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WINTER RENTAL-FRESHLY RENOVATED BAR HARBOR HOME IN IDEAL QUITE DOWNTOWN LOCATION

Jennifer Wales

Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Jennifer Wales

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014
Call Manager
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Book with confidence
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

WINTER RENTAL-FRESHLY RENOVATED BAR HARBOR HOME IN IDEAL QUITE DOWNTOWN LOCATION

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 8

Be snug as a bug in this cozy home located in the hive of activity that is downtown Bar Harbor. The Honeybee house was built in the 1920’s in a year round residential cul de sac and was fully renovated in 2007 opening up the downstairs floor plan to a more functional and modern family style. Purchased in 2013 by Mountain Sea Properties, we updated the home with new furniture, new linens, and fresh paint colors.

New to the vacation rental market, this fully renovated downtown home features an exceptional location in the heart of Bar Harbor within walking distance to all downtown restaurants, shops, supermarket and amenities including the main hub of the island wide free bus system allowing for a car free vacation. Walk to the local bike shop to rent bikes and ride directly into Acadia National Park. Pack a lunch and walk straight to the dock where your whale watching excursion boat departs. Grab the kids and walk downtown for an ice cream. Or enjoy that special dinner with family and friends with out that hassle squeezing everyone in a car and finding parking.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jennifer Wales (Property Manager)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

About Jennifer Wales

Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993.

Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline.

In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal.

Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services.

Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Jennifer Wales purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennifer Wales chose Bar Harbor

Jen has been looking for just the right downtown property to round out the rental properties offered since 2008. She’s looked at dozens of properties searching for just the right combination of quite yet convenience, ample space yet an affordable rental price, and up to date yet historic charm. She finally found it in the Honeybee House and is delighted to offer it rounding out the offerings of properties at Mountain Sea Properties. This home is brought to you with all the same quality and care that can be expected from all our properties including local information and recommendations, vacation services, cleanliness and quality lines, kitchenware and furniture.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book 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.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
based on 7 traveler reviews

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WINTER RENTAL-Freshly Renovated Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quite Downtown Location
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
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WINTER RENTAL-Freshly Renovated Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quite Downtown Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3693135
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
4

Very cute home in perfect location.

  • 4 of 5
We loved our stay at the Beehive home. The home is super cute and had everything you would need including laundry soap and kitchen spices. It is located centrally between all the bike rental shops and literally 100 steps or less from the main island grocerie store. A short walk up the main block and you were at the Bar Harbor shopping district. The owners were friendly, helpful and added several nice touches to the overall experience. We would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit this beautiful area.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We aim to please! Jen Wales- MountainSea Properties
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WINTER RENTAL-Freshly Renovated Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quite Downtown Location
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

A Great Week at a Great Place

  • 5 of 5
Our two children, their spouses and children stayed with us at the Honeybee for the week. The accommodations were spacious and we could spread out. We liked the large bathrooms and fully equipped kitchen. The location was ideal, especially with all our runs to the nearby market. It took a few minutes to walk to the water, the buses to Acadia and nearby shops and restaurants. Bar Harbor was busy.

We were quite happy with every aspect of our stay at the Honeybee. We mostly cooked in and enjoyed the outside grill with the gourmet cooks in our household.

Even the weather cooperated to provide a great time. One aspect, not noted elsewhere, was a kiddie pool not too far from the house. We had the large, pond-like pool to ourselves.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah yes, the Glen Mary wadding pool right in Bar Harbor! I haven't thought about that location in years but I certainly did have fun there when I was a kid. The pool is only about 2-3 feet deep and just...about .5 mile from the Honeybee House. It is a wonderful location for younger kids, so glad you found it.

Sounds like our renovations to the house are serving our guests well. The new large downstairs bathroom and the beautiful big kitchen with door right out to the back deck are getting well received. The Honeybee House's location is really ideal on such a quite little street right in the heart of Bar Harbor. Delighted your family had a wonderful time together on your reunion and hope to see you again soon. Jen Wales- MountainSea Properties
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WINTER RENTAL-Freshly Renovated Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quite Downtown Location
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

The lovely Honeybee House

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in the Honeybee House. The location was perfect for access to downtown Bar Harbor. We walked to the grocery. It also was easy to get to Acadia National Park. There was plenty of space for the 4 of us and the entire house was impeccably clean. Afternoons on the sunny porch were warm and relaxing in this autumn season.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Allison. The new wicker couches on the sun porch are our newest addition. I'll let my cleaning crew know they are upholding our expected standards of "impeccable". Jen Wales, MountainSea Properties
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WINTER RENTAL-Freshly Renovated Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quite Downtown Location
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Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Cozy home with "character"

Cozy home with "character"
  • 5 of 5
Had a great stay at the Honey Bee House. The location is convenient to downtown and within a block of the grocery store. The home has everything you need including washer and dryer. Enjoyed the front porch after returning from hiking at Acadia. The home was very clean and as described, would recommend to others.
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pam, thanks so much. Be sure to let your friends know that I always offer a discount to any tenant who comes to us as a referral from a prior tenant! Hope to see you again in the future. Jen Wales- Mountain Sea Properties
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WINTER RENTAL-Freshly Renovated Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quite Downtown Location
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3693135
+1 -2072440066
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

Perfect in town Bar Harbor location!

  • 5 of 5
The house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay for
Our family (3 adult sisters and our parents). I searched along time for a house that met our requirements (4 separate beds, 2 full baths, in town). The honeybee house fit our needs perfectly.
The location was great: on a quiet residential street and very easy walking distance to everything in town, including the free Acadia shuttle bus. The house was very nicely updated and the custom made furniture in the bedrooms was a beautiful touch. I would stay again and highly recommend Honeybee House.
  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that we met all your expectation with flying colors. The Honeybee House does set apart from many of the other rentals in town Bar Harbor because of its new renovations keeping the historic charm while bringing a more comfortable functional open floor plan (and what a kitchen!!!). So glad to hear you like all the costume furniture I had built including the queen bed upstairs, the queen over queen bunk bed and, my personal favorite, the stunning dinning room table. Sure was fun putting this house together. Jen Wales- Mountain Sea Properties
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5

Walkable location + Pottery Barn aesthetic!

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 really enjoyed this cottage. (We had one unused bedroom, so it could easily work for a couple more.) First, the Pottery Barn colors and linens are much better than average cottage fare. If aesthetics matter to you, you'll like Honeybee. Second, it's walkable to a well-stocked and very competitively priced Hannaford. When we have vacationed on islands in the past, we pay a premium for food that is shipped from the mainland and is past its prime. The Hannaford was so convenient, we could decide what we wanted to eat and have it in-house within 15 minutes. Third, since we did a lot of adventuring -- stand-up paddleboarding, sea-kayaking, rock climbing, etc. -- we wanted to be right in the hub of activity. Because of the central location, we spent more time doing and less time driving around Bar Harbor and trying to park. We could also walk to great restaurants. You should know that Honeybee does not currently have outdoor seating. A bluestone patio with a dining table and chairs and/or a couple Adirondack chairs would be nice. They may add that in the future. It also doesn't have a view. But, if what you're looking for is cheerful, livable, comfortable, centrally located, and quiet, this cottage is a good bet.
  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, I never even looked at Pottery Barn but I think your description of the colors is right on! You're description is just what I think of for the Honeybee House: 1) really comfortable and relaxed but new, fresh, clean and crisp 2) very convenient from the grocery store, restaurants and shopping right in Bar Harbor but quite on a small one-way side street. Thanks for your feedback about outdoor seating, we have actually added two wicker couches and a coffee table on the sunny inclosed front porch and an outdoor dining set on the back porch by the grill since you left. Hope to see you again- Jen Wales, Mountain Sea Properties

Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
Several right in Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Award winning Kebo Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Bar Harbor
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nordic skiing on Carriage Rd's in park
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bar Harbor beach, Bar Island
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season-non holiday
Oct 26 2014 - May 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$300
$900
 
 
May
May 3 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$300
$900
$3,300
 
 
June
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,750
$6,700
 
 
July
Jun 28 2015 - Aug 1 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,350
$11,350
 
 
August
Aug 2 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
$9,900
 
 
Sept/Oct
Aug 30 2015 - Oct 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$550
$1,950
$7,800
 
 
Winter season non-holiday
Oct 18 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$300
$900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes ***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Honeybee House is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Stunning custom cherry furniture made by local woodworker.
    Blue bedroom - 2 queen , Custom queen over queen bunk bed.
    Front bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

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