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Waterfront in Bar Harbor, dock, firepit, 2 miles from Acadia

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5-6)

Treat yourself to time in a tranquil vacation retreat that has 300 feet of private ocean front with a dock out our back door. The home we call the 'Avalonia” is located on three private acres and only 2 miles to the entrance to Acadia National Park. The two bed room unit is on the second floor and is separate for the main house. The property is peaceful and charismatic, yet is close to all the attractions that make Mount Desert Island one of the most visited National Parks in the USA. This new contemporary house is located on a picturesque and protected deep water cove where mussel beds and crabs are waiting to provide your dinner.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Arthur

Karen and I in Peru

Arthur purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Arthur chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We built Avalonia together and we enjoy sharing it.

What makes this apartment unique

Great fire pit on the shore Full AC


Bar Harbor Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Futon Sofa in living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bed has own deck overlooking the ocean. There is a Queen bed Other bedroom has a Queen bed and two twins
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Kayak launch. Attached to the side of our summer home, this unit has two bedrooms, a bath with shower and a large open living room/kitchen. The large master bedroom with queen size bed has its own balcony overlooking Frenchman’s Bay where you can sit on the deck and have morning coffee as you view the Lobster Boats collect the days catch, or keep an eye on the kids playing on the shore. The second bedroom also has a Queen sized bed, two singles and a Pack & Play crib. The family room is equipped with futon bed (if needed), Dish TV,( local Channels) DVD and WiFi. The ground floor has a laundry room and storage is available in the two car garage. Family fun and entertainment abounds on the island. The National Park, whale watching, boating, and some of the most fantastic hiking on the east coast is all at your beck and call.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Waterfront in Bar Harbor, dock, firepit, 2 miles from Acadia
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Truly Wonderful Vacation Rental in Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Property was better than expected we had an amazing week. Location was perfect. View is amazing. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well appointed. Amenities indoor and out are ideal for a vacation property. This place has it all and well worth it for a truly relaxing vacation with wonderful and responsive helpful friendly hosts.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Omaha, Nebraska

The perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from a lovely fall trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary, we will be back sometime with our children. Great home, well maintained with beautiful landscaping. This is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas but super close to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor, a fantastic place to come home to every night. Kitchen was well equipped, beds were comfortable and owners were very friendly and easy to work with. My favorite part was sitting in the glider chair each morning, drinking my coffee while watching the lobster boats.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here over the 4th of July holiday. It was a lovely well kept property with a dock, firepit, grill and deck chairs. They had kayaks for use as well although we didn't get a chance to use them. We enjoyed our stay here very much. It was a great location close to downtown Bar Harbor (10 min drive) and Acadia National Park. There was a private laundry facility as well. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Wonderful homebase for our family to explore Acadia and Mount Desert Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Avalonia last week! The setting is absolutely beautiful. The kids had so much fun playing on the dock and the rocks, and my husband and I enjoyed coffee each morning on the balcony or near the water. We also had a lot of fun making a campfire and roasting marshmallows. It was so nice to see the kids enjoying nature and the outdoors.

The apartment is very well equipped, and had everything we needed for the week. The kids loved their room--so much so that they made their beds every day! The house is very conveniently located--close to Acadia and Bar Harbor, with easy access to the west side of MDI. Arthur was very easy to work with during the whole process. He stayed at the house during part of our visit, and we enjoyed chatting with him and hearing about how the house was built. Overall, Avalonia is a great spot to stay for a family vacation to Acadia. We plan on coming back again in a couple years!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful place to come home to each night!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first stay at Avalonia. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and the property. The view is amazing and the fire pit was perfect for SMORES at night! We were conveniently close to Bar Harbor and the National Park. The owner Arthur was very helpful and conscientious!! We explored Bar Harbor for shopping (ice cream, popcorn, souvenirs). We explored much of the park (horse drawn carriage, Cadillac Mt., Jordan Pond, Climbing rocky beaches, etc.). We took a private boat tour out of Southwest Harbor (saw seals)! We had burgers in Northeast Harbor!! And don't forget to drive over to Schoodic Point (beautiful and not crowded). What a great Vacation!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

The perfect vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Avalonia and we just love it. The apartment is a great size and well equipped with everything you need, the backyard is like having your own little piece of Acadia - the waterfront views, amazing sunrises, firepit, and kayaking...we even got a few visits from a bald eagle! Arthur and Karen are wonderful - very responsive and kind. We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Trenton Airport
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Swans Inland
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
MDI Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Rt 1
Nearest Beach
25 Metres
Out the back door

No matter whether your interest is hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing, shopping or just plain relaxing on your patio just 75 feet to the water edge, the location of this house is ideally situated. We provide a gas grill next to the covered gazebo with table and chairs for a great picnic spot, plus an outside shower (with hot water) for a quick rinse after that cool swim in the salt water.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, mini golf


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 17 2017 - Nov 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Taxes of 9% included $0
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $150

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Sunday to Sunday ONLY
Rental fee includes all taxes,
Security Deposit - fully refundable $250

We don't use the HomeAway’s book it now feature. It may provide instant gratification (like ordering a book at Amazon) but the automatic messages are cold and impersonal. That does not reflect who we are. We like to be in communication with our guests so we can answer questions for them and at the same time our guests get to know us a little and therfore know what to expect in the home they will rent. Call us old fashion! More importantly using "Book it now" doesn't allow you to read the contract we require before you have to commit 50%. And without a contract neither you nor we are protected.

50% deposit to hold booking. Remaining 50% and cleaning to be paid 3 weeks prior to rent date. A separate check for the refundable deposit to be sent at same time.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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