BLACKBERRY COTTAGE: PRIVATE SETTING, 5 ACRES, MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN

Jon Nicholson

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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BLACKBERRY COTTAGE: PRIVATE SETTING, 5 ACRES, MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN

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3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath

Surrounded rambling blackberry bushes, this charming, 3-4 bedroom, 2.5 bath house offers an open living area with 2000 sq ft and peaceful Maine living on 5 acres of land. Located in Bar Harbor, this house is just 5 minutes away from the ocean and park entrances, and 10 minutes from the downtown area.

The comfortable accommodations are great for a large or extended family. Upstairs there are three bedrooms including a master suite with a queen size bed and adjoining full bath. In addition to 2 other bedrooms (two twin beds, and a full sized bed), there is a second full bath. The fourth room, located on the first level, has a full-size sofa bed and can be used as a bedroom or additional TV room. A single sized futon is available for overflow guests. Dogs are welcome!

The open living area that brings the kitchen and living room together is perfect for gatherings. There is a dining room that seats 8-10 with an additional kitchen island that seats 4. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern stainless steel appliances, including electric stove, large refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave and a gas grill on the patio. You will find all the kitchen amenities you need including a large lobster pot and pie plates to put the blackberries to use! The house has two TV’s with cable, second floor washer and dryer, high speed wireless internet. The large private yard has a swing set, badminton set and other fun yard games for the kids.

To paraphrase an old Maine saying—“You CAN get there from here!” The property is conveniently located off Crooked Road, 2.5 miles from the main entrance to Acadia National Park. Enjoy vacationing in the peace and quiet of Maine home, while being just minutes from busy Bar Harbor, where you can enjoy fine cuisine, art galleries, whale watching, sea kayak tours, lobster bakes, shopping, and much more.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Jon Nicholson

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Local owners--born and raised in Bar Harbor.

Jon Nicholson purchased this house in 1997

We purchased this property as our first home and lived there for 10 years. We currently still live in Bar Harbor closer to family.

This house offers tremendous privacy. We love Bar Harbor but sometimes the bustle of downtown can take away form the tranquil experience and amazing night time skies. This house offers best of both--in town accessibility with a peaceful home tucked in the woods

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5
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Blackberry Cottage: private setting, 5 acres, minutes to downtown
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Blackberry Cottage: private setting, 5 acres, minutes to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454092vb
207-664-3686
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor
5

PERFECT HOUSE FOR HOLIDAY GATHERING

  • 5 of 5
Clean, comfortable, plenty of room with all the amenities of "home".
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Blackberry Cottage: private setting, 5 acres, minutes to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454092vb
207-664-3686
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

PERFECT FOR A LARGE FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
This house has a nice layout and was perfect for our family's extended stay in Bar Harbor. Especially convenient was the laundry on the second floor. We have stayed at several houses in the area and this is the first one that did not have a musty smell in it. We were able to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room. The property is nice, too. We enjoyed playing basketball in the driveway…even in the cold. It is a fairly convenient place. One can get to Bar Harbor in a short ten minutes and get around MDI easily. We would definitely look to stay here again when we are in the area.
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
business
Blackberry Cottage: private setting, 5 acres, minutes to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454092vb
207-664-3686
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

GREAT STAY. QUIET AND PRIVATE HOUSE CLOSE TO BAR HARBOR MAIN ATTRACTIONS

  • 5 of 5
We had a great stay in this well maintained, beautiful, private house.
The house had every convenience for a comfortable stay.
I loved the drive up to the house down quiet country back roads with cows grazing on pastures.
The house location was great for visiting all parts of Acadia.. It was about the same drive to visit the more popular area around Cadillac mountain as well as the quieter part around Echo Lake and Long Pond.
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Blackberry Cottage: private setting, 5 acres, minutes to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454092vb
207-664-3686
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
United States
5

FAMILY RENDEZVOUS

  • 5 of 5
Blackberry was better than our expectations. The exterior photograph does not do it justice. The house was clean and neat and tastefully decorated. The green room has been repainted a neutral color and the fish are in the 2nd upstairs bathroom. We had special requests that the owner Jon agreed to meet. Jon not only kept his word but went beyond what we had asked to accommodate our needs. 7 of us were comfortable and enjoyed the luxury of being able to stay home to barbeque steak and shrimp on the Weber grill gas grill and let the dishwasher do the dishes or eat out at the Jordan Pond House (Popovers for lunch) or dinner at Geddy's and Fishhouse in Bar Harbor or Eat a Pita Cafe 2 in Southwest Harbor. Our son and daughter in law went rock climbing at Precipice and Otter Cliffs while we watched our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter who loved the swingset and the slide and the playground in Town Hill as well as the sand at Sand Beach on the Loop and at Echo Lake Beach. We discovered that we could park near Hannaford and walk on the sand "bar" in Bar Harbor at low tide. We parked near the hotel to walk the Shore Path in front of the hotel and we enjoyed the sunset cruise on the Red Sail Schooner. Our short day hikes included Day Mountain, Ship Harbor Trail near Seawall, Bubbles Rock, Hadlock Pond near Northeast Harbor, the Cranberries (we took the ferry from Southwest Harbor and a picnic lunch). We walked along the southern basin of Jordan Pond, the Seawall and the stone beach in Seal Cove Harbor where we played in the tidal pools. My brother and sister in law liked Thunder Hole along the Loop and the view from the top of Cadillac. Our favorite thing to do on Cadillac is to watch the sunset west and the moon rise east on the night before the full moon. Our Sheltie loved the lawn to run on at Blackberry and we all enjoyed the privacy of the 5 acres. 3 bathrooms were luxury for us, as well as full sized washer and dryer, dishwasher, big screen TV, wireless internet, plenty of linens, extra cleaning supplies, good parking, plenty of space for all of us and a beautiful dining room. Everyone was impressed with the easy access to all parts of the island from Blackberry. We kept in touch by cell and could basically meet anyone anywhere within a half an hour. We would definitely recommend this property to families. Jon was extremely good to work with.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We are very happy you enjoyed the property and the area.
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Blackberry Cottage: private setting, 5 acres, minutes to downtown
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p454092vb
207-664-3686
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
5

GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
We stayed with our 5 yr old son and loved this home. After staying there we wanted to move in rather then go home. It is a beautiful home just far away from everything but only minutes away from Downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Very clean and has everything you need for a perfect stay!
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand beach
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Acadia Brew pub
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Town Hill Bistro
Car: necessary

The property is conveniently located off Crooked Road, 2.5 miles from the main entrance to Acadia National Park. Enjoy vacationing in the peace and quiet of Maine home, while being just minutes from busy Bar Harbor, where you can enjoy fine cuisine, art galleries, whale watching, sea kayak tours, lobster bakes, shopping, and much more.

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Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer Season
Jul 6 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Labor Day - Columbus Day
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 25 2014
5 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
Winter Season
Oct 26 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes weekly rentals preferred/partial weeks considered during off season

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , futon is a twin size
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , full sized sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
Notes:
plenty of blackberries in August
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