Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage

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Welcome to our Maine waterfront rental, Blue Heron Tide. It is designed to provide a variety of common areas for being together while ensuring that, if one party wants to read while another plays ping pong, you have enough privacy — and quiet — to do both simultaneously. Two bedrooms are on the entry floor, one with a double and another with a set of twins. The living room features wall-to-wall windows to maximize the view, and includes a game table and plenty of comfortable seating. The dining room generously seats eight and has ready access to the screened-in porch.

This is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath cottage directly on the ocean on Acadia’s Quiet Side, where you can enjoy all of the recreational opportunities that Acadia has to offer without having to sleep in the noise and bustle of it. The cottage is furnished with a nice mix of antiques and decorative touches unique to the area, while providing all of the comforts of home in a fully equipped kitchen, large dining area, full living room with bonus game table, screened-in porch, and separate recreational room and additional reading nook in addition to the bedrooms and baths. Outdoor spaces feature an oceanside patio with gas grille and beautiful view out to the cove and Blue Hill Bay beyond. And, of course, you have direct access to your own private stretch of Maine shore.

Two bedrooms are on the entry floor, one with a double and another with a set of twins. The living room features wall-to-wall windows to maximize the view, and includes a game table and plenty of comfortable seating. The dining room generously seats eight and has ready access to the screened-in porch.

On the second floor there are two additional bedrooms, the master, with a queen bed and separate sitting room, and a second queen bedroom adjacent to a reading nook. Each bedroom has its own private, full bath. The upstairs bedrooms enjoy the same spectacular view as the living and dining rooms. There is also a third level of living space on the ground floor, with a game room and comfortable seating area — perfect for separate recreation or quiet time. A ping pong table is also included, for entertainment on rainy days or a friendly tournament regardless of the weather.

In the recreation room on the ground floor there is also a game and wicker seating area. A ping pong table is also included, as are a washer and dryer.

We look forward to hosting you in Maine this year!




(April and May) $450 per night or $2835 per week

Early Summer

(June) $515 per night or $3250 per week


(July and August) $4200 per week..

Early Foliage

(September) $515 per night or $3250 per week.

Later Foliage

(October) $450 per night or $2835 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 is required. $150 cleaning fee.

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, or we may be able to refund up to 90% if we can re-rent the cottage.

NOTE: Blue Heron Tide 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)
8 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 Blue Heron Tide Cottage, which give you an idea of the cottage, its rooms, and setting.
More guest reviews
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
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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