3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
About Ann Stuart
We inherited our family cottage in 2006. The family has spent many wonderful vacations here since 1969. Since retiring we live in the house for several months each year in the spring and fall and live nearby during the rental season.
Why Ann Stuart chose Bernard
The Maine oceanfront with it's stunning views. Great bird and wildlife watching. Acadia National Park has miles of trails and carriage paths for walking and hiking, miles for bicycling, paths by the ocean and through the woods, ocean and many lakes, great kayaking, swimming and canoeing. Any outdoor activity is available. We love the ocean and we love the outdoors. Mount Desert Island combines both and offers endless outdoor opportunities at any level and everywhere you look is beauty.
What makes this House unique
We think our view is one of the nicest on the island. We never tire of sitting on the deck watching the ocean, sitting on the benches by the water viewing the sunsets and wildlife and being on the rocks right by the ocean. Because we live in the house for several months each year is it set up as our home and is very comfortable. Pets are most welcome.
Children allowed - If supervised, house is not child proofIf supervised, house is not child proof
Pets allowed - Pets are welcomePets are welcome
No smoking - Please no smokingPlease no smoking
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 26
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
We brought our 2 young children and 2 dogs to this lovely cottage overlooking the ocean. We saw amazing wildlife, porpoises, deer, loons and more. The cottage was so well stocked - there was nothing they didn’t have! Great sheets and towels, and access to everything MDI has to offer. There are so many gorgeous trails and things to do right outside the door! Games and a huge dvd collection for rainy days. Will definitely be back to stay here.
This cottage is adorable and neat and clean. It is one of the best stocked cottages we have rented. The view from the cottage is fantastic - right on the ocean!! The owners are right on top of things and make sure you are ready to just enjoy. I would highly recommend this place
We were extremely happy with every aspect of our stay at Stuarts Cottage. The location is close (within 20-30 min.) to anything you’ll need, but is surrounded by thick woods and borders the ocean. There’s a wonderful deck with very nice & comfy chairs, benches, lounge chairs. Also a gas grill & large table for dining outdoors. The home itself is ultra-comfortable with nice furniture & space for everyone . We were a party of 5 adults & 2 medium sized dogs, and I never felt like we needed more space.
The kitchen is great - everything you can possibly need is there including an adjoining pantry/laundry room. The second floor was my favorite! All of it is master suite, bathroom. There’s a comfy king sized bed & tons of space for unpacking. Master suite includes a 2nd room if you want to spread out & a very nice bathroom. I want to express how nice all the furnishings were. I’m talking about the chairs & couch where we relaxed each night, & especially the beds we all used. If you’ve ever rented a place with broken down beds and/or uncomfortable chairs, you understand how important that is. All of the “creature comforts” were very, very good. This is truly home away from home. Downstairs bedrooms & bathroom also were comfy & nice. The whole cottage is very clean & really well-stocked - including all the things you need for preparing lobster at the Cottage! There are plenty of wonderful places to eat , all within about 20 min. drive.
A trip to Bar Harbor is a fun day, Acadia Nat’l. Park’s Cadillac Mountain is very nearby & provides breathtaking scenery while driving all the way to the top. There’s a lot to see & do - especially in Acadia. My favorite little town was Southwest Harbor. Just a few really nice restaurants, beautiful homes & shops, and the Harbor itself makes this a charming place.
Everywhere we went, we met really nice people & I never felt like a tourist! Visiting Mount Desert Island is a great vacation destination. For me, finding a place to stay that’s by the water-especially the Ocean- is necessary. I found Stuarts Cottage to be the perfect spot because it’s rural & still accessible, has the most stunning view from several good vantage points, has very nice walking trails & a rocky beach close by, is pet friendly (much appreciated), and is a really very nice & comfortable home to stay in. Cute little yard w/path down to Rocky beach.
OUTSTANDING location in the Acadia National Park
Super property - with more amenities than home in some ways.
Very easy communication with owners and agents.
So worth the dollars - even without a discount due to construction next door. We really only "heard" the workers twice in a week.
Perfectly situated on the quiet side of the island. Park, Bar harbor only 25+ mins away.
Great views [we even saw a Harbor Porpoise on evening.
Great breezes in the evening!
Awesome LL Bean towels and huge W/D to keep them fresh.
Well stocked pantry with simple rule of replace what you use!
Would recommend to ANYONE - We were 4 adults! Plenty of room for 2 - 8 easily.
Great guides and suggestion binder waiting on the table - Well used!! Well appreciated!
Thank you Stuarts!!
Awesome views - Ideal location
Trust the description - it is spot on. We couldn't have been more pleased with our 1st VRBO experience. The location was perfect - less than 30 minute drive gets you anywhere on MDI - Bar Harbor, Acadia Loop access - 10 minute drive gets you to Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Southwest Harbor, Seawall picnic area. If you don't want to drive there are several walking trails right from the cottage. Every morning we would sit outside on either the deck or ocean side bench and watch the lobstermen tend to their traps. At night we would have cocktails while watching some incredible sunsets (cove location faces west). As for the cottage it was obvious that the owners and renters treated the cottage with respect. It was clean, well organized, and roomier than we thought it would be. From linens to dishes to games we wanted for nothing. Couple that with great weather, wildlife (harbor porpoise, seals and mackerel come in on the high tide) and family time we couldn't have asked for more.
Western MDI is a beautiful, quiet area of fishing villages, less touristy than the Bar Harbor area but close to Acadia Nat’l Park. Park activities include miles of trails & carriage roads for walking and biking. Explore the many lakes by canoe or kayak, enjoy scenic boat trips out from many of the island towns. Evenings can include trips to many shops & restaurants, the Repertory Theatre in Somesville, music festivals & other cultural events in Bar Harbor and all that downeast Maine offers. Enjoy beautiful sunsets and spectacular views of the night sky from this peaceful wooded waterfront retreat.