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Beautiful ocean view shingle style home close to downtown

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Nina
Member since: 2010
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 a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The house is over garage; must be OK with stairs. GOLF is just a half mile of easy walking from the house!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(40 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful ocean view shingle style home close to downtown
average rating of 4.725 based on 40 reviews
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Family-friendly space in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Overall I'd recommend this house to anyone visiting Bar Harbor and planning on hiking. Nina was very responsive and a wonderful host, answering our questions ahead of time and during our stay. She checked in the morning of our arrival and greeted us when we arrived to show us around and make sure we were settled. She even quickly ran out to fill the stroller tires with air so we could use it! She was ready to provide local suggestions and the welcome book was full of great information for enjoying the area.

This house is perfect for someone with small children - having the washer/dryer, pack n play, high chair, stroller and hiking back pack available made our packing and stay so easy. The master bedroom is large with lovely vaulted ceilings and a ceiling fan that helps enjoying those cool Maine breezes! The second room is like an alcove off the master so perfect for small kids (but maybe not enough privacy for older ones or for two couples, although the couch downstairs can be a bed as well). The large kitchen/dining area was great for cooking and having family dinners - we went shopping and went to the Sunday farmers market and did most of our own cooking/grilling.

The location is perfect for seeing Bar Harbor - we found it very walkable to pop down to town (about 10-15 minutes) and it's also close to grocery stores. Hiking is up the street the other way and a short drive away. Parking in Acadia can be difficult mid/late morning but this house is on the bus line and while we didn't use it, hear that buses will stop to pick you up. The downside of this is that the road noise can be a bit loud at times. (our youngest though, was THRILLED every time a bus went by!)

I wish i could do a 4.5 stars because I would really highly rate this house but some picky downsides are small upkeep issues like broken chairs on the deck, some rotting wood on the deck and the PVC pipe toilet flusher, garage door that doesn't open well.

But overall, highly recommend this great house in a great location with a great host!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, convenient, spacious house for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying 4th of July week in Bar Harbor. The house is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and Bar Island (at low tide). It is within a few miles of Acadia’s main visitor center. The 2nd bedroom worked well for our 12-year-old and 10-year-old. Nina set up a badminton net in the yard, and we played almost every day. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property! It has a large kitchen, dining room and living area which is clean, modern, roomy and comfortable. The master bedroom is lovely and large. The second bedroom is off the master - we didn't use it but it would be good if you were bringing kids but awkward otherwise as you have to pass through the master to get there. The location is great - close to town and the park entrance. It is a busy road but we enjoyed the balcony nonetheless. I would highly recommend the Devon Cottage. Nina greeted us upon arrival.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very enjoyable, centrally located

  • 5 of 5

The owner was available to quickly answer any questions, yet not hovering around. It was a very relaxed setting with basic needs provided.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Delightful and Memorable Experiece in modern home amidst the Grandure and Beauty of Early Spring

  • 5 of 5

I have been vacationing in Acadia National Park since 1949 when my Grandparents booked a five day stay for us in honor of my 5th Birthday. Since then, for the next 69 years I've visited Acadia National Park at least every 5 years - with only an 8 year time out recouperating from the Vietnam War.

This was the first time that I decided to rent a two bedroom home rather than several hotel rooms to accomodate my Wife and Nephew for our 7 day Acadia Early Spring Vacation. So it was with a little trepidation that I entered into this new form of accomodation.

The Cottage had a fully stocked Kitchen with every conceivable device and gadget required for cooking and serving meals.

Oh, and forget bringing your quarters on the trip - the Cottage has both a Washer and Dryer plus the Detergent and Bleach etc. for every laundry need.

The 3 beds were comfortable and boasted great pillows and linens. There were even reading lights positioned for Bedtime reading.

The Furniture met any requirement a vacationer could expect and the some. For a "Rainy Evening" there was also a 60" TV and WIFI for your personal devices.

Every "Consumable" one could imagine was provide - extra toilet tissue, garbage bags, light bulbs, detergents, napkins etc.

The Interior boasted wooden flooring and stairways, custom cabinets and even a ceiling fan in the master bedroom.

The Cottage is approximately a quarter mile walk from downtown Bar Harbor (for an evening movie at "Reel Pizza Cinema") and a Acadia National Park Entrance at "Duck Brook" (for Bicycle riding on the Carriage Trails).

The Cottage also boasts a second story porch overlooking "Frenchman's Bay" where you can enjoy the view as well as deploy the Butane BBQ Grill for "Sunset Dinners".

Honestly, the only drawback the Cottage has are two flights of stairs that must be traversed. The Cottage was built over a garage where two stories were added. THe first set of stairs takes you from the ground level to the living level. The second set of stairs takes you from the living level to the sleeping bedroom level.

I'm 74 years old and my Wife is almost 65 years of age and we had no trouble negotiating the stairs. People, regardless of age that have problems with steep stairs should consider another Vacation Home rental. If you don't have a problem negotiating stairs than this Cottage is not only a value but a beautiful home away from home.

Lastly your caring owner Contact NINA is always available via TEXT.

Bert Clarke

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

  • 5 of 5

Nina's house is perfect if you want to go out in Bar Harbor in the evening (a 10 minute walk to the Village Green) and it is very close to Acadia National Park. The house has everything you could possibly need for a holiday and the beds are very comfortable. There is parking on the ground floor, which is very helpful. Some people have commented about the stairs in the house being narrow, but I didn't think they were at all narrow and had no issue with them whatsoever. There is a washing machine and tumble dryer, so no need to go home to loads of washing. Very pleasant sitting out on the balcony and the BBQ has plenty of gas and the kitchen is very well stocked. Nina lives next door if you need anything, but gives you all the privacy you need. I'd highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
BHB
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
Portland
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!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $55
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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