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Tranquility Gate House on beautiful estate on Frenchman's Bay

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 powder room, sleeps 7 adults 4+ kids

Tranquility Gate House is part of a 9.5 acre estate with access to 1000 feet of shorefront and private deepwater dock on Frenchman's Bay just 5 minutes from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. Go beachcombing on our 2 private rocky Maine beaches with views across the bay to Schoodic mountain and Bar Harbor, or stroll one of the many nature paths along the shore through the gardens and around 2 ponds.

There's also bocce and a croquet court and large open lawns for your outdoor activities. Spend your afternoons and evenings on the new, large deck overlooking the sweeping lawn and gardens with peekaboo views of the Bay. The deck has a big table for outdoor family dining and comfortable chairs and lounges to relax on throughout the day. There is also a separate screened in patio to relax in with cozy reading chairs and a couch.

The Gate House is one of two cottages available on the Tranquility Estate with room to sleep seven and a playroom to accommodate children - 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 1 powder room, sleeps 7 with plenty of extra room for kids on futons.

Also available for rent on the Tranquility estate is the Carriage house ( property id # 323140) which make Tranquility an ideal place for large family reunions! Please check out the Carriage House listing on homeaway for more details.

More Details

Sally Black
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , private balcony overlooking the lawn and gardens
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , it is adjacent to the game room where there is a queen futon
  • There are beds for 7 adults , however the attic and basement are both finished and have futons which children can sleep on. There is also a pullout sleeper sofa in the master bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat Dock
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Sand Box
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Tranquility Gate House on beautiful estate on Frenchman's Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Richmond, VA

A slice of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Our expectations, based on photos and the referral of friends, were exceeded. The property is professionally manicured with a sprawling lawn, gardens, all leading to Frenchmans Bay, a short stroll away to a rocky coastline with pier and fire pit. We felt like we were in a magazine setting. We stayed in the larger Gate House. It was immaculate and gracious, the kitchen equipped with everything from lobster pot to crock pot, screened in porch, lovely outdoor deck with comfy furnishings and table. We were greeted with 3 fresh cut bouquets from the gardens. A property worker brought us tomatoes from her garden. Bar Harbor and an entrance to Acadia are 10-15 minutes away. Great location! Realtor Sally Black was very attentive.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both the Gate and Carriage house for a family vacation - couldn't have been a more perfect set-up! We were 5 couples - so having enough bedrooms with full-size or larger beds was great! Both houses are wonderfully furnished - especially loved the fresh flowers from the gardens. The Gate house was the main gathering place for our family- there was plenty of room for everyone and had a marvelous kitchen! The grounds are impeccable - we enjoyed all the amenities on the property - the fire pit, bocce ball, volleyball, and fishing from the dock! This was our first trip to Maine - very close to Acadia and downtown Bar Harbor. The free island shuttle even dropped us off right at the end of the street that the property is on! Couldn't have asked for a more perfect place to hold our annual family summer vacation - Look for our "Warden Maine Event" rock in the entry basket!

Sally did a wonderful job coordinating the logistics and was super helpful and welcoming! I'd highly recommend considering Tranquility for your next stay in Bar Harbor

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The most magnificant place I've stayed in the U.S.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely tranquil and comfortable. Very clean, fine furnishings and much larger than I imagined! It included a FULLY equipped kitchen with professional appliances. Tranquility was everything I hoped for and much, much more! The multi acre grounds included an apple orchard( my wife baked an apple pie, really), woods, a pond with an arched bridge. There's even a pier on Frenchman's Bay. I am so excited about returning this fall for a family reunion. We were surprised to see deer grazing each morning. You can not go wrong.

P.S. I'd like to live there.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Island Magic at Tranquility Gatehouse

  • 5 of 5

We so loved our stay at Tranquility two years ago, that we will return in the fall this year. The location is so beautiful that we were tempted to stay put for the whole week. One day while strolling the grounds, a deer ran past me. I couldn't believe it! The beach access to Frenchman'sp Bay makes for a delightful stroll. The gardens are lovely and offer the opportunity to arrange some flowers. It was wonderful to enjoy the simple things with Tranquility as a backdrop. The Gatehouse is well-equipped for cooking and this year I plan to do that for my family. There is plenty of room for children and grandchildren. Tranquility offers the best of the area without the crowds of tourists.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at the Gatehouse with 6 adults and 4 children (age 2 and under). The house was perfect for our needs-clean, big, open living space, well stocked kitchen, ample bedrooms, large backyard, and beautiful walking paths down to the rocky beach. The bocce and croquet courts were immaculate. We spent a lot of time in Acadia National Park and in downtown Bar Harbor-both were a short drive from the house but not safe to travel by bike. We would recommend this house and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
off peak
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
off season
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Returning guests receive $300 discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

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