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The Bayview: Impressive views of Frenchman's Bay from a spacious terrace

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

9 Bedrooms, 7 full Baths and a powder room

Step back in time and discover the grandeur of The Bayview, designed by New York architect, Bradley Delehanty, and built for Major George G. McMurtry in 1930. Major McMurtry served in the Spanish American War as one of Theodore Roosevelt's 'Rough Riders', and in World War I as second in command of the famous 'Lost Battalion', for which he earned a Medal of Honor.

Boasting impressive views of Frenchman's Bay from a spacious terrace overlooking an expansive lawn, The Bayview offers a spectacular setting within walking and biking distance to and from both the village of Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Well appointed and furnished with original antiques and collectibles from abroad, the interiors of this period home offer a variety of hospitable spaces for dining and entertaining. Further enhancing the privacy and comfort that this gracious home offers is a recently renovated kitchen, formal gathering spaces and nine bedrooms, six of which offer en-suite bathrooms.

FIRST FLOOR: A grand foyer leads to a variety of gathering spaces including the rear brick terrace overlooking the lawn. Spacious formal Living Room with water views, piano, harp and fireplace. Formal Dining Room with fireplace, water views, doors to terrace, and dining table for ten to twelve people. Warm and inviting Library with ocean views, fireplace and cable TV with DVD. Large and well-equipped Pantry and eat-in Kitchen with commercial style 10-burner gas range. Computer Room. Laundry and Utility areas including a dedicated room for floral arranging. Two coat and powder rooms, one for the ladies and one for the gents.

SECOND FLOOR: Sitting area at the top of the staircase offers a nice area outside the main bedrooms for quiet conversation. In this north wing, guests have the option of a Master Bedroom with King bed and water views, which leads through a sitting and dressing room to a private Bathroom with combined tub and shower. A second King Bedroom offers water views and a private Bathroom with combined tub and shower that can also be accessed by the master if desired. A third King Bedroom also with en suite Bathroom and combined tub and shower. The fourth Bedroom offers a Queen and another private Bathroom with combined tub and shower. Through to the south wing is a Bedroom with Double bed, water views, and private Bathroom with shower only and a Bedroom with Queen bed and private Bath with combined tub and shower. A staff/children's wing offers three additional Bedrooms, each with a set of Twins and a shared Bathroom with combined tub and shower.

OUTDOOR SPACES: A furnished, brick terrace enjoys very nice views of Frenchman Bay and a wonderfully expansive lawn below. A side terrace with awning offers a BBQ and Dining Area. Fire Pit. Dock offers access to the water, but note that access to the ground below the bluff is challenging (stairway to shore in progress for 2017).

APPLIANCES: A very well-equipped Kitchen offers nice amenities such as a 10-burner gas stove, double oven and dishwasher. Wireless Internet and cable TV with DVD. Spacious laundry room with two dryers.

More Details

Property Manager
The Knowles Company, Kate, Lynn or Nikki
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Bar Harbor Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet , Located on the 1st floor
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Private Bath to Master Bedroom with King
    Bathroom - toilet , Located on 1st floor
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Private Bath to Bedroom with King
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Private Bath to Bedroom with Queen
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , Private Bath to Bedroom with Double
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath to Bedroom with Queen
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Private Bath to Master Bedroom with King
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shared bath for three Bedrooms with Twins
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms are located on the 2nd floor and have private en suite bathrooms except for the 3 bedrooms with twin beds which share a bathroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Within 1.5 mile walk to all shopping, dining, whale watching, kayaking, hiking, shuttle bus, Shore Path etc.


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The Bayview: Impressive views of Frenchman's Bay from a spacious terrace
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Madison, WI, USA

A great place for a big group to stay in style!

  • 5 of 5

If you have enough people to fill such a large property, the Bayview is a great place for a getaway to Bar Harbor. Within walking distance of downtown Bar Harbor and the waterfront, there is plenty to see and do. The property itself is beautiful, with a nice big yard, spacious back porch with a grill and a fire pit. Onsite laundry facilities, a pool table, TVs with DVD and a baby grand piano are nice features as well. The kitchen and other common areas of the house are large enough for your whole group to hang out together, while most of the bedrooms are also comfortable and spacious enough to allow individuals alone time as well. One wing with three bedrooms with twin beds is perfect for kids, though may be disappointing to adults, as compared with the other six bedrooms, all of which feature larger beds and private bathrooms. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Bayview was a perfect option for our group of 18, which included kids, adults, and senior citizens. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not Downton Abbey, Downton Shabby

  • 4 of 5

Charming old mansion with great terrace and view of the bay. Lots of room and the house certainly retains the feel of the "old days". The only true criticism of the house is some of the furnishings are very old and should be replaced. The kitchen has been remodeled and is fantastic. Lots of space, all the lovely dishes and cookware you could imagine. Big screen TV and granite countertops and island. Subzero refrigerators, etc. The television in the "den" should be replaced. The picture is not high def and the speaker within the set is blown, making the sound very distorted. Also the sofa in the TV room is completely broken down and very uncomfortable to sit in. The location of the home could not be better and the views are wonderful. No criticism would have been leveled except the price of the rental is very high, which leads people to have VERY high expectations.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sondra. Your thoughts are helpful to the owner as he continues to improve the property. Projects for 2015 included a gorgeous new kitchen, new paint for many rooms, new linens and window trimmings, new kitchenware, and a variety of system and building improvements that are less obvious. For 2016, the planned upgrades will include new furnishings and new flatscreen TV for the den and improved access to the shore. As such, future guests to The Bayview are sure to have a great stay!
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Bar Harbor (BHB)
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 9.0%

Please note some rental rates in non-peak season are for 12 people. Please add $150 per person/per week up to a maximum of 18. Security/Damage deposit is $1,000 for smaller parties.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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