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Stunning Views from Tree Tops Cottage, near Acadia Ntl.Park/Schoodic Section

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Multi-level guest cottage on shorefront estate, with a lovely waterftront

Located on Frenchman's Bay in the scenic Schoodic Peninsula, a short drive to Bar Harbor, Tree Tops Cottage is the charming guest house of a beautiful coastal estate on five acres of woodland, gardens, and a peaceful, protected, and pristine shore front. High in the branches of old pines, the 3-level cottage has panoramic views from all three levels of the mountains of Acadia, small islands, seasonal cruise ships at anchor, lights of Bar Harbor at night, and the occasional lobster boat working from local fishing villages. Wander along garden paths to the water where you can launch your kayak on a quiet cove and paddle into Flanders Bay, by Seal Rocks, and pull up on a Sandy Beach for lunch and a swim. The protected cove is a perfect place to try kayaking in the finest paddling waters in the area, or striking out in an exploration of the many islands that make up the calm side of Frenchman's Bay. Take your camera as you look for nesting bald eagles, and walk along our shore to find sea heather in season. Relax in a hammock or chair by the water, watch the tide ebb and flow, or capture a spectacular sunset at the end of your day. In close proximity to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, we are just a brief drive ( 8 miles!!)to Acadia Ntl. Park here on the peninsula. You can explore miles of carriage roads for walking and biking, the park loop road by the ocean, and endless trails and paths for hiking and walking.

At the end of the day, return to the cottage and relax on the large deck or the screened porch, surrounded by trees and gardens. The first level master suite with two double French doors opens onto the deck where you can enjoy morning coffee along with the ever-present hummingbirds. The main level has a full bath, completely furnished kitchen and living area, with dining table, relaxing chairs, and a couch in a cozy nook for reading or napping, and a fireplace that adds to the comfort and charm. Walk from the living room into the elevated screened porch, a captivating environment for alfresco dining or relaxing on the chaise, taking in the beauty of the bay. A window wall in the open loft creates a tree top aerie with spectacular views, a television, and additional sleeping accommodations. Whether you are looking for a destination to relax in the Schoodic and Bar Harbor area, enjoy the gardens and explore Downeast Maine, or want an active vacation to hike, bike, or paddle, Tree Tops Cottage welcomes you. The semi-retired owners, normally in residence, can be an excellent resource for all activities in the area, especially biking, hiking, and paddling. The cottage provides a unique setting to experience the best that beautiful Downeast Maine has to offer. As the cottage is close to the water and has three levels with stairs, it is most suited for adults and children 12 and older. It is furnished and equipped to accommodate three.

More Details

John Bernardin
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Gouldsboro, Maine

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , bath (no shower)
  • Bathroom has tub with shower, washer/dryer, linens provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , The loft has sleeping accommodations for one
  • Master bedroom with king size bed and two large closets, double French doors to deck The loft has sleeping accommodations for 1
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Surrounded by the pristine beauty and outdoor activities of the Schoodic Peninsual/Acaadia Ntl. Prk., schoodic Section


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Stunning Views from Tree Tops Cottage, near Acadia Ntl.Park/Schoodic Section
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

A Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Maine far exceeded our expectations! Our host's John and Carolyn have created an exceptionally wonderful cottage surrounded by the Maine Woods along with birds, flowers and tranquility! Our goal was to relax from the chaos of our normal schedules and life routines. We were successful beyond our expectations. John and Carolyn get an solid A+ and Five Stars for being awesome hosts and wonderful people. They worked hard to provide us with area attractions that best suited our desires. Our short day trips to various harbors, antique shops and water side cafes were incredible. We can't recommend this property any higher! Thanks John and Carolyn!!!

Doug and Peggy, Overland Park KS

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stuart, Florida

absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful!! Lovely people, lovely cottage, lovely state, lovely time!! Planning my next trip now!

  • Review Submitted: 16/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The moment you stepped on the property you felt peace and relaxation. John and Carolyn greeted us with open arms. The cottage is amazing and it is fully equipped with every amenity you could think of. The place was immaculate and the views were stunning. I would say this is definitely one of our favorite places we have ever stayed. Thank you John and Carolyn for making our vacation perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 28/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such a memorable stay at Tree Top Cabin! Truly a vacation that we will never forget. The cabin was very comfortable. It had everything we needed and more. A great big thank you to John and Carolyn for your thoughtfulness in making sure we were comfortable both in and away from the cabin. Your insight on local attractions and best ways to utilize them was very helpful. We would not hesitate to recommend Tree Top Cabin to anybody!

  • Review Submitted: 26/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Dream Vacation started with our stay at the Tree Tops Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at John and Carolyn's Tree Tops Cottage was spectacular. The cottage is a relaxing place to come home to each day after exploring all that this area of Maine offers. It's a beautiful place to stay and has everything that a couple needs while there. The flowers on the property and the views from the cottage were so wonderful. The location of the cottage is close to so many fun activities which made for easy drives to get to them. We just can't say enough good things about this property and the kindness of John and Carolyn.

Damon & Roxann G.

  • Review Submitted: 09/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view and everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Really loved staying there because it's well appointed and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 29/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Jones Pond

A short drive from Acadia National Park/Schoodic Point; cycle the park loop and miles of newly created bike trails; stop for lunch on the rocky shore or a picnic area; visit nature conservancies at Donnell Pond (long sandy beach for swimming) and Petit Manan Wildlife Refuge; enjoy concerts and art galleries; attend wine tastings at local winery; use Island explorer Bus to ride around the quaint fishing villages on the peninsula; takes your bikes on the daily ferry trips to Bar Harbor; hike Shcoodic Head, Schoodic Mtn., Black Mtn; finish your day with a fresh water swim in Jones Pond.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Gouldsboro, Maine

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$80.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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