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Homey, affordable, sleeps-6,near Back Beach & Thurston's Wharf,quiet spot

Bedrooms 2
Space sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

Economical, Internet, Cabl TV,Sleeps 6,Music Room, Kitchen,Living Room,2 Bedroom

Located in the quiet village of Bernard, this 1880 farmhouse has been refurbished in keeping with the period. Modern conveniences are still present, but the cozy feeling of living on an island in a farmhouse in1880, can still be experienced. You can almost imagine hearing the farmyard noises plus there is a kitchen garden.

Benson Cottage has an entry that leads into the kitchen with it's original cast iron sink. New counter tops and painted cupboards have been added to highlight the sink.

Beside the kitchen is the music room with a piano, game table, puzzles & games, lots of books for all ages.

The living room is opposite the hallway that leads to a stairway to the upstairs. There are 2 bedrooms ~ one, with queen-sized bed and the other has a full bed. Each of the bedrooms is large enough for a twin bed, as well.

The shiny bathroom has been completely rebuilt.

The Bernard Library, Back Beach and Thurston's Wharf are a few minutes walk though the lovely neighborhood. Thurston's Wharf has fresh seafood,(and more) for lunch and dinner and a new bar for libations. Seafood Catch, another seafood restaurant with outside seating, is a short car ride to Bass Harbor. It's about 5 miles to Southwest Harbor and many more restaurants, shopping and more.

If you prefer to eat-in, there are dishes and cookware to create your vacation meals.

Added, in 2016, is a washer and dryer!

Be the first to book a week at this great new vacation rental in Bernard, Maine ~ Benson Cottage ~

More Details

Property Manager
Paula J. Dunbar ~ Dunbar Real State ~ Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017


Bernard Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink
  • One full bath on the 2nd floor Tub, shower, sink, commode
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen bed in master bedroom Full in 2nd bedroom A twin can be added to each bedroom, if scheduled ahead of rental date
  • Books
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Homey, affordable, sleeps-6,near Back Beach & Thurston's Wharf,quiet spot
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this perfect place. You feel the love of the owners when they renewed the house. They were perfect hosts to us. We didn't miss anything at the clean house and Peter and Susann were helpful all the time. We were lucky to stay on the quite side of Acadia in the busy time of summer.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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So very charming and relaxing... A gem...

  • 5 of 5

What a gem this farmhouse is.... If you are looking for relaxing; if you like breezes through the bedroom window; if you like a raspberry field yours for the picking; if you like owners nearby who are happy to meet you and share their Maine stories... this is the place. I loved that Coastal Living magazine hasn't gotten to this place: books of Robert Frost poetry with handwritten notations, paintings on the wall that meant something to someone at one point in time, family furniture that, again, has meaning... Well, I loved it. There's a lobster man two houses down who will sell you his catch from that day: Dylan. I'm so glad we had this respite away from the Bar Harbor crazy commercial district at this charming house.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bernard Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Full Season
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 4 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Thurstons Wharf
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Swans Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Causeway Club
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Thurstons Wharf
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Back Beach

The Repertory Theater in Somesville is a fun indoor event for rainy days The Criterian Theatre and Reel Pizza another option.

The Flamingo festival in Southwest Harbor is around the weekend July 10 - 11.


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