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Nina

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Beautiful ocean view shingle style home close to downtown

22 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

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 !!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nina (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.8
based on 22 traveler reviews

Beautiful ocean view shingle style home close to downtown
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 22 reviews
5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A friend of mine and I stayed at this Homeaway property in November. The location is perfect. It is very close to the state park and easy access to Bar Harbor. Nina was wonderful and extremely helpful with suggestions around town. Both my friend and I don't think the pictures on the net do the property justice. It was so much nicer in person. And the beds were EXTREMELY comfortable. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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5

Fantastic getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. Our hosts were accommodating and helpful with recommendations before and during our stay, and provided some needed baby equipment (pack & play, hiking backpack, stroller). The listing was accurate and location was great. I'd recommend this property without hesitation to anyone looking to explore MDI / Bar Harbor / Acadia, especially those with young children.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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4

Great property for small family

  • 4 of 5

This cottage worked great for our first family vacation with a toddler. It has everything you need and relieves you of the worry that you have to lug around all the additional items when traveling with a child.

The location, price, and previous reviews are what drew me to this cottage originally.

1. Location: It is perfect. You get a water view, even though you are not directly on the water. It's nice just to be able to see it. Cottage is within walking distance to Bar Harbor (we enjoyed using the stroller for trips down to Bar Island and out for breakfast). It's also a quick drive to Acadia NP. We spent a great deal of time here and it was nice to just be able to go back and forth as we needed especially during nap time.

2. Price is perfect. This is not an upscale cottage, but a well-kept cottage. The owners' home is directly next to it. You get everything that you pay for and more.

3. Previous reviews: I knew our rental would have to be toddler friendly so it was great to see so many others who loved this about this particular cottage.

My other thoughts are:

- extremely easy and smooth process to rent and refund was promptly issued

- Owners are very nice and helpful. Our toddler locked us out onto the deck, we got rescued by Nina ;)

- Loved having use of the stroller, hiking backpack (especially handy when we went to Thunder Hole), and the pack n play.

- The washer had broke prior to our arrival, they communicated with us promptly and had it fixed without any inconvenience to our stay.

- Garage was great and very convenient when it was raining.

- Internet worked great.

- Has nice TV, dishwasher, stove, fridge, microwave, dishes, etc. I was just so surprised and thankful to have all of these on hand. We made many meals there. Recommend visiting Bar Harbor's farmers' market to get a lot of nice produce.

The only thing that I did not like about this place was the bed. It was comfortable, linens were clean, but it was very loud. It creaked and made so much noise when you got into it. With the room for our toddler right next to us, I was always afraid to wake him up when moving around. However, this was a minor thing. I definitely would not let that deter anyone from renting this great cottage.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Just Like Home

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfectly situated in proximity to downtown Bar Harbor. This aspect is amazing as parking is limited in Bar Harbor. The cottage was very clean and had a wonderful floor plan. My wife and I really enjoyed sitting on the deck while enjoying an occasional ale. The owners were very helpful and responsive. The property had all the comforts of home. We definitely slept well after hiking in Acadia. We will definitely stay again when we return.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good location, good price, friendly owner

  • 4 of 5

As others have mentioned, the location is one real stand-out feature of this home. You can be in 'downtown' Bar Harbor after just a ten minute walk. However, you are not downtown, so one can easily escape the tourist bustle, and it is just a twenty to thirty minute walk the other direction to Eagle Lake, the perfect blend of town and country. The price seems to be quite reasonable by Summer-in-Maine standards. The owner, Nina, was very friendly, easy to get ahold of and prompt to correct problems we had with an old-ish appliance. We definitely recommend this home to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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5

Very nice rental for small family with kids

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice house with everything you need for a pleasant and relaxing stay, especially with kids. We traveled with two young kids (preschool and gradeschool). They loved sleeping in their own room, but being attached to ours. Also, Nina provided a stroller, which was great because downtown Bar Harbor and grocery store are all within walking distance. Also had a washer/dryer which was good for cleaning up after hiking and trips to the beach. Kids enjoyed the playground across the street as well. Overall, very satisfied with this house; Nina was very responsive and super nice!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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. "
Eagle Lake
"Eagle Lake Carriage Rd around Eagle Lake is a must. Bike, ride, walk. It's gorgeous and thou..."
Thuya Garden
"We always make it a point to go to the Colonel's Deli in Northeast Harbor for chocolate glaz..."
Jordan Pond
"We always take a morning to walk around the pond and at least get popovers at the JPH. The v..."
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

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
 
Summer
Jun 22 - Sep 6
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
$4,500
 
 
Autumn
Sep 7 - Oct 11
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$3,000
 
 
Off Season
Oct 12 - May 24
3 night minimum stay
$125
$770
$3,000
 
 
Spring
May 25 - Jun 21
4 night minimum stay
$125
$770
$2,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$2,700
 

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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Amenities

Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!

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