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BOOKING FOR 2017: Aunt Betty's Cottage- Good Things DO Come in Small Packages!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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. The occupants of the main home are an established, hard-working couple. They are private and especially busy during the summer months, so you won't see much of them during your stay.

Need to accommodate more people? Check out our larger property, Hamblen House-- vacationrentals id #7119252.

More Details

Carol Schaefer
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2017


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.


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BOOKING FOR 2017: Aunt Betty's Cottage- Good Things DO Come in Small Packages!
average rating of 4.142857 based on 7 reviews

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: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

I spent two weeks at the cottage and loved every minute! It's bright, cheery and cosy. The kitchen is well stocked, and the bed is very comfortable. A previous reviewer commented that the shower was small, but it's a pretty standard size for a single shower stall. Also, having a washer and dryer is a dream - especially if you spend a lot of time in Acadia like I did.

The location is wonderful. My dogs and I would go to Acadia to hike nearly every day, and it was a quick 10-15 minute drive to a trailhead. You'll definitely be driving as the cottage is on a road that is not pedestrian friendly (i.e. no sidewalks), but I really appreciated having a getaway close to all the island has to offer without being smack in the middle of all the cruise boat visitors.

Carol was a great host, and I highly recommend a stay at the cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cottage to close to main house a road

  • 2 of 5

Cottage was just to close to the main house for our liking. Also there is a lot of street noise because it sits pretty close to a busy road. The shower is really small and I am a small person(5ft 3in and 125 pounds). I could not shave my legs in the shower. No gas grill and you will need to put a quilt on the bedroom window because to much light comes in at 430am!! The kitchen is stocked but I did have to ask for a mixer and mixing bowls. Also no air conditioning but putting a fan in the window work for us when we were there.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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northampton, ma usa

A wonderful vacation "home"

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had all the comforts of home, despite being a relatively small space. Everything was clean and comfortable, with little touches that made the experience really special (fresh cut flowers, games, laundry and linens, a full kitchen including tea and spices).

The owners were very communicative, throughout the process, answering questions before we booked, confirming details before hand, sharing directions, and we received the security deposit shortly after our stay. One of the most comfortable cabin/cottages I have stayed in!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
June 18 to September 10, 2017
18 Jun 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
September 10 to Oct 28, 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £58.17
Damage Deposit £77.56

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

Payment by personal check is preferred. For cash/checks the discounted cash rates quoted in the rate section apply. We accept paypal, visa, mc and discover, though the discounted rates no longer apply and the pricing is 4% more. Inquire for the exact amount. Pay only the refundable damage dep of $100-$15 when you sign the lease and send back. The balance is due 30 days in advance of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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