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Secluded Home Offers Water Access, Stunning Harbor and Island Views

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Secluded Home Offers Water Access, Stunning Harbor and Island Views

Adirondack style architecture with a large deck overlooking a protected harbor and a private island. This is two story house with the bedrooms on the second floor. The galley kitchen and living area are in an open space on the first floor. There is a flat screen TV with a DVD player. There is no cable at this time but that may change. There is a built in dining area on the first floor as well. The master bedroom is large and has queen size bed. The second bedroom includes a bunk bed and two twin beds. The twin beds can be combined into a king. Please let us know if this is the configuration you would prefer. There is also a large wood burning stove perfect for Spring and Fall visitors The back deck is the highlight of The Carriage House. It is right on the water and the views are stunning.

The house is connected to large garage. There is a washer and dryer in the garage which you will have access to. That said, so will family members who are staying in another building on the property. They will also have access to that garage during your stay. You will also be sharing parking with those family members as well.

Extremely quiet surroundings, at end of a long drive belonging to Green Island. You'll have access to a launch area at the end of the drive to put in a kayak or canoe. The area is perfect for paddling around and exploring. There are two small islands to visit for a picnic or a swim, a colony of seals to watch (please try to respect their space and stay ~150 feet away) and if your lucky Bald Eagles and Opreys nesting and hunting in the area. This side of Mount Desert is often sunny when other parts are fog bound. The water is warmer here and more calm. Perfect for Kayaks and canoes.

More Details

Scott Lawliss
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Scott Lawliss

Scott and Susan live at the top of the hill. If you have any questions they will do their best to help.

Scott Lawliss purchased this house in 1955

Why Scott Lawliss chose Bar Harbor

This property is perfect for one couple looking for a romantic getaway, two couples who want to vacation together or a family. Well behaved dogs are welcome.

What makes this house unique

The Carriage House is quiet and peaceful, the views are incredible, the architecture is unique and it's a kayakers paradise. A truly great place to explore Acadia and MDI.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bath on Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Half Bath on First Floor - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large bedroom with a desk
    Bunk room - 4 twin/ single , Two twin beds and a bunk bed. The twins can be combined.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Secluded Home Offers Water Access, Stunning Harbor and Island Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

It was beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay on Mt Desert

  • 5 of 5

We got to the property after night set in. The house was nothing fancy or huge, but it was a really neat, cozy old house. We stepped on the deck and were amazed at all the stars we could see. We had a comfy sleep and were blown away by the view from the back deck in the morning. The deck overlooks rocky shores of the bay. We saw several birds, chipmunks, and even seals off on the rocks! We enjoyed coffee in the morning and wine at night sitting outside.

The property itself is very set back and very private. It's located a short drive from Bar Harbor (maybe 20-25 min). We explored most of the island and enjoyed heading back to this home every night. The owners live nearby and are very friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport

The main attraction of the Carriage House is its seclusion, its incredible views and its private access to the Western Bay. You'll have a access to a private launch area where you can launch kayaks, swim or lay in the sun. The kayaking in the area is relatively protected and among the best in the area. Western Bay is one of the 'go to' spots for for many of the kayak guides in the area. Alternatively, You are within an easy drive of all the MDI towns and the attractions of Acadia National Park. Southwest Harbor (7 miles) has good restaurants, a superb grocery and wine store, a supermarket, a bakery and a lovely harbor. Bar Harbor is larger and always busy. The stores, restaurants and bars stay open late. Acadia National Park is all over the island and offers incredible hiking, the carraige trails, the Park Loop Road, Jordan Pond House, Thunder Hole etc. etc. There are ponds nearby for fresh water swimming or fishing, kayak rentals nearby, and even riding stable in the park offers horses for hire. Golf and tennis are available in Southwest Harbor and Bar Harbor and there are professional gardens to visit in Northeast Harbor. Whether you chose to spend the day kayaking in your back yard or exploring Mount Desert Island at the end of the day you'll return to the peace tranquility of the Carriage House down Green Island Lane.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $50
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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