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Deer Cottage - enjoy privacy and nature

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Close to the main entrance of Acadia National Park

The cottage is nested in the forest on a 1 acre lot, in a quiet neighborhood. You can watch dear and turkey cross the property, or walk to the nearby cove. At night, gather on the deck and gaze at the stars. Enjoy an evening cook-out on the grill and top it off with smores. The house is close to the main entrance to Acadia National Park and is convenient to the downtown area of Bar Harbor and the other island villages.

Acadia rightfully claims to be one of the most beautiful scenic treasures in America, featuring both stunning ocean views and narrow lakes surrounded by mountains and forests. Mount Desert Island offers some of the best hiking and biking trails in New England. Catch a whale watching boat, or rent a Kayak and discover the wonders and wildlife of Frenchman and Blue Hill bays. Admire the sunrises/sunsets and moonrises/moonsets from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Take a short ferry trip to the picturesque Cranberry and Swans islands.

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Eric and Martina Antoniou
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 17, 2017


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • one bathroom on the first floor, one on the second floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • queen bed in every bedroom
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
. Property: home on 1 acre wooden lot -- privacy, solitude. . Bedrooms: elegant home with 4 bedrooms (queen beds), 2 bathrooms - sleeps 8. . Kitchen: kitchen with large central island ideal for breakfast or snacks Dining area open on the kitchen. . Family room: Large, warm and cozy, TV and DVD, large windows . Ready for you: linens, kitchens utensils, plates, glasses, silverwares, coffee maker, toaster, fridge and freezer, microwave, electric range. . Decks/patios: one deck stretching around two sides of the house gas grill ideal for eating outside, enjoying nature or gazing at the stars. . Exterior: quiet residence on a road ending in cul-de-sac, landscaped front and back lawns, bordered by the forest. . Suitability: ideal for summer vacations, family reunions, honeymoons. . Wireless internet, cable. telephone


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)


Lots of Space in a Quiet Location

  • 4 of 5

Overall had a nice experience at Deer Cottage. The home is a great size for 6-8. Quiet location just off of Hwy 3. A short drive into town and the park. Large deck with a great yard. Large bedrooms. Kitchen had plenty of dishes and utensils. Lots of space to eat at the island or the table. Laundry in the basement was convenient. Be aware there is no AC which was fine for us and our stay but could be an issue for some.

Few things that really could use some improvement. The lighting in the house is dim. Low wattage florescent bulbs everywhere. Hard to see in the bedrooms and bathrooms. As someone else mentioned the mirrors and light fixtures are mounted extremely low. I'm just average height and knocked my head on the bathroom light fixture multiple times leaning over the sink while brushing my teeth. Was also surprised to find only 2 1/2 rolls of toilet paper, 1 roll of paper towels and three trash bags provided at check in. For a large home that easily accommodates eight the property wasn't supplied well. Make sure you bring everything. Finally considering there is a cleaning fee built in to the price you are expected to do a lot of your own cleaning on checkout including washing and putting away all dishes, taking out the trash, stripping beds, starting laundry and sweeping the floors. This is all spelled out in detail in the handbook in the kitchen. I didn't expect daily maid service but I also expected to not have to do half the cleaning on check out.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alexandria, KY

Great Location and Nice home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for four nights and completely enjoyed our stay. You couldn't ask for a better location! Set back in the woods--made you feel like you were all alone. VERY close to the Hull's Cove entrance to Acadia National Park which is why we came to the area. The 4 bedrooms were perfect for our group of 2 couples and 2 children. The kitchen had everything we needed in order to relax after a day of hiking and exploring. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space for our party of 7!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family experience at the Deer Cottage rental! We all had our own area that was spaced out well, with a bathroom between the bedrooms on each floor. Gave us privacy, yet we were all together. The kitchen was easy to work in, with lots of room! The neighborhood was quiet and the house is nestled in the trees, which we liked. Very peaceful ;) Great location too, with Bar Harbor & Acadia Nat'l Park being only a few minutes away! The only minor issue was that the mirrors in the bathrooms were very low. My pregnant daughter-in-law had to get down on her knees to blow dry her hair. She is tall, but even for the average adult they are low. Overall, this was a very nice place to stay. Would definitely rent Deer Cottage again!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and input. I will try to figure out a way to add a mirror in the bathroom.
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Fantastic Vacation Home !!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed only for two days at this vacation home, but we just loved it !!!

We enjoyed a lot with friends and family in this vacation home. Rooms, Kitchen and all the amenities were very clean and neat. We had an awesome Chicken Grill at the night. Its definitely one of the best vacation homes to stay near Acadia national park. This is the second time I am visiting this vacation home and I would love to come back whenever I visit Acadia.

Rental agents were quick and prompt taking care of all the things needed.

I would definitely recommend Deer cottage vacation home for an awesome vacation at Acadia National Park, ME.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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chicago, Il, USA

Charmong house

  • 5 of 5

Charming house, well-kept and clean, lots of space. Beautiful property, landscaped and private, with easy access to Acadia national park and all the villages on the island. We enjoyed hanging out on the deck at night. The stars are beautiful out there, away from city light. The owners were very helpful replied to our emails promptly. I recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you very much for your review. We appreciate it. Martina and Eric
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Staten Island ,NY

Quiet and Roomy house

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our stay here. Very comfortable and roomy for all 4 of us.Also it's very close to all scenic areas in Bar Harbor. The owner is very nice and helpful too when I contact her. We are thinking to stay longer next time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 20 2017 - Jun 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2
Jun 11 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 10 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

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($500/Security Deposit)
( 9% Maine Lodging Tax)

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