GG'S Lake Cottage near Bar Harbor & Acadia

View from the deck
View from the deck200 feet of private sandy beachStairs to the private beachview of the  front deckDining on the deck/ what a view!!View from the driveway showing back deckkitchen dining area1st view of kitchenUpstairs Bedrm 1 ( Double-Bed)Upstairs Bdrm 2 ( Twin Beds)Masterbedroom View 1Masterbedroom View 2Downstairs Bedrm (Queen)Living Rm / Dining Rm AreaLiving Room #2sunset over the cottageprivate dockreason to Vacation in MaineSunrise at the cottageLocal Scenery200 Feet of Private Beachview of the kitchen deck
“ Excellent ”
10 Reviews
8 Peters Rd, Bar Harbor, ME 04634



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps 8
Per night $195
Per week $1,050 - $1,100
Type: Home
Description of the Bar Harbor vacation home rental
This warm welcoming home is located on George's Pond in Franklin. There are 4 separate bedrooms, upstairs there is a large master bedroom with a king size bed, reading area and cable tv, another bedroom with 2 twin beds and a 3rd bedroom with a queen bed. Down stairs there is a fully equiped kitchen with a breakfast nook, a living room with cable tv/dvd/vhs and dining area,a full bath and another bedroom with a double bed. There is a large wrap around deck facing the lake and another small deck off the kitchen. We have FREE WiFi ( Internet Access ).The house sits on 2 lots so you also have a large yard. There is another cottage on the left but there are trees separating the properties and another one on the right that is empty 51 weeks of the year, so you have plenty of privacy. You have a private beach with a dock, and there is a public beach and boat launch within easy walking distance of the house. You have a wonderful view of the lake and Cadillac "mountain" from the deck, the master bedroom and the down stairs bedroom. Sit on the deck with your first cup of coffe and watch the morning mist rise off the lake, listen to the resident loons call to each other and plan your day. The swimming is fun and fishing great so bring your "toys" and enjoy the lake. We have a canoe that you can use and there is a rental place just a few miles from the cottage where you can rent kayaks and more canoes. In the evening sit by the fire pit and toast marshmelows, have a sing-a-long or just enjoy the peace and quiet. Have young chidren? There is a large yard for them to play in, "woods" (some trees on the property) for them to explore, ducks to feed, fish to catch and beach toys to play with. All this without even leaving the cottage!
There is a phone with free nationwide calling and cable tv.
Please check the availability calendar. I update it every time I make a reservation so it is always current.

Ken Kinlin

Area Information
We are only 20 minutes from Ellsworth and 32 miles from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and about 15 to 30 minutes from several picturesque local towns. There are lots of things to do in the area including hiking, biking, fishing, swimming or exploring the local areas. From our cottage you can easily do several days tours. Take a ferry and your bikes to one of our local islands, take a whale watching cruise or go out on a lobster boat and see how they catch lobsters. Head over to Bar Harbor and check out Acadia National Park. Or head downeast and and go to Campbello Island and Roosvelt Cottage, or pack a picnic lunch and explore the local towns. There is a small zoo about 15 minutes from us and several towns have museums that are free or by donation.


Property Rates

Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jun 04 2016 Jun 30 2017 $195 $195 $1,050 - 3 Nights
Jun 30 2016 Sep 11 2016 - - $1,100 - 1 Week
Sep 11 2016 Oct 30 2016 $195 $195 $1,050 - 3 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 7%
Deposits: $250 security deposit. Deposit is required to confirm reservation and will be returned within 10 days of check out once cleaning service has determined there is no damage to the property.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: There is a $100 cleaning charge for cleaning if there is smoking in the home


Reviews for this vacation home rental in Bar Harbor, Maine

Mike Weller

Mike Weller

Lumberton NJ

Rustic Beauty

August 4, 2014

The views at GC's cottage are breath taking. I had as many pictures of the lake as I did of Acadia. The sound of the Loons at dawn and dusk was spellbinding. The fishing and the use of the kayaks and canoe and the beautiful, clear, and surprisingly warm lake water made the house a great place to spend some time even when we didn't go to the park. The fishing was great. We caught 4 small mouth, 2 large mouth, and a pickerel. Swimming was much nicer than I thought Maine would be. The water is very clear. You can see the sandy bottom well past the end of the dock. (probably down to about 8 feet) The kids loved the kayaks. We paddled all over the lake. It was always nice to come home here from the park as well. The family room, downstairs bedroom, and upstairs master bedroom were awesome. The rest of the cottage is a little rustic, but the quiet, peacefully, uncrowded setting made it more than worthwhile. We originally booked the cottage because it was such a bargin compared to staying on Mt. Dessert Island. The fact that it was so beautiful and there was so much to do there made it well worth staying a little further from the park. The is the perfect place for an outdoorsy family with older kids.

Michael J Finnell

Michael J Finnell

Keene N.H.


July 21, 2014

Great location with all the comfort of home. Real clean pond with daily visits of hungry ducks and beautiful loons. Had a great week relaxing on the deck with the first cup of coffee each morning and good fishing right off the dock. The kayaks were also a big hit and still we were only minutes away from parks,shopping,the oceon and anything else one might want to do.I would certainly recommend this cottage to a family or couples. Hope to return in the future.

steve pollack

steve pollack

Island Heights New Jersey

Family Maine vacation

July 9, 2014

We loved out vacation in Bar Harbor and Acadia National park. the rental was brand new clean and all six of us had a comfortable sleeping area. Would suggest crtains on all the windows in the downstairs bedroom for more privacy. Location of home was great. We could could enter the park 1 mile away or be in Bar Harbor in 7 minutes. We felt like we were at home and not in a Hotel near lots of people. We only get the family all together (6 of us) a few times a year since 2 are in medical school and our daughter is a model traveling all the time. The family bonding of having everyone in the same house really allowed uas to re-bond. We saw bald eagles, harbor seals, and lots of animals and beautiful sights. A great spot for families

Lux Heat

Lux Heat


Very Nice Cottage

August 5, 2013

We rented this cottage for a Family Vacation to Bar Harbor. The Cottage was very nice, the view was incredible, we had plenty of room and the kitchen had plenty of everything you might need to cook and even bake with. The kids wanted to live in the clear water lake easily accessible by 40 some steps per the kids! They also loved the Kayaks and Fishing. The Wi-Fi was great, although cell phone service was non-existent a land line is available. Beds were comfy and had plenty of linen, plenty of dresser space and enough closet space or hanger door racks for what you will need for a week. There is a full size washer and dryer, which is such an incredible convenience. Only difficult thing with the Washer/Dryer is that you must wash all linens and bedding prior to check out at 11am and with 5 beds, it's hard to do even when I got up at 5 am. Also, there were just enough wash cloths (6) for a day for our family, but plenty of towels (including beach towels), just have to remember to do a load of towels daily or just bring a few extra wash cloths of your own. Even though having to drop off trash seems like it may be difficult, it was supper easy and the attendant very nice, we ate most meals at the cottage and we only had two bags, one wasn't even full. My only real complaint is that the web site description states that Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park is only a 25 minute drive. We drove there everyday and no matter what time or route it was at least 45 minutes to the Park entrance or town limits. We didn't mind since we loved the cottage and wanted to spend time at Acadia and Bar Harbor, but we wish we would have known ahead of time, as planning for things such as Whale Watching timing is essential.

Lana Paley

Lana Paley


Great vacation!

August 4, 2013

We rented the house for one week. Everyone in our party absolutely loved our stay. The lake is gorgeous. The view of the lake from the house is stunning. We picked mussels right from the lake and cooked them. Found fishermen who was selling lobsters $4.00 per lb 10 min drive from the house. The lake, the lobsters and of course the Acadia made our vacation unforgettable! The house itself is a bit outdated, but the price we payed and the magic of the lake was enough to have only great memories about the place.

Natalya Christensen

Natalya Christensen

Tracys Landing,MD USA

One of those quiet, beautiful places...

September 9, 2011

Five members of our family from Canada, Idaho, and Maryland met at this clean, quiet cottage on a beautiful lake. Everyone had only positive comments. The cottage has been in the owner's family for many years, and he cares for it lovingly. It has a wonderful views of the lake from a large master bedroom, the dining room and a large deck. The lake was perfect for swimming and we made good use of the available canoe. Using the cottage as a base we visited Acadia Park, Bar Harbor, the Cranberry Islands, and further Down East. This is a good place for a family gathering but could also be a great romantic escape for a couple.

Jody Newman

Jody Newman

Augusta, Maine

Awsome stay

August 31, 2010

We rented the two cottage for a family reunion. What a great time we all had. There was plenty of room for all 9 of us. The beach area was wonderful. The kids loved the swimming and water trampaleen they provided. They had 3 kayacs for us. The two man one didn't have a rudder on it so it was very hard to steer though. The cottages where very clean, and they provided everything we needed. Everything was perfect. It rained one day but we all stayed out on the screened in porches and played games. You can't beat the price of these cottages. We drove to Bar Harbor twice that week with only a 40 minute ride. We would recomment this spot to anyone. Thank you.



Santa Fe, NM

GG's Cottage

June 7, 2010

Wonderful cottage! The location was absolutely delightful and the cottage spacious and comfortable. We especially enjoyed the morning light- the peaceful setting, and the wildlife-including loons, eagles, raccoons. A few minor details need work (screen doors that don't slide properly), but the owner seems very attentive.



West Hartford, Conn.

Best Kept Secret in Maine

July 20, 2009

We spent last week at this home and had a wonderful time! The girls (ages 5, 6,7) went swimming every day and really enjoyed feeding momma and baby ducks (2 loaves of bread in 2 days!. Dave caught a 3# small mouth bass which made his week and I really enjoyed sitting on the deck admiring the view and reading. If you have kids definately check out the Discovery Museum in Bangor (it's awesume!) but skip the Oceanarium in Bar Harbor (boring). We went hiking and canoeing almost daily. Also check out Robertson's Sea Tours, we did the lobster one and everyone had a great time!! The house is big enough that we could spread out and with 2 TV's the girls could watch what they wanted and Dave could catch the news and his games! We played several board games also which is something that I must admit we don't usually do and the girls throughly enjoyed that. Candyland quickly became a nightly game. Enjoyed the books and left a couple to add to your collection. We will definately be back!



Milbridge, ME USA

Great week

July 19, 2009

Was a great stay. Me and some army buddies did some fishing, pulled some small mouth and others. Getting to the cottage was easy, directions weren't to complex. Lots of space inside and out. The view was beautiful. We had a real good time and will be back next year.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

We had a great time, the kids loved swimming in the lake and exploring the "woods". We throughly enjoyed the peace and quiet, and thanks so much for the tip about the lobster boat tour. The kids really enjoyed it and so did we. Actually, I think Dan had more fun that the kids! We will definately be back next year!

What a great location! We had so much fun, Joey caught his first fish off the dock and Cindy learned to swim! Everyone had a great time and the kids still talk about hearing the loons at night and feeding the ducks.

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