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Bar Harbor downtown suite features covered deck with waterview

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Suite with separate king bedroom, 1 full bath, unit sleeps 3

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

Nova Scotia

'Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and kindness'

Gretchen, Gene, Adam, and Matt

Wakefield, MA

'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

Jacksonville, Florida

'Thank you so much for the extra little things that you did that made us feel special.'

Rosemary and Sebastian

Potomac, Md.

'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

Richboro, PA

'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

and more.'

Bob, Kate, Zachary, and Jordan

Boylston, MA

'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

Bethesda, MD.

'...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

New Jersey

..........and write: 'You have made our first visit to Maine memorable. God Bless and Keep

you always'.

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

Woodstock, GA


'You made our trip to Bar Harbor fun, comfortable,and convenient (being

downtown with a 2 year old was great!)

Julie, Brian, and Alley

MA/ England

More Details

Sherry Rasmussen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Sherry Rasmussen

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

Why Sherry Rasmussen chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Bar Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Lots of towels, of course!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King bedroom - 1 king , sleeps 2
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeps 1
  • The suite has a separate bedroom with king bed, large closet, desk & chair, bureau, tv/cable & alarm clock. The pull out sofa in a separate living area is perfect for a child or other family member. There is a 'pack and play' available. Parents love that we have a free washer and dryer in a separate laundry room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Separate laundry room with free washer and dryer. Bring your favorite high efficiency detergent for front loading washers. Rice cooker, wok and food processor in addition to above.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Bar Harbor downtown suite features covered deck with waterview
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Our ultimate yearly trip

  • 5 of 5

This says it all, 12 years and counting at this apartment the same time every year. My wife and I drive every year from central Missouri 1700 miles to be here. We travel the US every year on trips but this is the only place we come yearly. Many changes we have seen the last 12 years in the area, but our constant is the graceful hospitality of our host and hostess, Ivan and Sherry. Our apartment is always perfect, private with beautiful views. The last couple years we have extended our stay to 2 weeks. Perfect location to walking town shopping, restaurants, oceanside benches and perfect private parking. A must for an enjoyable stay when the boats and busses are arriving. Highly recommend this property for a perfect stay at Bar Harbor. We are now considering a spring trip along with our fall trip. Thank you so very much Sherry for our memories.

Larry and Karen Lake

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a joy for us to have repeat customers like Larry and Karen who drive many miles to stay with us. We strive to make their suite feel like a "home away from home" and are grateful that they are still coming after all of these years. They may even come for a spring '17 trip to share Acadia with family. Thanks, Larry and Karen for your years of business.
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Wonderful place-a vacation to remember

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy to meet these new customers and to share the Bar Harbor Waterfront and Acadia National Park during this centennial year for both Acadia and for all of America's National Parks. We appreciate that they enjoyed their visit and look forward to seeing them again.
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Pictures cannot do this suite or location justice!

  • 5 of 5

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 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!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We like our job as hosts and are very pleased when our property can play a part in a special occasion like this 35th wedding anniversary. Thanks to our recent guests for this lovely review. See you again!
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Artist Cottage

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to have hosted our Texas tenants for many years and have enjoyed watching their children grow up to find interesting careers. One of the joys of our summer vacation rentals is hearing family news all year. Artist Cottage on West was a new rental summer 2015, and we are happy these long time visitors were able to try it out!!
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location, Outstanding Value

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bar Harbor Town Beach
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
May 13 2017 - Jun 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid June Weekly
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late June to Mid July Weekly
Jun 17 2017 - Jul 14 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid-July to Late August Weekly
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Late Aug to Mid-Sept Weekly
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid-Sept.-Mid.Oct. Weekly
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mid to Late Oct. Weekly
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

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