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Bedrooms 3 / Bathrooms 2 / Sleeps 6 / House
Bedrooms: 3  Bathrooms: 2   Sleeps: 6  Type: House

2 Full baths

Blue Heron Cottage -- Oceanfront Near Acadia
TripAdvisor property ID 3996525

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Book this 3 bedroom house in Steuben today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 16 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $850, depending on travel dates.

The owner responds to 85% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 01, 2018.

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About the owner

About the owner

Mary D.
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Calendar last updated:
01 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:16:00, Check out time:11:00
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your vacation rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Steuben,-maine Attractions




  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Iron
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine

Phone / Internet

  • Internet access
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features

  • Parking
  • Sea view
  • Waterfront


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • DVD player
  • TV


  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Private garden


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed


  • 2 Full baths


Reviews (16)

Excellent – based on 16 reviews Excellent
16 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 12 Oct 2013

I can not say enough wonderful things about this place. First of all, Mary is very helpful in every step. The cabin is clean and kept up nice. The area was nice and couldn't ask for a better time. You don't have to go anywhere as the cabin is just nice enough to stay at the whole time. There were 6 of us who stayed here and we all had a great time and will be back in the near future. I have already told other people about this awesome place.

“Quiet, peaceful, with a wonderful morning view.”

Reviewed 26 Sep 2013

The house is located on a quiet road about halfway down a peninsula, with a wonderful morning view of the water across the road. The interior of the house is exactly as on the website and is very comfortable. There were five of us and it was an easy fit. The kitchen had all that was needed in the way of silverware, plates, and pots & pans with the exception of a large frying pan. Also, the charcoal grill is somewhat lacking. It's usable but needed replaced at the time of our visit. Otherwise, we were extremely pleased with the amenities. The beds and all the other furniture were very comfortable. It was nice also to have wifi and long distance service since cell service was sporadic at best in the entire area. The house is about twenty miles by road from the Schoodic section of acadia National Park. Make sure to check out this wonderful section of the park as it is quite beautiful. The main entrance of the park is over forty miles away and that is the downside of this wonderful house, or rather the trade-off for the very reasonable rent. If your main goal is to go to the main section of acadia you'll want to pay more and rent closer. But if you want peace and quiet. If you don't mind being a little farther away and enjoying the Maine coast a little further north, especially the Schoodic section and the little towns along the coast, this is the place. It lovely and a great value.

Response from the owner Thank you for your review of our cottage. The property now has a new, upgraded charcoal grill! So glad you enjoyed your stay.

“Bue Heron Cottage Paradise”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2013

The Blue Heron Cottage is very lovely, quite spacious and full of natural wood inner sidings and beams. There is a wood stove in the family room, which, opens into a small but quite functional kitchen with all the amenities we needed for a two week stay. We stayed in the "master" bedroom on the second floor, which has a vaulted ceiling and offers a magnificent view of the ocean and sunrises over the ocean. The house sits close to a quiet dirt country road and across from the glistening waters of the ocean. A large wonderfully unruly hedge of Rose hip bushes hides a long, delightful porch that extends along the length of the house. It is an extremely welcoming and comfortable, clean space. The owner Mary Della Torre was beyond gracious and endlessly helpful with providing us with detailed information and vivid descriptions about nature walks and hikes in the surrounding area. One couldn't ask for a more responsive or caring home owner. We had visited acadia National Park several times in the past and while the majestic beauty of the Park lured us back we spent a lot of time exploring the Schoodic Point which offers the visitor a less touristy part of the Park and gorgeous views of the ocean along the undulating slabs of Maine rock which hug the coast in that area. We grilled at the cottage, dined outdoors on the porch and were lulled to sleep by the rhythmic rocking of the ocean waves. We explored the local towns, walked the bird sanctuary trail many, many times and re-energized our tired souls. We returned to Boston drenched with the richest of memories from our two week vacation which will sustain us through the stress of daily life here in the city for a long time. It would enhance the cottage to have more indoor lighting.

“Wonderful vacation”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2013

My family stayed in blue heron cottage and it turned out to be a great choice I made for the family. Obviously the cottage is named for some reason as I did saw the blue heron in the bay in front of the cottage, and I saw an eagle flying passed by. Per my so called animal scientist son, it should be a bold eagle! We also went for wild blue berry picking for twice, which had been a good experience for my son as well. The only challenge is over 1 hr drive to acadia, but frankly it was not terrible long drive with family together. The schooldic point is absolutely beautiful which I have to give credit to the cottage, as if we are not living that close, we might miss that as lots of people coming to acadia.

“An Unforgettable Week in Nature”

Reviewed 19 Aug 2012

Our family of 5 (including 3 teens) fit very comfortably in this house, and everyone had their own space. Our son appreciated his nice, quiet back bedroom with its own bath, and our daughters loved the skylight in the large, pretty twin-bed room, and the glorious sunrises every morning through their windows. The master bedroom upstairs has an amazingly beautiful starburst shaped, knotty pine ceiling and lots of windows too. Plenty of cooking utensils, DirecTV (really nice!), and lots of room! It rained 3 of the 7 days we were there but that was OK; we picked blueberries at the wildlife sanctuary up the road, went for long walks including a very old cemetery up the road, and our science-loving son spent hours exploring the rocky beach in front of the house finding treasures to decorate his room at home. Bring a telescope to see the stars like you've never seen them before. Of course, Acadia and Bar Harbor are only an hour away or so, and we went there a few times, but there is plenty of beauty right in Steuben for those who just want to stay put and relax. You can buy fresh-caught lobster, scallops, and crab 5 minutes up the road, and there is a small town only 7 miles away for banking, groceries, restaurants. There is a Dollar General for whatever you need (forgot your flip flops? Need some extra mosquito spray anyone?). See the photo of the rainbow on this site here? We saw a double-rainbow at that exact spot during one of our evenings! The neighbor said this is a common sight. I found the owner very helpful and knowledgeable about the area, and her tip sheet was worth its weight in gold. Use it and explore all of the gems -- lakes, parks, trails, hidden spots, etc. -- in the area. Maine is beautiful in every way. It is clean, unspoiled beauty. You can smell the fresh evergreens and sea spray, and the sounds of seagulls, loons, and lobster boats is unforgettable. If I were to rent in this area again, I wouldn't hesitate to come right back to this cabin.

“You know the term "Heaven on Earth"? Well...”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2011

We initialy stayed here in October which was a beautiful time of year to enjoy all of the biking/walking/hiking paths. The days were warm and the nights cool for great sleeping. Last June's weather allowed for more beach time, kayaking, and sun worshiping. Both times, watching the sunrise over the ocean was the highlight of the day but in June the amazing double rainbow nearly matched it.

“Totally unforgettable, and the best vacation yet”

Reviewed 5 Jul 2010

I know my family will agree with me, when I say it was the best vacation we've ever had!!! We weren't sure what to expect when we rented this cottage. It was our first time renting, let alone one right on the ocean, plus we had never been to Maine before. The trip turned out to be the best vacations we've ever taken with our two kids. The cottage is right by the water, and you have awesome views from every room. It is very spacious, with three bedrooms & two bathrooms. The kitchen was fully supplied with everything you need to cook with. We were picking blueberries every day for breakfast, and eating lobster every other night (only because it was so rich, we couldn't handle eating lobster every night). We all had so much fun walking on the beach at low tide & finding many treasures: sea glass, a whale tooth, & many sizes of crabs. Just down the road is the Wild Life Refuge with several walking trails that lead you to the tip of the pennisula. We spent a day driving thru Bar Harbor/Acadia Nat'l Park. But our best day trip was to Eastport were we did a whale watch/sunset cruise on a schooner. We saw for the first time wild porposies, seals, & whales. The sunsets were breathtaking. We were amazed at how slow time went when we were having so much fun. We can't recommend renting this cottage more highly.

“Hoping to return soon!”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2010

Never having been to Maine, we weren't sure what to expect when we rented this cottage on the sea. The trip turned out to be one of the best vacations we have ever taken with our three children. The cottage sits right on water, and the tides change drastically each day. Because of this, you are treated to a different ocean view each day. We are a family of five and were very comfortable in the cottage as it has several bedrooms and plenty of open space. Our favorite memories include: picking blueberries each day for breakfast, walking/hiking through the many trails in the nature preserve right up the lane, discovering the "carrying place" and its magical tides and island, touring Downeast Maine and its quaint villages and harbors, eating organic meals harvested from nearby farms, dining out on the deck each evening and watching the sunset, seeing lobster boats haul in their catches, catching a glimpse of a porcupine for the first time, taking the ferry to Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island, and most of all breathing the rich, intoxicatingly fresh coastal Maine air. This is a wonderful place to spend time. It is quiet, peaceful and restorative. We couldn't recommend it more highly.

“Ocean front beauty”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2010

The upstairs bedroom in the new addtion was innovative, with many surprising architectural details, like the ceiling. The kingsize bed was very comfortable. You can see the sunrise over the ocean from the bed through a picture window. The downstairs is open and spacious, with two bedrooms, a kitchen and plenty of windows to see the ocean. The woodstove and the knotty pine walls and ceiling give a cozy and comfortable country flavor. There is a cozy little nook between the kitchen and the living room with a place for a person to sleep. There are decks and porches on the ocean side. You see and hear the ocean and wotch the lobster boats go by, Within walking distance there is an animal preserve with paths to walk by the sea and woods.

“The sun rising over the ocean is breath taking!”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2010

We had a wonderful time at this cottage. There is a national park nearby for hiking, blueberry fields, and beautiful private beach, We're hope to return again this year!

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