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Carriage House Cottage near Acadia National Park

4.92(14 reviews)SuperhostBar Harbor, Maine, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Earl
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Welcome to your home away from home in Bar Harbor while visiting Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.
This cozy, affordable getaway retreat offers superior privacy in a bucolic rural, setting.
Spectacular sunset views and a central location only minutes to trails, carriage road bike paths, and downtown shops and restaurants.
Sunday to Saturday only rental for enhanced cleaning. There is covered bicycle storage, a fire pit, free use of canoe, paddles, life jackets and car topping gear.

The space
Step inside and admire the rugged cedar and hemlock beams that reach high to the pine board ceiling in the living area. Large windows and a full-size patio door look out over ancient apple trees and a small meadow were white-tailed deer and snowshoe hares stop by. Whip o' wills and woodcock can be heard at dusk and frequently the call of coyotes reaches up from the nearby stream valley. At night the stars shine brighter than anywhere else on the East Coast. Our "Tribal Council" area sports an Adirondak Leanto, fire pit with wood, running water and a picnic table along our 400-foot nature trail.
The cottage has a fully-equipped kitchenette that includes a two-burner gas cooktop, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker, full-size refridgerator/freezer, compact sink, dishes, glasses, mugs, utensils, pots and pans. There is no oven but there is a gas grill with side burner (ideal for cooking up fresh local seafood in the cottage's clam, mussel and lobster pot) out on the porch/patio where there is a table and chairs for relaxing outdoors. Overhead there is a reading loft. The cottage is also stocked with field guides, maps, books and videos about the area's natural and human history. The cottage has free wireless broadband internet, a 14-inch LCD TV, with 200 cable channels and a DVD and VCR player. There are coloring books and videos for children. A Pack n' Play is available at no charge. There is good cellular telephone signal from the property.
The Carriage House Cottage at Westard Farm comes fully furnished with everything you need for a relaxing, memorable stay. Our central location is perfect for launching your hiking, biking, wildlife watching or paddling trips. The cottage is located approximately 150 feet from the main private residence on land that was once a family farm. There is an unattached garage in between.
The clean, airy cabin includes a living room with gas log fireplace, a futon sofa/bed, chairs and a dining table and TV. The ground floor bedroom has a queen-size bed and bureau, hanging space for clothes, as well as a ceiling fan. Although there is no AC it often cools off quickly at night, especially on an island. There is also a ceiling fan in the living area and standing and portable fans as well. The bathroom has a vanity sink, toliet and shower with plenty of hot water and an electric heater. One set of linens and towels are provided for the week.
For your outdoor adventures there's a daypack, umbrella, hiking sticks, portable cooler and headlamp. There is also a canoe, paddles, life jackets and cartopping gear. Firewood is provided at the Tribal Council area.
Note: due to local regulations we rent for full weeks only, Sunday to Saturday.

Guest access
Guests have the exclusive use of the cottage, and are welcome to use the rest of the two-acre property including the 400-foot nature trail, "tribal council" picnic area with campfire pit (wood provided), picnic table, and patio lights, along with an AT-style leanto and seasonal running water. In fall, help yourself to the delicious, organic apples from our more than a dozen heirloom trees.

Other things to note
Maine has a returnable beverage container law and Bar Harbor was one of the first towns in Maine to ban plastic bags at grocery stores and other retail locations. The cottage has containers for recycling and returnables, as well as some reusable shopping bags for those trips to the supermarket which is just 3.5 miles away.
Welcome to your home away from home in Bar Harbor while visiting Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island.
This cozy, affordable getaway retreat offers superior privacy in a bucolic rural, setting.
Spectacular sunset views and a central location only minutes to trails, carriage road bike paths, and downtown shops and restaurants.
Sunday to Saturday only rental for enhanced cleaning. There is cover…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

20" HDTV with standard cable
Cable TV
Wifi
Kitchen
Pack ’n Play/travel crib
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Indoor fireplace
Heating
Smoke alarm
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Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

The Carriage House Cottage is in a rural area with widely-spaced single-family homes. It is just a mile from spectacular Eagle Lake and and access to Acadia's motor-free carriage road networks are just minutes away. Wildlife and birds abound. Woods abutting two sides of the property are designated forever wild by an easement held by Acadia National Park.
The Carriage House Cottage is in a rural area with widely-spaced single-family homes. It is just a mile from spectacular Eagle Lake and and access to Acadia's motor-free carriage road networks are just minutes…

Hosted by Earl

Joined in June 2016
  • 14 Reviews
  • Superhost
During your stay
Respecting guests privacy is paramount. Property owners Earl (a Registered Maine Guide, author, and historical society volunteer) and Roxie, (a retired kindergarten teacher and avid gardener) are usually off and running elsewhere most days. We are happy to offer advice and tips about maximizing your visit to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island when you desire.
Respecting guests privacy is paramount. Property owners Earl (a Registered Maine Guide, author, and historical society volunteer) and Roxie, (a retired kindergarten teacher and avi…
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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