Bar Harbor Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc. came about initially, over 18 years ago, while I was renting out my own four vacation cottages. Friends and relatives who also had cottages available for weekly rentals contacted me to assist them. We are a full-time vacation rental agency (with my brother Tom and cousin Gail joining me several years ago; cousin Miles joining in 2016) and love working with people who are planning their summer vacations. We all feel this is the most beautiful place in this country to visit! It may have something to do with the fact that we were born here, and our family was the second family to settle on Mount Desert Island in 1761, in Somesville. It sure is a beautiful place to live and visit!

We know it can be difficult booking a vacation rental online. We'll try to be as honest and helpful as we can when describing the features of, and recommending, a property to rent. Feel free to call us or email us with questions about any property, or about the area. Between the four of us, we're pretty knowledgeable about the wonderful activities our area has to offer. We are anwering emails 7 days a week. We're in the office Monday-Friday, and do answer or return phone calls on the weekends, too.

Rebecca Richardson

Rebecca Richardson








Tom Richardson








Gail Richardson Gee

NOTE: Gail has created a wonderful activities guide booklet listing everything there is to do here. This is info that no other single place offers (you might be able to gather up a lot of the info yourself, with hours of research) and there's a lot of "insider" info—known only to local residents! Check out her website: www.localislandconcierge.com for ordering information.


Our beloved grandmother,
Gladys Smith Richardson, and Rebecca, out on the family boat near Seal Harbor, circa 1968

Miles Emmons

NOTE: Miles owns and operates Acadia Paddle which will deliver kayaks and paddle boards right to your rental! Miles is also very knowledgeable about local fishing! Feel free to ask him any fishing questions!








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