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Ledgelawn Cottage - Bar Harbor, Comfortable Spacious Victorian

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Rental Photos and Description

Ledgelawn Cottage, a nineteenth century beauty on Bar Harbor's historic Ledgelawn Avenue, is steps from all the attractions of downtown and five minutes from Acadia National Park. Stroll to the village green, fine restaurants and quaint specialty shops, the Abbe Museum, Shore Path, free Island Explorer bus, tennis courts, playground and wading pool. Just a mile to Acadia National Park and the famed Kebo Valley Golf Course. We comfortably accommodate up to eight guests in this spacious family home, decorated with a blend of new and antique furnishings. Ledgelawn Cottage offers guests 3,000 square feet of living space on two floors.

Enter the house through the large enclosed front porch with ample seating, the perfect spot to relax with your morning coffee and plan the day's adventures. Once inside the central entrance hall, you will see the spacious living room to your left, with comfortable seating and large flat screen HDTV, home theater speakers, and DVD player. To your right is the reading room, well stocked with travel guides and maps, a table and chairs for studying the many brochures and area menus, shelves of books for children and adults, and a recliner for dozing or reading a good book. Old-fashioned pocket doors lead from the reading room into the sun-filled dining room, with lots of room for family meals or playing board games from the corner china cabinet.

Crossing the hall past the powder room, you will find yourself in a large, fully stocked kitchen blending antique charm with modern amenities. Every effort ha been made to ensure that guests have all they need to prepare meals for both indoor and outdoor dining.

Just past the kitchen is a sunny hallway leading to the laundry and shower rooms. A washer and dryer, drying rack, laundry baskets and detergent, ironing board and iron are provided. The separate shower room provides guests with a convenient place to wash up upon returning from hiking or biking in Acadia. Shelves hold fluffy towels, and a hairdryer and variety of soaps are provided.

Four steps down from the rear hallway is the charming patio room. Surrounded by antique glass windows and featuring a brick floor, this large space has comfortable outdoor furniture for relaxing, as well as a table with wooden dining chairs and a cooling ceiling paddle fan. Just outside the back door is the gas grill, and a picnic table is placed in the shade across the big fenced backyard.

The second floor has four comfortable bedrooms with a range of bed sizes. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed with memory foam mattress. There is a room with a queen-sized bed, a room with a double brass four-poster, and a room with two twin beds. A pack-and-play and a wooden toddler bed are available upon request.

While we hope our visitors come to Ledgelawn Cottage to relax, we also provide a second-floor office equipped with computer, multi-function printer, and high speed internet Wi-Fi which is available throughout the house.

A skylit full bath with shower tub, towels, hairdryer and soaps completes the second floor.

Ledgelawn Cottage is a non-smoking, no pet vacation home.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Julie Sarason (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. It was so convenient and welcoming on every level. My 84 year old mother (who was a home economics teacher) commented that it's the best equipped place that she has ever rented.

For me, it was the perfect place to gather our grown daughters from all over the country for a precious few days of family bonding with our extended family.
Oct 2013
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Ledgelawn Cottage - Bar Harbor, Comfortable Spacious Victorian
average rating of 4.875 based on 38 reviews

We just loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful vacation in Maine this summer. The house was large with so many rooms. We played games in the dining room. Sat and enjoyed the view from the front porch. Had a pizza family dinner on the back porch at night time. The bedrooms were a nice size. All the beds were very comfortable. The house was decorated beautifully and came with the extra essentials you needed. We left things in the refrigerator too. The bathrooms had cleaning supplies and extras you might need. It was so easy walking to town. We only needed our cars to go to Acadia National Park. We did a lot of walking. We all went whale watching, kayaking and shopping in the cute stores. My kids went on a boat tour for 2 hours. All in all it was a wonderful experience and we couldn't have felt more at home in this cozy house. I would highly recommend staying here. Bar Harbor is beautiful. The park views are breathtaking.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every day of our stay at Ledgelawn Cottage. Its location close to town , stores the shore, and access to Acadia was perfect. No need to hunt for parking at night, or to fight traffic to shop or enjoy going out. The house was roomy enough for all of us and well equipped for rainy days' amusements and picnics in the fenced-in back yard. I would stay there again in a minute!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Awesome STay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful experience at Ledgelawn this fourth of July Week. The house was immaculate and equipped with many of the little things we thought we'd need, but were right there to our suprise!

All in all a great experience. A nice and close walk to Main Street and Hannaford's, the local and only supermarket. There's no a.c. so we used the windows and it was perfect inside the house.

A few nits if we may. Ledgelawn Avenue has many homes with an open porch. We would have loved to have that as well. The porch on the cottage is closed in and gets pretty hot throughout a summer day as the windows do not open. At least we couldn't open them.

Back room also is sealed up and can get hot. One of these should definitely be opened up to get the outside air in. And on a final note, Wifi leaves a lot to be desired. All seven of us had issues with speed and accessibility in certain parts of the house even with the booster added to the second floor.

Would definitely recommend though and we would so do it again!!!


  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Delaware loves Maine

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home, the perfect location for the perfect vacation. We loved everything Bar Harbor had to offer and staying in such a spacious, comfortable and well-stocked home was the icing on the cake. A great family destination for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Perfect location for a visit to Bar Harbor and Acadia

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. The house was a generous size for the four of us. We could easily walk to the downtown and to the trail head for Bar Island at low tide. We rented bikes in town and could ride to the carriage trails in Acadia (no bus available until June). May is a perfect time to visit if you want to avoid crowds and this house provides wonderfully easy access. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great location - would stay here again

  • 4 of 5

The location worked so well for us - quiet and off the main road but close enough to walk anywhere in town for shopping or walking across the bar. Groceries and many dining options were close as well. There was plenty of room for the six of us - more than we had a chance to use! Great enclosed porch off the front and another in back with a sizable yard. The beds were comfortable and bathrooms were fine with enough hot water for all. All necessary items were provided including bar soap and laundry detergent. Thanks for sharing your home and the great ideas for things to do and places to eat!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Car: recommended

Bar Harbor has been a summer resort town for over a century. In addition to the charming town, the beauties of Acadia National Park are just a mile away.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 18 2016 - Aug 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer 2017
May 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower , Wide walk-in shower room on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower , Upstairs full bath with skylight and tub/shower combination
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder room on first floor
  • There is a powder room on the first floor, as well as a separate shower and changing room. The second floor has a full bath with combination tub/shower. Bathrooms are stocked with hair dryers, fine quality towels and hand and bath soaps. air fresheners, tissues and extra toilet tissue.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , King bed has memory foam mattress
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
    Double Bedroom - 1 double
    Twins Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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