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Beautiful ocean view shingle style home close to downtown

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom

A guest house to a gorgeous 4 story modern shingle style home offers a drive in garage, a large deck facing the ocean that is great for evening breezes and cocktails, modern appliances. Perfect for a couples or small families.

Kid Friendly: We've got a yard and a swing set and 2 kids on the property. Toys, bikes, books, pack and play, strollers, car seat are all available and more.

Local Knowledge: My husband wrote a local guidebook about Acadia National Park. It's been a best seller for over 15 years. We have information if you need it.

Jack Russell's Steakhouse: We also own Jack Russell's Steakhouse and can offer you a 10% discount if you choose to dine with us !!

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king
    Nursery - 2 twin/ single
  • The small bedroom is an annex off the Master. Beautiful vaulted ceilings in bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
The house is over garage; must be OK with stairs. GOLF is just a half mile of easy walking from the house!


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(29 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful ocean view shingle style home close to downtown
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews
Charleston, SC

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the cottage. Lots of room for the 3 of us (couple with a 5 yr old). Clean and had all of the essentials. Kitchen was well equipped and great for making our own meals when we didn't want to eat out, including breakfast, local seafood and grilling- convenient and saved us a lot. Nice to have our own garage for parking and a washer and dryer so we didn't have to pack a week's worth of clothes. Huge master bedroom with a smaller kids room off the master worked well for us and the beds were comfortable. Having the only bathroom downstairs wasn't a big deal. Close to downtown so that we could walk into town and avoid the traffic and hassle of staying downtown. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice area. Driveway is steep.

  • 4 of 5

Cute home. Very handy to down town and Acadia. Road noise a little loud with the windows opened.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location if you want to be within walking distance to restaurants and shopping in Bar Harbor.

  • 4 of 5

The owner was very nice and helpful with suggestions for places to hike and visit. The house had everything we needed, including a washer and dryer. Previous reviews mentioned the stairs and bathroom being on a separate floor from the bedroom. The only negative for us was the lack of curtains in the bedroom. The sun came through the windows around 4:30-5 and woke us up. Bar Harbor and Acadia are great. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back some time to see the fall colors.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City, MO

Tops in Convenience

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay. The home was fairly close to downtown Bar Harbor (close enough where I always walked) and within a 1/2 mile or so of a full service supermarket. The rooms were roomy and the unit was clean and well equipped. They had guidebooks, some of which they wrote that were especially handy and useful. They even had a full two car garage with a washing machine that my miniature car fit comfortably into (the garage, not the washing machine).

A few things to keep in mind. They warn you there are stairs. One enters through the garage and in the daytime and when only carrying a camera and the spooky house key, it isn't any big deal. However, they were a little steeper and the steps smaller than what I was used to. Also a bit tricky in the dark, although I eventually found the light switches behind the shelves in the living room by the door. Truly it wasn't a big deal, but hauling up a suitcase one needs to be careful. There is only one bathroom which was very handy when in the kitchen or downstairs, but it isn't on the same floor as the bedrooms. Bathroom was fine, clean, sized fine etc., but not close to the bed. There are two bedrooms, both upstairs, and their layout could be really ideal, or not so much, depending on your circumstances. They look like they were at one time one room where a wall was added (and a door). So for a couple with small children would probably find it ideal. However, for two couples it might lack enough privacy. One couple is going to have to walk through the bedroom of the other couple to use the "facilities" downstairs. I was by myself, so I found it to be fine. I only used the main bedroom and it was quite roomy and the bed was very comfortable. My comments are mostly quibbles. I enjoyed my stay and would certainly not hesitate to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location - but very basic

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was in a convenient location, within walking distance of town yet not in the thick of the tourist craziness, and only a couple of minutes from an entrance to Acadia National Park. But be aware that it is very basically furnished and that the only bathroom is on a different floor from the bedroom. You will need to provide everything needed in the kitchen, including paper products and all spices, and cooking ingredients. There were pots and pans for on the stove, but we could only locate one baking pan for the oven and it was rusty. The "view" was really of the school across a rather busy road. There was a tiny peek of water in the far distance. As was stated in other reviews, the bed was comfortable, but extremely noisy! Not sure why... Also, if you want to read in the living area, you will have to rig up your own lighting arrangement. There are many small touches that would go a long way to making this a five-star rental. It just needs a bit more attention.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 5 of 5

The house was at the perfect location. Outside of the village so it was quiet but very close to walk to. The entrance to Acadia was close by and the carriage roads weren't far either. Acadia is a beautiful place with some really nice hikes with plenty of views.

We had dinner out quite a few times. The Thirsty Whale was very good. We had lunch at Stewman's and it was good.

The house was just as advertised and was very clean. All paper products were supplied also all linens and towels.

There were all the kitchen tools you could want and nice pots and pans. Very spacious for 2 people.

Nina was helpful and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Acadia National Park
"Well, we wrote a book on this place, so it's pretty important to us. A Walk in the Park, by ..."
Cafe This Way
"Best Breakfast in town. Real maple syrup. real food. "
Bar Harbor
"The most happening spot on MDI! "
Mother's Kitchen
"Best Lunch in Bar Harbor. Totally worth the drive from in town, check out the farms on the C..."
Jack Russell's Steak House & Brewery
"Best Dinner in town. Unpretentious Steakhouse, with amazing cuts of corn and grass fed beef...."
Rosalie's Pizza
"Best Pizza."
West End Drug Co
"For budget friendly Ice Cream and Tuna sandwiches, this is the best place ever. I'm a big fa..."
Islesford Historical Museum
"Just go to Islesford. It's such a fun, relaxing day. Eat lunch at the dock restaurant, but D..."
Cadillac Mountain Sports
"for sneakers and jackets, get a good one. Great people. "
Agamont Park
"Beautiful views of the harbor. Great spot for a picnic and play. "
Sherman's Book & Stationery
"Great little family owned bookstore and gift shop. (Office and art supplies too) AND they se..."
2 cats
"Best Blueberry Muffin and Coffee in Bar Harbor. Do it, you will be happy you did. "
Cadillac Mountian
"Great walk at the top for all ages and abilities. If you can't get there for sunrise or suns..."
Sand Beach
"Gorgeous. Hike the Beehive or Great Head from here. Have a picnic, be outside. "
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Little Anthony's
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
The CAT Ferry to Nova Scotia
Nearest Golf
0.75 Miles
Kebo Valley Golf Course
Nearest Train
120 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Rt 3 to BGR
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Mache Bistro
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Bar Island
Car: recommended

1/2 mile easy stroll to the center of Bar Harbor's Downtown area. 3/4 mile to Acadia National Park's Loop Road. Playground across the street. Easy access to Acadia National Park hiking trails. 3 miles to Sand Beach. Shopping and restaurants within 1 mile.

Golf: Kebo Valley Golf Course is less than a half a mile away!


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
Jun 22 - Sep 6
7 night minimum stay
Sep 7 - Oct 11
7 night minimum stay
Off Season
Oct 12 - May 24
3 night minimum stay
May 25 - Jun 21
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $55
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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