'APRIL'S DOWNTOWN HOUSE' WALK TO SHOP, DINE, PLAY!

April Blair Carlson

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights
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'APRIL'S DOWNTOWN HOUSE' WALK TO SHOP, DINE, PLAY!

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3 Queen Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Comfortable, Clean, Great Location!.

On a quiet street, 1/2 block from ocean, town pier, free shuttle bus, shops, restaurants, grocery store, bank, post office, bike rentals whale watching, kayaking and more. 3 bedrooms all with queen beds, 2 baths, dining room, living room, CATV, CD, DVD, stereo, Wireless for laptops, washer/dryer, fully equipped kitchen, back deck with gas grill. Interior has mahogany woodwork, wooden floors, and period furnishings. Sleeps 1--6 w/added cost for more than 6 people.

Location cannot be beat. The house is right downtown but on a quiet street just off of the beaten path. Off-street parking. The house has anything that you will need but is not cluttered w/ owners belongings as it is used only for a vacation rental. It has so much character and you will immediately feel comfortable when you arrive. It's spotlessly clean. No product smells. No permanent residence ever but you will feel like it's your home immediately when arriving. Very comfortable and location is perfect for families, couples or single person. Dine with wine and walk home. There is something for everyone within one only 2 blocks from home. The free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus will take you anywhere else that you'd like to go on Mount Desert Island even the Bar Harbor airport.

My husband has a small lobster boat and will take you lobster fishing with him if you'd like. Just ask him when you arrive and (if conditions permit), he will be happy to take you. You will also be able to keep enough lobsters for yourself (if you desire and if the catch is enough and usually is) and the back yard is equipped for you to cook them outside. Please read reviews. The Lobster fishing trip is in beautiful Somes Sound and is only a little over an hour and free for my guest!

Guestbook Comments about location: 6/24/13 April, one week is not enough. You are a very good landlord and provide a great old house that is well stocked and has a terrific location. Hope to stay here again. Ft. Laudrdale, FL.

6/7/13 April, Hopefully next year there will be more days open to stay in the house. Thank you for letting us stay at the 'little blue House' at 15 Federal. We love it here! Kohler, WI. (from a 12 yr. old).

5/717/13 April, we so enjoyed this perfect location! We were able to walk all over this delightful town. Plus being on a quiet street was a bonus from other places we had stayed. After a day of hiking, biking, kayaking, sleepis precious and we loved the quiet nights surrounding this house. With two couples it was great to be able to spread out!! We hope to come back again soon. Thanks again for this delightful 'home away from home'. Scott, La.

9/29/13 The house was so comfortable and welcoming when we arrived after 3 flights. Hope to return soon. Denver, CO.

Guestbook Comments about location: 7/12/13 April, the house exceeded our expectations. We had a wonderful week with great weather. We have to go home now and rest. We will be back. Orlando, FL

Aug. 9, 2008 April, thanks for a lovely stay! We very much enjoyed staying here...the proximity to downtown can't be beat! Your home had everything that we needed. Our 3 yr. old called it 'our house' all week. The communication and instructions were very helpful right up until our arrival. The opera House Cafe became a daily ritual for us. Lovely place! Hudson NH

Aug. 16, 2008 April, we all had a wonderful time in Bar Harbor and especially staying in a charming house that is so convenient to everything. We've been to Bar Harbor before but having such a great base of operations made this stay the very best. Huntington Beach, CA

More Guestbook Comments on location: 2008 April, We had a wonderful week here at your house. We loved the location being so close to town and not having to drive in and find a parking spot. We all left very happy and relaxed. CT, CT and VA.

July 21, 2007 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Bar Harbor. The town is full of character and Acadia National Park is beautiful no matter what the weather is. Coming home to 15 Federal Street was the icing on the cake...so central yet so tranquil. Wales, United Kingdom

June 23, 2013 One would be hard pressed to find a rental house to match the beauty of Acadia and Bar Harbor, but this lovely home was up to the task. Thanks for providing such a space for our comfort and enjoyment. The house made the experience so much more special! New Paltz, N.Y, Eatontown, NJ and Brooklyn.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
We stayed at april's Bar Harbor Downtown Home during the week of July 4th. We literally couldn't have picked a more perfect spot for my family and I. I stayed at april's with my husband, 9 year old daughter, and parents. The location itself couldn't be more perfect. At april's, we were a short walk to everything which was great for us since we had different interests and abilities. April's home is on a quiet street, yet, at the heart of everything. The home itself was very quaint, cozy, comfortable, and equipped with everything we needed. My mom, who is a wonderful cook and tended to spend more time than the rest of us in the kitchen, mentioned on more one occasion that april thought of everything to make sure we were comfortable. By the end of the trip, we fell in love with not only Bar Habor/Acadia but also this home. Speaking of acadia, the Island Explorer was womderful and only a few blocks away. April went out of her way to answer questions and offer suggestions. Per her suggestion, we hiked the Precipice, which was my husband's absolute favorite thing we did and we did a lot. This home has a wonderful essence. We would absolutely recommend to others.
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April Blair Carlson

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Speaks french, english, Un peu Fracais! I have horrible grammar but...;-)
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I love Acadia National Park ANY time but my favorite is the Fall! I love to hike, bike and take good care of my guest. I've hiked and biked every trail on the Island and love helping guest when choosing the right trail for them to take when planning a hike or bike ride. I take pride in making my guest as comfortable as possible for their vacation and will go out of my way to help them.

April Blair Carlson purchased this house in 1999

My husband, Bruce and I picked out Bar Harbor on the map after sailing for six months as a place to come and spend the summer in 1980. We both loved it so much that we decided to make it our home. We purchased two homes on Federal St. and live in one and use the other this one as a weekly rental. I love meeting all of the guest that come in from all over and I do as much as possible to make their stay a happy, comfortable and memorable one.

My husband has a 5 trap recreational lobster fishing license. He is 77 years old and loves to take guest out with him to check his 5 traps. If conditions permit and you ask him to take you, he would love it. The entire trip only takes 1 1/2 hr. The trip is in beautiful Somes Sound and it is so much fun. It's complimentary and you will get to keep some lobsters if you's like. We have a picnic table in the back yard and a lobster pot to cook them with.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews
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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Lafayette, La
5

GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here last summer and liked it so much we will be back again. The location couldn't be better. You can walk anywhere you want to go. No car necessary but parking is no problem.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Jacksonville, Fl
4

NICE HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
Very nice property only drawback is there is no bathroom on the first floor otherwise nice property with a very accommodating owner
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi,

I appreciate your review so much. I completely understand your comment about having a bathroom on the first floor. I've been considering making the pantry downstairs into a half bath (toilet and sink.)

When I purchased the house it only had one bathroom upstairs. And where the smaller bath is now, was being used as a utility room for a washer and dryer. So I moved the washer and dryer into the basement and voila...a second bath instead of the utility room. This was a huge improvement.

Your review might just be what I needed to confirm my feeling about having a half bath downstairs and it may not be too difficult to put one in the pantry. Thanks so very much again.

Also, thanks for taking good care of my house while you were here. I appreciate you so much!

April ;-D
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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

CHARMING HOUSE & HOSTS IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL!

Charming house & hosts in the middle of it all!
  • 5 of 5
My family of four enjoyed Bar Harbor & Acadia from the clean, cozy, comfort of April's downtown house. We were completely unacquainted with the area and found the house and location perfect for every activity including cycling Acadia carriage roads and dining in any of the dozens of Bar Harbor restaurants without the aid of a car.

April, Bruce and their grandson were such great hosts; super friendly and ready with dining and activity recommendations which really enhanced our stay. They also treated us to a private excursion on their lobster boat followed by a midday lobster feast! We are so pleased to have found such a great accommodation and hospitality so far from home.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

GREAT PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
Great price, perfect location. Will definitely stay there again
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Dr. C,

Thanks for the review. It's greatly appreciated.

I see that you are booked back in the fall and I will look forward to having you back then. The Carriage Roads that you love will be more beautiful than ever.

April
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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

GREAT LOCATION, ADORABLE HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5
The location is unbeatable! The house is right in the center of Bar Harbor. It's a 5 minute walk from all the best restaurants and shops. The house itself is very pleasant! Its quaint setting makes you feel at home. I would definitely recommend a family of 4-6 to stay at this house!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Taylor,

I'm so glad that you have reserved again in the fall of this year. You will love it here at that time of the year. It is my favorite time for hiking and biking or any other of the outdoor activities that you do when you are here.

I'm looking forward to have you and your family back then.

Thank you for the nice review.

April
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Broussard, La.70518
5

MY FAMILY AND I LOVED IT HERE. IT WAS PERFECT.

  • 5 of 5
My family and I loved it here.The location was right in town by all the shopping and places to dine.The property was clean and well maintained. The owners even bought us out on their boat to catch lobsters. It was she much fun!!!!!!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Hinze,

It was a pleasure to have you here. I hope to see you back in the fall again sometime. Thank you for taking such good care of my house.

Thanks so much for your review,

April
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Acadia National Park
"Hiking and Biking in Acadia National Park are at your doorsteps! Great restaurants, shops, s..."
Cadillac Mountain
Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co
Diver Ed's Dive In Theater
Ocean Dr
Acadia National Park
"Hiking and Biking in Acadia National Park are at your doorsteps! Great restaurants, shops, s..."
2 Cats
Abbe Museum
"Great for a rainy day."
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 3
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Beach 3 blocks Sand Beach 5 miles
Nearest Barpub
Several 1/2 - 2 blocks
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kebo Valley
Car: not necessary

Free shuttle buses to all locations on Mount Desert Island! No car necessary. The most beautiful, well marked and safe hiking and off street biking trails that you will ever experience.

Acadia National Park, Kebo Valley Golf Course, and other near by golf courses within 15/20 min., dining, shopping, grocery, hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watching , museums, MDI tours and many other activities. Five min. stroll to town pier, Agamont Park, The Village Green, Acadia National Park, YMCA. Less than a block from the free Island Explorer Shuttle Bus. 1/2 block to ocean activities and town beach. 'The Opera House Internet Cafe and Coffee Shop' is only one block away. You don't even need a car!

Other Activities: Carriage rides, Whale Watching

Golf: Kebo Valley Golf Course in Bar Harbor

Kebo Valley Golf Club was founded in 1888. It is the 8th oldest golf club in the United States and has challenged the skills of many of the country’s finest players, most influential politicians and leaders of industry. Nestled between Cadillac and Dorr Mountain in Bar Harbor, Maine, Kebo is a spectacular 6,131 yard, classic link and parkland golf course. Since much of Kebo Valley Golf Course shares its borders with Acadia National Park, you may encounter many forms of wildlife, such as Whitetail Deer and Red Fox, during your round. American Bald Eagles are also frequently seen soaring above the links.

Our championship par 70 course consistently ranks among America’s best public courses. We are rated among the 'Top 15' public courses in New England by the New England Journal of Golf, among the 'Top 10' classical public golf courses by Golf Digest and received a four star rating in Golf Digest’s 'Places to Play.' Kebo will also host the final round of the 51st Annual MDI Championship this year.

http://www.kebovalleyclub.com/

Ski: Cross country in winter and is extremely beautiful. The house is available in the winter only for the the entire winter season from Nov. 1st until May 1st. Call for more info on winter rental.

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Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
September-October
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
May and June
May 2 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
July-August
Jun 27 2015 - Aug 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes It's fine for you to pay all at once or half at reservation and the other half including security deposit (refundable $400.) 30 days prior to check in. You can pay through HomeAway or through me if you prefer. 207 460 0627

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Backpack
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , private bath
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , shared bath
  • Master bedroom has a large private bath with tub/shower. Other two bedrooms share a bath with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom has a Queen bed and a private bath with tub/shower, large closet. The other two also have Queen beds and a shared bath with shower. There is a cot and a couch for extra children (extra fee for each additional person more than six of $150 each, including children).
Entertainment:
  • Books for Adults
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Barbecue
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • forests
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • duty free shops
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • eco tourism
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
Notes:
Queen beds in every bedroom. Master bedroom is air-conditioned; large back deck; Gas Grill; Wireless for laptops; Fully equipped kitchen.
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