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Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 14 max,in village, some ocean views

Great Bar Harbor village location with some ocean views on second and third floors. Four decks for relaxing outside. Bike from house into Acadia Nat'l Pk, and walk to concerts/Historic Shore Path/shops etc..This 100 year old house was renovated to enjoy the company of family and friends while giving some spots to be alone to read or relax. Entering the house there are unusual glass windows on the cypress wood porch. House has two living/dining areas, two kitchen areas, washer/dryer and bedroom on the first floor. The front second floor leads into a tower with a master bedroom, bath and deck on the third floor. House is located 1/2 block from the water and several blocks from pier, Free Transportation into the park, Main street, and an island you can walk to at low tide. Great for a diverse group to enjoy all the island has to offer without the need for driving. Need more/less space contact us and also see Ambrosia Cooking School.

  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sharon Joyce
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 8, 2016
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About Sharon Joyce

Wonderful place to visit or live

What makes this house unique

20% off cooking classes at Ambrosia Cooking School


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.125 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a group of 14, and there was plenty of room. The house is perfect for relaxation (four porches! ample common space downstairs!), well-equipped for cooking, and located perfectly for adventures in Bar Harbor and in the park. We didn't need to drive all week-- we could walk or bike to trailheads and the carriage trails! If we'd wanted to, we could have easily taken the free park bus to other parts of the island. The house is also located right in Bar Harbor and within a 5min walk of the grocery store, cafes, and the sandbar out to Bar Island. Would highly recommend and we hope to come back!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

This house easily accommodated 11 people with plenty of space and facilities. It is not the Ritz or the Grand, and it is not a mansion. It is homely and comfortable and in an excellent location. Group activities and individual freedom was easily achieved. The three bathrooms meant that there were minimal waiting times. The beds were all very comfortable and the rooms airy. The house needs some TLC, but as it is towards the end of the season, that is to be expected. We would all stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Columbus, OH


  • 4 of 5

Seamist is a great place for a larger group and you can't beat the location. We enjoyed our time there and it was great not to get in the car and drive. We took the Island Explorer for all but 1 trip into Acadia and walked to everything else. I didn't miss trying to find parking at the popular sites along the loop road. Seamist is an older home with an older feel but its still a good place to stay. We enojyed having the convience of a home away from home and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio

2010 vacation for 13 - Excellent Location*

  • 4 of 5

The Location could not be better - I mean Excellent - walk around town, catch the bus (do not have to drive once you get there)! I put my AAA in a location where the next traveler could use if they wanted. Lots to do. Ice Cream choices, everything from seafood, non seafood and oh the desserts (Chocolate in a bag share with 3 I would suggest at Michelle's). The actual rental property very nice for big group we had 13 total - 4 families. However, I was on the first floor-the "3 baths" seem misleading as there was no bathroom on the first floor. Other than that - Very Good.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chicago, IL

Great place for family reunion

  • 4 of 5

Seamist was a great place for a family reunion and made a stress-free Christmas. It was very clean and we found lots of things to do at the house and in Bar Harbor. Great location.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ann Arbor, MI USA

Location isn't everything

  • 2 of 5

The location of this house is indeed excellent for those wanting to be close to the downtown and harbor action of Bar Harbor. In fact, it's hard to imagine a better location than this one. We rented during the high season of 2009. The house is as spacious as described, and gave us opportunities for privacy when we wanted it for the four couples and two young people in our family party. However, we would not rent this house again.

The largest single issue for us was the mice. We understand that old houses can have mice, but we also know that it is possible to control them, and to clean up after them. This did not seem to be be happening. Cupboards and utensil drawers contained substantial accumulations of mouse droppings along with the dishes and utensils. We washed and sanitized everything in the kitchen before using it, and stored clean items on the dining table while we were there.

Other issues pale by comparison, but the lack of lighting for the uneven, brick front steps seemed hazardous, and there were some areas, such as the third floor carpet, that would have benefited greatly from better cleaning.

We outlined our concerns on our check-out form, but did not receive a response to them.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, we did not know the problem until they had checked out. Glad they liked the location.
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Car: not necessary

Golf: Historic Kebo Golf Course only a mile away.

Bike into the park from the house. Walk to an island at low tide.

Ski: Cross country ski equipment or snow shoe rentals are a block away. Carriage trails offer a beautiful backdrop to a wonderful winter activity.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Rates
Aug 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early June
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 8.0%

Have pets? Contact us to see house next door 7br/4 baths.(occ.14) Also, if you need more space or less space we can help. Below you see pricing for Aster House 2016 (next door) ( Entire House both units =7 br /4bath)
Until May 28, 2016 - 1295 wk
5/28/16 to 6/11/16 - 2095 wk
6/11/16 to 6/25/16 - 2695 wk
6/25/16 to 8/27/16- 3495 wk
8/27/16 to 10/15/16 - 2095 wk
10/15/16 to 5/1/17 - 1295wk (exception holidays, call) 1295 wk
Security deposit 400 and Maine Sales Tax 9% Pets possible inquire

OR RENT JUST ONE UNIT If you need less room you can rent either the upstairs (4br/2baths) or the downstairs unit (3br/2bath)
Both units have a full kitchen with dishwasher , living area, and deck.

Aster House First floor entire unit 3br/2bath Bedrooms have Queen, Queen, Daybed with highriser under
Until May 28, 2016 - 700wk
5/28/16 to 6/11/16 - 950wk
6/11/16 to 6/25/16 - 1150 wk
6/25/16 to 8/27/16- 1895 wk
8/27/16 to 10/15/16 - 950 wk
10/15/16 to 5/1/17 - 700 wk (exception holidays, call)
Security deposit 200 and Maine Sales Tax 9% Pets possible inquire.


Aster House Second floor entire unit 4br/2bath Bedrooms have King, Queen, Double, Two twin
Until May 28, 2016 - 845
5/28/16 to 6/11/16 - 1295 wk
6/11/16 to 6/25/16 - 1550 wk
6/25/16 to 8/27/16- 2295 wk
8/27/16 to 10/15/16 - 1295 wk
10/15/16 to 5/1/17 - 845 wk (exception holidays, call)
Security deposit 200 and Maine Sales Tax 9% No other fees. Pets are possible at 50.per pet.

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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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Three of the six have a private deck. Need place for a larger group possible with house next door.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Happy to try and help with any special requests.

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