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Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
9 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath cottage directly on the shore in Acadia's 'Quiet Side.' With a large kitchen, dining, and living room with a bonus antique oak, claw-foot game table, screened-in porch, and oversized cottage-style windows to maximize the view, you can enjoy the comforts of home while enjoying the ocean view. There is a bonus reading alcove upstairs and a full gaming and recreation room downstairs with ping pong and direct access to the patio and grill. Blue Heron Tide offers you an opportunity to sample Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, lobster, chowder, dining out, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, ocean and freshwater swimming, hiking, walking, bicycling, blueberry picking, birding, garden touring, shopping in quaint boutiques in Bar Harbor, Sout...Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath cottage directly on the shore in Acadia's 'Quiet Side.' With a large kitchen, dining, and living room with a bonus antique oak, claw-foot game table, screened-in porch, and oversized cottage-style windows to maximize the view, you can enjoy the comforts of home while enjoying the ocean view. There is a bonus reading alcove upstairs and a full gaming and recreation room downstairs with ping pong and direct access to the patio and grill. Blue Heron Tide offers you an opportunity to sample Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, lobster, chowder, dining out, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, ocean and freshwater swimming, hiking, walking, bicycling, blueberry picking, birding, garden touring, shopping in quaint boutiques in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and more - or just get some quiet relaxation and reading time in your cozy oceanfront cottage. While Blue Heron Tide is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath house, neighboring Acadia Sunset Seaside Cottage is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath house. Rent the cottage that best suits your party, or rent them together as a family compound. Both cottages are well suited to accommodate multiple generations or a small group of friends with comfortable common areas as well as separate bedrooms and living spaces that enable you to access quiet time and preserve your privacy. You can enjoy any of several cozy nooks to settle in with a good book. Or play ping pong with friends or family on a day at home. At the Seaside Cottage, you are surrounded by gorgeous sunsets that you can enjoy in your private screened-in porch every evening. And you are steps away from your own private stretch of beach, where you can put in your own canoe or kayak, beachcomb for shells and sea treasures, or simply enjoy the view out to Maine's famous island-dotted shore, with the Nature Conservancy's Placentia Island in the distance, and Swan's Island just beyond. You are less than five minutes' drive from the Acadia National Park trails called Wonderland and Ship's Harbor, which bring you out to gorgeous rocky bluffs along the open ocean and Maine's famous rocky coast. A minute more and you're at Bass Harbor Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse on the U.S. East Coast. In five minutes you’re in Southwest Harbor with ample opportunities for shopping, dining, and boating; in two more minutes you’re hiking Acadia Mountain or swimming in Echo Lake; and in ten minutes you're in Bar Harbor, with its quaint shops, restaurants, whale watching, naturalist boating, sailing, deep-sea diving, Park tours, and many other opportunities. Few locations in the United States can compare to the beauty and diversity of Mt. Desert Island (MDI) and Acadia National Park, “where the mountains meet the sea.” Ocean, lakes, mountains, miles and miles of hiking trails, dedicated bicycling and walking trails, gorgeous countryside, and quaint towns provide unlimited opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Come for some much-needed rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation at Blue Heron Tide.More
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About the Owner
Joy C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
Interaction with guests
We are always available by text for any urgent questions you may have, as well as email and phone.
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We can’t say enough good things about this property! It was enough distance from the touristy bustle of August to give us peace and quiet but everything was an easy drive whenever we wanted to go out. It worked perfect for all ages (youngest was...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Mary M
Joy C, VR Owner at Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Mary! It’s just what we hope for our guests. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again should you return to Acadia. Our best to you all, Joy & Peter

Reviewed 8 August 2018

Our extended family was celebrating a 40th birthday get-together, and we were lucky enough to have celebrated at Blue Heron Tide. Communication with the owners was always quick and responsive. The owners provide a very thorough welcome notebook with helpful suggestions and an excellent orientation...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank amdajula
Joy C, VR Owner at Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

So wonderful - just what we designed for a diverse group, to be able to enjoy such a wide range of activities, together as well as privately. We’re so glad you chose Blue Heron Tide for your visit to Acadia and has a wonderful time....More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Not sure where to start! As a multi-family of 7 (2 families; ours of 4 other of 3), this property was perfect! Clean, airy, with views from all over, like it says. We had 2 teenage boys and a 12 year old/tween boy. The boys...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Shelly L
Joy C, VR Owner at Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Such a wonderful picture of fun! We’re so glad the cottage worked so well for your group - and the fishing and kayaking was rewarding too! Thank you for sharing your experience and certainly we’d love to have you and the boys back when you...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for our family vacation with 5 adults and 4 boys, ages 2-8. For the adults, it was very peaceful and quiet location with water front views! It takes about 30-40 mins drive to Bar Harbor and other attractions, which didn’t seem too...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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Joy C, VR Owner at Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Sounds like such a wonderful vacation and great location for the kids to explore and enjoy. Hopefully you found the top down/ bottom up shades? They’re tucked up at the top for those times when you want to block the sun. We’re so glad you...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

This cottage was perfect for our family reunion! The open spacing and number of bedrooms and bathrooms served our group of nine very well. This is truly a well-stocked cottage. It is on the quiet side of the island, yet Acadia National Park is easily...More

Date of stay: July 2017
3  Thank Inspiration548569
Joy C, VR Owner at Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review; we're so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and your reunion here! Our best, Joy & Peter

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
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About the neighbourhood
Few locations in the United States can compare to the beauty and diversity of Mt. Desert Island (MDI), home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Acadia Sunset Oceanfront Cottages, including Blue Heron Tide, are detached homes along the oceanfront, facing out to sea on the west side of MDI. MDI itself is easily accessible by bridge – no ferry crossing is required to access this part of Acadia. Green shaded areas on the map are the National Park. You enjoy easy access to the Park and all of its amenities from this location, without having to sleep in the bustle and noise of Bar Harbor itself. Enjoy spectacular sunsets out over the ocean every evening from the luxury and privacy of your own screened-in porch and cozy cottage.
Getting around
A car is necessary to get around, however you can ride the free Park shuttle in and around the Park once here.
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