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Sunny Bar Harbor Home in Bustling Village

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,066 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4

This sun filled 2 bedroom, 1 bath smoke-free, pet free home is located in the busy, bustling village of Bar Harbor. Screened front porch, living room, dining room, and fully equipped kitchen are on the first floor with bedrooms and bath on the second floor. Included are TVs, DVD player, washer/dryer, garage, one parking space, and wireless internet.

The enclosed outdoor patio just outside the kitchen makes every meal special. On cool mornings, the glass/screened front porch makes brunch a treat. Ideally suited for a family or a couple.

Carole recently remodeled her home with new furnishings. The landscaping includes organic blueberries, Liberty apples and elderberries. Plants and shrubs are indigenous to Acadia National Park. Her hand made pottery dinnerware (Carole Beal Stoneware) is in the kitchen.

Just blocks away and a short walk are the ocean, shore path, town pier, shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, grocers, churches, concerts, movies and Sunday morning farmer's market. No need to drive or look for parking all week.

Use the free Island Explorer Bus to visit all of Acadia National Park: carriage roads, hiking trails, sand beaches, walking and biking loops around ponds and beside the ocean. Don’t miss popovers at Jordan Pond House, the view from the top of Cadillac, Sieur de Monts Spring with its Nature Center and Wild Gardens, and Bar Harbor’s 18-hole golf course.

Make a reservation to sail, whale watch, kayak and/or explore the sea bottom aboard Diver Ed’s lobster boat. Take a ferry to Schoodic, Cranberry Island or for a longer trip, Swans Island. The weekly “Beaver Log” gives daily schedules of free events led by Park Rangers. Venture out to explore beavers, tide pools, stars, trails. Take boat trips to explore islands with picnics on the beach. It will be a summer to long remember.

More Details

Property Manager
Carole Beal
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Carole Beal

Bar Harbor is my home in winter. My daughters grew up here. Now retired, for 28 years I co-owned a cooperative gallery at 99 Main St, Island Artisans.

In the summer months, you will find me in Blue Hill (one hour by car from Bar Harbor) in my pottery studio. There, I make pottery, tend my vegetable garden, gather raspberries and blackberries and spend days with granddaughters (ages 9 and 10) who live across the field.

Carole Beal purchased this house in 1975

Why Carole Beal chose Bar Harbor

It is located in the village across from the elementary school and a short walk to the post office, the ocean and restaurants.

The Beal family came to Mount Desert Island via the Lighthouse Service and Mount Desert Rock Lighthouse, located 25 miles off shore. They settled in Southwest Harbor (near Cranberry Island) and generations have raised their children on this island. It is a family tradition to move to "camp" in summer and rent our homes.

What makes this house unique

Eden Street is the perfect location for a short walk or bike ride into the park. There are many connector trails. Our home is very special. The patio is an extension of the kitchen with its grill and umbrella/table. The enclosed front porch invites you to breakfast there on cool mornings, and it becomes a play area for young children. The garage is for bikes or storage while the boardwalk around the house is for picking berries for much of the summer.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1066 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Ideal for a family. Master bedroom has queen sized bed and satellite tv. Wireless internet throughout home. Second bedroom has twin beds.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Tunkhannock PA

This is where we will hope to stay every visit.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I loved everything about this house. From the beautifully manicured plants, bushes and trees that line every sidewalk to the simple yet lovely decor of every room, this will always be our first choice when we return to B.H. We felt at home the entire stay and owner, Carole, is an absolute delight. We can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Canton, MI

Perfect for our stay in Bar Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

My husband found Carole's home on VRBO and it looked perfect for our stay in Bar Harbor. The location is convenient for walking to town and a short drive to Acadia National Park. Carole's home is very comfortable and was well stocked. We didn't have an opportunity to meet Carole, but she was a delight to work with and was quick to respond to our inquiries. It was also a treat to use her beautiful pottery!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house & proximi, but beware of traffic level

  • 4 of 5

Nice home- comfortable and well-appointed. Outside- lovingly maintained and pretty private patio. Perfect walking distance to town. Super friendly landlord. However, beware if you are a light sleeper. Busy road, plus a neighbor who fires up noisy jeep every weekday morning at 5:15am. :(

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting me know about my neighbor's jeep. I talked to him recently. He is truly sorry, and apologizes for the disturbance. He no longer parks his jeep on the street beside my home, and assures me that he will not park there in the future.
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Pretty house in an ideal location!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for a week at Carole's lovely house. It was our first trip to Bar Harbor and we were so lucky to find her place. It's perfectly located for walking to downtown Bar Harbor. It was so convenient to eat in town and be able to walk home. Plus, it's a great location for driving into Acadia National Park and exploring the other quaint towns. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and utensils. Our children loved the rainfall shower! And Carole's beautiful pottery made our meals extra special. :) We loved our stay and Carole made us feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming house and yard!

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I rented Carole's house for a week long getaway. It was a charming house that was perfect for us. We loved being able to walk to downtown, saving the hassle of finding a parking place! The kitchen was well equipped for meals in, including Carole's beautiful pottery dishes. There were books in the bookshelves and direct tv for our entertainment when we weren't enjoying Acadia National Park near by. We hope to return next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice location for a young family !

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at 5 Eden Street for a week with our 2 daughters. Ideal for a family with young kids or teenagers, the property is well-maintained, clean and very practical.

We enjoyed using the BBQ on the terrace.

The location is perfect for activities: walking distance to downtown Bar Harbor and close to the Acadia Park.

We also appreciated to meet the Owner, she was very nice and caring.

We will definitively recommend this property to a friend!

Carole, Steve, Margot and Rozéanne

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport.
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Schoodic. Cranberry Isles & Swan's Island.
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Club.
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Ellsworth. Short pleasure ride.
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Jordans for blueberry pancakes.
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bar Harbor Town Beach. Sand Beach & Echo Lake.
Car: recommended

Stay in the bustling village of Bar Harbor with its restaurants, concerts, movies, galleries, Sunday morning farmer's market, shops, churches and museums. Explore Acadia National Park by boat, car or free explorer bus. Hike, bike or walk the miles of trails beside rocky ocean, pristine lakes, old forest woods, and mild 'easy to climb' mountains.

Popovers at Jordan Pond House overlooking the Bubbles Mountains and Jordan Pond is a treat. Walk around the pond for an afternoon adventure.

Climb South Bubble Mountain and try to push over the "erratic" left by the glacier. Take a swim at Echo Lake or a quick dip at Sand Beach. Check out Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive when the surf is high and at half tide.

Mount Desert Island with its 5 villages and national park is a vacation not to be missed.

Other Activities: hike, bike, walk or drive by ocean, lakes, woods & mountains.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 9.0%

Plus 9% Maine lodging tax and $300 security deposit.
Check-in: 4:00 p.m. Saturday.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m. Saturday.
Accommodates: 4
Please let me know if there will be two couples renting and not a family. There will be an additional fee of $100.
Please note that Home Away is charging me a 3% processing fee if you use a credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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