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Haiku House - your gateway to Acadia

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Newly renovated bright and airy 3 bedroom, 2 bath home (sleeps 6-8) with modern amenities just steps away from Acadia National Park trails & Seal Harbor beach. The upstairs master bedroom has a queen bed and master bath with a claw foot bathtub. 2 bedrooms are on the first floor. One has a queen size bed. The children's room has a twin over full and twin trundle bed. The first floor full bath has a tub/shower and washer & dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave & toaster. Enjoy the sunporch, outdoor deck and outdoor shower. Also included are internet wifi & local telephone, speaker with ipod dock, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, towels & bed linens. The house is conveniently located to Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, a 10 minute drive in either direction.

Information to all the activities the area has to offer in addition to shopping and restaurants is available.

Children welcome

No pets/smoking

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jocelyn (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english


based on 15 traveler reviews

Haiku House - your gateway to Acadia
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Haiku House - The Home of Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Haiku house. This property is accurately depicted by the photos and as described in this listing. The first thing you will notice when walking in is how incredibly clean and well maintained this house is. The heater kept us cozy during the cool Acadia nights and the windows opened to keep the house cool during the day. We can tell that this house is well insulated because we could not even hear the worst snorer in the family in the room next door. The kids enjoyed the bunk beds, and we appreciated the property’s consideration for kids such as supplying the stepstool for them to reach the bathroom faucets. The kitchen is very spacious, and there were more than enough kitchenware for the average home chef. Just a tiny little recommendation would be to supply a rice cooker. I also wish that I had re-read the information and reviews on this listing before arriving to know where the extra large pot was. Lastly, I must stress how incredibly clean the kitchen and appliances are.

As for the ambiance, not enough can be said about how quiet and tranquil this place is. Coming from a big city, this was a great place to find our peace. The best part was to sit on the front deck during the cool nights and looking up to see the entire deep dark sky full of bright sparkling stars without any competing lights from a neighboring city. In the morning, we wake up to the sounds of birds singing.

The location of Seal Harbor is perfectly central to all the places we wanted to visit. We highly recommend the Lighthouse restaurant down the street on days you run out of time to cook at Haiku. They even made an exception to their closing time for us when they knew that we just arrived late in the night from a long 5-hour drive.

The owner, Jocelyn, is very responsive to emails and questions. She took the time to reach out to us on the day of our arrival to see if everything was alright. She sends and leaves useful information about the house and Acadia.

Overall, this place is truly a home away from home. We will surely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a clean peaceful place to get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in great locaction

  • 5 of 5

Three generations had a wonderful stay at Haiku House in Seal Harbor. The house is clean and well appointed, with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood within walking distance of a nice beach and it's a very short drive into the park. We hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Lovely and quiet retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Great space, very clean, well appointed. Location is ideal, especially if you're like us and prefer to be away from all the hustle and congestion of Bar Harbor. Hikes and walks to Jordan Pond and the ocean right from the house. Everything else is a short bike or drive away. Definitely coming back to this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Fabulous Seal Harbor house

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted by everything about Haiku House: the location, the proximity to the Lighthouse restaurant and the harbor and the ease of getting into the park for hikes and walks. It's on a very quiet street with a great bed (upstairs) for terrific night sleeping!

The house is beautifully appointed with (literally) almost anything one would need or want. It was immaculate and very comfortable.

Two bits of info: you need to pull down the switch which will allow water into the washer (on the left) AND the lobster pot is in a box in the bunkbed room closet!

We had an incredible week (weather was unbelievably perfect) and will definitely be back. The owner was very responsive and helpful. We've been coming to Seal Harbor for a number of years and this is the best place ever.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House in Seal Harbor

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well appointed and clean. We were able to feel at home immediately. The location was perfect for easily exploring all that Acadia and Mount Desert Island has to offer. We were traveling with our 2 small children and another adult. The upstairs "suite" was perfect for our needs, as it allowed the children to play, while our friend could retreat to relax upstairs for some quiet time. The owner was responsive and even checked in with us after we arrived to make sure everything was as it should be.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Pristine and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The house was accurately described and depicted in the photos. It was absolutely immaculate, with all the linens, dishes, appliances, etc. one could want or need. The house itself had a peaceful feeling, and the neighborhood was quiet with a minimum of traffic. It was within walking distance to Seal Harbor, P.O. and library (for rainy days) and a quick bike or drive to many Acadia attractions. Jocelyn's recommendations for hikes, etc. were perfect for us. A visit to Thuja Garden (just a few miles from the house) is a must for garden lovers. Definitely get to the Park Visitor Center asap. The park rangers are very helpful, especially with getting from point A to B on the park roads. The Loop Road is one way in parts.

Our family's only wish-a bit more comfortable seating for our group of 4 adults.

Thanks for helping to make our stay on MDI the best!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Car: recommended

Quiet, charming village of Seal Harbor adjacent to Acadia National Park with close proximity to Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor. It is a good base to explore Mt Desert Island. Carriage & hiking trails, beach and village are within easy walking distance and accessed without the need of a car from the house. Jordan Pond house is nearby. The free Island explorer shuttle can be taken from the village to explore the area.


Rates & Availability

Acadia National Park Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 8.0%

Cleaning fee $100 if stay less than 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , claw foot bath tub
    First floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Washer & dryer in bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master bedroom - 2nd floor - 1 queen , Closet with built in bureau
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Children's bedroom - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Twin over full bunk bed and trundle
  • Stereo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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