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Picturesque New England Farmhouse-style home on lovely grounds near Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, living, dining room, enclosed porch, study, sleeps 7

4 miles from downtown Bar Harbor, 2 miles from Acadia National Park entrance. The property is in a very desirable, rural/wooded neighborhood on quiet Sand Point Road, across street from Frenchman Bay with peek ocean views. Authentic 1865 New England Farmhouse-style home with newly restored traditional interior and modern conveniences, on 2 acres of lovely grounds with lawn, rosa rugosa bushes, mature apple, spruce, pine trees and gardens surrounding the building and in stone wall beds; and a covered stone well. The back three-quarter acre is a woodlot of tall, spaced pine and spruce clear at ground level for easy walking on covering bed of pine needles. Seasonal stream bordering the property that for almost all of the year runs in cascades over miniature stone falls and pools as it flows to the ocean close by. Nearby access to the shore stone beach. Walk to Salisbury Cove, mini-golf, restaurants, convenience store and ice cream shop. Near hiking, biking, shopping, fishing and swimming.

Total Rate and Booking Procedure: •*Maine's 9% lodging tax added to rate (all other fees included in rate)

•Booking Procedure:

specified deposit due to confirm reservations for weekly stays, remainder due one month prior to arrival date, total is required as deposit for stays of less than a week (security deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival)

Additional Discount also offered to repeat renters!

FeesTax Rate: 9.0%

Check-In / Check-Out:

Check – In is anytime after 4 pm. Arrive at the house per directions given above and unload and make yourselves comfortable. The house will be unlocked. Call upon arriving and a rental representative will come by shortly to answer any questions you may have. Please call at any time during your stay if you need anything or have any problems.

The telephone land line at 208 Sand Point Road is ( 2 0 7 ) 2 8 8 – 8950.

Any instructions necessary for Internet, WIFI, cable TV, DVD player, phone, appliances, heat, etc. will be on sheets in the house and in the info packet you received. However, don’t hesitate to call 266 – 4565 if you have a problem or can’t figure out something.

Check – Out is by 11 am the following Saturday. PLEASE LEAVE THE KEY INSIDE AND THE HOUSE UNLOCKED UPON DEPARTURE. Please notify us if you feel you have damaged anything. (No worries about a broken glass or plate or two.) After we visit the house to clean, damage deposit will no longer be held, unless, of course, there is any real damage.

Driving Directions :

From I 95 Approaching Bangor:

Approaching Bangor take exit 182A to merge onto I 395 East toward Bangor. Take exit 6A to merge onto US 1A East / Wilson St. toward Ellsworth/Bar Harbor/US 1/Coastal Route. Continue onto High St. in Ellsworth. Continue onto Bar Harbor Rd. ME 3 East toward Bar Harbor.

From Bangor International Airport:

Head southeast on Godfrey Blvd. Take first right to stay on Godfrey Blvd. Turn right at Union St. Continue over bridge to Brewer and onto US 1A East / Wilson St. toward Ellsworth/Bar Harbor/US 1/Coastal Route. Continue onto High St. in Ellsworth. Continue onto Bar Harbor Rd. ME 3 East toward Bar Harbor.

From Coastal Route US-1:

At the Route 1 / rte 3 intersection in Ellsworth take Rte 3 east to Bar Harbor.

After crossing the bridge onto Mount Desert Island (approx 8 ½ miles), bear left at the Parkadia gas station split onto Rte 3 to Bar Harbor. Go approx 4 ½ miles and, at the top of the hill across from the Best Western, turn left onto Old Bar Harbor Rd. at the “Sand Point” sign and TAKE AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT ONTO SAND POINT ROAD. The house, white with green roof and shutters, is down 1/3 mile on the right. Look for the “208 Sand Point Rental” sign at the drive.

More Details

Roland Sosa
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly renovated
  • Bath is spacious, very nicely redone and central to bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Children
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest
    Study - 1 twin/ single , Study
  • Location of bed types between Children and Guest rooms can be changed per renter preference. Nice baby crib available to be set up in location desired. Newly restored interior. Numerous closets and built-in eave drawers and storage. Peek ocean views from 2 bedrooms. Quiet and private with beautiful views of the grounds.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Authentic traditional New England structure newly restored, but unaltered from original materials and details. Small covered back porch with lattice walls and bench seating. Original horsehair plaster walls, wide plank spruce and fir floors, exposed hand-hewn beams (from trees cut on site during original construction), large double-hung, casement and picture windows, glassed-in sun porch and modern kitchen and bath in traditional styling. Furniture and decorations in the traditional “Maine cottage” style. Seating furniture and beds are new or very recent. Various articles are antiques. Amenities include large screen cable TV, high speed internet w/ WIFI, telephone with unlimited domestic calling, washer and dryer, dishwasher, all kitchen equipment/dining ware, barbeque grill with supplies and cooking equipment, bedding and towels, paper supplies for kitchen and bath, lawn care, snowplowing, and toys/games/sporting equipment. Outdoor paved 15' x 20' institutional grade basketball court.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Picturesque New England Farmhouse-style home on lovely grounds near Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 15 reviews

Beauty near Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

This place was a fantastic home base for everything we planned to do on MDI. A gorgeous fall setting, and a quick drive to Bar Harbor. Got quick (and delicious) breakfast sandwiches at the general store in Birch Bay just a few minutes down the road, and used the kitchen for most of the rest of the meals. A slightly odd layout to the kitchen, but it was easy to adapt to and chalked up to the quirkiness of an old house. We all loved the sun porch, even though it was the coldest spot in the house... it had the best views of the beautiful fall foliage, and nothing a hot cup of coffee and wooly pair of socks couldn't fix. A second bathroom (for five women!!!) would have been nice, but the bathroom upstairs was quite spacious and the room outside between the rooms was a great gathering space as we all primped in the mornings and lingered in the evenings.

Roland was quick to respond and help when we locked ourselves out, except not really because they were hiding in my pocket the whole time 😬. We didn't get a chance to meet, but I look forward to going back to Bar Harbor someday and staying here again.

Traveler tip: don't miss the sunrise at Cadillac Mountain! Wear every piece of clothing as it's incredibly cold even in October. It's an unforgettable experience, and close enough to this house you can bust up there a bit before, stake out a good spot, have your breath taken away, and be back in time to warm up with a cup of coffee before frostbite sets in 😉

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Get-away Vacation Site

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Roland for a great get-away. We spent a long weekend in Bar Harbor and Acadia with our son, his wife and her parents. The accomodations were excellent, the location was very accessible and covenient. Well equipped home, sleeping arrangements were great and very pleasant atmosphere. The owner was attentive and responsive without being intrusive. We particularly enjoyed the dining area, the lving room area and the sun room. Plenty of space and very comfortable. I think we all want to come back.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Skip the hotels

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house is nicely decorated and appointed (though there were no curtains or blinds) and extremely spacious. It was great to be able to come back after a long day of exploring and spread out and relax and cook a nice family style dinner instead of eating out every day. The location is also excellent, with an easy walk to the Island Explorer shuttle and an ice cream shop. The drive to Acadia and downtown is extremely quick even with the summertime traffic. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad the guests enjoyed this charming house so much. There are no curtains as a standard so as not to clutter or obscure the historic details of the house and block light and view. There's no privacy issue as the house is well buffered with lush trees and growth. We can certainly arrange for curtains in any room if they are requested because quaint rod holders are already installed.
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

The home was large and comfortable and we enjoyed drinks each evening in the chairs on the back lawn. Air conditioning was not missed because the temps were so pleasant- we slept with windows open! Hope to return next summer for longer visit. Good location too.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome house for large or small groups! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Roland's house by Sand Point is definitely one of the best-value properties to rent on the island, especially because of its awesome location! The house can sleep 7 on beds comfortably, has some large couches to sleep more, and has tons of space if you need to use blow up mattresses! The property has all the amenities one would need. There was only one bathroom while we were there, but we were able to work through that AND Roland is adding a second bathroom soon. The kitchen is large and has everything you would need to cook throughout your stay (except ingredients, of course). Bar harbor is just a 10-15 minute drive, and the entrance to Acadia is even closer. Short walk to a cool rock beach! Zero complaints, me and my friends (10 of us total) had an amazing time! Will definitely be renting here again when visiting Acadia in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint old world charm in Acadia

  • 4 of 5

We were a family of two with young children and loved our 4th of July weekend stay at Roland's house.The house was cozy and perfect for the size of our group. Location wise it was close to the downtown and the national park by a couple of minutes of drive and very convenient. The house itself was old world charm and quaint. It was thoughtfully planned for kids with books, board games, pack and play and even a high chair. We had a bit of an issue with the workings of the dish washer but Roland was kind enough to come by and help us with that. We even tried the grill one night and the kids loved the swings in the backyard. We had a great time in Acadia, would love to be back sometime. thanks !

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kebo Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 3 / Old Bar Harbor Road
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: recommended

Located near Bar Harbor on beautiful Mount Desert Island, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Acadia is one of the most visited and scenic national parks with breathtaking ocean views, sand and stone beaches and hundreds of miles of spectacular hiking trails and carriage roads for some of the best biking and running anywhere. The many ponds, lakes, coves and beaches offer great opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. Mount desert Island's quaint villages and charming towns offer first class restaurants and shopping along with myriad activities and cultural interests of authentic New England and Maine flavor. Visit one of the most naturally beautiful and enjoyable spots in the U.S. featuring spectacular scenery, authentic regional charm and with fun for the entire family in a setting of healthy nature activities and local character.

Other Activities: Hiking in Acadia National Park, nature viewing, cross country skiing, sledding, dining, shopping and activities in Bar Harbor.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 15 2017 - Nov 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.0%

A $ 500.00 damage deposit shall be held on credit card for damage or excessive cleaning required. Above rates are for early advance bookings. Listed rates may change without notice (only prior to confirmed reservations made). Balance for weekly stays with a partial deposit are due 3 weeks prior to arrival date. For reservations less than a week stay, total is required as deposit. Cancellation with refund policy is 3 months prior to arrival date, after which refundable only for dates that are able to be rebooked to another party, less 15% admin fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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