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Roland Sosa

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish

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

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

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 7% lodging tax added to rate (all other fees included in rate)

•Booking Procedure:

1/2 of rent due with return of signed lease, remainder due one month prior to arrival date, (security deposit due 2 weeks prior to arrival)

Additional Discount also offered to repeat renters!

FeesTax Rate:7.0%

Check-In / Check-Out:

Check – In is anytime after 4 pm on Saturdays. 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 give you the keys, collect the rental balance due, and 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 – 4 4 7 3.

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Roland Sosa (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)
Picturesque New England Farmhouse-style home on lovely grounds near Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 13 reviews

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  • 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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful property, very close to town and Acadia!

  • 5 of 5

We (6 adults) had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house! The location is wonderfully secluded yet close to town that you can visit to shop and do all the tourist things you desire. A park entrance to Acadia is extremely close and we loved that. The kitchen was very well stocked and we cooked every dinner at the house. The beds were very comfortable and the house was very clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This house was exactly as described and the six of us had a pleasant stay. We enjoyed the space and the yard and the location is fantastic. We were close to everything while still feeling like we got away from the crowds (and there were PLENTY of crowds in Bar Harbor and Acadia in August). Roland was very friendly and easy to work with. I would suggest a book for guests with instructions and tips - Roland gave us lots of these over the phone but I couldn't always remember everything.

Finally, this is an old house which means lots of character and quirks. Don't rent this place if you're looking for luxury. Do rent this place if you want a large, well-functioning house near all the attractions of Mt. Desert Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I enjoyed these guests very much and am glad they liked the house and had a nice stay. However, I would like to clarify on their comment "not to rent the house if you are looking for luxury". It is an EXTREMELY cozy and comfortable house. The beds are all new and high quality as are the plush furniture and rugs, but still in the historical character. All of the walls and floors are newly restored and immaculate and there are also all modern conveniences including large screen TV, cable, DVD player, high speed WIFi throughout the house and conveniently located washer, dryer and dishwasher. The plumbing, wiring are all new as are fixtures (or restored). The bathroom is also beautifully redone including a large tub/shower with a tiled deck surround which allows sitting and relaxing with a window view to the lovely yard. There are lots of extra top quality towels, sheets, blankets quilts and comforters and also board games, basketballs and court with gymnasium post and rim. The kitchen is well stocked with all possible top of the line utensils, dishes, pots and pans and silverware and appliances and equipment. For a beautifully restored and renovated charming 1865 house, I am not sure how much more "luxury" there could be!
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 18 2016 - Sep 9 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 10 2016 - Nov 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.0%

A $ 500.00 damage deposit shall be held on credit card for damage or excessive cleaning required.
Above rates are for early advance bookings. Additional 10% discount available for reservations confirmed by February 28, 2014 with total sent as deposit. Listed rates may change without notice prior to reservations made. For reservations less than a week, total is required as deposit, refundable onl

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • Second bath will be added in renovations for next year.
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • 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.

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