GUEST HOUSE ON HISTORIC OCEANFRONT ESTATE IN PARK

Jennifer Wales

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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GUEST HOUSE ON HISTORIC OCEANFRONT ESTATE IN PARK

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4-6

This 2-bedroom, 1 bath charming coastal cottage is the guesthouse of a historic oceanfront estate. Originally built over 100 years ago, this house was completely rebuilt in 2008 allowing for modern comfort while still steeped in its historic location and feel. Spend your days on the lawn watching deer, take a walk down to a stunning crescent shaped sand beach in Acadia National Park, or stroll into town…the best of both worlds exist with quiet and convenience in this affordable summer cottage.

Opening the front door you are greeted by a charming living room with futon couch, antique writing desk and entertainment center. The kitchen, with ample counter space and appliances, has a separate eating area bathed in sunlight from the French doors that lead to the outside patio, which is equipped with a picnic table and gas grill. The master bedroom has a new double bed and the second bedroom has two new twin beds. The inside of this house is new and fresh, yet has glimpses of history.

Mountain Sea Properties- Personalized vacation planning and property rentals with a community conscience, the best of both worlds.

Mountain Sea Properties invites you to enjoy the beauty of Mount Desert Island, Maine in the comfort of one of our homes. We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

Mountain Sea Properties recognizes the unique value in spending quality time with loved ones surrounded by beauty. Each year, we donate a portion of our proceeds to local organizations that are committed to sustaining the beauty and well being of the Mount Desert Island area..

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer Wales (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2005
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About Jennifer Wales

Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993.

Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline.

In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal.

Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services.

Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Jennifer Wales purchased this cottage in 1990

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
business
Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119386
+1 2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Southington, CT
5

Comfy cozy hideout

  • 5 of 5
We were so happy with our stay in the Guest House! It was perfect for my husband and I; close to Acadia and downtown, but far enough away for plenty of peace and quiet. It was also fun to explore the trail nearby! The house had everything we might need for the week, and we were able to cook most of our meals in the pretty kitchen. We'll definitely be back again!
  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Jill. I'm glad to hear that you had such a great time on the trails and beach near the house and were able to really settle in and use the kitchen. It really is the perfect blend of privacy and yet so convenient to Bar Harbor. We would love to have you back and look forward to seeing you again. Jen Wales
business
Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119386
+1 2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Felton, PA
5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Our first time @ the Guest House in Bar Harbor and hopefully not our last. We have been coming to Bar Harbor for many years and were not able to rent the place we have rented for years. Imagine our disappointment and the stress of finding a new Perfect place to rent. Well, we did our research and looked at many places and reviews; and finally decided on the Guest House. It was a great decision. The place was in a perfect quiet place in the woods and just the right distance for a comfortable walk into town to eat and shop. The Guest House was nicely stocked and clean with everything we needed to cook in the kitchen or the gas grille. Jen was a pleasure to deal with and communicated well.
I would recommend this property to my family and friends. It was a delight to stay at the guest house.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh goodness your making me blush...thanks for all your kind words. While I can not guarantee that a rental is going to be "perfect" all the time, sounds like I hit a home run for you and your family. I appreciate your experience with other rentals on Mount Desert Island and your familiarity with the Park which gives you a perspective that others traveling to Bar Harbor for the first time can benefit from. I too think the Guest House is Perfect in it's location (so close to town and yet so quite tucked away within Acadia National Park), it's size (just big enough for a family or two couples and yet you don't have to pay for extra rooms you won't use) and it's charming interior and equipment provided. Look forward to seeing your family again and becoming your "new perfect place". Jen Wales- Mountain Sea Properties
business
Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119386
+1 2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
Dead end road, no traffic, but 2 minutes drive to Bar Harbor and entrance to Acadia! The cottage was so comfortable, well stocked and immaculate. It really felt like I hit the jackpot by finding this place.
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119386
+1 2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Southington, CT
5

Still love it our second time here!

  • 5 of 5
Our first visit was back in 2009, and was our first vacation rental experience. Jen made the process so simple and was extremely helpful, so when planning our visit this past June, there was no question that we would be contacting her to rent again! The Guest House was just as we remembered; cozy, inviting and roomy enough for us plus our two young children this time around! This is a great home for a family of 4 or less. The kitchen is perfectly sized for the whole family to move around in comfortably. There is plenty of storage for food/groceries for the week. Jen & Adam also made available a fantastic list of restaurants, points of interest, and family-friendly activities - we tried many and were not disappointed! The kids LOVED their visit to the touch tank at the lobster hatchery nearby, it was perfect for a rainy day! I can not forget to mention the peaceful, quiet area itself where the house is located - there is a great short hike to a beautiful, rocky beach, which was great for the whole family to explore, and was the perfect intro to "hiking" for our young ones. I can not say enough about how great Jen is to work with. We know already that we will be in touch again when planning our next Acadia visit in the next few years!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill- it was great to have you and your growing family back again. I must say you certainly hit the highlights of this wonderful cottage in the park. Hope to see you again and again! Jen- Mountain Sea Properties
business
Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119386
+1 2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Great location, clean and comfortable house

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a stay at this adorable cottage in the woods. Everything is exactly as represented -- clean, comfortable, secluded yet close to Acadia trails and Bar Harbor. The size of the house seemed perfect for two yet would be comfortable with more. We appreciated the access to a fully-stocked kitchen though we took advantage of the proximity to Bar Harbor to enjoy local restaurants too. The wireless connection wasn't completely reliable but that wasn't a concern for us, as we traveled intentionally without a laptop (and used our phones on 3G when needed for maps, etc.). We would definitely stay here again when visiting Bar Harbor and Acadia. It is a wonderful little house!
  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Casey,
Sorry to hear about the spotty internet connection! I wish you would have let me know, I could have come over and addressed the problem during your stay. I'll head over to the house now and take a look at things and make sure it's all up and running. We have high speed wireless and haven't had any problems thus far but I'll go and check it out. Other than that, it's good to hear that the Guest House worked well for you. And yes, doesn't Bar Harbor have some wonderful restaurants! We've put together a Dinning Guide for tenants because there are so many places to grab a bite in town that are really top notch. We'd love to have to stay with us again and always offer a discount to returning tenants. The best to you both. Jen Wales, Mountain Sea Properties
business
Guest House on Historic Oceanfront Estate in Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p119386
+1 2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Perfect getaway spot

  • 5 of 5
The Guest House was perfect for our stay on the island. The cottage was clean, comfortable and conveniently located. Most mornings we were able to watch the deer graze outside while we ate breakfast! Jen gave us wonderful tips on things to do and see during our stay. We highly recommend visiting Sand Beach, Echo Lake, hiking South Bubble at Jordan Pond, Bass Harbor Light House, and the little beach near the cottage. Another must is Diver Ed. Our family looks forward to a return visit to the island and a stay at the Guest House.
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Maria- Did you see any of the baby dear? There were a couple this summer born near the Guest House and I saw them just about every time I was over that way. Glad you had a chance to visit with our lovely 4 legged neighbors. The Guest House is convenient with it being only 1 mile from Bar Harbor, 1 mile from the auto road into Acadia National Park and yet so quite and private at the end of small little road which is actually in the park. It really is the perfect rental house for a family or couple of friends. We certainly look forward to your return visit and please give my best to the rest of your family! Jen Wales, Mountain Sea Properties
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Compass Cove
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many in Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf, Bar Harbor Golf, NE Harbor Golf
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many in Bar Harbor, dinning guide available
Car: not necessary

The location of this house is perfect. At the end of a small private road through Acadia National Park, the Guest House is only one mile from Bar Harbor where you can access a free shuttle bus that travels around greater Mount Desert Island and through Acadia National Park. The main auto entrance to Acadia National Park is only 2 miles away where you can drive or bike the famous Park Loop Rd and all its attractions.

The Park’s newest trail, built in 2008, allows one to literally walk from the house into the 130-mile network of hiking trails, bike to the 45 miles of Carriage Roads, or simply stroll into town for an ice cream cone. Compass Cove, a little known parcel of Acadia National Park, is just a 5 min walk where there is a secluded and well-protected sand beach and tide pools. This area is a wonderful place to explore with kids or have a quiet sun-drenched beach all to your self.

This cottage is ideal for couples, a small family or a romantic honeymoon retreat.

Other Activities: Next to ocean beach and hiking trails within Acadia National Park. We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

Golf: Famous Kebo Valley Golf Club is just 2 miles away. There is also the Northeast Harbor as well as the Bar Harbor Golf clubs located near by.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Sept/Oct
Aug 30 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$300
$1,300
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes ***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Guest House is a property that will meet your needs. Our rental agreement with cancelation policy must be printed, signed and returned to us. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master bedroom - 1 double
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Living room couch is a new deluxe futon that can sleep two additional people.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Radio
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • forests
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes:
We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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