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Beautiful 4- Bedroom, Post Victorian Restoration With All The Amenities

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4- Bedroom, 2-1/2 Bath With Lawns And Field. Town And Park Nearby.

This classic turn-of-the-century Mansard has been fully restored to a traditional interior with all the modern comforts.

Oak floors and trim throughout are complemented by comfortable furniture, modern kitchen and laundry.

4 second story bedrooms. Master suite has its own tub/shower. Also second full bathroom upstairs, half bath downstairs.

New appliances, dishwasher, gas range, and front load laundry off the kitchen. Full traditional dining room for 8+ and breakfast counter seating in the kitchen.

The first story also has a TV/Game room and adjacent


High summer-house ceilings yield a steeper traditional stairway.

More Details

Ben and Joan Baxter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Ben and Joan Baxter

We have lived here on Mount Desert Island and in Bar Harbor most of our sixty years and we love living in Vacationland.

When we saw this wonderful old house in need of help, we decided we could share our experiences with lots of others.

Ben is a professional carpenter and Joan is an RN at the MDI hospital.

Ben and Joan Baxter purchased this house in 2014

Why Ben and Joan Baxter chose Bar Harbor

This house was built by a pair of fishermen brothers in 1906 as a way for them to spread out on their property from the house nearby.

They must have had some good help from someone who really knew this building style. It is a classic style of the period, with high ceilings and 8 good sized rooms.

It has been a farmhouse, boarding house and private residence for several large families in 110 years.

We found it on the market one winter in need of some repair and we thought it had great potential.

The newly renovated kitchen and the new oak floors really caught our eye.

After 18 months and substantial rebuilding and refurbishing, we are pleased to offer it to you for your vacation holiday.

What makes this house unique

This is a taste of 1900 and what it might have felt like to live in the Village of Eden, just outside Salisbury Cove.

The neighborhood is still a series of small farms within easy reach of town, but it has recently added several lobster pound eateries, a brewery and and a winery, and a couple very nice restaurants.

Both Winery tours and a brewery restaurant, both with nice dining and frequent music fare are within five minutes.

You can step down the driveway and aboard the free

Island Explorer Bus , heading into town or anywhere on MDI. Load your bike on the bus bike rack and get to all the carriage trails.

Northeast Creek is just a few hundred yards below us on the road and an easy canoe or kayak launch is right there. You can also walk out through the Audubon sanctuary at the back of the property to meet the creek and marsh with a sweet 1/4 mile walk.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Subway tile and granite in the master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large bath with thermostated heat control, granite sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Serves the downstairs off of the front hall. Toilet/sink
  • Two full bathrooms on second floor. Brand new subway-tiled bathroom with shower/tub in Master Suite. Second full bathroom shared by three bedrooms. Half-bath on first floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Overlooks large front yard, closet and bureau
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Overlooks South lawn, four poster, closet and bureau
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Either two twins or a combined king - closet, bureau
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , cherry sleigh bed with end tables and lights, closet,bureau
  • Four bedrooms on second floor. Master Suite has a king size bed, two rooms have queen size beds, fourth room has two twins that can be converted into a king size bed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews

Awsome house!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rent this amazing house with four of our friends (two couples). We enjoyed our stay very much. The house is clean and has all we need, just at described on the website. Ben is very nice and helpful. We had a wonderful time in Acadia during our stay! Definitely will go back again if we got another chance! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Family Friendly Home in Beautiful Bar Harbor!

  • 5 of 5

I traveled to the Holiday House with extended family. All in all there were 11 of us - 6 adults and 5 children. We had an incredible time! Not once did we feel cramped. The bedrooms were spacious (more so than the pictures portray), the kitchen is fully equipped and beautiful. The property was PERFECT for letting the children play worry free, as the house sits on a semi-private drive far from the main road. The neighbor's free range chickens roam the yard from time to time. The kids loved them and we had over a dozen fresh eggs throughout the week! The location was wonderful. It is only a short 20 minute drive to the park and downtown Bar Harbor. It was also about that far to Bass Harbor and the other towns on the "quiet" side of the island. Ben was more than accommodating to our needs and was always available to answer any questions we had. We loved everything about this house and our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joan and I love your review Beth.... We just need folks to know that your 11 included two little ones in pack-and-plays. And there is no guarantee of so many fresh eggs. You really got the bonus week for eggs. Thanks -- we enjoyed you too
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Great yard, fully stocked kitchen, close to Acadia

  • 5 of 5

Bob was fantastic. He met us as we pulled into the property and gave us a tour of the house. We had 3 couples and 3 children aged 6-8. We had plenty of space. The kistchen was a great size to whip up big breakfasts and the deck held everyone for our lobster feast and s'more making. Kitchen had every tool, pot and pan that we needed. Tv is a smart tv so you can just sign in with your Netflix account. Trip was amazing, explore the beauties of Maine then come back to a wonderful house to relax.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Nice

  • 4 of 5

The property was very neat and clean. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Perfect for two families

  • 5 of 5

We were two families, four adults and five kids. We had a wonderful time. The house itself was in excellent condition, bigger than I imagined from the pictures, with lots of great amenities: fire pit for roasting marshmallows, outdoor grill, modern appliances, nice TV, hammock, room for the kids to run around, etc. The location was perfect, minutes from everything we wanted to do in Acadia. Ben was a friendly and gracious host. Fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parker, Colorado

Great Fall get away

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us! We were three couples, high school friends, who traveled to Maine to experience the Fall colors and eat some great Maine lobster. We had a terrific time and the house was great. It had everything we needed to make this trip comfortable and so much fun. It was nice to be close to Bar Harbor but still a bit off the beaten path-or Less Traveled road. Entrance to Acadia National Park was very close as well. From the house there is a great path you can walk to an inlet for bird watching and terrific pictures. Thanks Ben and Joan! We would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.3 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.5 Miles
Thirsty Whale
Nearest Ferry
14.4 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Kebo Golf Course
Nearest Train
168 Miles
Portland Transportation Center
Nearest Motorway
150 Metres
Route 3
Nearest Restaurant
0.7 Miles
Sweet Pea Cafe
Nearest Ski
52.3 Miles
Hermon Moutain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hadley Point Beach
Car: necessary

Drive to the top of Cadillac Mountain for the first Sunrise in the U.S. or get aboard the 4 - master Margaret Todd for a sunset cruise.

Get out on the water by kayak or Whalewatch boat.

Ponds, lakes and marshes can provide a week of quieter boating.

Rent a bike and spend all week on the carriage trails.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.0%

We are glad to welcome your pet, but we do require a $100 supplemental pet fee and a description of your pet.
We have other property and in five years with half out tenants being pet owners, have never needed to keep the pet deposit.

We like to be in good contact with you. We request a cell phone number if available which can keep us in contact with you while you are traveling. We want to help you with any vacation planning you wish for. We have lots of resources and personal contacts on MDI and try to stay on top of upcoming events. Let us know how we can help.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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