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Enchanting Bar Harbor Cottage

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Enchanting Bar Harbor Cottage
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Vacation starts when you walk in the door

  • 5 of 5

Far Niente is an excellent choice if you are looking for something away from downtown – but still close to everything. The ocean is at the end of the street. Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park are only a few minutes by car. It’s contemporary, comfy and clean. The fenced in yard was perfect for our dog. The people who own it were pleasant, honest and easy to deal with. We really enjoyed staying here and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Schwenksville, PA

Cozy, Quaint & Quirky Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Such an adorable, cozy cottage, well appointed with all that you will need. Comfortable bed and convenient washer/dryer. Contemporary and rustic at the same time. Quiet, woodsy area with Hull's Cove a quick 2 minute walk at end of the street. Excellent location only minutes to Acadia Nat'l Park and about 4 miles to Bar Harbor. We saw Cadillac Mt. on a cloudy, foggy day and then again on a SUNNY DAY. Incredible panoramic views along with Sand Beach and Jordan Pond. Took LuLu Lobster Boat tour (fun w/so much info). Ate at Stewman's Downtown, Chart Room and our favorite was Galyn's. Took blueberry pie from Morning Glory Bakery home...yummy! Would highly recommend this property. John was most helpful w/questions and/or concerns and made us feel like "friends." TY John for sharing your "enchanted cottage" with us.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Syracuse, New York


  • 5 of 5

This is a great little house, and it was perfect for us. It was just my husband and me and our two dogs, and the location was perfect because we wanted to get quite a bit of hiking in during our stay, so access to the park was important. It was a very quick drive to town, and then another 5-10 minutes to the trailheads we were interested in. The house itself is clean, updated, warm, and comfortable. It had plenty of seating, the wifi was good so we didn't feel disconnected, the kitchen was well-equipped, and we ate all our meals in. The bed in the loft was great, and our dogs were more than pleased to sleep on their dog bed downstairs next to the fireplace. The neighborhood was quiet, and the house is quite literally a 2-minute walk away from the water. We were scheduled to stay for only four nights, but we extended our stay by a night because we couldn't bring ourselves to leave. Thanks for accommodating us, John, and for maintaining such a great place for visitors. Keep it up!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much . Our pleasure . Please do come back and visit out Island again soon .
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Perfect Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Far Niente offered us the perfect place to rest muscles weary from exploring Acadia. We cooked full meals in the great kitchen, played many board games, and slept a lot in the very comfortable bed. The house was warm and comfortable, which is no small feat in January in Maine.

John was both not intrusive and very helpful. He responded to emails and calls promptly and completely. Far Niente is obviously near and dear to him, as it is very well cared for and has lots of personality.

We'd go back tomorrow if we could!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautify and comfortable cottage next to the ocean

  • 5 of 5

A charming and fully equipped cottage a minute walk from the shore, close to Bar Harbor downtown and minutes from Acadia park. It is situated on a quiet street, surrounded by mature trees and has a spacious patio at the back to enjoy the sun.

The owner is very helpful and easily reachable.

Thank you very much , John, for a beautiful stay, we would definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, close to town spot, has all the amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect. Just enough room with all the things we needed to cook, relax, and enjoy our quiet time in Acadia. We had everything we needed. Wifi to read a book. Full bathroom, washer, dryer, and privacy. Lots of sunny open windows. The stove kept the space toasty! We spent the first night reading out loud from the old travel logs that are there. Being close to downtown was a huge plus. I would highly recommend Far Neinte for a winter stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Apr 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Bar Harbor Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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