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Property Rental Information

Weekly rental fees are posted for each cottage on their respective pages. For a comprehenisve list of "WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING A PRIVATE PROPERTY" click here.

All cottages provide linens, cookware, diningware, etc. Guests will need to bring personal consumable items like napkins, toilet tissue, paper towels, personal soap and shampoo. Smoking is not permitted at any cottage.

Booking a Cottage
If you would like to proceed with booking a cottage, you will need to provide to us the following information: your telephone and address, number of guests, and whether or not you are bringing a pet. A rental agreement will be sent to you via Adobe Sign for electronic signature (or a pdf file can be emailed to you). Deposits and rental fees are paid using our secure SMART PAY ACH direct pay system (bank to bank). Payments may also be paid with personal check or bank money. Contact us about foreign bank/money transfers. Using the Inquiry Form or sending an email is a good way to get started! NOTE: WE DO NOT CHARGE BOOKING FEES OR CLEANING FEES.

Summary of Payment Transactions
Security deposits and 9% Maine State Sales Tax are not included in published rental rates. Pets are allowed only by special permission from the owner and with a designated non-refundable fee (ask about any breed or size restrictions). Bar Harbor/Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc. represents the owners of these rental properties and has a fiduciary obligation to them. While every effort is made to ensure our listings are accurate and up to date, furnishings, prices and availability are subject to change without notice. We strongly recommend that you review all website content related to a property and ask about any specific issues, requirements or concerns prior to signing the agreement. Payments must be in the form of a ACH payment (our SMART PAY), personal check, Foreign Wire Transfer, or credit card (NOTE: processing fees apply to credit card charges). Renter shall be responsible for the actual cost of any bank fees associated with transactions such as foreign wire transfers, exchange rates, international checks, credit card fees and returned checks.

Security Deposits
$300 refundable deposit for damage/excessive cleaning costs is required by each cottage (in some cases cottage may require $500, $750 or $1500). Securty deposits are returned, in full, to renters, within 30 days of departure, via U.S. Mail, provided no damage or excessive cleaning costs are deducted.

Maine State Sales/Lodging Tax
All rental fees are subject to 9% Maine State lodging tax. Pet fees are included in this.

Deposit/Payment Terms
50% deposit of the total rental amount (rental fee + pet fee, where applicable + sales tax + security deposit, ) is due at the time of reservation. The balance is due 30 days prior to reservation date. Our preferred method of payment is personal check or SMART PAY (a secure ACH payment from your bank to our bank), as well as money order.

Deposits and rental fees are non-refundable unless cottage can be re-rented prior to rental date (see below for information about travel insurance). While we make every effort to re-rent your rental period we cannot guarantee full refund. Any refunds will be subject to a $50 processing fee.

For those cottages allowing pets, there is a non-refundable Pet Fee (listed with each cottage) charge for each pet. All pets must be under the care of a prescription flea preventative like Frontline or Advantage. Proof of this care, such as a store receipt or box top, is required prior to rental date. NOTE: certain breeds may not be permitted at particular cottages (i.e. Pitbulls). Please inquire.

Check-In, Check-Out Times
Each cottage has a specified check-in and check-out time (as noted in the cottage's information packet). As the time period between check-out and check-in is relatively short for the cleaning/changeover, guests are asked to adhere to these times, by not arriving prior to the check-in time and departing the cottage no later than the check-out time. Guests departing later than the check-out time will be subject to a $100/hour charge.

Travel Insurance
The rental agreements for these cottages do not provide for cancellation, unless the cottage can be re-booked for your time period (the season here is very short and owners have a narrow window to secure rentals). It is highly recommended that you consider purchasing trip/travel insurance should a personal emergency prevent you from taking your vacation. Here are a few companies that offer this type of low-cost insurance: (a local company here)

Making a reservation
To make a reserversation inquiry please go to the Inquiry Form, or send us an email.

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