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The Cottages at Birch Bay Retirement Village

E Cottage

E style Cottage


Experience retirement living on Mount Desert Island!

We are delighted with your interest in a Cottage at Birch Bay Retirement Village, a retirement community sponsored by Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, Maine.

The Cottages at Birch Bay Retirement Village are independent living units, owned in a cooperative format. The Cooperative is responsible for maintaining the Cottages, including the structural and mechanical systems and the standard appliances and furnishings provided with each Cottage. The Cottages at Birch Bay Village are owned through a cooperative known as Birch Bay Village Association. Each Cottage resident is a stockholder of the Cooperative, with the exception of certain residents who are beneficiaries of approved trusts that own the stock.

Upon acquiring stock in the Cooperative, a resident (and any permitted non-resident owner of the stock) enters into a Residency Agreement with the Cooperative granting to the resident the exclusive right to occupy a particular Cottage at Birch Bay Village. The Cooperative model allows residents of Birch Bay Village to have an ownership interest in the Project. Residents pay a Monthly Fee to the Cooperative to cover the cost of services provided by the Cooperative and are billed on a fee-for-services basis for any additional, a la carte services requested by the resident.

The Cottages at Birch Bay Retirement Village are settled into the natural landscape and rock formations with breathtaking vistas of the ocean and the mountains.  Designed for easy, one floor living each home has two bedrooms and two baths, an attached garage, full appliances and a year-round sunroom; some cottages include a second floor bonus room.  For your consideration, we offer several styles and sizes ranging from 1119 sq. ft. to 1880 sq. ft.  The well illuminated, open floor plan contributes to a bright, cheerful atmosphere. 
A vibrant community, in a pleasant setting make Birch Bay well suited for retirement living.  Residents can get reservations for dinner at the Inn and participate in the other events hosted there.  At Birch Bay Village we welcome pets of manageable size. The area’s premier retirement community overlooking Frenchman Bay in Bar Harbor offers the region’s finest maintenance-free living.

g size cottage

G Style Cottage


* Dramatic views of Frenchman Bay and Acadia National Park
* The Inn’s library, multipurpose room, outdoor dining terrace and pub
* Social and cultural programs
* Scheduled van transportation
* Lawn and grounds care
* Building maintenance and snow removal
* Trash and recycling pick-up
* Hot water baseboard heat, electrical service
* Real estate taxes, building insurance, water, and sewer included
* Emergency response system
* Priority admission to the Inn and our Residential Care Program
* Outdoor walking path, 1/4 mile

All cottages have two bedroom and two baths, full kitchen, living room, sun room and dining area.

G style cottage

Cottage Styles & 2017- 2018 Monthly Association Fees:


 Cottage E-1,119 sq. ft.  $1,364 per month 

E Cottage




 Cottage F- 1,268 sq. ft. $14,30 per month 

F Cottage




Cottage G- 1,880 sq. ft.  $1,583 per month

G Cottage

An additional occupant fee is $80.00 per month.



Autumn at Birch Bay Retirement Village

fall cottage scene



Cottage Living Room

cottage interior



Exterior View of Cottages

cottage exterior



Gardens & our Ocean view

cottage garden



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