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September Special Rate! Stunning Sunsets and Ocean Views in Bar Harbor

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, sleeps 8

Our spacious, comfortable home features panoramic ocean views and stunning sunsets in a quiet setting, perfect for a relaxing Maine vacation. Furnished in a bright and airy cottage style, the house is decorated with original antiques, art and textiles. With three bedrooms and two baths upstairs, and a private suite with sitting room and full bath downstairs, this home is perfect for multi-generations or couples traveling together. Nature lovers will enjoy the walking trail that leads to our own private cove. The house is centrally located on Mount Desert Island, 15 minutes from the lively village of Bar Harbor, the "quiet side" village of Southwest Harbor, and the entrance to Acadia National Park.


FIRST FLOOR: Modern Kitchen with breakfast table for two. Half Bathroom off Kitchen. Living Room with panoramic ocean views. Dining Area with views and table that seats up to eight people. Guest Suite with two twin beds, water views, sitting area with TV, and bathroom with shower.

SECOND FLOOR: Master Suite with queen bed and sitting area with water views, Full Bath and additional Sitting Room with TV. Bedroom with double bed and water views. Bedroom with twins. Bathroom with shower off hallway.

APPLIANCES: Well-equipped kitchen with electric stove and dishwasher. Full set of lobster and clam steaming equipment. Plentiful china, glasses & silverware for family meals or entertaining. Gas grill. Two TV’s with satellite service and DVD player. Full size washer and dryer.

DECK: Well furnished Deck with water views & Adirondack chairs.

EXTRAS: Tree-lined path to private cove along with nature trails to the Nature Conservancy Preserve.

More Details

Jennifer Mandler
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Jennifer Mandler

Born and raised in Bar Harbor, I currently live in New Jersey with my husband and two kids. We spend several weeks a year at the house, and enjoy beachcombing, hiking and biking in Acadia National Park.

Jennifer Mandler purchased this house in 1995

Why Jennifer Mandler chose Bar Harbor

This beautiful property has been in my family for generations. The house was custom-built in 1995.

What makes this house unique

I love waking up in the morning and seeing the amazing water views from my bedroom. We love to take a picnic to the cove or walk to the Nature Conservancy preserve next door. It is really our little paradise.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Suite Bath - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Powder Room - toilet
  • 3 full baths and 1 half bath.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 queen , Ocean Views and attached Den with TV
    Upstairs Double - 1 double , Ocean Views
    Downstairs Twin - 2 twin/ single , Private Suite with full bath and sitting area. Ocean Views.
    Upstairs Twin - 2 twin/ single , Twin bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms fully furnished with high quality sheets, comforters and pillows. Extra sheets and towels are provided in the fully stocked linen closet.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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September Special Rate! Stunning Sunsets and Ocean Views in Bar Harbor
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Amazing stay, family favorite

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place, it was clean, incredibly well stocked in the kitchen (including kid sized stuff), spacious, and had gorgeous views of the bay and mountains. It was also secluded, surrounded by beautiful woods with a private trail down to a cove, as well as a nature preserve nearby with trails. When you walked outside, all you heard were the birds and nature while smelling the sweet pine forest. All this and still had good access to Acadia and downtown bar harbor. The owners are wonderful and very attentive to making your stay as nice as it can be. This house was perfect for us, I couldn't recommend it more.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunningly beautiful home in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Our party of eight found this the perfect vacation home. Spacious, well furnished and located. The rear deck overlooking the island's narrows provided stunning sunset views. Located on the island's quiet side, it gave us the privacy we sought while less than twenty minutes to all island sites including Acadia Nat'l Park, Bar Harbor, Cadillac Mt. and various harbors, lakes, beaches and trails. Our idea of a perfect vacation home.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston area

Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is a simply marvelous home for a vacation. It is private, very comfortable and has some of the most amazing views that one can see on the island. We were there with our adult children and we all loved the experience. There are so many things to do and this home is the perfect launching point for experiencing all of Mount Desert Island. We will return!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific home near Bar Harbor!!

  • 5 of 5

We (including my wife, 2 adult children and friends with their 2 young children) enjoyed this beautiful, roomy and comfortable home with an equally outstanding view from most rooms. Great daily hikes, fresh fish galore, multitudes of books obviously not bought by the pound! The owner was pleasant and responsive. I highly recommend this home to whoever thinks they deserve a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA


  • 5 of 5

This was one of the most well-appointed and well-equipped homes our family has ever rented in the 15 years we have been using vacation rentals. The view was gorgeous, and we enjoyed sunsets and fireworks over Western Bay each night of our stay. The trails down to the cove and over to the nature preserve were beautiful. It was within easy driving distance of everything we wanted to do on the island and off. The owner was very easy to work with, and we will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

First, I must agree with other reviews that say the pictures do not fully capture the beauty of this location and this house, as well as the other positive comments made. The views, the sunsets, and the house are all amazing. The weather was lovely...warm during the day, cool nights with windows open. The house is located close to all the things we wanted to do while in the area, it is an easy drive to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor (about 15 minutes). We were able to hike and kayak in various locations in Acadia, see the beautiful sunrise on Cadillac Mountain, and visit the great town of Bar Harbor and its wonderful restaurants each day. The house is very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is fully stocked, there wasn't a thing we needed...and it is stocked with quality dishes and other kitchen supplies. The owner supplies all linens and towels, and the quality of both are very nice. The views were spectacular from the deck. We made sure we were back to the house each night for the beautiful sunsets, there wasn't any place we wanted to be other than the chairs on that deck. We had a wonderful trip to the area, it was a perfect vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Private Cove, Private Walking Trails, Adjacent to Nature Conservancy Preserve


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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