This is the place to stay when you want to be away from the crowds but not totally secluded. The cottages are clean and well managed. Some coittages are a mere few feet from the water, offering such tranquil views of the cove that it was tempting to stay put and enjoy the peaceful setting! While the cottages are situated close to one another, it was still exceptionally quiet during our five-nght visit. We stayed in cottage #2 which had two bedrooms, a cozy living room area, full kitchen, and a surprisingly large full bathroom. It was spacious for two people but a nice splurge.
While a car is needed if you intend to explore at your own pace, the Island Explorer--which operates through Columbus Day-- is a good transportation alternative. Edgewater is conveniently situated off Route 3--just walk back up to the road, stand on the corner and flag the bus as it approaches; then it's a mere 10-15 minute ride right into Bar Harbor.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Edgewater and intend a return visit--the owners are friendly and helpful, but not overbearing. If you are looking for a quiet location and clean and cozy accommodations then Edgewater is a good alternative. Oh, they have motel rooms and apartments too!