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Blackwoods Cottage,Eclectic Maine Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Oct 12, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

WI-FI and unlimited Long Distance Calling!

Blackwood's Cottage is a restored Old Maine Cottage ideally located in the Heart of Acadia National Park, ideally located in the little Village of Otter Creek. We did add a large porch for outside enjoyment, this is our favorite place to relax...

This is our idea of a true " Maine summer cottage"

Restored and decorated with love. We can only stay for a few weeks a summer for now

we want to share it with your family and we hope you will find it as enjoyable as we have... It is ideally suited for a couple or a family of 4 . or for 2 couples to share. Or absolutely perfect for a Honeymoon Cottage!!Blackwoods Cottage is surrounded by Acadia Natioanl Park and just steps away from SouthRidge Trail to top of Cadillac Mountain and a short bike ride to

Jordan Pond House where you can hop on many of the best Carriage Trails for a

great ride or a hike to a mountain top, Kayak on the Jordan Pond

For your evening enjoyment we have a firepit in the backyard, just the perfect way to end you evening under the stars!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the manager

John,Michele & Jhala 10 & Jai 8

Best family vacation we've ever had! So much to explore in this gorgeous land.

Thank you for giving us a great home to come back to each evening.

A truly delightful visit!
Jun 2015
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9 Reviews

based on 9 traveler reviews

Pipersville, PA

Cozy, Convenient Perfect for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Each year we select a different destination on our bucket list. This year it was Acadia. We have been using VRBO to rent homes at our various destination for at least 15 years now. This year was no different. We diligently looked at each property, compared amenities, price, distance to Acadia and finally decided on Blackwood's Cottage and we were so happy with our selection! The home is cozy, warm and comfortable. It's eclectic decorations and refurbished antiques give it just the right charm. Our family loved happy hour on the large deck and nightly smore's around the bonfire. Otter Creek is a charming little village and is just 3 minutes to one of the entrances to Acadia and less than 10 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor. We honestly loved not being in the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor. We went in to town to shop, people watch or enjoy a meal at a restaurant but were so happy to come home to the quiet side to enjoy our relaxing evenings. This home sits right on Rt. 3 which to us was perfect. We could walk right down the road to do the South trail hike to the top of Cadillac mountain and jump right on the road in our car if we wanted to explore the various small harbor towns that make up Mount Desert Island. This home was clean, comfortable and loaded with extras like linens, towels, paper products and detergents that made our stay that much nicer. Thank you Peggy for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic New England Charmer!! Perfect location!!

  • 5 of 5

For most of us, a trip to Maine is about discovering that little slice of “Americana”. We are looking for cool breezy evenings by the campfire, majestic mountain peaks, breathtaking sunrises, and picturesque harbors full of lobster boats. You’ll find all of this in the Acadia National Park area. There are literally thousands of options for accommodations so let me make this easy for you – Blackwoods Cottage.

Staying directly in Bar Harbor can be a bit “noisy” – cruise ships and tour buses tend to arrive periodically throughout the day. Located about 5 miles South of Bar Harbor, Blackwoods Cottage is in the village of Ottercreek. Ottercreek is tiny, but has it’s own little market, a gourmet restaurant, and it is nice and quiet. Also, the entrance to Cadillac Mountain hiking trail is within walking distance, two access points to Acadia National park are a quick drive, and there is a bus stop steps away from the cottage.

When we were planning our trip, I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for, but I had an image in my head of a charming rustic cabin that would be warm and cozy – classic New England. When I came across Blackwoods Cottage online I immediately fell in love. There was just something about it that made it special and the photos certainly do it justice in this case.

The front porch is almost as big and wide as the house and it was probably my favorite spot. Cheerful, clean and bright, I could certainly see spending hours enjoying a good book, a bottle of wine or conversation with friends. There is also a grill on the porch where we enjoyed grilling a steak and sharing a bottle of wine. The bonfire in the backyard was fantastic!

The interior was so charming, warm and for lack of a better way to put it – kinda felt like a big hug. The kitchen was adorable with its vintage-style appliances and Peggy left us a basket full of coffee, muffins and guidebooks.

The bedrooms upstairs were very clean, comfortable and quiet. We slept like babies. When it comes to bathrooms, I have to admit that this is where a lot of rentals typically loose me. I’m a bit of a freak about bathrooms. Let me assure you that Blackwood’s was a non-issue - it was great.

Here is the best part of Blackwoods – Peggy! She provided us with really helpful website links, useful information that only a “local” would know, and great advice on things to do and places to eat. We followed almost all of her advice and had a fantastic trip! Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cottage. We really enjoyed eating our meals on the porch and relaxing after hiking and biking. The cottage is out of the hustle and bustle of down town Bar Harbor and we specifically looked for this. Down town was a very short drive or bike ride away. The cottage is close to hiking trails and one of the park entrances. The fire pit was also great. The eclectic décor is awesome and really well done. The cottage is bright, sunny and very homey. We enjoyed the humming birds in the morning while drinking coffee on the porch! Peggy and Bill are great hosts and have done a remarkable job restoring this home. We would recommend this cottage to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Buffalo, NY

Very cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 stayed at Blackwoods for a week. I agree with all of the prior reviews. The cottage was very clean and fairly spacious. The porch is a great place to hang out and relax and we used the fire pit every night. Peggy was very responsive and helpful without being intrusive. Just a couple things to keep in mind …the cottage is on a busy road so if you have small children, it could be cause for concern. We have 2 teenagers and found that there really wasn't much for them to do around the cottage so we ended up going in to Bar Harbor a lot. The Otter Creek market is close but very expensive and has limited items so you're really better off bringing as much food as you can from home. You also would want to bring bottled water since the water seemed like it might be well water. Overall, we had a great week and loved the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. It's very gratifying to know that our guests recognize the extra effort we put into providing clean and well furnished cottages. Blackwood Cottage is one of our most popular cottages because of it's central location. It is very close to the Blackwoods Campground with many Ranger programs, the Acadia National Park Loop Road and the Otter Cliffs Shore Path and just across the road is the most popular trail to Cadillac Mountain. The Otter Creek Market is convenient to Blackwood Cottage and Hannaford Supermarket is located in Bar Harbor for all grocery needs. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Blackwood.
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Cambridge, MD USA

Great time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our time at Blackwoods. It was so easy and lovely. The cottage is really neat and is actually a 3 bedroom ! Everything is provided!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of Blackwoods, we are so glad your family enjoyed your stay. The "small" 3rd bedroom is a wonderful space for siblings wanting there own space, or for you to store your luggage and extra gear. Thank you again for your wonderful review and we do look forward to your family as guest again at Blackwoods Cottage.
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Califon, NJ

Wonderful Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Blackwood's Cottage is a charming and welcoming place. It is located just outside of Bar Harbor and very close to Acadia Park entrances and a a beach. We stayed there with our two small children and we were able to enjoy biking, and the beach almost every day.The cottage was very clean and very well equipped. The large porch allowed us to enjoy our meals outside. We would recommend this property to anyone that loves to visit Acadia National Park.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bangor Airport & Bar Harbor Airport at 60 Miles Nearest Golf : Kebo Golf Course at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Burning Tree at 1 Miles Nearest Beach : Sand Beach & the Seal Harbor Beach at 3 Miles Car: not necessary

We can only spend several weeks at the cottage each summer

hiking, biking and kayaking and just making wonderful family memories. Someday we hope to retire here but in the meantime

we fill happy that the cottage is lived in all summer long by people

who appreciate her as much as we do and make your own

families " summa in Maine memories.

So if you love to hike, bike, kayak, rock climb , Ranger talks , exploring the outer Islands , Whale Watching, Light house tour boat ride, riding on a

Lobster Boat, walking thru the outstanding Flower Gardens taking a

chair over to the Ocean Path and watching the Lobster Boats and the

breathtaking views! Then end you day in the back yard at the firepit

Blackwoods Cottage is just for you.


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Summer, Saturday to Saturday
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn,our other spring
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 9.0%

Limit of 4 person rental
Saturday to Saturday rental check in anytime after 3pm departing following Saturday by 10am

Saturday to Saturday
8% state sale tax add to above.

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Internet


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Village


  • 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
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1


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


  • Outdoor Grill


  • WI-FI , Unlimited Long distance Calling and Cable TV loads of old Classic movies 2 Bedrooms: 1 Queen Bed and 2 Twins, can put together for king (let us know in advance) Tub /Shower Washer/Dryer Gas BBQ GRILL , Picnic Table, outside dinning on Large Porch For those who love a camp fire We have a fire pit in the backyard! Lots of room to bring you bikes and kayaks ! Just steps away from Bus Stop for the FREE Island Explorer Bus Service.

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