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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.
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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.
Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage. Fabulous cove views await you! Blue Heron Tide as you come up from the shore. Windows maximize the view.
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Your picnic view of Duck Cove from the patio at Blue Heron Tide.
Blue Heron Tide Seaside Cottage. Fabulous cove views await you!
Blue Heron Tide as you come up from the shore. Windows maximize the view.
The dining room is adjacent to the living room in this open concept living area.
The main sitting area of the living room, with ocean views, game table, couches.
A view from within the screened porch looking over the water. There is also a comfortable glider
A view of the kithen. The stove is right of the peninsula; more counter & pantry are past the fridge
The Rec Room has comfortable cottage seating by the outdoor patio and grille.
A view of the Rec Room with a sneak peak of the ping pong table - endless fun.
Master bedroom 4-post mahogany bed. The master bedroom has a private en suite full bath.
One of two sitting areas in the master bedroom; a bank of oceanview windows are on the right
The second sitting area of the master bedroom, featuring a beautiful ocean view
The 'Cottage' queen bedroom upstairs, with its own full en suite
All rooms have an ocean view in Blue Heron Tide; this is from the Cottage bedroom.
The upstairs hall leads to a private reading nook hidden around the corner, also with ocean views
The double mahogany 4-poster in the 'B&B' style room on the first floor.
Twin bedroom on the first floor, also with mahogany beds.
Private steps bring you to your shoreline at Blue Heron Tide (low tide).
A view from the cove. You can see Placentia (owned by the Nature Conservancy) and Swan's Island.
Another view from the shore of your cove.
A view from Cadillac Mountain on a misty day
Schooner in front of the Bar Harbor Inn
Bass Harbor Marsh, good for canoeing
Jordan Pond House view of The Bubbles
A view of Bass Harbor Head Light
A hiking trail view inside the Park in autumn.
Typical boats in the harbors all over the island.
A view from a carriage path inside the Park - there are 50 miles for walking, cycling, skiing, etc
A lovely corner in one of the Rockefeller gardens.
The classic Maine coast of Mt. Desert Island and Acadia National Park
A classic view of Southwest Harbor, typical of the area.
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Maine

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amdajula
Rochester, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect place for a family - with something for everyone”
Reviewed August 8, 2018 for a stay in July 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 owners provide a very thorough welcome notebook with helpful suggestions and an excellent orientation to the house. The house itself is lovely with beautiful views of the water. The layout of the house allows for togetherness (as well as privacy when you have had enough "together" time.) The kitchen is well stocked with staples, utensils, dishes and cookware. The basement is a fun place to hang out together with a ping pong table, tv, board games, dvds, puzzles and books. We had one rainy day that we spent trying every board game we could.
The location of Blue Heron Tide is perfect for a diverse group like our family. It is in a very quiet area. We barely saw another person the whole time we were there. But within a few minutes' drive, there are great places to eat and grocery shopping. About 30 minutes away is Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park.
Blue Heron Tide facilitated each family member's perfect activity in one way or another. Our quiet reader loved sitting by the water and reading in the adirondack chairs. Our hikers and adventure lovers spent 2 days at acadia and spent a lot of time kayaking right out in front of the cottage. Our shopppers had a great time in Bar Harbor spending too much money. And we all loved connecting at night in the roomy living area overlooking the water.
My personal favorite things were sitting out on the screened in porch first thing in the morning and kayaking at high tide. (Scotty's kayaks delivers the kayaks right to the cottage.)
Thanks to Peter and Joy for a fabulous vacation.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2018
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
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Boyz4Us
Westminster, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Multi Family of 7; First Time Maine Visit”
Reviewed July 16, 2018 for a stay in July 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 year old/tween boy. The boys loved it! We had kayaks delivered and used them as much as the tide would allow (typically morning around 10a). The views are just awesome and the weather perfect all week! The house was located in a great quiet spot. Felt like the cove was ours. Pretty much anything you could want/need....Being from Maryland, we even found "Old Bay" spice and it came in handy when boys went fishing and caught a ton of Pollack and I had to cook them! Actually, found a Maine recipe for baking (BTW turned out awesome)! Hosts were very accommodating and answered our questions prior to our stay. Well stocked with all kinds of information and places to visit. We were busy, to say the least! Something for everyone and we all enjoyed our stay very much and, as first time Mainers, we would certainly return.

Thank you, Peter and Joy!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2018
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
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b33kat
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect Family vacation with young children”
Reviewed June 18, 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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person found this review helpful

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 Harbor and other attractions, which didn’t seem too far to drive through all the local scenic routes. It only takes 15 mins to get to the local down town area.
The house was pretty well equipped for a rental house. They have plenty of laundry detergents and dryer sheets for our active boys who loves to explore the great outdoors. That was very helpful and convenient.
We were able to see the low/high tides, from upstairs bedrooms’ windows and the living room windows, which was pretty amazing!
The BBQ grill outside was great and worked well with big family grilling, and so was the kitchen. We bought our own olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and they pretty much have most of other seasonings.
I wish we get to play some ping pong down in the basement but we were too busy exploring all the outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking and canoeing!
For the kids, they love the beach areas especially when it was low tide, exploring a lot further out. Also the basement is such a fun place for them to play hide and seek.
Over all, we had an amazing and unforgettable experience with Acadia National Park. And staying at the seaside cottage is like the icing on the cake to complete the whole package!

I have one suggestion if I may: master bedroom curtain. The sunrise was around 4:30 and we didn’t have much curtain to block out the bright light coming in. We had to tell ourselves that it’s bright out but it’s not even 5 yet, go back to sleep!

I will definitely recommend this house if you want to explore the true beauty of MDI and more!

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Management Response
18 Oct 2018
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
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Inspirati...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely location and cottage!”
Reviewed July 16, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
3
people found this review helpful

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 side of the island, yet Acadia National Park is easily accessed from this location. Our family spent time hiking and biking different trails everyday. We also rented kayaks for use in Duck Cove. Great places to enjoy seafood or purchase groceries are nearby. Sunset views were enjoyed from the large windows of the living area.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Jul 2017
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
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kolaczpio...
Farmington, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Seaside Cottage”
Reviewed June 4, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

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

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Management Response
18 Jul 2017
Wonderful! We're so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your recommendation! - Joy & Peter
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Karen H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ms”
Reviewed October 3, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

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 hustle and bustle yet close to so many awesome things, such as Acadia National Park,Bass Harbor lighthouse, seal harbor auto museum , bar harbor to name a few.. I would give it 5 stars and recommend it highly ,especially for larger groups .

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Management Response
4 Oct 2016
Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate it - and are so glad you enjoyed your visit!
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Safari620...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything that we hoped it would be and more ...”
Reviewed September 5, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

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.

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Liked best: Comfortable living space, well equipped kitchen.
Liked least: Mosquitoes outside - definitely need bug spray.
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Management Response
5 Sep 2016
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
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