Treat yourself to time in a tranquil vacation retreat that has 300 feet of private oceanfront 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 bedroom unit is on the second floor and is separate from 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.
- Apartment1 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps 5-6)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 18, 2018
We love to travel the world but always enjoy coming back to this serene spot in Maine. The picture is Karen and I in Peru
Arthur purchased this Apartment in 1999
Why Arthur chose Bar Harbor
We built Avalonia together and we enjoy sharing it.
What makes this Apartment unique
Great fire pit on the shore Full AC
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Owners are Wonderful People
We booked this property four months prior, but an issue arose with the home's water pump the day before our scheduled arrival date. The owners (names omitted for privacy) were very kind and apologetic about the circumstance and mentioned that they hadn't had any issues in their 15+ years of owning the property. But what really impressed us was that they were able to promptly secure an alternate home we could stay in - which was a wonderful property!
Without their help, our annual family vacation could have been a total disaster. We would have had to stay off the island in a hotel and commute in each day (this is peak season, so everything is booked - and we wouldn't know where to look).
We had what my wife calls 'the best family vacation ever' much in part to their having the integrity to make sure we were all set - something they didn't -have- to do. Further, they refunded the difference in rental fees between their home and the property we stayed in.
The next time we stay in Bar Harbor, we're contacting them first!
Truly Wonderful Vacation Rental in Bar Harbor
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.
The perfect vacation
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.
Lovely vacation rental
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.
Wonderful homebase for our family to explore Acadia and Mount Desert Island
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!
A beautiful place to come home to each night!!
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!!
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 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
Additional information about rental rates
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 therefore 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. And if we use the Book it now we will have to raise the fees by 5% to cover their take, including their take on the deposit!!