Waterfront Cottage Rental on Union River Bay near Bar Harbor, Maine

Ellsworth, Maine (United States)

Waterfront Cottage Rental on Union River Bay near Bar Harbor, Maine

1 unit
8 guest capacity
Private Bathroom
Pets allowed
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Hosted by Jay
  • Verified Host
  • New accommodation


  • Kid-friendly
  • Pets allowed
  • Barbecue
This waterfront cottage rental is located near Bar Harbor, Maine, and can accommodate eight guests for a peaceful getaway to the shore of Union River Bay. It has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bathroom. Each of the first three bedrooms is furnished with a queen-size bed. Two of these bedrooms are on the first floor, while the other one is on the second floor.

In one of the first-floor bedrooms, guests will also find a small library with a loveseat, while the second-floor bedroom features a futon, an armchair, a desk, a large television, and French doors leading to a balcony. The fourth bedroom is set on the first floor and contains two twin beds. Guests will find a shower in one of the full bathrooms and a combination bathtub/shower

In the living room, guests will find a sectional sofa, a cozy stove, and a television. The dining area seats six guests, with additional seating for two guests at the adjacent breakfast bar. The fully-equipped kitchen comes with a stove, a microwave, a toaster, a dishwasher, a refrigerator, and a coffeemaker.

Other amenities include Wi-Fi, satellite television, a DVD player, central heating, a safe, and a washer and dryer. Outside, guests will find a deck with an umbrellaed patio table, a barbecue grill, and a private beach.


  • Queen-size bed
  • Twin/Single bed
  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Heating
  • Linens and pillows
  • Television
  • Washing machine
  • Parking
  • Safe box
  • Fan
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking basics
  • Fridge
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Breakfast bar
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Deck/Patio
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Satellite/Cable
  • BR/DVD player
Inside the cottage, guests will enjoy amenities such as Wi-Fi, satellite television, a DVD player, central heating, a safe, and a washer and dryer. Outside, guests will find a balcony, a deck with an umbrellaed patio table, and a barbecue grill

Location + Surroundings

Nearby local services
  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping
This cottage rental is located in Ellsworth, Maine, where it is situated right on the shore of Union River Bay. At high tide, the cottage is only 75 feet from a private beach, which guests can access simply by walking down a short wooden staircase, obviating the need to cross roads or navigate ledges that comes with other rental properties in the area.

Here, guests can enjoy a peaceful, secluded getaway while at the same time being just 15 minutes from Acadia National Park and 30 minutes from Bar Harbor. Encompassing most of Mount Desert Island and having preserved its rugged natural splendor since 1919, Acadia National Park embraces 49,052 acres of granite mountains, coniferous forests, rocky coastlines, and pristine ponds and lakes. These environments provide habitats to an array of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, moose, beavers, porcupines, minks, foxes, and black bears, along with birds such as golden eagles, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and a variety of owls. A range of whales can also be spotted in the coastal waters near the island, including humpback, right, minke, and finback whales.

Highlights of the park include the scenic Park Loop Road, which leads to the self-descriptive Sand Beach; the picturesque Jordan Pond, which is backdropped by the distinctively-shaped North and South Bubble Mountains; the spectacular Otter Cliff, which soars 110 feet over the sea; the magnificent Cadillac Mountain, which is one of the park's seven peaks that reach heights of more than 1,000 feet; and Sieur de Monts Spring, where guests will find the Sieur de Monts Nature Center and the Wild Gardens of Acadia. The latter is divided into a dozen sections representing all of the habitats of the park and boasting more than 400 native species of plants.

About five miles to the southwest, guests will find the Indian Point Blagden Preserve, which encompasses 110 acres of red spruce, white cedar, and balsam fir forests overlooking Western Bay. The preserve is home to white-tailed deer, porcupines, snowshoe hares, ruby-crowned kinglets, ospreys, 12 species of warblers, and six species of woodpeckers, including pileated and black-backed woodpeckers. Off the coast of the preserve, guests can also spot harbor seals sunning themselves on several offshore ledges.

In downtown Bar Harbor, guests will find a variety of boutiques, restaurants, art galleries, and tour operators, along with attractions such as the Abbe Museum and the Natural History Center. Guests will also find shopping and dining options in downtown Ellsworth, which is about 10 minutes to the north. The cottage is about 45 minutes from Bangor, Maine, where the nearest international airport is located.


  • Swimming
  • Winter sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Fishing
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Wine tasting
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife watching

With Union River Bay just footsteps away from the cottage and Acadia National Park just 15 minutes to the south, guests will be well-positioned to pursue a variety of outdoor activities both on land and water. On the water, guests can go kayaking right in the bay, the shoreline of which is also well-suited for walking. For more water-based activities, guests can head down to Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park, where they can go swimming at Sand Beach and Echo Lake Beach, whale watching and boating in the Gulf of Maine, seal watching and lobster fishing in Frenchman Bay, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding on the coastal waters of Mount Desert Island, and fishing on a dozen ponds and lakes, such as Bubble Pond, Echo Lake, Half Moon Pond, and Jordan Pond, which are home to a variety of trout, salmon, bass, and perch. Equipment rentals, tours, and cruises are available from a number of local outfitters and operators in Bar Harbor and Southwest Harbor.

On land, guests can enjoy hiking on the park's 158 miles of trails; biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing on its 45 miles of carriage roads; rock climbing on its 227 climbing areas; birdwatching for the 215 species of birds that have been documented in its boundaries; wildlife viewing of mammals such as black bears and moose; and scenic driving on Ocean Drive, Jordan Pond Road, and Park Loop Road, the last of which can also be used for snowmobiling.

For shopping, dining, and art gallery browsing, guests will find a variety of options in downtown Bar Harbor, where guests can also visit the Abbe Museum and the Natural History Center. Other local attractions to visit include the Sieur de Monts Nature Center, the Wild Gardens of Acadia, the Mt Desert Land and Garden Preserve, the Asticou Azalea Garden, the Mount Desert Oceanarium, and the Indian Point Blagden Preserve.

Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Strict: It is at the discretion of each individual host as to whether the booking can be rescheduled to another available date. If you cancel at any time, you will not receive any refund.

Additional Information

Pets are permitted.

Smoking is prohibited.

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