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Angelique Bennett

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

La Maisonette - Historic Renovated 6 BR Downtown Bar Harbor Home

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Bar Harbor Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12

''''La Maisonette'', circa 1886, is a beautiful 3,400 square foot, 6 bedroom home in downtown Bar Harbor nestled within Bar Harbor?s national historic district with a view of Frenchman's Bay and a beautiful 1/2 acre back yard.

Located on West Street, you are a short stroll to restaurants, shops, bike and kayaking rentals in the downtown area. Acadia National Park is just minutes away by car or rent a bike and walk to the shuttle in downtown Bar Harbor which will take you into the park to spend a day riding the Carriage Trail.

At low tide, walk around the corner and enjoy the unique experience of crossing a sand bar to Bar Island or simply walk along the sand bar collecting shells and photographing the spectacular views.

With its shingle style architecture, La Maisonette offers charm and character with high ceilings, detailed woodwork, a staircase tower, a solarium and fireplaces.

La Maisonette is fully furnished and offers a wrap around enclosed porch that provides a brief view of the ocean, 6 bedrooms that sleep 12, 3 full and one partial bathroom, WiFi, and HD TV, we believe it offers everything you need to enjoy a wonderful Bar Harbor vacation.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Angelique Bennett (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Why Angelique Bennett chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

We began coming to Bar Harbor when our first child was born. We fell in love with the town and Acadia National Park. We now have four children and are thrilled to own this beautiful home so they can grow up visiting Bar Harbor

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the wonderful week we had together in Bar Harbor. Spending time with my mom, sister, aunts and cousins far exceeded my expectations. La Maisonette is the perfect home for sharing stories of the past and making so many more fun memories. The 10 of us were so comfortable in your home - it is the perfect layout and the fully stocked kitchen was great.
Jun 2012
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)
La Maisonette - Historic Renovated 6 BR Downtown Bar Harbor Home
average rating of 4.8 based on 36 reviews
4

Wonderful Week in Bar Harbor

  • 4 of 5

The house was everything we hoped for. Plenty of room for 8 adults and 4 children. We had room to spread out and find a little corner to have quiet when we needed it. Loved the porch in the morning and early evenings. The guys loved the foosball table and the kids had a great time in the backyard. The only thing we had difficulty with was the gas grill...the temperature controls were not very accurate. All in all a wonderful week in Bar Harbor/Acadia. We hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

This house was perfect for our group.

  • 5 of 5

The location could not be beat for walking to restaurants, or out to the sand bar to enjoy the sunsets. We especially enjoyed the well-equipped kitchen - two ovens, refrigerators, and sinks made preparing group dinners so much easier. The screened porch with views of the water was everyone's favorite place to hang out. Everything was even better than we had hoped, and we would not only recommend this house to friends - we want to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house; great location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at La Maisonette for a week in July with extended family -- our group included 7 adults and three kids under age 7. The house was perfect for a group our size -- plenty of space for everybody to get away and find some quiet, but large enough rooms for us all to be together too. The house is old and has lots of character, and the owners have done a great job with renovations and updates. The kitchen is well-stocked with all the pots and pans and utensils you might need for basic cooking and grilling. As much as we enjoyed our time just hanging out at the house and playing games in the big backyard, probably my favorite thing about La Maisonette was its location - literally just two blocks from the restaurants and shops of Bar Harbor. We hardly ever used our car.

Just a note for people with kids -- this house is great for families. Our kids loved the foosball table, playing in the attic playroom, which is stocked with puzzles and games, and running around the grassy backyard. I would highly recommend La Maisonette to anybody but especially family groups.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent the last week in June at La Maisonette and our trip and weather were fantastic. The house is situated in a perfect location on West St. just a block from the Bar Island sandbar which you can cross at low tide. It's an easy walk into town to restaurants, shopping and the tour boats. The grocery store was also a few blocks away. We had my 87 year old mother with us and she loved spending time on the screened in porch reading and relaxing.

The house is very old, with loads of character and plenty of room for all of us plus some. We made a few meals at home and the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. The bedrooms were well appointed and the bathrooms had plenty of towels. There were also two washers and dryers upstairs which also came in handy. The downstairs rooms were very spacious with a big dining room table for meals. We especially liked the foosball table for added entertainment and, as I've said, the screened in porch was a plus where we had our lunch and people-watched.

The best part was also being so close to Acadia. We spent every day exploring and hiking in this beautiful National Park.

All in all La Maisonette was a great choice for our family vacation and I would definitely recommend it. The owner was also very responsive with any questions I had during the rental process.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a great vacation house in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six adults and four children had a great time at this property in Bar Harbor. It is in easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants in Bar Harbor, has a great back yard for children to play, and enough room for everyone to have his or her own space. The house is well maintained, clean and functionally furnished and equipped. We will definitely consider a return visit.

Jim Pannell

Savannah, Georgia

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Communication and money handling issues

  • 2 of 5

The Good – Location, location, location. It’s right on the fringe of downtown Bar Harbor, sparing you the effort of having to park there. The house is well equipped. The beds are quite comfortable.

The Bad – The stone pillars bracketing the driveway are close together, making it a challenge for a wider vehicle. There are some minor broken items (lock, window, etc.). These aren’t of concern except for wondering if the owner knows or will repair be deducted from your deposit?

The Ugly – Communication/contract compliance, or lack thereof. Beforehand, questions and requests were ignored (example: it took multiple efforts and three weeks to get my copy of the signed contract) or subject to lengthy delay. You pay all the rental and a substantial deposit up front. The contract states your deposit will be returned within 45 days of the rental. I don’t see any reason for holding my money that long (I rent about a half dozen places a year with less days), but signed the contract. But, I didn’t even get it back by then and it took multiple efforts to get my deposit money eventually returned, in spite of indications that it would be taken care of. To provide perspective, the rental occurred the week after Labor Day and my money wasn’t returned until December.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I do not feel a 2 is a warranted rating for our home which she really had no negative comments about. To address her comments: the stone pillars are part of the original 100+ year old home and add to the charm of the property. We drive a van and suburban and while it requires careful attention, we have never had issues getting into the driveway. There is street parking in front of the house if a renter is uncomfortable pulling in. The minor items are fixed as soon as we hear about them or are done in the off-season if they are too disruptive to renters and don't pose a safety issue. Our contract, including deposit refund, is industry standard provided by the primary rental agency in Maine. I do my best to get contracts out timely and deposits refunded timely but in a couple of cases this year, I did experience a delay because of events going on in my life and for that I sincerely apologize. I am trying a new system to prevent this from happening in the future. Angelique Bennett
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Multiple
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, minature golf, shopping, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Spring
May 27 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Summer
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,400
 
 
August
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$5,800
 
 
Fall
Aug 26 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,600
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 9.0%

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Amenities

Bar Harbor Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
Notes:
Foosball. Water View: Frenchman's Bay is across the street and can be seen from the porch and attic room.

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