|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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.
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.
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.
Ditto to all the great comments made by previous guests. We three hikers enjoyed being so close to town and the hiking trails. Look no further. This place is comfortable, cozy, and beautifully decorated. Even the light switch plates are pretty. The owner has created a place that is hard to leave. Wish we could have stayed longer. We enjoyed having the nice kitchen to cook most of our meals. Everything about this place is A+. Book early!
We have rented several homes in different parts of the country, but my family all agreed this was our favorite rental home. It was a lovely, spacious, very clean, quiet, beautiful home that met our needs wonderfully. We would definitely recommend highly to others and would stay here again if we ever find ourselves vacationing again in Bar Harbor. The home is in a perfect location. It is literally a 10-minute drive from the top of Cadillac Mountain and a 2-minute drive to town. We drove to town and were able to find parking, but if parking is an issue, it would be walkable. We picked the perfect week to vacation on the beautiful Mount Desert Island. It was the last week of the season, so we wondered if we would miss the colors, but as it turned out we were there during peak foliage week, the weather was absolutely perfect, and because it was the end of the season, we were able to take advantage of some sales in the shops in Bar Harbor. We cooked most meals at the house, but we did enjoy a breakfast at Common Good Kitchen Cafe in Southwest Harbor and a dinner at Side Street Cafe in Bar Harbor. We took advantage of many hiking trails in Acadia. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and staying in this beautiful home helped make it even better!
My family rented this well-appointed townhouse in June 2014 for a week's stay. We had considered many other rentals, but we were so glad that we chose this one! The townhouse was immaculate (I worked in the hotel business for eight years and can spot dust from a mile away). My parents were even impressed with the cleanliness and delightful local decor as well.
The kitchen/pantry was well-stocked, the decor was tasteful and elegant, and the furniture was comfortable. My daughter enjoyed sitting on the large window bench-seat in the living room in the mornings to watch the birds, squirrels, and deer walk by.
I loved having a full kitchen to cook meals (which helped us to save a few dollars!) and a full-sized washer/dryer to wash our clothes (eating lobster can be messy, haha!). My husband loved that a gas grill was in the backyard for our use. Having a full-size (single car) garage was great for housing our bikes while we were not using them.
We were very impressed with the location: the townhouse was only a short walk to downtown Bar Harbor, but still had a great amount of privacy. There are many trees that shade the house, and not very much traffic (except people riding bicycles). My husband loved that he could bike up West Street Ext to the Duck Brook Pond entrance to Acadia National Park. Very close to the grocery store, gas station, bike shops, and the sand bar (Bridge St).
Bobbi supplied many brochures and recommendations in the townhouse for our stay. This was a "no fuss" rental. We were so impressed with the amount of care and attention that Bobbi showed to the house. It truly felt like it was our "home" during the vacation. Thank you, Bobbi! We hope to be back next year!
We had a wonderful stay at this fantastic townhouse, just a short walk from downtown Bar Harbor.
ACCOMMODATIONS and AMENITIES -- Beautifully decorated, immaculately clean. Quiet. Fully equipped kitchen, well-stocked pantry, nice gas grill. Plush bedding and towels. Loved the interior design and original local art work. Games, books and current DVDs provided. Washer and dryer were available even though they aren't noted in description. Garage was clean and spacious. Master bathroom and balconies were rather small. Would have loved a lobster pot for home cooking.
LOCATION -- Ideal! A beautiful 20 minute walk to the heart of downtown with grocery store, restaurants, shopping and the beautiful Bar Harbor coastline. A few blocks to an Acadia National Park entrance and a great starting point for an island tour.
OUR FAVORITES -- Loved walking to Bar Island at low tide, walking around Jordan Pond and rewarding ourselves with popovers, hiking Cadillac Mountain, and scrambling the rugged beach at Wonderland. Had great meals at Blaze and Paddy's, breakfast at the Reading Room and Two Cats, lunch at Thurston's Lobster Pound, Side Street Cafe and Seafood Ketch. Loved talking to lobstermen on the docks -- offered to sell us lobster for $4 each, but you need a lobster pot -- buy one early in your stay and it'd be worth it if you like cooking in. Enjoyed our meals at home and evenings of cards and conversation.
VALUE -- We shared the townhouse with some friends and split expenses, so we enjoyed luxury accommodations for less than $70 per couple per night. Plus we could save more money by eating in when we felt like it.
OWNER -- Bobbi was great. Communication was always prompt and clear. She was personable and accommodating during our stay. Her recommendations were appreciated.
CAUTIONS -- There are steps in the three story townhouse, so be sure your knees are good. The walk to town has sections without sidewalks, so children would need to be well supervised.
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 are for FOUR PERSONS ONLY EXCEPT FOR THE MONTHS OF JULY AND AUGUST WHICH ARE FOR UP TO 6 people.
Security deposit $200.00. 9% Maine State Sales tax on rent amount only.
CLEANING FEE: $100.00-$150.00 DEPENDING UPON NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN HOUSE.
50% of rent upon signing of the contract and the rest of the rent and fees due a month before arrival. I will consider other arrangements.