek Inn & Market

Gourmet dining at 'The Burning Tree' - one of Maines best restraunts

Otter Creek Playground

The Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail

A hop aboard 'The Island Explorer Bus' transportation for

you, your family & your bikes to all points on the island (incuding

hiking & biking trails & Jordan Pond House for their famous


More Details

Property Manager
Otter Creek Cottages
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our first hike started right down the street and connected to Otter Creek Trail,then on to Ocean Path. We hiked Great Head, Jordan's Pond and Beech Mountain, we swam at

Echo Lake and spent time at Sand Beach. Tide-pooled at Bar Island, we actually did not make it all the way across the bar there was so much to discover! Ranger led programs are a must !!

We loved having this home to come back to everyday!
Aug 2015
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Otter Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
2 Bedrooms: Queen Bed in Master - 2 Twins in 2nd bedroom Sofa Sleeper in LR. 1 Bath: tile floor - equipped with thirsty cotton towels! New Washer/Dryer WI-Fi Gas Grill Kitchen is Fully Equipped: All New Appliances (Range/Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Micro, Toaster, Coffee Maker etc) All necessary cookwear, dishwear, dishtowels, utensils etc.. Cable TV, VCR/DVD, Local Phone


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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'Parson House' walk to Otter Cove
average rating of 4.75 based on 18 reviews

Great cottage and great stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, well appointed, comfortable, and satisfied all our needs. Peggy, could not have been more friendly and helpful. We followed many of her suggestions for good experiences and were very pleased with all of them. Even though the weather was cool, the airconditioning was apppreciated.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It make our day when our guest have a great stay! We love sharing all of our" favorite things" about this wonderful Island and Park.... we want everyone to have great memories of Acadia and your stay at Otter Creek Cottages. We fill we are blessed with the a great location to enjoy the best of Acadia in just a matter of minutes.
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Parson Cottage

  • 4 of 5

What we loved most about this cottage was its position on Mt Desert Island. Only 4 miles outside Bar Harbor but far enough away to get away from the busy town. Also near entrances into Acadia park and easy drive to Southwest and Northeast Harbors. The Otter Creek trail is right at the end of the street and it was a beautiful easy walk to overlook Otter Bay. The cottage was the perfect size. Great kitchen and living space, generous bedroom. Washer and dryer were super convenient and grill right outside on the porch. Only take away for us was the mattress, which when mentioned it wasn't great, they said they'd replace and the couch was super uncomfortable but they also said they'd look into replacing that as well. There isn't a view of the water or mountains from the cottage. Its in a little neighborhood area, but for the price and location we thought it was a good value.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy for your very nice review We love our little Village of Otter Creek and this wonderful magical Island of Mount Desert and our crown jewel Acadia Natioanl Park , we fill so lucky to live here. So glad you enjoy the convenience of our local trail to Otter Cove and beyond to my very favorite trail of Gorham Mountain, we try to do this hike weekly. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we would love to have you as guest again. Thank you for bring to my attention the problem with the mattress, yes we order and are replacing the mattress this Thursday, and possible replacing the sofa. Thank you again Cindy hope to see you in the future.
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Glen Rock, NJ USA

Great cottage for family trip to Acadia National Park

  • 4 of 5

My family and I truly enjoyed our stay at Parson House. The house had everything we needed for our family vacation. In addition, the owner was extremely helpful with resources and advice. Truly a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a fantastic week!

  • 5 of 5

We certainly did not want to leave ! We love the location of the Parson House

the house had everything we need for our what seem like to short of a stay.....

well keep and clean, enjoyed the Otter Creek Market just down the street

will certainly stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You made my day ! Thank you for the lovely review. We are so happy when our guest enjoy there stay here on this wonderful Island and Park. This little Village of Otter Creek is just the perfect place to enjoy the best of Acadia in just a matter of minutes. Look forward to having your family as guest again soon!
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Home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

The Parson House was fantastic. Everything you could ask for in a quaint vacation home on MDI. It is perfectly located on the island which made visiting so many areas of the island so easy and convenient. We liked having the full kitchen and being able to pop back in at lunch for a quick bite before heading off for another adventure. Furnishings were nice and the washer/dryer was nice to have. We did enjoy some "lobstah" dinners from the Otter Creek Market just up the street. Would definitely stay at the Parson House again if we make it back to Acadia! Thanks Peggy, a great host!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us, it was my pleasure to have your family as guest. We think our little community of Otter Creek is just the perfect location on the Island to explorer the Park ...... We look forward to your next visit.
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Our favorite spot in Acadia

  • 5 of 5

Can't beat the Parson House for a young family with a preference for a beautiful, laid back, cozy home base close to everything. This was our second visit, and we'll be back again next year. Just enough room for parents and 2 kids (ages 4 and 2), with happy dinners and after dinner activities in the eat-in kitchen/living room. Super easy access to the park, Bar Harbor (just 4 miles up the road), and starting next year, a trail that starts at the end of the block, heads out to Otter Cove, and from there connects directly to the Gorham Mountain trail, one of our favorites in the whole park. Amazing :) We got fresh lobster most nights cooked right at the Otter Creek Market at the end of the street. Finally, Peggy (who manages the property) is fantastic and super responsive. We arrived late on a Saturday planning to cook dinner, only to realize there was no olive oil, salt, or pepper. We called up Peggy and she was at the door in about 5min with supplies from her own home! Saved the evening for us for sure. In any case, we're very happy customers and will be back again and again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Burning Tree
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Kayaking.

* Rock Climbing.

* Eating Lobster.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Biking.

* Kayaking.

* Museums.

* Riding Island Explorer Free Bus.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Diver Ed's Boat.

* Whale Watch Boat.

* Light House Tour Boat.

* Hiking.

* Lobster Hatchery.

From Your Cottage......

you are just a short walk down our Village Trail to Otter Cove

for a lovely picnic or an afternoon of reading, napping or painting

on the shore!

- Acadia's Ocean Trail begins at Otter Cove and continues

on to Otter Cove,, past Gorham Mountain, Old Soaker, Thunder Hole,

the Bee Hive trail head onto Sand Beach & Great Head.

(then hop aboard the Island Explorer Bus for a ride home)

The Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail head

is aprox 3/4 mile away down Otter Creek Rd.

(with a number of side trail options

including a hike to Jordan Pond House

for their famous POPOVERS!)

From your Cottage you can bike aprox 2 miles along Rt. 3

and connect with the Park Loop Road

- which will take you to Wildwood Stables

(for a horse drawn carriage ride up Day Mtn

and the carriage trails at Jordan Pond)

The Island Explorer Bus stops at the end of the lane

-providing FREE transportation for you and your bikes into Bar Harbor

and onto all other island villages and major hiking and biking


(Island Explorer begins service the last week of June -thru- 1st


of October)

The Otter Creek Market - located at the end of the lane

and features a lobster pound - made to order sandwiches

& pizza along with a large selection of local foods a nice wine

selection and over 30 beers to choose from.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Weekly: Saturday to Saturday Air Condition
We have WI-FI No Pets Please Non Smoking Rental
May till June 21 1255.00
June 22 till September 6 1595.00
September 6 till October 19 1495.00
Add state tax of 8% :

For those of you that have allergys This is a NO PET Cottage, NO SMOKING
..Please let us know if y

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.