$516 / night
Total guests, Nights

Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views – Home 2301729 House

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Seaside Cottage, 4 BRs, Private Beach, Great Views – Home 2301729

  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath cottage directly on the shore in Acadia's "Quiet Side." With a large kitchen, dining, and living room with a bonus antique oak, claw-foot game table, screened-in porch, and oversized cottage-style windows to maximize the view, you can enjoy the comforts of home while enjoying the ocean view. There is a bonus reading alcove upstairs and a full gaming and recreation room downstairs with ping pong and direct access to the patio and grill. Blue Heron Tide offers you an opportunity to sample Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park, lobster, chowder, dining out, boating, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, ocean and freshwater swimming, hiking, walking, bicycling, blueberry picking, birding, garden touring, shopping in quaint boutiques in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, and more - or just get some quiet relaxation and reading time in your cozy oceanfront cottage. While Blue Heron Tide is a 4-bedroom, 4-bath house, neighboring Acadia Sunset Seaside Cottage is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath house. Rent the cottage that best suits your party, or rent them together as a family compound. Both cottages are well suited to accommodate multiple generations or a small group of friends with comfortable common areas as well as separate bedrooms and living spaces that enable you to access quiet time and preserve your privacy.

You can enjoy any of several cozy nooks to settle in with a good book. Or play ping pong with friends or family on a day at home. At the Seaside Cottage, you are surrounded by gorgeous sunsets that you can enjoy in your private screened-in porch every evening. And you are steps away from your own private stretch of beach, where you can put in your own canoe or kayak, beachcomb for shells and sea treasures, or simply enjoy the view out to Maine's famous island-dotted shore, with the Nature Conservancy's Placentia Island in the distance, and Swan's Island just beyond. You are less than five minutes' drive from the Acadia National Park trails called Wonderland and Ship's Harbor, which bring you out to gorgeous rocky bluffs along the open ocean and Maine's famous rocky coast. A minute more and you're at Bass Harbor Head Light, the most photographed lighthouse on the U.S. East Coast. In five minutes you’re in Southwest Harbor with ample opportunities for shopping, dining, and boating; in two more minutes you’re hiking Acadia Mountain or swimming in Echo Lake; and in ten minutes you're in Bar Harbor, with its quaint shops, restaurants, whale watching, naturalist boating, sailing, deep-sea diving, Park tours, and many other opportunities.

Few locations in the United States can compare to the beauty and diversity of Mt. Desert Island (MDI) and Acadia National Park, “where the mountains meet the sea.” Ocean, lakes, mountains, miles and miles of hiking trails, dedicated bicycling and walking trails, gorgeous countryside, and quaint towns provide unlimited opportunities for relaxation and recreation. Come for some much-needed rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation at Blue Heron Tide.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Full bed
    Bedroom 4: Sofa beds
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Twin beds
  • 3 Full baths, 1 Half bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Games room
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A car is necessary to get around, however you can ride the free Park shuttle in and around the Park once here.

Interaction with guest

We are always available by text for any urgent questions you may have, as well as email and phone.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We have a strict no-smoking and no-pet policy, as well as limit to the number of guests who have paid to stay. A checklist at checkout is provided to enable you to get your full security deposit refund when you follow the checkout procedure (strip beds, put the last load of towels in the wash, properly dispose of trash and leftovers, leave the house broom-clean and the yard clear). Thanks!


About the owner

Joy C.
Average reply time:
1 hour 55 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
01 Jun 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





33 reviews

Very Good

“Love this house...location, has it all!”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2018

We can’t say enough good things about this property! It was enough distance from the touristy bustle of August to give us peace and quiet but everything was an easy drive whenever we wanted to g… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Mary! It’s just what we hope for our guests. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come again should you return to Acadia. Our best to you all, Joy & Peter

“Perfect place for a family - with something for everyone”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2018

Our extended family was celebrating a 40th birthday get-together, and we were lucky enough to have celebrated at Blue Heron Tide. Communication with the owners was always quick and responsive. The … More

Response from the owner So wonderful - just what we designed for a diverse group, to be able to enjoy such a wide range of activities, together as well as privately. We’re so glad you chose Blue Heron Tide for your visit to Acadia and has a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your experience! Our best, Joy & Peter

“Multi Family of 7; First Time Maine Visit”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2018

Not sure where to start! As a multi-family of 7 (2 families; ours of 4 other of 3), this property was perfect! Clean, airy, with views from all over, like it says. We had 2 teenage boys and a 12 yea… More

Response from the owner Such a wonderful picture of fun! We’re so glad the cottage worked so well for your group - and the fishing and kayaking was rewarding too! Thank you for sharing your experience and certainly we’d love to have you and the boys back when you return to Maine! Our best to you all, Joy & Peter

“Perfect Family vacation with young children”

Reviewed 18 Jun 2018

We stayed here for our family vacation with 5 adults and 4 boys, ages 2-8. For the adults, it was very peaceful and quiet location with water front views! It takes about 30-40 mins drive to Bar Harbo… More

Response from the owner Sounds like such a wonderful vacation and great location for the kids to explore and enjoy. Hopefully you found the top down/ bottom up shades? They’re tucked up at the top for those times when you want to block the sun. We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit, and thank you for sharing your experience! Our best to you, Joy & Peter

“Lovely location and cottage!”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2017

This cottage was perfect for our family reunion! The open spacing and number of bedrooms and bathrooms served our group of nine very well. This is truly a well-stocked cottage. It is on the quiet s… More

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your kind review; we're so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and your reunion here! Our best, Joy & Peter

“Seaside Cottage”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2017

We had perfect time at Seaside Cottage. The view from living room is gorgeous . I really recommend this house for everyone!

Response from the owner Wonderful! We're so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your recommendation! - Joy & Peter


Reviewed 3 Oct 2016

This home was amazing! The owners keep it very clean and well stocked . The view out the windows is unbelievable along with the beautiful sunsets. The house is spacious and peaceful away from the hus… More

Response from the owner Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate it - and are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

“Everything that we hoped it would be and more ...”

Reviewed 5 Sep 2016

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 o… More

Response from the owner Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We certainly enjoyed working with you as well, and are pleased that you had such a great time! We look forward to welcoming you back. Thanks & Best Regards - Joy & Peter

“Family Vacation”

Reviewed 14 Jul 2016

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 fa… More

Response from the owner 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

“Great house - the best we've ever had”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2015

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.… More

Response from the owner 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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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Joy (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Joy (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Joy the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Joy (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Joy (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Joy (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Joy (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Joy (the owner) before booking?

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How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Joy (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Joy (the owner) a message.

If Joy (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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