'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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
april blair-carlson (Property Manager)
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About april blair-carlson

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

Why april blair-carlson chose Bar Harbor

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.

What makes this house unique

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'd like. We have a picnic table in the back yard and a lobster pot to cook them with. The trip is short and very educational for all and complimentary for our guest!

Guestbook comments from the manager

My wife and I were extremely impressed with the effort of our host april to ensure our satisfaction in this centrally located Bar Harbor home. The rental is on a quiet street only a block from downtown, and allowed us to walk to the grocery, restaurants, and the beach front. The home itself is well decorated in an early 20th century motif, but very clean, great water pressure, and makes you feel like part of classic New England. April and her husband made us feel like family, and we heartily recommend to anyone ...
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Reviews

Reviews

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based on 31 traveler reviews

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'April's Downtown House' Walk to Shop, Dine, Play!
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 31 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!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p106738
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

April Blair Carlson House

  • 5 of 5
This was by far the nicest, most concerned property owner we have ever dealt with. The house was fabulous, well cared for and well appointed. April checked on us every day either in person, by email or by a note on the door to see if there was anything she could do to make our stay more pleasant.

She helped point us the right way to the best restaurants, bike rental stores, hiking and running trails, things to do and even took us lobstering.

Definitely a 5+ star experience. Cannot imagine a better experience.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, so nice of you forr this review! It is very much appreciated. I thank you from my heart. I would love to have you all back again. I promise to make it nice as possible for you again.
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

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
What an amazing vacation. April could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We felt like guest instead of renters. The home was perfect for us. We had 3 adults and 2 kids. We were able to have a "home away from home". It was clean, comfortable and everything in Bar Harbor was accessible. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to stay here again if we ever make it back to Bar Harbor.

Thanks for such a perfect vacation.
Christy Perel Coss and family
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly appreciate that you took the time to write a review for me. It was certainly a pleasure to have you around.

Thanks very much and I hope to see you again,

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

Walk to everything!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second time staying at April's house in Bar Harbor. It feels like a home away from home. It is clean, cozy, and comfortable. We loved being able to walk to the coffee shop, the natural foods store, and Bar Island. Our children spent much of our vacation exploring the shells and rocks at low tide, so it was great to be just a short walk away from the water. And, of course, April is the most thoughtful host. She knows all the hiking trails and always sent us on the perfect hike for our family.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi,

I must tell you that was such a pleasure to see you and your precious children again this summer.

You will always be welcome back.

Thanks so much for this review. It is so much appreciated,

April
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5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
THE PROPERTY WAS CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE. LOCATION WAS CONVENIENT, EASILY WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO THE DOWNTOWN SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. THE OFF STREET PARKING WAS A PLUS. APPLIANCES AND AMENITIES WORKED WELL. WE HAD NO ISSUES TO DEAL WITH FOR THE ENTIRE STAY. APRIL AND BRUCE WERE BOTH WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND WE ENJOYED BEING ABLE TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH THEM. WE WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND THE PROPERTY TO ANYONE WANTING TO STAY IN THE ACADIA, BAR HARBOR AREA.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello,

Your review was so nice..

You have such a nice family. I especially appreciate the way you left my house. It was spotless. Thanks to you and your family for being so considerate of me and of others.

Bruce and I both enjoyed the time that we spent with the 3 of you, as well and we will never forget you.

Please come back again.

April ;-)
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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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Map

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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 Drive
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 Barpub
Several 1/2 - 2 blocks
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kebo Valley
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt. 3
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Bar Harbor Beach 3 blocks Sand Beach 5 miles
Car: not necessary

Free shuttle buses (from June 23 to Columbus Day) 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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Availability & 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
 
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
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 8.0%
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 There would be an extra charge on $22.00 per night for a 7th person.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

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 ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , shared bath
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , private 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:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-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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