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Best location in Bar Harbor,! Quiet in-town street- private access to Shore Path

Lisabeth Chester Oxman

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Lisabeth Chester Oxman

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Best location in Bar Harbor,! Quiet in-town street- private access to Shore Path

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8

Newly built, completely furnished, air-conditioned,modern cottage with private access to the ocean in a beautiful convenient location within a 5 minute walk to town. Quiet, sunny, cathedral ceiling, fully equipped kitchen w/washer and dryer, beautiful grounds including gas grill, picnic area, hammock, and safe storage for bikes, etc. No need to bring beach towels, linens, or cooking equipment. Our house provides all the comforts of home plus lots of little extras including flashlights, eclectic book collection, beach blankets, etc. Enjoy the quiet location on the historic Shore Path and within minutes to town!!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lisabeth Chester Oxman (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2015

About Lisabeth Chester Oxman

The Chester family, five young children and their mom, came to Maine 40 years ago from suburban New Jersey and rented the house now known as the Shore Path Cottage for the summer. The mom, Roberta, was sufficiently smitten with the house and the view and the area and Acadia National Park and Maine folks to pack up the kids and move here permanently when the house came up for sale. Cold winters, and a new cultural experience notwithstanding (She often felt, literally, like a babe in the woods), there were never any regrets because it was simply so beautiful in every season. The kids grew up mastering winter and summer sports so that two of the daughters, Melinda and Lisabeth, are able to offer our guests the valuable, informed information from years of their experience which they need to make their stay most memorable and enjoyable. Four years ago, the garage that was built in 1880 came down and the Bird's Nest went up. Roberta, whose nickname is 'Bird' thought that would be a good name . Though it is available as a long terms rental, it is Bird's nest in December and January. We feel , and somewhat objectively, that our location on the ocean and on a quiet residential street in town is as good as it gets in Bar Harbor. in keeping with the tasteful quality of the decor of the main house, the Birds Net is furnished beautifully and lovingly. Designed by Roc Caivano, the area's premier architect, with the assistance of Lisabeth Chester Oxman, also an architect, you will enjoy the cathedral ceiling and the many windows. The Bird's Nest was originally our family residence and now we enjoy the pleasure of haring it with our guests.

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Lisabeth Chester Oxman purchased this house in 2009

Why Lisabeth Chester Oxman chose Bar Harbor

The best location in Bar Harbor, beautiful accommodations, convenient, ocean access on property, quiet, private, parking, minutes by foot from restaurants, activities, and biking distance to the park. Also, owners who have lived here for forty years are on site as a great resource for things to do and places to go to best enjoy your stay.

What makes this house unique

A walk down our beautiful lawn takes you to the historic Shore Path, which is a path along the shore which takes you into the town of Bar Harbor. We are also down a quiet street, minutes to the center of Bar Harbor with it's restaurants, shops, a movie theatre, bike rentals, just a few minutes walk away!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Best location in Bar Harbor,! Quiet in-town street- private access to Shore Path
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
5

Everything we could have hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

Light, bright and absolutely beautiful! and perfectly maintained. We loved the location on the water and in town on a quiet street. The Bird's Nest had everything we needed (an incredibly well-equipped kitchen) and was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. An added plus were the owners who have a B & B next door so we were treated to muffins and delicious baked goods. They are also very well informed about everything to do and see in Bar Harbor and environs so we had the advantage of their expertise about the area. They even supplied us with scarves, hats and gloves when we took a whale watching excursion. We plan to make the Bird's Nest Cottage our nesting place whenever we vacation in Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful House and People

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in the Bird's Nest. Lisabeth, the manager, was so attentive informative and sweet to boot. The house was very comfortable and clean. A quick walk to town on the Shorepath or by the street let us really feel at home in lovely Bar Harbor. We spent our days in the park and our evenings in town or in the house. Great space!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Peaceful Bar Harbor Retreat

  • 4 of 5

At the end of a beautiful tree-lined road, our family of four, including two teenagers, loved our 5 day stay in Bar Harbor at the Bird's Nest Cottage. The location is truly perfect, with easy walking access to the harbor, the town, and the free Island Explorer bus system. Roberta and Lisabeth made sure we were comfortable and spoiled, and even surprised us with some amazing home baked goodies from the Shore Path Cottage B&B in the main house next door. The tranquil location in busy summer Bar Harbor was a welcome retreat.

The cottage was well equipped, and the beds were very comfortable. The washer and dryer were new and efficient and came in very handy. I hadn't paid much attention to the description of the property, but it's worth noting there isn't a dishwasher. We prepared several meals at the cottage, and it was not a problem.

Highlights of our trip included: rock climbing in Acadia, Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard (expect a line), Lulu's lobster boat, AcadiaImprov (a short walk from the cottage), reclining on the lawn adjacent to the cottage, exploring the Bar Harbor Shore Path, and whale watching. Bar Harbor restaurant recommendations from our hosts were amazing.

The property is in beautiful condition and I thoroughly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We consider ourselves fortunate to have had such a pleasant and thoughtful family in residence in our Bird's Nest Cottage. As we are new to Homeaway, we are especially grateful for the suggestions they gave us to make the cottage even more accommodating. Our next Homeaway guests will benefit from this fine tuning.
Lowell, Michigan
5

Wonderful location, fabulous hostess!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was this property clean and welcoming, the location could not have been better! It is located just a short walk (0.5 mi or so) down the Shore Path to Bar Harbor. While my husband and I walked on the path, our kids jumped from rock to rock and tidepool to tidepool all the way to town. It is also located about 10 minutes by car to the Park Loop in Acadia National Park, about 15 minutes from Cadillac Mountain.

Roberta was such a warm, gracious hostess! She checked in with us daily to see if we had any needs. That was on top of quickly answering all my inquiries via email prior to our stay. She encouraged us to make us of her large yard which was great for our kids to burn some energy borrowing her oversized swing and badminton set. Her hospitality is what makes this location 5 stars.

The cottage was as listed. It slept our family of four with lots of room to spare. It is set up for six people very comfortably. The shower had fantastic water pressure which is always a treat when traveling. There is no television, which was very good for our screen dependent family. The Wi-Fi is good, though, so we didn't have to rough it too much.

Not only would I recommend this rental, I wish I could go back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Har Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: not necessary

Located on the beautiful historic Shore Path Cottage you are with minutes walking distance to all Bar Harbor has to offer! Whale watching, lighthouse cruises, bike or kayak rentals, restaurants, shops are all within 5 minutes form the house! By day, the incredible world-famous Acadia National Park, an easy bike ride or a 5 minute drive away offers a range of activities for every age and inclination that includes hiking the trails, biking, boating, golfing, swimming at Sand Beach or at the many lakes, whale watching, deep sea fishing, and kayaking. Sail with a naturalist to an outlying island for a walking tour of flora, fauna and some fascinating history, meet with a park ranger for an astronomical look at the night sky, or awake before the crack of dawn, and from the pink granite of Cadillac Mountain be the first in the U.S. to watch the sunrise.

You may choose to experience Mt. Desert Island by car (or from the window of the park's convenient, and ecologically mindful, shuttle buses) on the 19 mile loop road. Either way, you will want to stop and take photos beside a legend or a scenic overlook. From any perspective on land or sea, the majesty and the intimacy of this park will inspire you to stand in awe, as well as to enter into it.

Bar Harbor, as well as the other towns on and near the island, has excellent restaurants, shops, concerts, museums and interesting seasonal events, such as music, art and film festivals. Mt. Desert Island and the area referred to as 'Downeast' – where the trees outnumber the people and the night sky is brighter with stars than city lights – has become famous for its clean air, clean water and its natural beauty. It has been preserved and protected by all those who have treasured this area for generations, both those who make their home here, and those who return year after year.

Bar Harbor abounds in art galleries, antique stores and craft shows, as well as musical events and theatre presentations, all within easy proximity. The Jessup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor as well as the other libraries on this island features many well-known interesting speakers throughout the season. Whichever activities you choose, we will point you in the right direction to make your stay at the Bird's nest Cottage truly enjoyable and memorable.

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Rates & Availability

From $300 Per night

Bar Harbor 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
 
Quiet Season
May 10 2015 - Jun 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$325
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
High Season
Jun 21 2015 - Sep 7 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,800
 
 
Fall Season
Sep 8 2015 - Oct 15 2015
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Fri,Sat
$2,500
 
 
Late Season
Oct 16 2015 - Nov 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$320
Fri,Sat
$1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes There is an additional fee of $35.00 per person after 6 people. There is an 8 person maximum occupancy.
Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions.
A 50% deposit is due within 10 days upon rental agreemnt. The balance, plus the 8% Maine sales tax and a refundable $300 security deposit, is due one month prior to arrival. The 50% deposit (minus $50) will be fully refundable if cancellation occurs 60 days prior to scheduled arrival. IF property can be re-rented after that time, the entire deposit will be refunded.
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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have two modern full bathrooms, both of which have bathtubs and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    2nd floor, front room - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    2nd floor - 1 king
    pull-out sofa in living area - 1 queen , pull out sofa in living area
  • We have one bedroom downstairs that has a king size bed and private adjoining full bath. Also downstairs in the kitchen/living area, there is a pull-out sofa bed if necessary. Upstairs, we have one bedroom with a king bed and a very large adjoining bedroom/living area that can sleep 4-5 comfortably, along with an adjoining full bath. From the second floor suite of rooms,there is a side view of the water!
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our location is the best in Bar Harbor-down a quiet street, a few minutes walk to town and on Bar Harbor's beautiful historic Shore Path! The Bird's Nest Cottage is immaculate, sunny, bright and comfortable.

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