Shore Path Cottage B&B

Dear New and Returning Guests,

For the 2021 season, our Shore Path Cottage family has decided to fully segue into long term rentals (one week and longer) for families and groups who welcome the opportunity to be together, appreciating, now more than ever, the company of each other in a location that provides a beautiful, private setting on the ocean. Adjacent to the park and within easy walking access of all conveniences and activities, the Shore Path Cottage offers this accommodation and additional amenities to the extended families and groups seeking a destination getaway. Our guests have the benefit of personalized information by members of our family as to how best to enjoy the island and environs. The main cottage accommodates 16-18 and our Bird’s Nest Cottage accommodates up to seven with an adjoining annex accommodating up to four.

Our incredible location, which is the source of our own family’s most cherished memories, is a perfect venue to enjoy the best of Bar Harbor, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, a family or a group. We look forward to providing you with a truly memorable experience of beauty, serenity, inspiration and adventure.

We are available via VRBO and AirBnB and through us directly by calling Cecily at 917-806-8959, by email at or book directly on our web site:

We look forward to welcoming you to the Shore Path Cottage and send you our best wishes for keeping safe and well,

Our Shore Path Cottage Family

From your window, you can look across our wide lawn, past a field of wild flowers, and through the trees to Frenchman Bay and the spectacular Porcupine Islands.

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The Shore Path Cottage, built in 1880 and once the summer residence of America's wealthy folk, is today a gracious, architecturally unique oceanfront Bed & Breakfast located at the end of a quiet street next to the historic Shore Path. You will love the gorgeous ocean views and being minutes to town restaurants, shops, and galleries via the oceanside path, a popular spot for guests who like an “an early morning run.” Family owned and operated for over 30 years, the Shore Path Cottage Bed & Breakfast has been a favorite retreat for countless guests, many of whom return to our very special location on the ocean. The children grew up here and the rooms are named for them. Now, years later, both Lisabeth (as your main hostess) and one of her siblings, will provide you with an individualized itinerary based on their insider experiences about hiking and biking in the park as well as all the land and sea activities, restaurants and local attractions this incredible area offers at your doorstop.

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Our Rooms

Our “mistress” bedroom in white has a king bed, private bath, and spectacular view of the ocean.

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Prices, Amenities & Policies

We are open mid May through mid November. Our prices are based upon double occupancy.

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Our location in Bar Harbor, Maine

Our Location

Enjoy our quiet,ideal location on Frenchman’s Bay just minutes walking distance to town.

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Our Ideal Spot

Enjoy our ideal and unique location on the spectacular, historic shore path, one of the most beautiful walks in the US which is yours to experience at the bottom of our lawn just minutes by foot into town on a secluded, residential street. The SPC has a bright south/east exposure with sunlit, spacious rooms, and a grand, sloping lawn to the sea. Within easy access to Acadia National Park, we are ideally located to enjoy the many activities on land and sea in Acadia, voted America' favorite.

Bird's Nest Cottage

Our adjoining but separate Bird's Nest Cottage is available for weekly stays for families and friends in July and August and for minimum 4 nights May, June, September and October. Bright, spacious open floor plan kitchen and living/dining area, 3 bedrooms, two full bathrooms, all appliances, fully equipped kitchen, linens, etc. Accommodates up to seven. Use of grounds and private access to the ocean.

Please call Cecily: 917-806-8959 for details & reservations.

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