BEAUTIFUL GRAND HISTORIC VILLAGE HOME

Kay or Augusto

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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BEAUTIFUL GRAND HISTORIC VILLAGE HOME

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5+ bedrooms, 4 baths, 3200 SF on the sweetest street!

All the charm of yesteryear with the comfort of the 21st century! Grand columned entry porch, English garden, delightful outdoor dining. Spacious and charming rooms, old world kitchen with bells and whistles, sunny breakfast room, copper sinked butler's pantry/bar with wine cooler, expansive foyer with fireplace, comfortable and tranquil living room, dining room for 10 with piano and sitting area, family room/home theater with fold out sectional, 3/4 first floor bathroom. Two stairs lead to four bedrooms, including newly redecorated master suite (king bed), one bedroom with a queen, one with a full bed (newly decorated and upgraded) and one with a twin. There is an additional double bed suite on the third floor as well as a generous laundry room. Coveted village location - quiet and enjoyable, but a stone's throw to all the activities you can imagine. You can walk everywhere! Let the beautiful church bells of St. Saviour's be your only alarm clock!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a wonderful experience at Kay and Augusto's house in Bar Harbor. The location was perfect, within walking distance to everything in the town. The house was the perfect size for us, 5 couples. We had space to be together and to be alone as well. We cooked most of our meals at the house and were pleased to see the kitchen so well appointed. Kay was very helpful, even checking in with us when she'd heard the power had gone out. The outage didn't last long and was back on before dark. I would love to come back to Maine and their house is the perfect place to stay. Thanks to Kay, Augusto and Anne for making our stay memorable.
Jul 2014
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Kay or Augusto

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We are a couple with four children who have enjoyed living in Bar Harbor since 1995. We are both architects and have lovingly restored this gem of a home to its glory while incorporating modern amenities and our own touches. We own another Bar Harbor property as well - the Cottage on Cottage - and enjoy traveling (we always rent homes when we travel and enjoy being able to provide similar comfort to other travelers!)

Kay or Augusto purchased this house in 2000

We purchased this home because having had few owners before us, it had retained most of its original features and charm, and as architects, we knew good bones when we saw them! Since then, the home has been totally renovated, and serves as an excellent design laboratory - even our most discerning clients have appreciated the hospitality and ambiance of this home!

The fireplaces, the wooden fretwork, the massive entry columns, oversized front door, the diamond paned windows...they just don't make them like this anymore! Elegant, but livable and oh, so well located!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Grand Historic Village Home
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Beautiful Grand Historic Village Home
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+1 207 266 5032
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
3

Lovely home, but you can find better for the price

  • 3 of 5
This house is has a lot of upsides and downsides, so I'll share them both...

What I/we loved: The house is beautiful inside and out, most of the decor is tasteful, and the kitchen is set up well for family eating. There is a lot of space and different areas for people to their thing. The house is old and has tons of character that comes with older homes. The owners are communicative and were very responsive to a problem we raised. The location is great - aside from a more expensive waterfront location, this is the second best option - you can walk to any place downtown and to other points of interest in town. It's also close to some especially tasty places, like 2 Cats for breakfast. The place feels homey - there are boardgames, books, magazines, etc.

The downsides: Along with the charming aspects of an older home come the negatives - the bathrooms are old (most faucets have separate taps for hot and cold water), we couldn't find an outlet in reach of a mirror for drying one's hair, some of the lights are an electrical mess and look downright scary (this coming from an engineer in our group), it's hard to find the light switches, it was a little musty in some rooms, and the downstairs bathroom and TV room had cobwebs and spiders. The shower situation also wasn't ideal - there is one shower on the floor that has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 guests (the master bedroom has a bath but no shower). The first floor shower is so tiny that it's hard to keep your hair dry or bend over enough to wash your feet.

We also had an unfortunate problem of finding many hairs and other debris on the sheets on all of the beds. The owners were very responsive and brought over new sheets the next day. (I assume the sheets had been washed but that the washing service is sub par.) But, it sucked to stay up until 2 a.m. on the day we arrived washing bedding.

Now that I've been to Bar Harbor and seen other houses that folks rented, I also think I could find something that's a bit of a better bargain - this house is expensive given some of the downsides.

In summary, this house is a lovely option, but you can probably do better.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the last time we used the cleaning service we had been using up to this point! We are sorry these renters were inconvenienced, and did a number of things to remedy the situation, including providing brand new sheets (the others were definitely clean, but seemed to have picked up a few hairs with static), offered to refund the cleaning fee, and subsequently changed cleaning services. We are very happy with the new service, and the renters since then have reported satisfaction as well! It is so important to us to make sure things are right for our guests and if they are not, that we make them right. For that reason, we have worked with this reviewer to make sure we are able to address these concerns adequately and also had the electrical systems inspected and all is in good order. We continue to believe our home is a wonderful value with 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms, lots of comfortable gathering spaces, the ability to cook in or grill out while on vacation, and a fabulous walkable location! This home is historic and we have tried to maintain as much of that character as we can, which includes original claw foot tubs, belle époque sinks, etc. If you have any questions, please ask!
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Beautiful Grand Historic Village Home
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful, Spacious Home in a Prime Location!

  • 5 of 5
My family and absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful home! The home was decorated beautifully and each room had its own distinct feel. Additionally, the home was spotless, and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes and utensils while the bathrooms had plenty of towels. As much as we loved spending time in the home drinking coffee on the porch or reading in the library, one of the most wonderful things about this home is the location. It is an easy walk to the grocery store, restaurants, shops, and the waterfront. We loved the accessibility to town that this home offered. I would most definitely recommend this lovely home to other families!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Owner's Response: We are so glad your family enjoyed our home and that you chose it for your special occasion! Cheers to the newlyweds!
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Beautiful Grand Historic Village Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3007112
+1 207 266 5032
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5
I really enjoyed my stay there. The rooms are very well decorated and I like that each room has its own characteristics. The pictures included in the listing truthfully depict the property. I particularly like that Kay and Augusto keep a lot of books in the house and I got to read some of those before sleep every night. The kitchen is well-equipped and there are plenty of bath towels for our use. One nit-picky thing is that the family room and the formal dining room have the smell of old houses, probably because they were not used very often, but the other rooms are all fine. The location is very convenient - very walkable to restaurants and the grocery store. Kay was very responsive and helpful during the inquiry and rental process.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy we were able to accommodate this last minute, early season reservation, and also glad the weather turned nice for their stay after a long period of spring cold and drizzle (and yes, we had just opened the family room wing of the house! Should be nicely aired out now)!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hancock County (Bar Harbor) Airport
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-95
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Town Beach, Bar, Shore Path, Compass Harbor
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cottage Street, Main Street, Rodick - quite a few!
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
x-country
Nearest Golf
1000 Metres
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Too many to name! Cottage, Mt. Desert, Rodick st..
Car: not necessary

Located next to Acadia National Park and the beautiful village of Mount Desert Island; the Park can be reached by foot, bike, free shuttle, or by car; many restaurants, bars and shops within blocks; near many excursions - whale watching, schooner rides, lobster boats and many more. Two theaters in walking distance, several museums, parks and beaches right around the corner!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Special Offer! Late Summer Special! Last nts available!

Special Offer From:
Dates Aug 25, 2014 to Sep 9, 2014

Bar Harbor is rocking this summer and no vacancy signs abound! Fortunately for you, someone else's last minute vacation cancellation is your chance to stay in a nice, spacious and very well located 5 bedroom/4bath home! For $525/night through September 1, and $425 through September 9, why stay in a hotel room?! Cook, grill and relax in style! Perfect for family groups!

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 28 2014 - Sep 7 2014
4 night minimum stay
$575
From
$600
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,025
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Oct 18 2014
4 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,150
 
 
Winter 2014
Oct 19 2014 - Nov 23 2014
4 night minimum stay
$350
From
$375
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,400
 
 
Thanksgiving 2014
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Late Winter 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
$300
From
$325
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$425
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Heating
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking On Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Wet Bar
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Oven ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Powder room for first floor, w/ shower, near sleeper sofa rm
    Hall Bathroom, Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Belle Epoque sInk, claw foot tub with shower riser
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , en suite, belle epoque sink, claw foot tub
    Third Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tumbled marble floors, claw foot tub with shower riser
  • 3 of the bathrooms have restored clawfoot tubs, 2 of them with vintage showers as well! Old fashioned porcelain and nickel sinks, and one old fashioned wood tank toilet! All with modern faucets/shower heads, comfy towels, etc!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , with a side lounge (sectional sleeper sofa) for a child
  • Full air mattress available as well. If you need a crib, please inquire.
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Groups
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • whale watching
  • paddle boating
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • pier fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • tennis
Notes:
Check out by 10 am Check in after 4 pm
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