ON FRENCHMAN'S BAY. NEAR NORTH ENTRANCE ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights
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ON FRENCHMAN'S BAY. NEAR NORTH ENTRANCE ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bed/2 Bath House & 1 Bed/1 Bath Cottage w/ Kitchenette + sleeper sofas/futons

Are you seeking a grand, oceanfront cottage near Acadia National Park nestled in the forest? Each morning, be one of the first in the nation to watch the beautiful sunrise over idyllic Frenchman’s Bay. Walk out from the house and head out onto the water to your boat from its deep water dock (5/2014 Dock temporarily inaccessible) or take the stairs down to the gravel beach to swim or launch your sea kayak or canoe. You can fish in the ocean without a license from the dock or try your hand at trapping lobster.

RENTAL AVAILABILITY

This oceanfront cottage rents April through October with weekly rental from June 15th through September 30th and short-term stays (minimum of two nights/three days) outside of those dates making it ideal for a long weekend getaway! The cottage is less than ten minutes by car from Bar Harbor airport and one hour from Bangor, Maine.

LOCATION ADVANTAGES/RECREATION

The cottage is two miles from the Hull’s Cove Visitor Center, which is the north entrance to Acadia National Park, where you can spend your day hiking or go kayaking on the pristine waters surrounding Mount Desert Island. Drive there, bike there or take the bus with your bike, which can be loaded. Ranger programs, hiking on graded paths up the mountain or biking or walking on the carriage trails (no cars) are fun things to do. You can swim in a lake with a lifeguard or dare the 'Ledges' and enter Echo Lake by the cliff.

You can get a license and fish on Hamilton Pond which is within walking distance. If you are familiar with kayaks, paddle across the way to the MDI Biolab and float through the stone arch at high tide, or paddle further around the point and picnic in the 'Ovens' which are shallow waterside caves w/ pebble beach.

If not everyone has a car, it is an easy twenty minute walk (3/4 mile) to the free ‘Island Explorer’ shuttle, which stops at the Bar Harbor Camp Ground during peak season (consult their website for schedule). The shuttle goes into town and covers most of the island taking you on a scenic ride of the island’s beaches, coves, and more.

Down the road is Pirate's Cove mini-golf as well as Mainley Meats (Bar-B-Que), Bay Gulls bagels and deserts and ice-cream and the Bar Harbor Lobster Pound (set the table, order your lobsters, go pick them up and enjoy on the deck).

The cottage is a ten minute drive from the town of Bar Harbor where you can head for restaurants and shopping. Restaurants for every taste abound from the Chart House, a sea-side fish house, to Havana's, a Latin restaurant with a wine list of note, to Epi's a downtown cafeteria, to Nostranos, a private Italian restaurant. During July and August music abounds with the Bar Harbor Music Festival (with live opera) and the Northeast Harbor Chamber series. Repertory theater is good and the local cinemas are where the locals go. Nearby is also Kebo Valley Golf Club, a historic golf course in Bar Harbor.

Additionally, about 30 minutes away in Ellsworth is a seasonal locomotive, which takes visitors on a scenic ride.

SLEEPING & BATHROOM ARRANGEMENTS

The home has 1,884 finished sq. ft. and has capacity to sleep up to 8 people with OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL rental of the guest cottage with kitchenette, which is an additional 450 sq. ft. There are 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms in the main house. One bedroom has a queen size bed (Sleeps 2) and the other bedroom includes a queen size bed (Sleeps 2) and a double bed (Sleeps 1). There is also a sleeper sofa in the living area (Sleeps 1-2). The guest cottage is the size of a small studio and has a queen size bed (Sleeps 2) with full bathroom and a kitchenette. In the guest cottage, there is also a sleeper futon (Sleeps 1-2). Should any additional separate sleeping arrangements be needed, an inflatable mattress is available upon request. **Additional fees for parties over 10**There are two separate bathrooms that can be accessed from the common areas, each with a tub and shower and one bathroom with a washer/dryer.

KITCHEN, DINING, & LIVING AREAS

Enter through into a tiled Kitchen with island seating for two. The adjacent Dining Area offers seating for six, as well as an intimate seating area in front of a gas fireplace for a relaxing glass of wine after a long day of exploration. Next find a second dining area with a glass table suitable for four people, perfect for morning muffins and a hot cup of coffee. This opens to two comfortable living rooms, one with TV and sleeper sofa, the second, less formal with open views to the ocean and a casual feel.

ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU WILL HAVE

INTERNET: The home has high speed internet and the login information is located on the fridge.

TELEVISION/CABLE: The home has an older television with a cable subscription through Time Warner as well as a DVD player for you to watch any movies you may bring or rent.

OUTDOOR SEATING/COOKING: There is a propane gas grill outside along with patio table and chairs. There is an outdoor fire pit that can be used in accordance with local laws and fire restrictions and must be cleaned up if used.

LINENS/BEDDING/LAUNDRY: Linens and bedding are provided. The home has a laundry room in bathroom with washer, dryer, and detergent. Guests are expected to start any sheets and linens in washer before departure due to short turnover between rentals.

KITCHEN APPLIANCES/FURNISHINGS: The kitchen has dishware, wine glasses, drinking glasses, silverware, cooking utensils, mixing bowl, lobster pot, sauce pans, cooking pots, toaster oven, and a drip coffee pot. It has a microwave and refrigerator and DOES NOT have a dishwasher, guest are expected to thoroughly clean any dishes, pots, pans, etc. used before departure.

PETS: Pets are allowed on a by case basis. There is a non-negotiable and non-refundable pet fee of $100. Pets are not allowed on furniture. If pet hair is found on furniture, additional cleaning charges will be applied at lessor’s discretion.

SMOKING: Smoking in house is strictly prohibited and will result in a complete forfeiture of security deposit.

SECURITY DEPOSIT: There is a fully refundable security deposit of $500.

STATE OF MAINE LODGING TAX: The State of Maine has a 8.0% lodging tax that is charges on all vacation rentals, which is not included in the rental rates quoted above.

CLEANING FEE: Two hours of cleaning is included, which is typically adequate. Failure to leave house in clean condition can result in cleaning charges against your security deposit. Guests departing the house are expect to wash linens/laundry, wash all dishes, and leave no pet hair, mud, grass or other outside debris in the house.

DISCLOSURE: The home now has A/C and a dehumidifing system but not all windows have screens. There can be smells of the ocean as a result of open air ventilation/cooling similar to other older oceanfront rentals.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Sabrena (Property Manager)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Sabrena

Assistant property manager for rental property in Bar Harbor Maine.

Sabrena purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Sabrena chose Bar Harbor

This home was purchased by a part time resident and developer in Maine for its million dollar oceanfront location in 2007. The home was renovated and was going to be resold before the market downturn in 2008. It is now a great rental and has been renting out to lucky travelers for the last four years.

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 31 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

3.2
based on 4 traveler reviews

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On Frenchman's Bay. Near north entrance Arcadia National Park
average rating of 3.25 based on 4 reviews
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On Frenchman's Bay. Near north entrance Arcadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p909489
+1 970 667-7000 x110
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
3

Lots of room for family gathering!

  • 3 of 5
Property turned out perfect for our family gathering place for our son's wedding in Hull's Cove. Convenient location to restaurants, Bar Harbor, Park Entrance and off-island. Property provided all the basics. Well appointed beds and baths. Great to have a washer/dryer. Beautiful views with quiet residential neighborhood. Water had to be accessed by neighboring Colony cottages. No air conditioning that we could fine but the weather was pleasant and cool at night.
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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On Frenchman's Bay. Near north entrance Arcadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p909489
+1 970 667-7000 x110
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
3

Great Location But Older Home with Many Updates

  • 3 of 5
Overall, spectacular location. Easy access to water, Acadia, and Bar Harbor. House was mostly clean when we arrived, with the exception of spider webs in corners of some rooms and spillage on the bottom of the fridge.
First issue we had was that we had 12 people and even though the house and accompanying guest house could sleep 12+, they could not accommodate 12. There was only a dinner set for 8 and only 3 hand towels and 3 wash cloths, although there were ample bath towels. We ended up using paper everything to eat with so the garbage piled up and could not be held by the three garbage cans in the shed.
Also, one of the biggest turnoffs was the mustiness in the guest house. There was a dehumidifier there when we arrived, however it was full and had to be emptied twice a day in order to keep up with the moisture. Running it made the guest house very warm and our guests were not comfortable. The guest house was uninhabitable when we arrived because it was so musty. The bathtub was clogged as well so our guests had to use the main house facilities for showering.
The house is old, probably turn of the last century. It has been updated but needs some tlc in terms of cleaning. A lot of privacy and even though there are rental cabins next door, you can't really see them or hear them.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Based on this customer's feedback, the house has been stocked with additional linens and place settings. The main and guest house capacity is 10 and this renter had additional guest beyond our advertised capacity. Both the main house and the guest house now have both dehumidifier and A/C units installed, to help keep reduce the humidity and keep the homes at a comfortable temperature. We are diligent in responding to any customer comments on the cleanliness, and have adjusted the cleaning companies as necessary. We appreciate any comments from our guests, and try to address them properly.
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On Frenchman's Bay. Near north entrance Arcadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p909489
+1 970 667-7000 x110
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Charlotte, NC USA
4

Water Front in Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5
This comfortable house is just a few minutes outside town on Frenchman's Bay I believe. Really pretty sunsets in the summer. The house is spacious and comfortable. Owner's very easy to deal with and I would recommend this spot for your next vacation. Being a 1/2 mile from entrance to Acadia park is great!
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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On Frenchman's Bay. Near north entrance Arcadia National Park
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p909489
+1 970 667-7000 x110
Bar Harbor Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island
Avon, IN
3

Amazing location ...average accommodations

  • 3 of 5
The location was far enough from town to feel extremely private and peaceful, yet close enough to easily go out for dinner or pop over to the park for a hike. The property is gorgeous! We rented kayaks and were able to explore right from our beach. The kids loved watching the changing tide and searching for shells and sea glass. The description states there would be patio furniture yet the only outdoor furniture we found were 4 fold up camping chairs and a picnic table. It would have been nice to have some comfortable outdoor seating to enjoy the postcard-worthy views. Unfortunately, the cottage interior did not live up to my expectations. It has large living and dining areas with lots of furniture. The bedrooms were small and outdated. The bedding consists of old mismatched linens that I laundered myself our first day because they didn't look or smell clean when we arrived. This goes for the towels, as well. The cottage has an old, musty smell and is in need of a good cleaning. Counters and floors appeared to have been given a quick wipe down, but corners were cobwebby and buggy. I removed cobwebs from both bathrooms and bedrooms upon our arrival. Many windows including bedroom and bathroom were lacking blinds/curtains so I had to throw sheets over the windows for privacy and to keep the cottage cool (it was unseasonably warm during our visit.) Many windows were dirty and those that had screens were covered in dust and bugs. There were only 6 sets of dishes, but there is a dishwasher. The owner quickly responded when we asked for fans because of the heat, which was definitely appreciated! We had friends who rented a home downtown the same time we were there and their home was immaculately maintained. The homes were priced the same ... we would pick this home again, but know ahead of time we are trading luxurious accommodations for the beach and views.

We recommend Mainely Meat (BBQ) and Udder Heaven (ice cream) great service and food, just a few minutes (drive) from the home. Loved tide pooling at The Wonderlands, swimming at the Echo Lake ledges and hikes to the waterfalls.
  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: We appreciated your feedback and we always act responsively when guests have a need. We have since increased our stock of sheets, linens, and dishware and have added curtains. We have installed dehumidifiers and A/C in both the main house and guest house in response to this feed back. We continue to keep track of our cleaners performance who spend 3-4 hours cleaning for every new arrival and have since switched vendors based on customer feedback. As the reviewer states, this is an older oceanfront home and is not new construction but it is well cared for and was renovated back in 2008/2009.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
7.4 Miles
Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Bar Habor Ferry
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
State Highway 3/Bar Harbor Rd
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sand Beach
Nearest Golf
5.3 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Car: necessary

Are you seeking a grand, oceanfront cottage immediately north of Acadia National Park nestled in the forest? This property shares a deep water pier, beautiful fine gravel beach excellent for swimming and boating, and is just minutes from the town of Bar Harbor located on Frenchman's Bay. Head west of the property to visit the scenic areas of Salsbury and Emery Cove. In a boat, you can sail or motor to docks in Bar Harbor or drive less than 10 minutes into town. Kebo Valley Golf Club is a historic course in Bar Harbor.

The Hulls Cove entrance to Acadia National Park is a few miles away. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park, which has the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

In Ellsworth a seasonal locomotive takes visitors on a scenic ride.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sep 7 - Oct 4
Sep 7 2014 - Oct 4 2014
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Oct 5 - Oct 11
Oct 5 2014 - Oct 11 2014
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$312
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Apr 26 - May 30
Apr 26 2015 - May 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$258
$1,000
 
 
May 31 - June 27
May 31 2015 - Jun 27 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$275
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,200
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Jun 28 - Jul 4
Jun 28 2015 - Jul 4 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
$6,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Jul 5 - Jul 25
Jul 5 2015 - Jul 25 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Jul 26 - Aug 29
Jul 26 2015 - Aug 29 2015
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
$2,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Each additional person over 10 max. (week stay) $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%
Notes Rentals from June 1 - Oct 5 are weekly rentals from Sunday to Sunday ONLY. *Higher rates apply for approved 2 night rentals during season*. Payment by credit card will result in 2.5% withheld from security deposit, international credit cards are 4.0%. If you pay by echeck, there is no additional charge. Ask about optional non-refundable fee of $69 in lieu of $500 refundable security deposit.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Amenities

Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1884 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Waterfront
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Living Area
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating
  • Living Room ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Guest Cottage Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Living Room
    Guest Cottage - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Includes full bath & kitchenette
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Boat Dock
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • pond
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
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