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“Seaside Cottages still wonderful after more than 15 years of visits” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seaside Cottages
Enfield, Connecticut
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276 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Seaside Cottages still wonderful after more than 15 years of visits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2011

My wife and I have been going to Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park nearly every year for 30 years. After about 15 years of staying in different locartions on the island, we came upon Seaside Cottages, and have been returning (again almost every year) ever since. We have stayed in Cottage#1 with family and friends, in Cottage #5 as a couple, and are looking forward to another visit this Fall. We've stayed mostly in July and September, and have found our stays consistently rejuvenating, refreshing and relaxing. Quiet, star-filled nights, wonderful sunsets, visiting wildflife, canoing, clean and modern accomodations, swimming (yes! in July!), terrific hosts/owners, and a great location (accessble to virtually every local attraction within 30 minutes) have made it easy to recommned this place to friends for years. Try it - you'll like it!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Ken_Blanchard
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2009

This was a clean and comfortable place to stay. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the decor is comfortable. It is about a 30-45 minute drive to most of the attractions on the island, but some people might prefer that. Any problems were quickly resolved to our satisfaction. The Wifi was excellent, but we could not get cell phone service. The cottage did not have a phone, so this was very inconvenient.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Olivia_Shanks
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Wakefield MA
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2009

We loved our cottage, Cedarledge. It was clean and comfortable, nice deck and view. Kichen was well equipped. Short walk down to a rocky beach in Blue Hill Bay. Quiet and secluded, tvs not allowed. Perfect place on the quiet side of the island!

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mausmith
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London
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127 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2009

We stayed at Seaside for a few nights in early Sept and it was fantastically relaxing and pleasingly just as advertised on their website. Gail made us very welcome and the cottage was really well fitted with everything you could need (including a mixer to whip up cream for blueberry pie!). There's a lovely outside deck with a barbecue, great for taking in the view. It's beautifully located on the cove with rowing boats available and you can get a great view of the various shores from the middle of the cove.

Bar Harbor we thought might be quite busy (actually it's a quieter town than we'd anticipated) so wanted somewhere more remote and quiet. This is perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all. It's a very quiet and peaceful location, with lots of wildlife to see. The island of Mount Desert is a great destination as it's not very large and the roads weren't busy (at least in our experience, might be different in high season).

Worth doing some exploration on restaurant options as there are not many places outside of Bar Harbor itself.

Highly recommend Seaside Cottages, the place was spotless and very well equipped. If we vacation to Bar Harbor again, we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ASWh
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New England, U.S.A.
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

Spent our honeymoon here in summer of 2005, then returned a year later for another short visit off-season because we liked it so much. Great location, beautiful views, clean, modern accomodations, friendly owners. Can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank the_super_bear
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Cherry Hill, NJ
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2009

My family and I just came back from Bar Harbor and we loved our stay at the Seaside Cottages. It is exactly like the website shows. Very quaint, and peaceful. We stayed in cottage #7 which was perfect size for a family of 3. The cottages are located about 10-15 minutes from down town - which is perfect if you are looking for a nice relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LeeAnnN
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Atlanta
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2008

My wife and I have been vacationing in Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park for the last 20 years. We come back around every other year. Except for our first time on the island, Seaside Cottages is where we stay. Love it!! Perfect setting. Beautifully maintained cottages and grounds. Just got home from another great week. Can't wait to get back!!

Jack

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank 427mamba
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Additional Information about Seaside Cottages

Property: Seaside Cottages
Address: 1500 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-7033
Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Bar Harbor
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What a great spot! Cottages fully equipped to accommodate our guests, full kitchens, gas grills, deck furniture, beach with canoes and rowboats to paddle around the cove in! Great spot to make memories with your family! Call us and book today! ... more   less 
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Seaside Cottages Bar Harbor, Maine

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