House, (3) Bedrooms-MB, double / twin bedroom, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lots of space, good location
My husband and I rented this property with our two kids, my mother, and my sister. The house is very big and had plenty of room for everyone. My husband and I stayed in the master suite and our daughter really enjoyed sleeping in her own bonus room (the walk in closet)! The one thing I would say though is that noise carries pretty easily throughout the house, so when our kids were up at 7 in the morning, even if we were downstairs, our family sleeping upstairs could hear them pretty clearly. The location was great. A 10 minute drive to the charming town of South West Harbour. It was also pretty close to several hikes, and a further drive to others. We really enjoyed eating at Charlotte’s, which was about 15 minutes south. The setting of the house was beautiful, but we did find it pretty buggy in the evenings so although we were able to enjoy breakfast and lunch outside, we had to eat our dinners inside. Our host was very welcoming and responsive. She gave me a call a few days before our rental started just to make sure we were all set. We would love to stay here again and would certainly recommend it!
Very nice stay close to many activities
Great place !
Great location close to lovely Southwest harbor. The house is actually much nicer than the (already nice) pictures would suggest. Note that a propane grill is provided (I don't think it was specified in the notice) for great summer barbecues. Celeste, the owner, is very welcoming and knowledgeable about the island. Importantly she actually lives on the island.
Only suggestion would be to replace some of the board games, which are missing notices/pieces.
Last but not least, the house sits very close to the Maine Granite Industry Museum. We only visited it because of a very rainy day but this small museum should not be missed.
Thank you Celeste for a great stay in such a lovely place.
A wonderful vacation
We just spent a week at Chelsea Cottage in August. We absolutely enjoy the weather, the fantastic views at Acadia, the food, and most importantly the spacious and comfortable house, which all together left us with great memories and very pleasant expriences. The house was very clean and well-maintained. The owner was very responsive and considerate along the whole process. We left a tennis bag at the house and she mailed it back promptly afterwards. The house has all the appliances and utensils. It 's inside the woods and very quiet, yet at the same time conveniently located to access everything. We would love to come back again and highly recommend it to everyone.
Acadia summer vacation
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We spent a week at Chelsea Cottage for a week this July. Truly not a "cottage"! 3 full bathrooms and bedrooms. We had an party of 6, my husband and I with our 4 sons ages 17 -28. We were all comfortable. The house was very clean. Full kitchen stocked with all the pots, pans and utensils needed. We used the barbecue 3 times and it worked great. Very quiet and secluded, so make sure you get all of your pantry items in Ellsworth before you get to the island. Bar Harbor a good 15 minute ride away. Points in Acadia easily accessible, about 10 minutes away. Even though I did my research, the island is very large and there is so much to see.
Pros- large house 3 bathrooms washer/dryer
Down the road from Echo lake and from kayak and canoe rental. The owner was very helpful and friendly. She responded to all emails and phone calls quickly. I already received my cleaning deposit back and I have been home only 5 days.
Cons- Only one TV in family room. My sons said the twin mattresses were a bit uncomfortable.
I would recommend to a friend.
Thanks for a great week!
I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your time here and were able to see our Island in good weather during our Centennial for Acadia National Park. I appreciate the tips. We will make sure that other visitors have more television options and will step up the children's bedroom with more comfy bedding. Thank you for taking such good care of our Cottage.
Hope you will visit us again next year!
Thank you for thinking of us.
A relaxing vacation
My family & I had a wonderful time at Bar Harbor. The town was quiet and picturesque, a perfect place to unwind. There was never a shortage of things to do for all ages. Chelsea Cottage is located in a forest setting, it had everything we needed and it's not far from most attractions. The owner was polite and professional. It was nice to hike & sightsee all day, then have a quiet place to come home to at night. We would go back to Maine in a heartbeat, it's one of the most beautiful places we've visited.
I am so happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Chelsea Cottage.
The National Park is practically in our backyard with Beech Mountain as our backdrop. Many of our guests find our location works very well for the family vacation as lakes and hiking trails are so close.
We hoep to see you next year!1
Walking distance to Long Pond and Somes Sound, recreational boating , swimming and Acadia National Park hiking trails. Ocean access via the Somesville Town Landing, mooring available by request in Somes Harbor,for additional consideration,close to Long & Somes Ponds & Echo Lake. Evenings listen to music in town and dine at the finer restaurants in Bar Harbor, a 15 min. drive from the cottage. Beech Cliff Camp, at the entrance to Acadia National Park, one mile from the cottage, offers activities for young campers during the day. Long Pond boat ramp and canoe rentals are five minutes from Chelsea Cottage.