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Quintessential artist's home in down town Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, linens provided, pets considered

An actual former ice house, The Brewer Ice House is conveniently located downtown on a side street one block off Cottage Street. You can walk to anywhere in town making it an ideal location for groups with varying interests! Enjoy sitting on the deck overlooking the large fenced in yard and gardens. If you prefer to be indoors, there is plenty to keep you intrigued in this home. The first floor is an open floor plan with the kitchen, dinette, living room, full bath, and laundry area. The second floor consists of three bedrooms and another full bath. Art work canvas the walls, which are a work of art in their own right. Every detail in this home was hand crafted. The fully equipped kitchen has a dishwasher, microwave, gas range, coffee maker, fridge and freezer with an ice maker. Two of the bedrooms have queen beds, and the third bedroom has two twin beds. Both the living room and kitchen have 27 inch TVs with cable. There is off street parking to accommodate 3 vehicles.

Property Manager
Rebecca, Miles & Tom/Bar Harbor-Acadia Cottage Rentals, Inc.
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2017


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Quintessential artist's home in down town Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Great home - perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this home for two weeks with out 14 month old daughter and in-laws. Five people had plenty of space - living and dining areas are bigger than they appear in photos and kitchen is great for cooking a light breakfast and a lobster dinner.

The small fenced in yard and porch were great for our daughter to walk and explore and the location was ideal - a few quick turns off Eagle Lake Road and the park access and a nice short walk to downtown and the "Bar" to Bar Island.

Also, you are minutes away from food stores, including an organic market. Ample space for two cars off the street, in a very quiet neighborhood.

The owner's original artwork abounds throughout the house and lends it a unique flavor and a constant source of discovery.

We will definitely be back for another summer in Maine at this house.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in great location.

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 18 month old and 60 lb dog. We were a little nervous going into an artist's cottage with a toddler, but we kept an eye on her and she did OK. That being said, there is a lot to watch out for, including steep stairs without child-worthy railings. The fenced in yard was great for both our dog and toddler, and provided quite a bit of privacy. It was pretty quiet for being so close to everything and our typically nervous dog was well relaxed. There is a bar and a natural food store a block or 2 away and plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The cottage was very clean and well-equipped. This was one of the most enjoyable vacations we've had and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upstate NY

Mid-Summer Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We spent our 25th Anniversary here the week of August 7, 2010 and thoroughly enjoyed the property. All of the descriptions on the website are accurate, though I think the house may be a bit smaller than might be supposed based on the photos. We were there with two adults and two 20# dogs, so it was no problem for us, but if filled to capacity it might be a bit tight.

The house and grounds were very clean and tidy. We enjoyed sitting on the deck (no bugs) watching the hummingbirds and bees in the flower border in the side yard. The dogs were very happy with the fenced yard, though there is a way to escape under the deck toward the front of the house; best to keep an eye on pets if they are loose in the lawn.

We had a bit of trouble with the wifi when we arrived, but a quick call allowed us to resolve it with no problem (unplug router, wait, plug back in). As a side note, if you carry an iPhone or iPad and are on the AT&T network, you will *need* the wifi for data service; no AT&T 3G in Bar Harbor (Edge only), and that was incredibly slow as I think every iDevice in the area was trying to use it.

We have been to Bar Harbor three or four times before, but this was the best and most relaxing stay yet. We used our car very little, mainly to get to Schoodic Point (worth it), the Loop Road and to reach the National Park Kayak rental place on Long Pond. And, while we always enjoy walking the carriage roads, this year we also walked the Meadow Loop and the Shore Path trails, both of which can be reached easily by foot from the house. Never did try the Island Explorer buses; maybe next time.

As for food: Poor Boys Gourmet was very disappointing compared to our visit in 2005; we felt McKays was a bit better than 2005 and we ate there twice; Jordans’ pancakes/breakfast was very good and the Bluefish Café was also good, but a bit pricey and not for those looking for large or oversized portions. The Hannaford supermarket is very nearby, and many other downtown eateries are no more than a 10, or at most 15, minute walk away.

All in all a great stay with no complaints; definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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blackwood nj

Two years later and I'm still thinking about it

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our Boston Terrier and had a great time. We would spend our days hiking in Arcadia or doing some of the more touristy things in town and it felt great to have our own little home base at night to relax in. The art is amazing (every day I would find something new) and I think I need their kitchen sink (and the shower!!). Close to everything, so we would just walk to dinner or the super market depending on our mood. Don't be afraid to ask Beth or Jeff any questions, they gave us restaurant recommendations and were always just a phone call away.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Western Massachusetts

Amazing home in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in Beth & Jeff's excellent Bar Harbor home and have nothing but great things to say about it. The house had everything we needed and during our rainy week in Maine, we spent considerable time relaxing in the house. The house has lots of really incredible art and you can spend hours just checking everything out. The home and yard are beautifully maintained and creatively done. It also had comfortable beds, wireless internet, cable and an incredible shower. The house is walking distance from everything in Bar Harbor and even had great parking for the car we never had to use. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Most Unique and Charming Home Ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I drove up from Florida for a week in July 08. We were never expecting this awesome place in Bar Harbor! You could spend your entire vacation perusing all of the handcrafted artwork inside the home. Jeff is an artisan who travels the country selling his handiwork - can can even order something similar to what you see in way of furnishings or wall art. Beth and Jeff were reachable for answers to questions and right there if you needed them. This home was a joy to stay in and just blocks from everything downtown BH has to offer. Hope we can find a free week to return in '09!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Bangor International
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
The Cat to Nova Scotia
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Yoga


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early June
May 27 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Peak
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Lake Peak
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% down due at booking
$500 fully refundable security deposit
$150 pet fee.

Manager'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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