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BarHarbor Oceanfront,fireplace,deck,high-speed,fence, dogs,kayak,canoe,firepit


Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, italian
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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BarHarbor Oceanfront,fireplace,deck,high-speed,fence, dogs,kayak,canoe,firepit

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Bernard House Rental Photos and Description

Oceanfront Rental Bar Harbor Maine,dogs, fireplace,fenced, highspd, dock

Situated on the ocean, overlooking Bass Harbor's comings and goings of the local lobstermen and yachtsmen this historic village offers Thurston's famous restaurant you can walk to in 3 minutes, quaint village and private beach. This oceanfront home offers beautiful views of Cadillac Mountain and the working harbor all day. Photograph the many artists and photographers coming to this spot to photograph Maine. On the quiet side of Acadia National Park & Bar Harbor. This home allows dogs and has a fence. This is on deep water, not mud! Great spot for dogs on this island

The shorefront home also offers a fireplace, reading, walks through a fishing village, windows overlooking the harbor from the living room, kitchen and bedroom.This is a great find in America's favorite coastal Maine destination. Charming architectural details, attractive furnishings, a fenced in yard, and lovely flowers make this a wonderful spot for your stay. This home is less than one mile of Acadia National Park where you can enjoy biking, hiking, running, kayaking, or mountain climbing.

On site we have a canoe and a tandem kayak as well as a fire-pit.

Bar Harbor Oceanfront: There's a great library and reading materials for guests' enjoyment.

The wonderful decks overlooking the harbor and mountains is great for cookouts, and overall relaxing. The fenced in area surrounds the decks and allows the dogs or other family members to overlook the harbor as well.

Tired of all the tourist stuff at Bar Harbor but want to get there quickly yet desire a real downeast Maine lobster town? Then this is the place for you! Look out each window to the lobstermen and the ocean, and enjoy the well as the to the home also is a firepit, on the lawn overlooking the ocean. Private steps to the floating dock and ocean/ beach- pebble beach ( DownEast)

Walk to gift shopping ,library, post office, wharf to buy your lobster, painting studios where you can take lessons if desired, or just purchase and antique shops. Island Explorer at the corner to take you to Bar Harbor- you can leave the car behind if desired.

Newly renovated baths and kitchen offer top of the line appliances and fresh paint each year.

Drive to Bar Harbor if desired, or just walk to the restaurants here in this neighborhood or explore Southwest harbor only 5 minutes away.

Just go and have fun!

Tired of those homes with torn sheets and beds over 5 years old? The come home to this great oceanfront cell phone will even work at this location..but you do have local calls, high speed and sheets each year! Fresh towels bought each year as well as comforters..

let us know, we even provide the dish washing soap..

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leslie (Owner)
Member since: 2007
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About Leslie

As Maine registered Guides we love, play and work Acadia. We know this island and surrounding islands thru our extensive research and work here locally. We would not live anywhere else but here...

Why Leslie chose Bernard

Chose this property because we are also sea kayak guides -registered nationally and in the state of Maine. We use to depart right off our steps. We can still depart right off our floater..We love the ocean and the harbor- for the lobstermen

What makes this house unique

You can see the lobster men coming and going each day. You can also see world class yachts pull into this harbor. Love the convenience of this village, walk to the library , the post office, the restaurant, the hiking trails, the art studios.

Very convenient and not touristy ( you will not find a t-shirt shop here) we enjoy the quiet nights and the relaxing views of Cadiallac Mountain from the bedrooms and the decks. We also enjoy the firepit , fenced in yard for kids or dogs..and more. This place really has high speed and your cell phone works here from this home. Their is a printer and an easel for everyone to use also. The fireplace is great at night to relax by and we have a ton of diverse books to read if you desire...Only home on the island that takes dogs and has a fence. call for quantity of dogs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the view from the deck and the peacful sounds around the home. Our two Brittany Spaniels loved running from the front to the back. We have hiked everyday. There are so many places to go & so many different hikes from easy to difficult, obviously the dogs have slept well at night! We also climbed the Beech Mt. -beautiful sights from the top.
Sep 2010
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BarHarbor Oceanfront,fireplace,deck,high-speed,fence, dogs,kayak,canoe,firepit
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
pittsburgh, pa

perfect honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

the location was perfect: private but not far from the park or bar harbor. we couldnt have been happier with the house. we spent every evening cooking fresh seafood before relaxing on the deck to watch the harbor. a little big for just the two of us, but we will definitely return soon with relatives and/or friends. wont hesitate to rent this cottage again and are making plans for our return!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us, we hope to see you each year! Hope you had the oppurtunity to meet the local lobsterman, with the fresh catch.

Breathtaking, Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking even with 7 feet of snow... incredible skiing in acadia national park... This owner had the home spotless, and is the best we have ever seen on the coast in maine.. activities everywhere if you are an outdoor person... Restaurants down the way you can walk to.

This is better than the photos and the description, it is really underpriced - we have stayed at alot worse and paid more...Linens were great, soaps provided even down to the laundry soap... ( no one else does that on this island- we know we come every year).. We are making this home our new found stop. The owners went above and beyond.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying. We do try to give the families and guests as much as they need. Did not know I was under-priced, but we think it is fair pricing. I am really glad you enjoyed the skiing, this is the only place in the US where you can cross country ski and see the ocean..It is incredible.. We do see you are coming back, so look forward to serving you once again and we hope you enjoy the park this summer and spring.

Best Place in Acadia Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent...beyond what you expect..too bad vrbo does not give ratings for the best place on the entire island! We have styed for over 20 years here and this one is way underpriced for what it offers! We are coming back, in summer , we always came in winter, but this harbor - this view these owners go above and beyond...

best beds in Bar Harbor maine - better than the 5 star hotels and better ambience...

Our entire family was amazed at all the offerings from the washer soap to the incredible bed linens... and on the water- watched these lobster men and women- yes in December...

so this home we will never pass up, even if they raise the rates....because this home is a luxury home..great place to stay! Our dogs loved it also...

thanks again for opening it up to us!

We already made our next reservation with you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Haddon Heights, NJ (outside of Philadelphia)

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have travel to Mount Desert Island every other year for the past 12 years and stayed in many hotels and houses, but this was our favorite. The views are beautiful, the house was very clean and well equipped including a fire pit, kayak, comfortable beds, and a great kitchen that had everything you could ever need. We had 4 teenagers and our golden retriever with us, and the kids loved playing Frisbee in the yard, kayaking and just hanging out on the floating dock. None of us wanted to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us! I am glad you enjoyed the home..Each year we try to add or do anything to make the families more comfortable. This year was the tandem kayak, another year can be something else. Our dogs love that yard as well. We would love to have you back. Thank you for taking such care with the home as well. The Owners,
Mt. Airy, NC

Great Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

Home is very comfortable and in great location. Great amenities. On quiet side of island but not far from main points of interest. Yard is beautiful and view is spectacular. Friendly neighbors(but not bothersome at all) and lots of places to eat close by. Took 30 minutes to get to Bar Harbor but there was road work going on in Southwest Harbor which added to the time. One of our favorite vacations of all time and definitely pleased with the rental. Would definitely rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us.. We would love to have you back. Yes the construction on the island is causing delays everywhere this year even in Bar Harbor. The construction will be gone in July and august on the island...Thank goodness it does not occur every year.Generally it takes 15 minutes to get to Bar Harbor. We run kayak tours and biking in Bar Harbor we know from the daily drive. I feel very bad for anyone staying off this island - it takes over 1 hour to get onto the island this year, so you were very smart by staying on the island.. Thank you again , please let us know when you can come again...and ask for any discounts- when you are a repeat.. Thanks The Owner Bass Harbor Retreat Leslie

Best Spot in Maine, Acadia

  • 5 of 5

Great home...great yard and more...The place was more than what the owner even describes. we go to acadia and bar harbor every year, we just found our new other home has been as clean or the owners have not supplied as much as this owner does.. You can tell they take pride in the home and make it very comfortable for the customers...we will be back, thank goodness we found you..if anyone wants to give up weeks in july of 2014, book us in those as well. Lots of antiques, books and great decor..the beds were fabulous...see you next year..

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us.. Thank you also for writing the review, - we realize it does take time out of your schedule as well... This year we have added a tandem kayak cannot wait to see this September- but also will send you any cancellations immediately for July.. See you soon Leslie & Tom


Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Thurston's Lobster Pound
"Walk to it from the home! 2 minute walk..Locally owned by the Lobster men and their family. ..."
Beal's Lobster Pier
"Drive to this one,about 7 miles. Not locally owned"
Southwest Harbor
"Great Place for Shopping, great wines, Sawyers Market, clothing and more"
"We hike here every day...fantastic trails along the ocean and more..Only 4 minutes by car. A..."
"This is where we teach the different types of species from the ocean that can be found in Maine"
Maine State Sea Kayak
"As sea kayak guides ourselves, we do recommend this company- they depart from our side more...."
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.02 Miles
thurstons- beer
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry to Swans Island
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Southwest Golf
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Bangor Maine Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Off the island
Nearest Restaurant
0.02 Miles
Thurstons' Lobster Pound- walk to the restaurant
Nearest Ski
0.05 Miles
Acadia National Park
Nearest Beach
Private Pebble Beach , on site
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park

Other Activities: kayaking, ,mountain climbing, biking, hiking, canoeing, bird watching, seal tours, whale tours, smores by the fire in back yard,

Golf: Golf at Keno Golf Club ranked number in the top 5 in the USA- only a 15 minute drive in Bar Harbor.


Rates & Availability

From $371 Per night

Bernard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 13 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
4th of July
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer July/Aug 2015
Jul 11 2015 - Sep 11 2015
7 night minimum stay
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes note, rates subject to change,holidays extra, includes cleaning, except nightly in winter. Includes sheets and towels.
dog fee is $100..We do take Visa, MC and Discover - NEVER send any money overseas, or to any Bank. we never ask for other banking info- please call us.
The cancellation fee is $250 Within 90 days all monies due-non refundable

Cancellation Policy

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Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • 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
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on main level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , upstairs
  • All bathrooms renovated and kitchen...renovatede as well.. great washer and dryer front loaders in mud room...
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , pillow-top
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , pillow-top,upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , pillow, top,upstairs
  • King Bed is on ground floor..main level.. 2nd floor has 4 twins ...- 2 separate bedrooms Main floor has King bed and a bath - master suite area
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Communication / Internet:
  • fax
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Dogs are allowed! Fenced in yard, also high speed, also your cell phones work here, important, many locations do not. Private steps to pebble beach and private floating dock An easel is on site as well, for your use if desired. Art workshops available, call for pricing New to home, firepit, also tandem kayak

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