A Cottage Compound

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You can rent both beautiful Maine cottages, Acadia Sunset and Blue Heron Tide together to accommodate larger groups or families who want to be near each other and still enjoy their own space. The cottages are about 500 feet apart and, while they don’t look like they are together, they are carefully set to preserve each other’s privacy and view. Still, it’s easy to walk between them in 2-3 minutes to drop in, make plans, or share a meal. A discount for the joint rental can jumpstart your grocery shopping or treat the group to an ice cream cone in town.

The images above feature the view from the front lawn of Blue Heron Tide, the field between the two cottages, the shorefront, and the view from the lawn by Acadia Sunset, respectively. Blue Heron Tide is off to the left about 500 feet from the view you’re seeing on Acadia Sunset’s front lawn.

When booking our Maine cottage compound, inquire early to ensure that both cottages are available for your dates.



(April and May) $660 per night or $4150 per week.

Early Summer

(June) $4700 per week.


(July and August) $5800 per week..

Early Foliage

(September) $4700 per week.

Later Foliage

(October) $660 per night or $4150 per week.

Additional rate details and rental terms

OTHER CHARGES: A 9% State of Maine Rooms & Meals tax is required on all rentals. A damage protection insurance policy or $300 security deposit per cottage is required.

MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY6 Guests can be accommodated in beds. An additional infant or toddler can be accommodated for $25 per night; there is a Pack-n-Play crib, child bed and booster seat available on-site.

MINIMUM STAY: We have a 3-night minimum in spring and foliage seasons; we have a 7-night minimum in the summer. Turnover day in summer is always on Saturdays. Occasionally we can make special date accommodatitons; inquire for a special need.

DEPOSIT/PAYMENTS: To confirm your reservation and lock in the dates for you, we need a 50% deposit, payable by PayPal or through HomeAway (you can use a direct bank draft or Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express). The balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date, at which point the rental amount is nonrefundable unless we are able to rebook the cottage for the dates you had reserved (less a 10% rebooking fee).

CANCELLATION & TRAVEL ASSURANCE: Cancellation outside of 60 days prior to your arrival is refundable to 90% of the rent. To recoup the cost of your rental charges should you need to cancel within 60 days of your arrival, we encourage you to consider buying Trip Cancellation Insurance via InsureMyTrip.com, or we may be able to refund up to 90% if we can re-rent the cottage.

NOTE: Acadia Sunset is a smoke-free environment; there is no smoking anywhere on the premises.. Pets are never allowed; children are welcome.



We supply:

  1. Fully furnished bedrooms, baths, and living rooms
    2. Well-equipped kitchen, with coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes, lobster pot, and some basic staples like flour, sugar, spices and the like.
    3. Linens (towels for indoor bathing, sheets)
    4. Washer, dryer, and iron
    5. Games and puzzles and a selection of books
    6. TV with basic cable
    7. High-speed wireless internet access
    8. CD/Radio/Tape player
    9. Gas grille and picnic table
    10. Screened porch with table and chairs.

Plan to bring your own:

  1. Personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shave cream)
    2. Groceries
    3. Sunscreen for daytime fun that won’t spoil your evening
    4. Insect repellent
    5. Hiking boots
    6. Windbreaker for boat rides
    7. Beach towel for outdoor use (our towels are for indoor bathing only)
    8. Beach chairs, if you’d like
    9. Cell phone for communications.
Fully furnished bedroom, bath, and living rooms
Well-equipped kitchen, including coffee maker, pots, pans, dishes

CD/Radio/Tape Player

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Washer, dryer, and iron

Linens (towels, sheets)
6 Persons
TV with Basic Cable
Free WiFi
Ocean View
Games, puzzles and cards
Gas grill and picnic table

Screened front porch for enjoyment of fabulous sunsets.


Here are selected pictures of Acadia Sunset Seaside Cottage, which give you an idea of the cottage, its rooms, and setting.
More guest reviews
Beautiful spot!
Nice house, beautiful location, well-stocked. I think the owner should inform guests BEFORE booking that the tap water is in sufficiently treated so really shouldn't be consumed. Except for that, I highly recommend this place.
Louise W.
Paradise in Maine!
This place is amazing! Feels very comfortable and home-y, and really is well stocked in terms of kitchen supplies, games, grill, towels, and more! The location is very quiet and STUNNING, a little bit of a ways (half hour or so) to Bar Harbor/Acadia entrances, but very manageable. Beds were comfortable, rooms were spacious, and everything was very well thought-of. I would come back here again in a heartbeat!
Katie J.
Great Maine vacation spot!
We stayed here for our first trip to Maine and to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We loved that we were close to all the amazing things to do in Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, but also far enough away from the crowds around Bar Harbor. We couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful it was watching the amazing sunsets at this house.
Randy N.
Wonderful place to be while visiting Maine!!!
We enjoyed our home in Maine so much. Jill and Peter were very accommodating and shared a lot of local tips and information with us prior to our visit. We had the entire cove to ourselves whenever we took to the water. It was so peaceful! Great sunsets from the house and great places to sit down and read a book. The beds were all very comfortable and the kitchen was easy to navigate and use! The landscape and flowers around this home are so beautiful as well. Location is great because you are in the quiet area of Mount Desert Island, but you are also not a far drive from anything on the island.
Elizabeth S.
Great cottage and location
Right on the water, beautiful views, lovely clean cottage, great proximity to lots of fun and relaxing activities. Couldn't ask for more!
Joy & Peter C.
Cozy and comfortable home
Four couples spent time at Blue Heron Seaside Cottage and very much enjoyed our stay. The home is even nicer than the photos. Beautiful views of the cove, well furnished, comfortable and cozy. Everything we needed was available at our finger tips. We loved the screened porch! An easy drive to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Blue Heron was a welcome place to spend our evenings together with good food and great friends! Thank you Joy and Peter.
Karin T.
Exceptional Vacation Rental
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at your home. It was everything that we hoped it would be and more. The weather was absolutely perfect and we enjoyed exploring Acadia and the little surrounding towns on Mt. Desert Island. Then, after a day out and about, it was nice to come back to your place and just relax. The sunsets were beautiful. The lobster at Thurston's was great. You have been great to work with. Thank you for the use of your home, it is one that we will surely plan on coming back to again.
Denny S.
Our week at the Blue Heron Tide could not have been more wonderful. The house was big enough for us to share the joys of Acadia with our daughter and son-in-law and our two young grandchildren. The views from the house were breathtaking at all hours of the day and in all kinds of weather. You made the house such an inviting place to be. Everything you could possible need and more is there, whether you want to cook a great meal or play a game of ping pong! The Blue Heron Tide was the perfect place to spend a memorable vacation with our family. Our two year old grandson keeps asking if we can go back to the Blue Heron Tide. We have assured him that we definitely will! Celeste and Bob Long Island, New York
Celeste and Bob Marcus
What a beautiful spot to stay! We stayed here for the long Columbus Day Weekend, and it was so wonderful! We enjoyed the ocean view, the great kitchen, and the comfortable bedrooms. We really appreciated the fact that each bedroom had it's own bathroom. We also loved the selection of board games and the ping pong table. Would definitely stay again and recommend this place to stay. The view is really insane.
Gabe S
The floor to ceiling windows provide beautiful views of the cove. Our favorite part of the home was the screened in back porch, where we spent a lot of time watching sunsets and the changing tides. We loved the game room in the basement, which was perfect for the cooler fall nights. The kitchen had all of the necessities - pots, pans, flatware..etc making it simple to prepare meals. Would highly recommend this beautiful home for families and couples alike!
Hassan & Casey


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Contact us to book directly. We’ll send you a lease and you can make your deposit through PayPal to reserve the cottage for your dates.