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WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM, POST AND BEAM, EVERY CONVENIENCE

Janet Wood

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Janet Wood

Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english
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WATER VIEWS FROM EVERY ROOM, POST AND BEAM, EVERY CONVENIENCE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Bernard House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The property overlooks the entrance to Bass Harbor from the West. The harbor is about 200 yards from the east side of the property, and is visible from every room of the house.

The house is less than ten years old. It is a classic shingle style cottage, built with post and beam framing, visible in every room. The siding is grey stained cedar shingles, with white trim. A covered tongue and groove porch surrounds the living room on two sides, with two entries into the living room. The living room has large windows on three sides, with a local granite fireplace on the interior corner, with cherry shelving on both sides.

All floors in the house are heart of birch hardwood, all bathrooms are tiled, with heat in the floor.

The living room flows into an open passage leading to the stairs, the dining room and the kitchen. The dining room has three sides of floor to ceiling windows, all with an excellent view of the harbor. The dining room has a cherry dining table that seats eight. A built in cherry wood glass cabinet and bar with a wine refrigerator is in the corner. The interior wall is open, allowing communications across the passage and the kitchen.

The kitchen is separated from the passage by a peninsula that seats four for meals. The four burner propane stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, Sub Zero refrigerator and cooking equipment including coffee maker, portable mixer, blender, and mini food processor make meal preparation a pleasure. A lobster cooking pot is available.

Off of the kitchen is an entry, with closets and the back door, which leads to a small porch and the detached garage. There is outside parking for up to two cars at the garage, with another two spaces for visitors.

Finally, behind the entry porch is a bedroom and bath suite, with two twin beds. This suite is very private, with a corridor separated with its own outer door. The bathroom has a large walk in shower.

There are two bedrooms on the second floor, both with baths. The guest bedroom has its own outdoor balcony with a splendid water view and two rocking chairs. There is a queen bed in this room with space for a portable crib, also in the house. The bath can be accessed from this room, has a tub/shower and a skylight. The laundry is found in this bath area as well.

The master bedroom has a 15 foot beamed ceiling, with water views on two sides. The bathroom includes a large walk in tiled shower and cherry cabinetry, and a skylight.

Each bedroom has its own television, and a wifi router is on the second floor, allowing high speed wifi throughout the house.

This house was built to the highest standards and with great attention to detail to serve as a retirement home.

Keywords: Nearly new post and beam home with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, front porch with harbor views, living room with granite fireplace, open eat in kitchen, gracious dining room with harbor view on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island. Thurston's, a great lobster pound, is a short walk away. Located on a picturesque harbor minutes from Acadia National Park trails. Seven day rentals only from Saturday to Saturday in July and August.

More Details
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Janet Wood (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Janet Wood

We are parents of three daughters, all of whom love Maine. Our youngest even went to Bowdoin for college.

Janet Wood purchased this house in 2005

Why Janet Wood chose Bernard

We have vacationed here all of our married lives, and this place is where we built our fondest family memories. It is our hope that our house could play a part in the fond family memories of our renters.

What makes this house unique

This is the only place in the United States where you can have such easy access to a world class national park, world class sailing and boating, and world class hiking and biking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time in your home. It is perfectly appointed and stocked to simply enjoy the surroundings and easily prepare meals for the family. Our 3 children had the best time with the kayaks and just being able to roam outdoors. Thurston's Lobster Pound could not be more convenient across the street for the best lobster dinners. We will absolutely be returning!
Jul 2009
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Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel 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.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Water Views from Every Room, Post and Beam, Every Convenience
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Atlanta, GA
5

This house is BETTER than described.

  • 5 of 5
Every member of our family of 5 (mom, dad and kids ages 11, 11, and 14) adored this house. It is beautifully situated and decorated. The kitchen is well equipped. The owner is delightful. We loved the view and the walk to Thurstons. It is easy to get to the market in Southwest Harbor. It is a reasonable (but not short) drive to all of the activities in Acadia. It was spotless, roomy and comfortable.
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5
My family LOVED the house. Its is absolutely beautiful. Everything needed was provided for (stocked kitchen and linens). Beds were the MOST comfortable beds I have ever slept in at a rental property (even better than home) ! Location provided a great view of the working harbor and across the street from a little place to get fresh lobster, very quiet and peaceful. The owners and property manager were so easy to work with and very helpful.

This is the place to stay of you want a beautiful, comfortable home in a quiet, "away from it all" location.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Charlotte, NC
5

July 4th week vacation

  • 5 of 5
‘Lovely home, well appointed and very clean. 'Large but cozy and functionally very convenient for up to two couples in the upstairs bedrooms, that include queen beds. There are also two bathrooms up as well.

There are twin beds in the downstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom, for either a couple, older children, or others not opposed to twin beds. There is a wonderful kitchen and a great dining room, including ample windows, to view the harbor which is practically across the street.
The best lobster pound (Thurston’s) on Mt Desert Isle is a short walking block away. You can walk over and eat in or carry out. My husband and I loved our stay here. We enjoyed the plentiful porches, including the upstairs balcony from one of the bedrooms, as well as the “quiet side” of the island. There are so many things to do if you are willing to drive relatively short distances away. Or…just stay, relax and watch the harbor.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bernard Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
PITTSBURGH
5

Absolute best vacation!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 5 had a wonderful time in your home. It is perfectly appointed and stocked to simply enjoy the surroundings and easily prepare meals for the family. Our 3 children had the best time with the kayaks and just being able to roam outdoors. Thurston's Lobster Pound could not be more convenient across the street for the best lobster dinners. We will absolutely be returning!
  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you will be coming back to Maine. There are always new things to do and explore, as the years have shown, while the charm and beauty remain unchanged. It is a great place to build family memories!

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Acadia National Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, including about 50 miles of gravel carriage roads suitable for bikes and horses. There are ocean side walks near Bass Harbor Light, picnic areas near an extensive seawall, mountain hiking trails accessed easily from the main roads, swimming in Echo Lake, boat tours to the Cranberry Islands, sail and power boat rentals, and guided ocean kayak tours. Several park museums offer programs and exhibits about the development of the park and the natural features and wildlife. Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor are each a half hour drive away and offer extensive souvenir shopping, whale watching, boat excursions and restaurants. The house also has access within a very short walk to a broad stone beach that is great for exploring.

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June
May 31 - Jun 28
6 nights
$286
 
 
July
Jul 5 - Jul 26
7 nights
$2,400
 
 
August
Aug 2 - Aug 30
7 nights
$2,650
 
 
September
Sep 13 - Sep 27
6 nights
$286
 
 
October
Sep 28 - Oct 25
6 nights
$286
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes Weekly rentals only in July and August, from Saturday to Saturday.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Balcony bedroom upstairs has a tub/shower bathroom and washer/dryer, and a skylight. Master bedroom has a tiled shower and skylight. Downstairs twin bedroom has a tiled shower and frosted glass window.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Short walk to pebble beach, minutes to Acadia National Park, rocking chairs on wrap around porch, play croquet on the lawn, selection of family games, bike and kayak rentals in Southwest Harbor

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