USA Maine Mount Desert Island Bar Harbor Listing #49506

Norris Cottage - Bar Harbor, ME

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9 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Quaint Family-Friendly Cottage Near Main Street w/Free WiFi and Partial A/C

Charming and cozy, this coastal cottage offers classic Bar Harbor quaintness while being close to everything the area has to offer. You will be just far enough from Main Street to avoid the tourists, so enjoy some peace and quiet on the old-fashioned "Maine" front porch each morning with a cup of coffee. The living room is just the place to kick back with loved ones on the sofa or armchair and a flatscreen TV awaits for entertainment. Not to mention, both bedrooms are located upstairs, so guests can choose whether to stay downstairs and mingle or head upstairs to hit the hay.

What's nearby:
Located less than a half-mile from Main Street, this adorable cottage will be the perfect jumping-off point for checking out the various restaurants, shops, and attractions that make this coastal town so special. Take an afternoon to walk along the Bar Harbor Shore Path or take advantage of the many hiking trails that are scattered nearby to really soak up the scenery. Venture out a bit further, and you will find yourself at the famous Acadia National Park. You're just a short two-min walk from Glen Mary Park, which features a children's wading pool.
This rental is located on floor 2.

Parking Notes: Two cars can park in the driveway.

Water Access: Less then 2 miles to ocean & downtown Bar Harbor.

City/town permit number: 2020-43

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

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Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions



Gas grill : Private


9 reviews

Ross & Ross LLC M. Aug 2021
The house was very cute and in an amazing location, walkable to town and close to everything Acadia can offer. It was also super clean and pet friendly. We will be back!
Ellie . Aug 2020
Good place to stay, 10 minute walk from downtown Bar Harbor and a minutes drive/ walk to Acadia. Good for a family but note that the staircase is very steep if you have young children. Comfortable accommodations, however mattress in master bedroom needs to be replaced.
Noelle . Aug 2019
Really cute place in a fantastic location close to town! We could and did walk every time we went into town, whether it was to get ice cream, get dinner and drinks, or do some shopping. One surprise we had was in the room with the two twin beds - it was small and set up so that the door couldn`t be opened or closed without moving one of the beds, which would obviously disturb whoever was sleeping there. In addition, they had some amenities for cleaning (e.g., dish and laundry detergent) but were missing some other amenities that would have been nice to have, like extra toilet paper and more cooking basics (they only provided salt and pepper). But overall we still really enjoyed our stay! The owners were very responsive and reasonable!
Michael . Aug 2019
This was our second time staying at the house and we plan to come back in the future. The location is great and the overall experience couldn`t be better.
Katie . Aug 2019
I have been to Bar Harbor many times but this was my first stay at 12 Norris Ave. It was a great place to stay! Walking distance to downtown but away from the hustle and bustle. The cottage was very clean and welcoming, with a nice backyard to sit out in. It felt like home for the week.
Julie . Aug 2019
The cottage was perfect for my family (2 adults and a 7-year-old). We loved being just enough on the edge of town that it wasn`t crowded, but still near enough that we could walk everywhere.
Haessly . Jul 2019
This was our family`s first visit to Bar Harbor. We loved our time there! This cottage was the perfect place to relax after a long adventure filled day. Great location, easy access to downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia park entrances. Walking distance to a couple park trails too. Another reviewer mentioned bringing a gate for the stairs - I am very glad we did this as the stairs are pretty steep. Our 5 year old had no issues on the stairs, but the 1.5 year old definitely needed to be kept off them. Our favorite walking destination each evening was Mt Desert Island Ice Cream!!
Hannah . Jul 2018
Absolutely loved our stay at Norris cottage. A home away from homes and we even got to take our dog. The kitchen is really well equipped. Lots of cleans fresh linen and towels, the location is fabulous. Close enough to Bar Harbour to walk in but fare enough away to escape the crowds. We had kids and not only is Norris cottage on a quiet street but it’s literally a stones through from a fenced in wading pool. Our kids loved it. Also really close to a playground. Excellent bargaining tools with small people. We loved our time here.
Wendy . Jun 2018
A great house in a fantastic location - easy walk to town AND on a quiet shady side street. Very clean upon arrival with a well equipped kitchen. Our family of four took advantage of the the shaded porch for morning and afternoon relaxation, BBQ’d several nights on the gas grill and used the on demand” tv features to watch movies at the end of a few hot days of Acadia Park activity. Highly recommend this house and Bar Harbor/Acadia!