What Our Guests Say About Their Stay At Rising Sun Cottage!
"September Is A Great Time to Stay!" We had a fabulous time in your magnificent house. We enjoyed stay at home for sunrises and sunsets. We did enjoy biking, Acadia, popovers at Jordan's and dinner at The Burning Tree -- although we loved eating in thanks to your kitchen and our resident Chef! We took a trip in the mailboat to Little Cranberry and had a picnic on Baker's Island. A full week. The weather was fabulous in September -- a great house and a great time to come. Thank you again. -- David and Sandy, NYC
"What a Joy!" What a joy my time at Rising Sun has been. I was thrilled to sit up in bed, see the sunrise, the colors shift. The flowers made me happy -- such a profusion. Walking through the woods with good friends, exploring aging ruins, scrambling over rocks at the cave were especially fun. I look forward to returning next year. -- Susan, White Plains, NY
"An Ever-Changing Flow of Light and Color!" My stay here at Rising Sun Cottage was an ever-changing flow of light and color that always felt welcoming. The vibrant colors inside and out are warm and inviting. The kitchen is fantastic! I do plan on returning, and am already looking forward to that. -- Kari, Virginia
"So Many Pleasures in Staying Here!" Watching the light on the water from sunrise to sunset was a great pleasure. Liked the use of color on the walls and the access to the rocks and the sea and the landscaping in general. The gardens surrounding the house and the woods to walk in contributed to the pleasure of staying here. So glad I came! -- Barbara, Phoenix
"A Beautiful Home." It's been a real pleasure staying here. Thank you for sharing Rising Sun! I will definitely be back. -- Audrey, Ossining, NY
"Rising Sun Is A Little Paradise!" We enjoyed one of our best vacations ever in your beautiful home. Sitting on the rocks gave us one of the finest views on the island! I didn't even mind waking early because of the reward of the sunrise. You've done a beautiful job of creating a little paradise here, and we feel blessed to be welcomed into your home. --Blair, Cindy, Luke and Anna
"We Were 11 People and Still Felt Private" The spectacular views from each room made our week's stay a delight. The sunrise and light upon the water was an ever-changing phenomenon. The 11 people in our family were all amazed at the privacy afforded each, yet maintaining a close family relationship, especially at mealtime. The wonderfully equipped kitchen made our meals a fun and enjoyable time. The assorted cooks enjoyed what can be done in a kitchen with a view! We just had a wonderful time! -- Peter and Ellen and Family, San Diego, California
"Amazing Experience at Rising Sun! We really enjoy our stay here. The views were great, the walk to the beach was short, and overall the experience was amazing. The bedrooms fit our family perfectly and the kitchen was fun. We had a blast! Thank you so much! --Michael, Fran, Todd and Emily and Friends
"A Wonderful Experience" Thank you very much for letting us stay here. It is a lovely house with beautiful views, especially down on the rocks at high tide. The rocking arm chairs are super comfy, as was the couch. I also really like your color scheme. :) Thank you again, it was a wonderful experience. -- Tom and Kellye
"Thank You for Renting to Families with Dogs!" This was our first trip to anywhere in Maine, and we could not have picked a better destination. As much as we wanted to explore all that this area has to offer, it was difficult to pull ourselves away from the beauty and comfort of your home. Of course, we did get out and explore, but we loved the sunlight, view, sounds of the ocean crashing on the rocks and the comforts of your amazing house. Thanks you for renting to families with dogs, too. This was a trip to celebrate my husband's retirement, so it was wonderful to have the whole family here. You were extremely helpful in making our first trip to Bar Harbor a very memorable and relaxing time. -- Harold and Diane, Kingston, NY
"Rising Sun Is A Very Special Place!" The attention to detail and exquisite simplicity found in every room made our visit not just pleasant, but an adventure of discovery! This is a very special place. The combination of colors, light and the sounds and the scent of the sea are intoxicating. One can't help but feel the joy of homecoming, even though this is a place one has never been before. We had a fantastic time and everyone in our party came away with happy memories to cherish. Thanks so much for the fabulous birthday dinner for Megan. We were touched by your thoughtfulness. We look forward to coming back again! Thanks for everything. -- Tina, Al, Patsy and Todd
"Our Stay Was So Special!" Thank you for all you did to make our stay so special. We celebrated my brother-on-law's birthday in fine style. Lovely and delicious meal by the catering gals! This is a great house for a group and fantastic location. We will cherish our memories of an amazing family vacation! Thank you! -- Regan, Chris, Jane and George, Montclair, NJ
"Perfect location, stunning home and great friends!" We had a wonderful time. Waking up every morning with spectacular view was such a great way to start the day. The hot tub was perfect after a day of hiking in the park. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. Perfect location, stunning home and great friends. Thank you so much! -- Nathan, Kevin, Eric, John, Tom, Chicago
"Thank You for Sharing this Enchanted Spot!" Thank you for sharing this enchanted spot. To be awakened by gorgeous sunrise every morning, to watch the Perseid Meteor Showers from the deck, amazing kitchen and so close to Acadia... this was perfect. -- Rebecca and Wren, Matthew and Janet, Houston, TX
"This Is The Greatest Place Ever!" Amazing views from everywhere. This is a magical house and place, we saw two bald eagles, hummingbirds and a baby red fox. The dogs had a great time. Jack went swimming daily! -- Natasha, Joe, Jack and Murphy, Danbury, CT
"Everything About The Stay Was Wonderful!" My husband and I, along with our daughter and son, their spouses and children, stayed at Rising Sun, Bar Harbor for a week in June, 2017. Everything about this stay was wonderful. Above all location-location-location. The house is located very close to Town and to the entrance to Acadia National Park. The third point regarding location is the spectacular view of the ocean from all three floors of the house.
The first day we were there, it was foggy, then the fog lifted and there it was... the magnificent sea! At least twice a day all of us explored the rocks at the ocean in front of the house. The children and their parents with great flexibility bounded from rock to rock. We older grandparents were glad we had bought hiking sticks to aid our balance. Really, this is a wondrous scene/location. We all loved it and were so very pleased we chose Rising Sun.
The house is in excellent condition. Each room has been painted a beautiful color... the work of an artist. Sorry we can't just get the paint ready-made for ourselves! The reason for the beauty is that the owner crafted the colors himself, mixing paints until perfection was achieved for each time of day. On their website, you can see the photos of the house, so there's no need to go into further detail, though how could I possibly not mention the staircase and foyer? Truly beautiful! The staircase seems to depict the essence of the sea and/or sea shells. But all of the rooms are lovely.
We had excellent meals in Bar Harbor and were pleased that a decent grocery store was also there. Again, the importance of being close to town.
We loved Acadia National Park. All of us explored it and felt quite adventurous. Such beauty. Also glad we took a Naturalist boat ride to view islands that are part of the Park and birds, etc. There was so much to do on this trip. Would we go back and stay at this house? We would love to… all of us!
One more thing to mention… the owners, Emily and Ned, are terrific. Hopefully you might have the opportunity to meet them! Very interesting people! -- Pamela and Lloyd, Falls Church, VA