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Private retreat, on ocean, close Bar Harbor/ MDI, 5bd/4bath, 2 kitchens, slps 12

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

You can really spread out in this Thomas Bay Retreat!

5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 full kitchens, 2 living rooms, and a family room!

Whether you’re a nature lover, an outdoor enthusiast, a world traveler or someone just looking for a relaxing vacation – staying at our Frenchman’s Bay retreat is sure to captivate your love for Downeast Maine. Starting with the view – this home does just that. Its rolling lawn sits on the edge of Thomas Bay and overlooks the tide water as it comes and goes. With 300’ of ocean frontage, you will have the opportunity to spot many local birds of Downeast – puffins, loons, gulls and herons. Or perhaps you’ll experience the sighting of our nations symbol - the Bald Eagle – right here in Maine! Relax on the hammock and listen to the calls of nature, curl up with a good book or take a nap as you sway in the soft breezes rolling off the bay.

Inside the home your will find a clean relaxing environment complete with everything you need in a home away from home. The main house offers plenty of space with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths. The Master bedroom offers a king bed, ensuite bath and private deck overlooking the ocean. Sip coffee from the deck and watch the early morning sea mist as it breaks away for the start of a beautiful Maine summer day. You will also find 3 more bedrooms located on the second floor.

The main floor is home to a kitchen, dining room, breakfast nook, family room and bathroom. For even more space, there is an additional in-law apartment to the home with a private entrance. This adds another bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room to the already 2000sq’ main house.

As if that’s not enough, add a large custom built deck, a fully screened in sun room both of which face the Bay, a 2 car garage, large rolling lawn and not to mention tons of privacy - it makes this property spacious and accommodating.

The kitchen is fully stocked with a double wall oven, dishwasher and large cook top with grill plus 4 burners. If outdoor cooking is more preferred, simply utilize the outside grill while taking in the fresh Maine air. In the family room you will find an inviting space to relax, read a good book or challenge another to an intricate game of chess.

Whether you have come to relax or explore, Frenchman’s Bay Retreat is ideally located on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park and downtown Bar Harbor. The activities, shopping and dining options are endless. From early spring to late fall Bar Harbor is the Maine’s prime vacation destination.

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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Private for Master Bedroom
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 child bed , This room has a bunk bed with pull out trundle - sleeps 3
    Master - 1 king
    In-Law Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • All bedrooms come are clean, comfortable and located on 2nd floor.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Private retreat, on ocean, close Bar Harbor/ MDI, 5bd/4bath, 2 kitchens, slps 12
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

It fit our needs for a large family

  • 4 of 5

We found the house/grounds to be better than the pictures. This is our 6th vrbo rental in 4 years. We have the feeling this house has recently changed hands and become a rental. Some parts of the house have been remodeled well. Our experience here was great. Great property for a dog. Some things are missing which I'm sure the owners will improve on in time-no microwave, no potholders, lobster pot but no cracker or lobster utensils, excellent brand new towels but no wash cloths. Great home/location. Property manager very nice.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport 10 Miles, Bangor International
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Town of Bar Harbor
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Golf Course - Trenton
Nearest Motorway
State Hwy 3
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Town of Bar Harbor
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Sand Beach, Acadia National Park
Car: necessary

Bar Harbor is Maine's most visited tourist destination. Whether it’s from the endless recreational activities in the surrounding area or the vast beauty the region has to offer, Bar Harbor continues to attract thousands and thousands every year.

With stunning, often breathtaking view, Acadia National Park should not be bypassed! It is a hiker’s paradise and offers many trails from novice to master hikers.

The scenic ocean drive also known as Park Loop Road offers 27 miles of granite mountain views, rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, crashing waves, lakes, ponds, moss and evergreens. With many scenic stopping points along the way there are abundant opportunities to take some phenomenal photographs.

Don’t visit Acadia National Park and skip Cadillac Mountain! It rises 1532’ over the coastline and you can drive or hike to the very top! It is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard and is the first place to view the sunrise in the United States! It offers panoramic views, parking and a gift shop.

Bar Harbor is home to many shops and eateries along Main Street. From the pier you can book a whale watching excursion, rent kayaks or take a windjammer cruise. The possibilities are endless.

Whether you come to Bar Harbor to “take it all in” or to “get away from it all” it will be a vacation you will never forget!


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 9.0%

50% deposit to hold dates. Balance due no later than 30 days prior to the arrival date.

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