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Enchanting Bar Harbor Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2BR/1BA/Sleeps 4

This charming cottage is a minute walk to a beautiful rocky beach which is 450 ft away . In beautiful Hulls Cove . You can walk for miles. Walk to caves called 'The Ovens' It is five minutes to downtown Bar Harbor and three minutes to the Hulls Cove Park Entrance. It is a five minute walk to the free shuttle (The Island Explorer) Far Niente is peaceful and quiet. It has a lovely deck surrounded by pines where you can relax and have a barbeque after your day in the Park. Far Niente (which means 'to do nothing') comes equipped with all amenities.

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More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017


Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen
    Cabin Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 double , (futon)
  • The cabin bedroom is all wood and very cozy . Not attached to the main house . 5 steps from the house Total privacy .
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Enchanting Bar Harbor Cottage
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Lovely Family Vacation...with dogs

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my mom, my 8 year old twins, and our two dogs. The lay out was perfect for us and the queen bedroom / cabin worked out great for my mom. It reminded her of her childhood trips to Lake George. We were close enough to Bar Harbor and also Acadia. We visited both each day and explored many of the hiking trails in Acadia. The beach was very close and the kids enjoyed finding The Oven caves at low tide and looking for creatures along the coast line. There were also so many places to bring our dogs, from our early morning walks to Mainely Meat for a cup of coffee to exploring Acadia and Bar Harbor. We even got to take the paddle board to Echo Lake on our way to the light house. I will definitely look to book our next stay here.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. And always makes us feel very good to hear that people had such a great time . Please do come back
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Very nice house in great location to bar harbor and park. We really enjoyed our stay there.

  • 5 of 5

This house has every thing you need to have a great vacation. It was a short drive to town or the park roads. It's in a very quiet neighborhood that was great to relax out on the deck. The owners were very nice and we knew if we had any questions we could call or text them any time. This was the best place we have stayed on the island by far and we have been here many times.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much . Please do come back .
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Cozy, comfortable, plenty of room.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and in a great location. Short walk to the beach, short drive to town and Acadia. Loved the garden shed bedroom being separate from the rest of the house, gave a little extra privacy. John was always accessible to answer questions. Wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous owner, solid experience

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week in late July at Far Niente, and enjoyed our time there. Rustic, but with many of the conveniences of home, is how I would describe it. The owner was very helpful as we planned our time and made some great recommendations for restaurants and other attractions.

There were three of us (me, my husband, and our 7 year old) so we took advantage of the loft bedroom and the sleeping room out back which worked well for us. In the cool mornings and evenings, with a flip of a switch the fireplace was on and warmed things up quickly.

Everything we needed was provided in the kitchen and it was very convenient to have a full sized washer and dryer. We enjoyed the beach at the end of the road, but would recommend Keen's or the like to get down, and not flip flops (it was a bit tricky to get up and back). For swimming, we went to Echo Lake, which was warmer and more kid-friendly, but we did enjoy exploring the caves down the street. The place is very conveniently located to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor, although be prepared for a bit of traffic - and going a bit out of your way - due to the Route 3 construction. This did not detract from our experience, it just needed to be accounted for in reservations and other plans.

For people who sleep best in dark rooms, would highly recommend a sleeping mask, as there are not curtains in the sleeping room (it's private, though). Or, do what we did, and get up early and enjoy some coffee and the sound of the birds chirping in the early morning.

Overall, it made for a pleasant Maine experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a very enjoyable week at Far Niente. My husband and I stayed with my parents and three dogs. While the cottage is small, there was enough room for everyone to be comfortable. Having the extra bedroom on the porch was very helpful in giving everyone privacy. The house is well equipped and had everything we needed for the week. It is in a great location - close enough to get to Bar Harbor quickly, but far enough to avoid the crowds. It is also super convenient for exploring Acadia. Having easy access to the water was a huge plus and we enjoyed exploring the beach and finding The Ovens at low tide. Overall, it was a great week and I would whole heartedly recommend a stay at Far Niente.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the cottage. Appreciated the kitchen and grill as we used both. We had no issues w the steps. Also appreciated the 4 usb charger. Instructions were clear. We just enjoyed the entire island and the cottage was well situated. Any communication with John was responded to quickly.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bar Harbor
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

The cabin bedroom is closed in November to May .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.