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Great Location, Walk downtown BH, around corner/3 park entrances -air condition

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

HIghbrook has many new upgrades this year ... new siding, front and interior doors, 3 new windows, shades, bath enclosure, ceiling fans.. most importantly we put in a new heating system on the first floor that also provide air conditioning.

If you have never been to Bar Harbor before and even if you have, I am sure you would want to be in a great location. Highbrook has it all!! Do you want to go into the village? No problem, you can walk because it's a short stroll of 10 to 15 minutes - OR - you can stand at the end of my driveway and the Island Explorer will pick you up - OR - you can drive. But don't get too comfortable because it's only 30 seconds away.

I am sure one of the reasons you want to visit is because of Acadia National Park. Can't get much better because the very popular Cadillac Mountain, Duck Brook and Eagle Lake entrances are right around the corner. About 10 seconds away. Even though you are very close to all of the key locations, Highbrook rests on almost an acre of land and is very peaceful and serene.

After a great day in the park, relax and enjoy a barbecue on the back deck or sip a lemonade on the patio. No one will see you. It's a great area for children because it's a residential area with only the locals using Highbrook road.

For your dining and entertaining all dishes, flatware, glasses, bowls, platters, pots and pans, cooking utensils, linens, towels are provided for your convenience. The house has everything you will need to cook up a storm.

Need to check e-mail from the office? Highbrook has WIFI for your laptop.

Highbrook features a Master Suite on the first floor that has a large and comfortable sitting besides a bay window with a view out to the very wooded 1/2 acre lot. The second floor features 3 additional bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. The back bedroom is expansive a comfortable with 5 windows, 2 sitting areas and a pull out sofa bed. A very comfortable and bright, cheery room.

The middle bedroom features a brand new bunk bed with a side staircase for easy access and a telvision. The front bedroom features 2 twin beds and is surrounded by windows and nature.

We hope that you select Highbrook House and enjoy our house as much as we do. Check our availability and then please call or e-mail. Whether calling or e-mailing you will hear back from me the same day.

Also check our website which has a link on this site and you will see additional information. We look forward to having your family stay with us this year and again and again and again.......

Keywords: 4 bedroom single family home

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Barbara

If your like me you hate talking about yourself. Do I talk about my profession? Bar harbor? Sports? Well I guess I should stick to the topic of why I am here. I've discovered that I enjoy vacation rentals and Bar Harbor. In my career I am in health care (yes the dreaded words today) and this other side of my life becoming involved in this industry is so different than my current profession but I enjoy talking to everyone who calls or e-mails me. Most of all I enjoy talking to you about Bar Harbor. I have hiked every trail, biked every road and enjoyed the area in spring, summer, fall and even winter. The beauty of the area never ceases to amaze me which is why I keep coming back.

Barbara purchased this house in 1998

Why Barbara chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

I love Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. It's a special place where the park meets the ocean and the scenary is spectacular. I came to this area 25 years ago for vacation and decided that I wanted to retire here and enjoy the present and the future. I have been blessed to have the opportunity to do just that. Everytime I come up here I come back a new person. But it gets harder and harder to leave. Someday my ship will come in and I will be here forever.

What makes this house unique

My first rental in Bar Harbor was at a house just around the corner from where Highbrook is located. When the house went up for sale I tried to buy it because I loved the location. Lucky for me that I was able to purchase Highbrook. The house is in a perfect location because I can walk into town, take the Island Explorer from my driveway, I'm around the corner from Eagle Lake, Cadillac Mountain and the Duck Brook entrances to the park, but yet I'm resting on almost an acre of land. I also wanted a house that had everything in it... my home away from home. Houses that I used to rent didn't have microwaves or even can openers... sometimes it's the little things that make one comfortable. That was a promise when I bought my house that it would have everything a family needs to enjoy their stay...... and the tradition continues today.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please view my website at barharbormainerentals as comments from guests are posted through the website.
Dec 2008
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • The Master Bedroom has it's own Master suite with double sinks and tub/shower combo. The upstairs bedroom has recently been renovated with new flooring, lighting, sink, mirror
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , with a full stairway
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , there is a pull out sofa in the upstairs back bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two rooms feature Queen Beds including the Master Suite, Twin or Single Beds (4) One Bedroom with 2 twin beds, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A sofa bed is available for use in one of the bedrooms. There is also an air mattress with a pump., Bunk Beds (1) A brand new bunk bed that allows 2 people to sleep very comfortably, Murphy Beds (1) Air Mattress with pump to sleep an additional 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
The main level provides a very comfortable retreat for your Master Suite


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Great Location, Walk downtown BH, around corner/3 park entrances -air condition
average rating of 4.5 based on 11 reviews

A lovely time

  • 5 of 5

The house is VERY well situated and has everything we needed. We visited in late September and the weather was getting cool, we enjoyed the fireplace. The home was spotless.

We enjoyed the following

- Bike rental for a nice tour of the carriage trails - You can access the trails from the bike rental shop

- Walked the Ocean path

- Hiked Cadillac mountain (south ridge up and down to enjoy the view)

- Ate out at Bistro Mache - a little expensive but very good

- Rosalie's pizza was excellent

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoy our home... HIghbrook has one of the best locations in Bar Harbor... walking to downtown, around the corner from the DuckBrook Entrance to the park and minutes to Cadillac and Eagle Lake Carriage Roads... the home rests on 1/2 acre on a wooded lot and is in a very residential neighborhood and is very quiet and peaceful... The park has so much to offer, biking, hiking and the views are spectacular no matter where you go.... Please keep us in mind if you return to the area....
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Atlanta, GA

Great location and value--nice place

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and this place is on the bus route 1 mile from town. Roomy driveway with carport, nice kitchen. The downstairs bedroom and bath were perfect for my Aunt and Uncle, while we were upstairs with the kids. Owner was fantastic--very friendly, answered all questions and provided any requested information. I would love to come back here when the boys are a bit older.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words.. we work hard to make our house a home for our visitors.. we are happy to answer any questions they may have and make suggestions based on what they like to do... Our home is continually updated for the comfort of our guests.. We stayed in this area when we first came to Bar Harbor. We bought a house here due to the convenience.... you can just walk down the street and get to town, it's a 60 second drive and the park entrances are all right there as well.. I hope you can stay with us again in the future.
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Great house for a family event

  • 4 of 5

The house is in a great location, out of the way and quiet, but still close to all the Bar Harbor has to offer. Plenty of room for our large family on our visit to the area to attend our daughter's college graduation. We especially enjoyed the spacious deck and grills during out stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad everyone had a good time... We purchased Highbrook because we always rented in that neighborhood and we loved the house... Highbrook has the best location... around the corner from the park entrance, walk into town if you chose.... BUT it's very private resting on 1/2 acre of land... hope you can stay with us again... thank you for the kind words.
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Great location, really nice home!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, access to all the major attractions. Lovely, clean home, lot's of yard space and represented accurately in photos. Well equipped kitchen and bathrooms plus plenty of linens, cozy living room, a lot of room for large dinner etc. There were 10 of us, all slept comfortably but please note that you must walk through a bunk bedroom to access the large bedroom. We had to change our sleeping arrangements to accommodate but it all worked out. The master bedroom and bathroom on the first floor was perfect for one of our couples who has difficulty with stairs. Had a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Potomac, MD, USA

Great location, lovely house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time-it was sunny and pleasant the whole week. There were 8 of us, including our 3 adult children and their significant others. The house was lovely, just like the photos and very clean. The kitchen was quite nice and easy to use. The circulator bus into Bar Harbor stops across from the house and runs every 30 mins (every 15 afte 3 pm), but we also walked into town. Note that you must walk through the bunkbed room from the large bedroom into the hallway. But we expected this and it wasn't an issue. It was one of the best vacations we've ever had and made even better by staying at Highbrook.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words... w e work hard on our home to make it comfortable for our guests... it's so nice to have someone really enjoy their vacation and the house.. we hope you can come back again to stay with us!
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What a difference and still a great location

  • 4 of 5

My family which included my sisters family included 4 adults and 4 children. We stayed at the house the first week of July. We used to be regular visitors until about 5/6 years ago when we felt the home needed a little upgrading.. What a surprise this year and it's a completely different home.. We are so impressed we even told our realtor about all of the changes. What a great home to stay at from a comfort level, it has all of the amentities you could possibly need, the best location you could ever hope for and our family had a great time.. We packed in alot of memories on this trip! The home has terrific access to all of the key areas and you get there so quickly... We didn't realize that the bus passes right by the house and we were able to get on without even leaving the house. The yard area now is much more expansive and our kids had a great time playing in the yard when we were not at the park. No fear about running into the street as it's a very residential neighborhood.. We cooked up a storm, ate alot and enjoyed the house, the family and the park. We are already talking about our return here next year. Highly recommend to anyone coming up to Bar harbor for their vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you decided to stay with us again... we take all of our guests comments very seriously and continue to upgrade our home every year based on your comments and those we feel we need to update and change... I am so glad the family had a good time and thank you in advance for booking for next year already!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
too many to name
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
too many to name
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Sand Beach

Acadia National Park is literally around the corner with entrances to Cadillac mountain, Duck Brook and Eagle Lake and the carriage roads.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 29 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
memorial weekend
May 27 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
PreSummer 2
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Administrative Fees $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Payments are split into 3 with the first payment due within 10 days of signing the lease. there is no fee for using checks. If you utilize credit cards, payments would need to be split into 2.. Security deposits need to be by check.
There is a $50 administrative fee for credit card usage.

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