|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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From your private furnished deck near the Bar Harbor town pier, you will see the rocky coast of Acadia, schooners, whalewatch & lobster boats, colorful sunrises & sunsets.
The suite rents Saturday to Saturday mid-May to late October.
Your spacious suite includes kitchen, living area, WiFi, cable/dvd, AC. Amenities, from wine glasses to picnic baskets, enhance your visit.
Stroll the historic waterfront to shopping, boating, hiking and great dining. At low tide you can walk across 'the bar' to the top of Bar Island, which is in Acadia National Park. From Bar Island you will see the bay, village and mountains. You will even see your suite.
Visit our West Street galleries under the ART sign for locally produced fine art and craft. We are at 'ART on West' fine art gallery at check-in to help with your vacation planning such as dinner reservations, boating or hiking ideas.
The waterview suite truly offers what we call 'B&B hospitality with hotel privacy'.
Our guests write::
'The view was breathtaking, the suite relaxing, and real 'homey' and
your hospitality made us feel really welcome....We'll be telling others about the g-r-e-a-t spot'
Barb and Bonnie
'Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and kindness'
Gretchen, Gene, Adam, and Matt
'We had a wonderful time...we certainly will be back and staying with you'
Maureen and Don
Lake George, NY
'Look forward to returning to Bar Harbor and calling the moose home again during our stay'
Leo and Ellyne
'Thank you so much for the extra little things that you did that made us feel special.'
Rosemary and Sebastian
'Thank you for your kindness and hospitality'
Roger and Jackie
'We are going to tell our friends about it. It was very nice meeting
Robin and Harvey
'Thank you so much for providing a clean, roomy, convenient place to
Pat, Gail and Kristen
Boynton Beach, Florida
'We weren't sure what to expect, when we first contacted you, but we
hoped we be happy with the accommodations. You exceeded our expectations
Bob, Kate, Zachary, and Jordan
'We couldn't imagine a more perfect place to stay--or more perfectly
wonderful hosts. Your extraordinary thoughtfulness---both in who you are
and what your provided made for a lovely three weeks. Be warned now: we
will be back'
Felice and Xavier
'...the serendipity of finding Alone Moose was amazing! Everything has
been perfect, and your hospitality has been one of the nicest aspects.'
Michele and Mark
..........and write: 'You have made our first visit to Maine memorable. God Bless and Keep
Dave and Linda
“Your apartment was delightful. It was exactly what we wanted – great view and very well appointed. We lacked for nothing. Thank you so much for your hospitality.”
Rudy and Barbara
'You made our trip to Bar Harbor fun, comfortable,and convenient (being
downtown with a 2 year old was great!)
Julie, Brian, and Alley
We have been involved the ARTs in Bar Harbor since the early 1970's. We own galleries and artist studios on the Bar Harbor Waterfront and participate in local ART events such as First Friday ART walks. Ivan, who was once Bar Harbor Harbormaster, has spent most of his life near the ocean in his native Oregon and now on Mount Desert Island which is home to Acadia National Park.
Sherry traveled extensively as an international flight attendant.Though her travels took her to many beautiful destinations, she says that Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor, is truly one of the world's treasures.
The beauty of the island is what drew us to Bar Harbor. The magic of the island will captivate you as well.
Ivan captures the beauty of the Acadia in his watercolors that he sells in his own 'ART on West' and other galleries.
We live right in the Village near our vacation rentals. Bar Harbor is one of Maine's most walkable communities. Like us, our visitors walk or bike into Acadia National Park. A free bus runs from mid-June to mid-October from the Village of Bar Harbor into Acadia National Park and to neighboring Villages. We are often asked if Bar Harbor is near Acadia National Park. The Village of Bar Harbor is surrounded by Acadia National Park and the nearby Bar Island is just a short walk from your suite. Did you know that the 'bar' to Bar Island is the reason for the name of Bar Harbor? You can see Bar Island from your suite. It is one of the islands of Acadia.
We love to share our community and island with visitors from around the world. You check in for your week at our 'ART on West Gallery'. We are there to get you started on a perfect vacation.
Sherry Rasmussen purchased this apartment in 1976
The best feature of the unit is the furnished covered private deck with waterview. You have so much room in the suite. For your convenience there is private, off street parking and the amenities of the world renowned Village of Bar Harbor are all walkable.
Location, location, location. Your suite is located on the West Street Waterfront and close to Bar Harbor's fine restaurants, galleries,
and boating activities. You can watch the horse drawn carriages as they leave and arrive just below your deck. There is a free self guided walking tour called 'Museum in the Streets'. You can jump on the tour at the neighboring Bar Harbor Club or anywhere in town to learn the history of our hometown.
My wife and I stayed here in July 2016, and when we entered the apartment we were blown away. The pictures on this website do not do it justice. The living room-kitchen area was much larger than expected. As was the bedroom, The balcony provded a wonderful harbor view which we took in every chance we got. The apartment was very well stocked too with everything you could need. All that Bar Harbor has to offer is just steps from the apartment, and Acadia Park is a short drive or take the free Island Explorer buses from town. Sherry was wonderful and gave us great tips on best places to hike and places to eat. we hope to stay there again.
My husband and I wanted a special place to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary and we found this listing in Bar Harbor and fell in love with the view in the picture. While the picture is excellent, it does not do justice to the spectacular view of the harbor and down West Street. The location is perfect as we walked everywhere in town. Acadia National Park was only a 5 minute drive and the carriage trails were great and sunset on Cadillac Mountain was breathtaking. Sherry and Ivan were absolutely wonderful to deal with and made us feel welcomed before we even arrived. The history of the area and the beauty is outstanding. There is so much to explore and do in the area and we always started it off with coffee on the balcony in the morning and a drink in the evening after a long day outdoors. You will not find any place to top this one. The apartment is large with a full kitchen if you want a few meals in vs. dining out every day. A washer and dryer was right outside our door so packing was light for the trip. Very comfortable and the décor was inviting ... just made you feel like you were home. Don't pass this apartment up for your trip to Bar Harbor...you will not be disappointed. The owners even has a full binder of information and pamphlets on everything going on in the town. We will definitely return and we will work our dates around the availability of this location!
We have rented from the owners of Artist's Cottage for years and they are wonderful hosts providing very clean and roomy vacation rentals for their guests. This particular rental is roomy and comfortable with full kitchen and washer and dryer. The location is easy walking distance to everything in downtown Bar Harbor, including the park that overlooks the harbor and the shore path. A parking space is provided but one could easily get along without a car here because of the public transportation Bar Harbor offers. Art on West is next door offering fine art for purchase and the Wild Iris shire horses pick up passengers across the street so we hear the clip clop of their entrance to town when they arrive. Bar Harbor is a beautiful vacation area combining forest and ocean all in one. Artist 's Cottage is a home away from home in this magical place!
The location of the apartment was perfect. I absolutely enjoyed waking up to the view of Bar Harbor while drinking my morning coffee. Walking distance to all activities in Bar Harbor. Short drives everywhere else. Very comfortable apartment with all of the conveniences of home. I will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Bar Harbor!
While this is the date of out latest stay, we have been visiting this Suite for several years. The hosts are always responsive and the property has been upgraded as appropriate over the years. We always enjoy visiting with Ivan and Sherry. This season (2015) we will be extending our visit to four weeks. We highly recommend this property and all that Bar Harbor, Acadia National Park and the area have to offer.
This is the date of our latest stay. We have stayed at this property for several years and found it to be a great experience and an outstanding value. The suites have continued to be upgraded over the years. This upcoming season (2015) we will be extending our stay to four weeks. Great responsive hosts.
Acadia National Park surrounds the Village of Bar Harbor. Day hikes for all abilities are offered. You can kayak with Registered Maine Guides or enjoy some of the county's best Whale Watching.
50 miles of car free bicycles trails are available for your enjoyment. Meet the artists at fine art and craft galleries. Dine in numerous fine restaurants or on your own private waterview deck.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mid-July to Late August Weekly
Jul 16 2016 - Aug 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Aug to Mid-Sept Weekly
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2016 - Oct 7 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid to Late Oct. Weekly
Oct 8 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
Please write us at vacation@barharborwaterfront or call 207-288-9428 if you have any questions or any special needs.