Parson's Oceanfront Cottages

16 Rich Brothers Way

Bernard, ME 04612



Year round
Call:   207-664-4113
On premises from June - December
Call:   207-244-5673 

     Come stay at Parsons Oceanfront Cottages, a vacationer's paradise for over 50 years.  Parson's provides a comfy and relaxed beachfront hideaway with cottages and a really cute first mate's cabin on the Ocean on Mount Desert Island.  Each of the cottages and cabin are fully furnished in a relaxed decor which makes them a haven for vacationers looking to get away without fuss.  All accommodations have fully stocked kitchens, plus a big lobster pot should you choose to cook up a lobster feast --- and enjoy it in your cottage, on your deck or on the beach.   

     Our cottages and cabin are conveniently located in the village of Bernard,  which is between Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor, on the ocean, on the southwest side of the island.  It is in this very village that the first "rusticators" discovered and made their vacation destination on Mount Desert Island in the 1800's.  Here at  Parsons, our property commands a huge beach and wide open views, just what vacationers were seeking then and still do today --   The beach can be enjoyed for sunbathing, swimming or taking walks and finding sand dollars and baby crabs between tides and allows guests to enjoy watching daily water activities of lobster boats, sail boats and the Ferry that pass by our property throughout the day..... either on the beach or from one of the cottages.  Guest may also launch a kayak and paddle around on calm days in our waters.    In the evening, beautiful sunsets ease guests into a relaxing evening at their cottage or perhaps a night out for dinner and activities.   Some guests discover along the shoreline of granite rocks and ledges near our beach one of the greatest historical markings of one of the earliest settlers, Bernard, and the village's namesake to this magical part of Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park.   

     Parsons prides itself in offering this rare vacation opportunity to guests ....  come for a week or longer.  Many of our guests come back year after year....they find our convenient location, accommodating cottages and cabins, huge beach and grand views perfect for their vacation at Acadia National Park.

     Parson's invites you to let our surroundings and accommodations take you away from it all, and when you're ready to venture off,  you'll be be close enough to all the attractions and activities that Mount Desert Island and the mainland offers. 

"Elizabeth, what a treat to have stayed here.  What a spot!  We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Captains Cottage and the views were amazing!  Every morning we walked along the beach and then went out exploring.... the lobster challenge was great! We wish we could have stayed for a month, better yet, forever"                       -  Clyde and Jaime, PA

Get away, escape, walk the beach and's what we're here for.

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Parson's is located on Mount Desert Island, near Southwest Harbor and Bass Harbor, in the historical village of Bernard.

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