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Quiet, Private Home in Bar Harbor

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights


Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom surrounded by woods and green pastures

Wonderful attractive home that offers a peaceful and wooded setting within minutes of Bar Harbor. We are located in Bar Harbor's farming community. A shire horse farm next door and a organic diary down the road. We have a small fire pond on the property. There is no swimming in the pond but take a short hike or drive and there is a beautiful, clean lake to swim in. Your stay will be comfortable in our home that was built in the early 2000. Four bedrooms and three baths give you enough space for your own privacy.

If you own horses there is an excellent farm next to us that boards horses.

SECOND FLOOR; The open floor plan of this home offers plenty of room for all, whether entertaining or simply relaxing. Enter through French door of the patio to the Dining Area with a table that seats 8 comfortably. It opens to the large, fully equipped Kitchen and also to the an appealing and bright Living Room. Three sets of French doors flood the space with light, and offer access to a furnished Deck offering wooded views.There is a bedroom with a queen bed and a full sized bathroom.

THIRD FLOOR: A large Master Bedroom with King and a full size pull out couch with a private Bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi Bath. There is another Bedroom with a queen bed .

LOWER LEVEL: Family Room with HDTV and lots of seating.. A quiet bedroom with full bathroom with shower.


Homeway and VRBO have just started charging travelers fees when the company was bought by Expedia, please contact me directly and I will rent to you directly without their fee

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Margaret ONeil
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 6, 2016
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About Margaret ONeil

We are local and always available for advice or if you should encounter any issues

Margaret ONeil purchased this house in 2000

Why Margaret ONeil chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Close enough to Bar harbor but far enough to have peace and quiet.

What makes this house unique

Great place for Horse people. Bring your horse to ride in Acadia Park. Boarding is provided next door.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Quiet, Private Home in Bar Harbor
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

Great setting and close to Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

A group of 6 shared this lovely home. It was spacious with plenty of room. The layout was perfect with a great room and deck. We had a few glitches with some of the appliances - gas stove burner needed to be lit manually and the outdoor gas grill had a burner that didn't light, but we still managed just fine. The owners were prompt at coming to check on these issues. The dishwasher worked great once we figured out that the door didn't need to latch. Some of the previous renters weren't as good at making sure the dishes were clean before returning them to the cabinet... needed to wash most items before we used them. It was exceptionally warm during our stay and we were pleased that there were lots of portable fans to spread around as air conditioning is not available due to the usually balmy temps. It wasn't a big deal for us, but you should note that the whirlpool tub in the master bath doesn't work. Otherwise that bathrooms were all very clean and functional. The dining chairs and the great room furniture have seen much use and could be refreshed. The beds were very comfortable and the setting was quite peaceful. It was very easy to get the Bar Harbor and Acadia.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Very nice house with lots of room to be able to spread out and enjoy all that this house has.

  • 5 of 5

You can feel right at home in this spacious house, you can watch TV downstairs while someone else can be reading a book in the upstairs living room. This house also has a nice screened in porch. My family really enjoyed ourselves and the owner was very nice and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here on a small extended family vacation (five of us) and really enjoyed the spacious layout. It's nestled in the woods, away from the busyness of downtown in high season, but Acadia park and downtown Bar Harbor are easily accessible. We rented bikes and spent a lot of time on the nearby carriage trails, ate dinner on the patio, watched movies on the huge couch downstairs, and took a walk to the nearby lake (although you have to walk a short distance on the main road for this). The owner was friendly and accommodating and kind enough to mail us a left-behind pair of jeans.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outdoor wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

This three bedroom three bath house was exactly what two families of four needed to enjoy the beautiful Acadia National Park! The well equipped kitchen made our eatin dinners easy to prepare, the garage gave us a place to secure all eight of our bikes and the cozy porch gave us a place to unwind.

The location could not be much better a short bike ride and you were in the park and on the carriage roads. The best part about the location was Lakewood lake which is three driveways east of the house, this large,clean and clear lake was a cooling off spot for us every afternoon after our day of Hiking. The lake has a walkin beach area as well as twelve feet high cliffs that the kids (big and little) would jump from.

We felt very at home, linens,towels and some paper products were provided. If you are not used to the local well water you may want to bring drinking water as it has an Iron test, other than that the place was fabulous!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Vacation Dream

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place to call home that you want to return to look no further. My family has vacationed here several times and we are looking forward to our next trip. The property is quiet and private and has a large backyard for the kids to play. The bedrooms have ample space and the beds are very comfortable. The family room is cozy and is a perfect place to relax after a day on the beach. Everything is well maintained and clean which definitely helps reduce the stress of renting a place. Summer can't get here quick enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Four Thumbs Up

  • 5 of 5

We are four couples who love to bicycle and wanted a place close to the carriage paths because we didn't want to use our car. This place was perfect at just a mile away from the connecting bike paths for the whole island. The house is beautiful at sunset with open fields. It had a screened in porch that we would end our day in drinking a glass of wine and talking. We had some questions and the owners were available to answer them. We would recommend this home..

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

Our home is located about 1 mile from Acadia Park Entrance with 57 miles of hiking and biking carriage trails or travel by car on the one way Park Loop Road for easy access to Cadillac Mt., Sand Beach and Jordan Pond. If you don't want to drive the Free explorer buses will take you through the park.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

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Aug 28 2016 - Nov 26 2016
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

We rent Saturday to Saturday during July and August

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Books
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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