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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.
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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.
Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage. Fabulous cove views await you! Blue Heron Tide as you come up from the shore. Windows maximize the view.
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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.
Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage. Fabulous cove views await you!
Blue Heron Tide as you come up from the shore. Windows maximize the view.
The dining room is adjacent to the living room in this open concept living area.
The main sitting area of the living room, with ocean views, game table, couches.
A view from within the screened porch looking over the water. There is also a comfortable glider
A view of the kithen. The stove is right of the peninsula; more counter & pantry are past the fridge
The Rec Room has comfortable cottage seating by the outdoor patio and grille.
A view of the Rec Room with a sneak peak of the ping pong table - endless fun.
Master bedroom 4-post mahogany bed. The master bedroom has a private en suite full bath.
One of two sitting areas in the master bedroom; a bank of oceanview windows are on the right
The second sitting area of the master bedroom, featuring a beautiful ocean view
The 'Cottage' queen bedroom upstairs, with its own full en suite
All rooms have an ocean view in Blue Heron Tide; this is from the Cottage bedroom.
The upstairs hall leads to a private reading nook hidden around the corner, also with ocean views
The double mahogany 4-poster in the 'B&B' style room on the first floor.
Twin bedroom on the first floor, also with mahogany beds.
Private steps bring you to your shoreline at Blue Heron Tide (low tide).
A view from the cove. You can see Placentia (owned by the Nature Conservancy) and Swan's Island.
Another view from the shore of your cove.
A view from Cadillac Mountain on a misty day
Schooner in front of the Bar Harbor Inn
Bass Harbor Marsh, good for canoeing
Jordan Pond House view of The Bubbles
A view of Bass Harbor Head Light
A hiking trail view inside the Park in autumn.
Typical boats in the harbors all over the island.
A view from a carriage path inside the Park - there are 50 miles for walking, cycling, skiing, etc
A lovely corner in one of the Rockefeller gardens.
The classic Maine coast of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park
A classic view of Southwest Harbor, typical of the area.
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Rental Home -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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granatfam...
Morristown, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family Vacation”
Reviewed July 14, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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The Seaside Cottage was a great location for our family vacation in Maine. We loved exploring Acadia National Park, South West Harbor, and Bar Harbor . The house was large enough to accommodate our family of 7. We found the property to be well maintained, very clean and comfortable in a beautiful waterfront setting. Our adult children enjoyed the downstairs area with the large seating area and ping pong table. We had family dinners of fresh caught fish and lobster at the dining room table. The owners were very informative with directions, things about the house and the surrounding area which helped when choosing a restaurant or planning activities.

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Liked best: The beautiful seaside location
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Thank you for sharing your experience - this is just what we strive for, and are so glad that you were able to enjoy the cottage and the area this way!
Thanks & Best Regards,
Joy & Peter
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Allegro30...
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great house - the best we've ever had”
Reviewed September 22, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

The house is extraordinarily attractive and comfortable. The view is wonderful. The house is right on the water, and we loved being in a more secluded part of the island. The place was impeccable. The owners were very courteous and helpful. The layout of the bedrooms on the second floor is especially nice because of the space and privacy. Each bedroom is a suite with its own bath, and great view, and they are well separated from each other. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. This is the best vacation rental house we have ever had.

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Liked best: location, view, comfort
Traveling group: Other
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2015
Thank you so much for sharing your experience - and even more importantly, we're thrilled you enjoyed the place so much. Welcome back any time! - Joy & Peter
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Daniel N
1 review
“Relaxing and Relaxing”
Reviewed August 31, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Many thanks to Joy for allowing us access to such a wonderful home! The views in the backyard were stunning, and the house was big and configured perfectly for our 16 yr old daughter, and twin 13 yr old sons. The guest information binder was perfect as well, we simply did what it told us to do, and we had a wonderful time!

I would highly recommend this home to anybody who likes to relax, but doesn't mind the short trip to the other side of the island for a trip to Bar Harbor! We hiked, biked, kayaked, and hiked a little more!

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 15, 2015
Thank you, Dan, for sharing your experience. We're very happy the cottage is a great fit for your family. You're welcome back any time! Our best - Joy & Peter
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rirun
Media, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A beautiful place for us all in incredible Acadia, Maine!”
Reviewed July 27, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Having been adopted "Maine-iacs" for many years, we decided to search the other side of Mount Desert Island for a different perspective of our favorite vacation place. Opening the door of Peter and Joy's home near Southwest Harbor was love at first site. The expansive living and porch windows opens up to a beautiful cove of water and pine trees. Our family includes grandparents, parents and grandchildren, ages 1 through 8, and there was plenty of space to be on our own and come together. The kitchen is spacious and the owners have provided all the staples for our hungry kayakers and hikers. There are four bedrooms and my husband and I shared a bedroom which overlook the rolling waters of the cove. Watching sunsets and moonsets became a nightly ritual for our family on the back porch. Joy and Peter's vacation home was perfect for our kids with the huge rec room downstairs filled with a ping pong table, games and many toys. I, for one, could not believe the vast library of books that they have in this home! Between hiking, kayaking and dancing at the Flamingo Festival in town, we could not have had a more joyous vacation! We hope to return to our Acadia home soon and most certainly come back to this Quiet Side gem!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 7, 2015
Wonderful! What a lovely vacation! And we're so happy we could help facilitate it for you. Thank you for sharing your experience. - Joy & Peter
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Kathy A
Charleston, Illinois
1 review
“Absolutely stunning home and incredible setting made this an unforgettable experience for our family!"”
Reviewed June 30, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

The support in planning our vacation provided by the owners, Joy and Peter, made this vacation stress-free in every possible way. All directions and information were clear and thorough and every possible amenity was available for our family of 8. The house was lovely, spotless, and spacious and exceeded our expectations. There are simply no words adequate enough for describing the gorgeous setting. The views from every window were breathtaking. We enjoyed the yard, the beach, and the sunsets. We are already planning our next visit!

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Jul 3, 2015
Wonderful! This is everything we want our guests to enjoy. We look forward to welcoming you back! - Joy & Peter
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

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Liked best: The wonderful views.
Liked least: There was nothing I could find fault with.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
May 5, 2015
Thank you for sharing your experience, Juliet! We hope you can return to Acadia some day. We'd love to have you - and are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Happy memories! - Joy & Peter
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MissyB51
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Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful location; comfortable cottage”
Reviewed October 24, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We prefer "the quiet side" of Acadia National Park, away from the traffic and bustle of Bar Harbor. This was our second stay at one of Joy and Peter's Southwest Harbor cottages. Even when the outdoor temperature dipped to 40, we were cozy. The cottage offers all the comforts of home: large, equipped kitchen; three and a half baths; two televisions; washer and dryer; couches positioned to catch the sun set over the cove in your backyard; even a ping pong table in the basement where your son can repeatedly embarrass you. I wish I could return here each and every autumn.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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