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“Great location, wonderful place, warm hospitality!”
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Shore Path Cottage
Ranked #19 of 30 Bar Harbor B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 October 2011

This must be the most beautiful place to stay in Bar Harbor! We spent four glorious fall days in the Shore Path Cottage and loved every minute of it: Roberta, the owner, is a wonderfully warm host and keeps a most welcoming atmosphere. Our room ("Peter's room," like the other ones named after Roberta's children) has a fabuluous large and comfortable bed, from which we awoke every morning to the sun shine on Frenchman Bay, just steps behind the lush garden, which borders the shorepath. Breakfast was a rich selection of cereal, toast, pancakes, eggs, fruit, and more, taken sitting around a large table with other guests, who all turned out to be very friendly and interesting people. In a quiet, leafy street, the cottage is both pleasantly removed from the hustle and bustle of town, but also just a two-minute walk away from it, and five minutes (by car) to the entrance of Acadia National Park. In short, if you plan on spending a few days in Bar Harbor, you can't do better than this place!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We just left Shore Path Cottage after a 4 night stay and were very pleased with our stay there. A very quiet location with ready access to the downtown Bar Harbor and pier attractions. All within walking distance. The breakfasts were filling and delicious. And the housekeeping was meticulous. The owner, Roberta, has created a very nice atmosphere for anyone's trip with her gracious hospitality.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We spent four wonderful nights at Shore Path Cottage. The owner, Roberta Chester, couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. My husband is a vegan, and I have a number of dietary restrictions, all of which Roberta graciously tried to address. The food was delicious and plentiful. Our room was lovely with a comfortable bed (we both have back problems and really liked the mattress). Being close to the Shore Path was great. It was very quiet at night. We met lots of nice people there and would definitely go again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Patricia G
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

We stayed at Shore Path Cottage for two nights in the large room on the third floor and were lucky enough to have the floor to ourselves. We enjoyed our stay and liked the house and its owner. We also liked the fact that the house is very close to downtown but at the end of a quiet street so there are no town noises. And, of course, it has a path to the shore.

The meatless breakfasts focus on carbohydrates which I found disappointing; however, there were a number of other guests who were satisfied with the food.

The house is very comfortable, casual and homey. It has a backyard porch and a big yard, hundreds of books and a number of cozy places to sit and read or visit. We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

We found Roberta and her family to be so kind and welcoming. The B and B was right on the shore path with views of the water from our room. Within walking distance of center of town and harbor was a big plus but on a quiet back street away from all the hustle and traffic. We were supposed to stay here last Labor Day but had to cancel at last minute due to a family medical emergency. Roberta was so understanding and even though she had to keep our one night deposit, she gave a credit on our stay this summer for the one night even though it had been nearly a year. Very fair and generous of her. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2011

Very comfortable beds, cozy home away atmosphere and within walking distance to Main Street, Bar Harbor, without any traffic noise.

Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
Thank beth40646
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Reviewed 25 June 2011

We happened upon this B & B on our visit to Bar Harbor. It has a wonderful bay view and access to the Shore Path. We did not have to drive when going downtown in the evenings or daytime. It was a short drive to Acadia Park.
Roberta is a gracious host and we enjoyed the friendliness of other guests. Our room was comfortable and it is always nice to have your own bath. Breakfast was like eating with a family every morning. The coffee was great and homemade breads delicious. Sitting out on the break wall or veranda with coffee in the morning and a glass of wine in the afternoon was very nice and relaxing.
It was our first experience with a B & B together and it was a pleasant one. We recommend this B&B if you want to get away from the TV and have a relaxing getaway.

Room Tip: Second and third floors have great views of Bay
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 24 Atlantic Ave, minutes to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1737
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Region: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Mount Desert Island > Bar Harbor
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Beach Free Parking
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Ranked #19 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Bar Harbor
Price Range: £68 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shore Path Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a unique waterfront Bed & Breakfast located within minutes walking distance to town. The Shore Path Cottage offers the real charm of a Maine summer cottage! We provide breakfast on a wrap around porch, looking out over our spacious lawn which stretches down to the water..A Maine summer experience at it's best!! ... more   less 
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