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About the property

Tidy home w/1 Bdrm 1 Bth. Sleeps 2 (3 in a pinch!) Great central MDI location!

Adorable Cottage, Affordable Accommodations Aunt Betty's Cottage provides the perfect mix of value and comfort for today's budget-minded yet savvy traveler. It features bright spaces, new furnishings, and many amenities not typically found in low-budget accommodations-- all the while being situated in the heart of Mount Desert Island with Acadia National Park and the villages of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor virtually at your door. Accommodating two comfortably and 3 in a pinch, you'll soon have a new favorite Aunt, and she lives in Bar Harbor, Maine!

Sunday to Sunday, 7 day rentals are preferred, so if you're coming to the Island to attend a Saturday event, Aunt Betty's is a perfect choice. Shorter stays of 3 nights or more will be considered, too, especially in the 'shoulder' seasons. Prices range from $95- $130 per night ($600-$900 per week) depending upon the time of year. Check out the booking calendar and rates page for exact pricing. Note that pets are welcome for a small fee and with written permission from the owner. Additionally, rentals for four days or less incur a $50 cleaning fee.

Please note that Aunt Betty's Cottage is a guest cottage to a somewhat larger main home. As a result you share a driveway and a deck. This home is also a rental property-- Kyle's Cottage-- with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, sleeping 4. You may rent Aunt Betty's separately, Kyle's Cottage separately, or both together for additional savings. Check out the main house, KYLE'S COTTAGE, at vacationrentals id #7119252.

More Details

Carol Schaefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
4 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Town Hill in Bar Harbor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with pedestal sink and shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom with queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wireless Internet; Cable TV; Full Kitchen with Range, Refrigerator, Microwave; Full Bath with Shower; Washer & Dryer; Weber Charcoal Grill Aunt Betty's Cottage offers a fully-applianced eat-in kitchen (full-size stove, refrigerator and microwave) with seating for up to 4. The living room makes a cozy spot to settle at the end of a busy day. There you'll find a flat screen, cable-enhanced tv. Wireless Internet is provided, too. A separate bedroom is set with a queen bed, accommodating 2 persons. Though best suited for 2 persons, the property can accommodate 1 additional guest. He/she may sleep separately on an individual stowable, folding bed with memory foam mattress. During the daytime the bed is easily tucked away into the adjacent laundry room. Had we mentioned that your Aunt Betty has a washer and dryer, too? If not, she does! Furnishings are provided for outside seating, along with a charcoal grill. There are window fans, card and board games for every age, and puzzles, too. Bed, kitchen and bath linens are provided, as are complimentary paper goods-- at least enough to get you started for certain. The kitchen has a great variety of pots, pans, dishes, etc., and an assortment of spices.


Very Good! 4/5 -
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Glamping within 20 minutes of everything

  • 3 of 5

The house given its central location is close to everything you could want to do in Bar Harbor, Acadia, etc. (within a 20 minute drive).

However, I found the property could use a major deep cleaning, as I killed five spiders while in the property and saw cobwebs in almost every corner of the house. The women who commented below saying that it's better than camping is accurate, and the cheap nightly rate perhaps justifies a not so clean house, but I think I will stay elsewhere next time in Bar Harbor.

The town itself is wonderful and hiking in Acadia is absolutely beautiful. Definitely a place worth visiting!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chippewa Falls WI


  • 4 of 5

Good location. Comfortable cabin. Unfortunately we had to return home early as my brother died so we didn't get to stay as long as we planned.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Garnet Valley, PA- outside Philadelphia


  • 4 of 5

I was thinking about camping, and then thought again. Instead I booked Aunt Betty’s for myself and my 2 teenage kids-the hubby stayed home and worked. It was the perfect pit stop as we were on the go most of the time. It has a shower, yes it is small, it has a washer and dryer, and fridge, sink and stove. It is clean. It has a roof that keeps you dry when it rains. It is very close to the front house- basically attached by the deck, it is very close to a main road, which we are used to (noise). The bed was very wobbly but comfy; we used our air mattress instead of the cot. We had an outstanding time in Bar Harbor and Acadia. One of the best vacations ever. Carol was very nice and accommodating. If you are looking for a place to lay your head at night after exploring the park all day, this is the place for you. And best of all…it’s not a tent!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ann-- We are so happy that you and your family had a nice stay at Aunt Betty's Cottage during your recent stay. Regarding the bed, it was discovered after your stay that one of the four risers under the bed was dislodged. Therefore it probably was very wobbly during your stay, but was a really, really easy fix. We wish we'd known about it earlier as we could have addressed it for you. We take pride in how clean we keep ABC and appreciate your positive comments on that, too.
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Clean and cute!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean and cute with all of the amenities of home. Great location to get to different parts of Acadia. Washer and dryer sure came in handy!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home base

  • 4 of 5

We used this cottage as a home base during our vacation to Acadia. The space was perfect for us and our dog, and Carl's communication was excellent. It was clean and fully furnished which is great. The proximity to Acadia made it convenient for our time in Maine.

The only thing keeping keeping me from rating this five stars is the proximity to the main house and a main road. It wasn't possible to walk the dog without leaving the property due to car traffic, and the cottage is a few feet away from the main house. Although friendly, it was a bit awkward walking out of the cottage and looking into the other couple in the kitchen.

This is a great home base and has all the amenities you need to have a comfortable time away, just be aware of the main road and privacy.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cozy cottage to welcome our human and furry family. Aunt Betty's was clean, comfortable and offered all the amenities of modern day...clean bathroom, wireless, cable tv, washer, dryer, full kitchen. It was close enough to Acadia that we could spend the day hiking with our pooch and then drop him off in the evening for fun night out. It had comfortable beds that provided a good nights sleep after our long walks. We felt very lucky to have found this gem! Carol was a wonderful host who took a few minutes with us new arrivals to recommend mountains to climb and places to eat. I would definitely recommend this as a great place to stay!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Bar Harbor Regional Airport
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Visit Acadia National Park.

* Go on a whale watching tour.

* Eat lobster-- it's cheap here!.

* Attend a free concert or see an art show at the Village Green.

* Watch a great movie from your sofa at Reel Pizza.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* HIke or Bike the Carriage Roads in the Park.

* Stroll the Shore Path in Bar Harbor.

* Hike Beach HIll Mountain-- one of the prettiest!.

* Eat lobster-- In Maine they fit everyone's budget!.

* Visit Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Participate in Jr Ranger programs offered through the Park.

* Ride the Island Explorer Bus to your destination.

* Spend a day at Sand Beach.

* Swim at Echo Lake or The Bluffs.

* Diver Ed's "Dive-in" Theater.

The neighborhood around Aunt Betty's Cottage offers a mix of residences and small, family businesses. Within walking distance find a great country store with general provisions, specialty coffees, great breads and pastries, sandwiches and ice cream. Nearby are two bus stop locations, a children's playground, a few eateries, a brewing company with daily tours, a bank and hairdresser, too.

You will find Acadia National Park's main entrance just six miles down the road and the villages of Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor are nine miles or less. Mount Desert Island is nearly 2/3 National Park, so it doesn't take long to be immersed in all things Acadia.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Town Hill, Bar Harbor - Mount Desert Island

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring:May 25 to June 17, 2018
25 May 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
EarlySummer: June 17-July 8
17 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer: July 8 - Sept 9
8 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall: Sept 9 - Oct 28, 2017
9 Sep 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £72.21
Pet Fee £54.16
Tax Rate 9.0%

Security Deposit: $100-$150, depending upon length of stay and if pets are permitted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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