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Tranquility Cottage

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Tranquility Cottage
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Overview
3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Tranquility Cottage is a spacious, fully equipped, shingle-style home surrounded by quiet evergreen woods on Mt. Desert island's 'quiet side.' It combines comforts you would expect to find in a country inn with the privacy and freedom of a well-appointed private home. Improvements this year include a new dishwasher and smart tvs. Every effort has been made to provide visitors with the components of a memorable vacation. Tranquility Cottage's 2,000 square feet of space offer lots of room for family and friends to visit and relax. The first floor features a large year-round sun room with seating and dining areas, four sliding doors to the 80-foot wraparound deck with grill, table, and ample seating. There is a master bedroom with en suite full bath, a large dining room, comfortable living...Tranquility Cottage is a spacious, fully equipped, shingle-style home surrounded by quiet evergreen woods on Mt. Desert island's 'quiet side.' It combines comforts you would expect to find in a country inn with the privacy and freedom of a well-appointed private home. Improvements this year include a new dishwasher and smart tvs. Every effort has been made to provide visitors with the components of a memorable vacation. Tranquility Cottage's 2,000 square feet of space offer lots of room for family and friends to visit and relax. The first floor features a large year-round sun room with seating and dining areas, four sliding doors to the 80-foot wraparound deck with grill, table, and ample seating. There is a master bedroom with en suite full bath, a large dining room, comfortable living room, and very well stocked kitchen for preparing meals. There is also a laundry room and half bath. Upstairs are two roomy pine-paneled sky-lit bedrooms, a large 'rainy day' room supplied with games, puzzles, and adult and children's books, and a bathroom with shower. Fine bedding, towels, soaps, and laundry/kitchen/bathroom supplies are provided. Tranquility Cottage is a non-smoking, no pet vacation home.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Tranquility Cottage is a no pet, no smoking vacation home. The only fire allowed are restricted to the grill - and birthday candles, of course.The maximum number of overnight guests is six, including babies and young children,,and no more than twelve people may be on the premises at any time.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Julie S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2011
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All we really wanted was an escape from Florida heat and humidity...when we pulled up to the property at dusk, there was a deer feeding...and that was the beginning of the adventure! We were close the Park Loop road at Arcadia, and close to the...More

Date of stay: October 2020
1  Thank PatMcElmeel
Reviewed 26 July 2020

Nice big house. In the woods, isolated - you don't see neighbors around. Very quiet and cozy. I'd like to come back another time and recommend to anyone. A lot of useful information such as maps and trails description inside. Full kitchen and grill are...More

Date of stay: July 2020
1  Thank 679PeterT
Reviewed 1 October 2019

We were first timers to Maine. My husband and I, our three children, and my mother stayed here for a week in June, 2019. The house is absolutely beautiful. It's EXTREMELY clean. Everything works. It's quiet. It's far away from the busy side of Bar...More

Date of stay: June 2019
2  Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 23 September 2019

We fell in love with this place the second we walked in the door. Julie has thought of everything you might need. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you will need for meal preparation. She leaves very well though out suggestions and a book...More

Date of stay: September 2019
1  Thank Flyer818982
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

My family and I loved our stay at Tranquility Cottage. We have three boys, and they kept themselves happily engaged playing in the yard and riding bikes on the quiet road. We had ample room, and the amenities were complete and well thought out. We...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank 947marikas
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

My family (2 adults and 2 boys - aged 12 & 14) spent 3 nights and 4 days at Tranquility Cottage. We were delighted to discover that it was some distance from the tourist trap of Bar Harbor, but with easy access to Acadia National...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank M_Willis_C
Julie S, VR Owner at Tranquility Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2019

Thank you for the kind remarks, and for the suggestions for future guests. We were especially interested to read about the classes at the bird carving museum. So glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

As we had been to Tranquility Cottage in 2017 and liked it so much, we booked it again for fall 2018 - and didn’t regret it. The house offers a warm welcome the moment you enter it. It feels like a home from home. We...More

Date of stay: October 2018
2  Thank HeikeSchin
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Our family loved spending time in this peaceful, open and cozy cabin in the woods. We ended up spending more time relaxing than planned simply because it was such an inviting place to enjoy. We loved being able to cook meals, spread out, curl up...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Katie O
Julie S, VR Owner at Tranquility Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you. I hope you and your family will be able to come again..

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Ashland, Massachusetts
Reviewed 9 July 2018

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Date of stay: July 2018
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Our trip to Maine was spectacular! The weather was perfect, we saw and did so much, and Tranquility Cottage was the perfect home base for it all. The cottage is on the quieter side of the island, away from the hustle and bustle of Acadia...More

Date of stay: June 2018
2  Thank Lisa K
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Alarm Clock
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Tranquility Cottage is on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island, in the quaint fishing village of Bernard. Peacefully secluded, the house is ideally located to enjoy a Maine vacation. Pick wild blueberries along the deck. Stroll to the beach, fishing dock, or lobster pound. Acadia's breathtaking scenery, hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking, and the Bass Harbor Lighthouse are just a few minutes away, as are the charming restaurants and shops of Southwest Harbor. Don't want to drive? The free Island Explorer Bus passes by the foot of the drive to take you around the island and park.
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