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Unique, spacious and gracious home in a prime walkable location!

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

5+ bedrooms, 4 baths, 3200 SF on the sweetest street!

All the charm of yesteryear with the comfort of the 21st century! Grand columned entry porch, English garden, delightful outdoor dining. Spacious and charming rooms, old world kitchen with bells and whistles, sunny breakfast room, copper sinked butler's pantry/bar with wine cooler, expansive foyer with fireplace, comfortable and tranquil living room, dining room for 10 with piano and sitting area, family room/home theater with fold out sectional, 3/4 first floor bathroom. Two stairs lead to four bedrooms, including newly redecorated master suite (king bed), one bedroom with a queen, one with a full bed (newly decorated and upgraded) and one with a twin. There is an additional double bed suite on the third floor as well as a generous laundry room. Coveted village location - quiet and enjoyable, but a stone's throw to all the activities you can imagine. You can walk everywhere! Let the beautiful church bells of St. Saviour's be your only alarm clock!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kay and Augusto
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese, italian, Catalan
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2016
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About Kay and Augusto

We are a couple with four children who have enjoyed living in Bar Harbor since 1995. We are both architects and have lovingly restored this gem of a home to its glory while incorporating modern amenities and our own touches. We own another Bar Harbor property as well - the Cottage on Cottage - and enjoy traveling (we always rent homes when we travel and enjoy being able to provide similar comfort to other travelers!)

Kay and Augusto purchased this house in 2000

Why Kay and Augusto chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We purchased this home because having had few owners before us, it had retained most of its original features and charm, and as architects, we knew good bones when we saw them! Since then, the home has been totally renovated, and serves as an excellent design laboratory - even our most discerning clients have appreciated the hospitality and ambiance of this home!

What makes this house unique

The fireplaces, the wooden fretwork, the massive entry columns, oversized front door, the diamond paned windows...they just don't make them like this anymore! Elegant, but livable and oh, so well located!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful experience at Kay and Augusto's house in Bar Harbor. The location was perfect, within walking distance to everything in the town. The house was the perfect size for us, 5 couples. We had space to be together and to be alone as well. We cooked most of our meals at the house and were pleased to see the kitchen so well appointed. Kay was very helpful, even checking in with us when she'd heard the power had gone out. The outage didn't last long and was back on before dark. I would love to come back to Maine and their house is the perfect place to stay. Thanks to Kay, Augusto and Anne for making our stay memorable.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Unique, spacious and gracious home in a prime walkable location!
average rating of 4.5 based on 16 reviews
4

Center for a Wonderful Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

Our group consisted of 8 adults and a 2 year old who gathered for a memorial service for Grandma. The house was a perfect place for us to gather. It was very spacious with wonderful spaces that we could sit around and chat and enjoy a glass of wine. The bedrooms were as advertised and there were 4 full baths. Everything we needed was in the house. We were very comfortable there. Since this is a very old house, there was almost no overhead lighting, just table lamps. Putting on makeup in the bathroom was a bit of a challenge due to the lighting.

The house was right in downtown Bar Harbor and it was a short walk to the main road, shops and restaurants. We were lucky enough to see the Bar Harbor Bed Races on the Saturday of our stay. Of course, the entrance to Acadia National Park was a short drive away.

The owners provided us with plenty of information before we arrived and promptly answered a couple of questions that we had. The binder of info that was in the house was very helpful. This was a lovely home and I would recommend it as a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very happy to be able to accommodate these guests for their late-season family gathering. They were lovely and gracious. We are grateful for their recommendation. Just a quick response regarding lighting: The dim lighting noted was in the master bathroom - we acknowledge this, as a previous guest had pulled too hard on the sconce in that room, breaking it, and we had not been able to order a new fixture and schedule an electrician prior to this guest's visit, and had to temporarily place a lamp in there. We agree it was not bright enough and regret any inconvenience to this guest. That repair has now been scheduled and will not be a problem for future guests. We also note that we have recently updated many rooms, especially the kitchen, to include new overhead lighting.
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5

We had a wonderful time and the location is ideal --- walking distance to downtown Bar Harbor.

  • 5 of 5

We would stay again on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Eclectic Historical Home in Prime Location

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful historic home was the perfect home base for our Maine adventures. The house truly is unique with lots of eclectic decor and all the amenities you could need. We were walking distance from the quaint little downtown area with lots of great restaurants, coffee shops and local stores. Even the harbor is just a short walk away. We spent each day exploring Acadia National Park, which did not disappoint. We loved that Bar Harbor was welcoming of tourists, but not overrun by them. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, this is the right spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

It was a great home, perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the home for our family vacation and couldn't be more happy with the accommodations. The description and photos didn't do the home justice. It exceeded all expectations.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location and extremely helpful owners!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well kept and beautifully decorated. We were greeted with a free week's pass to Acadia national park and all the comforts of home. Every time we had a question or concern - the owners could not have been more helpful! As for Bar Harbor and Acadia, they now rank in our top vacation spots. If you are considering this property, book it now! You can hike in the park in the morning, rest on the front porch in the afternoons, and enjoy the town in the evenings. Have fun and Godspeed!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 11 (Ages 8 to 64) enjoyed this place very much. Kay was very responsive to the questions I had prior to our visit. We felt very fortunate to find such a nice house to rent for less than a week in this area. The house oozed charm. It had enough space for all of us and was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was on a quiet street and was a great location convenient to down town and Acadia National Park. We could walk to shops and restaurants. The grocery store was just around the corner. Our whole family enjoyed walking to Bar Island at low tide. My husband and I walked to a bike shop where we rented bikes to ride in the park. We would recommend this place to others!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Hancock County (Bar Harbor) Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Cottage Street, Main Street, Rodick - quite a few!
Nearest Golf
1000 Metres
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Too many to name! Cottage, Mt. Desert, Rodick st..
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
x-country
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Town Beach, Bar, Shore Path, Compass Harbor
Car: not necessary

Located next to Acadia National Park and the beautiful village of Mount Desert Island; the Park can be reached by foot, bike, free shuttle, or by car; many restaurants, bars and shops within blocks; near many excursions - whale watching, schooner rides, lobster boats and many more. Two theaters in walking distance, several museums, parks and beaches right around the corner!

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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2106
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,800
 
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
$550
$3,600
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 8 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
From
$400
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$400
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
 
 
Early Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
$3,700
 
 
Peak Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
From
$775
Thu,Fri,Sat
$5,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
$650
From
$675
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Fall 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$600
From
$625
Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom, Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Belle Epoque sInk, claw foot tub with shower riser
    Third Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tumbled marble floors, claw foot tub with shower riser
    Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , en suite, belle epoque sink, claw foot tub, shower
    First Floor Bath - toilet , shower , Powder room for first floor, w/ shower, near sleeper sofa rm
  • 3 of the bathrooms have restored clawfoot tubs, 2 of them with vintage showers as well! Old fashioned porcelain and nickel sinks, and one old fashioned wood tank toilet! All with modern faucets/shower heads, comfy towels, etc!
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , with a side lounge (sectional sleeper sofa) for a child
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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