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“A blissful break from reality” 5 of 5 stars
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1500 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609   |  
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“A blissful break from reality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

We stayed at Seaside for a few nights in early Sept and it was fantastically relaxing and pleasingly just as advertised on their website. Gail made us very welcome and the cottage was really well fitted with everything you could need (including a mixer to whip up cream for blueberry pie!). There's a lovely outside deck with a barbecue, great for taking in the view. It's beautifully located on the cove with rowing boats available and you can get a great view of the various shores from the middle of the cove.

Bar Harbor we thought might be quite busy (actually it's a quieter town than we'd anticipated) so wanted somewhere more remote and quiet. This is perfect for relaxing and getting away from it all. It's a very quiet and peaceful location, with lots of wildlife to see. The island of Mount Desert is a great destination as it's not very large and the roads weren't busy (at least in our experience, might be different in high season).

Worth doing some exploration on restaurant options as there are not many places outside of Bar Harbor itself.

Highly recommend Seaside Cottages, the place was spotless and very well equipped. If we vacation to Bar Harbor again, we wouldn't stay anywhere else.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New England, U.S.A.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2009

Spent our honeymoon here in summer of 2005, then returned a year later for another short visit off-season because we liked it so much. Great location, beautiful views, clean, modern accomodations, friendly owners. Can't say enough good things about this place.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cherry Hill, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

My family and I just came back from Bar Harbor and we loved our stay at the Seaside Cottages. It is exactly like the website shows. Very quaint, and peaceful. We stayed in cottage #7 which was perfect size for a family of 3. The cottages are located about 10-15 minutes from down town - which is perfect if you are looking for a nice relaxing place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

My wife and I have been vacationing in Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park for the last 20 years. We come back around every other year. Except for our first time on the island, Seaside Cottages is where we stay. Love it!! Perfect setting. Beautifully maintained cottages and grounds. Just got home from another great week. Can't wait to get back!!

Jack

  • Stayed September 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2008

We rented a cottage last summer at Seaside, and it was virtually perfect! There were five of us in a one-bedroom unit because that was all that was left. For his year's vacation, we booked as soon as we got home last August. We'll have three more people this time and we're renting two cottages. It's the perfect blend of kick-back-and-relax vacation and active-see-all-kinds-of-new-things vacation. There are canoes for guests to use on the sheltered cove. Owners are friendly; you almost feel like you are staying with friends. Can't wait till next month to go back!

  • Liked — the beautiful setting
  • Disliked — no a/c, but most of the time we didn't need it
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Seaside Cottages

Address: 1500 State Highway 102, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Location: United States > Maine > DownEast and Acadia Maine > Bar Harbor
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Bar Harbor
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Seaside Cottages Bar Harbor, Maine

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