1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, sleeps 2
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great little cottage
We loved our stay here. It’s small, but we were able to bring our two German shepherds with us and we managed just fine in this space. Very clean and cozy. Would definitely stay here again!
Suggestions for Improvement
Kelley’s Cottage is correctly priced for what it is...a humble cottage which has seen better days, located conveniently out of the cruise ship chaos of Bar Harbor. It has foundation issues that manifest in a decided slope of floors and countertops. It’s uphill to the bathroom, as I recall. Although it is perhaps not practical to change that, our suggestions to the owner for how to make minor, inexpensive improvements to benefit the guests are as follows:
1. Buy new bed linens at Costco with higher thread count, and add a lightweight down comforter.
2. Buy new towels at Costco.com, thicker, softer and with more absorbency.
3. The bed squeaks and creaks when you change position, waking your bedmate up...look into how to solve that problem.
4. Provide a cutting board among the kitchen items.
We needed to do laundry during our stay, and the dryer was broken, waiting on a part. So we had to use the local washateria in Bar Harbor. That errand took away time from our planned activities.
The summary is that we enjoyed our time there. It made a fine headquarters for visiting Acadia, and we got what we paid for. This is not a luxury property.
Simple place for adventures
Overall great experience. Weather was very nice in September. Was pretty close to Bar harbor and not difficult to find. Cozy cottage with a nice breeze.
First Visit To Maine
Our stay was great for our first visit to Maine and Acadia. The convenient location of the property helped us do so much more because we were so close. We enjoyed several evenings grilling and sitting on the deck. The space is perfect for about 2 people and being able to bring our little dog was wonderful.
Very nice cottage.
We really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very nice and convenient to Acadia NP. Only a few miles from Bar Harbor. The price was reasonable and it worked out great for us hikers!
Something to consider Rte 3
Kelly's private cottage is nice. However, the one huge thing in front of Kelly's cottage is route 3. You hear the traffic noise though out the day. The front porch is great, but between the pond and the cottage is route 3. The sound of cars whizzing by is unfortunate. The location is close by entrance to arcadia, it is a clean place and private. Although again the traffic you hear through out your time.
From the Parkadia Exxon station at the head of the island follow Rt 3 for 4 1/4 miles to Salisbury Cove. The Old Bar Harbor Road is on the left and has a sign for the Biological Lab with a shark on it. My property is just after the Eden Baptist Church Parish Hall.