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Comfortable Home On 3 Private Wooded Acres In The Heart Of Mount Desert Island

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Private Home

We built our home in 2004, cut from over 3 acres of woods in the heart of Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It sits 1 mile north of Somes Sound, and is within easy reach of hiking, biking, carriage roads, boat tours, and all of the shopping and restaurants to be found in the several quaint towns on the island.

We created our space to gather and connect with family and friends, and hope that you enjoy it, too.

Our home sleeps seven easily. The master bedroom has a king bed and is located on the main floor. Two bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the 2nd floor. The kitchen is fully-appointed to help you create memorable meals; dine inside on our farmhouse table, or eat on the deck. We also maintain a lovely kitchen garden, and welcome guests to pick what they need to round out their meals - it would be a shame for fresh produce to go to waste! After a busy day of adventuring in the park, relax in the deep jacuzzi master tub, or sit by the fire pit and cook S'mores.

More Details

Kirk and Claudine Lurvey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Kirk and Claudine Lurvey

Kirk and Claudine live, work, and raise a family on this beautiful island.

Kirk and Claudine Lurvey purchased this house in 2004

Why Kirk and Claudine Lurvey chose Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

Whenever friends come to visit, we're reminded of how spectacular and special this area is. We're so happy to share it with guests.


Bar Harbor House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Bathroom off of the master bedroom, includes washer & dryer.
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder Room - toilet , On main floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , On main floor. French doors open up to private deck.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Cozy room with one twin bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , One queen bed and a bunk set with two twins.
  • 3 bedrooms, each equipped with air conditioning.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Comfortable Home On 3 Private Wooded Acres In The Heart Of Mount Desert Island
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

A fabulous family home

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the cleanest most well stocked home we've rented. The owners were absolutely wonderful leaving us a welcome basket and great instructions and helping us out when we left something by mistake! We loved the fire pit, hot tub, and badminton! Very Close to hikes of acadia and bar harbour. Felt very much at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Copley Ohio

Gorgeous and welcoming. Great location for both Acadia and Bar Harbor

  • 5 of 5

Found it with ease and Kirk had everything ready for us. Place is fantastic and comfortable. We enjoyed our 3 nights there. Wish we could have stayed longer. Jim

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

FernHaven is the best vacation rental we have found, ever. The house is meticulously well-maintained; it is perfectly clean. It feels like home because of all of the thoughtful touches that Kirk and Claudine have added. The house is full of Acadia decor and books/maps to study. Not only are there linens and paper products, but there were s'mores ingredients, flashlights, maps of the park, shower products, and condiments in the fridge! Every detail is accounted for in this home. There is a master suite with soaking tub and shower, as well as washer-dryer. Upstairs, there are 2 bedrooms (one has a fun kid's loft!) and another full bathroom. The kitchen is a chef's dream, fully stocked and then some with cooking supplies. The garden is full of herbs and veggies you can add to meals. The fire pit and badminton court are fun extras! The hot tub is perfect for a soak after hiking all day. The property is secluded - you won't see another soul once you turn down the driveway. The house is in a perfect location to get to hiking trails in the park as well as Bar Harbor. We did not want to leave because this house felt like home to us! Kirk and Claudine were so kind; they checked in before and during our trip to make sure we were prepared and comfortable. Thank you, Kirk and Claudine, for a most memorable trip to Mt. Desert Island! We will be repeat visitors to FernHaven, without a doubt :)

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful stay and thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We spent a weekend in Kirk and Claudia's home and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Kirk reached out several times to make sure we were comfortable before, during and after our stay, we received a very nice welcome basket, and the home itself was spectacular. It is spacious, well-appointed with everything our family needed to eat and relax, and is in a truly peaceful forest-like setting. The fact that it is also just a few minutes away from Bar Harbor and Acadia makes it ideal. Thank you so much Kirk and Claudine - we hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Long Island, New York

Perfect for a family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks to Kirk and Claudine for allowing us to share their beautiful home. The location was just perfect for exploring all the island has to offer, yet private and secluded in the woods. We enjoyed the hot tub and making Smore's at the fire pit. The beds were quite comfortable and the entire place was nicely decorated with many Acadia and Maine touches. Since we were visiting so early in the season, the garden plants were just beginning to grow. What a great excuse to return to see the very cute garden filled with herbs and vegetables, not to mention blueberries to pick! This was a fabulous place for our family vacation to celebrate our daughter's college graduation.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! great space

  • 5 of 5

It's a beautiful home and very well maintained. Everything you could need for your stay is provided. Will visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Bar Harbor Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Kebo Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Mainely Meats & Atlantic Brewery
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Sand Beach
Car: necessary

Acadia National Park and the surrounding towns on Mount Desert Island offer a wide variety of activities for guests.


Rates & Availability

Bar Harbor House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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