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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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!


Owner
Kay and Augusto
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

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

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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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!

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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:
  • Groups
  • 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:
Check out by 10 am Check in after 4 pm

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Unique, spacious and gracious home in a prime walkable location!
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 22 reviews
5

Beautiful home; perfect for a family that needs their space!

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family. The kitchen was well equipped, the bedrooms spacious and the bathrooms were great! Perfect space for a group. The location was great for walking Bar Harbor, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home to be your family's home in Bar Harbor!
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5

Amazing house and location

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious house with lots of thoughtful touches including games and pantry. Super comfortable for a large or small group.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We were delighted to host your group!
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Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

A lovely, quaint home where we spent a great family reunion. Plenty of space and within walking to the many sights, restaurants and shops in downtown Bar Harbor.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eclectic Yet Vintage

  • 4 of 5

Great location to downtown and also Acadia. The house itself was a perfect size for the 8 of us. It was nice having the TV room out of the mainstream so it wouldn't wake anyone up. Likewise, the parlor was perfect for us all getting together to determine the course of our day/night. The nice large porch was perfect to sit outside for some family time.

The floors/rugs could have used a deep cleaning but everything else was really clean. Comfortable towels and bedding which is always a plus in my book.

Kay was very responsive when we were asking questions about the house. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your stay in Bar Harbor! Had it not been for the family wedding I had going on that weekend, I would have loved to meet you. We appreciate your input and will make sure the floors get extra attention. So glad you all enjoyed it and we'd love to have you back!
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5

Comfortable Elegance in Town

  • 5 of 5

Our large multi-generational family group could not have been more comfortable and at ease in this wonderful home! We gathered for a College of the Atlantic graduation, and were easily able to invite friends to celebrate with us in the relaxed and spacious home. Even with rain, we could all fit indoors in the many living areas. The kitchen is beautifully equipped to cook for and serve a group. Early risers gathered in the breakfast nook for a cup of coffee before a hike or paddle, and evenings found us all gathered in the dining room over dinner and games, or curled up in the living room with a book. The front porch was perfect for watching the world go by from a shaded rocker. The location right in Bar Harbor made a flexible and convenient starting point for people to explore without needing to drive anywhere. We could not have asked for a more pleasant week in Bar Harbor! Kay and Augusto have thought of everything guests may need. Perhaps most surprisingly, this is the first time - after many VRBO rentals - that the photos do not reflect the spaciousness of the home. It is much larger than it looks! With 10-12 people staying -- and a handful more for meals, it never felt crowded. I highly recommend to anyone who cherishes the charm of older homes, especially ones that are so clearly loved and cared for by their owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Bar Harbor comfort & convience

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful historic home. Very cozy & spacious. Lots of unique features; the 3rd floor suite, the butlers pantry & bar, the inside stairway and even the den/TV room. 4 mature couples, we had plenty of space for everyone to relax and do their own thing, private and group spaces. Well equipped kitchen. Great little breakfast nook. Everything you need to feel right at home. Great location. Quiet street yet only 2 blocks to the grocery store in one direction and just several blocks to town in the other. Short walk to fabulous restaurants & taverns. No need to worry about driving home or parking. Just minutes to the park loop road and entrance to Cadillac Mtn. You can walk to the Bar Island access. Highly recommend. Many thanks to Kay & Augusto for sharing their special home!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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