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WALK to ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN from this Quiet, Charming Carriage House

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 full bath with shower, sleeps 2

The ARTIST'S RETREAT CARRIAGE HOUSE is a Beautifully Decorated one bedroom Carriage House situated in a Very Private Wooded setting, at the end of a private road. The TRAILS of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK and the OCEAN are 'literally' just a walk from your door. Fresh water swimming at Echo Lake is just minutes away. This CHARMING COTTAGE is just a mile from the Village of Southwest Harbor and 13 miles from Bar Harbor.The Free Island Explorer Bus service is less than a 10 minute walk.

The living space offers open, skylighted cathedral ceilings; fully equipped kitchen with island for dining, and living room with GAS FIREPLACE; a queen bed in the master bedroom, and bath with shower.

After a full day of exploring Acadia return to the Cottage for GRILLING or RELAX Under the STARS by the WOOD BURNING CHIMINEA.

Includes WiFi, satellite TV VCR/DVD, Gas & Charcoal Grills;Outdoor Chiminea.

FULLY EQUIPPED with linens, towels, kitchenware. Washer/dryer, gas grill, storage for bikes, etc. located on first floor.

Pets considered. Non-Smoking Property

More Details

Cyd or Ken
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southwest Harbor in Hancock County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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WALK to ACADIA'S TRAILS, OCEAN from this Quiet, Charming Carriage House
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Chicago, IL

10 Stars!!!

  • 5 of 5

If there was a way to give the Carriage House a 10 star rating, we would. From the initial interaction with Cyd and Ken, to the moment we arrived on the property, and throughout our entire stay we could not have been more pleased. The carriage house was nothing short of immaculate and so incredibly charming, with not a thing overlooked. We immediately felt at home. Beautiful fresh flowers upon arrival, an ample supply of linens, an assortment of toiletries, loads of kitchen and cooking items, all in a beautifully decorated space. We made several meals throughout our stay and had everything we needed. The outdoor space was equally as welcoming and adorable, which included a pair of Adirondack chairs with comfortable cushions, a chiminea and bins stocked with plenty of firewood, and a hammock nestled in the peaceful, wooded surroundings. We had a nice fire out there almost every evening, - a perfect way to wrap up a fun day on the island. We can also not say enough about the hospitality we received from Cyd and Ken. Responsive, welcoming and professional from the beginning and such lovely people. It was clearly evident that they love hosting their guests and take a lot of pride in their place. Great getaway in this adorable, peaceful gem of a place! We can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, Amanda, & Sophia, We cannot Thank You enough for such a thoughtful and kind review of the Carriage House! It was such a pleasure to meet you all and we are beyond delighted that you so enjoyed the cottage as well as the Island. It would certainly be Our pleasure to have you all return one day!
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About as close to perfect as you can get

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House is the cleanest, most well thought out place I’ve ever booked on VRBO/HomeAway. Not merely clean, but absolutely spotless. It’s also extremely intuitive, in that just about anything you need, you’ll find right where you’d expect it to be. The owners seem to have thought of everything. The location is quiet, and perfect for accessing hiking trails as well as several good restaurants, and it’s only a couple of minutes from a grocery store. I hope to return to Acadia, and I won’t even bother to look around at lodging options - I’ll rebook the Carriage House without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scott, Thank you so very much for such a glowing review of the Carriage House. We so appreciate your sharing your experience and are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your future visits - you were a perfect guest.
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Perfect for our Acadia trip!

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting the area from Pittsburgh for a few days over a holiday weekend to hike/bike in Acadia. The cottage was ABSOLUTELY wonderful for a couple and has a great location for hiking and was not far from everything we wanted to see on all parts of the island. The cottage is so clean, the owners are great hosts and put in every effort to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

We will definitely stay here again next time we visit the island! :)

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have you both stay at the Carriage House. We thank you so much for your wonderful review of our property. We are delighted to know that you so enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return!
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Nice and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed staying at this cute little carriage house. It was clean, well decorated and we liked the location ( private but convenient enough for what we were looking for). The place was very well stocked with dishes etc and also some dry goods which was nice. The gas stove heated the place very nicely as well. The "negatives" (and I hate to use that word as nothing was bad) were the queen bed was a little small and squeaky for us (but comfortable as far as mattress and blankets go) the sofas were not very comfortable for lounging, and there was a lot of light that came in the front bedroom window in the AM which made sleeping in a little tough. This particular trip was just for resting and relaxing and we wouldn't have minded those things as much if we'd been on the go more. We'd certainly consider staying here again. It was just the right amount of space for two people and a beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Carriage House. We take great care to ensure that the Carriage House is a clean, comfortable, and a well appointed accommodation for our guests. We have numerous returning guests who have been staying for years. Regarding the size of the Queen bed. It is a Queen bed. It is not a small Queen. It does have a foot board which, for very tall or larger folks, may not be the best choice. An accommodation with a king bed may have been a more comfortable choice. The large sofa in the living room was just, one month ago, totally reupholstered/re-stuffed. Although we had never had any comments in the past other than everyone being very comfortable, we thought it was time for an update. The second sofa in the living room is not as large and is designed for two people to sit. It is in perfect condition with perfect upholstery and comfortably firm cushions. Lastly, we do have curtains as well as pull shades on the bedroom windows so that guests can choose their level of privacy and light. I do believe, in the 14 years that we have been welcoming guests to the Carriage House, we have never had a complaint regarding too much sun on the Maine Coast.
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Clean, beautiful, quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in the conveniently located cottage. The kitchen is well stocked with cookware and everything was very nice and clean and decor is very tasteful. Nice, comfortable bed and a gas stove that kept us warm on some very cold November nights.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect getaway home

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house was the perfect getaway home. Very welcoming and comfortable feeling. The house was super clean and had everything you could possibly want in it. Ken and Cyd were very friendly and accommodating. there was so much to do and see in the area, hope to come back'

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
The Schoodic Ferry to Winter Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Causeway Club/Kebo Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Cross Country
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Hiking, ocean walks, biking, kayaking, canoing, swimming, sailing, scenic boat cruises, rock climbing, whale watching, Gardens, Acadia National Park; Narrated Park tours; shopping, dining, lobster pounds. Tennis, golf, fitness center, theater, live music.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £57.2

Cancellations made 30 days prior to arrival date are refunded 100%.
Additional $75.00 charge for pet (per week).
We do Not charge a Cleaning Fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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