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Aunt Betty's Cottage- Good Things DO Come in Small Packages!


Property Details

Updated: Sep 28, 2016
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

House, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, up to 4 Sleeps

Adorable Cottage, Affordable Accommodations Aunt Betty's Cottage provides the perfect mix of value and comfort for today's budget-minded yet savvy traveler. It features bright spaces, new furnishings, and many amenities not typically found in low-budget accommodations-- all the while being situated in the heart of Mount Desert Island with Acadia National Park and the villages of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor virtually at your door. Accommodating two comfortably and 3-4 in a pinch, you'll soon have a new favorite Aunt, and she lives in Bar Harbor, Maine!

Sunday to Sunday, 7 day rentals are preferred, so if you're coming to the Island to attend a Saturday event, Aunt Betty's is a perfect choice. Shorter stays of 3 nights or more will be considered, too, especially in the 'shoulder' seasons. Prices range from $80-$125 per night or $495-$750 per week, depending upon the time of year. Check out the booking calendar and rates page for exact pricing. Weekly rates include the cost of cleaning upon departure. For stays less than a week there is a cleaning fee of $50-$75, depending upon the number of guests. Pets are welcome for a small fee and with written permission from the owner.

Please note that Aunt Betty's Cottage is a guest cottage to a somewhat larger main home. As a result you share a driveway and a deck. The occupants of the main home are an established, hard-working couple. They are private and especially busy during the summer months, so you won't see much of them during your stay.

Need to accommodate more people? Check out our larger property, Hamblen House-- vacationrentals id #7119252.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Carol Schaefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 28, 2016

5 Reviews

4/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)


A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cozy cottage to welcome our human and furry family. Aunt Betty's was clean, comfortable and offered all the amenities of modern day...clean bathroom, wireless, cable tv, washer, dryer, full kitchen. It was close enough to Acadia that we could spend the day hiking with our pooch and then drop him off in the evening for fun night out. It had comfortable beds that provided a good nights sleep after our long walks. We felt very lucky to have found this gem! Carol was a wonderful host who took a few minutes with us new arrivals to recommend mountains to climb and places to eat. I would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

I spent two weeks at the cottage and loved every minute! It's bright, cheery and cosy. The kitchen is well stocked, and the bed is very comfortable. A previous reviewer commented that the shower was small, but it's a pretty standard size for a single shower stall. Also, having a washer and dryer is a dream - especially if you spend a lot of time in Acadia like I did.

The location is wonderful. My dogs and I would go to Acadia to hike nearly every day, and it was a quick 10-15 minute drive to a trailhead. You'll definitely be driving as the cottage is on a road that is not pedestrian friendly (i.e. no sidewalks), but I really appreciated having a getaway close to all the island has to offer without being smack in the middle of all the cruise boat visitors.

Carol was a great host, and I highly recommend a stay at the cottage!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage to close to main house a road

  • 2 of 5

Cottage was just to close to the main house for our liking. Also there is a lot of street noise because it sits pretty close to a busy road. The shower is really small and I am a small person(5ft 3in and 125 pounds). I could not shave my legs in the shower. No gas grill and you will need to put a quilt on the bedroom window because to much light comes in at 430am!! The kitchen is stocked but I did have to ask for a mixer and mixing bowls. Also no air conditioning but putting a fan in the window work for us when we were there.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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northampton, ma usa

A wonderful vacation "home"

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had all the comforts of home, despite being a relatively small space. Everything was clean and comfortable, with little touches that made the experience really special (fresh cut flowers, games, laundry and linens, a full kitchen including tea and spices).

The owners were very communicative, throughout the process, answering questions before we booked, confirming details before hand, sharing directions, and we received the security deposit shortly after our stay. One of the most comfortable cabin/cottages I have stayed in!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Butler, Pennsylvania

Location excellent, customer service not so much

  • 3 of 5

The property is beautiful and the location is great! My husband and I took our dog and enjoyed the benefits of having her with us. The place is very clean and the kitchen is very useful.

Only downfall, it took us over two months to get our deposit back.. I had to reach out several times and even then it took longer.. I just got my deposit back on 1/15/16.

Beautiful and private overall.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed Aunt Betty's! Though small, we do our best to keep it bright, clean and cheerful. The full kitchen and laundry are great benefits for anyone on a budget. It's a perfect locale for anyone wanting to explore all of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. Our apologies for the delay in getting your deposit back. Our own bit of travel at the same time of your stay, and then the holidays and visiting family, got the best of us. We appreciate your patience as a result. For the coming season we've restructured how we bill and return deposits, so this should no longer be an issue for any guest.
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Bar Harbor Regional Airport at 3 Miles Car: recommended

The neighborhood around Aunt Betty's Cottage offers a mix of residences and small, family businesses. Within walking distance find a great country store with general provisions, specialty coffees, great breads and pastries, sandwiches and ice cream. Nearby are two bus stop locations, a children's playground, a few eateries, a brewing company with daily tours, a bank and hairdresser, too.

You will find Acadia National Park's main entrance just six miles down the road and the villages of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor are nine miles or less. Mount Desert Island is nearly 2/3 National Park, so it doesn't take long to be immersed in all things Acadia.

Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

Security Deposit: $100-$150, depending upon length of stay and if pets are permitted.

Payment by personal check is preferred. For cash/checks the discounted cash rates quoted in the rate section apply. We accept paypal, visa, mc and discover, though the discounted rates no longer apply and the pricing is 4% more. Inquire for the exact amount. Pay only the refundable damage dep of $100-$15 when you sign the lease and send back. The balance is due 30 days in advance of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Updated: Sep 28, 2016
Calendar not updated in over 2 months and may not be available. Look for rentals with Request to Book or updated calendars.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Rural


  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom with pedestal sink and shower.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom with queen bed.


  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Wireless Internet; Cable TV; Full Kitchen with Range, Refrigerator, Microwave; Full Bath with Shower; Washer & Dryer; Weber Charcoal Grill Aunt Betty's Cottage offers a fully-applianced eat-in kitchen (full-size stove, refrigerator and microwave) with seating for up to 4. The living room makes a cozy spot to settle at the end of a busy day. There you'll find a flat screen, cable-enhanced tv. Wireless Internet is provided, too. A separate bedroom is set with a queen bed, accommodating 2 persons. Though best suited for 2 persons, the property can accommodate 2 additional guests. They may sleep separately on individual stowable, folding beds with memory foam mattresses or together, as these beds combine to make a queen size bed for couples. During the daytime the beds are easily tucked away into the adjacent laundry room. Had we mentioned that your Aunt Betty has a washer and dryer, too? If not, she does! Furnishings are provided for outside seating, along with a charcoal grill. There are window fans, card and board games for every age, and puzzles, too. Bed, kitchen and bath linens are provided, as are complimentary paper goods-- at least enough to get you started for certain. The kitchen has a great variety of pots, pans, dishes, etc., and an assortment of spices, too.

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