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Parkside Cottage

4 Mountain Avenue, Bar Harbor,
Hancock/Maine, 04609, United States
Starting at:
$1,200-$2,400 per week
  • 3772
  • 40
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms


What a great place to call home for your Acadia vacation! Nicely sited in a quiet neighborhood near Kebo Valley Golf Course, it’s just a quick bike ride into the National Park or to downtown. On the first floor you’ll find a lovely kitchen with breakfast nook, dining room, bath with shower, living room and a great wrap around porch. Upstairs there are three bedrooms as well as a loft area and another full bath. Relax and enjoy!

2021 Weekly Rates
May 1-June 12 $1,200
June 12-19 $1,400
June 19-July 24 $2,300
July 24-August 28 $2,400
August 28-September 25 $1,500
September 25-October 30 $1,200


Cable T.V.
Internet Access

Additional Information

Bathrooms: Two bathrooms: one with a toilet, sink, and shower; the other with a toilet, sink, and tub/shower combination.
Bedrooms: This cottage sleeps five to six people comfortably. Three bedrooms – master bedroom with queen size bed, 2nd bedroom with two twin beds, and 3rd bedroom with one twin bed. There is also a twin day bed in the upstairs hall/loft area.
Outdoor Accomodations: The outdoors can be enjoyed on the porch or in the large yard.
Kitchen: This kitchen is equipped with dishes, pots & pans, dishwasher, toaster, microwave oven, blender, and coffee maker.
Heating/Cooling: This home has oil fired hot water baseboard heat. Fans are provided for cooling.
Laundry: Washer and dryer are located in the basement.
Linens: Kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom linens are included. Please bring beach towels.
Telephone/Internet: There is no telephone at this cottage. Wi-Fi internet access is available.
Television: There is a television with a DVD player in the living room, and small TVs in the master bedroom and the twin bedroom; all with cable reception.
Pets: No pets are permitted at this property.
Grill: There is a gas grill.


  1. Maggie

    Last day of summer and a week well spent, although not enough of it spent cooking in this beautiful kitchen, or rocking on the porch.
    So much to see! So much to do! Favorites were giant’s slide, laying on the rocks along the coast watching the night sky, sunrise on Cadillac.
    This was my second time to Acadia, first at Parkside. The location was perfect, just far enough from town.
    I hope to come back to explore more, and hopefully have time to utilize some of the great ranger programs offered.
    Now its time to get my Jr. Ranger Patch and work my way home.

  2. 2019 Guests

    Great country cottage within Bar Harbor city limits. Very clean, 15 minute walk to downtown, quiet neighborhood. Will rent from them again.

  3. Family from PA

    We had a wonderful time. Parkside Cottage is beautiful and has everything one could need. The location is perfect. It is a home away from home. We were able to enjoy much of what there is to do on Mt. Desert Island. Sadly, we missed the puffins. We hope to return though. This was a perfect vacation for our family.

  4. David

    Parkside Cottage is ideally located. We could easily drive into Bar Harbor or over to the visitor’s center to catch a shuttle. Similarly, I could hop on my bike and be on the carriage trails in no time. The house is beautiful and well kept. It was supplied with all that we needed for our trip. If we have the opportunity to return to Bar Harbor I would absolutely stay at Parkside Cottage.

  5. Keith

    Stellar location. After a long drive up from Brooklyn, we only used car to head over to Southwest Harbor as everything is nearby. We ate every meal in utilizing well equipped kitchen. We will be back for two weeks in Summer ’21.

  6. Guests

    Clean, well-stocked kitchen, close to center of Bar Harbor

  7. Guests

    Property is ideal for families with children of any age. The location is very close to Acadia entrances and a 5 minute drive into Bar Harbor where parking on side streets is fairly easy. The place was VERY clean and beds were comfortable. Kitchen had everything we needed. The family room was a comfortable place to relax on a rainy day as was the porch swing! Highly recommend this place if visiting Bar Harbor/Acadia.

  8. Diane & Rick

    Once again we found your home a perfect setting in which to enjoy the delights of Acadia and Bar Harbor and surrounds. Your new kitchen is beautiful and, like the rest of your house, practical as well- though we’re sorry to hear the reason for it’s renovation. We had our 10 year old and 8 year old grandchildren with us for the 1st week, followed by their parents for a long weekend and then the special quiet and beauty of the island for ourselves the 2nd week. This is the 3rd year we’ve brought our grandchildren here (in your cottage and to Acadia). They assume it’s an annual event now and look forward to it. We really lucked out this year- the weather was glorious each day. I especially liked visiting Cadillac Mountain at sunset and hiking the many gorgeous trails and sitting on your wonderful porch! Thanks again for offering us the opportunity to enjoy Bar Harbor and Acadia from the comfort and beauty of your home.

  9. Brandon & Lynn

    The Hartman family enjoyed an amazing week here in Parkside Cottage. You have a beautiful home and the new kitchen is simply stunning. We spoke with the gentleman next door about the renovations and assured him that everything was wonderful. The weather largely cooperated, not too rainy or cold any day, and we were able to enjoy several bright and sunny days in Acadia. One particularly nice day, we simply sat on the rocks at Thunder Hole to absorb the ocean views. Highly recommend this activity if time allows during your stay! Thank you so much for providing such a lovely place to stay!

  10. Family from Spain

    We had a great time in Bar Harbor. Your home is beautiful and we loved staying here. We went into Acadia each day and enjoyed the beauty. The weather was perfect and we went to Sand Beach, which the kids enjoyed very much. We walked many trails and took tons of pictures. We also enjoyed the cottage very much. The porch swings were perfect for a “Spanish siesta”. It was the first time in the USA for my family. We loved Maine and enjoyed Bar Harbor very much. The house is perfectly located, very near to the village. We truly loved it. Sad to leave.

  11. Guests

    The Bertsch family had a wonderful week. It was a little foggy, but we accomplished everything we planned! Thank you.

  12. Guests

    The seats outside were very nice and the house was comfortable. Our family enjoyed our time in Maine very much. Gorgeous hikes and great spots to eat in Bar Harbor. We loved staying at the cottage and we hope to return one day soon! Thanks!

  13. Family from Massachusetts, Maine, and Delaware

    June 2- Dinner at Side Street Café. Shore Trail walk after dinner
    June 3- Rise at 4:10 a.m. Sunrise at Cadillac Mountain summit, 4:50 a.m., 42 degrees, windy, beautiful! Breakfast at 6 a.m. at Great Maine Breakfast in Bar Harbor. We hiked the Gorham Mountain Trail to Gorham Mountain, then the Champlain South Ridge Trail to Champlain Mountain, then Beachcrost Path to Sieur du Monts. Lunch at Peeky Toe in Bar Harbor. We hiked the Goat Trail to Norumbega Mountain and descended the Norumbega Mountain Trail, and returned to the car by the Norumbega Connector after going the long way around pretty Lower Hadlock Pond. Dinner: leftovers and takeout here at Mountain Ave. After dinner: watched sunset from top of Cadillac Mountain at 8:12 p.m.; 15 hours and 22 minutes after seeing sunrise from the same spot!
    June 4- Hike to Parkman Mountain and Bald Peak: up via Parkman Mountain Trail, down via Bald Peak Trail. Very nice views of Somes Sound, Upper and Lower Hadlock Ponds, and south. Cool and windy on top with light rain while descending. Lunch here. Rain during afternoon. Dinner at Geddy’s in Bar Harbor.
    June 5- It rained overnight and in the morning. We hiked clockwise around Eagle Lake on the carriage paths and on the hiking trail that is right next to the lake. The conditions ranged from not raining to mist to light rain, 50-52 degrees. We had a nice lunch at Jordan Pond House. Dinner here.
    June 6- Hiked up Beach Mountain and along the Canada Cliffs trail. Hiked Perpendicular Trail to Mount Mansell and down via Mansell Mountain Trail. Visited Bass Harbor Head Light- very scenic. Dinner in Bar Harbor at Galyn’s. Walked Ocean Path and Otter Cliffs after dinner.
    June 7- Great Head Trail and Sand Beach. Almost deserted at 7 a.m.

  14. Family from Hamden, CT

    The house worked beautifully for us. Perfect location: bike paths, park loop road, hiking paths, & Bar Harbor. We ate in – made use of the lobster pot! Hung out on the porch, in the living room and eating area. Bonus to have a retired park ranger as the handyman!

  15. Families from Cape Town, Toronto and NYC

    Very special time was had here in Bar Harbor with the whole family gathered from across the globe. MDI is a very special place and very beautiful – we came, we saw and conquered the hills, trails and lobsters! We were blessed on our whale watching trip to see Minke and humpbacked whales, loads of sea birds and plenty of porpoises.

  16. Family from Maryland

    We’ve been to Maine before but this is our first time on MDI. The house is perfect for our family of 4 and the weather has been a cool, breezy, refreshing change from the heat and humidity of Washington, DC. We have only positive feedback and we hope to return in the future.

  17. Family from Michigan

    Adorable and perfectly located. We spent most of the week in the park and in town enjoying the sights of Bar Harbor and Acadia. Dreading leaving here and returning to reality. Hope to be back someday.

  18. Laura and Mel

    We were lucky enough to return to Parkside Cottage after two years. Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor and Maine is our favorite place and we always find something new each time we come. We truly hope we are able to return soon. Parkside Cottage is the ideal location for everything and we highly recommend it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us once again. Sad to leave.

  19. Diane and Rick

    Thanks again – Your comfortable, well-located home once again provided a wonderful base for our favorite Mt. Desert Island activities. This year we had our grandchildren, age 6 and 8 with us. Their father came for a few days and hiked the Beehive for the second time in 20 years. He sheepishly admitted he should have climbed up the steep part with the iron rings and rungs instead of facing the abyss climbing down!

  20. Ed, Monica, Matthew, Caroline & Stephanie

    Wonderful house made for a great vacation destination. All 5 of us were able to enjoy the views and the activities that Maine has to offer. Loved that town was only 2 minutes away.

    It’s been 10 years since we were last in Bar Harbor. We’ve definitely missed it and we were so sappy to return! Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We hope to definitely return.

  21. Family

    We have stayed in your home several times over the past few years – loved it! It is beautiful and comfortable –a favorite amongst our family! Thank you.

  22. Joe, Nancy & Megan

    We had a great time in Bar Harbor again this year. We have been vacationing here for at least the last 10-12 years and it is truly a happy place. Your home is beautiful and we loved staying here. The furnishings and decor are beautiful and we loved the paint colors in each room. We enjoyed the porch swing and seeing all of the stars at night. Your flowers were beautiful and I took several photos of them. Thank you for all the accommodations!

  23. Linda, Mary Jane, Sonya, & Susan

    Four ladies from Florida had a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage. Sitting on the porch in the cool evenings was a treat. We enjoyed looking at all the art work and decorations. We found Mt. Desert Island to be extremely beautiful. Shopping, eating, carriage ride through the park were all lots of fun. Don’t miss the popovers at Jordan’s Pond restaurant. Our 2.5 hour trip to Campobello in Canada to see the Roosevelt house was a major highlight of our trip. “Have passport handy!” We look forward to a return visit.

  24. Family from CT

    Where do I begin?! Haven’t been here since before kids and now we have come with our 15 & 17 year olds and their friends. Acadia is amazing with everything it has to offer. We enjoyed most of the ladder trails – Precipice lives up to its reputation! Sunrise on Cadillac, sea kayaking, exploring the porcupine islands, hiking with a ranger, biking/running on carriage roads, shopping and dining in Bar Harbor were some of the highlights. We loved your beautifully decorated house.

  25. Two families

    We had an amazing stay at this perfect little house in Bar Harbor! It was the perfect location to be close to the park which we enjoyed visiting every single day! Some highlights of our trip included hiking, biking, kayaking and renting scooters that we took on the park loop road (so fun!) Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We had a blast!

  26. Family

    What an amazing trip to Bar Harbor and the Parkside Cottage! We mainly come to see and play in Acadia and this house is in the perfect location to the park. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us. We hope we have the opportunity to return in the near future!

  27. Guests

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your cottage and the Island of Mount Desert. It was our first trip here and hopefully the first of many.

  28. Guests

    We had a great week! Thanks. Your home is wonderful and we went hiking and biking every day.

  29. Guests

    Thanks for the use of your charming home. Reminded us of our home in CT. when we lived there. Loved Acadia!–PS – loved your artwork in the living room!

  30. Mindy

    This was my second visit to the Parkside Cottage. We had a great but short visit. The last few days were rainy but we had a great time. We climbed the Beehive and although I did not enjoy it in the beginning, I loved it in the end. We also went on a carriage ride on Day Mountain which I absolutely love. We relaxed a lot at the cottage. I love the new swing! It was a perfect trip once again and we can’t wait to return next year! The cottage looks great!

  31. Judy from Georgia

    I am home! I curled up one night and read my books and the atmosphere is exactly what I needed to escape to from Georgia. Maine is exactly as I imagined as a little girl reading books and in movies. I had such a long day visiting and shopping and exploring but when we came home and saw hour house – I am home!

    Thank you for opening up your home to us. I hope to return “home” again some day!

  32. Marilu

    The house was more beautiful and comfortable than I had imagined. I loved finding ample bedding and linens as well as all the little extras supplied in bathrooms and kitchen. The location was great since we spent most of our time in Acadia National Park. We could get “home” from the top of Cadillac Mtn. so fast we couldn’t believe it and we were still handy to the delights of town. Thank you for all the thoughtful touches provided in your beautiful house. I now feel as though I have my own vacation home in Bar Harbor! I am already scheming away to return and stay here again.

  33. Charles, Katz, William, and Charles, Jr.

    This is the first time we’ve rented a house in Bar Harbor over the last 15 years. It was our last vacation before the twins started college. The wonderful charm and warmth of your house allowed us to enjoy this special time together as a family. Thank you to Capt. Jones for his service to our country. I am a retired Navy as well.

  34. Jean & Rick

    A beautiful week here. Thank you once again for the welcoming warmth of your cottage.

  35. Family from Cape Cod, MA

    We loved staying in your super comfortable home. The location is perfect and it was a great set up for our family. We had so much fun exploring the area. It is so beautiful here and we hope to return one day. We enjoyed all of our hikes with terrific views. For our last night we took our kids age 12, 12 & 7 to improv Acadia which was a big hit! Thank you.

  36. Family from Hamilton, New Jersey

    You have a beautiful home! We love the wooden bears that greeted us as we arrived. The crow family next door kept us entertained as well. We thoroughly enjoyed being in your home this past week!

  37. Richard, Karen, Keran & Megan

    What a wonderful home away from home for our first visit to Acadia. Our daughter immediately settled into the “pink” room. She insisted on hiking the Beehive twice – awesome trail! Swimming in Echo Lake after kayaking on Long Pond in the morning was another great day. Our son loved Sand Beach. My favorite was Jordan Pond where we hiked around the pond. Of course the meal at Jordan Pond was exceptional – highly recommend it. The kids are already planning a return trip. We’ll certainly stay here again. Your house is so lovely and we couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else. Thanks for making our stay so memorable.

  38. Hal

    Had a great week at Parkside Cottage. The house is great, location excellent and of course we love the area. Thanks.

  39. Koong-Nah

    Our family had a wonderful time in Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and just returned home last night. Acadia is beautiful and the lobster and clams are delicious. Parkside Cottage was exactly what our family needed and wanted. Clean, spacious, cute, well kept and close to Bar Harbor and the Park. We would love to rent the same place again the next time we return to Maine. Thank you.

  40. Hugh

    We enjoyed staying at Parkside Cottage very much. It was a great six days in Bar Harbor and Acadia. You promised great weather and while it was hot, we were able to hike, bike, kayak, sail and climb. We had a wonderful time. Thanks.

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