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Elegant Home in Bar Harbor! Block and 1/2 from Acadia National Park.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2.5 BA, Sleeps 6

Walk down West St. (to the right of the house) to town pier, shops and restaurants. Or walk up West St. 1 & 1/2 blocks to closest Acadia Nat'l. Park entrance (Duck Brook Road) from downtown Bar Harbor. Five minute drive to Cadillac Mountain entrance and Park Visitors Center on Park Loop Road just behind the house. Three-story, end unit town home, one of only three homes on our road (rest is trees), with 4 balconies close to park trails (.1 mile), shops (.5), restaurants (.4) and golf (.4 mile), and Bar Harbor Pier and Shore Path at the other end of my street (.9 mile). Also close to Duck Brook Bridge gateway to 40 miles of Rockefeller carriage roads (hiking, biking, horseback riding). Beautifully decorated. See unsolicited reviews.

Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, I use an online translation service.
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena

After working in the U.S. House of Representatives and fundraising for nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area, I decided to go back to the place where my parents took us each year to camp -- Mt. Desert Island. I rent my home to vacationers during the summer season while I help manage a Bed and Breakfast in downtown Bar Harbor.. In the winters, I like to go home and spend that time with my wonderful family. Whenever I get the opportunity, I try to help those less fortunate than me. I think your life should count for something.

Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena purchased this house in 2006

Why Roberta (Bobbi) Avancena chose Bar Harbor

It's both close to downtown Bar Harbor and only a block from the Duck Pond entrance to Acadia National Park with access to a host of Carriage trails. It sits on a hill with large windows all around the main living with a nice view of lots of trees and some mountain views (as well as wildlife that I frequently see on my property).

What makes this house unique

All the comforts of home in a beautiful setting. I don't skimp on anything.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sunny yellow
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Taupe with white trim
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Art/Fluffy bathmats/Access to private balcony
  • Spotless bathrooms with colorful accessories and art work. Nice towels.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Air conditioned. Great WIFI .All bedrooms have new mattresses, cable TV and DVD players. Master bedroom has two balconies, one with two chairs and a small table and one is standing room only. There is a walk-in closet. Master bath has a shower, sink, medicine cabinet, commode, large window with curtain and door to balcony with two chairs. Bedroom two has a queen size bed and shares a bathroom with bedroom 3 (It has the best mattress in the house). It also has antique dresser drawers, accent chair, side tables, closet and one large window with Roman shades. Bedroom three has a nautical motif with two large windows, twin beds, tv/dvd, a closet, bureau drawers and two chairs.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Since this is a three story home, there are two sets. One set from the garage level to the main living level and another set of steps from the main living room level to the bedroom level. There is a half bath on the main level and two full baths on the bedroom level. Four balconies with Victorian spindled railings 41 inches high would be a concern for those with toddlers.


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Elegant Home in Bar Harbor! Block and 1/2 from Acadia National Park.
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and the home was immaculate. Everything you could possibly need was there waiting for you. The house was very close too many activities and just a short walk or drive down to the waterfront. If you are looking for a home to rent while on vacation in Bar Harbor, please consider this beautiful home for your stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A joy to return!

  • 5 of 5

A very tastefully appointed home. Attention to detail clearly evident. Very clean and tidy. This was a return visit after a five year gap and it felt again like home the moment the door was opened. A perfect location for walking, driving to town or to any of the wonderful Acadian adventures.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, "like-home" stay in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

My husband, young son, and I spent a week at this rental, exploring the Bar Harbor area. It was the perfect "home base"--go one way up the hill, and you're in Acadia National Park. Go the other way down the hill, and with just two quick turns (and within four minutes or so), you're in downtown Bar Harbor. (The townhouse is close enough to walk downtown, but it involves crossing the main road from the mainland--Rte. 3--which isn't very pedestrian-friendly.)

The townhouse was comfortable, up-to-date, and had all we needed. Loved having the washer/dryer, not to mention a garage to park the car in. There's a small view of Cadillac Mtn. (I believe) from the back patio--though, that may disappear when there are more leaves on the trees.

There was plenty of space to stretch out and each have our own space (my son staked out the big window seat for himself, and spent a good amount of time there, reading). And, while we were only three people, it would very comfortably hold six, without everyone being on top of one another.

Also, the place smelled nice, and felt clean. The shelf of knick knacks in the downstairs 1/2 bath had some dust action going on (I recommend editing down to one or two easily-dusted pieces), but overall, it felt bright and clean and happy.

Lastly, the owner, Bobbi, was absolutely wonderful to work with--a real superstar!


My only word of caution about this property: there are a lot of stairs (no surprise there, given that it's a townhouse), but if you struggle with stair climbing, you may want to consider another property.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect In Every Way!

  • 5 of 5

As others have stated, this is a wonderful home, close to all that Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and MDI offer. Comfortable and attractive rooms/furnishings, well-appointed/amenities, ample parking, large garage, laundry, walk to town, bike to the park, short drive to park entrances. Best by far for us, in over 20 years of coming to MDI.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property, close to both town and Acadia

  • 5 of 5

I have returned to this charming, affordable townhouse in Bar Harbor every fall for a number of years. The house is a real find, being so conveniently located within walking distance to town and right outside an entrance to the National Park. The house is beautifully decorated and is fully outfitted for a comfortable stay. It has all the conveniences of home with a well- stocked kitchen. Bobbi, the owner, is easy to deal with and makes everything easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place.

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely house. Everything in the description of it was true as are the other reviews. There's absolutely nothing you need to bring other than clothes and food. Beautifully kept, spacious and comfy. Great kitchen with all the amenities (we did bring a crock pot with us). Large selection of current movies and books. An entrance to Acadia National Park is right up the street. Bar Harbor town center within walking distance. And Bobbi is wonderfully helpful, accommodating and friendly. We 5 "sisters" had a great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Trenton (Bar Harbor's airport)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
There are several nearby.
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry (people only) to Schoodic Point
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Coastal Route 1 and Route 1A (Rte. 3)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Two Cats
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Echo Lake
Car: recommended

Directions: From Bar Harbor Town Pier (by the shops and restaurants) on West Street, walk up West St., cross over Eden St. (where the number '3' appears on the map above). Continue walking up West St. taking the second right on North Woodbury Road. Once on North Woodbury Road, take the first driveway on the left to the house. The house is one of only three homes on Woodbury Road. The rest of North Woodbury Road is trees. A block and a half from the house is an entrance to Acadia National Park (Duck Brook Pond entrance).

Other Activities: ocean kayaking, seals-otter-peregrine watching


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Cleaning $100

Rates in May and October are for a maximum of four people. All other rental rates are for six people.
There is a security deposit if you have not rented from me before. Most of my renters return every year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund