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Freshly Renovated Historic Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quiet Downtown Location

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

Description

Bar Harbor House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Be snug as a bug in this cozy home located in the hive of activity that is downtown Bar Harbor. The Honeybee house was built in the 1920’s in a year round residential cul de sac and was fully renovated in 2007 opening up the downstairs floor plan to a more functional and modern family style. Purchased in 2013 by Mountain Sea Properties, we updated the home with new furniture, new linens, and fresh paint colors.

New to the vacation rental market, this fully renovated downtown home features an exceptional location in the heart of Bar Harbor within walking distance to all downtown restaurants, shops, supermarket and amenities including the main hub of the island wide free bus system allowing for a car free vacation. Walk to the local bike shop to rent bikes and ride directly into Acadia National Park. Pack a lunch and walk straight to the dock where your whale watching excursion boat departs. Grab the kids and walk downtown for an ice cream. Or enjoy that special dinner with family and friends with out that hassle squeezing everyone in a car and finding parking.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Jennifer Wales
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016
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About Jennifer Wales

Adam and Jen have a deep love and understanding of the natural beauty surrounding the Acadia/Mount Desert Island area. Jen grew up summers on Long Pond and Adam on a 110-acre farm in Western Maine adjoining the Appalachian Trail. They met here in Bar Harbor working as sea kayak guides in the summer of 1993.

Over the years, they have hiked, biked, paddled, and sailed every conceivable route on and around Mount Desert. Adam completed his goal of hiking every trail on the Island in the summer of 1994 and Jen authored The Sea Kayaker's Guide to Mount Desert Island published by Down East Books in 1997. Together they paddled the Maine Island Trail, a 175-mile 28-day kayaking trip from Portland to Machias, up the entire Maine coastline.

In the summer of 2000, Jen and Adam started Mountain Sea Properties with a single house, Eagle Cliff, where they were married that same summer. The owner had approached them expressing her frustration renting the home through larger rental operations on the island. She complained that her house was one of hundreds represented so the service she received was minimal. She also stated that those who rented the house were not as well informed as they could be. The tenants were also one of hundreds and the service they received was minimal.

Adam and Jen offered to represent the house committing to providing top quality service to both owners and tenants by representing a limited number of houses and providing personalized vacation services.

Since then, Mountain Sea Properties has grown along with the Wales family. As year-round members of the Island’s community, Adam and Jen are dedicated to the vitality of the people of Mount Desert Island. Thus, each year they donate a portion of their proceeds to local organizations devoted to sustaining the beauty and well-being of the Mount Desert Island area.

Jennifer Wales purchased this house in 2013

Why Jennifer Wales chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Jen has been looking for just the right downtown property to round out the rental properties offered since 2008. She’s looked at dozens of properties searching for just the right combination of quiet yet convenience, ample space yet an affordable rental price, and up to date yet historic charm. She finally found it in the Honeybee House and is delighted to offer it rounding out the offerings of properties at Mountain Sea Properties. This home is brought to you with all the same quality and care that can be expected from all our properties including local information and recommendations, vacation services, cleanliness and quality lines, kitchenware and furniture.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Freshly Renovated Historic Bar Harbor Home In Ideal Quiet Downtown Location
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
Nashua, NH
5

The perfect spot in downtown Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Honeybee House. It is located perfeclty and you find everthing in the house you could possibly need. It was a perfect home for our trips to Acadia, the food & activities tips are awesome too. We stayed with our 2 & 4 year old daugthers and we were very happy with being so close to the town, shops, restaurants and grocery. Upfront service, maps, directions etc. are provided online in a neat system. This makes it even easier.

Loved it!!! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Excellent place to stay if you want to be in town of Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

House well appointed - all appliances updated and updated bathrooms and kitchen. Can walk to some park trails. Easy walk to grocery store and health food store. Owner very helpful when contacted. Would stay there again. Overall very comfortable and convenient. We were two couples; no children.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Honeybee House was our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

The house and location were perfect. The house was spotless and perfect for our group of six adults. We spent lots of time touring the island but when at "home" we cooked lobster and shrimp twice! Awesome. We were very comfortable in this home. This was our first trip to Maine and though we won't be going back anytime soon, would recommend this house to anyone. It was well furnished and we could walk most anywhere.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic home and awesome location

  • 5 of 5

The honeybee house was terrific. Beds were very comfortable. Walking to grocery store and town was so easy. Never had to use our car except to go to Acadia which was an amazing park. Loved sitting on the porch. Everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and price

  • 5 of 5

This house was convenient to everything! Jen was very responsive to any questions we had. Well equipped kitchen. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Amazing location, beautiful, fun house, everything right at your fingertips!

  • 4 of 5

The house was fantastic - plenty of room and generous sized bathrooms ready for our stay. The house location is ideal - close enough to the main drag that everything is walkable, but not smack in the middle of late night goings-on so we were still able to get the kids to bed!

A grocery store is literally steps away and the phenomenal Acadia state park only a few minutes drive. We will stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bar Harbor Tenton Airport
Nearest Barpub
Several right in Bar Harbor
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Award winning Kebo Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
Many in Bar Harbor
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Nordic skiing on Carriage Rd's in park
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Bar Harbor town beach, Bar Island
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May
Apr 30 2017 - May 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$300
$900
 
 
Early June
May 28 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
$1,500
 
 
Late June
Jun 11 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$1,800
 
 
July
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 29 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
August
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$2,700
 
 
Late August
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$450
$2,100
 
 
Sept/Oct
Sep 3 2017 - Oct 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$550
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 9.0%

***While a “Book It Now” option is certainly convenient, we still like to do things the old fashion way and actually talk to people! This allows us to answer any questions you may have and ensure that the Honeybee House is a property that will meet your needs. We look forward to chatting with you soon.***

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Amenities

Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , Stunning custom cherry furniture made by local woodworker.
    Blue bedroom - 2 queen , Custom queen over queen bunk bed.
    Front bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We know from our own experience managing family vacations that it can be quite a job. A little local knowledge and some extra help can make your vacation more enjoyable and hassle free. We offer a number of vacation planning services to our tenants including local information and recommendations, catering, massage therapy and house keeping.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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