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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. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • Bathroom has tub with shower, washer/dryer, linens provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /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:
  • antiquing
  • 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
  • sound/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 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

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!

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: 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!

  • Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 9-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we could have wished for!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I did not realize that we were really looking for a Maine vacation on the quiet side of Bar Harbor (AKA Schoodic Peninsula) until we discovered the listing for Tree Tops Cottage. This is a beautiful, intimate, well-equipped, 3-floor guest cottage above the trees, overlooking a cove in Frenchman's Bay and beyond to Mt. Desert Island and Bar Harbor. Lively Bar Harbor and the hiking/biking/touring on Mt. Desert Island are an hour's drive away, or -- much better -- an excellent 45-minute scientific adventure on the Schoodic Ferry. Although we enjoyed our day’s exploration of Mt. Desert Island, we preferred the hiking, climbing the coastal rocks, and the arts/antiques/restaurant exploring in Schoodic during the rest of the week.

The cottage itself was so appealing that we were completely content to spend days there, whether on the lovely, flower-banked stone patio right outside our comfortable bedroom, or in the living room and loft with their cozy chairs and reading nooks, or, most of all, on the second-floor screened-in porch where we ate and enjoyed the antics of the resident hummingbird. The porch was also my husband’s and my sanctuary for meditation and a little writing. The opportunity to sit quietly overlooking trees and water was a great gift – I could actually feel my work-induced high blood pressure dropping.

John and Carolyn have included everything to make this cottage a true guesthouse, from wine, cheese, and crackers to celebrate our arrival, to fresh flowers on the table, to a beautifully-equipped kitchen and plush linens.

The cottage itself is wrapped around in lovely forest. Carolyn’s gardens are the glorious result of passion and hard work, and the magnificent home they are completing on the property is indeed a labor of love. A path down the hill through the woods leads to a secluded clearing right on the water, complete with chairs and kayaks.

John and Carolyn themselves were warmly welcoming, anticipating our needs and at the same time respectful of our privacy. Becoming acquainted with this lovely, fascinating couple was an additional gift.

We consider our time at Tree Tops Cottage a blessing. We would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: 1-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Rental!

  • 5 of 5

We give Treetops Cottage our very highest recommendation. The cottage is attractive and comfortable--the owners have thoughtfully outfitted it with touches that make all the difference, from topnotch cookware to the comfortable bed and fresh flowers--and the location is breathtaking. The view from the second story screened-in porch as well as lower deck to Frenchman's Bay and Mt Desert Island is glorious and ever-changing. Closer to hand, the owner's extensive flower gardens and collection of worldwide evergreens--not to mention their exceptionally beautiful shingle style home--made us feel as if we were living in Maine's version of Paradise. The owners are a delightful couple who attend to every need (though they anticipate most beforehand!). And they kindly allow guests to use their kayaks, which we thoroughly enjoyed doing. We were also happy with the location of the cottage: conveniently near Route 1 yet burrowed far enough into the countryside so that you'd never know it was there. The proximity allowed us to head both north and south with ease, to go hiking in the Schoodic portion of Acadia National Park and visit the area's many superb galleries and artists' studios, antique shops and restaurants. This is a very special place and we're grateful we found it. Deep thanks to John and Carolyn!

  • Submitted: 23-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 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 vacation cottage rental in Gouldsboro, Maine

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$75.62

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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