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Doreen Zimmerman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Beautifully Renovated Home, Downtown, Dogs Welcome

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6 adults, plus 2 kids.

Kennebec House is a completely renovated older home, located in the downtown area of Bar Harbor, Maine, on Kennebec Street, just off Cottage Street and two blocks from Main Street. It has all modern conveniences and is beautifully furnished on two floors. Kennebec house is rented by the week as a single dwelling during the late spring, summer, and fall months. There are no rental accommodations in Bar Harbor closer to the center of town! Dogs are welcome.

Keywords: House

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Doreen Zimmerman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why Doreen Zimmerman chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We have owned property on Mt. Desert Island since 1985, and we love the area. The combination of mountains and ocean is superb. There are many miles of beautiful hiking trails on the island and we have traversed them all over the years.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the many excellent restaurants in the area.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Beautifully Renovated Home, Downtown, Dogs Welcome
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
United States

It was a cozy apartment, nicely spacious inside for a family of 6-8 people

  • 5 of 5

We came. Information was clear. The house is right next to the downtown. Some construction next to the house, but no problem because of private parking, which seems to be not common in the neighborhood. Nice place for 2 vans.

The Pizzeria next door is amazing. They had nice puzzle sets which kids spent evenings working on instead of watching TV. TV didn't work, but never bothered to look into it, because kids were happy with other things to do and we didn't want to have TV. Entire week with no TV is amazing!

It is convenient to Acadia. 5 mins from Cadillac mountain entrance (2 miles) and we were there for sunrise 3 times during our 6 days.

Would highly recommend for families with young children.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best vacation week

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Location was amazing. Honestly felt so comfortable at the house. We had an amazing family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to know you enjoyed your stay and happy to know you found our house so to your liking.
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great family house tucked away in the middle of town

  • 4 of 5

great family house right in the center of town. able to walk to all resturants and shops- no fighting with the town traffic or searching for parking spots. worked great for my family of 5 with three teenage boys. bedrooms situated nicely. would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Carrie and family, We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Bar Harbor, and your stay in our home. We are very sorry that the WiFi connections did not work right away for your family. We are pleased that you found the instructions and passwords, located in the desk drawer.
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Great location in downtown Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We recently traveled as a family to our favorite spot- Bar Harbor. I have many happy memories of coming here as a child and when my children were small. We were last here 3 years ago to spread my parents ashes , so Bar Harbor has great sentimentality for me. We loved this getaway ! So close to everything, walking distance to the harbor, Main Street and shopping, yet easy to get in the car and drive to Cadillac mountain and other close by mountains for hiking and biking. The house is older ( at least 100 years) but well maintained and updated . Air conditioning was available and needed during this hot week in July. It fit our family ( 5 adults and 3 children) well with space for all. One queen sized bed for us, one full sized which also fit our pack n play, and one larger, open room with two twin beds and room for a twiN blow up on the floor. Large table in the dining room and kitchen table fits 5. There is a nice enclosed small backyard with a grill and large picnic table , perfect for putting our bikes in and not worrying about them! We lucked out on the weather and met up with my brother and his family who camped in nearby Blackwoods campground. 2 bathrooms were much appreciated as well as the available washer/dryer. So glad to have been able to enjoy your house Doreen, thank you! One thing lacking was the lack of ability to recycle. My son found a place by going online and bringing it there at the end of the week but it wasn't too convenient. Otherwise perfect, perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in our home and found almost everything perfect. Thank you very much for finding a recycling container for our future guests to use!
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Perfect location and property exactly as described

  • 5 of 5

Extremely pleased with house and the small backyard was just what we needed for two small dogs. When first going in the house first thing I noticed was how clean it was and that alone was so appreciated. Going out the door and being in the heart of Bar Harbor in 30 seconds was great. Walking the streets early evening and did not even have to get in the car. I would definitely return to this house when we get back to the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't ask for a better location!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time my family has stayed at the Kennebec House and I would definitely recommend it to other travelers! It is right in the heart of downtown, but it is off a side street so even with the summer crowds it is a quiet, calming place to stay. If you like to be able to walk into downtown Bar Harbor for breakfast or a cup of coffee, easily hop the Island Explorer buses to Acadia, and then return for a great dinner and stroll for ice cream, then the Kennebec House is for you!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Mid Fall
Sep 24 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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