VINTAGE COTTAGE OVERLOOKING THE QUIET WORKING HARBOR OF BASS HARBOR.

Marty Lyons

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Bedrooms 3
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VINTAGE COTTAGE OVERLOOKING THE QUIET WORKING HARBOR OF BASS HARBOR.

Bernard House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom,1 half bathroom, sleeps six

Located in the small fishing village of Bernard on Mt. Desert Island, Maine. The house overlooks Bass Harbor and the comings and goings of the Swans Island ferry, It is within walking distance of fishing wharfs, antique stores, art galleries, the post office, the library and a bus stop for the Island Explorer, a free transportation system for the entire island. Thurston's Lobster wharf is just down the hill, and it's a short walk to Back Beach, a wonderful coastal shoreline for walking, exploring, and viewing the passing boat traffic. The house is 10 minutes from the Ships Harbor nature walk in Acadia National Park, minutes from Southwest Harbor on the Quiet side of Mt. Desert, and 30 minutes from Bar Harbor. Enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, and the Down East culture of the quiet coastal village of Bernard.

Potential renters note that improvements to the house has taken place this winter. Photo's will be added by mid spring. To much snow to take pictures.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
We recently had the very good fortune to stay at the the Hinton House in Bernard, Maine for the second year running. What a rare find - nestled in a small working fishing village - one is able to enjoy Acadia Park fully! This house is close to Southwest Harbor and about a 35 minute drive to Bar Harbor as well.

The house and grounds are absolutely meticulous! The host, Marty Lyons, is wonderfully responsive to every need but yet not obtrusive in the least! The house is quite spacious and views of the working harbor are visible from several of the windows. Thurston's Restaurant is located almost directly across the street should one feel like a wonderful Maine lobster dinner. It is also located within walking distance of a wonderful beach as well as the post office and library.

I love this house - it truly feels like a home away from home! I have rented many other homes through VRBO and Homes Away From Home but the Hinton House is by far my favorite! I simply can't say enough about this very , very special place.

Thank you, Marty, for allowing making us feel to so welcome!
May 2014
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Marty Lyons

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
Speaks english
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
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Reviews

5
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Vintage cottage overlooking the quiet working harbor of Bass Harbor.
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

GREAT MAINE GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
The Hinton House was a wonderful way to experience Maine! Beautiful views of the working lobster boats in Bass Harbor from a very comfortable home in an authentic Maine neighborhood. A 5 minute walk to Back Beach was a real treat...very quiet (we never saw more than 6 people), and the sunsets and lighting made for ideal photography and backdrop for the local artists with their easels and brushes. And of course, proximity to fresh Maine lobster was phenomenal. We were regular customers at CH Rich in Bass Harbor, directly across the harbor from the house, who had an excellent assortment of hard and soft shells at very competitive prices.

We spent many days at Acadia National Park enjoying the many hikes, and ventured over to Bar Harbor (20 minutes) for hilarious comedy at Bar Harbor's Improve Acadia show (must see!). It was nice to be on the quiet side of the island, but with easy access to all the sites.

Marty was a very gracious host, and made us feel right at home.....fine Maine hospitality!

We highly recommend the Hinton House for a truly relaxing and authentic Maine vacation experience!

Sandy & Jeff Ludlam
  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a pleasure to have renters that appreciate the community, Acadia park and the comforts of the Hinton House. They our always welcomed back! "The Way Life Should Be"

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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

CHARMING SETTING

  • 5 of 5
This was more than we expected. The cottage was charming allowing for family gathering and private time. We were close to many areas of interests. The younger set went hiking, bouldering, and rock climbing in Acadia Park and the senior clan went antique shopping. Thank you so much Marty for sharing your little bit of heaven.
Lucir
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I truly appreciate so many positive comments about the "Hinton House". It is a home that cannot only suite a large family or it can be small and private for a couple.

Thanks
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

INCREDIBLE PLACE/INCREDIBLE VALUE!

  • 5 of 5
After visiting this area several times and camping at the local campground, we decided to rent a vacation home. We found this lovely home (the pictures do not do it justice) and the price was right! The moment we arrived and walked in the house we new we had made the right choice. I am all about the view and though this house does not sit right on the harbor, the views are wonderful! The area is very quiet and the locals friendly. Several times we walked to Thurstons Lobster Pound for fresh lobsters and brought them back to the house. We also like the Seafood Ketch Restaurant across the harbor. The Ketch has a large deck right on the water and it is a perfect place to relax with a glass of wine while taking in the views of this working harbor.
The house is pet friendly. We brought our dog, Ellie, and was pleasantly suprised to find a small fenced area. While we bbq'd on the back deck, she could run free from the deck to the fenced yard.That is a huge plus!
If you have never been to Acadia Nat'l Park you must! A world of beauty at every turn with something for everyone. Renting this lovely vacation home is the ideal way to take in the beauty of Maine without breaking the bank. The owner, Marty, is a delight as we were able to spend a little bit of time with him. He let us know ahead when he would be stopping by to do a little gardening.
The only downside was having to leave. The two weeks we spent here flew by. But doesn't it always when you are in paradise!
Thanks, Marty, for opening this lovely home to all of us. What a gift!
  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Truly appreciative of good renters and their pets. Again providing a home that has warmth in the inside and charm on the outside is what I will endeavor to do. Bernard has the charm on the outside and the Hinton House has the warmth.

Thanks Christine and Sam and their dog Ellie
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A SUPER VACATION RENTAL

  • 5 of 5
If you are thinking of spending time in Downeast Maine, don't look any farther. This updated Barbard house is on the quiet side of Mount Desert Island, away from noise and traffic but just up the hill from a harbor full of working lobster boats and Thurston's Lobster Pound. It's close to Acadia National Park, but if you don't feel like getting into the car, you can walk down Leffingwell Road to a cozy little inlet to hear the gulls and watch the tide flow in and out. The house itself is well equipped, complete with all the conveniences, comfortable beds, and a roomy kitchen any cook would love. There is plenty of room for the little ones to play on rainy days as there is not only the "common room" with big screen TV but the front parlor, screened in front porch and a sun room. My husband and I especially loved taking our dinners out to the sunroom to watch the boats come home down in the harbor.
  • Submitted: May 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to hear from quest /renters who have enjoyed their vacation in this wonderful home. It is spacious home with different rooms for families to spread out, such as a large kitchen, a good size family room as well as a greenhouse and a front porch with a view of the harbor.
But what I respect is those families that have stayed at this dwelling and have left the home spotless and appreciated.
I welcome them back!
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Vintage cottage overlooking the quiet working harbor of Bass Harbor.
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

WONDERFUL QUIET MAINE GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The cottage on Steamboat Wharf was a wonderful place to stay the description of the cottage was right one . Although there was room for six it was just my husband and I but had we had more there would have been plenty of room. It made our stay a "just like home" stay, the house was so clean, the kitchen was amazing and the fact that there was a washer and dryer was a great bonus since we had been traveling for several days before and would be traveling for several days after our stay. We do not always like to "eat out" so making meals was a pleasure here, the cottage was so comfortable that a few nights we just hung out, cooked dinner and watched TV. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and a suggestion page of things to do or places to see. We were fortunate to meet the owner and visit with him for a short period of time, what a super nice person. We found many things to do and see as we had been in this area before, but the day before we left was a stay at home day, we walked down to the wharf, met and talked to some lobstermen and just hungout for close to three hours watching the boats being unloaded, it was very interesting. We went to Bar Harbor, Acadia Nationl Park two places we love to visit and drove all over just enjoying the scenery. Would I recommend this cottage? ABSOLUTELY!! It was clean, comfortable, spacious, quiet, we loved our stay! Thanks Marty for a wonderful "Home Away From Home"!!
  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that families when they stay at the Steamboat Wharf House in Bernard feel like they are at home. The community of Bernard is welcoming to visitors. It is a neighborhood where neighbors know neighbors, were you can leave doors unlocked, were children can ride their bikes and feel safe. A neighborhood were you can walk to the post office, library or the beach.
The Steamboat Wharf House is set up to support families when they return from a trip to the beach, walk in Acadia National park or a visit to Bar Harbor with the amenities to prepare a meal and a place to relax. It is a "Home Away From Home".
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Vintage cottage overlooking the quiet working harbor of Bass Harbor.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p223792
+1 207 244-7807
Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Austin, TX
5

QUIET ENJOYMENT

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five stayed here in early July, on our first family visit to Maine. I will say the house exceeded expectations. The house was very roomy, was very easy to feel at home. Also the grounds and view of harbor were very nice, with lots of trees and flowers surrounding the house. The kitchen was well-stocked with all the necessary equipment. Contractual details and deposit were handled promptly. We will likely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Providing quality service with a “Home Away Touch” is what we strive for. We are always open to suggestions for improving our visitors’ stay on Mount Desert Island. It is very gratifying to hear positive comments/feedback by our summer renters after they have stayed at the Steamboat House in beautiful Bernard.
“Down East comfort is what we wish to provide to you, making your stay on Mount Desert Island relaxing…”
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Thurston's Lobster Pound
"Perfect place to have your lobster and it is less than a 5 minute walk from the "Hinton Hou..."
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Thuya Garden
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Swan's Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Back Beach
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Seafood Ketch
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Thurston's Wharf
Car: not necessary

Located in the quite village of Bernard near a working lobster harbor. A unique neighborhood

of year round residence mix in with summer rentals. The library and post office are in walking distance.The well known place for freshly cook lobster, Thurston's lobster wharf is 5 minute walk away from the house.The beach area is a short walk for children through a wooded path way.If you wish to travel to a more populated town you are ten minutes away from Southwest Harbor witjh choice of fine dining. But if you want the hustle and bustle you are thirty minutes from Bar Harbor. Acadia National park is close by for walks, hikes and sight seeing. Fresh lakes for swimming and fishing, Echo and Long Pond are fifteen minutes away.Also for your traveling is the free Island Explore bus, which picks up passenger near the Old Red Antique Store, close to your drive way.

Other Activities: Families and visitors can walk to the local docks to see and hear the fishermen head out early in the morning and return with their catch of lobsters.Your family can walk along the rocky coast to explore for lobsters traps or buoys that have been watched up by the sea. If you have a kayak or rent one you have place at the town dock to lunch your kayak(s)and explore the coast line and its harbor and inlets. If you like to swim Echo lake offers fresh, cool spring fed water to swim in with the loons or ducks. Or if you just wish to read and listen to the sounds of the diesel of the lobster boats as they return with their fresh catch of the day you have plenty of privacy in this roomy house near the harbor. Southwest Harbor will enchant you with the friendly people and fine dining. You can seat at SIPS and have a glass of wine or visit the Claremont for a view of Somes Sound and haute cuisine dining.

Golf: There are three golf courses on the Island.Causeway Club is a nine hole course that is open to the public. Northeast Harbor has a 18 hole course that is open to the public and then there is the well known Kebo Golf course in Bar Harbor that is open to the public.

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Bernard House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
peak season
Jun 29 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
off season
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
1/3 down payment is due upon signing the lease agreement. Finale payment is due 10 days before arriving. A damage deposit of $500.00 will be required 10 days before arriving. This will be returned or voided after the cleaning service inspects the rental.
Tax Rate 8.0%
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Amenities

Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , newly renovated
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • Full bathroom newly upgraded.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 2nd floor sleeps two
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1st floor
  • Bedroom located on the second floor is looking out to Bass Harbor. Narrow stair case to this Captain bedroom with twin beds. On the 1st floor are located two bedrooms with double beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • live theater
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • ice skating
Notes:
Smokers are asked to smoke outside on the deck.
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