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Unique set-up~~Beautiful Lilac cottage offers the most privacy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Great in-town, yet tucked in! Walk to everything-Shops, Restaurants and Marina

Northeast Harbor Maine is famous for its summer residents, a beautiful protected harbor with exclusive yachts and sailing vessels, and Acadia National Park. Lilac is a unique cottage offering a main house and a guest house connected by the spacious gathering deck. The Main house is comprised of a great room with open kitchen/living room concept that offers a Queen size bedroom and bathroom in the upstairs loft. There is also a queen sized pull out sofa-bed in the Great Room. The connecting guest house contains two full and private bedrooms both attaching separately to a full bath. One bedroom has a queen sized bed and a 2nd bedroom with sturdy twin bunk beds. This unique design sleeps 8, a maximum 5 adults with 3 children and offers extra privacy for two families traveling together or In-laws traveling with you. It also works very well for traveling with older children so you may each enjoy your own space while still spending time as a family. Northeast Harbor is a quaint little village close to all that Acadia National Park offers this unique island. Some of the best hiking biking trails are less than 5 minutes up the road by car. Spectacular Asticou and Azalea gardens are within a 5 minute walk! There is a great path behind the guest house that brings you into down town within a minute, while still being away from downtown. Perfect location within a couple of minutes walk to all downtown shops, restaurants, as well as the marina, yet you are tucked in on a small side street never knowing you are that close to the downtown. Additional family or friends traveling with you, please visit our other properties: Listing #4165895 Sound View sleeps 12. Listing # 3814222 Seascape sleeps 8 and Listing # 3901266 Harbor View sleeps 4 all located on Mount Desert Island

Property Manager
Erica Merchant
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2018

About Erica Merchant

Husband born and raised on the Island. We have two beautiful boys and are enjoying all that life has to offer us. please visit our other properties: listing # 3814222 Seascape sleeps 8 or listing # 3901266 Harbor View sleeps 4 both in the Village of Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island

Erica Merchant purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Erica Merchant chose Northeast Harbor

Our property offers a unique design for additional privacy if traveling with friends, in-laws or older children that may want to have their own space, yet close enough that they are connected by your deck. Northeast Harbor is a tiny village on Mount Desert Island that caters mainly to tourist and summer residents and million dollar homes on the ocean.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Northeast Harbor in Mount Desert

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No pets allowed on any furniture or bedding
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Main House Loft Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , attached Annex House Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main house queen loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , attached guest house twin bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , attached guest house
  • There is also a queen sized sofa bed in main house living area for additional sleeping. Plenty of closet and bureau space, beautifully finished hardwood flooring and window blinds throughout. We also have a new pack and high chair for your convenience
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Unique set-up~~Beautiful Lilac cottage offers the most privacy
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews

Best. Vacation. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

You know it was a good time, when you return home exhausted from all the fun! The house was perfect for our family (5 adults and 2 kids) and Northeast Harbor was a wonderful home base. The house is a 30 second walk from some of the best donuts we've ever had (Colonel's) and just a short walk/run/ride to everything MDI has to offer. Erica was wonderful to work with and the house is adorable and provided everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Justine, Thank you for the wonderful review! I have to agree about the donuts, they are sinful :-) We are so glad you had a great time and Lilac provided a nice home base for your vacation. Hope to have you come back real soon!
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Wonderful house and guest house. Privacy gained. The best vrboin NE Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Recommend. Owner response time and handle of any situation immediate. The downfall of the area is the lack of good places to eat. Town rolls up its sidewalks early. Restaurants a very needed thing

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property in an excellent location for spending time at Arcadia NP. Would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for our group of 6 who wanted to hike different trails.

  • 5 of 5

Would definitely rent this house again. Loved the non-tourist feel of Northeast Harbor and ease of transport to different Park trails. Loved exploring nearby Thuya & Asticou Gardens.

House was nicely private, well appointed, and very clean and comfy with a couple of minor exceptions (dirty band-aid in dresser drawer, bunk bed room didn't have hooks/closet to hang up clothes, bathroom didn't have a bathmat or exhaust fan, and clawfoot tub shower didn't provide the security that an unsteady elderly person would have liked).

Hints to future renters: go to the Harbor stop for Island Explorer trips toward Bar Harbor (bus only stops on Main St on outbound trips). If the neighbor is burning smokey wood, just shut the downstairs windows and it's not a problem.

Don't mean to sound critical -- we were really happy with our accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Trip to Acadia

  • 5 of 5

This was a trip with my sister and our husbands. The house was perfectly located to Acadia and the surrounding communities. The house was perfect for two couples and nicely equipped. Erica was very helpful with suggestions for the local area and the check in was very easy and convenient for us since we were driving up from Boston. Thank you again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home base to explore MDI

  • 5 of 5

Central Location steps away from downtown Northeast Harbor and an easy drive to anywhere on the island. Beautiful house, very comfortable accommodations. Great communication from the owners, it all felt very easy. Would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review! It was a pleasure hosting you and your guests.
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Nearest Airport
13.2 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Colonel's Deli or Watermark Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Cranberry Isles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Northeast Harbor Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Colonel's Deli, Watermark Restaurant or Docksider
Nearest Beach
3.7 Miles
Seal Harbor Beach
Car: recommended

We are nestled in on a private side street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Downtown is a minute walk through a path in your backyard. The marina which offers ferries to the outer islands is a 5 minute walk. We are nestled in on a side street in the village of Northeast Harbor. Downtown is a two minute walk. The marina which offers ferries to the outer islands is a 1 minute walk. Northeast Harbor is comprised of quaint boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. The population in the summer increases with both summer residents and tourists. Come and see some beautiful ocean view million dollar homes. Close to all that Acadia National park and Bar Harbor has to offer while not feeling over-crowded by the masses of cruise ship excursionists. Home offers the privacy when traveling with guests. There is the Main house offers kitchen/living room, a queen loft bedroom with a full bath and an attached guest house with a queen bedroom and a 3rd bedroom of twin bunk beds with it's own full bathroom.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £86.65
Pet Fee £72.21
Damage Deposit £216.63

Check in is at 4:00 p.m. and Check out is at 10:00 a.m.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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