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Charming 19th century farmhouse on the coast of Maine

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1outdoor shower

We live in a charming 19th century farm house on the coast of Maine. We have a view of the water from the front of the house where you can see lobster boats motoring by. Our back yard is rich with apple trees, blueberry bushes, and blackberry brambles. In the house there are three bedrooms, including a fully renovated master bedroom, a full bathroom upstairs with a great claw-foot tub, a fully renovated downstairs bathroom which includes a very large, mosaic tiled shower with two shower heads and a door leading to a fieldstone and cedar outdoor shower, a beautifully renovated kitchen including a built in breakfast booth, and cozy sitting area, all stainless steel appliances and three full walls of windows looking out to the water, side yard and back yard and patio, dining room, two living rooms-one facing the water side of the house, and one facing the backyard, and a gorgeous fieldstone patio with outdoor grilling dining and a cozy bistro nook.

**CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT TIMES: In order that we may get the property ready for your arrival, and make sure we had adequate time to clean the property after your departure, we must insist that check in time be NO EARLIER THAN 4PM and check out is no later than 10 AM

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Suzanne Jones
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Why Suzanne Jones chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

This property is beautifully renovated yet still quirky. Please read the description very carefully so that you are informed of all the little ins and outs of this house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I wanted to say thanks for your amazing made for a completely lovely, ever so relaxing, resting place while we vacationed in bar harbor---truly the way life should be!
Sep 2010
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Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs - toilet , shower
    Downstairs outdoor - outdoor shower
    Upstairs - toilet , tub
  • The downstairs shower is very large and has a door which leads to an outdoor shower. There is no shower upstairs in the bathroom. Tub only.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Guest Room - 1 double
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , the master bedroom has a queen bed and also a twin trundle
    Yellow Room - 1 queen , you have to pass through master to access upstairs bathroom
  • * Please note* There are only three bedrooms in this house and beds enough for 8 people. This house can sleep 10 using air mattress (provided) and more if people wanted to sleep on couches (2). This is an old and funky house (built 1856) and as such it has some quirks. One quirk is that guests in the yellow room have to pass through the master to access the upstairs bathroom. However, access to downstairs bathroom does not require passing through another bedroom. Master bedroom is very large and can sleep a family of four (two in queen bed and two in twin trundle). There is also a port-a-crib in the closet and probably enough left over room for an inflatable mattress. It is the biggest bedroom in the house. The laundry area is in the master bedroom as well. Both the master and the guest bedroom have access to the upstairs bathroom without passing through another bedroom. WE NO LONGER HAVE A YURT ON OUR PROPERTY.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
There are wonderful places very nearby to put in your Kayak or have a cookout on the shore, but we ask that you respect the wishes of our neighbors and NOT access the water directly across the street. There IS a washer/dryer in the house. There is a television with a DVD player but no cable and no channels.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Charming 19th century farmhouse on the coast of Maine
average rating of 4.4583335 based on 27 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Great kitchen and outdoor grill, nice working fireplace. Great location to both Bar Harbor and the park.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very beautiful property and house a few miles outside Bar Harbor

  • 3 of 5

The house and grounds are beautiful. But for the cost I feel the owner misrepresented a few things. The two smaller beds in very small rooms were awful, old, creaky, hard, impossible to sleep on, we slept on the couches in living room. There is an upstairs bath that all the bedrooms share with no shower, just a tub. Downstairs there is a huge walk in shower, large enough to fit a football team. The dishwasher did not work. The ice machine did not work. so so cookware. Lots of kids stuff around. weird assortment of furniture that didn't enhance the beauty of the house. Also, dryer vented into a closet so upstairs was kind of mildewy ? smelling. There is a beach across street that is not open to the public. Nice enough but too pricey for what you get

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Vicki Thank you so much for alerting me to some of the issues in the house. It is never my intention to misrepresent the house so I thank you for the information. We will be replacing the mattresses and updating the kitchen appliances and cookware. The bathroom upstairs will stay as is (quirky yet charming in my opinion) but I will be sure to mention that there is no shower up there. We are (and have been)trying to find a solution to the washer and dryer...I hope to have found one soon! And finally we regret that the property across the street has asked that we make sure our guests do not trespass. We try to make that absolutely known before people book. Thanks again!
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Bar harbor vacation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic house. Clean, ample room, and has a great kid's section for when you're traveling with kids. Location wise, excellent proximity to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This cottage was very clean and well kept. There were many spaces throughout the house to relax. There is no TV cable there, but wifi in the house works well. The house is about 10-15 minutes outside of downtown Bar Harbor. The beds need updating, as they are creaky and a bit worn, but overall our stay was very nice. For the next renters, it would be nice to stock the house a bit more with garbage bags and paper towels to make it easier to keep house clean during our stay. We definitely would recommend this cottage for your next stay in Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable and happy with the accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home on a very quiet country road. Short drive to town and Acadia NP.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this home to hold our first family reunion---8 adults and a baby. We all love to cook and the big kitchen was well used. The outside shower was the most popular as we had wonderful August weather. House is in great condition and well-appointed. Loved picking herbs and blueberries from the back yard and playing frisbee and wiffle baseball on the front lawn. With three bedrooms, our fourth couple used the blow-up airbed downstairs in the living room. If I could suggest any changes---make at least two of the three couches pull-out beds, provide more cooking utensils (i.e. grater, zester, etc), and try and re-instate the ability to use the beach right across the street. All in all we had a wonderful week and the home was a peaceful, relaxing, comfortable place to be. Very clean. The property manager was very responsive to our questions and even arranged for a local friend to come and take a group photo for us one morning!! We loved the island and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
To Nova Scotia
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
Interstate 95
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Bar Harbor Maine is located on Mount Desert Island which is the home to Acadia National Park. This is one of the most beautiful and popular spots in the whole country. People visit Bar Harbor from all over the world and though the village can be quite crowded in the month of August, our house is located 5 miles down the road and feels quite serene even in the busiest months. For further information on the Park, the Internet has lots of information. Activities in and around the park include hiking, biking, swimming, sailing and kayaking, **Whale Watching** (lots of whales in the summer) , rock climbing, canoeing, bird watching and lots more!

Other Activities: Acadia National Park


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
May 1 2017 - Jun 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Jun 25 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Jul 29 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

if you must cancel your reservation you will receive a refund if we are able to rebook your week or days. If we are not able to rebook your dates you are expected to pay for the rental.

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