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Secluded Home Offers Water Access, Stunning Harbor and Island Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 6 - Seperated into Main House and Romantic Bungalow

Unusual architectural design with a large deck overlooking a protected harbor and a private island. The property is separated into the main house and the bungalow. The main house has one bedroom with a double bed, one bedroom with a bunk bed, one full bathroom, and a large room the incorporates the full kitchen, a dining table and a sitting area with a couch and a TV. There is also a working pellet stove perfect for Spring and Fall visitors The Bungalow has two twin beds (which can be pushed together) a sitting area and a full bathroom. The structures are conected by large deck with built in seats. The house is built on a slope so when your sitting on the deck you feel like your in the trees, thus, The Treehouse!

Extremely quiet surroundings, at end of a long drive belonging to Green Island. You'll have access to a launch area at the end of the drive to put in a kayak or canoe. The area is perfect for paddling around and exploring. There are two small islands to visit for a picnic or a swim, a colony of seals to watch (please try to respect their space) and if your lucky Bald Eagles and Opreys nesting and hunting in the area. This side of Mount Desert is often sunny when other parts are fog bound. The water is warmer here and more calm. Perfect for Kayaks and canoes.

More Details

Scott Lawliss
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Scott Lawliss

Scott and Susan live at the top of the hill. If you have any questions they will do their best to help.

Scott Lawliss purchased this house in 1971

Why Scott Lawliss chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This property is perfect for one couple looking for a romantic getaway, two couples who want to vacation together but have a little seperation or a family. Well behaved dogs are always welcome.

What makes this house unique

The Treehouse is quiet and peaceful, the views are incredible, the architeture is unique and it's a kayakers paradise. A truly great place to explore Acadia and MDI.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Laundry machine in room, Good for kids
    Bungalow - 2 twin/ single , Bungalow connected by deck. Beds can be converted one King
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New queensize mattress
  • The main house and the bungalow are within 20 feet of each other and are connected by a large deck.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
The house may be unsuitable for very small children because deck is high.


4.3/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Secluded Home Offers Water Access, Stunning Harbor and Island Views
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews

Wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

The Tree House is exactly as it looks in the photos: perched in the trees, secluded, yet close to All the treasures of Mt Desert Island. It was perfect for two of us and our dogs. We did not use the bungalow, but that makes it equally perfect for four people. The main cabin layout was delightful. You can have coffee on the deck in the morning overlooking the cove, or eat in the wonderful dining nook with a huge picture window that feels like you're truly in a Treehouse. The wood pellet stove is so easy to use and makes the living area really cozy. The kitchen appliances are all new and there is even an apartment size stacked washer and dryer. Scott and Susan were wonderful, there and helpful if you wanted them, but totally non intrusive. If you're there with dogs, Little Long Pond is a MUST. There's miles of carriage roads that connect to Acadia at the Jordan Pond House, but no bicycles are allowed on the Little Long Pond roads and dogs are allowed off leash! There are also miles of hiking trails. We went there everyday. It's a little hard to find the first time, but definitely worth locating it. The Traveling Lobster shack is only a couple miles from the cabin. We got steamed lobsters, mussels and corn and took them home to eat in the Treehouse. We looked everyday but didn't see any seals in the cove, but that would have been the icing on the cake. Our stay in the Treehouse was truly delightful, definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely trip at the charming tree house!

  • 4 of 5

The tree house on Mount Desert Island is definitely worth the trip. Situated on a mossy, tree covered hill a few short minutes from a small bay/cove on the island, this house and property were both perfect for a stay with our adventurous dogs. Although we were there quite late in the season for hiking and biking in Acadia, the cool mornings and evenings on the lovely deck and looking out on the water and trees were perfect for us. All the fun attractions at Acadia are a short drive, and Bar Harbor isn't far either. Southwest Harbor (our favorite town) was close also. The only thing we might suggest is coming a week or so earlier, as some attractions like the lobster pounds on the water and some restaurants were closed for the season. But, we had no major problems with the house and would certainly return. The master bed was comfortable and the shower's water pressure was great. The separate "guest" house is perfect for another couple or older children. Overall, we had a great time and hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, secluded hideaway

  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful, peaceful place in the trees by the water! The main house had just the right amount of space with lots of windows and great views! The house was clean and had everything we needed to cook our meals. It was great having the extra guest house for family to use. The owner checked on us to make sure we had all that we needed. We enjoyed the seals in the cove, and were close to hiking, kayaking and driving to Bar Harbor. This is a true gem, and we hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, Thank you for the positive review! I cant figure out if you gave us four stars or five stars. The first page showed four but this page shows five. If five, thank you very much. If four, I'm curious why not five given your glowing write up. Nonetheless, it is great review and we really appreciate it. Cheers, Scott
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
Kayak Beach on Property
Car: necessary

The main attraction of the Treehouse is its seclusion, its incredible views and its private access to the Western Bay. You'll have a access to a private launch area where you can launch kayaks, swim or lay in the sun. The kayaking in the area is relatively protected and among the best in the area. Western Bay is one of the 'go to' spots for for many of the kayak guides in the area. Alternatively, You are within an easy drive of all the MDI towns and the attractions of Acadia National Park. Southwest Harbor (7 miles) has good restaurants, a superb grocery and wine store, a supermarket, a bakery and a lovely harbor. Bar Harbor is larger and always busy. The stores, restaurants and bars stay open late. Acadia National Park is all over the island and offers incredible hiking, the carraige trails, the Park Loop Road, Jordan Pond House, Thunder Hole etc. etc. There are ponds nearby for fresh water swimming or fishing, kayak rentals nearby, and even riding stable in the park offers horses for hire. Golf and tennis in are available in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor and there are professional gardens to visit in Northeast Harbor. Whether you chose to spend the day kayaking in your back yard or exploring Mount Desert Island at the end of the day you'll return to the peace tranquility of the Treehouse down Green Island Lane.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May - July
May 20 2017 - Jul 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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