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Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, and Acadia National Park

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Grover Cottage is nestled in the small village of Otter Creek which is surrounded by Acadia National Park, just four miles from Bar Harbor. Grover Cottage was built in 1929 but has been completely restored and updated with well-appointed furnishings, high-end appliances and modern conveniences. This charming house was featured in the March, 2012 issue of Country Living magazine and will comfortably accommodate up to six people. Grover Cottage is within walking distance to the Otter Creek Market, The Burning Tree Restaurant (one of the best restaurants on Mt. Desert Island), and the village playground and within 5 minutes by car to the villages of Seal Harbor and Bar Harbor and the National Park's most popular destinations including Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Bee Hive and the Park Loop Road. About 1-minute walk from our house, the Park Service has just created a new Acadia National trail head that will lead you into the park. Or about a five-minute walk you can rest on Otter Cove, a small sheltered bay off the ocean. If you prefer to leave your car in our driveway, you can always jump on the free Island Explorer shuttle bus that stops right at the end of our street and take it to Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and other Mt. Desert destinations!

On the first floor, guests enter through a sunny, enclosed front porch with a full-sized day bed and then move into a lovely Living Room with decorative fireplace. Just off the living room is a den with sofa and TV that offers guests a comfy place to retreat and curl up in front of a movie or show. The beautiful kitchen is with well-equipped with Jenn-Air stainless appliances (built-in microwave and wall oven, dishwasher, large stove top) soapstone counters, and a peninsula with counter seating for three. Separate Dining Room offers a table for six. A new half bath has been added on the porch just off the kitchen.

The second floor has three well-appointed bedrooms, two with queen beds and one with two twin beds. These bedrooms share a spacious modern Bathroom with claw foot tub and separate walk-in shower room.

The outdoor space is beautifully landscaped. The new blue stone patio with fire pit and furniture and the full-size picnic table provide a tranquil setting for outdoor relaxation and dining.

Other Amenities include Cable TV, Wireless Internet, DVD player with WiFi video streaming, Sonos Stereo Player, Stereo with CD Player, room fans, and Washer/Dryer.

More Details

Larry Menna
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Otter Creek in Otter Creek

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Separate Shower Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Bar Harbor, Mt. Desert Island, and Acadia National Park
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Perfect house and location to tour Acadia National Park!!

  • 5 of 5

Me, my husband, and teenage son and daughter came to Mt Desert Island this past July to tour Acadia National Park and spent the week at Grover Cottage. We had never been to the area and Larry and Barbara's home was the perfect home base for our visit, a very short drive into Bar Harbor, but far enough away to leave the summer crowds and relax. The house and property itself was PERFECT!! So quintessentially "Maine" and it surpassed all of our expectations.

From the moment you walk in the through the sleeping porch, it's obvious how much love went into restoring and decorating this home. Barbara and Larry have put together such a beautiful, comfortable space and we felt right at home. And, what an eye for displaying such a varied, quirky, and fun personal collection of personal items and artwork. Some of my favorites: The cup of wishbones in one of the living room curio cabinets, the collection of "paint by numbers" scenes of the last supper in the dining room, the dining room chandelier with dangling pictures/postcards/notes, the books and paintings in the TV room/den, and the mirror display in the 1/2 bath off the back porch.

Also loved the original restored, weighted windows with specially designed "sticks" to prop the ones open that wouldn't stay open on their own, the natural wood staircase and bedroom doors, the large "rock" steps at the front and back doors, the "old style" push on/off light switches, most with dimmers so lighting could be adjusted, the radiator and clawfoot tub in the upstairs bath (enjoyed a nice soak one night after a particularly tough hiking day), the large walk-in shower with pebble floor, the amazing stone firepit out back, the very well appointed kitchen (LOVED the soapstone sink and countertops and the checkerboard floor), plenty of fans throughout to move the air around, and oh, yeah, the internet connection and Sonos music system.

THANK YOU BOTH so much for sharing your home with us!!!! I hope we have a chance to visit the area again and we would definitely stay at Grover Cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sayville, NY, USA

Lovely Vintage House Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at this property. I had actually first seen this house when it was featured in Country Living magazine several years ago and remembered it because of the MDI location. The house is full of vintage charm and beautifully decorated. Perhaps more important, it was clean and everything worked. We did a lot of cooking so we appreciated the nice kitchen appliances. The bathroom was another favorite room. Nice experience!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an absolutely wonderful time during our visit to Mount Desert Island. This house is in a great location to access Acadia National Park and still be near Bar Harbor. The house is equipped with everything necessary to a splendid action and then some! We enjoyed the well-appointed kitchen and the large grassy yard and fire pit. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at Grover Cottage. The house was beautifully furnished and conveniently located to many great family-friendly hikes. Loved all the unique decor and artwork. The bedroom with two twin beds was perfect for our two children, and the kids loved hanging out on the day bed on the front porch -- they called it their "chilling out room." Can't wait to come back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York

Beautiful, cozy cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Larry's house is perfect for an Acadia getaway. It's well-situated right in the middle of the park, with easy access to hiking. Inside, the house is tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds and a well-equipped kitchen if you're the cooking type!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect, Perfect, Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Beautifully decorated and super clean. And I'm very picky. We had a lot of space to spread out. The shower is amazing, you'll never want to get out. Everything is high end and super cozy. The kitchen is beautiful and equipped with everything we needed. The fire pit was a huge bonus to end the fun days we had in Acadia. The location is perfect. The house is just about 5 minutes from multiple Acadia National Park entrances and in the perfect corner of the island. Sand beach, thunder hole, Cadillac mountain and other top places to see are all a very short, easy drive from the house. Bar Harbor is 4 miles to the north, it was easy to get there yet far enough to be away from the crowds. The home owner was perfect and very responsive from the time I inquired about availability to the time we checked out. Mount Desert Island is a perfect place to vacation. So much untouched beauty with a relaxed atmosphere. You'll love this house and the island. I guarantee it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Otter Creek, Maine

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £97.49
Damage Insurance £61.61
Damage Deposit £389.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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