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Water Views from Every Room, Post and Beam, Every Convenience

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The property overlooks the entrance to Bass Harbor from the West. The harbor is about 200 yards from the east side of the property, and is visible from every room of the house.

The house was built in 2001. It is a classic shingle style cottage, built with post and beam framing, visible in every room. The siding is grey stained cedar shingles, with white trim. A covered tongue and groove porch surrounds the living room on two sides, with two entries into the living room. The living room has large windows on three sides, with a local granite fireplace on the interior corner, with cherry shelving on both sides.

All floors in the house are heart of birch hardwood, all bathrooms are tiled, with heat in the floor.

The living room flows into an open passage leading to the stairs, the dining room and the kitchen. The dining room has three sides of floor to ceiling windows, all with an excellent view of the harbor. The dining room has a cherry dining table that seats eight. A built in cherry wood glass cabinet and bar with a wine refrigerator is in the corner. The interior wall is open, allowing communications across the passage and the kitchen.

The kitchen is separated from the passage by a peninsula that seats four for meals. The four burner propane stove and oven, dishwasher, microwave, Sub Zero refrigerator and cooking equipment including coffee maker, portable mixer, blender, and mini food processor make meal preparation a pleasure. A lobster cooking pot is available.

Off of the kitchen is an entry, with closets and the back door, which leads to a small porch and the detached garage. There is outside parking for up to two cars at the garage, with another two spaces for visitors.

Finally, behind the entry porch is a bedroom and bath suite, with two twin beds. This suite is very private, with a corridor separated with its own outer door. The bathroom has a large walk in shower.

There are two bedrooms on the second floor, both with baths. The guest bedroom has its own outdoor balcony with a splendid water view and two rocking chairs. There is a queen bed in this room with space for a portable crib, also in the house. The bath can be accessed from this room, has a tub/shower and a skylight. The laundry is found in this bath area as well.

The master bedroom has a 15 foot beamed ceiling, with water views. The bathroom includes a large walk in tiled shower and cherry cabinetry, and a skylight.

The upstairs bedroom have their own television, and there is wifi access throughout the house.

This house was built to the highest standards and with great attention to detail to serve as a retirement home.

Keywords: Nearly new post and beam home with 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths, front porch with harbor views, living room with granite fireplace, open eat in kitchen, gracious dining room with harbor view on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island. Thurston's, a great lobster pound, is a short walk away. Located on a picturesque harbor minutes from Acadia National Park trails. Seven day rentals only from Saturday to Saturday in July and August.

More Details

Janet Wood
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
April 3, 2017

About Janet Wood

We are parents of three daughters, all of whom love Maine. Our youngest even went to Bowdoin for college.

Janet Wood purchased this house in 2005

Why Janet Wood chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We have vacationed here all of our married lives, and this place is where we built our fondest family memories. It is our hope that our house could play a part in the fond family memories of our renters.

What makes this house unique

This is the only place in the United States where you can have such easy access to a world class national park, world class sailing and boating, and world class hiking and biking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time in your home. It is perfectly appointed and stocked to simply enjoy the surroundings and easily prepare meals for the family. Our 3 children had the best time with the kayaks and just being able to roam outdoors. Thurston's Lobster Pound could not be more convenient across the street for the best lobster dinners. We will absolutely be returning!
Jul 2009
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Bernard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Balcony bedroom upstairs has a tub/shower bathroom and washer/dryer, and a skylight. Master bedroom has a tiled shower and skylight. Downstairs twin bedroom has a tiled shower and frosted glass window.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Short walk to pebble beach, minutes to Acadia National Park, rocking chairs on wrap around porch, play croquet on the lawn, selection of family games, bike and kayak rentals in Southwest Harbor


5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Water Views from Every Room, Post and Beam, Every Convenience
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

This house is BETTER than described.

  • 5 of 5

Every member of our family of 5 (mom, dad and kids ages 11, 11, and 14) adored this house. It is beautifully situated and decorated. The kitchen is well equipped. The owner is delightful. We loved the view and the walk to Thurstons. It is easy to get to the market in Southwest Harbor. It is a reasonable (but not short) drive to all of the activities in Acadia. It was spotless, roomy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful vacation home

  • 5 of 5

My family LOVED the house. Its is absolutely beautiful. Everything needed was provided for (stocked kitchen and linens). Beds were the MOST comfortable beds I have ever slept in at a rental property (even better than home) ! Location provided a great view of the working harbor and across the street from a little place to get fresh lobster, very quiet and peaceful. The owners and property manager were so easy to work with and very helpful.

This is the place to stay of you want a beautiful, comfortable home in a quiet, "away from it all" location.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

July 4th week vacation

  • 5 of 5

‘Lovely home, well appointed and very clean. 'Large but cozy and functionally very convenient for up to two couples in the upstairs bedrooms, that include queen beds. There are also two bathrooms up as well.

There are twin beds in the downstairs bedroom with adjacent bathroom, for either a couple, older children, or others not opposed to twin beds. There is a wonderful kitchen and a great dining room, including ample windows, to view the harbor which is practically across the street.

The best lobster pound (Thurston’s) on Mt Desert Isle is a short walking block away. You can walk over and eat in or carry out. My husband and I loved our stay here. We enjoyed the plentiful porches, including the upstairs balcony from one of the bedrooms, as well as the “quiet side” of the island. There are so many things to do if you are willing to drive relatively short distances away. Or…just stay, relax and watch the harbor.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolute best vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had a wonderful time in your home. It is perfectly appointed and stocked to simply enjoy the surroundings and easily prepare meals for the family. Our 3 children had the best time with the kayaks and just being able to roam outdoors. Thurston's Lobster Pound could not be more convenient across the street for the best lobster dinners. We will absolutely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you will be coming back to Maine. There are always new things to do and explore, as the years have shown, while the charm and beauty remain unchanged. It is a great place to build family memories!
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Thurston's Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Thurston's Lobster Pound
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park offers miles of hiking and biking trails, including about 50 miles of gravel carriage roads suitable for bikes and horses. There are ocean side walks near Bass Harbor Light, picnic areas near an extensive seawall, mountain hiking trails accessed easily from the main roads, swimming in Echo Lake, boat tours to the Cranberry Islands, sail and power boat rentals, and guided ocean kayak tours. Several park museums offer programs and exhibits about the development of the park and the natural features and wildlife. Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor are each a half hour drive away and offer extensive souvenir shopping, whale watching, boat excursions and restaurants. The house also has access within a very short walk to a broad stone beach that is great for exploring.


Rates & Availability

Bernard House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 28 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Weekly rentals only in July and August, from Saturday to Saturday.

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