3 BED 4 BA UPSCALE GUESTHOUSE ON SHOREPATH ESTATE - WALK TO CAFES, SHOPS, MOVIES

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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3 BED 4 BA UPSCALE GUESTHOUSE ON SHOREPATH ESTATE - WALK TO CAFES, SHOPS, MOVIES

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This large upscale carriage/guest house is located at the rear of the beautifully landscaped grounds on one of the original Bar Harbor Shorepath Estates. Although there is no water view from the Guesthouse, as you can see in the cover photo above, there are six Adirondack chairs, ottomans and tables right at the ocean's edge solely for this home.

Beautifully furnished and fully equipped, the guest house has three king-sized beds, one queen-sized sofa bed in the den, along with four baths, a beautiful deck, air conditioning, and best of all, very private, yet a very short walk to town.

This house is over 2200 sq. ft., has a chef's kitchen, and sleeps six easily with three king-sized beds. There are four full baths. Please also view this listing on the Home Away website.

The Carriage/Guesthouse is part of the Devilstone Shorepath Estate! This large, upscale, carriage/guesthouse is located at the rear of the beautifully landscaped grounds on one of the original Bar Harbor Shorepath estates.

Although there is no water view from the carriage house, there are six Adirondack chairs, ottomans and tables right at the ocean's edge solely for this home.

There is a path along the side of the estate to get to your Shorepath seating, as to not interfere with the privacy of those renting the main house, which is a couple hundred feet away from the carriage/guesthouse. There is very good separation for privacy on the Shorepath seating, as well.

MOST ALL WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE FROM YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME, BAR HARBOR HAS OVER 100 RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, MUSEUMS, THE TOWN PIER ACTIVITIES, THE VILLAGE GREEN, WITH FREE CONCERTS NEARLY EVERY EVENING, THE FREE ISLAND SHUTTLE BUS JUST BLOCKS AWAY, AND OF COURSE, ACADIA NATIONAL PARK.....WITH A FIVE MINUTE DRIVE TO THE ENTRANCE.

THE BEST PART ABOUT THIS LOVELY HOME IS THE SHORT WALKING DISTANCE TO NEARLY EVERYTHING IN DOWNTOWN BAR HARBOR, especially my favorite restaurant, 'CAFE THIS WAY' for breakfast.

SHORT WALK TO DOWNTOWN BAR HARBOR CAFES, MOVIES, SHOPPING, SPECIALITY WINES, AND SEVERAL GREAT COFFEE HOUSES.

Bar Harbor offers numerous unique bars and restaurants (most very casual), night clubs, hysterical improv theater, two movie houses, new YMCA with a great gym, and huge swimming pool, (short walk to the Y) nearby athletic facilities, a nationally renowned public golf course (Kebo and two others on the island), immediate proximity to Acadia National Park's salt and fresh water beaches, convenient connections to airports in Bangor and Trenton, deep sea fishing, sailing, antiquing, and, of course the nearby Ellsworth L.L. Bean outlet.

A short walk down the Bar Harbor Shorepath to the town pier, go for a scenic cruise around the island, take the famous Bar Harbor Whale Watch boat, or walk over to the sandwich shops, and order an incredible picnic lunch to go, swim or kayak in pristine lakes, brave the ocean, hike the trails, or bike the carriage roads in nearby Acadia National Park, with bike and Kayak rentals nearby. To top it off hop aboard a four mast schooner for an evening wine cruise

THE SHOREPATH ESTATE

Built and named 'Devilstone' in 1885, this is one of the original estates on the famous Shorepath in Bar Harbor. Since the late 1800s, Bar Harbor has been the playground of the rich and famous, however it was, and still is a quaint, quiet and beautiful resort village on Mt. Desert Island. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park offer just about any form of recreation you could desire.

The famous Kebo Golf Course is only five minutes from your home, and three other golf courses are close by, as well. Kebo is the eighth oldest golf course in the United States.

The entrance to Acadia National Park is but a five minute drive. Hiking in Acadia is an unforgettable experience for the novice, or the truly experienced. Most all forms of rental equipment is available, however biking and kayaking seem to be the most popular.

CLEANING FEES EXPLAINED! THERE ARE NO UP FRONT, OR SET CLEANING FEES! THE FEE, IF ANY, IS UP TO YOU.

The cleaning/damage deposit is $1,000.00, and completely, and quickly refundable if the Carriage/Guesthouse is left in the same condition as you found it upon arrival.

Unlike many other weekly rentals, we don't charge any up front, or set cleaning fees. The fee, IF ANY, depends on how much cleaning we have to do once you leave.

We launder all sheets, and towels, make the beds, clean the bathrooms after you leave, and the rest is up to you for 100% refund. Our cleaning fee policy is ideal for those who leave the Guesthouse as they found it.

Fortunately over 95% of our return guests leave the Carriage/Guesthouse clean and tidy, which is why we stopped charging a fixed cleaning fee.

WELCOME TO BAR HARBOR! PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS!

Kind regards,

John

Keywords: SHORT WALK TO TOWN, open plan living spaces, oceanfront seating, easy parking, outdoor dining, well appointed kitchen, all king-size beds, four full baths, flat screen TV's in every room, DVD's, and privacy.

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Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had such a wonderful time. You have provided the very best, and best equipped home that we have ever stayed in. Your thoughtfulness, and thoroughness is evident in every room.



It was a pleasure meeting you, and I hope we get to visit Maine again, and stay at your beautiful estate.



Thank you for the grocery essentials, and the sweet treats. We enjoyed it all.



Hope to see you again.
Jul 2011
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John

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My name is John, and I'm an artist.......a painter. I've lived in Bar Harbor for 35 years. Mount Desert Island is an exciting, and ever changing place to live. With Acadia National Park only five minutes away, it has it all.

John purchased this house in 1980

I chose this house in 1980 because of it's proximity to town. I can walk to everything, while others are circling town looking for that elusive parking spot. Walking downtown for the free evening concerts on the Village Green is one of my favorite things to do.

I've designed oceanfront seating for six on Adirondack type chairs, with tables and ottomans, very close to the ocean, and it's become my favorite spot on the property. It's wonderful for that morning cup, or that evening glass of wine.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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3 BED 4 BA UPSCALE GUESTHOUSE ON SHOREPATH ESTATE - WALK TO CAFES, SHOPS, MOVIES
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3 BED 4 BA UPSCALE GUESTHOUSE ON SHOREPATH ESTATE - WALK TO CAFES, SHOPS, MOVIES
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378178vb
1-207-288-4650
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Long Island
5

IT WAS ‘MAINE-LY’ ABOUT BEING TOGETHER…AND CELEBRATING. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME AND EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
It didn’t take us long to decide on a destination, Acadia National Park rose to the top of the list almost immediately. From all of our reading and research, it seemed to offer so many hiking and exploring opportunities and (even though it would take a while) some of us could drive. Finally, we would have a long-awaited vacation with our grown children—and we had a lot to celebrate. For this momentous occasion, we wanted a truly special place to stay…Devilstone Carriage/Guesthouse offered that! The VRBO description items that caught our attention instantly were “3 king-size beds, 4 baths, and short walk to town”—we would all have a commodious space and we could walk when we wanted to dine out. Although it sounded quite inviting, since we had never been to Bar Harbor we did not fully appreciate the “Shorepath seating”…we do now! Although one of us bicycled at times, we did need a car to travel the short distance to Acadia each day. (The free Island Explorer bus had not started running yet for the season.) However, we did not need all the stuff we packed (we hadn’t been on a ‘road trip’ in a while) because our home for the week was as “beautifully furnished and fully equipped” as described. We did not have the pleasure of meeting John, the owner, in person—but at every turn we felt his kind and gracious care. Before our visit he was patient and helpful as we pinned down many details. From the moment we stepped into his home—heard the melodious music and found the delicious food items he provided to get us started—we felt greeted and welcome. Through many strategically placed notes, John seemed to anticipate our questions. The written information and suggestions added to our ease and comfort. We also appreciated and took advantage of his restaurant recommendations—and agree they are great! In closing, we will offer this—in case the words “very private” didn’t pop out when you read the description. All around us there were things to do and see. We packed a lot of exhausting, exhilarating activity into each day as we visited Acadia National Park and in the evening the town of Bar Harbor is bustling with its many restaurants and shops. Still…in the morning when we would wake to the song sparrow or walk a few steps to sip our coffee and see the sunrise from the Shorepath…or in the evening when the noises of town would fall away with each step of our short walk towards ‘home’ we truly experienced the private, secluded peace of the place. Our trip was indeed a JOY!
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3 BED 4 BA UPSCALE GUESTHOUSE ON SHOREPATH ESTATE - WALK TO CAFES, SHOPS, MOVIES
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p378178vb
1-207-288-4650
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Morton Grove, IL
5

40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  • 5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Maine and the guesthouse worked out perfectly for us. Our pary of 5 included three adult children and the house offered plenty of room for us to be together as well as islands when people wanted to have their own space.

Food goodies greeted us when we arrived -- a warm and welcoming touch.

The location of the house is terrific. We were only a few blocks from town, so for the most part the cars stayed in the driveway. We made good use of the island shuttle buses that serve many destinations including several within Acadia National Park.

The ocean is a short walk from the house and we spent hours enjoying the view or walking to town via The Shore Path.

We were sorry when the week was up and give it rave reviews!!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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3 BED 4 BA UPSCALE GUESTHOUSE ON SHOREPATH ESTATE - WALK TO CAFES, SHOPS, MOVIES
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Coatesville, PA
5

DEVILSTONE CARRIAGE HOUSE

  • 5 of 5
Very accommodating and well-equipped. We did not need a thing. When we arrived there was even coffee, eggs, milk, butter, bagels, cream cheese and cookies so we did not have to make a trip to the store. The house was very clean; king sized beds in every bedroom. The location was very nice -- within walking distance to the main activity in Bar Harbor but also very quiet.
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport (BHB)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Car: recommended

Cycling, walking, mountaineering, paragliding, roller blading, botanical garden, eco tourism, hospital, ATM/bank, autumn foliage, churches, library, pond, forests, bay/sound, groceries, recreation center, beachcombing, paddle boating, whale watching, freshwater fishing, outlet shopping, bird watching, pier fishing, sound/bay fishing, deepsea fishing, fly fishing, mountain climbing, suf fishing, massage therapist, medical services, synagogues, waterfalls, winery tours and scenic drives.

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Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
SUMMER
Jun 14 2014 - Sep 12 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,450
 
 
FALL
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 18 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEES EXPLAINED! THERE ARE NO FIXED UP FRONT, OR SET CLEANING FEES! THE FEE, IF ANY, IS UP TO YOU.

The cleaning/damage deposit is $1,000.00, and completely, and quickly refundable if the house is left in the same condition as you found it upon your arrival.

Fortunately over 95% of our return guests have left the house clean and tidy, which is why we stopped charging a fixed fee.
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Town
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Adventure
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Free Long Distance
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking Off Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (3) Every bedroom has a king-size bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Piano
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • miniature golf
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • basketball court
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • rock climbing
Notes:
iron & board, coffee maker, freezer, blender, grill, lobster pot, toaster, stove top burners, coffee grinder, oven, washing machine, piano, walkway to water, ceiling fans, paper towels, central heating, filtered water, alarm clock, restaurant dining guide, laundry soap, shampoo, toilet paper, soaps basic and towels provided.
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