Van Loan Cottage Bar Harbor Acadia Cottage Rentals

Just 5 minutes to Acadia Park and 8 minutes to downtown Bar Harbor, this cottage has amazing nostalgia, interior design and has close access to your own private beach

  • Exterior Cabin: Exterior
  • Master Bed Building Cabin: Master Bed Building
  • Combined Buildings Cabin: Combined Buildings
  • Master Bed interior Cabin: Master Bed interior
  • Great Room Cabin: Great Room
  • Queen Bed Cabin: Queen Bed
  • Double Bed Cabin: Double Bed
  • Kitchen Cabin: Kitchen
  • Loft Playroom Cabin: Loft Playroom
  • King Suite Bedroom Cabin: King Suite Bedroom
  • Screened Porch Cabin: Screened Porch
  • View to Loft Cabin: View to Loft
  • Master Bath Cabin: Master Bath
  • Master Bath Cabin: Master Bath
  • Shore Access Property: Shore Access
  • Back Yard Property: Back Yard
  • Outdoor Seating Property: Outdoor Seating
  • sleeps 6

  • from $200 to $300 per night

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Baths 2

  • Pets Allowed

A little about the property

Be transported back in time to the Golden Age of a Bar Harbor (without sacrificing modern amenities) at the Van Loan Cottage! Back in 1936 when Bar Harbor was a thriving artists’ colony, Philadelphia artist Dorothy “Dido” Van Loan and her brother and sister built the Van Loan Cottage as a summer retreat and art studio. It is only five minutes from the main entrance to Acadia National Park and eight minutes from downtown Bar Harbor, but a quiet, nostalgic world away. Frenchman Bay is visible from the driveway, and the cottage is close enough to enjoy the cool ocean breeze from the screened porch. A few hundred yards down the quiet road there is access to a private rocky beach (a little bit of hike down a path), exclusively for use by the neighborhood association and guests of The Van Loan Cottage! Kayak and hunt for sea glass on your own stretch of shore! You will not find a property that more fully captures the feeling of coastal Maine or the romantic past of Bar Harbor. After a loving two-year restoration, the property has been upgraded to accommodate vacationer's needs while maintaining its historic charm. The restored original main cottage has a great “old camp” feel (have you seen the DIY network show?), decorated with local antiques and folk art pieces. It features a large great room with a queen bed and a double bed, which are also daybeds for family seating and lounging during the day. An atmospheric screen porch has a comfortable wicker couch and two oversize wicker chairs. Dorothy’s former loft studio serves as a fun play area for the kids and a gallery for several of her old works (some from her private collection, never before seen in public!) The restored kitchen is fully functional, and there is a full bath with a claw foot tub/shower combo. 2024 RATES May 25-June 15 $1400/week June 15-Aug 31 $2100/week Aug 31-Oct 12 $1400/week Pet fee $150


Coffee and Tea Maker Common Area Flat Screen TV Full Kitchen Grill Non Smoking TV/Cable Washer/Dryer WiFi Pet Friendly Air Cond Breakfast Fireplace Fitness Facilities Hot Tub Housekeeping Daily Kitchenette Onsite Activities Restaurant on Site Room Service Swimming Pool Toiletries

(207) 288-0307

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