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The Colony on Frenchman's Bay

# 20 Rr3, Hulls Cove, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME
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The Colony Cottages have unique New England “somewhere in time” character. All the cottages have been updated and have modern conveniences. Front porches have lovely views of the trees and the ocean. Some of them have fully equipped kitchens complete with cooking utensils and dishes. Some cottages are designed for couples, some are for big family get away and some are for pet lovers. All the non kitchen cottages have TV, telephone, A/C, high speed wireless internet -WiFi, coffee maker, fridge and microwave. In property amenities outdoor heated pool, guest coin laundry, outdoor fire pit area, picnic tables and mini outdoor potable grill at your request. All of our cottages have privet parking. You can walk to our privately owned rocky beach on Frenchman’s Bay and enjoy the ocean with beautiful sunrise. Our family has hosted thousands of vacationers to Maine’s beautiful Bar Harbor area since 1984, and we invite you to join us. Our Cottage accommodations are a casual, family oriented Bar Harbor area lodging experience. The Cottages located 1/4 of a mile from Acadia National Park main entrance, 7 minutes from the center of Bar Harbor village.
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Free parking
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Mini golf
Bicycle tours
Outdoor fireplace
Picnic area
First aid kit
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
Russian, Spanish
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annika_lucky13 wrote a review Oct. 2020
Salamanca, New York348 contributions34 helpful votes
We recently returned to The Colony, and had another great experience. We reserved the same cabin as last year, and it was great to be back. The check-in was quick and efficient. All the staff we interacted with was friendly and helpful. The location was perfect. We enjoyed the sunrise at the beach across the road each morning. The national park entrance was right down the road, and the town of Bar Harbor was a few minutes drive away. Our cabin was very comfortable and spacious. We had a great stay and will definitely be making plans to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Dpc1128 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Fayette, Maine25 contributions10 helpful votes
We've been coming to the area for years. Each time staying somewhere new. This year I wanted a cabin because we were traveling with an infant. The staff or owners I spoke to on the phone were lovely and because of covid I had to change our stay once or twice and they were very accommodating. When I arrived to check in the lady at the front desk was very short with me and the next day the same way with my husband. There was no kitchen. There was a small fridge (that even on the lowest setting froze all our food and drinks) and microwave beside a very small bathroom. It was also very outdated. I read on thete paperwork in the room that we could pay extra to use a grill which didn't really sit well with me. Overall it was decent but there are other places I would go back to before coming back here
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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803632016 wrote a review Sep. 2020
Connecticut41 contributions18 helpful votes
There were many problems with this very short stay. There is a motel side to this property. It is not all cottages like the description has you believing. It says no pets allowed in the motel room as they call it and they do allow pets or should I say they turn there backs. It set off my allergies almost instantly. We left and stayed down the road at The Hinckleys cottages. No problems there. Anywhere on MDI is a good location! We saw a cockroach in the bathroom so bring your bug spray if you stay here. Also they would not give one night back even after arguing about the pets. The owner lied and said we used the pool which was ridiculous.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: There are plenty of places to stay in the area.You can drive there and find one.
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Valerie B wrote a review Aug. 2020
Merrimack, New Hampshire13 contributions3 helpful votes
We were very uneasy about taking a vacation this year because of COVID. We finally decided to head up to Bar Harbor/Acadia as long as we could find a cabin or motel type of property with separate entrances and more ability to distance. The Colony did just that. Our cabin served it's purpose and the staff was outstanding. It might have been a bit dated (and the shower was small) but for the price, we couldn't have asked for more. The staff did not come into the cabin until after we checked out. If we needed new towels or sheets or needed the trash emptied, we left it on the front porch and they replaced it all pre-packaged. Overall, we were quite pleased with our stay at the Colony. They made us feel more confident in our decision during these uncertain times.
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Date of stay: August 2020
PeteUSA2013 wrote a review Aug. 2020
Boston, Massachusetts37 contributions46 helpful votes
This was my trip staying in a cottage and I was pleasantly surprised how much room we had. We stayed for two nights in cottage # 5. Lots of room, very clean and updated. The kin size bed was very comfortable. The location is absolutely great to see the sunrise. The entrance to the Acadia National Park is only 1/2 mile. Across the the street from the cottage is also an outstanding restaurant. After we left we talked about our stay and must say that staying at the Colony Cottage is very quit and a bit away from the tourist area at Bar Harbor. I must say again Thank you to the ownership to let us stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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the colony on frenchman`s bay hotel hulls cove
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandBar HarborHulls Cove
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Colony on Frenchman's Bay
Which popular attractions are close to The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Nearby attractions include Mount Desert Island (7.7 km), Acadia National Park (4.6 km), and Cadillac Mountain (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rose Eden Lobster, The Travelin Lobster, and Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to The Colony on Frenchman's Bay?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (4.7 km) and Sieur de Monts Spring (6.9 km).
Does The Colony on Frenchman's Bay have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.