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Beautiful home close to ocean and all attractions.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1 bath, close to ocean and Acadia National Park

This charming 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is the perfect vacation home. There are hardwood floors throughout the house, big sunny kitchen for those who love to cook, bright sunshine filtering into all the windows, and all the comforts of home in the rural village of Salsbury Cove. There is a beautiful yard to relax, grill or for kids to play without having to worry about safety. We have taken the time to make sure all of our guests will be comfortable, enjoy all of Mount Desert Island and want to return year after year. The ocean is a quick walk and there is a basketball court in the driveway with bikes for you to use. The house is also on the Island Explorer bus route. You can ride the bus for free and even take your bikes. We also have 2 kayaks for our guests to use but you need to have your own way to trasport them. You will fall in love with this house and will want to book your vacation with us every year!

Sheridy Olson
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2017

About Sheridy Olson

My husband and I live year round on MDI with our 2 boys ages 5 and 7. We absolutely love it here and want all of our guests to love it as much as we do. We hope our guests will love our home in Salsbury Cove as much as we do.

Sheridy Olson purchased this house in 2015

Why Sheridy Olson chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Salsbury Cove is a charming little village and the house is only 4/10 mile to a sweet little beach on the ocean for relaxation, kayaking, canoeing or having a nice picnic. We fell in love with the house immediately because of how well built it was and its obvious its been well cared for. I love the big bright windows, the ample yard for kids to play, the paved driveway with the basketball court, the large kitchen and hardwood floors made this the perfect home. The house is now my parents residence and they have added many upgrades including leather furniture in the living room. The house has many amazing antique pieces in it, giving you the feeling of a very well cared for home.

What makes this house unique

This house is so great because even though its in a small village community, it feels very private and the ocean access so close by was a big selling point for us. We also love the location in regards to being close to the main entrance of Acadia National Park and downtown Bar Harbor.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • toilet paper is provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The master bedroom has been upgraded to a brand new king with a t.v. for relaxation and maximum comfort.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I am also the owner of Destination Health, a wellness boutique in downtown Bar Harbor. We offer massage therapy, infrared sauna sessions, health and wellness classes including yoga, indoor cycling and TRX. Visit for more info.


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Beautiful home close to ocean and all attractions.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

The perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Well maintain house and a quiet environment. Lots of toys for the kids also. Close to the Explorer shuttles stop so we use little of our car during the week. We will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was like coming home after each days adventure

  • 5 of 5

A quiet location just outside of bar harbor. Very comfortable and we'll equipped

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Near Quakertown Pa

We had a great time! The home was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The home we stayed the week in offered everything we needed. It was better than advertised!

The kayaks were a great bonus to be able to use!

We love Mt Desert! This is our second vacation here!

Acadia park has so much for everyone!

We hiked, watched the sunset on Cadillac mountain and rode our motorcycles thru the park several times.

We rode our motorcycles coastal scenic Hi way Rt 1 north to Lubec, Maine.

We rode our motorcycles to Rangeley Mountain and enjoyed those views!

Dining and shopping in Bar

Harbor is always a treat!

I'm sure we'll return in a few years and hopefully this home will be available!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing our home for your vacation. We love to hear that guests have had a vacation that met or exceeded expectations. We look forward to having you back again. Regards, Sheridy Olson
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Great location with reasonable price

  • 5 of 5

The house is at a convenient location to all the attractions, including shopping. The house is clean. We like the gas grill and outdoor wood-Burning fireplaces. Canoe boat is also a plus.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Pet Friendly home near Bar Harbor, ME

  • 4 of 5

4.5 Stars. The Olson home is a perfect get away heaven for our family of three adults, two teens and a dog. How wonderful to arrive, after a long drive, to a spacious, very clean, organized, and comfortable home! The rooms are actually a little bigger than pictured. Beddings and towels are not fancy, but clean and comfy. Sheridy was responsive to our questions via text on where to grocery shop and how to operate the central air (only the window units are working as the weather is relatively mild). The home is ideally located in a quiet neighborhood and a few steps to route 3 where one can catch the free Island Explorer buses to Bar Harbor (less than 10 minutes away) and the various attractions in Acadia National Park. The Olson Home is a good value. Had a very enjoyable and relaxing family vacation! Would definitely return to this home in the future. KP.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, well equipped. Half mile walk to the cove. Drove the two kayaks down and used them a couple of times. Child movies, toys and small bikes available. Bring your own Scrabble board for a rainy day. Very close to Acadia and Bar Harbor. Can catch the free island shuttle at the top of the street. You will be happy here!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Hancock County Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
downtown Bar Harbor
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Log Cabin Restaurant
Car: recommended

The property is down the street from Pirates Cove mini golf course and the house has a paved driveway with a basketball court. This is an ideal location to explore Acadia National Park with the main entrance less than 5 minutes away. Downtown Bar Harbor is less than 4 miles away for shopping, whale watching and many other family fun activities. There is a public beach access .25 mile from the house and is great to put in a canoe or kayak or relax with a good book. Salbury Cove is a very family friendly small village community with minimal traffic but close to all that Mount Dessert Island and Acadia National Park have to offer. The house is also on the Free Island Explorer bus route so you can park your car at the house and let someone else do the driving for you!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

We have a 90 day cancellation policy due to a very short season. Homeaway has incorporated a very high charge on each rental booked so we are off setting that by offering a discount this season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.