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'Acadia Haven' - The peaceful side of Bar Harbor, by lovely Acadia.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
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3 bedroom, 2 bath w/ room for 8. Pick blueberries, swim nearby! Linens included.

SEASON EXTENDED INTO SEPTEMBER!! A wonderful spot for a restful, quiet getaway. Expansive windows in this clean, newly-built 3-bedroom home offer beautiful Acadia mountain views peeping through the lovely mixed pine, fir and maple woods that offer peace and privacy. Flower gardens welcome you home each day. Pick handfuls of native wild blueberries from your own blueberry field!

There are 3 bedrooms, one with queen bed, one with double bed and futon which easily opens to a full size bed, and one with full bed. 2 full bathrooms will comfortably meet all your needs. The living room is sunny and cheerful with distant mountain views. The kitchen, with a lovely eyebrow dormer, is newly renovated and fully-equipped with cookware and tableware for your own Down-East lobster bake! 8' tall terrace doors lead from the dining room to a sun-dappled deck with barbecue grill, outdoor table, chairs and umbrella. Appliances include rangetop/ oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker, washer/dryer, TV/VCR/DVD player and CD/MP3 stereo music system.

All bedroom and bath linens are provided. Feel free to roast marshmallows over a campfire in the nearby firepit.

3rd Floor bedroom with vaulted ceiling is roomy and offers lovely mountain views.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Steve & Rose Demers
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2016
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About Steve & Rose Demers

Rose and Steve Demers have lived in Bar Harbor for over 30 years, and there's nowhere we'd rather be! We'll be staying at another home on the 3 acre property, so if you have any questions or concerns while here, we are available to help in any way we can.

Steve & Rose Demers purchased this house in 1991

Why Steve & Rose Demers chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This property has been treated with much love over the years. It is bright and cheery, with lots of sunlight, and distant mountain and and woodland views coming through expansive windows. After busy days in downtown Bar Harbor, exploring Acadia National Park, or world-class sailing or whale-watching, you'll love returning to this peaceful, private retreat with your family.

What makes this house unique

This home has many special features, such as an eyebrow dormer that gives the Kitchen a timeless quality, and an antique clawfoot tub to relax in. the Kitchen, Dining, and Living Room are located on the 2nd floor to maximize the filtered woodland, blueberry field, and distant mountain views. A Family Room and two bedrooms are on the first floor, and you'll sleep well and stay cool at night. A third floor 'crow's nest' bedroom with vaulted ceiling is roomy and offers lovely mountain views.

There is another 2-bedroom rental on the property, 'Cozy Country Cabin', which may be available for you should you need additional bedrooms for a larger group. Ask us!


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(4 traveler reviews)

'Acadia Haven' - The peaceful side of Bar Harbor, by lovely Acadia.
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Perfect cozy getaway near Acadia and Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Maine and we chose Acadia Haven to provide our family a central location to relax during our stay. I can't say enough wonderful things about this lovely home in the woods. It is picturesque and incredibly cozy.

Everything was exactly as described in the listing. Steve was very prompt with all communications and requests. We spent the majority of our time throughout the week in Acadia with a few trips into the town of Bar Harbor. Acadia Haven was the perfect option for us - removed enough to be secluded, but only a short drive from everything we wanted to do. We had four adults and two children in the house and had plenty of room to relax. The kitchen in particular is a highlight of this rental, a huge plus on a family vacation where we cook more meals than we eat out in restaurants.

Throughout the week, our entire family repeatedly commented on how much they loved the house. Needless to say, when we return to Acadia (and we will!) we will definitely stay at Acadia Haven again. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our go-to-retreat on Mt Desert Island!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! There was ample room to stage our family reunion in this comfortable yet well-appointed house. From the porch to the patio and garden areas there is space for quiet morning yoga and boisterous gatherings at the same time! We enjoyed hiking, sailing, swimming, shopping, cycling and garden tours on the island...and of course a good lobster feast! Steve and Rose have created a beautiful home in a peaceful environment. They saw to all our needs and were so personable; they made our stay magical. Convenient location, wonderful alternative to expensive, crowded lodging in Bar Harbor. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking such good care of Acadia Haven during your action-packed stay. You and your family sure know how to live it up!
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  • 5 of 5

We were truly fortunate to have chosen Acadia Haven as the place for our family reunion. It's a lovely home in a beautiful, peaceful setting, and the owners were great to work with. We had everything we needed to feel at home, right down to the fresh blueberries! The location lends itself to fun excursions all over the island, yet provides the seclusion we needed to unwind from our busy lives. I highly recommend this vacation spot, and hope to return again!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michelle - And it was our pleasure to help facilitate the family reunion. What a great family!
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Beautiful home with picturesque views!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property which is truly located on the "peaceful side of Bar Harbor". The house is only a short distance from Acadia National Park. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. I would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We Have had only very pleased vacationers at Acadia Haven. It has been our pleasure!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Trenton or Bangor
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Kebo Valley, Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-95, Bangor
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Seal Harbor, Atlantic Ocean
Car: recommended

Rates Reduced!! Centrally located in the Town Hill part of Bar Harbor close to the village of Somesville, it is a 10-15 minute drive to Southwest Harbor, Northeast Harbor, the downtown and waterfront of Bar Harbor, and the trails, carriage roads and beaches of Acadia National Park. Sand Beach is a world-class ocean beach perfect for the entire family. Just a 5 minute drive to several clear, pristine lakes and ponds for swimming, kayaking, or canoeing. You'll probably spot a Bald Eagle or Osprey! The

65 mile Carriage Roads network in Acadia National Park is ideal for family or individual bike riding, and if you don't bring your own bike, there are several reputable bike and kayak rental outfitters. Charter a sail on a Friendship sloop or a 4-masted schooner in Frenchman's Bay or amongst the islands off Southwest Harbor.It's all no more than 15 minutes away!

Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Included in Price.
Sat. Check-in: 3PM to Sat. Check-out: 10AM.
A $100 discount per additional week is given for reservations of 2 weeks or more.

Weekly rate is reduced $100 per week if more than one week is reserved.

A 50% rental deposit is required to complete a reservation. Confirmation will be sent by mail or email after receiving payment. The balance of the rent, plus $400 security/cleaning deposit and signed lease, are due one month in advance of stay.

All applicable taxes are included in rental price.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Mater Bedroom, 1st Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom, 1st Floor - 1 double
    'Crow's Nest' Bedroom - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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